That Wrap Red Dress

The French Connection Red Wrap Dress For those of you who saw my trip to Clarks Village blog post, you will remember this Red Wrap Dress that I picked up from French Connection as it seemed to be the star piece of the day! Of course I decided to style it the day after as we were amidst a heat wave, so it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time – it was meant to be! Honestly, I couldn’t wait to wear the dress, and I was excited to see how I wanted to style it for the first outing. I went with my Jimmy Choo Melba Boots and my Gucci Marmont Velvet Mini Bag in Black, as I think red and black together are really striking. I also chose my Ray-Ban Round Double Bridge Mirrored Sunglasses, and a gold watch. I of course matched a bold red lip to the dress as well, as it wouldn’t be complete without that. My favourite thing about this French Connection Red Dress is the colour and print of it. I’m always a fan of a wrap dress as I find them extremely flattering to an hourglass silhouette, and the bold, ruffle sleeves really help to hide your upper arms if your conscious about them. The deep neckline is really pretty, which coupled with the length of the dress is really modest. I cant fault it really! I’m usually a size UK 8 – 10 in my clothes, sometimes a 6, however I had to take a size UK 12 in this French Connection dress as it ran a bit smaller around…

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My Trip To Clarks Village

My Trip To Clarks Village Shopping Outlet I’m really excited to share this blog post with you all! Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I went to Clarks Village a couple of weekends ago for a shopping trip. Now for those of you not familiar with it, Clarks Village is an outlet shopping village in Street, Somerset, here in England. It was actually established in 1993 on the site of the old C&J Clark factory buildings. There are over 90 high street and designer retailers at the shopping centre, along with numerous coffee shops, restaurants and food stops. There’s so much going on there, which made such a great day out! If you have followed me for a long time, you know what my relationship with collaborations and brands is like, and that I rarely take them on if I don’t like the product, concept, or idea behind it, which is why you hardly see collaboration style posts here and instead I focus on much more authentic content. This means that you know when I do work with a brand or company, it’s genuine, and that’s how I feel about this one. I’d always heard things about Clarks Village, mostly from my dad who loves it there, and some friends, but had actually never been myself, so when they reached out and spoke to me about heading along for a shopping experience and to share it with all of you, I couldn’t have been happier! The journey from Bath to Clarks Village is about 50 minutes by car, so I decided to go with my…

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Let It Snow In Narnia

A Faux Fur Coat Outfit In The Snow Remember when it snowed? I still have a few photos to share with you from that weekend. These were actually the first set we shot and it was a blizzard out, so really I only have 4 photos and that was a push getting those, the rest of them are outtakes because my hair was everywhere and my face was screwed up from being freezing cold, ha ha. I really do like how these came out though as I’ve edited them to have a vintage appearance, and it reminds me so much of Narnia! I’m assuming most of you have seen The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe? If you haven’t, click here because Narnia is amazing! It just gave me vibes of that and I love it. I was wearing my Zara Faux Fur Coat which you have seen before, here and here, and layered it with my Brown Fluffy Zara Jumper again as I love that combination. I then chose my Pretty Little Thing Checked Trousers and added in my Louis Vuitton Reversible Belt to the mix to tone it down. These trousers actually have a ruffled waistband (remember this outfit?) and I tucked it under to create a different look, then finished it off with some flat boots. I did brave the cold snow for this look as my feet ended up freezing and I quickly changed to wellies, but shh, don’t tell anyone! As far as colour goes in my outfits, I’m sure you have noticed that I’m mostly only wearing neutrals these days and not really opting…

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Monochrome Grey Over The Knee Boots Outfit

Monochrome Grey Over The Knee Boots Outfit Happy Wednesday everyone! I wanted to quickly say thank you to you for the amazing love and support you all gave me on my previous post celebrating my 9 years of blogging and body confidence! You’re all so wonderful and it’s been one of my best posts on Instagram in terms of engagement as well, so it’s not going unnoticed how much support you all give me. I’m glad you’re all really liking the new way I edit my photos too, which actually leads me to this location. There’s so many pretty crescents and circus areas here in Bath that they make the best backdrops for my outfits, especially with the use of lighting, and hints of orange and blue, it really plays off of the Bath stone that all the buildings use. You might think that I’m often using the same location, but I’m not, there’s at least 5 different crescents I use here, ha ha. Anyway, for this outfit, I was wearing a jumper that I got in the sale from Topman (buy it here) for only £12! Adam had got one and I really liked it, so I had to get the same, naturally, ha ha. It’s so cosy and soft though, so I decided to pair it with my L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Graphite (my favourite ankle jeans ever!), which I put my ASOS Western Belt around to break it up and tuck the jumper into. To make it a bit more feminine, I wore my DUO Grey Over The Knee Boots again, and then finished it off…

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Cambridge Satchel Spring Lilac Emily Outfit

