Thursday, 10 November 2011

Classic Camel Trench Coat

First off, apologies for the rubbish lighting, I think I explained my photography woes in my last post... Anyway, the weather is getting steadily colder in the UK so I've been busting out my new camel trench coat. This coat is still available in H&M and it was a steal at £29.99, complete bargain, I know.
I notice during the colder months I definitely gravitate towards darker colours but the coat and burgundy snood stop it from being too dark and boring.
I'm in love with my new chelsea boots which I found in Peacocks for £26 ( I have them in brown too) the black ones really do go with everyhing.
My leggings are new too and they're a black shine material and very similar to American Apparel's disco pants.

Camel Mac Trench Coat - H&M
Khaki Shirt - Charity
Black Shorts - Internacionale
Leggings - Internacionale
Black Chelsea Boots - Peacocks
Snood - H&M
Gold Pendant Necklace - Topshop
Purply Pink Lipstick - Mystic by Sleek

Monday, 31 October 2011

Autumn in the UK

First off I'll apologise for my lack of posts of late. The problem is when you have a 9-5 job and the days are getting shorter, taking pictures in natural light gets really really difficult!
It's a shame too because Autumn is my favourite time for fashion. I like layering and all the different textures but it's still not cold enough that you have to hide everything under a coat.
Anyway, I got this p-leather skirt from Primark recently, well actually I got it at the beginning of October when that heat wave was happening, so I hadn't really had the chance to wear it. I wasn't sure about it at first but actually I'm really enjoying it! It can be styled in so many different ways and it is a great skirt for Winter warmth!
The snood is also new and I love its chunk-factor.

Vintage Shirt - Charity
Fake Leather Skirt with belt - Primark
Cardigan - H&M
Snood - H&M
Alexa Bag - Turkey
Suede Shearling Boots - New Look
Chain Necklace - Primark

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Tea Dress, Brogues, Elbow Pads

Check out my all new outfit! So it's true to say that within the last few weeks I have gone absolutely mental buying clothes which has resulted in me being totally broke, thus having to take a tonne of stuff back to the shops. Yes, it was a sad day.
However, all is not lost because I still have some excellent new wardrobe staples. As much as I loved my Primark brogues they just couldn't cut the 'wanting to wear them more than a week' thing and are steadily heading for the bin. So when I saw these babies in H&M I had to have them! Completely classic and hopefully will last me for a very long time.
I've been wanting a tea dress for a while too and when I saw this one hanging sadly in the sale rail in Asda I felt it's £8 price tag was really more of an invite to take it home with me.
Now, elbow pads are something I've felt very short of lately so I'm happy to add this elbow padded cardigan to my large collection of knitwear. Welcome elbow pads, welcome.

Tea Dress - George at Asda
Cardigan - H&M
Alexa Bag - Turkey
Brogues - H&M
Necklace - Accessorize
Eyes - Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eyeliner & Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara
Lips - Papaya Punch by Sleek

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Navajo Knit

So I decided to change where I take my photos. I was getting tired of not being able to get a full length shot but everywhere I tried never seemed to work. There was never a clear wall or it was generally too messy (I'm working on that) and you really don't realise how messy a room is until you take a picture of it... or your Mum is due round for a visit.
Well anyway, here is my quite casual attempt at a navaho look. Obviously the focal point is the cardigan which is a new favourite. Really for full on Pocahontas style I suppose I should have gone for a fringed bag or boots but sadly I have neither in my possession.
It's still a little too warm for boots so I opted for simple black espadrilles and kept everything else quite neutral.

Navajo Cardigan - Republic
Black Bodycon Skirt - H&M
Leather Satchel - Carpe Diem
Black Espadrilles - New Look
Rings - H&M & Topshop

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Arran Wool From Glasto

 Well the title says it all really! This outfit is pretty basic but easy to chuck on when the weather outside is miserable and uninspiring. I found this gorgeous chunky cable knit jumper for a bargainous £20 on a stall my friend was working on at Glastonbury. I snapped it up because I would much rather spend £20 than say £70 in Topshop and it kind of sounds cooler buying it from a festival. Totally.
Granted it would be a bit short on me as a dress so I just used my trusty black bodycon skirt from H&M.
I haven't taken off my Alexa baby since I got it and it handily goes with everything!

