When Blue Vanilla contacted me with the ultimate question, I couldn’t help but answer in the form of a blog post, what makes you feel sassy? This is a pretty difficult question because to me, sassy is a mindset. If you’re a sassy girl, you’ve just got it in you and you’ll be sassy in your greying pyjamas with holes in the same you would in killer heels and an LBD. But obviously there are certain pieces of clothing, like Bey and her Freakum’ Dress, that just make you feel like you own that shit. The Jacket of Dreams I think I can pretty much promise you that this jacket will now feature in 80% off all outfit posts slash my life in general. This is because I am in love. Jigsaw, you complete me. . the shape is just so sleek and beautiful and look how summery it makes this outfit . . and sleek. I was kindly gifted this but knowing what I now know I would 100% have paid full price for this and it’s made me do such an about turn on investment pieces and splashing out for key pieces. If in doubt, think of the pounds per wear! What Makes You Sass? I’ve already done my sassy is a mindset babble at the beginning of the post, so I thought I would show you the piece in my wardrobe that makes me feel like a Sass Queen. If in doubt, cold shoulder. For me, cold shoulder tops are my ultimate go to piece when I want to feel good and have no idea what to wear. I think that’s quite possibly why I’m addicted to buying them? Despite them being really of the moment I find them super flattering for my shape. Obviously I’m not a big breasted gal by any means, so it covers that and gives you a sneaky little shoulder show off. Because shoulders are the new boobs dont’cha know? Well maybe they aren’t, but that’s what I’m going with! I picked up this little H&M number a couple of weeks ago and love the kind of shirty material, though it does mean it creases like a mother! It’s got little shoulder straps but they’re way too long for me so I’m either cutting them off, or snipping and tieing them, I’m still undecided, opinions would be helpful! Off Shoulder Faves Shop my pick of what the stores currently have to offer in off shoulder goodness! Show Me Your Sassy I would love to know what makes you guys feel sassy, if you have a particular lipstick, handbag, heels or outfit that you know makes you feel like the queen of sassy unicorn land! OR if you, like me, think sassy is a mindset, do you have any particular hacks to getting your sassy on? Thanks so much if you’re already following me on Bloglovin’ if you’re not, what are you playing at?! It’s the best way to stay up to date with all of you’re…

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Jigsaw Lived Not Modelled

When Jigsaw first contacted me about working together, I thought they’d got the wrong person, I was all . .who, me? I know you should recognise your worth and self value and all that jazz but it was one hell of a wow moment for me! Jigsaw Lived Not Modelled I love the concept of this new campaign by Jigsaw, showing the clothes in real life situations giving you inspiration and ideas on how the pieces will fit into your everyday life. So the idea, was for me to pick some pieces to mix in with what I already have. This is great because personally, I’m not able to shop in places like this a lot so for me, it’s all about picking key hero pieces if you like, that will mix in with what I already have and give my look a certain je’ne sais quoi. The Statement White Jacket Me and this jacket had love at first sight, the collar, the colour, someone please tell me what’s not to love? On the website it’s called a jacket, but I’d say it’s more of a coat. The white really brightens up an outfit and adding a certain degree of sophistication. I mean look at me, I’m wearing ripped jeans and I look sophisticated, I bet you didn’t think that was possible right? I kept this look monochrome in true Sinead style with my current favourites, the ripped Asos jeans and my beloved glove shoes! The Coatigan Now I’ve said before about how I’m on the fence about cardigans and coatigans but at the same time, I’m also pretty obsessed with anything oversized. Firstly, I love that this one has pockets, for me, pockets are essential. Secondly, look at those sleeves and the softness guys, even if you just go in store to feel this – please do. All I’m wearing here is my usually jeans and a t shirt and this knit makes it look like I’ve made an effort. This is kind of the theme I went for, key pieces that would make looking good effortless! This will be the perfect light layer when it warms up, we’ve got big plans. The Collarless Shirt Shirts are a staple in any womans wardrobe and this one just adds a lovely twist to the norm. I’ve never had a collarless shirt before but I actually really think it suits me! The flared sleeves are what sold it to me, 110%. I’d wear this sort of outfit if I had to go to London for meetings, something I can feel smart-ish in but still be comfortable. For me comfort is key, if you don’t feel comfortable in what you’re wearing you’ll have the worst day guaranteed! I’ve already decided that come spring/summer I’ll be wearing this open as a little jacket. The Breton Tee Because you can never have too many t shirts, and you can never have too many stripes. I love the neutral blush colour and I actually only own black and white or blue and white stripes, why is that? This is such a ”…

