Showing posts with label Outfit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Outfit. Show all posts

What I Wore #2

So it appears I have a kind of summer uniform thing going on but hey, if it ain't broke and all that. Although I probably do need to stop stockpiling summer dresses, as cute as they are and as wonderful as this weather is of late I'm sure that in a blink of an eye we'll all be back in our woolies!


Dress Kate Moss x Topshop via Bag Charity Shop Shoes My mama's

An entirely thrifted outfit that's a reminder to self to check out the charity shops more (and my ma's closet!)


Jacket Primark Dress Mango (last year's, ) Bag Charity Shop Shoes

One of my all-time favourite dresses, I'm glad it looks just as cool dressed down with trainers as it does dolled up with heels because otherwise I'd never get the chance to wear it!


Dress Topshop () Bag South Beach ) Shoes

As you can clearly see this dress has shrunk a little in the wash, which is what I deserve for buying such a cheeky Reformation knock off. Either that or I'm in denial about how much ice cream I've been eating lately. But ice cream>fashion always.


Tee Shorts Topshop (old, ) Bag Shoes Topshop (old, )

Something super casj for a dog walk because my hangover wasn't Freddy's problem. 


Dress New Look (old, ) Belt ASOS (old, ) Shoes Superga via Depop Bag South Beach ()

All year round I complain about having no boobs but when the mini heatwave arrives I feel #blessed because bras are not made for this weather. Not that any of us need to wear one at all, it's just I don't have to worry about them escaping out of anything if I don't. 


Dress Primark () Bag South Beach () Shoes Superga via Depop

Just the day before I'd declared that I wasn't going to buy anymore summer dresses but I fell in love with this when I saw it and I won't let anyone, especially myself, get in the way of true love. 


Playsuit Bag Charity Shop Shoes My mama's

I'm still fully obsessed with this playsuit although I'll tell you it's definitely not the one for a festival/gig or anything else that requires you to pee in a hurry. The denim and pockets may be super practical but the buttons certainly aren't.

So I've been sticking to a pretty simple formula lately! I live for summer dressing though, I get so bored of coats and boots when it's cold. What about you? 

What I Wore #1

So I stopped doing these style diary things for a bit because I felt they looked a bit naff! That old comparison bug kicked in for a little while, but I personally love seeing lookbooks and weekly outfit vlogs by the likes of the gorgeous , and . These blog posts aren't half as good or profesh as those but I like to think the blogging world is big enough to fit me and my mirror #ootd's in there somewhere haha!


Ninety Nine Red Balloons

Denim Gap ()
Shoes Topshop ()
Bag South Beach ()

Panic bells it's red alert.

Or just two balloon sleeves that I'm obsessing over, as well as all things square neck. This top was less than a tenner and I love it, I felt vaguely like one of those Reformation babes when I wore it. Until I ate that is, as you can see I can barely squeeze into this so I had no business taking this out for dinner. I ate vegan too in the hope that wouldn't happen but it turns out vegan pasta is equally as carby as regular pasta. Maybe it is regular pasta, I don't know. Either way I scoffed the whole bowl and afterwards felt less like an instagram honey and more like I'd eaten all the honey like Winnie the Pooh in his little red crop top. 

Nevermind, because he's cute too. That was the least of my worries anyway because we went for drinks afterwards and guess who got too drunk and ended up calling a pro-lifer on twitter a fucking moron? But I'd say it again, I've always been pro-choice and always will be. To vote no or say 'let's agree to disagree' means you have the privilege to say so. The outcome of the referendum means you're either going to be feeling smug or pissed off, either way you can continue living your life as normal whereas a no outcome is catastrophic for so many women. People are ignoring the economic, personal and/or health circumstances someone might have, but also a woman shouldn't be forced to go through with a pregnancy that she doesn't want to have for any reason - it is barbaric to put anyone through that. Abortions have and always will happen, a vote won't change that. What it will do is ensure they are done safely and I struggle to see why anyone wouldn't want that. Let's hope Ireland makes the right decision today. 

The Perfect Summer Top

Jeans GAP ()
Bag South Beach ()
Shoes My mama's

Other than the fact it keeps falling down.

