Monday, 8 April 2013

Sheep Thrills







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This is different to my normal outfit posts but I thought I'd brighten up any Monday blues with cute lamb pictures (or baby sheep as I like to call them). What could be better, ey? As it's currently lambing season, Jordan and I recently went to our local farm to have a little look. Now, I'm aware that this is something you do between the age of 3 - 10 (as proven when we were the only two people there without a child) but I had never been before and I was extremely excited to go! :) 

This is a bit of a cheesy story but my nickname from Jord has always been 'sheep' (shushi to shu...sheep) and ever since then, I've had some crazy fascination with sheep/lamb/ewe/goats. I just find them to be so cute and I love me some goat singing on YouTube. 

It cost £3 to go into the farm and we were surrounded by them! It was sad that they were all stuck in the pens together though but I fed them a bit and gave them a hug. I even climbed into the lamb petting pen at one point with all the kids (much to the parents' amusement) and swiftly left when they started to pee all over the place. 

We also witnessed a lamb a few hours after its birth. He/she was trying to stand up and it was adorable!  I've fallen in love with them even more now. :)

Have you ever been before?

I hope you're all having a lovely day!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

A Love Affair with Monochrome

vertical stripy shirt - h&m
faux leather shorts - forever 21
red satchel camera bag - eBay
bowler hat - urban outfitters

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Lo and behold, we have another monochrome themed outfit post. I don't think my love affair with black and white attire will be ending anytime soon so I'm embracing this in all its glory. This vertical striped shirt has been deemed as the 'referee' shirt by my boyfriend and other male friends. It's frequently greeted with a 'ey-up, have you just come back from reffing a football/wrestling/other sport (delete as appropriate) match?' which is then met with some awkward laughter... and a sigh.

Whilst I'm all about the stripes, its horizontal sibling does have a great tendency of widening my body which obviously isn't desired. This vertical number hits both the monochrome and striped trend on the head and I've got to say, it's love. The sleeves are made from a soft cotton material whilst the main body is from a silky chiffon. This is ideal as I often find chiffon sleeves to be unflattering in both real life and photography; it flashes back in photos and adds excess bulk to the arms. 

The faux leather shorts are now too big for me (can I have a collective boo hoo please? :( ) but I love pairing it with shirts as it stops it from looking too smart: gotta love the slight sheen! The red satchel bag doubles up as a camera bag for my DSLR and it's the perfect pick-me-up companion with this monochrome outfit!

So there we have it!

Are you also a lover of a good black and white outfit?

Thanks so much for the lovely comments in my last post, I'll definitely do them more often! I'm thinking of doing a '7 floral outfits for 7 days' video so I shall keep you all updated. 

I hope you're having a lovely day!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

7 items for 7 days in 7 ways




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I'm sure we've all been in this situation before... some more than others (putting my hand up here) - I go through a phase of being a crazy shopping lady, I storm into the high street, buy everything I see and then take a step back a few months later and realised that I've forgotten about most of the items. I'm ready to check myself into shopaholics anonymous.

now, this could either be an excuse or a (good) reason but I travel a lot and as a result, I have to pack a weeks' worth of outfits in a rather stealthy manner. I try to go through my wardrobe wisely ensuring each piece gets its fair share of... being worn.

So when I was invited to be a part of a collab with kmoneykmoneykmoney, TheKalynTheory and frominsidemycloset - I jumped at the chance. The basic idea of it is to only use 7 items (including shoes but excluding accessories) to style 7 outfits for 7 days. It's a lot harder than it seems but it encouraged me to think outside of the box and to try and style each item differently to what I'd normally do.

Part one of shoppers rehab done!

It's a great way of revisiting your wardrobe to try and stop yourself from buying anything new!
Have a look at the video I uploaded onto my YouTube channel below to see how I style the items!

Which seven items would you pick?

I hope you're all having a great day so far!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

I love me a good preppy outfit

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blue striped shirt - Gap
black and white school blazer - H&M
denim shorts - Primark
office city bag - Zara

(Sorry that I've been away from my blog for so long. I've been ill these past few weeks and along with Jordan's 21st/university and work -it all got a bit too hectic. Blog posts will resume in no time at all - bear with me.)

My 'go to' outfits are always ones that fits within the smart casual dress code and my recent Gossip Girl marathon has only reinforced this (minus the designer price tags). It utilises the basics in the wardrobe and it's extremely easy to shove on early in the mornings.

GAP isn't normally a high street store I wander into but after my mum's excitable claims of 'OOH - A 75% SALE!!!' a year ago, I couldn't resist. I found this basic light blue striped shirt for £20 and I knew that it had to come home with me.

It was a shirt.
It was on sale.
They were the only two reasons I needed to justify the purchase.

I paired it with these £5 denim shorts from Primark. They aren't Levi's but they do the job and fit nicely. The denim and blue striped combination means it's a nice twist from my usual monochrome offerings. It's also a lovely way of feeling more 'spring-like' too than having bold blocks of black.

The school blazer is an ancient purchase from H&M many moons ago. It still remains as one of my favourite blazers to date simply because it's so different and easy to wear. The gold crest buttons lifts the piece and adds warmth to the outfit. The white piping detail keeps it looking on trend and emphasise the lapels and cropped shape of the blazer. If you're interested in wearing white blazers but aren't ready to step out in the full thing, this is a great way of introducing it to your wardrobe.

Of course, I had to include my Zara Office City bag with this outfit. What's a preppy outfit without a suitable bag? ;)

What are your go-to outfits?

Hope you've all had a lovely Easter break!

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