Wednesday, 29 October 2014

OOTD: Bardot Boohoo

On Saturday we decided to head into the centre of town for no particular reason. Wandering was on the cards. Wandering and beer. I wanted to wear something that made me feel a bit glam, but that was appropriate for walking around for hours.

This Boohoo dress has been sitting in my wardrobe for weeks, but I never had the occasion to wear it. Warning: it comes up big. I bought this in a 20 and I think you can probably tell from the photos that it's baggy on me. Actually, I quite like that, which is why I decided to keep it, but I popped a vest on underneath lest it should fall down and render me arrestable. 

As per, my Simply Be trainers are on my feet. What can I say? They're comfortable and they're leopard print. Bish bash bosh.

Dress: Boohoo Plus
Trainers: Simply Be
Necklace: Primark

Sunday, 26 October 2014

OOTD: Droppin' Hs

A quick OOTD for you today. It's Sunday and I wanted to be comfy and slouchy, but still able to leave the house without people throwing change at me. 

Treggings are my new best friend. I have a difficult shape (although one I'm sure many share) which means I find it difficult to find trousers/jeans that fit my bum and don't gape at the waist or are loose on the ankle. These M&S ones are a great fit; high waisted and a good length on my stubby legs (and they go up to a 28).

This amazing t-shirt is courtesy of a good friend of mine who is a creative genius and has recently branched out into clothing! Turns out some of my favourite places in London begin with an H - who knew?

Tshirt: Offthahook2
Treggings: M&S
Trainers: Simply Be
Chain: River Island
Earrings: Iridescence

Monday, 20 October 2014

Shop Your Stash

"This is all about finding a gem in what you already own and creating a blog post about it. This is to let go a little of the stress that comes with being a blogger - even if it is just once a month. Rummage through your beauty products and climb through those clothes drawers. You might surprise yourself!"

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I Am the Love Child of Pat Butcher. I will never make any apologies for my love of leopard print and earrings that double up as lampshades. 

I picked up these leggings at Elena's clothes swap months and months and months ago and have only just pulled them out of the back of my drawers. 

When I saw this vest in H&M I had to buy it instantly. 'If not now, when?' is my mantra for life so obviously I want it emblazoned across ma belly. 

Bag is from Marisota (not available anymore as far as I can tell). Again, AGES ago and it still hasn't had an outing. Sad face.

Trusty New Look boots, as per. Love these beauts.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

In with the old...

It was my BFF's 30th birthday party last night which meant good food, good tunes and...acceptable beer. I decided to order this amazing maxi dress from the Look Magazine/Simply Be collab but, although I absolutely lovvvvve it, I just didn't think it was right for this occasion. Cue me in a fit of panic throwing everything I own out of my wardrobe and this, my friends, is how this outfit was born. 

Sorry for the terrible photo quality, but I really only had time for a quick phone pic before running out the door! The dress is an old favourite from ASOS Curve - just a simple black vest bodycon - and I threw a Dorothy Perkins crop top (similar here) over the top, which I tied up to give a bit more shape. I decided to wear my New Look boots as I knew I could last a night of dancing in them. Huge necklace is courtesy of River Island, as per. 

I felt really good in this outfit. It's always nice to create something new out of something you already own (believe me I NEED to do this more often...) In fact, I think that's going to be my challenge over the next few months. You never know, I might even get out my sewing kit! (I won't get out my sewing kit)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Magnificent 7th: Autumn Walk

The challenge for Magnificent 7 this month is 'Autumn Walk'. Better late than never, eh?

As soon as I saw the theme I knew exactly what I was wearing. I was given this ASOS Curve shirt dress by Hannah at Plus North and the colours are the definition of autumn. It's a 22, which is bigger than I usually wear, but if I want to I can just add a belt to it. Today I just wore a long sleeved top underneath and left it floaty floaty. I also popped on my trusty Evans ankle boots. Hooray for the return of ankle boot weather!

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Goodbye Summer!

I've finally had to admit to myself that summer's over. Packed away are the summer dresses and tropical prints and the big, chunky knits have come out (I do like a chunky knit). 

Last weekend I decided to hold a farewell party to the sun and wear my Simply Be jumpsuit. I rolled up the legs and popped on my trusty DCs. Honestly, I've had these trainers for...8 years? They're amazing. 

Can we take a moment to talk about how amazing this necklace is? I picked it up at Plus North from Chunky Cat Cuddler and when I wear it I strut down the street like I'm Prince. Give it a year and I'll own every piece of jewellery they have. 

Goodbye Summer!