It's true, it does. In the course of five hours I flashed a date, everyone at London Bridge and a tour group at Southwark Cathedral. By even my standards this was a lot of embarrassment to endure in such a short amount of time. To make it worse yesterday was really windy so the bib bit at the front kept flapping in my face. However, when I was sitting still it did not do either of those things and looked very pretty indeed, which is why I have made the bold claim of declaring it The Perfect Summer Top* (*when moving in any way is not required.) At least one good thing I always feel like my shoulders are rather broad but they cannot keep this on which makes them feel smaller, so silver linings and all that hey?

A Corduroy Comeback


A one true pairing.

So you know how some colour and textile combos are just so delicious? Blue velvet, red suede, green silk...dreamy!, I don't know why I have such a thing for it but it has my heart. Maybe it's because the colour softens what is quite a utilitarian material and in turn the cord toughens up the sugary connotations we might associate with pink. You know I'm all about that boy meets girl look! Or perhaps it's more simple than that and just takes me back to my childhood, although the 2018 comeback is a wee bit cooler - especially when they come in the form of this Weekday jacket.

 I was lucky enough to win an ASOS voucher from () and although I'd intended on buying some jeans with it (as if I need any more pairs) I saw this on the New In page and Fell. In. Love. I'd not bought from Weekday before but I will 100% be buying from the brand again - it's such great quality, I love the slightly structured shape which smartens up what could be a very casual piece. I mean look at the collar - I die. The length stops at a flattering point on the hips so it gives you a bit of shape but looks equally cool when layered over a longer top. The sleeves are the exact right length, I was *blessed* with rather lanky limbs so to find something that's not too short is a Holy Grail for me. Also it's perfect for the so-called spring we are apparently in as the colour is very season-appropriate but it also keeps you cosy when there's a pesky chill in the air. It's been my go-to this week, here are the ways I've worn it which all look pretty similar I know but hopefully you'll get an idea of how it takes an outfit from zero to hero. Plus I don't know about you but I'm far more interested in seeing 'real-life' outfits, so this includes what I actually wore to a club in the last look. So it's currently covered in gin, but no matter as despite it's cutesy shade this jacket is made of tough stuff. Anyway I don't believe in being precious with clothes. Things shouldn't be 'saved for best' because it's way more fun to have a piece that has stories and memories attached to them! Saying that, I can't believe I went on a night out dressed as a little boy - my 18 year old self would have been mortified. 

Outfit #1 | Sunglasses
Outfit #2 | Sunglasses   Top
Outfit #3 | Top Jeans Shoes

My Birthday Suit



Following Suit.

An actual suit I got for my birthday, you are probably relieved to see. but when it comes to dressing for a special occasion I prefer to suit up (in this case my lovely sister in law to be's hen do!) Not only do they cover any last minute outfit dilemmas they also hide any fake tan disasters, of which I have had many. Plus when they come in the form of this delicious gingham print they are tastier than any picnic. The fact it was in the sale only sweetened the deal, although for some reason it's full price online - a worthy investment though, as it's seasonless, timeless and makes you feel like an absolute boss. , if monochrome's not your thing. 

Are you a fan of a suit too?

Florals, For Spring?

Dress One Topshop via depop  
Dress Two Kate Moss x Topshop via
Shoes Zara via my mama


I'm sorry, I know that phrase has become as cliche as, well, florals for spring but I cannot resist a Devil Wears Prada quote. These photos are bringing an element of sadness to my life right now as I'm currently sitting here wrapped up in a blanket as it's so frickin' cold and my house seems to have decided that as it's technically spring we have no need for heating. It's correct, but this is England.

So perhaps the timing of this post is a little off re weather and it maybe is re subject matter too as I'd like to chat a little bit about sustainable fashion as last week was , but I suppose we should be talking about sustainable fashion all the time! I'll admit I'm a huge high street fan, as is evident on this blog, but being in Brighton has definitely made me more aware of the choices I make. I also recently visited recently which was food for thought (post coming soon!) I use as little plastic as I can, I rarely eat meat and I buy cruelty free products but for some reason I'm struggling to rein in the high street habit. Terrible, I know. But over the past year I've gotten much more into buying second hand items () which is why I'm showing you these two dresses today which were both thrifted. In general I think buying winter clothes second hand is more of a struggle as I'm quite fussy with things like knitwear, however most of my summer dresses have been preloved and are in excellent condition as I feel like people are quicker to discard summer clothing. I mean I don't know about you but I invest a lot less money in my summer wardrobe as the clothes are cheaper than winter coats and boots! I know I cannot preach about being sustainable but my point is, next time you're looking for sunny weather gear it's well worth checking out Depop/Ebay and the like as there are some real bargainous gems to be found!

