Style

How to Wear White Jeans in Winter

White jeans in winter is never really something I’d considered. To me, white jeans are exclusively a summer item that should be packed away with the floaty shorts and crop tops when October rolls around. However, I’m a big fan of Emily Luciano from LovelyLuciano.com and I’ve seen her rock white jeans in winter on the reg. To me, if she’s doing it, it’s ok. Which is what led to me doing it – such a copy cat! Hey no, it’s not copying – I’m influenced by her style. . Coat : Topshop Old // Jumper : Zara Old  // Jeans : Primark DIY (see how I did it here) // Shoes : River Island Limited Stock ( Similar Here) I have to admit I struggled with what footwear to finish the outfit off with. I love all of the neutrals together but most of my footwear is black and I found boots with this look a bit over powering, this however is perfect! Bringing back my favourite lace ups! I also recently got a pair like this in nude from Linzi shoes which would also look great, if I do say so myself! White Jeans in Winter So as I explained before it was the lovely Emily Luciano from LovelyLuciano.com who inspired me to try my hand at styling a pair of white jeans in winter. Not a combination I normally would have thought to work but hey, it does. I think you should try it too! I think it works well because I’ve kept it neutral with this jumper I found in my sisters wardrobe – seriously that place is like narnia, I need to visit more often! I’m loving the different shades of oatmeal in the knit, because its a lighter colour it’s not too harsh against the white. Do you know what I’m thinking though? I bet an all white look would look amazing in winter, if you had a white coat and – would you wear white shoes with an all white look? Honestly, sometimes I think shoes really bring an outfit together but sometimes they totally ruin it! What do you think to this look, would you or have you worn white jeans in winter? I definitely need to start having less rules for my wardrobe and mixing it up a bit – I mean if I’m going to wear jeans all the time I should at least wear different coloured ones right?! Shop the Look I’ve linked some bits below as most of the items in my look are old or sold out – sorry! I’ve found some pretty similar pieces though and I think I actually might prefer those lace up’s to mine, bearing in mind that mine are the devil and eat my feet whilst I walk around in agony! Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ for lots more outfit posts and exciting things to come! You can follow me here! You really should if you don’t want to miss a post.…

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BABY BITS

Lifestyle

DIY Choker // 2 Simple Steps

1 + 1 = 2 and love for the choker plus no money equals a DIY choker project. You may have seen my previous post on my love for the choker and Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What. In my eyes you just cannot say one without the other, they go together like cheese on crackers or peanut butter and jelly! Anyway, after publicly outing my new obsession I was on the hunt for a choker in my budget, my budget being about £1, I would have stretched to £1.99. I know I said obsessed but when I try something new I like to buy it cheaply first (if its possible of course!) to see if it’s worth investing in the real deal/ the deluxe edition! This is where my little project came in, what’s better than a £1 choker? Thats right! A DIY Choker, zero pennies spent here. Soooo, I thought I would share my little DIY project with you lovely people as it’s literally the easiest thing to do in the world, so easy that I actually contemplated whether it was worthy of a full blog post or if I should just snapchat it? (snapchat username : sineadcrowe – like what I did there?) I’d already shot the pictures so here we are, a full blown blog post for a two step process. DIY Choker Gather your materials So mine literally didn’t cost a penny as I already had this old necklace from when I was younger, you can probably buy this cord/thread from somewhere like Hobbycraft or a haberdashery shop! Alternatively, and something I was debating before I found this gem,  a shoelace could work well? Step One // Cut Cut your thread, ribbon, shoelace, cord, whatever you can lay your hands on, to the length you want your choker to be. I didnt really have much choice with it already being cut, I do like the length of it but I’ve seen ones that wrap round a couple of times and they look pretty snazzy! Step Two // Tie Self explanatory no? Wrap your chosen rope/thing (descriptive I know) and tie in a bow round the front. Or if you have the length and want to it would look good wrapped round a couple of times then tied in a bow! Ta-dah, your very own handmade choker! Shop Chokers If you’re not down with the whole DIY thing, I’ve linked below some of my favourite ones to buy below!! If you do make your own DIY Choker then make sure you let me know and tag me in any pictures so I can see!! Also make sure you’re following me on Bloglovin’ to stay up to date and never miss a post!!

