From Day Time To Night Time – 4 Different Looks

I finally did a day of shooting again! It felt so good to get back to some normality after not having done any modelling for a few months now due to the lock down. It was nice to get out and actually choose outfits to wear, and plan the content. Finally, I feel like things are picking back up and giving me hope! For this blog post, I wanted to showcase 4 different outfits for different occasions. I’ve gone for a lock down look with loungewear, two casual daytime outfit with t-shirts and jeans, and then a going out look with a gorgeous red dress. It feels good dressing up again! As I’m sure you can imagine! Anyway, I will tell you more about each outfit below each photo! I hope you like them! Daytime Casual These two looks above are pretty much identical, but I swapped out the t shirts to show you a black and white version. This Paradise tee from Femme Luxe is pretty cool, I love how elegant it is and the font of the text just makes it feminine. I decided to pair it with my L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Graphite (which you know I live in) and then threw on my Superga Mule Sneakers. Now these shoes I was pretty disappointed with as they gave me blisters! For my accessories though, which I think is key to pulling a t-shirt and jeans look together, I wore my Louis Vuitton LV Belt and matched it to my Louis Vuitton Mini Palm Springs Backpack! I got this bag a couple of months ago after falling…

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A Burgundy Leather Jacket Outfit

A Burgundy Leather Allsaints Jacket Outfit Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! I know lots of things are going back to normal now in the UK and that’s exciting! I hope they continue because it’s been really stressful for all of us. Adam and I shot these photos earlier on in the year actually, and again, I hadn’t got around to posting them, but I’m glad that I have quite a few outfits left over to share with you at the moment. I’m planning on shooting new ones in a couple of weeks time, so that’s exciting! I haven’t done an outfit shoot since March! Wow, how time flies! Anyway, for this look, I was wearing an Allsaints Dalby Leather Jacket in Dark Raspberry Pink (buy it on Revolve Clothing by clicking here), which I got in the sale earlier this year for around 60% off! I took a size UK 8 in this one, if you were wondering! I’d always wanted a burgundy leather jacket and finally found one that was perfect! I paired it with my L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Grey, my Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 in Black, a simple Black Long Sleeve Top from GAP, and my Mulberry Lily Bag in Oxblood. There’s something about a burgundy, black, and grey combination that I love. These shades just complement each other really well. Are you a fan? Again, as these photos were shot a few months back, I was a bit more curvier here than I am now as I’ve still lost all of the weight that I gained a while ago. I think…

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Styling 2 Different Leather Skirts

Happy June! I’m pleased to announce that things in the UK are finally going back to normal, the shops re-opened today and restaurants are beginning to make plans, which is amazing. I can’t wait for everything to go back to normal. How are you all feeling about the lock down being lifted and life getting back on track? I’m hoping that I will be able to see Adam again soon so that we can do some photoshoots together, as we still work together, and I will finally have some new content for you! These pictures were shot in a hotel room back in February or March, before the lock down happened, so I only have a few sets left to last me, which is why I haven’t had much content available. The first outfit was a Mango Cream Shirt with a Topshop Burgundy Leather Skirt, and the second one was a Mango Brown Shirt with an ASOS Black Leather Skirt. Both worn with a Mango Bralette in Leopard underneath to add a little something extra. I would say that both of these outfits are suitable for nighttime wear. You might notice that I was a lot curvier in these pictures too, and that’s because I had gained quite a bit of weight, but I’ve lost it all now and am pretty much back to my starting weight, so I can finally fit back into most of my clothes! I’m planning to put together more content that isn’t outfit based as well, because I need to keep updating you guys, but without having been able to do photoshoots, I couldn’t upload…

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Casually Burgundy

I wanted to first start out by saying thank you to everyone for your patience in my updates here. I know I’ve gone quite a while lately between posts, and I’m starting to feel a lot better mentally. Things just take time and I’m able to focus a lot more now. I wont lie, it’s been really tough. Your support has meant the world to me though, seeing all your lovely comments and words of encouragement really do help, seriously. I mean that, I’m so grateful for everyone here in this community. This is an outfit that I wore a couple of months ago before the lock down took place, it was something comfortable and casual, and again, by Abercrombie & Fitch. I was wearing their Curve Love High Rise Super Skinny Jeans in Black and their Soft AF Burgundy Jumper, finished off with my Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Sneakers. I’m mostly feeling outfits like this at the moment (remember this one?), as they’re what I wear to the park for my walk and just running errands. I haven’t really dressed up in a long time! How are you all anyway? I hope you’re well! Lorna xx. *This post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running.