What are your favourite thrifted finds? , I'm often adding new bits to raise money for

Embracing Change


'It's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.'

Well it's not quite April 25th yet but we have been blessed with a hint of Spring and I for one am happy to put my heavier coats into retirement, however brief this might be. I've built up a little collection of jackets (I can't say 'sh*cket' I'm sorry) so they came out to play last week finally, without having to be hidden under at least two more layers. I'm also embracing a wide leg rather than skinny - wild, I know.

So onto outfit numero uno above - these jeans are new from H&M as I had a discount code for my birthday. I ordered an 8 which is a size bigger than I'd usually get and when they arrived I was a bit worried as they looked teeny tiny. They do offer a bit of stretch so I can squeeze into them but if you can I'd order a few sizes to try as we all know how batshit H&M sizing is. It's not you, it's most definitely them.

The White Cropped Wide Leg Trouser

Denim Jacket
Pink Jacket
Black Loafers (via my mama's closet)
Suede Loafers Zara (from my mama's closet again, hehe luff you mama!)

These should be a recipe for disaster but so far so good barring a lipstick in the pocket incident. In fact I would call them a 'roaring success.' Again, because they're H&M, they're quite the struggle to get on - they make even me feel like I have a butt (much to my honest delight!) when I'm getting them on but they're worth the time and effort. The denim jacket was bought on the same day as clearly someone forgot what a budget is but as you may tell I have a real thing for these worker-styley jackets - I mean look at the pockets! The collar! I very much fancy it as a shirt also, so it's practically a 2 in 1 piece. The pink jacket is another new in item from H&M, tortoiseshell buttons are another current obsession so obviously I snapped it up as I can't resist this colour either

What new trends are you trying for Spring? 

08/01/17 - 'I'm just a girl, standing in front of a mirror, asking it to love her.'

I'm in a bit of a chatty mood aka procrastinating wildly - but I've decided to turn this blog back into a little diary that I'm going to try and do daily because I'm too lazy to do my actual real life journal. I know it's *supposed* to be all quality over quantity in blogging but actually the number one rule is to enjoy it. I said in my January Goals I wanted to do some writing purely for me, even if it is just something silly - in fact most of these posts are silly, I don't think I've ever offered any wisdom on here but that's ok as it's better left to people are who are better at articulating their thoughts. But I'd rather just document my life the way I used to blog and if anyone likes it then that's cool but it's also cool if not because at least I have a lil online scrapbook to look back on!

Hat Nine by Savannah Miller () Coat Jeans GAP customised by me Shoes

So I came back to Brighton on Friday, the fridge had been turned off so everything was rotten but other than that mishap all is good. Sunday was spent feeling v sad and ill and tearful until I realised it was just because of an iron infusion I'd had at Harefield last week then I felt ridiculous and snapped out of it. Bloody drugs! Don't do em kids. But today was better, I was at the library which is now open until MIDNIGHT - this pleases geeky me immensely. I swear to God every time I go to the library I see at least three people from my course on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But me, I had to research a guy called Demetre Chiparus who was apparently 'one of the most important sculptors of the Art Deco era' according to Wikipedia. I declare this a lie because if it were true I'd be able to find more goss on him and I fooking can't. But in more successful news I submitted an essay that I've been working on for months and although I'm glad to see the back of it I get more worried than I used to about handing stuff in - I feel like they'd be reading it like 'Wowowowow, 24 and still an absolute dumbass' hahaha.

Before I go I'll just leave a link for if you too fancy donning them with a beret


Style Diary #15

Totally flopped at Blogmas but I decided that I really actually had to get down to some work. One assignment down, three more to go until Friday lololol. To be fair I have until after Christmas but I want to just enjoy my time at home without worrying about work too much. But I do have a Style Diary for ya, sorry the pics are so rank but hopefully you get the general gist of what I've been wearing lately (mainly the same jeans and coat every darn day...)


Blogmas #4: Preloved Cord Levi's

but I can't stop won't stop. I found these on Depop for an absolute steal! I'm probably giving off grandad vibes rather than the French Girl Chic I was hoping for. But I'll keep wearing them regardless because they're super warm and I feel like the cut is kinda flattering - well, I feel good in them anyway and that's what matters! 

