OOTD: Keeping It Neutral

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Lately I’ve been drawn to a very specific colour palette, neutrals. Creams, whites, tans and pale pinks, there seems to be nothing more satisfying than seeing them all together. After deciding that beige and camel tones were definitely not for me considering that my skin tone resembles that of Casper the Friendly Ghost, I’ve found a lot of inspiration in putting together all cream and white outfits lately, with a touch of subtle shine or sparkle.

A few of my favourite pieces are the cream corduroy trousers (pictured above) which go with everything and have been a great alternative to white jeans – which I’m not so convinced on. I also love this Zara shirt (pictured above) which has a very subtle shine to it and is the most beautiful champagne colour, it has a very 80’s glam feel to it and is the perfect loose fit to tuck messily into jeans.

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Hairclips – Accessorize

Shirt – Zara

Coat – Primark

Trousers – Primark

Boots – Office

Bag – Asos

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OOTD: Romantic Dressing

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On the rare occasion that I decide to brave bare legs in these Baltic weather conditions we’re experiencing at the moment, you can bet I’ll be wearing this dress. Perfectly form fitting and the most practical length, this is by far one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe. Paired with my most favoured beret it makes for a much more romantic and Parisian-esque type of outfit, which just happens to be my favourite kind. I’m going to Paris in a few months time and will most definitely be re-wearing this ensemble, keep your eyes peeled for me eating croissants by the Eiffel Tower in this outfit on the ‘gram.

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Beret – Mango

Dress – Asos

Boots – Primark

May Wish List

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Visualising all of the wonderfully attractive summer dresses and basket bags there are to buy at the moment and realising that the state of my bank account simply does not allow for me to have them at the moment has made me sad. Hence, I have decided that the most productive way to amuse my extremely dangerous online window-shopping habit would be to turn it into a blog post. Hopefully one of you reading this is in a less financially tragic situation than me and can actually afford to enjoy these lovely things? If not, I can only apologise for bringing you to my level of sadness. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy looking at all of the things I’ve been lusting over in the last month.

Topshop

Dress – £49.00

Top – £55.00

Blouse – £36.00

I’ve been really obsessed with everything that Topshop have been bringing to the table recently, including this fab stripey dress, how cool is it?! With its long sleeves and practical length is perfect for unpredictable summer weather, and is so smart yet very cool. I’d love to pair this dress with a pair of clean white trainers and a basket bag – perfect summer dressing. The top is by a brand called Lace & Beads, I’ve been really into these glam, embellished tops recently, especially in this champagne colour, it makes everything feel so much more luxe. As for the leopard print blouse, leopard print is about to be huuuge not just for this summer but right into winter as well. I love how loose and flowy this blouse is, the ruffles are a very cute feature too, this will be such an easy piece to wear with jeans and dress up or down!

Zara

Shoes – £49.99

Jacket – £49.99

Jumpsuit – £49.99

To say that I’m a little bit obsessed with constantly scrolling down Zara’s website would be a total under-exaggeration, they just always have what I want. Speaking of, these kitten heels are just everything. I’ve been looking for a pair of kitten heels for the longest time but have found all of  the ones I’ve seen a little bit too flashy, these ones are so simple and elegant, and to top it all off they’re pink! They’d look so perfect with a pair of straight leg jeans and a simple white tee. Since I’m loving the ‘more is less’ kind of vibe recently, this jacket is next on my wish list. It’s the kind of jacket that is so toned down, yet the beige colour is enough to make it very chic. This jumpsuit is also something that I love, the pyjama trend is back in full force but this time in the form of a jumpsuit! It’s so chic and looks so comfortable too!

River Island

I know there’s a lot of white here but please bare with! This off shoulder dress would look so gorgeous with a tan (mine will be fake as sister will not be jetting off to anywhere hot once again this summer) and just screams summer party to me, now I suppose all I need is an invite to one? I love this white T-shirt with frilled crochet sleeves too, perfect with a pair of straight leg jeans and espadrille wedges. Lastly, this little set is so cute. If you are going on holiday, unlike me, it would be the perfect casual outfit for dinner and a moonlit walk on the beach. Sigh.

H&M

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Blouse – £34.99

This blouse needed it’s own space! Is it not just the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen?! I have admired these jacquard-weave styles for so long, I’m always borrowing a similar red blouse that my mum has! I love the subtlety of this style, so nice with a pared-down jean and kitten heels.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been lusting over in the past month and maybe it even gave you some shopping inspiration! I’m sure I’ll have more to show you next month so keep your eyes peeled for more!

Suit Up: 4 of The Best Suits to Buy Now

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On those days when all you want to do is slip on a tracksuit and not put any more thought into it, think again. With its matchy matchy super powers, slipping on a suit can be just as easy and lazy as slipping into your favourite leisurewear combo. Simply pair with your favourite band or slogan tee for casualwear, or a bralet for evening wear, no extra thought required. Who would have thought we’d be taking style inspiration from Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother?

