Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A history of fashion...

Once upon a time, when I was a teenager, I thought that if I could shop in Next for the rest of my life, I would be happy. I can still remember a cream denim jacket with felt embroidered leaves, which I desperately wanted. Then, in my early twenties, I thought I was ever so stylish in my Jigsaw suits in my first professional job. Since then, my shops of choice have been Reiss, then Topshop.*

Now, I love everything in Hobb's NW3 range. 1. Nightingale sweater {£69}, 2. Fly shift dress {£139}, 3. Poet shoes {£169}, 4. Bluebell earrings! {£35.}

*Almost everything I own is navy, that hasn't changed much. I'd love to hear how your tastes have changed over time.

14 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

That's funny because whils tmy tastes have changed in terms of where I shop (I'm now very much a Zara guy!) I still always gravitate to greys and navys.

Alexandra Steinmetz - Champagne and Chiffon said...

I find myself constantly waivering between bohemian and classic. Right now I'm trying to collect classic structured pieces to compliment the slew of vintage dresses hanging in my closet. Great post!

Jane Flanagan said...

I love this post! In the 90's I loved Monsoon and Jigsaw. I went through a Next phase when I was younger too. I think now, in terms of high street, I like Toast and J.Crew but ultimately I think I'm wearing similar colours and shapes, though updated through the years and, of course, I can afford nicer things now!

Lynne said...

Jane - I love Toast's editorial, like everyone else in blog world, but I think that in reality their clothes are awful. I saw a vibrant pink dress last year that I loved - but in the shop it was much duller and it was like a sack! I didn't even try it on and I went there purposely to find it!

Lynne said...

PS I love J Crew - probably more than all the rest, because its bright colours suit me, but we can only buy online here + I can't be bothered to buy clothes online. x

Alexandra - your vintage dresses sound great, but my foray into vintage shopping hasn't turned out well - I like natural fabrics and there's a bit too much polyester - would love to hear if your experience has been different!

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Ooh, those shoes are awesome.

Justine @ Urban Scarlet said...

awesome style pics!

Vale said...

I went through all sorts of styles: preppy, grunge, punk, boheme, country, edgy...excited to see what's next :) Loving A.P.C. Madras at the moment.

FeeAMore said...

That Poet shoes sort of stole me away!

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

I've just bought that dress!! It's a beautiful fit and I'm so looking forward to wearing it this spring, summer, winter and beyond...

KC said...

I definitely started out a bit wild and trendy...now I'm trying to acquire more classic and timeless pieces

Helen - Lilac and Lily said...

My fashion aspirations over the years have flitted between hippy chick and rock chick, neither of which I feel I can very successfully pull off as I get older. These days my fashion maxim is "Can I walk the dog in it?"

Ms M said...

Love that dress need to check out Hobbs NW3. My tutor at Saint Martins was knitwear designer there and I remember having a few days work experience painting swatch colours! I'm still making fashion mistakes but they started with a white satin blouse and black satin bow tie with blk puff ball at 13....I thought I was the dogs nuts!!!! The fashion advice I would give to my younger self! xxx

Gaynor said...

Im loving their range at the moment too; I just bought their tea dress in aubergine for my anniversary and a may wedding and its gorgeous!