I love, love,love,love LOVE wearing this outfit! I genuinely wish I could wear it everyday.
Two piece – Boohoo.com // Shoes – Red herring
If you are a regular reader you probably know by now that I love to play around with different colours and prints. I am always on the look out for fun new styles to try so when this fruity co-ord set from Boohoo popped up on my Facebook news feed I had to snap it up straight away. Co-ords have been a big trend for a while now but I’ve never really found any that I like, so this is my first co-ord set. I think it’s a really fun take on the trend and refreshingly different from all the samey clueless inspired pieces most stores have been stocking lately.
The set cost me £15 which I think is a really reasonable price. The top is slightly cropped but not too short which I was happy about as I am not always that confident about my stomach. The skirt is a perfect midi length. I’m starting to build up quite a collection of midi skirts now!
I’ve worn this out twice and it definitely turned quite a few heads!
Brazilian flip flop brand Ipanema kindly sent me these beautiful flip flops.
Flip flops – Ipanema*
I am incredibly happy to have received these flip flops. They are stunning! Ipanema is a Brazilian flip flop brand which strives to capture the colours, character and spirit of Brazil in its designs. They carry a wide range of stylish footwear including flip flops, wedges and sandals in an array of different colours, styles and finishes. I chose the ‘lovely II flip flops‘ in blue and lilac and I am incredibly happy with them. The colours are so striking and actually a lot brighter than I was expecting which is a bonus. The design is really cool and reminds me of those Spirograph drawings from when I was a kid!
I have never owned a pair of really good quality flip flops before but these are amazing and so comfortable. I’m hoping they will last me a long time. If you are about to jet off somewhere in search of the last of the summer sun then I would definitely recommend checking out Ipanema for your holiday shoes.
You may have spotted this awesome Aladdin sane top in my holiday style diary, but it’s so awesome I thought it deserved a post of its own.
Top – i-candy // Shorts – Daisystreet // Shoes – Bank
I bought this top in a store in Newquay way back in May, I don’t know why it has taken so long to make it on to the blog. I am a HUGE David Bowie fan and have always wanted one of his t-shirts. They used to sell them in Primark a while back but I never bought one because everyone was buying them and it really bothers me when people wear band/artist t-shirts just because they are trendy and don’t actually listen to the music. Urgh it’s so annoying. Anyway I spotted this one on sale for £5 and I just thought “why not?” I don’t wear a lot of vest tops but I do really like this one.
I’ve had these shorts lurking in my wardrobe for a while now. I love the tassels and think they are really fun to wear. Unfortunately they are quite short at the back and expose just a little too much butt cheek in my opinion. I just don’t feel comfortable wearing them They have now been donated to a friend who has less junk in her trunk than I do!
To finish the outfit I am wearing my fab new shoes from Bank. White shoes with cleated soles are just about the hottest trend right now and these babies are just perfect! Oh by the way, please ignore the state of my ankles, I was attacked by bugs!
Sorry I didn’t post at all last week, I had a bad case of post holiday blues!
My family holiday was absolutely lovely and the weather was perfect. Here is a little rundown of what I wore all week.
Day 1Sweatshirt and leggings – Primark
Day 2 Top – Cage city // Trousers – Boohoo.com // Sweater and backpack – Primark // Shoes – New Look Dress – Motel Rocks // Kimono – Primark // Shoes – Bank // Necklace – Heidi Seeker
Day 3 Top and backpack – Primark // Skort – Ebay // Shoes – River Island
Top – H&M // Shorts – Primark // Shoes – River Island
Dress – DaisyStreet // Shoes – Bank
Day 5 Top and leggings – Primark
Day 6 Top – i-candy // Shorts and backpack – Primark // Shoes – New Look
This weeks Friday fancy are these amazing leggings!
Faux leather and lace, what’s not to love?
I love shopping for my home just as much as I love shopping for clothes. It feels great to fill the flat with lots of unique and quirky bits and bobs to really make it feel like home. One of my absolute favourite places to look for home and decor ideas is Etsy. Here are a few things on my favourites list at the moment.
1. Unicorn Pillow – I love decorative pillows and I love unicorns so this one is a no brainer. I like how random it is, why is the tail made of sporks?!
