Wardrobe essentials, according to Shopgirl

When catching up on my morning reads today – over coffee, in bed, as one does (!) – I came across this post by Forty Not Out which delves into the capsule wardrobe of one very Yummy Mummy. I may not be a Yummy Mummy but I thought that I might have a look back at all of the outfit posts I have done over the last 12 months and pick out my wardrobe “essentials”, of sorts! It was an interesting exercise as I realise that you have seen only a very very small part of my wardrobe!


I have also recently discovered picnik.com (I am still to discover the joys of Photoshop!), so I thought I would create some pretty collages for you:


First of all, dresses for all occasions:



I am a self-confessed dress addict and this is just four of my many many dresses. To be fair, you have seen a few more than this on here but I chose four of my favourites. From left to right, these are from: H&M, Dorothy Perkins, H&M and Zara.


The boyfriend blazer is a favourite of mine. This one is the one that my mum found in her local Oxfam shop for about £3! It is originally an M&S one. I dress it up and down all of the time:



This summer seems to be all about shorts for me. I am living in my boyfriend denim pair from H&M, as well as my H! by Henry Holland for Debenhams culottes:



As the middle photograph shows, shorts aren’t seasonal and can be teamed with tights for the cooler weather in spring and autumn too.


Whatever the time of year I usually have at least one cocktail ring on. Here is a little selection of the ones I have worn in the past year:



Clockwise from top left, these are from: Dorothy Perkins, H&M, Asos and Dorothy Perkins.


And finally, shoes:



Top row, from left to right: New Look, Dorothy Perkins, thrifted from Mary’s Living and Giving Shop (originally, Office) and New Look. Bottom row, from left to right: Office, New Look, Kurt Gieger and River Island.


What’s in your wardrobe?

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4 Responses to Wardrobe essentials, according to Shopgirl

  1. laura emily says:

    can't believe you've just discovered picnik!! i live by it. and mary's living and giving… awesome- what was it like?please post more london pictures too sweetie!

  2. Love those cocktail rings and is that Nouvelle Vague I see on those toenails?

  3. Great blog post…I love the brogue shoes and great collection of dresses and rings and boyfriend blazers are a must…great post :)Laura x

  4. I love these collages! You have great pieces and thank you for educating me about the fact that you can create collages with Picnik. I don't have Photoshop either and have been wondering for years how I could create them!

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