Style: An Outfit for Under £35 ($60)

Clothing – Oasap*

I decided to challenge myself with my recent month’s credit from Oasap. I wanted to know if I could put together an entire outfit for under $60 (£35). I love simple, chic outfits that look good without having to take 3 hours to put together. So with that in mind I first chose a Breton striped inspired t-shirt with short rolled sleeves. Next up was a simple pair of black tight leggings to create a skinny jean look on the bottom. I toyed with the idea of ankle boots but chose some Converse-style high top sneakers instead. I was surprised I had made it this far and still had money left in my internet-wallet to burn. So I settled on the still cute YSL dupe ring that was incredibly popular a few years ago.
The top was reduced down to $6.90 from around $10 and the leggings were only $12.90. The ring was the biggest bargain out of all at only $2!! Whereas the sneakers (which also have a slightly raised platform on the bottom) were the most expensive at $36.90 – and even then that isn’t really expensive for a pair of shoes. All together it came to $58.70…for the entire outfit! I was impressed, and pretty cocky, knowing that I had got an entire outfit for under $60. I didn’t have to stray from my personal style, and I was able to buy basic items that can be paired with other outfits in the future.
Challenge complete!
On a sad side note…
My Oasap orders have usually been on time, however this time round my order took over a month to reach me. That was very disappointing and when it arrived the leggings were far too small – even though they’re ‘one size’ and my other ‘one size’ leggings from Oasap fit me fine. I don’t like to talk bad about companies and before this I would have only had good things to say about Oasap. However I do feel it’s important to tell you my true feelings on here. Yes I would order from them but I would be cautious about the shipping times etc.

Wish List: GIZA x Joyrich at Selfridges


When I spotted the GIZA pop-up in Selfridges last week I was beyond excited. Giza is a Japanese brand produced by DJ and all around amazing woman Mademoiselle Yulia. My friend Renka is the one who peeked my interest in the brand, and she is also the person who bought me my first piece from it – my dinosaur ring. It’s a difficult brand to get hold of if you live outside of Japan, so as soon as I saw the items (produced in collaboration with Joyrich) were online (as well as in-store), I knew a wishlist post was needed!
I love the hieroglyph and dinosaur prints prevalent in the brands designs, which means I end up wanting pretty much everything. As you can see I loved both of the backpacks, so I’d happily have either colour…or both. The sweatshirt looks comfy yet flattering, and I love the print on the skirt. Now if only I could go back in time and find some money for the whole collection.
You can see the whole collection available on Selfridges, and in the London store.

Wish List: White’s Alright

White's Alright
White is a colour that I don’t let into my wardrobe easily. It’s far too pristine for someone who’d drop spaghetti sauce on it in an instant. – aka me. Still, this season I can’t help but find myself considering giving white a chance. If the likes of Ena Matsumoto and Alexa Chung are working it, why can’t I? So I chose some of my top white items out right now:
In fact I kind of want this outfit on me, right now! I can definitely see myself walking to Shoreditch on a sunny day, wearing it. Anyone fancy bringing Christmas to me a little earlier this year?

Trend: Pretty in Pastels

Pastel Trend

The pastel trend is back again this Spring and it looks like it’s gonna be bigger than ever.
I’ve always loved the look but it hasn’t ever really made it’s way into my wardrobe.
There are so many gorgeous items right now though that that may change.
So I’ve put together some cute pastel items for inspiration.

1. Daphne Cropped Jumper – Fashion Union
2. Anna PU Pencil Skirt – Fashion Union
3. Mavis Tailored JumpsuitFashion Union
4. Cotu Classic TrainerSuperga @ ASOS
5. Rabbit Ear Cross Body BagASOS
6. Bijana Box Clutch BagMissguided
7. Shell Grotto Medium NecklaceTatty Devine
8. Double Wrap Leather BraceletWhistles
9. Monster Phone CaseASOS

There seems to be a lot more variety this year when it comes to the pastel trend.
I love the idea of working this into the sports luxe trend as well, with trainers etc.
It’s cute and feminine but it can also be worked into a lot of different personal styles.
I can’t wait for Spring to finally hit, so we can all wear it without freezing too!

Style: How to Style A Slip Dress

The slip dress is one of those trends that crept up on me. I didn’t really see too much of it on the high street until about a month or so ago. Now they’re popping up everywhere and I can’t wait to start seeing people style them. So I decided to style four different looks, all with the one same slip dress from Topshop.

Style 1
– Topshop Slip Dress
Denim Jacket
Black Rim Raybans
ASOS Jewelled Earcuff
Lacoste Pastel Trainers
Cheap Monday Roll Over Clutch

Style 2
– Topshop Slip Dress
Chambray Shirt
Aviator Sunglasses
Chain Collar Necklace
Love Moschino Shopper Bag
Kandy Strap Buckle Shoes

Style 3
– Topshop Slip Dress
– Rhinestone Necklace
Smart Backpack
Leather Jacket
Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
Thick Strap Heels

Style 4
– Topshop Slip Dress
Knitted Crop Jumper
Angular Sunglasses
Striped Bow Hair Clip
Snake Coin Bag
Astley Clarke Stacking Ring
Pastel Sneakers

I think you can have a lot of fun just dressing one item in a variety of ways. I prefer casual & fun coordinates like 1 & 4, but I also like simply stylish codes such as 2 & 3 at times. I think I need to get myself a slip dress now…

Event: Drop Dead Clothing Winter Collection

This post is embarrassingly late, compared to when I actually wanted to post it.
Anyway it’s here now and you can all bask in the glory of Drop Dead’s Winter collection.
I popped along to their Kingsly Street store in Soho with Laura to check it out.
Drop Dead Clothing was founded in 2005 by Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes.
The new collection sees a darker theme with a variety of materials and styles being used.
One of the models for the new collection is the gorgeous Alisa Ueno – one of my style icons.
The collection features stylish street wear with some cute-noir (have I coined a new phrase?) pieces.
By that I mean cute collared tops and shirts with dark themes and prints such as ‘die’ and ‘drop dead’.
The materials used are good quality and the sweaters look amazingly warm and comfy for Winter.
I was definitely won over and I can certainly see myself wearing more than a few of the pieces.
The Cat Zip Hoodie and Die Cropped Top are my favourite items though.
You can view and shop the new collection at Drop Dead.

Styling Topman’s ‘His and Her’ Collection

Myself and the fiancé wearing a t-shirt and hoodie from Topman*

Recently I was contacted by Topman about a very cool new campaign they are working on.
The ‘His and Her’ Collection aims to promote Topman’s various unisex items – pretty cool, right?
I often go into Topman with the fiancé and fancy picking out a bunch of stuff for myself as well.
So you can guess that I was pretty hyped to take part in the campaign, as it’s right up my street!
Scrolling through the Topman website and picking a few pieces wasn’t easy either.
I thought I’d be able to find one or two pieces I might want, but ended up with a basket full.
Of course I had to narrow my selection down eventually and I went for these two amazing pieces.
I choose them a couple of sizes larger than I would usually, as I love the oversized ‘boyfriend’ look.
That also came in pretty handy when I decided to pop them on the fiancé. 
Did you spot the fiancé expertly modelling in those last couple of photos? 
I wanted to show how versatile Topman’s clothing really is, so I asked him to get involved too.
We had a bit of a laugh as we switched clothes (and the camera) halfway through the photo shoot.
I still think I look better (maybe I’m biased), but I’ll admit that they looked pretty good on him too.
This has definitely given me the kick I needed to buy more ‘guys’ clothing and work it myself.