Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Blanket Cape.

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Tartan Blanket Cape - River Island
Blue Jeans - Topshop

Blankets are definitely the new coat for the coming season.

With winter drawing near, I'm resorting back to snug over-sized pieces ready for the A/W.
Ever since the Burberry blanket cape and Cara Delevingne saga I've been keen to get my hands on my own cosy blanket cape. Of course, in an ideal world I'd have the Burberry blanket.. but I don't think I'm quite ready to part with £1000 for one item of clothing. Especially when its effectively an 'overthrow' item. 

However, I stumbled across this beaut when my Bluewater shopping experience was meant to be drawing to a close.. 
(I promised I wouldn't spend anymore money!)
I've always been mad on tartan and fur collars anyway. So when I saw all these features combined in blanket cape form I knew I didn't even need to deliberate and parted ways with my cash!
I paired it with my other impulse River Island purchase - the 'tres chic' oversized tee which I knew would look fab with the blanket cape.

Next on my list is the Topshop blanket cape, which shares an even closer resemblance to the Burberry one. 

What do you think of the blanket cape trend?
Any hidden gems you've located?
I'd love to know!
xo.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Last of The Summer Pastels?

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Fedora - ASOS
Belt - River Island
Slip-Ons - Primark

Is the summer pastel trend drawing to a close?
I managed to nab the last few glimpses of the summer dry it seems.
Here I am showcasing some summer pastels from Loveredlabel with this stripe bandeau maxi. 
However, I'm not fretting over the weather, as this will be an ideal piece to throw into my suitcase for my long-over due summer holiday in October.  
Perfect beachwear!
With the nights growing darker and the rain getting heavier, my wardrobe is definitely inhabiting a more darker shade and I find myself back to buying my favourite snug pieces; polo necks, chunky knits and wool coats.
What pieces are you most looking forward to wearing next season?

xo.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Stripes & Ripped Jeans.

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Stripe Blouse - Missi Clothing (*)
Belt - River Island

Just a quick one from me today.
I'd just like to point out I'm obsessed with my new ASOS busted knee jeans! 
I want to go and buy them in every colour now.. black, light blue, white..! 
You have to get a pair, I promise you won't regret it. 
Since I got these jeans I've been itching to pair them up with my chunky cleated sole open-toe heels from New Look. 
I've pulled out this stripey liquorice all-sorts blouse I was gifted from Missi Clothing ages ago 
(you may remember it was featured in a waaay previous post back in the day)
Speaking of which, major cringe looking back on old posts when I started my blog?
No wonder nobody used to read my blog. Mwahaha!

P.s. Today was exciting, 
Primark decided to feature my previous outfit post (the yellow scuba coat) on their Instagram page.. 
And my Instagram account has literally been flying off the wall ever since.. 
the other day I was dreaming of building up my followers to over 1000 (my ultimate goal) and today I've managed to gain nearly 300 new followers in a day. What the hell, and the picture on their account has had nearly 20,000 likes! 
I could only dream of getting this sort of coverage on my own account. 
As you can imagine I'm over the moon. Its every bloggers dream to be featured or mentioned by a brand they love when they haven't even been formally asked to write a post / been gifted an item. Its moments like these I have to step back and acknowledge, 
today, I really am proud of my little blog :) 

Hope you've all had a lovely day!
xo.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Just Arrived: Primark Scuba Yellow Coat

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Scuba Yellow Coat - Primark
Belt - River Island
Sandals - Primark

If you haven't laid your eyes on the Primark scuba coats or even bought yourself one yet, I assure you - you'll be on the hunt soon enough!

This soon to be in-demand item has just hit the Primark stores. I managed to nab this in Manchester a few weeks ago, purchased along with my zip up front heels I also featured this week from Primark, which proved a hit with you lot. 
As you may know, Selfridges have some pretty nifty fashion-forward-buyers working for them, so they are always getting hold of the hottest trends in-store slightly before the main Primark stores. 

At the unbeatable price of £20 - yes you heard right!
This long-line pastel yellow coat features a scuba material finish with popper buttons from top to bottom. It comes in a hot pink colour too, which is also devine. 
I need this also.

Another fab steal are these ASOS Ridley high waisted, skinny busted knee jeans! I always buy all my jeans from Topshop and fancied myself a change. Someone on twitter suggested this exact pair which I instantly loved, I've been after a pair sporting the busted knee look so I thought I'd take the plunge and risk it (after all ASOS and their free returns convinced me!)
I even had the 20% discount code from Glamour magazine, so these almost ended up being half the price I normally pay for my Topshop jeanies.

I'm super pleased, the fit is perfect and the material is so soft. 
I'll definitely be considering ASOS now when I next need a pair of jeans.

xo.

