Thursday, 29 May 2014

Outfit Post // Slogan Slouchy

Where has all the lovely weather gone?! The sun came and went far too quickly, and I didn't even get chance to take any outfit photos while the weather was nice! :( So I guess I'll just have to make do with these rather windswept ones for now, and judging by the weather forecast I may well need to get used to my hair blowing left right and centre for the next few weeks, get me on my summer holidays haha!

Jacket // Miss Selfridge     Slogan tee // River Island     Jeans // Primark     Pumps // Next     Clutch Bag // Primark

Today's outfit is quick and casual, something that's perfect for throwing on when you're having a rushed kind of day. I featured this River Island slogan tee in one of my wishlist posts a few months ago (which you can read here). My amazing boyfriend, who's one of my blogs biggest fans bless him, read the post and bought me the t-shirt for my birthday! I really love it, it's a baggy fit, and is so comfy, which is a great excuse to eat donuts when I'm wearing it, right?  Plus, I'm obsessed with all the different slogan tees around at the moment, there's so many super cool ones that you can wear in so many different ways. They are a definite wardrobe staple, and plus, when you've got your wear out of them, they are perfect for adding to the pyjama drawer! 

It goes perfectly with these Primark acid-wash jeggings that I bought a good few years ago, and somehow still (just about) fit into. I also chucked on these converse style pumps that I bought from next- again I've owned these longer than I should probably admit to! To smarten the whole look up I wore my leather jacket and black clutch bag, but to be completely honest I can't see a leather ruck-sack like this Topshop lovely looking out of place at all, casual all the way!!

Are you loving slogan tees? What is your go-to casual look?...x
Monday, 19 May 2014

Outfit Post // Interview Style

For today's outfit post I wanted to give you all a bit of a glimpse into the style I opted for last week. It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, I finished my job as an apprentice Marketing and PR trainee, and as I'm heading to Uni to study Marketing + PR in September, I was on the hunt for a job that would A) pay well (apprentice wages aren't the best) and B) would be nice and flexible for when I get to Uni, and move out! I applied for a huge range of different jobs, and I really do believe that when you're either handing your CV in, or are lucky enough to get an interview, first impressions make a huge difference, so being well groomed and smart is a must- I actually plucked my eyebrows for the first time in months haha. Also, please excuse my multi-coloured hair, it's in desperate need of colouring!

Dress // New Look     Necklace // Next     Bag // Accessorize     Shoes // New Look 

For my interview, as it was a very warm day, I decided not to wear a jacket, and instead just went for this printed New Look dress by itself. It's a black and white floral print, which means it's stylish whilst still being smart, and while it is fitted at the waist, there's not too much skin on show. As it was so warm I spent ages deliberating whether to wear tights or not, but I eventually decided that they were probably a good idea- my legs just aren't tanned enough to get out yet- and I daren't risk fake tanning the day before my interview just in case of an orange disaster haha!

I also added this lovely black statement necklace that I bought in the Next Sale last year. It may be a statement necklace, but I think it was understated and not too 'in your face', which was in keeping with the look I went for. I also used my gorgeous Accessorize bag (for the first time ever!)- I was bought it for Christmas, but it's just too posh to use a lot, so I keep it for special occasions, and I felt like an interview was definitely where it belonged!

I also used up these false nails that I bought off eBay about two years ago, I completely forgot I had them, but as I was hunting through my nail polish box they were hidden away at the bottom, and couldn't have gone more perfect with my outfit! 

I think when heading to job interviews it's so important to show that you can dress smartly- as generally that shows you know how to be professional, which is what most employers are after. Also, make sure that your friendly, with lots of eye contact, and be confident in yourself and what you're wearing! 

By the way guys, I got the job!! :) What do you think is the best way to dress at an interview? Do you have any top tips to follow?...x

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Lifestyle // McBusted!

A little bit of a different post today, but I really wanted to tell you about what I did last Friday night in Manchester, which, as I'm sure you may have guessed, was see the best super-group ever, McBusted! 

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that as a young girl, I was obsessed with the chart-topping trio of lads, Busted. They were everything, with their lyrics being my childhood bible, and their CDs being virtually all that played on my portable CD walkman (ah, memories). I also had a huge crush on Matt Willis, so endless posters of his face plastered my walls - which was probably a bit creepy haha! 
McFly were less of an obsession for me, I think that the fact they were a little bit later than Busted almost meant I'd passed that 'scarily obsessive' stage, however I can't say the same for my little sister, who has seen the band a few too many times than she'd probably like to admit, and attended countless book signings just to catch a glimpse of the lads. 

Anyway, it couldn't have been more perfect for to hear that both bands were joining together to form the ultimate hybrid super-group, and although I was a little but gutted that third Busted member Charlie was no longer a part of it, I couldn't wait for the tickets to go on sale, and when they did, that was that; me, my mum and my sister, all re-living our younger years!

We booked tickets for the 9th May at the Manchester Phones 4 U Arena, and on the Friday night after I finished work, we set off on the train to our destination. As we weren't too bothered about seeing the support act, we turned up at about 8, got some drinks in, and then went straight to our seats. Although we were far back and very high up (I did go a bit dizzy when standing up to dance) it didn't matter, because the show was absolutely AMAZING! I was a little bit worried that it just wouldn't be as good as I remembered as a child - you know the saying- if it ain't broke don't fix it, but I needn't have bothered worrying, because it wasn't as good, it was 100x better! 

The boys kicked off the show in an amazing 'Back to the Future' style car, and at one point, descended from the ceiling in a UFO! They was absolutely incredible, and well worth the £45 odd I paid for a ticket. Everyone was stood up dancing- cue some seriously embarrassing 'rocking out' on my behalf, and all the classics from both bands were played, my absolute favourite being the obvious Year 3000.

