Ollie Quinn - Girlglobalising

I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of glasses since I was first prescribed them in Year 8. Back then my tastes leaned more towards the pink side and for a long time I was perfectly happy with the pink wire frames that I left the opticians with.

Then I favoured something a bit more brightly coloured and a blue and orange pair fit the bill.

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Before long everyone’s glasses were big and square. Geek chic, it may have even been referred to and I wanted a piece of the action.

Finally when I was old enough the see sense I headed back to the opticians and followed their advice. Unfortunately I can’t say I was ever that happy with the frames I left with. Since I split my time between glasses and contact lenses, I found myself favouring the contacts more than ever before.

Ollie Quinn - Girlglobalising

Ollie Quinn opened a shop on Park Street in Bristol recently and for anyone in need of new glasses or just something a bit more inspiring I suggest you head over there.

There’s something to suit everyone, in all colours and sizes. So much so I took a looong time trying to decide which ones to go for.

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All frames cost £98, including the lenses and although they warn that it will be 1-2 weeks before they’re ready, I ordered mine and collected them within 4 days.

All you have to do is take a copy of your prescription with you (or email it if you can’t get into the store) and they take care of the rest.

Ollie Quinn - Girlglobalising

My frames are the Rachel style and they come in a couple of different colours. I couldn’t be happier with them. Finally some optical delight for us four-eyes in the world!

 

I’ve been taking a long hard look at my wardrobe recently. I’ve been completely uninspired with everything in there and struggling to put outfits together that I actually want to wear, rather than just have to wear out of necessity.

I’ve been thinking a lot more about sorting out a sort-of capsule wardrobe, or at least one that has a good collection of items that all go together and are suitable for both work and weekend. After having a browse of some great, inspirational blogs, I have a much clearer idea of the look I’m going for and what I need to add to my spring wardrobe.

Spring Fashion Inspiration - Girlglobalising

Natalie off duty

A blazer has been on my to-buy list for a while and while I’m still searching for the right one that will make me look more professional, but not corporate, I may well add one in a spring hue to tide me over. This powder blue suit is just perfect for this time of year, and you could even double it up as something to wear to events in the summer.

Suggestions: Asos | Topshop | New Look

 

Spring Fashion Inspiration - Girlglobalising

Carolina Engman

I absolutely love this monochrome outfit. Having a simple, minimalist style that still looks put together and as though you’ve made an effort is the ultimate dream for me. How quick would it be getting ready in the morning. This simple white coat is perfect for when the British weather forgets that it’s spring and turns chilly again.

Suggestions: Asos | Ted Baker | Debenhams

 

Spring Fashion Inspiration - Girlglobalising

Simple Et Chic

Yes, my obsession with stripes continues. I honestly believe that I will never tire from a really good striped t shirt. I love this look – casual with the t shirt and jeans, but put together with the heels that also add a pop of colour.

Suggestions: New Look | Asos | Topshop

 

Lisa Olsson

A pair of white trousers or jeans are a must-have for spring/summer. They come back every year and are the perfect way to make your everyday wardrobe look brighter and fresher than the autumn and winter. I’m on the lookout for a the perfect pair of white kick flairs. It will be a bit of a step outside my comfort zone, but I’m really into this trend right now.

Suggestions: Asos | Topshop | & Other Stories

 

Spring Fashion Inspiration - Girlglobalising

Olivia Palermo

An all black outfit in spring? I know, I know. But as I’ve previously mentioned, the spring weather in the UK is not always sunshine and light. I love this simple look for days when you just have to get the tights out again. And again, I’m all about the speedy-ness of getting ready in the morning and you can’t deny how quick an all-black outfit is.

Pink Obsession - Girlglobalising

Pink Obsession - Girlglobalising

Pink Obsession - Girlglobalising

Photos by Dom John

Pink is something that I’ve not really looked at twice for a very long time. Probably not since I was about fourteen and I painted my room in what I thought was a grown up, sophisticated pink that actually turned out to be more of a Barbie pink. What a mistake.

