Well hello there you lovely lot. So here it is, more of what I promised, my thoughts on whats occurring in life. So today I am going back to what I know best and talking about fashion, well shopping for clothes in particular. Over the past few years I have been having the same weird experience happen to me over and over again. To be quiet honest with you I was finding it rather disturbing, that was until I talked about it with some of my friends and they said that it had been happening to them too. Here is the shocking, disturbing and weird situation I’ve been in. I have been going shopping and finding NOTHING! Yes that’s right, nada. Crazy right? So I got to thinking, why is this? At first I thought the high street stores that I had been shopping in for years had changed their ways. They must had employed new designers or maybe they we’re having an off season. But it turns out this “off season” was lasting an awfully long time. For the past few years I have been extremely disappointed that my favourite high street store, the stores that I had always relied upon for a phenom ootd, had been failing me. How could this be? How could I find nothing that I loved at all? Not even in their huge Oxford Street Stores. Then I had a epiphany, a breakthrough. It’s not them, they haven’t changed, it’s me.
Yup I am no longer a teenager or a early twenty somethin’ gal, the target audience for the stores that were once my Mecca. I am not saying I’m never going to be able to find anything in them ever again, that would be a terrible statement to make. However I need to be more realistic about which parts of my fashion needs they will now cater for. If I think back about the type of fashion I used to buy the most, it was party wear. Monday to Friday I was in workwear and then on a weekend I liked to party. Each weekend I needed a new outfit and each Saturday I would flock to purchase a new disco frock. Well it is fair to say that those days are well and truly done. I’d much rather go for brunch and eat an overpriced avo on toast than dance in the local cheesy nightclub in 6 inch stilettos. I’d love to know how I used to walk in heels, someone tell me the secret? Anyhow heels aside, I am now much more partial to purchasing a statement coat, a slogan knit and some form of metallic footwear (heeless of course).It has taken quite a bit of research, I have had to go window shopping A LOT, someone feel sorry for me here? But I have now found a couple of stores that meet my extremely demanding needs.
First up Monki, OMG, what did I do before Monki? Yup this whole outfit is from, you guessed it, Monki. This shop is the one, every time I go in there I come out with something. A lot of their garments have the statement factor, lots of colour, lots of slogans and plenty of metallics too. Their pieces fit wonderfully, I have actually found comfortable jeans in there, and do you want to know the best bit, it’s priced reasonably. That’s the one thing that I have found as I have moved away from my old high street stores, as my taste has changed, so has the price. I love the layout and the design of the store too. I have come to realise that this is important to me as I have gotten a “bit” older. I need space, I need inspiration, I need clothes aesthetically displayed, I need nice shop assistants, oh and I also need fabulous music. Monki gives me all of this, I love you Monki, Thank you.
Also high up there are the likes of & Other Stories, I am in love with the new season pieces that are filtering in there at the moment. I have my beady eyes on a floaty floral dress and pink round bag combo at the moment. New on my radar are Weekday, their denim is soooo good and you can have it tailored in store too, that’s the sort of service that I am talking about. Coincidentally all of the named brands are Swedish, is that where my style is going? Who knows?
I’d love to know if you’ve been through a similar experience, have you outgrown certain brands? If so where do you shop now? Go onnnn leave me a little comment, lets have a chat.
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