It's no surprise that when I spotted this blazer in TK Maxx the other day, I had to have it. My bedroom is filled with this gorgeous mustard shade - it's the perfect thing for a 'sort-of' minimalist gal like me who also likes a pop of colour every now and again. It works perfectly with neutral tones but, equally, adds a bit of something extra to a look (or room), which I love.

I've been seeing this colour everywhere lately, and I'm definitely not mad about it. I think yellow, and not just this wonderful mustard shade specifically, is the most beautiful colour for Spring. It's reflective of daffodils and sunshine, and it's just a lovely happy tone to have added to your wardrobe at this time of year.

At the end of the day, it's always been a colour I've been drawn to. I adore the contrast with my ginger hair and especially love pairing it with a red lip - it just screams 'Marc Jacobs - Daisy' to me!




BLAZER - TK MAXX // EARRINGS - PRIMARK // NECKLACE - SKINNY DIP (GIFTED)

Lately, I've been conscious about adding more colour to my wardrobe, simply because I found that I always grab for my more simple stuff - like your blacks, beiges and whites - hence the mass overhaul of my looks this year. I've finally found a simple style I can build upon. However, I don't want that to stop me from adding a splash of colour here and there, particularly with Summer only just around the corner.

Wearing one statement colour in your look is always fun and means your look is that little bit more eye-catching too. It's a failsafe way to exaggerate the colours you love, without it being way out of your style comfort zone.

This mustard shade is a perfect place to start if you're a bit of a beige-hoarder like me. It's still got that warm tone too it, pairs lovely with all the colours in my basic wardrobe, yet still gives an outfit that striking feel.




RINGS - PRIMARK // DRESS - DORINA (GIFTED)

I'm yet to fill my wardrobe back up with bright colours and clashing patterns, because I just don't think that would be practical for me (or my bank account), but this blazer was a good place for me to start. Wearing it with what is already in my collection is super easy - it contrasts so nicely with a little black dress and boots but also looks great with a white tee and jeans - I can't go wrong!

So if you're like me, and a little bit nervous to be whipping out the bold colours, or even pastels, into your very simplistic wardrobe, then find one statement piece/colour and run with it for a bit. It'll be that little confidence boost you need to get ready for Spring/Summer styling!

And It Was All Yellow... Mustard Yellow


It's no surprise that when I spotted this blazer in TK Maxx the other day, I had to have it. My bedroom is filled with this gorgeous mustard shade - it's the perfect thing for a 'sort-of' minimalist gal like me who also likes a pop of colour every now and again. It works perfectly with neutral tones but, equally, adds a bit of something extra to a look (or room), which I love.

I've been seeing this colour everywhere lately, and I'm definitely not mad about it. I think yellow, and not just this wonderful mustard shade specifically, is the most beautiful colour for Spring. It's reflective of daffodils and sunshine, and it's just a lovely happy tone to have added to your wardrobe at this time of year.

At the end of the day, it's always been a colour I've been drawn to. I adore the contrast with my ginger hair and especially love pairing it with a red lip - it just screams 'Marc Jacobs - Daisy' to me!




BLAZER - TK MAXX // EARRINGS - PRIMARK // NECKLACE - SKINNY DIP (GIFTED)

Lately, I've been conscious about adding more colour to my wardrobe, simply because I found that I always grab for my more simple stuff - like your blacks, beiges and whites - hence the mass overhaul of my looks this year. I've finally found a simple style I can build upon. However, I don't want that to stop me from adding a splash of colour here and there, particularly with Summer only just around the corner.

Wearing one statement colour in your look is always fun and means your look is that little bit more eye-catching too. It's a failsafe way to exaggerate the colours you love, without it being way out of your style comfort zone.

This mustard shade is a perfect place to start if you're a bit of a beige-hoarder like me. It's still got that warm tone too it, pairs lovely with all the colours in my basic wardrobe, yet still gives an outfit that striking feel.




RINGS - PRIMARK // DRESS - DORINA (GIFTED)

I'm yet to fill my wardrobe back up with bright colours and clashing patterns, because I just don't think that would be practical for me (or my bank account), but this blazer was a good place for me to start. Wearing it with what is already in my collection is super easy - it contrasts so nicely with a little black dress and boots but also looks great with a white tee and jeans - I can't go wrong!

So if you're like me, and a little bit nervous to be whipping out the bold colours, or even pastels, into your very simplistic wardrobe, then find one statement piece/colour and run with it for a bit. It'll be that little confidence boost you need to get ready for Spring/Summer styling!

I've spent so many nights sat worrying, crying, stressing over the idea of work... or the idea of lack-of-work to be specific. As freelancers, we all go through dry spells, there's no doubt about that. It's hard to know where your next bit of money is coming from, when it's coming or if you're even going to get paid on time. It's not easy to live your life around that uncertainty.

I know a lot of you may know what I mean. Whether you're a blogger, model, writer, PR, Photographer, MUA or whatever you do, we all go through it. It's those days, weeks and months where the emails just seems to vanish from our inboxes, the money starts to minimize and you're left wondering what you're doing wrong?! WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!

*Que anxiety*

Well, I think I've exhausted myself with it all; with the overthinking, the crying of rivers and the working myself up over and over again. I'm not sure I even have an ounce of energy to do the panicking thing anymore.

With that being said, and with a few comforting words from those nearest and dearest, I've decided to just give myself a break. Like a mental spa vacation, if you will.




DRESS - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // SUNGLASSES - PRIMARK

My mental health has been effected due to this idea of what I'm doing not being 'good enough'. It's hard to swan through life without comparing yourself, wondering "oh shit, she's doing a campaign with them!" "but they didn't contact me?!" "why am I not getting anything?".

Don't get me wrong, when I see someone doing an 'AD' or shooting a campaign, I'm always sat behind my phone screen thinking "yaaaas queen, get those moneys!". But it can't help but feel disheartening when you're lacking that kind of thing yourself.

At the end of the day, I love what I'm producing right now. I'm proud of it all. I love how my content has grown and how I've found my way this year. It's been a big confidence boost for me. But, I have been letting this one small incentive ruin the enjoyment I get from creating content or working in the first place.

Okay, of course it's nice to be earning regular money and be able to splash out on the things you want, but its also just nice to appreciate that you're doing the best you can, doing all you can do, and that's enough.




BOOTS - PUBLIC DESIRE

I've spent the past few weeks just living, just floating around, not worrying over 'why this isn't happening?!' or 'this?!', I'm just letting myself take it easy.

I work damn hard on what I produce and I know that it's paying off, and that feels wonderful. So, this extra pressure that I seemed to be adding to myself all the time, isn't needed.

I'm not just a 'blogger' or 'model' or however I should label myself, I'm also a person with a lot going on behind the camera lens, and I need to prioritize that when I get the time to.

Sometimes it's good to take a much needed step back and just let yourself live peacefully without the over analysis.





I adore my jobs and I wouldn't change them for the world right now, yet it has been so important for me to think more about myself recently, and not just about where I'll be shooting my next outfit photo or when my next trip to London will be.

Its better to throw myself back into the work, when it shows it's face, with a clearer head and less-down-beaten attitude, than it is to go in there filled entirely with stress from head to toe.

Take time for you and figure yourself out first - that's what I'm going with.

Why I'm Trying To Focus More On 'Me'


I've spent so many nights sat worrying, crying, stressing over the idea of work... or the idea of lack-of-work to be specific. As freelancers, we all go through dry spells, there's no doubt about that. It's hard to know where your next bit of money is coming from, when it's coming or if you're even going to get paid on time. It's not easy to live your life around that uncertainty.

I know a lot of you may know what I mean. Whether you're a blogger, model, writer, PR, Photographer, MUA or whatever you do, we all go through it. It's those days, weeks and months where the emails just seems to vanish from our inboxes, the money starts to minimize and you're left wondering what you're doing wrong?! WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!

*Que anxiety*

Well, I think I've exhausted myself with it all; with the overthinking, the crying of rivers and the working myself up over and over again. I'm not sure I even have an ounce of energy to do the panicking thing anymore.

With that being said, and with a few comforting words from those nearest and dearest, I've decided to just give myself a break. Like a mental spa vacation, if you will.




DRESS - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // SUNGLASSES - PRIMARK

My mental health has been effected due to this idea of what I'm doing not being 'good enough'. It's hard to swan through life without comparing yourself, wondering "oh shit, she's doing a campaign with them!" "but they didn't contact me?!" "why am I not getting anything?".

Don't get me wrong, when I see someone doing an 'AD' or shooting a campaign, I'm always sat behind my phone screen thinking "yaaaas queen, get those moneys!". But it can't help but feel disheartening when you're lacking that kind of thing yourself.

At the end of the day, I love what I'm producing right now. I'm proud of it all. I love how my content has grown and how I've found my way this year. It's been a big confidence boost for me. But, I have been letting this one small incentive ruin the enjoyment I get from creating content or working in the first place.

Okay, of course it's nice to be earning regular money and be able to splash out on the things you want, but its also just nice to appreciate that you're doing the best you can, doing all you can do, and that's enough.




BOOTS - PUBLIC DESIRE

I've spent the past few weeks just living, just floating around, not worrying over 'why this isn't happening?!' or 'this?!', I'm just letting myself take it easy.

I work damn hard on what I produce and I know that it's paying off, and that feels wonderful. So, this extra pressure that I seemed to be adding to myself all the time, isn't needed.

I'm not just a 'blogger' or 'model' or however I should label myself, I'm also a person with a lot going on behind the camera lens, and I need to prioritize that when I get the time to.

Sometimes it's good to take a much needed step back and just let yourself live peacefully without the over analysis.





I adore my jobs and I wouldn't change them for the world right now, yet it has been so important for me to think more about myself recently, and not just about where I'll be shooting my next outfit photo or when my next trip to London will be.

Its better to throw myself back into the work, when it shows it's face, with a clearer head and less-down-beaten attitude, than it is to go in there filled entirely with stress from head to toe.

Take time for you and figure yourself out first - that's what I'm going with.

Well hello hello hello, how are we all doing?

I thought I'd take a bit of time today to just sit down, write and have a good ol' catch up with you guys, filling you in on my life

I feel like I've been running round like a maniac lately, like a total busy bee, so it feels nice to tell you about what I've been up to (still, it's pretty mundane, but I'll tell you anyway)!



SHIRT - POLO RALPH LAUREN (GIFTED) // BERET - CHARITY SHOP

So, first things first, as I'm sure you've noticed, Hayleigh and I have been working together weekly to help each other with shooting content, planning outfits and just generally discussing work - and to be honest with you, it's been the dreamiest partnership.

It's wonderful to work with like-minded people, but it's also great because I just adore Hayleigh anyway. We get along and get the job done, so it's perfect!

It's been a massive help for me and I've been loving the content I've been producing - I hope you have too. It's just been great to know that if I'm lacking stuff to share with you guys, I will definitely have something done within the next few days - it takes away a little bit of the stress, which is great and certainly needed!




TROUSERS - NOBODY'S CHILD // BOOTS - NEW LOOK // JEWELRY - PRIMARK

I've been an absolute roadie the past few weeks, going to see Josh and his band, Good Future, perform several gigs in Manchester.

Now, I'm no music/gig expert, but I've been really enjoying learning more about the whole thing (soon you'll find me in the background playing the tambourine). Plus, I just really love going to watch them. They're such a talented bunch of guys and I get very proud watching them (as I'm sure you can tell from the copious amounts of Instagram stories I share).

You can have a listen to them HERE.





Last of all, I've been writing a lot more lately. I've got so much swirling around in my head at the moment, that getting to sit down and focus on some writing for a bit has really helped.

Whether it's poetry or a blog post, writing helps empty my thoughts out a bit.

I've always found that though - whenever my brain is feeling too full-up of thoughts, that's when I'm most eager to write!

Let me know if there's anything you'd like me to cover soon, I'm always looking for a little inspiration!

Let's Have A Catch Up!


Well hello hello hello, how are we all doing?

I thought I'd take a bit of time today to just sit down, write and have a good ol' catch up with you guys, filling you in on my life

I feel like I've been running round like a maniac lately, like a total busy bee, so it feels nice to tell you about what I've been up to (still, it's pretty mundane, but I'll tell you anyway)!



SHIRT - POLO RALPH LAUREN (GIFTED) // BERET - CHARITY SHOP

So, first things first, as I'm sure you've noticed, Hayleigh and I have been working together weekly to help each other with shooting content, planning outfits and just generally discussing work - and to be honest with you, it's been the dreamiest partnership.

It's wonderful to work with like-minded people, but it's also great because I just adore Hayleigh anyway. We get along and get the job done, so it's perfect!

It's been a massive help for me and I've been loving the content I've been producing - I hope you have too. It's just been great to know that if I'm lacking stuff to share with you guys, I will definitely have something done within the next few days - it takes away a little bit of the stress, which is great and certainly needed!




TROUSERS - NOBODY'S CHILD // BOOTS - NEW LOOK // JEWELRY - PRIMARK

I've been an absolute roadie the past few weeks, going to see Josh and his band, Good Future, perform several gigs in Manchester.

Now, I'm no music/gig expert, but I've been really enjoying learning more about the whole thing (soon you'll find me in the background playing the tambourine). Plus, I just really love going to watch them. They're such a talented bunch of guys and I get very proud watching them (as I'm sure you can tell from the copious amounts of Instagram stories I share).

You can have a listen to them HERE.





Last of all, I've been writing a lot more lately. I've got so much swirling around in my head at the moment, that getting to sit down and focus on some writing for a bit has really helped.

Whether it's poetry or a blog post, writing helps empty my thoughts out a bit.

I've always found that though - whenever my brain is feeling too full-up of thoughts, that's when I'm most eager to write!

Let me know if there's anything you'd like me to cover soon, I'm always looking for a little inspiration!

Something I promised myself this year is that I would read more... having said that, I've only managed to read 1 within the past two months *doh*. However, it hasn't slipped my mind that I need to up my reading game and I have a stack of books waiting for me to open my eyes to them.

I'd love to hear your suggestions on what books I should read - I love a book that I can get lost in on my 2 hour train journeys in and out of London, so if you've read something recently that you love, let me know!



TRAINERS - PRIMARK

1. Fearne Cotton 'Quiet'

I had Fearne's other book, 'Happy: The Journal', last year and it was honestly a massive help for my mental health. I loved opening it up every morning and jotting down my thoughts for the day. It was a refreshing start for me and always helped to clear my head.

For Christmas, my Mum, again, got me another of Fearne's books, this time it was 'Quiet' - I hand't heard much about it, but if we're going off the last book of hers, I am definitely going to like it.

It's apparently a book that helps "tame that bad inner voice" and lets us unleash our "confidence, courage, beauty, wisdom and belief" through the idea of a little quietness.



DRESS - CHARITY SHOP // CARDIGAN - CHARITY SHOP

2. The Slumflower 'What A Time To Be Alone'

I began reading this book a little bit, however completely flaked on it like the lazy reader I am. I am for sure going to restart it though, as all I hear is people raving over it!

It's a book all about self-worth and, as the amazing "online sensation" she is, The Slumflower becomes your "life guru" and helps to show you how being alone is perfectly good for the soul.

This is something I definitely need - I've become very dependant recently and lost a little of my love for my own space and alone time. Hopefully this will reignite my independence a little bit!




3. Rupi Kaur 'The Sun and Her Flowers'

You all probably know I'm a bit lover of poetry. I love reading snippets of people's thoughts, laced into beautiful words and pasted simply on a page. There's just nothing that pulls at my emotions like it.

I adored Rupi's first book 'Milk & Honey', and couldn't wait to read her second. I bought this book a while back, but ended up losing it (probably in the streets of Manchester somewhere *cry*), however, my lovely boyfriend, Josh, got me another copy for Christmas, so I'm going to finally be able to finish it *woohoo*!

For those of you who don't know, this book is meant to be a "journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It's a celebration of love in all it's forms".

After the year I had last year, this is definitely a book that I can relate to, and what better to heal my soul than a good bit of poetry, am I right?

What's On My Reading List Right Now


Something I promised myself this year is that I would read more... having said that, I've only managed to read 1 within the past two months *doh*. However, it hasn't slipped my mind that I need to up my reading game and I have a stack of books waiting for me to open my eyes to them.

I'd love to hear your suggestions on what books I should read - I love a book that I can get lost in on my 2 hour train journeys in and out of London, so if you've read something recently that you love, let me know!



TRAINERS - PRIMARK

1. Fearne Cotton 'Quiet'

I had Fearne's other book, 'Happy: The Journal', last year and it was honestly a massive help for my mental health. I loved opening it up every morning and jotting down my thoughts for the day. It was a refreshing start for me and always helped to clear my head.

For Christmas, my Mum, again, got me another of Fearne's books, this time it was 'Quiet' - I hand't heard much about it, but if we're going off the last book of hers, I am definitely going to like it.

It's apparently a book that helps "tame that bad inner voice" and lets us unleash our "confidence, courage, beauty, wisdom and belief" through the idea of a little quietness.



DRESS - CHARITY SHOP // CARDIGAN - CHARITY SHOP

2. The Slumflower 'What A Time To Be Alone'

I began reading this book a little bit, however completely flaked on it like the lazy reader I am. I am for sure going to restart it though, as all I hear is people raving over it!

It's a book all about self-worth and, as the amazing "online sensation" she is, The Slumflower becomes your "life guru" and helps to show you how being alone is perfectly good for the soul.

This is something I definitely need - I've become very dependant recently and lost a little of my love for my own space and alone time. Hopefully this will reignite my independence a little bit!




3. Rupi Kaur 'The Sun and Her Flowers'

You all probably know I'm a bit lover of poetry. I love reading snippets of people's thoughts, laced into beautiful words and pasted simply on a page. There's just nothing that pulls at my emotions like it.

I adored Rupi's first book 'Milk & Honey', and couldn't wait to read her second. I bought this book a while back, but ended up losing it (probably in the streets of Manchester somewhere *cry*), however, my lovely boyfriend, Josh, got me another copy for Christmas, so I'm going to finally be able to finish it *woohoo*!

For those of you who don't know, this book is meant to be a "journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It's a celebration of love in all it's forms".

After the year I had last year, this is definitely a book that I can relate to, and what better to heal my soul than a good bit of poetry, am I right?


As much as I love getting creative with what I'm wearing, I can't honestly say that that's how I dress 24/7. Most of the time you can find me in my trusty dungarees and a baggy jumper, or donning a pair of comfortable trousers and trainers.

I LIVE for being comfy.

Maybe it has something to do with my job involving me being placed in uncomfortable cold locations, or being asked to squeeze into tiny clothes or shoes a size too small a lot of the time, but I just can't help but opt for the more comfy clothing choices when I'm off-duty.




CARDIGAN - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // EARRINGS - NEXT (GIFTED)

Here is a prime example of a lazy look I'd put together.

  • Knitwear, check.
  • Loose Trousers, check.
  • Trainers, check.
  • Hair tied back, check.
All the things that, to me, symbolise 'comfy'.

I mean, who doesn't love getting about with their hair tied back, not worrying if the rain has ruined your fringe, or whether your curls have dropped out???

And, who doesn't love swanning round in a comfy knit, not having to complain that they're freezing their tits off, right?





TROUSERS - & OTHER STORIES (GIFTED) // SHOES - PRIMARK 

Basically, I'm not walking round fashioning well-put-together outfits all the time, I'm usually trying to keep myself as snug as possible.

Though that isn't to say I don't wear more thought-out looks, because I do, but just for a simple day or running errands or hanging out with my boyfriend, this is what I'd go for.

"That's not my vibe when I'm literally nipping to ASDA to get myself a packet of Monster Munch"

Now, let me run you through the look (as short as this may be).

Here I've styled this cute little Miss Selfridge cardigan with my green & Other Stories palazzo trousers. I love the contrast between the textures of these, there's the thick knit of the cardi, alongside with the woollen material of the trousers - both perfect for cold and miserable days in the UK. I've, of course, stuck these with my trusty Primark white trainers (these and my black boots are basically my go-to shoes), to completely casual-ise the look entirely. Needless to say, this look could definitely be dressed up a bit with the added factor of a heel, a cute bag and some statement earrings, but that's not my vibe when I'm literally nipping to ASDA to get myself a packet of Monster Munch.

I have still incorporated a little pair of earrings though - this lovely tortoise shell pair gifted to me by NEXT the other week. They're great for a day-to-day look. And, if you know me, you know I can't get about without a pair of earrings in.




My day-to-day style isn't the most amazing, but it's wearable and workable. I always try and opt for things that can transition from day to night because you never know when your mate is going to suggest popping for a gin and tonic or two, plus chances are you might stumble across the perfect location to snap a glam photo (I'm looking at you, fashion bloggers).

Everyone has their more comfortable outfits, and their more out-there looks, I just thought it'd be nice to share one on here for once, since I've been waving block heeled boots and mini bags in your faces for a few weeks.

So, voila!

My Day-To-Day Style



As much as I love getting creative with what I'm wearing, I can't honestly say that that's how I dress 24/7. Most of the time you can find me in my trusty dungarees and a baggy jumper, or donning a pair of comfortable trousers and trainers.

I LIVE for being comfy.

Maybe it has something to do with my job involving me being placed in uncomfortable cold locations, or being asked to squeeze into tiny clothes or shoes a size too small a lot of the time, but I just can't help but opt for the more comfy clothing choices when I'm off-duty.




CARDIGAN - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // EARRINGS - NEXT (GIFTED)

Here is a prime example of a lazy look I'd put together.

  • Knitwear, check.
  • Loose Trousers, check.
  • Trainers, check.
  • Hair tied back, check.
All the things that, to me, symbolise 'comfy'.

I mean, who doesn't love getting about with their hair tied back, not worrying if the rain has ruined your fringe, or whether your curls have dropped out???

And, who doesn't love swanning round in a comfy knit, not having to complain that they're freezing their tits off, right?





TROUSERS - & OTHER STORIES (GIFTED) // SHOES - PRIMARK 

Basically, I'm not walking round fashioning well-put-together outfits all the time, I'm usually trying to keep myself as snug as possible.

Though that isn't to say I don't wear more thought-out looks, because I do, but just for a simple day or running errands or hanging out with my boyfriend, this is what I'd go for.

"That's not my vibe when I'm literally nipping to ASDA to get myself a packet of Monster Munch"

Now, let me run you through the look (as short as this may be).

Here I've styled this cute little Miss Selfridge cardigan with my green & Other Stories palazzo trousers. I love the contrast between the textures of these, there's the thick knit of the cardi, alongside with the woollen material of the trousers - both perfect for cold and miserable days in the UK. I've, of course, stuck these with my trusty Primark white trainers (these and my black boots are basically my go-to shoes), to completely casual-ise the look entirely. Needless to say, this look could definitely be dressed up a bit with the added factor of a heel, a cute bag and some statement earrings, but that's not my vibe when I'm literally nipping to ASDA to get myself a packet of Monster Munch.

I have still incorporated a little pair of earrings though - this lovely tortoise shell pair gifted to me by NEXT the other week. They're great for a day-to-day look. And, if you know me, you know I can't get about without a pair of earrings in.




My day-to-day style isn't the most amazing, but it's wearable and workable. I always try and opt for things that can transition from day to night because you never know when your mate is going to suggest popping for a gin and tonic or two, plus chances are you might stumble across the perfect location to snap a glam photo (I'm looking at you, fashion bloggers).

Everyone has their more comfortable outfits, and their more out-there looks, I just thought it'd be nice to share one on here for once, since I've been waving block heeled boots and mini bags in your faces for a few weeks.

So, voila!


I recently had one of those humongous clear outs, ending with a mass of 5 bin bags full of clothes I no longer wore or had love for anymore. It was that weird therapeutic cleanse my bedroom needed (plus, I'm a huge believer in "tidy room, tidy mind").

I've vowed to buy less this year - I'm starting to become more aware of the relentless fast fashion that I, as a blogger, am heavily involved in - but I'm definitely finding it difficult to do when I'm an absolute sucker for clothes and styling.





JACKET - CHARITY SHOP // SLIP DRESS - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // EARRINGS - PRIMARK

So, I've decided to just take it a bit slower and look at it as a case of 'do I really love this piece?' 'how much will I wear it?' 'does it go with the rest of the clothes I already own?' - these are the kind of things I'm considering before jumping the gun and buying random things I see when I'm out and about.

I've definitely found a sense of style I'm in love with, as you may have read in my post 'Finding My Style Again', so it's not been to difficult to consider what is going to fit into my current wardrobe lately.

Equally I've been shopping a lot more at vintage and charity shops, then incorporating those pieces into my looks along with my high-street brand pieces. 

This look is a prime example.

I headed out for a little big of a bargain hunting day with my friend Sam the other week, and the charity shops were filled to the brim with pieces that I just couldn't help but grab and imagine myself styling up (plus, everything was labelled £2... DREAMY)

I found an abundance of amazing jackets, dresses and cute bags, but always managed to narrow it down and find the pieces I knew I was definitely going to get wear out of. 





BOOTS - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // BELT - ASOS // BAG - CHARITY SHOP

The jacket I'm wearing here was one of my amazing £2 steals - the lady in the shop told me that they were old nurses jackets (interesting) - and I'm obsessed. The colours are just right up my street and gingham is such a classic print that goes with so many things.

I threw in a bit of pattern-clashing with this cute belt from an ASOS dress I bought, along with some statement white boots from Miss Selfridge. 

On my charity shop mission, I also stumbled across this gorgeous (obviously fake lol) Gucci style bag and knew I had to make it mine. 

I love it with this outfit - the colours just work so lovely together.






I love combining my little thrift shop finds along with pieces I already have, or pieces from brands I'm working with - it definitely helps me put more of my own little spin on the look, whilst also not breaking the bank *woohoo*.

Plus, buying from charity/vintage shops feels so much more personal to me. I love having pieces that not everyone else might have and being able express my style through that, without having to contribute to buying more high street pieces for the same reason. 

It's definitely something I'm going to continue doing. I love buying clothes, I can't help that, but I can head towards my local Barnardo's or Oxfam rather than the high street to get my fix!

Mixing Charity Shops & High Street


I recently had one of those humongous clear outs, ending with a mass of 5 bin bags full of clothes I no longer wore or had love for anymore. It was that weird therapeutic cleanse my bedroom needed (plus, I'm a huge believer in "tidy room, tidy mind").

I've vowed to buy less this year - I'm starting to become more aware of the relentless fast fashion that I, as a blogger, am heavily involved in - but I'm definitely finding it difficult to do when I'm an absolute sucker for clothes and styling.





JACKET - CHARITY SHOP // SLIP DRESS - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // EARRINGS - PRIMARK

So, I've decided to just take it a bit slower and look at it as a case of 'do I really love this piece?' 'how much will I wear it?' 'does it go with the rest of the clothes I already own?' - these are the kind of things I'm considering before jumping the gun and buying random things I see when I'm out and about.

I've definitely found a sense of style I'm in love with, as you may have read in my post 'Finding My Style Again', so it's not been to difficult to consider what is going to fit into my current wardrobe lately.

Equally I've been shopping a lot more at vintage and charity shops, then incorporating those pieces into my looks along with my high-street brand pieces. 

This look is a prime example.

I headed out for a little big of a bargain hunting day with my friend Sam the other week, and the charity shops were filled to the brim with pieces that I just couldn't help but grab and imagine myself styling up (plus, everything was labelled £2... DREAMY)

I found an abundance of amazing jackets, dresses and cute bags, but always managed to narrow it down and find the pieces I knew I was definitely going to get wear out of. 





BOOTS - MISS SELFRIDGE (GIFTED) // BELT - ASOS // BAG - CHARITY SHOP

The jacket I'm wearing here was one of my amazing £2 steals - the lady in the shop told me that they were old nurses jackets (interesting) - and I'm obsessed. The colours are just right up my street and gingham is such a classic print that goes with so many things.

I threw in a bit of pattern-clashing with this cute belt from an ASOS dress I bought, along with some statement white boots from Miss Selfridge. 

On my charity shop mission, I also stumbled across this gorgeous (obviously fake lol) Gucci style bag and knew I had to make it mine. 

I love it with this outfit - the colours just work so lovely together.






I love combining my little thrift shop finds along with pieces I already have, or pieces from brands I'm working with - it definitely helps me put more of my own little spin on the look, whilst also not breaking the bank *woohoo*.

Plus, buying from charity/vintage shops feels so much more personal to me. I love having pieces that not everyone else might have and being able express my style through that, without having to contribute to buying more high street pieces for the same reason. 

It's definitely something I'm going to continue doing. I love buying clothes, I can't help that, but I can head towards my local Barnardo's or Oxfam rather than the high street to get my fix!

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