Friday, 30 September 2011


a few outfit snaps from the last couple weeks that never made it into proper posts. which is your favourite?

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

autumnal plaid

shirt - boyfriends (thrifted), skirt & hat - h&m, boots - topshop

i love flannel shirts. i usually wear them to sleep in (so comfortable), but this one of my boyfriends deserved to be worn out of the house. he was going to throw it away (!) until i commandeered it for myself, the colours are so autumnal! and of course i had to wear it with my current favourite skirt.

i'm so glad you guys loved the polka dot trousers from my last post as much as i do!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

navy, and dots on my legs

shoes, trousers & jumper - topshop, hat - h&m, bag - vintage

best trousers in the world ever. there is no question that these trousers are the best item of clothing i have ever owned. they are such a gorgeous colour, the perfect fit, and the little black polka dots are in fact velvet. amazing.

really enjoying wearing trousers/jeans lately instead of always wearing skirts/shorts with tights. also enjoying the navy jumper i'm wearing, i finally found a lovely jumper in navy, the sleeves are wider than i'd have liked (yes, i'm picky) but i love it. this is probably in my top 5 all-time outfits i've ever worn.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

pink and leather

jumper, skirt & hat - h&m, loafers - topshop

for the last 6 months, i haven't bought a single thing in h&m. i think it must just be my local one that's a bit rubbish, because i kept seeing so many nice things on blogs etc and wishing i could find it, but whenever i went in it was full of rubbish things. so i was very pleased to find this jumper, skirt and hat after wandering in the other day. h&m has really reasonable prices - this jumper is 12.99, which is such a steal! so glad my h&m drought is over.

this faux leather skirt will become a permanent fixture in so many of my outfits soon, i can't get enough leather lately!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

red x 2

jumper - asos, hat - h&m, skirt & wedges - topshop

i kinda guess this might be considered colour blocking, but i hate colour blocking. but because i'm wearing two shades of the same colour, i'm calling this colour shading. there's something about burgundy with red that i really like, although saying that... i love burgundy with everything.

hate when you go out thinking you look fine, then take your outfit photos and BAM.. nice white bra showing through your loose-knit jumper! blogger outfit fail.

Friday, 16 September 2011

leather, burgundy, stripes

jacket - c/o goldie london, skirt - new look, top & boots - topshop, hat - h&m

fiiinally had a haircut! feels so good to have it back up to my shoulders (my standard cut). it's funny how much difference having a few inches of hair snipped off can make to how you feel/look. it means you can now properly see the awesome studded collar on this jacket! which i am getting many, many wears out of.

also, at last i found a new hat. you probably didn't even notice - it doesn't look too much different to my usual hat, but it's quite a bit smaller and cuter.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

bright pink & stripes

trousers, top & loafers - topshop, hat - h&m

so, i told you i was a trousers convert. here i am in the 'cerise' version of my mustard trousers. they fit me just as amazing as my other pair, but i have to say i'm not sold on the colour. i ordered them online and hoped they'd be more of a red colour.. but they're actually pretty bright fuschia pink (or 'cerise' as topshop call it... they're actually quite a bit brighter in person than these photos). sadly, i'm not a bright pink girl so these babies are being sent back.

spotted this striped top too, and considering stripes are my second favourite pattern right now (do stripes count as a pattern?), i bought it. will wear it with everything.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

coat & cable knit

coat & boots - topshop, skirt - asos, cable knit jumper - tesco

COAT TIME! it was probably a liiittle too warm to wear a coat yet, but i don't care, nothing is going to stop me dressing autumnul-y from here on in. i bought this coat at the arse end of spring, and therefore only wore it a couple of times before it became too warm and i got funny looks from people in flip-flops. but it's such a nice coat, just the right amount of thickness to last me until it becomes too cold and i have to bust out my hardcore winter coat. this is my autumn coat, i think.

wearing it with a lovely cream coloured cable-knit jumper i found in tesco, of all places, and my current favourite skirt. i can't get enough of navy right now, but there doesn't seem to be that much of it in stores at the moment. i'm after a big, cosy navy jumper next.

Sunday, 11 September 2011


trousers & loafers - topshop, jumper - asos, jacket - c/o goldie london

dressing like a bumblebee today, which is always a good thing. can't stop wearing these trousers, they're so comfortable and the colour still amazes me. i've also just bought them in 'cerise', which is so unlike me as i never buy 2 of anything, but i loved these ones so much, plus i knew they would fit. i'm a trouser convert.

i was contacted by goldie london, which is a brand i really love (you've seen me wearing one of their sheer skirts recently), and they asked me to pick something from their website to wear. i'd been after a leather jacket for quite a while, but couldn't find one i really liked, but when i saw this one i was sold. ideally i was after a plain one instead of one with a studded collar, but i thought what the heck, this one is too nice to pass up. it's so soft, and will match with so many things. it's ideal!

