OUTFITS | Catching the LightWednesday, May 20, 2015
I hate bandwagons. With a passion. Yet here I am, on the lilac bandwagon, bandwagoning away happily. In my defence though, I've a...
I hate bandwagons. With a passion. Yet here I am, on the lilac bandwagon, bandwagoning away happily. In my defence though, I've always loved lilac, and my hair's been lilacy for quite some time. So yeah, leave me alone!
ASOS had their mammoth sale, maybe a month ago? I can't remember really, and it's not important. But what is important, is I hauled. I hauled real bad. I thought I'd keep it structured, I even made a plan: Only look at the sale items.
If ever there were a plan that was doomed to fail before it had even begun, that was it. I'm not sure if it's just me - and I really hope it isn't - but I find that when I go online to make a purchase, even though I know exactly what I want, I think:
"Hmmm, I'm gonna have to wait ages for delivery. Why suffer all that pain for just one item? I might aswell see what else they've got."
Don't lie. You do it. I do it. We all do it. We're weak. We venture off on our merry way around the website, gaily adding things to our imaginary basket that we don't have to lumber around with us, trying to avoid knocking people over with it. No, we float around with reckless abandon knowing that eCommerce has been designed to make it easy for dreamy-eyed fools like you and I to part with our cash. Damn them.
Well it was on that very haul, where I planned to only look at the sale section, where the non-sale section - the wicked temptress - seduced me with her fluttering eyelashes and made me buy this perfect lilac number. At full price!
It's a chiffon multi-layered dress, and when I say multi-layered, I mean it's just two layers that gives the illusion you're wearing a crop top and a skirt in the same fabric and colour. When it eventually did arrive through the post, I knew immediately that it was the one. The one I shall be wearing all summer, should it ever arrive that is - hello hail in May, WHO INVITED YOU, PAL?!
For this outfit post, I paired my heavenly lilac number with a black cropped lace jacket. I love this jacket because, like the chiffon dress, it's flowy and unstructured, making them go perfectly together.
The jacket is acutally quite old. Like, years old. I struggle to get rid of older clothes, and have a room of my house dedicated solely to clothes (and a huge floor to ceiling mirror!). Sometimes it irks me that I can't let go, but at other times I appreciate my mentality - you never know when you might need that old cropped lace jacket.
He made me murder a daffodil for this picture :( RIP.
Lilac Cami Layer Dress - FASHION UNION
Cropped Laced Jacket - H&M Divided
Mirrored Silver Tassle Ballets - ZARA
Purple Pink Textuered Iridescent Clutch Bag - NEW LOOK
I have to give special mention to this clutch bag, my sixth sense for iridescence was definitely on its game when I spotted this in New Look out of the corner of my eye. Imagine my disappointment when I homed in on it to see it was a clutch. WHY? I walked off crying at such a waste of shiny prettyness. I can barely fit my essentials into a clutch.
But then Sheenie snapchatted me a photo of her clutching the very same iridescent clutch bag from New Look and of course I had to give in to the shiny prettyness and just buy it - clutch or no clutch, I needed it in my life. Surprisingly enough, it's quite roomy for a clutch. So next time someone tells you pretty ain't practical, pull out your shiny, pretty, iridescent clutch bag with all your essentials in it and beat them around the face. Or just say 'I told you so', your call. :)