Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A Little Recycling

shirt Zara/ shorts Zara/ sandals HERE/ sunglasses (similar) ASOS HERE

Quick post today, I'm still getting through my Barcelona photos! The shirt was another steal I found in Zara, I'd ran out of clothes at this point so there was some shorts and sandal recycling from a previous outfit. Edinburgh weather has been particularly awful recently so I've resorted back to winter-ish dressing (ie shirts, jeans and boots) and I'm already craving some new Autumn pieces. I've already mentioned River Island's 'On the Scene' collection and the new Topshop pieces that Gigi Hadid modeled are also on my hit list.

I also just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Brittany for her kind words about my blog. She's a fellow student with a passion for writing and I'd highly recommend you check out her blog HERE, especially if you're looking for future post inspiration.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Holiday Finds

Of course, my recent Barcelona trip consisted of one (just one) shopping trip to Zara. I always find that Zara stores outside the UK are much better; They seem much tidier and the stock is more organised, particularly in comparison to our messy Edinburgh shop. I found these sale beauties tucked away in a corner beside the checkouts, what do you think of them? I've made a personal rule to stop buying shoes that I can't walk in, so their chunky heel was greatly welcomed! Plus, the wine colour will make a great transition into Autumn. 

Unfortunately I couldn't find any left on Zara Online but there's a few similar designs selling on the high street if you're a fan!  

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

That Time I Didn't Wear Black

Sleeveless trench Boohoo HERE/ cami top River Island HERE icon/ shorts Zara/ sandals Boohoo HERE/ sunglasses ASOS

This is one of the very few times that I haven't worn one black item in an outfit. It's such a safe colour but I've been trying to push out of my fashion habits recently and embrace summer whites and pastels. If you haven't guessed from my lack of layers, these were shot on our last day in Barcelona and I'm definitely missing my tan. 

With this avoidance of dark clothes, I've been checking the recent high street collections for new pieces to incorporate into my wardrobe. River Island's 'On the Scene' has got me particularly excited; the Autumn collection is filled with suede fabrics, trench coats and A-line skirts plus a variety of animal print court heels. Trust me- you need some of these pieces in your life, it just screams City chic. Wishlist to follow! X

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Swaying Towards Necklaces

necklace Happiness Boutique/ tshirt New Look HERE/ trousers Zara/ shoes Zara/ sunglasses ASOS HERE (now on sale!)

I'm not one for wearing necklaces (I typically prefer silver rings and earrings as a form of jewellery) but there's nothing quite like a statement necklace to enliven a boring-tee-and-black-bottoms combination. The turquoise and silver design I'm sporting is from Happiness Boutique and they offer a wide range of pieces to cover any occasion; I choose to team mine with a pretty plain outfit but I'm also excited to wear the necklace with high neck sweaters and dresses. Our weather has been so cold recently so it's a great way for me to jazz up cosy jumpers. The Boutique also have a reward program that you can join for surprise gifts and statement pieces!

I'm currently in the process of moving into my new flat, so I'm sitting in my Uni building right now taking advantage of the free wifi (ours doesn't arrive until Friday unfortunately). I also have a very limited assortment of clothes to choose from right now because most of it's in storage.. it'll be interesting to see how I cope with a lack of choice. Fingers crossed it'll make dressing in the morning much easier.

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