20 November 2017

Topshop - Tee-clutter Edit

Who feels Topshop is too young for them? And who on the other hand still shops there?
I'll be honest, after giving birth to my son and having turned 30 a few months before that, I thought this is it...no more Topshop! Was Topshop too young for me?

In fact, it wasn't and instead I was in a style rut and confused on what a 30-year-old mother should be wearing. It took me a while to get back into my style and start loving fashion again. Topshop was definitely one of those shops that made me think ''am I too old for this store now?!' However, it was the one shop that I could go to for my basics and always had what I was looking for.

Yes...it does get perceived as a brand that is 'too young', but I guarantee there is always something that will catch your eye no matter what your age. Topshop is my go-to place for most things, even for a night out (yep those rare ones), probably the first shops on the high street I go to. I want to show my followers that you don't have to be 'young' to shop there and there are plenty of options in the store.

As it's the festive season, I thought I would put some looks together that are ideal for a night out/work party or Christmas dinner but also wearable after too.

1. Bomber jacket
2. White t-shirt
3. Black t-shirt
4. Trousers
5. Denim jacket
6. Pleated Skirt
7. Short skirt

1. Striped shirt
2. Blue shirt
3. Spotty shirt
4. Long skirt
5. Short skirt
6. Collar shirt

1. Sequin top
2. Blazer
3. Cami top
4. Pink top
5. Denim jacket
6. Cami top
7. Blue rip jeans
8. Blue jeans
9. Satin finish jeans
10. Trousers

Some of my favourite jeans are from Topshop, I've included a few more below. The good ones tend to sell fast, all great for dressing up or down.

L-R: Black straight leg jeansMid-blue ripped mom jeansMid-blue straight leg raw hem jeans,
 Washed black raw hem Orson jeans

Topshop is also great for shoes and accessories, I could spend hours at the Oxford St flagship store just admiring and trying on everything!

Top left-right: Kitten Heel SlingbacksMid Heel ShoesCone Heel ShoesMagic Ankle Boots
Bottom left-right: Heeled sandalsPointed velvet heelsBow court shoesPatent Leather Boots

If you're ever in a 'what to buy' crisis and need some free help, there is always the Topshop personal shopping department to give you a lending hand.

Some dresses I tried on and loved:

L-R: Silk shirt dressStripe knot front dressEmbellished wrap dress

The going out top I bought:

Striped Tie Wrap Kimono Top


Not long now before party season starts so hurry quick before they all sell out. I've added a few everyday basics below too, happy shopping!

Denim Jacket, black hoody, pink jumper, denim shirt
Track pants, denim skirt, Jeans, PU trousers
Scarf, bag, belt, bucket bag



This post was sponsored by Topshop, but all words are my own and my love for Topshop is genuine as I have been shopping there for years!


17 November 2017

Wish List

Christmas is around the corner, if you're clueless to what you want this year, my never-ending list might help you? I love all things fashion and beauty so below I have put down my favourites.

Beauty: I have been testing out the Emms Hardie cleanser and loving it so far, so that's definitely one to get. The purifying glow mask I've tested a sample of and have been meaning to buy one but haven't had the chance. I'm not big on makeup but heard loads of positive reviews about the Eyeko brand. And red nail varnish, well you cant go wrong, can you!

1. Cleansing Balm
2. Mask
3. Nail Varnish
4. Eye makeup

Fashion: The fashion list could possibly go on a lot longer but here are a few things I have had an eye one for a while. The trousers look perfect on this model, not sure how it will look on me but I love it! I think it will look great with the jumper and Vans. The cardigan is cute and will look lovely with denim. And finally the purse, well why not!

1. Purse
2. Cardigan
3. Trousers
4. Sweatshirt
5. Trainers

Miscellaneous: I have wanted this necklace for ages now, perfect for layering. The chole perfume is an old time favourite of mine, love the smell. The candle is just something that will smell nice and look pretty in your home. The book is by Aimee Songs, a blogger and probably one for fashion bloggers and finally, the small bracelet is a cute accessory that fits in well with my simple style.

