Shirt: New Look Jeans: Primark Heels: New Look

Shirt: New Look
Jeans: Primark
Heels: New Look

 

The Identity Rules: The sheer shirt and heels add a smart and sexy element to this look, with the jewellery adding a feminine edge and the woven belt adding interest and tying in nicely with the colour theme. The only pop of colour is the jeans. They draw attention to themselves and make the look more casual, which is then backed up by the hairstyle

 

Shirt: New Look Jumper: H&M Leggings: Topshop Shoes: TK Maxx

Shirt: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Leggings: Topshop
Shoes: TK Maxx

 

Jumping: These leggings are simply perfect for me. They are slightly thicker than normal leggings so I feel they can be worn as trousers; I am quite self-conscious when it comes to leggings for some reason. The print is bright and perfect for spring to summer, they are warm, but not too warm, they are literally perfect and so comfortable. To tie in with one of the many colours in these leggings I added a coral blouse with cute detail on the collar and a navy jumper. I then just slipped on my studded t-bar flats to finish the look off. I love having the ribbon in my hair to add that little bit more of a feminine touch to this look.

 

Shirt: M&S Jumper: TK Maxx Jeans: Primark Bracelet: Claire's Socks: Topshop Boots: New Look

Shirt: M&S
Jumper: TK Maxx
Jeans: Primark
Bracelet: Claire’s
Socks: Topshop
Boots: New Look

 

When You Talk Like That: This outfit is perfect for smart-chic. The shirt is smart and crisp and creates a nice, plain base. The jumper adds a little extra layer but I like that it is mostly sheer with the leopard detail on it; which adds a little interest. The boots are also smart and look cute with the socks. The socks add a little feminine chic with the frills and floral pattern. They also incorporate all the main colours in the outfit; black, white and red. The red jeans just add a casual edge to the look and th ribbon in my hair finishes the look off nicely.

 

Love xx

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Trilby: H&M Blazer: Oasis Top: Charity Shop Jeans: Next Socks: Topshop Boots: New Look

Trilby: H&M
Blazer: Oasis
Top: Charity Shop
Jeans: Next
Socks: Topshop
Boots: New Look

 

We’ll be Kings Forever: A casual look with black jeans; adding a casual edge to a smarter outfit. The heels, blazer and blouse all suggest a smarter look. The print on the blouse and the frilly socks add a cute edge too. This outfit is really comfy and easy to wear all day everyday and I love the subtle details in it, such as the frills, the rolls at the end of the jeans and sleeves, the pattern and collar on the blouse. It has a small colour palette and is a really simple look which is quite plain but has feminine touches, making it cute, but not in-your-face.

 

Cardigan: Hobbs Top: DIY Jeans: New Look Socks: Topshop Heels: New Look

Cardigan: Hobbs
Top: DIY
Jeans: New Look
Socks: Topshop
Heels: New Look

 

The Stakes Are Too Important: I love this super cute print on the fabric for the top. I saw it and loved it so I bought some of the fabric and made this blouse. It’s such a cute pattern and to add to the cute vibe of this look I decided to wear these frilly socks. They look just perfect with the heels and give a contrast in colour to the heels too. The jeans and cardigan make the look more casual and the belt ties the red colour of the strawberries in nicely. Overall I love this look for smart/casual everyday wear. It’s great to wear all day because the wedge heel makes these shoes super comfy to walk in all day but look amazing.

 

Top: New Look Skirt: Pilot Watch: Lorus Boots: New Look

Top: New Look
Skirt: Pilot
Watch: Lorus
Boots: New Look

 

That Challenger: This is a great all-black look with subtle details. The lace and crochet detailing on the top and the embossed patterning on the skirt add interest to this otherwise fairly plain outfit. The ribbon in the hair adds a girly and cute touch and the necklace and rings also add a more feminine edge. The boots have a relatively high heel but it’s super chunky, making these great to walk in all day long. The buckles and cut-out detail on them add more subtle interest to this outfit. This outfit is great for everyday wear but could be smartened up easily with a blazer or jacket.

