How blogging has improved my wardrobe

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First of all my loves can I say that I am honestly so sick of winter, I long for the weather to be just that little bit warmer, where we can wear jackets rather than coats, and don’t have to be completely bundled up with scarfs and gloves. Until that day we have roll necks, which are an absolute staple in my wardrobe at the minute. This nude roll neck jumper from Shein is honestly so perfect, you guys may have realised that I love a ribbed jumper, and what I love about this version is it is thicker than any of my other jumpers, but still has that fitted silhouette that I love, also babes its only £18!! Next this beaut of a checked coat from Missy Empire, not going to lie, I’m completely obsessed with it! I love how oversized it is and the checked print is just perfect. Then finally the most perfect wide leg jeans from H&M, that look great with pretty much everything I own!

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I guess I just wanted to talk to you babes about how blogging has improved my wardrobe, well thats a easy answer you say! You take more time to think about it?! And yes you are right, but its way more than that, for me being a blogger is a form of self expression, and something that gives me a platform to showcase my personal style and also my personality. As we all know bloggers today are their own brands, promoting their style and view on the world. I have spoken to you guys so many times about how I believe it is so important to have the most positive attitude to life, to your work and in terms of blogging to yourself and your body.

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The great thing about taking the time to blog, is the time you get to research, whether that is fashion on the catwalks, magazines or taking inspiration from other bloggers. The latter is my absolute fav, blogging means that anybody from anywhere in the world, with any job and any body type can put their personal style out there. Blogging makes fashion more real, more relatable for every body type. So how does being a blogger improve my wardrobe? From taking more time to research the current trends and styles, to taking the time to engage with gorgeous REAL bloggers I can relate to, and take style tips from. This means I make far more informed decisions when shopping, which I think means I am more stylish people because of that :).

Grace

Xx

Nude ribbed turtleneck – Shein

Checked coat – Missy Empire

Wide leg jeans – H&M

Boots – Topshop

Bag – Kozha Numbers

A day in the life of a fashion blogger

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First of all babes lets talk about this cable knit dream of a cardigan, I don’t know what it is but cardigan’s are probably one of the items I am most picky about. I have no idea why that is the case but it is very rare that I actually see a cardigan I like. This grey cable knit version from Romwe jumped out at me immediately as it is such a chunky knit. I also love the length, as its not too short or too long. Plus it is so crazy affordable at only £22!! I know you guys have seen these jeans before, but they are honestly the most perfect pair that I own, and they go with everything!

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I originally thought about talking you guys through a weekday in the life of a fashion blogger who works full time, but not much blogging or fashion related activity goes on in the week, so I thought I would concentrate on a standard Saturday. My partner and I wake up quite early, as we get up at 5.50am in the week for the gym, it is often very difficult for us to sleep in past 8.00am, as we are used to getting up so early. Then we have a quick breakfast, pop on our gym clothes and head to the gym. we then work out for an hour and head to the shower, when I get changed and of course do my make-up for the day.

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After this its fashion shoot time (I will explain more about how this works in Tuesday’s post) which normally takes about 2 hours. My partner and I then head into Nottingham city centre for a bit of lunch and some shopping. Then its back home to relax, I often take this time to add unwanted items of clothes to Depop (usually because I’ve spent far more than I should have done while shopping!!) and also wrap up any items that I may have already sold (for more information on Depop read my post on how I afford to buy so many clothes – link here). Then there is two options stay in with a takeaway and have a film night (one of my favourite things to do) or go out for dinner and a couple of drinks, which of course means I can get dressed up which I love. Of course throughout the day I take lots of Instagram stories so my followers know what I am up to. Thats about it babes, I hope you’ve enjoyed a day in the life of a fashion blogger, or in other words me!

Grace

Xx

Grey cable knit cardigan – Romwe

High-waisted wide leg jeans – Topshop

White slogan tee – Sold out – Similar Elle Est Femme

Black sock boots – Sold out – Similar Topshop

 

Red Floral Body’s and the Wide Leg Jeans

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Welcome again to the most perfect Topshop jeans of the season. I have this pair in a black and also a washed blue and they are so flipping good!

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To this read floral body, if you are anything like me then you will love a body as much as I do, I think with a high-waisted jeans or high-waisted trousers they look so good. You guys know I love a red floral so was instantly drawn to this version.

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I’ve written about these black Topshop slingback ankle boots on the blog before and I honestly think everyone should own a pair. The slingback detail just gives that little bit of edge to the classic ankle boot which I love.

Grace

Xx

Black Wide Leg Jeans – Topshop

Red Floral Body – Sold Out – Similar Topshop

Black Slingback Ankle Boots – Sold Out – Similar Topshop

Favourite Brand – Stylenanda

garcon tee

My new brand love (that I am totally obsessed with at the minute) is a Korean brand called Stylenanda. ASOS actually stock a selection of their collection but the choice is not the best. If you buy directly from the Stylenanda style and are located in the UK (as I am) you do have to pay quite a bit in postage, but I honestly think it is so worth it. I love a slogan tee at the best of times, and this ‘garcon’ version is so cute.

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If you have been reading my blog posts recently you know about my recent new obsession with wide legged jeans. They are so flattering, especially if they are really high-waisted like the pair above. I think I love Stylenanda so much because they really do seem like such a stylish brand, and everything looks so much more expensive than it actually is.

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On to my absolute favourite piece on the site, this gorgeous wrap around spotty top. Yes I have a spot obsession. I also just love everything about the wrap around style, its just perfect for every body shape. The prices at Stylenanda are very affordable, this is obviously slightly counteracted by the cost of the shipping, but for pieces that look so much more expensive I think its worth it.

Grace

Xx

Garcon t-shirt – Stylenanda

Wide leg jeans – Stylenanda

Spotty wrap around dress – Stylenanda

Why I’ll always be a Topshop Girl

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Since I was about 14 years old I have been in love with Topshop, the small town that I grew up in actually had a small Topshop which was amazing! Hence why all the money I got from my Saturday job, went straight into the pocket of Philip Green. Over the years my love for this high-street giant has not changed.

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I love the fact that I know that I can go into Topshop, and find something that I love without any problems, or really any effort! This outfit is entirely Topshop, and I think its my favourite so far this year. I absolutely adore tie front tops and wide leg cropped jeans are at the top of my wish-list at the minute (they also do this pair in black, which I know I pretty much HAVE to purchase).

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Plus these jeans are the perfect level of high-waisted for me, I love a really high pair, as it makes it so much easier to wear with crop tops, and these are perfect. Lastly my little Whistles bargain bag, its the tiniest bag in the world, but for a night out is the perfect size to hold your phone & little essentials.

Grace

Xx

Tie Front Crop Top – Topshop

High-Waisted Wide Leg Jeans – Topshop

Black Court Shoes – Topshop

Mini Bag – Whistles