Photos by Dom John
I am incredibly late to the 90’s trend party. It’s been gathering speed for about a year now and I dragged my feet for about 10 months of that year. The 90’s trend just wasn’t something I wanted to get involved in.
Scrunchies, velvet, chokers (oh no), halter-necks and strappy crop tops (oh no no). I was playing no part in any of that.
But slowly and surely, after seeing others take the trend in different ways (no one quite like Kim K has, thankfully!) I’ve added one or two things to my wardrobe that do have a distinctive 90’s/pre-2000’s vibe to them.
This dress was the first piece. Bought with the idea in mind that it would be rather cute on a sunny beach holiday somewhere – that was a scenario that never materialised and so I’ve moved on to the next best thing. Adapting it to the milder climate of the UK was an easy task simply by adding a white crew neck tshirt underneath, something that was particularly popular in the 90’s. The slightly square neck of the dress also adds to the feel.
As mentioned earlier I have a complete aversion to chokers. On some people they look great, on me they make my neck look even shorter than normal. A shorter chain necklace is my alternative to this. And lastly a pair of trainers to finish off the whole vaguely 90’s look.
How have you been adapting the new trends to your personal style? Let me know in the comments as I love hearing all about how to make things look your own. As always you can follow me on Instagram for lots for autumnal photos coming soon, and on Bloglovin for all the new content around here.
Dress – Daisy Street | T-shirt – Asos | Trainers – New Look | Necklace – Urban Outfitters
I’m writing this post on a day similar to when the photos were taken – a gloriously sunny day. It seems that after half a summer of rain the UK has finally gotten its act together. But anyway, there’s me starting yet another post by commenting on the weather.
This Topshop midi dress is something I have been meaning to post about for a long time. I think I bought it back in about April(?) and immediately feel in love with it in the changing room. I have a bit of a problem though, of absolutely loving something when I’m trying it on the the shop, I buy it and then immediately feel like I can’t quite get away with it in, you know, real life.
Once I finally wore it out of the house last weekend I realise how stupid that is. I love the dress even more than before and I was just silly to let my insecurities get in the way. When I was younger, maybe 15 or 16, I would not have stepped a foot near a dress of this length. I was all about the short, short skirt. This is probably because I felt my legs were one part of me I could actually feel good about, and also because I didn’t want to come across as boring in a midi length dress.
As with most things, time and age have made me realise what I’m missing out on. All those wonderful midi length items that I’ve just said an automatic ‘No’ to, for the sake of not wanting to come across as old before my time. I also really like Marks and Spencer now too, how’s that for old.
Here’s to many more midi dresses and skirts in the future, hey! I’m especially looking forward to some sort of burgundy/wine coloured midi skirt teamed with ankle boots and a fedora in the autumn. Oh and a coffee in hand. Make sure you follow me on Instagram and Bloglovin to keep up with the last few summer-y posts before it’s all scarves and pumpkin spice lattes.
Dress – Topshop | Sandals – Primark (similar) | Earrings – H&M | Sunglasses – Topshop | Bag – Accessorize (similar)
Photos by Dom John
If you caught my latest wishlist post then you’ll know that I’ve been preparing for the first wedding since I was so small that I’m unable to remember any of it.
The time finally arrived last week when Dom and I headed to not one but two summer weddings. And this post is purely to show you what I wore for the occasion. I committed a minor fashion crime and wore the same outfit for both weddings, even down to my shoes, bag and accessories. In an ideal world I would have found two beautiful dresses to really make the most of the chance to dress up a bit. But to be honest, when it came to finding something I didn’t really know where to start!
In the end I went for this little Oasis number, because not only was it both slightly casual and slightly dressy, but it was also summer appropriate and in the sale. I also felt pretty confident in the knowledge that I probably wouldn’t end up looking like one of the bridesmaids in it. That was a faux pas I certainly didn’t want to make in front of a bunch of people I’d never met before.
My boyfriend seems to have reached the age where the weddings are (or will be very soon) coming thick and fast, but going to two in the space of a week has made me realise how different each wedding is to the next! Both were lovely, but these photos were taken at the first in Burford, Oxfordshire. I thought it was best to get them over with before there were any chances to get dinner down my front. Just joking. Kind of.
They were also taken with my iPhone as I thought it would be best for Dom not to get confused for the wedding photographer! Anyway I hope you enjoy and you can alway check out my Instagram for more of the action, and follow me on Bloglovin for more summery content.
