Hello there sexy things! SO last weekend it was my birthday, which means 2 things: 1, I am now horrendously old. And 2, I obviously had an excuse to go shopping. Initially I hit the Bullring in my old uni city Birmingham, planning a full day of shopping armed with all of my birthday money and my fantasy winter wardrobe in mind. Unfortunately, I made an awful mistake.
…I tried to go shopping with a boy. DUH, I hear you cry.
He made it as far as Forever 21 before looking like he might collapse. Weakling. I therefore took myself off on a solo shopping mission the next day in my hometown and was obviously 428% more successful. I picked up this entire outfit (minus the bag, which has been my go-to day bag for the last month or two now) as well as plenty more bits that I’ll likely showcase soon in a haul of some sort.
I finally caved in and bought some of Topshop’s iconic Joni jeans, which I officially love. They’re high-waisted and suck you in really well, without flattening your bum into a pancake bum as some skinny jeans can do (looking at you Primark). I opted for the pair with the ripped knees because I’m bloody crazy, and also a knee slut. I also picked up the long-sleeved crop top as a casual basic, though I got the petite version which actually maybe comes up a little too cropped.
From Primark I was chuffed as shit to find this beauty of a scarf. I wasn’t sure if I’d still like tartan this season, but I love the navy focus of this one. It’s absolutely massive and could probably worn as a makeshift blanket cape if you didn’t fancy buying a proper one, making it even more of a bargain at just £5. I also love these pointed flats, which I think were around £14. They’ve got a beautiful mock croc effect that I was going to show you up close, but I have mega toe cleavage in these shoes and I decided it was frankly indecent.
What do you all think of this outfit? Let me know in the comments below!
I recently announced on this little blog that I have landed myself a snazzy new job. As we all know, a new job always means that you need a whole new wardrobe – I mean, I’ve sometimes used a new toothbrush as an excuse for a celebratory new jumper, so of course a brand new role and office and desk demand new clothes to go along with them. My new job also has a slightly stricter dress code than my old one, so it’s goodbye to ripped jeans, crop tops and leather shorts and HELLO to official workwear (probably for the best where the shorts are concerned). I’ve already started picking up some new bits for my new grown-up ‘drobe, but here are other things currently on my wishlist…
River Island is KILLIN’ IT lately, and I love the range of rich patterns and mixed fabrics in their work collection, meaning that outfits can still be eyecatching. Topshop have a lot of smart tailored pieces in, with looser fits adding a very cool edge to what would otherwise be classic pieces. And finally, there are heaps of pleasant surprises to be found in the New Look workwear section, with some really cutesy co-ords and blazers in an array of colours.
Now that I’ve actually turned me attention to it, I’m surprised I was never more into workwear before as there are some really beaut pieces around. What do you all think of workwear, and which places do you recommend?
Let us know in the comments below!
HEY GUYS. As you may know if you read our recent Missguided wishlist post, I’ve had my beady eyes on this two-piece for a couple of weeks now. I had a christening to go to over the weekend and so finally saw my chance to buy it. Yes, I technically wore a crop top to church. Sorry baby Jesus. I have to say though that I’m COMPLETELY in love with this co-ord. It’s made from quite thick polyester so feels much more formal and fitted than other crops-and-trouser combos, and I think the print is really flattering (despite my hips looking approx 3 metres wide).
I was a bit unsure how the trousers would fit as normally my stumpy legs require petite lengths, but Missguided trousers are actually a really good length for me. I’m looking forward to wearing these for my new job with a cami or jumper, and I should get plenty of wear from the top too seeing as it’s not too cropped.
I teamed the co-ord with my nude Primark heels (£13, say whut) and bright envelope clutch from ASOS. I kept jewellery simple with a couple of silver rings, and had my new Barry M shade ‘Coconut’ on my nails.
What do you all think of this look? Let us know in the comments below!
This year is the year that I can be truly happy. I don’t know about you guys, but I have been wanting to go out in public in a blanket for some time. There have been so many cinema trips, train journeys and general outdoor pursuits that could have been vastly improved if I had only had a blanket with me. And this year, I can actually do this without being horrifically judged and/or mistaken for a tramp. And sweet Lord, it is good.
I can say without hesitating that blanket scarves are going to change my life. Not only do they look really, really adorbs but they also look incredibly comfy. In fact, just last night I was having a lovely chat on Twitter about how they are possibly going to make this winter the cosiest time in the entire world. So, while I am desperately waiting for winter to arrive (piss off Indian summer), I’ve put together a little wish list of blanket scarves that I need to get in my life. Pronto.
New Look seems to be the place to go for blanket capes this autumn/winter! They have such beautiful prints and capes, and I really think they are upping their game on the jacket/coat front this year. They’re not too pricey either, around the £20 mark, so won’t break the bank. I was going to try and pick my favourite, but I LOVE THEM ALL.
Which are your favourites? Are you going to be rocking the blanket cape this autumn/winter?