Year 13 Leavers Prom 2015

Yesterday evening I had my Year 13 Leavers prom at Misseden Abbey and I had such a fun night with all my friends! I’ve now left my secondary school after attending for 7 years and I’ve made so many memories along the way. I’ve also made best friends for life and last night’s prom was a great celebration to mark the end of an era! I thought I’d do a blog post to share some of the photographs we took before we went to prom- Enjoy!

My Outfit

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  • Dress: Wrap Front Pleated Grecian Maxi in Mauve from Oh My Love: Buy here
  • Shoes: Stone Ankle Strap Chunky Platform Block Heels from New Look: Buy here
  • Bag: Cream Fold Over Envelope Clutch from Banana Republic
  • Belt: Silver Metallic belt from Boden
  • Earrings: Pearl earrings from Accessorize
  • Hair: 1930s style faux bob with curls
  • Makeup: Inika Foundation, Concealer and Powder, Allure 070 Volume Fake Lashes, Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in 04 Rose tweed and N07 Precision Lips Pencil in Nude

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My Friend’s Outfits

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  • (From Left) Charlotte: Black Maxi Dress: Solace London
  • Rachel: Cream Maxi Dress with centre slit and lace cap sleeves: Asos, Gold Block Heel Sandals: Kurt Geiger, Necklace: H&M
  • Katie: Champagne Double Layer Sleeveless Maxi from Miss Selfridge, Nude Patent Heels: Kurt Geiger
  • Kate: Navy Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress: Asos, Black suede flatforms
  • Antonia (image below): Pale Blue Embellished Kimono Sleeve Maxi: Asos

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Less is more- Stripes + White Jeans OOTD

Hey guys! Yesterday was such a beautiful sunny day so I thought I’d whip out my white jeans from Superdry. I wouldn’t usually shop at Superdry but it is one of the brands which Coco Marie (the boutique shop I work at) stocks and this season they have come out with some great pieces! I styled my white skinnies with Ralph Lauren v-neck striped navy and white tee and then added Office patent loathers with flatform. To layer, I threw my La Redoute denim jacket over my shoulders and for accessories I opted for my mum’s navy cross-body bag and dainty gold chain necklace. I wore this outfit for a girly day out shopping in Oxford and afterwards I went to see my friend in a theatre production called ‘Mermaid’ at the Oxford Playhouse. Before I went, when realising how hot it was, I actually changed into a skirt as jeans would have been a bit too hot. I really like this outfit as it’s very minimal and goes by the saying: ‘less is more’. I hope you like it too- Enjoy!

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3 YEAR BLOGGERVERSARY- Recreating my mum’s style

Today, the 27th of April, marks my 3 year anniversary of blogging! For my last 2 bloggerversary posts I tried to do something a bit different in order to mark the occasion. This year I decided to do photoshoot where I tried to recreate some of my mum’s outfits from when she was young and a similar age to me. As well as using my own clothing in the looks I also used clothing or accessories of hers in each one of the 8 outfits that I styled. I wouldn’t necessarily wear all these outfits but it was really fun to try and copy the old photographs. I do apologise for the poor quality of the photographs of my mum but they are old and also had to be scanned into the computer. I hope you enjoy this slightly different style of post and here’s to the future of this blog and many more years of blogging! :)

Look 1- Flowy Skirt

Mum: My mum on holiday wearing a white sleeveless top and peach flowy long skirt.

Me: I am wearing a white sleeveless top from Topshop and styled it with my mum’s light pink maternity dress which I made into a skirt. FotorCreated11

Look 2- Teal Satin

Mum: With one her best friends and my dad was cropped out of the picture to her left. She is wearing a white roll neck top with teal satin harem trousers and has accessorized with pearl necklace and earrings.

Me: Since I didn’t have anything similar to either items I swapped round the colours and wore this second-hand teal satin strapless top with white jeans and then added my mum’s pearl necklace and my own pearl earrings. FotorCreated2

Look 3- Casual Stripes

Mum: On holiday standing by a port and her outfit comprises of jeans, striped top, navy cardigan and white plimsolls.

Me: I decided to style my light wash Levi’s jeans with Brandy Melville striped t-shirt and my mum’s navy cardigan. For shoes I slipped on my Office flatform loafers. FotorCreated3

Look 4- Navy and Burgundy

Mum: I have to say this navy 2-piece of my mum’s does look very dated especially seeing how young people dress today but I still think she looks very elegant. She finishes off the look with burgundy hat, gold chocker and navy peep-toe court shoes.

Me: I have styled this navy skater dress from Asos with H&M rose gold chocker, Anthropologie studded burgundy hat and Hobbs studded burgundy brogues. FotorCreated4

Look 5- China Print

Mum: She is wearing a navy cardigan with china print skirt with matching headband and blue sunglasses.

Me: I am wearing the same blue sunglasses of my mum’s with her navy cardigan and H&M china print shorts. FotorCreated5

Look 6- Denim and Florals

Mum: On her hols again my mum is wearing a floral top with denim shorts, black belt, sunglasses and navy slip ons.

Me: I was pretty pleased with this outfit as it is almost identical to my mum’s. I am wearing a floral top from River Island with Monki high-waisted denim shorts, my mum’s belt, Asos sunglasses and Urban Outfitters brogues. FotorCreated6

Look 7- White dress

Mum: Looking very tanned in long white dress worn with white loafers and chunky earrings.

Me: I am wearing a white ribbed skater dress from H&M styled with M&S blush minimalist heels and my mum’s earrings. FotorCreated7

Look 8- Wide leg trousers

Mum: Looking fab in these wide leg trousers, double breasted navy jacket, navy hat, white top and navy peep-toe courts.

