.. without looking like you think you’re still 17. Okay, maybe not 17 but you get the idea. At the ripe old age of 25 I don’t really feel like baring too much on the stomach front but theres just so many nice crop tops out there. I had to work out my own way of wearing them without showing the world what I had for dinner! I couldn’t resist this suede crop top from Another Eight, it’s in such a warm winter colour and a suede top is such a great way of adding texture to an outfit. Side note – just checked out their website again and oh em gee how cute is this bag? Love a good box bag! Cardigan : Charity Shop| *Top : Another Eight | *Jeans : IntheStyle | *Shoes : IntheStyle | Bag : Zara – Back in stock guys so get there quick! I’m a big fan of oversized things and a more, relaxed kinda look so as it’s a fairly tight crop top (when I say fairly tight I mean I couldn’t breathe for the duration of this shoot) I thought I would layer it up with my favourite charity shop find, the camel cardigan. I have linked a nice chunky one from Missguided but mines a one off I’m afraid so unless you’re prepared to trawl charity shops for your own your gonna have to buy that one. I think it’s physically impossible for an outfit to not look chic and pulled together with this Zara bag. When I first brought it I had trouble handing over 90 sheets for a bag from Zara but honestly, you need it, it’s totally worth it and it keeps selling out so go and buy it now for your own good! I’m definitely not happy with the amount of stomach on show in this photograph but I don’t think it’s possible to edit jeans to look more high waisted and quite frankly if it is possible I don’t know how. How nice are these shoes by the way? I love the lace up style with a closed toe. I’m sure you can tell I’m a fan of a lace up on pretty much anything, but all of my lace up shoes are open toe which isn’t exactly practical in this weather. I’m also loving the colour, I know they don’t exactly go with the top but I think it’s a kind of nice clash.. maybe? What do you think does it totally not go? *Gold Bangle (left) : Melinda Maria | *Gold Bangle (right) : Melinda Maria | *Nail Varnish : Zoya Love these jeans sent to me by IntheStyle (and the shoes ) totally wouldn’t have gone for this style of jean myself but they’re actually so nice and add a bit of interest if you’re just wearing a simple outfit like jeans and a t-shirt – which I usually am lets face it. If you decide to treat yourself to a pair or something else from…

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My Favourite Outfits

So I’ve been blogging for approximately 8 months now and the majority of those posts have been outfit posts, so I thought I would do a little look back at some of my personal favourites. Ok you got me – I’m still ill and I need content. But I have actually been meaning to do a post like this for a while so it’s just been moved forward because of the flu.. can you let me off? Anyway, these are my favourites, my top one is 100% the rust jumper I picked up from Sweden, it’s the first shoot I did with Alex and it’s still my favourite shot! I also love the denim skirt with the camel cardigan, i think transitional outfits will always be my favourites! I’ll link all of the pieces I’m wearing beneath each outfit or as similar as I can find if they’re sold out as some of these are pretty old! don’t forget you can scroll along – I’ve linked loads! I’m not being funny but does anyone else think that this bag just makes any outfit? i’ve had it for nearly a year and it just never get’s old – I think it will always be one of my favourites!! I’ve linked a similar one from Aldo below which is less than half the price and such a good dupe! I truly love this look, it’s one from just last week – not sure why the images are such bad quality in comparison, I think they might be saved wrong so apologies for that! Which one’s your favourite? or is it not here? I love hearing what you guys think! Also if you’re loving these outfits then follow me on Bloglovin’ for more to come !!