Red, pinstripe and especially pastel, the SS18 catwalks saw suited bodies in their dozens, and the high street has taken note. Luckily for you, I’ve done all the hard work for you and rounded up my pick of the best ones out there, including two of my personal favourites which I have been wearing to death lately. So without further ado, prepare to suit up, because after all nothing suits us quite like a suit.

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Suit – Primark

Earrings – Accessorize

Top – H&M

Shoes – Clarks

What could be more SUIT-able for summer than a linen suit (see what I did there?)? This Primark suit is the perfect casual style for those sunnier days.

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Suit – Boohoo

Earrings – Next

Bralet – Hollister

Bag – Michael Kors

Shoes – Boohoo

Everything lilac is never a bad thing. Never. Especially now that it’s one of the biggest colours for this summer, this gorgeous tailored lilac suit is part of Boohoo’s Zendaya edit, I ordered it as soon as they restocked it in my size! I’ve styled it with a bralet and heels here, but you can just as easily pair it with a white t-shirt for day-wear.

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Topshop – £95.00

Pyjama set or suit? The world may never know. Either way, you’ll look cute wearing it. The great thing about this option is that you don’t even have to choose a top to go underneath as it looks great buttoned up. Lazy girl styling, done.

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PrettyLittleThing – £40.00

Obviously, there had to be a pink suit. I just can’t resist a pink and white pinstripe! This suit fulfills all of my Legally Blonde dreams, it’s everything I need to be the next Elle woods trying to get by at Harvard Law School. But it’s also great paired with a white lace bralet for Friday night drinks, so that’s great too.

So, that’s my round up of the high streets best suits. I’m realising now that they’re all quite girly so let me know if you’d like me to do a slightly less pink and frilly version with some styles you can wear right into the colder months! Until next time, thanks for reading and hope you enjoy suiting up as much as I do!

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Travel Diaries: What I Wore In Amsterdam

Everyone can agree that this time of the year is when we all start to get just a little bit… well, fed up. If you ask me, Blue Monday comes a month too early. I have always been February’s least biggest fan, let’s face it, Winter’s cosy novelty effect wears off after New Year’s eve is over with and everyone just seems to be generally pissed off with everything. When you get to this time of year/state of mind, my best advice would be to book a trip. So that’s what I did.

Going to Amsterdam was something that I had always been meaning to get round to doing, and I can finally say I’ve ticked it off my travel bucket list. It’s one of the most gorgeous picturesque places I think I’ve ever been to, with its canals, cobble streets and endless amounts of bicycles. Three days spent exploring this beautiful city with my friends was just the therapy I needed.

Day One:

Top – Forever 21

Trousers – Zara

Bag – Acessorize

Trainers – Missguided

I promise I was wearing a coat I just decided to abandon it for the purpose of outfit pictures! The weather was so freezing I actually felt warm when I got back to England, which is something I would never expect to say. I had to bring an all pink outfit to Amsterdam of course, and this one was comfortable enough to travel in. This Accessorize bag is also perfect for travelling, it’s the ideal size for my Polaroid camera, and also fits everything else I need, whilst being compact enough to not get in the way or be too heavy.

We arrived in Amsterdam around 11:00a.m after a flight time of only 50 minutes! This gave us time to find our hostel in the city center before heading off for some yummy pancakes. I would highly recommend Pancakes Amsterdam, whether you’re after something sweet or savoury, they do the most tasty, not to mention Insta-worthy, pancakes and hot drinks.

After this we explored the rest of the city and hit up a few of the attractions. I would recommend visiting the Red Lights Secrets Museum, it seems like more of a novelty attraction but it’s actually very interesting and is very informative about how much of a dangerous industry prostitution is. It’s definitely worth a visit!

After a delicious dinner at a charming Italian restaurant near our hostel, we headed to another attraction: the Ice Bar. I’ve always been meaning to go to the Ice Bar in London, but never really had the occasion. It was an interesting experience, but after a minute or so I did find myself wondering why I had payed 20 euros to stand in a -10 degree room for 10 minutes. Never the less, an interesting experience!

Day 2

Jumper – River Island

Jeans – Missguided

Trainers – Missguided

Bag – Accessorize

No scarf necessary with this amazing fluffy jumper, can you believe I’ve had it for about 2 years and totally forgot about it up until this point?! I’m also completely pretending that I’m about to ride a bike, I haven’t actually rode a bike in years, and completely wussed out of riding one in Amsterdam because of how busy and stressful the roads are there. I’m pathetic, I know.

