I love me a bit of leopard print. I love me a bit of clashing prints. And I love me a bit of ASOS. The latest ASOS Made in Kenya drop ticks each one of those boxes.
Like peanut butter and jelly, pineapple on pizza and avocado on toast, leopard print and I belong together. We’re better together. Leopard print gets me.
As I begin to fill my gorgeous new display cabinet with handbags, I start to take note of the bags that are missing from my current collection. Said collection has dwindled massively in the past year due to a serious case of mould taking the majority of bags hostage. But that’s ok. Because I can dream about replacing them.
Sound the foghorn, I have finally, finally got my hands on not one but two pairs of flat black ankle boots. If you’re not already aware I cannot begin to explain how long it’s taken me to find some I like, let alone two pairs.
There’s a whole heap of prints going on in this outfit post and I love it.
Winter is by far my favourite season. I love mornings so cold you can see your breath, I love being cuddled up on my sofa while the winds blow and I love throwing on as many layers as possible before venturing outside. And when I do leave the house, I like to be as comfortable as possible.
I feel like I’ve spent the past three years typing the words ‘I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair of flat ankle boots’ and only now do I think I’ve found a pair I might actually purchase. You’ve gotta love ASOS.
This Autumn I’m looking for the perfect pair of biker boots. But I don’t want bog-standard all-black ones. Oh no, I want mine to be heavily buckled and look like miniature Dalmatians. [Read more]
My favourite kind of weekend involves little more than moving from my bed to my sofa, with the help of Elle magazine, chips and guac and my laptop. This weekend however I had a bigger job ahead of me as Al and I decided it was time to attack the house and unpack those pesky boxes we haven’t looked at since moving in together a year ago.
It also meant delving into our wardrobes and ruthlessly throwing out any item we haven’t worn recently. Which reminded me of my trusty Topshop mum jeans which look all the better when paired with an oversize ASOS tee, floral kimono and Kurt Geiger leopard and glitter trainers. And a bright pink lip obviously.
Let me just start by saying that you don’t have to be a mum to wear mom jeans. OK.
There are three reasons I’ve fallen in love with them. One, they’re actually high-waisted on me which due to my long torso, never happens. Two, they’ve got that whole beaten-up, slouchy vibe going on. Three, They can be worn with anything.
I’ve styled them three different ways so you can see just how versatile they are.
I’m not going to lie, this has become my fail-safe weekend outfit. Firstly, you can’t ever go wrong with a striped top. Secondly, it looks even better when tucked into these high-waisted babies. It’s a casual, run-to-the-shops-then-straight-to-lunch outfit. It’s reliable, fail safe and bloody easy. That’s all you want at the weekend.
Top, Topshop. Mom jeans, Topshop. Trainers, Kurt Geiger.
I have an obsession with borrowing Al’s clothes, in particular his shirts. I reached for his classic white one this time, rolled the sleeves, popped the collar and roughly tucked it in. Sorted.I also pulled out this sleeveless jacket which I got a little while back. It pulls this whole look together and gives a hint of sophistication. Add to that mix my shiny new white heels and we’re laughing. Perfect for a day in the office.
Shirt, Al’s. Sleeveless jacket, Topshop. Mom jeans, Topshop. Heels, Red Herring for Debenhams.
With a Crop Top
Crop tops scare the actual crap out of me. I figured since I wore them the first time round (when I was in my early teens) that I shouldn’t wear them again. And then I just so happened to feel brave – or stupid – enough to order one before Christmas to pair with my shimmering turquoise mermaid skirt.
And I wore it. Actually put it on and left the house. Well OK, I put it on at work and wore it to a Christmas party where I knew the lights would be dimmed. But I still wore it. Technically you could see about half an inch of stomach which I could cope with. This time though I’ve gone all out. I’m aware that while this might be out of my comfort zone and not the most flattering on me, I wanted to show that you can pair these two together. If I can, you definitely can.
Crop top, ASOS. Mom jeans, Topshop. Lace socks, Accessorize. Brogues, Clarks.There you have it. How do you style yours?