Monday, 23 March 2015

OOTD; Faux Fur&Mango Nails

coat | topshop via. depop | £35.00
dress | asos sale
watch | olivia burton 

I never really used to wear a lot of black but recently I've been quite liking the idea of an all black outfit teamed with a patterned jacket or coat. I spotted this coat on Depop, I liked it when it was first released by Topshop (about a year ago now) so I'm extremely happy that I managed to get it for sure a reasonable price, I love how it has just a hint of leopard print too. 

Something that I still find amazing, is the idea of fragranced nail varnish! I'm one of these people that hates the idea of 'nail time' from taking old nail varnish off to the headache (mainly the smell) of reapplying a new one.. even though I hate painting them, I love how they look once done, so my realising this lovely orange coloured nail varnish actually smells like mangoes made my Sunday night (pretty sad, I know). This one is called Mango Madness by Revlon but I'm pretty sure they must have a whole line or at least a few more of these dreamy smelling varnishes..

Hope you're all well.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

OOTD; Leopard Print&Trainers

pastel leopard print top | tk maxx | £20.00
pvc skirt | asos | oldish 
bag | monki | £15.00
new balance trainers | asos | £70.00

This weekend me and my boyfriend headed to a trainer 'festival' which was on in Liverpool, I'm not usually one for trainers but I thought it sounded like something a bit different and actually turned out to be really good. Of course a trainer festival was the perfect place to wear my new trainers, they are the first pair I've bought since I was around thirteen, maybe even younger but I loved the pastel colours and knew I'd get quite a lot of wear out of them because I could style them with the clothes I already have. I went for the pastel leopard print as I thought it was quite nice with the pastel trainers and a simple white skirt to break it all up slightly.
Luckily it was a really beautiful day here in Liverpool on Saturday, and I can't believe how beautiful this wall was with all the illustrations on. After the trainer festival we headed down to the Albert Docks for some lunch, it was lovely with the sun shining. Lunch made me think how glad I was that I'd worn this PVC skirt after I got far to greedy eating a chocolate fondue, most of which ended up all over me.

I'm not sure if the Laces Out trainer festival was just a one off or if it's a regular thing but I really would recommend it, even if you just went for a little look around or for a treat for your boyfriend/ friend. Although they did have girls trainers for sale, the festival was aimed to males and had probably everything a boy could want on a sunny Saturday .. beer, a quirky barbers and a whole heap of trainers for sale and to swap, along with a DJ and a few independent stalls selling clothing too.
You can see the Facebook page here if you do fancy having a look.
I hope you're all well & enjoyed your weekend, whatever you got up to. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Never Say No; Expensive Inspiration

Recently I've been having one of those times were you want to dress like all the other people you see online, in the street, on blogs (etc.) rather than actually having to wear the clothes in your own wardrobe (all those ones you suddenly despise no matter how much they cost, even if they were bought just a few weeks ago). 

Now I'm not sure if this is just a phase that only I go through but I'm hoping not, anyway whenever I start doing this whole "I neeeeeeeed new clothes" routine, I like to create kind of mood boards // a source of inspiration that I can look at and think how can I adapt the clothes I already have to create my own take on these kind of outfits. 

I know that will probably sound like the most boring thing in the world to some of you but I find it quite fun (sad, I know) plus I also manage to save a bit of money by re-styling what I already have meaning I can buy a few new, maybe slightly more expensive items. 

Anyway I thought I'd share this mood board with you& what it has made me want to buy/ try to recreate with my current clothes.

miu miu coat // here
lavin coat // here
shrimps // here & here

Coats are my downfall, I have a stupid amount of them although to be fair to myself I do get a lot of wear out of every single one, actually one in particular is my pastel pink topshop faux fur that I bought a year& a bit ago now. The coat isn't so much faux fur, just kind of 'a little bit fluffy' (great material description for a fashion student there). Anyway its safe to safe I've had my wear out of it for the £100 that I paid and there's only so many times that I can keep getting it dry cleaned, hoping some sort of miracle will happen in there and make it look just as new as I very first bought it. 
I'm going to start having a good look round into a new pink coat that I will get just as much wear out of, &can finally give my current one a little break / retirement. 

burgundy&black // marks and spencers 
grey // whistles
I find that wearing a hat instantly makes you feel as if you've put a lot more effort into an outfit, kind of just finishes a whole look off properly.
I've had the same fedora hat which I wear none stop for a good while now, although I have been on the hunt for a new one none seem to be the new 'the one', for example they are always to big for my head, they make my face look huge, not the right colour.. fussy I know but the fedora hunt goes on.

This is something I want to try out a little bit more, usually with a patterned skirt I would wear a plain top, maybe with a texture however I want to start being a bit more adventurous, by adventurous I mean maybe the odd stripy top with a leopard skirt rather than a plain blouse.. nothing too wild.

Anyway, I hope this post is something a little bit different & that you are all doing well.