I haven't really been shopping but if I was, this is what I would be looking for. Call it my old age kicking in, but I have been gravitating to more vintage & quality items that will last. I do love trying out some trends every season and I think the high street stores are perfect for that. I also don't have the money to invest in the things I really want. So I'm always looking for classic-to-me styles! Here's what's on my spring fashion radar. 

VINTAGE LEVIs - 501s. I have had a pair of vintage boyfriend 501s since about 2007? But I want a pair like Jessica de Ruiter's - tight, high rise, relaxed at the knee with a bit more ankle. 

A-LINE SKIRTS - I love a good pencil, but I am really feeling the A-line lately, especially this imitation leather one from H&M for £15. I also love this blue & white print one from ASOS.

 

SLIP-ONS - I kept looking for the perfect black loafer or slip-on brogue, but I couldn't find it in my price range. So I just bought a pair of all-black Vans slip ons (buy here). And they haven't been off my feet since. There are some killer printed options out there at AsosZaraH&M - but I am just too boring for all that.

 

 

VEST / GILET - classic silhouette to make my jeans & t-shirt vibe look a bit more put together. Would also love to wear with my leather leggings in the fall. This one is from Mango.

 

 

SILK BASICS - Gorgeous, simple silhouettes in fabrics that last. Pieces that look good mixed in with trends season after season. Unassuming, timeless, flattering. Clothes that you wear, not clothes that wear you. Like this perfect Marlena blouse by Nashville designer Elizabeth Suzann


What about you? What pieces are you drawn to for spring? 

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AuthorAlva Leigh
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blackdresses SHOP: Zara, $90 / Asos, $46 / COS, £79 (Europe only)

Why buy a dress just for Valentines Day? If you're like me, buy something that you can wear to a rehearsal dinner and throw your denim jacket over and wear with your Converse to lunch.

PS that COS dress is much nicer on... heavy silk top with a fitted jersey skirt.

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Authoralvaadmin
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h&mspring2014 SHOP: coat $59.95 / pink crop top $34.95 / nude crepe top $34.95 / black ruffle blouse $34.95

other notable pieces: premium leather biker, structured jersey pencil dress, printed bomber jacket

i must say that i did pick up the nude crepe top and it is lovely - heavy viscose that feels more expensive than it is. would be a pretty v-day piece to carry you over into spring. happy shopping! x

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