Hat: River Island Blazer: Oasis Shirt: New Look Jumper: H&M Jeans: H&M Socks: Topshop Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Hat: River Island
Blazer: Oasis
Shirt: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Only Time Can Tell: This is a casual look with jeans and a jumper but a smarter edge is added by the heels, hat and shirt. I love the edge that this hat brings to any look and I also love monochrome looks; and this one is one of my recent favourites. I added a girly edge with frilly socks to soften the less feminine look that the rest of the outfit gives. I would wear this look to a lunch with friends or for day-to-day activities that didn’t require a lot of walking (although these heels are actually not too bad to walk in!).

Hat: River Island Top: New Look Skirt: Handmade/DIY Shoes: Vagabond

Hat: River Island
Top: New Look
Skirt: Handmade/DIY
Shoes: Vagabond

All I Need: This is a more girly look than the previous one, but again featuring my favourite hat. This is such a versatile outfit as it can be worn in more casual settings; due to the lower shoes, or slightly more formal settings; due to the smart, statement skirt. The focal point, obviously, is the skirt. It is a take on the pencil skirt and is a wrap-around skirt with a tie up fastening at the back. The top is a velvet material with a sheer floral pattern on it (which can’t be seen all that clearly here), further adding to the feminine edge of this look. I love to wear black, particularly in the winter, but it can get a little repetitive so adding a bold and coloured skirt felt like a great way to slightly break that pattern. The shoes are also really comfy for walking in all day long but add a little height.

Blazer: Oasis Top: New Look Skirt: New Look Shoes: Clarks

Blazer: Oasis
Top: New Look
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: Clarks

Rarely Could And Rarely Would: This is another great versatile outfit that could be worn in casual or smarter settings. The blouse and blazer definitely say smart, but the skater style of the skirt and the little shoe-boots are more casual. The mixture of textures in this look make it really interesting as well as the pop of bright colour that the blouse brings. The blouse is a chiffon type material, the skirt is faux leather and the shoe-boots are a suede material. These shoes are actually really grippy and they also have a wedge heel so add height without being uncomfortable.

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

Hat: River Island Blazer: Oasis Blouse: New Look Jeans: H&M Shoes: Vagabond

Hat: River Island
Blazer: Oasis
Blouse: New Look
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Vagabond

I Been Losing Sleep: I love the bright colour of this top and I think it’s great to add a little colour in the winter months. I wear a lot of black in winter so it’s always good when I find something bright to lift the mood. This blouse is quite casual, yet smart and classy because of the material. It’s a really versatile top that can be worn with skirts, jeans, or other things and will be great for going through to spring and even summer too. This is more of a casual look for everyday wear but it is also smart enough to wear to casual events like lunch with friends etc. The blazer adds some warmth and a smart hint, while the hat and shoes add more of a grunge edge.

Shirt: New Look Jumper: H&M Jeans: H&M Socks: Topshop Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Shirt: New Look
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Look At What You’ve Done: This jumper is one of my current favourites as it is super warm but goes with everything! It’s just the right length and I love the colour too. This is a smart/casual look as the jumper and jeans are more casual, yet the shirt and heels dress the look up a little more. The jumper is so versatile and can be dressed up or down. I love these heels so much and they are actually really comfy.

Hat: River Island Blazer: Oasis Croptop: H&M Jeans: H&M Shoes: Vagabond

Hat: River Island
Blazer: Oasis
Croptop: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Vagabond

When You Need Me There: All-black looks are definitely my go-to outfits; all year round but more so in the winter. I love this look for going out as it isn’t too dressed up – due to the jeans. I really love these shoes because they look quite dressed up and they have a small heel but they are super comfy. A hat can add an edge and some interest to any look; finishing it off perfectly -this one is my absolute favourite at the moment! The blazer, again adds a bit of smartness to the look, making it a little more dressed up. This is a versatile outfit that can be worn for everyday or for a night out.

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

Hat: River Island Jumper: H&M Jeans: H&M Shoes: Vagabond

Hat: River Island
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Vagabond

Girls On Film: I am loving hats this season and this one is definitely my favourite with the wide brim styling. This is definitely a monochrome look and it is super cosy, comfy and casual as it is just black jeans and a pale grey jumper. The hat dresses the look up and gives it some edge and the shoes add some height and some interest without being too high and uncomfortable. These shoes were definitely an amazing buy and they are seriously comfy. This is a great simple and casual look for everyday wear; I frequently wear this sort of outfit to uni.

Shirt: New Look Jumper: Primark Jeans: H&M Shoes: Vagabond

Shirt: New Look
Jumper: Primark
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Vagabond

Party Girls Don’t Get Hurt: Another simple and casual look with jeans and a jumper. This look has the same shoes as the previous one as they are currently my most worn shoes. They are actually great in the snow because they have quite a deep tread and amazing grip. I am loving jeans recently since I found some high-waisted ones in H&M that fit really well. To add interest to this look I chose a jumper with some interesting knitting and a bright colour, but also a shirt which has a cute polka dot pattern on it. Again, a great look for casual everyday wear.

