Squint and I’m at some cool garden party networking brunch, but in reality i’m in my grandma’s garden. She’s got such green fingers her garden looks amazing all year round.
I’m feeling this look so much, worn for my mums birthday to just communicate that she means more to me then me wearing my usual boring uniform. When your mum has a birthday, you pull the stops out you make an effort. Show your appreciation through your outfit choice. If you saw in my Insta stores I wore this look to Stewarts Garden Centre then Networking (it’s the outfit for every occasion) It’s the versatile outfit of the season, you saw it here first ( kidding).
This look was such a talking point at the networking even i went to, that someone said I made their day by wearing it. When you are self employed you can wear what you like, you can break the mould of suits and corporate wear.
jumper – H&M || dress – Kaliko similar || shoes* Converse || bag – Lulu Guinness || charm -Lulu Guinness
Blogger friends are truly great, they understand that you want cute photos taken of you infront of colourful walls. They know the angles to shoot you and how to make you look confident for your blog. Poppy is one of these friends, we met at university and got on like a house of fire and have taken photos for each others blogs before. We spent a good hour getting the right shots of our outfits. She’s really talented and the best because I love the photos.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I love a good jacket. My mum actually got me this jacket from a charity shop, about 10 years ago (I know right this jacket is old).
I love bright and bold jackets and should be wearing this jacket more. The clashing colours next to my silk scarf shirt just makes the whole look so bold and statement. The faintest blues in the jacket are picked up with my Lulu Guinness bag, which is my pride and joy. Did I mention that it has fish on it?
Ofcourse I added bat earrings to the look, I love a bit of whimsy in an outfit. I was inspired by Wednesday’s costume in The Addams Family musical which was why we were in Southampton. We went to see the show on opening night at The Mayflower. If you’ve not seen it yet, please do it’s great ( there will be a review on the blog soon)
jacket – Vintage
jeans – Primark
bag – lulu Guinness
top – DIY
shoes – Evans
earrings – Claire’s
I love the yellow of my sunglasses mixed with the yellow of my top and finished off with my yellow gold shoes. A super yellow themed outfit. Yellow isn’t a colour I thought I could get away with, with my hair and skin tone but I absolutely love the combo.
I can’t take these shoes off, they are so beautiful, I think they spice up any outfit. I get the odd compliment when I wear them too, which is a bonus.
I made this silk holder top out of a vintage scarf when i was about 16 and love it. The vibrant yellow/green and the bold flower pattern are a needed statement to this outfit.
Top – Vintage DIY || Cami – Zara || Jeans – Primark || Shoes – Next || Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten || Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Bag – Lulu Guinness || Choker – Gift
Photos taken in Bournemouth (photo credit: Julia)
I love colour clashes and seeing Victoria Beckham colour blocking really got me in the mood to go all out on colour.
Wearing a bright green shirt against a two toned blue jumper and my orange anorak. orange, blue and green and definitely my favourite colours and wearing them together just looks a little more adventurous then usual. I finally got my hands on my Lulu Guinness bag ( if you follow me on twitter, you’ll understand) A pair of cropped blue jeans to show off my fishnet socks and done.
I spend a couple of hour in Lymington ( where these photos were taken) and met up with my best and oldest friend. We’ve known each other since we both lived in Germany. Wandered around stepping in and out of shops. We had lunch at Oskubox which is a nordic cafe a complete world away from English countryside. Nordic themed dishes, different coffees and exposed woods.
Adding another tone to this colour blocking outfit, I painted my nails with Kiko’s melon polish and love how bright they are. I think it’s going to be the colour of my summer.
Jeans – New Look || Jumper – Louche || Shirt – Monki || Socks – Topshop || Bag – Lulu Guinness || Nail Polish – Kiko (Melon) || Ring – Topshop (sale) || Coat – Cotton Traders
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I’ve walked through these parks almost everyday and that it’s Autumn for all the lovely colours are perfect for outfit photos.
