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No elephants were harmed in the making of this blog post

Jessthetics / Elephant dressJessthetics / Elephant DressJessthetics / Elephant DressJessthetics / Elephant DressThe lovely Laila saw this dress in the charity shop she works in and thought of me. I’m so glad she did because I love elephants, and I love everything embroidered! It is a little big for me, so I made it backless with the aim of making it looking purposefully oversized. It’s so soft and flowy, and I’m looking forward to taking it to Italy with me next week! Oh, and what do you think of my shoes? Obviously they’re not practical walking-around-a-forest shoes, but I think they go perfectly with this dress. I bought them four years ago, and have yet to get much use out of them so I’m glad they’ve found a something matching!

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Now I’m in Leicestershire again, you’ll be seeing a lot of countryside backgrounds in my pictures! I love the woods. It’s one of my favourite types of countryside, especially when I stumble across bivouacs like this to pose in. I imagine this was made by two eleven year old explorers escaping from some boy scouts Moonrise Kingdom style, what do you think?

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What I Wore: Silver Robot from Outer Space

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What says “I’m ready to party” more than wearing silver from head-to-toe? Nothing, that’s what. I can’t decide whether the silver makes me look more like a robot or an alien, or maybe a bit of both! I bought this silver skirt from Missguided recently and I’ve been wearing this outfit for evenings out constantly (completed by my white fur coat for warmth!) My top is from a charity shop and I’m wearing my silver ASOS platforms again – proof that they go with everything! My style usually isn’t trend driven, but I really like the silver / holographic trend and I wish I’d jumped on the bandwagon a little sooner!

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Outfit Details: Skirt, Missguided / Top, Charity Shop (Salvation Army, Durham) / Shoes, ASOS / Necklaces, Waiste

I can picture myself wearing this skirt with crop tops when spring comes around. It’s been so much warmer and lighter recently so I think spring is almost here, which makes me very happy! These photos were taken in my house in York. I moved out yesterday, and back home to Leicestershire, so it’s nice to have lots of photos of me in the house! Happy Thursday friends 🙂

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What I Wore: Teddy Gilet

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Since starting my new job I don’t wear anything interesting Monday to Friday. I’ve given up wearing make-up to work, I have to be able to cycle in what I’m wearing (I’m not one of those crazy people who can cycle in heels!) I want to look smart-ish and if I’m honest, I don’t want to stand out in the office too much! This means that the weekend is my chance to experiment with my clothes. I bought this gilet from ASOS in the January sales and it is so boho and warm – two of my favourite properties in an item of clothing! My mum thinks it looks like a carpet but I think I look like a rock star. It’s perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons when I want to feel good and be comfy, and this is an outfit I’ve been wearing on repeat for months. I picked up this dress in the Salvation Army in Durham (one of my favourite charity shops!) and my shoes are a trusty ebay vintage find that I’ve been wearing for years.

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Outfit Details: Teddy Gilet, ASOS / Necklace, Ebay / Dress, Charity Shop (Salvation Army, Durham) / Shoes, Ebay (Old)

I love this crystal necklace, it’s such a pretty colour and it’s so dainty! I’m working on increasing my pendant collection, I might even start layering them soon! You can win a version of this necklace, along with lots of other goodies, in my giveaway!

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What I wore: Mint and denim

I have some serious love for bed jackets. Or are they called house coats? Whichever, they’re so long and floaty, they make me feel like a fairy and they are a perfect summer layer. They can be hard to wear though. I paired my bed jacket with this Topshop denim top and this charity shop pencil skirt. What do you think?

Mint must be one of my favourite colours for clothes. A couple of summers ago I was obsessed with everything “ice cream” coloured – mint, lavender and lemon yellow – and I’m still not bored of wearing mint.

My boots are from All Saints. I’ve had them for ages, and I’m trying to keep them going for as long as possible. All of my shoes are falling apart at the moment!

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The photos above were taken in the Treasurers House in York. The building is covered in these beautiful flowers, and we had a good time walking around – it’s fun being a tourist in your own city sometimes! The below photos were taken in the Minster gardens. I really will miss the Minster when I’ve left York, it’s such a lovely building to be greeted by every time you walk into town.

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My task for this week is to work out how I’m going to get all my things back to my parent’s house. I can be a bit of a horder, and I have managed to amass a lot of stuff in the past three years. Wish me luck!