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11 February 2017

The Striped Embroidery Shirt You Need this SS17

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Although spring feels a million miles away right now, I am over my winter wardrobe. I am yearning for some spring warmth, to break out the pastels and floaty fabrics, and no longer be buried under layer upon layer of clothing.

I made my first spring purchase recently, which is this gorgeous, blue striped, embroided shirt from . I love the light weight, structured fabric, it'll be perfect for those warmer days. For now I'll be wearing it with a coat!

Embroidery is set to continue being a key trend this ss17. It's translating everywhere, from clothes to bags, to shoes. I personally love the intricacy and vibrant colours that these embroided flowers have on this shirt. They give a staple item a beautiful edge.


I wanted this outfit to be really comfortable and casual, so I decided to wear it untucked and loose with my black faux leather skirt, which is also from Next. This skirt goes perfectly with most shirt's and jumpers and it's an easy to wear piece, which is why I reach for it on a weekly basis.

I popped on some thick cosy tights, and plain black boots to complete the outfit. I decided to keep the rest of the outfit very simple and plain as I wanted the shirt to take centre stage.

My jacket is from Primark, and is classic and structured. I needed to add a black coat to my wardrobe as I have and array of different coloured coats from pink to khaki to camel, but no monochrome, so therefore I needed to add a neutral 'goes with anything' piece to it.

I've seen many stores coming out with very similar styles of this shirt, so it should be easy to find one to suit you.


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14 August 2016

Pyjama Top Styling




 What a wonderful idea, inventing a Pyjama style top for outside wear? The ultimate comfort and style fix! When I saw this silky floral beauty, hanging elegantly in the aisles of River Island, I knew it had to be mine.


I had lusted after these tops for a while, but couldn't find one that fitted the bill, until of course I saw this one. I love the muted floral pattern, and my head filled with outfit ideas as soon as I saw it, leather trousers and heels, denim dungaree dresses, skirts.. so many outfits!


On this occasion we were off to a food festival, so I decided to pair the shirt with a black denim dungaree dress from Primark, and some black tassel boots, I was aiming for a boho casual vibe.


I've always been a strong believer that accessories are the focal point of any outfit. I chose a tan felt trilby. a black choker, and brown tinted sunglasses to complete my outfit. I had been on the hunt for a choker, and loved the circle design on this River Island one. It has an adjustable strap so it will fit perfectly on all necks, which was a must as I didn't want it too tight, or slipping down! The hat was such a bargain, just £3 from Primark!


This outfit was really comfortable all day, even after eating all of the food!



What do you think of pyjama style tops?
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6 August 2016

Slip Dress Styling




Happy Sunday! I managed to sneak in a cheeky outfit shoot as I am in love with this slip dress & T-shirt combo from Primark - I know I practically live in there!

 Slip dresses have been a huge trend for a while now, from sexy slinky silk ones, to more edgy velvet ones, you name it there's a slip dress for it. However, I just felt with my body type the trend wasn't that flattering on me, that was until I saw this combination. I really like how the outfit is still girly with the cute ditsy daisy print, but it's made more wearable and casual by layering it over the top of this plain white tee.


The material is soft, airy and floaty, meaning that it's perfect for a summer's day. It could be worn bare legged with tan flats and a huge floppy hat, or even be worn with trainers for a sport luxe twist. The possibilities are endless, which is why it worked it's way into my ever expanding wardrobe.


As it was a Summer's night I decided to pair the slip dress with this over-sized, baby pink trench coat, also from Primark. I really like how the coat adds a pop of colour to the outfit, but it's still very season appropriate. The cut and fit of the jacket is very flattering and it moves easily with you, instead of not being able to lift your arms above waist height, wahoo!

I can definitely see myself wearing both these pieces endlessly throughout the rest of this season, and maybe even into next season! I'm already picturing it with knee high boots and a burgundy suede biker jacket, someone stop me!



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2 August 2016

I Have Nothing To Wear






After shooting this outfit, I realised that it's actually all from Primark! I just can't resist that place.


The first thing I saw when I was shopping was this 'I have nothing to wear' t-shirt, this sums me up perfectly! I'm always moaning that I have nothing to wear, when clearly I do.


I love dressing down, as much as dressing up now if I'm honest, casual wear is something I've been buying more of. I like the idea of adding pieces to my wardrobe that are versatile. I can picture myself being able pair this t-shirt with a floaty skirt and strappy sandals for a summer picnic, or with skinny black jeans, a leather jacket and heels for date night.


For this outfit I decide to go super casual, an everyday, running errands, kind of outfit. I decided to pair the t-shirt with a relaxed fit, light denim, pair of jeans, and a khaki utility style jacket. Both of which are also from Primark.  I think the key to casual dressing is all about the accessories, taking an outfit from plain, to styled. I chose this monochrome paisley neck tie, and rose gold sunglasses, to tie the whole look together.



