Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

Raise Boys and Girls the Same Way

This t-shirt is probably one of my favourite things in my wardrobe right now. It's statement, thought provoking yet not to the extent that I would feel uncomfortable wearing it in public. 

Let's be honest, it's not really difficult to say that boys are obviously raised the same way as girls considering we go to the same schools but it's really the way they're treated which creates the difference - the whole "boys will be boys" culture that seems to always crop up whenever sexual assault/rape/harassment occurs. But I digress, a post for this will be coming in due time.

I find with t-shirts, it's incredibly easy to look incredibly casual but I was feeling myself when I took these pictures so I wanted to add something glamorous to it, hence the heels and sunglasses. 

Paired with my fave coated jeans, there's almost a biker element to it that gives it a bit of edge. 

Mirrored sunglasses were huge in the summer and with this bright sunlight we've been blessed with, sometimes sunglasses are necessary even in Autumn and winter. 

It's definitely sometimes too cold to wear this out now but I'm obsessed and shall be keeping this t-shirt for forever. 

Monochrome Geometry

I seem to be getting slightly better at this whole style blogger thing (humour me). But this was very much a honest this is what I actually wore type outfit because considering the temperature at the moment, comfort is literally the only thing I care about.

Coated jeans are probably one of my favourite things because there is just something different to your standard denim and it just adds that little extra. I love the look of leather trousers but alas, they tend to only look good on beanpoles so a compromise was coated jeans.

And this jumper, which is just so different to some of the others out there, is absolutely stunning. I honestly think it's so classy and could easily be worn with a skirt and high knee boots for a far more sophisticated look but is casual enough for uni when worn with jeans.

The hat is a H&M classic which is perfect for this outfit and adds a city chic look to the ensemble.

What are some of your go to winter outfit staples?

Roll Necks & Trousers

How do full time fashion bloggers come up with blog post titles? I genuinely considered calling this post "The One with Clothes" but alas, I digress...

I spend a large portion of my time on pinterest and unfortunately my favourite outfits are often quite Scandi inspired but seem to look best on a size 6-8 and as someone who is certainly not a 6-8, I decided to pull inspiration from it and put together an outfit that was wearable and super cute.

These trousers are incredibly comfortable because they have an elastic waist which almost makes them feel like leggings - I sized up so they're slightly baggy but they look amazing with the jumper which again is ever so slightly oversized and the chunky knit adds another element to the outfit.

This look was just calling out for a hat and this hat from Zara is so unique in colour that it adds something to the outfit - something that isn't monochrome. And the Stan Smiths which are a "classy" trainer, make the outfit more casual and less formal.

The Thigh High Boots

I used to hate over the knee boots - they were very much a thing that I didn't think worked but then this pair entered my life... Perhaps it's the suede that makes them far more wearable but I really think they look incredible with dresses or skirts. 

Paired with this skater skirt and a slightly baggy roll neck jumper, this outfit is probably one of my favourites at the moment and one that looks somewhat parisienne in some way. I'm also obsessed with this bag from Zara which reminds me so much of the Celine knot tote but was less than £30 so far more affordable.

In some respect this outfit is very much a champagne outfit on a lemonade budget and looks very chic considering how much it actually costs.

It's definitely one of my favourite winter go to outfits at the moment. What do you think?

This post may contain items that have been sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

The Blogger Misconception

I'm not a big blogger, I'm not famous and I don't shower in money, but I love what I do. I receive an average of about five packages a week and I'm pretty sure my postman deserves a present of some sort. But it doesn't match the reality.

Although my housemates are slowly starting to understand that I'm not an extreme shopaholic or anything like that, there were definite initial misconceptions that I was loaded because let's be honest, I'm living the illusion of a life that is beyond my means. My instagram features champagne events and designer handbags and I regularly feature coffee shops which should amount to hundreds of pounds a week being spent. But it's not the reality.

If you're a blogger (small or large), you'll understand the thrill of being put on a PR mailing list, the thrill of unknown packages but you'll also start to understand the snide comments you can sometimes receive, "Oh but you can afford it, right?". Actually, no I can't. I'm a student and I recently quit my job because of the stress that trying to do it all brought up, but it also caused me to question this life I was portraying.

I like to think of myself as honest, I always disclaim when it's PR samples and I desperately try to make my friends aware that I'm not spending cash because there are weeks when I struggle (we're talking the end of the month here). Because it doesn't matter how much designer makeup I'm wearing or the new clothes, because it wasn't bought by me. Because the blogging life isn't a reality.

It's a world where image is everything, I couldn't enter the world of Youtube simply because I've seen the hate that heavyweights such as Zoella get and really, I couldn't imagine putting more of my life online than I already do. And I'm not complaining, I love it and am so grateful for being at the stage I'm at now.

So this post is for the bloggers that envy lives of others and the normal people who follow me because they like my writing, just make sure you know the back story - a lot of it is smoke and mirrors.

The Jumper Blues

Whilst I hate the rain, wind and hail, I love the chill that means that I can break out the jumpers and scarves. I love soft, knitted things (and you may have noticed, all in monochrome).

