Sunday, 16 June 2013

denim, dungarees

 jacket, top & playsuit - topshop, bag - zara, boots - office.

so this is my take on the whole dungaree trend - i'm not sure if i could quite pull off denim dungarees, but gosh darn it if i'm not very tempted to try. but for now, black will do. paired with trusty stripes & a denim jacket that might just be the coolest thing in my wardrobe, i'm all set for this mad english weather we're having. tights in june, really? although secretly i'm just thankful i don't have to show the world my crazy pale legs quite yet.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

striped pastels

jumper - zara, skirt - topshop, bag - aldo @ asos, boots - office

i can't even count how many times i've worn this outfit! it's one of my very favourites. i wear this jumper all the time, it's so versatile, and i think i'm starting to prefer stripes to polka dots. i can't say i've bought into the pastel trend too much (everything on offer seemed to just be too sweet), but this skirt won me over with it's cute details.

also just to say, i've been quite overwhelmed with how much of a positive and kind response i've had from you all since i started blogging again! thank you!

i've also got addicted to instagram (very late to the partay), follow me - @thestylishheart

Sunday, 9 June 2013

that's mint

jacket, skirt, tee - topshop, hat - h&m, bag - zara, shoes - office.

oh gee whizz, this skirt is something else. mint is a colour i really love, therefore this skirt is something i really love. keeping it simple with the rest of the outfit, just black & white. the thought of wearing a cropped tea used to fill me with dread (pale stomach on full show? oh god oh god) but after giving it way more thought than i should have, i figured that i only really wear high-waisted bottom halves therefore the most people would ever see would be a flash of rib. conclusion: i bought this tee.

also, super sorry for doing the whole jacket-on-shoulder thang but the outfit felt a bit bare without the jacket but i didn't want to actually wear it. blogger woes.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

white mustard

coat - topshop, jumper & bag - zara, skirt - topshop boutique, boots - office.

this coat just works with stripes. you might think it'd be too much of a clash but it's completely not. when i first spotted this coat online i thought no, no no, it's too bright - but i was lured in by the fact it was in the sale (who can resist a sale? it's so much easier to convince yourself to take a sartorial risk when the price is lower), and i'm glad i took that chance on it. it doesn't go with everything, but it's the coat i always reach for when an outfit needs a bit of a boost - or in this case, to stop me from looking too much like a sailor (although that might not have been a bad thing).

Sunday, 2 June 2013

back, in (mostly) black

jacket, jeans, shoes - topshop, hat - h&m, bag & jumper - zara.

so, it's taken slightly longer than i'd hoped (10 months!), but i'm finally back to blogging. it feels crazy good to be writing a blog post again. the reason it's been so long is really just because my camera broke, and this coincided with a real disillusionment with blogging in general. i'm still not happy with my blog or the quality of my posts - but it's something i'm determined to work on.

but back to the important stuff - the clothes. i've accumulated a ridiculous amount of new clothes over the past few months, including everything you see above. i don't usually wear almost all black, but there's something about black jeans that calls for a black leather jacket, and of course, my usual black hat.