GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS! | 8.4.16



Back at it again with the band tee (how many blog posts have you seen with that joke in it? Damn Daniel). This time it's all about this vintage Mötley Crüe shirt that was made to be worn with ripped skinny jeans and black boots. Sourced from a charity shop it has the perfect 'vintage' feel along with that weird second hand smell you get whenever you enter a thrift store which is kind of comforting but also a little gross. Even though I may smell like an old lady even after a go over in the washing machine I still love the shirt.



Top - Vintage, jeans - Topshop, blazer - Newlook (similar), boots - Newlook (similar), sunglasses - Matalan, scarf - Topshop (similar)



Teamed with a star print skinny scarf from Topshop and a blazer gives it a smart look that makes me look classy, that is until you see I'm wearing a shirt with a American rock band on which gives it a rock'n'roll twist, just my thing.

I've been living in my Jamie jeans since the day I got them and realised they are the only jeans I now need in my life. I haven't even looked at another pair of jeans since then. Their the perfect pant to sit above your waist to hide any unwanted fat and I also find they sculpt your body perfectly, they might even suck you in a little. If you have never tried a pair then let me pressure you into buying a pair right this minute, do it! Jeans are a nightmare to buy but these have been my savour and I practically live in them, I don't even change into my sweat when I get home sometimes due to how comfortable they are and that's saying something!



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KEITH FOREVER | 22.12.15


How Keith is this shirt and hat combo? I Literally pinned an image of him wearing a very similar shirt about 30 minutes ago. Keith is my style hero always and forever but that's common knowledge by now. I found this slinky silk shirt in a charity store and it had mine and Keith's name written all over it.



Shirt - vintage, coat - Primark (old), jeans - Topshop, boots - Newlook, hat - eBay, rings - Topman.


I forgot how much I adore the colour purple and although there is something about it that reminds me of Chuck Bass (if you have never seen Gossip Girl then forget this sentence ever existed), it's a beautifully royal colour that should be seen way more often, especially in the form of a silk shirt.

I pulled one of my old wool jackets out of my closet for this outfit which came with free added dog hair, apparently. I'm always into colour clashing and mixing two rather royal colours together could not have worked better, it's also not that far from my usual dark colour palette so every ones a winner. Mr Chuck eat your heart out!

FYI this hat will not be coming off of my head for a while, sorry.

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PAISLEY PATTERNED DREAM COAT | 14.9.15


I think we can all agree that you need this dreamy ass coat in your life because it's made mine a whole lot better. It's no shock that I'd go for the most eccentric patterned piece of clothing on the Blue Vanilla website because we all know my love for anything slightly mad and this jacket - kimono type thing definitely tops my fruit cake. I freaking love it! Paisley is one of my all time favorite patterns and the colour pallet that goes with this one is beautiful, very autumnal too might I say. I know, the dreaded winter vocab will be spilling out of all of our mouths sooner rather than later but you know, this jacket is perfect for that season.

Top - Forever 21, shorts - M&S, kimono - Blue Vanilla, boots - Newlook (similar) belt - Primark (similar)


It's so whimsical and retro but what I really love about this jacket/kimono contraption - let's just call it a kimono - is that it's so versatile, I can wear it so many ways. I can loose the belt and have it as a slouchy overcoat or if I was feeling extra fancy I could cinch it in even more and wear it as a coat dress which is very on trend right now. I think it would look unreal in the evening with a pair of black heels and a smart clutch along with a tight pony tail and golden accessories.

I especially want to wear it to a Fleetwood Mac concert where I can join in with Lindsey Buckingham and the gang and float about in the crowd while my ears fill with the joyous sounds of their voices - dreamy!

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CASUAL MONDAYS WITH NICA | 7.9.15


Before we talk about how awesome this backpack is, I will just apologise for the lack of my face (lucky you) and outfit posts on the blog this past week. If you didn't know - I'm sure you do as a lot of moaning came from me, then I have had a pretty bad head cold which is also known as woman flu. But you know, I'm here now and have put some make-up on and graced the outside world with my presence! I still have a super sexy cold voice though, how lucky for you guys.

Dress - Newlook, shirt - Topman, boots - Next, sunglasses - Asos, backpack - Nica*
Let's not feel sorry for me too much though and get onto the real importance of this post which is my beautiful Nica backpack that I've been wearing non-stop since I got it. Backpacks remind me of that cool girl in college that even though shes not a young teen anymore, shes still going to rock her year 8 backpack because fashion. Backpacks are cool so that instantly makes me cool, don't you think? I can hear the sounds of you all laughing in the background, harsh.

