Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Rustic summer style

Stripping it back a little for this post about Rustic summer style. By that, I'm talking very country'esque, vintage inspired. Cotton dresses, skirts and trousers, woven tops, basket bags, ripped jeans.... I'm thinking Very Courtney Adamo. I love to embrace my inner country girl during the summer, it's one of my favourite looks for summer...



The Look 


Images from Pinterest.




My Style

Ive teamed a simple tee (which I've tied in a knot) with striped linen trousers that I bought last year to create an effortless summer look.


Get some similar trousers here and here // Bag from Basket Basket // Sandals- ASOS old some similar items below // T-shirt- H&M
This look could also work with a ripped denim skirt or jeans or a cotton skirt. 






Get The Look

Here are some of my top picks to achieve the style.


Hat- ASOS // Top right dress- New Look // Bottom left dress- Zara // Sandals- ASOS.






Jumpsuit- ASOS // Jacket- Zara // Bag- Zara // Sandals- ASOS




Shirt- Olive Clothing // Bag- The Tipi // Jumpsuit- Mango // Sandals- ASOS.




Jumpsuit- Mango // Sandals- ASOS // Bag- Mango.




Top- New Look // Hat- Zara // Sandals- ASOS // Dress- Zara.




There you have it. I love all of these items. Not overly country, Ive left out the cowboy boots and tweed jackets but Great if, like me, you have an obsession for cotton floaty tops and sandals. 

Bring out your inner country gal! 



Thanks for reading! x





Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tropical Fashion


As it has been warming up lately and with Sunday being the hottest day of the year and all I think
It's time for some real summer fashion. I'm talking tropical; colour and bold prints. I don't  do bright  and prints too often but I am quite enjoying a hawaiin vibe of late.


The Look


Bold, bright and colourful!



Images from Pinterest.




Get the Look

So here are some of fave items within the tropical vibe. 


Top left- Mango // Top right- Mango // Bottom left- Here // Bottom right- Zara.




All Zara. Kimono- Here // Pineapple bag- Here // Watermelon bag- Here.



Top left- New Look // Top right- ASOS // Bottom left- Stradivarius // Bag- ASOS (cant find the link arghh)




Trousers- Stradivarius // Blouse- Mango // Pumps- River Island at ASOS // Pineapple bag- ZARA.




Dress- Warehouse // Jumpsuit- Oasis at ASOS





Top left- Zara // Top right- Zara // Bottom left- Zara // Bottom right-Zara.




Bag- Zara // Shoes- Zara // Earrings- Mango 



So, lots of colour, lots of print, lots of pineapples. Most of the tops can be worn with some kind of short; I'm thinking ripped denim and strappy sandals, be it flat or heeled for evening. Or just a pair of jeans would do it. Im obsessed with the Zara kimono and that would look great with a simple tee and jeans or shorts. Oh and those beaded pineapple bags? I can't imagine my life without one of those now I've seen them. Will have to see if I can find a solid reason to buy it as I am super strict with my shopping these days- Its really quite dull :/ 
However, if you're going away any time soon you may want to step out from the grey and navy and give the tropical look a go!



Thanks for reading! x


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Dungarees- yay or nay?!

I've had a few ladies say to me how they would love a pair of dungarees But don't know if they could quite pull them off and I've always answered "of course you can, anyone can" however something has shifted for me on the dungie front and I'm not quite sure that I can pull them off. I've had a pair for over two years and I loved them to begin with but when I tried them on the other day I though "oooh no, these are not working". What's that all about? Anyway, I tried a couple of styles and decided that dungarees with blouses is my favourite way to wear them. Dungarees are very boyish, child like feel which is probably why they don't work for everyone as not everyone enjoys that style. So, this is the best way to avoid that yet still achieving that quirky, stylish look. Even add heels and clutch bag for a more dressy evening look.




Blouse- Very // Dungarees (old- similar below) // Shoes- H&M.





Here are some other cool dungaree looks. T-shirts and Off the shoulder tops also work great.


Images from Pinterest. 





Top Picks


Top left- H&M // Top right- Zara // Bottom left- H&M // Bottom right- Topshop




Left- Boohoo // Right- New Look.


A few pairs there to choose from. I'm going to give my dungies another chance beforeI completely write them off. If you've been hesitating over them too, let me know what you decide :)

Thanks for reading! x 


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

M&S- The everywhere collection


I was recently asked to be part of the new M&S campaign 'Everywear'. The campaign celebrates 4 'hero' pieces of every wardrobe- The shirt, jeans, jacket and shoes that you can't live without. So, for this M&S wanted me to pick my favourite pieces from the 'Everywear' collection and here's what I picked.



Hero Pieces 


Jacket- here // Shirt- here // Jeans- here // Mules- here





Jacket

Jackets are spring essentials for sure. The coats are being slowly tucked away and the jackets are coming to the fore front.  I picked this belted trench with stormwear. Trench coats are very versatile as they can be worn for smart workwear and meetings etc and also dressed down with trainers/pumps and jeans or as I've worn here with jeans a mules for smart casual look. Also available in pink but navy is one of my main colour palettes- "If they do it in navy, I'll take it" is pretty much my mantra. Im looking forward to wearing this with a classic breton, jeans and flat sandals/slides.                                   







Jeans


When M&S asked me to pick a pair of jeans my initial thought was oh god. Jeans shopping is my actual worst form of shopping. I can never find the right fit- I have long legs, slight mum tum and smallish bum so sizing is always difficult for me. However, these  mid rise skinny leg jeans actually fit really well and have a good stretch for comfort and sit just above the ankle which is how I like them. And at only £15, a great price for a pair of jeans.





