WHAT I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS WEEK
These collages from Polyvore are going to become a regular feature I feel. I spotted one over at Mommy Style - (S's one is much better than mine - titles and everything!) and resolved to try it out. They're a brilliant tool to be able to keep track of those pieces you lust after and want to keep close at hand for obsessive referencing.
So often I might have a burning desire for this bag or that top, and then quickly forget about it, highlighting that it was never something I really wanted in the first place.
All of the above are things I am keeping an eye on at the moment - except for the boots which I already own but I still think about nigh on non stop!
I'm try to dress in a classic way - simple, classic style has always been what I have admired most in other people and what I feel best in when I manage to get it right. I think this type of dressing improves as the years go by unless your born with an innate, minimalist aesthetic as some lucky folks are.
I always love a carefully placed edge to classic staples though - an unexpected bright lip, neon nail or beautiful piece of jewellery. My aim is to build up classic staples - then have fun with little pieces of something different, that add a dash of something fresh if the mood takes me.
Tom Binn's bright jewellery appeals to me a great deal because of this. The pieces are a nice way to incorporate all the neon colours I love seeing at the moment but sadly cannot embrace head to toe. I've loved seeing colour blocking and bright colour popping (what a dreadful sentence!) from Natalie at Canned Fashion, but I know it's something I could never pull off.
p.s. These earrings by Low Luv by Erin Wasson are rather lovely, and definitely worth a look.
p.p.s You know how I am feeling about the PS11 so I shall spare you another detailed explanation there...