I do love this thing though, it's so original and quirky and very much me. I love the faux pony hair detailing along with the embossed sides and the super cute navy pom pom, it's all so beautiful! Another quirky touch is that you can wear it over the shoulder or carry it in your hand with the handle on top, which is the way I've been wearing it most. It's really comfortable to carry and looks pretty good too.

I was lucky enough to be gifted it during my brunch with Nica herself a couple of weekends ago, you may of seen my post about it. We had a lovely day out and meeting Nica was really special, knowing my bag came from such a well loved company and from the mind of an inspirational woman like Nica makes this bag all the more special to me. It's from their new in collection for A/W and also comes in two other colours including a dark grey shade which is so perfect for fall and a light tan colour too. They've got some seriously lovely bags on the site so do have a little browse, maybe get yourself a new bag for the winter? You always need a new winter bag! There you go, I justified it for you which means you can buy yourself some winter gear! go you!

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SAINT LAURENT S/S 2016

23RD JULY 2015
INSPIRATION >
All photographs from Vogue.com

We need to talk about this collection from the one and only Saint Laurent before I burst with joy. I cannot express my love for this runway show, every single one of the looks showcased perfectly sums up my ideal style. The amount of Cobain and Jagger vibes coming from it excites me to no end, it's unreal. As soon as I saw the chisele jawed male with Kurt Cobains hair and Mick Jaggers face, I melted, and it's not even about models personal appearance! They all ooze cool complete with 90's grunge vibes, I'm so obsessed. It feels like we've taken a step back to the night of a Hole concert and selected people from the audience to walk the catwalk. Think Aerosmith, Motley Crue and Poison all in one place, I know, I could fucking swear it's that cool, oh wait...

I don't know if a lot of you know this but I do have quite strong feelings towards a certain Cobain (I have the man tattooed on my arm) but we'll save that for another day when there isn't so many other men to talk about. I couldn't get over how much the gentlemen modeling the Saint Laurent garments looked like Kurt especially having long bleached hair and his iconic white sunglasses, it's almost uncanny. The cardigans, plaid shirts and converse just made up the look even more.

Not only is there an array of perfect mens clothing but there were a few womens looks that were just as awesome. They featured baby doll dresses with big chunky boots and leather with the occasional neck wear - I mean, a bow-tie?! That reminds me of a phase I had where I wanted to dress in a suit and wear a bow-tie because men could so why couldn't I? I took 'menswear' to a whole new level and kitted myself out with a pant-suit from Newlook and a bow-tie from Topman and topped it of with a pair of black high-top converse, from then on menswear has always been a love of mine. This runway definitely gave me the chills and reminded me of how much I adore mens fashion.

Of course, I can't end this post without mentioning the patterned blazers, coats and obviously shirts. I am actually drooling. If only my bank balance allowed me to kit myself out in every single one if these looks then I could die a happy girl quite honestly. I haven't been taken back by a collection in what feels like forever so hats off to you YSL for making my knees week and my heart melt, you rule.

If you head to their website there's lookbook slideshow right on the homepage which I've been staring at for ages. So much inspiration on a fashion and photography point of view it's all just flowing right on out of me!

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JUNE HAUL

7TH JULY 2015
YOUTUBE

It's monthly haul time! I've got a few bits from Primark and Topshop with some other bits and bobs like my beautiful Duo boots you saw in last weeks outfit post. Hope you guys enjoy this months round up of purchases! Make sure to subscribe if you did and anything you may need to know will be in the description box below. Thanks for watching!

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MAY HAUL

8TH MAY 2015
YOUTUBE

My May haul is up and it features a few different bits this time as there's not many high-street items for once! I've got one hell of a beaut shirt from Marc Jacobs, a rare Depop purchase and a couple of items from a little independent store called The Cove Boutique, which I spoke about in my last post.

You can head over to the video itself to find any information you need in the description box as per usual. Hope you enjoy and make sure to subscribe if you did!

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THE FRENCH CLASSIC

21ST MAY 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TOO: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG - HEY JOE ♫ Top - Newlook, trench coat - M&S, jeans - Primark, boots - M&S, sunglasses - Newlook, watch - Topshop, ring - Bloody Mary Metal, nails - Primark.


