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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pretty Pink PVC

About three weeks ago I was scrolling through a couple of  clothes websites (again...) and I found this amazing pink PVC skirt on missguided that I couldn't resist buying! After wearing it out at the weekend I realised that I wouldn't really get much use out of it in the day time unless I came up with a more toned down, appropriate look. So that's exactly what I did, hope you like it!




Bomber Jacket - Mango
Shirt - Asos
PVC skirt - Missguided
Socks - Ebay
Shoes - Daisy Street




I've tried to tone down the skirt  by adding a high-neck shirt which kind of balances it up since the skirt is quite short and very shiny and... PVC-ish. Adding the bomber jacket can give it a more casual feel but it's also perfect in the lead up to Summer as it's not too thick but still keeps you quite warm. I saw these beautiful flatforms on Daisy Street and couldn't resist buying them, they are so comfy and still give me some height which is great at only 5ft 3". Sometimes I find that the jelly shoe type material can rub on your feet and make them quite uncomfortable, so I purchased these fish-net socks from ebay - making socks and sandals acceptable! 










Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Nautical Notion


I've been meaning to blog about this particular item for a while but I've never found the time until now, so here it is...my favourite dress at the moment! 


Day Look
Dress - Topshop
Shoes & Bag- River Island
Jacket - Zara

Night Look
Dress - Topshop
Clutch - Accessorize
Shoes - Asos

While I was in London in February I visited the Topshop flagship store and considering it is a 90,000 square foot store filled with clothes there was no way I was leaving empty handed! This was one of my purchases, an A-line striped dress from the petite section which has quickly become one of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe. The reason for this is that I love the fit and shape of the dress but also the feel of the satin fabric and how it can easily be worn either dressed up or down.

About a month later I spotted a picture of Beyonce wearing the same dress while out in London. Being a massive fan of Beyonce I was excited just to own a piece of clothing that she has worn or has in her wardrobe but it also shows that even celebs are fans of the high street. At £70 I think this dress is definitely worth the money, but unfortunately it sold out really quickly online so I'm glad I purchased it when I did, even if I did come back from London spending way more than I had planned... 




                                  Budget beauties: On Thursday night in Los Angeles, California, January Jones wore wore the same Topshop dress that Beyonce wore earlier this month in London








Monday, 10 March 2014

Sporting Spirit





Crop Top - Zara
Trousers - Topshop
Shoes - Asos (Kurt Geiger)
Necklace - River Island
Bag - Asos

Another week, another impulse purchase... this time it was a crop top from Zara that caught my eye. It kind of reminded me of a basketball top, which I love, and with the sporty trend continuing in to Spring/Summer I thought I would give it a try.

Being a shopping addict, once I had the top I had to go buy other items to make an outfit and thought these floral joggers would be perfect. These have quickly become a favourite of mine because they're super comfy and I still feel like people aren't judging me for being a fashion student and throwing on joggers to uni... 

The shoes are actually a bit of high street inspiration as I've seen this style of shoes everywhere at the moment. They have multiple different versions on Asos in different patterns and I've also spotted this pair in Topshop (£10 cheaper than I paid from Asos - so annoying!). But anyway, they are really comfy and I will definitely get some use out of these as we move into Spring/Summer. 

Lastly, before I go, if anyone else is loving the sports trend you might be excited to hear about the Topshop and Adidas Originals collaboration which is soon to be launched in stores on 20th March! The 20 piece collection is said to be feminine but still wearable for both fashion and performance. I've seen a few sneak peeks on the Topshop and Adidas Instagram and Elle have also mentioned it in their latest edition where you can see a few more pictures. Personally, I think it looks amazing and hopefully I won't be disappointed!



Elle
April 2014










Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A Trip to London

As you probably all know  over the last two weeks it has been pretty busy in the fashion world with London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend, which as Fashion Management students at Robert Gordon University we were lucky enough to attend! After getting up at 3am for the flight, mastering the tube and locating the hotel, we got to experience everything London had to offer including the night life a bit of sightseeing and a fashion show at Somerset House. It was definitely a worth while trip! 





For anyone who is not familiar with London Fashion Weekend it's basically a massive fashion showcase featuring designer shopping, pop-up shops, hair and beauty, expert advice sessions and a fashion show which focused on upcoming trends (see below), all within the beautiful setting of Somerset House. This was a great opportunity for us to experience the atmosphere of a catwalk show (and a free goodie bag is always a plus!). 





Trends Featured in the Catwalk


To the catwalk show I decided to wear some of my new purchases from back in Aberdeen which can be seen below. 


