craving: Zaful outerwear

31 January 2018

With the weather being pretty naff across the country at the moment it’s reasonably sensible to be looking at clothes that will keep us warm and dry. While that sounds boring, it really doesn’t have to be because there’s some great looking cosy knitwear and equally gorgeous outerwear to get excited about out there this post included as it shows some of my favs from a site called Zaful.

I love shopping for these sorts of items because it’s easy to convince yourself you’re being sensible and buying something you really need. Whether that’s true or not it neither here nor there when you’re convincing a loved one that the purchase is justified.

new in: ombre bandeau dress & how to wear it

28 January 2018

Admittedly I haven’t had chance to wear this dress from Tobi yet but as it’s brand new to me, and so very pretty, I thought I’d feature it in a ‘new in’ blog post before it sells out (it’s currently on sale!) and to show what I’ll likely wear it with when I get the opportunity.

This dress is just the right amount of classy and flashy for my taste. The loose hanky style hem makes it more wearable for me on those days that i'm not feeling a fitted style (because I love cinnamon swirls too much) it also offers more to the length of what is actually quite a short dress. Being a blend of black, grey and white means any accessory colour or material will work with it at any time of year. I'd love to wear a statement brilliant purple sandal and matching suede cross body bag with this dress - so it looks like i'm going shopping!

new in: from Moony Mood

24 January 2018

Throughout the winter months the majority of us are drawn to darker shades of the colours we love but there’s nothing wrong with injecting bright colours into an otherwise dark coloured outfit. My favourite way to do this is with statement pieces from my wardrobe like this red leather jacket by Mango. The vibrant red is both suitable for this time of year and gives me great confidence when I wear it.

While I have a collection of statement clothes that finish an outfit I believe it’s the base of the outfit that makes it what it is. My black and darker pieces are staples that work with so many different jackets, a range of accessories and a huge amount of shoes but they don’t often get enough of the credit they deserve.

new in: cold shoulder jumper dress

21 January 2018

Talking about outfits isn’t something I’ve done in a long time, since deciding last year that outfit photos weren’t for me or my blog I’ve avoided writing about clothes in this way and instead focussed on collages of items I want or outfits I’d wear but having recently added a number of great pieces to my wardrobe I’m finding my way back (see my previous blog post for another new in item). I’m rediscovering my style so I want to talk about it again and whilst I won’t be taking traditional outfit photos, as I did before, I’m going to try a few different ways to present outfits; starting with a flat lay.

craving: Tobi knitwear

17 January 2018

One of my favourite things about this time of year is being able to snuggle up in a comfy knit with a cup of hot chocolate (or even better; an irish cream coffee) and binge watch tv shows. Having recently added a number of cosy pieces to my wardrobe, with the intention of purchasing more, I'm going to do a series of blog posts to show what i'm buying and how I'm wearing these new items.

Starting with this blue/grey off the shoulder chunky knit dress from Tobi. We're only 16 days into 2018 and I've worn this jumper a number of times already this year. As with most things it's easiest to wear with all black including a waist belt, black leggings and over the knee boots. I've also worn it as a jumper with one side tucked into a pair of jeans and my Nike air trainers on foot then again as a jumper dress loose over black leggings with my Jeffrey Campbell western style ankle boots.

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great sale picks that you may not have found yet

9 January 2018

The sales are still going strong with items being reduced all the time and believe it or not there are some gems out there waiting to be snapped up. With the threat of these Christmas sales coming to an end the time to buy is now especially with final reductions having happened in most stores.

I've put together my own 'get it before it's gone' list of great looking bargains from all over the high street that will carry you through to next season and beyond. From River Island, asos, Topshop and more, these pieces are all on my to-buy list I just need to pick which ones I love the most!

In the interest of urgency I haven't created a product collage and instead linked all of my top sale picks below. Happy shopping :)

tortoise shell slip on plimsolls
black floral multi-buckle ankle boots
silver glitter over-the-knee stretch boots
mustard vegan leather moto jacket
touch screen leather gloves
black faux leather biker with crushed nude faux detail
green velvet biker jacket
carvela glitter across body bag
dune embroidered floral across body bag
light grey allover lace appliqué top midi pencil dress
black bandeau lace maxi dress
bandeau floral body with bow detail
khaki faux leather biker gilet
white off-the-shoulder mermaid midi dress
sleeveless turtleneck longline knit jumper with slit
studded western boots
studded biker jacket gilet
rose gold hi-shine ankle boots
washed black pierced pattern jeans
blue ankle-grazer zipped hem skinny jeans
black cross-strap heeled sandals with gold pyramid studs

♥ abby

craving: embroidered and patch biker jackets

6 January 2018

Biker jackets are one of the most versatile items because you can wear them over anything (and so I wear them with almost everything). With that in mind, over recent years, high street stores and fashion brands have been releasing every type of biker you could imagine which means we can wear them even more often and if you're like me you can build a much loved collection of biker jackets. In addition to the leather and leather-look bikers there are now velvet biker jackets, brightly coloured jackets, suede jackets, sequin covered jackets and of course as shown in this collection blog post there are many types of decorated jackets. From embroidery to sewn on patches, badges, slogans, studs and even beading; the embellished biker jacket is growing in popularity as shown from the many shops now stocking them.

These are some of my favourites - The white jacket on the second row being at the top of my to-buy list swiftly followed by the black beautifully beaded jacket also on the second row.

happy new year

2 January 2018

Who knows what 2018 will hold. Everyone reflects and plans (and buys a new diary from Typo) at this time if year so while we're all doing that I wanted to wish anyone who reads this a very happy new year.

New stationery or new gym gear or a cracking new outfit for work; however you decide to start the new year here's to an amazing 2018! May all of your dreams come true.

♥ abby