Friday, 7 October 2011

The Bank press day and an age crisis!

Hi guys,
Have you ever walked into a shop and thought "I'm just too old to shop here"? Well that's how I felt at the bank press day yesterday. A mix of cool urban tops and tees designed to be teamed with jeans (and combat pants) hung alongside tiny dresses with sequins and cut out detailing: perfect for hitting your favourite club!

This isn't a critisism of the collections, by the way: 5 years ago I was hitting the clubs wearing tiny dresses and killer heels myself. But now I can't remember the last time I went clubbing: a couple of cocktails then running for the last tube is my idea of a fun Saturday night out!

The one dress I did really love is the gold sequinned ones shown below. It has a really great shape, and the low V and structured shoulders would give a really great shape. Here it is, as well as some of the other things I liked:
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The shoes, I loved. You're never too old for cool shoes, thank God! There was a pair of ankle boots I had my eye on, and obviously I definitely couldn't resist the (admittedly slightly tacky but) very cool leopard print and red sandals with the bow detail.

Are there any shops you feel too old to shop in? Or to young for, for that matter?
Love Tor xx

8 comments:

Eve Maria said...

I love that burgundy print top. And you're right, the gold dress is fab!

Crafty Nell said...

I worry about this too... Not sure how much longer I can get away with my denim shorts... I think I could get another 8 years if I was really slim, but being curvy I feel like I have to be so much more careful so I don't look like some chubby bird dressed like an 18 year old. I suppose it's all about being comfortable and confident in what you're wearing?

Penny x

Little Ghost said...

I am 37 and rarely feel inhibited when shopping. As you actually do grow older your tastes naturally alter so that it isn't so much 'where you shop' as the items which you actually select that makes the difference.
Younger people seem to freak out about this more than those who are actually older, for some reason, not sure why! But the transition is super slow and natural, and if you simply don't care or question it, it is pretty good fun.

The truth is nothing much change, except perhaps your passion for fast trends calms down a bit and you become a bit more choosy.

Just make sure to enjoy it at any age, i pal on turning into a supremely elegant (if nutty) old lady wearing a long braid, ferragamo court shoes and tweed pencil skirts;)...and don't forget the cats...

Little Ghost said...

damn autocorrect mutated my spelling.

teawithonesugarplease said...

I thank the lord for internet shopping, I can't bear going into Top Shop anymore but at least I can go on-line and I'm nearly 40! x

Michelle said...

Wow! Your stuff was so pretty and fabulous. I love everything and how I wish I could wear those wonderful sandals. Thank you.


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Michelle said...

Wow! Your stuff was so pretty and fabulous. I love everything and how I wish I could wear those wonderful sandals. Thank you.


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