Dress – Oasis | Shoes – Kurt Geiger | Sunglasses – Topshop | Earrings – H&M
This weekend I will be attending the first wedding I’ve been invited to since I was about six months old. I am pretty bloody excited about it. For years, when I was younger, it was my dream to be a bridesmaid. The thought of having a pretty, pouffy dress, to have a little bouquet of flowers and my hair done properly – that was heaven to me. Sadly no family members or friends have got married, or ones close enough for me to be invited anyway, for 22 years!
So now, finally, I’m off to a wedding as my boyfriend’s plus one. I don’t even mind that I won’t know anyone there, I just want to witness the whole thing. The ceremony, the dress, the reception, the first dance, the bouquet tossing… All of it!
Finding the right dress for this occasion has proved a little trickier than I thought it would be. In my mind I thought I would find a beautiful, summer occasion dress, a pair of heels and some pretty accessories and be ready to go. Unfortunately my budget was not as extensive as I hoped it would be, so after shopping around and getting a bit sick of looking at dress after dress I *think* I might have found the right dress.
After re-acquainting myself with a few Adobe programs when putting my last wishlist together, I am determined not to lose the skills again. My solution to this is to window shop until my heart’s content and create a wishlist that will hopefully give you a few ideas if you are also looking for a special occasion dress.
I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram, especially if you fancy seeing some photos of said wedding, and on Bloglovin to find out what’s coming up next on here!
- Asos wrap front pyjama suit
- Asos cold shoulder midi dress
- Asos scallop cross body bag
- Asos Holloway heels
- Marc Jacobs rose gold watch
- Keepsake dress
- Lost Ink cut out dress
- Asos Portia heels
- Asos occasion summer tux
- Asos Santiago heels
- Asos tulle prom skirt
- Asos off shoulder sundress
- Asos ruffle dress
- Whistles clutch
- Closet off shoulder dress
Here in the UK, we were lucky enough to have one or two days or glorious sunshine. And then it completely disappeared. It’s ranged from warm and balmy, to actually pretty freezing considering it’s now June, and all I can hope is that it sorts itself out in time for proper summer.
I always slightly regret starting a blog post by talking about the weather – it always seems too obviously British and something I should avoid doing. But really the weather plays such a huge part in our lives that it can be a bit unavoidable. Even when it comes to a simple wishlist post. But nonetheless, considering I do live in the UK and I’ve titled this a ‘summer’ wishlist, I felt the need to explain, given that there are quite a few jumpers, woollen ones at that, plus trousers and not one pair of sandals in sight. This is the realistic version of a UK summer wishlist, for people who have to spend Monday-Friday in an office and only get the weekend to rejoice in all things sunny.
Browsing Asos is one of my favourite past times. Their web developers really hit gold when they decided to add a ‘saved items’ feature. Mine is constantly full to the brim, I’m always adding new things and removing things that I’ve gone off slightly. It means I make far more conscious decisions about what I actually buy and I have to really love it to have had it saved for a few weeks or so.
These are a few items that I’m really loving right now. There’s a few bits that will be perfect for summer afternoons in the park or in the pub garden. Some pieces that I will be sure to buy in time for my holiday, plus some more work appropriate items. The things I’m diggin’ the most at the moment are the grey slim fit boyfriend blazer, which will be perfect for the office and for cooler evenings out. The grey jumper with the pug patch elbows, because it’s just too cute not to love. The yellow crop trousers, and the little blue shorts. A high waisted bikini is my swimwear saviour – I was literally glued to my old training costume before these started hitting the shops. The fear of being seen in a standard bare-all bikini was far too much to handle, so keeping things in check with a cute slightly more covering number is just fab. I also really really love the Stan Smith trainers, but I’m just not sure about buying something that literally everyone and their Mum already has in their wardrobe.
I hope you like this slightly different style of post from me. I had so much fun making it! You might have to bear with me as I re-learn the ins-and-outs of Indesign. My uni days seem so long ago now… Anyway the links are all below, and do let me know which pieces you love, or if there are any items you think would be a really great addition to the collection here! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Bloglovin to keep up with all the summer fun and new content around these parts.
- Pull & Bear top – £19.99
- Influence Culotte Jumpsuit – £25.99
- New Look Dungarees – £24.99
- Asos Jumper – £22.00
- New Look Shirt – £19.99
- Asos High Waisted Bikini – £20.00
- Warehouse Striped Midi Dress – £45.00
- Style London Dress – £25.00
- Quay Australia Sunglasses – £30.00
- Asos Striped Jumper – £30.00
- Asos Slim Fit Boyfriend Blazer – £60.00
- Asos High Waist Shorts – £20.00
- River Island Tapered Trousers – £35.00
- Asos T-shirt – £14.00
- Adidas Originals – £70.00
- Asos Button Through Midi Skirt – £32.00