23 February 2018


If you saw my Spring/Summer trends post, you would know pastels will be everywhere in stores this season. If you're not into the bright colour trend, the soft pastel colours will be a better option for adding some colour this Spring.

Whether you go top to toe pastel or not, here are a few looks you can create, sometimes just adding one or two colours will make a huge difference:

Look 1, I've added a pink blazer over boyfriend jeans to make a casual outfit stand out.

Blazer, Jeans, Bag, Shoes, T-Shirt

Look 2, white is also a pastel colour, don't be afraid of wearing an all-white dress or jumpsuit, add a black biker jacket or dark accessories to break down the outfit.

Dress, Shoes, Earrings

Look 3, suits are great, mix and match them, wear them during the day with trainers or evening with heels. It's smart, sexy and so chic.

Blazer, Trousers, T-shirt, Trainers

Look 4, if you're not into pastel colours, accessories will do the job. If there is one colour to invest in this season, it's lilac! Or you could just buy a multicoloured bag and wear with everything!

Trousers, T-shirt, Bag, Trainers

Some other favourites from the high street:

Jumper, Trainers, Shoes, Dress
Jumper, skirt, Bag, Dress

Happy Shopping!

11 February 2018

Classic Trainers

You can never have too many shoes or trainers, that's a fact right? I have had a love for trainers since my first pair of Nike trainers, it was in the early 90s, a white and purple pair I wore with everything! I remember owning a pair of hi-top trainers before this, by Hi-Tec, it was chunky, but I still wore that with everything (yep even dresses, I've been rocking this look for ages). My dad also bought me a pair of 'Nicks', he tried to convince me it was Nike, I knew it wasn't! #returned

It was probably around University time I started going a bit crazy with buying trainers in different colours and styles, my part-time job in a department store didn't help much as this was the start of my compulsive spending habits. Luckily, I've improved a lot, although it may not seem it at times. From owning Nike Tn trainers to Reebok classics, the love for trainers was not going to stop.

Below are a few of the trainers I own at the moment along with some trainers I wouldn't mind having to the collection, mainly the classics. My most worn trainers are my converses, can be worn with just about anything from a suit to a dress. I invested in the converse high tops too and love them (Although getting them on can be a struggle). My Adidas Stan Smiths are another pair I own that are comfy and again goes with everything too, I have the ones with the green tab at the back which are their classics but eyeing up other colourways.

My New Balance trainers are one of the comfiest trainers I own, I saw an off-white pair last year at their outlet and regretted not buying it for £30! The yellow reeboks I have, I bought after falling in love with the colour, they definitely make a difference to a basic outfit. I owned a pair of the Reebok club C 85 vintage trainers but sadly had to return them due to a fault in the leather. I would definitely recommend them for comfort too.

The vans were everywhere last year and year before, I didn't think I would invest in a pair purely because I have black converses but I finally gave in this year. I need a while to get used to them as they are not the easiest to get on at the moment.

1st Row L-R: Stan Smiths, Vans, Converses, High Tops
2nd Row L-R: New Balance, Stan Smiths, New Balance, Vans
3rd Row L-R: Nike, Nike, Veja, Supergas
4th Row L-R: Golden Goose, Supergas, Common Projects, Reebok

I'm not sure what my next pair will be, but I'm liking all the pink trainers I'm seeing. I wanted another pair of Stan Smiths but now thinking I have too many white trainers?! But they do, all look different?

What's your favourite trainer and are you into the big chunky 'dad' trainers in at the moment?
Thanks for reading as always, happy shopping!

28 January 2018

Spring/Summer Trends 2018

Before people go crazy after their no spend January, I wanted to give a heads up on what to expect in the stores this coming season. Although I love Autumn/Winter and love all the chunky jumpers, coats and boots, I am so over it and looking forward to next season.

In January I get into a style rut, dressing too much for comfort and basically wearing a jumper and jeans most days. The weather doesn't help but looking forward to warmer weather and really excited about the new season trends this Spring.

The catwalk was full of colour and details from feathers, fringing, ruffles and more. As always I've picked out four of my favourite trends this season. These are trends that will last in your wardrobe and not just a one-off trend.

First, COLOUR, probably my favourite trend! I need to embrace this trend more and would love to find a colourful dress for summer.  Bright colours were seen on most runway shows like Marni, MSGM, Versace and many more.

L-R: Tom Ford, Tom Ford, Versace, Versace
L-R: MSGM, MSGM, Zadig & Voltaire, Balenciaga

Secondly, PASTEL COLOURS, nothing new for Spring but the lilac seems to have replaced the pink this year, as seen on the Michael Kors and Victoria Beckham shows.

L-W: Versace, Versace, Celine, Tom Ford
L-W: Michael Kors, Michael Kors, Loewe, Victoria Beckham

Thirdly, PENCIL SKIRTS. I'm looking forward to this trend, I've seen too many short skirts in the past that I wished were a little longer, I also have a few which I'm looking forward to wearing from seasons back. I think this will be the new midi replacing the pleated skirt, not that the pleated skirt is going anywhere!

L-R: Gucci, Victoria Beckham, Fendi, Fendi
L-R: Balenciaga, Max Mara, Max Mara

Fourth trend, TRENCHES, a classic timeless piece that you can take out year after year, great for the transition period. 

L-R: Michael Kors, Michael Kors, Loewe, Max Mara
L-R: Bottega, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Maison Margiela

Other trends Denim, Sheer, Shorts, Slip dresses, trainers, bum bags, ruffles, fringing, 80's, checks, polka dots, florals and many more. (All images from Vogue )

Remember to have a clear out of your wardrobe as you may have some of these trends already. Update your wardrobe with some items that will fit well into your other clothes and style.

I'm actually surprised how fast January has flown by, happy shopping as always! 

21 January 2018

New in January!!! Part Two

Continuing on from my last post, I have picked three more of my favourite stores.

Zara: A favourite store with many wardrobe staples as well as fashion pieces too. I purchased the below pleather trousers and they are great for this season, goes with anything and easy to style. The midi dresses below are my favourite, they can be layered with a jumper at the moment and in Spring worm with sandals. You can't go wrong with leopard or polka dots.

Top: Leggings, Leopard Dress, Jumpsuit, hoodie
Bottom: Shirtdress, Polka Dot Dress, Midi Skirt, Bag

Next up is Urban Outfitters, so many casual clothes in one store, sometimes they do great pieces like the below jumpsuit or even the boots which are very similar to the Acne boots.

Top: T-shirt, Jumper, Jacket, Jumpsuit
Bottom: Trousers, Watch, Boots, Trainers

Lastly, Asos, high street prices and includes high street stores like New Look, River Island and Mango.

Top: Jacket, Trousers, Top, Trousers
Bottom: Shoes, T-shirt, Blazer, Dress

Happy Shopping!