Our second day in the city comprised of lots more walking and exploring some of the gorgeous parks. Although it was still freezing cold, we did actually get a bit of sun that morning! Word of advice: if you’re heading to Amsterdam soon and want to visit the Anne Frank House, book ahead! We walked all the way there to discover they’re only accepting online bookings at the moment, but hey ho, no walk that picturesque is ever a wasted journey!

After going on my first ever tram journey, we visited a food hall just outside of the city centre. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to get out of the city for a bit for something to eat, they have a lot of different options (my friend Izzy had a popcorn hotdog, interesting) and it’s a great place to go for chilled drinks.

That evening we went on the Ultimate Party Bar Crawl around the Red Light District, this was definitely one of my favourite memories from the whole trip, it was so fun and you get to meet so many different people!

How To Dress Your Legs This Season: Hero Pieces for The Transitional Season

Trousers, jeans, or even a skirt, the time is now to transition your wardrobe for warmer weather! It seems a little bit hopeful, but sooner than later you’ll be needing to ditch your thermal leggings for something a little less heavy duty. With a whole new season ahead of us, there is so much opportunity to change up our style, and a new season wardrobe starts with the bottoms. These are the pieces that you’ll be wearing over and over again, with t-shirts, blazers, jumpers…

For this post, I’ve rounded up the three hero pieces that I’ll be dressing my legs in for the foreseeable months, to take me from a night out to Sunday brunch with the girls. So grab a snack and a cup of tea, and get ready to read about the pieces that your legs will be lusting over.

1. Delicate Florals

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Beret – Mango

Necklace – Primark

Top – Topshop

Blazer – Primark

Trousers – Primark

Boots – Primark

Dress them up or down, a pair of delicate floral trousers are the piece sure to give you that Parisian chic look in an instant this season. This pair are a steal at only £7.00 in Primark, warm enough to keep your legs covered for the colder days, whilst still providing an on trend floral pattern to bring you into Spring. Pair with tailored pieces such as an oversized blazer or button down shirt for instant day to day glam.

2. Flared Tailoring

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Scarf (worn as choker) – Zara

Top – River Island

Trousers – Primark

Boots – H&M

Flared tailoring, especially in trousers is here to stay so go and grab a pair now! I opted for a sleek black pair, perfect to take you from the office to the dancefloor, and so versatile to be styled with a number of different tops and blouses. For an evening look, pair with a satin blouse. Hot pink, lime green and lavender are this season’s colour palette and look gorgeous in satin. For daywear, go for cool girl style with a blazer and v-neck tee. Heels or heeled boots are essential with this style of trouser, although don’t feel you have to go overboard, let the trousers do the talking.

3. Flared Jeans

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Jumper – Joules

Coat – Primark

Bag – New Look

Jeans – River Island

Boots – Primark

70’s style flare jeans are back with a vengeance and I’m so here for it! I’ll be wearing mine throughout Spring and Summer but for now they look perfectly nostalgic styled with my super fluffy striped jumper from Joules. I plan on styling mine with a beret à la Jackie Burkhart from That 70’s Show aka my ultimate style crush.

 

OOTD: Autumn Hats

Today I have two posts in one! I already had two outfits waiting to be posted and since they both involved hats I thought I may as well combine the two. Hats are a huge trend for this season, personally, I’m still obsessing over the crazy fluffy baker boy style hats Miu Miu sent down the catwalk for their A/W17 shows (if you’re not convinced, check out their shoot they did for LOVE Magazine with the Muppets, it’s incredible).

There are two main styles that have been cropping up everywhere lately, and that’s the beret and the baker boy. Being a daring young fashion victim I naturally have decided to try both of these hat trends, and thought I’d show you a little bit about how I styled both of them.

1. The Beret

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Beret – Mango

Jumper – Primark

Coat – Zara

Tights – Primark

Boots – H&M

2. The Baker Boy

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Hat – Accessorize

Choker – Accessorize

Top – Missguided

Jeans – Missguided

Shoes – Zara

 

 

OOTD: Birthday Suit

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I’m nineteen! As sad as I am to be only one year away from not being a teenager anymore, I’m so excited for what nineteen has to offer, although I have to say, looking back at the last year of my life it has some pretty big boots to fill! As has become tradition, I spent the day in Brighton with my friends, eating cake, drinking Pimms and of course, taking lots of photos.

My outfit was of course mainly pink as you can see, but the main thing I reeeaaallly want to speak about are my earrings. I’m OBSESSED with them. I found them in Lovisa and fell in love, the moment I saw them I envisioned them with a low, sleek ponytail (as seen above) and a grey bodycon dress for when I’m going out. They were the perfect detail for my birthday outfit, pink and grey is one of my most favourite colour combinations. I also got to rock my new Topshop sale bargains, these beautiful satin pink creeper/trainer type things were only £10!