1. Necklace
2. Book
3. Candle
4. Perfume
5. Bracelet

Happy Shopping, hope some of the things have given you some ideas.

8 November 2017

Statement Knitwear


All images from Pinterest

Winter is definitely around the corner, the days are getting colder so cover up in those cosy jumpers till Spring. Basic wasn't even an option when it came to knitwear on the catwalks, it was all about the statement knitwear.

The bright coloured knit below would definitely make a statement, it would also look great with a plain skirt or dress, team it up with boots or trainers. 

Jumper, Bag, Jeans, Boots

I have the below blue jumper from H&M, a perfect Christmassy jumper which can be worn year after year. The below knitwear are jumpers that may not be a big statement but still stands out. Sometimes a none patterned jumper can make a difference too, it could be the sleeve detail, details of the neckline, the stitching or material. Let the jumper do the talking!

H&M, Topshop
ASOS, Topshop

Or why not go for some wardrobe essentials with a twist. We have leopard print, stripes and a grey jumper! Your basic grey or black jumper can make a statement too by how you wear it. You can make them a little different by rolling the sleeves up, tucking it into jeans or even adding some accessories like layered necklaces, iron-on patches, badges or brooches?

&otherstories, ASOS, Zara

If you fancy spending a little more, check out the below gorgeous jumpers, I've added this to my 'in my dreams wish list'.

Left to Right: Madewell, ChloƩAlexa Chung

Happy shopping!


28 October 2017

70's Trend

The 70's decade had so much going on when it came to fashion, there's definitely something for everyone. Flares were huge there was no doubt about that, but what else made the 70's stand out? Denim, suede, maxis, florals, platforms and sheepskin were just some to name a few. I loved the colours from the decade, especially the burnt oranges, mustards and browns.

When you're styling this trend, it's good to mix and match to make it more modern. All the below looks have a 70's feel, but still versatile and can be worn again in a different way.

All photos from Pinterest

If there's one thing to buy for this trend, it's denim. Flares are flattering and do come in fashion time after time, however, if it's not for you consider cropped bottoms or if anything a denim shirt. A denim shirt will last for years, the double denim will work for a 70s vibe.

Some of my favourites from the high street below:

Corduroy

L-R: Cord Jumpsuit, Cord Dungarees, Cord Jacket

Denim

L-R: Denim shirt, cropped jeans, lace up cropped jeans 

Some others: 

1. Trousers, Top 
2. Skirt
3. Shirt
4. Top
5. Dress
6. Coat

Happy Shopping!

18 October 2017

Tailoring

When the catwalks were filled with tailoring, I couldn't wait to see what the high street had to offer. I like to think my style is somewhat androgynous, so this trend was perfect for the likes of me. But the great thing is that tailoring will last years in your wardrobe.  I have two classic blazers I have had for years, I bring it out year after year, it's never dated.

Trousers suits are big this season, if you feel a bit overdressed, dress down with trainers or just wear the trousers with a slogan tee or jumper. Below are a few ways you can style this trend (All images from Pinterest).


The benefit of buying a suit is that you can mix and match. We saw above that trousers can be worn just like jeans, dressed down. The same applies to a blazer, a blazer is not only great for layering under coats, wear it as a light jacket to wear over jeans, dresses and skirts. Or invest in a well-tailored coat, it will last you for years and become a wardrobe essential.


Whats on the high street:

The below blazer is perfect to wear with jeans and dresses, the trousers will look great with a pair of white stan smiths or converses and a basic tee or chunky knit.

Mango Blazer, Trousers

If you want to make a statement, the below is for you!

Zara Blazer, Trousers (New)

Favourites on the high street: 

1. Camel coat
2. Mickey T-shirt
3. Blazer
4. Pink trousers
5. Grey checkered trousers
6. Stan Smiths
7. Wool checkered coat
8. Pinstripe trousers
9. Brogues
Happy Shopping!

