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It’s Raining Pink

I feel like I’ve been talking about the weather a lot recently, but the constant rain this week has really been affecting my mood. I had planned to make things outside, and take a lot of photos but I just haven’t been able to because it’s been so wet! I’ve been regressing back to winter hibernation mood – eating a lot of cake and wanting to hide in bed. But no one can be grumpy when they’re wearing a bright pink raincoat, right? This pink-overload of an outfit did manage to brighten my day. It might not be sun hat weather, but this pink hat was just begging to be worn with my raincoat.

Outit Details: Raincoat, H&M (Old) / Hat, H&M (Old) / Shirt, Natura (Old) / Skirt, Shop Jessthetics / Boots, New Look

This is my favourite skirt from my Etsy shop, I think the vintage pattern is gorgeous. The benefit of selling handmade clothes = you get to road test them! I’m also wearing a shirt that I picked up in Barcelona a couple of years ago. It’s my go-to summer shirt, it’s so light and breezy! I’m looking forward to travelling to EdinburghΒ  tomorrow for a weekend of flat hunting. I’ve been offered a place at Edinburgh to do my MSc in Environmental Sustainability next year, so I just need to find somewhere to live! I’ve heard the weather in Scotland’s not great, so I might need my coat…

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Paisley in Southampton

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I spent the last weekend with my good friend Joe in Southampton. He used to live on the same street as me (we’ve been friends since we were 13!) and we would help each other out with our art and photography A levels. I would model for him, and he would have picnics outside with me at at midnight, or help me collect rubbish from the bottom of the river to make into a shed. I had a blast staying with him in his gorgeous flat, and we spent Saturday taking pictures like old times, in the woodland in Southampton common! I’m wearing a playsuit from ASOS and my trust New Look heeled boots. I LOVE this playsuit. it’s quite a striking colour, and it’s very comfy but the cut outs make it a little summery. I can’t wait to take this to Italy with me this week!

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I’ve tried to go for a “stepped out of a time machine from the 70s” look with my round rose-tinted glasses. They’re very similar to a fancy dress pair of sunglasses I have, but I can assure you these ones are supposed to be worn every day! I don’t usually wear heels to go walking around a forest (although my last outfit would have you thinking otherwise) but these shoes are so comfy maybe I will from now on! Taking these photos with Joe was so much fun, and there are more coming your way! It’s a shame he lives so far away, otherwise we could do this every weekend πŸ™‚ You can see some more of Joe’s work here. Have a lovely week!

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What I Wore: Stripey Trousers

Even though I’ve had these trousers for while, it’s taken me a while to photograph them because they go from “comfy trousers” to “why have you gone shopping in your pyjamas?” very quickly. I think this coat and trouser combination makes the outfit sufficiently smart though. Problem solved! The trousers are from my favourite Parisian vintage shop, Hippy Market. Next time I’m in Paris I’m going to buy all their high waisted trousers because I wear them all the time. I was beyond devastated when my other pair of Hippy Market trousers shrunk in the wash 😦

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I wore this outfit for a lovely lazy day last Sunday. I bought these shoes in the New Look sale. I like that New Look do a lot of non-leather shoes and they were cheaper than the knock-off Chelsea boots I’ve been watching on ebay for a while. I wore them for an afternoon walk around York and they were super comfy! You might have noticed that it’s a cold day and I’m not wearing five jumpers. I have discovered the secret to going outside in winter without wearing a duvet; I wear a thermal top under all my clothes every day. You’re welcome.

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Outfit details: Trousers, Vintage (Hippy Market, Paris) / Shirt, Vintage / Mac, Vintage / Shoes, New Look / Necklace, H&M

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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What I Wore: Oversized Wool Coat

I love the oversized wool coat trend, and I’ve been seriously jealous of the pink coats that have been everywhere on fashion blogs this autumn. I didn’t need to buy one of my own, since I inherited this beautiful grey wool coat! It’s super warm and chunky. I think it makes a statement by itself, so I kept the rest of my outfit simple and monochrome. I always wear colours so this is a bit different for me!

