Saturday, 30 July 2016

Last Month

July 2016 recap
1. and 2. Pretty sky / 3. Uninvited guest in my garden / 4. I could eat watermelon every day 

July is coming to an end. It was a really quiet month for me so instead of rambling about trivial stuff and boring you, I decided to share with you a few snaps from the past 4 weeks. 

I hope you have a great weekend. Don't forget to check out my new outfit post that is coming to My Daily Wear on Monday.

Metallic top and pleated skirt
Little red dress
July 2016 recap
1. and 2. My little brother and sister turned 17. It was an excuse to stuff myself with cake   / 3. More calories  / 4. Post-workout smoothie 

Casual look
Cold shoulder look
Fit and flare dress
July 2016 recap
1. Summer flowers / 2. Pretty flower decorations /3. My candle collection is coming together quite nicely / 4. My obsession with shiny shoes continues 

Red culottes and striped top
Khaki trousers

Maxi skirt and biker jacket

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Khaki Trousers

How to wear khaki trousers
Do you guys remember All Saints? The band, who reunited this year and released a new album, rocked cargo trousers in the late 90s. I was a bit of a tomboy back then so I loved their style and music. 

Cargo trousers have undergone a major makeover since then. Their famous version in khaki is available in different styles so everyone can find something for themselves. They're no longer reserved for tomboys! 

Just like cargo trousers, my style has evolved, too. I still wear khakis on casual days but now I try to make them look more feminine. 

That's why for this look I decided to pair them with kitten heels. Some people loathe this style of shoes as it doesn't provide leg-lengthening and calf-defining benefits traditional high heels gives us. I, however, praise kitten heels for comfort and the fact that they are easy to walk in.

What do you think of khaki trousers? How do you style them? 

P.S. Please ignore the tan lines on my feet. They look horrible so let's pretend they're not there. 

How to wear khaki trousers

How I wear khaki trousers summer 2016
striped shirt
kitten heels
Shirt - Old
Vest - H&M
Trousers - Old
Shoes - CCC

Monday, 25 July 2016

Red Blazer and Neon Striped Top

red blazer and neon striped top
When you're a fashion blogger, people usually expect you to be dressed to the nines every single day. While I love dressing up, sadly I don't always have time or energy to put together interesting looks. 

So with this in mind, today I wanted to show you a casual outfit I wore a few weeks ago to run some errands. As I had to be out of the door quite early in the morning, I grabbed a random striped T-shirt and teamed it with my trusted M&S jeans. I finished off the look with a red blazer for a pop of colour.

Do you tend to dress up every day? If you are a blogger, do you feel the pressure to look stylish all the time? 

H&M red blazer and neon striped top

red blazer and neon striped top
cross body bag
red blazer and neon striped top
beige slipper shoes
Blazer - H&M
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Top - H&M
Shoes - From a small boutique 
Bag - F&F

Friday, 22 July 2016

Red Culottes and Stripes

How to style red culottes
Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week. 

The sun finally put his hat on here in the UK and at some point the temperatures reached 33˚C. I'm definitely not complaining about the heat and hope the good weather stays with us! 

To cope with the high temperatures, this week I've pretty much been living in my red culottes. You could see them for the first time here. I love how comfortable and versatile they are. 

Despite bright red colour, the culottes look great with any top I pair them with. For example, yesterday I teamed them with some contrasting stripes and casual wedges that have been in my wardrobe for years. To finish off the look, I added my new Michael Kors bag, which was a surprise gift from my parents! I guess Christmas came early this year :) If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen it there. 

How to  wear red culottes
statement striped top
How to wear red culottes
Michael Kors tote bag
Top - F&F
Culottes - F&F
Bag - Michael Kors
Shoes - Old 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Cold Shoulder

Cold shoulder trend
Alongside embroidery and metallics, cold shoulder is another trend that has taken the fashion world by storm this year.

While I like the look of traditional off-the-shoulder tops on others, I don't wear them as I hate my arms. Instead I decided to embrace the summer trend with a shoulder-sloping batwing sleeved top which I found during New Look's sale last autumn. It perfectly covers  the bits I don't like while keeping me cool thanks to the side slit. 

As you can see, today I paired my top with another midi pleated skirt from my collection. I don't think I showed it to you before but I can be wrong. The fabric is slightly shimmering in real life but unfortunately you can't see that in the photos. 

What do you think of today's look? Yay or nay? 

Cold shoulder trend summer 2016
New Look shoulder sloping batwing trend

Cold shoulder trend summer 2016

Top - New Look (similar style here or here)
Skirt - Old 
Shoes - Old

Friday, 15 July 2016

Why I Love Fit and Flare Dresses

why you need a fit and flare dress
Recently someone asked me what my style was. I'm not sure I can use one word to describe it but I'm definitely a girlie girl. I love pretty shoes, skirts and dresses. 

Specifically I'm really fond of fit and flare dresses as they are extremely flattering. They perfectly suit my pear shaped body as they hide my wider hips and give the impression of a slimmer waist. Sadly I can't change my body shape no matter how many squats and lunges I do but I can play with clothes to create an illusion that my flaws don't exist. What more could I ask for?

I'm also a firm believer that fit and flare dresses will never get out fashion. Just look at the mint dress I'm showing you today. It's easy to wear and looks effortlessly chic no matter how I style it. For example, I can pair with a cardigan and flat shoes for brunch with fiends or a biker jacket for an edgier look. 

What do you think of fit and flare dresses? Do you wear them? 

Mint fit and flare dress

mint dress with a lace detailing
New Look fit and flare dress
Dress - New Look
Shoes - Next 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Be the Best Dressed Guest This Summer

It's the peak of summer which means that some of you may be attending weddings and other parties that require a formal dress code. If you still haven't decided what to wear, hopefully today's post will help you plan your outfit to ensure you're the best dressed guest. 

I don't have any events coming up in the next few weeks but that didn't stop me from browsing House of Fraser's website and imagining my dream party outfit. A bit of window shopping is good for you, right ;) 

House of Fraser dresses are always spectacular and if only I could stretch my budget, I'd buy them all. A girl can dream. Here are some of my favourite picks and suggestions how to style them to be dressed to the nines this party season.  

How to be the best dressed guest this summer
1Uttam Boutique Oriental Print Pleated Maxi Dress with Belt 
2. Eliza J Fit and Flare Dress with Metallic Print 
3. Coast Lori Lee Short Dress 
4. Oasis Digital Organza Skater Dress 
5. Coast Petrina Shift Dress 

How to be the best dressed guest this summer

How to be the best dressed guest this summer

How to be the best dressed guest this summer

How to be the best dressed guest this summer

How to be the best dressed guest this summer
*This is a sponsored post 


Monday, 11 July 2016

Metallic Loafers

white top, blue jeans and metallic loafers
Happy Monday. I hope you had a lovely weekend. 

You may have seen my Asos metallic loafers in last month's recap here. I won't exaggerate if I say that they were love at first sight. I can't stop looking at them and admiring how shiny they are. Hence, I paired these beauties with a simple white top and jeans so they're the centre of attention. 

I mentioned in my post last week (here) that metallics are a huge trend this season. Shiny accessories like my shoes are perfect for those of you who want to embrace the trend without the fear of going overboard with sparkly fabrics. 

Asos metallic loafers

white top and blue jeans

white top, blue jeans and metallic loafers
white top, blue jeans and metallic loafers
Asos metallic loafers

Top - F&F
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Asos
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