Arran Jumper - Glastonbury
Rings - H&M & Topshop
Black Skirt - H&M
Boots - Peacocks

Monday, 19 September 2011

Autumn Knit

 So, I think this was the first outfit I wore the day after I got back from holiday in Turkey. Depressing? Yes. Just one day before I had been basking in roughly 40 degree heat, I get back to England and we had to step onto the runway tarmac (yes, that's right not even a connecty tube thing to the plane) in the pissing rain. My poor, brown, hopeful, sandal clad feet were soaked. What really topped this off was the fact that it was 6.30am.
So to tackle this reality head on we opted for a McDonalds breakfast and then home for a 4 hour snooze.
I've gotten away from the point! I actually love Autumn fashion, it's probably my favourite season (for fashion that is). I think it's the romantic idea of Autumn with it's red and gold leaves and crisp mornings, when in reality it's grey skies, wind and trying to keep your umbrella from stabbing into your eye.
Wow, I'm on a weather-hating-rant today!
What cheers me up about this outfit is my Alexa bag and super chunky knit cardigan which was a gift from my Mum because 'in Turkey it never really gets cold enough'. Well it does in England! In September no less.

Chunky cardigan - Turkey
Alexa bag - Turkey
Rose print top - H&M
Teal high waisted shorts - Miss Selfridge
Rings - Topshop & Turkey

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Vintage Look

So it was August when I wore this which says a lot about British Summer time but I saw the jumper in Primark in the Autumn collection and loved it. I like to wear things as soon as I get them so to Summer it up a bit I wore it with the floral dress and leggings.
The look was feeling quite 'land girl' so I decided to go all out with the victory rolls and red lipstick. To make it a little more modern I wore some kooky accessories.
Jumper - Primark
Floral Dress - Republic
Owl Necklace - Primark
Stag Earrings - Primark
Ring - H&M
Eyeliner - Collection 2000 Fast Liner
Lipstick - Stiletto by Sleek

Monday, 22 August 2011

Grunge Meets Tailored

I think British style is much more free than American style. Now that is, obviously, a massive generalisation and there are for definite, eclectic dressers across the pond.

This is one of my more 'mixed up' looks. I opened my drawers (no jokes please) that morning and decided I wanted to wear Johnny Depp's face. As you may know, I'm a fan of a high waist so out came the denim shorts. I felt this probably needed to stay quite neutral so as to focus on the beauty that is Mr Depp, so I chose trusty black tights, a black blazer and military boots. 

The blazer and boots are a classic juxtaposition of messy and tailored and I think, very British.
The patent red bag finishes off the jumble of different styles and textures.

Black Blazer - Internacionalé
Johnny Depp 'Cry Baby' tee - Ebay
Denim High-waisted Shorts - New Look
Red Patent Bag - Primark
Brown Military Boots - New Look
Rings - Thai Market

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Simple Lace Chic

Some days you really don't want to have to put a load of thought into what you're wearing and this is one of those days! I bought this dress from Primark at the weekend and I think it certainly looks more expensive than the fifteen pounds I paid for it.

I don't really have any lace and I really liked the pattern of this because it isn't your usual floral pattern lace. The colour is obviously really versatile and the sheer sleeves give it that extra bit of detail. This dress could easily be dressed up for the evening by losing the leggings and adding some massive heels!

Cream Lace Dress - Primark
Gold Pendant Necklace - Topshop
Blue Wayfarer Sunglasses - Primark
Dark Navy Suede Mocassins - New Look
Leather Satchel - Carpe Diem

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Smart, edgy and girly all at once? Yeah, go on then.

I'm loving high waisted anything at the moment. It's a really classic style and suits everyone.
This look has a basis of being smart but I like to add a bit of edge which is where my chain necklace comes in handy (wow that sounds gangsta).

Burgundy Shirt (actually a tunic) - Internacionale
Pleated Skirt - Primark
Chain Necklace - Primark

I've recently discovered backcombing although still struggle with doing it to anything but the ends of my hair, which, as you can see, makes for a very bouffant bun! I like to add hair accessories like this to give it something else. Va va voom? You decide!

Flowers - Primark

This beat up looking leather satchel is a new purchase. Unfortunately I can't claim a beautiful tale of how I was clearing out an elderly family members attic and came across this gem that once held their school books. No, I found this baby on a stall at Glastonbury. The lady has a shop called Carpe Diem on Chalk Farm Road in Camden. This satchel goes with anything and it is totally vintage and awesome.

Layering jewellery is something I love. I don't do matching, so anything mismatched gets the thumbs up. I think it can give your look an ethnic feel but at the same time if I wore this with a biker jacket and jeans it would still work.

Turquoise Ring - Thai market
Black Ring - H&M
Bracelets - H&M and Primark

Friday, 5 August 2011

Jewel Tone Colour Blocking

Nails - Barry M Peach Melba and Barry M Blue Moon

Purple Top - Salvation Army

Teal Shorts - New Look

Satchel - Primark

So, this is my first blog post! Bear with me on the layout etc I will be working on it so that it's a piece of art in no time!

This is my first foray into colour blocking, mainly because very few of my clothes are plain. I've always loved purples and greens together. To stop it from looking too regal I wore brown beaten up ankle boots.