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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Dressed Down Festival


If only you guys knew what goes on whilst us bloggers edit photographs and type up content! Right now I'm currently watching Harry Potter. In a weird way the Harry Potter films definitely inspire me. Take the cgi effects for example. The animation in the first film is good, but there are parts where falling humans, and Harry getting stuck on a trolls head doesn't look very convincing. At the time when the film was made of course these effects were considered incredible. But ten years on and looking at the effects from the very last film, it definitely makes me believe that magic could exist ha! What I'm trying to say is, progression is crucial to keep the ball rolling and there are times when I think I've peaked a tad with my blogging content. I know the next step for me is Youtube and I hope to start it really soon (just wish there was a spell to edit videos in an instant! I can keep dreaming). The only thing I can do for now is keep doing what I love, and sometimes looking back at old posts or Instagram photos isn't a bad thing. 
I also need to be more accepting of my blog and stop beating myself up about it. Yes the 1st Harry Potter film doesn't have the best animation but that doesn't make it a bad film. With anything in life, you have to start somewhere!

Anyways, enough about Hazza! As you know, my passion at the moment has been focused around festival looks! When I say 'festival', that doesn't have to be items only to be worn on a field surrounded by drunk ravers. Items that can be worn to festivals, can be toned down for a casual day look. This Missguided denim jacket is the perfect example! I fell in love with the elephant print on the back, and the rips help to give it some detail. The only thing I'm gutted about with this jacket is that the sleeves are too tight to be rolled up! Plus there aren't any buttons or a zip to help loosen the sleeves. Apart from that the fit is true to size and denim is always a must in the summer season. 

I styled this with my comfy western boots and my crochet Asos top. I discovered that I've been ordering so many statement pieces that I'm lacking the essentials. This top is perfect for day to day looks and it will also be great for any holidays coming up! 

Also the Quay Australia sunglasses are now in the sale! I have always been a fan of the gunmetal colour and I've definitely got my money's worth. They are have been worn loads for previous posts! 

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Jacket (*) - Missguided 
Shorts (*) - Missguided 
Boots (*) - Missguided 
Bag - Missguided 
Crochet Top - Asos 
Belt - Asos
Sunglasses (now in the sale!) - Quay Australia 
Choker - Wanderdusk Jewellery 

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Blouses and Bralets


Oh it feels so good to shoot an outfit! This weather has been horrendous! Whenever my mum and I have been ready to take photographs it has either been tipping it down with rain or the sky has looked like a dull day in November! To be honest it was still pretty cloudy today but luckily it was bright, so we went for it and got snapping! 

I actually wore this outfit out last week when Matt and I went to Las Iguanas. It's had been ages since I had gone out for a meal and I wanted to make an effort! I've spotted all these pyjama style blouses and bralet combos, which tempted me to try this look (plus its a nice change from all my festival style looks lately!) I love how this Mango blouse can be worn as a lightweight blazer, but keeping the buttons fastened gives the shirt some shape. It did go into sale and most of the sizes have sold out online, so I have linked loads of alternatives below if you want to give the pyjama look a go! 

The Missguided bralet is a must!! I love the harness detail and it will be perfect to use with dresses and floaty tops in the future. I would say its true to size. They also have the bralet in nude and grey . 

I need to point out that my black western buckle clutch bag is back in stock! It's the perfect size to fit all your going out essentials in, and I love that it's on trend so it will go with any festival outfits too. 

I've also discovered that the grey sandals that I'm wearing are IN THE SALE and ALL SIZES ARE IN STOCK! Can't believe they are now £16.99 but they are honestly worth it! 

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Bralet - Missguided 
 Sandals (*) - Public Desire
 Sunglasses - Quay Australia 
Bag (*)- Boohoo 
Watch (*)- Abbott and Mosley (get 15% off their website with the code 'Pixie') 
Shorts - Pretty Little Thing (similar here) 
Blouse - Mango (similar here)  
More alternatives to the blouse in the slideshow below! 

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Young Bohemians



We are finally into June, and we can officially say it's SUMMERTIME! The only thing that has sucked lately is the weather! But I believe things happen for a reason. I have been desperate to blog this stunning playsuit from Young Bohemians for a while now and I'm so happy with this look! I first came across this brand when I purchased one of their Bomber Jackets a couple of months ago (see the blog post here!).  Their selection on ASOS screams festival vibes, ranging from tie dye cami's, lace details and lots of embroidery! With this playsuit I was drawn to the pastel colours, and the pom pom detail really helps to give the playsuit some shape and movement. The lace up front is a massive bonus because you can adjust the top half to your desired fit (busty girls, you know what I'm talking about!) 
The only issue I sometimes have with playsuits is the length because I have a long torso but I would say it's true to size and the length was spot on! If you want something colourful and comfy for a festival coming up then I would highly recommend this! How can you say no when it's under £30?!

So I do admit, I have styled it similar to the model on the ASOS website. There were two ways I was thinking of styling the playsuit. One, with a white kimono to match the pom poms OR, toughen up the look with a black jacket and lace up sandals. My aim was to shoot this look last week, but the weather was a let down. But over the weekend I spotted this stunning black eyelet suede jacket on River Island and it was love at first sight. The price was a little off putting but when there was a 25% discount code (which has expired now), I couldn't say no! Luckily the day I scheduled to shoot this outfit the jacket arrived! So going back to believing in things happening for a reason, I believe this jacket and the playsuit were made to be blogged together! It was meant to be! 

The ASOS western belt I would also recommend because it is real leather and the buckle has some pretty engraving. I don't think I have ever spent £16 on a belt, but this one was so worth it. It's easy to be worn with day wear looks, or with any of my evening wardrobe pieces like a jump-suit or with high waisted jeans. 

