Friday, 20 February 2015
What Helen Wore: ASA Kewpie Party
Top | Monki
Trousers | New Look
Coat | Warehouse
Shoes | Dorothy Perkins
Scarf | Karen Mabon
Necklace | Tatty Devine
Match Brooch | Lou Taylor
Hand Pin | Datter Industries
For our trip to Abandon Ship's Kewpie Party I decided to go cute and comfortable, wearing my trusty New Look coated jeans. They are just so easy to throw on and they keep their shape much better than a lot of jeans I've owned in my lifetime. Only problem is they're beginning to look a little worn. Might be time to find a replacement. I hate shopping for things that don't have pattern on!
The top is another old staple. I picked it up on sale quite some time ago and it's always a fun print to pull out of the wardrobe (told you I love a fun print). The necklace is also one of my all time favourites. Kimberley got it for my birthday a few years back and it's always my go to piece when I'm in need of a statement red accessory, which is a surprisingly frequent occurrence.
I updated my outfit of old familiars with some pretty new pieces I got for my birthday. The bright little match brooch was from the lovely Miss Vicky Viola. It's by Lou Taylor who creates fabulous acrylic jewellery and prints. The ant earrings that convinced me to get my ears pierced are also by her and are now mine too. What can I say, I'm too good to myself! The only bad bit is that I have to wait 6 more weeks before I can wear them. Luckily I have my brooch to keep me going. And I also have this fabulous penguin scarf that my sister Heather gave me. You can't really see the print but I assure you it's awesome. You can never go wrong with a bit of Karen Mabon, especially where I'm concerned. Tying it in a little bow added a cute wee finishing touch that made me feel Kewpie ready. I love experimenting with different ways to wear scarves but I think this method is up there on my list of top styles.
What shiny new treats do you use to revamp your wardrobe staples?