Monday, 19 December 2016

Autumn/Winter Outfits 2016


Hey lovelies!

This post, every couple of seasons, always takes the longest to compilate but that's not to say that it comes without its fun. I love being able to browse the Topshop website and see what new pieces they have to offer. Autumn and Winter, being the coldest seasons of the year, present their own challenges with regards to finding new and improved ways of keeping warm whilst remaining in a stylish mood.

Hopefully you'll be able to take some inspiration from the outfits that I have created for you and who knows, maybe you'll be sporting some of these pieces yourself. Also, why not strategically place a few of the items on a list to give to a friend or family member, just in time for Christmas haha!

XOXO

P.S. Let me know in the comment section down below which outfit/item was your favourite = mine was the outfit I created for Wednesday, so effortlessly cool!


MONDAY

From Left: 1. Double Breasted Slouch Coat, 2. Courtney Top TFNC, 3. Courtney Skirt TFNC, 4. Side Zip Shopper Bag, 5. Risky Sandals.
We all like to begin our week with an outfit that sets the tone for the next five working days. If, by chance, you're struggling to find one that does just that then you're in luck! The Courtney top and matching skirt make it easier for you and your brain on a Monday morning by piecing your look together for you. The heels add that right level of chic without taking the focus away from the double breasted coat and oh-so-stylish bag. I'm not much of a heel wearer myself but I can't resist a good pair of killer black shoes!

TUESDAY

From Left: 1. Crinkle Velvet Longline Blazer, 2. Loulia Top by TFNC, 3. Cashmere Scarf, 4. Tuxedo Suit Trousers, 5. Winged Pocket Shopper Bag, 6. Renee Suede Sandals.

I'm sorry but isn't this velvet coat just the coolest thing?! My newfound love for this mightily smooth fabric has got me stopping at every clothes rack just in case I find some velvet item peeking through but hey, since it's a trend right now, there's no harm in indulging in a few pieces right? I thought so! Anywho, this all-black outfit just screams fancy and I think we can all do with a bit of that. Imagine being invited to an elegant dinner tomorrow and not being able to find the right clothes in my wardrobe to actually make a good enough impression...this outfit is definitely a must!

WEDNESDAY

From Left: 1. Mono Loop Cardigan by Glamorous, 2. Clean Bar Clutch, 3. Wolf Choker T-Shirt by Tee & Cake, 4. Commander Glitter Flatform Trainers, 5. Moto Graffiti Print Mom Jeans.
I can just picture myself wearing this outfit in Downtown LA (not that I'll be there any time soon) with the artsy vibes and coffee shops all around me. I'm not a fan of coffee but I've always wanted to go on a coffee date and just picturing one of those scheduled in for 2:30pm on a Wednesday sounds about right. Everything about this outfit mirrors how I want to dress whenever I'm craving that edginess that models exude in their "off-duty" looks. The jeans are so unique and paired with the choker t-shirt and platforms, I can just see the chilled afternoon that this look could bring me. The final touches are completed by the fluffy cardigan and gorgeous clutch bag but I'm going to have to stop there otherwise I'll keep raving about this outfit...congratulations if you've gotten this far in my description for this look!

THURSDAY

From Left: 1. Sheer Panel Blazer Dress, 2. Long Sleeve Twist Front Crop Top, 3. Tonal Pom Beanie, 4. Moto Bleach Fringe Hem Jamie Jeans, 5. Glasgow Mini Backpack, 6. Killer Studded Boots.
Did someone say shopppppping?! This outfit would be perfect for a casual day of shopping either by yourself or with a few of your friends. There is nothing better than being able to browse the stores feeling comfortable and totally relaxed in your own clothes. I know from my experience, having shoes that hurt my feet or wearing jeans that are just too tight can ruin the entire trip so instead opt for a simple crop top, light blue jeans, a cute beanie, studded boots and a lightweight coat. I also chose the mini backpack because I like to have my hands free whenever I go out but this is just a personal preference of mine.

FRIDAY

From Left: 1. Tie Side Blazer Dress, 2. Lace Up Flippy Dress, 3. Black Cross Body Bag (Similar), 4. Maggie Court Shoes.
Date night is always a fab night! I love being able to dress up and wear something a little more fancy, especially if it's for an occasion as special as this one. Black is definitely my go-to colour for outfits like these because it adds that level of class to make anything elegant and beautiful - that's probably why every item featured here is in black! The dress and shoes are absolutely adorable and I couldn't help but put them together for this post. The blazer, although labelled as a dress, can definitely be worn as a coat that offers a chill, sexy vibe for those late evening walks.

SATURDAY

From Left: 1. Hairy Slouch Coat, 2. Sheer Peg Leg Jumpsuit, 3. Black Quilted Bag by Marc B, 4. Risky Metallic Sandals.
It's Christmaaaaaaaaaas!!!! What better time for a party than the most festive day of the year?! Christmas parties are always a lot of fun and whether you're having or attending one leading up to Christmas, you should be sure to get in that celebratory mood with a classic black jumpsuit and a gorgeous fluffy coat. The heels certainly make a statement but as with everything remotely shiny or glittery, we always have an excuse for them at this time of year!

