Monday, 21 July 2014

Wardrobe Weekly

Monday
 To the Max!
 I went all Woodstock on Monday to combat the heat.
Dress 18 - Primark
Flip flops - Ipanema

Tuesday
 SUCH a good dress. I love bright blue at the best of times, but when it has red buttons and piping.... it's even more beautfiul!
 Summery summery summery!
Dress 24 - Anna Scholz Black Label
Flip flops - Ipanema

Wednesday
 A while back I ordered a white shirt from Bon Marche and when I tried it on I kept it despite feeling like the arms were too tight. I then never wore it and planned to sell it....
 Not having found any other shirts I like I decided to to just remove the arms so I could wear it. Glad I did because the back is pleated and I love it!
Necklace - Chanel (super old and technically a belt!)
Shirt 24 - Bon Marche (modified)
Trousers 22 - Dorothy Perkins
Flip Flop - Ipanema

Thursday
 Another summer Classic!
 This is my beloved scarab beetle dress!
Dress 22 - Anna Scholz Black Label
Sandals - Primark

Friday
 It was just so hot on Friday that I didn't know what to wear! I decided this lightweight black dress would be safe. I was fine until I was trapped on a train without air conditioning from London to Suffolk!
 A plain dress gave me a good excuse to wear my massive heart shaped earrings & holographic sandals!
 Crazy golf at lunchtime. Love summer!
Earrings - superdrug
Dress 22 - Crazy Clearance
Sandals - Primark

Saturday
 I was in Suffolk for my boyfriends cousins wedding reception.
 I got these white shoes from TKmaxx for £16.99 which I was chuffed about, because the flats I'd taken were technically cream and didn't match very well. I still changed into the flats when we were dancing though!
 I chose this River Island shirt for my boy (who wanted a shirt, but not a work shirt!) and I love it! I like men in short sleeves, they make their shoulders look square! It is navy blue and was only £20, plus we got it from asos on my premier account so the p&p was free. Don't ask me why his legs are so far apart, that seems to be his pose of choice!
Dress 22 - Taking shape
Shoes - Bronx via TKmaxx

Sunday
 This is what my pictures look like when my hung-over boyfriend takes them. He properly had the shakes!
 This is one of those dress that I nearly didn't buy, but has become a firm favourite never the less. I got it on a rare trip to New Look years ago.
 It makes me feel like a flower fairy, which is the best feeling ever!
Dress 24 - New Look Inspire
Flip Flops - Ipanema

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Things you should know....

I tried some stuff from George recently, and here is what you should know....
 This bra is excellent. It's a good shelf bra!
This bra is deformed - avoid!
 This shirt (the size 24) is supposed to be fitted, but really it's just very small! The fabric is a bit rigid despite the stretch, but it would be handy for those of you who need work shirts as it's quite flattering. Size up if you can!
This shirt (size 24) was a decent fit, but I found the fabric itchy.... shame as it is actually very cute!
This shirt didn't fit me and I'm SO SAD! The size 24 was perfect everywhere until it reached my belly and then it became too tight to button up. Gutted because it looked awesome otherwise! If you are bigger up top than in the belly / bottom area you should try it... instant cool!
This oversized shirt is brilliant and I love it! I got the XL and it's really big (would EASILY fit a size 26-28!). It seems that the only form of dipped hems I find acceptable are on oversized shirts! Can't wait to wear this one, I recommend it!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Duster lust

