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, 

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What I Wore in a Week (College Edition) 

I didn’t realise how difficult it would be to get someone in my family to take a picture of my outfit everyday. Everyone was either at work or I just forgot to ask. So I did miss a couple of days but for one of them I improvised. 

Anyways, here’s what I generally wear to college (or if you know it as Sixth Form) in a week. 

Monday 

Monday was easily my favourite outfit. I did put the most effort into it because I was aware I was making this post. But also because I’m obsessed with my new top and when am I ever not in love with my coat?! 
Grey Jeans- maybe from New look

Shoes- definitely from New look but I’m thinking sometime last year.

Coat- River Island 

Top- Topshop

At this point in the week, it was cool enough to wear a coat. If you don’t know, the U.K got a mini heatwave, and trust me I wasn’t complaining. 

Tuesday 

I will never not think this top is cute. It’s definitely the sleeves or maybe the colour that has me in love. 
Jeans and shoes the same as above. 

Top- River Island

Wednesday 

Let’s just pretend that this picture wasn’t taken weeks ago. Also let’s just ignore whatever I was trying to achieve by standing like that. 
Anyways, this is a pretty casual outfit, I have a pretty chilled day at College on a Wednesday (in for a couple of hours) so I never see the point in making an effort. 

Boots- (even though they’re not visible, trust me they’re cute) Topshop 

Jeans- Same as above and further above. (Not gonna lie this is kind of highlighting my obsession to these jeans). 

Top- Topshop 

Leather Jacket- Which I was not wearing on Wednesday because it was warm enough not to, is from Miss Selfridge

Thursday 

This hot weather we experienced really threw me off guard with what to wear. So I decided on just my classic white shirt in hopes it would keep me semi cool, it did not. 
Shirt- Topshop

Jeans- New Look

Shoes- same I wore all week; New Look. 

Friday

Oops, the day I forgot all about outfit choices (and this post) and ended up throwing on my “Females of The Future” Tee, my blue jeans and headed out the door for my driving lesson. 

If you don’t have a uniform for during the week, do you make an effort with what you wear? I guess I’m the perfect example of starting the week strong but ending it lazily. 

See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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Everyday Outfits to go with Warby Parker NEW Collection

Recently, I’ve been made aware of Warby Parker’s Summer Eyewear launch. And let me tell you, I’m suffering with SERIOUS glasses envy. However, since I’m saving up for a car, insurance, and probably more importantly driving lessons it doesn’t look like I’ll be purchasing right at this very moment. But if you do, let me know!!! Having said that, it didn’t stop me from planning outfits that I thought would match with the glasses- a girl can dream right?

These jumped out at me straight away and I’m 100% certain its because of the colour. They’re so unique and I know I wouldn’t be able to get my hands on them anywhere else.

So the outfit I matched them with is this one…

I’m positive that the Light blue ruffle sleeve tie back top  would compliment the glasses very well.

I LOVE that these are two toned. I mean seriously have you seen anything cooler?!

I chose this outfit because I knew that the way the top is split in the middle by the two block colours it would go great with the glasses and how they’re split across.

I’ve also decided that this outfit is going to be my new FAVOURITE. I realise its basically all black but I was very happy with this combination.

Side note: As soon as I put on the fedora I was raking around for all other hats in my house. And these have started to make a reappearance again right?

I love these glasses for exactly the same reason I loved the first pair; they’re so different!

Since my Mum was kindly my photographer throughout this she advised me to stop wearing so much black. So i branched out with this outfit, and in all honesty I’m quite happy with the way it looks. Cause what do you do when you can’t wear black? You wear grey.

Anyways, obviously the green top matches the glasses well and I love the accessory of this Zoella Backpack.

I love the style of these and I could imagine these being an everyday essential.

I decided to try a formal look to match the glasses and I was quite happy with the outcome. The book was my Mums idea…

I don’t know whether I’d be brave enough to wear these but nevertheless I think they look so cool.

I paired it with an all black outfit (surprise surprise) and I think it would really go.

