Sunday, 24 March 2013

River Island | Circa 2011 | RETAKE

Blazer: Topshop
Croptop: Primark
Trousers: Rivers Island
Shoes: Debenhams
These trousers mean A LOT to me! 

That sounds really strange for a pair of trousers to mean a lot to someone. They're not extraordinary - and they're certainly nothing like those travelling pants; they're just a pair of 2011 Spring/Summer River Island pants in size 10! But I got them as a pressie for passing my driving test - then I walked round London (and Harrods!) in them along with wearing them for a professional photo-shoot (no joke!) - So me and these birdy print trousers have been through a lot together...

But recently I've neglected them as being more summery/spring trousers I've packed them away - But I'm rebelling the snow; yes I'm ignoring it's existence (despite the fact it's freezing cold) and I've cracked them out - along with a more this season crop top!

I decided to make them a day-time look - that's, obviously, easily transferable to nighttime. Though I picked a lace crop top to partner them with for a daytime look; this went well as their high waist... (Not to be a prude, but I don't think my boss would appreciate seeing my belly button!) For night-time, I'd normally whip on a pair of high wedges and set off, but for day I went with my trusty statement flatforms... I topped it all off with a Topshop Tailored blazer - and I can't help mention - that (if I must say so myself) I'm definitely rocking this high-pony with the look for daytime... As normally for night I'd let my natural curls loose!

I stuck with some simple pieces as I tend to reserve statement pieces for nights-out - but I went "crazy" with some bright lippy - just to keep it interesting!

I thought it was simply about time I resurrected these trousers; as I personally think they're rather flattering for my body shape and a few others such as heart, boy and maybe pear or apple (I'm sorry I can't resist a 'Knowing Your Shape'... ) But I must say, what I truly love about these trousers is I saw them on a girl that bullied me and I was happy to confirm, I personally (and so did a few others) thought I pulled them off slightly better that she did... But it is one of those not-too-bitchy-but-bitchy girl moments, where you're glad you're rocking something better! (We can't help it!)

Unfortunately these trousers haven't been in stock for nearly two years - so I couldn't tell you all to try them - but it you find some similar, go for it - and give me a shout about them too!

So what do you all think of my #OOTD? Are you rocking anything similar?
Tell me your thoughts!
Rachael
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8 comments:

  1. I love when a piece of clothing has a story behind them, you look lovely :)

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  2. i really like the bird print and it's lovely when things have a story behind them. your lipstick shade really suits you too. have a great Sunday xxx

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    1. Oh thank you!! I was worried about that shade as its bright. It's Sleek and one of my faveys! Xxx

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  3. You look great love your outfit!

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  4. I like your pants :) great outfit

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  5. I absolutely adore this outfit, those pants look so good on you! :)
    I also have some pieces of clothing that mean more than any other to me. I know how it is! ;)
    X Deja

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    1. Aww thank you it's quite a simple high pony. Simple but effective it seems haha xx

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