White Shirts and Fun Skirts

“I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore”

-Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Shirt and Skirt: H&M | Heels: Bank | Bag: American Apparel

This quote defines me at the moment.  I really need to stop shopping.  H&M have been killing me lately as they have had some fantastic statement pieces in.  I love clothes that show off my personality.  Some of the most treasured pieces in my wardrobe are white shirts- to me there is nothing better than a white shirt and jeans combo on a lazy day/a day where I want to wear wacky pieces with something classic. 

This white blouse just needed something a little extra and there is nothing more fabulous than this sequinned skirt.  The colour is fantastic; creams, golds and khaki tomes all blended together to create a great look.  

Simple jewellery is a must for this daytime look.  There is no reason that something this great should be restricted to evening wear!

Have a great day all

B x

The Last Chance

Happy Monday Everybody!

It appears that autumn is beginning to rear it’s head and as much as I love the season for all of its fashion, I’m a little upset that it has decided to come around so soon; it is still August after all.  Gone are the days of pretty, flowing skirts and maxi dresses.  The time for transition is here. 

Before I start pulling out my giant knits and coats, I thought I would take a chance to wear my faithful old denim Cut-offs once more for the year.  These are so comfortable and the one pair of cut offs I have found that don’t give you “long bottom syndrome”.

I love bright colours so this red blazer and bag were an obvious choice. 

What summer items are you getting ready to pack away for another year?

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And Then it Rained

Rain in the UK is as normal as it comes, however this summer has been absolutely fantastic.  Not much in the way of rain or gloomy days.  

But on the off chance it has been a little chilly out, I have jumped at the chance to wear this jacquard summer coat from ASOS.  I love the deep navy colour- a lively alternative to black; and the fact that it is so light is perfect for the indecisive weather of late. 

Maybe it’s the length or the texture but this coat reminds me of an old house coat my nan would wear when I was growing up.  I have to got to admit, I do love a bit of granny chic! ☺

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Coat: ASOS | Shirt: Zara | Jeans: New Look | Heels and Bag: H&M

Making a Statement

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Jacket: ASOS ( c/o Cara’s Cliché) | Skirt: H&M | Heels: Zara | Bag: Forever 21

Yesterday was a big hair and I don’t care kinda day.  Well when you are wearing a blazer as big in personality as this, you have got to match it in some way. 

This is the second piece that I received from the beautiful and stylish Cara, writer of Cara’s Cliché

It has been a little chilly lately so I braved the elements bare legged (it is still August after all) and rocked my sweet new printed and embroidered jacket with this little leather skirt from H&M.  Oh how I love statement pieces in my wardrobe ♡

Beauty: Contouring

Contouring is the biggest thing to hit the beauty scene in a long time! Even though it is a technique make up artists have used for a very long time it has a new appeal for at home beauty bloggers and make up lovers. 

On a day to day basis I don’t ten to wear a lot of makeup.  But on days where I fancy a little extra, I tend to mix in a few of the principles of contouring into my regime.  I like to have definition in the right places but a lot of what i have seen are very severe looks. 

I wanted to share a few of my favourite tutorials with you all to show you the easiest way to get the contoured look without looking chiselled!

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My version of the natural contouring look:
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Sequins and Snakeskin

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Waistcoat: Primark | Skirt: New Look | Slip Ons: H&M | Bag: Forever 21

Monday, Monday, Monday- you make me miss the weekend.  When it was sunny, war and I could wear sequins for no reason.  Sequins make everything better :)

I have been waiting to wear this skirt for so long.  I got it in the sales last Christmas and every time I go to wear it, I change my mind. 

Not this time.  Daytime sequins are now so easy to wear.  Style them slip ons for a low key look look like me or even wedges.  I like to keep things a little bit edgy so I added in this little leather waistcoat.

Have a great week!

Raiding Someone Else’s Closet…

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Shirt and Bag: New Look | Skirt: 3.1 Philip Lim for Target c/o Cara’s Cliché | Shoes: Bank | Jewellery: J Crew and Michael Kors

I should start by saying that I have raided someone else’s closet in the  metaphorical sense.  A wonderful blogger friend based in LA did the smart thing of selling a lot of her barely worn items on US site- Poshmark.  CARA’S CLICHÉ is a blog I have followed for over a year now and her style is just phenomenal.  We do share quite a few of the same pieces in our wardrobes but it’s so lovely to see someone else’s take on a look, based on their own style and body.

Cara was lovely enough to send me over a couple pieces.  The first being this 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target skirt (unavailable in the UK). 

This skirt, oh this skirt! It fits perfectly and the print is everything I love- bold colour, leopard print and a bit wild! I love it so much I decided to make it the star of the show so paired it with an oversized blouse and nude heels. 

Is there anyone else’s closet you would to raid?

Bianca x

Making it Work

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Dress and Bag: Zara | Shirt and Shoes: Primark | Scarf: Vintage

I have so much in my wardrobe that I consider ‘party’ or ‘occassion wear’.  Now that I am a regular working girl (haha), I feel that I have to wear more appropriate clothes for work.  I love this Zara dress with its cutout panels in the back and deep v neck front (not to mention the amazing tangerine colour)- however it can be a little bit sexy.   Enter in…a white shirt!

A simple addition to the outfit like this gives it a new lease of life.

How do you rework your look?

Casual

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T-shirt: Primark | Jeans, Bag and Boots: Zara  | Jewellery: A Girl’s Best Friend, Michael Kors,  Accesorize

Do you ever have days where you don’t want to get dressed, at all? Days where everything that you put on – that on a normal day, you feel great in, but on these days, you just don’t.

On these days – though they be rare I like to opt for something basic.  I cannot go wrong with jeans and a tshirt.  Simple and clean looking, this is my go to uniform for days like today!

However, so as not to keep things too basic I always like to wear one special item that stands out and lifts my spirits.     These boots are my new favourites! A soft, pink suede, these boots have the ability to make plain into styled and I am going to wear them with everything (bar the day when it is forecast to rain haha).

Happy Monday all!

Style File: Leopard Print Part 3 – The Snow Leopard

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Jumper and Bag: Zara | Jeans: H&M | Shoes: New Look | Sunglasses: Guess by Marciano

There’s something so wintery about this outfit. Granted it is the end of July and we are having storms left, right and centre. This is my last look for my series on Leopard print. I love this print in every way, shape or form. Especially in a monochrome colour palette. These light grey jeans are a staple in my wardrobe as are these mules…my new shoe obsession. What’s great is, this jumper is quite light weight so it’s fine for a cooler summers day but absolutely perfect for a bit of autumn/winter layering!

Is it bad that I am thinking that far ahead? Haha

Bianca xx