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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.


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.



3 July 2016

Monochrome Paisley Print

What is it with all this rain? It's supposed to be summer, yet I'm pretty sure it's just skipped straight to autumn! It's been hard to snap any outfit posts, but I managed to squeeze in this cheeky outfit by diving outside as soon as the shower stopped!

I wore this outfit for my Pre-Birthday party yesterday, I'm actually going away on my Birthday weekend this year, but still wanted to do something with my friends. I decided to just have some food and a few quiet drinks at our house which was perfect.

This monochrome paisley print playsuit (try saying that fast!) is a sneaky Primark find. I absolutely love all the detail on it, from the print itself, to the cold shoulders and tassels. It's very festival/boho chic. Even better, it's comfy and floaty.

I paired it with a Mock croc tan bag, a western style buckle belt and a long dainty necklace. I think it worked well together and was extremely comfortable all night.

What do you think of this outfit?


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?

3 May 2016

Bohemian Dream

Kimono - River Island | Crop Top - New Look | Skirt - New Look | Belt - H&M

 A trend I am definitely sporting this season is the Dream Weaver trend. Pastel hues and bohemian prints, what more could a girl ask for? This kimono jacket from River Island encapsulates this look seamlessly. The monochrome bohemian print is set off perfectly by the delicate baby pink pom pom trim. The attention to detail is what drew me to this piece, the pattern, the fringing and the sequins, all tied together beautifully. I can see me wearing this a lot!
I tied the outfit together with a classic black, high waist denim skirt and racer crop top. To add emphasis to the basic underlay of my outfit, I added a western style belt. The skirt is a super flattering cut, it cinches in at the waist and flares out into an A-line cut.

This outfit practically screams festival season, now I just need to be actually going to one. If there's one trend you should back this season it's this one! There is just so much choice in terms of cut and pattern that there is something for everyone.

What are your thoughts on this trend?

28 April 2016

Off Duty Attire

Top - New Look | Jeans - Primark | Scarf - New Look| Boots - Peacocks

This is another of my off-duty, everyday, from food shop to meeting friends, outfits. It's simple, practical, yet still very put together. I love these light wash, high waist denim jeans, they fit perfectly and are a great staple item for an every day spring look.

 I own this roll neck top in a multitude of colours, they just go with everything! Even though it's meant to be spring - it was actually trying to snow yesterday! I still find that you can get away with wearing this style of top. I find the high neck is really flattering and gives any outfit a sophisticated edge. I would also pair this with my leather jacket, but these photos were taken in doors, as it was torrential rain outside.

Another piece that's followed me from winter, through to spring, is this gorgeous brown scarf, I love wearing it with my camel coat or my leather jacket. It adds a pop of colour and design to a fairly plain outfit, which gives just enough dimension to the look, without it being over-powering.

This outfit can be taken from day to night simply by adding a blazer and some pointed heels, making spontaneous drinks an easy option! Not that you needed an excuse right?!

What's your off-duty style staples?


17 April 2016

The Must-Have Primark Shirt

I've finally gotten round to shooting a new outfit! All my clothes are still in boxes, but I may have made a cheeky Primark purchase, which I couldn't wait to share with you all.

  I have been planning my Spring/Summer wardrobe, and really wanted a white detailed shirt, I browsed online, but didn't see anything I really loved. That's when I popped into Primark one day after work, and this little beauty caught my eye!

It's a white, box fit, roll sleeve, detailed shirt. It's the ultimate spring/summer piece, I can picture wearing it dressed up; with a printed skirt and block heels, or dressed down, with light-wash boyfriend jeans and snake print slip-on's.

This fit is very flattering, it's very structured with a box fit, that finishes just above the hips. The sleeve length is perfect for spring too as it's cool, without having to have your arms completely uncovered.

On this particular day I wanted a really casual look, so I paired all the classics together; black jeans, black boots, white shirt and a structured bag. I really love how it all worked, I felt put together with minimal effort required. I can see this being my easy go to look.

 Shirt - Primark | Jeans - Primark | Boots - Peacocks | Bag - Kurt Geiger

Now that the weather has started to warm up I have cracked out my favourite red lip, MAC's 'Ruby Woo'. It's the best summer red, and completes this classic look perfectly. I find it's too drying to wear in winter which is why I save it for when the days are warmer, and my lips are smoother!

So this is one of the pieces you will see me coveting this season, and it's such a bargain too for a versatile item!

What's your must have item this season?


2 March 2016

A Neutral Spring Outfit

Whole Outfit - Peacocks | Bag - Kurt Geiger
I put together this outfit for a very special day, we were meeting our wedding photographer to take our engagement photos! I was so excited, I decided that I wanted to wear timeless colours, that are very neutral and complimentary to our surroundings. Which I know sounds like a lot of work just for some photos, but I really want to get some of them printed off, so when we finally get our house I have some proper photos of us to put up, and not just our selfies!
It was fairly chilly, though the sun did try to make an appearance. I wanted to be warm, but not covered up by a coat so I opted for a cream roll neck jumper, roll necks are staples in my wardrobe at the minute. I'm not a fan of thick knits so choose high necklines instead to keep in the warmth.
Over the top I wore a light beige, sleeveless jacket. I really love the light weight material of this jacket, as well as the flattering, waterfall style neckline. It really adds some texture to the outfit.
To finish off the look I wore some light khaki jeans. I think the khaki really compliments the cream and light beige in the outfit, but also gives it a subtle pop of colour. All I need now is some proper spring weather, it's currently pouring with rain and trying to snow. Where are you Sunshine?
What colour theme will you be opting for this spring?