Top Felder Felder, Bottom both Vivienne Westwood
I was thinking about the key pieces in my wardrobe, I don’t mean the classic basics like the stack of jeans, flannel shirts and Westwood t-shirts. But the special things that make my jeans different to everyone elses, the things that are my classic pieces but not everyone elses. The cherry on the cake, if you will!
For me accessories are absolutely key, you really can make any outfit special by the shoes and bag. But for me belts are always key too, especially these two Westwood ones I have had for years, it is very rare that I won’t wear a belt. There is also my newest addition this cross studded Felder Felder belt, I was trying to win one last week to no success, but luckily I found this one on sale, I know it will be another I will wear to death.
Clockwise from top Miu Miu, Chanel, two Fendi
I don’t have tons of bags like a lot of girls because the ones I do have are something seriously special. The big Miu Miu one is my everyday bag as it hold so much junk, the Chanel 2.55 I guess needs no introduction if I could only have one bag for the rest of my life it would be this one. Then there is my brown Fendi which can be a clutch or shoulder bag, I loved this bag so much I waited months for the NAP sale, sat there till it went live at midnight and then snapped it up! These last two bags are the most versatile, go with anything bags. Then I have the multi Fendi, which was a Xmas gift from my mum, I love how it makes any outfit work as it just clashes everything up so much.
Top Chanel, Ann Demeulmeester, Bottom Chanel x2, Vivienne Westwood
Shoes are something I do have quite a lot of! There is one thing I won’t scrimp on, take these pumps I have had for 3 years, the red mary janes for about 5, good quality shoes last and are well worth the money if you think how many pairs of Faith or New Look shoes you might have bought in that time. This is my one pair of flats, well I did buy a new pair in the sales, but they are such a classic that go with everything. The mary janes I love, comfy and striking what more can you ask for. The Ann D boots are from last summer and I have worn them so much, they are really comfy and go well with the peg leg style trousers I like. You also see my favorite pair of evening shoes, the tiny little charms are so detailed they are a work of art. The silver toe shoe-boots though win hands down when it comes to my favourite shoes, they are perfection!
Vivienne Westwood brooches
Crystal cuffs, Chanel and Vivienne Westwood ( centre) rings
I seriously love jewellery, mostly costume cheapo pieces that are rather load and often garish! These however are my all time favourites, I have had the orb brooch years, and years it was my first Westwood piece, I have lost count of the times I’ve had to have it repaired! It instantly dresses up any blazer or simple dress, and can be worn as a necklace too. Then there are my two cuffs a gift earlier this year and one that has rarely been taken off since. I also love these three rings, the feather another early Westwood pieces, the heart a birthday gift and the black stone a gift to myself on completion of my thesis.
Whistles skirt, Christopher Kane tee, Vivienne Westwood skirt, vintage beaded dress, vintage Chanel cardi, Anglomania playsuit, Prada gilet.
Clothes are a bit harder to choose I have so many favourites, but these are just a few pieces which I feel are pretty unique and irreplaceable. The orange gilet is possibly my favorite thing ever, mostly due to the way it repulses so many people LOL! The vintage beaded dress was one of those pieces you imagine and wait and wait until one day you find the exact one you are looking for. One thing all these pieces do have in common is that I always feel fabulous whenever I wear them.
Jackets! Chanel, Ann D and Dries van Noten
If there is one thing you might say I have far, far to many of it has to be jackets, I just LOVE jackets. I guess you could say I collect them! Each of these are that extra bit special due to my my coming across them, such as the Ann D I have told you all about from a charity shop, and the vintage fantasy tweed that I had been searching for for years.
So there you have a few of my favourite things, if I have one piece of advise to pass on it is quality over quantity every time. Build up classic pieces which make you feel fabulous and your wardrobe will last you a life time. I know these pieces will last as I can imagine my mum wearing most of them, but even if I don’t want to wear orange prada when I am 80 I sure love to wear it now.
Here are a few blog pics which show my favourite pieces in action, often worn together.
So confess what are your most treasured pieces?