Lets be honest, embroidery has been around for a while and it was pretty popular in the 70’s and 80’s when girls would wear embroidery on their denim jeans/jacket and the mods and rockers would spice up their leather and parkas with embroidery patches. Early 2015 we saw embroidery back on the catwalk looking better than ever. From long floral boho dresses to bomber jackets covered in dreamy stitching. Many designers such as Chloe, Gucci, and Alexander McQueen hopped on the embroidery trend and now its seen everywhere! Not just on runway models but celebrities, fashion bloggers and everyday people are rockin’ this look.
Summer is over and I definitely have the blues! Although Manchester is being kind and gifting us with that extra little bit of sunshine lately! I’m definitely a summer gal at heart but I can say I’m excited for big coats and layers. I’ll miss the pale denims, florals, flowing dresses and the occasional ugly sandal but it’s time to say goodbye and put them to the back of my wardrobe for next year. This summer has been a good’n! Festival season is always a winner because you get to sit in a field drinking beers and watching your favourite bands with your favourite people. I have also had amazing opportunities collaborating with brands and to watch my blog and followers grow so much in a short amount of time means a lot to me.
So, this is probably the last summery outfit you will see on my blog until the sunshine greets us with it’s presence again. Let’s start with the culottes. Culottes were massive this summer and they came in a variety of different styles from metallic pleats to light wash denim. These babies are originally from Zara but I found them on Everythingfivepounds.com for well, 5 pounds! I was so happy with this bargain as they are a good quality denim and they fit like a glove (I clearly haven’t used an iron again lolol) Pale denim goes very well with floral prints so I decided to pair them with a yellow floral high neck top which will also look cute under a mustard or brown Pinafore for Autumn/Winter!
Jacket – Boohoo | Top – Primark | Culottes – Zara | Bag – Primark | Shoes – New Look
The rust suede tassel jacket goes so well against the yellow florals. However, I have had the jacket for a while now and it’s definitely been worn to death. The tassels are a little tangled and matted so I think it’s time to ditch it and upgrade for a much warmer one for the winter. The bag I absolutely love! The suede patchwork gives you them 70’s feels and the colours will take me right through to Autumn too (p.s it’s a Primark bargain so grab it before it’s gone!). To finish off my look I wore a pair of white pumps because white shoes go with any summer outfit right?
The pajama trend is back and even better for SS16. Its been all over the catwalks again and this time it really caught my eye, I really love the matching pieces with the vibrant colours and busy patterns.
Today I’m going to show you my own take on the pajama trend and also show you how I styled the pieces separately for those who are not ready to take on the full pajama look yet!
Two piece – Zara / Coat – Topshop / Shoes – Boohoo
Am I going to a pajama party or a day out shopping? who knows?.. Even if they was a pair of pajama’s they would be the cutest pair of PJ’s evaaa! Or a ‘onesie’ as my ex referred to my outfit as. I got this two piece from the Zara sale a few months ago and how aaaaaaamaaaaazing was the Zara sale!? How did it last so long with so many gems still going strong? (That rhyme wasn’t planned) I can’t remember how much I got this two piece for but it was roughly around the £20 mark and I feel like a little spring lamb leaping over daffodils every time I wear it. If that makes any sense, probably not. I just love the pale mustard and pink together and the material is really thick and chunky. I paired it with a little red cropped jacket because I thought the red went really well against the print on the two piece so I put on a red lippy too! also I didn’t want to wear a big frumpy coat because this two piece is too gorgeous to hide! This jacket is from Topshop many many years ago and was actually passed down to me from a family member. If you look closely it has a really subtle paisley pattern on it and a big 60’s style collar. How cute? To finish my look off I added some tan patent platforms from Boohoo which I thought went really well against the colours too. Oh god, I really need to stop rhyming.
As a matching set it looks really lovely but also looks great when worn with simple/plain pieces. So I played around and styled my two piece separately. The first Image I styled the pants with a mustard jumper from H&M which I thought matched perfectly, a yellow contrast bag and some black loafers from Monki to separate the colours so I didn’t look like a human banana!
