TURTLE NECK

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(Outfit Details: Top – Primark, Skirt – ℅ Missguided, Shoes – Topshop, Bag – Primark, Hat – Primark)
Another 60s inspired outfit of mine, can you tell that I’m seriously loving how it’s currently on trend at the minute? All of my favourite high-street stores are filled with 60s-esque pieces and I’ve been in my element – much to my bank account’s distress, but these things just need to happen sometimes.

Taking full advantage of the last few summer days (well, it was sunny at least) I decided to wear a cropped long-sleeve turtle neck I bought in Primark’s sale last year. It was one of those didn’t-realise-it-was-that-cropped-until-I-tried-it-on purchase’s and I’ve always felt quite reluctant to wear it. However, upon spotting this A-Line skirt, I knew it would be the perfect fit. High-waisted enough to make this top not-so-scary to wear, I love this combo and how flattering it actually is, win win! Autumn/Winter always screams dark coloured clothing, but after receiving this wool skirt I’m definitely coming to realise that pastels in the winter need to happen. I chose to wear my black fedora from Primark, which hasn’t really seen the light of day in a while, despite how much I love wearing it. And following on with Primark, this bag which I picked up a number of weeks ago has rarely left my arm since. I love integrating leopard print into my outfits (just as I typed this, I rushed onto the Topshop site in the hopes that leopard print skirt would be back in stock… and it was, only one in my size – fate!) and it’s structured shape is wonderful.

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BEAMISH

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(Outfit Details: Dress – ℅ Little Mistress, Jacket – Dorothy Perkins, Shoes – Topshop, Bag – Primark)

Today’s outfit photographs come from one of my favourite places near where I live, Beamish. Described as a living museum, these photos were shot in ‘The Town’ area of the site, which is a high-street based off a typical North East town before the First World War. There’s everything from a old-fashioned sweet shop (which do the best sweets ever in paper bags) to a newspaper office and a pub, all authentic to fit the era, with every member of staff wearing appropriate costumes. Whilst we were visiting, an old woman was crying on the street, and we later found out she actually lived in one of houses in the street (all of the buildings in the street were moved from previous, lived-in locations), which I think is pretty cool. There’s also plenty of other things on offer, such as working railway, a tram  and bus system which takes you around the site, a traditional fairground and much more. The perfect location to shoot at, right? Well lets just say I’ll be taking full advantage of the year-long pass… ; )

Despite the fact there’s no area of the park yet set in the 1960s (although a little bird told me they’re currently building a 1950s area featuring diner, cinema and hotel – swoon) I couldn’t help but wear my go-to hairstyle at the minute, the beehive. With the sixties in mind, this shift dress from Little Mistress has quickly become one of my favourites. Not entirely the most flattering shape for my body type (in a whole load of the photographs I was sporting a serious food baby, uh oh) it’s frilled sleeves had me at hello. Trying to step aside from my monochrome habits, I chose to go for the navy and pink option, which is a colour combination I’d never think to pair together, but alas it works, don’t you think?

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What’s your favourite era? Any that inspire your personal style?

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BOW NECK TIE

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(Outfit Details: Shirt – Topshop, Skirt – Primark, Bow – ASOS, Hat – ASOS, Shoes – Primark, Bag – Primark, Watch – ℅ Breo)

If there’s one place in Newcastle that reminds me of being a teenager, it’s definitely Leazes Park, where I spent many summers there with my friends playing dizzy dizzy ducklings and having end-of-exam picnics. So when Helen suggested we headed up there to take our next batch of outfit photographs, I knew exactly where to head. Although I wasn’t brave enough to stand at the bandstand (next time, eh?) we found this spot away from screaming kids and runners (there was a lot) which was perfect.

Looking back at this outfit, it’s a bit busy. But if you can’t have fun with fashion, when can you eh? I picked up this Topshop shirt in the sale last week, with it’s monochrome print catching my eye. And the bow, well is it obvious that I’ve been watching a whole load of Gossip Girl recently? I just can’t seem to watch it without Blair Waldorf’s style being reflected in my own, that girl dresses blummin’ brilliantly. What next? A hairband?! And of course I couldn’t resist wearing my ‘leather’ (it’s from Primark, so definitely on the pleather spectrum) pleated skirt which I was lucky enough to buy last year when everyone and their cat wanted one. It’s got an elastic waists for those days where you just want that extra slice of cake, and it doesn’t blow up when it’s windy outside. Pretty perfect right!

I was kindly offered this watch recently by Breo, and I’ll admit I’m not normally one for wearing them – as I’m incredibly picky. However, when I came across this light grey version with a rose gold face then I was sold. What could possibly be my favourite colour combination of all time, I couldn’t say no. 

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