Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Faces in the Crowd, Petals in the Wind







Shoes - Topshop

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!! As you're reading this I've just had a French exam so let's hope I've passed. This jumpsuit was completely not something I needed but a customer at work was wearing the shirt in the same print and I thought it was so cool, I guessed that it was a monki print and I was right, though initially it was the shirt I wanted when I saw this jumpsuit I fell in love. I love anything that is all in one, a whole outfit in one piece of clothing. I adore the print and the shape. It's so incredibly comfortable and great for layering but will also be fab once the weather is a bit warmer just with a pair of trainers or heels and I'm so excited to have this as part of my wardrobe for eternity.

It's one of those pieces that you either love or hate which tends to be the kid of thing I just adore though this isn't news to anyone. Also as my mother's friend pointed out the print is like having resting bitch face all over your body which I can't see as a bad thing at all!

I'm so ready for the weather to get warmer now because despite wearing a top and some tights under my jumpsuit I was still freezing and I'm so sick of layers.

Maybe I should dissapear somewhere warm and abandon all my responsibilities?

IWx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Zeppelin





Suede Jacket. Skirt, Top - H&M
Coat - Primark
Shoes - Topshop

So this week, being my first week back at uni, has been rather stressful. I've eaten 5 donuts. yes 5... had 2 takeaways and eaten out one too many times. I attended most of my lectures and seminars despite headaches and lack of sleep which is always something to be proud of, I've done work and reading and revision though not as much as I'd like. If I could I would revise rather than sleep but I think I'd go crazy.

This outfit is nothing new other than the bargain that was these shoes from Topshop which I got for £6.30 with student discount and am completely in love with, they have such a big platform which I love because being taller is always a good thing. They also sort of look like school shoes and make me feel like I'm a student at St Trinians which definitely is not a bad thing.

I think I'm feeling a lot happier post christmas than I assumed I would be. Its always sort of depressing after christmas when all the twinkly lights are taken down but it's still grey and sad outside but I'm actually doing okay. I think I might do a post next week about my mental health because it's something I don't mind sharing and something that I think we should be able to talk about openly and without judgement. 

IWx 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Shapeless





Sweatshirt - Asos Men's (Eden's wardrobe)
Skirt - Newlook
Boots - Dr Martens
Jacket - Levi's 
Bag - Primark

As is absolutely no news to anyone, I like big clothes. I like them super baggy and comfy and as a lover of sweatshirts but owner of so few, there's nothing better than stealing your sisters oversized, mens sweatshirt to go for coffee in. Literally nothing better and you can't convince me otherwise. Although I suppose any situation with coffee is inevitably rather great. 

My pal Harriet (second to last photo) came for coffee and a walk and photos with me and it was lovely, I don't see enough of her at all.

Being back at uni is a little stressful, I feel like I'm suddenly super busy and am trying to do 5000 things all at once but I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things soon enough.

IWx

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A Touch of Red (and a little rain)












Jumper, Fishnets and Bag - Primark

Happy grey January folks. I have fallen totally in love with the colour red over the past few weeks and was desperate for a red pair of shoes (which by the way, currently £7 in the Topshop sale!) to brighten up winter a bit and these are so comfy and cute. Definitely not for wearing in the rain as they are faux suede but they certainly brightened up a grey manchester day.

My Sister and I went to the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Whitworth this day, which was really cool although I do somehow think we missed a bit. What we did see however was great and I love galleries and art and if you get the chance to go, please do. I think this is the thing I miss the most about being near Manchester when I'm at uni, all the galleries and museums.

Stripes and red and frills are a few of my favourite things and when I saw this dream jumper in Primark I was talking about it for days. I contemplated not actually getting it but since I didn't shut up about it I think it would have been stupid to leave it behind. I love it, I am so excited to wear it with absolutely everything I own, and to use it as an excuse to buy lot's of red accessories to wear with it...

IWx

Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Year, Same Me (but maybe a little bit better...)








Coat - Primark
Scarf - My Mother's

Some good things happened this year and some bad I suppose... I broke up a two year relationship, which was sad for a while but I think I'm okay and I hope he is as well. I got through my first year of university and a course I love and am so enthusiastic about after being at uni for two years and leaving a course I ended up despising. I blogged a lot and I'm happy with that. I got my first part time job at a cinema where I've met lot's of wonderful people and learnt a lot. I made lot's of new friends, online and offline who I can't imagine not knowing now. I spent more time with my closest friends who I hadn't seen in too long and I was overall a bit more relaxed. 

Of course there were lot's of shit things in 2016, in my own life and in the world. Bowie and Prince and so many other wonderful, iconic people's deaths that will leave me and I think the world with a little bit of sadness for eternity. Brexit, I won't ever not be upset about that and Donald Trump replacing Obama in the new year is honestly terrifying. It feels like the world went a little bit backwards this year. 