 

Love xx

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Top: New Look Jumper: H&M Skirt: Pilot Boots: Next

Top: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Skirt: Pilot
Boots: Next

Losing Control: This is a casual outfit which I wear to lectures and for general uni stuff. The patterning on the skirt adds interest to the look and the boots are so so comfy. They are flat Chelsea ankle boots and it took me forever to find some but they are perfect. The top is also black to make a completely black canvas with just the jumper as colour. The jumper is loose-knit and oversized, making it really comfy and easy to wear. Overall this is a great everyday outfit.

Blazer: Oasis Top: M&S Skirt: New Look Bag: New Look Shoes: T K Maxx

Blazer: Oasis
Top: M&S
Skirt: New Look
Bag: New Look
Shoes: T K Maxx

So We Put Our Hands Up: I love the combination of the gold blouse with beading detail; which can be taken from day to night easily and is really versatile, and the daisy print skirt; cute and girly. They become the centrepiece of the outfit; a black and gold theme nicely echoed in the other items. The bag and shoes both have gold hardware on them but are otherwise black and the blazer is also black. This creates a great canvas to subtly add to the blouse and skirt. Due to the flat shoes this is a great outfit for going out shopping or for a casual lunch and I like to wear it for just uni lectures etc quite a lot.

Shirt: New Look Jumper: H&M Shorts: H&M Boots: New Look

Shirt: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Shorts: H&M
Boots: New Look

Us Against the World: I love this monochrome look for everyday wear. The heels aren’t too high so they can be worn easily all day. My obsession with leather continues with these shorts. I love the shape to these shorts because they are high-waisted so they enhance the waist, but because the jumper is short it creates a baggier look on top nicely. I also added a cute bracelet which I bought in a charity shop to add something more to the outfit.

Love xx

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Shirt: New Look Jumper: M&Co. Leggings: New Look Socks: Topshop Shoes: T K Maxx

Shirt: New Look
Jumper: M&Co.
Leggings: New Look
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: T K Maxx

 

Packing Up for Uni Again!: This is a cute outfit for everyday activities when you need to be comfortable and able to move around easily. This is a really forgiving outfit in that sense because the leggings are easy to move around in and the jumper is slightly oversized so it’s not tight or restricting at all. The flat shoes make it easy to walk around all day carrying things in and out of the car etc. The ponytail keeps my hair out of my eyes and I added a ribbon to add a touch of interest to it. Overall it is quite a plain outfit but really great for lazy days without looking scruffy or too casual.

 

Top: New Look Skirt: New Look Shoes: T K Maxx

Top: New Look
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: T K Maxx

 

Seize the Moment: I bought this t-shirt because I like how it’s short and I love the print and the detail in the rolled sleeves. I think it’s really casual and easy to wear but it has interest to it. It’s also a little bit edgy, as is the leather skirt; which I am obsessed with. It’s so easy to wear but adds interest to even a plain outfit. To finish off I added cute details with the dolly-shoes and hair ribbon. The patterning on the tights is difficult to see and so you only notice it sometimes but it ties in really well with the patterning on the top and complements it nicely. This is a really great outfit to go shopping in, meet friends, most daily activities. I love it because it’s subtle due to the dark colours and subdued patterning but there’s actually a lot of interest in it.

Top: Peacocks Skirt: New Look Tights: Primark Socks: H&M Heels: New Look

Top: Peacocks
Skirt: New Look
Tights: Primark
Socks: H&M
Heels: New Look

 

Fate Had Finally Found Me: The combination of the thigh-high socks and these black wedges is amazing for my legs. I love how it elongates and slims them. I found it was a little cold so here I am also wearing patterned tights underneath. I love the interest this adds to the outfit. The studs and leather add a more edgy feel to this look, while the top is a little more delicate in the beading detail around the neckline. This outfit is great for nights out and because the heels are wedges they are super easy to wear all night without a problem.

