Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dressing like Russell Brand (again)

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All Saints leather biker jacket | Ark grey fedora (old, similar) | H&M cream embroidered blouse | Topshop skinny jeans | Topshop open toe boots

I think I mentioned a little while ago that my Mum pointed out how often I dress like Russell Brand, and never has it been more apparent than in this blog post. I found this shirt in the H&M sale last week and couldn't resist; what you can't see is that under the jacket it has big, puffy sleeves which make me feel a bit like I'm a character in a period play (or, indeed, Russell Brand) but I think that's why I like it.

In an exciting turn of events, me and my Mum are looking to book a last minute trip to New York this September/November, so if any of you have any hotel recommendations that are nice but reasonably priced please send them my way!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

All Saints leather baby

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All Saints leather biker jacket (c/o) | H&M cream trench | Topshop grey tee and skinny jeans | New Look suede ankle boots

Whee, I'm so excited about this post, I think it's been one of my favourite outfit posts to work on this year. All Saints is literally one of my all time favourite clothing brands, especially their leather jackets (if you've been a reader for a while you'll have seen them pop up in one or two wishlists), so I'm over the moon to be the proud owner of one of my own. I really have been taking the proud owner role very seriously; it stays in it's box unless I'm taking it out for a little sniff of the leather - weird? Maybe - or until days when I'm feeling courageous enough to wear it out. It is obviously a more expensive piece, but the quality is incredible; from the buttery leather (that honestly does smell like heaven by the way), to the chunky silver zips, it's got it all, so if you're looking to invest in a long-term partner... I mean, leather jacket. then I couldn't recommend a trip to All Saints more. 

On another note, their summer sale finishes at midnight tonight so if you're looking to snap up any last minute bargains now's the time!

Click on the images above to shop my favourite pieces

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Degrees of white

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Free people embroidered smock (c/o) | H&M white skinny jeans | New look suede ankle boots (now in sale) | Diesel leather bag

Here I am, wearing varying shades of white as though that's not the most terrifying prospect in the world for me. I felt I owed it to the sun rather than wearing my usual all black, but - as I've mentioned before - white's a risky game for someone who hasn't managed once to eat ice cream without spilling it. 

I was having a bit of a rubbish week last week, so my Mum took me out for a big fat scone and some retail therapy, treating me to these boots along the way. How amazing are they?! I couldn't believe they were New Look, they wouldn't look out of place in Cos or somewhere along those lines. Good job guys, good job.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Midi madness

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H&M black racer back midi dress (similar) | Adidas gazelles | Baia ponyskin bag

It would seem midi dress are like buses; I've been on the hunt for the perfect one for a couple of months to no avail and now I'm seeing ones I love left, right and centre. I limited myself to buying two; one navy and one black. Ok, ok, this one in cobalt as well. But I've been wearing them all the time and - added bonus - they make me look a little bit taller, so I've managed to justify it in my head. Please no one tell me otherwise.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wedding travelling and meeting Dynamo

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Forever21 crochet trim playsuit | ASOS stripe top | Missguided crop leather jacket | Topshop open toe boots (sold out, similar) | NARS Heatwave

Me and Rob are down in the borders for a wedding this weekend and this is what I chose to wear travelling down on Friday. Big. Mistake. It was 23 degrees and we were in the car for four and a half hours; the layering, the black soaking up all the heat through the windscreen... it was all too much. Anyway, once we got down the wedding was amazing. It was a really small, intimate ceremony and the weather behaved itself, the bride was bella, everyone was merry and the whole thing looked like it'd come straight from a beautiful pinterest board. Dynamo was there as a guest and I had to work very, very hard to hold it - it being my shit -together. I'm literally the biggest fan out there; the only person who's ever made me feel the same 'anything is possible' way is Santa. If you follow me on Twitter you might remember me tweeting a couple of weeks ago that if he ever did a trick on me I'd die happy there and then, so when I walked in and saw him there I thought I might be sick, or cry. Turns out I did cry later on when he did some tricks (not sorry) so my estimations weren't wrong. So, an amazing wedding, a selfie with dynamo and getting to be part of one of his tricks... what a weekend.

I'm off to have another cry.