WHAT I WORE | THE ROLL NECK JUMPER

Roll Neck Jumper (Similar herehere, here, & here), Missguided Fur Coat*, Leather Shorts (similar), Vivienne Westwood Bag, Thigh High Boots 

Let me introduce you to my new baby. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, then you’ll know that I’m a huge Vivienne Westwood fan. I was incredibly lucky to have Santa bring me this beautiful, baby pink addition to my Vivienne Westwood collection. Vivienne Westwood has a special place in my heart. When I was a teenager, I was a goth, red-haired, anti-everything kind of girl. I was may more interested in counting down the next day to a gig than any designer my friends were interested in. Don’t get me wrong, self-expression was always important to me, and believe me, my Doc Martens and bat girl dresses had a lot to say.
Flash back to a school trip in Paris and the girls in my year being too scared to go into Louis Vuitton because they’d heard that security kicked you out if you didn’t look rich enough to buy anything. I stomped in, and I didn’t get kicked out, maybe security just weren’t sure what to do with me. But the expense, the luxury, the lavishness, it was all wasted on me — I couldn’t have cared less if I tried. Stupid people, who could possibly care that much about a bag?
 It took me a long time to fall in love with fashion, but cutting P.E and reading a book on Vivienne Westwood changed my little world. McQueen, Meadham Kirchoff, Westwood, they’re all brands which have changed my relationship with fashion, with art, with the way I view the world, but ultimately myself.  Now I know the power in a bag that makes you feel that you can take on the world, just like my steel-toe capped boots used to.
Would goth girl Lydia be horrified to see her 20 year old self wearing a pink designer handbag? Of course. But that’s the fun in self-expression, my inner goth girl is poking fun at fashion. She’s still there, the cynicism is still there, it’s all a joke, really. It’s good to keep in touch with our teenage selves. I’ll never lose sight of her.
Anecdotes aside, let’s talk about fashion. I’ve been loving chunky roll neck sweaters lately, I just can’t get enough of them. I’m always cold, so a cosy jumper with this amazing Missguided fur coat thrown over is my perfect winter outfit. I dug out my Zara leather shorts which have been gathering dust in my closet this winter but I’ve been dying to wear them with my thigh-high boots. I think they look pretty bad-ass, but only if you’re bad-ass enough to bare the cold.

What do you think of this outfit? Do you have any special fashion memories, or designer pieces you love?

Lydia Rose,

xoxo

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35 Comments

  1. January 5, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    What a great post! I love your outfit and your bag is lush! I totally get what you mean. I went through a Avril Lavigne phase where you wouldn't see me in a skirt and black and red were the only colour I wore. Now skirts are an essential piece and pink has taken over. I really love what you said about never letting go of the teen you-I think that's fair point. Cant wait for your next post!

    littlekaatie.blogspot.co.uk

    • January 12, 2015 / 10:33 pm

      Aw thanks so much Katie!! I totally loved Avril too haha, it's so funny how we go through phases! x

    • January 12, 2015 / 10:43 pm

      YES! Goth girls rule the world x

  2. January 5, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Ohh Santa was good to you! That's a beautiful bag and your jumper looks so cosy! I don't actually own a jumper like this?! I must get to New Look PRONTO!

    Emma | The Fashion Six

  3. January 5, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    I totally know how you feel! I received a Mulberry for my 21st and most recently a Michael Kors bag and I just love them so much! They make me feel so classy when I wear them! You look gorgeous as per! xx

    hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk

    • January 12, 2015 / 10:45 pm

      Ahhhh, lucky girl! It's such a treat 🙂 x

  4. January 5, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Ahaha I don't think I'd ever be wearing a pink designer handbag, its just not my style but you never know! It really suits you, and it seems that turtlenecks are everyones' staples this season, including me! x
    cherieedle.blogspot.com

  5. January 6, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    I really love this outfit. The contrast in texture between the knit of the rollneck and the leather skirt is awesome, and I'm massively craving a pair of those boots! xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

  6. January 6, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    I love this outfit, especially the handbag!!! X

  7. January 6, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    SO envious of your handbag *heart eyes emoji* Roll neck jumpers (I have a very similar one to your from River Island!) and knitwear in general are my thing right now! Love this outfit 🙂

    http://www.aliciajadex.com
    xxxx

  8. January 7, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Ahhh love this whole outfit! Especially the boots and that jumper ive been looking around for agessss xx

  9. January 7, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    The outfit is absolutely beautiful, it looks gorgeous on you! I love the bag.
    Vivienne Westwood is my favourite designer, I've been lusting after one of her bags for a while and I might have to splash out soon!

    Katrina xx

  10. January 9, 2015 / 1:48 am

    Love the jumper, litttttttle obsessed with roll necks right now!

  11. January 10, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Love the oufit! I wanted to know where your watch it from?
    xoMadiha

  12. January 13, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Great jumper looks super cosy – coat is fab too of course x

  13. August 8, 2015 / 7:38 am

    Hi! Where are you buying your clothes? I love it so much! I got mine here here!

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