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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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10 May 2016

#Intunottsbloggers SS16 Event



I was recently invited along to Intu Nottingham Victoria Centre, to be part of the #intunottsbloggers Event. The perfect fashion blogger event; clothes, dreamy home ware & cocktails? Yes Please! Being fashion and shopping obsessed, I was really looking forward to getting a look at what the shops in Nottingham Victoria Centre had on offer- and they definitely didn't disappoint. We were led down to the gorgeous style garden, and took our seats in the blogger box. The first show began with Trespass.


Trespass





Trespass is a store that I've never really visited, but after seeing their range of perfect casualwear, it has definitely been put on my radar. I loved the mix of neutral, classic colours, that clashed with the very on trend pink. It pulled the whole collection together, without being too in your face. I particularly took a shine to the all black outfit with the pink jacket.


River Island.




Squad goals!




River Island is one of my favourite places to shop, and they really nailed the Dream Weaver trend this season. The pastel, bohemian vibe is definite outfit goals, I just need a festival to go to now, and it would be perfect! I loved the denim culotte jumpsuit, it looked dreamy with the blue &  white, bohemian, sleevless jacket. I could also see this looking perfect with a high neck navy stripe tee, great for this season's nautical trend. One item, two trends? Definitely a SS16 wardrobe staple!


We had a quick break, refuelled on some delicious Thaikhun food, and resumed with the shows!








Quiz Clothing






Quiz clothing are the best when it comes to on trend, affordable, formalwear. This collection ties in bold floral prints, vibrant coral hues, yet stays classy with clean flattering cuts. I love the coral and black jumpsuit, as well as the stunning floral skater dress. I will definitely be paying quiz a visit for future summer nights out! They also have some amazing ball gowns, if you have a cruise/prom/ball coming up I would highly recommend having a look at their gorgeous dresses! You can do this by either, visiting their store in the Intu Victoria Centre, or online at




House of Fraser




Another flawless formalwear collection came from House of Fraser. They have the monochrome look down; clean lines, gorgeous fabrics and a classic colour palette. I need everything from this collection, especially that amazing, white, two piece suit! I think this would be perfect for a summer party, or cocktails on a roof terrace.
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Next









This collection by next has a subtle nod to the nautical trend, navy is my go to spring/summer colour. I think it's the more seasonally appropriate version of black, which most of you may have gathered is a core colour in my wardrobe! Again, it's the jumpsuit that's captured my heart/purse strings. I'm definitely adding one of these to my summer capsule wardrobe, as I think they are effortless and sleek. This makes them easy to wear, and look put together!


My purse strings have definitely been pulled, and my bank balance is quivering! I loved seeing all the collections that the stores in Intu Victoria Centre have to offer, they covered all angles in terms of casual wear and formal wear. Perfect for all occasion dressing, and has definitely given me some inspiration for my ss16 wardrobe!


Once the shows had concluded we headed over to Intu Victoria Centre's new home ware store, Sostrene Grene, which has the dreamiest home décor accessories. I'm going to dedicate a whole separate post, and maybe a cheeky haul, to it soon. Keep your eyes peeled!


The event concluded how any good day should, with cocktails!






We headed to Thaikhun to make some delicious cocktails.  I opted for full moon, a sweet, fruity cocktail, adorned with flying saucers and served in a kilner jar. Every bloggers dream. I'm definitely going back for food next time as it smelt delicious!


A huge thank you to Intu Victoria Centre & Cartwright communications for hosting #intunottsbloggers, it was such a fantastic day!



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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?
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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?

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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?

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