In the spirit of Bank Holiday Monday, I feel a fun & relaxing quiz is in order!
It would be excellent if anyone reading this would comment with their responses or post a new entry in your own blog to fill it in (don't be shy!), to see people's different approaches to and opinions of their own personal style.
I'll start with my answers:
1. Latest fashion purchase?
Black Primark shorts from Ebay. They haven't arrived yet, but they were wonderfully cheap. I was thinking of finding some gorgeous patterned tights in an L size to go with them - Topshop's tights are divine at the moment, shame they're all one size!
2. Item in your wardrobe you've owned the longest?
A Pikachu t-shirt my cousin bought years ago. Still fits! ♥ It's kinda thin & short to wear in public, but it's awesome for pyjamas.
3. Where is the furthest away from home you've ever bought an item of clothing? & What did you get?
In person? Anything I've bought in the US so far. If you want to be super-accurate, probably a t-shirt from New Smyrna Beach.
4. One particular brand that takes up the most space in your wardrobe?
Not sure on this one. Hmm, possibly Delias or H&M, I have so many pieces from both. Long sleeve thermals from Delias are the best thing ever invented. Hooray for waffle knit!
5. And your least favourite brand?
Apologies for being unoriginal, but probably Uggs, more specifically their footwear. If they were about 90% cheaper and looked vaguely cute, I might have considered wearing them as slippers. Though they're huge, hideous, overpriced things on the feet of people across the world - how did this happen?! And they're not even practical - real snow would wreck them. [/rant] I could go on forever!
6. Worst personal fashion 'faux-pas'?
Wearing boy clothes when I was 12/13ish - boy hoodies, boy shoes, boy JEANS even! There are photos out there somewhere. *shudder*
7. Favourite colour to wear?
Aqua, blue or black. Black is mainly from band tees (I NEED to learn to sew them into pretty fitted tops!) and blue just looks better on me than most colours.
8. What are your shopping strategies? How do you go about looking for new pieces for your wardrobe?
Personally I find this ridiculously difficult! I normally have specific stores in mind when going out and make sure I look at everything in there. I try to pinpoint particular items that go with my own personal aesthetic and try anything on before I buy it. Though this is difficult in crowded stores (Primark!), when it's simply a case of grabbing something and hurriedly attempting to pay for it to avoid the masses of people.
The most nightmarish situation is shopping in a small town, as I often feel that the day is wasted if I haven't bought something, and end up buying items I don't genuinely like just to feel I've done something useful.
9. If you were a fashion stereotype, what would you be, based on the majority of your wardrobe?
Emo or punk, definitely. I'm constantly told that I look like a smoker, though I'm not sure if that's my clothing or simply some kind of vibe I emit. I have a fetish for the traditional punk stuff, like vintage leather jackets, plaid and Dr Martens. One day I want an authentic crusty (not literally of course!) punk leather jacket, with patches and all.
10. 4 items you really want right now (clothing/look-wise)?
- A real Miu Miu bag
- The Frye boots I'm intent on owning
- A blue suede biker jacket from Topshop
- Long divine hair!
11. Any last words?
I should quit procrastinating and do some revision...