Hat: River Island Top: Lipsy London Jeans: H&M Socks: Topshop Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Hat: River Island
Top: Lipsy London
Jeans: H&M
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: Bebo/eBay

Until Morning Light: This look is a little less casual due to the height of the heels on the shoes but is still relatively dressed down. The jeans are definitely more casual but black jeans always lend better to slightly smarter looks than other coloured jeans. The top has a great pattern in tropical colours, but the black also ties in nicely with the rest of the look. The socks add a bit of a cute and girly element but the black frills keep within the theme. These shoes are amazing and actually really comfortable considering they are over five inches in heel height. I added the hat to give a little more edge to the look too. Overall this is a less casual look than the other two and could be worn for casual drinks, or a lunch maybe. To add a smarter element I would add a black blazer or tailored jacket!

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

Jumper: M&Co. Leggings: New Look Socks: Topshop Shoes: eBay

Jumper: M&Co.
Leggings: New Look
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: eBay

 

Time To Lay Claim To The Evidence: For when the days get colder everyone needs a jumper or two. This is one of my favourite jumpers as it is white with tiny flecks of colour and has a random ribbed pattern, both of these aspects add interest and make it more than just a regular plain jumper. When it isn’t wet I still like to wear my jelly shoes and socks. The socks mean it isn’t too cold for my feet when the temperature isn’t so great. This is a really casual, laid back look; perfect for lazy days.

 

Top: Ben Sherman Skirt: H&M Socks: Topshop Shoes: eBay

Top: Ben Sherman
Skirt: H&M
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: eBay

 

Footprints Wash Away: I love to mix prints all year round and this oversized top goes really well with the tartan skirt. The top buttons all the way up and is baggy so counters the short skirt with a defined waist. Oversized tops with a high-waisted skirt are always a great option in my opinion as they add a casual element to the look completely effortlessly and they are also super comfy to wear. If it gets a little colder the socks could be switched out for a pair of black tights, however the socks add an extra girly and cute element to the look, as do the heeled jelly shoes, which are reminiscent of childhood years. This look is quite a casual one and great for everyday activities but with a black blazer and potentially accessories; such as a statement necklace, could be dressed up slightly for smart/casual events or occasions.

 

Blazer: New Look Top: New Look Skirt: Pilot Shoes: Clarks

Blazer: New Look
Top: New Look
Skirt: Pilot
Shoes: Clarks

 

My Life Be Like: This is one of my everyday looks but is more of a smart look than a casual one. The shoes have a small wedge heel to add a little height and a slightly grown-up element but they are still easy to walk in and comfy for all-day wearing. The combination of the black tights and the black shoes also elongates the legs. The top is subtly patterned due to a lace over-lay which gives the look a feminine edge and links nicely to the skirt; which has an embossed pattern on it. I love the contrast of the monochrome black-and-white look against the bright pop of colour in the lime blazer. This colour is so bright and really cheers up the outfit for those colder months. If you wanted to go for a sleeker look then switch the lime blazer for a black one and/or switch the skirt for a black pencil skirt and it is a look perfect for meetings or smart events.

 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

 

Hat: H&M Tee: Topshop Dungarees: New Look Socks: H&M Boots: TK Maxx

Hat: H&M
Tee: Topshop
Dungarees: New Look
Socks: H&M
Boots: TK Maxx

 

I’m Just The Shot Gun: These dungaree shorts are really cute and great for a casual day as they are super comfy. This is an outfit that I would wear in the spring/summer adapted for autumn/winter wear. It is a casual, everyday look; one that I would wear to uni with an oversized cardi or jacket. The hat gives a little edge and interest to the look and I like how the top adds a bright and bold element – which is often welcome in the colder and darker months.

 

Top:  Vintage Skirt: New Look Socks: H&M Boots: TK Maxx

Top: Vintage
Skirt: New Look
Socks: H&M
Boots: TK Maxx

 

Not The Way That I Do Love You: When the weather get’s a little cooler I still love to wear skirts but don’t always want to wear tights (or I can’t find a pair that isn’t covered in holes), so a great alternative is to wear thigh-high or knee-high socks. I am also in love with these boots for winter because they are so warm and so comfy. This faux-leather skirt is definitely a wardrobe staple for me and I think a black skirt is essential in every girls’ wardrobe. I love this top because it is cute and has really subtle rose patterning in the velvet. This is definitely a more casual look but could easily be dressed up with a blazer and some heels instead of the boots.

