Monday, 21 November 2016

Nine Lives

Jacket - Nine Lives
Top - Nine Lives
Trousers - Primark
Boots - ebay

Nine Lives is one of those cool brands. You know the ones that are understated but make a statement, that look like you've made an effort but only take a minute to throw on. 
So naturally, when you're asked to test out a super cool brand, you can hardly refuse. 
The t shirt is a lovely and soft simple piece. Something to easily dress down with jeans and leather jacket or up with a skirt and heels. One of those staples that I'm always in need of, especially when the quality is this good.
My heart however, truly belongs to this jacket. I feel like I'm waiting for my motorbike riding boyfriend outside a dimly lit motel, ready to drive off into the sunset singing aerosmith. The patchwork and embroidery is just the right amount of detail, to make that simple outfit underneath look instantly badass. 
If you're in search of a rock&roll statement t shirt or jacket, I highly recommend a click through Nine Lives, especially as the festive season is just around the corner.
Merry Christmas to me.

Which piece would you wear?


Monday, 14 November 2016

Boohoo; dress of the month

dress - Boohoo
boots - New Look
hat - Missguided
bag - vintage

I'm a complete advocate of trying new things. Food, places and music genre. Clothes though, I tend to stick to what I know.
But when I was contacted by Boohoo to style up a dress I hadn't picked, I was intrigued. The idea of trying something new seemed really appealing and I was actually pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
It's part of their Dress of the Month campaign ft. new bloggers and new outfits each month. Trying something new has made me think a little differently about picking outfits a little out of my comfort zone.
Inspiration for this outfit comes from my summer dreams of road-tripping around America, shielding my eyes from the sun and spending evenings in smoky bars and watching the sky. 
I'm looking forward to a browse and seeing where abouts another outfit will take me (hopefully there'll be sun.)

Would you let someone else pick an outfit for you?


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Fashion fades StyleWe is forever

jumper - StyleWe
jeans - Zara
coat - H&M
bag - vintage

jacket - StyleWe
trousers & top - Primark
boots - Lightinthebox

Remember when I got that skirt? That was all courtesy of a little website called StyleWe, or more accurately, a little slice of fashion heaven. An Aladdin's cave of designers with an absolutely huge range of styles. 
So obviously, when they offered to collaborate, I couldn't wait to dive in and pick out some pretty pieces.

This jumper very quickly became a staple within my wardrobe. So simple, but that little pop of green on the back adds just enough to make it a really interesting piece. I'm really enjoying little touches of colour in my desaturated wardrobe to give outfits that much needed lift.

Oh my word, I cannot get enough of this jacket. I spotted a velvet blazer in Primark when I was hunting for Halloween attire last week and so have been ahem, crushing on velvet ever since. This jacket is one of those throw-it-over-your-most-boring-outfit-and-make-it-instantly-amazing pieces. A true statement gem and it's black so I obviously am infatuated.

Would you wear either of these pieces?


Monday, 24 October 2016

Interview with a vampire

blazer - next
jeans & heels - Primark
wig - ebay

Just a simple weekday look. Unsure whether it's too subtle? 

Monday, 17 October 2016

I thought I was dreaming when you said you loved me

Burgundy Bustier - PPZ
Burgundy Hipsters - PPZ
shirt & jeans - Zara

If it's burgundy and lacy, I'm usually sold. Especially if it's underwear. So naturally, when PPZ asked me to pick out a set for myself, I could certainly not refuse.
Undergarments are usually the last thing I would choose to spend a lot on, with my money usually being drawn towards garments more likely to be on show. However, when opening a parcel as pretty as this, my mind is subject to change.
Is it just me that feels like matching underwear makes you feel a little bit more powerful? More put together and ready to take on the day? (In my case I need all the help I can get.)

Basically, my rich alter ego who lives in a marble-floored mansion, spends her evenings sipping merlot in a fur-lined negligee, is very happy with this PPZ parcel indeed.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sundaze with Livia Lazar

Photos by the lovely Livia Lazar
top - Gearbest
trousers & bag - Primark
coat - H&M
boots - Lightinthebox

Spent a day a couple of weeks ago exploring Manchester with a wonderful photographer and these are a few of my favourite shots. Looking to expand the fashion side of her portfolio, Livia treated me to a day of coffee shops and museums whilst snapping the occasional photo of my limited modelling skills. 
(Also got some very professional ootds which is always nice!)

Hoping everyone is well - cannot believe it's October!? I am currently in a state of denial whilst carving a pumpkin and painting Bette Midler onto my nails.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Stay dead

top - Sammydress
jeans - Zara
boots - Lightinthebox
bag - vintage

This outfit is homage to weekends spent on netflix watching Louis Theroux documentaries and Peep Show. 
Sleep is for the weak?
Sleep is for the week.

I hope your week is spent refreshed and wide awake :)


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