Saturday 30 August 2014

Monki Style

This is the most amazingly slouchy, wonderfully comfy jumpsuit I've ever owned. Not that I've owned that many. But with wide, cropped legs it's totally resonating with this season's culotte trend. The tied waist and batwing sleeves make it such an transitional piece - I paired it with trainers for a casual daytime outfit, but a pair of chunky black boots completely transform it.

I'm really obsessed with fine jewellery at the moment and Monki's sister site H&M has the best range for about £1.99 a piece! I love these two paired together as they're so delicate and the different lengths make them look as a set. Perfect for day-to-day jewellery! 

Jumpsuit - Monki
Stan Smith's - Adidas @ Trainerstation
Jewellery - H&M

Saturday 23 August 2014


No longer reserved for kitchen work surfaces, I can't get enough of this print! Black and white or with subtle hints of neutral colour, this monochromatic print looks incredible as a co-ordinate or just as a staple piece. 

All images - Pinterest

Saturday 16 August 2014

Wednesday Wishlist

I've wanted a big felt hat for ages, but they're all the same really aren't they? But this one is just enough Western for me, with the mega cool cowboy type badges adorned to the edges. Need.

The 90's isn't going anywhere.

Because I think you should always try and dare yourself to wear something out of the ordinary. I've been crying over how much I love flares and how short my legs are (baaad combination) but I might just have to purchase these from Zara as a test. 

I might have several (hundred) black tees, but this one has kimono sleeves and a high neck. And a zip on the back. So...

Again, no reason, just because.

You can never have too many stripey shirts, and I love the Oxford style simplicity of this one.

I've never had a good watch, so this changeable strap one by Timex looks perfect!

So shiny. I'd wear this with the following shoes and cry with happiness I think... 

Errr, hello, because who doesn't want to wear these shoes all day every day? They're going to make every outfit, even jeans and a black tee look mega.

Thursday 14 August 2014

Croatia Style File #5

I have incredibly fair skin, so apart from picking up a few freckles here and there, my tan is unfortunately pretty non-existent! But at least I didn't burn. I did, however, get eaten alive by the mosquitoes of Croatia - repellent wipes didn't even work!

This oversized, vintage shirt is maybe the best thing I ever bought. I love ASOS marketplace but I hardly ever purchase anything from it - this was a complete impulse purchase and I'm so happy with it! It's just the right amount of Hawaiian shirt without me looking like a complete douché (I hope!)

Shirt - ASOS Marketplace
Shorts - Monki
Belt - Amsterdam Markets
Birks - Office

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Croatia Style File #4

Another day at the beach, another beachy outfit. I'm obsessed with crochet at the moment and had been searching everywhere for something white and pretty, when I remembered that I'd picked up this Zara number in the sale a couple of years ago! I love finding things in my wardrobe that have been forgotten about, and restyling them with a fresh mind. 

I think it's my summer staple, and I can't wait to wear it out for drinks with big gold hoops and a black slip dress underneath! 

Crochet Dress - Zara
Birkenstocks - Office
Beach Bag - GAP
Sunglasses - Urban Outfitters

Monday 11 August 2014

Croatia Style File #3

We drove down to Zuljana on our third day for a day at the beach. Most beaches in Croatia are pebbled so we thought we'd just stay for an hour or two! We discovered a tiny cove, off the beaten track, up a lot of very steep steps and through some bushes and ended up staying there a good few hours! 

The thing I love most about travelling is discovering parts of the world and different countries you'd never normally see.

I wore this out for our first proper 'meal out', mostly to disguise the three hundred mosquito bites on my legs! Joking aside, this is probably the most un-me thing I've ever worn, but I'm completely in love with my Waiste vintage skirt! 

I used to wear these type of skirts all the time when I was about 7 or 8, so this is a total throw back. The loose linen fabric and tie waist makes it the perfect holiday piece, and paired with my fringed suede boots I felt like I was off to the wild-west!

Crop top - Topshop
Skirt - Waiste Vintage
Boots - Vagabond

Sunday 10 August 2014

Croatia Style File #2

Day two of Croatia we drove down to Dubrovnik! It's such a beautiful city, but I was kind of disappointed because it was just so incredibly busy. It seemed like there was no time to stop and look at anything, or even just stop for a breather with tourists rushing around and bumping into you. I guess pre-holiday season or even early morning it'd be much quieter, so maybe next time I visit Croatia it'll be on that basis! 

I wore this River Island dress I've had for a year or so as it's so light and airy and I absolutely adore the paisley print! I haven't stopped wearing my Birks since I got them, so for anyone thinking about getting a pair, DO IT. Best footwear choice I ever made.

The main reason for visiting Dubrovnik was for the Game of Thrones tour. Had to be done. I'm not a big fan of walking round with a group of people I don't know, but it was, needless to say, amazing. We were taken round to Blackwater Bay, looked out over the island of Quarth and stood where the purple wedding took place, amongst being shown where various other scenes were shot and where future scenes will be. IT WAS SO COOL. 

 *BLACK WATER BAY - it's called this in real life too...

Dress - River Island
Birkenstocks - Office
Bag - Cyrpus Markets
Sunglasses - Cheap Monday

Saturday 9 August 2014

Croatia Style File #1

Excuses, excuses but I haven't blogged in a while as I've been so busy with work, festivals and holidays (it's a hard life). I promised myself I'd keep a routine with writing posts and styling outfits, but it's so hard once you fall out of step with it!

So to round up, I've just spend the week in Croatia - for anyone who loves scenic places and chilled days by the sea, I'd definitely recommend it. We stayed in a tiny village called Klek, just over the Bosnian border from Dubrovnik, and it was so tranquil and just incredibly beautiful! We met up with my grandparents and Hungarian cousins and second cousins, so it was like one big family gathering!

My first day in Croatia was spent napping - 4am flights are most definitely not the one!

The next day however, we ventured up to one of the nearest little towns called Ston. A lovely red-bricked town full of hidden away cafes, jewellery stalls and kittens. The jokingly named 'Great Wall of Ston' seemed like a great idea in the midday, 30 degree heat... 

We were originally planning to find a beach, hence my lovely ASOS halterneck. I am beyond obsessed with wrap skirts at the minute, the beachier the better. A little souvenir shop was selling them for 30Kuna (£3) so I could hardly resist this with little dolphins on! I'm probably going to take it to Bestival with me and wear it with band tees and inappropriate shoes. 

These were taken from the highest peak of the walls, so please excuse my exhausted appearance. Climbing up there was enough exercise to last me all summer... The views were well worth it. The entire salt flats that Ston is based around spread out on one side, while it's sister town Mali Ston and the Adriatic coastline were to the other. Croatia is probably the most picturesque place to which I've ever traveled!

Skirt - Croatian Markets
Bikini - ASOS
Flip Flops - Adidas 
Sunglasses - Cheap Monday