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Monday, 23 May 2016

Cheap Frills

Top-Asos | Shorts- Zara | Wedges- Stuart Weitzman | Bag- Russell & Bromley

Way back when we had some sun (i hope that wasn't our summer!) i made the most of it by getting my legs out- I always do for the fomo. I definitely prefer and feel i know how to better dress, in spring and summer. When i came across this blouse i was instantly reminded of the pastels and frills from Chloe but it's a steal from Asos. The frills and high neck with a keyhole on the chest give me femininity and high class. 

I need to grab some stone or white coloured shorts for the summer but in the meantime I wore my high waisted Zara shorts matched with my (unseen) black cat eye sunglasses. Continuing the spring flair with an upper class British style i wore my SW wedges- these are the comfiest heels i own for sure and they team well with my old Russell and Bromley paris shopper. 

Have you nabbed any designer dupes lately?


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

How To Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

Spring is in full swing, so here's some advice on how to spring clean your wardrobe! (yes i don my comfiest jammies and get to work!)

Figuring Out What Should Go
- Does it still wash properly? 
- Is the colour, pattern, shape and thread still there?
-Is it designer or have sentimental value?

Over time you may find stains on clothes just won't budge or that damp smell won't shift with the best detergent on the market. That along with very faded, over stretched, ill fitting garments with holes and nicks should probably make it's way out. If it's of sentimental value (for example i have a purple jumper given to me by my aunt who has now passed) don't feel bad for keeping it, even it doesn't quite fit any more. If it's designer, it's more than likely of great quality so can stand the test of time in both fashion and wear and if you really don't want it anymore it can fetch you a pretty penny should you choose to part with it.

Where Should It Go?

NEVER in the bin. Textile waste us huge and gross, it's very detrimental to our environment. Shops like H&M, Marks & Spencers, Zara and more offer trade ins or recycling bins. If your clothes and accessories are in good condition but perhaps the style isn't you any more (or like me you've bought the wrong size shoe and worn it, like, once!) give it to a friend or a charity shop. Otherwise take it to your local clothes bank usually found in your recycling refuge or supermarkets. Set up an amazon, eBay or depop account to sell things like jewellery.

Why Clear In The First Place?

Although it's not an obligation i definitely recommend it. Especially if you're a fashion lover. It's great for the mind and those that may wish to explore a more minimal lifestyle. Clearing gives you a chance to organise and lets face it - a clutter free lifestyle is less stressful!

Once it's done, treat yourself to a cuppa and a smile. But then again, why stop at your wardrobe? you can apply a similar outlook to clearing out near enough everything from old books and documents (are they 1st editions, important certificates?) to that pesky email inbox! 

I hope you found this post helpful! Happy clearing! x

Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Denim Dream

Jacket (perhaps not online, similar here)- Zara | Top- Asos | Heels- Littlemistress | Sunglasses- Quay

If i had to describe my style it would be soft tailoring, classic but with a sports lux edge and every so often I like to bring that out. This denim jacket caught my eye (and my bank card) the moment i saw it. Over sized and distressed in the perfect blue wash it is my 90's dream and such a statement piece. I paired it with this off the shoulder black top with black leggings giving you 60's Sandy and 2016 Rihanna. 

Zara has some amazing blue tones, statement and denim pieces this season, and another draw to this jacket is it has scribbles and notes all around it which I love. It's out of the ordinary and a take on the badges and appliqué we've seen.

I've recently bought these tri-coloured block heels from littlemistress with lace detailing, that I find so simple yet so effective for all outfits. The neutrals don't take away from anything and yet the style adds to the outfit. The sun is back for a little while and I've found this light outfit works well, I tend to carry a coin purse or clutch when I don't want anything heavy.

Have any jackets caught your eye this season?


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