So first I made a stop at British India.
It's really nice and it wasn't that crowded with people which was great, but it's so pricey! Like shirts and pants range from 80-120 or so. It's such a struggle to find clothes that fit me because for my height, I am a size 0/1/2... I tried on a nice pair of tweed pants in size three and omg it was so ill-fitting! It was so baggy at the places where it should be snug and it was ten times too long for me! Ouch.
But then I managed to find a pair of black skinny pants in size 1. Whew. And I also bought a corset-esque vest top which was a size 1 and in black as well, I wanted a dark grey but they didn't have one in that colour. Oh well. Here is a picture of the vest top, it looks like a hooker top but it's not if you wear it with a shirt -- (you can't really see, but the details make it look nicer)
but what I really wanted was an outfit like this :
After that, I went to this place where they sold material and picked up a few metres of some beige pinstripe and some dark grey material as well.
Then, I went to Hokko Textiles ( I love that place they have the best materials!)
There I bought some cream cotton to make a short sleeve shirt for my beige pants. But then I found out that Hokko can make clothes for you as well and they even have this humongous sewing book with all sorts of styles so I was like wow they can easily make stuff for me! But since they were extremely busy with all these projects they were a bit unsure that they could finish it by the 2nd, so I said they could finish it by the 3rd instead. With my cream cotton I am making a short sleeved fitted shirt with peter pan collars... because I always loved this look (see below) from a Chloe runway,seasons ago.
And the pants I made it to be a little flared but not too snug as it wasn't stretchy material... I'm hoping it'd kinda look like these pair of Chloe pants.
And lastly, the grey skirt, I want it to be high waisted, kinda like it's from the 40's, with a straight cut. I haven't made that yet but I sorta want it to be like this Topshop skirt but I don't know if I could find (or make) a belt in time
I will make another post soon about dressing smart and formal, but at the same time, chic.