OOTD | Countryside Walk

25.8.14







T-Shirt, Skirt, Necklace - Topshop
Jacket - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Primark
Sunglasses - Ray Ban by The Sunglasses Shop

Yeah this isn't really a conventional outfit for a walk in the countryside but this is what I went for the other day for a nice day out with the family. I caught the last of the Topshop sale last weekend and luckily found some amazing bits in one of the smaller stores near me. I picked up this gorgeous red floral skirt, Pink Floyd top and this lovely necklace. All massive bargains! Can't get enough of these Primark Chelsea boots (so much that the suede effect is rubbing off a bit - boo) and they were sooo comfy for a bit of walking. 

I need to get out to places like this more often - it was about an hours drive away and the views were incredible! I love living in England.

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Wishlist | Summer to Autumn Transition

22.8.14


1. Morris Floral Slip Dress, Topshop
2. Mesh Panel Jumper, River Island
3. Leather Backpack, ASOS
4. Keepin It Sweet, Topshop
5. Lost for Words, Topshop
6. Lilac Paisley Face Watch, Olivia Burton
7. Parka, H&M

It gets harder every year but we are getting to that time when Summer is coming to an end and Autumn is ready to appear. But unfortunately, this makes dressing a bit more difficult. Is it going to rain? Is it going to be sunny? It could even be both in the same day (very likely in Manchester). I have picked a few items which are perfect to transition from Summer to Autumn, with the addition of tights or a coat. I have gone for muted colour and thin layers...

Think summer dresses with light knitwear - this Topshop dress and River Island jumper would make a beautiful outfit. Topshop do pattern oh so well and this is no exception. The Autumnal brown flowers are contrasted with lovely purple leaves which makes this perfect for both seasons - take my money, Topshop! A lightweight coat is a necessity and H&M are bringing their A game when it comes to parkas and duster coats. This black parka is great for rainy weather and black will be good all year round.

A good leather bag should be in every wardrobe (or wherever you keep your bags..). This little ASOS backpack is just lovely and I absolutely love camel accessories (hats and shoes especially). And please can someone just buy me an Olivia Burton watch already?! I could easily feature one in every wishlist I make and they are stunning. More muted nail colours to finish off the outfit and you are ready to face Autumn!

What are your favourite transition pieces?

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OOTD | A Very Windy Day

18.8.14








Blazer, Skirt, Boots, Backpack - Primark
Top - Urban Outfitters
Necklace - Asda
Sunglasses - Ray Bans by The Sunglasses Shop

Excuse my incredibly windswept look today, I decided to visit the beach on what seemed to be the windiest day of the year. Quick tip - don't wear a crop top to the beach - I learnt this lesson the hard way (by flashing an elderly couple, accidentally I must add). 

So I seem to be turning into a walking talking Primark advert but due to me saving up to move out and go on holiday, I need to save the pennies! This is in no way a bad thing as Primark is just ridiculously good at the moment and it only seems to be getting better with amazing boots and coats coming for Autumn! Speaking on boots, I am in love with these new heeled Chelsea boots I picked up. They were a mere £15 compared to the £90 you have to shell out for a very similar Vagabond pair (?!). 

This is very much a day-to-night look as it is something I would wear to work and then change the blazer to a leather jacket and whip off the tights (ooh-er) for a night out. Perfect!

P.S. big thanks to my new photographer Tom who let me pretend I was a supermodel and didn't even laugh at me (too much)


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OOTD | Casual Florals

8.8.14





Top - Primark
Skirt - Topshop
Jacket - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Primark

I love these shoes so much that I bought them twice to avoid the inevitable 'my shoes have fallen to pieces' heartbreak. I was even tempted to buy them a third time but decided that was ridiculous! I've been wearing this outfit to work, substituting the denim jacket for a coatigan (a beautiful creation) - I think it's a good mix of smart and casual. 

I've just noticed some of these photos are out of focus - sack the photographer.

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OOTD | Mixed Prints

5.8.14





Dress - River Island
Kimono - Primark
Shoes - Office
Bag - Primark

I love a good print clash. Spots and stripes is a personal favourite but this dress/top is doing a very good job with florals and...old rug print? The colours are also on point - gorgeous pinks and blues. I realise this is very similar to another look I have done recently but I can not stay away from this kimono. Kimonos are perfect for arm-haters like myself in warm weather. 


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Wishlist | Holiday #5 UK Summer Break

4.8.14

Holiday Wishlist UK Je Suis Cat
1. Red Lippy Project, Topshop
2. Grey Jersey Top, H&M
3. Pleated Ditsy Print Shift Dress, Topshop
4. Black Triangle Print Skirt, River Island
5. Faux Leather Biker Jacket, Topshop
6. Elina Cross Body Bag, French Connection
7. Hummer Heeled Sandals, ASOS

Next week I will be heading down to Brighton for a few days to visit a friend from uni. This will be my only holiday this summer so I will definitely be making the most of my time off and I can't wait! So for my 5th holiday wishlist I have picked some items that would be great for a short break in the UK. I always find it a bit tricky to pack for the UK as it can basically be any weather at any time. It can be glorious sunshine or pouring rain - usually both in one day. 

Because of this, you NEED a jacket. Yes it will be a pain when the sun comes out but you'll thank me when it all of a sudden decides to be freezing. I would go for a leather or denim jacket, something that will go with everything you take. Topshop do some great basic jackets and I have one very similar to this (5). I love a pretty floral dress in the summer and oh my goodness does this Topshop number fit the bill. Everything about it is perfect - the print, the colour, the fit, gorgeous. This River Island skirt is fab. You can't really see on the photo but the print has little suns and lightning bolts on it - how perfect for British weather! As the pattern is quite loud, I would pair it with a basic grey tee like this jersey H&M number. 

I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to flat sandals, they're always a bit flimsy for me (I'm definitely a winter shoes kind of gal) so I'd prefer a chunky platform. If the weather takes a turn for the worst you can add a cute pair of frilly socks to prevent wet toes! I've been looking for a little handbag for the summer and just came across this French Connection beauty - space for an umbrella and some sunglasses! 

Finally, I think any British themed look will be completed with a statement red lip. 'Red Lippy Project' is one I definitely need to try but you may need to pry Russian Red out of my hands! 

What would you take on a UK summer break? And where would you like to go?

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