Thursday, 22 June 2017

COLOURS OF THE SEASIDE



Outfit:
Topshop Coin Pendant Necklace (old), Topshop Nibbled Hem Tee, Nobody's Child Polka Dot Jumpsuit (sold out), New Look Red Backpack, Converse White Lo Tops

Oh Sheringham, you're so cute. In fact, the whole of the Norfolk Coast is just beautiful... Even Gt. Yarmouth has it's good points (Pirates Cove, I'm looking at you! Haha). Moving back to Norfolk after living in the Midlands and the very edge of North London for the last 7 years, I've really come to appreciate the close proximity to some of the amazing coastline and countryside that surrounds Norwich. I've taken time out every week for the last couple of months to take a trip to the beach, and every time I feel like my head space is thanking me for it. Whether I go with friends or family, or even by myself, it's a time I take to breathe in the fresh sea air, feel the sun on my face (definitely got mega burnt doing this a few weeks ago), and feel grateful for my surroundings.
Last week, it was Sheringham's turn. I actually can't remember the last time I visited this little town, but the moment we pulled in to the area all the memories started flooding back. The little gift and chip shops lining the streets under the red, white and blue bunting; The weathered boats tied up on the stony beaches; The rainbow of cute beach huts lining the promenade - a perfectly, quaint seaside town. And thankfully, my outfit matched the nautical colours of the area pretty perfectly so of course a quick outfit shoot was necessary.
As much as the jumpsuit makes it look like I've put on a good stone, I bloody well love it! It's mega loose so I can wear it over tees (my go to style atm), it's covered in polka dots (also a fave rn) and it's the perfect Man Repeller, awkward length. Also this outfit must be pretty awesome because the day after we shot these, I was have a good ol' look through Insta and found @sophia_rosemary had styled it up v similar (only better, of course!) a few weeks back... Anyway, I've linked the outfit items or any similar above and below if you'd like to have a look too!

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

WHY I LOVE MINI BAGS



Whilst I'm sure in another half a year I'll be back to hauling around a bulky leather shopper, at the moment I am all about the mini bag. Anyone who brings along the just-in-case items and everything in between, this might not be the bag for you. But as someone who likes to keep their laptop desktop minimal, writes lists on a daily basis and empties their bag after every outing (OCD or just organised - you decide), a mini bag has been an easy transition for me. I'm definitely a bare essentials kinda girl - mobile, contactless, keys and at a push I'll pack a hairbrush and lipstick - and my shoulders definitely thank me for it...
I'm also loving the mini bag trend because the smaller the bag it is, generally the more accessible the price point - especially for designer purchases. And, in terms of a pop of colour or print, a mini bag is MUCH easier to pull off and style than a large tote. It's a no brainer really - the mini bag is the way to go! Below I've linked this bag, as well as a few more beauts from high street to designer at the very bottom, so make sure to take a look!

Outfit:
Monki Cat Print Shirt (old, similar here), Accessorize Mini Bag*, New Look Ring Belt, Topshop Black Leigh Jeans, Mango Applique Loafers (similar here)


The Mini Bag Wishlist:


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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

BOOHOO'S BLOGGER X DRESS OF THE MONTH



When I was contacted by Boohoo to take part in their Blogger X Dress Of The Month, apart from being MEGA excited I was also initially a little worried I was going to be sent over a dress that was tight fitting, a little too ruffly or something super bright in colour. But I actually ended up being SO surprised by how much I liked it! Monochrome? Check! Gingham? Check! Loose smock shape? Check! It was just about a match made in heaven!
I've not really worn many dresses recently so it was fun having to style this one up. Although it's now the warmest week of the year, when I shot this it definitely wasn't bare leg weather! However, I still wanted to style it for the warmer days which is where this oversized denim jacket comes in... The most impractical jacket in terms of it being SO white, but I just love that it could lift every outfit into summer! The sunnies give the outfit an extra summer vibe too, and although I feel like such a basic blogger poser when I wear them, I couldn't love them any more! (Well, unless they were Rayban's anyway!)

Outfit:
Jeepers Peepers Sunglasses, H&M Oversized Denim Jacket (similar here and here), Boohoo Gingham Smock Dress*, Monki Silver Envelope Bag, Zara Contrast Ankle Boots (similar here)


I just want to say a BIG thank you to Boohoo for including me in May's Blogger X Dress Of The Month - if any of you love the dress as much as me, find it by clicking >>here<< (I'd recommend to size down one size)... or for even more cute gingham pieces (seriously, they have LOADS) then click >>here<<

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

THAT BASKET BAG



The day after I shot these photos, I saw that the amazing Emma from EJ Style had also posted about wearing all black in the sunshine and I just thought YES girl! Whilst I'm definitely wearing a lot more colour these days, I just feel like there's nothing more chic than an all black outfit when the sun comes out! You've just gotta get the right pieces to stop the look from feeling too winter goth, and more FASHUN hunnaayy!


And what are those pieces I hear you ask? Well, the accessories of course. And one piece in particular, which unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know is the accessory of the season - the basket bag! A piece now as much for a day of shopping as it is for a trip to the beach. What works especially well with this Zara version, is the longer strap meaning it's super easy to sling on the shoulder, with the cute little pom poms adding a little summin' summin'! It's also just the perfect size, as I've seen some other fab basket bags about but they look as though my every day items would get lost forever in the bottom of them. So if you can find the last few of these bags left on the shelves in Zara, grab one while you still can. SERIOUSLY - BAG OF THE SEASON.
The sandals are another piece that need a quick mention just because of how much of a bargain they were. After seeing and *nearly* purchasing a Kurt Geiger version of the pair at the end of last summer, imagine how happy I was to find and still be loving a really similar version in the form of this Matalan pair three seasons later! Super comfy with the platform sole, with a subtle nod to the espadrille wicker sole trend - but much more practical with a rubber base. And of course, a black summer outfit is never complete without a pair of reflective sunnies (If you're reading - THANKS Penny!)

Outfit:
H&M Reflective Sunglasses, Topshop Boutique Crochet Top (last season, other Crochet Tops here and here), Zara Basket Bag (similar here and here), ASOS Black Trousers, Matalan Flatform Sandal


Are you one for wearing black in summer? Or have you bought yourself a basket bag yet? Let me know in the comments!

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