Style: Playing with Fashion

(Top: Oasap*, High Waisted Shorts: eBay, Creepers: Oasap* Hat: Topshop)

(Top: Oasap*, Skirt: H&M, Wedges: Internacionale, Handbag: Off Brand)

Recently I received a couple of new tops and straight away I started thinking about how to coordinate them.
I love seeing a selection of items laid out to create an outfit, so I though I might try and give it a go myself.
I decided to create 2 very simple but fashionable looks – one is more of a rock look, the other more feminine.
Look #1
Lately I love pairing baggy stylish t-shirts with my rugged vintage high waist shorts.
I decided to go for a fashionably grunge (in the loosest sense) look, using my creepers and mini roller hat. 
This just seems like a very casual and easy look to re-create, but still individual and memorable.
I’d accessorise with: a chunky gold chain and plenty of rings!
Look #2
I love monochrome looks, so this was my inspiration for this outfit.
Keeping in with this seasons leather trend, I paired a simple silk top with a pleated faux leather skirt.
To top it off I picked my favourite wedges and a white & gold quilted handbag; cute and feminine.
I’d accessorise with: a delicate necklace & bracelet, and big earrings!
I could easily have seen myself wearing either of these outfits to London fashion week.
Would they have garnered attention? I don’t know, but I do know that I’d have felt fabulous!

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For the love of shoes!

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a shoe binge.
Usually I buy shoes that are practical, and only when I need a pair.
However over the last few weeks I’ve found myself becoming a bit obsessed with shoes.
In the last month I’ve bought/been bought 6 pairs of shoes.
Ok that probably doesn’t seem like much for the average shoeholic, but it is for me!
As I said before, I tend to only buy shoes when I need them, rather than want them.
So I started wondering why my shopping habits have changed so much recently.
Well, it’s pretty simple actually; the stores are bringing out some gorgeous shoes this season!
That, and some online shoe stores are having some amazing sales.
I’m currently in love with the leopard head court heels pictured above, from Oasap.
They’re just the right amount of glam and attitude, with a small heel so they’re comfortable and cute.

My favourite stores for shoes (& sales!) right now are: OasapRiver IslandDaisy Street and ASOS.
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OOTD: Leopard print creepers

(Sweater: Bought in Japan, Dress: Topshop, Tights: Primark, Shoes: Oasap*, Necklace: Topshop)

I’ve been waiting to post an outfit with these shoes.
These are Oasap‘s version of the popular underground creeper shoe.
I’ve wanted a pair of creepers (especially the new wedge ver) for a while, but can’t justify the money.
The quality isn’t as good as the Underground version, but then I don’t think anyone would expect it to be.
So until I convince myself to save the money for some, these will have to do, and they’re not a bad substitute.
As you can see I’ve gone back to black, once again because of the poor weather.
I did feel like the heart print tights cheered the outfit up and made it stand out a little bit more.
Thankfully I am off on holiday next week, so I am hoping I will be able to get the shorts and bright colours out again!
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OOTD: Orange & Gold

(Cardigan: ARK, Top: Topshop, Shorts: Topshop, Necklace: Oasap, Earrings: Topshop)

Here is a rather more ‘Summery’ outfit for you.
I’ve been enjoying the recent heatwave that hit home, even though it didn’t last for long.
Even so, I managed to get away with just wearing this lovely peachy-orange cardigan with no coat!
I think those that know how unpredictable the weather has been in England lately will know that’s quite a feat!
This cardigan is one of those items that lifts your mood whenever you wear it.
It just feels and looks like Summer to me, so I guess that’s why it caught my eye.
I felt that this outfit was a bit basic when I was putting it together, but I think the cardigan & necklace add a little something extra that I wouldn’t have got with just the top & shorts alone. Surprisingly orange & gold are growing on me!
ARK Clothing have become a quick favourite of mine.
I can not step into the Norwich store without wanting to leave without one of everything.
Their items are on-trend and fun! I would seriously recommend them for quality and price too.
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OOTD: Givenchy-Inspired part deux

(Dress: Sheinside, Tights: ALTA Shinjuku, Wedges: Internacionale, Necklace: Oasap)

Here is the second, and final (for now!) part of my Givenchy-Inspired pieces (part one here).
This dress is from the amazing Sheinside who carry a selection of on-trend and designer inspired pieces.
I wore this out yesterday just for a casual coffee-shopping afternoon, and then stopping for a meal in the evening.
I can’t express how much I love this dress. I felt so effortlessly cool and on-trend whilst wearing it.
I also love how the print of the dress makes enough of a statement that I didn’t need to over accessorize.
Even so I did add a bold necklace (from Oasap) and some patterned tights because I felt I could still carry them off. I wish I could just sit around in this dress all day – it’s one of the rare pieces in my wardrobe that just makes me smile whenever I look at it. So expect to see more of it in the future!
You can shop for the dress and browse Sheinside here.
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OOTD: Givenchy-Inspired

Top: Oasap* | Shorts: H&M | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Topshop

How gorgeous is this Givenchy inspired top from Oasap? I instantly fell in love with the Givenchy Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection, so when I found this on Oasap I had to grab it straight away! I love the clash of black, gold and purple, the irises (flower) add a touch of femininity which contrasts amazingly with the black and gold rock vibe of the top.
Thanks to having a larger chest, it was difficult to get the shirt to sit straight as you can probably see. However it still fit fine, with some room to move around in. It did originally come with shoulder pads attached, but I felt that they didn’t add anything to the top so I took them off (easily). I have a similar top/dress arriving soon from another brand and I can’t wait to add it to my own Givenchy inspired (knock-off sounds so harsh) collection.
I think next time I’d like to pair this with a more daring outfit. 
I’ll also try and take a photo in better lighting next time, so you can really see how gorgeous it is.
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OOTD: Just Peachy

Sweater & Dress: OASAP* | Shoes: Urban Outfitters

The lovely people at OASAP and I are now collaborating and this outfit was provided by them.
I have exams today but I figured at least I can look good whilst I sit in a cold hall for 3 hours. Anyway, I loved the look of this sweater-dress combo (they come as a pair, and can be separated) as soon as I laid eyes on it. I have a thing for cut-out shoulder shirts and sweaters right now, and peach. This look just seemed casual but cute and that’s pretty much how I always try to dress. I also like the idea that I could take the sweater off at night, throw some accessories on and I could easily wear it – maybe out to dinner or for drinks, rather than a club though. The earrings are also from Oasap. If you remember I had some from Topshop on my wishlist. Cute! I can’t wait for it to get warmer so I can wear this outfit more often.
I always worry about buying online, especially from Asian websites as I have a large chest. However the sizing was perfect, it fit well and was very comfortable. It was also pretty cheap at $29 with free worldwide shippingThe only drawback is that it’s short. I’m just 5’3 (and it’s ok) but anyone over that would probably be showing some booty.
Don’t forget to visit Oasap and use discount code: ‘bloomzy’ for 35% off!