Saturday, 21 March 2015

Double Denim

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Outfit Details: Denim Jacket - Topshop, Denim Skirt - Miss Selfridge, Belt - Vintage, Top - Zara, Shoes - Topshop, Hat - Primark, Sunglasses - Primark

(Photographs by the ever so lovely Carly from BeautySauce)

Ok, I'll put my hands up and admit it; I'm slightly addicted to button up skirts - I can't get enough of them right now, much to my bank balance's disapproval. So with denim being all over my favourite highs-street stores this season, when I spotted this in Miss Selfridge take on the trend, I couldn't resist. They are seriously on their denim A-game at the minute! I chose to size up in this one as I love how it looks with this belt, plus I'm a self-confessed comfort wearer - often choosing the comfy option over what may look the best. Who wants to wear something that you can't even sit down in?! Not me!

With denim being a staple in anyone's wardrobe, I decided to go all out and pair it with my denim jacket. I've owned this jacket for around 10 years now (craaazy) and quite frankly, don't think I could ever part with it. If it could talk it would have a few stories to tell and it's seen me through a lot, with it being my go-to jacket when I spent most of my days queuing up for gigs. The double-denim look definitely turned a few heads when I shot these photographs a few weeks ago with Carly, with a grand total of 4 photo bombers and plenty of people stopping and staring, but I love it nevertheless. Plus personal style is all about having fun right?! Keeping in with the whole 70s thing that I am well and truly loving right now, I chose to wear this Zara striped high-neck jumper which is perfect to just chuck on. Okay, so it's not the most flattering to wear when shooting photographs (and it actually cracks my neck each time I put it on...) and yet it's still one of my favourites. That has to be saying something. 

Just a quick one from me, as I'm currently drowning in university deadlines as work placement is taking up a lot of my time for the next few weeks - third year woes. So please excuse the sporadic posting, I'll be back on form soon, I promise! And while I'm talking dissertations, I'd really appreciate it if you could fill in this short survey about magazines and blogging - I've had a last minute change of mind on my dissertation project, so it's pretty urgent.

Thank you in advance and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!


What's your thoughts on double denim? Would you dare to wear it?
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Friday, 13 March 2015

A Life Update

A Little Life Update

I've been a little quiet on the ol' blog recently, and this isn't me giving excuses - but I thought it would be nice to give an update and some insight into what I've been up to the past few weeks. 

2015 didn't start off in the most ideal way, but things are changing and I'm in a happy place right now.   Instead of wallowing in self pity and anxiety, I decided to get a grip and start fighting back at the negative thoughts - doing things that scared me, but more on that in a later post. Now I'm not saying I'm cured or anything, but I've started travelling alone again and regaining my independence and generally feeling a lot better about things. It's only been a few weeks, but I've already had some incredible opportunities come my way and it really feels like things are starting to fall into place.

On Monday I'll be doing a work placement for 3(ish) weeks, helping out with a local fashion magazine, attending shoots and even helping host their very own bloggers event. I'm a little bundle of nerves and excitement, but I'm ready to learn as many new things as I possibly can and tackle any challenges that get in my way. Obviously this will be taking up a lot of my time, although I'll be updating via Twitter and Instagram, so posts may be a little over the place for the next few weeks. I'm trying to get as many posts ready and scheduled as I can, but please bear me!

I've also started to knuckle down with my university work, as some of you may know, I'm currently studying my third (and final - eek!) year from home. I'd originally planned on creating a fashion magazine as part of my dissertation, but I'm currently in the midst of a little crisis of indecision and may be launching a website instead. I'll be looking for a team of writers and any creatives (MUAs, photographers, stylists, illustrators etc) so feel free to get in touch if you'd like to get involved - I'd love to have you on board!

And this is where I need your help. I'm currently needing to reach another 50 responses on this super short survey about web usage for creatives, blogging etc. - so if you could fill this in, I'd really appreciate it. It's for my dissertation and it's pretty important, and will certainly help with my final decision.


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Friday, 6 March 2015

Injecting 1970s Colours Into Your Wardrobe

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I was recently, rather excitedly, asked if I'd like to do a guest blog post for Intu Metrocentre, a large shopping centre that's just down the road from where I live. I practically grew up there, so to be asked to work with them was lovely and a real achievement for myself; never did I imagine my blog getting me working with such places. There'll be a guest post each week from a different fashion blogger, so it's well worth a read!

Anyways, they're currently running Fashion Month with a strong focus on colour, so I thought it would be fun to write an article all about how to inject some 70s inspired colours into your wardrobe. 

If there’s one era that has taken over the high-street this season, then it’s definitely the 70s. A era based very much on fabrics, ranging from denim to suede, it makes it the perfect blank canvas to inject some colour into your wardrobe. If you’re a little scared to embrace the flared jeans and bell-sleeves, then fear not - it’s easy to give a little nod to the seventies by changing up your colour palette.

Whilst every spring/summer the high-street fills with florals and nautical inspired pieces, this year things are a little different and there’s a focus on a primary colour palette. Red, blue and yellow are the big colours for this season, but they’re not as difficult to wear as they sound. Go back to the basics, it could be as simple as pairing a varsity inspired t-shirt with contrasting trim with a denim jacket, or a coloured roll-neck jumper with a suede skirt.  Think simple shapes mixed with 70s fabrics and colours and you’re good to go - this era is all about that relaxed vibe that suits everyone. Trust me, flares are possibly the most flattering jean cut there is!

And if you’re still feeling a little hesitant to inject some 70s into your wardrobe this season, then you can easily do so just by carefully picking your accessories. Shoes-wise, there is large amount of platforms in the stores right now, as to be expected. They may look like a health hazard on the shelves, but they’re surprisingly comfortable to spend all day in and perfect to wear with jeans. And if you’re more of a flats kind of girl, coloured suede is the way to go - Zara have the most amazing pair of light blue suede boots in store at the moment.

Now I may be biased, but hats are also a great way of adding that colour into your wardrobe - and the stores are filled with fedoras, in Miss Selfridge and Topshop especially. Easy to pair with a casual outfit, they’ll add that laid-back look into your wardrobe whilst also providing a must-have piece on those bad hair days, which can never be a bad thing, right?! 


What are your favourite colours to wear?

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