White Shirt

Its no secret that I'm an advocate of the white shirt. In fact I have written about it in my previous post about "spring essentials" so this one has come easy. If ever in doubt, reach for a white shirt- under a jacket, with a pair of jeans and flats, tucked into a skirt or worn underneath a pinafore dress/dungarees- the white shirt does its work well. Most definitely a 'Hero piece'. This particular shirt is of a slim fit style, however it does have a stretch to fit the fuller bust which is great because I now a lot of women who struggle with shirts due to their bigger bust (I do not have this problem *sob* lol) so its perfect for that. Plus it is so soft comfortable which can also be a problem with shirts but I don't find that with this one. 






Mules

Mules have had an breakthrough the past few years. Starting with a stiletto heel, a flat mule and now a block heel like these. If you're tall like me and don't do heels unless its a night out but sometimes fancy giving you're outfit a little 'lift' as such then these Everywear mules are perfect for that. Also a good fit and comfortable. Available in pink and blue and gold oh my! 


(Excuse the mini basket ball- Mom problems) 


There we have it, perfect essentials for every day life. I'm super grateful for being asked to take part in this campaign as dressing well for every day life whether its going to work, a stroll in the park, lunch with friends, I love to find items that can be worn over and over and many different ways. 

Head to M&S to check out the entire collection here



Thanks for reading- any questions or queries please feel free to ask. 

Have great day! x




Saturday, 11 March 2017

My Spring Faves

Spring is slowly starting to bloom and the wardrobe is changing. I've lost a layer of clothing and my woolly hat isn't being used so much. So, It's time to update the spring essentials. We may all have different spring faves but I pretty much have the same each year round and these are them..



Floral Dress 

Yes predictable but oh so necessary. I love to dress a floral frock number with a leather jacket and some ankle boots. Also loving the red sunnies with all these looks.
Images from Pinterest. 


My Look 


(All items are old)




Top picks 
Top left- ASOS // Top right- Topshop // Bottom left- H&M // Bottom right- New Look.




Trench Coat

Trench coats are perfect for the spring weather. Not too warm, not too cold and go great with most outfits- casual with a t-shirt, jeans and trainers or smart with a shirt/blouse, skirt and heels.

Images from Pinterest.



My Look 

(All items are old part from the blouse which you can find a link to on my "Shop my Instagram" section.)


Top picks

Top left- Warehouse at ASOS // Top right- River Island // Bottom left- New Look // Bottom right- New Look.





White Shirt 

The white shirt is a MUST for every wardrobe and should probably be refreshed every so often to keep the crisp and freshness. I prefer the over sized look with jeans and flats- very simple. 
Images from Pinterest



My look

(All old- belt current H&M but only in store.)




Top Picks 

Top left- New Look // Top right- Topshop // Bottom left- Whistles at ASOS // Bottom right- ASOS.






Stripes 

Now, we all have a stripe obsession don't we?! Again, like the white shirt, they need to be refreshed every so often and I believe that spring is the right time. Go for a different coloured stripe (if you're bored of the classic navy and white) to mix it up or stick with the classics because all stripes are life! 
Images from pinterest. 



My Look
(Again, old I'm afriaid. Belt as above)


Top Picks

Top left- &OtherStories // Top right- ASOS // Bottom left- H&M // Bottom right- New Look.




Flats

Seeing as its getting milder out and we are all baring our ankles a bit, we may aswell add some new flats to our spring wardrobe hadn't we? I like a simple black flat with a slightly pointed toe for my 'go to' pair of flats. They go with everything and look stylish and smart. 

Images from Pinterest.


Top picks

Top left- Topshop // Top right- H&M // Bottom left- H&M // Bottom right- River Island.




Sunglasses

I'm all about the shades. When the wooly hats come off, the shades come on. I feel like I always need some kind of head accessory. Am I alone in this? Sunglasses are a necessity and I prefer them quite bold or patterned as I don't do much jewellery and they can dress up an otherwise plain outfit.

Top left- Warehouse at ASOS // Top right- Mango // Bottom left- Topshop // Bottom right- Zara.



Soooo, those are my spring faves. All pretty versatile items that can be worn in many ways during the unpredictable spring months. 



Thanks for reading! x




Thursday, 2 March 2017

Gingham

Gingham is around year after year but this season I feel we are inundated with so many gorgeous gingham items. So many blouses and dresses to choose from and it's up there with stripes for me, especially in the summer. I love a gingham shirt with blue jeans and flat sandals for a fresh daytime look. I rarely do gingham in the evening but with all the skirt options it may have to happen.


Here are some styling ideas.. as I said blue blue jeans and gingham is so "on point"!


Images from Pinterest.




Top Picks 

With so many options I've had to narrow it down to my favourites.

All Zara- Top left- here // Top right- here // Bottom left- here // Bottom right- here.




Left- ASOS // Top right- Topshop // Bottom right- New Look.

I love the trousers with a plain white tee tucked in and biker jacket and sandals or slip on mules.




Top left- Topshop // Top right- New look // Bottom left- New Look // Bottom right- New Look.



Trench coat- Next // Skirt- River Island // Blouse- Zara.



Left dress- New Look // Right dress- Next.


I'm loving this styling from ASOS with this gingham Warehouse blouse and in green too oh my!
Click here.


So there are some gingham picks. (For some reason my laptop won't allow me on to the Next website so I'm unable to out those couple of links in, sorry!) 
The perfect way to kick off spring. Oh and its my birthday month so may have to treat myself to something lovely and I'm quite fancying the embroidered Zara shirt- kill two trends with one stone and all that (that is how the saying goes right? ;) 




Thanks for reading! x