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Topshop Bright Floral Culottes

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Jumpsuits, Dungarees, Overalls, Pinafores – gimme all the one pieces!

I tried oh so hard last year to implement a minimalist wardrobe but it just wasn’t me. This year I’ve said the more colour the better and this is no exception. A Topshop Bright Floral Culotte jumpsuit – very much summer appropriate but paired with chunky shoes and a leather jacket, I’m good to go! This particular jumpsuit was brought in the sale, reduced from £55 to £10 – yes thats right, £10!! And it was the last one there – this is probably the lowest amount I’ve ever paid for anything in Topshop and I was so pleased with myself. I love going into Oxford Street but when it comes to sale shopping especially stores like Topshop I always go to quieter and sometimes smaller stores. The sale rails are slightly more organised and it feels less like you’ve just been in an erupted volcanoes of clothes. Due to the low neckline I’ve worn a black vest top underneath however when it starts to warm up a little I’ll do a little DIY job and adjust the neckline.

My new Zara platform shoes are perfection – only £29.99, current season, and these honestly look far more expensive than what they are, also surprisingly very comfortable. Although I do feel like they’re only going to look good for a couple of wears because the white rubber sole won’t remain white for long. Zara shoe’s currently are beautiful! If I wasn’t trying to save for a certain designer bag I would be buying all the Zara shoes right now. I feel like it may be worthwhile booking a ticket to Barcelona and going all out in Zara – it’s so much cheaper there! I’m still sporting my 5year old Muubaa leather jacket – ultimate staple wardrobe item! It’s my go-to item to wear when I want to throw an outfit together and the leather ages beautifully.

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Dressing like a 8year old

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My mum absolutely hates this outfit! Fact. She moans how it’s an outfit that should be worn by a 8year old, not a 28 year old and she may be right however I adore how youthful yet cool this outfit looks. (Am I uncool for saying cool?) It’s very casual and if I switch up my trainers to a pair of brogues then this is totally suitable for work. Dungarees and pinafores are my favourite clothing pieces. I think they’re super versatile and easy to switch from a day to night look. She says as if she actually has a sociable night life.This particular maroon denim pinafore is from Topshop and I feel like without tights it could be a little on the too ‘short’ to wear with bare legs. But seeing as I have no intention in wearing this with anything other than opaque tights I have made this work for me on several occasions. I’ve seen the black and blue version and dare I say I am tempted to get them too! Monki are also selling some awesome black pinafores on ASOS. I am literally restraining myself from making any online purchases for a couple of months. The white shirt combo seems to be my favourite pairing for this pinafore, it brings a casual but also ‘adult-ish vibe’ to the outfit. I have a serious love/hate relationship with white clothing. I am ultra clumsy and get stains all over so I always feel slightly riskaaay wearing white. I’m forever on the hunt of ‘the’ white shirt and the struggle is real people! For the time being this chambray style shirt was picked up in the sales, size 14 – I wanted it to be super over-sized and relaxed. Still sporting my white Nike Air Max and the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Obsessed with this bag – I love how it keeps both hands free. Also, in every photo I seem to have this resting bitch face, I assure you I am smiling on the inside. I just can’t seem to show it across in photos. Anyways, hope you’ve had an awesome Valentines Day – I spent mine watching Deadpool, buying vegan chocolate and a very cute pair of shoes from Zara which I’ll share this week on the blog!

 

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Camel Scarf and Leopard Print Skirt

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Wearing all camel neutral shades this weekend.

Perhaps a little too matchey matchey…but I am obsessed with colour! Also, how does someone with slightly larger breasts wear a polo neck without looking like they’ve got saggy busts?  When I was younger I desperately wanted larger boobs but I was a late bloomer and before I realised I was 21 with double D’s – I’ve tried loosing weight in the hope that they’ll get smaller however that failed. So now I spend most of time finding clothes that conceal them. Today however I decided to wear a high neck top – although it was short lived as I wrapped a scarf around me 43seconds later. I wear a scarf pretty much all day, everyday. My current favourite skirt and probably the most expensive skirt I’ll ever own, from Topshop – it’s incredible! Such a statement piece as well as a capsule item in the wardrobe and I love a bit of leopard. My new bucket bag, it took me a while to jump on the bucket bag trend and I was eyeing up the Mansur Gavriel bags, I absolutely love the size with the pop of red oh and the leather quality is pretty awesome. I was tossing and turning between the nude and the black but I thought that the black one would match with everything so a cheeky little Net-a-porter order was made! The trainers give this whole outfit a ‘casual’ vibe. Your standard Nike Air Max – very old school but your feet will thank-you for it! I was having a good thing going on here with my ‘regular’ outfit posts but due to bad weather I had to take a little step back – hopefully with half term this week I’ll be able to take full advantage of it and be able take lots of outfit posts!

