I haven’t been doing a huge amount of fashion content over the last year or so because if I’m honest I haven’t had the money to be going shopping willy-nilly, plus filming lookbooks is pretty tricky/impossible for me as a tired lone-wolf without an available and willing blog/YouTube husband. Instead I’ve been spending money on art equipment, Osteopath appointments, train tickets and study fees. The only times I have shopped this year has been for an occasion that calls for a new outfit, like a wedding or premiere, or if I’ve had a really poop day and I’ve allowed myself to treat myself to something affordable in the sales.
Anyway, that doesn’t mean I can’t share the few bits I’ve gotten over the last 9 months or so, just in case any of you like the look of them and would like to style them up yourselves.
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We were shopping in the mens department of H & M to try and find Si a preppy summer blazer to wear on a stag-do he was due to attend in Jersey, one which would involve trips to the races and days on swanky boats. I of course got distracted by a selection of music tee’s a few metres away from the suiting and ended up treating myself to this Marilyn Manson tee, figuring it would be a great garb for Bloodstock which I was due to go to courtesy of Kraken Rum.
I got this floral body because I wanted some coverage on my arms but still wanted to be cool (in both ways). I wore a sports bra underneath, but you could team with a pretty bralet or a strappy top….or nothing if you’re on a mission to free the nipple.
I wore it on a night out in London when attending the screening on Annabelle Creation. At Premiere’s you can go all out fancy, but at screenings you want to look like you’ve made a bit more effort than normal, without being too dressy.
I also wore when I was in Germany for Haldern Festival and teamed with my favourite grungy mustard cardie.
This is sold out but a similar style by same brand can be found here – http://rstyle.me/n/cr82gcccv6p
The Perfect Denim Jacket
One of those wardrobe pieces that is hard to perfect, and becomes on of your long lasting shopping missions. This summer I finally found my ideal denim in the form of this black (although it’s more charcoal grey) denim jacket from New Look and it was only £24. I love how it is slightly boyfriend/retro in fit, and gives any outfit an instant effortless feel.
I wore it at Bloodstock, V Fest and Reading, as well as the Heavy Awards (pictured below). I also wore it when sitting down to be interviewed on a live Facebook stream by Style Counsel.
New Look Black Denim Jacket.
Silver Boots (similar from Pull and Bear at ASOS)
V Fest Fashion
I’m not too concerned with looking current or on-trend, and in most of my at home vlogs you’ll see me veer more towards comfort than style, but when I’m working with a brand to make a video I want my look to have a bit more impact (so they think I’ve made an effort and in case they share it). I got a bee in my bonnet about wearing orange, so when I found this orange Metallica tee I was particularly chuffed with myself, although it’s probably a bit ironice to wear it to V Fest. These snazzy trousers proved to be very popular when I posted a picture of my outfit on Instagram, and fortunately they’re still available to buy for those that messaged me querying where I got them from. A bargain at £15 too!
Pretty Little Things Brown Leopard Print Paperbag Waist Skinny Trousers.
Boohoo Metallica Lily License Metallica Slogan Bright Tee
Your Wild Side Suits You
Being able to grab everyone you want to talk to on the red carpet is notoriously difficult. Usually I’m doing red carpet interviews for my channel, so aside from being disappointed if I don’t get someone I wanted to get, it’s never been a problem. However when you’ve been hired by someone (yes! I got paid), and given a list of people you HAVE to get some soundbites off, the pressure is on. So even though I wouldn’t be visible in the final edit of the highlights reel I thought that my chances of getting people’s attention may be increased by some sort of loud or out-there outfit. After trawling ASOS for a while I came across this suit. I ummed and ahhh’ed wondering whether it was too Bette Lynch to get away with, but in the end thought sod it, its only fashion! Although it was way out of my comfort zone I definitely enjoyed a night of being a bit more outlandish with my style – I’m sure for many this is tame.
Missguided Leopard Print Blazer (from ASOS)
Missguided Leopard Print Cigarette Trouser
If always had a bit of an obsession with pastels, so when I saw this ruffled beauty for sale on the website I knew I had to get it for my friend Mark’s wedding. I only got to wear it once this summer, but I can’t wait to wear it again next summer hopefully somewhere like Italy where I can wear it to a dinner situated with a view of a majestic lake. One can dream… It’s a tad shorter than I tend to wear but because it’s not too booby I was willing to put up with that, and teaming it with flats made it feel more within my comfort zone which tends to be in the unsexy area of dressing.
Grey Dylan Vintahe Floral Ruffle Wrap Dress. Now only £9!!
The Perfect Slip
This slip dress has got so much wear over the last few months. It’s pretty and girly in that 90’s way on sunny days, but can be given more wearability when layered over a tee or long sleeve. In the winter I may even try polo necks underneath and wear it with thick tights and boots. I love the patchwork element of it too, it makes it a tad more interesting than the average floral slip.
An added bonus for those that suffer from bloating, the trapeze fit makes it an ideal option to cover, the print making it impossible to detect the lumps and bumps you’d rather not show.
With Amber and Jade Pinkett Smith at the screening of Girls Trip
Nobody’s Child Eleanor Black Mix Print Swing Slip Dress
Another item I have only worn once due to lack of reason/weather to wear it a second time. This is the maxi I wore to my brothers wedding. It was supercomfortable and great value for money. I have seen a few celebs in it too, I think it’s popular because of it’s lovely but unusual colour-way and nature inspired print, but also because of its lovely feminine drop shoulder details.
ASOS Cold Shoulder floral Maxi Dress
Happy Shopping everyone!!