Wednesday, 28 September 2016

My Daily Wear is 2 Years Old + Giveaway

Autumn inspired look

Today My Daily Wear turned 2 years old. Wohoo! I can't believe that I've been blogging for the past 24 months. It's been an amazing experience and I honestly never dreamt of coming that far. 

I would like to say HUGE THANKS to all of you for your support. Your positive comments and words of encouragement mean a lot to me.

I wanted to use my blog anniversary as an opportunity to share with you a few things that I've learnt throughout my journey. If you don't want to read my ramblings, feel free to scroll down to the end of the post where I'll announce details of my first ever giveaway :) 

Flute sleeves top

Blogging is not for faint hearted 

I'm not going to lie...blogging is hard work. I spend so much time every day brainstorming blog ideas, taking photos, writing blog posts, scheduling social media content etc. I do it all while job hunting and running an online shop. Sometimes when my 'to-do' list is never ending I wish I was a robot. 

Blogging industry requires a little bit of luck 

There is a myth going around that bloggers earn a lot of money. In reality, success comes down to hard work and some luck. With so many great blogs out there, it's not always easy to get discovered by big brands no matter how passionate and hardworking you are. 

Primark lace-up top with flute sleeves

Autumn inspired look

It's easy to compare yourself 

There are days when I look at other bloggers and wish I could be like them. Comparison is a thief of joy so I remind myself that I'm unique in my own way. I may not work with well-known brands and receive countless invitations to press days but I have a loyal base of readers for whom I'm grateful.

Don't compromise your blog 

I'm approached by brands who offer me products or money in exchange for a review or a wish list post. While I'm open to working with companies, I had to turn down some opportunities as I felt they would compromise my work. The products didn't fit my blog or companies demanded 'do follow' links which are against Google policy if they are paid for.

Autumn inspired look

Autumn inspired look

Don't get hung up on numbers 

Like every blogger, I'm excited when someone follows my blog or leaves a comment. Although I celebrate every milestone, I try not to focus too much on a number of followers I have. 


Blog anniversary giveaway

Now it's giveaway time! To celebrate the second anniversary of my blog, I wanted to gift one reader with a Butterfly Necklace and Bracelet Set from IZPROJECT. I don't know if I mentioned it before but in January 2015, I launched an online shop together with my sister. We sell a range of jewellery and accessories at affordable prices as we believe that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look good. The beaded jewellery range in our shop has been made by us with love. 

Please note that this is a worldwide giveaway. The winner will be selected at random on 9th October. Good luck! 

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Monday, 26 September 2016

How to Take Care of Your Boots

How to take care of your boots
Boots season has started! Leather boots can be a big investment so it's important to know how to take care of them to protect their longevity. With this in mind, today I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to care for your shoes to make sure they look good and keep you warm for the months to come. 

Waterproof your boots 

I don't know about you but I absolutely hate rain and snow. I'm sure my boots don't like them either so I protect them by applying a waterproof spray. It prevents water from bleeding into the shoe.

Polish your boots

Regularly polish your boots. Polish moisturises the leather and keeps it supple. If you don't have shoe polish at home, feel free to use some Vaseline. Olive oil does the trick, too. 

Clean your boots at the end of each wear

Use a shoe brush to remove dust and dirt. Winter salt stains can be easily removed, too. Just mix equal parts of white vinegar and water. Apply the mixture with a soft cloth. 

Stuff your shoes 

Stuff your taller boots with some newspapers so they maintain their shape. 

Replace damaged heels

Regularly check your heels and replace them when they start wearing down. 

Store your boots away from sunlight

Keep your boots at room temperature away from direct sunlight. If you can, store them in a shoe box. 

How do you care for your boots? I'd love to read your tips. Oh and before you go, please check the graphic below which was kindly provided to me by King Ranch Saddle ShopThey are based in Texas, USA and offer clothing, leather goods, including durable boots for men and stylish boots for women, and luggage.

boot care tips

Sunday, 25 September 2016

LFW S/S 17 - Street Style

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going well. I don't usually post on Sundays but today I'm making an exception as I wanted to share with you some exclusive street style shots from the streets of LFW S/S 17 shows that I received courtesy of Farfetch

I don't know if I'll ever get a chance to attend a fashion show but I love seeing what others are wearing during such events. 