Do you ever have an outfit that you wear and you instantly feel so festive, this outfit does this for me. The cutest boots from Just Fab. They make any outfit a little more special and a burgundy mini skirt and you are away. I love all the different berry tones mixed with the brown of my shoes and the leaves.
shirt – Zara similar here
skirt – New Look
loafers – New Look
coat- Long Tall Sally similar here
Bag – Lulu Guinness similar, similar
scarf – Joules
earrings – H&M
photography by Poppy
If you know knitting you know Rowan, I was lucky enough to be invited along to take photos of the 60th magazine edition and have a talk by Kaffe Fassett, in the rose garden of the Royal National Rose Society.
The celebration and talk was held in a rose garden decorated with the most beautiful quilts. I couldn’t pass the opportunity to have my ootd shots taken infront of them.
dress – River Island
shoes – New Look ( great in black too)
Hand bag – Lulu Guinness in black
necklace – Glenda Lopez
Sunglasses – Ebay
My outfit looked so much better without my Long Tall Sally coat, but I knew that I needed it for walking around Poundbury. English weather is unpredictable to say the least. The last time I came to Poundbury there were half the building there are now, which is super odd.
We stopped into my favourite shop Cherryade
They are ‘purveyors of super lovely things’ which is exactly what the store is filled with. I want everything they have. The framed art and home-wear are my favourites. Find them online here
Trying to hide from the rain we ducked in and out of shops, and looking at all the pretty houses. We found a little cafe around the corner from Yard, called Bramble.
The 70’s shirt is a H&M find that has been on the blog before. I just love the colour and the flowing sleeves. This time I took of the belt as went for a relaxed look.
shirt – H&M alternatives – here, here, here
jeans – New Look
shoes – Next (similar)
coat – Long Tall Sally (similar)
bag – Lulu Guinness
necklace- Kate Spade
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Thanks Hayden for the photos 😉
One trend that I have never really liked was the culotte. It brings me back to my childhood of wearing skorts. Basically I don’t see the point of them.
Having bigger hips then my waist makes culottes look so frumpy. It really accentuates my hips and I think I look wider then I actually am. But I would have never have known this if I hadn’t tried them out.
I now know that they are not my style and I will never wear them again like this. TBH I look like a balloon!! Thank goodness these are my grandma’s and she can for sure have them back.
This is where I shot my outfit of the day. I mean how beautiful is it.
shirt – H&M
Culottes – St Michael ( old old M&S)
shoes – Similar
shopper – Lulu Guinness
Nails – Essie in Boom Boom Boom
sunglasses – Forever21
Mini dresses are my go to piece to wear when having an evening out. Is there any better opportunity to show off as much leg as you can.
I wore this to watch Buffalo Go play at Sound Circus in Bournemouth.
dress – River Island Sale
boots – Topshop
jacket – Baum Und Pferdgarten
bag – old (amazing version)
shades – Forever 21
necklace – Lulu Guinness
I’m nosy, i’ll be the first to say it. I love looking though peoples stuff ( with their permission of course) and knowing what they have/ collect/ hoard. I feel that’s why I love bloggers so much I get to look through their stuff. It’s only fair to return the favour.
What’s in my bag: party edition.
This little box clutch was from TK-Maxx by Love Weaves. It’s really quite small and doesn’t fit any of my normal every day stuff inside.
When I got out I have to take only what I really really need while I’m out.
This Lulu Guinness coin purse is perfect. Fits all the cards you need in a little internal side pocket and enough room for your change.
After a few drinks that lipstick you spent ages getting right is going to come off. I always have lip products with me. I don’t like having my photo taken with half warn off lipstick, but who does?
Topshop – Beguiled
The tiniest of perfumes for the tiniest of bags. You always want to smell nice after dancing, especially is you dance like me you really need perfume with you on a night out.
YSL – Opium
Save room and weight and take the smaller brush/comb you can. This is the comb from Mulan when I had the Disney costume.
Finally and most obviously your phone.