HOLY CRAP I HAVE INTERNET! This is revolutionary. I have gone over two weeks without it and it's been torture. That's quite a strong reaction but for someone who spends a lot of their day using it it's pretty awful and I'm sure most of you can agree with my on that one. It's been tedious having to watch normal television and not rely on Netflix or YouTube to keep me entertained. I haven't scrolled through Pinterest or read up on my daily blogs in so long, I have A LOT to catch up on! Thankfully I had a little bit of phone data but it's not quite the same having to watch what you do every time you use your mobile. I've also been dying to blog for so long and it it feels good finally sitting down at my new desk and writing posts for you all, I literally ran here as soon as it was installed! I'm also thrilled about having so many new locations to shoot in, the world Bristol is my oyster. So hallelujah! Back to the 21st century we go!

Let's talk outfits then, this is a favorite of mine and although you and I have seen it done a hundred and one times over (especially if you've taken a trip to Paris before) I still love it. The trench is so classic and whether you're male or female you have to invest in one. You also have to at some point wear it with stripes, just to be that extra bit Parisian. I don't know if that's a really bad stereotype or if it is in fact a french thing but I feel a trench coat and some navy and white stripes are the best combo ever made. This striped roll neck vest top is perfect for that and although it is actually black, you get my drift.

If I do go to Paris in the future I'm probably going to pack this outfit (and every one of my striped tops) and take a touristy photograph holding up the Eiffel Tower, it's got to be done really hasn't it?

Apologies if any Parisians were offended at any point during this post. *inserts monkey covering face emoji*

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STREET COWBOY

6TH APRIL 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TOO: KID ROCK - COWBOY ♫
Top - Newlook, jacket - Forever 21, jeans - Primark, hat - Miss Selfridge, necklace - Topman, rings - Bloody Mary Metal & Topman


This seriously killer hat and jacket combo was totally not done on purpose. I bought this glorious shearling coat, which always tends to remind me of Bane (all of you Batman fans will understand) from Forever 21 last winter and it's probably one of my favorite jackets I own. I've never seen anything similar to this before, it's completely different and the colour is beautiful and don't even get my started on the buckles and collar, woah I do love this coat! I've mentioned before that I'm a bit of a coat freak, I have a wardrobe dedicated to them so saying this is my all time favorite is quite bold of me. It just has everything I love in outerwear, a cosy inside, a huge collar and loads of metal hardware. I think I have to evaluate my coats and decide which one I do in fact like the most, but for now this one is top!

Then, when wondering around Miss Selfridge I came across this equally glorious hat in among the left over sale stuff that no-one wants to make theirs. I had to take this one home because again, oh so glorious. It wasn't until I got back and hung it next to my coats I saw it was in fact going to be the best combo ever. They match perfectly and I feel pretty good about it, it may have been an instinctual thing but either way it was a good move on my part.

The perfectly matched twosome did make me feel a little western, sort of like a cowboy who wants to blend in with city life, so I thought I'd take the plunge and wear my tacky cow print slip on's which are so bad they're good. It doesn't get much more western than shoes which look like I've skinned a cow. I didn't they're from ASOS, I promise.

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DOUBLED UP

2ND APRIL 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TOO: ONE NIGHT ONLY - PLASTICINE ♫ Top - Newlook, leather jacket - Primark, duster jacket - Urban Outfitters, jeans - Primark, trainers - Nike, sunglasses - Topman, cross necklace - Topman, rings - Bloody Mary Metal


A casual day out getting some lunch calls for an excuse to wear my new trainers. On Instagram I posted a picture of two big red Nike shoe boxes and one of them contained this pair I recently got from one of the outlet stores for nearly 70% off and was very happy with myself about finding such a gem! I've been eyeing up all black trainers for some time now and these ones fit the bill pretty perfectly. Nike always come up trumps with their trainers, weather you're looking for a seriously snazzy pair that stick out like a sore thumb a-la Kanye West, or if you're into the more minimalist sort then they definitely cater for you too. I always think it's worth checking eBay if you want a more rare pair or if you don't have a Nike store near you, as they can have some really unique ones at a decent price - if the seller isn't too stupid - and it's better then heading to your local Office or Schuh where it's all the same sort of thing.