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22 July 2016

Summer Dreaming


Monochrome sleeveless jacket- Peacocks | Jeans - Primark | T-shirt - Primark | Boots - Primark | Bag - Ted Baker
 

Wahoo, the sun finally made an appearance after what felt like an eternity of rain! I'd been waiting for a day like this to shoot this summery boho inspired look, and when the sun finally descended on us I turned to bae and was like, that's it get the car ready were off to take outfit photos! Normally this would cause him to groan, however, thanks to Pokemon Go it was a win, win, situation for us both, Hoorah!

I bought this gorgeous, light weight, monochrome sleeveless jacket a while ago and couldn't wait to wear it. I could picture it with casual tees and denim shorts, and although it was the hottest day of the year, I just couldn't bare the thought of my milk bottle legs being on show - next time I will remember to fake tan! Instead I opted for some light denim, mom style jeans.

I love the high waist fit of the jeans and find this style very flattering on me, as I'm not the tallest person! I paired it with a simple brown belt and some matching brown ankle boots. My casual tee, believe it or not, was from Primark Men's section for a bargain £2.50! I prefer the men's t-shirts because I love the high necks on them, I find the women's ones are always very low cut!

We frolicked about in the warm setting sun, strolling hand in hand, only broken when there was a Magmar in the near vicinity. It was a lovely summers night.

 
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16 May 2016

SS16 Flower Power





Shirt - Primark | Skirt - Next | Bag - New Look | Boots - Peacocks




Hurray for better weather! The sun has been shining this past week, and I decided to embrace it with open arms. I made a sneaky purchase, which included this gorgeous floral belted skirt from Next. I really love the pattern, and neutral summery green colour. It fits perfectly and is very flattering on.


I decided to pair it with a classic white shirt, that I've tied in a knot to give it a more bohemian, less formal, vibe. Though the weather has been warmer, I'm not prepared to go bare legged just yet! So popped on some trusty black tights and black boots. I can see this skirt looking great with tan sandals and bare legs though!


What do you think of this look?
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22 February 2016

Weekend Vibes

|Coat - H&M | Dress - Primark | Boots - New Look | Scarf - Primark | Bag - Kurt Geiger |

 Hello Lovelies, is it just me, or is everyone else fed up with this dreary weather!? I've had enough of bundling up against the icy winds, and battling the rain every time I need to leave the house. That being said, last Sunday we pottered out for the day, and despite the weather being freezing I wore a dress! I know what you may be thinking, but I just loved the print so much, and I think it looked pretty paired with my knee length boots.

I picked up this cute high neck, daisy print, dress from Primark for around £13! I originally thought it would look great in summer, with tan sandals, a slouchy tan bag, red lips and a messy bun. Then the prospect of making it more winter worthy popped into my head, so I layered it with dark brown knee length boots, thick tights, a navy cardigan and my long line black coat. I really like how the outfit turned out. Though I won't say it was hugely warm it was worth it as I just couldn't wait to wear my new purchase, you know how it feels I'm sure!

 
Are you ready for some warmer weather?

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17 January 2016

How To Style The Faux Fur Gilet

Gilet:Peacocks | Shirt:Peacocks | Jeans:New Look | Boots:New Look | Bag:Kurt Geiger
 
 
There's something about faux fur that makes any old outfit look luxe. I spotted this gem of a gilet in Peacocks and thought it was the perfect addition to my winter wardrobe. I imagined the many ways it could be styled;  layered with jeans and a tee for casual days or slunk over a staple black dress for a super glam evening look. It was because of this I practically ran to the counter with it. As well as looking good, the faux fur gilet also helps give you a bit of extra warmth for those colder days that you don't want to wear a big coat.
 
 I chose to pair it with a long line, split side, monochrome shirt, which I adore. It's very flattering as it skims over all the right places and hangs loosely over the hips. This makes it so comfortable to wear. Monochrome will always be my go to colour palette as it looks good all year round and never really goes out of fashion.
 
 The Blue Denim Contrasts perfectly with the monochrome and these skinnies by New Look are uber comfortable. They are very stretchy, making them easy for day time wear and you don't feel restricted or uncomfortable. They practically feel like a second skin.
 
  I had been looking for some knee length brown boots for a while, but because I have big calves I found it difficult to get some that I could zip all the way up. These stunning boots from New Look have elasticated sides, meaning they are the perfect fit - and I can put on some warm thick socks too! They are currently my favourite boots and I like to wear them with jeans, skirts and dresses.
 
  For accessories I chose a statement black and gold necklace, which I believe compliments the tones in my outfit well. I also picked my new beige Kurt Geiger Bag, which has pretty gold hardware and is very structured. For my lips I opted for a wintery deep berry purple.
 
 
What do you think of Faux Fur Gilets?
 
 


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