We had an absolutely ace night, so thanks to the boys for taking me back to my childhood days, and putting on an unbelievable show- they are still touring, so if you haven't already got your tickets, I'd recommend you get them now!

Have you been to see, or are you planning to see McBusted? What were your thoughts on the show...?!x 

Monday, 12 May 2014

Outfit Post // Denim Days

This weekend me and my boyfriend had quite a bit of time spare, so I decided to make the most of it and get him to re-invent himself as a joiner-turned-photographer to take some outfit pictures for me,  and to be honest, I'm really impressed with how they turned out. He was directing me left right and centre haha! As the sun was (sort of) shining, I decided to get my pasty legs out, and I opted for an outfit that is quite smart-casual, and could easily be dressed up or down and taken from day to night, depending on how you accessorize it.
Leather Jacket // Miss Selfridge (similar here)     Denim Shift Dress // Primark     Clutch // Primark     Sandals // Boohoo 

I bought this Denim/Pleather shift dress from Primark last year, I think it cost about £12, and while it's not the best fitting dress ever, (thanks to the sleeves seemingly being made for somebody with extremely wide arms) if I add a leather jacket on top then it loses the 'masculine shoulders' touch and looks a lot more feminine. The shift style is one of my favourites, and is perfect to wear for a long day out because it's so comfy and flattering for when I've had a bigger-than-usual lunch.  I also love this dress because of the retro 90's feel, the bright blue shade takes me back to my younger dungaree-wearing days, and it's also a slightly faded denim which is a nice touch, and also helps to enhance the shape of what might otherwise be a pretty shapeless dress, 

I decided to keep things completely minimal with no jewellery and just this black clutch bag- another Primark bargain I bought last year. I also want to take a quick moment to apologise for the state of my nail polish in the clutch bag picture- I just completely forgot to paint them! Finally I wanted to show off some gorgeous sandals I got from work (the same pair are available from Boohoo here). They are a lot chunkier than any other sandals I own, but I absolutely love the buckled gladiator straps, and the block heel and slight platform means that while they add a bit of height, they are so comfy to wear! I can't wait to use them to death this summer!

I hope you've enjoyed my new style of photos for today's outfit, now the weather is a bit nicer I'm determined to try and get more like this rather than the usual rubbish quality indoor ones I take using my tripod!

So how are you wearing denim this season? Have you got a pair of chunky sandals you love...?x 
Saturday, 10 May 2014

New In // ASOS Dockland Pumps

Just a quick post today, but I just had to show you guys these beauties that I bought recently!

Okay so sorry for the Asos overload on my blog at the minute, but I really can't seem to get enough of them lately! After writing my Asos Tropical Trend edit post, I couldn't help but get in on a piece of the action, so I purchased these super gorgeous slip-on skater pumps. The pattern is just so mesmerizingly pretty, and the light pastel shades are perfect for adding a pop of summer to my wardrobe. I really can't get over how gorgeous they are.

Dockland Plimsolls // Asos

These were an absolute steal at just £20, and while they definitely aren't the comfiest (hello to a layer of plasters on my ankles) they are so worth the momentary pain. Asos have loads of different colours and styles of these pumps in at the moment, and luckily they've just been restocked, so I'd say get over there quickly and add these to your basket before they are all gone again!

Are you a fan of the skater trend? Have you got a pair of the Dockland pumps, and what are your thoughts?...x
Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Trend Edit // Tropical @ ASOS

This summer there is one trend that almost seems to have come from nowhere, and taken over designer and high-street alike. From palm to floral prints there's so many different ways to work the look, and so I have to confess, the once cheesy 'only for fat bald men on holiday' tropical trend has well and truly won me over! 

I'm a huge Asos lover, and so spending a couple of hours (minimum) browsing the New In section is a pretty regular occurrence for me. At the moment they've got some gorgeous tropical pieces in, so I've put together a little wishlist / look-book to show you all my fave items! 

1) Jumpsuit     2) Co-ord     3) Trousers     4)Co-ord      5) Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are one of my favourite items of clothing. I only actually own one- a Next beauty that I bought years ago, and it's just so timeless and classic- they really are perfect for any occasion. There's two jumpsuits from Asos that I'm really loving, the first one is a Lipsy piece. It's flirty and bright, and would be so perfect for those casual summer nights when styled with a loose-fit denim jacket and chunky sandals. My other pick was this monochrome palm print beaut. I can see myself dressing it up more- adding a statement necklace and killer heels is the vision, so it's perfect for summer night out! Plus it would go with my trusty leather jacket, how can I say no?

Co-ords have been EVERYWHERE this spring, so it was only a matter of time before summer style hit and tropical prints merged with the two-piece trend. I just couldn't make my mind up as to which was my favourite out of these two co-ords, so I just added them both! While the first one is slighty less 'my style', I have been really trying to push my boundaries and wear daring things I wouldn't usually pick, and this would be perfect for that! The second co-ord is my favourite piece out of the all five, I love the understated colours and unique print, plus it's an absolute bargain at just £32 for the set. Asos I really do love you. 

Finally, I've fallen for these palm print trousers, they are just so cool! I've been after a pair of printed trousers for ages now, and I literally can't get these off my brain. There's just one problem, they are a little on the pricey side at £52 (and that's the sale price), and plus if I bought them I'd need a pair of Birkenstocks to go with them... If there's somebody growing a money tree out there.., Please give me some!

What are your thoughts on the Tropical trend? Are you loving Asos as much as me at the moment...?x

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