Hi, long time no see.
Sorry about that, but anyway have you been watching Girl Boss on Netflix? It’s a loose story telling of the rise of Nasty Gal and I love it. The clothes are heaven and it’s really a captivating story. In true Girl Boss ( Sophia) spirit, myself and a few of my gal pals from university went charity shop hopping. The first shop we stumbled upon was a British Red Cross and I sniffed out this gorgeous tan leather peacoat within the first few seconds. I flung it on and twirled in front of the mirror then twirled to the cash desk and it was all mine, for £5. £5!!
The photos of this look were taken in the water fountains at Southampton’s new Watermark. I was getting splatted by all the water, hence the face pulling.
I controversially style the peacoat with black and I love the look. My trusted black boots that make my legs look miles long and my most precious mini dress. (It’s the dress I met my boy friend in and I wear it every anniversary) To tie in the tan a little more I dug out my ‘seen better days’ Dooney and Bourke bumble bee barrel bag. I think it got water damaged years ago so the black leather has gone grey but it’s mine and I could never replace it. To finish (the cherry on top) are my fan earrings, given to me by a family friend.
dress – H! Henry Holland | boots – Topshop | Jacket – Vintage | earrings – gifted | Bag – Dooney and Bourke
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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)
This mosaic/ tile shirt reminds me of Hermes from the 70’s. I wanted to bring out the pink in the shirt by wearing my pink Dr Martens.
Long denim jackets are really on trend, I picked mine up a few years ago in Truro from Magpie and Fox. It’s a Baum und Pferdgarten piece. They have some amazing 70’s inspired pieces on their site.
I’ve been on the hunt for some new trousers, my skinny jeans have become an everyday item for me and it’s getting a little stagnant. It’s not warm enough to wear dresses quit yet.
Shirt – Matalan (old) some great alternatives
Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – Dr Martens
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I’ve arrived back an uni and went for lunch with my boy friend. The Watermark has opened a few more places ( still no Wahaca though) Five Guys is one of the new ones. I’ve never been before, but the BF has so we ate there. I was a good burger but the fries are really great. I tracked how may calories the whole meal was and it was a lor-a-lot. I had the little cheese burger and little fries with a milk shake.
We took these photos on the run back to my flat. It was freezing cold.
Jeans – New Look
Coat – Baum und Pfterdgarten
Top – Zara (old)
Scarf – New Look (old)
Hat – New Look
Shoes – New Look
Last year the sales weren’t for me, i didn’t find a single thing. But this year The sales this year have been great this year, it hit me a little hard, but it was worth it.
Behold the mesh embroidered jumper of my dreams, and probably yours now. Worn with blue skinny jeans and my trusty long denim jacket.
This jumper would look great over a tight black dress for new years eve.
Photos taken around Westbourne, Dorset.
jumper – Next (blouse) (dress)
cami – New Look
jeans – New Look
jacket – Baum und Pftergarten
boots – Just Fab
bag – Carara Designs UK
I’ve been on a little Cornish get away with the boy, we stopped in Perranporth for a little look at the beach and the shops. Perranporth is my second favourite beach in the whole world. Last time I was here was in the summer but there is something much more beautiful about a moody winter beach.
It looks like I live in this Long Tall Sally coat, but it’s just the warmest thing I took with me to Cornwall. I’ve been obsessed with with this plaid shirt from Zara it’s so oversized and baggy which suites my student lifestyle to a T. I’ve been wearing it with my trusty cropped jeans and my Ziggy boots from Primark. ( couldn’t wear fancy boots on the sand)
Also I dyed my hair, I’ve been wanting to get rid of my orange ends for a while and not having a spare moment to go to a salon I did it myself in my en suite. I just dyed over my orange with the Loreal Viking dye and i have this much more muted easier on the eye look.
shoes – here
jeans – here
coat – here
shirt – here
bag – here
More Cornish adventures to come, thanks for reading. XO.
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
Finally the summer is upon us, the sun has finally got his hat on! I’m going to celebrate the weather before it disappears!
After work I headed to Shore road for a little sea, sand and sun. I dug out my pacha cover up that was a random item in a River Island sale covered in amazing colours and a total bargain.
Piled my hair on the top of my head added some flowers and I was beach ready!
Coverup – Pacha River Island
Flip flops – Gandys
Flowers – H&M
When a friend decides to take the plunge and start blogging, i think it’s only right to celebrate. One such friend is Blogger Luce, we used to go to school together and I can’t wait to see her blog expand and develop.
Our celebration took us to Camden Bar and Kitchen in Ashley Cross. They also hold an open mic night which is very popular, I’ve been to watch once of twice on a Monday. But we decided that brunch was the best option seeing as we are ‘grown ups’.
We headed for a window table ( natural light for all the photo taking) and a lovely waitress greeted us as soon as out bottoms hit the seats. I knew what I wanted pretty quickly (going out the night before will do that to you) Lucy nano seconds behind.
I went for Eggs florentine Lucy for Benedict, washed down with a coffee and a glass of orange for me.
I always thought I was more of an eggs Benedict girl, but the eggs florentine was so delicious, the lightly salty spinach with the creamy egg balanced out against the hollandaise.
After devouring our food we chatted about life, Lucy’s new camera, our futures….
We paid, chatted to the lovely waitress and headed out into the glorious sunshine to put Lucy’s new camera to use with outfit photos.
All the outfit photos were in my last post here.
There are two Camdens in the Poole area one in Ashley Cross and the other in Westbourne, If you’re not in the mood for brunch head over for a pulled pork wrap or a steak wrap ( they are so delicious) or head there for a night out and grab yourself a tea pot cocktail.
Thank you for reading,