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Wardrobe essential #1

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 Muubaa leather jacker

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The most expensive clothing piece in my wardrobe is probably a leather jacket, I own a couple but my favourite one is this from Muubaa, not a brand that I hear much about and to be honest I can’t even remember how I stumbled across their website but I recall lusting over so many of the leather pieces and decided on this number. And would you believe me when I tell you that this is a size 6?! I am far from a size 6 now but once upon a time I was and I think in the last 5 years of my owning this jacket the material has aged beautifully and stretched to fit me perfectly. Good quality leather just wears out so well and I absolutely adore this jacket, its definitely an essential. I am eyeing a leather jacket in All Saints but it’ll have to wait until I find a good enough reason to justify it. Also, cashmere jumpers…a dangerous and expensive addiction, this dark wine jumper was purchased from ASOS White. I can’t even begin to explain how soft it is! Its not actually that expensive around £90 but the quality totally justifies it and I’ve seen 100% cashmere jumpers sell for far more. ASOS white just need to start stocking more colours. The Reiss Box bag is still going strong, it can’t actually fit very much in, possibly a phone, some cards and a lipstick/gloss nevertheless I am very happy that I have this bag in my life. Standard black Leigh jeans from Topshop, the colour is starting to fade so a replacement need to brought asap. A moment to talk about these trainers – the Nike Air Force 01 with the neutral sole, how amazing are these? I love the colour (although I did search high and low for the black ones and found none) so when Office had 20% off I took full advantage and got them! I’m excited to wear these with other outfits. Size down with these because I normally wear a 5 and ordered a 4.5 but totally could have gone with a size 4 but because I’m too lazy to return/exchange anything I’ll make these work for me. Lastly the tucked in hair trend, I didn’t get it for a while however now I’m totally on board – tempted to cut it quite short – I’ve never gone short so slightly anxious but I love the way it look – opinions? Go short or just carry on tucking it in?

 

Leather Jacket – Muubaa

Jumper – ASOS White

Nike Air Force 1 

 

floral green jumpsuit

unconventional workwear

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Excuse the hair – not my finest look and the obsessively hair touching photo’s I am still trying to figure out this posing business. Also taking photos in public is very nerve racking. Will I ever get used to it?

80% of what I wear is printed. Fact. Mid-2015 I made somewhat of an attempt to create a monochrome ‘staple’ wardrobe and I failed miserably. I love prints and I love colour so I’m just going to embrace it from now on. I feel quite lucky to be in a job where I can try and push the boundaries a little with my work wear (within limits of course) so here’s me trying to put prints and blocks of colours together – funny enough I quite like it, hence me actually posting it here. I also am a little obsessed with dungarees, I think its the little kid in me – I find them ultra comfortable until I have to go toilet of course. These dungarees were brought from Topshop on sale – I had my eye on them when they were full price but the shopping angels were on my side and I resisted to see if they went on offer – luckily they were! The block coloured shirt from New Look compliments some of the small mustard tones in the dungarees and I adore this colour. Bronx shoes are still going strong, they’re comfortable and slightly edgy – I’ve worn them pretty much every day. I get that this outfit is a bit hit or miss, not everyone will love it but hey ho. How do you feel about dungarees? Just for kids or can adults rock them too?

 

Bronx Brogues – ASOS

Dungarees – Topshop

Shirt – New Look

Ring – Great Frog of London

Bag – Reiss

 

 

rainbow fur jacket

Conversation starter…

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Anyone that knows me in ‘real-life’ will know that I tend to shy away from crowds and prefer to be with small groups of people. However I seem to express myself through my clothes and the older I’ve gotten I seem do be doing this more and more. I’ve found myself wearing a lot of clothes/shoes that are conversation starters – a simple ‘oh wow, where’s that jacket from?’ gets people talking to me and is sort of helping my confidence I guess? My multi-coloured fur jacket is my new found obsession. I found it in the sale section in Topshop, I really couldn’t believe my luck – I saw a similar jacket in Karen Millan and I kid you not it looks like 98% the same thing – only difference was the price, Topshop £65 and Karen Millan £399. I almost cried with joy. The pop of colours really brighten up my mood and considering I barely see any day-light during the weekdays so this is exactly what I needed in my wardrobe to cheer me upI’ve been wearing this jacket every day since I’ve got it and I don’t think I’ve ever been stopped and spoken to as much as I have. I’ve paired my outfit with these metallic Bronx brogues (most comfortable shoes ever) and Topshop dungarees are my weekend ensemble. Have you ever worn a statement piece?

