20.2.15

String Vest




Black Crop Tee - Primark (this was a little DIY number, Similar here.) 
Black String Vest - Urban Outfitters 
Black Peg Trousers - ASOS
Timberland Classic Boots - ASOS
Shearling Bomber - Topshop (Similar)

I have had this string vest for a while now and I also have it in white but have been unsure how to style it or if it even suits me at all. Well, thanks to the beauty that is Olivia Emily and her elegantly fabulous style inspiration. I decided to layer it like I have seen Olivia do, specifically in this outfit post and also with her fishnets under her ripped jeans, amazing idea, thank you, definitely trying this! So you neeeed to Check her out, she is definitely one of my favourite bloggers, oh and I have serious leg and hair envy, both of which, long and GORGEOUS!

Now I know my outfits a little dark and I’m supposed to be sticking to my resolutions by wearing more colour... but, mixing texture counts too right? Teamed with a cosy warm Bomber jacket (which was in the sale! Result, I know.) and chunky timberlands for a comfy chilled day at uni catching up with work. So have a go at layering with texture, whether it is mesh, lace, fishnet, or something else just as fabulous! The possibilities are endless! (cliché. I know) 

I hope you like my outfit and I wonder what you will string together...
(Geddit?! STRING! [String vest] mwhahahahahah!) 



19.2.15

Quick Fix For Cosy Days



Oversize Polo Neck - H&M (Similar) 
Green Check Cape - New Look 
Cami Vest Dress - Primark
Timberland Classic Boots - ASOS
Reversible Tote - Zara 

This is my idea of a perfect hangover or wake up late outfit. You can’t go wrong with a big jumper, especially when they are big enough to wear as a dress. Mine may look a little short here but it has shrunk in the wash a little and it just needs to be worn in a little more for that extra stretchiness.

The oversize jumper is the perfect solution to effortless style. Thrown over a pair of your favourite jeans or teamed with tights. It goes with pretty much anything and doesn't require any discomfort or awkward fastenings. There are loads on the high-street at the moment, affordable and long lasting, mine was only £30 and I’m never getting rid of it. 

The oversize jumper is definitely a piece to include in any capsule wardrobe, more specifically for winter, but for chilly evenings in summer too. Imagine throwing this little number on at the beach when it starts to get a little breezy and watch the sun go down with a cocktail or five. Ahh dreaming of summer already. 


Anyway back to reality. Hope you like my outfit and quick fix for hangover style. 

11.2.15

Comic Relief Tee


Vintage Leopard Coat - eBay (Similar)
Unisex Comic Relief Tee - TK Maxx 
Black Ripped Joni Jeans - Topshop
Black Faux Suede Boots - Primark (Similar)
Black A4 Notebook - TK Maxx

Every year in March people get together and start raising money for Comic & Sport relief, the years alternate by theme and this year its Comedy’s turn again. Personally its my favourite of the two as I’m not very sporty, if you couldn’t tell, and they make these amazing t-shirts. I already have 2 of the tops from 2011 and 2013 and I love them. 

This year I also decided to buy a notebook because I love the quote on the front “I have a cunning plan” and the rose I’m holding was an lovely early valentines gift from my housemate! At least I can say I got something! 
Check out the rest of the Comic relief collection here, modelled by Lily Allen. 
A group of designers including Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anya Hindmarch, Henry Holland (Mine) and Matthew Williamson. I love all of them but the reason I chose mine is because I love the quote from the TV show GIRLS, Lena Dunham is a genius. It also has that 80’s “FRANKIE SAYS RELAX” feel.  (Photo courtesy of tkmaxx.com


Hope you like how I’ve chosen how to style my tee and go and get one yourself! It’s for charity! 

10.2.15

S-S-S-Salt and Pepa’s Here!



Black and White Flecked Jumper - H&M (Similar here)
Long White Shirt -  H&M (Similar here)
Imitation Leather Shorts - H&M (Similar here)
Reversible Tote - Zara
Faux Suede Slip-on Boots - Primark (Similar here)
Tartan Scarf - Fabric Shop (Similar here

I finally found it was warm enough to go out without a coat, and shorts for that matter! The weather is much milder this week in Southampton and I am making the most of it! 

This jumper reminds me of when you see a mans hair going grey and some people call it the salt and pepper look, hence the reason for my title! Oh and the opening line of the classic song “Push It!” by pop duo Salt and Pepa! TUNE. 

On another note (Geddit? because I was talking about music…eheheh) looking at my post photos, I realised I have unconsciously co-ordinated my bag lining with my scarf. Styling without realising. *Hair-flip!* 


Today I was fortunate enough to get someone to take my photos for me! (I am usually a victim of self-timer, the things us new bloggers have to go through *sigh*) this was my housemate Jess! Wearing my coat and scarf, as per usual, I’ve recently got a new rail for them and she takes and goes as she likes as well as a few other of my housemates! So thank you Jessica, you are a star! 

