Wednesday, 31 October 2012

THE WINTER JUMPER

























Let me introduce you to my go-to jumper for this winter. On those dreaded mornings when waking up for work at 7am to the sound of hammering rain, all I want to do is jump into some skinny jeans and pull on a big snuggly jumper ready to brave the cold winter chill. As of late I've been turning to my Boden Skye jumper for times like these!

I know what you're thinking, £69 seems a little steep for a jumper, but products like these really make me appreciate the quality of expensive clothing...recently I've been a bit of a brand snob if I'm honest. After all, you get what you pay for, and this jumper looks and feels divine! I bought a larger size than normal so it's slightly oversized - it also has a slight drop back which is very flattering. You can actually get this jumper in six different colours, you can see them for yourself here - I want them all!   
      


Jumper: £69, Boden
Trousers: H&M
Shoes: £25(SALE), Topshop 



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Saturday, 27 October 2012

GIVEAWAY: WIN THIS CHIC NAVY BLAZER











































Last week Vivilli.com very kindly sent me this beautiful blazer! With a bargain price of just £23 I must admit that I was a little apprehensive about the quality of the garment, but I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived - it's lovely, lightweight and chic! See below for details of how to win your own!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to show you my new shoes! The heel is a perfect height for a casual day at the office, and they're sturdy enough for those mornings spent running for trains and weaving through slow walkers on the underground!  
















































Dress: AX Paris
Blazer: Vivilli
Shoes: £58, Topshop


GIVEAWAY


To win one of these blazers for yourself, simply follow the instructions below - this is an international competition. The winner will be contacted when the giveaway ends in 2 weeks, good luck!

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

H&M TROUSERS























Last week I mentioned I'd bought two pairs of trousers from H&M, well these are the second pair! (I'm pretty sure I've ruined the other pair in the wash, *cries*)  I absolutely love the fit of these, they're very smart and structured which proves to be rather flattering. Also, although you can't see too much detail in these images, the print is really unusual; navy with black speckles which gradually get more prominent until a black wet look engulfs the navy altogether at the bottom, love it! 

I spent this weekend in Devon as it was my brother's 16th birthday. I did have a lovely time but it's made me feel really old...visiting home always evokes old memories of "good times" and sometimes I worry I'm not living my life to the full like I used to when I was younger. Oh well, maybe there's hope yet. I am only 22 after all. 

On a lighter note, how good was this week's Vampire Diaries!? I watched it as soon as I got home this afternoon, oh how I love Stefan! Also, I've ordered two pairs of shoes from Topshop along with a waterproof mac for next year's Glastonbury, (prepared this year). I hope it all fits!   

















































Top: £15 (SALE), COS
Trousers: H&M
Brogues: £40, Office
  

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

FUN FOR YOUR EARS!


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Monday, 15 October 2012

PAN'S LABYRINTH
















































What.... it's Monday again!? Time goes so fast when you work full time, and no I'm not complaining, it's just shocked me how quickly the past few weeks have gone - before I know it, it'll be Christmas! I've actually already started Christmas shopping, I love buying people presents so I'm eager as ever!

Anyway, I've spent most of my day image researching online so I really need to get off of my mac and relax for the evening. Going to watch Pan's Labyrinth, (one of my favorites), and then have a nice hot bath before bed! Goodnight xx



 Shirt: Zara
Trousers: H&M
Socks: Primark
Brogues: H&M 
 






















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Saturday, 13 October 2012

SPORTS LUXE










































Today I popped down to Shoreditch for a few hours to have a wander down Brick Lane and also check out Columbia Road, a quaint little street of shops I hadn't heard of until my bosses at work recommended I go there. I wore my neon, knitted t-shirt from Cos, which my boyfriend bought me for my birthday, and also my new H&M trousers. I am SO in love with these trousers! I tried on the grey pair a few weeks ago but didn't buy them because, well, grey doesn't really go with much, and I wished they had a black pair.... ta da! 

These are one of two pairs of trousers I bought from H&M yesterday, (I had half an hour to kill before meeting my friends to go to Meat Liquor so went shopping. Has anyone else been to Meat Liquor? Crazy place...greasy food!), I also bought a smarter navy and black pair which I'll show you soon! H&M also currently have so many tops that I want, cute little two-tone blouses and such, if I was rich I'd buy H&M.    





















































































Top: Cos
Trousers: H&M
Socks: Primark
Shoes: £24.99, H&M

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Thursday, 11 October 2012

BLACK SEQUIN DRESS FROM AX PARIS

























With winter fast approaching, I've found myself daydreaming about oversized coats, wooly scarves, chunky boots, and party dresses! Autumn and winter are my favourite times to dress; I love the darker colours and bigger silhouettes, and I feel like the colder seasons allow you to get a little more glamorous on your evenings out to.... with winter come sequins!

