Sunday, 14 December 2014

how I style: over the knee boots

One or two of you guys have asked for a post on how to style over the knee boots and seeing as it's the season of good will (and the fact I just love planning outfits) I whipped up this post for you all. You might recognise looks 3 & 4, so head to those posts for more details on those outfits and enjoy!

how to style over the knee boots five ways - casual, cosy, night out

look one: mood choker ASOS / long sleeved top primark / bell sleeve cardigan vintage / faux fur gilet H&M via charity shop / skirt topshop via ebay / boots (throughout) river island

look two: knitted turban ASOS sale / poloneck jumper ASOS / flares charity shop / blanket cape M&S 

look three: fedora primark / jumper mum's / backpack ASOS (old) / Lana jeans river island (more info here)

look four: duster primark / poloneck jumper forever 21 / mood choker ASOS / checked skirt* bank / satchel ASOS (old) (more info here)

look five: coat minkpink via ASOS (old) / dress new look (old) / necklace new look (old)

how to style over the knee boots casual and night out

When I first got these boots, I wondered how I could wear them without looking like a hooker. I mean if that's the look you're going for, go ahead, throw on some pvc and fishnets - that would actually look amazing - but I was scheming up ways of wearing these boots for tonnes of different occasions. Here we have some casual looks, cosy looks and even looks to wear on a night out. Party season and all that jazz.

I think the trick is not to have too much skin on show - again, you can dress however the hell you want to, but this is general advice - these boots are perfect for the colder months paired with big cosy jumpers and fluffy coats. Chunky oversized polonecks have been a bit of a streetstyle hit with these boots, but don't forget about the seventies route, too. These boots were made for flares, they have just the right platform and make you feel like you're going to a disco, just in casual clothing. Faux fur and bell sleeves can also take you down the hippie-esque road which you all know I love. Or if it's a more formal occassion, see how much this duster jacket smartens up these boots? I look like a #GIRLBOSS and I love it. That's the thing about over the knee boots, they can be scary to look at and style, but when you style them right, damn do they feel powerful.

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas gift guide 2014

So, according to twitter, gift guides are regarded as a bit of a blogger cliché, but why?! I love them, they're cute, Christmassy and if you've made on yourself, you'll know they're also fun to make. So here's my Christmas gift guide for 2014, with all presents under £30! What's not to love, eh?

Christmas gift guide 2014; presents under £30 including crystal necklaces, fashion books, glitter clutch bags, dog mugs, benefit makeup gift sets, socks and a mean girls t-shirt
fluorite necklaces wild inanda / Frida candle nylon shop / arm candy clutch very / Paris streetstyle book waterstones / gingerbread man socks topshop / benefit 'cutie cravings' gift set debenhams / mean girls quote t-shirt nylon shop / king charles spaniel mug nook & cranny

If Father Christmas happens to be reading, I would very much like these in my stocking. Especially that mean girls tee, it's been making me laugh the entire time I've been creating this post. It's just hilarious!

Are you going to be adding any of these bits to your Christmas list? Or are you going to be generous and buy them for your mates instead? Or you know, you could always buy two of each ;)

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

orange is the new black

I just couldn't resist. HURRY UP SEASON THREE. - fyi this is an OOTD post, not a netflix rant.

You've probably seen this orange coat around lately, or the yellow/lime version from primark. Truth is, it's my mum's, I convinced her to buy it, mainly because it looks good on her, but also because I'd very much like to borrow it. So I did. I liked the sixties silhouette it gives, and paired the chelsea boots to carry that theme through. It sort of clashes with the sweatshirt and jeans, but I like that about this look. The hair tuck comes from the slightly Scandinavian vibe that the minimalistic cut was giving off, my lecturer even thought I'd chopped my hair - never doing that again! The chop I mean, not the tuck, I've done that a few times since wearing this outfit. Oh, and how adorable is this peace sign necklace? My bestie got me it for my birthday because she knew I loved it so much :)

OOTD featuring orange primark coat AW14, asos leather backpack, sweatshirt and river island lana jeans and chelsea boots from get the label

OOTD post orange primark coat and all black outfit

urban outfitters gold peace sign necklace

coat primark / sweatshirt george at asda (old) / jeans river island / backpack ASOS (old) / boots* rocketdog via get the label / necklace urban outfitters

p.s. What do you guys think of these blog photos? The background/layout/etc.? I'd really love to hear your thoughts :)

Good vibes guys