January 17, 2016

OUTFIT: TOPSHOP JAMIE JEANS, STRIPES & SHEARLING



What I'm Wearing:

Shearling Coat - Vintage 
Striped Shirt - Charles Tyrwhitt
Black Jeans - Jamie style from Topshop
Socks - Topshop
Metallic Adidas Superstars - Schuh



As I now have to dress for work in a more corporate way I like to have fun with my outfits at weekends. This weekend has been very cold so I decided that comfort and warmth had to be high on the fashion agenda.

Shearling coats are perfect for that snuggled up feeling and this one is vintage from a charity shop and I'm sure I'll still be wearing it for years to come. I'm not going to lie, I'd love to invest in an Acne aviator jacket but I'm pretty sure that would break the bank. Although this style is vintage, there's lots of styles similar to this on Asos, Zara and Topshop but I've found that vintage styles are warmer and really well made so if you like to hunt for vintage, you might want to search for a more unique style on Depop or eBay.

My shirt is from Charles Tyrwhitt, specialists in formal wear and tailoring. I'm usually a size 8 but this shirt is a size 12 as I like my shirts to be oversized. The quality of this shirt is amazing and I decided to tie this style up into more of a cropped shirt to show off my high-waisted denim.

If you've seen other outfit posts of mine, you may have spotted that Topshop is my go-to place for denim. I've never tried the Jamie jeans before but so far I'm loving this style. They are super tight but the fabric is soft so they are really comfortable. The high waist is very flattering and I also managed to get them in Tall so they are long enough, woo! Long tall Sally's out there, I'm sure you will appreciate my happiness here. I'll definitely be investing in a few more pairs of the Jamie style.

As it's the weekend I've been sporting my metallic silver Addidas Superstar trainers which are my favourite shoes at the moment. They are the ultimate comfort shoes and add an interesting edge to any look. 

Lastly, after being inspired by Lisa Potter Dixon's YouTube video on how to create the perfect halo braid I had to give it a go. I did cheat slightly by creating two plaits and crossing them over instead of plaiting all the way round but I was still pretty pleased with the result! If you love makeup tutorials which are easy to recreate, Lisa is Head Makeup Artist at Benefit Cosmetics so her channel is definitely worth checking out!

Let me know what you think of my first #OOTD of the year in the comments below!

Hope you've all had a great weekend,

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January 04, 2016

OFFICE STYLING TIPS FOR 2016

Firstly, I'd like to say a massive HAPPY 2016 to you, I hope you all had the best Christmas and New Year! It feels so good to start a fresh new year and I cannot wait to see what this year has to offer. 

I've set myself some personal New Years resolutions as I'm sure most of you have too but I've decided to focus on something less boring than my own goals and aspirations for the year ahead. For the first time ever I've started a new job this New Year so I'd like to share some of my top tips on dressing for the office as we all know how dull that can be!

Whether your organisation has a super corporate dress code or more of a smart/casual vibe, I've picked out some investment pieces to update your look.
Topshop Raw Edge Crombie Coat > Shop Here


Throw this rough edged coat over all your tailored pieces for a cool edge and pair with skinny jeans and a roll neck at weekends. 


Asos Moment of Truth Flat Shoes > Shop Here

Calling all Coco Chanel lovers! These super chic flats will work with tapered trousers and loose dresses when the sun comes out.


Finery Filey Funnel Neck Tunic > Shop Here

Simple yet effective, this funnel neck tunic top has a retro feel but is still suitable for all those important meetings. Style with slicked back hair to show off the lovely detailing.


Asos Premium Stripe Jumpsuit With Wrap Detailing > Shop Now

Who says tailoring needs to be boring? This striped jumpsuit will make all heads turn. Style with heels or boots depending on how formal/informal the dress code is and wear with a black roll neck to beat the chill.


Love Moschino Tote Bag with Heart Detail > Shop Now

Even when working, who can resist some playful heart detailing. This Love Moschino bag is a dream and is big enough to store plenty of everyday essentials such as a purse, makeup bag, a dozen different lipstick shades...the list goes on!


Let me know your thoughts on office dressing in the comments below!


Thanks for reading,
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