Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Day To Night LWD

DRESS: SIMILAR HERE | JACKET: TOPSHOP | BAG: H&M (similar here) | SHOES: TOPSHOP (similar here)

So we're all aware how important it is to have a little black dress, but I think during the spring/summer it is especially important to also have a little white dress for those times you want to mix it up a little bit. So when I came across this dress I instantly put two outfits together in my head. One that I could wear swanning through the Laines in Brighton on a hot day and walking along the beach and the second dressed up, boot heels, leather jacket, hair up and having a few drinks with the girls or on a date. That instantly made me fall in love with the dress and I knew I had to have it.

 I'll be honest when it first arrived I was a little hesitant. It was very rufflery, not something I was used to. But I very much liked that the sheer panels had a skin tone under layer (who else has bought dresses with a sheer type look and it's been sheer in all the wrong places and you then couldn't actually wear it) Well this has nailed it and I have clearly been shopping in the wrong places because its the first time I have been able to breath a sigh of relief.

So other than the slight resemblance to a ruffled lamp shade - you know the ones. I felt it looked amazing. The ruffle detail hides any lumps and bumps that you may not be keen on and the polka dots and ruffles do really spice up what could be a simple LWD. Have I said ruffles enough? Also can I mention that the neckline is just perfect. I am not one to show my boobs too much, I quite like to hide them so again this is a tick.
DRESS: FOREVER 21 | JACKET: ALL SAINTS | HEELS: ASOS

Now moving onto the ways of styling it. It doesn't just have to be one of those pieces you wear just for those special occasions. I decided to see if I could dress it down completely. Like mentioned above, picture beach walks with an ice cream in hand - of course bending at awkward angles because we do not want that bright pink delicious strawberry ice cream staining this dress. But I just love the casual vibe of an oversized denim jacket, straw bag and espadrilles. I mean doesn't it just look uber summery. I think I may just have to skip spring and jump straight to summer because I want to wear this outfit so much.

However if going out is your thing and you think you'd rather style it for going out then dar dar! I'm not much of a going out kinda girl as I'm sure I've mentioned. Give me all the Netflix/amazon prime series and a take away any day! But if and when I very occasionally go out I'm chucking away my LBD's because this is going to be my vibes. I felt like grudging it up a little. We know its not that hot in England when the sun goes down so a leather jacket is a must. I don't really wear heels so although I know we're going to warmer weather my toes would go away. I also have pretty poor circulations so my toes get cold pretty quickly and I will start whinging if that happens. But I think it gives it a cool monochrome vibe and plus at least when I have a dance I can shake the ruffles!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

My Spring WishList

Ok, so I may have skipped spring dressing and jumped straight into summer. But look at these pieces!  Definitely on a bit of a Topshop Hype and could definitely of just made this into a Topshop wish list but, oh well. It could have something to do with the fact that there was rumours of 21 degrees this week and for us Brits that means legs out, beach towels over shoulder and heading to the beach. Yeah we're kinda mad like that. Plus, I'm a big wishful thinker and I just keep picturing me on beaches in all these pieces, so maybe I just need to book a couple of summer holidays so I can wear these pieces.

But I know my wardrobe needs a big spring/summer revamp so I can feel fresh as a daisy so why not try new things. Plus isn't that suit too cute, imagine that with the button vest and the cream espadrilles. Yes, both the black and cream made the list because they both can really make an outfit look so different and I am one of those people that gets the same thing twice in the white and black. The colours just make such a different to an outfit!

Also I totally want a rope bag for those sandy beach photos with the big oranges. I literally scream Instagram cliché. So if anyone wants to take a few road trips to camber sands this season hit me up because I want all the beach/sand dune photos!

All the items are linked below so click away and spend spend spend.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Boohoo X Zendaya Edit - The Lilac Suit

JACKET: BOOHOO | TROUSERS: BOOHOO | TEE: SISTERS | TRAINERS: STAN SMITHS

Hello, I thought I would write just an old school outfit post today. Because I mean I think this suit needs it's own post really and I actually enjoy posts where someone talks about the outfit and maybe throws in a little life update, so let's get to it!

As with many outfits I seem to upload recently I always use the phrase *If you had asked me a year ago..* but yes this outfit needs that phrase again because my style is really evolving a lot a this year and I'm finding myself massively in clothes and styling and I actually enjoy every day opening my wardrobe and thinking yes, I'll grab that and style that with this and this. However my bank balance isn't feeling quite the same but it's surviving nonetheless and hey we get a new pay check every month so..

Anyway, onto the outfit! Look at the colour to start with. Stunning right? Zendaya dropped an amazing edit on boohoo and honestly if you haven't checked it out, where have you been?! It's an edit full of stripes, dresses and tailored pieces. So there is totally something for everyone and perfect to add a little something something to your spring/summer wardrobe. But things are selling out quick so click here to get your mitts on some items now! I mean unfortunately my suit is out of stock too, but keep your eyes peeled as I'm sure it will be back!

But yes back to the suit. When I first put it on I jumped out of the car *glamorous car change there* and just said "I'M AN EASTER BUNNY" I was so out of my comfort zone with this. It is NOTHING like I have ever worn before. But you know what, I took a breath and thought no. I am going to rock it. I twirled round the streets in the quiet town that is Lewes and didn't care. I don't think the folk of Lewes knew what had hit them. It's very tailored so thats where dressing it down with a tee and even knotting the tee comes into play. That with the trainers I think drops the vibe immediately and why I think I felt more comfortable in the suit. Also another thing to note is the blazer didn't have shoulder pads, thankfully! I am not a shoulder pad girl and again that helps the laid back but pulled together vibe.

I do think though that if I get invited to any formal events - i.e. weddings I may be that girl that brings out the suit. As with heels and a lace cami it could look gorgeous. Even if I just wear that outfit without the blazer it could look so chic. Or vice-vera, jeans, a tee and just the blazer an easy way to channel the whole smart casual vibe. I know we all freak out about and start rocking in a corner thinking what does that mean, what does that mean?! So bam. There is 3 outfits from just one very affordable outfit *kicks self for not taking photos of the other ways to style this suit and make this a 3 ways to wear a suit post* Ah well. At least that's a new post in the back pocket!

And there we have it. The old outfit post done and dusted. That's if you made it to the end and didn't jump over to the Zendaya edit which I know is very tempting right?

I hope we are all well!