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Staying Home

I can never catch a break at the moment, ha ha. My blog access to my admin was down for just over a week and I couldn’t write any blog posts, but it’s finally back up and running. How is everyone managing with the lock down? I know not every country is in one, but for us here in the UK, we are. We are only allowed out to go to do essential grocery shopping, to get medical supplies, and to exercise alone for a short amount of time, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. I stay in mostly all the time anyway, only going out in the daytime sometimes for lunch, because I work from home and don’t enjoy nightlife out. I will admit it is hard though, staying in like this constantly. How is everyone else managing? What are some of the things you’re doing to combat the boredom? For those of you interested in my outfit, I’m wearing an Allsaints shirt and my L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans, but I wasn’t going to make this blog post about the outfit, I was going to keep it about the staying in prospect as that’s what everyone is going through at the moment. Anyway, I hope you’re all well and keeping safe away from the virus? Let me know! Lorna xx.

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My Blog’s 10 Year Birthday & A Life Update

On the 10th March 2020, my blog, Raindrops of Sapphire, turned 10 years old! I’ve had a lot going on in the last couple of months, so it actually completely slipped my mind and I didn’t have any content planned that I had thought about doing. It’s crazy to think that 10 years have gone by since I started this website, that’s a third of my life! It’s been a whole mix of ups and downs, exciting opportunities and a lot of hard work, but I couldn’t be happier with the business that I created. If you follow me on Instagram though (@LornaRaindrops) you will know that I announced on my stories something very important a week ago. Quite a few of you had been asking where Adam was and various things, and why I had been so quiet over the last 2 months, so I thought I would share it here too. After 11 years together, and being engaged, Adam and I are not romantically together anymore. This happened in January and it’s been an extremely tough time for the both of us, so that’s the reason for me taking a lot of time off and being a little more quiet in general. It’s been hard trying to balance personal struggles with a full time business that you run alone, there’s been many bad days, but I am not beating myself up for it. I’m allowing myself to take the time and focus on myself because my health has struggled. Adam and I are now very friendly and we decided that we work really well as friends and business…

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Casual In Abercrombie

Comfy And Soft In Abercrombie & Fitch Sometimes I just love to wear something extremely casual, like a pair of skinny jeans and some knitwear, with comfortable flat shoes. For this outfit, I did just that, I wore my new Abercrombie & Fitch Soft AF Cozy Long Sleeve Crew Tee and their Curve Love Ripped High Rise Super Skinny Ankle Jeans, finished off with my Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers in Pewter as I seem to be living in those for a comfortable flat trainer. I can’t recommend them enough! I only recently got into Abercrombie & Fitch when a friend recommended them to me, and as it turns out, their clothes are really soft and comfortable, and actually fit nicely. The Curve Love skinny jeans are very suited to me as they have more room in the hips and thighs, which with my new figure and weight gain, is incredibly helpful. I really like how this turned out though! Lorna xx. P.S. – It’s time for the Shopbop Spring Event! It’s here! You can get 15% off of orders of $200+, 20% off of orders of $500+, and 25% off of orders of $800+ by using the code SPRING at the checkout. The sale ends on the 9th March 2020 at 4am EST, so you have a little while to shop, but make sure you get your pieces now because they might sell out! There are some exclusions, but so much is included. Click here to go to Shopbop.com *This post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running.

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Dusky Rose Pink Duster Coat Outfit

The Allsaints Dusky Pink Duster Coat Outfit If you saw my London roundup on our trip to Mayfair, you will have spotted this outfit already, but not in full length. It’s actually one of my favourites for a put together, styled ensemble that’s perfect for Autumn or Spring, as it’s not too cold or too hot. It’s so comfortable too, which was ideal for all of the walking and shopping we were doing! This duster coat has quickly become a piece that I reach for often as well, despite when I initially tried it on, I wasn’t going to keep it as I thought it wouldn’t get too much wear, but I was wrong, so I’m glad I retried it on for the second time, ha ha. So the Dusky Pink Duster Coat that I am wearing is by Allsaints, and I picked it up in the sale a couple of months ago. It’s such a beautiful coat and it’s made of Lyocell, so it’s really comfortable! I layered it over my simple white t-shirt, paired with my L’AGENCE Margot Skinny Jeans in Slate, and then finished off with my Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers in Gunmetal, and my Saint Laurent Nano Sac de Jour in Grey. I do really enjoy mixing monochrome/neutral pieces with one shade, especially if that shade is a dusky rose like this. I’d love to know what you think of this outfit? Do you love it as much as I do? Lorna xx. P.S. – I’m up for an award for best UK fashion blogger of the year, at the Influencer Awards in London tomorrow. I…

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