Tuesday, 18 June 2013

OOTD- Tailored Monochrome

Blazer- H&M, £29.99
Top- H&M, £3.99
Jeans- Primark, £10
Flatform Sandals- Primark, £10
Necklace- Topshop, £20
Nails- Barry M 'Raspberry'

Hi everyone! This evening I went out for a meal with my boyfriend and his mum, and thought I'd just quickly show you all what I wore, in my first ever OOTD post!

I purchased this white blazer a few months ago, after falling in love with the cut, and it's been sitting in my wardrobe ever since. I don't know why, but I guess you could say I was a bit scared of it- I didn't know what to wear it with or how to tie it into an outfit until I plucked up the courage today.
I used this statement necklace from Topshop to pull the black and white elements together, which has given me loads of ideas of how I can wear this blazer in the future.

I'm loving these two Primark purchases too. I've spoken about the flatforms in a previous post, and am happy to report that I've not experience any rubbing as mentioned before. Also, these jeans are amazing, and are a great dupe for the American Apparel Easy Jeans, and Topshop Joni Jeans. I literally cannot stop wearing them, and find them much more flattering than their pricier rivals.

Sorry about the lighting in these photos by the way! They were just quick snaps after I got in at 11, so obviously I couldn't take them in natural light!

How would you guys style a white blazer?


Monday, 10 June 2013

Collective Primark Haul- June 2013

So in my absence I have of course snuck on a few shopping trips, and my debit card has accidentally fell into numerous card machines (I should be saving more money, and am off to London again tomorrow, whoops!) Naturally I therefore have some bits and bobs that I fancied showing you guys.
Personally, I love reading Primark related blog posts to get an idea of what's in store before I go so that I can hunt things I've seen online down when I get there,  especially since I don't have the pleasure of living near a Primark myself. Therefore, I decided to show you all what I've been purchasing from Primark recently....
I purchased these beautiful monochrome (I actually can't get enough of monochrome) heels for a bargain price of only £12! I haven't worn them out yet, but from wearing them in the house I think I'll save these for occasions where I'll be mostly sitting down since they aren't the most comfortable shoes in the world to say the least...

The shoes are a snakeskin type texture on the white parts, and faux suede on the black parts. They are so similar to some that are in Zara at the moment, and the price really cannot be beaten considering they're good quality and don't look like they're from Primark at all!

Sticking with the footwear I also purchased these black faux suede flatforms which I am absolutely in love with! These are so versatile, and I can see myself getting so much wear out of these. I'm already planning outfits in my head that include these, and just hope the weather warms up a bit soon so I can wear these over 'summer'. They were only £10, which is incredible, as Topshop are selling similar shoes for around £30, and Primark also stock these in a beautiful coral colour.
The only downside to these is that I've heard from others that the toe strap is prone to causing blisters, although obviously I can't confirm this, but I think i'll just buy some of those shoe cushions and hopefully all will then be well!

If you read my 'Monochrome Accessories' blog post, you'll know that I've been after a white satchel bag for a little while, but couldn't bring myself to spend over £100 on the Cambridge Satchel Company version available on Asos.
I found this version which is absolutely perfect, considering I'm not sure how much wear I'll get out of it in the long run, and for £9 I could afford to buy it as an experimental piece.

I also purchased a second bag, which I thought would be nice for summer. This faux leather tassel/ fringed  duffel style bag with studs has an adjustable strap and just enough room for the essentials, and encourages me to not put so much unnecessary rubbish in my bag for a day out. Best of all, it was only £8!

This black and white damask/ wallpaper print skater dress was £15 and is right up my street since I can wear it with so many different items I already own. I think the pattern is stunning, and I don't have a similar dress already so I had to buy it!

I've also been looking for an oversized denim jacket that I can just through on for when it's warm but a bit windy, as I usually just live in my faux leather jackets which can be a bit too warm in the summer months.

I'm also really into acid wash right now, and some of the 90s trend, so this £16 Primark number was perfect.
I purchased my regular size, and the fit is a larger boyfriend style which I think looks really effortless. I like to roll the cuffs of the sleeves up when wearing mine.

The last thing I purchased was this oversized chiffon button up shirt. It's a lovely taupe- grey colour, and has roll sleeves, which makes the style of the shirt look very 'Topshop-esque' which I love. The material isn't amazing quality, but for £8 I'm happy, and if it's worn with better quality items it fits right in and doesn't end up looking cheap. The fit is flattering also, and it's available in black too, which I might pop back to get tomorrow!
Apologies for the creased-ness in the photo by the way- I've been wearing it a ton and just dug it out of the ironing pile to show you guys since I love it so much!

And that is everything I've purchased from Primark, (with the exception of stuff for my little sister and brother). I think they've got some really lovely things in store at the moment, and have been impressed every time within the last month.
I hope you are all well and always love hearing from any readers, so don't hesitate to leave a comment. Also, I hope you liked this new style of post, so let me know if you did!
Have you snapped up any bargains recently? What's your favourite thing I bought?


Sunday, 9 June 2013

I'm Back Tomorrow!

Hello everyone and anyone!
Just a quick post to say I'm sorry for not posting in what seems to be like forever! I am a complete noob, and managed to do two things that stopped me posting anything for a little while.

1) I started using a different browser which wouldn't load blogger, but am now back on the old oneeee.

2) I forgot my login details. Typical me.

Also, this past month has been a very busy one, I was presented with an exciting potential job opportunity (I find out this week if I got it) which took up a lot of my time in preparation, along with several trips to London, and a lot of late nights. On the plus side when I've been in London there's been time for shopping, and I feel like I've got loads to talk about and lots of products and items to show you all!

I'll be posting properly tomorrow unless something else goes wrong...

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