Monday, 24 November 2014

Preppy

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Outfit Details: Coat - New Look, Top - c/o Missguided, Shirt - c/o Missguided, Hat - Accessorize,  Skirt - Primark, Shoes - c/o Deichmann, Bag - c/o Dr Martens (similar here)

With the rain clouds disappearing for the day, me and the lovely Helen (who shot these photographs) decided to meet up in town to take some new outfit photographs. We had a little browse at some designer bags, falling in love with too many of them, before of course nipping into a cafe for cake.  It's a tricky business this whole bloggers day out thing.

I'm really happy with how these photographs turned out, especially as lighting wasn't on our side and the sun seemed to set in incredibly quickly! I hadn't shot my outfit in a few weeks, and definitely felt a little awkward with half of Newcastle glaring at us, but I soon got over the nerves and these may be some of my favourite outfit photographs. I'm a self-confessed coat-a-holic, and although I told myself to stick to basics this year, when I spotted this tartan coat in New Look I couldn't resist - especially as I'd been watching Gossip Girl that morning and it was certainly very Blair. And some little birds have told me that it's currently on half price in the sale, score! Clashing prints is something I tend to shy away from, however, I loved how the tartan paired with the geometric print of this top. Keeping the rest pretty simple, I couldn't resist adding a collar to this outfit, and my trusty Primark pleated skirt which you've seen a few times on here. It's definitely got a school-girl preppy vibe to this outfit, so I chose to finish it off with this amazing leather satchel I was lucky enough to receive from Dr Martens as a welcome to the Bloggers Club gift. It's incredibly soft, fits all the necessities, and smells pretty darn goooood - what else could you ask for?!

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What do you think of this outfit? Do you like the whole preppy style?


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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Dr Martens Blogger Club

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I have some rather exciting news today, as I was recently asked to be one of the official Dr Marten bloggers for the North East - hooray! And my first task was to visit my local store (which is rather handily, a mere 30 minute bus ride away in the centre of Newcastle) to have a little look around, find out more about the brand and try out plenty of their autumn stock. A brand I've always admired, Dr Martens have such a great vibe about them, and their current campaign #StandForSomething is one that I really admire.

A lovely member of staff give me a little tour around the store, explaining the history behind the brand and guiding me to each of the different collections, from the refined collection to the rugged collection and of course, the classics. When I was 16/17, I spent my days living in a pair of lace-up boots very similar to Dr Martens (as I wasn't able to afford them which I later did buy... but in the wrong size, doh) so I was in my element - I had my eyes on many different styles of boots and shoes! And don't even get me started on those bags, so amazing. I was incredibly lucky that the store offered to gift me a pair of boots or a piece of clothing/an accessory from the store of my choice, which after much deliberation ended up picking up the most wonderful leather satchel which you'll see in an upcoming post. All in all, I had a great time, and I'll definitely be visiting in the future. 

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Are you a fan of Dr Martens? Anyone else spend their teen years wanting every pair of Docs going?!



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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The New 'Do

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So, this sort of happened yesterday. I've been toying with the idea of getting my hair cut for a little while now (as it was March when I last visited the hairdressers, oops), but I decided to bite the bullet and go for a bit of a change. I'm one of those people who always like to see a noticeable change whenever I pop to the hairdressers, so what better way than to dye it dark brown (even if it photographing auburn...) and get it cut remarkably shorter? I've never really been one whose too scared to get their hair changed rather differently, as it'll always grow and I've had so many dye disasters when I was 15 that if I'm honest, it doesn't phase me too much. I chose to go nearer to my natural colour this time around, just a little darker and a little warmer than my natural ash brown. I always prefer to go a little dark over the winter, I'm not entirely sure why, but it's become of my habits. Deciding to chop off the ombre (as it was crazy damaged) I'm seriously loving this new shorter-length and can't get wait to try some new day-to-day hair styles. I'm not sure I've ever had it so short before, but I'm excited.

I've been going to the same hairdressers for quite a few years ago, and for any Newcastle-based bloggers I'd highly recommend it. A 15 minute drive/20 minute bus ride from the city centre, it's a little out of the way but totally worth the journey. It's called Sue Smith Hairdressing and is situated on the outer-west end of Newcastle, in the middle of a little housing estate. They've always done a really great job at my hair, and always seem to just get exactly what I want. And their prices are definitely student-friendly, which is actually one of the big things I look for in hairdressers.

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What do you think of my new hair style? Let me know!

(Ps. - there'll be a post up soon on this make-up look!)
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