So I've jumped on the bandwaggon and made a "what's in my bag" tag video. These are flooding the blogsphere at the moment so I thought I'd keep the ball rolling for any fellow snoopers who enjoy a good nose!
This glittery copper coloured one from COS was a Christmas present and already a definite staple in my wardrobe.
Belted with a dark denim shirt for shape and topped off with my usual ankle boots/fedora combo this is the perfect outfit for a casual night out. When the weather turns bad I'll add thick tights and an oversized coat to keep warm...ready for anything!
I wore this outfit to a late "Christmas" party the other weekend. Paired with a slash of dark lipstick and messy hair it's suddenly become one of my favourite outfits of late.
Yes I know it's similar to my previous outfit post - monochrome ft a white, cropped Primark jumper - but I just love how simple and effective it is with the contasting colours, textures and lengths between the jumper and skirt.
You could pair this basic combination with converse and a messy bun or a fedora and fishtail plait to style it up or down.
Of course no outfit is complete without accessories and for this I matched my belt buckle to my rings for gold accents.
These rings. There are no words.
I saw Kavita from She Wears Fashion wearing a similar set and managed to get my paws on these ones from trusty old Ebay! FYI the "one size fits all sizing" is liessssssssssssssssssssssssssss...half of them are too big for me, so to avoid them flying off my fingers mid-twerk I squeezed some of them tighter with pliers. Sorted!
Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It's 2014 and it's going to be amazing!
My main resolution for this year is to make myself happy. It sounds simple but with the impending doom of turning 25 fast approaching (August...still a little while...phew!) I'm not afraid to admit I've been going through a bit of a quarter life crisis. I've obsessed over how unhappy I am in my job, how empty my savings account is and how boring my eulogy would be if I got hit by a bus tomorrow...
Although it is a pretty depressing situation when all laid bare in front of you, it does also bring the realisation that YOU CAN do something about it and change all those things you're not totally satisfied with.
To cut to the relevant bit re blogging, this year I am 100% dressing for myself. Simples. I will no longer ignore that perfect kooky outfit that I've formed in my head for the same Primark skater dress and chunky boots that I wore 2 weeks ago, because I think my imaginary outfit might be a bit "out there"...bothered?
Coat - Charity Shop
This casual outfit is something I would definitely have opted out of wearing a year or so ago.
There's a definite chance of a camel toe incident, my stomach is dangerously close to escaping through my jumper/jeans gap and frankly rolled trousers with converse make me feel like a boy...but I lurve it!
Nails - Barry M Matte Black
These Primark fluffy jumpers were the must-haves of last season and I got given this one for Christmas along with these amaaaaaaaaaaazing high waisted trousers from COS.
These trousers are the dream. They have a shine to them and almost look like leather but are made of a canvas style material coated with a waxy layer. I love the combination of the two textures together, one very girlie and soft and the other fitted and modern.
Sasssssssssssssssssssssy pose - my own
It's only baby steps outside of my comfort zone but it's a start.