I’ve rounded up my fave brands and their Black Friday discount codes, as well as my fave picks below, and I’ve included the pieces I’ve worn and I loved, that have now gone into sale.
Obviously it’s easy to get caught up in the Black Friday madness, buying things you don’t need just because they are a discounted price, so I’m only including shops I regularly shop from and/or love. Last week I made a list of all my favourite things I’ve been lusting after, and I’m waiting to see if they’ve been added in any Black Friday sales. Shop sensible and you’ll have things you’ll love for a long time, for the best price! I’ll be adding to this list when I see or find out more, enjoy lovelies! (Please note some are affiliate links.)
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My check trousers are now on sale! I always get loads of compliments on these and they are super comfy, easy to throw on and look great with jumpers. Click To Shop.
As the last few days have been the most horrific windswept rainy nightmares here, I feel like this post is well needed. As we are all very much aware England is THE MOST cold and miserable (and rainy) in winter. But your wardrobe doesn’t have to be! (Sorry bit cheesy there) Because I live in a country where unfortunately it is guaranteed cold from Nov-March, I’ve now decided to view coats in the same way as I view dresses, one for every occasion. And it’s hard to find just one or two coats that go with everything. Because let’s face it, the winter is so long here you will get bored of just one winter coat, and you spend so long wearing them you should really have a great selection. Oh god, do I sound like an enabler here? I don’t mean to be, in fact two of the coats below are from last year but can you tell? I feel like when you find a great style of coat it will usually come around again next winter.
PLUS there’s then you have way more choice to go with more winter outfits, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you need to have hundreds of coats, but it is always nice when you live somewhere cold to have a good solid selection on rotation. You’ll always get cost per wear because we all know come December you can’t go outside here without a coat on, and you know you’ll also be wearing them next year too. Point proven below ! So without further ado, let’s get to the coats (with a couple of jackets thrown in here too).
This Autumn Winter time I’ve mainly been loving the following styles of coats: anything checked (short and long) a faux teddy bear/borg (preferably brown) and anything vintage suede with fluffy collar, then classic leather and fringe (not so much full on winter but for slightly warmer days with a chunky jumper). I do eventually want to find the perfect faux leopard, but the hunt is still on for that.
So I’ve rounded together the coats/jackets I’ve been wearing on rotation recently below, and I’ve linked some of my favourite coats in the sections too, enjoy!
Happy Sunday! WOW ok, I know I know, it’s been a while. Honestly I don’t know why I find it so difficult to keep up with writing this silly thing, I think maybe because I’m not a fan of writing it’s not something that comes easily to me, and the thought of sitting down to write blog posts some times is quite daunting. Which is definitely something I need to get over ASAP as I really do feel it’s so important to keep up with something outside of instagram these days. Another string to your bow and other such weird sayings. So the other day I decided to sit down and make a list of some blog post ideas to help me figure where to go next, I’ve got a few but if you still read this (hello is anyone out there?) please let me know if you have anything you want me to write about, from my shop to my style my dog, haha the possibilities! Just leave a comment or DM me, whatever you like.
Anyway, so I wanted to write this post as I recently got gifted these incredibly extra round Chloe sunglasses from Smart Buy Glassesand I’m just, well I’m in love. I’ve always found it a struggle when trying to find some round glasses, none suited me, they were either too small or looked like I was wearing fancy dress, so I’m just happy I’ve finally found some to suit my face shape! Plus Chloe is my number one dream brand, I just love all the 70s inspired collections, if I was rich it would be all I’d wear. Also, if you’re planning on buying any designer sunglasses, then definitely do head over to the Smart Buy Glasses website as they are one of the cheapest I’ve found.
