Friday, April 21, 2017

Outfit: April 10th – Pattern Mixing Monday

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I am totally loving these leopard print pumps. The print just gives the casual shoes a little something extra I feel.

Yes, I got another version of this t shirt. Who am I to resist anything in army green right now?! I had a 20% off code too, so it was all good. Speaking of these t shirts, my grey one has mysteriously gone missing. According to Instagram I haven’t worn it since 16th March (surely not?) (and also, see, there IS a point to logging all your outfits on Instagram) and when I looked for it Friday evening to hang up to wear Saturday, I couldn’t find it. I conducted an extensive search for it on Saturday morning but to no avail. So I ask you this: if you were a grey t shirt, where would you hide?

T shirt – New Look
Jeans – F+F at Tesco
Blazer – New Look (eBay)
Pumps – George at ASDA
Choker – Primark
Earrings – gifted

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Outfit: April 7th - Navy Layers

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I put on some smart-ish jeans and layered up the navy for this casual Friday look. I have been looking for a navy jersey jacket for ages and finally found one in ASDA. And since I had a gift card it didn’t cost me anything either. The cross strap top is from last year and I modified it – there were two crosses originally, designed to be worn in the back. I cut one off and turned the top around. And the tank top is old M&S and purely there for modesty and another layer as it wasn’t that warm the day I wore this.

Jacket – George at Asda
Top – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Tank – M&S
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – gifted

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Outfit: April 5th – Black and Tan

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The coolest temperatures of the week were forecast for Wednesday so I gave a pair of boots one last airing before the spring/summer season (or before the torrential rain sets in and I need boots to keep my feet dry…). I still need a scarf for my morning walk to work although I don’t always photograph them now as they are not a part of my outfit as they tend to be during the colder months, they’re just a necessity to keep warm.

Everything here is past season, with the exception of the choker which I got about a month ago in Primark, for all of about £2. The trousers were from last spring, the boots from the spring before and I’m not sure which year I got the sweater – possibly 2011 or 2012. It was in the autumn of whichever year though, but I think this shade works well all year round and can be paired with just about anything.

Sweater – New Look Tall
Jeans – F+F at Tesco
Boots – F+F at Tesco (sale)
Scarf – gifted
Choker – Primark
Earrings – gifted

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Outfit: April 3rd – Sneaker Addict

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So apparently walking to work has turned me into something of a sneaker addict. If you include my runners and the pair I cycle in (that don’t have laces so there’s nothing to get caught in the pedals…), I am up to about 8 pairs now. And for someone who was never a trainers girl, that is a lot. My latest addition is this leopard print pair which was just £8 in ASDA (and I had a gift voucher so absolutely no guilt involved). They will go with everything (leopard print is totally a neutral and you should not trust anyone who tells you otherwise) and to prove that I paired them with a dress and jacket for work on a sunny Monday.

This is actually a great little outfit – swap out the blazer for a leather jacket (I would go with my tan faux-leather one personally) and you have a comfy, casual outfit for shopping, sight-seeing, whatever. The dress was £6 from Primark and I am so pleased they are doing these t shirt dresses again this year. The fabric is really thick so you don’t need an underskirt and come the summer they are just so easy to pull on with a pair of sneakers or flats and go.

Dress – Primark
Blazer – F21 (sale)
Sneakers – George at Asda
Choker – Primark

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Outfit: March 31st – Rock Chick

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I was inspired by this post of Allie’s to create my own version of her outfit for casual Friday. I don’t have any leather-look pants but ripped black skinnies are bad-ass enough for me, and a classic cartoon character replaces the band shirt. And I added a cardigan because I am nesh. Part of my wants to cut a v in the front of this shirt, part of me knows I’ll cock it up and regret it! I’ve had the t shirt years, probably going on 10 years, after spotting that DP were doing a tall version of it. When I was a child (in middle school I think) I had a sweatshirt with Betty Boop on the front and I loved it. I’m pretty sure it was black with just her head and name on it, but we’re talking 25 years ago so I can’t remember! I had to buy this t when I saw it in DP all those years ago.

I want to write happy Friday but chances are this post won’t go up on a Friday so happy whatever-day-it-is-today, and I hope April is treating you well so far!

Cardi – New Look Tall
T shirt – Dorothy Perkins Tall
Jeans – Next Tall (gifted)
Shoes – George at Asda
Choker – Primark

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