Jacket - Marks & Spencer
Shorts - Miss Selfridge
Boots - Internationale
*I actually wore a shirt on the day which
you can see in the previous photo
which is from Asos...if anyone is interested.


After a random trip through Marks & Spencer I spotted this jacket, even though I hardly ever buy things from here I loved the pattern, the tailored fit and the asymmetric zip detailing. I also loved these shorts from Miss Selfridge that I think add a nice pop of colour as we move towards Spring. 


Overall, our trip to London was a success and I will definitely be looking into plans to go back in the Summer. Check out my next post for some of my purchases from London!


Julia
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

New Year, New Trends.

It's still Winter, and unfortunately it's still cold, but to cheer myself up I am already looking towards the Spring trends of 2014. Since I'm a student and I have a slight shopping addiction (major understatement) I try to make smart purchases which I know I can style in different ways or can fit in with various trends around at the moment. In this post I thought it would be cool to show you my latest purchases and why I think they will be perfect for the emerging 2014 trends! 



Bomber Jackets & Florals



Bowler Hat - Forever 21
Jacket - Mango
Mom Jeans - Pretty Little Thing
Crop Top - Asos
Necklace - River Island
Brogues - New Look
As I'm too lazy to face the boxing day sales I usually just have a quick scan of the shops online, one of my purchases being this lovely bomber jacket from Mango. Luckily I noticed that bomber jackets are emerging as a trend for Spring 2014, as the perfect light jacket when it hopefully begins to get a bit warmer. The pattern also fits in with the bold floral trend appearing this season!


Long Skirts & Sheer 


Top - Topshop
Skirt - Boohoo
Shoes - Fashion Union
Bag - Bershka
Necklace - River Island

One of my favourite looks that I've seen recently is the use of sheer, which is basically see-through areas of fabric on tops, skirts and so on. I actually purchased this top before Christmas but I've gradually seen this similar idea popping up in various shops and I love it! The shape of this top is also interesting as 'shift blouses' are going to be big this season where the sleeves tend to be slightly longer and almost like a boxy shape. I've worn this with a long skirt as this is again an emerging look for Spring - this is more of a maxi skirt with a split because it's the only type I can get off with being so short - but the long skirt trend tends to be more pleated skirts.


For more information and images of Spring trends you can visit my pinterest page through the link below!


Julia
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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Dressmas


Feels weird saying this...but welcome to my first post of 2014! Been really busy over the festive period so haven't been blogging for a while. Although, I thought that the start of a new year is always a good time to get back into it. 

Leading up to the Christmas period it's always a stress trying to find a dress for festive parties or for New Year. This year I managed to find mine quite far in advance but got tempted into other purchases after receiving vouchers and money for Christmas. Below are two dresses I want to share that I bought over Christmas!




Dress - Miss Selfridge
Shoes - Asos
Necklace - Hot Diamonds


This first dress was purchased from Miss Selfridge for a New Year party. I love the heavy use of embellishment and sparkle - perfect for the Christmas period! I don't normally wear dresses with more floaty skirts but I wanted to dress up a bit since it was New Year. I've just worn this with plain black heels and a subtle silver necklace (can hardly see this in the photo) since the top section of the dress is quite eye-catching. 






Dress - Asos
Shoes - Asos

This second dress is a bit of an impulse purchase from Asos. Even though it's still freezing outside, its the start of the new year and I'm already looking towards spring/summer trends. I noticed that boxy sleeves have been cropping up quite a lot which you can kind of see in this dress and I also like the bold, unusual pattern which will be nice in the lead up to Spring/Summer. I've just worn this with black heels because again, the dress is quite eye-catching. 


Hope you all had an amazing Christmas/New Year and continue to read my blog through 2014!


Julia
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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

A Zest for Zara





Bowler Hat - Forever 21
T-Shirt - Zara
Shorts - Zara
Boots - Primark
Necklace - New Look

If I step into Zara and I don't buy anything, or at least want something, there is something seriously wrong! Due to Zara delivering new products to their stores twice a week, I constantly find myself in there at least once a week - definitely a shopaholic... 

Yesterday, while waiting for a train, I popped into Zara and made a few impulse buys in the form of some lovely lace shorts and the 'something very addictive' t-shirt you see in the pictures above. I kind of bought these separately but when I got home and tried them on I thought they actually looked really nice together. I've styled this with my bowler hat that I purchased last month in Glasgow and my black and gold boots from Primark. I'll probably need to wear some tights though since it's freezing here in Scotland!

Also loving how I look pretty tanned in these photos!
Free free to comment as always.


Julia
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