These retro round frames add such a vintage feel to an outfit too and I love the gradient on them too. So of course I had to style it up a little Chloe-esqe with my outfit, starting thesesnakeskin trousers from ZARA, which I’m so glad I bought as they’ve been one of my favourite AW pieces in my wardrobe at the moment, plus they’re bang on trend of course. I actually didn’t think they would go with anything but they literally go with everything ! I found this baby blue super soft suede fringe jacket in a massive fringe jacket delivery we had to the shop and I couldn’t resist keeping it. How good is orange/brown/baby blue together what a match made in heaven.
I just love the colour of this jacket, don’t you? I got a quite extensive vintage fringe jacket collection and I feel like this was definitely missing from it, it really reminds me of this one, (which I’ve been lusting after for months) so I feel like the universe gave me a sign with this vintage one. This is one of the things I love most about vintage, (most) fashion these days has taken inspiration from the past let’s face it. So if you hunt for it, you are more than likely to find a vintage version which is just as good! It’s so nice to mix it up when styling outfits with vintage and current, it creates such a nice balance with a modern look and really makes outfits unique. I kept it tonal with a simple polo neck, layered some gold jewellery then finished the look off with my beautiful Chloe bag. I saved and saved and finally got one this year from Bicester Village, and ISN’T SHE A BEAUTY. Definitely me in bag version for sure.
It’s that time of year again! Well technically the weather says otherwise, it’s actually still pretty sunny and warm, and whilst I’m not complaining I’ve definitely peaked too soon when it comes to wearing all my jumpers straight away. By peaked I mean sweating but refusing to take them off. This year I’ve really been drawn to simple chunky knits in tobacco, cream, chocolate brown, beige and mustard. Literally as soon as September hits I’m like RIGHT THAT’S IT JUMPERS.
I’ve been wearing mine regardless, just simple layering over a basic ringer t-shirt, and styling either with a denim/cord/suede/insert favourite material here mini skirt or my trusty snakeskin trousers, of which I now have four pairs. (Yes they are all different before you ask) I’ve also really got into gold jewellery recently (WHO AM I?!) and I’m currently layering my Ichor initial necklace with a few pendants I found from my holiday in Greece.
So, anyway I’ve rounded up a few of my high street favourites below for you! I’ve also included cardigans in there as I LOVE a good cardigan just as much.
PS: I’m on the hunt for a good leopard print one, nothing garish so let me know if you find one.
I’ve got that horrible feeling that our beautiful glorious British summer is slowly coming to an end, already.The weather just hasn’t *quite* been the same recently, and when it has been sunny there’s more of a crisp chill in the air, and I can’t get it out of my head that Autumn is coming. And I’ve decided I don’t want it too. I did nearly get swayed the other day when looking at And Other Stories new in and THIS JUMPER caught my eye, and I couldn’t stop thinking about wearing it. But then I remembered what wearing it would actually mean, winter. This year has been the one year when I’ve actually exhausted my summer wardrobe (and actually worn it all in the UK and not just on holiday) I actually can’t remember the last time I wore a jacket, and I’ve been to Brighton beach and in the sea more times than I can count on both hands. Plus I’ve had a few too many vodka lime and sodas after work, because, well simply, summer. Let’s make the most of it, it won’t last forever, has been everyone’s mantra I think, including mine, and it’s been incredible. But of course, like all good things, it has to come to an end, ready or not.
Luckily we’ve just booked a little last minute holiday to Greece early September, a little summer farewell, which means I get to wear this chasing unicorns dress one more week until I have to layer it with a polo neck and a jacket, not that it won’t look great like that, I just quite honesty, don’t want to. Not just yet at least.
I’m struggling with my AW wardrobe, of course I’m loving all the snake skin/ leopard / brown tones that are everywhere at the moment (anyone want a post on my faves? Let me know) just look right at my pinterest pins, I’m alllll over it. But I know I just get into a jean rut when it’s colder that I can’t get out of. HELP ME, NO MORE PRETTY DRESSES. What will I do? No more basket bags either, as much as I love them, they’re just not the same in Autumn, let’s face it. Omg and no more shells! This is worse than I thought.