Thursday, 18 September 2014

LEATHER, LACE & A SUMMER FAREWELL

ZARA TOP & MULES// NEWLOOK LACE BRA// TOPSHOPS TROUSERS & LEATHER JACKET

MY SUMMER IN PHOTOS


As it's the final week of my summer *sob*, I really wanted to pay homage to an awesome few months through a few  a LOT of photos collaged together in a not so glamorous way on my blog. I for one, LOVE nosing at photos of what people have been up too so I thought I would share with you some of my favourite moment's of the summer! I always kick myself when it gets to this time of the year for my terrible impromptu photography skills. I always tend to get too caught up in the moment, which is very "carpe diem" and all that, but I always regret the lack of photos or just generally rubbish photos I wished I didn't even bother to take, the next day. So I put my hands up guiltily when I admit that most of the above are from trailing through my friends and boyfriends photos as they are the ones I depend on most to 'catch the moment' for me!

DRAPERS WORK EXPERIENCE 
At the end of July I was lucky enough to get some work experience with Drapers magazine in London, which I briefly talked about in a previous post. I'm only mentioning it again to persuade any of you who are looking for work experience in the fashion industry or journalism to apply there as it was not only a really great time (and the people there are SUPER nice) but also really beneficial too. I'm currently doing a broadcasting journalism degree at university, but during my first year, realised that I really wanted to go into fashion journalism and felt stuck in my career path because of my course. Drapers allowed me to practise my fashion journalism skills through writing content for not only their only webpage but also to be published in their magazine, so I had work experience with work to show for! Fantastic for the ol' CV.

V FESTIVAL: LOUDER LOUNGE; BESTIVAL; BOARDMASTERS; WALES & CORNWALL
A summer full of festivals and family trips away are the best kinds of summers for me! I think I definitely made the most of this this year as the dreaded years of becoming a real adult and getting a full time job with minimum holiday are quickly catching up. A stand out day for me was getting to experience the oh so fancy side of V Festival Louder Lounge on the sunday with my boyfriend. I mean, I love  endure the grimy, camping side of festivals, but I could definitely get use to camping in a luxury yurt every festival I attend in the future!

These guys are true gents and their music is the BOMB:



Wednesday, 10 September 2014

AUTUMN STAPLE

FOREVER 21 HAT// PRIMARK ROLL NECK & WHITE TOP// ZARA JEANS// MARKS & SPENCERS SHOES// ASOS SUNGLASSES

I am currently on the look out for autumn and winter staple items to fill up my wardrobe in preparation for the cold weather. So, I was rather happy when I found a grey roll neck jumper in Primark which happened to be at the top of my autumn clothing list (oversized of course; but that goes without saying). Roll neck jumpers are a new current obsession of mine and I don't think I will stop until I find the chunkiest and cosiest one of all. Zara has some absolute winners at the moment. 





Wednesday, 3 September 2014

OVERSIZED DRESSING


COAT, JUMPER, SLIDERS & RINGS FROM H&M// PALAZZO PANTS FROM ASOS

As we are officially in September and autumn is upon us, I was more than eager to whip out my oversized coat today even if the temperature is still hitting highs of 20. I am such an autumn person. Perhaps this is because my birthday falls in this time, however I think it's more to do with the oversized fashion that dominates the shops (my idea of fashion HEAVEN). I have never felt comfortable in tight clothing, so the baggier the better I say.

I am just looking at these photos thinking how this monochrome outfit is a far cry from what kind of clothes my body will be subjected to this weekend. I am heading off to Bestival, which means I will be saying a fond farewell to the summer in offensive, tragic clashing patterns and glitter...lots of glitter. What a fabulous exit!






Thursday, 28 August 2014

BOMBER

H&M BOMBER JACKET (MENS)// ZARA TOP, DRESS & SHOES// EBAY SUNGLASSES// MAC LIPSTICK IN "LADY DANGER"

I was very eager to quickly get a few snaps of my new bomber jacket I got from H&M yesterday. I have been on a good hunt for a oversized bomber jacket for autumn and winter and was completely besotted when I came across this beauty. 


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

REVERSE


PAULS BOUTIQUE LIZZIE ART DECO PURSE*// PAULS BOUTIQUE MINI FLEUR REVERSIBLE CLUTCH// H&M HAT AND JUMPER// ASOS SUNGLASSES// ZARA JEANS AND SHOES

Sorry for the photos overload in this post as I know 'less is more' and all that jazz, but I'm feeling spontaneous which is probably due to my spontaneous haircut I had this morning! I chopped the mop and it feels great. I have wanted to bite the bullet and cut my hair for a long time now but seem to change my mind last minute as my has hair kind of felt like a mask throughout my years of adolescence. I'm sure all of you long haired folks would agree with me when I say you get attached to your long hair like it's an extra limb. As the first proper cut I have had in years (I know my split ends are thanking me) wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it was going to be, I might take the plunge and go even shorter...watch this space. 

Pauls Boutique kindly sent me some goodies recently. I received the Mini Fleur Reversible Clutch and Lizzie Art Deco Purse (links above) which felt like an answer to all my prayers as I have been in need of both for a while now. I will be using this fancy shmancy purse as a clutch as the print is just too rad to hide away. Also, how cool is this clutch? Have I stressed enough that it's reversible?! The possibilities are endless.

P.S I promised a post which I was rather excited to share with you. A slight change of plan... (sorry, I'm awful at making promises). I am going to make one big post at the end of my summer of what I have been up too and include it in that. 



Friday, 15 August 2014

IT'S BUSINESS TIME

ASOS SHEER DUSTER COAT// MISSGUIDED TOP// ZARA TROUSERS// H&M HAT// BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS

Just a quick outfit post today so i'll spare you from blabbing on about a load of irrelevant things. I bought this ASOS duster coat in the sale the other day and was just itching to get it on my blog so viola!

I promise you my next post will be a lot more exciting. I can almost guarantee you this (I'm spilling over with excitement just at the thought of it), so KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

CULOTTES

H&M TOP// ASOS CULOTTES & SUNGLASSES// ZARA BOOTS

I never thought I would take the plunge of investing in a pair of culottes. This is not because I didn't like them when they first made their comeback from the 70's, but because I thought my short ol' legs couldn't handle the cut. Culottes look bloody fantastic on long pins (I will forever be very jealous for those who are blessed with this asset), but with a little help from heeled boots, I think short legged people like myself can also rock the shorts of the summer.