Tuesday, 24 February 2015

OOTD: Brain Cell Overload

Playsuit - River Island 
Coat - Ark 
Shoes - Converse

Winter seems to be finally coming to an end, which is why I've adopted a less snuggly outfit than yesterday. Converse are my favourite shoes as they are incredibly comfortable and go with every outfit, making my everyday look more casual. 

It is still very windy today despite the sun, so I decided to let my hair dry naturally and do its own thing today, I didn't see the point in curling or straightening it for it to just get messed up anyway!

What are you guys doing today? 

Monday, 23 February 2015

OOTD: The Death of the Author

Shirt - Next
Jumper - Primark
Watch - Michael Kors
Jeans - Next
Brogues - Primark

Welcome to my first OOTD post on this blog! 

I've been a member of Lookbook for quite a while, but got out of the habit of posting after coming to university, mostly because I lack somewhere to take outfit photos. I like to take the photos inside because I'm still quite new to it all and asking my boyfriend to take my pictures in a crowded street scares me a little!

This look is a typical look for me - I like to mix high street pieces from cheap stores and more expensive ones, and my Michael Kors watch is a great statement accessory meaning that little else is needed, great for 9am starts. I also love collars and cute prints which this shirt combines perfectly, and the burgundy shoes and jumper are a shade of red which (I think) don't clash too horribly with my naturally ginger hair. 

I hope you're all having a lovely Monday!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Denim Shorts Dilemma

It's now late February, and the shops are full of their Spring/Summer 2015 collections. But there is one summer staple which I battle to find every year, and this time I've finally found them... the perfect denim shorts.

There is by no means a shortage of denim shorts on the high street, Everywhere you look there they are, but finding some that don't show a little bit of bum cheek every time you move seems to be a constant struggle.

Since I don't have legs like Jessica Simpson in Dukes of Hazzard I want some shorts that are just that little bit longer, and cover up at least some of my thighs. During my teenage years I developed stretch marks around my thighs (thanks to Bio-Oil they have disappeared dramatically) so I feel a little bit self-conscious about that area.

So here are the wonderful shorts... only £18 from Next! They are a bit longer so I don't mind going bare-legged, but the distressed look also stops them from looking like something my mum would wear. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, my mum is a very well-dressed woman.

What are your summer staples?