These ones are perfectly suited for me, they're simple, easy to style and look that little bit retro. When I bought them the shop assistant gave them to me in a different shoe box to it's original so I'm not completely sure on the model of them, but I'm almost certain they're the Nike Pegasus, what number comes after them I do not know. What I do know, though, is that Amazon have a huge variety online so check them out!

As well as wearing a new pair of trainers, I tried out something else new today, a doubled up jacket. I really wanted to wear my duster coat for a bit of a Stockholm street-style vibe but new I would completely freeze so I had an a-ha moment and layered my leather jacket under it. I liked the look of the doubled lapels and mixed texture so this was another moment I was happy with myself for! Don't worry though I soon got knocked down a peg or two when I noticed I had rolled one of my trouser legs up and the other one down which made me look totally lopsided, thankfully this moment wasn't captured but it did leave me a little red-faced afterwards. I'm not all that wonderful!

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B.I.G PRINTS

16TH FEBRUARY 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TO : THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G - SKY'S THE LIMIT (EXPLICIT) ♫
T-shirt - Forever 21, jacket - New Look, jeans - Primark, booties - Marks and Spencer, belt - Primark, necklace - Topman, watch - Topshop (similar), rings - Accessorize


If you've seen my 'Current Sounds' section (which you can find at the navigation bar at the top of this page) then you'll know already that i'm an avid hip-hop fan, Biggie Smalls being my top choice. I've always enjoyed that sweet 90's sound, super mellow, super chill and a little bit naughty. As we know by now another love of mine is ridiculous t-shirts, and obviously this one is a little bit mad! Little pictures of Biggies face from the iconic The Final Chapter album is pretty hilarious, so thank you Forever 21 for making this brilliant t-shirt which kind of reminds me of Eleven Paris as they're notorious (no pun intended) for their eye-catching and rather ridiculous all over prints.

I feel like my coat is a fitting choice, as the 90's hip-hop scene wasn't shy of a few fur coats here and there. P-Diddy was the ultimate fur king and still is, did you see his outfit at the Kanye West x Adidas Originals NYFW show? That fur collar was something else.

I've added a little more pattern by wearing a thin leopard print belt to the mix and kept the rest of my outfit toned down with a simple pair of black skinny jeans and everyday black booties, which if you haven't gathered I literally wear daily. I'm really obsessed with wearing basic jeans and boots and having a more 'out there' top half at the moment, mainly because these jeans are a security blanket of mine. I've pretty much worn black jeans all winter and i'm going to have to cave in and stock up on more to save my moaning every time I spill something down this pair. I think the fact they're black makes me feel a little more comfortable as I can accidentally spill tea down them and no one will notice, which is a twice a day occurrence for clumsy ol' me as it was only yesterday that I split half a cup over myself and my boyfriends bed sheets, oopsie. Another reason why I need to stock up I feel!

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ROCK TEES AND ANIMAL PRINT

29TH JANUARY 2015
OUTFITS
LISTENING TO: PINK FLOYD - US AND THEM ♫
Tee - thrifted, jacket - Primark, jeans - Primark, boots - New Look, rings - Bloody Mary Metal.


I'm actually stunned that this is the first time this season I've worn one of my (faux) fur jackets, what?! This must be a record or something, last year, hell every year I've worn them to absolute death! Maybe that's the reason I haven't gone for them this season but hey ho, at least this one has gotten some use!

I think band tees almost have to be worn with some form or animal print, leather or just plain black, especially those of a 'rock' genre. So I opted to ditch the leather jacket and smother my tee in all the faux fur goodness that is this mad jacket. Y'all probably know by now that I'm a sucker for animal print, I recently bought some cow print slip ons which have proudly made top ranking of 'Ugliest Shoe', but I sometimes think the tackier the better and I personally love them. Animal print be it leopard, zebra, snake or croc can either be done really, really well or totally awful and it certainly requires a specific taste. But in my personal opinion, this jacket is really quite cool. Not only that but it's the warmest item of clothing that has even been placed onto my upper body, it's so warm and cosy with it's big collar and over-sized charm.

I've opted for my trusty and very skinny, skinny jeans and my also very trusty chelsea boots. This is the kind of outfit I wear more than I should but mixing it up with a different coat such as a vintage denim jacket, or swapping my boots for a pair of brogues changes it up and makes me feel better about wearing this combo for 3 days straight. TMI? Probably.

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