I had a lot of fun with this outfit! I dragged out an old coat that I bought from the US when I went shopping in Los Angeles (from a store called Ross, which is basically the all-clothing version of The Reject Shop) and hadn’t worn since. It finally got its chance to shine when I rescued it from storage and now thanks to its length, Tiffany-blue colour and warmth, I think it will be making an appearance in a lot of future outfits.. for this Winter anyways.
The shirt is something that I wanted to share with you—ASOS sold a similar shirt for $40, but thanks to sneaky Chinese copycats, I managed to cut 3/4s off the price. Woo!
Because of ASOS’ popularity, a lot of their more plain numbers are being ripped off, and for a poor girl like me, I couldn’t be happier (admitting that’s going to get me so many fans, isn’t it?). If you see something you like on ASOS, make sure to poke an eye at eBay first for the “generic” version if you can—the quality won’t be as nice in most cases (it is counterfeit, after all), but if that doesn’t bother you and you’re strapped for cash, it won’t hurt to have a look.
So here’s what you’re all waiting for, the rundown:
Hairband – Diva, $1
Ribbon – Ordinary satin kind (this is becoming one of my staples lately), free
Doki-Geki trench coat – Ross, $10
Heart Print Shirt – eBay, $8
Bow Front Shorts – Dotti, $29
Bonds Footless Tights – Big W, $5
Black patent Oxford pumps – Famous Footwear, $10
Total: $63. This isn’t my most frugal outfit by far, but it’s not bad at all (especially since it includes shoes)! For added warmth, Valley Girl are selling plain, $5 long-sleeved shirts in all the staple colours—white, cream, black, beige, maroon, etc, which I wore under this top when I wore it in another outfit last week and it’s sure to keep you nice and toasty.
Oh, and for anyone who is interested.. My glandular fever is getting a lot better! My throat has cleared up and all that’s left is this insane fatigue where I take a nap at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, sleep until 9pm, eat, then go to bed at 10 o’clock again and sleep through until 10am. Insane, just insane!