First day to work outfit

OOTD – New Year 2016

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Well its been a while – she says again – I pretty much disappeared off of social media for a while due to personal reasons, some which I probably am going to share in a video at some point. I should also start off by saying a very merry new year to you all, lets raise a glass to the hope of 2016 bringing you lots of love, happiness and success. 

During my time off I had some time to think about where I wanted to take my blog, I feel like nearly everyone I follow on twitter was/is thinking about the same thing and I honestly love talking about beauty so therefore I want to keep that element but maybe try to incorporate more lifestyle and possibly fashion posts? Fashion posts in the past have consisted of wishlists and I want to try and branch out to some ootd – this also means raking in my sister to actually take photos for me. I have no idea how/if I’ll manage with a full-time job whilst also trying to make some YT videos (which have also been quite disappointing as of late) but we shall see.

My  first attempt of an ootd I have come to realise is that 1. I have the worst patience when it comes to taking photos. 2, its very difficult to find the ‘right’ location, lastly 3. I have stop every time someone walks past and I embarrassingly shy away. Props to those who do this all the time.

Now I understand that all three pictures are almost identical – I am terrible at the whole elimination  of pictures process, hope you don’t mind too much. Sophie Hulme bag is my current love, brought from theoutnet.com  I wanted a YSL croc clutch or a Givenchy Antigona however they’re £1600 so this bag is a great substitute. The only thing I worry about is that it’s cream and I am prone to staining anything white/cream. Wish me luck! The trousers are a sale purchase from asos – love the colour, shape and they’re just so darn comfortable and the shoes are from Topsop (currently both are sold out – soz) Jumper is an oldie but goodie from Asos.com

Hope you liked the first official ootd! 

 

 

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October ASOS Wishlist

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Some serious ASOS browsing went down this weekend, I was massively procrastinating and decided to make a wish list for my birthday next month. At this moment in time I want lots of trainers and knitwear – oh how times have changed from five years ago. Oversized knitwear – I want it all. The suede A-line skirt has been on my mind since June but I resisted, however it’s now on sale half price – it’d be rude not too right? I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Culottes – at the moment I am really digging them and think the colour of these are gorgeous, very 70′s-esque.

Metallic shoes have been an obsession of mine recently, so these metallic toe-capped trainers are right up my street. Along with metallic New Balances, I am slowly becoming trainer obsessed and these may just have to add into my collection.

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August Wishlist

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Wishlist summer

 

Its been four months since the last one and I forgot how satisfying and incredibly time consuming wish list posts are, also quite dangerous when they’re so close to pay day. I’m a click away from buying everything on my list. It also has just occured to me that all these item would make a fab festival outfit – totally unintended of course. I wish I could say there was a star item out of everything on my list but I pretty much adore everything. H&M Khaki silk shorts are just the dream and I’ve booked Thailand for December so I’m buying all my summer holiday bits now. The Topshop boots have been on my radar for the past month, along with the Quay sunglasses – a brand which is totally having a moment in the blogosphere at the moment and all for good reason – I mean just look at them, so beautiful! Now Zara have already released their A/W range – what…?! I’m in no way ready for winter, however the floaty blouse fits into London Summer perfectly. I also love the black backpack – I’m having a thing with backpacks, they’re just so easy to carry and leave both my arms free. I seem to have aged back a few decades. So the flower crown from Rock and Rose, I want this so BAD! I think I’d wear it once and be totally over it but its incredibly pretty. My mind says no but the heart seems to be over-ruling this one.

I see my card across the room – I just have to get up. Trying to resist…not sure how long I can last. Whats your favourite item? It may help me to narrow it down to one/two items.

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Mango Premium

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MANGO WISHLIST

Late last night I found myself browsing the Mango website. Ever since my Barcelona trip I have been really loving Mango as a store and pretty much everything they have out at the moment but particularly the premium range. Which obviously is slightly more pricier than the rest of the store however I assume the quality of material would be a lot better. Also I am trying to build a more classic wardrobe at the moment, looking at the state of my clothes choices through-out the last few years I seem to have brought a lot of in the moment trend pieces that aren’t in style right now. If I were to get everything on my wish-list I would set myself back just over £300 ouch. So whilst I patiently wait for a sale or some from of discount code I thought I’d share some of the pieces I have my eyes on. The sandals in particular. I had a similar pair a few years back from ALDO and I was absolutely obsessed with them so these are definitely on my ‘to-get’ list. The navy culotte style jumpsuit is such a timeless piece and the spaghetti straps just add a touch of elegance. Mango are really impressing me with their collection at the moment.  I also wish I was a bit better at this whole wish-list presentation thing…

 

Mango culottes jumpsuit

Wide sleeve blouse

Mustard Print Jumpsuit 

Linen blend bow skirt

Fringe Leather Sandals

Culotte style trousers