Saturday, 23 April 2016

New in | Gold glove shoes

Shoes - Topshop | Jeans - Topshop (similar) | Sweater - Weekday

I caved and bought a pair of these ugly-ass shoes. I spent a month deliberating whether I absolutely hated or absolutely adored this style of glove fit shoe, and I'm still not decided. So I thought the best way to make up my mind was to buy a pair. I went for these gold ones from Topshop, as they looked really premium compared to others that I'd seen, and I wasn't wrong! They look far more expensive than their mere £22 and I surprisingly enjoy looking at them. I just wish they weren't so damn uncomfortable...

Thursday, 7 April 2016

OOTD | My take on a transitional wardrobe

Jacket - Zara (similar here, and here) | Dress - Topshop Boutique (in-store, similar here) | Boots - ASOS

So, by no means is it warm enough yet to start buying all the beautiful frilled, off-the-shoulder-tops in Zara, but it definitely is time to put the winter coats away. I bought this linen camel jacket in the Zara Christmas sales, knowing that it was going to give me SO much wear throughout spring-summer. I think I've mentioned before how much of a cheapskate I am, and this translates into my shopping habits. I will buy things from sales, months in advance of me wearing them, rather than paying full price for something similar at the time. Saying that, Topshop have got some absolute gems in their current sale (which I might have spent quite a bit on...) including this brushed cotton jersey dress from Boutique.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

COS sale picks

Patch Pocket Dress | V Neck Shirt | Rounded Sleeve Jumper | Cropped Knit Jumper 

Pink is taking over my life. It started innocently enough. A nude nail varnish. Blush pink trainers. I now own more pink than I ever have in my life so far. I never thought salmon pink would grace my wardrobe, but boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. I've never actually bought from COS before, only ooh-ed and ahh-ed over their website. I thought it was probably time to take the plunge!
As I work at H&M, I get the glorious, glorious privilege of staff discount - at not only H&M, but COS and many other of my absolute fave brands, which makes sales that little bit more enjoyable. So I may, or may not have purchased half of this wishlist already. 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

OOTD | On Wednesday's we wear pink

I am beyond obsessed with the colour pink. Which is funny to me, because I am most definitely not a pink person. Before this month, I could probably count on one hand the amount of pink things I've ever owned. Now, however, I'd probably lose count. From nail varnish, to trainers, to potentially even suit trousers. I can't get enough! 
The thing is, dusty pink is such a surprisingly easy colour to wear. Not only does it pair perfectly with greys and blacks (aka, 99% of my wardrobe), but it works so well with basics to give any old outfit a bit of life.
This Weekday sweater is the most comfortable, silky ribbed fabric that I wish all of my clothes were made from. It's flared sleeves give it a slouchy feel, even though it fits quite well and isn't massively oversized. 
It also perfectly matches my newest pair of trainers! I was hesitant to buy these at first, as I don't particularly rate trainers that aren't branded. To be fair to H&M, their shoe game has massively upped in the past few months and these are actually very good quality leather. However, Vans have recently released a blush pink pack of slip ons and Old Skool's - both of which I'm now desperate to get my hands on!

*Disclaimer: I know it's Thursday, But these photos are from a Wednesday...

Monday, 14 March 2016

OOTD | Worker boots

Top - Zara (similar) | Trousers - Zara (similar)Boots - Aldo

There's something so classic about paring navy and black together, that I can't quite understand why fashion magazines and moguls seem to hold the opinion that it's a massive no-no. But whatevs. I think it's maybe my favourite colour combination.
I bought these Turek boots especially for New York, anticipating it to be freezing cold and snowing. My weather forecast couldn't have been more wrong, but they still served me well in terms of comfortability when walking hundreds of blocks. They're shearling lined and have a really great cushioned rubber sole that kind of moulds to your foot. They're also so minimally cool and go with pretty much everything I own. I have wanted a pair of flat, pull-on style boots for so long and these just tick every box for me.
They're still on sale from Aldo, by the way...