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The Leather Biker Jacket // Part 3

I’m My favourite style of leather jacket by far is the biker jacket. It just oozes effortless cool and can make even the simplest of outfit’s look pulled together. *Jacket : Your Shores // Top : Primark // Skirt : Zara Old // *Wedges : Next Old  The Biker Jacket Whenever I’m going out for the evening I have to take my biker jacket, I can’t face the cold!! This ones great because it’s slightly cropped it cuts off perfectly to flatter the figure! I have one I love from Warehouse which I got in the sale a couple of years ago but it’s bum length which always seems to dress down my outfits for a night out! Styling Leather As I said before, styling leather is literally the easiest thing. The only rule I would say is to not do double leather but then again, if you had a chunky knit or something breaking it up then I don’t see why not! I always wear my black leather look wax coated jeans with my biker jacket and it looks fine, actually I think I pull off biker chic quite well, even if I do say so myself!! As always, don’t forget to check me out on Bloglovin and hit follow for many more great posts to come! All photographs taken by Kirk Schwarz. You can find his website here and instagram here!

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Shopping

5 Steps to Becoming a Savvy Shopper

Now I don’t know how authorised I am to give you this kind of information, not being such a savvy shopper myself and all that! But what I do know is that these are simple steps that honestly help you and don’t take much time or effort to impliment… you can thank me later! Use Cash I find it really hard to budget when I’m shopping and generally loose all sense of what’s in my bank account. I do check what’s there before I go out but purely so I don’t face the embarrassment of my card being declined, not so I have enough to buy dinner that evening. Clearly I’d rather have the shoes and eat super noodles (we all know I eat whats in Sue Crowe’s cupboards – love you Mum). Anyway, what I sometimes do and you should definitely do, is check my bank before I go and withdraw the amount I can spend in cold hard cash. I’m telling you now when you see the pot going down with every purchase you soon think twice! Impulse buys will be a thing of the past – maybe not the sweets at the checkout though, they always get me! Do Your Research Online I know you want to buy the ~insert product you NEED here~ right now but take a minute to utilise the world wide web and you could save yourself a few pounds. Seriously guys, it adds up! I have to admit I personally find this a hard one to remember but it’s so easy to do and really helps! Do your research! A savvy shopper use’s deal sites, there’s so many to choose from and even if you just type in the store and ‘discount code’ into google you might find something! There’s so many different offers available out there like this discount code for Pink Boutique and if you can’t find anything then try the sit and wait game. If you leave the pieces you’re after in your virtual basket for a couple of hours (if you can manage the wait), brands often send you a gentle reminder via email, hopefully with a little discount code to tempt you! Will you wear it? Use the 3 times rule Before you buy it, visualise how you’ll wear it. If you can’t think of 3 different occasions/ways you’ll wear the item then you don’t need it! A savvy shopper never buys something they’ll then have to buy more things to style it with, that is one hell of a big no no! I’m someone who likes to make my wardrobe really work for me so even though this may be your absolute worst nightmare, I have pieces I can wear for day, night and work. I like to stick to separates that can be mixed and matched to create different looks, dressing them up or down! Use Online Beauty Retailers I know it’s hard when you’re in store and your favourite foundation that you just ran out of is right there, but being…

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Style

Blue Jeans, White Shirt

Shirt : Topshop // Jeans : Next // Boots : Next // Bag : Zara A Classic Look Ok, so it’s no Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but seriously, is there any look that’s more classic for the modern day gal than blue jeans and a white shirt!? Lana Del Rey said it, Homer Simpson’s a fan, what more do you need to know? I said it in yesterday’s post and I’ll say it again, I’d be happy wearing just blue jeans and a white shirt for the rest of my life. The Blue Jeans Blue jeans are pretty much my best friends in the whole entire world. They’re always there for me, they’re ridiculously comfy, and they look good with anything. My favourites generally come from Topshop, I’m a die hard fan of the Jamie style. I know what size I am and I know exactly how they fit, when it comes to jeans – stick to what you know!! I do want to find some cheaper alternatives though so if anyone knows of some I would love to know so I can try them out!! The White Shirt I love white shirt looks but I often find that white shirts are quite stiff. I hate that material. Like school shirts or something?! When I found this super soft Topshop one I was so happy. I love the boxy shape and the slits which make it so comfy and easy to move in. If you hadn’t cottoned on yet, comfort is key to my wardrobe! I  love the clean look of a white shirt, especially the oversized boyfriend style ones. I feel like they’re super sexy in an understated way. All photos by Alexandra Wallace As always make sure you follow me on Bloglovin’ for lots more outfit posts – I’m hoping to do 3 a week from now on!! Ambitious I know! And lots more happiness and mindfulness posts as I know you guys loved my previous one (see it here!). You can follow me here! Get The Look

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