This video is about my wardrobe essentials – coats, shoes, jewellery and good jeans. If you’ve followed me for a while then you’ve probably seen a lot of these things before, but I thought that it might be useful to recap on my favourite, most-used things. I’m going to be doing a huge wardrobe clearout soon and so I was taking stock of the things that I wear a lot and the items that I don’t wear at all – the dud purchases!
Actually, as life goes on I tend not to make so many mistakes with my clothes-buying, but I’m still a total sucker for a sale bargain. If it’s reduced from £1800 to £85 then it doesn’t matter whether it’s a crumpled bit of rag, I feel as though I have to have it. I’ve got better with this, though – see my shopping the sales tips post that I did a while back. The tips really do work! I was in Bicester Village the other day and I felt the old, familiar tingle of excitement at being able to grab a “bargain”, but then I realised that I would never have bought any of it full-price, and that’s really the test: is it actually nice, or is it just a nice price? Will you ever wear lime green McQueen cigarette pants, or do you just want to own a bit of high fashion at a smaller price?
I’m lamenting the loss of my Krieger Tennis Bracelet (shown in the video). It was on loan for me to wear during London Fashion Week and the couriers came to pick it up a few days ago. I had got totally and utterly accustomed to seeing it flashing and sparkling away on my wrist – sad to see it go, but very lucky to have had it on loan so I mustn’t complain!
Anyway, I’m warbling on now – watch the video at the bottom of the page, or if you’re reading via email subscription, click the link here! There are some brief details about the items in the video jotted down below, but most things aren’t available now as they’re not brand new.
My cashmere trenchcoat is from Burberry, the leather jacket is Whistles. You can get the leather ballet pumps at Office:http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2013/…
The nude shoes were LK Bennett and the boots are all from Belstaff, the bag is a Mulberry Daria, I think?!
Jewellery: diamond and platinum earrings and engagement ring are Tiffany, the wedding band is Kojis. The bracelet is on loan from Krieger, it’s called a tennis bracelet.
With thanks to PGI for arranging the loan of fantastic platinum jewellery for my events and videos this month, you’re truly spoiling me!