Saturday, 28 November 2015

Everyday Basics

Jacket Asos (similar here)/ Jeans Topshop here/ Shirt Mango/ Shoes Russell & Bromley/ Bag Zara

Very brief outfit today, despite shooting for half an hour the majority of my photos were over-exposed and I couldn't figure out why! I've been living in this fur jacket recently, it's been hidden in my wardrobe for at least a year but is great for simple jeans and tshirt outfits. And yes, if you've read my last few posts, the Zara bag is still on my arm.

I'm currently preparing our living room with candles, flowers and various dishes for a Thanksgiving meal; Our flatmate is American which gives us a great excuse to eat excessively and drink wine. I'm planning on bringing out the DSLR for some photos which I'll post, provided I have a spare minute from retrieving things from the oven. 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Love You, Jackets

Jacket Topshop/ Shirt Zara/ Jeans ASOS here/ Sunglasses ASOS/ Boots Forever 21 (similar here)

These were probably the fastest outfit photos I've taken: we were in my friend's courtyard which is unfortunately directly across from a popular Edinburgh cafe... Fellow fashion bloggers will understand, there's nothing worse than taking outfit shots in a busy area.

Jackets really are the greatest thing in my wardrobe right now. It's so easy to throw one on with little thought to the rest of your outfit, they hide ugly (but comfortable) University jumpers and, the obvious, they keep us warm. This over-sized Topshop design has been a godsend recently; the camel colour can be paired with anything and the satin lining is super soft. Although I must admit, it definitely isn't suited to our Scottish rain, which I'm seriously hoping will end soon...


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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Late Birthday Treats

It may be three weeks late, but my Zara Chain and City bag has finally arrived! A very late birthday present, but definitely worth the wait.
It's the highest quality retail bag I own in terms of detail, the combined quilted leather and metal chain is amazing. It can be worn long or the chain can be doubled to sit under your arm, personally I prefer wearing it cross body over jumpers and jackets right now (although it can easily be transitioned into summer too). Unfortunately, the major downside is its weight: I can last an hour wearing it on my shoulder but any longer and it hurts my back. The price is also a little steep for a high street piece (£90), although the details do justify the price... 

Aside from waiting all week for the postman to arrive, I've been catching up on coursework which may explain my lack of outfits recently. In my defense, the weather has been awful and my DSLR doesn't take great photos inside so hopefully it'll improve this week. In the meantime, what do you think of my new Zara accessory?

Friday, 6 November 2015

Winter Tones

Jacket La Redoute last season similar here/ Fur Collar New Look here/ jeans Topshop here/ Heels Zara/ Bag Urban Outfitters

You know it's winter when you bring out the fur... I've just switched out my summer wardrobe so be prepared for excessive knits and fluffy accessories in future posts. Welcome to my ideal weekend outfit: the Burberry lookalike trench was an online sale steal and, paired with distressed jeans and a block heel, it's the perfect combination of dressiness and comfort. Whether it's shopping/coffee/anything outside of University and work, this is my typical dress code. And I still can't get enough of these burgundy shoes, love you Zara.

I'm pretty shocked at the recent Youtube clip of the H&M x Balmain opening in London, of the course the collection was going to be popular but I really didn't think it would sell so fast! I'd be planning on purchasing the velvet tee and white sequin dress for Christmas nights but by the time I'd logged online everything was gone. Did any of you manage to get anything? I've seen a couple of Instagram posts featuring the black and gold embellished dress (very jealous).
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