Thursday, 29 December 2016

Finding the perfect party cover up with Blue Vanilla








*Leather jacket: Blue Vanilla, £55
Black velvet crop top: New Look, £5 (sale) 
Black high waisted jeans: Miss Selfridge £12 (sale) 
Heels: Next Outlet £13

As we’re in the centre of party season with Christmas quickly passing by and New Year approaching, I thought the perfect post would be to feature my favourite party cover up. As it’s currently freezing outside (I hope it’s not too obvious that I was shivering in these photos - oh the sacrifices we make for our blogs!) there is no chance I will be venturing out without some form of a coat. 

The only problem is, none of us want to ruin a pretty or girly outfit with a huge black coat draped over us. No matter how warm that coat may be, I know I don’t want to be sporting the ‘tent’ look this season. So, my ultimate party season essential is to opt for a leather jacket. But, to make it weather appropriate, how amazing is this leather jacket plus faux fur from Blue Vanilla?! 

Yes, you read correctly, this jacket comes with the faux fur piece (which is usually around £10 for a good quality one alone unless you’re lucky enough to find one in the sale). It makes this jacket a really affordable statement item to add to your wardrobe… and the best bit: you can unzip the fur for the warmer months making this jacket perfect for all year round!

The jacket I’m wearing is a size 10, it’s quite spacious and baggy making it good to wear over thicker items such as wooly jumpers. But, if you’re looking for a more fitted style, definitely size down for this particular one. Overall, it’s a very nice quality, soft and comfy. I also love the small details such as the ribbed pattern on the sleeves and the golden coloured zips, each adding a touch of sophistication and I believe making it look a little more expensive than it is. 

Blue Vanilla

Before collaborating with Blue Vanilla, I had always been intrigued by their clothing stands in New Look. They offer unique styles at great prices whilst maintaining good quality. I’ve also noticed they do great sales, with currently up to 60% off... so why wait, check them out now: https://bluevanilla.com and treat yourself to a post Christmas gift! 

Finally, HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your 2017 be filled with happiness and joy :) 

*Massive thank you to Blue Vanilla for sending me this gorgeous jacket! 


 
  

Monday, 19 December 2016

My love affair with pink











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*Coat: Stylewe
*Jumper: Stylewe
Skirt: New Look, sale £10
Heels: Next Outlet, £13
Choker: DIY ribbon

StyleWe

I was recently contacted by StyleWe, an American online fashion store. After lots of scrolling through their many designers, I decided they'd be a perfect collaboration as they're not your ordinary fast fashion store. They host a whole selection of up and coming designers, providing unique items you wouldn't ordinarily find on the high street. One thing I did notice was the prices being a lot higher than I would spend, but, they have a very handy solution to that: they have huge flash sales offering up to 80% off designer collections on a regular basis. So, what's not to like?! Get browsing their site at: www.stylewe.com/ 

The items I chose from StyleWe include this gorgeous pink coat and great fitting white jumper with bell sleeves. With these foggy days, there's nothing better than a bold coloured coat to brighten everything up. I have been seeing pink everywhere recently and my inner 5 year old self (who was truly obsessed with everything pink) has been wanting it all! 

I also couldn't say no to the bell sleeve trend. It's a little out there, and different. To find it in a jumper design was perfect and it will probably be one of my most worn jumpers this season. 

Overall, the items arrived in perfect condition and the quality of the materials is what you would expect for a higher priced garment. StyleWe has been a great new find, and I hope you are able to find items you like on there too :)

Hello 2017

Looking back on the last time I posted a blog photoshoot based in cornfields (see here), I find it hard to believe how fast time has gone. Only a few months ago I was prancing around in summer clothes, happily taking in all the vitamin D as though winter was never going to come. My law studies had finally come to an end and I was enjoying a brief glimpse of freedom before beginning to look for a job. Along with freedom came fulfilling my passion of photography and fashion and so I decided to start this blog. Since then, I have been so lucky to have had some incredible opportunities from great companies. I've been introduced to ahhh-mazing online fashion websites and shops I may never have come across otherwise. It was beyond my wildest dreams that a company would like my content enough to collaborate and I still feel overwhelmed and so excited each time I receive an opportunity via email. Blogging has opened my eyes to a whole new world of fashion, as cliché as that sounds. 

With 2016 coming to a close, I thought it was fitting to thank each company that has contacted me and for every post that each of you have read along with every comment and like you have left. I appreciate every little thing.  

2017 is a entire new journey, as I begin my career in Law. Blogging will still be something I will continue to love to do and I look forward to the 'new start' of a new year. I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year. 

*Huge shoutout to StyleWe for sending me these gorgeous items of clothes! :)

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Transition into autumn clothing

A love of mine is...

comfy oversized jumpers. They are perfect for this weather (here in England), where it's getting awfully cold and tempting to just hide under a duvet sized coat instead. This makes big cosy jumpers my go-to outfit choice at the moment, but to add a little glam and jazz up a simple outfit, I have paired this one with a leather effect skirt. Leather skirts are all the rage at the moment and such a good item to invest in as they look good with nearly everything. Try pairing one with a statement blouse, a simple band tee or for a bold look a faux fur coat or gillet.





Jumper: H&M, £8
Coat: Vintage (my mums!)
Skirt: H&M, £5
Sunglasses: H&M, £2
Bobble hat: Primark, £2
Boots: H&M, £10

The perfect way to transition your wardrobe into autumnal attire is by introducing warmer clothes one piece at a time. Ordinarily, I would have paired a leather skirt with a small tee, and now it's a lot colder, I'm adding a warm jumper and swapping the sandals for boots. Neutrals, browns and burgundy colours are also all perfect for this season, and if you're ever in need of inspiration look to the trees and the fallen leaves for a beautiful blend of fall shades.  

On another note, who's excited for Christmas?! I won't lie, I have been feeling the Christmas-sy mood and excitement for a while now. I think this season might just be as exciting as the hot summery months we left behind, the only downside (fellow fashion bloggers will relate) being how hard it is to take outfit pictures in these super cold temperatures! But, it's a great opportunity for exciting blog ideas and Christmas wish lists and this year I'm on the lookout for the perfect pair of cute wintery PJ's!

Get the look

All of the items photographed are now out of stock or unavailable (old stock) so I have found similar ones below at the best prices I could find for you :)