FASHION | New Basics


Coat - Zara | Jumper - Uniqlo | Denim - Next | Shoes - New Look


LOL dunno why in all the pics I took my legs were so weird, I think I was trying to show off my shoes or something. Whatever the reason, what a fail. 

This is my favourite outfit right now, as simple as always but I hope the mini beehive and cat flicks adds a lil something to stop it being too boring! My style isn't very exciting at all but I get more happiness out of a perfect black sweater then something funky but on trend. Plus it's a satisfaction that lasts longer than one season, I know that for me personally I'd rather have a wardrobe of classic pieces that I love for years over a closet full of things that I'm bored of within a few months, if that. And who can afford to keep up with it all anyway? Not meeee :'( 

I now own four of these Uniqlo cotton cashmere jumpers, working in the men's department is actually more dangerous for my bank account than the women's as I think their menswear is the perfect place to buy basics. I regretted not getting these in black or navy last year so as soon as they came back in stock this season I snapped them up, they're just everything I want in a jumper. Lovely, warm material that washes well, a high neck and a perfect price point (made even better with a pretty generous staff discount!) I wish I owned a dark grey one too, I'm seriously tempted to get it. I'm so fussy with basics (why are simple things so hard to get right?) so when I find something perfect I tend to buy it in lots of colours. 

The jeans are also new, they're relaxed skinnies which is a slight change to my usual! I really wanted this pair from Frame Denim but I gotta say these are brilliant alternatives for £200 less. I love boyfriend jeans but they look rubbish on me unless I'm wearing a heel which I rarely do so the slightly baggy fit of these is better for me. 

This week has absolutely flown by, it's been a bit hectic I guess...I haven't even turned on the laptop, got so much blog reading to do! I've been catching up with different friends I haven't seen in the longest time (isn't it weird how you don't see people for ages and then you see them all at once!), getting ready for Christmas and I also started IVs last week...got a post on those coming up because I think it'd be good to properly explain them seeing as I bang on about them enough on here. 

Hope you're well! Are you ready for Christmas?

Josie x
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24 comments:

  1. I don't even own a pair of jeans because I find them so disagreeable, but you look so chic in yours! I adore your shoes as well, which look great with the pants. :) xoxo

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  2. I can see why you like this outfit, Josie. Love that jumper.

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  3. Your shoes are the cutest and I'm obsessed with your hair and make up here, absolutely gorgeous! xx

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  4. I need some basic plain jumpers, I think I'll give Uniqlo a go!

    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I've never had Next jeans before, but these look good! Your shoes are sooo cute! xx

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  6. You look so pretty in these pics Josie & the beehive style is beautiful on you!

    I think basics and staples are the way to go, they add so much to an outfit and withstand all the rubbishy trends that usually amount to nothing! <3

    Sophie xox soinspo

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  7. Josie - lovin the hair here!

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  8. love the colour of your jeans and the shoes! I'm not ready for Christmas at all, it's crept up so fast it's unreal!

    lucy xx

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  9. hello hun..cute outfit... wanna follow each other? just tell me if u follow me, then i'll follow u back immediatley.

    Loves
    trokesland.blogspot.com

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  10. I love your shoes and coat the most. For once I am ready for Christmas. All the shopping is done...Usually I am so last minute and wouldn't have even started by now.

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  11. I love the shoes and the coat! Looking gorgeous
    xxxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the hair and make-up (and outfit, of course!) too-it reminds me of Suki Waterhouse's cover on the current Elle :) Hope you've had fun catching up and good luck the IVs!

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  13. You do inspire me to buy classics Josie, I need to buy more investment pieces (like your Mulbs - obvio). Your jumper sounds so soft!

    Tara xo

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  14. You can never have too many cashmere jumpers! Oh and I totally agree. Menswear is definitely the way forward! x x

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  15. Great Post!
    i follow you now on GFC & Bloglovin:-)
    Hope you follow back♥
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  16. Love it! So chic :)

    x Maria
    Have a look at my newest Outfitpost
    featuring my new retro dress

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  17. You look so lovely! those shoes are so cute

    Julia xxx

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  18. This is impeccably chic Josie, your hair looks so elegantly done!

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  19. I'm loving the jumper- can't believe it's from the men's dept!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Very cute shoes Josie. You are such a 1960s doll!

    Sophie x

    www.lafashionfolie.com

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  21. Wow I absolutely love this look! Those shoes are so adorable. Can't believe that cute sweater is men's!

    xo www.inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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  22. I love the coat!! This whole look is gorgeous :-) xxx

    www.stylapetite.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. That jumper looks so comfy! And I am loving those shoes :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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