Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The boyfriend shirt

Jacket, Necklace & Leggings - H&M
Boots - Dolcis

The perfect white shirt. It's something any fashionista worth her salt is always on the look out for, yet seems impossible to find. In the (almost) words of Carrie Bradshaw, I'm pretty convinced that it's actually an urban fashion myth; something we are destined to always be searching for and never actually come across. Saying that, I've actually bagged two white shirts in the last month (something virtually unheard of for me since I never normally think I can pull off a collar) and they both come pretty close. This oversized style from PLT is the classic boyfriend shirt (although I'd hope my boyfriend would never wear something this seethrough) - the perfect slim-but-oversized fit that can be thrown over anything, from skimpy shorts to distressed denim. I went for a staple look with mine and wore it over leggings with a classic biker jacket. Some looks are just so staple you can't beat them, eh? I love the timelessness of this look though, I think it'll be a go-to work outfit for me during the Autumn! What do you think of today's look?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The kimono jacket

Jacket - Whistle & Wolf
Joni Jeans - Topshop
Top & Necklace - H&M
Bag - Oasap (old)
Boots - boohoo.com

This week it really has seemed like Summer is over and Autumn is creeping in. The air's getting colder, the days are getting shorter and my wardrobe is slowly reverting back to all things black, warm and covered up! Although if the beginning of Autumn means more gorgeous orange-hued outfit photos like this then it can't all be bad I guess! My standard wardrobe of black on black, skinnies and a pop of colour from a statement jacket is back in this outfit - it's pretty much my Autumn uniform. This kimono style cover-up from Whistle & Wolf is perfect for this inbetween time of year and I can't get enough of the print - it's definitely going to keep me working florals for winter. What do you think of today's look?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Disaronno Terrace at The Oast House

 Photos: Courtesy of Disaronno

So, a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Disaronno Terrace event series hosted in Manchester. This Summer, it seems like there's been tons of stuff going on in Manchester - from music events to fashion openings, and it can sometimes be hard to find the time to fit them in especially with a full time job! This invite was a no-brainer though, hosted at one of my favourite outdoor Summer venues in the city - The Oast House - and with Disaronno sours (one of my all-time favourite cocktails) on tap! Oh and not to mention awesome live music from a different line up of bands and DJs each week throughout August.

The evening I went along The Cribs were playing a live DJ set and I discovered a new band that I instantly fell in love with called Teleman. I also bumped into the lovely Victoria and Em while I was there for a good bloggy catch up, not to mention lots of delicious drinks! All in all, I had a great night - thanks, Disaronno for reminding me that Wednesday nights don't have to be boring!

Monday, 1 September 2014

The leoaprd print coat

 Coat - Vila
Top - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Dolcis
Wishbone Necklace - Astrid & Miyu
Triangle Necklace - Orelia

I seem to be all about the wardrobe classics this week, don't I? Another one for me is a leopard print coat. There's just something about them that I can't get enough of. A little it glam, a little bit grunge, a little bit chic. This one's a classy number, with a chic cut and work-wear blazer feel. It's the perfect coat for this mixed-up weather we've been having too because it's not too warm to throw on as a cover-up when the Autumn chill starts creeping in! 

For those of you who haven't heard of Vila before, they're fast becoming one of my go-to stores for classic staples with a modern edge and a scandinavian feel (a la Zara). Definitely check them out if you've never browsed their site before - you'll find tons of purse-friendly pieces! 

What do you think of today's look?