Sunday, 20 September 2015

Pinafore Girl

||  Pinafore dress - ASOS     Top - Brandy Melville    Shoes - New Look    Bag - Brandy Melville  ||

For today's outfit post, I am share one of my absolute favourite items ever - my pinafore dress!

I have been wanting a pinafore for a while, and so when I saw this beauty on ASOS, I could not resist it. And then when it came, it was even more perfect than on the website. I absolutely love the style of this dress, the button down front, the slightly washed-out black denim, how ridiculously comfortable it is, just everything. It is so versatile and makes everything you wear with it look beautiful. When I wore this to sixth form the other week, I got so many compliments on it (from people I barely knew as well:) and it just made me feel so confident and good about myself, and that's what fashion should do. I freaking love it.

I paired it with a striped long-sleeved top from Brandy Melville (I am obsessed with striped tops at the moment) which is so soft and cosy, perfect for as it gets a bit colder. It also has cute little thumb holes which are so snuggly and make me feel like such a child :)

I then popped on my staple black Chelsea boots and then my battered tan satchel to add a little bit of colour to the predominantly monochrome outfit. And ta-dah! I think this might be one of my favourite outfit posts I've put on my blog ever. Love, love love.

I also love this post because it was so easy to photograph because I finally figured out the settings on my camera. I've owned it for over 2 years. I know. But it made me very happy. So happy I have a goofy picture at the end :)

Do you own a pinafore? Do you like this trend?

Lots of love 


Sunday, 13 September 2015

The Little Things #3

- Steaming hot cups of tea
- The smell of a new book
- Getting the last seat on a long train journey
- Looking back over pictures of you and the ones you love when you were young
- Stunning sunsets
- Writing a really impressive and intellectual sentence
- Paying someone a compliment and seeing them beam
- Smiles from strangers
- Getting soaking wet in the rain and coming home to a warm house
- Getting perfect winged eyeliner
- Working really hard at something and it paying off
- Having no homework and actually being able to do what you want upon an evening
- Perfectly timed photos
- Waking up after a good nights sleep
- The butterflies when something great is about to happen
- Walking barefoot on the grass in the sunshine
- Fresh clean bed sheets
- Deserted beautiful beaches all to yourself
- Infectious laughter
- Feeling happy and content in your own skin...

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Get The Look // Karlie Kloss

(I tried to do an artistic edit and it didn't go brilliantly but I kind of like it ;)

Today I am doing my first ever Get The Look post! As a fashion blogger, I've wanted to do one of these posts for a while, but I wanted to do it using my own clothing, showing you actual outfits on myself, a bit different from mood boards of items from websites. So I've been looking for a while at outfits of my favourite people online and I now have a couple of celebrities lined up to do, the first being today's inspiration, the beautiful Karlie Kloss!

I absolutely love Karlie's style. Its very simple, yet classy and sleek, focusing on lots of classic pieces matched beautifully and looks very put together and sophisticated. It's quite similar to what I like to wear, nothing too out there, all very simple, casual things, but carefully put together to look more dressy. To be honest, Karlie Kloss could wear a bin bag and I'd still think she'd look stunning, but that's not what we are talking about here so without further ado, lets get into the look!

{both images sourced from here}
The outfit I chose to recreate of Karlie's is one that I've seen her wear a lot of variations of over the last few months and that is the jumper and shirt combination, with dark bottoms. It's something very casual and comfortable yet still smart and makes her look very well put together. In this particular outfit I loved, she is wearing these black leather trousers, with a simple white stripe print shirt and a grey thin knit jumper over the top, paired with black boots and the quilted Chanel bag. As a supermodel, we all know this outfit she's wearing is going to be super expensive (I managed to find out her trousers were Burberry- eek) and not something most of us can afford, but I loved this outfit and so I wanted the challenge of recreating it for less.

||  Jeans - H&M     Shirt - Topshop    Jumper - Brandy Melville     Bag - Boohoo   Boots - second hand  ||

And now for my recreation! It's not exact but it is still very inspired by Karlie's and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I don't not own any leather trousers, as to be honest they aren't my style, but I think my beloved H&M black jeans (or any black trousers) give off a very similar feel. Again for the shirt, I don't own an exact match but I have been trying to find a way to wear this very similar style shirt that I purchased from Topshop for a while and I think it works nicely. The print is a little different, being this subtle botanical print, but I think it goes beautifully and adds my only little twist on the outfit. I did however own a jumper of a pretty exact match from Brandy Melville which I layered over. Karlie's leather pants make the outfit a little more edgy so to add of bit of that vibe, I paired my outfit with these black biker style boots, in place of her plain leather healed boots. For her Chanel Bag, I used my Boohoo one, which was in my last outfit post, as it is the closest match I have. Finally I accessorised with a gold bracelet, as she has done.

I absolutely love this outfit. It's something I would've never thought to wear before I wrote this post but I know it's going to become a go-to outfit in my wardrobe. This is a type of post is new to my blog but I'm honestly so happy with how I managed to recreate the look and I really enjoyed writing it. I hope to write more of these in the future!

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