OOTD: Pattern Practise Take 2

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Sweater* – Oasap | Shorts* – Missguided | Boots* – Glamorous | Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Another way to ease myself into patterns was to go for something I could pair with the basics in my wardrobe. As I’ve always been a fan of monochrome, it seemed like the perfect stepping stone.

These zig-zag monochrome shorts are so easy to pair with a plain tee or a slogan sweater. The statement pattern on them stands out enough though that I don’t fade into the background. Being high waisted they’re ridiculously comfortable (I am the only one who has discovered this?) and practically act as two pairs of shorts – I can wear them with a top/blouse tucked in, or throw a sweater/tee over top. I love owning pieces that can be manipulated in several ways – it makes my life easier, and my wardrobe lighter (but not my purse). Paired with tights and some cut-out boots, they transition perfectly into Autumn.

Mission 2 accomplished.

This post is part of the How to Wear Project in collaboration with Voucher Codes.

A London Life… in Shoreditch

 Yellow Stripe Bag by Hanelca, at Luna and Curious
 Coffee break (Fika) at Fika, on Brick Lane
Tote bag by Wonderound

A London Life is a new photo diary series I have decided to start on the blog. I often get friends from outside of London, be it from Norfolk or as far away as Tokyo, asking me for more of an insight (read: less touristy) into the city. So I’ve decided to upload a series of photo diaries of my adventures/life in London. I won’t be including massively long descriptions in these posts, unless needed. Instead, I’ll be adding short and sweet tag lines and links to the photos e.g. “Coffee Break at Fika, on Brick Lane”.

If you have any questions always feel free to comment or tweet me.
As always, if there’s anything you’d like to see, let me know.

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OOTD: Black Out the Sun

Sweater* – Glamorous | Jeans – Topshop | Shoes* – Glamorous

After a somewhat successful, colourful run, my wardrobe has reverted back to it’s darker ways. The reason doesn’t matter as much as I’m enjoying embracing black again, especially for this outfit. Anyway, it doesn’t matter if I’m wearing dark colours as long as I have fun with it. Broadgate may seem like a stuffy boring place set aside for bankers and business men and women, but I decided to make it my playground on a quiet Saturday afternoon.

OOTD: Gothic Queen for Halloween

Dress* – Fashion Union | Boot – New Look | Necklace – Tatty Devine

Trust me to shoot this look on an incredibly windy day. My hair, and the dress, were flying everywhere but I think it added to the photos. At least that’s what I told myself as I went through them all and tried to choose some to use. I won’t be dressing up for Halloween this year so I wanted to try and at least reflect it in my outfit.
Thankfully Gothic Glam is on trend this season! This dress from Fashion Union is perfect for me – black & velvet! I of course had to pair it with my new favourite boots from New Look. With ‘creepy cute’ in mind I added my new ‘kawaii’ (Japanese for cute) necklace. It’s a personalised name necklace from Tatty Devine in one of the new colours – peacock shimmer.
Happy Halloween Everyone!!

OOTD: Black Baroque

(Sweater: Glamorous*, Skirt: Topshop, Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Belt: Primark)

I’m back, with a fabulous new baroque look!
Well not exactly, but this baroque style jumper by Glamorous is pretty fabulous (rhyme not intended).
Luckily I have free reign over what I wear to work, and this jumper and skirt combo just seemed perfect.
Smart casual is totally my thing and the gold glitter detail adds a little bit of pizazz for the Christmas season.
The jumper itself was pretty warm and soft, not itchy as I’d feared after seeing the glitter threading.
I did however pop a long sleeve top underneath as I feel the cold a bit too much, but it didn’t obstruct the silhouette.
The jersey skirt I bought from Topshop a couple of months ago has been such an investment.
It really does suit so many looks and I’m able to layer it with jumpers, dresses and tops etc.
I finished off my baroque look with my gold panther heel detail shoes from Urban Outfitters.
Unfortunately they don’t sell the black any more but they do now have black-glitter & burgundy versions.
I’ve missed doing OOTD posts, so I’m going to do a couple in a row this week!

OOTD: Holiday in Provence, France 1

(Blouse: Glamorous*, Jeans: Primark, Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs)

I’m back from my holiday in Provence, in the South of France and I thought I would make a comeback with an ‘outfit of the day’ post. Unfortunately I didn’t take as many outfit shots as I had wished, but I did take a few so I will slowly update with them over the next week or so.
This outfit was for an evening meal at a lovely restaurant we visited last time we were there.
Luckily in the evenings the temperature was slightly more bearable, so I was able to wear jeans.
Even then it was around 32c, which was surprising – maybe I slowly acclimatised, I don’t know.
The blouse is from Glamorous. It’s such a fine material that it was perfect in the heat.
I did pop a white vest top on underneath though as it is very sheer. I just wanted something casual-formal, so I paired it with the jeans and my gold panther court heels, which added a little bit of a flare to it…at least I thought so.

OOTD: Pistachio Ice Cream

Shirt: H&M | Top: Glamorous* | Vest: Topshop | Skirt: Glamorous* | Heels: Primark | Necklace: Swarovski

Here is my outfit from yesterday, my final day of university. It’s the end of an era, which will finally see me step out into the real world.

I am in love with the colour of this skirt! It’s a pastel mint green. The whole outfit reminds me of pistachio ice cream for some reason – yummy. Glamorous have some amazing pastel coloured skirts right now and I keep drooling over them all. I decided to pair it with a this lace see-through top and some old heels, as it just seemed to fit the mood. Can you believe it? An outfit with no black!! I’m so proud of myself. I think the end of university has awoken Summer inside me…or something like that.

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