What I’m Wearing
Heart Locket Choker* – Killstar
Vintage Max Mara Fuzzy Coat – Mum’s (Similar 1 & 2)
‘Dark Thoughts’ Studded Book Bag* –Skinny Bags
High Neck Top – Asos
White Ruffle & Velvet Bow Cuffs – Asos
Elasticated Basque Belt – Asos
Black Velvet Skirt – Similar
White Lace Underskirt – Similar
Knee High Lace Up Boots – Asos
Happy Thoughts with my ‘Dark Thoughts’ (…Clutch)
If you follow my Instagram, you may recognise this gorgeous Skinny Bags clutch from this post from a little while ago. Since then I have become more and more enamoured with this little vegan leather, book-shaped beauty! It’s now my go-to evening bag for a number of reasons:
- It’s such a great size – enough space to stash my keys, phone, purse & makeup essentials! It may not seem like a big deal to most people, but I like to carry my life with me when I’m out & about ?
- It comes with an extra chain strap. This is a HUGE plus for me – I can be pretty forgetful, but if this beaut is attached to me then I won’t be accidentally leaving it anywhere anytime soon!
- And finally… all my other bags are backpacks. Or attached to harnesses, haha. This clutch is more of a classic ‘evening’ style, while still being ‘me’ (super-studded and a little spooky – my favourite!)
While I’ve predominately been wearing the bag with the chain, it does look really cute (and more book-like) as a clutch. I took the chain off for some of the shots below so you guys could see it that way too!
Raiding Mum’s Closet
The textured maxi coat I’m wearing in this outfit is one that I borrowed from my Mum for the last few weeks of Winter. It’s actually about the same age as I am – Mum got it when I was super-tiny! While we each style it completely differently (I doubt she’d go for the petticoat & knee-high boots combo), it’s a cool inter-generational piece, that fits into both our wardrobes seamlessly.
…And the fact that it smells like my Mum means putting it on (especially after a long day of work) makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Do you have any pieces in your wardrobe that you’ve borrowed from loved ones? Or maybe you share your wardrobe with a someone? (y’know, like how some of my clothes somehow mysteriously end up in my sister’s wardrobe…??)
Illamasqua Foundation (SB02) & Contour (Shade – Nimbus)
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Definer (Auburn)
Kat Von D Tattoo liner (Trooper) & Shade & Light Palette (used on eye)
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
The details in this outfit tho! Those shoes, and the sleeves with the underskirt, and that belt, girl I am in love with this!
The Quirky Queer
I wear lots of my mom’s old clothes, especially high-waist skirts and dresses. And we have the same shoe size so we share flats (she doesn’t like my high-heels). Oh and of course jewelry. I borrow hers more than vice versa as most of my jewelry is nerdy (Star Wars, Harry Potter, hockey, etc.).
This outfit is so detailed and peculiar! I love it.
You’re gorgeous, as always.
P.S: I get the struggle with finding the right size purse. My nightmare (and very first-world problem lol).
I love that bag, those little book style bags are so cool. A chain strap is perfect for getting around and nights out, hands free for holding drinks!
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Love the shoes Em!
Abigail Alice x
girl your style is impeccable… i love how much it suits you! black has been something am digging more and more and you’ve just made it worse but in a good way ha ha ha…. unfortunately, my family doesn’t have any amazing passed down things for me to steal but still thanks for posting this… your gorge! xoxoxo
Love your shoes! Look perfect (like always). Kisses!
This outfit is so stunning, the skirt is beautiful. Love it all x
you look fantastic!
This outfit looks amazing on you. I still can’t get over how gorgeous your hair is, and you’re so good at modelling the outfits.
La Robe Noire
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Your style is just stunning! I’m in love with that bag.
When it comes to sharing wardrobes it doesn’t matter if I’m at my parents (my mom takes everything even though she has a bigger size, and my brother takes the unisex pieces) or with my boyfriend (who is constantly stealing my killstar sweaters)… it’s never safe. But somehow I never borrow their stuff, they just let me buy all the awesomeness, haha.
I can’t believe I’m just now leaving the comment!! ahh idk why I had issues commenting on blogs lately and then I forget to comment at all, with the post just opened forever… anyway!
First off! Loveeee this outfit! I feel like you’ve worn something similar to London Edge, correct me if I’m wrong. But the sleeves with that top and belt and those shoes work sooo well together <3 You look like a modern vampire to be honest (and yes that is meant to be a compliment!)
And I use to wear my mum's clothes when I was younger but now she wears mine haha the older I got the more I started borrowing from my dad… opss! It's good to know that I'm not alone when it comes to wearing parents clothes haha! ^_^