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My Everyday Uniform

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I seem to have developed a form of uniform for my everyday dressing. Kind of like Homer Simpson and his blue jeans, white shirt combo, I have certain pieces or styles that I’ll find myself wearing time and time again. It definitely depends on the time of year, but at the moment I’m living in chunky jumpers and jeans. I’ve also recently re-discovered my Topshop brogues which I love wearing with my new Next jeans. The jeans are slightly baggier so have a kind of mannish look to them which works really well with the brogues!   I’ve voiced my love for khaki more than enough times on here so it’ll come as no surprise that I chose a khaki jumper to show what I wear most days! Even though it’s now nearly mid November it’s still not really cooled down a huge amount, I’ll always throw on a chunky scarf when I’m not sure if I’ll be warm enough. I really want to get into the festive mood but it’s hard when it just isn’t cold? I don’t understand why the weather won’t let us have proper seasons! I was sent this bag from Pauls Boutique and I’m not usually one for a bag that occupies my hands. I like to have something on my shoulder and always imagined a hand held bag as being too annoying. I have actually fallen in love with this style though, it fit’s my new macbook in which is a huge plus and because it’s so simple and nude it goes with pretty much everything. I always feel really smart when I wear it as well because it’s a more structured style.What do you think to my new addition to the khaki collection, this jumper from Sammy Dress? I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be three quarter length sleeves or if it’s just because I’m super lanky? I do love the colour and the chunky knits. I way prefer roll necks too, I always think they’re so flattering on me because I have a small chest, I always go for the higher neck option! I’ve also just realised my total lack of ironing on this jumper – I’m embarrassed but I can’t re shoot so.. sorry guys! What’s your everyday uniform? Do you have a go to outfit or style that you just know works and always find yourself reaching for? Leave me a comment and let me know!  *Jumper : Sammy Dress | *Scarf : Like Mary | Jeans : Next | Brogues : Topshop Old| *Bag : Pauls Boutique If you liked this post then head on over to Bloglovin and give me a follow!

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Feeling Festive in Red

Let me start this post by saying red is definitely not a colour that I would consider as being my colour. When I chose this jacket from Shein I was expecting a burgundy coat with cream fur as photographed here. I have to be honest here and admit that when I opened the package I was more than a little disappointed that it didn’t quite match up to the photographs on the internet. As a lover of neutrals I definitely would not have chosen a red coat! Anyway, pushing this minor issue to the side, I’m actually pleasantly surprised with how well the photographs came out to show that, actually, is a red coat really the worst thing in the world? Obviously if it was the same price as my Zara one I would have been outraged but it wasn’t, it wasn’t even half, it was a fraction of the price! The sort of price that, who cares if you only wear it once?      To be honest, looking at these photo’s I’m thinking I look good, and yes, I will be wearing it again! So it’s not what I was expecting, hey ho, build a bridge and get over it! It’s super warm and cosy and it’s also pretty perfect for this time of year! I mean, what colour is more festive than red? For this look I decided to keep it pretty simple, with such a loud coat I thought I better play down the rest of the outfit and let the coat do the talking!   What do you think to my red coat? Is it making you’re eyes hurt or are you thinking like me, it’s pretty festive and when did a little red coat ever do any harm? Let me know what you think! And if you get a chance, check me out on Bloglovin’ and hit follow if you like what you see! Shop the post here:

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Feeling Girly with Gemporia

I was pleasently surprised earlier this month when one of the girls over at Gemporia got in contact with me about a possible collaboration. I know what you’re thinking, where’s the gems then? Well despite the name, they do have a wide range of jewellery, not just gems. I chose this lovely little silver beaded bracelet. I love the infinity sign and thought it was so pretty and delicate. When I got the parcel and opened it my Mum said it was the women’s empowerment sign, no Mum it’s the infinity sign. Obviously then as any normal person does I went on google to look up the meaning of the infinity sign – she was right, it symbolises eternity, empowerment and everlasting love with some companies using it as a symbol of women’s empowerment. Knowing the meaning behind it makes me love it even more!My new pearl colour correcting pearls from Avon came on the same day as the bracelet so naturally I did a pretty girly shoot, I couldn’t resist having a play around with them! I’ve actually been using them for a few days now and I’m not 100% sure on what I’m supposed to do so any help and guidance you might have would be gratefully received! At the moment I’ve been dusting them over my foundation before I use my bronzer, I’m guessing they’re meant to help with keeping the make up on all day like a loose powder, also helping to get rid of red patches and give a more even complexion? Well that’s what I’m hoping they do anyway!  I love how pretty and delicate it is! It looks so pretty laid out with my new marble case from Madotta. Get ready to see a lot more of this, it’s my new favourite thing so I’m getting it in wherever I can!  

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