Frills are bigger than ever and here to stay. Its probably my favourite trend at the moment, frills on sleeves, collars, waist lines. My current love is this Zara frills sleeve top, incredibly difficult to actually photography and show how exaggerated these sleeves are. The skirt is an old H&M embroidered number and I wasn’t at first sure if the A-line mini went with the skirt but I quite like the pop of colour that peeps out. My shoes are an old Topshop number, extremely old and battered but I adore them and will wear them until they absolutely tear. I was given a beautiful JORD watch – they’re sustainable wooden watches that are really well made and crafted – absolutely in love with them so expect a post on them this weekend. Its been London Design Festival this week and I’ve been to the V&A twice – the installations are stunning and if you walk around Brompton Road there’s houses which have art work installed, really worth the the visit!
So frilled shirts are a thing this A/W season and I couldn’t be happier. I picked up this shirt from H&M – white with frills and the fit is actually really flattering. There are a lot of variations of these shirts, Topshop, NewLook, Zara, they’re all doing them! The trousers are an ASOS sale purchase, unfortunately all sold out currently but these do seem to be quite timeless all year round. Cigarette trousers which cut at the ankle are the most flattering as they make your legs look longer and slimmer. I wore this outfit to work the other day and at first look when leaving the house I had a split second thought ‘is this too much’ and normally if you think that then the answer is probably yes. However I went with my gut and I’m glad because it was comfortable and attracted lots of attention. I saw on instagram somewhere that theres only 11 Mondays left till Christmas – that is mental! How quick has this year gone! I’m also looking at holidays for next year and thinking Sri Lanka…? It seems like the hot spot for beach and cultural holidays so if anyone has gone and has tips do let me know.
Autumn is here – for the first time in what feels like months, I’ve finally worn a jumper and it felt pretty good. To be fair it wasn’t even cold, probably around 18 degrees with a nice warmish breeze but because there was no sun in sight I has the perfect excuse to get my jumper out. Also Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte is back so that means hallows eve is just around the corner, excited much? I went into Homesense today, feel pretty lucky that there’s a Homesense within a 10minute walk from my place, I saw the nicest one seat chair/sofa with a real rustic/Parisian vibe – absolutely stunning but if I was to get it I’d have no where actually to put it – need to find an excuse to justify the purchase. Anywho back to Autumn days and autumnal clothes – I’m obsessed with metallic skirts, I have been for while now and I’ve got a real collection of them. This is the latest addition a Zara block metallic coloured skirt – it’s so perfect. To complete my collection I’m on the hunt for a pure gold coloured one, similar to the last shade on the this skirt – however the search continues. Zara is killing the A/W range at the moment, I literally love everything I see – so much so that I have to restrict myself from actually going into stores. This embellished red Zara shoulder bag is beautiful! The insect detailing seems to be a theme through-out a lot of bags this season and I kind of love it? Also I’m not a red bag kind of person yet something about this bag drew me in. I’m scheduled to film a mother of all hauls this weekend – it’s feel nauseous just thinking about it! The intense amount of guilt probably comes from buying way too much – post shopping guilt is a thing.
This is by far my favourite outfit of all time. Dungarees have without a doubt been my most worn item in my wardrobe – I actually need to find another pair because these were from Topshop brought a year ago and the colour is starting to fade, clear indications of a well loved outfit. They’re just so easy to put together and it’s my weekend go-to choice, without having to think too much about what I want to wear. The white frill top is from H&M and a real bargain for £9.99 – the top provides a little bit of a delicate feel. The sleeves are my favourite part of the outfit. Can we also take a minute to talk about the sunglasses. They’re dupes of glasses that Henry Holland had a while back and I adore how statement they are, these were from Ebay and pretty much look like the real thing. Now I’m not an advocate of ‘rip-off’ things because I feel like its a slap in the face of the designers – however my struggling student self just simply couldn’t afford it at the time. I’m actually looking to buy a new pair of sunnies because I’ve fallen out of love of the ones I have – any suggestions send them my way! I spent most of my day afternoon yesterday roaming Covent Garden – I realised that the walk from Covent Garden to bank is really not that far – we did it within 30mins and it was actually a really lovely walk. Being an avid Architecture fan I was very easily amused by the old buildings. Zara Croc print bag with the embellishment looks far more pricier than what it was – I’ve decided that gold hardware is my favourite type on bags – which has helped me narrow my 30th birthday present down.
