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Sunday, 20 August 2017

All Black and Vans Old Skools




Sunglasses: ASOS
Dress: & Other Stories (sleeveless version)
Jeans: ASOS
Vans: c/o AllSole

A typical outfit for me of late, with Manchester's version of summer being more like a mild autumn than anything else. Hence the black layers with only a bold red lip adding a sense of colour. I've been living in these Vans Old Skools too (having exhausted my all-white pair it was time for an upgrade) which not only are ridiculously comfortable but pretty go with everything in my wardrobe. Expect to see a lot more from them... 








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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Revisiting the Jeans and Blazer Outfit



Blazer: Zara (similar)
Vest: M&S (similar)
Jeans: ASOS
Bag: Sandqvist
Flats: Zara 

A pretty basic outfit but one I've been reaching for quite a lot recently in that weird 4-seasons-in-a-day type weather that we've been having a lot of in Manchester recently (also known as, 'summer'). I've been going back to that failsafe jeans-and-blazer combination more so than usual really which is probably more a sign of my laziness and lack of creativity at 6am when I'm stuffing clothes into my gym bag pre-office more than anything else, but let's pretend it's a style thing. 

Mixing up a few different colours (black, dark green and tan) and adding a couple of lux details (a double breasted blazer and cut-out detailing on the leather shoes) turns it into a slightly more thoughtful outfit and one you can get away with wearing to the office, with those after-work drinks thrown in. 




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Sunday, 30 July 2017

The Haircut




Sunglasses: ASOS
Blazer: Mango
T-shirt: Barbour
Trousers: Gestuz (similar)
Bag: MM6 Maison Margiela 
Sandals: By Malene Birger (similar)

If you follow me on Instagram you'll know I've had a bit of a dramatic change recently. Well, dramatic for me anyway - after years of long hair I chopped it all off, ready for a much-needed change and release of all that weight that was dragging me down. It's safe to say that I love it (thankfully - there's nothing worse than swallowing back the tears and trying to feign happiness in the hairdressers after a dodgy cut) and it's left me wondering why I haven't done it much sooner. 

But, back to clothing. I've been reaching for navy a lot recently, mainly because I want something slightly softer than black in the summer months and this new Mango blazer (a snip at £30 in the sale) is pretty much forming the basis of all my outfits at the moment.  





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Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Navy Tunic




Sunglasses: ASOS
Necklace: COS (similar)
Tunic: House of Sunny (similar)
Jeans: Weekday
Shoes: Zara 

Ever have one of those pieces in your wardrobe that you love but just never wear? This House of Sunny tunic is that item for me. I've had it for about two years and probably worn it twice in that whole time (I think it's the slit and the fact it's lacking sleeves) but haven't been able to part ways with it. 

I've managed to find love with it again though, wearing it backwards over jeans to avoid that awkward midriff-bearing situation. And it's firmly back on my favourites rail again. 




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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Elevated Basics



Sunglasses: ASOS
Scarf: Hermes (similar)
T-shirt: c/o Barbour
Jeans: Weekday
Clutch: Etsy (similar)
Flats: Zara 

A rare sunny day in Manchester called for a couple of weekend staples (blue jeans, white tee - the softest - from Barbour), made a little bit more special with a couple of additions. I bought these Zara flats last week and they were well worth the buy - the leather is buttery soft, which together with the cut-out opening at the top, makes the basic flat that slightly more elevated. As an extra touch, I added this red and white silk Hermes scarf, tied down the back for a simple yet effective statement.  






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