Denim is one of those things that I think people have comfort blankets with, it definitely is for me. I’m 80% a skinny jeans girl these days and have been for a long time now. Pre-skinny jeans days it was all about the boot cut for the school disco, right? And before the boot cut days it was all about the skater fit jeans – remember those Tammy Girl dreamboats? Amazing. The more ripped, the baggier, the grubbier, the better. Those were the days. My jeans evolution has grown with me as I’m sure it has for most people my age and denim will always be my number one go-to for the start of an outfit.
Pink is everywhere at the moment! From fashion buys to pastel hair, pink is always a spring trend and this year it seems bigger than ever. I headed down to Intu Victoria Centre with the gorgeous Robyn for a catch up, a glass of prosecco and a look at some lovely spring trends (including a lot of pink!)
Can we just take a minute to appreciate how cute these tights are? They were super cheap from Primark and add a little something extra to a typical outfit for me. If you know me, you know that I pretty much live in denim in stripes and this CDG Play style top is actually from eBay and I’ve found a super similar one here from Daisy Street for only £12.99! My black denim pinafore is actually from New Look and again there’s a similar one here from ASOS which is lovely. I threw on my trusty Warehouse Faux Leather Jacket, similar in real leather from Mango here and my favourite Vans Old Skool Classic Trainers. Jewellery wise, my Crossbones Ring is from Bloody Mary Metal and the Large Stone Ring is from Rock n Rose.
I’m usually a huge monochrome fiend as you probably know. I love to wear a lot of black, grey and white (well, white when I’m feeling brave and or not going near food or coffee) but occasionally I like a little pop of colour to an outfit and when I saw this bright yellow door near the castle in Nottingham, I knew I had to shoot an outfit photo here. Yep, I’m using a door as my pop of colour and I’m totally OK with that.
This leather skirt is one of my closet veterans. I say that because it’s been in my wardrobe for longer than two years which is a long stint as far as my clothes are concerned. This is because it’s amazing quality, the fit is spot on and it will never go out of style. This is the type of piece that you can easily dress up or play down and most of the time I play my denim down. This is a classic outfit for me. Navy + stripes + black + trainers = everyday uniform. It’s actually a shocker there’s no denim in sight!
I’ve always loved fashion and style but have kind of struggled with the classic cliche of having loads of clothes but not actually knowing what to wear mentality. I’m fed up with it now and after watching & reading Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup’s capsule wardrobe videos and posts, I checked out Un-fancy, the blog she got her inspiration from and I decided to give it a go.
This post is all about the softest, buttery leather skirt I have ever seen! It’s so comfy and easy to wear, it goes with anything but for this outfit post I decided to go for a more casual look with my Nike Air Max Thea trainers & a Vans t-shirt. This skirt is from Warehouse, a brand I’ve often walked past I’ll admit it, in favour of other places like Zara but I will definitely be shopping there more in the future. I’ve recent just bought the leather jacket in a wish list post I did a few weeks ago and I’ve been so impressed with it. I had a faux-leather skirt from Miss Selfridge which was a size too big for me and looked nowhere near as nice as this one so that’s been forever shunned in the place of this beauty! My favourite new A/W piece. Check out the rest of the skirts at Warehouse, you’ll definitely find one that you’ll love!
Today, I’ve got a little wish list of AW lovelies that I’ve got my eye on. First up is this Marc Jacobs watch from Watches2U, I was recently having a little Google sesh for a leather strap watch and I came across this MJ one on Watches2U, isn’t it lovely? Next up is this beautiful Matt & Nat Bag from ASOS. It’s such a classic and simple design and it looks amazing quality. Continuing the leather love-in I’ve got this Warehouse Rib Sleeve Biker Jacket included. This may have already made it’s way into my wardrobe but it’s so beautiful I couldn’t not put it in my wish list to share it with you guys! Also, Warehouse are doing 20% student discount at the moment so definitely get your skates on and take advantage of that.
Here are a few pieces that I really want to get my hands on, not the most summery outfit but I’ve been wanting a pair of grey skinnies for a while and these Topshop Jamie ripped knees ones are just beautiful. I’ve also just bought these Dune Espadrilles, they crept their way into my wardrobe just before payday because they were too cute and too much of a bargain in the sale to resist. I normally despise Missguided but as I have to look on their site quite a lot for work sometimes I come across a piece that I actually like and it surprises me! I really like this slouchy bag, I think it’s lovely and simple. Paired with this grey top from Warehouse, which hopefully won’t make me look like a dental nurse, I think I’ve got a nice little outfit here. Excuse me while I go shopping…