Me: I am wearing Topshop wide leg trousers, a white vest from La Redoute, Zara Navy blazer, my mum’s navy hat and M&S blush minimalist heels. FotorCreated8

Fashion Revolution Day 2015

Hey guys! Last Friday, the 24th of April, was Fashion Revolution day. It is a day which raises awareness about ethical and sustainable fashion and encourages us to ask ourselves “Who made my clothes?” therefore bridging the gap between producer and consumer.

Every Fashion Revolution day lots of events are organised internationally. My sister decided to host an event which took place in Marble Arch, London. The event was called ‘ The People’s Photoshoot’ and it involved 3 steps: Pick, Pose, Post.

Pick: people choose from a selection of postcards addressed to well-known brands

Pose: then they take a photo with one of the postcards

Post: after they are asked to use social media to send it to the brand and ask the brand: “Who made my clothes?”

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The designer jumble sale:

At the same venue in Marble Arch there was also a designer jumble sale with amazing discounted garments. At the sale I also met Susie Bubble, one of the most well-known fashion bloggers, who was doing some styling at the event.

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Some girls were up-cycling garments at the jumble sale

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A model wearing some of the clothing for sale at the designer jumble

Event at The Cube:

Afterwards we also helped set up another event at The Cube in Shoreditch which invited people to cut the labels out of their clothing and stick it on black board or a map corresponding to the country in which it was produced.

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My Outfit (OOTD):

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Top: H&M, Bomber: Miss Selfridge, Skirt: Stradivarius, Shoes: Hobbs, Satchel: The Cambridge Satchel Company, Necklace: &OtherStories, Watch: Olivia Burton, Earrings: Vintage

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Overall I had a really fun day and was honoured to be involved in events organised to promote Fashion Revolution. Unfortunately the fashion industry does have a negative impact on many workers and the environment but Fashion Revolution aims to change the attitude towards buying clothing and that our decision to buy a garment should not only be influenced by the price, style and fit of the end product but also the conditions in which it was made, treatment of the workers and many other ethical and environmental factors. So, do tweet your favourite brands asking them #whomademyclothes and also use the hashtag #FashRev.

OOTD- Blush Pink and Patterned Trousers

Hi guys! Today’s blog post is an OOTD featuring some of my favourite items at the moment! I got this boxy blush pink top from my sister for my birthday from Banana Republic. It’s become one of my wardrobe essentials and I adore the crossover cut-out on the back. I paired this top with these Zara trousers with geometric print- I bought these a few seasons ago but I am obsessed with printed trousers and continue to purchase more and more, adding to my collection. To make the outfit more appropriate for this time of year, I added my navy biker jacket from Gap and to accessorize blush pink minimal heels from M&S and blush stone necklace from &OtherStories. Happy Easter everyone and I hope you like this look- Enjoy!

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My 18th Birthday

I’m 18! My 18th birthday was on Monday and it’s so weird that I’m an adult now! To celebrate, I went out to dinner in London with my family. We had dinner at Piccolino on Heddon Street and the nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus. If you hadn’t already figured from the name, Piccolino serves Italian cuisine which is my favourite and I’d definitely recommend this restaurant. I had linguine with king prawns and courgettes (Linguine ai Gamberetti) and it was delicious. Then, we decided to have pudding and drinks at Hotel Cafe Royal which is just up the road from Piccolino, on Regents Street. I opted for a light chocolate mousse alongside a cocktail called Bela (Sagatiba Velha Cachaca, white grapes, strawberries, passion fruit juice, mint). I had such a good birthday and thanks to everyone who made it such a special day!

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My sister and I at Piccolino

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My Outfit- OOTE

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I wore my Zara jumpsuit in blue tile print (need to get legs taken up- they are a bit baggy!) with Clarks black ankle boots, my mum’s oversized navy coat, Cambridge Satchel and dangle navy earrings from Accessorize.

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And to finish here’s a few selfies from the night:

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Street Style- My Friends

Today’s blog post is a bit of a different one. For the past week I’ve been taking pictures of my friend’s outfits for a street style feature. I’m going to try and make this a regular thing so stay tuned for more posts like this. I hope you are inspired by my friend’s style- Enjoy!

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Outfit 1- Olivia

Olivia looks fabulous in baroque print skater dress from New Look. She’s styled it with black cardigan, tights and pumps.

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  • Dress: New Look, Cardigan: H&M, Pumps: Dorothy Perkins

Outfit 2- Rachel

Rachel has got the oversized trend en-pointe by wearing this grey marl jumper (borrowed from her Dad) over Topshop blue skinny jeans. Adidas burgundy trainers add a pop of colour and I love her angel wing earrings!

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  • Jumper: Her Dad’s, Jeans: Topshop, Trainers: Adidas Gazelles, Earrings: Asos

Outfit 3- Rachel

Here’s Rachel again with another great outfit. The main element of this look is her amazing leather bomber jacket with shearling detail. Style it with black jeans, boots and textured jumper like Rachel has done!

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  • Jacket: Asos Marketplace, Jumper: A gift, Jeans: Topshop, Boots: Office

Outfit 4- Charlotte

Charlotte is wearing this gorgeous Zara cape jacket in an oatmeal shade with brushed wool feel and fur collar. She lets the cape do the talking and pairs it with black long sleeve top, thick leggings and black patent boots.

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  • Cape: Zara, Top: New Look, Leggings: M&S, Boots: Office

Outfit 5- Katie

Katie is wearing a grey v-neck jumper and white skinny jeans with a muted floral pattern. I love the soft colour palette and the baggy jumper works well with skinny jeans.

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  • Jumper: Jack Wills, Jeans: H&M