Girls And Boys

I'm still not actually sure what the whole concept of a 'girlfriend' jean is, but when they landed in Topshop a while back I duly trotted along to the changing room clutching a pair and gave them a whirl. Firstly I tried to squish myself into a pair of Size 26s. With a 30 leg. That was top comedy for a start-off. Mostly coz I couldn't get them done up. There is a zero-stretch situation going on here (unlike Jamies and Leighs in which I normally take a 25). Ok, deep breaths, 'you're not actually fat' I told myself (funny how I looked in the mirror and saw Pinocchio staring back at me); as I went for Round 2 with a Size 28. They also had a 30 leg and similarly looked ridick. I thought 'fuck this for a game of soldiers' and wandered off for a Diet Coke and a quick cry. But last week I spied on Toppers website that a new jean style had dropped, namely, the Lucas. I thought they looked priddy damned hot, so I went for another trying-on sesh. Now the Lucas is billed as a 'slim boyfriend' (thanks, I'll take two), but whaddya know- on me they are, basically, skinny. Nice jean an' that, but you've deffo gotta be a lean bitch to get the requisite 'bag'. But, I also took into the changing room with me another girlfriend jean, this time in a 'black wash' finish, Size 28 with a 32 leg. And...we have a winner. I realllly like them. I get them! I'm super-happy! And hopefully now I can stop lusting after some Acne Pop Boyfriends. Long boring story over, catch you soon :) x
Sweatshirt- Topshop//Jeans- Topshop
Hat- Catarzi//Sunnies- ASOS
Heels- Primark//Bag- Gucci



Heating Up

Shall we just fast forward into summer? Yes! Let's! You've probably seen these Eleven Paris tees around, but I say if in doubt go with Mossy. I love the utilitarianess of an Adilette Slide, don't you? They won't leave my feet in hotter weather (apart from when I wear my seven other pairs of slides- ha!). Being a hard-core sunglasses addict I'm finding it tough to resist these lil' cuties from Monki (their prices are sick too). J Brand are still the dons when it comes to denim (if you ask me) and although these shorts are silly expensive, a girl can dream, right? And, oh my goodness, just douse me in Mary Greenwell perfume and call me fragrant. Bring on the heat. Forreallzz.



The Road Is Long

Holy Fashion Shockers...I'm in a dress! Please don't run away screaming though :) I realise the sight of my pasty legs is enough to put anyone off their foot long Sub (and enough to make me put mine down and reach for a cold-pressed green juice instead), but....I just have to share the love for this beaut of a dress. I bought it a while back thinking it'd be the perfect SS 14 piece...and....I was right :) Not often that happens! I just absolutely love the shape, the length, the fabric...the everything, basically. I can only find it in petite or tall on line now, but this is kinda cute, and so is this and I realllllly like this too. Happy stripe shopping, catch you soon xx
Dress- Topshop//Bomber- Primark
Sneakers- Adidas//Beanie- Accesorize
Sunnies- Primark/H&M



I Should Coco

Like most fashion addicts, I have a severe longing for some Chanel espadrilles. My brain is basically fried with interlocking CC lust. (No change there, then). So when I spied these Topshop espies I was buzzing. I know, realistically, I'm never gonna have a spare £500 to splash on the real thing, and these lovely little dupes definitely go some way to scratching that particular itch. They were out for stock for a while, and it looks like they're getting snapped up quickly again, so get 'em on pronto :) Catch you soon (Easter) chicks xx



Can't Touch This

I managed to pick up these baggy trews in H&M recently for twelve of your English pounds. I know! They were the only ones left on the rail and were marked at half price, so I was like, "''Avin 'em!". They are probably a touch on the large side for me but I'm in an MC Hammer kinda mood, so there you go. My bomber jacket is also new and is fab for the weather right now, as it's lightweight. You found any bargains recently? Lemmie know :) xx
Tee- Zara//Trousers- H&M
Jacket- H&M//Slides- Topshop
Sunnies- H&M//Beanie- Topshop



Slide Away

I literally dunno what took me so long to buy these slides. At first I thought maybe they were too flat. (Being short I like a little old heel boost of some kind or other). Then I thought, Zara are bound to get summink in I like even more as SS14 gets going properly. Finally, I actually tried the buggers on last week and I was totally sold. They're realllllly soft and comfy, and seem to go with an array of things that I hadn't considered they would. And while we're chatting about these beauts, let's just take a minute to give props to Clare Waight Keller. She doesn't get nearly as much love as Queen P AKA Phoebe Philo, and as the designer behind the original Chloe versions of these shoes (that Zara have slavishly copied, thanks Inditex) she deffo deserves nuff respect. (And for all the other amazing stuff Chloe hit us with). So, cheers everyone, basically :)
PS I joined Instagram t'other week after my lovely friend told me I should. Gosh, it's great on there. *Gnaws Off Own Arm Face*
PPS Yes, that is my upside down reflection in the first pic. I know, I look like a dick. But at least I look like a lanky dick. Hang on...maybe I should rephrase that.....
Slides- Zara//Bag- Gucci



I'd Rather Jack

So, this shoot did not go according to plan. I'd been longing for one of these duster coats that so many bloggers seem to have embraced recently. But when push came to shove, it didn't really do much for me. Especially as I decided to style it with a hat. Big mistake. Huge. It's deffo a case of no hat required with this look. But...I hate my hair too much to go hatless. And I hate my face too much to sunglassesless. Hence I'm in a state of constant hiding. So, somehow, I came out looking a bit like Mick Fleetwood. And I can't really say he's one of my style icons. Stevie Nicks...different story. The voice! The hair! The song-writing ability! The drama! The amazing witchy clothes (yep, they appeal even to a minimalist like me). Mick, not so much. If one thing salvaged this shoot though..it's the mules. Yeah, I know everybody's got 'em, but I love 'em. So let's thank Zara for that. (Not that we can really blame H&M for my lack of styling ability vis-a-via the coat, it's actually ledge, and like, silly cheap too). Hopefully my next shoot will be a triumph of hat-free bravery and looking up-ness. In the meantime, if you've got any duster coat or mule thoughts, lemmie know xx
Coat- H&M//Jeans- H&M
Tee- Zara//Mules-Zara
Hat- H&M//Sunnies- H&M



Je Suis Anglais

Most of the time I wish I was French. I love eating their food, listening to them chattarge and- most of all- I adore wearing their clothes. I actually live within spitting distance of a Sandro, a Maje, a Comptoir, a Petit Bateau, a Kooples and a Claudie Pierlot. Incroyable. Which makes for an unhappy purse, but a very happy moi. At the moment I particularly can't get enough of a Breton stripe. (You may have noticed). My wardrobe has always been stuffed to bursting point with stripey tops, dresses and tank tops but imagine my excitement when I found this little beaut in H&M recently. Not only is it tres magnifique, but for some reason it was reduced to £7. Double win. I also picked up some new boyfriend jeans when I was in H&M (still working that Glamour voucher discount to the max), and some gorge little slides from Topshop to complete the look. You feelin' stripes this S/S14? Lemmie know! xx
Jeans- H&M//Top- H&M
Slides- Topshop//Sunnies- H&M//Polishes- Essie

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