 

Love xx

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Mint Jelly Flats

Mint Jelly Flats

 

When I was shopping a few weeks ago I saw these in several shops and remembered the childhood memories of these shoes. They were something that most of us lived in during the summemy Mum non-stop because I wanted a pink pair I had seen with heels and glitter, but I don’t think she ever gave in, which is probably just as well because they would have been totally impractical at that age.

Anyway I saw them and I had to get some, the nostalgia was getting the better of me. So I went on eBay and looked them up. I managed to get these mint-green flat ones for £8.99 and they are amazing. I bought them in a size 4 and they’re a little roomy because I have narrow feet in a size 3 1/2, but I decided to go for the 4 so I could wear them with socks too. They are amazingly comfortable and great for everyday wear. I don’t have a single regret about buying these shoes they are amazing and the pastel colour is really lovely and a little different to everything else I have. I love pastels for the spring/summer and just thought these were perfect.

I have been wearing them quite a lot and on the right you can see one of the outfits I have put together with these jelly shoes. It’s a really plain and simple outfit with black leggings and a slightly-oversized white jumper, white frilly socks and these jelly shoes to add a pop of colour. I think the combination of the socks and shoes really adds to the girly and cute look because it really reminds me of how I wore them as a child. This outfit is great for everyday wear; I wore this all day at uni, in and out of lectures and lab classes, so plenty of walking between the two campus’ at uni.

I have also worn these jellies with jeans; both with and without frilly socks, skirts and either no socks, frilly socks, tights or thigh-high socks. They really are perfect for everyday wear and I love them so much. They come in loads of different colours and I’m really considering getting some flat ones in black too. Also I got them for a great price and they arrived super quickly. They seem really durable because of the thick sole and also they have a slightly higher heel for comfort when walking. I would really recommend getting a pair of these for the spring, summer and maybe even autumn if you think you would wear them; definitely worthwhile.

 

Mint Jellies Worn with Frilly Socks and Leggings

Mint Jellies Worn with Frilly Socks and Leggings

Glitter Smoke-Grey Jelly Heels

Glitter Smoke-Grey Jelly Heels

These heeled ones look amazing and I bought them for £9.99 from the same seller as the flat ones. However they are more rigid than the flat ones and unfortunately this makes them a little uncomfortable when walking in them for long periods of time because of where they bend they dig into my toes a little after a while; which is fine for a bit but it gets a little painful later in the day. They do look amazing and I will still get plenty of wear out of them but perhaps just not asa much as I had hoped.

Below you can see one of the outfits I wore these jelly shoes with. Again, I am wearing them with frilly socks, but that adds to the look. It’s a girly and edgy look with a school-girl-like theme. I recently bought this tartan skirt and I absolutely love it. The skirt, socks, hair scrunchie and shoes remind me so much of my childhood and I just added in a baggy striped shirt to finish the look off. It’s a really cute look and good for most activities so long as they don’t have too much walking involved. It has also been great to finally get my legs out again – is spring finally here!?

Smoke-Grey-Glitter Heeled Jellies Worn with Frilly Socks and a Skirt

Smoke-Grey-Glitter Heeled Jellies Worn with Frilly Socks and a Skirt

 

Love xx

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Dress: H&M Heels: Kurt Geiger

Dress: H&M
Heels: Kurt Geiger

N e w Y e a r s E v e: I absolutely love this dress. The print and colours are amazing and there is also lovely cut-out detail on the back. I was hoping to wear this outfit to a New Year’s party this year but unfortunately I ended up having to go into work (as I did with Christmas). I worked three shifts at the pub over New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day so there wasn’t much time for celebrating myself but it was a great atmosphere at the pub so it was fun. I bought these heels to wear to a ball when I was in 6th Form but I haven’t really had much of a chance to wear them otherwise, which is a shame because they are amazing shoes and I really love them. They are actually really comfy, despite being so high, and what girl doesn’t love shoes covered in glitter?

