This is such a delayed post, but I have been super busy with University and haven’t had the chance to post anything recently!
I went out for dinner with my boyfriend in January while I was at home visiting my family in Jersey over the Christmas holidays. As we never really do anything exciting apart from slob around and watch TV, we decided to go out for the evening and make a bit of an effort. It was absolutely chucking it down with rain, but I put my winter coat on and struggled through the bad weather.
The entire of my outfit in this photo were hand-me-downs from friends and family. I got my tartan trousers and my cardigan from one of my neighbours, who was doing a massive clear out of all of her clothes so gave me and my Mum bags of clothes to choose from. I got tons of other cardigans and jeans from her as well, which are now some of my favourite items of clothing. I love my tartan trousers as they can easily make a seemingly basic outfit in terms of colour a bit more exciting, preventing me from wearing black all the time.
My top in this photo was given to me by one of my closest friends, Katherine, who told me the top would suit me when I went round to her house for coffee one day, which resulted in her giving it to me. This top nicely dresses up an outfit for a night out, which in my case was a meal out at Banjos.
Lastly, my heeled boots were given to me by my Mum, who decided she didn’t want them anymore, so instead donated them to me… it’s always an advantage when you catch someone in the middle of clearing out their wardrobe.
Hand-me-downs can be some of the best things in your wardrobe, which shows that buying stuff brand new and at a high price doesn’t always have to be the way to go. I buy most of my clothes either in sales or in charity shops, I always like to catch a bargain rather than shelling out tons of cash!
This post is extremely delayed as I have been super busy working and getting ready to head back to University!
Pictured above is my outfit that I wore for New Year’s Eve. I stayed in and had a meal with my family, some friends and my boyfriend, but that didn’t stop me from getting dressed up. I figured 2017 coming to an end was my excuse to get dressed up and wear my new outfit!
I decided to wear the jumpsuit pictured, which I bought from New Look during a sale in Brighton. I love this piece as it is very comfortable, but is fitting and still looks great for dressing up. I have started to wear more jumpsuits recently, as I prefer them to wearing a dress. They are a lot more conformable to wear and you don’t have to spend the whole night checking your skirt to make sure it hasn’t blown up in the wind! In my opinion, you can look just as dressed up in a jumpsuit as you can in a dress as jumpsuits remain to be a classy outfit choice.
I even decided to put on some fake nails from Boots for the occasion. I admit it was mainly because some of my nails had broken so it looked like a small child had painted them, so I figured it would be easier just to purchase some fake nails for the night. Even so, I went for a deep red set to give my nails a bit of colour without drawing attention away from the bold yellow stripes on my jumpsuit.
I had a great evening getting made-up for the New Year and had a night of drinking and eating with friends and family, the best way to spend the start of a New Year in my opinion!
Happy (VERY LATE) New Year! Welcome 2018!
I went to a pub in Brighton called The Gladstone with my housemate Alice, for a night of live music and wine. We decided to actually make an effort and put on some nice clothes, instead of lounging around the house in our PJs.
I decided to wear my tribal patterned playsuit, which I haven’t worn in a long time. I like this item, as it can be worn both as a light and floaty playsuit in the summer, or with tights and boots in the winter (as I have done here). This was the first time I wore tights this year – brace yourself for the winter chills people, it’s December!
I accessorised my outfit with my favourite coin printed choker necklace, and frilly socks. Although socks are a very simple addition to the outfit, they work well to break apart dark colours, in this case my tights and shoes.
I even wore my small heeled boots, an unusual occurrence for me as I am extremely happy in flats most of the time. My boots are very worn out from wearing them into clubs, but they still do the trick to slightly dress up a casual outfit.
I had a lovely evening listening to some great acoustic music and having a few drinks with my friend. The Gladstone is a great little place, with a variety of ages all going there for its friendly atmosphere and great deals!
Here are my two lovely housemates, Alice and Melissa. This was us pre-night-out to the Haunt in Brighton for their Hollaback Girls night. We always have a great laugh together and I wanted to share my two lovely friends’ stunning outfits.