Hope you like my cosy outfit for warmer weather, If that makes sense?!


Luff to my small population of readers! 

3.2.15

Charity Shop & Camel





Camel Coat - Missguided
Grey Long Sleeve Crop - Topshop
Checked Trousers - Charity Shop (Similar here)
Air Force 1 Hi - Office 
Black Faux Leather Rucksack - Primark (Similar here) 

This morning I put my beloved Air Force 1’s on and I feel like they may be coming to the end of their wearability. This makes me sad but I reckon one more run through the washing machine will do em a bit of good.

So I’ve been meaning to make my posts more concise and I can tend to babble on. Just quickly I love these long sleeve crops that Topshop are doing. My definite go to outfit would be one of these with anything high waisted. 

These trousers are one of the best charity shop purchases I ever made. High waist trousers are my favourite thing to wear and I can always seem to find a good pair on the rails in Cancer Research etc. 


This coat is so warm. Perfect for the weather at the moment, and the colour and length smarten up any casual outfit. 

2.2.15

Pardon Moi?



 So here is my first outfit post of 2015! In February! January may not have been as productive as I originally planned or as I thought it would be but hey, I'm here now. Sticking to my plan. I also made a resolution to post different things, now I know this is similar to what I already post but if you hadn't noticed... I MADE A GIF! I wanted to do something different on my blog and I haven't seen anyone do this with their outfits yet, don't get me wrong, I'm sure I am not the first, but I did it anyway!

Let me know what you think, I'm unsure of the speed at the moment but that can be changed! I also was unsure as to whether I should post still images too or not? Feedback would be lovely please! 


Long Duster - Vila Clothing (similar here)
Slogan White Tee - River Island (similar here)
Khaki Smart Jogging Bottoms - Primark (similar here)
Two Strap Low Heel - Primark (similar here)
Reversible Tote - Zara 

As previously mentioned Khaki is everywhere come January, of course I jumped on the bandwagon, but its because one of the most popular trends to rework is military and I love seeing the different interpretations every year. I picked up these trousers from Primark and wasn't sure for a while but after wearing them all day, they are actually really comfortable. 

I have had this duster coat for a while but it has just been a bit cold to wear it recently! I love the texture and the fact it has no collar but I need warm weather soon pleeeease! 
I am a sucker for a white t-shirt, especially with a slogan on. There will be many more of these to come I'm sure. I've been waiting for this bag for ages and in finally came into stock before christmas and I love it. Can't wait to try it out in reverse! Red! 

Lastly my shoobs. I found a pair like mine on Kurt Geiger, nearly bought them as I have been after a similar pair for a while. I put it off another day when who should come to my rescue but the wonder that is Primark. These little babies jumped out at me and were straight in my shopping basket. They even have comfort gel cushions built in. Perfect for me! I wish finding every pair of shoes was like a fairytale! 

Hope you like my first outfit post of 2015! 

28.1.15

Topshop Wishlist

So, I spend half my spare time scrolling through clothing websites and creating wishlists, shopping bags, notebooks, lists etc. Basically grouping all the things I would buy if I won the lottery. Superficial, but what can I say? I love shopping.

I like to think everyone else does this as well so lets just assume for now...

Therefore I thought I'd share my Topshop desires for January with everyone! (Click the images to link you to the items page.) 


First of all, is this amazing slogan tee. Amazing why? You may ask... Sequins, pink and the slogan itself. Why wouldn't you want this? A classic tee with a little bit of sass and sparkle. 
 




Next is this khaki/white, ombre/dip-dye shirt. Khaki seems to be relevant every Spring/Summer because everyone forecasts back to the military and utility trend and tries to recreate it. This shirt looks perfect to just throw on with some skinnies for an effortless and casual look.




Leopard. It just never goes out of style and I cant get enough of it. I love the aline shape and simplicity. It definitely could be the statement piece of animal print that everyone needs in their wardrobe. Thinking about it now, teamed with my desired slogan tee, it would create the perfect Spice Girl look. 




I have been after a skirt like this for a while and I LOVE midis. I have at least 7 tucked up nicely in my drawer, so why not add another into the group?! Ever since I saw the pretty pastel skirts on the catwalk, around this time last year actually, for Burberry Prorsum SS14. I've been meaning to get my hands on one, though slightly more affordable of course! This one is such a gorgeous colour and so much less pricey than however much Burberry's is. 




The mule. Now I have been after a pair of these too. Not that I think I will be able to wear them because of heel height (I struggle with the pain - I'm a poor excuse for a girl.) but these little numbers have a clever little platform which saves people like me! I love the clean cut simplicity and cleated soles too. GIMME. 




