OOTD: Morning Bakery Run

Jacket* – Warehouse | Top – Pull & Bear | Leggings* – Oasap | Necklace – Topshop | Bag* – Oasap
Whenever we stay in France we make a morning trip to the boulangerie (everyday). There really is something special about having warm, fresh baguette and croissants for breakfast. Luckily for us we have one just over the bridge from us, so we don’t have to get up too early.
Dressing up in a town full of skiers/hikers means you tend to stand out a bit. Even my casual style means that people look at me as if I’m crazy for not wearing a gilet. Still, it’s not as if a few looks has ever stopped me before, right? Well that’s pretty obvious. Today I wanted to wear my new leggings & backpack from Oasap as they’re understatedly cool. The leggings have a velvet brocade design on them (detail photo) and I absolutely love them to pieces. The rest of my outfit was basically worked around the leggings, I’m not gonna lie to y’all. Still I think it all works together and my new backpack come handbag is super handy.
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OOTD: Sky Blue

Sweater* – Oasap | Leggings – Select | Necklace – Primark | Watch* – French Connection

Wow, would you believe it, an outside outfit shot! I haven’t done one of these for a while, purely because I got too attached to my white wall. Anyway I think it makes a nice change and I wanted to match my sweater to the glorious sky. A little bit of sunshine can’t do any harm, right?
I know it isn’t Autumn yet but this sweater is pretty light. I think it will be worn quite a bit as the weather starts to change. I love the gradient on the sweater, but boy was it hard to choose which colour. It was almost impossible to choose between this royal blue one, the lilac and pastel green. I think I may just have to order the other two…or would that be overindulging? Probably. Still, this one pairs well with light and dark colours so I think I choose well.
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OOTD: Go heavy on the accessories

Shirt* – Oasap | Necklace* – Oasap | Bracelet – Rêves D’Hiver | Watch* – FCUK | Rings – Oliver Bonas | The Bohemian Collective*
Lately I’ve been dressing a lot simpler, more casual. I wonder if it has anything to do with what’s going on in my life right now? I’m going through a difficult uncontrollable situation, so I’m simplifying the stuff I have control of? Even so, just because I’ve been dressing simpler doesn’t been I haven’t been putting effort into my look. Anyway, let’s not get too philosophical and ruin the feeling of this post, just a little food for thought.
Yesterday the fiancé & I headed out to brunch – a new weekend routine. I went for a monochrome polka dot-inspired look, to keep it casual but fun. I loaded on the accessories though, they’ve been my saviour lately, helping me dress up a simple outfit. My new watch is from French Connection. It’s all gold & silver (& sparkles) so I wanted things to flow with it. That meant lots of silver rings (I don’t seem to own many gold ones) and a gold bracelet & necklace. I think it suited what I was going for and it made me feel good, and that’s what matters, right?
What did I have for brunch? A Spanish chorizo & cambozola cheese omelette – delicious!
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OOTD: Style It Like You Mean It

Maxi Dress – Gal Fit, Japan | Shirt – Internacionale | Bag* – Oasap | Necklace* – Oasap

First off I would like to apologise for the poor quality of these photos. I almost cried seeing the difference between these taken on my iPhone and ones taken on my camera. Unfortunately my camera broke at the weekend, due to a fault that apparently occurs in the Olympus E-PL1. It’s been a trusty camera but I’m sad to see it go, especially as it’s a stupid problem with the camera. Anyway, I’ll be using my iPhone in the meantime as I’ll need to save for a new camera.
I didn’t get a chance to take a proper photo of today’s outfit, so here is the next best thing. I know this is laid out more like a style post, but I think you can all see where I’m coming from. I found my maxi dress from Japan recently – the only one I’ve ever found for my height – amazing. The cross detail on the back of this dress was also a big reason why I bought it, it’s simple but chic. I also found this shirt I bought around a year or so ago from Internacionale and wore once, if that. Sometimes it’s quite satisfying to get some use out of old items you haven’t seen for a while. The bag and necklace are new items from Oasap though, so I’m mixing old with new.
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OOTD: Dotty for Dots

(Blouse: Oasap*, Skirt: Topshop, Necklace: Tatty Devine, Watch: Marc Jacobs)

Finally this weekend I was able to go out and enjoy myself properly.
I’ve been sick for over a week now but I’m starting to feel more like myself.
That meant I had the energy to finally take some outfit shots.
Luckily my new shirt arrived in time to do just that.

The shirt is a recent find on Oasap that isn’t something I’d usually pick.
I’ve followed Jenny’s blog for years and I love her casual, feminine, pretty style.
I guess I had that in mind when I saw this, so I decided to try out something new.
I was pretty excited for the shirt to arrive and I’m genuinely glad that I choose it now.
It’s great for the muggy weather we’re having lately, and I can pair it with so many things.
I wore it with my Topshop skater skirt this time, and threw on a whole bunch of accessories.
Thankfully it turned out casual and fun, which is what I was going for.
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Photo Diary: OOTD(s)

I realise the blog has been lacking in OOTD posts recently.
That’s mainly down to me being lazy poor time management on my part.
I tend to get ready and then head out of the house, and forget to take a photo whilst I’m out.
I’m trying to change as I love doing OOTD posts – yes, I enjoy dressing up and pouting in front of a camera.
Really I need to make more time, but when I’m rushing about there’s always the next best thing.

I have taken to Instagraming a few photos here and there, when I’ve had the time. I’m not a big fan of putting OOTD shots on there as I don’t think you see much detail – I prefer to take shots of particular items on my Instagram, but I’ve had a change of heart recently. So I’ve been having fun taking shots of what I’ve been wearing, in front of my mirror etc.

So I decided to share some of my Instagram outfit shots with you.
I know not everyone has Instagram, and those that do don’t necessarily follow me.
So here you go, I hope you enjoy!
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Oasap Haul

My most recent Oasap order arrived this weekend.
I went on a bit of a mini accessories binge when I saw their new items.
I’d also had their baggy cat face sweater on my wishlist for a while so I popped that on my order too.
I was pretty excited to receive this order, and luckily I only had to wait just over a week.
The shipping from Oasap is usually pretty good and my orders tend to arrive in about 10 days.
Apparently this is also the exact amount of time it takes for me to forget what I ordered…everytime. At this point I’d like to give a shout-out to Sami who inspired me to order the watch, as she has a similar one that I fell in love with recently!
I haven’t had the chance to wear the sweater yet, but I did try on the jewellery and watch.
Unfortunately the watch and bracelet are slightly too big for me, a common problem I have.
I could get some of the links removed in the watch, but the bracelet is a hard bangle so I can’t do much to it.
Online shopping is always a gamble anyway, so I wasn’t upset – plus the necklace looks amazing on!
You win some, you lose some, I guess.
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