*Jacket : Your Shores// Jumper : Zara (sold out) // Jeans : H&M // Boots : Public Desire // Bag : Zara Suede Lovin’ I thought today would be a great day to share the second instalment of my love for leather jackets, and the second jacket that was sent to me by the lovely people over at Your Shores. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll remember my beige/camel coloured suede jacket (which I still very much love, it’s just been side lined a bit for the winter) that is super old and I could never find a link to. Well people, here it is in grey! I was so shocked when I saw it on the site and couldn’t resist getting it in another colour to add to my ever growing jacket collection! I thought I’d go for a tonal look with the grey jacket – I don’t have grey shoes or bag but blacks close enough isn’t it? These are super old jeans from H&M, if you can call them jeans. . they’re jeggings which I never would have thought I’d be wearing but I think it’s ok because; one, they’re jeany material and two, I would never wear them so you could see the fastening, or lack of! I actually got this jumper in the Zara black Friday sale and it’s fast becoming a firm favourite alongside the good old rust one. I purposely got it because it’s a similar shape and thought the other one could do with a bit of a rest! Texture I love the details in this picture! you can really see all of the different grey tones and the textures together look pretty damn great if I do say so myself! Also, can we just appreciate how much I love the below picture? Showing that boot heel off to it’s full potential! Let me know what you think to a tonal look! I feel like because I wear so many neutrals it was only a matter of time before this happened!!! Also don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ so you never miss a post! And make a little old blogger very happy (thats me) you can follow me here! All photography by Kirk Schwarz you can find his website here and his instagram here! Shop The Look See part one of this set of posts about my love for leather here!

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Inspiration

Love for the Choker

I’m not sure if what I’m talking about is actually a choker, I guess a choker’s just a tight necklace of some kind so yes, yes it is! I never really saw myself as a chocker lover and when the trend came out I have to say I put it down to a trend for teenage girls and thought nothing more of it. The constant girl crush that is Danielle Bernstein has brought it back to my attention recently through the gift that is instagram and I have to say, I’m liking it. Maybe it’s just the way she wears it, maybe it’s just the way she wears anything? Firstly, I love the choker from Rumi Neely’s brand AREYOUAMI and I’m pretty sure thats the one I’ve got my heart set on, but I also love the velvet ones. Either way my favourites are definitely the ones that tie in a bow – it makes it less harsh and they also look great layered a la Danielle Bernstein.Photos taken from Danielle Bernstein’s Instagram Account ‘weworewhat’ I’ve linked some of my favourites below that I would buy if I had the money, however money is becoming an issue since I’ve booked travelling and then my car insurance decided to come out the week I didn’t get paid so I’m contemplating a homemade one. I mean how hard could it be? If a ribbon would work then I may be able to steal some from my sisters workshop whilst she’s sleeping (unless she’s reading this) if not, leather from a haberdashery shop? Watch this space! Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ to make sure you never miss a post! And of course if I do find a DIY alternative I will share it with you guys!  

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Style

Feeling Beige

*Jumper : Sheinside// Jeans : Next// Scarf : Zara// *Boots : Public Desire I always debate outfits like this for the blog and try to make them a bit more interesting but hey, this is a personal style blog isn’t it? Well then this is what I like to wear! In my opinion there’s nothing better than a good chunky knit and a pair of jeans. These ones are slightly too big and I’m not sure if they look scruffy and need throwing out, or good in that cool oversized kinda way?? Thoughts would be appreciated! Although this may be a basic look I think you can dress it up with a nice scarf and heeled boots, boots were always going to be my beloved Public Desire ones of course! I love love love the knit of this jumper, I’m not sure if it’s fisherman knit or waffle? I think fisherman is the really chunky one? Either way I love a good bit of texture, particularly on a plain colour like this beige! I’m also a fan of this kind of neckline this winter, I sometimes feel suffocated in a polo neck but I love the high neck. I’ve been told it’s called a turtle neck. Did you see the article that I was featured in by Shop Style? In the article they tip me for success in 2016 and I’m still in shock that a company like Shop Style would find my little blog and see such potential in it! If you haven’t already then read it here! And don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ to stay up to date, I will be doing big things in 2016 after all and you wouldn’t want to miss out now would you! Shop the Look Photography by Alexandra Wallace who’s new site will be launching very soon, until then you can find her on Instagram Here!

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Lifestyle

Love Style Mindfulness // Instagram Roundup 2015

I’m sorry about the bad quality of this image!!! I’m pretty awful on the computer and had to paste them all into word and screenshot it! Definitely not the best way! Anyway, I wanted to do a quick roundup – I’ve been super sly though and only started from when I started with the ‘theme’ of my instagram because otherwise it just wouldn’t go. If you’re an instagram OCD like me you’ll sympathise! I can’t wait to share more moments with you guys, I’m trying to put more everyday posts up but I find it hard to remember to take pictures ( which I guess is good because it means I’m enjoying life?) and to be honest the lighting is awful at the moment. Lets all take a minute to pray for summer! If you’re not already then make sure you’re following me on Instagram and Bloglovin’ so you can keep up to date with my goings on!

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Style

Fringing X Leather Jacket // Part 1

*Jacket : Your Shores // Jumper : Zara (Old) // Jeans : Next // Boots : H&M (Old) // *Bag : Pauls Boutique  Leather Jacket Love If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you’ll be fully aware of my appreciation for the leather jacket. So it’ll come as no surprise that when outerwear company Your Shores got in contact with me about collaborating for their look book, I pretty much snatched their hands off. As part of the project I got to pick three, yes three, of my favourite styles from the website and I thought I’d share them with you guys, because, well why not? My first choice was the Sandra Fringe Leather Jacket, I’ve always wanted a fringed leather jacket but never found one with just the right amount of fringe. There’s a fine line people! You can probably see by this photo how soft the jacket is!! I think thats the one thing I love about real leather jackets, what’s the point in investing if it looks and feels the same as one from Primark? Can you also make an exception here guys for the fact that it was raining whilst we shot this and I was freezing cold which is why my hands are red and my hair ain’t looking too great!This jumper was 100% my favourite last year and I kind of forgot about it and it was pushed to the back of my wardrobe for the past few months. Sooo I decided to give it a new lease of life, I do still love it but I remember what was so annoying about it. . the goddamn sleeves! The slits look so cool in photos (very aware you can’t see them in this post) but they hang so low and as someone accident prone and clumsy, they are always covered in water or spaghetti sauce. . basically any liquid i’ve walked past, eaten or even looked at. I’m starting to wear these jeans more than my Topshop ones which are so ripped, I know my Mum is praying for the day I throw them out but I kind of love how ripped they are? P.s love the way I talk about my Mum as if I’m 17 and I’m actually 25, I will never grow up and face reality!! Seen as a lot of what I’m wearing here is sold out I’ve made a little widget so you can shop the post – so thoughtful of me! Shop The Look What do you guys think to the pictures? I’ve been working with another photographer and I think they’re amazing! Check out Kirk’s Instagram here and website here! As always, make sure you follow me on Bloglovin’, I’ve got exciting things planned for this year!

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