OOTDs: New, old and pre-owned

It seems I have a bit of a theme recently, in trying to pull out pieces that I would usually think of as fairly summer-y and giving them life in winter. Then I realised another theme for this was: some of my favourite pre-owned pieces.

This dress I bought preowned. I adored it in the stores, and was severely tempted to purchase it several times, but alas it sold out before I really made up my mind. Of course once I couldn’t have it, I regretted it so much! T and I call it the “neutrophil dress”, haha. It popped up on eBay (possibly even new with tags, actually…) and I jumped on it! It doesn’t wash so well and has shrunken so I’m disappointed in that, but I am planning to try and unshrink it when I have time (I should also steam it so it’s less wrinkly… but in reality I wore it like this, so I won’t pretend otherwise, haha). It’s sleeveless so I normally don’t think to wear it in winter… but having acquired the cream cableknit jumper recently, I’ve decided the jumper goes with everything and ties in summer pieces for winter. Speaking of the jumper, I love it! I realised it’s a tad short, but the cotton cableknit material is so comfortable. I’ve worn it a fair bit already. This coat is the oldest coat in my collection… I purchased it in the first year of university and it was expensive at the time, but now into it’s eighth year, I’m still not sick of it and it’s still going very strong. Good job, young me.

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Jumper: Uniqlo | Dress: Marcs (pre-owned via eBay) | Coat: MNG | Scarf: David Lawrence

The next thing I pulled out was this skirt which I absolutely adored all summer (one of my favourite pre-owned buys). But I’ve got to admit, it’s pretty floral, haha. I also decided to pair it with the cableknit and think I got away with it? I’m also trying to show off (not very well) the lining of this Ted Baker coat – another one of my best pre-owned finds. It was an absolute bargain and I’ve worn it quite a lot since getting it a few months ago. I’m always drooling at Ted Baker coats.

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Jumper: Uniqlo | Skirt: Marcs (pre-owned via eBay) | Coat: Ted Baker (pre-owned via eBay) | Shoes: Joanne Mercer

Lastly I was going somewhere over the weekend and really wanted to carry a small and light bag. In that category I only have one bag. There’s a long story behind the hunt for this bag – I wanted that particular season’s colour, and I also ended up buying it pre-owned (it was fairly stressful!). Sadly, I don’t wear it enough and I’m really trying to change that… by even bringing it out in winter! Isn’t that dedication? I’ve decided I’m really not fussed even if the bag doesn’t really “go” with winter attire. I am going to happily wear her more often.

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Coat: Ted Baker (pre-owned via eBay) | Bag: Mulberry (pre-owned via eBay)

OOTDs: Easter long weekend

Belated Happy Easter! We enjoyed a four-day long weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday and it makes me wish four-day weekends were the norm!

Friday: I didn’t do very much at all. I was under the weather all morning and basically only emerged from bed, half human, around mid afternoon. I went to have dinner at my parent’s house, so essentially it was the epitome of a lazy day. I threw on some comfortable leggings and a baggy tee and couldn’t really be bothered beyond that. This tee from ASOS is horrendous quality and was probably the second last time I ordered from them. It’s so sheer for black fabric, and it seems to get a new tiny hole every time it goes through the wash. I’m always vowing to throw it out, until I think about the next time I could be feeling sick and miserable and only want something easy, light, comfortable and long to throw on…

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Top: ASOS | Leggings: Uniqlo | Shoes: Nike via The Iconic

Saturday: We went for a day trip down to the Mornington Peninsula for a few small walks. In the morning it drizzled but by the afternoon it was sunny and and mostly blue skies! I wore my Uniqlo cotton cashmere blend sweater, which is so incredibly cosy (review to come I hope) and soft, but it ended up being a bad idea because I got too warm. Whoops.

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Rain jacket: Kathmandu | Top: Esprit | Sweater: Uniqlo | Leggings: Uniqlo | Shoes: Nike via The Iconic | Bag: Kate Spade New York

Sunday: It was another super lazy morning, and I only left the house to go find food, although most places were shut so there was very slim pickings. In the afternoon I went shopping for some new shoes for the colder seasons. For dinner, we met up with friends and hung out a bit. I tried to make it to the Haagen-Dazs pop up store but it was closed.

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Top: Esprit | Skirt: Marcs | Shoes: Joanne Mercer | Bracelet: Kate Spade New York | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

I’m realising that this skirt doesn’t fit very well at all. I was intrigued by it because it looks red from afar but if you’re up close the colours are actually orange and purple threads! Unfortunately the bracelet was ditched later in the day when I discovered it was pulling strands of the thread out. I am also amused by how floppy and unattractive my bag looks here, haha!

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Monday: I had planned brunch for Monday and I had been looking forward to it for days! In the end, apart from brunch I didn’t do anything else all afternoon, except get groceries for the week and then in the evening I cooked and cleaned the whole apartment down.

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Top: Marcs | Skirt: Country Road | Shoes: Supersoft by Diana Ferrari | Scarf: Witchery | Bracelet: Kate Spade New York | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs