If the jacket fits – Featuring New Look Inspire.

Hi all!

Some of you may of heard the news that New Look Inspire are pushing their new collections to be more fashion forward. This has definitely needed to happen for a long time as it has always seemed to be that New Look Inspire was a bit overlooked and behind with the fashion trends. I do browse on their website but nothing much ever jumps out at me, apart from when I shop via ASOS. I’m not sure if they just keep their best stuff for ASOS but I’ve had a few bits via ASOS which have been great. My favourite piece that I’ve ever bought from them though is this faux leather faux fur jacket.

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I love this jacket so much.

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Full outfit. I paired it with a New Look suedette cami and floral full skirt from Boohoo.

I love the jacket because it’s relaxed fit and so works on my short torso. The sleeves are a great length on me and have some detailing on them. The fur isn’t an overly fluffy slab of fur – it has great texture and can also be removed if you want just the leather jacket which I think is a nice touch. It’s always good to have options!

This jacket is so versatile and looks great thrown on with a little dress or with jeans and a cute tee. I’ve had so much wear out of it already and think it will definitely be  a real staple in my wardrobe – even more so now the weather is getting nicer and its time to put the big coats away!

It’s always worth giving a brand another try and seeing what they’re bringing to the table this season. I’m quite taken with a pinafore dress I’ve just seen on their website and think I may be purchasing it very soon!

Eleanor Free Edinburgh Part 2 ! Featuring MORE Lindy Bop.

Hi all!

Here’s the second half from my trip!

After going to bed on a full tummy and having a good relax, we decided to go down early for breakfast as we wanted to get some pool time in before we went out for the day. Breakfast was pretty good with a huge continental selection including pastries, cereals, meats, cheeses, salmon, fruit salad and tons more. There was also a hot buffet option serving a full scottish breakfast (including haggis and potato cakes) with the option to order eggs and egg dishes such as omelettes, eggs benedict and even pancakes. We both ordered pancakes and had pancakes, syrup and bacon which was lush. We went for our swim after breakfast and then back to the room to get ready for the day.

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I decided to wear my new skirt from Lindy Bop.  It’s the first time I’ve bought anything that wasn’t a dress from them and so I wasn’t sure how the fit would be. The skirt is small sizing and on the long size for my body but it still fit. I wore it with my ASOS Curve origami collar, my Collectif cardigan, soft pink suede loafers and my Banned Apparel flamingo bag. We drove from the hotel to a large parking lot which offered a good deal on 24 hour parking. We’d been stung with a parking ticket thanks to bad directions of where to park by the hotel and decided to move. From the car park we got on the bus to the main strip – it only took us five minutes and was super easy. We got off the bus outside the Doc Marten shop which is exactly where I wanted to go.

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My mum had given me some Christmas money and told me to put it towards a pair of Doc Martens which I happily did after deciding on a pair. I went for a pair of t-bar shiny shoes which I can wear with cute socks.

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Although I was shopping for myself, I couldn’t resist when I saw baby doc’s in the sale. We then decided to get a pair for Eleanor and decided on a pair of velvet boots with patent leather toes – I can’t wait for her to be able to fit into them.

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Next up we went for a walk around the streets having a look around and taking in the sights. We were overwhelmed by how beautiful The Dome is and just had to go inside for drinks.

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I was mesmerised by the chandelier in the bar.

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Our drinks!

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We left The Dome and had another good walk around and checked out another Christmas Market where we bought a ridiculous amount of flavoured fudge. By this time we were peckish but didn’t want a huge “proper” meal. We popped into a noodle bar for a bite to eat and were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. For £3.50, you got two toppings and a box full of noodles.

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I can’t remember what toppings I got, but they were really delicious. Princes Street Mall had a whole food court and honestly we were spoilt for choice. They had like mcdonalds, burger king, KFC, Subway, Greggs, Sushi, Pizza – the list goes on. I’m so glad we went for the noodles as like I said, they were super tasty.

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Walking out of Princes Street Mall we came to to Waverley Bridge which was full of open top tour busses. We had said we fancied going on one and climbed aboard. The tickets were £14 each which included unlimited travel on that bus which I thought was a bit steep although the tour was good. I was in love with the streetlamps with crowns on top outside the palace. After a long time on our bus tour we arrived back at Edinburgh Waverley Bridge and decided to pop into the markets. It was getting cold by this point and so we warmed ourselves with a hot gin toddy and a hot pimms toddy. We bought chocolate covered almonds which tasted like the white ferrero rochers and adam got caramelised cashews which he always gets from Christmas markets and absolutely loves.  We had a wander round but it seemed to be the same things on most stalls so we didn’t spend a ton of time in there. By this time of night (about 6ish) it was getting super busy and it was hard to walk up the streets so we jumped on a bus back to where the car was parked as it was on a complex with lots of restaurants called the Omni Centre. Adam wanted to go to a place called Tony Macaroni so we went and it was okay. We had raspberry and mango daiquiri’s with our meal which made it better but I bit into something hard in my burger which really hurt my tooth – the manager kindly comped my whole meal which was kind of him but I was still left a bit sore. Adam had a hotdog and enjoyed it so at least he was happy! We decided to leave the car at the omni centre as it was cheaper than moving it to the hotel and we didn’t want to risk another fine. After popping to tesco for drinks and snacks, we returned to the room where we relaxed for half an hour before heading for another swim. The pool was open pretty late and we were the only people in there so we stayed in there for quite a while just chatting. We headed back to the room and packed up ready for the morning and had an early-ish night watching TV on my laptop.

