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Double denim and a kimono

7 Aug

On days when you realise you have 15 minutes to get dressed, pack your bag and leave the house, it’s good to have a little trick up your sleeve to add a bit of effortless edge to an outfit. I picked up this kimono from Primark a couple of days ago and I’m so pleased with it. I’ve been after a slouchy cover up I can chuck on casually or dress up for work. I’ve seen kimonos in Topshop but couldn’t justify £45 so I’m glad I snapped up this £15 bargain from good old Primark. It’s totally transformed my really basic outfit into something a little more distinctive. I also threw in a little subtle double denim in the outfit, the wedges are really old but absolute essentials in my wardrobe, proving that ‘old is gold’. 

The details…

Kimono – Primark
Vest top – LNA, courtesy of Doll Boutique
Shorts – Levis, from Rokit Vintage
Tights – Primark
Wedges – ASOS
Lionhead bracelet – Gift from Florence
Charm bracelet – Links of London, from Selfridges
Charm – Peculiar Vintage, courtesy of Rokit vintage 
Spike bracelet – Joomi Lim, from Nyla Boutique

The cute work outfit

3 Aug
I know, I wear this floral Zara skirt a lot and you’re probably a little bored of it but I’m not! I love buying a piece on a whim and realising that it’s one of the magical go-with-everything items that was missing from your wardrobe for forever. I really didn’t expect such a loud, bright, patterned item to be like that though. I thought the rule was to buy quality staples in basic colours and throwaway colourful trend pieces seasonally to accentuate your wardrobe for a short time. Rules were made to be broken though, and I would happily wear this skirt in a different way every day of the week. Ok, I’ll stop gushing about it now.

I paired the skirt with one of those wardrobe basics, a plain khaki tee. This one is from Alexander Wang and I’m a convert and believer in investing in quality pieces for your wardrobe. The fabric is really soft and silky, plus it just hangs so nicely. I tucked it into my beloved skirt to give my silhouette a little bit of definition as the skirt has a bit of a bell shape. I’m not sure if you can tell from the image, but the tights I’m wearing are actually blue. I have a billion pairs of very similar lace tights in black but opted for the colourful option. Which went down very well, especially with Alex Reid (Katie Prices’ ex), who complimented me on my hosiery. Not bad for a sale steal from M&S!

The shoes are absolutely gorgeous, aren’t they? My new favourite pair, I actually bought them to as ‘work shoes’ but they’re too pretty to be worn for work. They’re by Guess and from Sarenza, the leather is amazingly soft and they are super comfy. What more could you want from a shoe? The bag is my current favourite and a great, roomy everyday bag. I love the striking but subtle-ish gold accents. What a beaut. I’m glad I finally have some shots of my jewellery as I do love a shiny jewel but never manage to capture what I’m wearing properly. Details are underneath each picture. Super huge thank you to Susie from Take Out in Couture for the amazing pictures, definitely my best outfit post. 

Tshirt – Alexander Wang (from Net-a-Porter)
Skirt – Zara
Belt – Vintage
Tights – M&S
Shoes – Guess, courtesy of Sarenza
Bag – Michael Kors (from The Outnet)
Key necklace – courtesy of QVC
Ring – YSL (from Net-a-Porter)
Lion head bracelet – gift from Florence
Red and metal bracelet – COS
Spike bracelet – Joomi Lim (from Nyla Boutique)
Charm bracelet – Links of London (from Selfridges)
Bee charm – Peculiar Vintage (from Rokit)

The most peculiar vintage

20 Jul

Rokit Designer’s Guild is a platform for emerging design talent to showcase their wares in a unique vintage marketplace for style conscious coveters of unique pieces. The Guild offers a range of accessories, clothing, homewares and jewellery ranging from £6 to £150, making unique designer pieces easily accessible to everyone. 

One of the labels stocked by the Guild is the spectacularly named Peculiar Vintage. Made with the finest materials including 24ct gold vermeil, sterling silver and rolled gold, her gorgeous jewellery pieces are handmade in the UK and can also be personalised. Stef’s signatures are her unique charms and bloc letter rings. I was lucky enough to be gifted one of her charms, which are based on vintage findings or designs. Each one signifies something special, the bee I received signifies opportunity and prosperity. 

Rokit Summer Sale Preview

27 Jun

The lovely folk over at Rokit Vintage have given me a special preview of their impending sale and it only felt right to share it with you guys too. The sale officially launches on 5th July but if you can’t wait that long you can access it with these links: womenswear and menswear.  New pieces are being added daily, a ton of blouses are due to be added today – keep checking back to see what’s just been added. There are so many lovely pieces in the sale, here’s what I have my eye on. 

Josephine pink blouse – was £18, now £5
Mint green and brown playsuit – was £35, now £23
Pale yellow tailored jacket – was £35, now £15
Peach dress with scalloped collar – was £35, now £23
Beige linen pencil skirt – was £20, now £8
White and pink floral print skirt – was £20, now £8

Rock a statement jacket

11 May

Statement pieces. There always seems to be a new one: dresses, shorts, skirts, shoes, bags, jackets. I understand the rest but never really ‘got’ the concept of statement jackets until I had a little browse on the Rokit Vintage site. I mean, a jacket is a bit of an afterthought, isn’t it – “Oooh I’m in London and it’s grey. Better throw something on before I get hyperthermia”. But Rokit have so many gorgeous tailored, bright, cropped varieties of jackets that I had a bit of a hallelujah moment and suddenly it all fell into place – a few of these bad boys and my wardrobe is instantly updated and complete. They have tons of blazers, bikers, trenches and duffles but why go for something ordinary which you will find on the high street when you can go for one of these beauties? Look out for brights or lace to stay on trend as well as quirky buttons and embroidery, short sleeves are great for summer too. The selection I’ve picked range from £20-£250 so they have unique pieces to suit every budget. 

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Rokit blogger tea party

6 May

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to spend a super fun Sunday over at Rokit HQ for a blogger’s dress up tea party. The event was held in their humongous warehouse, which was a treasure trove for the intrepid blogger pack who descended en masse to check out Rokit’s vintage delights. The guys over at Rokit are seriously passionate about vintage, I can’t describe how huge the warehouse space is and it was full to the brim with lovely, unique wares. I was drawn to the accessories and playsuits as well as some of the crazy denim jackets but they also had some stunning vintage wedding dresses too. All of the bloggers went for really different stuff, showing that they have such a huge amount of stock that they can appeal to pretty much everyone. Some of my favourite looks are below. 

Huge thanks to superstar PR Nik and the guys at Rokit for such a lovely Sunday x

One day, I will own one of their gorgeous tutus

The lovely Lucy from Shiny Snippets of Thoughts
Moi, rocking Rokit vintage
Moi, rocking a playsuit that I regret not taking home!
The beautiful Alize of Blog de Tendances
The stunning Frankie from Swell Vintage

Alexxsia from My Labyrinth