Red knits and losing my fashion way

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This red jumper from Romwe is exactly what I have been looking for. Its honestly so warm and I love the length of it, not too cropped, or too long, meaning you can tuck the front into a skirt/pair of high-waisted trousers (it’s also a mega bargain). I love how both this autumn and last autumn, we saw the rise of the patent fabrics, not quite leather, not quite plastic. I love this type of skirt look so amazing paired with a knit, it dresses it down and brings it all together. Finally, the maxi trench, seriously everybody needs a trench like this, it’s just so versatile and it goes with everything.

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On the to the juicy bit!! I’d started feeling like I’d lost my sense of style a few weeks ago, this has come from putting on a bit of weight, the change of season & in a fashion sense I’ve just really felt a little lost. I’d seen so many amazing bloggers on Instagram wearing so many amazing styles that really just looked pants on me. So how have I got out of this rut? If I am honest I’m still getting out of it, but I’m feeling a lot better. Every couple of months, I find it very cathartic to just clear out my wardrobe and get rid of lots of things, that then enables me to see exactly what I have left in my wardrobe, and importantly what I still need.

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I try to make sure that what I am left with I absolutely love, rather than just keeping the things that I kind of like. I’ve also been doing sooooo much Instagram research into lots of outfits and styles on other blogger that I love, and that I know I would feel good in. Of course, that meant a couple of mini shopping sprees, but sometimes you just need a good shop! As a woman (and even more so a blogger) it’s a rubbish feeling looking in your wardrobe & thinking I hate it all! Therefore this week I intend to clear out, find old favourite items and get inspired.

Grace

Xx

Red knitted jumper – Romwe

Zip up black patent skirt – Pretty Little Thing via ASOS

Black western style ankle boots – Topshop

Trench coat – Topshop

Black backpack – Kendall & Kylie

Ruffled blazers & staple stripes

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Topshop have released quite a few versions of this jacket and I love them all! I finally caved when I saw this colour, as I don’t have any jackets this style or this colour I knew I needed it in my life. I love the raw hem detail, I think it makes it look a little more edgy.

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I love classic pieces that never go out of style, and these black skinny jeans and stripped cropped t-shirt are just that. Plus the combination of the classic backpack and a pair of black ankle boots.

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Plus this vintage suede belt which which was £2.50 from a charity shop (forever a bargain hunter). I don’t think will ever get tired of looking in charity shops, because one day I just know I’ll find something Chanel :).

Grace

Xx

Blue ruffle jacket – Topshop

Black skinny lace-up side jeans – Topshop

Striped cropped t-shirt – Topshop

Black ankle boots – sold out – similar Topshop

Black backpack – sold out – similar Kendall & Kylie

A Romantic Dress for a Romantic Place

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I have been waiting for what seems like months to wear this dress in the sunshine. Going to Italy on holiday meant that I could finally do this! Granted I could wear it with tights but I think it really wouldn’t have the same look and feel if I did that, so the wait was real! Dresses with ruffles…I know you know what I mean (lol), I literally cannot get enough.

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This ruffle wrap around version is from Topshop, and is perfect for layering. Italy in March is beautiful, but it can be a little chilly in the morning and evening, so a sweater is definitely needed to keep out the cold. This version is from Zara and was an absolute bargain at £12.99, it often surprises me how much I have worn this staple little piece, but I now can’t imagine not having it as a go to item.

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As blogged about in my last post we have the Givenchy slides, the most perfect slides in my opinion, I am pretty much obsessed with them! Lastly this cute little Kendall & Kylie backpack, it is the perfect side to fit in all of your essentials without it being too big or cumbersome.

Grace

Xx

Blue Dress – Sold Out – Similar Topshop

Grey Sweater – Sold Out – Similar Zara

Slides – Givenchy Via Ssense

Backpack – Kendall & Kylie Via ASOS

Coloured Denim and Gingham in Florence Italy

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Soooooo excited to start sharing my pictures that were taken on my most recent trip to Tuscany, Italy. We stayed in a town called Lucca, which is unbelievably beautiful, and seemingly undiscovered by too many tourists. Every street is beautiful, with a restaurant or boutique on every corner. Lucca is conveniently located between the Italian cities of Pisa and Florence, these pictures are taken during a beautiful day in Florence. We walked up to the top of the Boboli gardens when the view over Florence is seriously stunning.

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I wore this gingham dress from Boohoo via ASOS, and it was perfect for a warm day in Italy. The quality of the dress is not the best I have even seen, but to say it only cost me £15 I think it is a bargain nonetheless. I wore it with this yellow cropped denim jacket from Topshop, it is actually part of a co-ord, a denim skirt is also available (of course I have this too..lol). Its great to throw over an outfit when the mornings and nights are colder.

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What outfit is complete without the shoes and bag? These slides are my pride and joy (sad I know). I have seen these Givenchy slides online for the last couple of years, and this year I thought it was time to take the plunge. Although they were pricey I know that I will be wearing them for years to come, plus they are crazy comfortable!

Grace

Xx

Dress – Boohoo at ASOS

Denim Jacket – Topshop

Slides – Givenchy at SSENSE

A Trench Coat & Bargain Boots

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Last month was so flipping cold, when means I have been unable to wear this lovely trench coat from Topshop properly, due to possibly dying of frostbite! I’ve finally been able to bring it out (weirdly got some oil on it the first day I wore it, not recommended i cant get it off…lol), I love everything about it, the length and the over-sized fit, is perfect. When we finally see warmer days I can’t wait to wear it with a little summer dress and sandals.

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The dress was an absolute bargain from Zara in the January sale, unfortunately it is not available anymore, but I love the shape and style. For me I have to belt it in as otherwise I literally look like a block (never a good look). The circle/chain belt is from ASOS and it’s crazy awesome, it cost £14, which I think is insane because there is a lot going on there! Belts, chains…circles, only thing I kind of quibble at is that it isn’t leather, but you can’t have everything!

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My bargain Topshop black leather lace-up Topshop boots make me very happy, they cost a mere £30, and are going to be such a staple in my wardrobe, can’t wait to dress down little dress and skirts with these boots, as it gets warmer (whenever that might be!). Finally this Kendall and Kylie gem of a backpack…not going to lie, but I’m totally on team Kylie, I’m far too old to love her, but I do and I’m not ashamed of it…lol.

Trench Coat – Topshop

Dress – Similar

Belt – Similar

Bag – ASOS – Blue Version

Boots – Similar