Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sleeveless Blazer

I love autumn because it means you are able to update your winter wardrobe, and not feel guilty about it because the cold and rain lasts longer than the hot summer. This Autumn/Winter I have invested in lots of new jackets and thick skirts.

For the third year in a row, tartan and checks are a must have pattern! In this outfit I am wearing my new Matalan skirt; it was a great bargain at only £14. As this skirt is monochrome, it means you can wear different colours with it. However it is important not to clash checks with lots of patterns; for an affective look, keep it simple.

A new look that I adore this A/W14 is a sleeveless blazers. The blazer allows you to create an affective look with layers, while not over heating; it is a genius invention. The only problem is they are quite expensive, except for which is now selling decently priced ones. However, I wanted to save even more money by creating my very own. I took one of my old blazers that just collects dust in my wardrobe, and I cut of the sleeves.  

Hope you like this look and that I may have helped you save some money. J

Thursday, 2 October 2014

It's all about the trench coat!

It is officially no longer summer, which is slightly depressing but I love to wear comfy, stylish coats so bring on the cold. This autumn and winter, the must have coats are a camel coloured boyfriend coat or a cream trench coat. This is how I styled my mums trench coat, which I have always admired though this is the first time I have brought myself to wear it. This is because when I think of a trench coat I think of an old man wearing no clothes underneath and then later revelling himself in the street. However Topshop, River Island and Vogue have shown me that they are actually amazingly stylish.

Unlike the stripper, I am wearing black tailored trousers with a lace crop top under my trench coat. I wanted to wear something sophisticated and simple because I was going to the theatre that evening; the lace top makes the outfit dressier. To combine the whole outfit together I added my Burberry scarf; which had all the colours that I was wearing with in it. Then with gold detail and red lips, I was ready to have a great evening out. I chose my doc martins as my shoes, because they are super comfy and if you don’t already know from LFW, flats are back! 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

London Fashion Weekend!

Hello lovely’s, once again I am sorry for the lack of posts. It was a crazy summer and now I am in Year 13 so I have lots of work. However on the bright side I am turning 18 on Tuesday!!! WOOOO. One of my presents and probably my favourite present so far, was two tickets to London Fashion Weekend. I attended two catwalks; a trend catwalk and a designer. The designer was Marchesa Notte, a fashion empire formed by Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman which creates elegant evening wear and one of a kind couture designs. Georgina Chapman is in fact a relative of mine and I am extremely fond of her designs, sadly I have never met her but my Grandma went to her wedding!

The trend catwalk was presented by and the trends displayed were One and Only, Candy Crush, Jungle Fever and Fairy Tale Ending. I adored the One and Only trend, it involved choosing one colour and sticking with it. For example, dark green trousers with a litter green jumper. The one look that stood out for me in this catwalk was the combination of pink and dark red. This clashing worked perfectly.

I sadly don’t have any photos from the catwalk, but I do have pictures of my outfit from the day. My statement piece was my Topshop cape coat; I then styled the rest of the outfit around this. Underneath the cape coat, I am wearing Topshop dungarees with my vintage leopard print top. My accessories are my H&M large hat and my Primark bag which goes perfectly with my Public Desire shoes. 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Secret Little Finds

Hey guys, enjoying the sun in England or Abroad?

Well I was curious to know if this happens to other people; you find beautiful items of clothing in your mums or dads wardrobe or like me in your shed? I found this wonderful waistcoat in my shed, it use to belong to my mum and I apparently wore it when I was little on World Book day as Heidi. Anyway, I am going to Reading Festival so I am defiantly going to back this cute little piece. It also goes really well with my new Topshop pinafore/dungaree/playsuit, which I purchased because I feel it is more interesting and flattering than a normal pair of dungaree shorts.

Anyway hope you enjoyed this post, and there are lots more to come so keep reading and sharing with friends please!

Thanks, Becky x


Monday, 28 July 2014

New Sale Items!

Hello guys, sorry for the lack of blog post recently but I have had an extremely busy week. I have been rehearsing for a performance of ‘As You Like It’ by William Shakespeare; I had an amazing time and made great friends. This is post includes one of the outfits I wore to a rehearsal.

I purchased this two piece from the Topshop sale; for only £25. I had been admiring this co-ord before it was in the sale, so naturally I was extremely pleased to see it hanging on the sale rail. I love the colours, pattern and texture of this co-ord. Yet, the best aspect of this two piece is the shape because the shorts are not too short and the top sits nicely above the shorts. Therefore this co-ord unlike some can be worn for night or day, which is always a fabulous quality to have in an item of clothing.

I have once again ventured into the world of hats! I am a true hat lover but have not worn them for a while because I felt I lacked summer hats. This pastel blue hat has been tormenting me ever since I saw it in River Island. I did not buy it because it cost a whopping 15 pounds, which personally I feel is a lot for a hat. So you can image my delight when it went into the sale for a fiver! So obviously I didn’t think twice about buying it and I am glad I didn’t. It goes which pretty much everything I own, because the grey band around the hat means I can contrast it with dark colours as well as pastels. Paloma Faith once said that ‘a hat is a full stop to an outfit’- I agree entirely. 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Clashing Prints for Summer!

There are so many wonderful different styles around this summer; Pastels, Tribal, Sports Lux and Bohemian. I can’t decide which one I prefer, and why should I? If you love lots of different styles enjoy wearing all of them each day!

This outfit is based around Tribal prints. The best way to create a Tribal summer look is to clash prints. In this outfit I am clashing prints with my H&M trousers and Topshop bag (which was only £12 in the sale).  As I have not clashed the trousers which a different print top, it stops the outfit from looking overcrowded and busy. The bag creates an even amount of clashingness, (yes I have just made that word up).

The Tribal and Bohemian style crosses over a lot, and it is a great thing to do because it makes any outfit more interesting. My mum’s necklaces which she got from Peru give the effect of a bohemian look.
Hope you liked this post; let me know by maybe leaving a comment below. I am also hoping to post more often now because I am on my summer holiday wooooooooo!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday Style Inspiration

My biggest guilty pleasure is Keeping up with the Kardashians, therefore todays style inspiration is Kylie Jenner because she is the queen of laid back style. Miss Jenner can make anything from a baggy band top to basic ripped jeans look incredible.

My outfit takes elements from her laid back look; however I was going to a party so I wore the leotard to make it more suitable for the occasion. The checked T-shirt around the waist is a statement accessory which completes any laid back look and it is something Kylie always wears. The gold jewellery also takes the outfit from a laidback look to more of a party outfit. The jewellery also changes the outfit from Kylie Jenner style to something that Khloe Kardashian might be more likely to wear.

Hope you guys, enjoyed this post and please feel free to leave any comments or thoughts on today’s Sunday Style Inspiration. J