Tuesday, 31 May 2011

burgundy, dots & denim

cardigan, blouse & shorts - topshop, hat - asos, shoes - converse

i really, really love this outfit. i was hesitant at first because these shorts are quite short and i'm nervous about my legs, but in the end i was so happy with the outfit that i didn't even think about it. i'm wearing sunglasses here, the sun was in and out all day. i don't wear sunglasses often, particularly for photos, i don't think i have a sunglasses face. i always feel so pretentious wearing them for photos! i'm also wearing my converse again, right now i'm opting for maximum comfort. for no reason, really, but i just love wearing them.

Monday, 30 May 2011

lace & denim

jacket -thrifted, dress - topshop, hat - asos, shoes - converse

i love wearing my converse, obviously without a doubt they are the most comfortable shoes around, but when it comes to taking outfit photos with them i always worry i'll look stumpy, so i made sure to stand just a bit on tiptoes!

there's just something awesome about wearing lace with denim. i hadn't worn this jacket in a year, but when pondering what to wear with this dress it just jumped out at me. this is such a simple and easy outfit but i really love it.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

white / floral

jumper - forever21, dress (worn as skirt) topshop, shoes - topshop

quick post today! i love white and florals together, there's something so clean and fresh about it (uh oh, i've started using blogger words). and i'm wearing my favourite sock-shoe combination of the moment.

also, you can follow me on twitter HERE !

Monday, 23 May 2011

various nudes

blouse & hat - asos, skirt - forever21, cardigan - tesco

this is one of the best outfits i've worn in a while, i just love all these colours together. this skirt is actually a fair bit shorter than it looks, i couldn't really bend over much.

this spot is my new favourite for taking outfit photos. it's all leafy and i love the way bricks make a photo look. does anyone else have a favourite spot?

Sunday, 22 May 2011


dress & cardigan - topshop, bag - UO, hat - asos

wearing my very favourite dress! i try not to show it too often on my blog because it's quite a noticeable dress and i don't want you to get bored of it, but i wear it quite often. it always makes me smile. i just love it with this burgundy cardigan, although i felt like maybe the colour scheme here is too autumnal? it's not quite pastel-y enough for spring/summer!

i took these photos with my new 50mm lens, and i was still getting used to it so some of these photos are kinda blurry. it's a great lens though, and i'm hoping it'll make my blog look just a little bit snazzier.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

bike / pink

t-shirt & dress worn as skirt - topshop, hat - h&m

this dress is lovely and floaty, but the top half is way too flouncy (and low-cut, actually) for how i was feeling this day. so, the obvious choice was to wear my new favourite t-shirt over it. i really enjoyed wearing this, it felt quite 'me'. it's girly but not too girly, and comfortable.

i've finally bought a 50mm lens to take all my blog photos with, do any of you have any tips on how to use it best?

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

red & denim

denim shirt - thrifted, shorts - f21, hat - asos

this is one of those outfits that i quite liked at the time but i look back on now and feel a bit neutral about. does anyone else get that? these shorts are really rather tight, and i'm definitely not the smallest-hipped person. these are probably the tightest shorts i own, as i usually tend to go for looser, more flattering for my body shape type things, but my current obsession with red means i'm wearing these again and again. also just noticed i missed a belt loop - how annoying!

p.s promise to stop wearing this hat soon.

Monday, 16 May 2011

mustard & denim

sheer blouse - topshop, skirt - asos, hat - h&m

i have to say, i really love sheer blouses. they make me nervous when in public, but i love how floaty and girly they are. this yellow one is no exception, it's the most lovely mustard colour. decided to pair it with my super-versatile denim skirt, and to make sure the outfit wasn't too plain i added my leopard print belt, although i realise now that you can barely see it.

and yes, i know what you're thinking, and you're right - this hat just never leaves my head.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

red stripes & tassels

striped top - new look, shorts & shoes - topshop, hat - asos

kind of obsessed with stripes. i'm so glad i finally found a red striped breton top, i'd wanted one for ages and had imagined it with these shorts before i'd even bought it. and these shorts are really special, i just can't get enough of the tassels!

i'm wearing this sock and shoe combination again, because it's just so comfortable. hard to walk in though, i'm always wobbling and almost falling over in them! i felt very nautical in this outfit, but i live by the beach so i think that's okay. i love dressing nautical-y, it's my favourite way of dressing lately, i just love stripes, navy and straw hats.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

hello again, polka dots

playsuit - river island, tee - topshop, hat - h&m

after cheating on dots with stripes a lot lately, it was time to return to my trusty friend, the polka dot. i've noticed a pattern lately of me buying a lot of dungaree/apron-ish type dresses and playsuits, i think because they remind me of my favourite person, alexa chung (oh i'm such a typical blogger). the low sides of this playsuit means it has to be worn with something, and the obvious choice right now is my bike print t-shirt. i'm really looking forward to styling it with some other things soon.

i'm not sure i can quite believe it, but i was featured on whowhatwear.com in their stylestalker feature! check it out here.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

red & polka dots

blouse - topshop, shorts - forever21, hat - h&m, shoes - new look

aaand the obsession with red continues, this time in the form of shorts. these are so great, so bright (though i do not class this as colour blocking...) and high-waisted (an absolute must for me) and so cheap, i think they were £12. considering them in black too. i knew the first thing i was going to pair them with was one of my most treasured items i've ever owned, this sheer topshop blouse. red and polka dots is a winning combo in my book.

also somehow managed to buy 2 things which i pretty much already owned.. this straw hat and these espadrilles. the shoes are so cute though, and as far as i'm concerned it's not possible to own too many straw hats....

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

fun with florals

denim shirt - thrifted, dress - love@topshop, hat - asos

helllooo lovely floral dress! as i think i've mentioned before, i'm very picky with my prints and despite being a huge floral fan, can never justify spending money on a floral item without really loving the print. this one is just right. i'm actually wearing it backwards, despite at the time thinking this was the right way.. the back (/front..) has a cut out section that i figured was way too boob-exposing to be right.. turns out it must be acceptable to flash your bangers in florals.

Monday, 2 May 2011

red with bicycles

top, skirt & socks - topshop, hat - asos

how super mega cute is this t-shirt? i don't normally ever wear t-shirts as the necklines don't often suit me, but this one has a nice big neck and lovely turned up sleeves and the bike on the front sold me. i don't even own a bike but now i have one on my top, it's almost as if i do. i wanted to wear it for the first time with denim shorts, but in the end opted for my favourite red skirt, which is getting a lot of wear and i always enjoy wearing it.

i felt like wearing socks with this outfit but rather than go for plain ones, went for these striped ones. looks kinda different but it makes the outfit a little bit more interesting.