Monday, 5 September 2011

dots, burgundy & FAQ

blouse - minkpink@asos, skirt - newlook, loafers - topshop

here's the blouse from a couple of posts ago! it is amazing. i find it really quite hard not to incorporate a polka dot of some kind into every outfit i wear. and burgundy continues it's run as my current favourite colour.

these photos have really made me realise my hair needs a cut.. complete frizzy mess here. cut back up to the shoulders it is!

i've been asking you to comment with any questions you have so that you could get to know me a bit more. i don't really talk much about myself on this blog past what i'm wearing/what i want to be wearing, so i thought it'd be nice to answer some questions. et voila -

what kind of camera and lens do you use?
i use a canon 1000d, and usually a 50mm 1.8 lens. i have to say, i bought the camera for the sole purpose of blogging, and don't really know how to use it properly (awful, i know). but i do intend to learn soon!

how do you deal with the fitting issue when ordering online?
until i read this question, i'd never even thought about this. i've been a size uk10 for aslong as i can remember, and always order this size unless something looks a bit tight and then i'll order a 12. a few sites have started using user reviews which i find really helpful, it's so handy to be able to know other peoples experiences with the item i'm hoping to buy. otherwise, if something does happen not to fit, then almost all stores have a free returns policy and so i'll just send it back.

who are the people you find most fashionably inspiring?
i always, always answer this question with alexa chung. i know it's such a blogger cliche, but she never gets it wrong. but, let's be honest, she's not got the most attainable wardrobe, and barely anyone is actually that beautiful. so, really, i get most of my inspiration from other bloggers. it's inspiring seeing real people wearing real clothes, and with real opinions too. i really am so pleased to be a part of this community!

when did your passion for hats start?
i don't think i do have a passion for hats. i have a passion for HAT, singular, because i do always wear the same black bowler hat in every single outfit. this isn't necessarily through choice - for a start, i can't find any other cheap, nice replacements. and also, i really think that hats help ground your outfit, and my photos look so sparse and dull without them. in reality i only own 3 hats, the black one and two straw hats!

how do you style your hair? is it your natural colour?
i've never been fussed about my hair. it's so, so thick (i have the same amount of hair on my head as 3 people, apparently) and is neither naturally straight, curly or wavy. it's just a mess. usually i dry it quickly with a hairdryer (without using any products usually), then straighten it to get rid of the frizz, then curl it with a conical wand. that's pretty much it, i've never liked my hair all that much. and it is my natural colour, i have dyed it various shades of brown in the past though. i have to admit i do love brown hair, i'd never change the colour of it.

what is your day job? do you wear your outfits to work?
my day job is nothing at all to do with fashion. i've been a trainee accountant for 4 years now, which means i work 9-5 in an office monday to friday. it's not the most ideal job for me, but it pays the bills (and my clothing habit..) and working with great people helps. it's not what i want to do career-wise (though i don't know what i do want to do either) but it is a very good job. i have to wear boring, smart outfits for work, which being a blogger and fashion enthusiast, is very difficult. it's just plain black trousers/plain top or blouse for me. worst part of my job for sure!

do you work in fashion or aspire to work as a stylist, or is blogging just a hobby?
as above, so blogging is just a hobby for me right now. i'd love to work in fashion, sure, but i think the fashion world can be very fast paced and intimidating and i'm just not into that kind of job. i would love to be a stylist, but i don't have any interest really in fashion weeks/editorials/collections (ah, blogger suicide i know!) because they are just not attainable to me and i like relatable fashion that i can afford. but if an opportunity came along i sure would take it!

what else do you like to do when you're not blogging?
the same as most people, i guess. i'm a big big music lover ( profile here for anyone interested), and love a good cinema trip/film night. i also love finding a new tv show to watch, buying the boxset and getting engrossed in it. i don't drink, so i'm not a big night out/club person, i prefer a relaxing pub trip with a coke in my hand. i'm quite laid back so i'm happiest just hanging out, grabbing a starbucks and talking about anything and everything.

so there, i hope i answered them all! if you have any more questions then leave them in a comment and i'll try to answer them.