As promised, here is a better look at my clothing swap loot. This year’s party left me with a veritable bonanza of new pieces – far more than I have bought in the last 8 months combined! The best part: many of them magically worked together as outfits, even though they came from different people. And that is in addition to all of the ways I can mix and match everything with pieces from my own wardrobe. Score!
First up, a lovely brown blazer (Banana Republic); I don’t have a lot of brown in my closet, so it will take a bit of time to work out its best combinations, but I couldn’t pass this one up – the fit was amazing! If nothing else, this piece will be great for casual Fridays back at the office.
Next, we have a crotchet-style cardigan (Mexx) and grey skirt (H&M). I am fairly sure the cardigan will be one of those infinitely versatile items in my wardrobe, while the skirt is the comfiest thing I’ve put on in a long time. It’s slightly asymmetrical, but not so much so that I would not attempt this at work. And you probably recognize those shoes (Michael Kors)…
This tangerine cardigan (Banana Republic) is not only super wearable, it’s also bang-on (colour) trend for 2012. The print top is its perfect match.
Speaking of trends, pleats are very much in this year, and now I am finally joining the bandwagon with this pretty high-waisted skirt. The cropped jacket (Costa Blanca) is perfect of this kind of silhouette, and I like how the whimsical detailing and print livens up the whole outfit.
This plaid skirt was not a hit with some of the other ladies, because of its potential awkward pocket placement, but it works pretty well on my figure (if I do say so myself). Paired with this cream wool jacket (Tristan & Iseut), I think we have a winner!
Last but not least, here comes The General! Love the shoulder detailing on this (super comfy) top – a little bit military, a lot of glitz! A bit over the top for me, but too much fun to pass up.
Thank you again to everyone who attended this party – here’s to another great swap! Till next year …