OOTD #16 Interview (no.2)

I have to say my second interview was definitely much more nerve wracking than the first. I really wanted some cool pictures, but with stress of getting there on time and having to use my Dad’s not great camera quality, everything just ended in a bit of a mess.

Heres what I wore and how I got on…

1Shirt: Topshop/Similar

Coat: New Look

Trousers: New Look/Similar

Bag: Topshop/Similar

Boots: New Look

I came out of the interview and cried. I just felt that whatever I was saying just wasn’t enough. But a day later, I actually got an offer from Northumbria University to study Fashion. So that was VERY exciting. I’m super excited for what’s to come/slightly stressed.

 Lots of Love,

Sophie

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OOTD #15: Interview (no.1)

I don’t even know my Blogging schedule anymore. But I’ve had a busy couples weeks (and its not about to slow down for a couple more) so I’m telling myself that as long as I post at some point during the week, then I’m ok.

Anyways, part of the reason I’ve been so busy is because I’ve been preparing for upcoming interviews for Universities and Colleges. Yesterday, I had an informal interview for a College to do a foundation course (its my back up plan if I don’t get into University). I knew it was going to be really laid back and only half an hour, so because I was going straight from College I didn’t put too much effort into my outfit.

Having said all that, I thought I’d share what I wore and will do this with my other interviews…

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I’ve applied to do a creative subject so in each one of these interview ootd’s, I’ll be carrying that big art folder to put my portfolio work in. As you can see, we’ve had snow, but the snow is more icy so I was definitely going to wear flat shoes. I loved the blouse I was wearing, I think the detailing is beautiful and I really wish I’d managed to get a picture of the sleeves but it was far too cold to take my coat off. Speaking of my coat, this is my most recent purchase and I LOVE it. I don’t know how I didn’t already own a rain coat and I think the navy line detailing is so cute.

Folder– I bought mine years ago so here’s a similar one.

Earrings- Guess

Blouse- H&M (I couldn’t find it on their website)

Coat- TOPSHOP

Jeans- New Look

Shoes- TOPSHOP

Bag- TOPSHOP (similar)

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Lots of Love,

Sophie

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OOTD #14: New Look Winter

Ooopsies for two ootd’s in a row on this blog.

IMG_4297I don’ know what happened but I unintentionally got caught up with the black Friday deals and ended up spending A LOT. But it was all worth it, I managed to get two winter coats, trousers and a top for just under £100. I have to say (this isn’t sponsored) New Look have got the BEST clothes at the minute and obviously the sales helped.

IMG_4303I thought I’d include this Snapchat I wish I’d saved without the caption just so you can see the sleeves on this top because its SOOO pretty.

Shell Pink Sleeved Top

Check Trousers– I don’t think these are the exact pair I bought because the ones I linked are a bit high on the leg. However, they are really similar and they’re my first pair of trousers, YAY I think I’m converted.

Aviator Jacket– again this isn’t the exact one I purchased which is weird since I bought this all yesterday? Unless they’ve already taken items down from the website. I love this and it keeps me so warm.

Shoes-  You can check out my ‘Time to Dust off your Boots’ post to find similar shoes that I’m wearing here.

IMG_4302I was so happy because I’d just eaten.

Love, Sophie 

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OOTD #13

I’m not sure why I couldn’t think of how to describe this outfit to put it into the title. But I do know that I really like doing my ootd posts, so here you go…

IMG_4261It’s been a while since I’ve made an effort with my outfits for college. However, I was going shopping afterwards so I thought I may as well.

I don’t think I’ll be able to find the originals of what I’m wearing. Although, I will link similar items from various stores.

Shirt- Originally from Topshop.

Similar item. (ASOS)

Jeans-  New Look. (original)

Coat- Originally from River Island.

Similar Item. (River Island)

Bag- Originally from Topshop.

Similar item. (ASOS)

Boots- Originally from New Look. (Included previously on my blog here)

Similar item. (New Look)

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We can totally pretend in the picture above I was looking down and I definitely did not have my eyes closed, okay?

Love, Sophie

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Time to Dust off Your Boots

It was just the other day, that I was randomly telling my Mum how excited I am to start wearing my boots now the months are turning colder. When it came to what I should blog about this week, my Mum suggested something to do with my boots.

So, that’s what I’m gonna do…

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Okay, so these boots are probably not suitable for rain or snow but you know them autumnal days that can still be really sunny and nice, I can wear them then. I purchased them from New Look a couple of years, so they have lasted some wear and tear. Because they no longer sell these exact boots, I will ty to link similar ones.

Mink Suedette Wooden Block Heel Boots

I found these on New Look and thought they were pretty similar apart from the studs.

