Thursday, 30 October 2014

baby blue birthday

I'm now 20 years old. That means I'm not a teenager anymore. I'm an adult. A real life grown up. I still feel about 12, how is this possible?! A friend reminded me that I'm now halfway to 40. I'm freaking out. Pass me the anti-wrinkle cream pronto. And no, I so totally did not find a grey hair the other day...

Let's try to remain positive shall we? I may be getting old (some older readers will be reading this laughing at me, I know) but I'd like to think this means I can now pull off some more sophisticated styles without looking like a little girl wearing her mum's clothes. But wait, this actually is my mum's jumper. Never mind!

black primark fedora, pale blue roll neck jumper, asos black backpack, black river island lana skinny jeans and river island black heeled suede over the knee bootsblack primark fedora, pale blue roll neck jumper, black asos backpack, river island black lana skinny jeans and river island black heeled suede over the knee boots

jumper borrowed off mum / jeans (lana) river island / boots river island / fedora primark / backpack ASOS (old)

Yes, these are those river island over the knee boots. I was obsessed with them for about a month, found a 20% code, went to purchase them and what do you know they were sold out online. Cue a freakout on my behalf, frantically calling the Liverpool store trying to put them on hold, then racing into town (looking a complete show) and weeping with joy when I handed over the card. They were a super early birthday present, so it seems apt to wear them on my birthday don't you think? 

Good vibes guys 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Parisian

For some reason, I was feeling Parisian the other day. If this isn't your first time here then you'll know this doesn't happen often. I'm a lover of stripes, yes, but I rarely go down the French route, instead I usually veer towards the 'just rolled out of bed wishing I was in haim' look. I suppose I still had elements of that, with my wild and wavy hair, but this outfit is pretty sophisticated for me, don't you think? I even thought it would be cute for an interview, with a few alterations. Bear in mind (is it bear or bare? hmm) I am applying for jobs in fashion, so the usual black polyester pants and an ill-fitted shirt just won't cut it. But the actual occasion was only a driving lesson, so nothing profession or Parisian after all.


OOTD featuring black and white striped long sleeved top, peter pan collar white shirt, black aline skirt with front pockets from H&M, black primark tights and satchel and knee high black flat boots

navy eyeko eyeliner, haim hair, blue and green eyes, multicoloured eyes, different coloured eyes

top* F&F (old) / shirt topshop (old) / skirt H&M (old) / boots pull & bear (old) / bag primark (old)

Oops! Sorry they're all old pieces, my bad!


Good vibes guys 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

BANK Warrington store relaunch #itsagirlthing

BANK fashion warrington store relaunch #itsagirlthing

As a fashion promotion student, you can imagine how excited I was to be invited to a store event where I got to take pictures of the beautiful clothes and chat to the loveliest PR team for hours and hours last Friday. The BANK store in Warrington's golden square shopping centre relaunched this week as a womenswear only store, hence the hashtag #itsagirlthing, which is surprising considering the size of the store and the increase in demand for menswear in the market, but any excuse for more clothes, right girls?

BANK fashion warrington store visual merchandising

BANK fashion warrington store blonde and blonde ankle boots AW14

The store is really generous in size, especially compared to our teeny tiny Liverpool store, which meant the layout was a dream. The mannequins were dressed impeccably in the brands from inside the store, including pink soda, fashion union, ellesse, glamorous, lipsy and blonde & blonde. It was a tough choice but I'm thinking blonde & blonde may be one of my favourites, I completely fell in love with a tan sheepskin coat, which I was pictured with on BANKfashion's instagram, squeee! I may have also cheekily added another few items to my wishlist, including a hearts & bows paisley print co-ord and these beautiful petrol finish heels from pink soda (if only I had somewhere to wear them!).

BANK fashion warrington denim

BANK fashion warrington visual merchandising pink soda

BANK fashion warrington store accessories visual merchandising black and gold

On the night the store had a DJ, free manicures, goodie bags for customers, free bubbly (or orange juice for me) and CAKE POPS. They deserved to be in capitals because they were so delicious and we may have eaten a few too many.. The gorgeous Nada Adelle opened the store with the cutting of a big pink ribbon (obv) and posed for a few pictures with me and Frances and a few of her adoring fans, which was so cute! If you weren't there, you seriously missed out. But if you're based in the north west do make the trip down there and take a look at the store for yourself, it's definitely the best BANK store I've ever been to and it's visual merchandising heaven (for you fellow marketing nerds).

BANK fashion warrington store relaunch #itsagirlthing

What are you loving from BANK recently? And what's your local store like? I find this so interesting!

Good vibes guys