A few months ago several of the fashion blogger-influencer type people I follow, The Frugality, Chloe Loves To Shop and Belle and Bunty were all sporting a Topshop red floral frill skirt. I’ve vowed to add a bit more colour to my capsule this year and very slowly red has started to slip into my wardrobe so I too decided the skirt would be mine.
I get to Topshop to find the said skirt was absolutely miniscule. As in walk down the street and flash your knickers type of short. Luckily for me my Topshop had the tall version so I ended up sizing up two sizes and going for the longer length. I get the skirt home and am tremendously pleased with myself. I mean this skirt is sold out in a multitude of sizes. Chloe Loves To Shop is wearing it. I have bagged it and aren’t I stylish?
Then I get home and show my husband and he says ‘it’s very different to what you normally wear. I like it but it’s a bit of a change’ And then I realise James didn’t know me when I was eleven. The last time I wore a skirt like this I was a tween. Is a teeny frill skirt really appropriate for a thirty-something?
I still can’t work out if I actually like the skirt. In my book this should mean it’s returned straight away as when you only have a limited amount of clothing in your capsule there’s no room for garb that makes you dither. However the thrill of bagging a coveting item really gets me and if all those folk loved it, shouldn’t I?
I recently returned a Next red maxi beach dress I’d also copied off several other bloggers. I realised I’d probably wear it once on my holidays and then roll it up never to be worn again. It was a little too bold for my liking and if it had been in a more subdued blue I think I would have got a lot of wear out of it.
One much coveted item I have had a lot of wear out of is the Monsoon victoriana blouse which the world and his wife were wearing earlier this year. I’ve worn it in the office and out to dinner several times. I suppose that’s one thing I’ve completely disregarded in my bid to get some lust-worthy fashion, what will the cost-per-wear be?
So ladies, are any of you guilty on splurging an ill-fitting, not-your-usual-style items because they’ve become must-have items? What copied threads are hanging in your wardrobe that never see the light of day? Did anybody else get the Topshop red floral frill skirt too?