19 August 2016

Get Sporty

Adidas + UO

I was the ultimate tomboy growing up, lived in tracksuits and t-shirts most of my childhood and still do (More so at home). Not sure if growing up with two brothers influenced my dressing or if it was the 90's music videos from the likes of TLC and Aaliyah but this was pretty much my style until the age of 15/16. After leaving secondary school I started to dress a little more 'feminine' by buying more fitted clothing. But even in my 20s sportswear was still a big part of my wardrobe, where I would mix cropped tops with baggy bottoms or wear trainers with everything. Oversized clothing and sportswear have been a trend for a while now and still going strong this Autumn/Winter (Will do a post on oversize soon).

The gorgeous Noholita shows us how sportswear can be dressed up too in her blue 'Miss Guided' tracksuit (More details on her blog). This look is a lot less tomboyish but still has the element of a laid back style.


With the Olympics and me loving everything Adidas Original at the moment I had to pick out my favourite sportswear items on the high street.

1. New Look £15 (Sale), 2. New Look £14.99, 3. Very £35 (Promotion)
4. Urban Outfitter £85, 5. Topshop £55, 6. Asos £25
7. Asos £49, 8. Office £24.99, 9. Office £74.99 

Not sure how to dress sporty? Check out some street style images below, if you don't fancy wearing a tracksuit just add some cool trainers to your outfit. Try mixing smart with casual by adding a blazer or smart coat over a tracksuit. Wear a sporty t-shirt or jumper over a statement skirt or dress and try experimenting and playing with colours and textures.

Images from Pinterest

Thank you for reading and happy shopping.

11 August 2016

White Summer Style

Just when you thought summer was all over, we're in for an another week of scorching weather...yay! So there's no better time than now to wear all white or a pretty white top, make the most of your summer clothes while you can.

White can seem scary to wear, especially if you're around kids, but the colour is refreshing to wear in summer. If you don't fancy going all white, try white bottoms which have been popular this season, or a white top that is always a life saver in your wardrobe.

I'm a bit scared to wear white bottoms, fear of sitting on something dirty or getting them stained puts me right off. However, I would happily wear a white dress, weird I know. Below are a few of my favourite looks.

I've seen so many white jeans on the high street, love the raw hem ones below right from Topshop, most sizes have sold out, an alternative is the Joni jeans below left.

Try white culottes for a more summery look, wear them with stripes, denim or a tee. The below Marks and Spencer's culottes seem like a great pair to dress up or dress down.

M&S £59

If white trousers are not your cup of tea, go for a dress, a shirt dress would be my choice for a casual look. A white top is always a winner and will freshen up an outfit and go with anything.

High street choices:

Top left to right: ASOS £40, H&M £29.99, HOF £66
Bottom left to right: New Look £15.99, Mango £29.99, Vila £26

If you do fancy going all white on your outfit, I would personally avoid white shoes, instead, choose a bit of colour or black, leopard print will look great too. There is obviously an exception and that's if you've been invited to Puff Daddy's all white party, then go all out!

Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of the Summer.

4 August 2016

My kind of Heels

It's been a long time since I've worn high heels, I'm always in flats, usually in the form of trainers. Although I love the look of high heels and love seeing it paired with certain outfits, I just can't walk in them, to be honest, I don't think I could before. 

I've still kept hold of some heels that I will probably never give away, my favourite being a gold pair of limited edition Jimmy Choo sandals which I've worn only a few times, no surprise there then (also regretted not looking after them). So with that in mind, I'd rather spend my money on shoes I can walk in.

Wedges are a great option for height and comfort, so I decided to get these from Wallis*.

Below are some high street choices of my kind of heels, if you don't fancy wedges, block heels are another option for day and evening looks.

1. HOF £16
2. River Island £55
3. Topshop £49
4. KG £110
5. & Other Stories £89
6. Zara £22.99

Street Style images (photos taken from Pinterest)

Thank you for reading!

*I won a competition this year in March from Wallis where I'll receive a pair of shoes every month for a year.