Sunday, April 19, 2015

Outfit: Birthday Girl






Tuesday was my actual birthday (yay!) and also the day I returned to work after my week and a bit off (boo). But it wasn’t so bad, the sun was shining and I had new jeans and a new top to wear. This is one of the Primark pairs that my lovely little sister got me for my birthday. They are labelled as Push Up skinnies and certainly the pocket placement and clever seaming on the back (which I tried and failed to photograph) do help to make your bum look better.


The top I treated myself to with some of my birthday money but as it was £3.99 on the M&S sale rail it was hardly a splurge. It’s actually from the kids’ range and is an Age 13-14 size, but seems to be the equivalent of about a size 10 in women’s sizes. So there’s a top tip for you…and there’s no tax on children’s clothes.

Top – M&S Kids’ (sale)
Jeans – Primark (gifted)
Shoes – Office
Scarf – TK Maxx
Jacket – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Earrings – gifted
Bangles – Scope


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Outfit of the Day

On Monday my little sister and I headed into the city to celebrate ny birthday with a little shopping and afternoon tea. My sister bought me three pairs of jeans in Primark for my birthday and I will be writing about them in a separate post but if you haven't checked out Primark's jeans recently then go and take a look.

Jacket - c/o TM Lewin
Sweater - Long Tall Sally (sale)
Top - H&M
Jeans - Long Tall Sally
Shoes - George at Asda (eBay)
Necklace - vintage
Earrings - gifted
Scarf - TK Maxx

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Outfit of the Day





We have this week off work and have been day tripping all over the place. Today was a drive through North Yorkshire, stopping off at various places. Today’s outfit is typical of the week, just jeans, a long sleeve top and some flat shoes. Oh, and sunglasses: spring seems to have finally arrived in the Frozen North!

Top – H&M
Jeans – Long Tall Sally
Shoes – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Belt – charity shop
Necklaces – Scope
Earrings – gifted
Sunglasses – Amazon

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Outfit: Quadruple Pattern Mixing




went all out with the pattern mixing for the Thursday before Easter. I usually try to avoid putting stripes with my polka dot jeans but then I thought, why? They’re just jeans. And I’d wear stripes with any other pair of jeans. So between that, and the leopard print, and my scarf, there’s a lot going on in this outfit.

Happy Easter everyone!

Jacket – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Sweater – c/o TM Lewin
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Shoes – George at Asda
Scarf – H&M
Earrings – gifted
Belt – H&M (sale)



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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Outfit: Orange and Blue




This is what I wore on Friday last week. My friend who sits with me at work also turned up in an orange jacket. My friend who sits next to me was in a blue and orange check shirt. And our boss was in a bright blue sweater so we were well co-ordinated. And probably we’ve all worked together too long.

Jacket – c/o TM Lewin
Sweater – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Shoes – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Necklace – gifted


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Monday, March 30, 2015

Outfit: Added Stripes




This was Thursday’s outfit. Wednesday evening I checked the forecast and there was a weather warning out for snow on Thursday morning. “Pah!” I scoffed, “it’s not going to snow here.” And to be fair the actual forecast itself was showing rain and a bit of sleet for the early hours. So of course when I woke up Thursday morning the grass was white over, wasn’t it? Deciding it was probably quite cold outside I added an extra layer in the form of the striped sweater. And yeah, I should probably learn to trust the weather forecast.

Jacket – c/o TM Lewin
Sweater – c/o TM Lewin
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – Georgia Rose c/o Sarenza
Belt – River Island
Necklace - eBay


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Outfit of the Day





On the day of my last post I took a tumble and managed to sprain my ankle. Hence the bandage. The swelling is mostly gone now but there’s still some bruising. It was pretty painful at the time though.

Today was lovely and sunny, very spring-like if still a little cold. It’s April next week so perhaps we will finally get some warmer weather?

I’m loving the casual clothes everyday thing at work and have worn jeans non-stop the past fortnight. Today I opted for a little pattern mixing with my leopard print cardi and my ‘it goes with everything’ scarf from H&M.

Cardi – Primark (eBay)
Top – H&M
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Shoes – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Scarf – H&M
Necklace – Scope
Bangles – Scope and gifted


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How To Smarten Up Distressed Denim






Smartening up distressed denim may sound like a contradiction but personally I love to wear it as part of a smarter overall outfit.

My office went casual full time this week (we had casual Fridays before but weren’t supposed to wear blue denim on the other days) and I am fully embracing it so far. I’ll be back in dresses before you know it though, once the novelty wears off.

When it comes to distressed denim I prefer mine to be ‘rip and repair’ so that there aren’t any actual holes in my jeans. This pair from Long Tall Sally started out with ‘slight distressing’ on the knees but on the first wear the left knee ripped right across and has only got worse over time. That’s all very well in the summer but at this time of year my knees get cold! So I patched up the insides of the legs with some denim pieces cut from an old pair of jeans that I no longer wear. (I just used Wonder Web to iron on the patches – no sewing needed!)

As to how to smarten up distressed denim, I find adding a fitted jacket and heels to be a good place to start. The stripes work well for daytime but a more glamorous top could be substituted to make the outfit work for a night out.

Jacket – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Polo neck – Long Tall Sally
Stripe top – H&M
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (sale)
Shoes – Magrit (local outlet mall)
Necklace – New Look (sale)