This outfit has definitely got me inspired to shoot more festival looks. There are times when I think I go overboard on some of the prints and colours, but I can't hold back when it's something that I love to shoot. Plus festival clothing is more acceptable in the countryside. Can you imagine if I tried to shoot this outfit in Kensington?! 

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Emozioni


Only a blogger would understand the sheer joy when you find a new location to shoot your blog photos. This time my mum and I went into Oxford to see if we could find any areas that were spacious and quiet. There was us thinking that there wouldn't be many tourists at five in the afternoon on a Friday but boy were we wrong!! It wasn't too bad, but the tourists came in massive waves so every few minutes we had to wait for people to pass. Don't get me wrong I love having Oxford as my closest city and we do have some stunning building and architecture but it's crazy how busy this city gets considering I think the shopping is rubbish! 

Anyway I wanted to shoot here just because I wanted to make more effort since I've been using the same location at my old school lately. I've had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with a jewellery brand called Hot Diamonds, which specialise in sterling silver and real diamonds. I was blown away by how massive their selection is and some of the designs are truly unique but easy to wear. For this outfit I am wearing jewellery from the Emozioni collection. They have these stunning coin pendants where you can not only choose the coin design, but the coin keeper that holds the pendant securely in place and also the chain. All of these can be mixed and matched so if you are after a really personal gift for someone then I would definitely recommend. I chose the rose gold colours because they are very on trend right now, and it also matched the gorgeous bangle which worked well as a lovely set. Even if you aren't a massive fan of statement necklaces then Hot Diamonds also stock lots of simplistic pieces which are at reasonable prices. 

So although the jewellery would be perfect for an evening occasion, I wanted to try and style the two pieces for more of a day look. When I remembered I had the Adidas cap toe trainers I couldn't not wear these! The colours matched with the jewellery spot on and felt like they added some extra colour to the outfit. 

The River Island kimono jacket was an instant buy! I loved the detail and tassel features to make this perfect for the summer and festival season! I think it would also make a great jacket for an evening meal because it does sit like a relaxed blazer and black will go with almost everything. River Island have also made a stone coloured version but it keeps selling out! I'm on a mission to get it - watch this space! 
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Kimono Jacket - River Island / Shorts (old similar here) / Blouse - H&M (similar here) / Trainers - Adidas / Sunglasses - New Look / Coin Keeper (*) , Coin (*), Chain (*) and Bangle (*) - Emozioni on Hot Diamonds 


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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Subtle Paisley




Hey Hey! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! At the moment I'm trying to cut back as much Dairy as I can because it can apparently improve the skin if you suffer from spots. So far I think it has helped, but you have no idea how hard it was for me to turn down my favourite Eaton Mess dessert when I was out for a meal on Sunday! If I can stick it out then I will blog about it but for now you have another outfit to check out! 

So Boohoo have been SLAYING with their festival clothing right now, and what I love is that so much of their clothing is super affordable! I think my favourite item is the paisley sleeveless jacket which is only £16! I love the subtle paisley print and the tassels help to give it some movement! It was the perfect jacket to go with the denim lace up top. It was a nice change to wear denim on the top half for a change! Plus It's a lovely lightweight material. It would also look great with white jeans or if you are brave enough, embrace the double denim look! 
For the bottom half I just opted for some faux suede shorts from Missguided but made them statement with the double buckle belt. This belt is a nightmare to fit through the belt loops but it's so worth it for the final result. 

Finished off the look with my New Quay Australia sunglasses and I am obsessed with chokers right now! This loop choker that I'm wearing is also from Boohoo and it's back in stock! 

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Top (*) /  Sleeveless Jacket (*) / Clutch Bag (*) / Choker (*) - All Boohoo / Shorts (*) and Belt (*) (similar)  - Missguided / Shoes (*) - Public Desire / Sunglasses - Quay Australia 

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

FLOATY SLEEVES

I have finally blogged this dress! I was meant to shoot it last Saturday when we had a spell of lovely weather and Matt and I went to Oxford Christ Church Meadow for a picnic. The skies were clear and there was a thirty percent chance of rain. Well suddenly at 3pm cloud surrounded us and that turned to thunder, lightning and HEAVY RAIN! I was having to use the picnic blanket as an umbrella darting from shop to shop! It was an absolute nightmare you would have seen this if you follow me on snapchat (thepixiecut if you wanna give me a staaalllk). I have to say thumbs up to St Moriz because I was wearing INSTANT TAN that day and even though I did get a bit wet, the tan didn't streak! I was well impressed! 

So now I can finally talk about this statement Missguided dress! I do love my dresses when it gets to summer, and if they have a pretty print or a festival feel to them then I love it even more. I love the floaty sleeves and the print is bold but girly. Best way to describe it in two words is 'Festival feminine'! The only reason why I wouldn't give this dress a 10/10 is because its sadly too short for me and I am wearing shorts underneath this. These shorts in fact are only £15! I never have to worry about bending over when I wear these and luckily the dress has an inside lining on the bottom half so you can't actually see the shorts through them *smug face*.

I rarely discuss my Quay Australia Sunglasses when I really feel they should have a little mention, since I'm always wearing a pair of sunnies in my post nowadays! I think the colour of these are so unique and the aviator shape make these easy to style. I have always been a fan of the aviator style because they are oversized (not everyone may like this), but my face is quite wide anyways! The Quay Sunnies can be considered a little expensive but compared to designer prices I think these are a reasonable price! 

The Public Desire lace up sandals and my ASOS denim patch work bag helped complete this look and I can honestly say I felt very summery and ready for the festival season! 
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