IMG_4041These were my favourite boots last Winter, I bought them from Miss Selfridge and I’m just obsessed with the heel. Its probably a weird thing to like right? But I just love the pattern on them. I also really liked the height of the heel. I’m not one to be very good at walking around in really high heels, however, these were perfect for day-to-day wear.

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I always try to find similar products from the website I purchased them from just to give extra credit to the brand. This time I couldn’t do so, but I did come across these beautiful Delilah Nude Velvet Ankle Boots that I just had to include. Even if they are completely irrelevant…

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So these are actually my Mum’s boots, although I knew I couldn’t do a boots post without including some lace ups. The black ones are from Topshop and the nude pair are from Dorothy Perkins. I think these types of boots can bring so much edge to an outfit and if you’re really against a heeled boot, these are perfect.

Again I couldn’t find similar black lace ups on the Topshop website. But I did find a similar pair on ASOS ‘Pull&Bear Buckle Detail Worker Boot‘.

I managed to find a similar pair of boots on Dorothy Perkins to the ones my Mum owns: Pink ‘Magnolia’ Ankle Boots.

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I bought these late February, so I only managed to wear them a couple of times before I transitioned into Summer shoes. And I think these are the boots I’m most excited for. I purchased these from River Island and I know there’s so many outfits I can pair these with.

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When it comes to the shape I found these Public Desire Universe Pink Crackled Heeled Ankle Boots on ASOS, that I thought were quite similar.

Do you have a favourite pair of boots you’re ready to ‘dust off’?

Love, Sophie

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How I Organise my Wardrobe

A quick read of a post from me this week, (college has been MAJORLY hectic).

I’d consider myself to be a fairly organised/tidy person but when it comes to my wardrobe, it ALWAYS ends up in a mess. So every so often, I have to go through it to put things back on hangers, find appropriate places for my shoes and usually put one or two things away for charity.

Today, was one of those days that I had to tackle the wardrobe and thought I may as well make a post out of it.

IMG_3925I’m ashamed to say this is what it was looking like before I managed to get a hold of it all. In all honesty, don’t be thinking this ends up looking like a whole new wardrobe, I’m not that good of a tidy uperer. (not a word? ok.)

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First thing to do is obviously put your clothes in colour order? It was my first step anyways. I made sure to put all tops together, then jackets and then dressy outfits. Then when they were each in their category, I put them in a bit of a colour order. I know it won’t last, I’m definitely not a Monica from Friends.

IMG_3923Next, it was to tackle the over head bit, I’m sure it has a proper name. Oh wait, its probably just a shelf, nevermind. Anyways, I like to be able to see my shoes and take great pride in my heels I probably only wear once a year. So, I realigned them and got rid of anything on that shelf that wasn’t a shoe.

IMG_3922Finally, I had to have a place to put a couple of my favourite bags. Which had to be in the last available space which was on top of my wardrobe. I have to admit, I’m not the fondest of having things on there, but I really don’t have anywhere else to put them.

Where do you store your bags?

Love, Sophie 

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How I Style #3: A Corset Tunic Dress

It may have been over a year since I put together one of these ‘How I Style’ posts but that’s okay, were just gonna move past that. I’ve also made the small change from How to Style to How I Style, mainly because I think Fashion is totally personal and up for discussion. So this (clearly very short) series of posts are put up for inspiration, than anything else.

Anyways, before I get into it can I just ask why is it whenever I buy something full price it always go on sale when I come to write about it in a blog post? Its just my luck. So basically the Corset Tunic dress that’s featured in this post, is from Topshop. Currently on sale for £15 down from £28. You can get your hands on it here. If you would like to check out other clothes that were on sale at the time of me writing the post you can do here. Andddd miniscule rant over now.

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The first thing I’ve been loving to pair with the tunic dress is my all time favourite coat from River Island. I realise its a trench coat and maybe something that seems more appropriate for the cooler spring weather, which it is. But I feel like I can still wear it now, especially with the U.K’s weather. Plus the light pink shade definitely radiates summer vibes.

I was tempted to wear my COFFEE lace up trainers, only because the colour would have coordinated well with the coat. BUT, I soon realised, it just wouldn’t have looked right, and I didn’t want to clash the sophistication of the coat with the casual trainers. HOWEVER, I think if I’d paired this outfit with my Blush ‘Sonia’ Velvet Sandals, that have a small heel to them, then it would have upgraded the outfit from day wear to evening.

IMG_3742For some reason, putting together this outfit really made me feel good. I think because the more I realised what I was wearing, the more I realised how coordinated I was. For example (are you ready for this?) I was wearing this Thin Velvet Ring Choker Necklace (what a mouthful) and the ring matched the other rings that were the detailing on the dress. Both rings being silver, I opted for silver jewellery; an anklet, a bracelet and earrings. PLUS all that silver even matched the silver zip on the leather jacket, ok, that might be too far. And obviously I was wearing the choker, jacket, shoes, all black to match.