Similar to the other pair, just lighter, but I love them just as much! Maybe they would give me the sophisticated edge I’m missing?!?

I think this outfit would go well with the glasses as its just a really casual outfit.

I may have just been saving my favourite/most daring for last. How pretty are these??! I’m trying to wear more pink – she says after writing a post based off black clothing. But I just think these are super cute!

This is obviously the most dressy outfit but I knew I needed to wear it, to compete with the standards of the glasses.

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Hope you enjoyed this blog post, I loved having time to be able to put so much effort into a fashion post. Also, if this post hasn’t already made you want to go check out Warby Parker, then I suggest you should, their new collection launched TODAY. How cool is that?! See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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OOTD #10 Work + First Impressions of Waitressing.

Unfortunately, I missed my usual upload on Wednesday, I didn’t really know what to post and I didn’t really have the time to write one either. Anyways, I started my first ever job yesterday and thought I’d show you what I had to wear.

IMG_2397So lets just excuse the absolute state I’m in here. But in all fairness I was about to go back for the second half of the shift. I ended up working from 9:00am-12:30pm (finishing a couple hours early than I was supposed to) and then from 5:00-10:30pm. In this picture, I wasn’t wearing my apron because I forgot to take it out my bag.

So here are the links to what I’m wearing. Just in case any of you need something similar for a job:

Fitted Shirt- Matalan

Tapered Trousers- Peacocks

These stores aren’t the kind I usually shop in but I just needed a cheaper alternative when it was just for work.

IMG_2398Why not add a random picture of flowers when you literally have no pictures to go with your blog post?

Anyways, onto my first impressions of waitressing, even though I couldn’t feel my feet when I got home, I did enjoy it. Yeah, its hard work and its certainly not something I’m going to spend the rest of my life doing but for now I’m excited about it all.

Thankfully, everyone seems lovely and I’ve already made a couple of friends. The majority of customers were lovely but of course a few were unpleasant as you would get anywhere.

FullSizeRenderThroughout the week, I had been a bit stressed about how it would all go. It wasn’t really nerves but I had a bit of a mare with the splinter I mentioned at the end of last weeks post. I ended up going to the doctors TWICE just to remove a splinter. It sounds daft but it was such a pain. It stressed me out so much as I knew I couldn’t turn up on my first day at work with a huge bandage on my finger.

That’s kind of beside the point, but anyways I’m excited to see how it all pans out.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post. I’m going to start planning out my posts so it’ll go back to being regular uploads. Sorry if you don’t enjoy these types of posts. See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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OOTD#9 Lunch Date

Yesterday, I went out for lunch and it gave me the idea to do an outfit post. I also added another outfit just for good measure.

img_1894I am OBSSESSED WITH THIS COAT. I bought it when I was in Newcastle and I know it will become a staple item in my Spring Wardrobe.

Light Pink Oversized Trench Coat

Burgundy Bardot Top

MOTO Black Orson Slim Jeans – these are the most similar to the ones I was actually wearing I could find.

Boots- River Island

img_1895This was a face of someone who’d eaten a lot and was very happy about it.

img_1902I’m trying out this new thing where if I buy any clothes I should avoid dark colours. Not just because Spring is round the corner but because my wardrobe pretty much consists of black. I also love this pale blue and think the sleeves are so pretty.

Light Blue Ruffle Sleeve Tie Back Top

Pink Lace Filigree Choker Pack– again the most similar I could find to what I’m wearing.

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I also really love the back of this top. It’s definitely like nothing I have in my wardrobe already.

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I just thought I’d include the reality of putting together one of these posts. My Dad suggested I stand on that stone but I was wearing new boots that I didn’t want to get dirty. So here was me struggling to get there, you’re welcome

Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Also, to recognise having my blog for 2 years I decided to change up my blog. I’ve changed the theme and tried to make it a bit more updated. Anyways, are you slowly transitioning your wardrobes for Spring or do you just go with the flow? See you soon.

Love, Sophie

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