Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The cocoon is back

jacket ASOS/ leather jacket ASOS HERE/ shirt River Island HERE/ bag Zara/ jeans Topshop HERE/ boots Zara/ earrings and sunglasses ASOS

We're finally out of the minus degrees here in Edinburgh so my cocoon coat is back out to play, accompanied by my ASOS leather it made a surprisingly warm outfit. Nothing much new here, I'm still waiting on replies from my summer internship applications (fingers crossed) whilst dreaming of shorts and sunny weather...  

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

My 5 Tips for Fashion Blogging

Happy Birthday blog! You're officially a year old and to celebrate I've concluded my top 5 lessons from fashion blogging. I am by no means a professional or expert but I have gathered my key tips that can improve your traffic and, simultaneously, increase your following.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

My First Trench

coat ASOS HERE/ shirt Mango/ scarf Urban Outfitters/ jeans Topshop HERE/ bag Mango/ boots ASOS

A black trench coat is something I've been meaning to buy for so long, such a versatile piece that can transition through seasons and goes with everything. I bought it just in time for my marketing internship interview and trust me, for whatever reason, it makes you feel 10x more professional. I've linked this essential buy from ASOS up top.

Aside from the interview and continuing to return a bundle of sales items which I've convinced myself I do not need, I've been settling back into University as normal and the work is already beginning to pile up. We have a reading week mid February though so I'll catch up then, plus I'm thinking of doing a few beauty posts that week and a giveaway is also on the cards.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Take me back

jumper ASOS HERE/ skirt Zara/ shoes ASOS HERE/ earrings Topshop

Throwback to Amsterdam when I had a tan and could safely walk outside without 3+ layers. Those were the days... 
What do you think of the skirt? I'm definitely going to transition it into spring again this year, I can't get enough of the marble print.
Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Zara SS15

Zara's Spring/Summer collection for 2015 is finally here!
The typical flowy, soft fabrics that we expect from the store are back in full force with more unique skirt shapes and shirt cuts. Yet, the pieces are unexpectedly monotone in comparison to their previous summer designs: aside from the mustard shirt and orange sweater shown there is little colour in the collection.

 Luckily for me, the coming months in Edinburgh are rarely filled with sun so I can take full advantage of Zara's new dark pieces, however I do hope they'll bring out some colourful designs for when my sunny holiday arrives. But, I can't deny, the lacey heels and fold-over skirt are already on my wish list.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Discussion: How do you dress in winter?

jacket Topshop HERE/ bag Mango/ jumper Zara/ jeans Topshop HERE/ boots ASOS/ sunglasses ASOS HERE

Although easy to lair a couple of jumpers under a thick coat, I find dressing in winter very difficult. My go-to combination of kitten heels and a polo neck under a fur jacket is becoming increasingly monotonous but has to stay because it's too annoyingly cold to wear anything else, so I've been trying to add dainty accessories to shake things up. 
The snake print Mango bag was a sale steal and the hexagon earrings are an old ASOS buy, the sunglasses were admittedly unnecessary- it is January in Scotland- but the contrast against the lace boots went well.

How do you find dressing in winter? Do you have a go-to outfit that looks good but is also warm?