I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I sure did, infact, I spend most of the day consuming my body weight in food, and I'm estimating 90% was chocolate in content - what's not to love about that?! This was the year where I discovered that buying and giving presents to loved ones is a more enjoyable process that actually receiving gifts yourself. Do not get me wrong I LOVE receiving presents (especially the Naked 2 & 3 palettes I was kindly gifted this festive season), I just love the whole process of searching for those perfect presents for various family and friends; although, maybe the pleasure I feel out of this process stems from my compulsive love of shopping - sales here I come!
This year I have experienced a continuous stress of finding an apt party outfit, or rather numerous outfits due to the year of 18th parties (not that I'm complaining at all). Though, being a student on a tight budget, it is quite hard to make your money stretch and since I've exhausted most of my going out attire I thought what better way to gain inspiration than to construct a party edit series?
Missguided is always my first go-to option when in need of a new party ensemble. Their array of dresses and skirts and crop tops and bralets and jumpsuits and (breathe) dresses boasts a wide variety to choose from, often making it very hard for an indecisive person like me! In my opinion, their prices are pretty reasonable and their collections are unfallingly inspiring and fresh. My particular favourite theme running through the online store this season is the abundance of feather garnished items ranging from skirts to dresses to shoes - it all screams party season to me.
Ah. The lack of inspiration I have been under recently has stopped me from feeling motivated to write a new blog post. I hate going through those periods of time where you fail to find the point or motivation in things and so instead you procrastinate and feel shit about yourself. I know even more negativity isn't going to lighten my mood but I just want SOMETHING to get me out of this mindset I've been in concerning my blog. It's not as if I haven't thought about putting up a new post but whenever I actually get round to doing just that I feel that it's SO pointless and useless and so on. I guess it's just a phase, or I hope so. I love blogging and fashion don't get me wrong, a sudden dislike for the topic is not the reason behind this uninspirational speech - I guess I just haven't had much faith in my myself recently and that's caused the spiral downward.
Anyway, I thought the best way to try and feel inspired again is to take some outfit pictures and see how it goes. My favourite attribute of this outfit is the sort of subdued lime green shirt that I bought off a lovely lady on depop a few months ago, I am actually surprised that I haven't featured it on my blog before since I've been meaning to do so ever since I got it. My favourite way to wear it is through layering, I think it makes such a good outer layer over a high necked top since the colour is to die for. It's faintly patterned lime green material definitely makes the shirt the most unusual piece I have in my wardrobe.
Wearing: Shirt - Depop | Jumper -Primark | Skirt - Primark | Boots - Lavish Alice | Bag - Primark |
I WANT THE FLUFF. I never thought I'd be one for adoring the recent trend of furry clothes but here I am and topshop is always a brand which delivers. I especially love the baby pink feather hem shell top, it seems like such a versatile piece, one that you could either dress up or down and I'm all in favour of an item which is worth your money. I also really love the two metallic camis from topshop, the silver liquid cami just screams CHRISTMAS to me and I just love the cut of the cami. I've been on the hunt for a chunky black boot recently and topshop's offering is tempting me, especially with the reasonable price tag of £42.
How amazing are these high waisted trousers? I never thought I'd be able to pull of baggy trousers but these look SO good on, it may have something to do with the fact that they're grey and checked - a pattern which I've been loving lately.
All of what I'm wearing are recent purchases and it feels good to have an outfit consisting of completely new items since as of lately I have been growing old of well, my old clothes.
I especially adore the deep burgundy Primark shoes and the masculine vibe they carry throughout the outfit, typically something Alexa Chung would pull off (I'm not channeling her again, I swear...). Though to be honest, I really cannot fairly pick a favourite piece from this outfit as I adore it all collectively. Although, I am particularly proud of my mesh top find in Primark, it's a piece I feel like I've been searching for an eternity for and now I have it I just want to layer it on top of EVERY outfit. You know what I'm going to say next - it adds that grunge vibe to my outfits (typical) which is something I feel I've been lacking lately. Oh and the bag, need I say more? Well done Primark, well done, you've outdone yourself this autumn/winter in my books.
Wearing: White Crop Top - Topshop | Black Sheer Top - Primark | Checked Trousers - Topshop | Shoes - Primark | Bag - Primark |
Okay I'll admit, this post is shockingly late bearing in mind my holiday was over nearly two months ago but, I have an excuse (albeit not a very good one) - I completely forgot all about these outfit pictures. As we have now definitely transitioned into autumn/winter I felt like this particular outfit might seem slightly out of place amongst the heavy knits and oversized coats I have been spotting flooding my bloglovin feed but one last reminiscence of summer won't do anyone any harm will it? Better than letting them fade into the depths of my computer hard drive never to be seen again, hey?
Oh and just look at that dusk view.
Wearing: Top - Topshop | Skirt - Boohoo | Kimono - H&M | Shoes - New Look | Backpack - Primark | Anklet - Lilac Edge |
I'm writing this while my bed is drowned with countless pages of lined a4, scattered among depths of folders and textbooks, ah the joyus feeling of too much work and not enough time to relax. Wondering why I ever wished for sixth form to begin again as my tiredness begins to gather to an uncontrollable level of sleepiness. It is so HARD to feel inspired when alls you want to do is sleep sleep sleep.
Anyway, on to the outfit - wearing monochrome while on holiday? Why not.
I have a selection of pictures taken while on holiday in Kos, a Greek island and this set is by far my favourite. Even though this isn't my favourite outfit of the holiday being it's a quite simple one at that, I just love the ombre of colours the sky holds in the background, just after sunset creates the best light. The hotel my family and I called home for a week was SO gorgeous, and that's not even mentioning the amazing food! It was a lovely week away and I just wish I could escape there now, away from the ever present gloom of work.
Wearing: Crop Top - Topshop | Skirt - H&M | Kimono (worn tied over shoulders) H&M | Shoes - New Look | Bag - New Look | Anklet - Lilac Edge |
I got the chop - regarding my hair of course. It's something I've been wanting to do for awhile, a new change was something I felt was needed. I've banished the long hair for good. Or at least, for the near future. It was only a few weeks ago that I finally plucked up the courage to actually DO SOMETHING, after months of looking at countless pictures of hair inspo from the likes of Alexa Chung (obviously) and Suki Waterhouse. I LOVE my new hair, it's so fuss free and falls perfectly - even when I've just rolled out of bed and quite frankly I think the cut suits me a whole lot better than my longer locks.
Recently, i've been influenced by the colour yellow: my blonder hair, the presence of some sort of yellow tone in most of my outfit posts, and in general, the lemon print. Although I'm rejoicing that summer is drawing to an end as I tend to favour all things winter over s/s trends, the one thing I'll be missing is the absence of the lemon print.
Wearing: | Top - Missguided | Jeans - Topshop | Jumper - H&M | Shoes - New Look | Bag - New Look |