2 October 2017

Red

The official colour of Autumn/Winter, RED! Red associated with romance, danger, fire and many others, this bold primary colour represents power to me. It will transform any outfit, sometimes even the simplest things like red lips, red nails or red shoes will still do the trick.

I've put together a few of my favourite street style images from Pinterest below for some inspiration.


The easiest way to add red to your outfit is accessories. Shoes and bags add colour to a simple outfit straight away.

Topshop, Mango, Zara

Tops are good for people that don't want to stand out too much, wear with denim or black and it won't look too much.

Topshop, Nobody's child, H&M
Weekday, H&M, Zara

If you want to make a statement then invest in a coat, this will brighten up any outfit and you will definitely stand out from the crowd. Trousers and skirts are also another way to make a bold statement, dress these with colours such as pink, white, black, grey or denim. But if you really want to go all out then be the lady in red and invest in a red dress!


River Island, NewLook, Topshop, H&M

Zara, Topshop, Asos

Happy Shopping!

25 September 2017

Ankle Boots

All images from Pinterest

Ankle boots are a great transitional piece as well as an everyday footwear for Autumn/Winter. It's definitely a wardrobe essential and one that will stay in fashion season after season. Finding the right pair is a different story, you end up having so many requirements just in one pair of boots. I need the perfect heel height, the toe shape needs to be right and then there's the price and colour! Around this time all retailers have their version of ankle boots, but where do you even start? I've broken it down into groups and picked out my favourites.

First up is your everyday flat boots, practical but will go with everything. These will look nice with floaty dresses which will toughen up the look but can also be worn with pleated skirts or jeans.

Top left: Dune
Top right: Dune
Bottom: Topshop

Second is the slight heel. I'm not a big fan of heels but love a heel height under 5cm, it's my kind of heel. Good for day or evening.

Top left: Clarks
Top right: Sam Edelman
Bottom: Mango

Thirdly, the fashion boots, coloured/patterned or very high heels. These boots are the ones that will make your outfit stand out, it will draw attention to your feet and look good on.

Top left: Mango
Top right: River Island
Bottom: Mango

Check my shop page to see which ones I bought recently, looks like I will need another pair too! Happy shopping as always!

13 September 2017

Marks and Spencer

I have never been a big shopper in Marks and Spencers, apart from the underwear department and food department obviously, but over the years it has grown on me. A place where my mum shops ALL the time, it has now become a place where I buy clothes too.

From the 14th September till 18th September Sparks card holders get 20% off clothing, beauty, home and furniture (excludes some items, check in store). Usually, I wouldn't bother looking but after my recent purchase of this cardigan in cream, I skimmed through the site and saw lots of lovely things, so I wanted to share some of the items I came across. All casual looks, all wearable and all which can be worn several times.

The first outfit is simple with a pop of colour and a fun shopper bag. The top looks lovely on the model, which could easily be dressed up with statement earrings or layered necklaces.

Top, Jeans, Bag, Shoes

The second outfit is my kind of outfit, it looks effortlessly stylish! I bought this velvet skirt in black last year and love it. This year they have it in the below navy colour and this season's yellow colour too which is equally beautiful.

Top, Skirt, Bag, Trainers

The final look can easily be worn during the day and evening. Just add gold hoops and add red lipstick!

Top, Jeans, Bag, Boots

Tried on the two tops mentioned above including the white top on the left

Coat

Happy Shopping and remember to stick to items you can wear on multiple occasions.


7 September 2017

Topshop Buys

As you probably know from my last post on Topshop, I LOVE the store! So I thought I'd do a post on all things Topshop and put together some new season outfits.