Something I learnt this year is that bralettes are amazing and if you can wear them you should, I've honestly never been so comfortable and plan to buy 456745 more in the new year.

I don't really care for new years resolutions but I have decided that I'm going to spend more time with my friends while I'm in Nottingham. I don't mean the friends I live with, they see plenty of me already, but my course friends and my at home friends and I have told them this and we are going to revise together, have tea and crumpets and go for drinks so even if 2017 sucks at the very least I'll have crumpets and friends.

I hope you all have a fabulous 2017 no matter what the world throws at you, Happy New Year!

IWx

Saturday, 31 December 2016

VELVET STARS |NYE OUTFIT #3





Velvet Trousers - Primark (similar here)
Crop top (body rolled up...) - asos
Mesh top - Pull & Bear (similar here)

Velvet is by far my favourite winter texture, in any colour and teamed with other velvets. I never knew I'd be so keen on mesh/tulle with velvet but it turns out I adore it. This top from Pull&Bear is definitely one of my favourite clothing purchases of the last few months. I love that it's a rich, dark colour without just being black and the velvet stars are so beautiful. I love stars, I don't know entirely why but if anything has stars on it I am immediately drawn to it.

Teamed with these £3 bargainous trousers from Primark I am more than happy with this sort of grungy party look and guarantee I will wear it until it is physically falling apart. This is probably how I should feel about my entire wardrobe, maybe I'll fix that in the new year...

Since this is the last of my three NYE outfit posts I would love to know which was your favourite and why in the comments and I would also like to wish you the best of evenings no matter what you're doing and lot's of good luck and fortune for 2017, Let's hope it kicks 2016's ass!

IWx

P.S. stay tuned for a super comfy ootd tomorrow along with a ramble about my hopes and goals for the next year! x 

Friday, 30 December 2016

SHINY |NYE OUTFIT #2



Dress and Fishnets - Primark
Necklace - Stolen from my mother...
Boots - Newlook (similar here)

So here's super shiny outfit number two! My mom got me this dress for Christmas from primark... I definitely didn't pick it with her in the shop for her to then just wrap... I love it, I look like I've been wrapped in tin foil and surprisingly I'm very happy about it.

I felt like this dress, despite how incredibly shiny it is, needed a big silver necklace and though I don't have many I do have this cool silver one I stole from my mother years ago and hardly wear but has been worn on very happy and sad days and holds lot's of lovely memories for me. As much as I like wearing jewellery just for the fun of it I definitely prefer it to be special and sentimental.

This was the first outfit I decided I might wear for new years and even if I don't in the end I will definitely be sure to get as much wear out of it as I possibly can!

IWx

Thursday, 29 December 2016

CAT |NYE OUTFIT #1





Skirt, Fishnets & Pink Clutch - Primark

Evening all! Since party wear isn't something I share on my blog all that often, New Years Eve is the perfect opportunity for me to share a few outfits. This is the first of three nye outfits which I will be posting today, tomorrow and saturday and am rather excited to eventually wear out once I'm back at uni.

As we all know by now fishnets are a complete staple with every outfit, especially skirts and I must say they look really flippin' cool with this faux fur, leopard print mini skirt from primark which I am obsessed with. It fits perfectly, is super soft and has pockets. All clothing items should have pockets. 

I think this outfit is pretty versatile and could be worn for the most casual of new years gatherings or the most fancy and you'd look pretty damn cool.

IWx 

Monday, 26 December 2016

Sparkle and Shine

 




Coat - H&M (similar here)
Top (and super cosy tights) - Primark 
Boots - Newlook (reduced to £12!!!)


Hair Clip - Monki

Good evening! As I write this I'm thinking about a lot of things. I often find myself in a weird state of reflection but I suppose it being the end of the year it is sort of more appropriate at the moment. I don't like it. It's probably useful but I don't enjoy reflecting on things I've done or said and finding flaws in them. There's stuff to look back on and be proud of too of course but even that I don't find particularly enjoyable. I feel so out of touch with everything right now and it's weird and spacey. 

Regardless of the curious goings on of my mind, I adore this outfit. I bought the gold sparkly lurex dress from Urban Outfitters a little while ago with the intention of wearing it for Christmas and I did and I love it. It looks super cool over band tees so I popped it over the ac/dc top you saw in my last post (although not that one because it was in the wash, this one is my sisters... ty Eden!) and it looks really coooool. I also just thought I should go all out and mix metals by wearing my silver boots and my new hair clip from monki and I love how super shiny I was. 

I had a good Christmas and received some lovely gifts but the thing I'm most thankful and happy for is that I know lot's of great people who are all far too kind hearted. I'm incredibly lucky to have such fab friends and family. 

I hope you had an amazing Christmas, or just weekend if you don't celebrate! 

IWx