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Fashion-tastic – and a clothing crisis

Man. Did Christmas ever happen? After all that relaxation, and Tweeting thrice a day, I’ve already been thrust back into utter, fashion-tastic chaos…

Tomorrow, I’m dashing into town to have a sneaky peek at Ted Baker’s spring/summer preview which promises to be a huge treat with lots of bloggers and fashionistas in attendance. Friday, I’m doing a live interview on Radio 1 Xtra, talking about the trends going up, up, up – and down, down down – on my style barometer.

In between those two engagements, on Thursday, I’m doing a photo shoot. It’s for a v influential (and posh) Sunday magazine. And I don’t know what to bloody wear! So much for my self-styling credentials. I desperately want the dress above from ASOS, but the timings won’t work out. You’d think with the amount of gear I’ve got stashed in every corner of the flat that this would not be an issue, but a photo shoot that isn’t preceded by a major shopping spree does not feel quite right to me.

Perhaps I’ll have time after Ted to have a blitz around the shops. The shoot is supposed to convey my own, everyday personal style, so it should really involve a midi dress, but do I go medium quirky, or do I go absolutely batshit mental??? Aggggghhhhhhh!

Too expensive? (Mary Katrantzou @ NET-A-PORTER, £942 sale price)
Too Chung? (Vero Moda , €39.95)
Too conservative? (Topshop, £55)
Too stripy (aka liable to add 10lbs)? (Whistles at ASOS, £75)
Too bold? (Langley @ Ted Baker, £104)
Too long? (Zara, £25.99)
Too similar to everything else I own? But it would look good with big hair, coloured tights, my new coat, a contrast scarf and the navy boots…. (Warehouse, £45)

Or, do I go vintage…??

Product images from ASOS, Topshop, Warehouse, Zara, Vero Moda, Ted Baker and NET-A-PORTER.

Written by Johanna Payton