Here are some of my favourite outfits which are easy to re-create if you're looking for some street style inspiration.

all white outfit - LFW SS17 street style

LFW SS17 street style

LFW SS17 street style

LFW SS17 street style

Friday, 23 September 2016

Hello Autumn

autumn inspired outfit
Yesterday marked the start of the astronomical autumn. Sadly from now on, days will be getting shorter and colder (insert sad face here). 

Although autumn is not my favourite season, I enjoy taking long walks in the park to see how nature is changing. The air is crisp and leaves are beginning to change their colours.

To celebrate the new season, I wanted to put together an outfit inspired by autumn colour scheme. My job was really easy as I've just bought a new pair of rust culottes from F&F. They were on sale for just £8 so although I wasn't supposed to buy more clothes this month, it was a bargain I couldn't miss. Plus I wanted to invest in a new pair of culottes anyway since I've been obsessed with my red pair this summer (here). 

autumn inspired look with rust F&F culottes
autumn inspired outfit
rust F&F culottes
rust F&F culottes
rust F&F culottes
Culottes - F&F
Top - F&F
Bag - David Jones
Shoes - New Look 


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

I Earned My Stripes

Vertical stripes blazer and jeans
I looked at my old posts the other day and noticed that stripes have featured quite a few times on my blog over the past few months (see here, herehere or here). 

Horizontal, diagonal or vertical, stripes are one pattern that really stood the test of time. No wonder as there are the most sophisticated and versatile pattern out there. Just look at the blazer I'm wearing today. It's so easy to dress up or down and looks equally good with a shift dress as it does with jeans. What else could I ask for? 

striped jeans, red top and jeans

vertical striped blazer
Jeans, red top and blazer
blue bag

Blazer - Old
Top - F&F
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Bag - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Next 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Dotted Midi Skirt

Dotted full midi skirt
Do you remember a card printed midi skirt for a fiver that appeared on My Daily Wear a few weeks ago (here)? Today I wanted to show you another beautiful skirt that I picked when I discovered

Just like the name suggests, sells everything for £5. Being a savvy shopper (who doesn't love a good bargain?), I'm sure they will become one of my favourite shopping destinations. 

But before I go and spend more money, I wanted to talk to you about today's outfit. I have to say that when I got this dotted skirt, it instantly reminded me of the 50s. So to channel those ladylike vibes of the era, I decided to opt for a monochrome colour scheme. I also added a pearl necklace as I think that there's nothing classier than dots and pearls worn together. 

50's inspired midi skirt
Monochrome look ft dotted full midi skirt
nature photography
Everything5pounds midi dotted
Top - H&M
Necklace - IZPROJECT


Friday, 16 September 2016

New In

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week. I haven't done a 'New In' post in a while so today I wanted to show you the latest additions to my wardrobe.

Chelsea boots

By now you probably know how much I love shoes. Boots, flats, heels…I want them all. So, as Tesco has already started selling mince pie ahead of festivities in December (seems crazy to me as it's only the 2nd week of September), I have taken it as a sign that I have to purchase a new pair of ankle boots for the upcoming season. Chelsea boots are always elegant and I'm definitely going to wear them with jeans and jumpers when temperature drops. 

H&M short coat

I've always struggled to dress during the transitional period between summer and autumn. This year that should no longer be an issue thanks to the short coat in a texture weave that I picked at H&M. As it's available in 5 colours, after much deliberation I decided to opt for green. Sadly, the photo doesn't do the coat much justice due the lighting issues I faced. Hopefully outfit photos which I will take outdoors will be a lot better. 

Dorothy Perkins pinafore dress

I love layering shirts under my dresses. So the moment I laid my eyes on this Dorothy Perkins pinafore dress, I knew it had to find its way to my wardrobe. Isn't it chic? 

H&M short coat

This is another coat I picked at H&M. It was slightly more expensive than the green one (it retails at £49.99) but it was literally love at first sight. 

Oops, after proof reading this post, I've realised I'm turning into a proper shopaholic. I think I should better stop shopping for now. 

What do you think of my recent purchases? Have you updated your wardrobe in preparation for autumn? 
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