Monday, 20 March 2017

It's really you on my mind

t-shirt - H&M
trousers - Primark
blazer - H&M
boots - New Look
necklaces - Depop

Remember I mentioned hypothetical NYC looks? This one might get to break free from the hypothetical wardrobe in my head.

On Valentine's day I was treated with flights to a week long stay in the city that never sleeps. As well as being beyond excited that I'm going somewhere that I've literally always wanted to go to, I'll get to explore with my favourite person who feels much the same.

I saw this t-shirt in H&M and was instantly drawn to it. It's not often I buy t-shirts from high street stores anymore but I couldn't resist. There's something so nice about pairing casual wear with something more formal and fitted e.g. blazer and graphic t-shirt. Makes me feel like I'm headed somewhere important even if it's really just the post office.

Do you enjoy mixing styles?


Monday, 13 March 2017

Layer up

coat - VIPme
jacket - Zara
jumper - H&M
jeans - Primark
boots - Lightinthebox
bag - Gamiss

Layering is one of my favourite things about putting outfits together. As well as adding warmth, draping another layer over your shoulders can add texture, colour and interest. I never would have thought these pieces would work together so nicely, but the tones and shapes just seem to compliment each other so well.

Sadly my work wardrobe is rather conservative, but this is a major throwback to my university ootds where I'd chuck trench coats over everything from band t shirts and fisherman knits to roll necks and dappled black jackets. Inevitably would end up shedding about three layers mid way through a seminar, emerging from a coat-like cocoon; but that's fashion right?

Below are a few of my current favourite layering looks from Lookbook, which one is your favourite?

Thursday, 9 March 2017

I know the sound of your heart

jumper - Primark
skirt - Stylewe
shoes - Primark
bag - Gamiss

A simple ootd with some old favourites and new ones. 
Although going bare legged is probably not the best idea at the moment, this is the outfit I would very much like to wear. I am so guilty of putting together hypothetical looks for my hypothetical life; this one would be casual brunch on a sunny day in NYC.
Please reassure me that you also do that from time to time..

I saw this jumper on the lovely Olivia  and was instantly infatuated. 
From the neckline to the soft grey tone, I knew I had to find it. And I did - on Depop. However, I was so keen to get it, I ended up purchasing it twice. You know when you're awoken by a buzz on your phone and, half asleep, you end up clicking 'buy' like the consumerist zombie you almost definitely are? 

Anyway, now it's up for sale on my Depop, which you should definitely visit - mainly so I can buy more things I certainly don't need.

Have you used Depop?

P.s. Is the faux bob still a thing?


Friday, 3 March 2017

Somebody else

bodysuit - Boohoo
skirt - StyleWe
bag - Zara
heels - Zara

I'm so feeling that Friday feeling right now. All dressed up and hopefully somewhere to go. Talking of going places, this StyleWe khaki skirt has been an absolute dream. You know those pieces that you think you might wear occasionally but you actually end up living in them? 

The tone has lifted me from my usual black comfort zone, but as a neutral, it goes with the rest of my muted wardrobe; ideal to pair with a plunge bodysuit or a basic white t.  Strong block shades that act as a statement by themselves, much less hassle (and less hand luggage if you're jetting off somewhere nice.)

Would you wear this skirt?


Monday, 13 February 2017

Summer Loving

Photos by Darrell K Morris

These photos mark a point in my life that I was very much in love with; university. It's funny how your heart can be taken up with places just as much as people.

However, as well as somehow managing to get a law degree during my time there I also managed, more importantly, to gain a best friend - my favourite person.

Alas I will not be spending February 14th with him, but I've never been really sure how I feel about valentine's day anyway.

Feelings don't need to be dressed up in sugary sweetness and accompanied by overpriced flowers to be meaningful, nor do they need to be expressed to anyone else. Feeling content with a glass of something cold or a mug of something hot, netflix and a long evening. Romance is not dead.

With that said, Valentine's day does bring with it one of my very favourite things; puns. In card form.
(See here or here.)

How will you be spending your February 14th?


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Rosegal (literally)

 So apparently it's February. How on earth we have got to the second month of 2017 is beyond me, especially with all that's going on in the world - I would comment further, but I feel politics may be outside the remit of this happy-go-lucky blog. 

Anyway, frostbitten days and existential matters mean I am in dire need of a little brightness. Something that adds a touch of colour to wardrobe. I've gone on relentlessly about how I've tried to step out of my bat cave of black clothing, and I'd like to think injecting a little orange or pink to an outfit provides that little lift which my morning mood so desperately needs. (That and the La la land soundtrack. Honestly.)

These little gems are both from Rosegal and I am most certainly smitten. Given the month, I feel that my new found love is rather apt.

Which is your favourite item (and do you have any valentine's plans)?


Sunday, 29 January 2017

Say something loving

Top - Zaful
Skirt - Zaful
Shoes - Primark
Bag - Zara

Currently trying to stave off those gloomy Sunday night feels with hot chocolate and outfit planning. I hope they'll come a time when I'm not wishing for Friday and can actually enjoy the working week. 
Fingers crossed.

I'm curious to know how all of you lovely readers spend your weeks; leave me a comment and let me know :)


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