(Coat – Exact, Leggings – Similar, T-Shirt – Exact, Boots – Similar, Bag – Exact)
Unfortunately I’m not feeling very well again, I think I’m coming down with something. I hate getting sick around Christmas time as the past 3 years in a row, if it wasn’t me who was sick, it was the rest of my family, so it’s kind of put a dampener on the day. I’m hoping that none of us will be sick this Christmas since I’m getting into the festive spirit! I’m really enjoying all of the decorations though, there are some beautiful ones that are around. I will be sharing those in a post with you soon too! I think that will be next week as I have a few ideas for posts this week already. Anyway, I wore this outfit two weekends ago when I went out to lunch in town with my boyfriend.
I got to choose this gorgeous Warehouse Faux Fur Collar Grey Coat from Zalando to style in an outfit. The funny thing was I had been looking at this coat on the Warehouse website for some time as I loved it, so I was incredibly excited to be able to style it. Since the coat is quite a strong grey, I wanted to style it with black and lighter grey, to keep a monochromatic look, so I wore my Denimocracy Knitted Leggings in Black with my Duo Boots (Laurel Boots in Black Suede) and a Topshop Light Grey T-Shirt. Since I don’t think it’s possible for me to be without some colour though, I wore my Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Bag in Purple, just to brighten things up a little bit. I really do think it might be impossible for me to have an outfit on without a colour in there somewhere, I just really like bright things and I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing! So what do you think of the outfit? Comment and let me know!
(Shirt – Exact, Jeans – Similar, Shoes – Similar, Bracelets – Similar & Similar)
I recently shared this Topshop Red Heart Print Shirt with you in my new purchases post a couple of days ago. I couldn’t wait to wear it after luckily finding it in London and I thought I would pair it with something classic. I took the shirt in size 6, but my usual Topshop size is an 8, I tend to vary between 6 and in 8 in their clothes. It’s really nice though, it’s made of viscose so it’s not an irritating polyester and it’s comfortable. I originally fell in love with the Burberry heart shirt during fashion week, but I think I like this one a little more, not just because the price is much more affordable, but because it’s a little more girly and a brighter red. It really is beautiful! I wore my James Jeans Couture Skinny Jeans in Vesper with this heart print shirt so I could have a sleek look. I do also love the combination of burgundy and navy together, so these two pieces work harmoniously. I then wore my Topshop Gabbi Black Suede Heels with Silver Toe Caps to finish it off. I love these heels and have worn them so much since I got them. They have a lower heel so they are much easier to walk in, plus they look gorgeous with the metallic toe caps.
For my accessories, I’m wearing quite a lot of bracelets to liven things up a little bit. I have some classic beaded and pearl bracelets to keep things sophisticated, but then I added some skulls, chains and spikes just to make it a bit more fun. There is something about pearl jewellery that I love, it has that classic vibe to it which makes any outfit look that little bit more posh and put together. I love wearing pearls and beads with elegant shirts! For my make up, I wanted something a little stronger, so I had more of a smokey eye and dark red lip to go with the shirt. I will be doing a dedicated post on my make up soon, it’s just taking me a little while to take all of the photos. I do quite like how everything turned out in my outfit though! I definitely have more plans on how I am going to wear this shirt again! What do you think of it? Comment and let me know! I love reading all of your thoughts and opinions on my looks.
Over the past few months I have been buying a lot of new things for Autumn and Winter. I have picked up quite a few things in sale at places, as well as on eBay and with discount codes, so that always makes me feel better about getting new clothes and accessories. I do have quite a few pieces, which is why I am splitting this post in two.
Above is my beloved Topshop red heart polka dot style shirt. I had been in love with this shirt for ages, but it had sold out completely online and I couldn’t find it anywhere else. It was pure luck that I found it in the Selfridges Topshop department on Wednesday when I was in London, so I snapped it up before I could even think about it. I was so excited to finally find it! It’s so pretty, it reminds me a lot of the deeper burgundy shirt with bigger hearts from the Burberry collection, but I find this one is a little more girly. It’s since come back in stock online and you can purchase it here if you love it too. It’s a very popular shirt!
These gorgeous Paige Crown Jewels jeans are what I picked up on eBay for only £30! They are brand new with tags and my size, so I couldn’t believe what a bargain I had found. I originally saw these jeans at the press day earlier this year and thought the print was really interesting and cool. I think they will definitely make a statement!
(Jeans – Exact, Kimono – Exact, Shoes – Similar, Hat – Exact)
It’s getting a little bit difficult taking my photos in the rain, since the rain drops tend to make things a bit blurry and mark my clothes, but at the moment I don’t seem to have much of a choice. This is a look that I put together, styled around the hat and the kimono. I wanted to start by talking about this hat as it’s gorgeous! I got to choose it from Hats.com and I fell in love with it when I saw it. It’s called the cranberry Oksana Cloche hat and it has such an old fashioned vibe to it, it’s so pretty! I’m not usually a hat person, unless you count bobble hats for warmth, but I think this one actually suits me really well. I put my hair in a loose messy braid to go with the style of it and I think that’s what makes it work.
This kimono believe it or not is actually from H&M. I saw it on another blogger about 6 weeks ago and it inspired me to buy it myself. I’ve never actually worn a kimono before, so I was pleasantly surprised at how flattering it actually is. I think the fact that it’s see through really helps as you can still see your silhouette through it, so it doesn’t swamp your figure. Plus the fact that it’s a mix of burgundy and black, I think it’s so beautiful! It’s really cheap too, it only cost £19.99! I layered it over a simple white t-shirt so the colour of it wasn’t lost. You could probably wear it with black as well for a more sleek look. Now onto the jeans, I got these from Hudson and they are the Hudson Stark Moto Jeans in Black. They are the brands latest moto style jeans and they are so pretty! They have zippers at the hips and the knees have a fanned denim effect, which is really unique. They are so detailed and beautiful. Usually I wouldn’t pair such tough jeans like this with more delicate pieces, but I do like mixing masculine and feminine pieces together, just to contrast things. Then to finish it off, I went with my Topshop black suede heels. What do you think of the outfit? Comment and let me know! Plus, don’t forget to enter my James Jeans giveaway!
Oh, and on another note, as it’s now really cold out, I have been looking into getting a couple more winter coats. I already have a burgundy one which I wear quite often, as well as a grey pea coat, but I’ve been looking at some fluffy winter coats which might just be that extra bit warmer. I’m also thinking I might need one that’s waterproof, I haven’t really got any waterproof winter coats and it can be a bit of a problem in the rain, ha ha! What’s your favourite coat you use for winter?