Tuesday, 26 August 2014

AW14 Trend Alert: Updated Seventies

If there's one trend this Autumn Winter that I am fully on board with it's the updated seventies. Every season designers pull inspiration from previous decades, but it seems to be the nineties and the sixties that pop up the most frequently. However, for the first time in a long while the new season is all about the seventies. This time it's less 'vintage bohemian' which is often what we associate with the decade, and instead it's focusing on the flared jeans, floppy hats, and retro colour palettes - but with a 2014 update.

Seventies style meets modern tailoring in the form of boyfriend cut camel coats and wide leg palazzo trews. Combine that with shades of rusty burnt orange and mustard yellow and you've hit the nail on the head. Another take on the trend is to pair your dark wash flared jeans with your favourite leather jacket for that seventies look but with an edgy twist. 

So, what do you think of the updated seventies trend? Will you be shunning your skinny jeans in favour of flares this season? Let me know!


(Images all found on Pinterest)
Shop the trend!


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Workwear 101

ZARA shirt & necklace
H&M trousers & bag
NEW LOOK shoes & cuff
ASOS sunglasses

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I'm currently doing some work experience in the marketing department at my old college. Having worked in retail for the past four years (alongside studying for my degree) I'm no stranger to the work place, but what I am a stranger to is the big wide world of "business attire".

Being a fan of masculine styles I luckily already had a few pieces in my wardrobe suitable for the office. For my first day I followed the lovely Megan's fashion equation of 2 masculine pieces + 1 feminine piece to create a chic workwear look. I opted for my tapered pinstripe trousers with a boyfriend shirt tucked in and added some pretty strappy sandals to finish off the look.

So, what do you think? Would you hire me to work in your office?


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Scandinavia | Travel Snaps

A little glimpse at my adventures in Scandinavia! In case you didn't know, I recently spent 10 days traveling with my brother starting in Copenhagen and then hopping over the bridge to Sweden where we traveled Malmo, Lund and finally Gothenburg. 

We stayed in hostels half the time and Airbnb apartments for the rest. It was definitely an experience and we met a lot of really interesting people from all over the world from fellow Brits, to Australians, Canadians and Italians. Overall, I had a great time. Copenhagen was by far my favourite city and I would love to go back again one day as we only had a couple of days there and there's definitely a lot more to see!

I didn't take a 'real' camera with me as we were backpacking and I didn't want to take anything too heavy or that would be likely to get stolen. All these pictures were shot on my humble iPhone, but I think they turned out pretty well! I hope you liked this little peak at my travels. Have any of you been to Scandinavia?



Tuesday, 12 August 2014


TOPSHOP pleather shorts
NEXT mules
NEW LOOK cuff*

After a ten day trip across Scandinavia and a long break from my laptop, it feels pretty good to be blogging again. I wore this white tailored blazer with my trusty pleather shorts and fave mules out yesterday for a long overdue date night, adding a bright orange clutch bag for a pop of colour to brighten up the otherwise monochrome look. 

Lavish Alice also do a white skort that goes perfectly with the blazer to create a sharp tailored short suit. The blazer on it's own is a very versatile piece and can be thrown over pretty much anything to smarten up the look! I'm actually starting a work experience placement this week and I'm sure the blazer will serve me well. It will be my first venture into 'workwear' so maybe I'll debut some of my attempts here on the blog. Maybe.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Seeing... Green?

H&M top
F&F CLOTHING sandals*
NAILS INC. 'Regents Place' nail polish*

Since when do I like green so much? I can barely even remember the last time I didn't wear something green in an outfit post. Where has this obsession come from? I have no idea.

Khaki obsession aside, can we take a moment to appreciate these adorable little sandals from none other than Tesco's own clothing brand, F&F? So cute. They're the perfect everyday sandal for times when a Birkenstock just won't cut it. They have a teensy little block heel which gives you a nice little boost but without being uncomfortable. Oh and they're only £16 - bargain.

I'm currently in the stages of preparing for my 10 day backpacking adventure in Scandinavia (I leave on Friday, eek!) So if anyone has any recommendations for things to see, eat, and do in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Lund or Malmo then please do throw them my way!


PS. I recently styled up a similar outfit for Ash Footwear as I was there blogger of the week, take a look here!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Luxury Wishlist!

Unaffordable Wishlist

Sometimes I think (internet)window shopping can be even better than actual shopping. Lusting over beautiful items from the comfort of your sofa but not actually spending any of your hard earned pennies. It's fun! At the moment I can sense a bit of a pastel theme emerging, which is unusual for me. I'm really enjoying the white on white trend this season and I'm probably one of the only people in the world who's still not over rose gold yet. I spotted the white tortoiseshell sunglasses on Whistle's Twitter page recently and fell in love, but I couldn't choose between them and the classic round Miu Mius for the post, so I've included both. If only it was that simple in reality.

What are you lusting after at the moment? 


Friday, 18 July 2014

Tropicool with Missguided

MISGUIDED playsuit* jacket* and boots*
ASOS sunglasses
PRIMARK clutch
RI watch
NEW LOOK cuff*

I think it's safe to say the tropical print trend has well and truly taken over the high street this summer. Pineapples, palm trees and big green leaves are all over the place at the moment from dresses and playsuits to bags and phone cases - there's just no getting away from it. I for one have decided to embrace the exotic, first with my bold leaf Topshop dress, and now with this tropicool playsuit from Missguided

I jazzed up the romper with this awesome faux-suede jacket with tassles all along the bottom and some classic black croc ankle boots. There's a subtle hint of pink running through the green leaves on the playsuit which I co-ordinated with my studded Primark clutch bag. I think this fun little outfit would be perfect for a festival! 

Have you bought into the tropical print this summer?