HM white frill top
Zara Croc Bag
I foresee two new trends for AutumnI, camis and pyjama style shirts. I love the way night clothing is transitioning into day-time appropriate wear. Cami’s are huge at the moment – normally these were seen as an under garment but now they’re worn on their own. I picked up this velvet lace cami from Bershka and I absolutely adore the colour. Summer days are now very limited so wearing a cami on it’s own probably isn’t the smartest of ideas, so I’ve paired this with my favourite pyjama shirt from New Look. I love the way this shirt fits and looks casual as well as being formally appropriate. I’ve seen velvet and satin camp’s all over the highstreet. These Topshop Hayden jeans are 4 years old and they’re probably not even available anymore. But the more I wear them the better they age and they give the entire outfit a ‘weekend’ vibe. My mum just fails to understand ripped jeans, intact she loathes them so much that she refuses to see me in ripped jeans.
Chokers and layering jewellery is something I struggle to do – it just seems like so much effort however when you have cute jewellery it helps! Topshop have some of the nicest (and overpriced) stuff. I always browse the jewellery section when there’s a sale. The metallic laser cut Nike Thea’s were a real steal from Office – I think they were put in the sale by accident because a week later they were back on for full price! Definitely not gym wear but they jazz up the entire outfit. This little ensemble is now my current fave! Last official weekend off just before I start work – so the next few outfit posts are most likely going to be work-related outfits. I also filmed a little look-book on YouTube which will be coming this Sunday…
I’ve mentioned before that Pyjama shirts are my favourite things to wear at the moment. However when someone actually said ‘oh, I really like your pyjama’s’ I felt slightly offended. I always thought it was more of a put-together look as opposed to ‘I just woke up like this…’ This shirt is from New Look, only brought a couple of weeks ago so probably in store. The shirt I can see myself wearing for quite a few months, I love the fit, the material and in general how it looks when worn.These Topshop Gold Pleated trousers on the other hand are a bit of a FAD buy and one that I’m trying to wear on daily basis so I get the most out of them. They’re actually quite see-through so tucking in the shirt was literally only done for the purpose of this photo. Metallic and pleats is a combination that I’m really into the past couple months and now I’m on the hunt for a yellow toned gold metallic skirt – there was one on sale at H & M but all sold out online and I have yet to locate it in stores.
Also I wanted to take this moment to address sliders, how have they become so popular? I absolutely loathe them and bearing in mind everytime I make a comment as such I end up buying the said items. Well not this time, I can assure you now that I will not be buying sliders
anytime soon, especially not the fluffy pink puma ones. They don’t even appear to be remotely comfortable and they look hideous on. I am team Birkenstocks all the way – I’ve seen an all black pair for £129 which in all fairness is probably way too much to pay for a pair of sandals hence why I don’t own them yet – but they look so good!
If you’re ever about in London, keep an eye out for the mews, these are old stables/warehouses which have been refurbished and made into little apartments that have a ‘holiday home’ vibe. I literally spent my day strolling around the back roads of Oxford Street all the way through to Marble Arch and there are some really pretty mews, they’re also perfect ‘ootd’ backdrops. This linen dress was an absolute bargain from New Look, I found it in the sale for £12. The benefits of living, what feels like, the middle of nowhere is that you end up finding some awesome stuff in the sales, I found a couple other bits in H&M in the sale – all my purchases are normally hauled on Snapchat as soon as I get them (beautclassyfied) The nude gladiator sandals are from Zara – purchased last year and I remember these being awfully painful however I feel like I’ve broken into them as 6hours of strolling around and they’re now quite comfortable. Also, is it possible to loose weight on your foot? If so, I feel like it’s happened to me.