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The next morning was beautiful and it was sad to leave. From our room you could see all the way to the water and it was stunning.

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I soon got dressed in my lovely new Grace dress from Lindy Bop (which is big in sizing) and added a plain green cardigan from eBay.

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Me and my love on our way to breakfast.

Breakfast was exactly the same as the day before so we mixed it up ordering different bits from the menu.

We departed not long after breakfast as we wanted to get back for Eleanor. As much as we loved our time alone, it just felt a little weird not seeing her little face for three days and I missed her very much.

We loved Edinburgh again this time but IF we end up doing another post Christmas trip I think we’ll try somewhere different and probably take little bear with us!

Hannah x

Wearing Summer In Winter & A Look At Work Attire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi all!

With starting a new job recently, I’ve been getting back into wearing work-wear and dressing for an office environment. I’m not going to lie – my version of “smart” and “business” attire is generally a lot different to other peoples as I like to have fun with my clothes and keep them bright and quirky. With this is mind, I wanted to take a summer midi skirt and dress it up for work in the winter.

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I teamed this skirt with an origami collar blouse from ASOS curve which in my opinion, looked really great with the midi skirt. The skirt is highwaisted which works well with the blouse as it’s slightly over-sized on my waist/stomach and so the skirt pulls it in. I felt super confident in this outfit because it’s fun as well as smart. I also threw on a fuzzy black cardigan however I never got a snap of it.

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I kept my wig light. This is Treacle Toffee from Geisha Wigs which I straightened and backcombed a little. I think the colour of this wig goes well with the cream blouse and the orange of the skirt.

Some other looks I’ve been rocking at work lately –

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Dress – Scarlett & Jo

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Dress – Lady V London

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Jumper – Primark

Dress – ASOS Curve.

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Bardot top – ASOS Curve

Trousers – New Look for ASOS Curve.

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Dress – Bon Marche via Sarah

Cardigan – Collectif

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Dress – Lady V London

Cardigan – Collectif

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Peplum Top – ASOS Curve

Cardigan – Primark

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Trousers – ASOS Curve

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Dress – Lady V London

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Dress – ASOS Curve

Coat – Primark

Cardigan – Primark

Scarf – Vintage

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Dress – Matalan

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Oversized Jumper – Simply Be

As you can see, I’ve been having lots of fun with my different work-wear items, and of course my different wigs!

Do you like to dress a bit quirky below, or are you stuck in a uniform wishing to wear your own clothes?

Let me know below!

Hannah x

The Cream of The Crop – Featuring ASOS Curve Sweetheart Crop Top.

 

Hi all!

I’ve been desperately looking for a crop top for quite a long time now but I’ve never found “the one”. Finally, after many months of looking, I came across this sweetheart crop top in scuba fabric from ASOS Curve. Due to the scuba fabric and being big in the bust I decided to go for a size 24 – which was still on the snug side. In fact, a lot of these pictures are taken without even wearing a bra because the top is super tight and keeps everything in the right place.

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The cut is sweetheart neck which is very flattering on my bust and shows off a little bit of cleavage.

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The crop is long enough to be worn tucked in or with a little bit of skin showing.

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The straps are thick enough to offer good support and hide unsightly bra straps (not that you may need one in such a supportive top!)

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Short enough to show some skin but also still quite modest!

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I’ve tried this with a few skirts, but my favorite to wear it with is this tartan midi skirt from ASOS Curve for a really 90’s grunge look. I bought this also in a 24 as I was unsure of how it would fit, and it’s super roomy and generous.

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I wore this outfit to get my hair cut & coloured at Envy in Stockton! This is my first proper haircut since I shaved it off last year and I have to say I love it.

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The lady who cut my hair has done exactly as I asked for and I couldn’t be happier – it looks great with my outfit too!

I love this top! It’s slightly daring, cute, and goes with so much stuff in my wardrobe! I’m considering buying an extra as I feel in summer I will live in it!

Hannah x

First time for everything – Featuring Asos High Waisted Jeans

Hi all!

If you’re a frequent reader of mine, you’ll know just how much I love my pretty dresses and skirts! A few months back I went on a mission to find some great fitting trousers and succeeded. Next on my list was a pair of jeans! As I’m apple shaped with slim legs I found it incredibly hard to find a pair of skinny jeans that fit nicely in the leg, but also come up high enough that they don’t cut me in half/have my tummy hanging out. I tried tons of jeans on but they never quite fit me nicely. That was until I tried the ASOS Ridley jean! (Unfortunately the pair I have has sold out).

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I love these jeans! They hug my slim legs and sit nice and high. They’re ankle grazers which fit my tiny height perfectly. I love throwing these on with a simple tee and cardigan – perfect for running errands or popping to the shops. These jeans are true to size – I ordered a size 22 and they fit wonderfully.

I can’t recommend these jeans enough. They’re affordable, soft, wash well and are super comfortable!

Have you struggled to find jeans? What brands are your favourites?

Let me know below!

Hannah x