The Outfit: Velvet In The Stairwell

On the very top of my christmas list is a tripod as it's getting a little tedious having to balance my camera on top of shelves with books underneath that. Until then, I have assigned my flat mate the task of becoming my 'Outfit of the Day' photographer, something which I don't think she's that happy with!
Yesterday morning, my sister and I decided that we were going to book tickets to see Breaking Dawn at the IMAX (which may I add is AMAZING, totally impressed with both the IMAX cinema and the movie itself!), so me being me decided that I wasn't going to get ready until the last minute and then decide I wanted some pictures of the outfit. Thinking of a place to photograph me with a plain background in student halls is quite tricky, keeping in mind that nearly all of the walls have a fire exit sign on. So this is how we ended up in the stairwell, a place we only ever venture at 3am when the fire alarm is going off - not a pleasant thing to hear in the night.

Oversized boyfriend blazer - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Topshop

Bag - Topshop
Tshirt - H&M

Velvet trousers - Topshop

It took us a few attempts to get a photograph which showed the detailing of the trousers, which is why I bought the trousers in the first place. I have the black Leigh jeans from Topshop and I love them so much and will wear them with everything. I also have some black riding pants from H&M, which are identical to the J Crew Pixie Pants! So in the black trousers department, I thought I was done, that was until I saw these bad boys! I saw these on the website and quite liked the look of them, but I told myself that I really didn't need any more black trousers. But for £28 (£25 with student discount), I thought that was reasonably priced for Topshop. They feel like thick leggings what actually keep you warm in the winter, they don't have any pockets or buttons on the front, however they do have a gold zip down the side, which is how you get them on and off. For the winter and for something different, I love them! They can make a simple outfit look a bit more interesting.
What's your staple item for the winter?

Luce x