The awkward moment when you realise your pretty much head to toe in Topshop…
Pink Pannel Shirt: Topshop – £36
Velvet Skater Skirt: Topshop – £30 – similar here.
Fluro & Gold Necklace – H&M (a birthday gift last year) – similar here.
Black Patent Mary Jane’s: Topshop – £32
Frill Socks: Topshop – £3.50
Oversized Taylor Satchel: Mulberry – £950*
Tortoise Shell Watch: Michael Kors – £259
Turquoise Bracelet: Croatian market stall
Gold Woven Bracelet: Topshop – £5.50
Gold Coin Ring: Vintage
* The Mulberry Taylor is no longer available online, but if you head to a Mulberry Outlet like the one at Bicester Village, or spend some time scouring eBay, you may be able to find one for a fraction of the price!
It was only when I sat down to write this blog post that I realised I was wearing a predominately Topshop ensemble; and what’s more awkward, is that this is not the first time this has happened. However, after coming home from traveling and remembering that (much to my delight) I had two Topshop gift cards, amounting to a hefty shopping sum, awaiting my return; it was only polite to start spending them. Whilst I am trying my best to save the majority of my spending for some staple Winter items, I couldn’t help but invest in the fluro pink panel shirt - perfect for Summer evenings, or layered under a thick knit in Winter; and the black patent Mary Jane’s. I don’t know about you, but hearing those two words instantly conjures nostalgic memories of Summer months in primary school – my blue and white striped, sailor-esq school dress and my straw panama hat, which mum always teamed with white frilly socks and my navy Mary Jane’s, which matched my satchel.
So, in essence, I’ve swapped my school dress for a fluro shirt and a skater skirt, updated my school satchel for a Mulberry and added a splash of colour to Mum’s fail safe Mary Jane, frilly sock combo. Pre-school nostalgia made fashionable (Ihope!).