I’m really excited to announce that I have teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on their Wear It Wild campaign! On June 5th, they are encouraging everyone to wear something animal printed (either full on, middle ground like me, or subtle) to help raise awareness and support for endangered animals. When I had found out that 52% of the worlds wildlife population had decreased since 1970, I was in shock. I know certain animals are becoming critically endangered (even some extinct) and a lot of the world gets destroyed for human living, but I had no idea just how bad it was. 52% is a huge amount in just 45 years. Doing the maths on that means if things carry on the way they are, it wont be too long before it’s all gone and that’s devastating.
I’m sure you know by now that animals are something that I care deeply and passionately about. I am most at home when I am with animals and surrounded by nature. Even though I’m a fashion blogger and I love clothes and shopping, I still feel most relaxed and content in nature. I have always had a strong pull towards it, especially as a kid, I would live outside with the bugs and make dens etc and be in my absolute element. Now I have more of an understanding of how important the earths natural survival is, I like to be able to help. I always go out of my way to care for injured or helpless animals, even insects as I’m a strong believer that all life is as important as another, no life is superior, and I get highly stressed out when I experience nature being destroyed, especially trees as I most recently found out unfortunately. So, with all of that in mind and given how much I care, I’m am only too happy to be supporting this campaign.When I stop and think how much damage the human race has done to the world and the animals in it, just destroying their homes and lives for our existence, it’s haunting.
Big cats are one of my favourites, so I put together this outfit from pieces I already had in my closet and became a leopard for the day, making a funny video as well (which you can see below) and having some fun with it. Everyone who is taking part will be doing this on 5th June, so I strongly encourage you to wear an animal print too and help support them. Even if you can’t as work attire doesn’t permit it, you can still do you part by texting WILD to 70060 which will donate £5 to the charity. You can find out more about Wear It Wild by clicking here, but I really hope you guys find this as important as I do. I’d love to know what you dress up as! And of course, please do let me know what you think of me as a leopard and whether or not you like the campaign video Adam and I put together! Please watch in HD with sound.
It’s that time of the month where I do my Currently Craving fashion blogger wish list! I love going through everything for the month that I have come across and fell in love with, then getting to share it with you all! This month definitely seems to have a lot of bags on it though as there have been so many gorgeous ones released! I’m really loving all of the pops of pink too, even though I don’t wear it so much anymore, I guess you could say I’m regressing!
In the above collage I think the Balmain leather jacket is one of my favourite pieces! Isn’t the colour just stunning? As soon as I saw it, I was in awe! Followed by the pink mirror aviators and the grey moto jeans, then the Burberry burgundy dress. These are all such pretty pieces, and then below, I’ve completely fallen head over heels for the neon pink Rebecca Minkoff bags! The colour is gorgeous! There’s so many really nice pieces this month! Which do you like the most?
The faux fur sleeveless jacket with dark blue flared jeans
I didn’t get hair extensions, before you think it! These photos were shot a few weeks ago and I didn’t get around to posting them yet on my fashion blog, which is why my hair is still long here. I do have a couple more to post with long hair too, so I will be sharing those as soon as I can. I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and have some fun plans! I don’t have much planned myself, I’m thinking a quiet weekend is in order as I’ve been too busy lately and stressing out too much. Time to relax a bit.
For this outfit, I wore a pair of flared jeans! I rarely ever wear them as I struggle with inseam lengths on them. Having shorter legs means I have to always hem them, even with 6 inch heels, and it usually loses a lot of the flare so I tend to not get on so well with them. I got these Citizens of Humanity Sculpt flares in Ozone though from the brand as I wanted to get over my fear of them. I had to do a lot of tucking and folding as they were extremely long on me, but I think they turned out quite nice actually. The Sculpt is a great new fabric from the brand which stretches all ways and never bags out! This is always an bonus point as jeans can get saggy way too much.
I paired them with my Topshop Faux Fur Gilet in Ombre and a White Cropped Top too. I then chose an older hat that I have and my Topshop Slick Platform shoes, which you can’t really see, finished off with some Topshop jewellery. This isn’t a look that I would usually wear at all, as I’m sure you have probably noticed, but I really like experimenting and branching out with my choices at the moment as I’m going through one of those phases where I get bored quite easily and can never find anything to wear, despite having lots of clothes. I’m sure you all know what I’m on about! Anyway, let me know what you think of this outfit in the comments below!
Topshop button front denim skirt with a cropped top and backpack
Growing up in the 90’s was something that I will always remember. Thinking back to the old bands that I loved (Boyzone, S Club 7, Spice Girls, B*Witched, A1, 5ive…) and feeling like boys and sports (namely English football and badminton) were the only thing that was important. Every time I think back to my childhood and life in the 90’s, living and playing outside all the time, I do often have a smile on my face as I remember the good times of it. The only thing that I can say I wasn’t a huge fan of now that I look back though was the clothing! I used to love curtain hairstyles on boys and everyone wore clothes so baggy you could probably make a tent out of them (I’m completely guilty of this), so instead of re-creating a 90’s look with true authenticity and risk looking ridiculous, I’ve done my own 90’s inspired look, but with much more fitting pieces, yet it still reminds me of the past.
As I was a complete tomboy growing up, I never actually used to wear girls clothing, I used to always choose pieces from the boys section, except for my shoes as I had massive platforms like the Spice Girls did, so to tell the complete truth, I never wore skirts. I knew plenty of people who did wear skirts like this though, so I thought re-creating something that I didn’t actually wear was a great idea. I bought this Topshop Button Front Denim Skirt a few months ago when I was at Bristol Fashion Week and I fell in love with it. It’s kind of similar to the brown corduroy version I have, but in denim and it reminds me of the movie Clueless in a way too. I paired it with a Topshop Cropped Sweater in navy as I wanted a sense of casualness to the look and then for the shoes, instead of going for platform wedges, I went with my Topshop Mary-Jane’s in oxblood to tidy it up and inject some colour into my outfit.
Now getting to the accessories, I literally lived with a backpack back in my childhood, taking mine everywhere I went. I used to have one of those inflatable ones until it broke and then I moved over to my trusty EastPak versions which I decorated myself as I got older and had to carry more books around. I got this Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Backpack in white a couple of weeks ago on Shopbop as I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. I’ve been needing one to take with me on my holiday in a few weeks to St. Ives and I thought the white version would be great. When I wear it I do get a sense of nostalgia and it makes me smile! The white literally goes with everything too! The reason I chose the Mini version of the MAB though was because the larger one would probably overwhelm my frame since I’m quite small and there’s nothing worse than when it looks like a backpack is wearing you. For my jewellery, I finished it with this Jules Smith gold bracelet and my Topshop Evil Eye necklace. What do you think of my 90’s inspired look?