 

Jumper: H&M Shirt: New Look Leggings: New Look Socks: Topshop Boots: New Look

Jumper: H&M
Shirt: New Look
Leggings: New Look
Socks: Topshop
Boots: New Look

 

It’s In My DNA: This is a great smart/casual look and one that could be worn for everyday activities such as a shopping trip or university lectures, or could be worn for a daytime date. To dress it up a little a statement or chunky necklace could be added, potentially also a clutch and if it is colder then a smart jacket. For a casual day this is great with an oversized handbag or even backpack. The jumper keeps me nice and warm, as do the thicker leggings. I like these leggings because their texture makes them much more interesting.

 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

 

 

Top: Topshop Skirt: Fat Face Socks: Topshop Shoes: eBay

Top: Topshop
Skirt: Fat Face
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: eBay

Back At The Bar: This outfit is more girly and cute than I usually go for. I have recently been wearing a lot of black and this made a nice change for me. The neon colours of the top and the shoes really scream summer to me. The frilly socks paired with the jelly shoes definitely reminds me of growing up as a 90’s kid and add a girly feel, as well as a retro edge. The skirt continues the feminine theme with a floral pattern. The oranges and pinks of some of the flowers on the skirt are really picked out by the coral top. The cropped top also has a feminine vibe with the floral lace detail. This is a great outfit for everyday and could easily be smartened up for an evening with some bright heels and maybe a blazer if the weather is a little cooler.

 

Blazer: Oasis Top: Dorothy Perkins Skirt: New Look Socks: H&M Boots: New Look

Blazer: Oasis
Top: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt: New Look
Socks: H&M
Boots: New Look

Fundamentally You’re A Fundamentalist: This outfit was posted to my LookBook on the same day as my new YouTube channel was introduced. I love the pairing of thigh-high socks with a skirt as I think it elongates and slims the legs. This look has a much edgier and harder feel with the leather texture in the skirt and the heeled boots with cut-outs and buckles. The blazer adds a smarter touch whilst also keeping the edge too. The top is the only item here that has a feminine touch really. The top is subtle with the faded and darker colours but has a really pretty dusty rose print which also ties in nicely in colour with the rolled up sleeves of the blazer. This look is perfect for everyday wear or for a smart-casual event.

 

Top: T K Maxx Skirt: H&M Socks: Topshop Boots: New Look

Top: T K Maxx
Skirt: H&M
Socks: Topshop
Boots: New Look

We Are The Fallen Angels: The main thing I love about this look is the school-girl vibe it gives off; with a pleated skirt, the tartan print and the frilly socks it definitely is reminiscent of school days for me. However I love the colour of the skirt and it is certainly a more grown up look than I would ever wear at school. The boots and top give a more casual and edgy feel to the look while the skirt smartens it up. It is a perfect combination and I also love the lace on the top paired with the frills on the socks to add a feminine and delicate touch. This is also a great everyday look for going on a day trip perhaps or to meet up with friends as the boots have a chunky heel they are comfy to wear all day long.

 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

My YouTube channel is now live!

My first video is about my everyday routine and what I do on a daily basis. Please go ahead and click here to watch it!

A collection of my favourite LookBook outfits

A collection of my favourite LookBook outfits

The channel is going to be about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Hope you like it and don’t forget to subscribe!

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf7Gb-zOxmdcfVweLGADaYQ

Top: TK Maxx Skirt: New Look Socks: Topshop Heels: New Look

Top: TK Maxx
Skirt: New Look
Socks: Topshop
Heels: New Look

In This City That We Love: I love the contrast of the dark, heavy colour with the delicate lace of the sleeves and frills of the socks. This is real a perfect outfit for me because it has all the girly elements that I love, and is in black; which I also love. I wear a lot of black and I’m not really sure why but this outfit says why black is perfect for me. The top is plain black at the front with a lace back and lace sleeves. The skirt is just a plain, black skater skirt with a plain belt and gold buckle. The skater-style of the skirt also adds a girly element to the outfit. The heels and the socks are complete opposites because the heels are chunky, black and have studded heels, while the socks are white, dainty and have frills at the top. This look is great for everyday if the heels were switched up for some lower heels or flats but the look could be worn to a smart/casual event too, or even smartened up with a blazer.

 

Trilby: H&M Blazer: Oasis Vest: H&M Shorts: H&M Boots: New Look

Trilby: H&M
Blazer: Oasis
Vest: H&M
Shorts: H&M
Boots: New Look

The Nights Are Drawn Out Long: This look is definitely more casual. I love these shorts for two reasons: 1 – they’re high-waisted, which I think is really flattering, and 2 – they’re faux leather which gives a great texture and adds an edgy element to the outfit. The kitten vest adds a cute side to this otherwise hard and edgy look. This is great because the black background is in keeping with the rest of the outfit but the kitten printed on the front softens it a little. I decided to add a blazer instead of a leather jacket as an extra layer and rolled up the sleeves to add a casual touch. To finish the look off I finally added a trilby; for a little more edge, and some heeled, cut-out boots with buckles. These boots are the perfect height and I absolutely adore them.

