Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Graduation Déjà vu

Thought I'd go a bit retro with this post seeing as I've waited so long to post pretty much is retro! As you may know I graduated in July of this year, but just two days later I was back at the same place *cue déjà vu* surrounded by yet more students in their mortarboards and gowns as I attended my boyfriends graduation.

I kept my look low key but smart, I really couldn't be bothered to go all out and wear a dress as I had done what felt like just hours before! I also couldn't be bothered to rack my mind and my bursting wardrobe for something to wear so bought my whole outfit the day before while getting in my weekly dose of retail therapy! Green is my favourite colour, hence why my mum bought me this beautiful emerald jewellery set as a graduation present. I styled my look around it and went for this apple green hue to compliment the beautiful emerald stones. I really loved not just the colour of this top but was also drawn to the interesting mix of fabrics (faux leather back and a lace type front) and the slit at the back.

I wanted to be cool and comfy as I almost roasted to death in my black dress and gown at my own graduation so opted for these light and airy cream floaty trousers, they were so comfy I felt like I wasn't even wearing anything! Again, after learning from my own mistakes, (wearing strappy high heels to my own graduation was a really bad idea...) I went for a closed toe block heel as I knew I'd be in them for hours. These Primark shoes were honestly the most comfortable shoes I've worn, after a full day in them my feet were right as rain! A bargain at just £14 too!

The white clutch was the only thing that wasn't new and is just a wardrobe staple really!

Hope you enjoyed the little insight into my world! And you've finally been able to put a face to the man behind all the amazing pictures on my blog! My boyfriend Christian takes most of my outfit photos for me and this blog (or me for that matter) wouldn't be able to function without him. So thank you and well done on graduating!

Top - Zara
Trousers - Zara
Shoes - Primark
Clutch -Primark
Jewellery - Graduation gift from my mum


Monday, 8 December 2014

NEW IN: WINTER ESSENTIALS | Turtles, Snow Foxes and Pythons

Call me Dr Dolittle should you please because I have gone animal crazy this winter! My closet now features a wide array of animal themed pieces. Meet my two newest turtles, one grey one black, both from the not so far away land of Primark. (To see me strutting my stuff in another one from my turtle neck collection see my post 'A Misty Mid-afternoon'). The black one is the same as the grey one featured in the post and is tight fitting and made from thin cotton whereas the grey one pictured here is a lot thicker and much more appropriate for those cold winter days! Both were ridiculously priced at £5 each!

These trousers are also from Primark for £14, I'm really into grey this season so couldn't help myself when I saw these! 

I absolutely adore my python skin slip-ons from River Island, I HAD to buy these, and not through a senseless shopaholic standpoint...I actually did. After standing for 9 hours for the fourth consecutive day I couldn't wait to chuck my not so trusty old leather boots on...and...the zip decided to break. Off I went, wincing in pain, traipsing around Oxford street looking for a damn shop that had any form of flat shoe in a size 5! Then, these RI slip-ons came to my rescue in all their python print glory! My life saved. All for just £22, not to mention the fashion brownie points gained! RESULT!

And then, well then allow me to introduce my new pet snow fox, aka my KANKEN! After months of pining over it and wishing the classic in black would be restocked somewhere! I was pleasantly surprised when my boyfriend surprised me with this seemingly endangered and rare CLASSIC BLACK KANKEN for my birthday this month! (Serious boyfriend brownie points here, well done!)

If you were wondering what the other two furry things were, the first is my devilishly naughty 6month old kitten Xeno (formally Xena before we realised it had you know...balls. WOOPS!) He's the reason I'm currently sitting here with my feet up feeling sorry for myself and my broken toe. Kittens and Christmas trees are a match made in hell, let's just leave it there.

The other furball is my Pomeranian Honey, more commonly known as my best friend in the world. For endless pictures of her, check out my personal instagram @nichm (Yes, I am one of 'those' people).

I hope you like my first NEW-IN post, there will be plenty more where this came from knowing me and my endless spending!

Fjallraven Kanken Classic Black Backpack - ASOS
Turtle Necks - Primark
Trousers - Primark
Slip ons - River Island

Monday, 1 December 2014

A Misty Mid-afternoon

Do turtles like the cold? I'm not entirely sure but what I do know is that turtle necks were made for the cold. Which is probably why I haven't stopped wearing them for almost a month now! Others call them roll necks, polo necks and even skivvys!? But the latter is just a bit odd and frankly I'd never even heard of it until I googled it... 'Polo neck' just gets confusing, do they mean a polo shirt or!? I've actually had someone ask me for a polo neck at work and they were utterly bemused when I showed them one of the high collared variation...a polo neck by my definition... not by his evidently as he exclaimed "No, no the one with the buttons!'. THAT my friend is a polo SHIRT. Jeeeez. Lastly, roll neck just makes me think of double chins quite simply. There we have it, the multiple reasons as to why I personally prefer to call them TURTLE NECKS. Because, lets face it, we all like turtles. (Well. that zombie kid likes them a little too much, I'm not that obsessed.)

I teamed my dark grey turtle neck with a few more shades of Grey (ha, see what I did there?) to channel the positively awful weather. Pieces of choice included my ombre effect jeans from Allsaints and my heeled chelsea boots also from Allsaints. The bag is past season H&M but I totally forgot I even owned it. I shielded myself from the relentless cold in my brand new faux shearling coat from Mango. It's my favourite buy of the season without a doubt! Shearling really seems to be taking off at the moment too, finally a practical trend!

I hope my rather dull post has been somewhat enjoyable, excuse me while I hibernate until next June...