Topshop is definitely my go to place for Jeans as well as accessories such as shoes, bags and jewellery. For me, Topshop Jeans have lasted longer than my other jeans, but hurry the best ones usually tend to sell out quickly, so you have to be quick. I love the below dark wash and black jeans, think they will look fab for winter teamed up with some bright colours or chunky knits. (I've actually purchased the dark wash blue jeans as this is a colour missing in my wardrobe)

Left: MOTO washed black mom jeans
Right: MOTO Dark Blue Straight Leg Jeans or try these which are similar

Everyday wardrobe picks:

Top left to right: top, blouse, trousers, bag, jeans
Bottom left to right: dress, hoodie, trousers, t-shirt, shoes


Outfit picks:

Jumper, Earrings, Skirt, Trainers


Dress, Jacket, Boots, Bag

Dress, Blazer, Boots, Bag

JumperTracksuit, Trainers, Socks

Hope you liked my Topshop Edit, happy shopping!
(This post was in collaboration with Topshop)

4 September 2017

Stradivarius

We all love the Spanish for bringing us Zara and other Spanish brands, Stradivarius being one, which is the sister brand of Zara. I tend to shop in the same high street stores so haven't shopped in Stradivarius before. But when Stradivarius approached me to collaborate with them, I skimmed through their site and fell in love with many things, which ended in a long wish list! So I was definitely up for collaborating with a brand that sells basics to fashionable items at a reasonable high street price.

If you're not quite Winter ready yet, last week Stradivarius launched a new Winter campaign, gorgeous pieces at reasonable high street prices. Below are few of my favourite looks from the campaign.

Left: coat, shirt, skirt, boots
Top right: Dress, jeans, boots
Bottom right: Coat (Note: Some items have not come into stock yet)

And here are a few everyday essentials that are also worth a look at. The striped jumper tucked into the bottom mom jeans is a perfect day look, or try the yellow shirt with the jeans for an evening out.

Top left to right: Coat, Denim Jacket, Blazer, Cardigan
Bottom left to right: Striped Jumper, Red Jumper, shirt, t-shirt

Left to right: Culottes, Trousers, Mom jeans

Happy shopping!

17 August 2017

A/W 2017 Trends

Sale racks have been pushed to the side, which only means one thing and that's to make room for new clothes...Yay! I'm usually in a limbo during this time (Mid-August), should I wait or buy new season now? If you are holding back and wondering what to expect then read on.

I have cut it down to my usual four trends as we all know there's way too many to keep up with. Last year pink was the colour for Autumn/Winter, it seems like this year it's RED! So the first of my favourite trends this coming season is red, get ready to see this colour everywhere. Red was seen on catwalks from the likes of Victoria Beckham, Fendi, Prada, Versace and more.

Top left to right: Versace, Roksanda, Victoria Beckham
Bottom left to right: Fendi, Fendi, Victoria Beckham
(All images from vogue)

Red will be the colour to make a statement and if you want to stand out invest in trousers and outerwear. Personally, I would rather get a red top or red accessories, what ever you prefer I'm sure you either own something red already or will do by the end of the new season.

Next trend is tailoring, I love smart trousers and always team mine up with trainers, for this trend think Phoebe Philo's signature style. Also, think men suits, you either go oversized with blazers and trousers or wear them fitted. Which ever you choose look sharp!

Top left to right: Celine, Chole, Fendi
Bottom left to right: Alexander Wang, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham

Next up is my favourite, the knit! Not just any knit, a statement knit, meaning it needs to have something about it. It could be the sleeves, the length, colour or material...but don't make it simple.

Top left to right: All Chole
Bottom left to right: Topshop, Versace, Victoria Beckham

There's usually a trend focused on a decade, this season it's the 70's. Think colours like orange, camel and mustard yellows (my fav) for this trend. Also wide legged bottoms, platforms and 70's plaid.

Top left to right: Loewe, Etro, Marni
Bottom left to right: Prada, Marni, Topshop

Other trends to look out for are mid length skirts, floral dresses, fur and wide belts to name a few. Most of these trends are probably in your wardrobe, make use of what you have and stick to your style. If you buy meaning to wear it again, then it's an investment and not just a trend piece.

Happy Shopping! I will do a separate post for each trend in the coming weeks.