Alice is wearing her flowery playsuit from TK Maxx which is classy as well as alluring. She accessorised this with her favourite knee-high boots from JustFab. Alice loves these boots and they are one of her most treasured items in her wardrobe. It’s a rare occasion to see Alice in anything but pink, as her wardrobe is 50 shades of pink (even her hair is). Despite ditching her classic for one night, Alice looked amazing heading out into the town and was dressed to impress.
Melissa was wearing her halter-neck sequin top (the photo doesn’t do the glitzy top justice) that was handed down to her by her aunt, who bought the top in the 80s. Melissa has lots of stylish clothes given down by her by family members, hence her fashion is varied and unique. Melissa has since cut her hair to a pixie cut since this photo, so we are now officially a household of short-haired gals!
I decided to wear my new Boohoo trousers, which feel like I’m wearing my PJs. They are super comfortable as well as looking great and can be dressed-up or dressed-down, depending on the occasion. On this night, I decided to wear my trousers with a bralet, showing off slightly more skin than normal. The bralet has a line of lace at the bottom, adding some detail to the bralet. I felt confident in this specific outfit and had a great night out wearing it.
I love these girls and their unique styles, which characterise their personalities perfectly. Anyway, that’s enough bragging about my awesome friends for one post I think!
This was my outfit that I wore on a meal out with my boyfriend. We went out to a restaurant in Jersey called No. 10 (which I would 100% recommend, the food was incredible!!!).
I had recently bought the culottes from Bershka on sale, they were extremely good value for money. I love these trousers as they are extremely comfortable but are also quite dressy items of clothing. It means I can go out in comfort as well as feeling good.
The top and bralet I have had for a bit longer but are some of my favourite items of clothing to wear. They are light items of clothing, but match extremely well together and can also be worn with other bright colours.
I always go for comfort when I’m going anywhere, as well as trying to look nice, hence my Adidas trainers are always part of my outfit!!
The dinner we went to was amazing, but I got ABSOLUTELY DRENCHED on the way there, as the weather was horrific and it was chucking it down – not even a light drizzle! But, apart from getting wet before arriving, we had a great night of good food and great drinks!
Everyone needs a good meal out every once in a while.
I haven’t posted in such a long time as I have been so busy with University, starting a job (in a clothes shop!) and just generally getting on with my Summer break.
Although I haven’t got too much to share on this occasion, I wanted to tell you a bit about my holiday to Amsterdam. I was away at the weekend on a city break, exploring and embracing the culture of Amsterdam. We explored around the canals and Chinatown, went to the Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark and enjoyed their amazing food and culture.
I had an amazing time in the boiling hot weather, which allowed me to wear some lovely summer clothing.
This is one of my favourite photos of the weekend. It was on my first proper day on holiday and we went around exploring the canals. They are so beautiful to look at, I just had to stop and take a touristy photo in front of one of them!
I was wearing a blue playsuit on this day, which was fab for keeping me cool in the humid city weather.
I would definitely recommend going to Amsterdam if anyone is thinking of a city break as it is a cultured and beautiful place to visit.
I haven’t posted in a while but I felt the need to share my current obsession: my blue crushed velvet trousers.
I’ve been desperate for a pair of velvet trousers for an extremely long time. I went through the process of adding many, many pairs to my online basket and trying them on in shops, but I never convinced myself to spend any money on them.
I finally found a bright blue pair on Boohoo which I decided I’d order. With blue being my favourite colour, they were the perfect pair of trousers for me. When they arrived, I pretty much fell in love with them (I know, they’re only trousers…).
Although they are not the ideal trousers in terms of keeping clean, they are definitely worth it. They can be worn more casually, with a patterned t-shirt – as represented in the photos above – or dressed up with a black peplum top, for example.
For anyone looking for velvet trousers, I would recommend shopping on Boohoo for them. They are soft, comfortable and the crushed velvet doesn’t look tacky, which I find is an issue with a lot of reasonably priced velvet clothing.
These are my favourite item of clothing in my wardrobe at the moment and if I were you, I’d purchase some. I cannot tell you how much I love them!