Note to Self: Never, ever think that these pants will look good on you
I love a good "What You Need Right Now" spread in a fashion mag. All those latest trends on one page - cuts out all the crap right?
The problem of course is that fashion moves onto the next trend so quickly that by the time I've gotten around to purchasing my "so NOW" item it is sooooo YESTERDAY that I just look sad.
The most recent example of this is the long sleeve, flannel shirt dress in lumberjack black & white check that I bought from DJ's on a whim - which of course is now best accessorised with bed socks and an electric blanket.
This is why I generally stick to vintage clothing & accessories and mix them with a few contemporary classics. My staple is a beautiful frock either from 1950's or 60's with a fitted jacket. Then there's the full skirt or pencil skirt and cardie combo, or soft layered pieces that cover up a multitude of sins on a 'fat day'.
Nevertheless, I still manage to forget from time to time that just because it looked great on Gemma Ward in some Vogue Shoot back in March does not mean that I can pull off leather or latex tights worn with wooden platforms and a Rastafarian hat!