26 March 2015

Casual Embellishment

(Miss Selfridge T-shirt / Miss Selfridge jeans / 
French Connection sheer jacket / Topshop shoes)

This jacket is an embellishment dream. It cost me a tenner in a sample sale at French Connection when I was interning there. I felt like a sequin hunting magpie at every sample sale and this particular one was the best as I got my hands on this beauty which is apparently one of a kind as it never went into production. I love absolutely everything about it, I have worn it quite casually here but I can't wait to dress it up too! 
PS How amazing is the sky here?!

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22 March 2015

B & W

Turtleneck - River Island
Leather Skirt - French Connection
Bag - French Connection
Shoes - Topshop

It is good to be back! I don't really know what has happened to my blog the past five weeks. Well, I sort of do.. I guess I have been getting home from work in the dark every weekday, and then at the weekends I have either been super busy or everybody else has so I have had nobody to take my photos. I have also been extremely unmotivated which has not helped. The light is my main issue. If I had a beauty blog it would be all different as I could film/take pictures inside myself, but natural lighting and a full length photo is pretty hard to pull off inside in the evenings. When the clocks go back in two weeks there will be light when I get in from work (hurrahhh) and, therefore, much more frequent posts. 
I have gone through a transformation these past five weeks, I am much more organised and motivated, and I have also lobbed all of my hair off and got myself a fringe. Which I have grown to hate even more each day I have had it. A word of advice for anyone - NEVER EVER EVER USE JOHN FREIDA GO BLONDER SPRAY. It fried my hair so much that it was straw like and beyond repair.It was so convenient that it was able to blend my roots in and I didn't need to dye my hair for 6 months, but I had to get so many short layers and a fringe to save it, it just isn't worth it. 

Anyway, onto the post! I got these gorgeously fugly shoes when I visited Chester a couple of weekends ago with my Fiance (it was beautiful by the way). I love a good chunky shoe so I had to get them (birthday treat!). I definitely have an addiction to leather skirts, whenever I have a wardrobe dilemma, I always reach for one of my many little leather babies. Yesterday, I centered around this bad boy and paired it with a roll neck crop top and bare arms and legs - got to make the most of the sun, you see. I quite enjoyed playing around with a bit of black and white, I think it is something I might do more often!

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15 February 2015

Leather midi

Dorothy Perkins Dress
French Connection bag
Forever 21 coat
H&M boots
New Look top
French Connection belt

I found this dress in the Dorothy Perkins sale about a month ago and absolutely fell in love, not just with the dress but with the £10 price tag. I have actually worn this exact outfit a couple of times now, every time deciding to wear the same top underneath to keep it both suitable for the weather and to keep it looking chic (aka no cleavage!). I naturally paired the maroon dress, like I do with most things I wear, with everything black in my wardrobe. I am getting better at not picking monochrome for an outfit post now too so hopefully this will leave a bit more variety! 

I hope you enjoyed this post!
See you next time

Laura x

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As a strong believer in monochrome, I instantly fell in love with this poncho. 
As I have said before, and will likely say again, I don't believe that you can have enough monochrome in any wardrobe... it literally goes with everything! Lucky for my boyfriend, we spent valentines afternoon taking these photos on a secluded road near Carrington. We did meet a couple of friends though, I fell in love with one particular horsey. We did have quite a lot of fun taking these photos, which you will see at the end of the year in 'the photos that didn't make it in 2015' as I have already put a few to the side seen as though the 2014 version was such a success. After all, as I have said before, if you can't make blogging fun, then why do it? 
I decided to polish off the otherwise completely monochrome outfit with a pop of dusty pink in the form of this gorgeous French Connection bag and the Olivia Burton watch that I was given as a 21st gift from my Mum.

11 February 2015

21 Things I want to do whilst I am 21

Saturday marked 21 years since I arrived into this world and completely changed my parents lives forever. I don't know why the 21st birthday is known to be the milestone that it is, I can understand its significance in America with 21 being the age that you can drink etc... but I guess it is a nice tradition. In a way, I am feeling really nervous about turning 21. I feel exactly the same as I did as a 20 year old, but being '21' really scares me. I feel like it is finally time for me to turn into an adult, I still feel like I have the mental age of a 14 year old and I can now see graduation day in a year and a half getting extremely close, and then comes starting my career, saving for a house with Josh, hopefully getting a mortgage and finally saving for a wedding. All of this I am obviously very excited about, but I am still scared to say goodbye to my youth which contains no responsibilities and worries for the future. I do, however, have all of this to look forward to.

Normally people tend to write lists with the title '21 things to do before you are 21' but seen as though I was 21 on Saturday, that seems to be quite an impossible task! So I have decided to put together a list of things that I want to do whilst I am a 21 year old. Even though it feels quite scary and mature, I want to make the most of being 21 and make it a year to remember with lots of achievements, a year that I will be able to look back on with a smile.

I will be most definitely be looking back on this post to check if I have successfully completed these by the time I am 22!

1. Do a YouTube video and get past the fear of my own voice

2. Get a gym membership in the aim of being able to run for the bus without getting a stitch.

3. Go to a festival

4. Get out of my overdraft (Soz, bit boring this one but it needs to be done)

5. Get a first in at least one module when I go back to university in September

6. Meet Noel Gallagher (this is actually on my list of things to do in my whole life, not just while I'm 21)

7. Go to London Fashion week

8. Get to 1,000 followers on Bloglovin

9.  Do something for charity like race for life for example.

10. Learn to drive (probably never going to happen if I'm trying to get out of my overdraft!)

11. Start a journal

12. Read a book FOR FUN

13. Drink more water

14. Learn to balance my work/uni and social life well

15. Get super healthy

16. Make a new friend

17. Make the most out of being 21 (bit vague but what I mean is basically be young and stupid)

18. Go camping

19. Go on holiday with my friends

20. Start a design journal blog