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What I Wore: Off Shoulder Knit

30 March 2017

Marjorelle Sweater + 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag

Whoa! Don’t you just LOVE IT when you stumble across a top, or shoe, or in this case, a knit, that is such an amazing addition to your wardrobe, that you want it in ALL colours – black, white, grey, blush, navy, maroon?!?

I’ve definitely found my latest staple knit.

This is the Twister Sweater by Majorelle.

Not sure why it’s called a ‘twister’ sweater, because it doesn’t twist at all. It’s an off-shoulder ribbed knit, but expertly cut, and made from a beautifully, heavy knit that sits nicely and feels luxurious to wear.

The fabric is 80% cotton and 20% nylon, it feels soft, smooth and has a good weight and substance to it. It’s not see-through at all.

I am always dubious when it comes to non-casual knits – because to me, knits are in the casual category – but this one has a really polished and sophisticated look to it, and I think it looks really lovely.

I’m wearing a Size XS and it think it’s a tiny bit big for me. But I have a short torso and arms haha. It is quite long in the body, as it’s supposed to cover your bum, but I just rolled up the hem at the bottom to make it look more proportionate on me.

It’s flattering, a bit sexy and a little different to the standard V-neck knit.

Marjorelle Sweater + 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag

I’m also wearing this Elijah Mini Skirt by Lovers + Friends.

It’s 100% cotton and it has some distressed denim details which I really like. The model on the product page is also wearing this exact off-shoulder knit and denim skirt combo and she looks positively hot!

I’m wearing a Size 25 and I’m usually Size 25 in jeans (Frame, Paige, AG, Acne) so it was a pretty easy for me to find my fit.

I actually bought a black Cotton On Denim Mini Skirt last summer, but after a few months of wear and washes, the cotton pilled (which is strange for denim) and the edges curled up and it didn’t sit nicely. The cotton also went stiff and hard, and it didn’t seem to soften with age.

So this Lovers + Friends skirt is a much better quality denim skirt (well it feels like it’s much better quality!) and here’s me hoping it keeps its shape and feel over time.

It’s another brilliant wardrobe staple.

And that brings me to my other TWO wardrobe staples…

3.1 Phillip Lim Soleil Bucket Bag is getting an excellent workout lately.

I love the size, it fits everything I need and my camera too. I’ve forgotten how much I love bucket bags. I’m also getting so many compliments for its unique shape and design.

I wore my Acne Studios Jensen Booties all over London and Paris when I was there earlier this year. But ever since returning to the Australia summer, I haven’t worn them till now. With the weather cooling down, I pulled the boots out, half expecting them to be stiff and hurt my feet, but nope. The leather is still soft and comfy, but rigid enough to keep its shape.

It won’t be long until winter!