Wednesday, 16 August 2017

DUBLIN'S FAIR CITY








And finally, the last of my holiday outfit posts. I definitely do not recommend travelling in jeans from South West Ireland to Manchester, with a long-ish stop in Dublin resulting in wearing them for basically 672 hours. Not comfortable. However this outfit was great for exploring Dublin I guess. And I'm glad I have found a way to wear my deep V neck body in the day time instead of just wearing it for nights out.

These photos were taken outside the IMMA where we spent very little time, we saw 2 exhibitions that we weren't too fussed by and my brothers sat in the cafe the entire time. I bought a few postcards in the shop for my bedroom wall at uni, of Debbie Harry, Prince and Audrey Hepburn. Not all in one photo unfortunately, what a trio that would be!

As I said in my last post, this holiday feels like forever ago already and I do miss it. I wish we could have spent a little longer in Dublin and perhaps on a far less busy day because there was so much we just didn't have a chance to do or see. We did however do a bit of shopping, my mum treated me to a really cool jacket in H&M and a gorgeous vintage floral dress which I am so excited to share with you. My sister also got an amazingly ugly and brilliant vintage adidas jacket which is so cool. (I am secretly scared that she is becoming cooler than me...)

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

BLACK MESH DRESS



SLIP DRESS - PRIMARK

I'd say my wardrobe is more colourful and confusing than most. I love colour and pattern and texture and clashing prints and different shapes etc so I always surprise myself a tiny bit by wearing all black. Though it does happen quite regularly. I spotted this incredible mesh dress in the Topshop sale while shopping for a friends birthday present and I had to get it because it is the easiest thing to throw on, as well as to dress up or down. I'm v happy with it and plan on wearing it on many nights out basically until it falls apart - I feel like because it's mesh it will fall apart at eventually. It also makes a pretty good beach cover up type thing.

I feel a little bit disconnected from these photos now. Our holiday feels like forever ago so I don't really know what to tell you. These photos were taken at Kilcatherine point which was so incredibly beautiful. These photos do it no justice, mostly because they're of me but it was honestly stunning and I wish I could portray that to you.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

NO PARKING







JEANS - Florence Jeans @ ASOS
TOP - VINTAGE via charity shop
SHOES - DOC MARTENS
RING - TOPSHOP (similar here)

I am the worst at charity shopping. However my mum is fab at it and found this gorgeous 70s poly knit in one of the local charity shops and I am obsessed. Such perfect colours for pairing with blue denim and we all know how much I adore blue denim.

These photos were taken during a day out in Kenmare, we had coffee and I bought my boyfriend a stupid present and it was quite pleasant.

I spent a small portion of today filling in my calendar and boy am I busy and boy do I miss Ireland already. Though this time I'd bring my laptop and all my friends.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

LET ME DOZE



After a long as feck car and ferry journey the LAST thing in the world I wanted to be was awake. This was what I threw on when I was told to stop laying around and doing nothing inside when I could be making the most of the most gorgeous weather and the most gorgeous view. I was comfy which was a necessity though this certainly was not the most flattering of outfits. I refused to wear any makeup or try to look at all nice but actually I think I looked pretty cool. Vêtements très chic après le voyage... I was in Ireland but I don't speak Gaelic so you can deal with my *not great* french.

I'm kind of in love with this bandeau. My arms are SO free when I wear it which is beyond fab but I think I need a bit of style inspo for it to truly make the most of it's potential. So far all I can think to do is wear it with everything denim... my style solution to just about everything?

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

ALL WHITE DOUBLE FLORAL





So I'm totally in love with Ireland. I didn't think that would happen but I can't say I'm entirely surprised? The Beara Peninsula is absolutely stunning, I have never known such beautiful light, even on a grey rainy day I think it was the most beautiful place I've ever been. I stayed in a little town called Eyeries with my family, whom I haven't been on holiday with in years, and I loved it. I think it might have been the first time I've been on holiday and wasn't at all homesick. (-apart from maybe missing my boyf a little... luv ya Finn)

Our little cottage was blue, as you can see from these photos, and had the most incredible view of the sea and I have to say it was the perfect backdrop for me to finally wear this monki two piece together. I don't think I've ever worn all white / cream until this day and I did pretty well for not getting food down myself - we'll ignore the fact I did spill like a tiny tiny bit of cranberry juice on my skirt... 

This Missy Empire top I was kindly sent was just sooo pretty with this outfit, I did do a bit of snipping to make it more to my liking as before it had some flared sleeves which I thought I'd like but once it was on just didn't look very me. However this stretchy lace mesh thing is SO me and I completely adore it. I think sometimes I'm too scared to just change things I have so that I like them more and wear them and will probably be doing so a lot more because taking scissors to this top was my best decision in a while.

I'm super excited to share the rest of my holiday posts with you all, please let me know what you think and what else you'd like to see on the blog in the comments!

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

SUN IN THE MORNING







TOP - MONKI
SHOES - CONVERSE X CDG
HAIR CLIPS - SIMILAR
BAG - SIMILAR

I haven't got much to say today other than the fact that I adore these photos and this outfit and that I'm off on my holidays this week so normal blogging will resume in August- hopefully with loads of gorgeous photos in Ireland. 

