Our Editor-in-Chief is a shopper with a problem. In an effort to curb her addiction, she’s sharing the best things she’s found on the web this week with you (and trying very, very hard not to purchase them herself).
At seven months pregnant, my wardrobe has become about as uninteresting and uniform as a banana in pyjamas. The result is, I have taken to wandering the shop floor of David Jones and just touching things that I wish I could buy and wear.
I lovingly stroke the cropped tops, cinch-waisted skirts, the highest of high heels, the fitted zipper frocks… and sigh wistfully. One day I think – in the manner of a French revolutionary with a far less worthy cause – one day soon I will wear these.
So this week my fashion picks are very much in this vein. They are 50 percent things I am buying and wearing (think drapery and comfort) and the other 50 percent are what I wish I could pull off.
1. Mi-Pac All Over Stars Backpack in Aqua from ASOS.
Backpacks are not just for computer geeks, Alex Mack and small children anymore. They’re genuinely ‘on-trend’ according to the Fashion People and this is just one of the fun, funky ones I found on ASOS (there are heaps more). They also make the commute to work more comfortable and put far less strain on your muscles.
2. Pearl Waterfall Blanket Coat from Forever New.
Do you watch Scandal? It’s a trashy US television show, made by the woman behind Grey’s Anatomy except set in Washington amongst the political elite (and seriously dodgy). The lead character is called Olivia Pope, who is not only ridiculously fierce and cool but also manages to never drop food on her all white and cream wardrobe. Buying this coat will be like playing dress ups to look like her…
3. Opponent Jumpsuit from David Jones.
Yes this is expensive BUT BUT BUT hear me out. It’s actually worth double the price (it’s on sale at the moment so it would be a crime not to consider the purchase). The fabric is absolutely beautiful – plus it’s classic and cool at the same time.