I've been beating my winter weather blues by booking holidays for this year and clearing out my winter wardrobe ready for spring. I've been ruthless, I'm even selling a Mulberry Roxanne I love more than words. I just feel it's time for a change... I've also been carefully picking out bits for the new season, perhaps somewhat prematurely but I can't tell you how nice it was to try new bits on for this post - no matter how freezing cold I was taking these photos!
I bought the skirt a few weeks ago from ASOS, I fell in love with the unusual print. It now comes in black too, which adds a little gothic-something to it. I've been wearing it quite a bit with my Topshop chambray shirt and cropped Reiss jumper (which is now half the price I paid for it, grrrr) with ankle boots, so it's actually working as a sensible February purchase more than I could have hoped for! That said, after about a minute I was too cold to take any more and came straight back inside to the warmth!
The halter neck is literally my new favourite thing ever. As soon as I saw this on the Whistles lookbook I fell in love with it and gave out a wail of excitement when it arrived on my desk. I've now bought it in both colours - cream and pink. Ok is £95 for a top but it's so unusual and I love it, and the super soft woolly fabric feels amazing on. Plus, I suspect if I waited for summer it would have completely sold out as there are very few left online now any way. I cannot wait to wear this with some denim shorts after a day on the beach. I also spotted someone in a street style picture at LFW wearing something similar on top of a white shirt - haven't tried it yet but will let you know how it looks on a real person.
The shoes are my old faithful Jimmy Choos, worn them to death. It's difficult for me to find comfortable heels what with being a size 3, as I'm still a very normal weight so my poor feet have to balance a lot of weight into not a lot of surface area on the ground. They are called the "Abel" and are the only pair of stilettos I've found that I can run (slight exaggeration) about in all day. Fully recommend. Now all we need is some decent weather, so I can do more than prance around my kitchen dressed like this!