Friday, 28 November 2014

Holiday daydreams.

2. Bikini - Triangl (£56)

1. Dress - Warehouse (£15)
2. Necklace - Aldo (£20)
3. Shoes - ASOS (£30)

I'm one of those people who always likes to be planning a holiday. Especially at this time of year when it's grey, drizzling, freezing and just generally a bit depressing, I love to daydream about all the places I could go to and where I should plan next! (Bali is next on my list at the moment, fyi) So when the lovely people at Travelbag challenged me to style my perfect outfit to wear on a cruise (and be in with a chance of winning a £500 cruise voucher) of course I jumped at the chance! I mean who would say no to a cruise around the Caribbean eh?

The good thing about shopping for holidays in winter is that there are always some fab holiday-ready pieces in the sales, so I managed to style up these two outfits for day and night with my £150 budget. A maxi dress is perfect for day-to-night dressing because you can chuck it on over a bikini during the day to channel boho chic, but easily dress it up with some statement bling and wedge sandals for a dinner in the evening!

What do you think of my two looks? What would you wear if you were lucky enough to be going on a cruise this winter?

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Monochrome grid check.

Coat & Scarf - Vila
Leather Trousers - River Island
Top - H&M
Boots - PLT

When it comes to winter, it's all about finding the perfect winter coat. I am a self-proclaimed coat and jacket obsessive and I find it hard to say no to a good coat (I mean, who doesn't?!) so I just couldn't resist this beautiful wool checked Vila number. I can't get enough of monochrome right now, or grid print checks for that matter, so this coat and scarf combo ticks all my boxes. I can't stop wearing it! It's perfect for wrapping up against the freezing weather that's started this week. After all, who cares what outfit you've got on underneath when your layers are this great?

What do you think of today's look?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Trees, leaves and fur.

Fur Gilet - Pretty Little Thing
Leather Pants - River Island
Jumper - Hush

I'm such a Summer girl at heart, but there's something you just can't beat about Autumn days - crisp sunshine, beautiful leaves all around and the faint scent of bonfire night in the air....I love them! They also make for some great blog posing amongst all the fallen leaves and I couldn't resist wearing this Autumnal fur outfit to match the backdrop! I am all about the fur when it comes to Autumn, and a fur gilet/jumper combo is perfect for the in-between days when it's not quite chilly enough to whack out your full-on fur coat. I love the 70s vibe of this multicoloured fur and the oversized shaggy fit makes it super cosy! Paired with my staples - leather trousers and a baggy knit, it makes for the perfect throw-on Autumn look!

What do you think of today's outfit?

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Manchester camouflage.

Jacket - Lavenham 
T Shirt - Dead Legacy
Jeans - Topshop

Whenever I tell people I live in Manchester, one of the first things they always say to me is how cold and/or rainy it is. Well, that may be true (for example I went to London last week and realised how absolutely freezing it is here in comparison!) but it doesn't mean that Manchester isn't still an amazing place to live. I've been here for over 5 years now, and am currently moving into a new apartment on my own which will be the 6th different place I've lived in in Manchester and I'm still as excited to be here as I was the day my parents dropped me off in halls for my first year of Uni! This awesome T Shirt from Mancunian brand Dead Legacy sums it up for me - there's a lot of amazing cities out there (and so many I can't wait to try out) but right now, Manchester is the place for me!

And, as for the rain - I've got this awesome camo jacket from Lavenham to keep me dry in whatever weather this city wants to throw at me! And look pretty cool at the same time. Sorted!