Wearing pink is again something I’ve avoided thanks to a sometimes particularly red face, be it that I’m embarrassed, I’ve had a glass (or sip…) of wine, or I’m just mildly warm, my face will show that to the world. So wearing pink directly below a pinkish/red face never seemed like a good idea.

Pink Obsession - Girlglobalising

Thanks to Pantone making Rose Quartz the colour of the year in 2016 it swiftly began popping up everywhere. Much to my dismay of course.

Finally, after a dodgy pink jumper purchase that makes me look even more washed out than usual, I have hit the jackpot. This ASOS cardi is the softest, warmest and fluffiest thing I have worn in a long time. The extra chunky cuffs just make it that bit better and poke out of coat sleeves in a very pleasing way.

Pale girls with sometimes red faces, the cause is not lost! Pink can be wearable and it seems my pink obsession has begun.

Cardigan – Asos | Jeans – Asos | T-shirt – Daisy Street | Bag – Accessorise (old – similar) | Pom Pom – New Look | Boots – Office

Pink Obsession - Girlglobalising

PS. Is it bad to coordinate your socks with your jumper? Because I’m quite liking it…

The Ivy - Clifton - Girlglobalising

Photos by Dom John

Hello! I have returned from my very unexpected blog hiatus. I’m not sure what caused the complete lack on content on here – whether it was lack of inspiration, motivation or simply being busy with other things. I haven’t felt particularly festive in the recent weeks, which always brings the mood down when everyone else is all for the mulled wine, ice skating and decorations.

The Ivy - Clifton - Girlglobalising

The Ivy - Clifton - Girlglobalising

Myself and Dom got ourselves a little Christmas tree, and I went on a short festive trip to York, but with working all the way up until Christmas eve (like most other people) I can’t quite muster the spirit of Christmas just yet.

The Ivy - Clifton - Girlglobalising

The Ivy - Clifton - Girlglobalising

Still, I though I would take the opportunity to share my favourite festive outfit of the moment. This pinafore dress from New Look is just what I’ve been looking for. Something that will work for autumn, winter and spring, depending on what you wear underneath and whether you bother with tights or not. I’ve paired in here with another new favourite, my green fluffy bobble hat, and burgundy brogues, which happen to be the most comfortable shoes I’ve had in a long time.

The Ivy - Clifton - Girlglobalising

The Ivy - Clifton - Girlglobalising

Dress – New Look | Coat – New Look | Hat – New Look | Shoes – Diechmann | Bag – Accessorise

The Ivy in Clifton provided the perfect festive backdrop for a post this close to Christmas. They happen to have the classiest decorations I’ve seen this year. I’m yet to pay a visit inside but I think a mid January afternoon tea in there would be perfect to lift the inevitable January blues!

Until the next post I hope you have a plenty of mulled wine and mince pies – I’m off to engage in just that now!

xx

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Girlglobalising - autumn-wishlist

 

 

Every single autumn I have this huge urge to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. It’s mainly to do with the fact that summer fashion doesn’t appeal to me a great deal because I’m not one for crop tops and I can’t really wear bardot tops and strappy dresses to work. So autumn is when I get the most excited about new clothes and trends. I plan on picking up a few pieces from my Autumn wishlist here. Most definitely number 6, 7 and 9. The top will be a perfect addition to my working wardrobe, the jacket just looks so damn cosy and the dress, well I can never resist something with stripes.

Autumn is also all about burgundy, mustard and deep wine colours so I’ll be searching for a few little additions to get my colour palette in order!

I hope you enjoy this little Autumn wishlist, I do love putting them together and getting all inspired about the new season.

If you fancy it you can follow me on Bloglovin to catch all the new content around here. There’ll be lots more Autumn-y goodness coming soon!

  1. Glamorous dress
  2. Herschel Supply Bobble hat 
  3. New Look Velvet backpack
  4. Asos black dress
  5. Lost Ink biker jacket
  6. New Look Pyjama shirt
  7. Asos Borg jacket 
  8. First and I frill dress
  9. Asos stripe dress
  10. MinkPink pyjama set 
  11. New Look chunky loafer