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?
Iyaaaaaa. Hope y’all good. Last Sunday I went to Leeds Fezzie so I thought I would show you some little snaps I took. Some pretty some not so pretty!! Oh my god, the mud. I’ve never seen anything like it! These pictures are definitely sugar coated. It was past my ankles at one point and me being me didn’t even put wellies on! My poor little Dr Martens are currently still in my back garden caked in mud! Anyhow, this didn’t stop us from having a good time! and how pretty do the flares look! We had a great time getting stuck in the mud, eating cheesy chips and watching our favourite bands even if it did feel like we were on a army training course at times haha! The Jack Rocks This Feeling tent was definitely the highlight of the festival and I said the same thing about it at YNOT Festival. It has new and upcoming bands playing right through the day into the night, the friendliest vibe and you can treat yourself to a cheeky JD and coke or 10 (JD honey and lemonade for me, cheers!)
HOW I ONLY SPENT £25 ON MY OUTFIT
Ello ello ello! Hope y’all good. I just want to mention that I’ll be getting my domain name in the next couple of weeks, yay! (something that I should have done a while ago) but I wanted to see if the blogging life was for me before I put any money into anything. Someone actually stole my blog name which is really really really really annoying 😦 so that means my blog name will be changing but only slightly. BUY YOUR DOMAIN NAME KIDS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL STEAL YOUR NAME – Life quote by Starr Clare 2016
Today I’m talking about budget outfits. I don’t like spending too much money when it comes to buying clothes and for those who have had me on Instagram for a while know i’m a sucker for charity shops. Don’t get me wrong there are some absolute gems out in the big wide world that you get what you pay for and it will last you forever but personally I don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that i’m only going to wear a couple of times and then probably sell it on my Depop. Plus why would you when there are some amazing vintage and charity shops were you can shop bargains for very little money AND the money goes to a good cause.
The sunglasses, earings, bag and sandals are all from Primark and are all really good bargains! The sunnies just £3 and the earings only £1! A lot of Primark earings can look cheap, tacky and turn your ears green! why do they do that!? but I think these ones look and feel pretty decent. The bag, which I have already featured in an older post, is just the cutest little thing and as I have mentioned before I feel like Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom every time I wear it! By the way that’s a class film and you deffo should watch it! The sandals are such a basic sandal. Nothing to say about them really apart from they are super comfy and go with literally anything. They are still going strong after almost 3 years of having them! Go on Primark!
The top is a Whistles top which I found in a little charity shop in Stockport. We all know Whistles is a little pricey so when I saw this baby for just £4 I had to get it. Its a really lovely yellow colour, with polka dots, frills and pussy bow! whats not to like! The shorts are also a charity shop find (£2) that were originally a pair of jeans which I cut into cropped jeans and then cut into shorts! so I’ve definitely had a lot of life outta them!
What are your opinions on thrift shopping and spending little money on clothes?
See you on the next,
Sunglasses – Primark (similar) | Earings – Primark | Top – Whistles | Shorts – Charity Shop | Bag – Primark | Sandals – Primark (similar)
GET SUMMER READY
Hey sunshine babies! I thought I would do a summery post to relate to the Manchester weather, how lovely has the past few days been!? Sadly, it never lasts so enjoy it while it’s still here. Firstly I want to thank Hayley Sellers for being amazing and taking these beautiful photos. You can find her instagram here go go go!
I have to say this is my favourite outfit for The White Pepper, I love the summer vibes it has with the bright colours and the quirky lil briefcase. The briefcase has been in the family for years and it was finally passed down to me a few years ago. I use it every summer for my travels but mainly to carry the 5 pairs of shoes that I never actually end up wearing!
The White Pepper knit I just luuurrrrrrrv! It’s a thin knit in a T-shirt style so it’s suitable to wear for the spring but also takes you through to the summer (if your someone who is a mard and is always cold like me) It’s a really vibrant pink colour with a cute little rainbow on the front which makes it even more adorable! because who doesn’t like rainbows? I paired the knit with a denim button down A-line, a skirt that literally goes with mostly everything but you could also wear it with some cropped denim kick flares or cut off shorts. Denim is always a must have during spring/summer and it goes nicely paired with lighter shades. To finish the look I wore white jelly shoes which take me back to the 90’s every time I wear them and a pair of love heart sunglasses to add that extra bit of summer lovin’
Knit – The White Pepper | Skirt – Topshop | Shoes – Primark | Sunglasses – Primark | Briefcase – Vintage
Hope you enjoyed outfit number 2! See you on the next post for outfit number 3
Happy Monday strangers! Hope you all had a fab weekend. I have got myself into a lazy rut lately and I have been seriously neglecting my blog so I have decided to do a little post on my time in London last Thursday. I was delighted to be asked to take part in The White Pepper SS16 launch. I was sent some aaaaamazing pieces to model for the SS16 launch magazine (which you will see in later posts) and was also invited to the launch party in London. I’m taking you along with me to get an insight of what I did with my very limited time in London, hope you enjoy!
6:00 am: READY! (I did wash, eat breakfast ect but i’m sure you don’t want to know every detail haha)
6:40 am: On the coach preparing for a 5 hour journey! Not the best decision when i’m seriously travel sick but it was either £60 for the train or £20 for the coach eh? #skintstudentprobs Can you guess which book is mine?
11:30 am: Meg finding her bearings and a few ootd snaps!
1.00pm: Being tourists!
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Met up with our lovely friend Vicky for some hot chocolate and girl chat!
7.00pm: The White Pepper SS16 launch party! *drools over SS16 collection* lots of lovely treats, cocktails, music and fashion chit chat, cactus’s, palm trees… parrots!!
The rest is history aka we were too exhausted to take any more pictures and we had to catch our last coach home at 11:30pm!
Hope you enjoyed this little come along with me post, I shall see you on the next one!