Top: Topshop Skirt: New Look Socks: H&M Shoes: eBay

Top: Topshop
Skirt: New Look
Socks: H&M
Shoes: eBay

Without a Sound: This look is more of a summer one with mainly black but a few pops of bright colour. I love the combination of high-waisted anything and a cropped top at the moment. This leather look skirt makes this outfit a little hard to start with and adds a little edge. I then added some thigh-high black socks as it was a little cooler. I think these socks are great for elongating the legs and slimming them down too. The top is one of my current favourites as I love the bright colours in contrast with the black. To tie in with the bright colours on the top and keep the look more casual I added these mint/turquoise jelly shoes. These are amazing and they remind me so much of my childhood so they add a great retro touch. This is more of a casual look but could be dressed up with heeled boots and maybe a blazer if it’s not so warm.

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

So term has finished, my first year at university over. I thought I would just post a few of the (belated) photos from the summer ball because everyone looked lovely and it was such a nice day.

 

Summer Ball

Joe in his tux

Summer Ball

Group shot

The night was amazing with the vast majority of students at the university attending. Everyone made such an effort with their outfits and got dressed up. The event was held at the York Racecourse and there were fairground rides (not sure how sensible that is with drunk students?), professional photos, a casino and, of course, music.

Summer Ball

Couples shot

Summer Ball

Dress: H&M | Shoes: New Look

I decided that as I wasn’t sure how dressy this event is to go for a blue dress from H&M. It is long and has a chiffon over layer with a shorter underskirt so the legs can be seen. I also love the slits up the sides. The back is really beautiful too and is what attracted me to the dress in the first place. The dress can be seen from the back in one of my previous looks; “Save the Date”, which can be seen on my LookBook if you click here.

 

Summer Ball

Couples shot

The shoes are just a plain black wedge with studding detail on the heel. This gave a little interest without messing with the interest of the dress. They are also super comfy to wear all night long – despite being nearly 6 inches high! My hair has once again changed colour and I decided to put it in a half-up-half-down style. I simply backcombed the top section of my hair from around the top of my ears upwards. I then smoothed it down and pulled it back into one place where it was secured with grips.

Summer Ball

We look far too happy

I wore really simple accessories and had really simple makeup on too. Overall we had an amazing night and enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to next year and hoping to have an amazing summer too!

 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

 

I know I’ve been away from my blog for quite a while and I’m sorry for that! I’ve been really busy doing my end of year exams and moving out of halls and into my flat. However, now I’m all sorted and back to blogging; so I’ll pick up where I left off!

 

Shirt: New Look Skirt: Pilot Creepers: Lilley

Shirt: New Look
Skirt: Pilot
Creepers: Lilley

 

Wherever You Need Me: This is a slightly more gothic look than I would usually go for but I quite like it here. It is all-black with a chiffon shirt; buttoned all the way up to keep a crisp edge, a black skirt, black tights and creepers. The creepers really finish the look off with the studding detail, which I really love because they make the shoes really interesting and not just “plain black”. The black vest under the shirt creates a nice shape that can just about be seen by the contrast between the parts of the shirt that have the vest behind and the parts that don’t.

 

Vest: H&M Skirt: H&M Shoes: TK Maxx

Vest: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: TK Maxx

 

I’m Never Gonna Save The World: I love how cute this top is, I absolutely had to buy it when I saw it. The black background of the vest picks out the black in the tartan skirt. The skirt creates a cute/schoolgirl kind of look that is continued with the t-bar pumps. Both are made a little more edgy however by the colour scheme on the skirt and the studs on the shoes. The hair-tie is matching in with the colour scheme in a dark red/maroon colour also. This is a great everyday outfit due to the casual feel and flat shoes making it easy to walk anywhere.

 

Trilby: H&M Blazer: Oasis Top: Cherokee Leggings: New Look Shoes: H&M

Trilby: H&M
Blazer: Oasis
Top: Cherokee
Leggings: New Look
Shoes: H&M

 

I Always Do: This look incorporates leopard print and leather. The leather leggings begin by creating an edgy but plain base and the t-shirt continues by adding a casual touch with a metallic leopard in leopard print. The shoes also continue the casual vibe as they are just flat ballerina slippers, but they also tie in nicely with the top due to their leopard print. To make the look a little smarter, edgier and preppier I added a black blazer with rolled up sleeves and a trilby. This is perfect for smart/casual occasions, everyday wear and could easily be dressed up with leopard print or black heels or boots.

 

Love xx

Twitter: @bethh_lauren
Instagram: @beth_fashionn
LookBook: lookbook.nu/laurelelizabeth

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