I find it so difficult to dress in summer when it's not flat-out hot. When it's really hot I can just wear a summer dress and nowt else, but when it's just mild in the morning, then boiling on public transport, then chilly in the office, then hot at lunch and raining in the evening..... I need some kind of jacket. I don't like short jackets very much, and it's hard to find thin summer jackets, so the loose duster jacket trend has had me lusting for ages. I was bummed when the asos Curve duster came out and was black. I already have a lightweight black jacket, and besides, black is my least favourite colour in summer so I was a bit gutted (the standard version was a pale grey you see). Anyway anyway anyway, as loath as I am to keep buying highly patterned jackets that don't really go very well with my dresses even in a deliberate 'these clash on purpose' way, I just had to try the two Simply Be duster jackets when they went in the sale. P's, I look rough in these pictures, but I've accepted this fact!
I was gutted when I saw this jacket had sold out in a size 24. My upper arms don't do well in size 22 jackets as a rule, but I figured I'd try it in a size 26 since it looked like quite flowing fabric. Good job I think because I would guess that the size 24 would have been uncomfortably tight on my arms. This 26 is a nice loose fit on the body and fitted on the arms.
I really love this. I don't know how to describe this fabric really, but it's super thin (not lined) so it's perfect for warm weather. It has a sort of rough chiffon feel to it but there's a bit of give to it.... a tiny bit of stretch.
It has pockets (yey), although I have to say they are a bit far round the back which is odd!
I always try my hair up and down with jackets when I'm deciding what to buy, and this one is a keeper! I like that it has long sleeves - it gives me the option to wear them at any length I fancy!
The last thing to say is that although it's not lined it has a really nice finish inside as all the seams are covered in a deep peachy coloured fabric so everything looks very neat..... it reminds me of my unlined Anna Scholz dresses and it's nice to see that kind of detail in a high-street piece! Get it here!.
I also ordered the Look duster coat because I didn't know if the other one would fit (and it's only £20 in the sale!). I managed to get a size 24 in this one. The jacket above feels more like a duster coat than this one... this has more of a structured blazer sort of feel to it.
Another good lightweight jacket, it's thin and well made like the one above, but has no stretch and is a more silky / shiny fabric. Fit-wise this 24 is perfect. The 22 would be too small on my arms, but this one's about right.
There's more white on this than I had expected (thought it would be darker overall), but I like it better with more white patches! Get it here!
The thing is that I planned keep the top jacket and send this one back - because this doesn't have pockets, which is ridiculous in my opinion - but I like it too much to send it back just for a £20 refund, so it stays!. Typically it is now too hot to wear any form of jacket, but this is the UK so I'm sure it'll soon be a bit cooler and I can take them out for a spin!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Wardrobe Weekly

Monday
 I got this dress on ebay a while back, but it required some major ironing so it took me a while to get round to actually wearing it (laziness in other words)
 I love ebay for many reasons, but in the main because I often manage to get old items that I wanted to buy but a) couldn't afford or b) couldn't get in my size, and as I couldn't give two shits about being 'on-trend' I don't mind wearing them years later! P's, the red version of these Primark Shoes were really comfy, but for some reason these black ones were not.... same size, same style, different colour = less comfy. You can't win 'em all eh?!
 
Dress 24 - Asos Curve via ebay
Leggings 22 - Very / South
Earrings & shoes - Primark

Tuesday
 Little bit more butch today huh?
 Wet look joggers may not be to everyone's tastes, but they're basically as close as I can get to any form of leather trousers. I love the look of PU / leather trousers but my god I just cannot cope with the sweating!
 I wanted a loose shirt and this fitted the bit perfectly as it's a cocoon shape.
Shirt 24 - Barbara Hulaniki for George
Joggers 20 & shoes - Primark
 
Wednesday
 Two days of trousers?! Dunno why, just fancied it!
 I've had a few pairs of leopard print trousers, but these are the best ones. I love Dorothy Perkins printed trousers!
Necklace - Primark
Top 22 - Asos Curve
Trousers 22 - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Crocs
 I just couldn't resist going into the BHS sale to nab a bargain swimsuit and I thought I'd add in my big old coat (size 12 GAP coat I found in a charity shop ages ago) because I love it.
 Fab colour!
 This is the strap version of my tropical print bandeau swimsuit (also BHS) that I took on holiday. Love it!

Friday
 I hadn't worn this for ages because the belt loop broke on one side and I only just got round to mending it. I like it even more than when I got it for some reason. I really love the Primark silver brogues. I want them to bring out a gold version because they're so very comfy!
Dress 24 - Project D for Simply Be
Leggings 22 - Very / South
Brogues - Primark