Monday, 14 October 2013

Today I'm wearing...
Topshop black tee £15, Topshop tube skirt £28, Primark sandals £8, Casio Watch £25 eBay.
Topshop dress £45, Topshop Boots £10 (sale).

Topshop Polka dot blouse £38, Topshop ripped knee Jamie jeans £40, Vans via ASOS £45, Topshop spike bracelet £4.
Topshop crepe notch neck jacket £55, Topshop black strappy cami £18, Topshop ripped knee Jamie jeans £40, Black leather coverse via ASOS £60, Topshop spike bracelet £4.
Topshop crepe boxy tee £30, Topshop tartan trousers £25 (sale), Black Vans via Office £44.99, H&M Gold chain necklace £3.99, Gold Casio watch £25 eBay.
Topshop stripe dress £25 (sale), Tights from Primark £4, Black vans via Office £44.99.
Topshop knitted fluffy crew jumper £38, Topshop speckle roll sleeve mini dress £26, Primark tights £4, Black vans via Office £44.99. 
Primark fluffy cardigan £10, Topshop white cami £28, Ripped jamie jeans £40, Vans via ASOS £45, H&M gold chain necklace £3.99.
Topshop checked/tartan shirt £28, Topshop jamie ripped knee jeans £40, Vans via ASOS £45.
Topshop quilted tee £32, Topshop black Mom jeans £40, Belt Primark £2, Black vans via Office £44.99.

Here are my outfit posts for the last couple of weeks (not all obviously, and the first 2 are rather old). I'm not the best for being consistent, both with blogging and instagram but I do try. It's always awkward taking outfit 'selfies' at work as people think I'm odd enough as it is. So if there's someone else on lunch or in the staff room at the same time I just forget/avoid to take pictures of what I'm wearing. And to be honest, sometimes what I've got on is just not interesting enough. Not that these pictures are mind blowingly inspirational outfits or anything, but I have bought a few new pieces recently so thought I'd show you all how I style them. I've linked all the bits I could find on the Topshop website under the outfit picture so if you are interested you can find them that little bit easier- aren't I so kind?

As you can see I've been living in vans again, they are just heaven for my feet. I've recently purchased the all black pair (seen in the pictures), I also have an all white pair and actually an amazing pair of Hello Kitty Vans that both need to be worn, as either of them have yet touched the surface of the earth. I would highly suggest investing in a pair of Vans, they are worth every penny in my eyes. And again my ripped Jamie jeans do seem to feature A LOT in these posts but I swear I don't wear them everyday. Ha, they just seem to be great to chuck on without thinking about it, c'mon we all have those days where we just cba to think about what we're putting on. 

Recently I've been wearing a lot of monochrome (as I said in my last post), I think it's because it's got so darn chilly that I just don't feel like injecting colour into my outfits. I'm in love with my Mom jeans at the moment with a structured or boxy tee. It mixes a more sophisticated element with a more 'grungey' (I'm wincing as I use this word) or 'old-school' (once again wincing) element to create an over all look I'm really liking. Also as I said before fluffy knits are everywhere, and I've totally jumped on that band wagon. I love them! Apart from being super-cosy, the texture really helps liven up any boring outfit. I love mixing different textures during winter, fluffy, leather, quilted, the list goes on.

Right I'm rambling, I hope you like these looks, let me know which is your favourite? Oh and yes I've changed my hair to a middle parting, what do you think?
Bye for now lovelies. x

Friday, 11 October 2013

Topshop A/W wish list.
From left to right going from the top around clockwise: Knitted ladder stitch jumper: £34, Nails in Costume Ball: £6, Orange wool check skirt: £38, Knitted fluffy crew jumper: £38, Leather look tshirt dress: £52, Boxy fur gilet: £65, Argo boots: £92, Mono floral jumpsuit: £55, Quilted leather look tshirt: £50, Lips in Ruthless: £8, Holographic double zip purse: £12, Fur pom cable beanie: £12, MOTO ripped highwaisted Mom jeans: £42.

I haven't done one of these in a while so I thought it was about time. Topshop is killing me right now online with so many things I want to buy. I find that the problem when transitioning into Autumn/Winter is the PRICES! Everything just gets so expensive. I do think the quality is always so much nicer than Summer product with much more luxurious fabrics and prints, so that does justify it a little I guess. 

I've been wearing a lot of monochrome recently, black, greys and white. I think it's the drop in cooler weather that's made me reach out for my 'darker' side. It's unusual for me as I do love a bit of colour, but hey, I'm embracing it right now. I've tried to include some brighter pieces in this wish list so it doesn't look so dull. I've included this lovely Orange checked skirt from Topshop which is just so darn cute, and the lime green laddered jumper which is great to grunge up any outfit. I do love a bit of a trampy look at times, hence the beaten up laddered Mom jeans thrown in there too. This style with a structured tee, bold lip and some chunky heels (*vans) is my go-to at the moment, it helps to enhance the outfit into a more pulled together look, rather than looking like you've slept in some alley way (no offence of course).

I've also (like everyone else) been LOVING fluff, by fluff I mean fluffy jumpers, crop tops etc. I now have 3 furry/fluffy jumpers 2 in black and 1 in a bright yellow-green and also a cardigan in black. I need to stop purchasing them, but everyone is doing different variations, so either a new colour or slightly different style that I haven't seen. Dammit it's bad for my bank balance but I can't resist. That's why I've including the gorgeous powder blue one from Topshop in here, it's so pretty! Primark are also doing cropped polo versions of fluffy jumpers that I really want to get my hands on for only £10. I think they can just pull an outfit together without you even thinking about it. They seem somewhat elegant and sophisticated. Moving on from fluff into fur, and yes, it's always a statement piece for A/W and I really want this gorgeous Boxy gilet from Topshop, it's super pricey but I think it will be something that I wouldn't take off in the colder months. Maybe this could be a cheeky Christmas present? Wink wink, nudge nudge. 

Leather looking items are also catching my eye again this season, I'm really liking boxy dresses and t-shirts in this fabric as well as more structured and fitted tops and skirts. It's a sexy fabric but worn correctly can also be super feminine and sophisticated. I really want this t-shirt style dress from Topshop, it really would do all the talking in an outfit. Perfect for both nights out (which I don't really do) and day time looks. This and the quilted leather look tee from Topshop are high up on my 'want-to-buy-next-please' purchases.

And last but not least are these SEXY-MOTHER boots from Topshop, they are the Argo boots in a Pewter (oil-slick, holographic type colour) which unfortunately sold out in store and online before I even realised they were around. This makes me very sad, as there is rarely a shoe- especially a high heeled one, that I want this badly. I think it's the fact I know they're sold out which makes me want them more. They are one of those so ugly they're amazing type shoe, which seem to attract me the most. If anyone is selling them, or see's them back in stock, please let me know. I want these pretty creatures on my feet.

Right, that's enough rambling from me. What's your favourite look this season? Any pieces in Topshop that you're loving too? 

Let me know pretties. x