Trilby: H&M Shirt: New Look Jumper: H&M Leggings: New Look Boots: M&S

Trilby: H&M
Shirt: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Leggings: New Look
Boots: M&S

If the Sky Comes Falling Down: This is a great casual outfit. It’s really comfy because the leggings are easy to move around in and the jumper is baggy and loose so it’s great. The shirt adds detail to the outfit with the collar showing and these are some of my favourite boots to wear. They make my feet look tiny because they have so much detailing on the front with the faux-fur and buckles. They are also really easy to walk in and comfy because they have a slight platform and are only about 4 inches high. The trilby just adds a little more edge to the look, tying in with the buckles and leather.

Blazer: Oasis Necklace: Vintage Top: East Leggings: New Look Heels: Primark

Blazer: Oasis
Necklace: Vintage
Top: East
Leggings: New Look
Heels: Primark

They Don’t Know What They Heard: This outfit is a little more out there for me and definitely more of a cocktail-bar/night out kind of outfit. I’m a little self-conscious of my legs so wearing leggings like this is a little daring for me. I love the pops of bright colour in this black outfit and also the contest the pearls bring in the black and white necklace, which was my Grandmothers. These shoes are an incredible colour and look beautiful but are not the easiest to walk in, nor the most comfortable, so I definitely wouldn’t wear them if I were going to have to walk a lot! It’s a really chic outfit and the heels, blazer and necklace all add a chic/smart touch to the look, making it seem more classy.

Love xx

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Dress: M&S Sandals: Primark

Dress: M&S
Sandals: Primark

It’s More a Question of Feeling: This is a really great dress for summer evenings. The length of the dress keeps the cool off and your legs warmer. I love the bright colours and patterns on this one and I think it’s such a simple outfit to put together but looks really stunning. The sandals complement the dress nicely and this has a nice boho-style look overall. It’s perfect for lazy days, summer walks, lunches, etc. It’s a really versatile outfit.

Top: M&Co Skirt: Handmade Sandals: New Look

Top: M&Co
Skirt: Handmade
Sandals: New Look

Hey Kitty: This top is really cute and the outfit together is quite girly and sweet, but simple. The details of the pearl headband and cute bows and pearls on the sandals add to the girly effect of this outfit. It’s perfect for most everyday activities in the spring/summer because of the flat sandals. I love to wear this to go shopping or for a casual lunch. The top keeps me cool because it’s a short t-shirt which is slightly oversized and therefore more airy. It has a cute cat print on it which adds to the outfit too.

Headband: New Look Dress: Fat Face

Headband: New Look
Dress: Fat Face

Forget About Tomorrow: Another maxi dress look here! This is perhaps my favourite maxi dress because it’s really good at adapting to temperature and can be worn through the spring, summer and autumn. It keeps enough of the cold off when it needs to but is also good in the heat. The print is really simple but pretty and ties in nicely with the daisy headband. Again, this look has a bohemian-esque feel to it and I love it. Also the dress is super long which is great for me because I often find with long dresses that they only reach my ankles because I’m 5’7″. The dress has a simple design but is flattering on the waist without being clingy.

Love xx

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Collar: New Look Jumper: H&M Jeans: H&M Socks: Topshop Wedges: New Look

Collar: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Socks: Topshop
Wedges: New Look

Somewhere Along the Way: I love this look because it’s both casual and dressed up at the same time. The jeans make it casual and comfy for all day long and the jumper is also comfortable and casual. The collar and frilly socks add a girly and cute touch while the heels make it more formal and dressed up. This is so easy to wear for more casual lunches out or gatherings with friends.

