Women's Fashion

To the Pub!

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!

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Hollaback Girls

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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!

 

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Wine and Dine

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.

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Holiday · Travel · Women's Fashion

Amsterdam

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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.

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Velvet – The Love of my Life

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!

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Dungarees

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This post is about my lovely friend Melissa’s outfit, which she wore on a night out last week.

The t-shirt featured in the photograph used to be a long, oversized top, however Melissa decided to chop the top to make it shorter. This made the top a perfect length to be worn with jeans or with dungarees, as pictured above. Adapting your clothes is a great way to add something new to your wardrobe without needing to go and buy new outfits, simply change the ones you already own!

This outfit perfectly shows that dungarees can be dressed up and worn extremely stylishly. They are not just for casual wearing! All types of denim can be worn on all occasions, as clearly shown by Melissa’s amazing sense in style.

She paired this outfit with crescent moon earrings and a choker style necklace. These accessories worked perfectly to add to the outfit’s look, making the look even more original. Changing an outfit by pairing them with your own accessories is a great way to personalise your wardrobe and vary your outfit choices.

I personally loved this outfit and felt it suited Melissa extremely well. The dungarees paired with the t-shirt and accessories made for a fantastic casual but classy look.

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Donations, Donations

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Melissa (beautifully) presenting my pile to give away
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Clothes I claimed from Melissa

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Making my new jacket into an outfit

Recently I had a bit of a dilemma: I was looking around my room at all of my belongings and thought: ‘I have to move all my stuff out in a couple of months, what am I going to do with it all?!’. After considering different ways of moving my stuff around I decided that I could probably help myself and have a clear out.

My friend, Melissa, and I both decided to go through our wardrobes and take things that we don’t like or don’t wear anymore to charity shops. We both ended up having piles of clothes to donate and managed to fill two bin bags each (although we did look very odd on the bus carrying bin bags into town).

I managed to clear out about half my wardrobe of clothes that I haven’t worn in months. I love giving clothes away as it always makes me realise what’s in the depths of my cupboards, what clothes I actually need, and what outfits would benefit from a new owner.

While sorting through our clothes, we ended up prying on the remains of each other’s closets and claiming clothes for our own! I added a pair of creepers and three t-shirts to my wardrobe – thanks Melissa! In my defence, I was in need of some new tops after cleansing myself of old ones.

After giving the bags of clothing to Oxfam and Barnardo’s, we went into Churchill Square Shopping Centre in Brighton to replace some of our old clothes. I bought two vest tops, one teal and one white, and a jacket from Bershka. The vest tops were essential purchases after giving away ones that didn’t fit me anymore, but the jacket was a treat for my hard work. It was a sale item and I personally love it! It’s something a little bit different from my other items of clothing and is perfect for the upcoming spring season. I don’t usually wear pink and purple colours, but I loved the patterns and frills on this specific jacket so I decided to buy it. That’s the one great thing about having a massive clear out – you can go and treat yourself to clothes and have justification for doing so.

On the whole, I’d say it was a pretty successful clear out.