H&M Mini Haul

Somewhere along the line, H&M has become my favourite shop in the entire universe. So much so that everything I'm wearing (and sitting on!) in this post is from there. I wasn't even going to buy this oversized grey sweatshirt (as I have so many others #oops) but I saw it on my girl Aga Rolek one too many times to resist. I actually think H&M completely slay at jeans, and these cropped high-waisted ones are ridiculously cheap and come in black too. (I know!). I'd been looking for some kitten heeled slingbacks (that don't cost a bomb) for a while and these cuties totally hit the spot. (If expensive is your thing though, then look no further than these sleek AF Gianvito's. I'd also probably give my right foot for these Man Gavs- which would obviously be a touch silly as I'd be missing a tootsie to put them in). A nice rug with a bit of a pattern has also been on my 'must find' list for a while. I didn't want a full-on shaggy berber, but something a bit less hygge. And whaddya knowthis jacquard-weave cotton one is just what the blogger ordered. Are you an H&M devotee too? Let me know x

Sweatshirt- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Jeans- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Heels- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Rug- H&M // Luxe Version - Here
Rings- H&M // Similar- Here



Return Of The Mac

All of a sudden I'm in love with trench coats. I dunno where it came from (probably Balenciaga, as most things do with me), but I had the overwhelming urge to buy one last weekend. Luckily, Topshop were there to help. I picked up this flowing beaut, (although I really like this one too). Much as I hate the 'T' word- a classic mac really is the perfect piece to transition through to S/S 17. (Guards! Seize her! She said transition!). I've paired it here with some relaxed basics- Topshop Mom Jeans (check out these Boutique Boyfriends too) and a grey sweatshirt (but a hoodie goes just as well, if not better). Are you ready for the return of the mac? Let me know x

Trench Coat- Topshop // Similar- Here & Here
Jeans- Topshop // Similar- Here & Here
Vans- Office // Also- ASOS
Bag- APC // More Colours- Here & Here // Alternative- Here



Fur Goodness Sake

I'm more than a little late to the whole 'teddy bear jacket' party, but when I saw this furry bit of heaven on mega-babe Charlotte Martin I rushed to M&S to see if I could nab one. Luckily there was a Size 10 (on sale no less) and soon enough, we were as one. Unfortunately, I can't furnish you with a link (soz) as it now seems to have disappeared from their website, but this and this are ledge alternatives. (Who knew these babies were called 'Borg' jackets? Not me, fo' shure). Have you jumped on the whole fur jacket thing? Let me know, catch you soon x

Jacket- Marks & Spencer // Similar- here and here
Trousers- H&M // Similar- here and here
Vans- Office // Socks- Nike // Similar- here
Tee- Ralph Lauren // Similar- here and here
Necklace- ASOS // Similar- here and here



Being Pretty vs Being Cool

So, here's the thing-  my dad happens to be short, ginger and pale. And genetics deemed that I should follow is his ghostly-skinned, carrot-topped shoes. (Hi Dad, luv u). There's no doubt I'd infinitely prefer to be leggy and endlessly tanned, but you know- I've got two arms, two legs, I don't have a lisp or a limp so I need to STFU and get on with it, right? And mostly I do. I won't pretend that I don't paint myself in several coats of fake tan on the regz, or that I don't dye my hair once a month to try and make myself just that little bit more brunette, but naturally blessed I am not. (And that's just the tip of iceberg when it comes to my physical deficiencies). However, "trying" to be pretty is actually a helluva lot easier than "trying" to be cool (coz I'm not predisposed to being that either). Coolness can't be bought, nor can it be manufactured. It doesn't come from a contoured face or wearing a Gucci t-shirt. It just is. So why am I trying to be either? Why am I not just busy being 'me'? Well- there's blogging for a start. It requires you to be at least one, if not both. And then there's my unending state of singleness. Boys (in my experience) are always gonna opt for pretty over cool. Therefore in order to date I have to adopt the obvious sartorial tropes that seem to have the most man-appeal. I can do a false-lash or a tight top for a night, but honestly, I'd rather not. (Unfortunately I'm drawn to the kind of blokes who like the ho' look- ballers and ruffnecks, basically). But am I actually naturally a man-repeller where my style is concerned, or just a man-repeller all round? I'm not sure that I'm going to unravel and resolve this whole issue here, but I do feel instinctively that I want to wear what I want to wear, and if I never go on another date again, then fuck it. 

So onto the actual deets of this classic boy-repulsing look. Yes! I actually got my hands on the Weekday x Champion trackie (although this seems like a very small victory as they appear to be endlessly restocking). I also recently picked up these pink Air Max, (these and these are also ledge). Do I look cool in this? Probably not. Pretty? Doubtful. Should I stop over-thinking errrrything? Definitely. Catch you soon x
Champion trackie- here and here// Alternative- herehere and here
Nike Air Max- here// Alternative- here and here
Nike Socks- here // Alternative- here



My Kind Of Party

When I saw the stunning cover of French Vogue earlier this year featuring the ever-so-perfect Luna Bijl, I was instantly smitten. Not only by the perfect Eighties revivalism, but by the unmissable bling. And like a diligent little fashionista, I've been searching for some mahooosive statement diamantĂ© earrings ever since. I found some amazing ones in H&M but the courier lost them (along with a sick jumper and some kitten heels too- thanks for nothing Hermes). Then, I picked up the ones I'm wearing here in Zara- but there are lots of really good versions appearing everywhere now- I like these and these.  

I've also gone a little bit cray (in that inevitable Magpie-type way), for silver boots too. I'm feeling the best way to wear an ear-party/foot-party combo is to keep the rest of your outfit low-key. Contrasts are good, right? Let me know if you're feeling blinged-up accents ATM. Also, now seems an opportune moment to say- have a fabulous end to the year and a blinding start to 2017. Lots of love and thank-you to everyone who has followed or commented over the past twelve months- it's appreciated in ways you can't even imagine. *Gwyneth Over-Emosh Speech Face* Catch you soon x

Sweatshirt- H&M// Similar- here and here
Pants- Adidas// Similar- here and here
Boots- Zara// Similar- here and here
Earrings- Zara// Similar- here and here

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