To make the most of my time in Oxford while it’s left (sniff), I did some outfit pictures in the Bodleian library! Well, it’s where I spend most of my time these days, anyway… And it’s a beautiful piece of architecture, so even if you don’t want to look at me, there’s something of interest!
I think that when we took these photos, it was the prettiest day of the year so far. The boyfriend and I took a walk by the river in the early evening, and the sunshine was so pretty. This is the first time I’ve taken outfit photos with other people around, and it was a little weird, but I think we played it cool…
This weekend, I took a bit of time out of the hustle and bustle of Oxford, and visited my favourite little escape from the city – a hidden cemetary, where you feel like you’re miles away from everywhere. Some people might find hanging out in a graveyard a bit morbid, but I always find it extremely peaceful and reflective, especially here, with overgrown graves, birdsong, and dappled sunshine. The weather was so beautiful, so I thought I’d soak up the sun in something summery… Continue reading
I’m taking advantage of the sunshine at the moment, so here’s a slightly-too-summery outfit that to be honest, I would freeze in if I actually tried to wear out at the moment. I love the print of this skirt, but really struggle to find things to pair it with – I don’t have a lot of plain tops, and the blue is beautiful, but doesn’t match anything else in my wardrobe! This is a very basic lounging in the garden look, very casual, but I think it’s quite sweet.
Shirt: Primark. Skirt: Primark. Bracelet: Stolen from my mum.
Face: Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer (51), Urban Decay Naked palette (Smog and Sin), Maybelline The Falsies mascara, Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar (04). Links to my reviews.
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So, long story short, I borrowed a J Crew shirt from a male friend for a play, and fell in love with it. He was kind enough to get one for me when he next went to America, and since then… I’ve not really worn it as much as I thought I would. My style, as you might have guessed, is quite girly, and I tend to keep my silhouette quite fitted.
Since I’m on a mission to love everything in my wardrobe, I thought I’d experiment with how to wear a mens’ shirt!
Look Number One: Casual Hang-out
I have a new dress! It’s from a brand called Quiz, which I’m not too familiar with, but I popped into their High Wycombe store while sale shopping, and liked a lot of their stuff. The dress I bought is a dark red skater dress in a heavy, textured sort of material – it’s not on their website anymore, but it’s worth checking out their sale anyway.
Here it is on its own, then, just so you can see what it’s like. A skater dress is pretty much a staple for me, and dark red is one of my favourite colours, so this is a very typical element of my wardrobe… Want to see how I can style it? Continue reading
I love that bit of autumn where it’s starting to get cold enough for layering, but not so cold that you need to wear an entire sheep’s worth of gloves, hats and scarves. I think that a trench coat with a floaty scarf is such a stylish look! So here’s which light autumn scarves are my favourites this year!
My first scarf is a gorgeous raspberry pink with a cherry blossom and bird pattern (the same as this vest top which I wore all summer!). It comes from Oasis and is still available if you want to check it out. I love it – it goes perfectly with my autumn satchel.
This next scarf I picked up in a little shop in Hay on Wye, so I’m afraid it’s not one I can link you to… It’s a really pretty lavender-grey with an intricate turquoise swirl design, and it’s ever so soft!
This cute little thing is more fun than stylish. It was from Primark last year, and cost all of about £3 – they might have some similar styles this year, but you’ll have to pop in to find out. It is absolutely huge, and I have to do a fair bit of folding to stop it poofing out all round my neck, but it’s good for slightly colder days!
And lastly, this scarf is a little thinner and shorter than the others, but it still keeps my neck warm! I absolutely love the deep, rich colours of the florals, which take it nicely into autumn despite being a summery pattern. The best thing about this one was that it was only 50p in a charity shop!
Is a lightweight scarf something you can get behind in autumn? Let me know what you think of my picks!
I’ve been shopping quite a bit over the last few days – cocktails with the Oxford Fashion Week team, a ‘Persian harem’ themed party and a few moments of pure indulgence have led to a pretty good haul, and a fairly random one! Continue reading