Friday, 25 September 2015

Dirty Velvet

Quirky, thought provoking and refreshingly different are most certainly boxes I want to be ticked when I'm investigating new brands. Dirty Velvet seems to do all this and much more.
When I spotted their 100% unique designs I knew I had to have a piece of the action and am lucky enough to have chosen a couple of items for my own wardrobe.

The pieces are a statement all by themselves so I kept the rest of the outfits minimal, opting for muted colours (shocking for me, I know). 
The UFO t shirt reminded me of old school Hollywood movie posters and is such an ideal staple t shirt with a multitude of outfit possibilities.
My favourite has marginally got to be the sweatshirt however, the simple graphic design is literally the stuff of dreams and fits so effortlessly into my wardrobe. I feel much more of their A/W items will be on my Christmas list..

Which is your favourite?


Friday, 18 September 2015

You're the apple of my eye

top - CNDirect
trousers - CNDirect
hat - Missguided
shoes - Allsaints
necklace - ebay

Since purchasing those grid print beauties from Primark, my love affair with trousers is yet to burn out. I am still surprised it took me this long to give them a second glance..
So when kindly asked to pick out some things from CN Direct, this pair had a place in my shopping basket straight away. High waisted with ribbed detailing, they remind me of riding pants but in a beautiful navy colour. 
And they of course go so well with this simple white shirt which I am desperate to wear as much as possible before the sun departs us. I have so many white shirts, but not one without a collar. Therefore a purchase totally justified. Of course. 

How do you style a white shirt?


Friday, 11 September 2015

midsummer nights dream

Despite most of my wardrobe being monochrome, a simple white co ord is something it previously lacked. Cue Luxemme.
This ensemble is so simple and clean lined, yet with a hint of something edgier thanks to the lace cut out detailing. So easy to throw on and instantly feel elegant, maybe too much for my late evening tesco trips?
My only sadness lies in the fact I didn't have it to hand for the wedding I attended early this year, though I think it would be equally appropriate for an evening out. So long as you don't have strangers spilling tequila sunrises all over you.

Where would you wear it?


Monday, 7 September 2015

Washed up summer

The final rays of summer may be shining, but as I try to catch every last glimpse of sunshine before the pavements are carpeted with leaves, I can't help lusting over these pick and mix coloured pieces. She In is yet to disappoint and is the primary source for my current wardrobe lusts..

Which is your favourite?


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Can you see the ocean now?

top - Dressin
sunglasses - Dressin
trousers - Primark
boots - ebay
necklace - ebay
waistcoat - ebay

Although missing the slightly sunnier skies, I am glad to have clicked my heels three times and returned home. This outfit represents the basis for the majority of my holiday ensembles - minimal pieces that I could use in multiple combinations.
Aside from when I was in Disney of course i.e. cue light up shoes and Mickey Mouse featuring heavily.
Do excuse the rather photo heavy post, hope you are enjoying your summer! <3


Thursday, 20 August 2015

I have seen the future

shirt - &other stories c/o Depop
jeans - Zara
shoes - Aliexpress

I was recently asked to have a browse through the glamorous hotels along the Las Vegas strip and invent my ultimate outfit ensemble to accompany my imaginary escapade..
Taking inspiration from the out of this world Flamingo and Golden Nugget hotels, I decided this was perfect. Simple and easy to stroll through the city during the day yet still perfect to pair with heels to enjoy the opulence of the famous glowing strip in the evening. Or just keep these shoes on and become a part of the light display..

I have been wanting this shirt ever since I spied it on the gorgeous Erika's blog. The print is like something out of my dreams and the quality is similarly pleasing..
 I was lucky enough to locate it on Depop for a wonderfully purse friendly £12 - I forsee that my future will be filled with printed shirts a plenty..

What would your #UltimateVegasOutfit be?


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Another very colourful post

Another mini haul from another not so mini online fashion retailer, and perhaps my favourite one yet. I had the joy of picking out some of my favourite pieces from CNDirect and will be letting you know my thoughts on these pleasingly monochrome picks below :)

I had seen this jumper floating around the internet and had tried to actually purchase it, but it seemed to be constantly sold out.. Hence my joy of finding it on CNDirect. I thoroughly enjoy the western vibe it eludes, as well as the understated fringing and the fact it is ideal for the temperamental Britsh summer time. A firm favourite indeed.

Seriously, I mean, how pretty? I am often scrolling through depop and finding cute handmade lingerie stores, but am unable to justify spending that much on underwear, so this provided a purse friendly alternative. Sadly, I got an M instead of the S I should have purchased (I was perhaps feeling optimistic about my chest area that day) so it is unfortunately a tad too big. Nevertheless, I will certainly find a use for it.. it looks rather pretty on the wall actually..

Finally, this magical little kimono i.e. the ideal thing to throw on whilst you're running around trying to get ready for a night out in under half an hour.. I love the 3/4 length sleeves and the simple print will go with just about any evening ensemble - can't wait to wear it out!

Which is your favourite piece?


P.S. I was recently lucky enough to feature in an online magazine with a lovely photographer - click here if you fancy a peek :)

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