This Mulberry bag is the only bag I’ve been wearing these days, very pleased with my younger 20′s self for picking this one up. Although I do have my eye on the YSL Sac De Jour or Gucci Dionysys – which one out of the two though? Gucci feels like a trend purchase, similar to what the Chloe and Celine were a year ago and the Sac De Jour seems like a safer bet as it’s more of a classic bag. And I’ve thought the GG sign on the bag is, slightly tacky? But I’m starting to really warm up to it…ahhh #firstworldproblems. I have a couple months to decide so I’m hoping within that time I’ve decided – your opinions wouldn’t go a miss though…
New Look Dress / Mulberry Bag / Zara Sandals / Raybans
It would be an understatement to say that I’ve been obsessed with the pyjama shirt trend, it feels very relaxed whilst maintaining a ‘put together’ look. I’ve seen a few in River Island, this little number is from New Look and the black piping makes it stand out. I had a dentist appointment today and I detest the dentist. Probably still traumatised from my experience as a teenager. However I now need to go back and have 2 fillings – which I’m not looking forward to! So I thought I would treat myself and go into London and visit Notting Hill gate before it gets busy before the carnival. I went into Notting Hill Gate and browsed the streets like a tourist. Kitchen and Pantry looked amazing but didn’t get a chance to go in for lunch – Biscuiteers had the cutest interior. Whenever I go into central London it makes me love the city more!
If you follow me on Snapchat (beautclassyfied) I’ve show cased these shoes already, as well as all the other purchases I’ve been making. The hot pink Topshop shoes are called Karter Loaders and they come in a range of colours but I had to get these metallic pink leather ones and they are AMAZING. An obvious dupe of the Gucci shoes but at a fraction of the price – whats not to love? Extremely comfortable too, I had to size down with these. There’s also a mint pair which I have my eye one, can I really justify buying two shoes of the same style? I need to find black denim jeans which actually fit well, these Leigh Jeans from Topshop have served me well for a couple of years, these ones are starting to feel loose and the colour is also starting to fade away. Any jean suggestions send them my way…
When you end up wearing the same outfit 3 times in a week – thats when you know it’s ‘the one’. This jumpsuit is from ASOS by a brand called Ebonie n Ivory – I absolutely love how Boho Chic it looks and the gorgeous print! The fabric is a light-weight, breathable fabric which is also quite floaty making it perfect for the London heatwave. I also adore that it’s quite a modest outfit with the floaty trousers and the sleeves. There’s a tie-up detail at the front, and I’ve worn a super lightweight, cami underneath just incase there are any accidents. I wore my double strap birkenstocks with these and they just worked! Because of the cut of the jumpsuit it makes your legs look far more longer than they actually are. I’m 5’5 and although I think I’ve always had a longer bottom half, this outfit just accentuates the length of my legs. LOVE IT! I really feel like I’m missing a flower headband or something to channel my 70′s vibe. I’ve also filmed a collective haul video with all the clothes I’ve brought in the past month (there is quite a lot) it’s up on my channel (click here) if you’re interested!
For the time, ever, I really struggled to pick photos for this blogpost! It was a very good blog photo taking day indeed. This is THE Zara striped dress, the one every blogger seems to be wearing and for very good reason too. It’s floaty, with an extremely flattering shape. Off the shoulders and pinstripes, it all just works! Best £29.99 I’ve spent – and even though it is quite a basic dress and every other person I walked past was wearing it – I can’t help but love it.
Shopping the stash for makeup is a thing, however I’m now shopping my wardrobe and I’m discovering so many new things that I’ve hardly ever worn. Exhibit A – the metallic converses. These high top metallic are just as beautiful – converses were never made for long distance walking and I’ve learnt this the hard way after walking from Knightsbridge to Soho. Exhibit B – the Mulberry satchel, I brought this on the days that they were sold in House Of Fraser – is that still a thing? But 8 years ago £500 was quite a lot of money for a struggling student – how I managed to buy this I have no idea. But I was so scared to actually use it that I kept it hidden in my wardrobe and never took it out until today. I remember Mulberry having the hype that the Chloe/Gucci bags have today. The colour is perfect and I am eternally grateful to my younger self for having made a wise decision of picking a very neutral and classic colour.
Today basically consisted of me having a late lunch in Dishoom which was glorious, it’d been too long since I’d been that I almost forgot how good it was! I uploaded a series of photos on instagram and did a late night ‘snapchat’ mini-haul! So if you’re not already following go and head over onto my instagram/snapchat to keep upto date! Summer holidays seem to be flying by…if time could slow down just a tad that would be great!
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