Blazer: Oasis Cropped Top: Urban Outfitters Skirt: H&M Wedges: New Look

Blazer: Oasis
Cropped Top: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: H&M
Wedges: New Look

Roar: This is definitely a party outfit. The heels are high, the skirt is tight and short but not restricting and I really like the leopard print pattern on it. I think it’s quite subtle as leopard-print items go. The croptop and blazer keep with the black of the shoes. The studs on the back of the wedges and the blazer add a little bit of an edge to this look. It’s great for a night out.

Shirt: M&S Jumper: H&M Skirt: New Look Socks: H&M Heels: New Look

Shirt: M&S
Jumper: H&M
Skirt: New Look
Socks: H&M
Heels: New Look

Well That’s Not Fair: This is a perfect monochrome look. The stripes on the jumper add interest, as does the leather of the skirt. I love the shape of the skirt and the detail of the shirt collar just visible above the jumper neckline. The heels add a bit of height but aren’t too high which makes them perfect. They are girly brogue-style heels, which I think are cute and really wearable. I have recently been seriously in love with thigh-high socks and this is another occasion where I have worn them. This outfit is great for most things really; shopping, lunch, daytime things and I think it’s so wearable anytime.

Love xx

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Jumper: Sixth Avenue Skirt: New Look Socks: H&M Boots: TK Maxx

Jumper: Sixth Avenue
Skirt: New Look
Socks: H&M
Boots: TK Maxx

M e r r y C h r i s t m a s ! : As this is my Christmas outfit I thought it deserved a whole post for me to tell you a little bit about my Christmas 2013 too. Also yes, I am aware that it is now March and I am somewhat behind, sorry. So firstly the outfit. The jumper was an inexpensive one I picked up but I love the pattern on it, it reminds me of some of my Dad’s jumpers from Norway and Sweden. The boots were good for the practicality of my Christmas day and the skirt and socks were just black as the jumper (obviously) is the showpiece of this outfit. This year I worked all through the Christmas break, except for Boxing day. I work in a pub so I had to do bar work for Christmas lunchtime. It was so much fun and a really good experience and atmosphere. I would definitely love to have that atmosphere to work in again. For the occasion we (the staff) decided to go all Christmassy and wear jumpers or something that was festive. I had this jumper and decided it was the perfect opportunity to wear it. It’s really warm and cosy so it was great for the weather outside, but perhaps a little warm for working in a pub!

Love xx

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Shirt: M&S Dress: Red Herring Boots: TK Maxx

Shirt: M&S
Dress: Red Herring
Boots: TK Maxx

I’m Addicted to this Life: This dress is great for the winter because it’s really warm and I added a shirt underneath to have a collar and a little more interest because it’s a plain dress and the whole outfit is just block colours. These boots are really warm and practical in the autumn/winter because they’re waterproof and keep my legs warm. This is a good lazy days outfit or for just everyday activities.

Trilby: H&M T-Shirt: Harry Potter Leggings: New Look Socks: Topshop Shoes: Ed Hardy

Trilby: H&M
T-Shirt: Harry Potter
Leggings: New Look
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: Ed Hardy

Sad to See you Go: I have a small obsession with these frilly socks from Topshop. I love how they add a cute/girly aspect to any outfit but really subtly. These shoes have been worn almost to pieces, I used to wear them pretty much every day because of how comfy they are, and I also love the print on them. They go well with this monochrome look which has a really casual vibe. The baggy t-shirt contrasts nicely with the tight leggings. This is a perfect outfit for every day.

Shirt: M&S Dress: New Look Boots: TK Maxx

Shirt: M&S
Dress: New Look
Boots: TK Maxx

I’m Friends with the Monster: This is really similar to the first look in this post except for the dress. This is a colourless look (something which I seem to have become somewhat of a fan of). Again, I love these boots for the autumn and winter months when it’s damp and/or cold. This dress, the same as the other, is really warm and it’s comfy to wear for everyday things. I like the patterning on this one to add a little more interest because of the lack of colour in the outfit.

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
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