21.10.18

Crochet Away




If you would have told me that we would be having this much sun in October, I would have laughed you out of the door. It's not that I'm complaining, it's just that I've bought a lot of jumpers and coats in the past couple of weeks that I've yet to properly wear. This has caused me some styling issues in what is weather appropriate yet still autumnal.



A few months ago, I was obsessing over crochet styling and found myself knee deep in Parisian blogger insta feeds. One item I kept seeing was this crochet top from Monsoon and I had to have it. Luckily, it was actually in the sale, however, they only had a size 14 left. As I planned to wear this top tucked in, it didn't really bother me that it would be oversized and actually I really like the wearability of it being larger!


This embellished blouse is everything I wished it to be, intricately patterned with frilled detailing and a ruffled neckline. The only issue is that it is literally just a crochet top and you need to wear something underneath it. Now since the weather is so sporadic, I've just gone with a simple black vest, however, I think a white or nude vest would be slightly better. Or even a white lace bra if going out in evenings or the temperature rises a bit.


As per usual, the monochrome pairing came out in force, I slipped on my old Jamie jeans from Topshop.  Now, I am having some issues with these jeans. I've been buying Jamies jeans for around two years now and they have been my trusty denim essential, but one thing I just can't let go is the length. They are so short, a lot of people I know have this issue too and it's just such a let down when the rest of the quality is fab. I just find that I stand up and I'm suddenly transported back to 2004 where three-quarter length trousers were a thing.


Accessory wise, I went in relatively hard. To start I wanted to frame this ruffled neckline with a pendant, this one was part of a two-piece pack that I wear all the time. I also cinched my waistline in with this cult Gucci dupe belt from River Island. Since the top is a couple of sizes too big, I really wanted to pull everything in. The sunglasses are just a cat-eye pair I picked up because I love the tortoiseshell pattern and I felt like it just gave this look a bit of a vintage finish.

I'm excited to try playing around with this top and experimenting with other textures, plus getting my hands on some normal length jeans. Ideally, this look is a bit of a desk-to-drinks with the girls and I can really see this top transitioning into an all-year-round piece.


Top // Monsoon (old season - similar HERE)
Jeans // Topshop
Pendant // Topshop
Belt // River Island
Sunglasses // Pretty Little Thing
Bag // Forever 21 (last season - similar HERE)


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