Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Five Things You Need Right Now, 26/10/10

Basically, its absolutely freezing right now. I'm sitting writing this post with a coat, two pairs of socks and scarf on, but my fingers are still so cold that I'm hitting the wrong key occasionally, so apologies for any inexcusable spelling mistakes. Taking this into account however, I thought I'd theme this post with what I need to keep warm and look half decent at the same time; its basically my winter wish list, cut short to five items.

Sheepskin Detail Swing Duffle Coat
Sheepskin Detail Swing Duffle Coat, £150, Topshop
This just looks so so so warm. I've been looking at all the structured coats and capes that have been floating about recently, but this just grabs my attention a little bit more, maybe because to a certain extent its anti everything thats around right now. Its knee length, and seems to have a lovely cocooning effect, and the sheepskin at the top is just the right amount of fur. Lovelyyyy.
Cable Thigh High Socks By Unique**
Thigh High Cable Knit Socks, £25, Unique at Topshop
A double whammy for Topshop today, but mainly because I couldn't really find what I was looking for elsewhere. I was trying to find something similar to the socks that were all over the RTW Fall 2010 Prada collection (http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/F2010RTW-PRADA) and these are the closest/most affordable match. Besides, they do look pretty toasty.
Image 2 of Holly Fulton for ASOS Printed Legging
Printed Leggings, £45, Holly Fulton for ASOS
I can't really explain my choice here, other than I love them. With a big, baggy jumper they would be completely lovely, and the fact that they're a bit out there doesn't hurt either. Plus the colours fit with the whole icy/snow winter theme.
Plum Velvet Shift Dress
Plum Velvet Shift Dress, £45, Miss Selfridge
This dress just evokes Christmas. The colour, the yellowy lace details, the heaviness of the fabric... I read an article in last month's NYLON magazine about velvet, and its huge return back to mainstream fashion and for the record I love it. I imagine that after a few wears it will begin to soak in a whole personality of its own, a quality very few fabrics can do, but very typical of velvet.
Treats by Sleigh Bells, £4.99 Amazon.
Not exactly a winter warmer of a record, but amazing nonetheless, and I'm totally into it right now. Its quite get-up-and-go, and in certain tracks the guitar and vocals clash quite incredibly, but its an invigorating listen that makes you appreciate artists who do something slightly different with their music.


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  2. i love the dress! also nice post

  3. i like the dress, adore the lace detail.