Lastly from Topshop is this playsuit. Along with the colour, this ensemble nails a few other trends just in one piece. The D-Ring belt is a must have this season and I have seen it EVERYWHERE. Not to mention the high-neck which is also very popular recently. This would be the perfect easy outfit day or night, especially teamed up with some thigh highs.  



So I hope you like my choices and I hope my fairy godmother comes along and delivers me one of these pieces! I may just have to give in... I'm sure I have a gift card somewhere..?




27.1.15

2015

So, I have been absent from my blog for a while now, due to intense deadlines in december, this horrible flu going around, having a busy January and in all honestly laziness. But here I am, finally back and glad, although admittedly I did think about giving up my blog. 

I thought to myself first of all, how am I going to keep up with my uni work as it is only going to get harder, when will I find time, who will take my pictures etc… Thinking about it, I’m just being lazy, slogging in front of the television and spending those precious extra minutes in the morning, pressing the snooze button. This is going to change. 

I also thought, this is so self obsessed and narcissistic to just post pictures of myself, what I’m wearing and other things that I like. But then I came across a recent post on one of my favourite blogs Fashion Slave, by Sophie Milner, which I discovered she thought the same, until she reminded herself the reason why she became a blogger. One reason was the confidence it gave her and others who have commented on her posts. I have had a few people I know come up to me and say that they like my blog and my friends are really supportive so thank you to everyone for boosting my confidence. 

Now I only hope to be able to boost other peoples confidence, being one of the plus size bloggers out there, I want to be able to give other people confidence to feel good in what they wear no matter what their size. 

Another reason Sophie continues blogging her fashion choices and other things is because in some ways, blogging is like a diary. Certain outfits may remind me of a certain occasion, event or moment in my life, and I can look back and reminisce. 

Finally, I want to carry on because I actually enjoy it, I know I’m still a beginner, but everyone starts somewhere right? I may even get better at this along the way! Who knows! 
In 2015 I plan to
  • not be so lazy 
  • take my camera everywhere 
  • buy less impulsively or just for the sake of buying
  • wear neglected things in my wardrobe more often 
  • post a variety of different things
  • wear more colour

I hope I’m not sitting here in December muttering ‘Oops’ to myself. 


Thank you for reading and supporting me! (Soz about the cheesiness..) 

20.11.14

All About These Boots


Black Swing Dress - eBay
Grey Oversize Coat - Primark (Similar here)
Green Fur Stole - Boohoo.com (Similar here)
  
NEW NEW NEW! Everything I was wearing today (apart form my coat) is new and its all pretty cheap which is a bonus. I’ve been after some boots with a little splash of leopard print and here they are, my new babies! As for the fur stole, I bought it for a photoshoot and I fell in love. 

What can I say? I’m addicted to clothes!


My housemate really doesn’t like these boots and I just can’t understand why! I’m in love! Hope you like my outfit, but more importantly my boots! 

19.11.14

Flying Bomber Jacket

First of all I would just like to say I seem to have a very odd pout/expression in these pictures, sooo please excuse that! Maybe I was just trying to channel my inner VB... facepalm! 


Bomber Jacket - Primark (Similar here)
Long Sleeve White Crop - Topshop 
Black Peg Trouser - ASOS
Timberland 6" Premium Lace Up Flat Boot - ASOS 

So I thought I’d show you one of my more casual day to day outfits, you know, the comfy ones which you just feel like you can do anything in. This outfit is my “go to” every morning and I like to change it in different ways as I have the same items in different colours and prints. 

The real focus on my outfit today is my amazing bomber jacket and I’ve been after one of these for a while and seriously considering forking out for an expensive one when I was casually shopping in Primark over the summer and this flash of indian orange caught my eye. It was one of the best purchases I have made this year. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and it is so warm for winter and just fabulous and it was only £16. Primarny genius.

Next of all my trousers, these are so comfy and I love that they are high-waisted, my favourite and in my opinion most comfortable fit. I originally bought these as a two pack with another pair which have white polka dots on them, then I knew I’d have to get another pair and then I got a pair with a gold pattern on and also got them in khaki, thats five pairs of the same trousers… okay so maybe I went over the top… but, THEY’RE AMAZING. 

As for having five pairs of the trousers, I also have this top in 3 different colours… it is a ribbed long sleeve crop from Topshop and just goes perfectly with the trousers and anything else high waisted, these are perfect for winter and my style down to a tee, pun intended HA!

Last but certainly not least, my beloved TIMBS. These are my babies, I am so protective over these, I won’t allow anyone else to wear them, unlike other shoe sharage in my house and quite rightly so at the costly amount on £160, I know. Not so affordable but definitely necessary, well maybe not but hey, I can assure all of you I am getting my wear out of them! 


So I hope you like my more casual, slightly 90’s outfit. Big love!