SUNDAY

From Left: 1. Branded Loungewear Hoodie, 2. Grey Logo Cap by Calvin Klein, 3. Branded Loungewear Joggers, 4. Henry Double Bar Tote Bag, 5. Temp Metallic Slip On Trainers.
Sunday is the day of rest and what's better to rest in than an oh-so-cosy hoodie and jogging bottoms. If I could wear this all day I would but unfortunately there are some things in my life that require a little more effort haha. I added the hat, shoes and bag in case you wanted to leave the comfort of your own home and run a few errands.

All Images: Topshop.
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Friday, 16 December 2016

Ribbed & Crossed


Hey my lovelies!

I've missed the world of fashion! You can probably tell in these photos that I'm just happy to be out and about shooting an outfit post. The last few months, I've either been couped up in my room working or just not bothering to leave my flat because it's just too darn cold. Luckily, after returning back home for the Christmas break, I was able to take a trip to the park with my sister on a day where the weather was very much on our side.

This ribbed jumper from New Look is different to anything that I've seen before and since my sudden desire for a wardrobe revamp, I've been looking out for jumpers unlike those I already own. Fortunately for me, this one includes that criss cross detail that I almost always opt for above everything else. I don't know what it is about it but my eyes and heart are instantly drawn to it and I have to get that much needed advice to "just move away, keep going, you don't need another one" - I may have a problem!

The outfit that I came up with is very simple and doesn't require a lot of effort which is what I'm all about when I'm too cold to function. The jewellery, on the other hand, is quite minimal with only these beautiful earrings from Warren James making an appearance because...hello, they're gorgeous! I really enjoyed this shoot and I hope, whilst I'm at home during this one month break, that I'm able to do a lot more of them. In the meantime, enjoy the photos!!

XOXO










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Monday, 12 December 2016

ASOS Wishlist

From Top Left: 1. Lavish Alice Cami Midi Dress In Satin, 2. Tommy Jeans Logo Sweat Dress, 3. Wolf & Whistle Red Satin Cut Out Front Bra, 4. Missguided Faux Pony Skin Tailored Coat, 5. Missguided V-Neck Back Jumper, 6. NaaNaa Wrap Front Bodysuit In Satin, 7. ASOS Kade Heeled Over The Knee Boots, 8. Miss Selfridge Velvet Bow Sandals, 9. Miss Selfridge Square Buckle Boots, 10. Nike Air Max Thea Trainers In Black & White, 11. ASOS Kamber Stretch Over The Knee Boots.


Hey my lovelies!

Well, it seems that I have been in a real wardrobe rut lately and I think that it's safe to say that it has been bugging me an awful lot! I don't know what it is but it seems that every time I attempt to put an outfit together, nothing looks right. My solution? Browse the site of one of my favourite online retailers and get all the inspiration I could possibly need. So, without further ado, here is my ASOS wishlist...

Let me know in the comment section down below which one of these items is your favourite, I'd love to hear!

XOXO
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Golden Sunsets


Hey my lovelies,

One of the things that makes me super happy is putting on a playlist of mine, jamming out and applying my make-up. I always feel so at ease and just so content and then it comes to actually getting dressed and leaving my house and then it just goes a bit down hill - I'm very much a homebody! Cue Sam Hunt's song 'House Party': "If you wanna be a homebody, we're gonna have a house party" because afterall "You ain't gotta leave the house to have a good time" - he tells the truth!

Anywho, I have come up with a beautiful new eye makeup look inspired by those gorgeous sunsets you see when you're on holiday. Unfortunately in England, we don't get those sunsets all the time and that's probably because the twenty-four hours go from a dull, dreary day to a dull, dreary night...yeah there's not much excitement over here.

Over the last few months, I've found that I'm becoming more open to the idea of creating new looks by myself. I sometimes get the feeling that I don't want to constantly rely on makeup artists and YouTubers to decide on what I should do for my own blog posts. The beauty of this industry is that we can inspire each other and that's great but sometimes you just want to make it on your own. I guess what hindered me before was the prospect of the desired look not turning out how I wanted it to and  then feeling like a complete failure. I think it's a common perception that no one wants to be a failure, even in the simplest things, but hey practice makes perfect!

Hopefully you'll be able to take some inspiration from this post and possibly, if you want recreate it yourself, put your own twist on it or even be brave enough to come up with something completely new. If you do, be sure to tag me in your photos so that I can see your beautiful work!

XOXO




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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Venetian Glory

 
Hey my lovelies,

I'm baaaaaaaaack!!!! I have missed the world of blogging oh so much and I love that I am finally able to hit the publish button on one of my favourite posts to date...Venice!

Venice is an absolutely exquisite place and being able to go there was definitely a dream come true. I have often seen pictures of certain locations and built up my expectations as to what it would actually be like but when I was on the vaporetto, I was in heaven.

We stayed in the Crowne Plaza Venice East in Quarto D'Altino which was so lovely! The best thing about the hotel was the fact that it was a two minute walk from the main train station which made it super easy to just hop on the next train and find yourself in amidst the glory that is Venice.

The back streets were my favourite parts to explore as they were little winding passages that led me to new adventures and new sights. I loved being able to embrace the Venetian side of Italy in the middle of summer with the sun beaming down and the smell of gelato making its way through the air. I was made to feel like a true native in the hustle and bustle of people and I must admit that this was certainly one of the best ways to experience somewhere so magnificent.

I could ramble on and on about how this was one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to but I think that I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Wanderlust away my friend!




















 

















Need I say more?

XOXO

P.S. If you've travelled to Venice, let me know in the comment section down below about some of your favourite memories - I'd love to hear them!
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