Monday, 18 August 2014

A 70's Fashion Favourite.

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Cheap Casual Jumpsuit Primark
Cream Knit Jumper H&M
Cream Knit Jumper - HM
Black Jumpsuit - Primark
Gold Belt - River Island
Tan Zip Up Front Heels - Primark 

I'm bringing back the jumpsuit.
A 70's fashion favourite of mine!
Jumpsuits keep reappearing from time to time in high fashion, 
probably because they are generally regarded by many as the garment of convenience. 

I definitely think so, jumpsuits are like the pyjamas of high fashion! 
This one is from Primark and its just plain black with an elasticated boob tube top. 

Its so easy to just pull straight on and I love the baggy trousers that have elasticated grips at the bottom. I must confess, I may have indulged into a shopping spree when I visited Manchester Trafford Centre the other weekend. Selfridges lured me in and the Primark was brimming with golden goodies that haven't hit the high-street yet, eeeeek. 

There was only one pair of these cut-out boots on the display table which I grabbed and ran away with, I knew I was buying them before they had even graced my feet. 
They are so fitting for the jumpsuit look too! 

Random Fact:
'I had a CT scan today and I had to go through a doughnut shaped scanner, this made me hungry.'

xo.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

How to style black jeans.

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Black 'Joni' Jeans - Topshop 

So I guess you've come here because your looking for inspiration on how to style black jeans, specifically in this case, those of the 'skinny' variety. I was super keen to show off my new black chunky ankle strap heels from New Look which give my casual outfit that little bit of 'heightened edge' - and we all know heels and jeans are always a killer style combo.

The best thing about black jeans is they are pretty much the most flattering item of clothing you can own, the colour compliments pretty much every other on the spectrum, and I feel they have the power to make any body conscious soul feel a million dollars!

Excuse the cheesiness, I just tend to get quite excited over my favourite trusty pair of Topshop denim. I've decided to wear with this beautiful fairy-esk top from The Fashion Bible. Its referred to as a 'mini dress' *ehem*.. maybe I'm just abnormally tall but I really don't think I could get away wearing this and exclaiming.. 'oh but its a mini dress - its meant to be short' Those of you shorter in height however, I'm sure you could pull it off... 

Nevertheless, I don't want to take any glory away from the item, as I do oodle over anything crochet or that features lace detailing and this really is a cute little addition to my wardrobe :) 
Alex says I look like a fairy, I'll take that comment.
I hope you like my easy monochrome look, and I've given you some inspiration on how to best dress up your jeans and utilize the colour black. 

If there's any future style posts you'd like to see me do please let me know in the comments?

xo.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

What I Wore | ASOS Stripes.

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houndstooth handbag gold black white straps

I told you you'd be seeing these shoes again, bet you didn't think it would be this soon!
Imagine they will be featured on a par with the River Island Fedora..
 Uhoh, I hear you say.
As you know ASOS are a firm favourite of mine, there's nothing I don't want on that website. There's nothing I wouldn't do for that brand (job of dreams!)
Maybe someday *mind wanders*
Anyway clear to say its my kind of clothes showroom. 
I got this lovely simple striped cut-out shoulder dress from there a while back and recently we've just been a match made and rekindled in closet heaven! 
I love anything that resembles a smock, and this dress screams comfort and monochrome sass for me. 
I'm also finally featuring the Lola Joseph houndstooth handbag that I've had on my Instagram for a while. 
Isnt it pretty?
 I'll be taking it with me on my little trip up to Manchester and Liverpool this weekend.
Trafford centre shopping.. eeeee...
That reminds me, I must go pack. 
Toodaalooooo.
xo.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Essential Summer Shoes.

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Can we just stop for a moment, and let me just pick my jaw back off the floor!
I'm in awe of these shoes!
How gorgeous are they?
And they only cost £13! They're only in the freeeeking sale!
I've been lusting over a pair of mules like this since seeing 'pretty much' every blogger flash them in some shape or form over their Instagram page..
I probably shouldn't be tottering around in a pair of heels this high after my last 'heel accident' - which I'm still suffering from 
But I must say, however high and daunting these look, they really couldn't be more comfortable and 'non-slip'..
Those of you will know what I mean if you tend to experience the odd foot slip where your whole foot tries to slide out and convince itself it can happily sit outside of the peep toe.. Or is this just me? HA - painful!
Expect to see these beauties making a regular feature from now on, 
I think adding an element of height to any outfit immediately makes you feel that much more confident in your outfit and does help the old legs look slightly more shaped!
I'm seriously in love.. the white heels pair great with my Glamorous high-neck dress which features lots of little cute white hearts!  

xo.