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Denim Wardrobe Update

When it comes to my love for denim, I’ve recently admitted that I’m a one style girl and that style is skinny jeans. However, a recent miracle has happened to my denim wardrobe, a spring miracle if you like. The skinnies have been banished to the back in favour of a new style, the Mom jeans . .who would have thought it? Denim Wardrobe : The Facts This infographic on jeans by Superdry is so interesting and true in my opinion! I guess as with any item in your wardrobe there’s particular styles you favour and wear time and time again. I think it’s so funny that people hold on to their old jeans because they spend too much money on them or are waiting for them to come back into fashion. When it comes to clothes I’m really not a hoarder! I have a good eBay session at least once a month as I love to have a clean and tidy wardrobe, it helps me to get dressed more easily! I thought I would have a little rummage through my jeans and go through what my denim wardrobe looks like – they say the average person owns 7 pairs and the most popular styles are skinny, boyfriend and high waist so we will see! My Denim Wardrobe 7 pairs – I cannot believe I am that predictable, as if I match up with an infographic! Also as a self confessed denim addict I think I need to go and buy more stat! I’ve listed them in order of the amount I wear the pair! Black Ripped Mom Jeans – Asos Blue Ripped Mom Jeans – Asos These two are currently my most worn jeans by far. I fell in love with the black pair and promptly bought myself the same style in blue. I have to say I was worried about buying jeans online from Asos but I am so happy with them, I’m definitely a convert and they make the perfect additions to my denim wardrobe! Black Wax Coated Skinnies – Topshop These are my go to jeans for when I want to look smart or on nights out. I feel much smarter and dressier in this pair! Blue Straight Leg Jeans – Next A ridiculously comfortable pair of jeans that are casual and fit really nicely without being skinny. I feel like me and the skinny jeans might need some time to miss each other – not the black ones though! Blue Ripped Skinnies – Topshop These were my previous favourites and I lived in them for the past year or so. My discovery of Mom jeans and the recent additions to my denim wardrobe means these guys have definitely been pushed to the back! White Ripped Skinnies – Primark I only wear these in the summer, don’t get me wrong they get a lot of wear in the summer but at the moment they’re definitely in the back gathering dust! Grey Pull On Skinnies – H&M I literally only own these because they…

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Style Heroes With Dorothy Perkins

Style heroes are kinda my thing, I guess I see style heroes as another way of describing wardrobe essentials, the backbone of my style. So when Dorothy Perkins got in touch about participating in a styling competition based around this seasons style heroes how oh how could I ever resist?! So basically, enjoy the post, see how I styled up my denim shirt dress – 100% one of my spring style heroes and most importantly of all, keep an eye out on Dorothy Perkins Instagram and make sure you vote for me! Spring Style Heroes For me, spring is all about layering, I probably have said that in a post at some point or other with each season inserted. Layering is great at any point but no time more than Spring. It’s getting warm enough to brave cold legs – if you’re as brave as me that is – and some layering can make you look Spring ready without catching your death. I was dreading shooting this look when I woke up to frost . .frost. . on the floor, but this blanket scarf not only finishes this look off perfectly, but it’s also pretty damn warm. Hand’s up who forgot how effortlessly chic and warm a blanket scarf can be?! Loving the tie detail on this dress, I didn’t know if it was too girly for me but I actually really like it and think it breaks the dress up. I have to admit I also thought that the scarf over a dress may have made me look a wee bit naked underneath but I like it, this outfit will be recycled I can promise you that! The colours on the wrap compliment the denim dress really nicely! I’m not sure if this bag and shoe combo go completely but I loved how the bag brightened up the outfit and added the finishing touch, the shoe colour may have been a bad choice as they do tend to blend into my skin. I’m picturing them with a tan and it’s looking good, I guess I’ll be starting the holiday skin sooner than I thought! p.s – I also love it when you can officially wear sunglasses as a fashion accessory again, on your head, on your neckline, they just finish the outfit off better than any necklace and give you a certain just threw this on look. *Dress : Dorothy Perkins *Wrap : Dorothy Perkins *Shoes : Dorothy Perkins *Sunglasses : Dorothy Perkins *Bag : Mango One last reminder to keep an eye out for the competition on Dorothy Perkins Instagram account and show your support!! I would also love you to follow me on Bloglovin‘, it’s a great way of staying up to date with all of my latest posts! I have a great post on when blogging block strikes coming up on Thursday!

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All Black Outfits, Why They Will Always Be A Womans …

It may come as a surprise to you, as someone who usually goes for lighter neutrals, that actually, all black outfits are my best friends. To me, it’s like the day time equivalent of a little black dress. If you don’t know what to wear, all black outfits will never fail you. Although I really love each of the pieces I am wearing individually, I think that even if you didn’t, when put together, black and black compliment each other perfectly. Why All Black Outfits Win Every Time I feel like theres something impossibly chic about an all black outfit paired with some sunglasses. You instantly look like someone important, it adds a certain degree of mystery and oh la la. French women swear by black, and we all know how chic a french woman is, need I explain myself any more? An all black outfit is done best when you play with texture, here I’ve gone for an all denim outfit with my leather jacket worn over my shoulders, because what screams style more than not putting your arms through the sleeves? Sure I’m freezing but does that really matter when you look good? I say no. Double Denim Black on Black I got this t shirt in the sale from Zara a few weeks back, actually the day I got my hair cut! So I couldn’t find it to link for you guys but I did find an almost identical one here from Mango, only difference is it’s not black. . which kind of defeats the object of this post. BUT, it will still look great for a double denim look and who doesn’t love a denim t shirt in any colour, am I right or am I right? These jeans are another pair from Asos, I am loving their denim at the moment and these ones fit like a dream, I went a size up because they’re Mom jeans and I wanted them to look a bit looser, the 8 were pretty damn snug. I’m a real fan of the washed out black colour, I’m actually going to lunch with Asos for International Womens Day tomorrow, or today when you read this! And am thinking of wearing this exact outfit!! I don’t think that I will ever tire of the heel on these boots, it’s so pretty, and I know not everyone is a fan of boots in the summer but I think it’s a great way of toughening up a pretty dress! I really love the length of these too, I know I’ve probably said this a bazillion times but they cut off at just the right point on the ankle! Jacket : Warehouse (Similar here) Top : Zara (Similar here and here) Jeans : Asos *Boots : Public Desire *Sunglasses : Plastic Tail (Similar here) Make sure you follow me on Bloglovin if you aren’t already! I’ll be posting 3/4 times a week now so make sure you follow so that you never miss a post, it’s also great as you can…

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