Another pleated midi skirt

Pleated midi cover

Since I started blogging, there’s one store that kept popping up on my radar, and it was called & Other Stories. So many of my favourite bloggers would keep linking items from the high street store that looked great. I had a look on their website, but I really wanted to be able to try things on t get an idea of fit. I also only very recently discovered that they are in fact the sister store to H&M, which is one of my favourite budget high street shops. I’m sure you all already know, but a quick look into the history of the H&M informed me that Cos, Weekday, Monki and more are all part of the brand’s family. Every day’s a school day. Continue reading “Another pleated midi skirt”

Layering with velvet and lace

Layering velvet and lace cover

I picked up this Mango dress in one of my online shopping sprees over the Christmas season. It sat in my wardrobe for months, as I just couldn’t work out how to style it. Last season’s velvet trend was a favourite of mine, and this midnight blue dress seemed like a perfect addition to my collection. These pictures don’t do justice to the deep blue colour. The lace hem detailing is beautiful, and the length is great for a transitional piece. Continue reading “Layering with velvet and lace”

Sleeveless Coat Take 2

Sleeveless Coat Take 2 cover

Not long ago, I posted about wearing this sleeveless coat for the first time. I didn’t realise when I took today’s pictures that I’ve opted for the same colour scheme for its second outing. It seems my love for burgundy and grey runs deep. The weather was a little brighter today, so rather than tights and a fluffy knit, I went for a floaty vest top and jeans. A sleeveless coat does require sleeves, though, and it’s this age old cardigan from trusty M&S that provides that necessary extra layer. I remember buying this cardigan in a charity shop years ago when it suddenly got chilly in the summer. Little did I realise how much of a wardrobe staple it would become! Continue reading “Sleeveless Coat Take 2”

Floral Culotte Jumpsuit

Floral Culotte Jumpsuit cover

If you’d told me a few years ago that I would buy a floral culotte jumpsuit on a whim, I would have laughed. Before I fell in love with Instagram and the world of the fashion blog, I took very little notice of trends. When I did, it was to scoff at “fashion victims” and be smug in the knowledge that I always looked terrible, and had no knowledge of what was on trend at any given time. Continue reading “Floral Culotte Jumpsuit”

The Sleeveless Coat

Sleeveless coat cover

I can’t believe it’s March and I’m still working through my sale haul from the New Year! I guess that just goes to show how much wear I get out of my favourite pieces. Also, it might give an indication of how nervous I am to try new looks. In my defence, it’s not been warm enough to wear a coat without sleeves until now. I’d been on the lookout for a sleeveless coat for a while, and when I saw this one in the Next sales just after Christmas I knew it had to be mine. The fabric is a really heavy mix which I really like. It also hangs quite long on me, which I think works well for a chilly spring day. Continue reading “The Sleeveless Coat”

Green, black and cream

Green, black and cream cover

Another day, another dress that has been in my closet for years! Here’s a quick piece of fashion retail history for you. I bought this dress nearly 10 years ago from ASOS, back when it was still called As Seen On Screen. For those who don’t know, the online retail giant started out as a way to emulate your favourite celebrities. They would list items from various retailers, with “in the style of” or “as seen on” as part of the description. This dress is by a brand called Mina, on the website “as seen on Kylie Minogue”. There’s probably a picture of her wearing it somewhere in the depths of the internet, but I can’t find it! Continue reading “Green, black and cream”

Old favourites – Knitwear, leather and white denim

Knitwear, leather and white denim cover

Just a quick post today, as I’ve not got a lot to say about this outfit of current favourites. I’ve got a pile of clothes at home from my winter sales haul that I’ve not even worn yet! Somehow, though, I seem to keep reverting back to the safety of my favourite pieces. These white jeans have appeared a lot lately, with the onset of spring. It’s still a risk for me to wear white as I’m so very clumsy, but I quite like the challenge! I’ve lost count of the number of times this super soft jumper has appeared on my social media. I’m pretty sure it’s my favourite piece of knitwear ever. Continue reading “Old favourites – Knitwear, leather and white denim”

White Denim and Leopard Print

White denim and leopard print cover

When I wrote the title to this post, I had a little chuckle to myself. White denim and leopard print conjure up images in my head of Eastenders, the 80’s and Pretty Woman, and not at all in a good way. But I’m hoping here, that even with the whitest of white jeans and furry leopard print ankle boots, I’ve managed to look at least acceptable for the office on a sunny spring day.  Continue reading “White Denim and Leopard Print”