Tuesday, 30 July 2013

OOTD: Summer Jeans

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I've wanted a pair of white jeans for a while but I was never brave enough to get some until recently! I think I had some scary vison in my head of them being hugely unflattering and completely see-through but these Topshop beauties are the complete opposite. I settled for my old-favourite, the Leigh Jeans and yet again they've lived up to their hype- I must own about 6 pairs of these jeans now. They are stretchy and flattering and no, you can't see your underwear through them so that's a plus!

I opted for simplicity in this outfit as I have been doing for most of summer. I chose to wear this simple cropped cami from Topshop with the jeans- I love how the Leighs are slightly highwaisted so you can wear them with crop tops and still retain your modesty! I also added a necklace I got from the Miss Selfridge sale recently so you might be able to still get hold of it. It's a pretty combination of gold and white triangles and I felt it fitted in with the look.

I once again decided to wear my wooden Miss Selfridge heels because I just love them. Tan and white goes as beautifully as black and white in my opinion and this look encompasses all three! The bag is my trusty bucket bag from Zara- they usually bring versions of these out every year so keep your eyes open for them as they go with so many things. I'm going to use mine as my flight handbag this year when I go to Marbella because I know everything I need will fit in it.

I hope you like this look. I'm off to Spain in a week so I'm hoping to get a few outfit posts there to upload for you all when I get back. Hope you are all having a lovely relaxing summer, I know I am!


Jeans- Topshop (link)
Cami- Topshop (link)
Shoes- Miss Selfridge (link)
Bag- Zara
Necklace- Miss Selfridge
Earrings- Forever 21
Watch- River Isalnd

Monday, 22 July 2013

OOTD: Into the Blue

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As you might remember from my last post, I'm loving smarter shorts at the moment. They make a perfect change from skirts and I just can't get enough of them! I bought these shorts not too long ago from Topshop after eyeing them up on the site. They were slightly on the pricey side at £40 but I'm in love with them. The shorts are a cream chiffon material over a more opaque short underneath. The embroidery is so pretty and the colours are modern and refreshing; I was so excited when I saw the hint of electric blue with them as I knew they would look amazing with my River Island blue court shoes! I bought this top from ASOS as I haven't been able to find a bright blue cami anywhere else and it's the perfect colour. It's a beautiful cami in a woven, almost silky looking fabric and hangs beautifully.

This is one of my all time favourite outfits. I've definitely been embracing more colour recently and I adore this deep electric blue shade. I'm going to take this outfit to Marbella as I can't wait to wear it on a night out, although, it would look equally lovely with a pair of flat sandals for during the day.

I can't recommend these shorts enough- you need them in your life! If you want them to fit highwaisted,  order a size down; however I decided to get my actual size in these as I wanted them a little longer. 

I hope you like this look as much as I do! I've been doing a fair bit of shopping lately so I've got lots more outfits in the pipeline to be photographed soon- so keep an eye out for them. Use the links below to follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin', Instagram and Pinterest or follow me on GFC in the sidebar so you don't miss out.

Top- ASOS Petite (link)
Shorts- Topshop (link)
Shoes- River Island (link)
Watch- River Island
Earrings- Miss Selfridge

Friday, 19 July 2013

OOTD: Daydreams & Daisy Chains

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I admit it, I really do get sucked in by celebrity endorsements but I saw Millie Mackintosh model these beautiful shorts on her blog and they HAD to be mine! I'm so glad I bought these, I've been looking for some smarter day to night shorts to take on holiday (I go to Marbella in three weeks!) and these are the perfect pair. I would say that they are a little see-through, but as long as you don't wear black underwear you should be fine! They are a cream crepe fabric with a black floral trim and I bought these from Miss Selfridge for £32- apparently they're flying off the shelves but they still have lots of sizes online. I think these are the perfect shorts for a casual trip around the town on holiday or with heels and nice jewellery, these would look gorgeous on a night out; the perfect versatile piece!

The cami is actually a cropped cami from Topshop. I've been obsessed with camis for a few weeks now and have the black and cream Topshop ones along with a beautiful electric blue cami from ASOS (all would look lovely with these shorts!).

I added my wooden heels to the outfit as I love them and can't stop wearing them, they are really comfortable and look great with so many summer looks. For jewellery I've kept the look minimal, choosing some gorgeous earrings I picked up for £3 in Miss Selfridge yesterday and my trusty Topshop geometric necklace. 

I hope you like this look and it's given you some inspiration for how to wear smarter shorts. I absolutely love this outfit and can't wait to wear it in England and in Spain- lets just hope the weather keeps up!


Top- Topshop
Shorts- Miss Selfridge (link)
Shoes- Miss Selfridge (link)
Earrings- Miss Selfridge
Necklace- Topshop
Watch- River Island

Friday, 5 July 2013

OOTD: Fringes and Flowers

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I bought this top a few weeks ago in Topshop after falling in love with it's fringed, festival vibe; for a while though, I was unsure of what to pair it with for an Outfit of the Day. I know it will be so useful on holiday to throw on with a pair of high-waisted denim shorts but I just don't have THE pair at the moment! I'm thinking of getting some Vintage Levis but that's the sort of thing you really need to try on so I'll have to wait until I go shopping unfortunately!

I did, however, stumble across this combination in my wardrobe and I'm pleased to say I think it works! The black skater skirt give the outfit an almost western feel which is really on trend at the moment and I love how the tan sandals and bag compliment each other and add interest to the look. If you're not really a shorts person, I this look would be great for a festival, I only wish I was going to one this year! I'm looking forward to the weather picking up so I can actually wear this look out and about.

In case you are wondering, my hair is styled with the Babylsiss Waving Wand. The barrel is an oval rather than the conical shape of most wands so it gives you more of a 'just-plaited-my-hair-and-left-it look' instead! I'm in two minds about if I would recommend this tool; on one hand it gives a super cute summer look to your hair, but on me especially, it just doesn't hold the style. This problem could be due to my poker straight hair though, so don't let that completely put you off!

Sorry I've not posted my internship diary yet, it's coming along, I want it to be interesting and useful to you all though so I'm going to work on it a little longer- don't worry, I'll post it soon!


Top- Topshop
Skirt- Topshop
Shoes- Miss Selfridge
Bracelets- Topshop
Watch- River Island
Bag- Zara
Earrings- Topshop

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

By the Riverside..

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Another outfit post in that beautiful spot by the river I found. I bought this pleated white top from Topshop a couple of weeks ago. Although you can't see it here, the top is short sleeved with buttons down the back; a refreshing change from the usual blouses on the high street. I added this nude blazer I bought from Topshop last year and black skinny jeans. I'm currently interning at an online fashion retailer at the moment and this is the sort of outfit I wear on a daily basis (minus the heels- I wish!). I bought this necklace from eBay- I love the lion emblem and it wasn't very expensive. FYI this bag is on sale in Zara at the moment, it's sold out online but you might be able to find it in the shops so if you want it, you better get there quickly!

I didn't realise as I was taking the photos but the boat I'm standing in front of is called the 'Arcadia'- I'd love to work for them in the future, maybe that's a sign!

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Blouse- Topshop
Jeans- Topshop
Heels- Miss Selfridge (link)
Necklace- eBay (link)