Saturday, 28 April 2012

Outfit Post: Grayscale

I used to wear stupid amounts of black, but my wardrobe has seemed to shift somewhat towards grey, which I think has to be my new favourite colour to wear. (To prove a point, as I am sitting here typing this I am wearing a stripped black and grey Zara top with my black Whistles skinny jeans which have basically faded to grey at this point). I think my favourite 'grayscale' purchase so far has to be this amazing asymmetric Forever 21 skirt which was a 19th birthday present to myself
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There is a curious thing about this skirt. It was under £20 from Forever 21, but when I went to wash it after a couple of train journeys wearing it and running around London, I discovered that it was dry clean only. Seriously? The dry cleaning would cost more than the skirt did! After asking around on Twitter I found that this is the case with lots of Forever 21 clothing, which I really don't think is very good. It turns out that after I checked the label my mint green asymmetric tee is hand wash only! I braved the wash with this skirt and as you can see it has turned out okay, albeit not as beautiful and pleated as before. But seriously? Even my Whistles pleat skirt is machine washable! 
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Still, I just simply love how these skirts look as you are walking along, blowing out in the wind and I think I am going to be totally wearing it half to death this summer!


Do you feel that a certain colour is simply taking over your wardrobe? 

18 comments:

  1. Nothing annoys me more than discovering something is dry clean only. I usually risk it though, I've machined silk and a wool coat. I think as long as you stick to a cool gental wash it's OK. I've had the same problem as you with loosing the pleats, my local dry cleaners ironed them back in for a couple of quid.

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  2. I'm used to it with things like dry clean or hand wash only cashmere which I get away with with a special cleaning fluid and a really delicate setting, but it was the fact it was tee shirt material items from Forever 21 that really threw me!

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  3. I don't understand how companies think that people have the time and effort to dry clean something from a cheap chain - I get so miffed if something I will wear numerous times doesn't seem to be washable! 30degree washes seem to be okay though :) x

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  4. That skirt looks amazing, nice flowy material. I agree, finding out that things that don't cost alot are dry clean only is dry clean annoying!

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  5. Jasmine Bourne28 April 2012 19:03

    That skirt looks stunning on you! xo

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  6. I'm loving greys right now too! Asymmetricals are my favourite right now too! That skirt looks so good on you.

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  7. Love it :), the skirt is beautiful!!

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  8. Loving the last two pictures-beautiful composition and ensemble.

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  9. Nisha Balwani29 April 2012 00:00

    Love the pleated skirt!


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  10. Loving the grayscale look, super cute :)

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  11. Gorgeous skirt! Great is the perfect colour, it goes with so much :)

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  12. I don't think I've ever mentioned it, but your hair is GORGEOUS, Rachel!

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  13. Aww, thanks Jessica - I don't even think it looks that good in these pictures! I have a thing about my hair, I always have it cut the same place, almost always by the same person, and that same person is the only one who colours it too!

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  14. That skirt is beautiful! I totally share your annoyance at cheap dry clean only clothes though. To me it says 'this item is badly made so we'll say it's dry clean only so if it falls apart in the wash we won't need to give you your money back' which is just not on.

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  15. This is exactly what my friend Kathryn texted me in response to this post too - not on really! Unfortunately, it still has not stopped me really loving Forever 21!

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  16. Yay, THE skirt! I love how good this looks on you and your shoes and skirt match is so amazing. xx

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  17. love your look :)
    Love Lois xxx

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