Friday, 28 February 2014

Blue and Gold



Dress - Topshop
Coat - Zara
Heels - River Island
Rings - ASOS, ASOS and Topshop
Necklace - Mango @ ASOS 
Bag - River Island 

This dress wasn't one that you'd call a bargain necessarily but I couldn't resist. The fabric feels really expensive and it's such a nice shape. I decided to just add some gold accessories and the all important blue coat and I was good to go. I wanted to step away from the standard bold lipstick with a sailor-esque dress and I think the gold and blue were good alternatives. These shoes were an absolute bargain at £20 in the sales and I love the almost holographic effect of them in different lights, so I guess that kind of balances out the price of the dress?

Jen xx

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sports Luxe







Jumper - Topshop
Trousers - Front Row Shop 
Slip ons - Peter Pilotto for Target @ Net-a-Porter 
Scrunchie - Topshop
Necklace - Accessorize 
Bag - Monki
Bracelet - ASOS 

I'm really enjoying this sports luxe trend. I like to experiment with different styles, rather than sticking to a specific type of look and this one I really enjoy. The trend is definitely geared towards comfort I'll tell you that. I think this is the first time my PP for Target purchases are making an appearance on the blog and you can expect to see a lot more of them; the slip ons are the comfiest I've ever worn, and I've worn many a slip on so that's saying something!

Jen xx

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Referee




Blazer - Zara
Jeans - ASOS
Trainers - NewBalance @ ASOS
Bag - Zara

I'm not usually one for wearing a blazer with a plain outfit but I really liked the way this one looks with the otherwise monochrome ensemble. I also have the matching skirt but I don't know if the weather is up to that yet! These trainers have been resurrected from the back of the wardrobe, they look a bit referee-like but I love the white accents on them.
In other news, I just watched the Keeping Up With The Kardashians proposal episode and may have shed a tear. The shame…

Jen xx

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Favourites





Jacket - Zara (similar)
Trousers - Zara
Top - ASOS
Shoes - Office (similar)

Bold statement coming up but I think these trousers are my favourite item of clothing I own. They cost a mere £29.99, look and feel like real leather and the relaxed fit is so comfortable, unlike skinny leather trousers. Win win win. I am absolutely loving Zara these days, their new collection is amazing and the majority of the pieces are surprisingly low priced! The jacket was yet another sale buy from their never ending sale, I don't understand how they have enough stock to make their sale last well into February but I ain't complaining.

Jen xx

Monday, 24 February 2014

Suited and Booted





Suit - Topshop
Coat - Topshop (via eBay)
Heels - Zara
Bag - Vintage
Tshirt - H+M Men
Rings - Topshop/ASOS

Some of you may have seen this suit in a previous post on Valentines' Day (here) but I thought I'd style it up for another occasion to get my money's worth! I love the androgynous feel of the suit paired with the plain white tshirt but the stroppy sandal heels remind people that I am in fact female. I used to be quite cautious pairing clashing prints but my attitude has pretty much changed to anything goes and I think the tartan coat compliments the pinstripe pattern of the suit! I don't wear hoop earrings very often but I think with the right outfit they look good and they offset the menswear trend quite nicely.

Jen xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Winter Tropics




Kimono (as top) - H&M
Bomber Jacket - H&M
Faux leather trousers - H&M
Bag - Topshop
Trainers - Nike @ ASOS
Casio watch, H&M necklace

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Standing Out






Floral Suit - ASOS (trousers,jacket)
Long sleeve tshirt - H+M
Shoes - Chicwish
Bag - Zara 

This is a slightly different take on the suit trend, with less polish and a more relaxed feel. I love how the bomber style jacket and this ensemble will be perfect for spring. Also, another opportunity to wear these Chicwish beauts, I kept wishing I'd bought them in black and was kicking myself but they recently restocked and I snapped them up. I think this suit could be dressed up for a more fancy occasion with a bright cami so I'm looking forward to wearing it again. I did get many a strange look walking through town wearing this suit with a builder telling me 'It's nice to stand out' - not sure if that was a compliment or not but the people of Glasgow clearly can't handle me and my good taste…

Jen xx 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

But Baby It's Cold Outside







Coat - Zara
Jacket (underneath) - Topshop
Jumper - Topshop
Trousers - ASOS
Sandals - Zara
Bag - Monki @ ASOS (similar here)
Necklace - H+M

Not going to lie, my toes were harmed in the making of this outfit post. The two coats counteract the bare toes somewhat but they were still pretty chilly. I've been looking for a comfortable yet smart pair of trousers for a while and my body shape just doesn't seem compatible with any of Topshop's sizes so here comes ASOS to the rescue. These are such a reasonable price and are super comfortable. Upon linking this coat I realise that I subconsciously appear to have copied the entire look but a monochrome base is such an effortless way to wear a coloured, statement coat while changing the colour of the coat can completely change the look. I'm currently loving this bright yellow one on the zara webiste…as I was saying in my last post, I'm loving all the primary colours in the shops and Zara have a great selection. 

Jen xx

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

More Tartan





Coat - Zara (similar here)
Jumper - Topshop
Skirt - ASOS 
Shoes - ASOS

Oh look, more tartan. I like to surprise you all clearly. I ended up buying this coat about 4 times as it kept having further reductions and I finally settled for £59.99 - which is almost just a third of the original price. It is the perfect match for this ASOS skirt which was so cheap and looks just like real leather. I'm really liking all the primary colours coming into shops for spring so I think this coat will stay a fave for a while. 

Jen xx



Monday, 17 February 2014

Grey Accents





Dress - Topshop
Bag - ASOS
Boots - Zara 

These boots and bag are both new additions and they compliment each other perfectly! I didn't actually realise how good the match was until I was looking at these photos on my laptop afterwards. I like the combination of this floaty feminine Topshop dress with the chunky shearling jacket, which is 100% necessary to keep me warm when the old legs are exposed. The all grey outfit was pretty fitting with the horrendous grey weather that we're having - looking out the window everything just looks a different shade of bleugh. I have a feeling blogging in the summer will be much easier!

Jen xx