My first McCarthurGlen Designer Outlet experience was at Cheshire Oaks when I got lost with my mum on the way back from somewhere when I was about 10, I think! We thought we’d found the Mecca of shopping, it was awesome. So, when East Midlands Designer Outlet invited me along for a day of shopping to check out what they had on offer as part of their Spring/Summer accessories campaign, I was excited to say the least.
Whenever Orla Kiely brings out a new collaboration range with Clarks the little retro-loving part of me comes alive and all I want to do is wear A-line dresses and cute collars. The newest addition to my (pretty insane) shoe collection are the Orla ‘Beryl’ platform leather beauties! I love the detail on them, the flowers, the printed sole, everything. Plus, the leather is really soft so they’ll be quite comfortable I hope. How pretty will these look in the summer for fancy parties or weddings? All I need now is a fancy party to go to. Invites in the post please! Stay tuned for outfit posts galore. These shoes deserve killer outfits, right?
Being on a serious spending ban definitely makes you want to shop more! Working in social media also doesn’t help as I’m constantly on retailer websites looking up new collections, fresh trends and the like so I’m always spotting new things I’d love to have in my wardrobe. These are the current things I’m dying to get my hands on… There’s a little monochrome and gold theme going on apparently, I hadn’t noticed until I put it together!
These ah-mezzing Rock n Rose Eugenie Pom Pom Earrings are the latest addition to my wardrobe and I am obsessed with them. I bought them to wear on New Years Eve but unfortunately they didn’t arrive in time! They’re definitely my go-to party earrings now but I’m also looking forward to wearing them with jeans and a stripy top in the day time. What do you think?
I’m all over the Scandinavian minimalist look at the moment and these Dorothy Perkins heeled ankle boots are perfect for pairing with jeans or thick tights and a leather skirt (my current favourite combination!). I really like the matte grey colour which contrasts with the wooden block heel. They’re also the comfiest boots ever and I wore them for the first time for a full day at work from around 7.30am until about 6pm and my feet didn’t hurt at all, I was really surprised because I thought at least the balls of my feet would ache as they’re quite high in comparison to my usual boots! They’re in the sale at House of Fraser for £30 at the moment, I’m trying to find them in black too!
Unless you’ve been living under a fashion-related rock you would have noticed the huge surge in trainers becoming a staple part of street style wear for both girls and guys. You can’t turn a corner in a city centre without seeing a pair of New Balance! It amazes me how some trends really take off and I love watching them spread, it’s crazy! I mean, a year ago would we all have been wearing Adidas Originals Stan Smiths or Nike Air Max Thea or slip on Vans? Probs not, just saying. I’m obsessed with this trend, I’ve always been a bit of a trainer head anyway because I just love the comfort – it’s something that just can’t be beaten. But now I can totally embrace my love of all things sneakers because it’s totally on trend. Bonus.
Today’s post is all about me totally fan-girling over Alexa Chung and her incredible style (she needs to save some cool for the rest of us, it’s kinda unfair) and obsessing over her favourite (& now one of my most coveted) designers – Shrimps. Designer, Hannah Weilend debuted Shrimps at London Fashion Week just gone and with huge fans like Alexa, Susie Bubble and Helena Bonham Carter the hype was ON!
Today’s post is all about some online gems that I love to scour when I’m after vintage and retro pieces or just to pass the time! I hope you like them. First up is We Are Cow – this is an amazing vintage & retro shop and online store. I’m lucky enough to have one on my doorstep in Nottingham but they also have stores in Manchester, Birmingham & Sheffield. Luke and I often pop in for a browse when we’re in town, it’s such a cool shop. I’ve picked three of my favourite pieces that they’ve had new in online recently to share with you guys. I love this blue denim midi skirt, this digital print boxy dress and this polka dot jumpsuit.
It’s about to hit November and people will soon begin to lose their minds over the excitement and stress of Christmas! It’s true, it happens to the best of us, I’ve just been reminded that it’s only 58 days until the big day, how did this happen!? I don’t even have a single clue what I want for Christmas right now, let alone what I’m going to buy for anyone else! But to give a little helping hand to those awesome people who are on the ball and already Christmas shopping (you’re amazing!) I’ve picked out my top 5 pieces for thoughtful Christmas gifts from Gift & Wrap‘s Pandora range. (I also like all of these pieces, FYI any one who’d LOVE to buy me a pretty Christmas present!)
ASOS are cracking out another lovely little sale and of course I’m straight on it and on the hunt for some bargains! I’ve picked out six of my favourite dresses from the sale that would be great for everyday work wear and a few that could be easily dressed up and taken out for after work drinks!