The second image I styled the top with a white high neck T underneath to give it some 60’s lovin, cropped wide leg jeans and maroon desert boots.
Jumper – H&M / Bag – Primark / Shoes – Monki
White high neck T – Primark / Jeans – Charity shop / Shoes – Pop Boutique
Hat – Ebay/ Skinny scarf – Boohoo/ Shirt – Ebay/ Flares – ASOS/ Boots – Boohoo/Coat – Vintage
Hello, it’s me! How is it Monday again already wahh 😦 I had such a lovely weekend with the most amazing people! It was really lovely bumping into old friends and getting to know others that I don’t know so well. My weekend was full of dancing, singing, laughing and lots of alcohol, which I needed as I was feeling a little crappy this weekend. I’m still feeling the effects of Saturday now. Like, why do I have the hangovers of a 50 year old man? I’m still a baby, surely I should have a super human body.
Firstly i’m reallllllly sorry for like wearing this coat on most of my blog posts, I do own other coats I promise. It’s the only coat that actually keeps me warm!! and it was absolutely freezing that day. You know them coats that look all fury and cosy and you try it on and it doesn’t even keep you warm? This is why I have trust issues with coats and usually just stick with the one I know best (bit like when I choose boys, sorry) Anyway, today I’ve gone all monochrome on ya which is unusual for me as I like to have a lot of colour in my outfits and don’t tend to be all matchy matchy.
Starting with this black and white star print shirt. I got this shirt off ebay for £4! and it looks lovely right? (also matches my name hehehe) but don’t be fooled! It took at least a month to be delivered which didn’t surprise me in the slightest as it’s from China but after 10 minutes of wearing it the buttons were starting to fall off and the material is so so thin. I know things are cheaply made in China but I didn’t expect the shirt to give up on me that quick! Luckily it lasted through the shoot which was what I needed. But like I said it still looks good right? so at least there is one positive.
I styled the shirt with my black high waisted flares from ASOS which I loved and talked about on previous posts. I just love how they elongate my teeny weeny lil legs. Sticking with the monochrome theme I chose a black skinny scarf and fedora hat for accessories, black pointed suede boots a sheepskin coat. It’s so hard to tell you what I like about my outfit when it’s just black and white as I’m so used to describing the colours and details of my outfits so i’m terribly sorry if this post is a little bland BUT there is still a hint of 70’s in there which is always a YES from me! 🙂
Warming up, Brrrr!
Good afternoon ladies and gents! can we first just take a moment to appreciate how amazing this Peruvian cape/poncho is! I spotted this cape when looking in the Cow vintage sale and with words of their own ‘You can’t be unhappy in em’. I had my eyes on it from the start. I rushed over and picked it up straight away to check the price tag, £8!! it was mine. I clung onto it tightly like a baby in my arms whilst looking around the rest of the shop because no one was taking my baby! Its a gorgeous rust colour with metallic embroidery and a fringed hem line. It has a collar with a tie, 2 pockets and arm holes. I’m literally sat wearing it now whilst I type this, its keeping me warm and cosy and I feel like a super hero with powers or at least a cool as fuck hippy at Stonehenge in the 1970’s.
I have paired my cape with a 70’s style turtle neck as I thought it matched really nicely underneath the cape. This turtle neck is stripey, glittery and has 70s vibes which if you follow me on Instagram you will know that these are 3 of my favourite things! I got this off Depop and it came without a tag so i’m not sure where its actually from. However it’s super snug and I do love how it hugs my petite frame.
To finish off my look I added some black flares, a statement pointed boot and a fedora hat. These flares are amazing at elongating the legs espcecially if your a tiny 5″3 like me! The all black narrow flare gives you the illusion of a longer leg and that’s just what I needed. These are from the ASOS petite range and are a lovely stretchy viscose material.
Hope you enjoy, i’m off to save the universe in my cape!
HAT – EBAY
CAPE – COW
TURTLE NECK – DEPOP
FLARES – ASOS
BOOTS – ZARA