Friday, 8 June 2012

Hey Cool Cats,

I keep being very, very naughty at the moment, and spending money when I should be squirrelling my funds away for winter. However, I think that my most recent purchases are totally justifiable, because they're great quality, crackingly versatile and make me feel really happy. Which is what retail therapy's all about, right?

Beanie - £8 - ASOS; Utility Jacket - £48 - Topshop; Hoody - Gap; Necklace - Gift; Dress - £20 - Topshop; Shoes - Kurt Geiger
The jacket is perfect - a little bit grunge, hardy enough to keep me dry in the rain, and so versatile. I've been umming and ahhing over several different options for a while, but the Topshop version finally won me over. Since I bought it, I've literally been wearing it over every outfit. It looks great with basics, such as skinny jeans and breton stripes, but thrown over a girly dress and heels, it creates a really charming juxtaposition. Also, it has the best pockets ever. To the extent that I don't actually need a bag. Without it looking bulky... The dream. So I'm really sorry, but this jacket will be appearing in every single outfit post for quite a while. Because I'm in love with it. 

Seriously. I'm so chuffed with this jacket, I don't even mind that it's raining, and blowing a hooley outside. I'll probably be disappointed when the sun starts shining again, because I'll have to take it off. 

I'm in London for a few days, and am hanging out with the trendy lot tonight in Brick Lane. I'm off to rummage through my bags to see if I have any hipster camouflage -  anything to avoid all the cool kids turning around, staring at me, and yelling "YOU DO NOT BELONG HERE!"

Enjoy the weekend, kittens, whatever you're up to. Let me know if you have any exciting plans!



  1. Mona, you manage to look just ridiculously great all the bloomin' time. I quite hate you a little bit.


  2. you look ever so lovely here doll. huge fan of the dress, mixed with the grungy jacket. and your beanie suits you down to the ground.x

  3. Get yourself some ironic glasses and you will be fine in Brick lane...you look cute as a button lady!

  4. You look so cool - omg the jacket. Though I think I did gasp when you said you don't need a bag - how little do you carry around? And why wouldn't you want a bag? (Sorry, I've been raised on huge bags, and multiple notebooks, so please excuse me!) Have fun in Brick Lane - and we all know you're the coolest kid around ;)

    Pip x

  5. I have been going on the Toppers website every day for about a week now to look at this jacket but I am saving money so it cannot be mine. And now I come here and see you in it looking gorgeous and I am super jealous. If it's going to be in more outfit posts then I shall not visit this blog any more. (Only joking...I cannot stay away!) Have a fab time tonight! xxx

  6. It makes me cry a little inside that you got the KG boots - I remember spotting them online (and an identical pair by Bertie) and couldn't justify the price of either. Of course, I'm still regretting it. You look beautiful as always! The jacket's lovely :) xx

  7. Nice outfit! :)

    I have an award waiting for you, come and grab it!


  8. I literally was hunting like a mad person for this jacket in Topshop the other day (it was on the mannequins so I knew it had to be in there somewhere...it wasn't). It looks a beaut on you as does the dress. Good work :) xx

  9. i agree, it's a lovely jacket, love your beanie as well :) xo


  10. That Topshop dress is on my wish list. It worries me that you are wearing the same amount of layers in your summer as I am in Sydney in winter. I better pack winter clothes for my trip to England next month!


  11. Beaut outfit, that jacket is one stellar investment piece, love it! Hope you had fun down in London, when I went to brick lane every 15 seconds someone would jump out and try to sell me a curry, so random, haha.
    Cute blog btw, I love the way you write, this post really made me smile.


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