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My necklace is from H&M and I bought it for my christmas ball at uni last year – I’m missing the christmas ball now I’m a graduate. Getting dressed up and having a posh meal was so much fun! My skirt is an old one from Primark. I don’t shop at Primark anymore, as I’m not sure it’s ethical but I still love this skirt. It goes with everything. I’m running low on winter shoes, and these are the boots that I wore throughout sixth form. I still love them, and it’s nice to know my taste hasn’t changed all that much in the last four years! The one new item in this post is my shirt. I think I’ve worn this shirt everyday this week (is that wrong? I hope not!) it is so comfy and it’s such a wardrobe staple!

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Outfit Details: Coat, Vintage / Skirt, Primark (Old) / Top, Ebay / Shoes, Topshop (Old) / Necklace and Socks, H&M / Lipstick, Rimmel 007

Have you got a new coat this winter? Do you like oversized coats? I hope your week has been fabulous so far πŸ™‚

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What I Wore: A Tunic at Dusk

You guys, taking outfit photos in winter is so hard – it stops being light enough for photos at three o clock! So, apologies that these photos aren’t the sunniest. I recently discovered the Sue Ryder Vintage shop in Leicester and it is one of my favourite vintage shops! There are lots of lovely things in there, at charity shop prices. When I saw this tunic in the shop I wasn’t sure that it was every-day wear, but I’m so glad I bought it because I’ve been wearing it all the time! I love the pattern and it makes me feel super 70s which is what I’m always aiming for πŸ™‚

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Outfit Details: Dress, Vintage (Sue Ryder, Leicester) / Cami top, Vintage (Sue Ryder, Leicester) / Shoes, Vintage (Ebay) / Necklace, H&M / Rings, H&M / Lipstick, Chanel / Nail Varnish, Barry M

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I think I probably am getting braver with my outfit choices which I’m pleased about. I very much feel like I’m “dressed as me” in this outfit and not like I’m dressed up, which I think I would have a couple of years ago. Does that make sense to anyone? I think it can be hard work to get to a place where you’re comfortable wearing things just because you like them, but it’s so worth it.

I hope you’re having a lovely day. I’m off to the fair! Fingers crossed they will be selling candyfloss on a stick.

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What I Wore: Polka Dots and Wellie Boots

Having a gloomy day? Here’s a yellow polka dot rain coat to cheer you up! And some blue wellie boots!Β  Yellow is one of my favourites – I don’t own a lot of yellow clothes but it’s just the happiest colour. These Vivienne Westwood for Melissa boots are also the happiest wellies (they smell like blueberries. No, really) so I think that makes them a good raincoat-wellie boot combination. I’ve had these boots for a couple of years and they still smell like blueberries, which is pretty impressive. Even more impressive is that they kept my feet dry. They’re practical and pretty πŸ™‚

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I love to shop at People Tree when I can – they’re committed to being ethical and environmentally friendly which is something I really care about. A lot of their stuff isn’t my style but they always have a couple of really classic pieces like this white shift dress. My jumper is something that I wear all the time. I can’t get enough fluffy clothes in my life at the moment. Also, it’s cropped at my waist! This means I can wear it with all my favourite clinched-at-the-waist dresses. I really need more waist-high jumpers because I find them so much easier to wear.

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Outfit Details: Coat, Vintage (Paris) / Boots, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa / Smock Dress, People Tree / Jumper, H&M / Lipstick, Rimmel 110

The lipstick that I’m wearing is my favourite everyday lipstick. It’s super hydrating and low maintenance and I think it brightens up my face.

Some days it’s just too easy to write an essay about what I’m wearing! I’ll stop myself there. What have you been wearing to brighten up gloomy days?

