Friday, 25 July 2014

monochrome crochet

The other day I went to one of my favourite places in the whole world - central perk! I met up with some friends for a cute catch up and some shopping, don't worry though, I still technically didn't break my spending ban. I never said it included beauty products or necessities like pyjamas did I? Lucy from make me up helped me pick a few summer lipsticks as I'm useless with beauty stuff, but she knows what she's talking about, so check out her blog too :)

monochrome crochet top worn layered over a black slip dress with white studded sandals, asos pastel satchel and primark sunglasses

topdusty pink / dress oh my love via ASOS / sunglasses primark / bag ASOS / sandals F&F (old) / necklace H&M (old)

I have a bit of a soft spot for crochet, it's probably down to my mum who can crochet pretty much anything and make it look spectacular. So when picking a few items from the new brand dusty pink who have just launched their website, I had to go for this summery top. It's definitely become a contender for one of my festival outfits, but if monochrome isn't your thing, it also comes in pastel options too!

Check out dusty pink's site and their facebooktwitter and instagram. I also have another item of theirs popping up in a future OOTD post, so keep your eyes peeled! (Not literally, that would be gross.)

Good vibes guys 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

a season ahead

I know we're in the middle of a heatwave and all we can think about is festival fashion and getting a tan, but the fact is, it's time to start planning for Autumn. I don't want to wish time away, but these things need to be prepared. They say the best time to buy a coat is in the Summer as they're usually cheaper, you're not caught up in "well so and so has this in grey so I'll have to get it in black" nonsense and by the time it comes to actually needing one, they'll have sold out in your size. 

I have several coats; a fluffy cream and black minkpink one, a grey tweed primark one, a black il2l parka and a long grey boucle one I stole from my mum. One thing that my wardrobe has always been missing, is a mac. Or a trench, whatever you prefer. I'm sure there is a slight difference, so I'll refer to this as a mac. As you may know, I don't tend to wear a lot of brown tones, but something about this shade, on the website it's listed as cumin, bodes well in my collection. It looks great with monochrome, therefore at least 80% of my wardrobe, and the slight tangerine details (including the lining of the detachable hood - bonus points for Manchester's dreary weather!) means it will go well with colour too. It does come in other colours, FYI.

great plains camel coloured mac trench coat with detachable hood, white scalloped topshop shirt with river island black lana jeans, bank cut out ankle boots and primark satchel

macgreat plains / shirt topshop (old) / jeans river island / boots bank (old) / bag primark (old)

So now I'm sorted in the coats department for AW14, and if you want to start planning a season ahead, check out the great plains website, this amazing mac is even in the sale! I was so impressed with the quality and the fit, for reference I'm a UK 10 and ordered a medium for wearing over jumpers etc, I'm tempted to add even more to my collection!

Good vibes guys 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

dress in disguise

Reason for this post title? This ain't a cami, oh no, it's a slip dress. I've worn it on the blog before, most recently here, and in a last minute panic of what to wear to my friend's birthday meal, I turned to twitter. I'd whittled it down to three options; paisley playsuit with pvc skirt worn over, this ensemble, or a white crochet dress and leather jacket. This outfit won with a majority vote. I think black and pink is one of the most classic colour combinations of all time, it just works. Add a texture mix into the, well, mix, and it's even better. I kept the accessories simple and underestimated, as they should be for a Summer evening, but added a whole heap of rings (obviously) and I did actually have a darker lip, but not in time for the photos.. As I said, it was a last minute panic.

black lace cami with pink pvc mini skirt, black studded bag and black cleated sole sandals from new look

pink pvc mini skirt with mint nails and stacked rings from topshop and primark including ganesh ring

dress oh my love via ASOS / skirt daisystreet / bag river island (old) / sandals new look / ganesh ring gift / pinky rings topshop sale / gold rings primark

EXTRA BONUS FUN STUFF - I have a new video! In it I discuss my style inspirations including places, websites, celebrities and there's even a few bloggers and instagrammers thrown in there, go check it out to see if you got a mention! 

Good vibes guys