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Earrings – Lovisa

Top – H&M

Trousers – Primark

Shoes – Topshop

Bag – Michael Kors

White Jeans: Styled 4 Ways

White jeans are a wardrobe essential for summer, what better way to transition your denim from spring to summer? White denim can be a bit trickier to style than blue denim, it’s not quite the same as being able to throw on an oversized t-shirt with your old mid-blue boyfriend jeans and having it look perfectly put together. Certain colours can look harsh against white denim, and other pieces can look tacky if styled the wrong way (no neon pink heels please!). I’ve put together 4 different outfits to show the versatility that white denim jeans can offer, even simple skinny ones like my off-white Topshop Leigh jeans that I got a few years ago (on sale!) and have worn over and over again every summer since.

1. Casual/edgy

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T-shirt – H&M

Bag – Zara

Jeans – Topshop

Shoes – Topshop

This is a great example of how you can incorporate white denim into a casual outfit, and still make it look really cool. How perfect is the Zara bag? I got it for £12.99 in the sale, it’s so beautiful, and has changeable straps!

2. Vintage

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Headband – River Island

Dress (worn as shirt) – vintage

Jeans – Topshop

Heels – Marks & Spencer

I love pretending I’m from the 60’s. It’s a hobby of mine. This vintage dress looks so adorable as a shirt tucked into jeans, Twiggy vibes anyone? The heels are also probably my most favourite pair in my collection, they’re surprisingly easy to mix with other patterns and can make any outfit look so stylish.

3. Going out out

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Top – Boohoo

Bag – Zara

Jeans – Topshop

Shoes – Topshop

Wearing all white is a perfect look for going out in summer, the bag adds just the right amount of colour, and along with the silver shoes, allows for just the right amount of break in the white. These shoes are great as they add height but aren’t too hard to walk in!

4. All pastel, all day

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Top – Primark

Jeans – Topshop

Shoes – Topshop

All pastel outfits are basically what I live for. I love the shoes, another Topshop sale bargain! I tied a knot in the t-shirt to crop it as it was just a little bit too long, I’ve been loving doing this with all of my tops lately, it just adds a little extra oomph.

3 Outfit Ideas: Girls Weekend

Is anyone else craving a holiday? I know I am, seeing everyone’s holiday pictures all over Instagram and Snapchat is making me green with envy lately, especially as I’ve already had my holiday this year so am not booked to be going abroad anytime soon (sad face). Due to this I’ve been filling my 4 month long summer break with ‘mini breaks’ to get away from work every now and then, and having been on two out of four or five of these ‘mini breaks’ now, I’m starting to get a little bit better at packing for them. I’d tell you the key is to keep it simple, but I simply can’t preach a rule that I can’t stick to myself. So, instead, I’ve put together some of my favourite outfits for a mini break or more specifically a girls weekend, so whether you’re off for a few days in Barcelona (as the entirety of my Instagram feed seems to be at the moment), or a spa break in Bath, hopefully you’ll find something to give you a bit of inspiration.

Option #1:

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Top – Accessorize

Skirt – New look

Earrings – Claires

Shoes – Topshop

I love this outfit for exploring a city, the skirt is a pleated midi meaning that you won’t get too sweaty! The top is so pretty with it, very lightweight, and you don’t have to wear a bra with it which is always a bonus. I thought that the earrings were really cute to add an extra ounce of boho to the look, I got them for Coachella in April but never ended up wearing them, I’m determined to make them work for something though! The shoes are definitely for style over sustenance, as they’re a pain to walk around in all day, so I can’t say I would 100% recommend them for a day of walking, but they are very pretty to look at, aren’t they?

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Top – Topshop

Choker – Re:So Southampton

Shorts – Missguided

Sandals – Primark

This outfit would actually be really cute for a festival, come to think about it I’m pretty sure I wore this exact top and shorts combo to Sziget Festival last year… Anyway, I’m loving yellow this summer and this top is really cute with a little pair of shorts, especially if you’re going to be in hot weather! This is also a really comfortable outfit for walking around in all day, I’ve found that flip flop sandals like these Primark ones actually make for the best kind of walking shoes on holiday because you know they’re not going to give you blisters. This would also look really good with white jeans rather than shorts if you’re going to somewhere not so hot.

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Top – Primark

Skirt – Hollister

Hat – Urban Outfitters

Shoes – Primark

I’ve just realised how country western this looks, it wasn’t intentional I promise. But why should that be a bad thing? These Primark boots with cut outs in the back kind of make everything look a bit country western, and to be honest, it’s not something I’ve been hating all that much. I don’t think suede skirts are particularly the ‘trendy’ thing to wear anymore (why do I sound like a mum), but I decided to include this one anyway because I think it’s so cute, and with the off the shoulder top it’s a really nice summer outfit.

Hope you enjoyed and hopefully got a little bit of inspiration! I might *fingers crossed* be off to Prague very soon so look forward to some outfit/travel posts from there!