26/03/2015

#AllInTheJeans Denim on Denim


Carrying on from my previously styling post - I went all hospital scrub-chic in some double denim gettup. 
The dress is actually sized up by 3 sizes - I find playing with sizes to get the fit required so much more fulfilling. This way it skims the hips, and can add some much needed proportions. The fluffy bag was needed to stop it looking like I was about to perform some sort of surgical procedure but who gives a hoot when it is THE most comfortable outfit to ever encase your body. 


23/03/2015

#Allinthejeans The Shirt


The chicks at Miss Selfridge have just launched their #Allintheirjeans campaign this month , with a brand new range of jeans & a denim hub. They were kind enough to invite me along for a Personal Shopping sesh & to pick some pieces to style up one of fits 3 different ways. My personal shopper Lucy was an absolute babe & it was more like a catch up with an old friend than an uncomfortable, clinical shuffle around a shop. She got my brief, lots of black, slouchy, oversized with an irrational feel of overly exposed flesh, candy pastels & gingham.
I went for the Esther jean, a slim boyfriend with enough rips to keep me content. They are comfortable enough for work, can be dressed up or down and have that ' I don't give a hoot' feel to them.
This is my first styled look, easy going with a half tucked shirt. Belted and accessorised simply. Almost masculine . But then what are boyfriend jeans for ?


02/03/2015

Monki Monki

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A few new favourites all in one go - and proof that Sale shopping really can pay off. This Monki dress was only 17.50 on ASOS and fits like a dream. The perfectly slouchy silhouette with a formal streak and a deep V neckline. Then come these caged heels - only 13.00 from New Look and when they look a hell of a lot more expensive you know you are onto a winner. 
Add some unkempt hair, a furry side kick and a men's Daniel Wellington and they may just be the cutest look - undone formality at its best.



24/02/2015

Adidas Originals

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The fine folk over in the Adidas Originals dept are dining daily on steak at the moment surely - what with the old logo's having a comeback. Back in the day I was all about Ellesse with a real kick of Adidas popper pants. My Mam wouldn't allow me to move into Kappa territory, and looking back, rightly so. 
However, after seeing a stampede of Stan Smith's where-ever I wander, I decided to kick off in some Puma's. Because now I can afford all those 90's sports names I so coveted when I was a penniless 15 year old. Pairing this combo with this delicate lace slip from Free People. It will be perfectly lightweight and all Bohemian for in the Summer months but for now it adds a little bit of delicate raunch to an outfit.
Yes,  'delicate raunch' is the new black.

16/02/2015

Motel Rocks Stella


:: Motel Rocks Stella Shirt Dress - c/o Motel ::
:: Zip Biker Leather Trousers - Zara ::
:: Leopard Print Heels - Missguided ::
:: Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch - c/o Daniel Wellington ::
:: Studded Leather Satchel - c/o Dr Martens ::

It has taken me a while to bust out these leathers due to the fact that they are low rise. And surely I cannot be alone in finding myself in cave man wonder at how one can get through the day without a waistband that sits neatly and comfortably under the bust. That is squatting out of the question without a rather unattractive 'hitch up' afterwards.

Hope you all had an awesome weekend - we made a duvet den in the bedroom & ate too much food whilst watching too much bad TV. Its what Valentines day is about - avoiding overly priced restaurants, not bounding yourself in bodycon & lying in crumbs. 



27/01/2015

MISSGUIDED ACTIVE


After 4 years of being the only Stylist at Missguided, you can grow nostalgic. The first TV advert, the first time the steamer burned your legs, the first time you realised that models are actual human beings & the first time you stayed awake all night worrying and working on a last minute shoot.
Which is why I wanted to share the latest ridiculously hot project we have worked on - Missguided Active - our first gymwear range.
It is not everyday that you get to spend 16 hours locked away in a studio with 2 raging hotties, lycra & baby oil - but let me tell you - its a real treat. Going to the gym or buying clothes to give the illusion that I do has never been top of my list, but the offering actually rocks, putting the outfits together was a lot more creative & cool than I initially thought and I am really proud with how the styling turned out - sick , not sucky. 
What an awesome team !
Let me know what you think - this is the 'Banned- too sexy for TV' edit, because well, if you are going to do it, you might as well do it right.

Enjoy !

11/01/2015

Skort Suit

:: Turtleneck - Topshop ::
:: New Balance - Schuh ::
:: Leather Bag - Urban Outfitters ::

Its the new year and its brassic outside. Although it bloody roasting when you are running around at work so my wardrobe is very confusing. Hello red knees. This look is a mix of 'extra from the latest Bruno Mars track ' & pure laziness. Which reminds me - how cool is that video ? I don't know what is it but I want to be a part of it !

For the next 12 days I am undertaking a 12 days of fitness challenge set by DW Fitness - as they clearly think I am capable of dragging my sorry ass to gym after work for the foreseeable. If you guys are interested in the review of this gym ( or the people & TV selection equipment in it ) then let me know - its a big chain that is supposed to have amazing reviews so fingers crossed I gain more from it than some new moves to Queen B's new song ( yes, I will be attempting the classes ).

30/12/2014

New Years Eve Outfit #UONIGHTOWLS

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::Grey Fedora - Primark:: 

Without a doubt this is my favourite outfit of the moment, and there is no better way to end the year than in something that glides over them turkey & chocolate curves. 
The socks & feather clutch bag really lift this and I actually don't mind a little bit of nude in an outfit. I may be converted to being more open minded with my accessory choices. Also, please tell me it is acceptable to wear glitter socks all year around ? Surely something so mesmerising should not only be confined to the colder months , but also embraced during the Summer when the pins get much more of an airing! 

Seriously, the shape of this dress could not be more perfect, and it does not even bat an eyelid when it gets screwed up in a case and shipped along with me from city to city. It still slips on and keeps its cool without the aid of an iron - that's my kind of outfit. 

Hope you all have an amazing start to 2015 & it brings you lots of love, health and laughter. I really want to start some new projects and start branching out new year so I really hope you stick with me and we tackle them together. I am also going to give myself a kick up the arse to read more blogs so shout up and give me a wave so that I can find you & give some love back. 

Happy New-Friggin-Year All !

24/12/2014

Culotte Jumpsuit

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So damn excited to be going home for a few days , have a real excuse for eating excessively and watching repeats of 80's comedy's on the box.
If I was ever cool enough to rock up into Studio 54 this would have been my bad boy of choice - a white culotte jumpsuit thing isn't every ones cup of Tetleys, but my god, it is mine. Not that I have ever drank this particular leaf before, it is a dream. Too bad it was only a sample - but Sample sales are like that. Little treats that must be grabbed whilst you can.
Back in the day I would have worn this with some bad ass platforms & myself and Bianca Jagger would have bust out some incredible moves on the dancefloor before leaving in a mass of fur and cigarette smoke in the early hours. Did they have Takeaways open until 5am in those days ? If so, we would have headed straight for some cheesy chips.
But this is not the 70's & I have to live real life, so New Balance and leather it is on the rain soaked streets of Manchester. I could still go for some chips though.

Hope you are all having an amazing Christmas and are giving your Mam/Partner/Dog/ lots of love.