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What I Wore: Pink In The Garden

Hello there, today my outfit centers around my pink boater hat. Isn’t it cute? I’ve been wearing it, as well as my pink rounded sunglasses, to lounge around the garden and absorb some vitamin D. I’ve also temporarily given up shoes. If you’re not leaving the house, why do you need them? I love the feeling of grass between my toes, it feels like summertime! I haven’t adventured as far as the pavement in my bare feet yet, although I admire those who walk around town without shoes, it must be so liberating (albeit a little painful sometimes.)

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The flowers in my garden are looking beautiful this year. My mum has been giving them lots of love and attention and it shows! I love the beautiful pinky colours that are scattered around the garden at the moment. When I (fingers crossed) get a job after summer and move into an apartment of my own, I want to fill it with plants and flowers.

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I fly out to Cyprus with my family today, I’m so excited! They love to spend their holiday searching for hidden temples, but hopefully I’ll squeeze in some beach time too. Happy wednesday!

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What I Wore: Patterned Tights

I really love patterned tights. The only problem is that I ladder my tights so quickly, and it’s so sad to ruin a pair of tights with a pretty pattern on them! This pair has held up so far, and i built the rest of my outfit around them. The other thing I love is wearing shirts over dresses. I really like the mix of textures, and I get some extra protection form the harsh Yorkshire winds πŸ™‚ This dress is an impulse buy but I’ve been getting so much wear out of it! It’s very slightly longer at the back which is actually quite practical. Being taller than average, my dresses sometimes rise up to panty level when I walk, and this one doesn’t – no awkward hem tugging necessary!

My dress and socks are from H&M, my shirt is from a charity shop, my hat is form Ark Vintage, my shoes are from Ebay, my tights are from Primark and my necklace is from Camden Market.

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My hat! This one only stays on my head because there is a band of elastic attached which I tuck under my hair (not under my chin!) I have lots of lovely straw hats which are hard to wear because they blow off my head, so I am going to sew elastic to all my hats, it’s such a good trick.

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My elephant necklace is looking a bit battered, but just because he’s so well loved. Elephants are my favourite animals, they’re so beautiful and strong and intelligent and loving.

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This is me with all of my layers on. Where’s summer dissappeared to?

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I hope you have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚ It looks like it will be a rainy one up here, so I’m looking forward to getting my craft on.

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What I Wore: Green and Yellow

These pictures were taken on campus, me and James found a lovely wooded area that only dog walkers seem to visit. I’m going to keep it in mind for next time I want to go for a picnic! This outfit is all vintage, apart from my accessories. I bought the skirt from a vintage shop in Amsterdam, my top is from the vintage fair in York, the jacket is vintage from ebay (which I altered to my size) and my shoes are vintage, from Deep! I try to buy clothes that are either second hand or from shops that I know are ethically and environmentally conscious, but it gets so hard sometimes. My Topshop addiction is a hard one to quit. It was much easier to give up meat than it is to give up Topshop! It’s also really hard to know which shops are okay, and which aren’t. I wish someone would just give me a guidebook telling me which I should buy from.

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It’s sunglasses time of year, yippee! These are from H&M – round sunglasses are my favourites. My big dangly earrings were a gift from two of my wonderful friends. I love how sparkly they are, they make me feel glamorous even when I’m wearing a fairly simple outfit.

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I hope you have a lovely Sunday πŸ™‚ If you’re in the UK, make sure you make time to enjoy this glorious weather! Unfortunately I’m still essay writing, and I find it excrutiatingly hard to concentrate outside, but I will defeninitely be having all of my meals on the picnic bench outside.

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What I wore: My Dreamcoat

These photos were taken a while ago – you can tell because my camera has decided to start adding dates to things and there’s snow on the ground! Not that it’s any warmer now. Why hasn’t summer arrived? I inherited this coat from my Grandama, the boots are from All Saints and the dress is from H&M. I decided to keep the rest of my outfit simple so all that the coat stands out. Do you love it? I can’t get over how fun and colourful it is!

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I have a coat addiction. York’s not the sunniest of places so I always wrap up and a coat can make or break an outift. Well, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway! Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