2. Tahiti deck chair – I really want to get some deck chairs for our roof terrace. This one is so pretty
3. Cat scratching log – Milo would love to sink his claws into this!
4. Cake stencil - This is really cute. I’m terrible at baking but I love to try.
5. Last supper place mat - I love how bad ass this place mat is and I know my other half would love it too.
6. Unicorn lamp - Did I mention I really like unicorns?
This has got to be one of my favourite outfits at the moment, it’s so fun!
Shorts, T-shirt, socks – Primark // Shoes – Boutique
I wasn’t planning on buying anything the day I bought this tee, but as soon as I spotted this awesome parrot graphic t-shirt I couldn’t resist it. I absolutely adore the colours which is why I decided to base the whole outfit around it. The shorts are my go to comfy shorts at the moment, they only cost £5 and I have them in a few different colours. The banana socks were also from Primark and are a bit of fun and of course match the jungle theme perfectly. I am wearing my green heels to mirror the green at the top of the t-shirt and balance out the outfit.
I love having fun with the way I dress even if it isn’t always what other people would class as ‘stylish’. My motto is “if it makes you happy, just wear it!”
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I haven’t done a Friday fancy post for a couple of weeks, I’m so terrible at sticking to these things.
Anyway… Just like every other blogger I’m lusting over this “full time fashion blogger” sweatshirt from River Island. As well as the kick ass slogan I also love the shape. Cropped sweaters are just awesome.
The lovely Megan from ‘Thumbelina Lillie’ recently wrote this post about natural beauty and confidence without makeup. If you haven’t seen her blog before you should definitely check it out. Megan asked other people to take part in #projectbareall and post their own makeup free photos to Instagram, Twitter and on blogs. The idea is to inspire us all to feel more confident in our own skin. I think it is a wonderful idea so here is mine… baring my freckles, the bags under my eyes and the scar on my lip.
I think we all like to project an image of ourselves as being confident and carefree to the outside world but inside I think a lot of girls struggle with self confidence issues. For me personally I struggle more with weight/body image issues than I do with what my face and skin look like. Going makeup free isn’t too difficult for me, in fact I don’t wear makeup to work so I usually spend the majority of Monday – Friday makeup free. It doesn’t bother me. However, I know there are loads of girls who don’t feel happy to leave the house without a full face of slap, and that’s really sad. Everyone should feel happy about who they are and the way they look naturally and to think that a lot of people aren’t happy and confident in themselves is quite upsetting.
I think a lot of these issues stem from the media and society’s views on women. It has always bothered me that generally men can leave the house looking however they want but if a woman goes out without makeup she gets comments like: “You look tired” or “Are you feeling OK? You look unwell”. Whether we like to admit it or not as a society we judge women by their appearance before anything else and shame those who look less than perfect. Just think of any celebrity magazine you have ever read, they are full of articles on who has put on weight or which celebrities have been spotted without makeup. Quite frankly it’s ridiculous and not surprising that many girls find themselves lacking in confidence.
I would love to see more people get involved with #projectbareall. It would be wonderful if girls could start to feel happy to go makeup free. Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup, its hella fun! I just think that it should be thought of as an accessory, something you can put on for fun or to go somewhere special. It shouldn’t be used as a security blanket or a mask to hide the real you. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, with or without makeup. I think it’s time we all started to believe in that.
Will you be joining #projectbareall?
I recently used photo printing app Polagram and I thought I would write up a review for you.
What is it?
Polagram is a photo printing app that allows you to print photos straight from your phone, Instagram or Facebook. It is available for iPhone and Android. They offer a range of products such as Polaroid prints, phone cases, posters and photo books.
How does it work?
Polagram allows you to select photos from your phone to be printed. You can chose from Polaroid, regular or classic style. I chose to print some Polaroid snaps for me and the fella.
Once you have picked your photos you can see how they will look and have the option to crop or add effects. You can even write a little message on the bottom of them, which I think is a really cute idea. You then upload them, pay using pay-pal and wait for your lovely photos to be sent to you. Super easy, no fuss!
Is it good value for money?
Prints cost just 29p each. I got 19 so that cost me just £5.51 I think the price is very reasonable. Shipping was £1.69 which is also pretty good and my prints arrived within 3 days. They also came in a pretty pink envelope which is a nice touch.
The finished product
I am so happy with how the prints turned out. The whole process was quick easy and fun and the actual pictures are printed in brilliant quality. I can’t fault them at all and will definitely be using Polagram again. I totally recommend them.
If you want to try Polagram for yourself you can use my referral code: PGXZ073O for £2 off your order
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