Off The Shoulder Shirt & My Shopping Habit

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If this is not this seasons off the shoulder shirt of dreams then I don’t know what is, I am absolutely in love with it! Oh and whats more is its £14, yes you heard that right, 14 whole pounds & its honestly such good quality. The ruffles on the arms are such a cute feature & I love how its looks tied at the front. I’m loving stripes on stripes this season, especially when it comes to pairing pretty much everything with wide leg trousers!

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Do I have a shopping habit? Absolutely I do, I genuinely use fashion blogging as an excuse to buy more clothes than is really necessary, and I am pretty sure I will continue to do this for as long as blog. Is that a good thing to admit? Probably not! But that feeling when you know you have something really cool coming in the post, I absolutely love!

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What I would like to start doing is buying more quality items, that I will continue to keep wearing and styling for years to come. Items along the lines of the classic  black double breasted blazer & staple black tailored trousers, or a really quality pair of black ankle boots. Although I am in love with fast fashion and the excitement that a new season brings, it is definitely important to have items in your wardrobe that you just can’t live without. Now to write a list of my dream items :).

Grace

Xx

Off the shoulder striped shirt – Shein

Wide leg striped trousers – Bershka Via ASOS

Black ankle boots – Zara

Stripped Trousers & Body Confidence

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If you guys have not got into the stripped trouser trend then don’t worry lovelies there is still time! I love the sightly cropped element of these stripped versions from Shein, as I love wide leg trousers paired with trainers. This nude/pink hoody is crazy comfortable and  love it with these type of trousers. This outfit is the perfect weekend comfy outfit for me, pretty much one step up from PJs!

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I decided recently that I would love my readers to really get to know me, and for me to share some person things about me and my life. I think that as women we can learn from each other, by reading about our experiences and knowing that we can relate, and most of that time knowing that we are not crazy! So what I’d like to talk to you guys about today is body confidence, and what that means. For years I’ve had a constant battle with keeping my weight stable. I am by no means saying that I am overweight (I know thats not the case) but its always frustrated me that my weight can fluctuate so rapidly and I can start to very easily feel out of control.

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Right now is definitely one of those times, I call it my happy weight, because really for the first time in my life I’m very staple, the most perfect fiancee ever and my dream job. I often find it hard to really focus on too many things at a time and it is important that I focus on my relationship & family, my job & my blogging. However I am determined to get back to the gym and start looking after myself. Not because I want to lose weight, but because I finally want it to be staple and to feel confident about my body! I hope lots of you can relate to this lovelies, and I know that weight is not important, but how we feel about ourselves really really is ❤

Grace

Xx

Stripped wide leg trousers – Shein

Pink nude hoody – ASOS

Black trainers – Vans

Am I allowed to wear a band tee?

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That is the question on many peoples lips…am I allowed to wear a band tee because it looks cool, not because I am really into the band? The answer to that from the die hard fans is probably no. But meh, its really does look cool, plus it was £6 in the Zara sale, and I do actually know who Kiss are, so actually the answer to my own question is yes, definitely :).

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I love wearing a graphic/band tee with a more smart style of trousers, especially if they are wide leg, I think it is such a good contrast that just works every time. Plus how cute is the frill waistband on these Topshop striped trousers? Topshop pulls it out of the bag every time for me.

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This is probably one of my favourite outfits for a long time, I am going to start a collection of graphic tees/band tees and wide leg trousers, such a perfect combo. Finally the most staple comfortable sandals in the world. They are from the cheaper range of shoes at Topshop, and although they are not leather, they are really nice quality & so comfortable, plus I love the big buckle details.

Grace

Xx

Kiss band tee – Zara

Wide leg striped trousers – Topshop

Sandals – Topshop

The worlds most comfy Topshop trousers

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So I have these Topshop trousers in various different colours and they are 100% the most comfortable trousers that I own. They are literally so stretchy, which is perfect for the hot weather we are having here in the UK at the minute. I have them in a size 8 and they are great, I know I am going to get a crazy amount of wear out of them.

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I know I’ve spoken about shirred tops before but I honestly love them so much! This one from Pull & Bear via ASOS actually has so much support in it which really means you don’t need to wear a bra, which is great because I hate strapless bras!!

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Lastly to accessories, its my fav’s of the summer the Givenchy slides and the Gucci Marmont bag, both of which are going to be making me very happy for a long time to come. They are totally worth investing in, and I’m sure I love them a little more every-time I wear them.

Grace

Xx

Yellow Shirred Crop Top – Pull & Bear Via ASOS

Pleated Spotty Trousers – Topshop

Black Logo Slides – Givenchy

Black Bag – Gucci Marmont

Body Confidence with Jewel Toned

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Nobody is harder on us than ourselves whether this is in our jobs, our hobbies or the way we look, and for a serial yo-yo dieter I am the number one culprit for being hard on myself when it comes to my body. I recently discovered Jewel Toned a body positive shapewear brand that is not only amazing but mega comfortable.

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What I really love about this brand is how this shapewear, which of course is usually classed as underwear, can become stunning outerwear, meaning that as women, we can make our own rules. I am wearing the Major Mini Dress in Red My Mind and oh my is this dress good, it nips you in just where you might need a little help (especially when you can’t keep your hands off Haribo). I love to style a fitted item with a more flowing oversized piece, so I thought this floral kimono was a perfect combination.

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I can’t count the amount of times I have gone shopping for a plain black strappy body, have I ever been successful in purchasing one I actually like, never! Until this little beauty came along, the Rocking Bodysuit is perfect, I’m not sure how I survived without it! The support this little body offers is honestly amazing.

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As with the red dress I like to wear a fitted item with a more baggy oversized piece, which is why I chose these Zara wide leg striped trousers. Just to let you guys know I have both the dress and the body in a size small (I am a UK size 8/10) and the fit is just right. Who said that shapewear can’t be sexy! Really excited for my next purchase from Jewel Toned they have the most perfect black lace bralet on offer.

Grace

Xx

Red Dress – Jewel Toned

Black Body – Jewel Toned

Kimono – Stradivarius

Stripped Trousers – Zara