Thursday, 24 October 2013

Video: Blackpool Weekend VLOG 18th - 20th October '13

Dan and I headed off on a mini adventure to Blackpool for the weekend. He's just come back from his Thai travels so we thought it would be good to get away together and go somewhere amazing...Blackpool it was! 

I filmed as much as I could - turns out it's actually a real effort to remember to film throughout the day! It was a hilarious weekend! Check out my VLOG HERE and be prepared for plenty of unflattering angles and jibber jabber!


T x

Monday, 21 October 2013

TARTAN 3 Ways: Day

Fedora - Miss Selfridge
Jumper - Topman (bfs)
Dress - Primark
Socks - Topshop
Pumps - Topshop

For this daytime look I used my Primark dress as a base layered with a classic burgundy knit and topped with a fedora. Knee high socks with tartan can be a little risky but paired with flats they are a cool alternative to tights before the weather turns arctic and flashing some flesh is totally out of the question! This isn't the most flattering of outfits but it's ridiculously warm and comfy, perfect for running errands or a lazy day at home.

Autumn is all about layering and a little flash of tartan makes any outfit a little more festive and in my opinion you can never have enough of it. I've got my beady eye on a couple more pieces to add to my collection : this skirt from Missguided, this dress from Boohoo and this suit (blazer & trousers) from ASOS. A girl can dream...*sigh*...

Hope you've all had a beaut of a weekend! D and I have just returned from our weekend in Blackpool so keep a lookout for a vlog on my YouTube channel later this week!

T x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

TARTAN 3 Ways: Night Out

My photographer/boyfriend has finally returned from his Thai travels just in time to take a few snaps of my current favourite trend...tartan! 

If you watched my September Favourites video (HERE) you may have seen me waffle on about my love of tartan and a couple of my favourite Primark pieces for Autumn. This trend can be a little hit or miss and has the potential to turn you into a Scottish reprobate so I thought I'd show how I would style my two current faves for different occasions.
Dress - Primark
Clutch - Primark (last year)
Tights - M&S
Boots - Topshop (last year's Attitude boots - check Ebay)
 I picked up this dress waaaaaaaaay back in August (video HERE) and fell head over heels as soon as I spied it's little capped sleeves, Peter Pan collar and bold tartan print. For £15 it's an absolute steal and the word on the grapevine is that a green and black version should be hitting stores soon...!

Styled in the wrong way this dress could get you a one way ticket to St Trinians so I wore it with my trusty studded clutch and super high, super chunky black boots to try and "grunge" the whole look down. From the little research I've done, any kind of tartan dress is bound to get you cat calls and schoolgirl references on a night out, so ignore any pisstakers, wear your tartan with pride and let your inner William Wallace shine through.

How would you style this dress?

T x

p.s. Keep your eyes peeled...eww...for this little number making a reappearance later in the week as a daytime look!

TARTAN 3 Ways: Date/Drinks/Work

Let's talk tartan trousers.

It was love at first sight but as soon as we were home together I questioned my decision to embark on a relationship with something I wasn't totally comfortable with.Normal statement trousers are a daunting prospect enough, let alone a bright red, slightly fluffy pair. I took them on test run dinners and drinks paired with t shirt,jumpers and crop tops but it wasn't until I spotted this silky, boyfriend style t-shirt in New Look that I knew I'd made the right decision. And we lived happily ever after...(not that you can tell from my miserable expression)!

T shirt - New Look HERE
Trousers - Primark
Shoes - Matalan
Necklace - Primark
Bag  - gift

The plain colour and boxy fit of this t shirt really contrast with the bold print and heavy texture of these trousers and the whole look is pulled together with a statement gold necklace to match the accents on my bag and shoes.

In my opinion this outfit is pretty versatile and could easily be worn out for date night, drinks or a works do. To wear it during the day I'd switch the necklace for rings and the metallic courts for smart pumps all pulled together with a chunky cardigan or scarf. I've already considered pairing the trousers with sequins, clashing prints and tailored shirts so be prepared to see a lot more posts featuring these in the next couple of months!

How would you style these statement trousers?

T x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Video: September Haul Favourites '13

Finally getting back to normal outfit posts next week as my photographer/boyfriend is back in England! In the meantime here's a few of my super cheap September favourites to tide you over! 

Watch Video HERE

T x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Video: Get Ready With Me

Soooooo, it's been a while...long time no see. 

Doing blog posts has been a bit tricky of late as I have not only been ridiculously busy on the weekends (blah blah blah) but my boyfriend decided to take a trip to Thailand for the month. How very selfish of him to head off to the sunshine and leave me in the lurch sans photographer?! 

I promise regular blogging will resume when everything gets back to normal, but in the meantime I am trying to do at least one video a week on my youtube channel! My most recent vid is a foray into the beauty world and I did a little "get ready with me" film which you can check out HERE

Hope you're all well and thanks for bearing with me! 

T x