Oh my gaaaaahd guys, I’m only doing a bloody outfit post! It’s been a while since I’ve showcased an #ootd on the blog, but I’m so keen to share this look with you all. I feel like it’s basically summer in the form of an outfit, and it’s got me feeling SO ready for barbecues, beer gardens and a frozen cocktail (or ten).
Hey there you foxy things! Hope you’re all well and wearing your Friday pants with fervour.
As you may know, Lauren and I were lucky enough to go along to the Company Style Blogger Awards on Wednesday night. We’ll have a full post on the event up over the weekend but for now I thought I’d give y’all a look at what I wore. I fell in lurrrrrve with this Toppers dress as soon as I saw it. Short, body con, garish print? Yep, that’s a Claire dress. To give it a slightly more casual edge I teamed it with my new H&M fedora and JC
rip-offs dupes. I also picked up this furry bag in a charity shop recently (I know, who am I now) and I love it – though I did throw almost half a pina colada over it later in the night, so I’m not sure how funky fresh it’s smelling now. C’est la vie.
What do you all think of this outfit?
YES, approximately a million and twenty-three years after buying them, I finally got round to wearing the Primark culottes! Admittedly I struggled for a lengthy amount of time trying to work out exactly what to wear with culottes and eventually came up with the vague idea of balancing out the volume on the bottom with something big on top – so say ‘hiyaaaa’ to my jazzy new fedora (which is definitely a better version than that huge sombrero-like one that I accidentally bought a while back).
Overall I’m actually very fond of them now, and like the 70s vibes of this outfit. I feel like I would suit an afro, don’t you? … no?
I also teamed them with my BEAUTIFUL new Primark shoes to add a bit of height. I’m completely besotted by these, despite the fact that I heard a girl next to me make an audible grunt of disgust when I picked them up. Ugly shoes, eh, you either love them or
are a twit hate them.
What do you all think of these culottes? How would you style them?
Hello you little saucepots! It’s safe to say we’ve been a very OOTD-heavy this last week, so to give you a bit of a break from our moon faces, today I come bearing a haul post. Yes, another haul post. In my defence, I haven’t been completely spend crazy since my last haul post (which you can see by clicking here) as some of this was kindly gifted to us. I don’t really have a defence for the rest of it except, er, I can’t walk around with my nips out can I? This isn’t Game of Thrones.
Anyway, let’s crack on!
A little trip to Primark last weekend saw me exit stage left with these couple of beauties. I love the jogger-style trousers for several reasons, which I will explain to you quickly: 1, elasticated waistband = give me all the biscuits, thank you; 2, the crazy club Tropicana print, it’s summer somewhere; and 3, £9 means change from a tenner to go and buy some Haribo with, HUZZAH. What’s not to love?
Secondly, we have here a pair of culottes. Yes, culottes. Has anything divided a nation more since Gareth Gates vs Will Young than culottes? I bought these on an absolute whim and to be honest haven’t quite got round to trying them on yet to see if they actually look nice or, as I suspect, will make me look like a 2 foot tall mutant.
I also popped into H&M and to be honest was pretty flabbergasted at how much nice stuff they have in at the moment, as well as how good their prices are. I ended up picking up these two pieces “for my holiday” (yep, that excuse is still going strong) though I’m sure I’ll get plenty of wear out of them before then.
I wore this top in a recent OOTD and my love for it is still going strong. These trousers were sent to us by the wonderful folk at Sammy Dress, which is a Chinese site definitely worth checking out if you want ridiculously cheap clothes. And I mean ridiculous. As it’s international you have to wait quite a while for delivery (I think I ordered these when I was about 16) but when the prices are so good you don’t mind as much.
These last few weeks I’ve seriously lost my gym motivation, which I think has been down to a combination of remembering I love pizza LOADS and also not having anything new to wear to the gym. Yes I know that is pathetic but it’s me, I am pathetic. So for that reason I was SUPER HAPPY to be sent these pieces from NEU Apparel’s new collection to try out. I’m going to have a full post on this brand soon but I’m basically in love with their whole range.
London Retro Sunglasses – ℅ Glasses Direct, £95
I don’t think I’ve ever worn a pair of sunglasses that cost more than a fiver in my life so I’m so grateful for Glasses Direct for sending over these bad boys. While £95 is definitely more than I would pay myself, these are amazing quality and I know they’ll last for years – unlike my usual Primark versions that snap easily/lose lenses/bend in the heat/all of the above (stay classy).
What do you all think of this haul?
I recently went to an exciting black tie event, which was even more exciting because it was a boxing event and I got to see grown men biff each other.
Unfortunately, I was in the throes of poverty at the time. In fact, I’m sure we’ve all been there – that horrible place that involves choosing between food and new clothes. Usually, new clothes would win hands down for me, but in this scenario I was forced to forgo clothes in favour of a few munchies (hunger pangs and all). Because I couldn’t buy anything new, I went for a classic combo of a top and a skirt.
I’ve had this Missguided Bardot body for a while and I can definitely say that it is an absolute staple in my little wardrobe. It’s a useful one if you just want to dress up an outfit a little bit, or if your shoulders are feeling particularly hot on occasion.
I’ve also had this H&M Maxi Skirt for eons, but it’s another brilliant one. The slit up the side makes you think ‘ooo-er aren’t I a saucy madam’ and it’s pretty useful for both daywear and night time clothes fandangos.
Put them together and you get a pretty alright outfit. That Necklace is actually from Primark and I absolutely love it. It’s such a statement piece and for £5, you really can’t go wrong. It’s surprisingly well made too, and I can see it lasting for quite a while!
What do you think of this outfit? THOUGHTS?