Thursday, 27 September 2018

AUTUMN; CHANGES

After a long hot English summer that seems like a distant dream (that we can't really believe even happened), reality has set back in with the cooler climate approaching. And I'm totally here for autumn; the changing of the leaves, new opportunities, oh and the fashion trends we're all obsessing over. 
Autumn brings with it a breath of fresh air, hitting the reset button for many of us. I have recently accepted a very exciting job offer to be a junior marketing executive of a marketing agency.  Whilst this is slightly nerve-racking as it will be my first 'proper' job, I am excited about the possibilities and opportunities this change will bring (I also can't wait for styling work outfits!)

However, the trends this season offer a little irony to this philosophy since we see the same styles reoccurring. For instance, check print, brown earthy tones, chunky knits, animal print and leather are all non-surprisingly back to greet us with a warm familiarity that autumn has arrived. I see this as a great way to invest in pieces that will be perennial and multi-seasonal, which is where I head to the charity shops. This check print jacket cost under £5 and I get to wear it every year! I have also picked up some more bargain pieces that I can't wait to style for this season.








JACKET: VINTAGE
BODYSUIT: PRETTY LITTLE THING
NECKLACE: SWAROVSKI
JEANS: ZARA
BOOTS: GABOR

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

90s SUMMER LOOKBOOK

It appears that this summer, its all about the statement French-inspired bag. From macrame to wicker baskets, we're all dreaming of a summer walking around the quaint cobbled streets of Paris filling our bags with fresh fruit and baguettes...in England however, we must bask in the few glorious days of 20°C sunshine that our country allows us. Whilst writing this the sky is overcast and recent storms have left me grieving over the loss of our brief 'heatwave' (a normal summers day for the rest of the world) with the anticipation of my return to Paphos, Cyprus this weekend! (Expect Instagram's all about it).

This outfit also incorporates the classic trendy cat-eye sunglasses, throwing it back to 90s inspired fashion, hence the grainy editing style I thought I'd try out for this lookbook. I stuck to lots of white with this oversized shirt and chunky trainers since the statement was the leopard print skirt. This gorgeous macrame bag from Topshop is my favourite accessory this season. It's so versatile as it works for beach holidays abroad as well as summers in England.











GLASSES: PRIMARK
CAMI: PRIMARK
NECKLACE: URBAN OUTFITTERS
RINGS: TOPSHOP
SHIRT: TOPSHOP
SKIRT: ASDA
BAG: TOPSHOP
TRAINERS: PRIMARK

Friday, 11 May 2018

BACKPACK GIVEAWAY COMPETITION

If you're someone like me, backpacks are an essential accessory. As a final year university student, I need a decent sized, good quality bag to carry my laptop and books in. Unfortunately, my bag is pretty unstylish since I didn't think that practicality and fashionable were two words you'd use to describe a backpack.

But I have good news, it does exist! Mahi Leather is an amazing leather goods company that makes stylish, classic leather backpacks and they're giving away one backpack every 2 weeks perfect for men and women! All you have to do is head on over to their website (linked here) and fill in your details for a chance to win a fashion and life necessity! Personally, I genuinely love their laid-back aesthetic and it gets me very excited for summer!

The competition starts 17th May and ends 29th June so head over now!


Backpacks not your thing? They have plenty of other gorgeous accessories that I'm definitely going to get my hands on.


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Backpack

Monday, 12 March 2018

THE I AM GIA JACKET

It feels like Spring is finally here, after the completely unexpected snow storm that the UK experienced, I am making the most of the (slightly) warmer weather. In this post I'm going to be showing your what trends I'm incorporating into my Spring style.

Baker boy hats have been everywhere all winter and are staying for Spring but you can opt for a lighter coloured version to make it more relevant for the season, I love this one from Urban Outfitters. This jumper was on sale at Zara and I'm obsessed with it. It's a unique take on a classic cream jumper but with colourful faux fur sleeves that are still subtle enough to be wearable for everyday. The I Am Gia jacket is my favourite style of teddy outerwear because of the more relaxed, oversized fit, I had a lot of questions on Instagram about the size I ordered, I'm a UK size 10 and got this jacket in a medium, I could have gone smaller but I wanted the extra room so I could layer underneath!

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BAKER BOY HAT: TOPSHOP
JUMPER: H&M
COAT: I AM GIA
BAG: OSPREY
TROUSERS: ASDA
BOOTS: TOPSHOP

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

A/W LOOKBOOOK - LIGHTINTHEBOX CLOTHING HAUL

Light in the Box were kind enough to send me some pieces of clothing to style, so here are my current go to outfits I've been wearing for autumn/winter. I styled three day-time chic outfits that can easily be layered up for colder destinations. 

Review

Light in the Box is a great website for very affordable clothing, the pieces were actually decent quality, although there were some loose threads on the embroidered top but I've had a similar quality for that type of clothing from shops like H&M and Topshop. They were all true-to-size, I got all of the items in a medium, and they had a lot of stylish pieces. However it did take a while to find some good pieces as a lot weren't my style. Delivery was also pretty quick which is great as some asian clothing websites can take a while to ship to the UK.

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Outfit 1

Coat: Georgio Armarni
Jumpsuit: Light in the Box (out of stock on sight, similar at Asos)
Jewellery: Swarovski
Shoes: H&M











Outfit 2

Hat: Topshop
Cami Top: Topshop
Culottes: Asda (such a good find)
Bag: Mango
Mules: Urban Outfitters









Outfit 3

Hat: Topshop
Blazer: Vintage/thrifted
Bag: Mango
Jeans: Asos