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

SUMMER STYLE STAPLES

Buy or find now and keep (or buy again and again and again) forever, here are a few of my Summer survival essentials. I don't deal with heat well so Summer is not my favourite however I completely adore Summer style and these are the things I live for every year when I'm way too warm.



Sunnies - I like to have an array of sunglasses and seem to end up with a new pair every year without fail. This years faves are my 90s brown frames from asos. I adore everything about them but especially the shape, despite being my smallest frames they're still quite large and just so cool.

Blue denim - It's no secret that I love denim more than I love most actual people... from denim skirts and dresses to straight leg jeans and dungarees there is no avoiding blue denim in my summer wardrobe. There is nothing more versatile and I believe completely necessary in anyone's wardrobe.

Mini bags - I love mini bags, I love trying to squish as much as I possibly can into them and surprising people by how much I can carry in such a tiny thing. As well as being adorable they also prevent me from hauling about random shit I never need or use anyway.

BIG belts - On the warmest of days when I'm wearing something essentially shapeless and floaty a big belt gives a bit of shape and interest to an otherwise pretty dull outfit whilst still keeping you cool. (both senses of the word cool xxx)

Slip ons - My summer slip ons this year are from primark and I adore them, they've already been featured on the blog. A great alternative to sandals if you're not so ken on your toes being out they are fab and add so much to a day to day outfit. 

Hoops - Hoop earrings are my favourite and practically never leave my ears. Always gold plated sterling silver and often from asos

Factor 50 - It might not appear to be a style staple but it is for me, as deathly pale as I am, I would rather be pale and have healthy skin than be red as a lobster just for a bit of a tan afterwards and heightening my chances of skin cancer and prematurely aged skin. My go to place for suncream - as well as most beauty products - is superdrug, they don't test on animals at all and label products as vegan which I love. Their own brand self-tan is also fab if you want a golden glow without baking in the sun like me.

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Monday, 10 July 2017

SINGLE HANDEDLY


CROCHET TOP - PRIMARK
BELT - PRIMARK

So I single handedly managed to wear enough outfits for at least 3 people but this was the first. I also single handedly took my own outfit photos -not that well- just in the garden, alone. It was warm and muggy and boring but I wanted to show off my crochet top, which was ridiculously cheap though quite awkward to wear considering you can't really wear a bra with it and I must admit I did use a lot of body tape. 

I want to get on top of all things bloggy and I am trying to sort myself out. If anyone fancies doing some shoots with me now I'm home that'd be greatly appreciated, that's sort of what I need. Just a huge amount of outfit photos to work with and hopefully the rest will follow?

I suppose we shall see.... in other news I'm super duper tired because whilst writing this I have been up since 6am and spent my day helping out at a gymnastics competition so my brain is not working at it's usual capacity. Soz.

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

A WINTER GARDEN IN SUMMER







JUMPER - MONKI
SHOES - TOPSHOP

I have always had a fondness for Sheffield and now that one of my best friends lives there I love it even more. I went last week to spend the day with my lovely friend Crystal and despite the crappy weather I had a really great day. The Winter Garden,, I think, is one of the best parts of Sheffield, there are few trips I've had there where I haven't at least wandered through. Located by the gallery and my favourite Starbucks- favourite because I used to spend hours in there on rainy days with Molly- it is almost unavoidable. And it was about time I took blog photos in there, so that's what we did. 

Okay, so this isn't the most exceptional or groundbreaking of outfits but it was rainy and not that warm so this is what I ended up with, my favourite straight leg jeans *shock* and my favourite stolen-from-my-sister jumper. Honestly this was as good an outfit as I could think of for two train journeys and a long-ish day wandering about and I actually really like it despite how incredibly casual (or slapdash) it was. 

I must say I also adore these photos that Crystal took, the camera I brought with me isn't that reliable but I think the colours and the framing are so beautiful. 

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

MID POINT



So we are now half way through 2017. I'm not sure how I feel about that since it still feels like 2010 was yesterday but this year is good so far. Lot's of good things have happened and less good things that sort of made me happier somehow. I'm in a very good place at the moment, I'm going to miss nottingham and my best friends over summer of course but for once I'm actually looking forward to moving home for a bit.

I've decided a lot this year, especially regarding myself which I actually didn't think I'd ever have to do, I thought I was pretty comfortable with how I was but I guess that doesn't mean I can't be better. I thought maybe I'd share with you some of the things I've decided and maybe at the end of the year I'll let you know if I still think in the same way.

1. Money is unfortunately essential - but I'd rather be happy than rich. I started a volunteer job as supervisor at an oxfam bookshop in January, I'm unpaid and it's the best job I've ever had, I completely adore being there. I could have easily got a part time paid job for whilst I'm at uni but I definitely wouldn't be as happy, even if I could afford to buy more or do more.

2. I don't need to censor myself - I should be able to tell anyone anything and feel comfortable with voicing my opinion, which I always have to an extent. Obviously I'm not going to be harsh or cruel to people just because I have something to say but if I feel strongly about something, about anything I want to be able to talk about it.

3. If someone doesn't appreciate you as much as you do them, they aren't worth the time you're giving them. Especially if they voice that fact. Also people change their minds and that's okay.

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