Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Blouse & Bag: Vintage  //  Denim Dress: Topshop  //  Socks & Socks: Primark 

Hey sweets, how are you all this evening? Today's outfit is completely 70's inspired, if you hadn't guessed already! As you may have seen in my latest haul video I bought this denim dungaree dress from Topshop a couple of weeks ago and I am in love! I have so many outfits planned for this dress so I cannot wait to post it some more!

But anyway, seeing as it's quite 70's inspired I wanted to create an outfit based around that and I recently came across this amazing, loud, floral shirt when clearing out our old house, and found that it was actually my Grandma's, how amazing is that?! I instantly knew I had to pair it with this denim dress and my trusty brown platforms, which I bought from Primark forever ago. Finished with a pair of trusty white lace socks and 70's style vintage bag and my look was complete!

It might seem a bit late now but I may even film this look for my YouTube channel as I love it so much! It's loud and it's out there and I just don't care! Sometimes the out-of-the-ordinary can be a great outfit to rock, what do you think?

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hello lovelies, today's post is a bit of a different one but I really enjoyed filming it. I really hope these 5 tips help some of you out as I always use these when going charity shopping. Let me know in the comments what you think of this type of video/blog post :)

1.      Rummage
Don’t be afraid to look at every single item in the shop, you may not see a good piece when you first walk in so just remember to take your time and look at everything. You may just find a hidden gem!

2.      Don’t just look at the clothes
Be sure to look at the shoes, bags, ornaments and jewellery aswell. I once got an amazing vintage suitcase (seen below) for just £2.99! It's probably one of my most favourite buys from charity shopping. It's amazing what you can find when you take the time to look!

3.      Try before you buy
You never know what an item is going to look like until you try it on – it’s different from high-street shopping so always try before buying. This will also benefit you if you like something but aren't sure whether it will suit you. Most charity shops will have atleast one changing room so don't be afraid to ask if you can try it on.

4.      Make sure you can create atleast 3 outfits with what you’re about to buy
There’s nothing worse than getting home and realising what you have bought doesn’t go with anything in your wardrobe, thus ending up back in the charity shop! Of course buying these items is for an extremely good cause but you don't want to end up giving it back to charity because it didn't match your style.

5.      Try different areas
Be sure to try different areas with loads of charity shops, I find in Southampton, where I live, they aren’t very good but in Fareham and Cosham they are amazing so don’t be put off if you don’t find much on your first try. It's always great if you in a new town and find some charity shops to pop into aswell. You may not find anything but on the flip side you may find your new favourite charity shop with everything in it! Another good place to look if you're local to Hampshire is Farnham and Aldershot.

So they are my 5 top tips when going charity shopping! I also filmed a video on this too so please take a look as I go into a bit more detail. I hope you liked this post, it's something a little different but I thought it may be of interest to some of you :)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Blazer: New Look  //  T-shirt: Primark  //  Jeans: Topshop (Joni Jeans)  //  Shoes: Primark

Hey sweets, I have been loving Pinterest, as usual, and pinning like crazy into my 'S T Y L E' board. Recently I have been lusting over the more 'smart casual' look; think ripped jeans with a t-shirt, blazer and heels. I'm not sure if it's a part of getting older that I'm enjoying the more 'adult' look but I just love how effortless it looks alongside being a really comfortable.

I decided to give this look a go and really love how it turned out. It was the perfect outfit for a Saturday, running out to do the weekly food shop and catching up on blogging and Orphan Black (if any of you watch this comment below - hello new TV addiction!). The blazer I have had for a while now - I love the sheer sleeves as it adds a bit of edge to any outfit and paired with my new Central Perk t-shirt I bought from Primark a couple of weeks ago it's the perfect match. My favourite pair of Joni jeans from Topshop always make there way into any outfit and of course it wouldn't be complete without my cute new shoes from Primark which were a bargain at just £10!

It's safe to say Pinterest is the perfect place to find outfit inspiration so if you haven't tried it already then where the hell have you been?!