same, same, but different.

Gillian Tennant leopard skirt Cuyana tote bag
Gillian Tennant leopard skirt Cuyana tote bag
Gillian Tennant leopard skirt Cuyana tote bag
Gillian Tennant leopard skirt Cuyana tote bag

Witchery cable knit sweater (similar), Gillian Tennant skirt (similar), Yvonne Kone heels (similar), Cuyana tote bag (similar), J Crew necklace, Karen Walker sunglasses

You know you’re on to a good thing when you find yourself wearing the same piece repeatedly. Something easy, something effortless, something that makes you feel good; and this skirt is exactly that.

Perhaps you’ve noticed, but I’ve started making a real effort to discontinue adding unnecessary pieces which are usually purchased on a whim. My focus has undeniably turned to the classics, with more black, white, and every shade of grey in-between. And lest we forget, plenty of leopard print.

Not so long ago, I read a quote which really resonated with me. Brief as it was, its allusion that classic is just a euphemism for boring, made me wonder if that’s just what my wardrobe has become, on this long journey from what I can only describe as organized chaos, to a pared down, ‘clean’ wardrobe. For that brief moment, I wondered, until I remembered that the devil is in the details. A scooped hem on a jumper, contrast lining on a sleek blazer, or a fluted hem on an otherwise classically cut skirt. Beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder, and there’s nothing wrong with being a little boring every now and then.

PS. I’ve added a few more things to my ‘shop‘!

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  1. Lisa October 13, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    Such a cool look 🙂 I’m a fan of cable knits with skirts like this one.

    Lisa – AT LEAST BLOG

  2. Jessica October 14, 2013 / 8:15 am

    Love this combo! I love sweaters with skirts!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  3. Ana Allan October 14, 2013 / 11:32 am

    Don’t mind what other people say! I’m in the same situation, trying to cut down my wardrobe and just keep quality, classic pieces of clothing that fit just perfectly, so I can look at them and feel excited about wearing them! And I agree, the little details make the outfit special.
    I like your look, especially that leopard skirt!

    • jamie-lee October 16, 2013 / 9:45 am

      It’s almost satisfying in a way isn’t it? What’s strange is that I kind of want to add a little bit of colour but just can’t bring myself to do it!

  4. Kathryn October 15, 2013 / 9:55 am

    Love the cable knit jumper, and your sandals are lovely too!x

  5. Stephanie / FAIIINT October 15, 2013 / 10:29 am

    Completely agree with your thoughts on classics. There is nothing boring about a beautifully cut piece or one that’s plain but with small interesting little details, I think the plainness helps these things to really shine. The leopard print here adds such a fun touch to this classic outfit though, I love star pieces like this that add that extra little punch!

  6. Karen October 15, 2013 / 11:37 am

    Cute outfit! 🙂 looks great on you. The tote is perfect for Fall!

  7. Karen October 15, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    I’m the same, when I find a good outfit equation, I like to stick to it. And totally agree re. the comment about classics. I think it’s the basis of every good wardrobe (I like to pretend I’m a Parisian lady sometimes) especially when there’s one detail of something special 🙂

    x karen

    • jamie-lee October 16, 2013 / 9:46 am

      Nothing wrong with that! I like to hope that one day I’ll be as chic as the Parisians are – completely effortless and all that.

  8. Maria October 17, 2013 / 1:04 am

    Last weekend I went through my wardrobe and got rid of so much stuff. I still have tons of clothes but it feels less scary now and I want to wear everything again!

    Maria xxx

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