Peacock inspired plaid blazer with burgundy trousers
I’m feeling very Autumn inspired lately. It might be the gloomy weather that we keep having with endless amounts of rain and freezing cold temperatures, but I’m definitely feeling it. It’s cooled down enough now that I’m wearing jeans, trousers and jackets again and I am pretty excited about it since Autumn is my favourite season of the year. I just love everything about it, not just the gorgeous warm hues from the leaves and the crisp air, but the fashion. I love layering and this time of year always brings new gorgeous coats, knitwear, boots and more that I would love to add to my closet!
Speaking of Autumn outfits though, this one is right on key! I paired my River Island peacock coloured blazer (buy a similar blazer here) with a pair of Paige Denim burgundy trousers (buy a similar pair here). I actually purchased this blazer on sale a few months ago and I got it for a steal! It was £60 reduced to £20 and I knew it would be something I loved. I didn’t get the trousers to match it as I thought that might be too much plaid, but it goes with most of my jeans. If that wasn’t a good enough deal on its own, I picked up these Paige Denim trouser in TK Maxx a couple of months ago too for only… £10! Considering their retail price was around £200 and these were knocked down in the sale to just £10, I couldn’t pass them up. I had seen them in there a couple of times with a higher price point, and then when I spotted them for that, I took them! They are a little bigger than my usual size, but sometimes I think it’s nice for trousers to have a looseness to them.
To make a neutral base for the strongly coloured blazer and trousers, I went with my ASOS white cami top and then added a little more colour and print with my Topshop snake print heels. The colour on the snake print is almost identical to that of my blazer, so even though the prints were different, the colours make both pieces harmonious in my opinion. It just jazzes things up a little more than a pair of black heels would. As I usually pair burgundy with black or white, I actually think it goes really nicely with these deeper shades of blue and green too! What do you think of my Autumn inspired outfit? Comment and let me know!
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I asked on Instagram about 8 weeks ago now which style shoe you preferred out of a choice of these and another pair from Kurt Geiger. These actually came second and the other pair won hands down, however when I tried those on in the store, they looked terrible on me and didn’t suit my legs at all. After seeing these gorgeous Kurt Geiger Carvela Karen Platform Sandals in there too, I fell in love.
These Karen platform sandals have a 70’s edge to them which is perfect, but they have a much more modern twist to them. In short, I absolutely love them! They are built on a solid 100mm wooden heel with quite a thick platform so the actual steepness of the shoe is not high at all as you can see from the shape of my foot, making them incredibly easy to walk in. They feature studs around the front of the tan leather and an ankle strap which fastens with a buckle so they stay securely on your feet without slipping.
In terms of sizing for the Karen platforms, they do run small. I’m usually a 39 or a UK 6 in Kurt Geiger and I had to size up to a 40 or UK 7 in these when I got them from Debenhams. The 6 did fit, but I had a bulge of my foot coming out the sides and there was a little over hang at the back from the length, so definitely take your bigger size in these if you plan on buying them as they aren’t very comfortable when they are too tight and they don’t look as pretty.
I wore these Carvela Karen shoes around town for a couple of hours and I was fine in them while walking, but after some time my feet did get sore. As the platform is hard wood, it does put a lot of pressure on the foot over time so make sure you don’t plan on doing a lot of walking when you wear them and you will be fine, they wont hurt at all. Otherwise, they are very comfortable and they don’t cause any issues with the knees or leg muscles, even though they are heels.
I’ve worn these with denim shorts and a shirt (which you will see soon) and I can’t wait to wear them with cuffed jeans and a jacket as the weather cools down. I think they will look great worn like that! You can buy these shoes in the sale now from Debenhams and don’t forget to check out their holiday shop too, these will look amazing with a bikini on your Summer holiday! What do you think of these Kurt Geiger Carvela Karen platform sandals? Do you like them?
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An enlightening interview with Lindsey McKeon on life, living and health
I’m doing something completely different for today’s post and that’s an exclusive interview with the amazing Lindsey McKeon. Lindsey is a huge inspiration to me as she’s such a grounded, strong minded woman who has managed to really enjoy life and understand it from such a clear point of view. For those of you not familiar with her, Lindsey is an actress from New Jersey, whom you might know from Saved By The Bell if you used to watch it, or numerous other titles.
I was very much inspired when I came across her blog post and set of videos with Chris Evans. This series was titled ‘getting inside Chris Evans’ head‘ and he answered her questions on enlightenment, thoughts and more, so I definitely recommend that you check that out as that’s helped me a huge amount on my life journey too and my goals to happiness and understanding. I’ve taken the book recommendations and I’ve been reading Lindsey’s own personal blog frequently as she always inspires me with her writing and passion for life. I found out not that long ago that she has also been to my home town of Bath and loved it here, so that’s a bonus!
I got the chance to ask Lindsey some really important questions to me, about managing health and illness while making sure you stay on the right track mentally. How important the nutrients you give to your body are. How she deals with being an empath and being surrounded by other peoples emotions and energy. What her general life journey has been like and more. I’m really happy and so thankful that she took the time to do this interview with me and chat to me, it shows how down to earth she is. You can keep up to date with Lindsey on her Twitter, but I definitely recommend that you check out her blog! But, carry on scrolling down to read our interview.
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The Chicago Bears T-Shirt with AG Skinny Jeans
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to avoid the constant downpour of rain we are having! Saturday was extremely hot though, it was around 27 degrees and I was sweating for most of the day, then yesterday it was cold and wet. Sometimes I can’t make sense of the British weather, but I know it’s a classic English thing to do, complain about it, ha ha!
Getting to my outfit, I wanted to do a look that’s comfortable, casual and a little sporty this time around. I tend to not wear printed t-shirts very often at all, but if I do, I always like to try and give them more of a feminine edge. I thought this Junkfood Chicago Bears T-Shirt was so cool when I first saw it! Grey is a colour that I tend to drift towards a lot and it matched my AG The Stilt Crop Jeans in 18 Years Ripped perfectly! I’m not really a huge NFL fan as I find it hard to understand such a strategic game with all the stopping and starting, I tend to prefer faster sports, but I do love this t-shirt!
Moving on to the jeans though, these might be my new favourite AG Jeans! I always have a weakness for their amazing, authentic looking washes and even though I usually pick the Legging cut, I decided to try the Stilt Crop and I adore it. The denim is a lot softer these days, very similar to the Legging denim actually, so they are extremely comfortable. Usually cropped jeans are ankle jeans on me, so it’s nice to actually have a pair that are cropped on my legs for once! The 18 Years Ripped wash though is beautiful. It’s a light, powdery blue that has a depth to it with nice distressing. I can’t get enough!
To keep with the grey theme, I paired the look with my RAYE Tia Heels in Smoke and then played off the orange tones of the t-shirt with my Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch in Apricot. This combination of the Chicago Bears t-shirt and the skinny jeans would be quite sporty on its own, which is why I like to choose the option of heels and a nice feminine clutch to make it a bit more girly. A few jewellery pieces here and there and borrowing my boyfriends Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Watch finished it off though. I just wanted to play with both male and female elements for this one for Revolve Clothing and I quite like how it came out! What do you think of my Chicago Bears outfit? Do you like it?
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