You know every once in a while when a piece of clothing comes into your life and you forget what you ever wore before getting said piece of clothing? Well this top does that to me. I had my eye on it a month or so ago, whilst supposedly Christmas shopping for others, but we talk more about that in my last post, and sent a little hint to Father Christmas on WhatsApp. He has it, don't you know? Well thankfully good old Santa took the hint and I found this beauty under my tree Christmas morning.
As soon as I saw it in Zara I thought "that's SO me". The muted colour palette, the hint of red, the checks, the ruffles, it's just so beautiful. Pretty much all I ever wear this time of year is jumpers and jeans and we all know that gets a little stale. No matter what accessories you throw on it's still a little, well, boring after a while. Saying that, I'm not wishing away the season. I much prefer winter dressing to summer dressing, there's more clothes involved for starters. The fabrics, the colours, the beauty of it all. However I'll definitely be rocking this top all year round, the swooshy sleeves would be great at a festival! And let's face it, no matter how sunny it looks, it's never really warm enough for that crochet bralette you optimistically bought in 2014, is it?
You may have seen on my Instagram that I wore this top pretty much as soon as I could, pairing it with my beloved farleigh jeans (read about my obsession with them here) for Christmas dinner. Then as work came back around, I decided on this combo for a day in the office. Partly inspired by Alexa Chung, partly designed to disguise all the chocolate I've been eating the past few weeks.
top Zara - dungarees H&M (similar) - converse - choker River Island (part of a set)
I can't wait to pair this top with some other pieces from my wardrobe, maybe for a night out. It is my work's Christmas do tonight... In fact, it would go GREAT with this little number from Topshop. Anyone want to lend me some cash? For now, I'll be thinking of a way I can work it into a look with my fishnets, what do you think?
Good vibes guys ✌
, by Allie Davies