The perfect checked blazer & 6 things I do when I feel down

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First to the world’s most perfect checked blazer!! I wrote in an Instagram post early last week, explaining that I think the checked blazer is the piece of the season, and I really think that’s true. This double breasted checked blazer from Shein is so perfect, the fit is amazing, its over-sized enough just to have the perfect dressed down feel, plus it’s an absolute bargain. If you guys haven’t realised yet I am completely obsessed with these red flared trousers from H&M, they literally go with anything, I also love the flared trousers & trainers look.

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So babes, this is what I do when I am feeling a bit crappy, when I want to feel a little better about myself and relax. 1. Organise some shiz, just take 30 minutes/an hour to organise what you need too, lunch for next day/pack your gym bag etc, etc, I know it’s boring but it honestly will mean that you are able to relax so much more knowing you’ve sorted all of the necessary things out. 2. Have a bath, I love a bath, honestly, I love it, is there anything more relaxing than sitting in lovely hot, lovely smelling water? I don’t think so! What I would now like to say is that I read a book while in said bath. I actually don’t….I catch-up on Instagram, my message groups etc, if I get behind this is actually something that stresses me out, so I like to take this time to catch up and get some inspiration (which is always fun).

Processed with VSCO with j1 presetNumber 3 is sort my eyebrows out, honestly if I don’t do this once a week I feel like such a scruff! I trim, pluck and dye them myself and it’s just a little thing that I can do for myself, that makes me feel and look a little better. 4. Ring my Mum, just to hear my lovely Mum speak about her day and what she has been up to, always make me feel so much better. Sometimes we just need to reconnect with family and to have a good old catch-up, because really what’s more important that our family. 5. Watch a film with my fiancé, and have a foot rub, I luckily have the most amazing fiancé who spends probably way too much time rubbing my feet (he’s braver than I am) and I love just snuggling up on the sofa with him and watching a good film & completely turning off. 6. Have an early night, I am a complete advocate on getting as much sleep as possible, and I know if I have a really good sleep the next day I’ll feel amazing.

Grace

Xx

Checked blazer – Shein

Red flared trousers – H&M

White t-shirt – COS

Trainers – Vans

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Embroidered Jacket & Double Denim

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I am OBSESSED with this jacket, like seriously its gorgeous, it is going to be my staple denim jacket right through the spring/summer this year. This little beauty is from Missguided, it does keep selling out, but the guys at Missguided don’t miss a trick and keep re-stocking, so if you don’t see it on the link below keep checking because they will re-stock.

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I wanted this jacket in a more over-sized style so opted for a size 10, and it fits exactly as I wanted it to. I am wearing it with a blue denim mini skirt from Topshop, although it is not exactly the same tone of denim as the jacket, I still love this double denim look. I am looking out for a denim skirt that is a slightly lighter blue, so they look more like a matching set.

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Finally I am wearing my denim items with a very staple t-shirt from COS, a plain black leather waist belt from ASOS, my APC bag and of course my Doc Martens, which I could not live without, I love how they dress down any outfit. Really looking forward to wearing them with a little floral summer and black ankle socks, the perfect look for me.

Grace

Xx

Denim Jacket – Missguided

Denim Skirt – Topshop

White T-shirt – Cos

Black Waist Belt – Sold Out – Similar – ASOS

Black Shoulder Bag – APC

 

The Most Perfect Embroidered Skirt

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Ok so this skirt, I am crazy obsessed, the embroidery, the fit, everything. When I choose this from the Romwe site I was really excited to receive it, but its actually so much nicer in real life. I was really presently surprised to see that the embroidery is on the front and the back, so it is pretty from all angles.

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It is important to know that the sizes on Romwe are a lot smaller than the usual small/medium/large sizes. I have this in a medium, which I would say fits like a UK 8, so it’s good to know that when buying from this site. This skirt is definitely in my list of most favourite items at the minute, and I can’t wait to buy from Romwe again.

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I’m actually wearing this beaut of a skirt with my boyfriend’s white tee from Cos, it’s in a size medium, and its exactly the look I was going for. My white t-shirt would have looked too fitted, I love an oversized top half with a more fitted skirt. The sandals are from Missguided and I  flipping love them, they were a slightly risky purchase for me as I a not always a fan of ankle straps (not normally flattering on bigger legs) however these seem to have the opposite affect and are extremely flattering. Anyway back to the skirt..go buy it, you’ll love it 🙂

Grace

Xx

Embroidered Skirt – Romwe

White T-Shirt – Cos

Sandals – Missguided

My Obsession with Pinafores

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I have THE biggest obsession with dungarees and pinafores, enough to put how much I love dungarees in my Instagram bio (@gracesurguy – for further reference)…lol. I love the preppy look of a good pinafore and this beaut from H&M is so me. I love the big ruffle over the shoulder straps and the elasticated ruffle detail around the waist. I have this in a size 8 and it fits perfectly, the waist is quite stretchy which is mega comfy.

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With summer around the corner I will be wearing this pinafore a lot, but I really do think it looks best with a plain white tee. This one is from COS and it is the perfect white t-shirt. If you have never been, COS do the best wardrobe staples, and the the fit is always great.

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I know I’ve blogged these giant boots before, but if you want some height adding to you, then these are the Topshop bad boys that you need in your life, they are ginormous! They honestly do make your legs look amazing, and I love wearing them.

Grace

xx

Pinafore – H&M

T-Shirt – COS

Boots – Topshop (Sold Out) – Similar