Space Girl



Outfit links:
Shirt- Next, similar linked
Jeans- Topshop
Bag- Mango
Belt- Mango
Boots- New Look

Over a year ago I had a feeling that there would be a big metallic trend and silver shoes in particular would be in fashion. However unsure how long the trend would last I was unwilling to invest in a pair that may only have been worn a couple of times. But here we are a year later with metallic shoes still being a very prominent trend, and I was lucky enough to pick up these space girl like boots in the New Look sale. Most of the people I had asked about these boots definitely weren't huge fans, but when I saw that these were the last pair and they happened to be in my size it felt like fate and I knew they had to be mine! 

I've paired them with one of my other favourite trends of the moment; over the top ruffles, which on this shirt I think adds just enough interest to the top half of the outfit without drawing attention away from the boots.
Let me know if you've tried out the metallic trend, and what your favourite trends of the moment are!                            

Shop the look...


The Graphic Tee


Only a couple of years ago I would have shuddered at the thought of wearing a graphic t-shirt emblazoned with a big logo or slogan, they just were not my style at all. But more and more I find myself gravitating to those exact t-shirts in my wardrobe. They go with just about everything and always seem to make my outfits a little bit more casual, which is what they usually need. The trend which was perhaps heralded by that Gucci t-shirt which just about every blogger has, has been replicated in some equally as eye catching high street pieces.

The perfect graphic tee for me is a simple white t-shirt with a slogan or classic logo. The Ganni Cherry Bomb T-shirt is pretty much the embodiment of this, which is why I keep endlessly checking the Net a Porter website hoping that it's in stock. I've scoured the internet for my other favourite favourites and discovered some brands (Être Cécile being one of my new favourites) that I hope you'll love as much as I do.

Let me know how you style your graphic tees and which of these is your favourite!

Even more tees...

Clashing Colours: Pink & Red


T-Shirt: Selected Femme
Skirt: Zara
Belt: Mango
Glasses: New Look
Shoes: Zara (old, similar linked)

It's long been one of fashion's rules that certain colours should never be worn together, with red and pink being one of those notable pairings. However this year for Spring and Summer clashing red and pink together has been a huge trend that I absolutely love.

Worn together the colours can make a huge statement, but it's also possible to clash them together with more detailed pieces in a more subtle nod to the trend. I've tried to do the latter here by pairing my current favourite Gucci-esque blush pink suede bag with bright red pointed flats and a slogan t-shirt.I've also incorporated one of my other current favourite trends which is pearl embellishment on just about everything, and this Zara skirt is the perfect vintage style fit.

I've paired the colours separately but there are some amazing pieces available on the high street right now that incorporate the colours together for you, Mango in particular has some great trend pieces that I've linked below.

Let me know if you've tried the trend or which trends you plan on trying this Summer!

On The Runway

Joseph SS17

 Alexis Mabille FW16

Some of my favourite pieces to try the trend with...


Stylish Affordable Bags For Spring


A few days ago I found myself browsing through Vogue's online articles, and naturally as a handbag addict I found myself drawn to an article featuring 'affordable bags for spring'. Now i know that Vogue is definitely a magazine that is targeted at a small percentage of high earning women, but still I was surprised to see that almost every one of the bags approached the £500 mark when I know how many amazing bags are on the highstreet right now for under £50. It really reminded me of why I have recently become so disillusioned with magazines, and why more and more I find myself turning to blogs instead. Not so long ago I loved buying fashion magazines every month and seeing the amazing editorials and beautiful clothing, but now I find myself just aimlessly flicking through pages of things that in this stage of my life I could never afford.

 Magazines now feel so out of touch for me, and as much as I love the beautiful images I'm just not drawn to them anymore, they just don't seem to relate to real life. Instead I read blogs, but even then I find so many bloggers now with a new designer bag every week (which is completely their choice), but can their readers really afford to do the same? I love fashion and trends and if I had enough money to buy a lot of designer bags then I absolutely would (which I'm aware makes me a bit of a hypocrite) but as a 20 year old it's just not possible. What I consider an affordable bag is a bag under £50 and I know that there are some amazing on trend bags available right now, which is why I've compiled my own list of 'affordable spring bags'.

This whole article really got me thinking, not just about making this blog post but also about my blog and what I'm trying to do here. I don't want to create another blog that is aspirational, I want my blog to provide fashion inspiration and always be up to date with trends but I also want to it to be realistic, and realistic for most women my age is affordable high street fashion. So in conclusion what I'm trying to say here is that I'm not going to change the direction of this blog as I think for the most part I've already been doing this, I just want to be more open and honest about it. Which is why I've decided I would like to change the name of my blog to something which encompasses this, so please let me know if you have any ideas, I would have gone for 'fashionably broke' but unfortunately there are quite a few similarly named blogs!

 I would love to know your thoughts on this and how you feel about magazines and blogging in general, so feel free to leave a comment below!



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