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Here’s to 25

Here I am, finally recovered from my neck fiasco and feeling super pumped to blog. I have so much to show you, it really is amazing how much internet shopping you can get done on your sick bed. I’ve also just turned 25 and so I’ve got lots of beautiful presents and party stories to share too.

Equally it has rained so much in Cardiff this week it hasn’t been the weather for celebrating. I know it rains all the time here but it really, really rained… a lot. Therefore my outfits this week have been pretty casual and layered up and that’s kind of my everyday vibe at the moment. I really like wearing a hoodie underneath a smart jacket and heels, I like that it gives things a street wear feel and takes it away from looking too dressy. A hood also keeps my hair dry and my eyeliner smudge free, winner.

 

COAT : ZARA // HOODIE & VEST : PRIMARK // TEE : H&M

JEANS :  MARKS & SPENCER // BELT :  MARKS & SPENCER

BAG :  MARKS & SPENCER // BOOTS : JUST FAB

PHOTOGRAPHY : SARAH BARNES

SS17 TREND FOCUS : RUFFLES

THE TREND

Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Loewe, Rodarte 

This is a trend that’s been around in several different guises for the last few seasons. However, for SS17 it’s a looser, bigger and more feminine ruffle, that is as daring as it is girly. At Chloe it was light and bright in a tulle, as at Rodarte and Loewe. It’s perfect for summer dressing and makes the trend more wearable and less statement. However for the bolder girl, McQueen stuck to the big cascading ruffles of last season but with a floral update.

HOW I’M WEARING IT

White Dress £65 Topshop,  Red Dress £70 Asos, Ruffle Top £15 Topshop, Ruffle Dress £85 True Violet, Pink Frill Sleeve Jumper £20.64 SheIn

These are a few items on my wishlist that I feel encapsulate the trend really well. Wedding season is nearly here and these feminine dresses (minus the white obviously) would be a perfect look with some strappy heels. I also like the idea of wearing them with flats or trainers in the day. The top and jumper are just easy trend injections that you can work into your wardrobe for the coming season too.

MIA Rarebit

After the most positive start to 2017 and me making a dedicated effort to grow this blog and my content, I am so disappointed that I haven’t been able to get anything done this week. If your wondering whats going on, I currently have the neck of Hulk Hogan and in a pain I literally can’t explain nor kill with Nurofen. Why? Still no bloody idea. It could be my salivary gland (sexy) or  my lymph node (scary) but at this stage there’s still no answer. On a positive note I took some pictures over a week ago now, along with my spotty tight ones, that I still have to post. These were originally supposed to be titled everyday me and I was going to talk about my everyday uniform and wardrobe basics. For now lets just hope I get back to everyday me very soon.

SCARF : HOBBS

JUMPER : TOMMY HILFIGER

COAT : NINE BY SAVANNAH MILLER

JEANS, SHOES & BAG : MARKS AND SPENCER

PHOTOGRAPHY : SARAH BARNES

Seeing Double Denim

stylerarebit.com stylerarebit.comDouble denim is the one fashion faux pas I just can’t seem to figure out. Is it ok, is it not ok? Is it ok if you mix different colours? Who knows… who cares.

I think now that I’m getting older (practically ancient here at 24) I seem to care a lot less for trends and more for what I actually want to wear. When your younger all you want to do is look the same as everyone else but as you get older you want to be more of an individual. It becomes less about being cool and more about dressing for your lifestyle and exploring your personal sense of fashion.

I feel like the older you get the more comfortable you feel in your own skin anyway and who cares what people say? If that fluro 80s jumpsuit or pair of mustard yellow cords are calling your name, you go for it.

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Shirt: H&M Menswear

Jeans: Mango

Shoes: Zara