Cambridge Satchel Small Emily Lilac Bag Spring Outfit Happy Monday! I hope everyone survived Storm Freya this weekend and nobody was hurt. Luckily here it didn’t last long and we haven’t suffered any problems. It was really cold on the weekend though so trying to shoot our Spring photos in Spring clothes was actually a challenge! I had to end up borrowing Adam’s spare jacket in order to keep warm as it was literally freezing, but looking at these photos, you wouldn’t be able to tell. It’s warm one minute and cold the next! My original plan was to shoot this outfit and the bag around blossom trees, as I’ve been seeing some of the trees in bloom already, but as soon as we got to the park it was evident that it was still very much Winter. There was no sign of blossom at all so that did not go to plan, ha ha. I found another location though and some purple flowers, which I think turned out really nicely. Anyway, getting to my outfit, I was wearing an old River Island Floral Shirt Dress that I purchased back in 2011 I think it was, but decided to wear it as an over shirt, layered over my Topshop Cropped Top in Beige. For the jeans, I went with my Topshop Grey High Rise Skinny Jeans and then finished it off with my Rebecca Minkoff Mules in Pink. For my jewellery, I chose my new Shashi Shell Necklace in Gold as seashell jewellery is really trending now, and for the bag, which is the star of the outfit, I chose…

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A Faux Fur Coat With Thigh High Boots

The Faux Fur Coat With Thigh High Boots Today I’ve been busy going to more DIY stores to get a few more things for my room, as well as going out to lunch with my mum (which you can see on my Instagram stories here). The sun has been shining and I was actually really warm since it was around 15C today, so I really do think Spring is in the air! I can’t wait for this weekend as I’m doing some blossom photoshoots! Anyway, getting to this outfit, Adam and I shot these photos back around New Year and I’m sharing them now. I love the Wintry vibe that these pictures have, and the overall vintage appearance! So, I was wearing my Zara Fluffy White Jumper, which seems to be the only knitwear I am living in lately, and then layered my Zara Faux Fur Coat over the top (you saw it before here). A fluffy jumper and faux fur seems to be my uniform, especially when paired with my L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Graphite, which I’m sure you’re starting to recognise given how much I live in them! This time though I wanted the neutrals to pop against more black which is why I went with my DUO Empress Thigh High Boots in Black Suede, and then finished it off with my Gucci GG Marmont Bag in Black Velvet to add a bit of glam to it. As you can see, from the previous way I wore this coat, the two looks here are quite different. The first one was quite elegant and feminine, while this one…

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A Horse Coin Blouse With A Corduroy Skirt

A Horse Coin Blouse With A Corduroy Skirt Happy Thursday! It’s really starting to feel like Spring isn’t it? I’m seeing all of the crocuses and blossoms appearing, which is exciting! After Autumn, Spring is my favourite time of year, so I can’t get enough of the beautiful blooms that will be gracing our eyes very soon – I’ve got some exciting photoshoots planned with the scenery too, so hopefully those go to plan. For this outfit, I wore a new Topshop Horse Coin Shirt that I bought last week, which I styled with my Topshop Corduroy Beige Skirt, finished off with my Gucci GG Belt. To keep with the theme of neutral and brown/beige, I went with my Jimmy Choo Romy Heels in Brown and my Mulberry Small Darley in Oak, as I think all of these shades complement each other really well. I wouldn’t usually wear a shirt like this as it’s designed with a neck tie to have a pussy bow at the collar, but I never wear my shirts buttoned all the way to the top as I find it to be unflattering on me, so I went for an open button with the tie hanging down, which I think gave it a much more casual appearance and I like that. The corduroy fabric of the skirt is toned down too making it even more casual, but dressing these pieces up with the accessories brings it together and makes it formal as well, giving it a more versatile vibe. I wanted to keep this blog post a bit shorter this time as I’ve been super busy…

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Sequins In The Snow

Sequin Bodysuit With Vintage Jeans In The Snow First off, I wanted to say sorry for the mini hiatus, things got on top of me for a while and I couldn’t keep up with the schedule – it’s just been so busy! I have definitely been enjoying the snow though! I hear that it was only the south that got it here in the UK and the midlands/up north didn’t get anything, which surprised me as that never happens! We started getting the snow on Thursday, late afternoon, which was good because Adam and I had planned a day of shoots on the Thursday to get a lot of work done for him, and we timed it just right! Come Thursday night, it was getting pretty deep and blizzarding until Friday afternoon. For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@LornaRaindrops) you will have seen all of the snow stories I put up, and how amazing it’s been! I usually worry about the snow as it disrupts a lot of things, but this weekend turned out to be perfect, planning ahead, and no train cancellations or delays for the Sunday. I’ve also found that it brings out the best in people, especially when it comes to random acts of kindness. Our neighbours were kind enough to shovel our pathway and grit it, without us even knowing, then others were kind enough to shovel the road for everyone that lives here. Then the local man who uses a wheelchair always goes out with his dog on his errands and my mum and I saw him stopped by the pavement, as…

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