Style Diary #14

Recognise that white (and messy) room? I am home! Or rather I was. Went home thinking I'd save a bit of money but actually ended up spending like double, oopsie. After Reading Week I'm now back at uni and I didn't do a bloody thing during my time off so somehow have to cram it in today. These posts are a fun way to procrastinate though and also not totally unproductive so here's last week's Style Diary.


Coat M&S () Top M&S () Cords Zara () Boots & Other Stories ()

Style Diary #13

This post is a little bit later than usual but this week has been busy! It's so nice being at home but the week has flown by far too quickly and I haven't done half the things I was going to do, oops. But to procrastinate further here's a post on everything I wore last week!


Hat Nine by Savannah Miller () Coat M&S  Jumper Matalan () Trousers Alexa Chung x M&S via depop () Boots & Other Stories ()

Style Diary #12

I've tried to get out of my denim rut lately and I've not done too badly. I don't know if you can tell but , if I could I'd be buying loads more but the two pieces I have shall have to do. Just as well really because as cute as it is I think it's a bit of a fairweather trend - here's how I've been styling it for now anyway! Please excuse all the washing, things take about three days to dry in this house.


Coat Jumper Next () Jeans Shoes

Style Diary #11

I thought I'd bring back these Style Diary things even though since I'm at uni I'm now having to work with a teeny capsule wardrobe and use a rubbish lil mirror too...I know, I know - poor me ;-) Also, be prepared to see a lot of this camel coat as I stupidly left most of my coat collection at home as if it wasn't going to be cold living by the frickin' sea! All of this is going to either inspire me to shop my wardrobe or go out to the actual shops and buy new things, we shall see (although we all know it'll be the latter!)


Jacket Primark () Cardigan M&S () Top Uniqlo () Jeans  Shoes Pin

A Final Summer Look

I thought I'd squeeze in a final summer outfit while I still can, even though the weather is already going all autumnal on us. I like ankle boots and chunky knits as much as the next blogger but I will miss the sunny days and the chance to wear some of the perfect basics that I bought during the summer months, like these Holy Grail status shorts from Topshop and this little jacket from Primark. It was an emergency buy on an unexpectedly chilly day but has proved to be so useful and such a good fit too. 

topshop ashley denim shorts, asos ultimate crew neck t shirt

Where Are The Good Vibes?

I won't even lie to you, I'm feeling a little bit fed up. I'm not as patient as I was pre transplant but to be honest that's not surprising. New lungs are a second chance at life but I know I'm living on borrowed time's not a negative thing, because I think it's given me a bit more of a get up and go attitude, I complain but really give less fooks about the state of my hair and face and it's made me braver. However I feel like every day I need to be doing something and making the most of it and when I can't it feels like a waste and I feel a bit anxious. Some people say 'Oh but what's a week of your life?' Quite a lot longer for me than it is for you actually, kinda like how one year for a human is seven years for a dog hahaha. 

Diamonds Are Not Forever

Oh look, an all black outfit for a change...lololol. Not exactly a summer outfit but then summer hasn't really been playing ball has it? We were really lucky in spring with the sunshine so shouldn't complain really but still. Ok I'll stop being so British now and shut up about the weather! 

Tee ASOS Jeans J Brand Shoes Adidas Bag Kate Spade

RIP to this little necklace, I loved thee well til I destroyed it by snapping it in half as it got caught in my jacket. It was from and I loved it so much I literally never took it off, which is how I killed it I think. I'm not known for looking after jewellery well, one of my big fears should someone ever be strange enough to marry me is getting an engagement ring as I know I'll lose it in about 5 seconds within it being on my finger. Future spouse, maybe just buy me a designer bag instead. Or a puppy,

What would you choose instead of a diamond?

Levi's Love

So this is a typical outfit for a night pleased I'm showing you the before and not the aftermath. This night ended being covered in beer, a little cry on the way home and a lot poorer than I was before I left my house but it was the most fun still!

Levis Orange Tab 721 Vintage High Rise Skinny Jeans, All Saints Balfern Leather Jacket, H&M Cami Top, Dorothy Perkins Two Tone Ballet Pumps

Style Diary #10

This may come as shock to you but here I am outside of my room lololol. Now you know I do actually leave my house, although I must say mirror selfies are just hella easier. I'll keep trying but it's bloody hard - how people do these full on photo shoots in the streets I do not know. I commend you!


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