This is a somewhat unusual post for me as it's fashiony without being too fashion if you catch my drift. But I wanted to share some of my ultimate locations for buying the softest and warmest jumpers for the cold months ahead. 

One of the best places to buy knitwear in my opinion has to be H&M. Whilst their website and shipping is abismal for online shopping, they're very reasonably priced and brilliant for stocking every colour in every basic under the sun. I love chunky oversized jumpers and H&M have loads in stock for less than a tenner, and they're good quality.

Primark definitely come into their own in winter as they also stock jumpers and thick knit cardigans for low prices, although there has definitely been a recent price increase. Now, not everything there is for me as sometimes the knits can be quite scratchy but I recently picked up a couple of jumpers there that are close becoming some of my favourites to wear. They've also got masses of incredibly oversized thin knit ones for around the £10 mark. Once again, apologies if you're not in the UK but Primark don't have an online shopping service as of yet.

And then onto Zara. Zara has a bit of a reputation for being quite pricey and whilst there are items in there that result in a mini heart attack over price, their basic range is really affordable and very high quality. I've picked up several jumpers from there and own ones that are both thin knit and chunky, plus the striped one in the image above. They all hover around the £15-20 mark but they're such high quality that the price is definitely worth it. Although Zara sizing does have a reputation for running small, their knitwear always runs true to size. 

Now, this isn't a choice that many people my age tend to go for but Marks and Spencer's has really upped it's game lately and their knitwear is really worthwhile a nosy. Whilst their Per Una range is definitely for those women aged thirty upwards, their Limited Edition and Indigo range often have gems that are amazing. Their pricing hovers around Topshop prices (think £30 upwards) but it's high quality and you're less likely to encounter every fifteen year old girl owning the same thing as you.  

Where are your go to places for winter clothing?

Minimal Effort


Although I love my simple jeans and tee combo, there is nothing I love more than having the chance to wear something a little bit different and out of my comfort zone. 

I spotted these trousers on ASOS and they instantly were something I wanted to order - either to reassure myself that they looked terrible or to give a fab alternative to the numerous black skinny jeans lining my closet. But alas, they are far more comfortable. Although they look like trousers, they actually have an elasticated waist and are therefore perfect for days where food is the highlight. 

They go really well with the t-shirt which I like to wear for 9am lectures just to make them aware of how little I want to be there but also to wear with a full face of makeup because irony.

But I love the way the military inspired coat pulls together the outfit making it a perfect outfit for the Soap&Glory #GlamToTheWorld Christmas event!

More details to come soon but have a look at some of the pictures below!

Wear A Red Lip with Leather

How do full time style bloggers do this thing?

Thankfully I had a very patient brother helping me with these photos who allowed me to awkwardly flap about and try to look like I knew what I was doing.

But yeah, this is the second part to my day to night styling challenge with George Denim and this is the night part. I've worn this outfit numerous times and it's so easy to look put together with a good pair of boots and a blood orange lip ("Blood orange? She's so pretentious, it's ******* red.") Bonus points if you get the reference. 

As we're heading deep into cooler weather, my dresses are being shoved back into the depths of my wardrobe and my go-to night out outfit involves black skinny jeans (original) and a nice top with a leather jacket and heeled boots. This top is from ASOS and I love the off shoulder detail, it makes a relatively simply outfit just have that little bit of edge to it. 

The boots are relatively new to my wardrobe and I am majorly heart eyes over them. Zara has finally brought out size nine shoes and these are incred. Patent leather with quite a high rise on the heel, they make me feel like I'm far cooler than I actually am.

And finally, the lipstick really adds that extra edge. It's Kendall Jenner's shade with Estee Lauder called "Restless". The colour is beautiful and it's matte which is an extra bonus. 

Sidenote, I tried to do a super cool thing where I was putting on my jacket in some of the photos but instead it just looked like I was throwing some serious shapes. Those pictures didn't make the cut.

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High Necks and Denim with George

Disclaimer: the day these photos were taken, I was bloomin' freezing so a jumper & jeans combination is definitely not advisable unless you throw on a jacket. Trust me.

But onto the post.

I was asked by George (the clothes part of Asda) to style up some of their denim from day to night so this week my two posts will be showing this pair of jeans in two outfits, one that would be suitable for day, and the other for night. This outfit was all about comfort as these photos were being taken after a nine till three shift which was really my priority.

I'm all about turtle neck jumpers and this one from H&M was wonderfully oversized and slouchy and ever so comfortable. I wore it with these amazing Wonderfit Skinny Jeans which are incredible. They're so soft and comfortable but they're designed to hold their shape even after washing. Sizing is a bit weird because they come in S, M and L but because they adapt to your shape, it doesn't really have an effect.

Worn with my Stan Smiths, I love how this outfit looked. It was very easy to wear and comfortable and I'm so happy with the jeans because lets be honest, you can't go wrong with a good pair of jeans.

This post may contain items that have been sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.