Friday, April 28, 2017

Outfit: April 19th – Better in Person

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This is one of those outfits that looks better in real life that it does in pictures. Something to do with the flowy movement of the top, which is hard to capture in a photograph. Everything in this look is old – the skirt and shoes were Primark purchases last spring (the skirt was reduced to £5 in the sale – score!), and the top was from New Look’s tall range last summer. The top is a fine knit fabric which makes it a bit warmer than and t shirt, but I layered a vest underneath for modesty, added warmth, and to add that elusive ‘pop’ of colour that we bloggers are so fond of!

Top – New Look Tall
Vest – M&S
Skirt – Primark (sale)
Shoes – Primark
Choker – Primark

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Outfit: April 18th: The 90s Called…

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With my big hair and rose print choker I felt very 90s in this outfit. The 90s called… they want their accessories back!

If you put two things on a pair of shoes (namely, pointed toes and criss-cross laces) I will be there: as this recent addition to my collection will attest. These are from ASOS http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-lois-lace-up-pointed-ballet-flats/prd/6680783?iid=6680783 and I can see them getting a lot of wear over the coming months (but hopefully not so much wear that I wear them out – should I buy a backup pair now?!). The rest of my outfit was fairly simple – just some black jean-style trousers and a black and white check print blouse top, both of which I’ve had since this time last year.

Top – Primark
Trousers – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – ASOS
Choker – Primark
Belt – local boutique

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Outfit: April 17th – Blue Biker

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I took a couple of days off work right before Easter to attend a family wedding so it felt like I’d had a nice long break, even though it was really just two days plus the standard Easter weekend. I’ve also had a birthday since we last chatted.

This was my Easter Monday errand-running outfit. The jacket is the same as the grey one I acquired recently: I liked that one so much that I asked for the navy version for my birthday. If you are tall then I would highly recommend this jacket (it comes in black too), it is fairly warm, super stretchy and an awesome length.

The temperatures have nose-dived again recently so it’s back to sweaters for the time being.

Jacket – Tall Girls (gifted)
Sweater – Primark
Jeans – Primark
Pumps – Primark
Necklace – gifted
Belt – gifted

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Outfit: April 11th – Before the Easter Holidays

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This was just a quick few snaps on my phone on the last day of work for me before the Easter holidays. We took a couple of days off to attend a family wedding so it was a short working week indeed. I smartened up my khaki jeans/trousers with a jersey blazer and added stripes because, you know, stripes.

The shoes were a £3.50 bargain last year at Primark. I had some New Look striped shoes in my wardrobe a few years back and wore them out. I really missed having them so I was pleased to find this pair last year. I don’t know whether they have the same ones this spring, but they certainly have lots of styles for £3.50.

Blazer – George at Asda
Top – H&M
Trousers – F+F at Tesco
Shoes – Primark
Necklace – Scope

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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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