I also think this dress would look super cute with a denim jacket. I always read other peoples blog posts and I think someone had got theirs from River Island. But if anyone else has any suggestions. I’d LOVE to know. I even saw a camouflage jacket in H&M, I’m so annoyed I didn’t buy it and I think that’d look pretty cool too. This is probably when I’d wear my trainers if I had a more laid back jacket to wear.

Love, Sophie

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What I Wore In A Week: Ibiza

Finally, I can commit to blogging again. Before I left for Ibiza I was feeling pretty stressed out for various reasons. But a week away has definitely got me feeling rejuvenated and ready to get back into life.

Anyways, I thought I’d put together a post of what I wore whilst I was there…

Day 1

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Purchased at River Island

Obviously, during the day I lived in bikinis so for the majority of this post I’ll show you what I wore in the evenings. To start the week I went for this black jumpsuit, I love the way the belt cinches me in at the waist and the cut outs near the shoulders.

I couldn’t find this jumpsuit online, so with all outfits included I will try to find a similar garment.

Alternative to this Here.

Day 2

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Purchased at Miss Selfridge

Second evening I went for another black outfit- don’t worry I did pack other coloured clothes too. This was really comfortable and unfortunately I forgot to get a picture, but the back of this dress is partly backless and partly lace.

When I purchased this last year, I did blog about it which includes a picture of the back, if you want to check it out, you can here.

Or the original is here. Currently on sale for £12!! Was £39!

Day 3

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Purchased at New Look (Top) & Miss Selfridge (skirt)

For some reason I forgot to ask if my Dad could take my picture so hopefully a mirror picture will do. This was my most casual outfit of the week but I really liked choosing it. My thought process was that the lace in the top coordinated well with the black in the skirt.

Original Skirt Here. On sale for £10! Was £35!!

Alternative to Top Here.

Day 4

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Purchased at River Island

With this outfit, I love the white and gold combination and I thought that white would bring out any colour I may have got in the first few days.

Alternative Here. I struggled to find something similar with the gold but the alternative I chose seemed similar with the fit.

Day 5

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Purchased at Topshop

I think the only place I can get away with this playsuit is on Holiday. That’s probably due to the fact it’s so bright. But the pattern and colour is what I love about it.

I couldn’t find an alternative to this outfit. Mainly because its so hard to describe.

Also, during the week I mainly stuck to the same pair of sandals from Matalan. I think they were only £8, perfect for what I needed them for. It doesn’t look like I’ll be wearing them anytime soon with the U.K weather so I’m grateful for the price.

Day 6

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Purchased at Topshop (playsuit) & Dorothy Perkins (Shoes)

I would say this was my favourite outfit of the week, I just looveeee the colour of it. The material feels really nice quality and just the fit in general is perfect.

Alternative to Playsuit Here.

Original Heels Here. On sale, now £12! Was £27!!

Day 7

I ended up wearing the same jumpsuit from the first evening for my last night because we ended up going out so I just threw on something comfortable to walk around in. But instead of missing a day I thought I’d show you one of the bikinis I wore.

I love most things high waisted so this was a pretty immediate winner. I also fell in love with the design as its not like any bikini I’ve had before with the way it wraps around.

Purchased from MISSGUIDED.

Original Bikini Top & Bottoms.

Have you done any outfit posts recently?

Love, Sophie

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OOTD #12: Bridesmaid 

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be a bridesmaid for my cousin. I was so excited for the day and so badly wanted to blog in some way. Obviously, I wanted to respect my family’s privacy and decided to do an ootd instead. 

I loved the colour of this dress and it’s not everyday you can look this fancy. It was a little big on top but apart from that I loved it.This was after the ceremony and the pictures so I wasn’t looking as ‘fresh’?? Also, you can see my feet peeping out because of the wind not because of the length of the dress. 


This was my hair, I loved the pinned bit but my hair is so straight that the curls dropped pretty much straight away.


Have you been to a Wedding recently? 

Love, Sophie

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OOTD #11: An Edgy New Look Outfit

Considering I have a great interest in fashion I don’t seem to do many ootds. Anyways that’s beside the point because I’m doing one now. 


I recently bought this what I’d call ‘edgy’ (I’ve taken the word from a friend) top. And I LOVE it. It always reminds me of Phoebe from friends because she layered her outfits too. (Maybe with a dress but I’m close enough) 

Top- New Look. Even though it’s a recent purchase I couldn’t find it on their website.

Jeans- New Look.

Shoes- New Look 

Also a recent purchase from Missguided was this bag. I honestly think it’s beautiful, I love the embroidery and the colour. Perfect for summer. 


Do you have a current favourite in your wardrobe? 

Sorry for the short post. Will hopefully be back to normal next week. See you soon.

Lots of Love, 

Sophie

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