Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Easter Snow | Fashion

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 Denim Jacket The Ragged Priest  | Worker Boots River Island Snood Borrowed | Long Black Tee Primark |  Unicorn Cropped Tee Topshop

I simply cannot believe the weather, it seems the world is going topsy turvy. Snow in March!!! The poor daffodils are struggling to bloom and we should be sunbathing and eating lunch out in the garden. Instead it's blankets, heating and lazy days indoors. I'm staying in my family home as it's now the Easter holidays :D, one of my absolutely favourite times of the year. Due to all the wonderful chocolate and of course the actual reason we have Easter. I'm definitely not ashamed to say I've been taking full advantage of my Creme Egg fling and have bought lots of Easter goodies, even indulging in a cross bun loaf which both smelt and tasted frigging delicious! 

Braving the garden to take shots for a university project I thought I'd actually take some outfit and general garden shoots at the same time. A simple, generic everyday outfit both comfortable and easy to throw together. I still love my Ragged Priest jacket I managed to snap up cheaply while shopping in Manchester months ago, perfect for slouching with a touch of tie dye and studs. Currently lusting over their Candy Sweat! Studs and pastel combinations are forever a win. 

We're celebrating Easter on Good Friday as my Dad works away and thus our fun, chocolate eating joy will be blissfully prolonged and throughly had :). I wish you all a lovely Easter season full of chocolate, spring roasts, reflection and love of the atonement. 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sweet Sixteen | Fashion

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 Pink Blazer Topshop  Grey Midi Dress Matalan | Faux Litas Forever 21 Collar Necklace Topshop Pastel Pink Satchel Matalan | Tights Primark | Pink Skinny Belt Primark 

I was given this pink blazer for my sixteenth birthday, which is crazy to think was almost four years ago! Ever since starting university I've brought with me almost all of my clothes, a silly decision really as I have so many. Only recently have I decided to sort through them properly and seperate what I actually wear, what I should wear and those I want to give to my younger sisters or sell (que upcoming blog sale). Of the pieces I want to start wearing again includes this lovely piece. As Spring is settling in and a desire to smarten up my new jersey dress for church I decided to give the plucky coloured piece a whirl once again.  

Life has been super exciting as of late. I've started a lovely marketing internship and have multiple university projects on the go, one of which we're shooting early this week and of course lots of Easter chocolate to consume before the ever looming end of our beloved Easter season for another year. It's strange to think my baby blog will soon be a year old! I hope you've been enjoying our journey together as much as I have and that we'll endeavour further down this road together. 

It you do enjoy my blog it would mean the world to me if you were to nominate my little internet world into the Company Style Blogger Awards whether if be for ‘Best Personal Style Newcomer Blog Award’ or any other category you feel appropriate. 

Friday, 8 March 2013

Passion For Fashion Spring/Summer

You may remember way back in September Money Supermarket held a fashion competition for bloggers (you can check out my entry here). I was delighted to receive an email informing me that they're holding another competition for Spring/Summer! The competition is simple, create three looks each under £200 for each style category. Casual, Beach/Holiday and Party. Each category can be interpreted however you wish to suit your individual style and any trends you're lusting after. There are three lovely judges, one for each category, the winners for each receive £200 towards their beautiful outfits. The super lucky overall winner receives £1,000 towards their dream wardrobe!!! 

Moon Dance T-Shirt Dress Finders Keeps £95 | Cat Ears Bowler Hat Miss Guided £14.99 | Scallop Trim Satchel Asos £22 | Penelope Nude Loafer Office £65

I first spied this incredible t-shirt dress on Pinterest and have been hunting it down ever since. It's such an effortless, laid back piece perfect for lounging around on summer days, popping into university or a casual day at the office. As it's so wonderful (and pretty pricey) it only needs a few accessorises. I've chosen some nude loafers that compliment the peachy tones and a traditional satchel, often associated with the more formal I find satchels a stylish, on hand piece for any look. Finished off with a twist on this seasons favourite bowler hat, cheekily spouting cat ears adding a flare of personality. 

Pastel Blue Embellished Bikini Top River Island £17 | High Waisted Marble Bikini Bottoms River Island £12 | Swallow Trim Sunglasses Topshop £20 | Denim Daze Backpack Nasty Gal £41.30 | Tie Dye Tunic Miss Guided £11.99 | Konnie Cage Shoes Topshop £42

How many times do we find a bikini and only like one half?! Pattern clashing is such a fun solution. As the tunic has cut outs, the high waisted bottoms will peak through, adding depth to the look and a hint of the global traveler trend. While on holiday I always want my hands free so I can explore and embark on local adventures, making a lightweight backpack a suitable companion. This acid wash piece pulls together the pastel tones and offers plenty of pockets to separate your camera and beach towel. 

 Clear Clear Box Clutch Nasty Gal £54.01 | Cosmic Lita Jeffrey Campbell £102.93| Whole Lotta Rosie Headband in Lilac Crown and Glory £20 |Rose Opal Spike Ring Topshop £2.50 Jersey Midi Dress Matalan £12

Release your inner Florence with this floaty midi dress teamed with long wavy hair and the incredible Lotta Rosie headband from Crown and Glory, reviving femininity through flower power, taking inspiration from the era of the hippies. Of course this look wouldn't be complete without a kick of modern day hipster, Jeffrey Campbell designs such awe inspiring shoes and the Cosmic Litas are no exception. I am ridiculously thrilled stores have started to once again stock this particular design. Clear clutches were all the range in past months, having previously appeared on the catwalk shows such as Dior and Chanel. Adding to the minimalistic side of the look, yet creating an intriguing take on utility.  

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