Alright, folks. This is a big deal. This is the last of the looks taken while working at TOPSHOP TOPMAN. My last week as a Personal Shopper for their brand. My last week with easy access to a full-length mirror. I mean, there are plenty of mirrors at Free People that I can use for outfit pictures but like, I’m not comfortable or sure of my boundaries yet. Am I allowed to take photos? Am I allowed to post them on Instagram and on my blog? Anyways *sniff*, here’s what I wore during my last week at TOPSHOP. Let’s all try not to cry (by “all”, I mean me).
Outfit #1: I was called a gangster librarian. I’ve been seeing these pullover sweater vests styled on Instagram lately so I thought I would try it out! Obviously I didn’t want to pay a lot so I decided to go looking for one at a thrift store! This sweater vest was $5 and I got it at Talize. To be honest, I think these sweater vests give me more of a grandpa vibe than a librarian vibe. I dig it, do you dig it?! To pair with my grandpa sweater, I wore a plain white t-shirt underneath and my washed black Editor jeans. The gangster part to this outfit is definitely the gold chains. I wore an initial necklace that I bought off of Amazon and my latest curbed chain necklace from Durumi on Queen St. West (@thedurumi). To finish the look, I added my “snakeskin” booties and my Gucci baby.
Outfit #2: I brought out my first beret of the season! If you’re new to my blog, you’ll soon find out that I love wearing berets during the Fall/Winter. I love hats in general but I love wearing berets. Maybe it’s because I’m DYING to go to Paris? It’s on my bucket list and I would LOVE to go sometime within the next couple of years. In an ideal world, hopefully next year? For the rest of the outfit, I wore a new favourite graphic t-shirt that says “Copenhagen” (I got it because I love Copenhagen Fashion Week lol), my gingham trousers, and my SSense/Adidas sneakers that I freaking love. I added some more accessories to complete this outfit. I added my beaded necklace that I made myself and the same initial necklace that I wore in the last outfit! For a bag, I wore my MJ snapshot camera bag.
Outfit #3: My favourite of the week! Would you believe me if I told you that I got this vest from TOPSHOP’s clearance section for $10?!! Well you better believe it! This is a real studded leather vest that was originally priced at $320, and I got it for $10. Is your mind blown or what?! As soon as I got it, I knew I had to wear it the next time I worked. I paired it this black pleated skirt that I was obsessed over from Aritzia. I spent more than I would normally spend on a skirt but I think this skirt will last me a lonnnng time. Underneath my new vest, I wore a fitted brown long-sleeved and acid washed shirt. And finally, I also wore the same curbed chain necklace from Durumi that I wore in “Outfit #1”, my thrifted cowboy boots, and my fluffy yellow bucket bag. WAIT – not “finally”! This is the day I debuted my new earrings from En Route!!! How could I forget these beautiful earrings?! These are these cute safety pin earrings designed by Ashley from @best.dressed on Instagram. She also has an amazing YouTube channel. I am a big fan of hers and when I found out that she collaborated with En Route, there was no question that I had to place an order.
Outfit #4: I’m looking a little like Frida here, don’t you think? I kinda love it. This is a headband from Zara that I think I wore during the previous week. I really like what it adds to any outfit. I feel so much more “fashion-forward” lol. I wore this pleated midi skirt that I almost forgot I had. I think I got it last year. I love the print of it and I think it’s going to be a timeless piece in my wardrobe. To wear with this skirt, I wore a simple black turtle neck and a recently purchased fluffy sweater/jacket. I love it so much. I love the colour of it. I think it’s so chic. I also love the texture it adds to my outfits. To finish this look, I added my black patent combat boots and some gold dangly earrings. The purse I wore was this small crossbody in a snake print. I took off the chain crossbody strap and carried it from it’s top handle. I think I have to say that this outfit is another one of my favourites.
Outfit #5: My “farewell” outfit. I think this is probably the best outfit I could have worn on such a day. Simple but professional. It also shows my style and how I’ve matured since the day I started at TOPSHOP TOPMAN five years ago. I wore my white Mom jeans from the Petite section, a black tank top and a check blazer. I added my curbed chain necklace and my initial necklace again, and I also wore the other pair of earrings that I got from En Route’s (@enroutejewelry_) latest collection! These are vintage-inspired earrings with a green stone/gem. I’ve been wanting earrings with a hint of emerald green for a really long time now and this pair does the job perfectly! Now all that’s left is the bag. For this look I chose my brown Rachel Green-inspired purse that I thrifted for $10.
That’s it! That’s the last week of outfits that I have to share from my Personal Shopping suite at TOPSHOP TOPMAN. This is an end to an era. I will miss that mirror almost as much as I’ll miss my co-workers and my clients. Like I said at the beginning of this post, I’m still trying to figure out how I can do the same thing while working at Free People. It’s been really stressing me out because I feel like I’ve been lacking content! I want to share my outfits and I’ve become so used to documenting them every single day that I feel like something big is missing. I’m going to figure it out, don’t worry!
Also: Before I go, I wanted to let you guys know that I paid attention to the poll and according to your votes, from now on I’ll be calling these posts “Outfits of the Week”! Thank you to anyone that voted and helped me decide. I appreciate it a lot 🙂
Until next time!
– Tiny ❤