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After going through my wardrobe with a fine toothcomb about a month or so ago, I've been feeling pretty refreshed in the sartorial stakes. Now newly acquainted with the wonderful world of eBay, I'm also feeling quite savvy about what I'm deciding keep and what to bid a fond farewell too. Ultimately, if I don't wear it anymore then that's it- after all, there's no point in hanging on to something which rarely sees the light of day but which takes up all too valuable wardrobe space. Having a good old sort out is also a great way to deter myself from making spur of the moment impulse purchases- instead of splurging my pennies I'm now finding myself asking 'Will it end up on eBay in a few weeks?' I've also been really surprised to find a few purchases which have been sitting patiently in my wardrobe for a long while completely undisturbed, but which I'm now really enjoying getting some wear out of again. My outfit from the start of last week is a classic example:

Dress- Gold by Giles Deacon for New Look
Leggings- Topshop
Shoes- Topshop

The Giles SS14 presentation was one of my favourites of London Fashion Week, and immediately spurred me on to dig out this old treasure from his collaboration with New Look. It's a fair few years old now (in fact I'm pretty sure that I bought it especially for Fashion's Night Out in 2010), but it's a real forgotten favourite and a piece which I think is pretty timeless. I adore the simple shift shape, and the print is just perfect- especially at this time of the year when I'm looking to inject vibrant bursts of colour into every outfit in an effort to counteract the grey days of winter which are on the horizon. Although it's a piece which I probably don't wear as often as I should, it's a real dependable favourite and a purchase which has proved a really savvy investment over the years- in short, something which I'm pretty sure will be in my wardrobe forever. 

Do you have any real wardrobe treasures which you've rediscovered lately?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

01.10.2013- What I Wore Today #152

After going through my wardrobe with a fine toothcomb about a month or so ago, I've been feeling pretty refreshed in the sartorial stakes. Now newly acquainted with the wonderful world of eBay, I'm also feeling quite savvy about what I'm deciding keep and what to bid a fond farewell too. Ultimately, if I don't wear it anymore then that's it- after all, there's no point in hanging on to something which rarely sees the light of day but which takes up all too valuable wardrobe space. Having a good old sort out is also a great way to deter myself from making spur of the moment impulse purchases- instead of splurging my pennies I'm now finding myself asking 'Will it end up on eBay in a few weeks?' I've also been really surprised to find a few purchases which have been sitting patiently in my wardrobe for a long while completely undisturbed, but which I'm now really enjoying getting some wear out of again. My outfit from the start of last week is a classic example:

Dress- Gold by Giles Deacon for New Look
Leggings- Topshop
Shoes- Topshop

The Giles SS14 presentation was one of my favourites of London Fashion Week, and immediately spurred me on to dig out this old treasure from his collaboration with New Look. It's a fair few years old now (in fact I'm pretty sure that I bought it especially for Fashion's Night Out in 2010), but it's a real forgotten favourite and a piece which I think is pretty timeless. I adore the simple shift shape, and the print is just perfect- especially at this time of the year when I'm looking to inject vibrant bursts of colour into every outfit in an effort to counteract the grey days of winter which are on the horizon. Although it's a piece which I probably don't wear as often as I should, it's a real dependable favourite and a purchase which has proved a really savvy investment over the years- in short, something which I'm pretty sure will be in my wardrobe forever. 

Do you have any real wardrobe treasures which you've rediscovered lately?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)