Monday, October 24, 2016

Two H&M jumpers

Hi everyone!
One of our goals for this blog is to shoot the both of us wearing similar outfits in the same frame. It's SO difficult to do, and although we could do it using a tripod, the pictures will always be more effective if they're taken by an actual person. 
I bought both these jumpers from H&M not long ago after Summer made me try them on, and I'm so happy she picked them up for me! They look and are so warm and cosy! What I love about them is that they're warm but thin, unlike the huge, bulky turtleneck jumpers I already have. These are perfect for layering and wearing under small jackets, and for tucking into high waisted skirts and jeans. Plus, I love how they feel 'heavy' without feeling constricting. They aren't tight under the arms either which is a plus for me, and they don't erase all shape from your body. (even though I do love being bundled in a huge over-size jumper, it doesn't always make me feel cute and cosy, but rather like a lazy hibernating potato). Moreover the jumpers are good quality, and they weren't too expensive at £20-£25 - it's definitely worth the investment. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Wardrobe Staples Wishlist

I've been in a bit of a style rut lately. I seem to have nothing to wear despite having zero space in my wardrobe. I feel like this happens once or twice a year. After going through my wardrobe and thinking about why I'm struggling to put together outfits, I realized that the answer was wardrobe staples. You know what I'm talking about. The idea that you should have these 5 pieces in your wardrobe that you will always wear, the pieces that you can always rely on. I like to think that my style is a combination of my wardrobe staples, pieces that have stayed with me through different seasons, whilst incorporating the latest fashion trends that I love. However, lately it seems that I'm in need of a few new staples, enabling me to put together outfits that I've been wanting to wear for some time now.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A bit of burgundy

I wore this top & pleated midi skirt to the Fashioning A Reign exhibition and State Room Tour at Buckingham Palace a few weeks ago. It was my first time there and I was determined to wear something smart for the occasion! The exhibition and State Room Tour was amazing. It was lovely to actually walk the halls of such a culturally significant place, to see the beautiful, iconic dresses with my own eyes. I've always been interested in our Queen and her work, so I genuinely enjoyed the whole experience! (Thankyou Grandma!)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Grey Suede Jacket

Who doesn't love light jacket weather? I love autumn and the wardrobe possibilities it offers, however so far I haven't actually worn a lot of my jackets outside! For work I usually throw on my blue trench coat to deal with the 7am chilly walk to the bus stops, even though I must have about 3 different biker jackets like this one in my wardrobe. I think one of the main reasons for this is because since moving to the UK I keep expecting it to rain every other day, yet the weather has been quite lovely so far!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oversize Stripes & Vintage Boots

I just want to thank my Mum for keeping these boots at the back of her wardrobe for several years! This summer I came home one day to discover these boots and another pair in black, covered in dust after being forgotten at the back of the wardrobe for a while. After a little tlc, I tried them on with several outfits and was pleasantly surprised that not only did they fit perfectly, but they went with pretty much everything.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The green Zara body-suit

I tried this green Zara bodysuit on several times in different shops before I finally made myself buy it here in London. For only £25 I think it's gorgeous! I didn't have any pieces with such a rich, dark green print. Not only is it a beautiful color for autumn, I also think it suits my skin tone really well! I decided to pair the bodysuit with culottes and Mary Janes for a smart look- though my first choice would be a high-waisted a-line skirt with tights with a cute belt to finish it off. (I still haven't bought myself a waist belt, and I left all my tights behind in France!). 

I have to admit, the top needed adjusting pretty much every single minute: the material parts enough to show off too much of my bra. You're always one move away from an awkward boob flash. This wouldn't be a problem for someone with smaller boobs (or someone who doesn't mind) but hey, I'm not gonna let that stop me from wearing something I love! If I'm not feeling at ease I'd add a bandeau or small top underneath, just for that piece of mind.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Eyelash Detail

Ah, button shirts. Usually something I shy away from in shops. There's nothing worse than walking around town or talking to someone and realizing that one of the buttons in a *revealing* area popped open somewhere along the way. The few shirts I do own are oversized, so I needn't worry about it too much! This Zara blue striped shirt caught my eye because of it's eyelashes embroidery on the collar and the little heart on one of the buttons. Work appropriate and easy to dress up or down and a little oversized, which is a plus for me! I decided to tuck in the shirt for this outfit, but for a more relaxed look if can be worn over any jeans with some trainers.

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