Sunday, 25 January 2015

rollneck, stripes and new balance

These are some really staple pieces in my wardrobe lately, and when combined they made one of the cosiest outfits you could imagine. I did slip on some velvet leggings underneath for uni, but it was a disaster. Slippy velvet, bunched up pants, just, no. Take my advice and stick to normal leggings for layering.

pale blue rollneck jumper worn with matching pastel scalloped satchel from ASOS, long charcoal grey boucle coat, black and white chalk stripe trousers from choies and black new balance 574 trainers

pale blue rollneck jumper worn with matching pastel scalloped satchel from ASOS, long charcoal grey boucle coat, black and white chalk stripe trousers from choies and black new balance 574 trainers fashion blogger OOTD

rollneck jumper mum's / coat mum's / trousers* choies (currently sold out!) / new balance 574s foot asylum / bag ASOS (old)

What are some of your wardrobe staples for this chilly weather?

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

trend alert: drape front blouses

After having a little online window shop (as always), I noticed a certain silhouette cropping up again and again: the drape front blouse. Whilst this might not be a new shape, it's available in fresh new spring colours and stripes. A lot of stripes this season aren't your bog-standard breton-esqué stripe, but instead having a mixture of thick and thin stripes, sometimes in no particular order or even different colours. Another excuse to add to your striped top collection!

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From left to right; debenhams / topshop / topshop / next / missguided

I'd style these blouses with a high-waisted bottom half to avoid the draped fabric giving you a bit of a tummy, maybe a pencil skirt with a slight slit in faux leather or suede with some pointy courts, a high-waisted pair of skinnies or flares complete with floppy hat or some peg trousers and loafers for the office. 

Will you be wearing a drape front blouse this season? If so, which is your favourite?

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

wearing a dressing gown outdoors

I realise the irony that these photos were actually taken indoors. This coat is in fact a dressing gown from my local charity shop (where I volunteer - as you can see on my storie vlogs) which I picked up for £2.99. This style of dressing gown (or house coat or robe, whatever you say) was popular a good few decades ago, as opposed to the hooded fleecy goodness we have today. With my love for paisley and ever-increasing coat collection which has already broken my dress rail four times, I couldn't leave it behind. All it took was a little lining done by my lovely mum and violá!




coat charity shop / jumper forever 21 (old) / hat river island (old) / jeans river island / boots ASOS

I couldn't leave those outtakes. Look at me playfully throwing my hat to, well, that

What do you think? Would you ever guess this was a vintage dressing gown?

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