AX Paris were kind enough to send me this sparkly little delight - be sure to head over to their website  to check out their party dress selection for yourself! I'm always a little dubious of sequined garments as most are badly made and start looking tatty really quickly, but I love the shape of this dress, the skirt is really voluminous and swishes when I walk.... maybe I'll wear it nearer to Christmas, it's very festive!       










































Dress: AX Paris (BUY ME)
Socks: Primark
Shoes: Kurt Geiger


Due to the dark evenings and bad weather, I'm afraid the quality of my images may decrease a little throughout winter, as I'm having to use my smaller camera and photograph my outfits inside with very poor lighting. I hope you don't mind, I will try to get nice, natural, outdoorsy shots for you when I can! (Oh, I know you've all seen my new Kurt Geiger shoes but I couldn't help but post another close up of them!)


























A quick update, my new job is going very well. I get given lots of interesting tasks to do on a daily basis like photo researching and cutting and sticking....amongst many other things! It's so fascinating seeing all of the work that goes into the final catalog - I'm learning so much and I feel so privileged to be working at Boden, they're such a lovely company!

I can finally see a bright future ahead of me now; I still have quite a few personal traits to work on, my lack of ability to communicate like a normal human being around new people for example, and my tendency to forget peoples names literally fives seconds after they've said it, but I see this job as my first step towards bigger, better things, and a HUGE opportunity.... exciting huh!? Despite all of these positives in my life right now however, I do wish that the trains and underground weren't so busy in the mornings!

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Monday, 8 October 2012

ZARA COATS

 
Wouldn't life be great if each of these beautiful coats had a home in my wardrobe? Zara never fail to impress me with their autumn winter collections and this season sees no exception, every time I walk into a Zara store I feel like a child in Toys 'R' Us! Which is your favourite?

 

 










































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Saturday, 6 October 2012

ONE DAY, TWO DRESSES.


Today I met up with an old friend, we went to Starbucks for a cuppa and a catch up and I wore a vintage tartan dress with rose tights, socks and black H&M brogues. I changed into a lighter, shorter sleeved dress before I headed into central London however because it was strangely warm today - why is it always so warm in London?

Whilst on Oxford street today I bought a pair of tartan shorts from River Island for just £15, (I'll get a photo up soon), and my boyfriend bought a pair of jeans from Zara. I really liked some trousers in Zara but I didn't buy them cos for some reason trousers just don't flatter my figure....I'm gutted cos I really want a pair of tailored ankle grazers! :(

I hope everyone's having a great weekend! xx
















































Dress1: £18, vintage
Dress2: £20, River Island
Bag: £14.99, H&M
Tights: Topshop
Socks: Primark
Brogues: £24.99, H&M
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Monday, 1 October 2012

NEW ADDITIONS TO MY WARDROBE






















As mentioned previously, (about a million times), last week was my birthday, and with birthdays come presents! Alongside a hamper of goodies, my boyfriend bought me a beautifully bright knitted crew neck t-shirt from Cos, (one of my new favourite brands), and also a pair of silver sparkly Kurt Geiger shoes!  

Top: Cos
Jeans: River Island
Bag: House of Fraser BUY ME
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Watch: Daniel Wellington BUY ME

This cute little bowling bag is by Therapy from House of Frazer. House of Fraser offer a great variety of handbags from bowlers to totes, I highly recommend having a browse! I love the shape of this bag, it's practical, cute, and I'm sure the bright colours will add substance to many of my outfits! It also came with an attachable shoulder strap, but I love the way it looks when held in the hand!    

I've only recently become fond of watches.... I think that the recent sports luxe trend has swayed me. Again, I wasn't a fan of the "sporty" look until now, but H&M currently have a really interesting take on it, they've managed to make it look classy and edgy and I love it!

The watch above is by Daniel Wellington, a Swedish watch brand who offer preppy yet chic and sophisticated watches for any occasion. They have a great range of straps and watch faces - I went for the rose gold option with a blue and white strap, (blue is my favourite colour). They also have a really cool selection for men if you have a boyfriend's birthday coming up!

Adam from Daniel Wellington has kindly offered an exclusive15% off discount code on all products to Fashion your Seatbelts' readers, so be sure to take advantage of this before the offer ends on Sunday 14th October! You can visit the web-store HERE and simply enter ToniFashion at the checkout! xx

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