Saturday, 3 October 2015

A Holiday Throwback

white jacket ASOS here / top Zara last season/ shorts Zara last season similar here/ heels ASOS last season similar here/ sunglasses ASOS

As much as it kills me to post photos of tanned skin and nice weather, I'm finally down to my last outfit from Barcelona. As we're in October now, I feel it's definitely time; a close friend of mine is studying there though so at least I know I'll be visiting again soon.

This white leather has been in my wardrobe a couple of years now and it's such a great transition jacket. It was a lifesaver at night on my warm city breaks but suits our Scottish winter too; acting perfectly as a layering piece under wool jackets. Every October I tend to invest in a new jacket to last the season and currently have my eye on the Tommy Hilfiger black Martina bomber (but will probably Ebay it to find a more affordable price- student life). I'd highly recommend doing this whenever you're looking to buy designer clothing or accessories, Ebay and Amazon often sell them at wholesale price!
Speaking of October- where has this year gone? As excited as I am for both my birthday and Halloween, I cant help but feel New Year is approaching far too quickly.

Friday, 25 September 2015

The Work to Play Transition

shirt Mango last season similar New Look here/ trousers ASOS here/ bag last season Mango similar ASOS here/ sandals Clarks/

These photos were taken a while back after work (notice the lack of jacket, the weather doesn't let me out without one now). I was going out with family for dinner but didn't have time to change outfit- that's the best thing about a shirt and black bottoms, so versatile. The open back top is from Mango SS14, I couldn't find an updated version in their Autumn collection but they have a few other shirt designs. Their whole collection this year is pretty amazing, I'm still awaiting my paycheck to shop it. 

The bag is also an old season Mango; cross-bodies seem to be making a prominent appearance this AW with the likes of Chloe and Coach combining leather with suede and chain details. I have my eye on the Zara Croc and City Chain body bag, it's a much friendlier price than the catwalk designs! 

I've started back at University now and have so far resisted the temptation of spending my student loan. Has everyone started back yet? I'm in third year now and it already feels different in terms of difficulty. 

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

A Nod to Heritage

New Look Roll Neck Jumper/ ASOS last season Boots and Jumper/ Topshop Sunglasses

AW15 has seen a variety of trends and influences from various designers, ranging from an influx of pussy-bow dresses and shirts to an 80's revival with graphic prints and colours. One fashion, however, which maintains a presence in Autumn collections year after year is the heritage inspired trend with the likes of Mulberry and Fendi offering patchwork checked coats and bottoms in their recent collections.

It's easy to see why heritage makes an annual comeback on the British runway; the rich wool materials alongside tartan patterns scream comfort and warmth in a season typically consistent of harsh weather. The designs are slowly being filtered down into the high street and I've already found my ideal high-neck, heritage inspired piece for the coming months; this New Look sweater is perfect with skinny jeans and boots or a skirt and tights (I also can't believe the price of it!). They have some other great check pieces like this blue and yellow wrap or the navy check poncho, both of which I'm waiting to purchase once I've started my job. 

Speaking of which... I (finally) got a new job! It's just a part-time through my University studies but the hours are great and it's a very prestigious brand which should be interesting. I'm being flown to London on Monday for my training so I plan on posting about the experience once I've checked out their social media policy!

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Friday, 11 September 2015

A Summer Summary

Summer is hands down my favourite time of year and I'm always sad to see it go; I've been extremely lucky to travel so much and truly appreciate the lovely comments and new followers I've gained over this time. Despite the annoying wind and rain outside my window just now, I'm ready to head into Autumn and begin studying again.

I feel like content is easily lost on a blog so I've decided to summarise my favourite outfits for this season. I think it's fair to say I've achieved my goal of wearing less black and hopefully this will continue! I've organised the clothing links below by photograph order if anything takes your fancy, although most clothing is from past seasons.
Got yourself a favourite?

White Cami River Island HERE/ Black Bag ASOS HERE/ Snake Print Heels (Zara last season) similar ASOS HERE/ Black Heel Boots (last season) ASOS Updated Version HERE