Style Challenge 2.0 Days 1-7

Edit: I realise this is a day later than promised I thought I had scheduled the post turns out I had only saved it as a draft and I was out late celebrating my brothers birthday!

Style Challenge 2.0 If you aren’t up to date on what it is that I am doing here is my blog post showing all the pin prompts for this challenge Style Challenge 2.0

So let’s see what 8 prompts I chose to kick start this Style challenge!

Day One: Top it off with a hat

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15.04.18 Sunday I had a pretty lazy day, it was fairly warm so I decided to walk to the shops get the Sunday papers and sit in my garden with a cup of tea and read for a while. I decided to get out the big sunhat (yes it is ridiculously over-sized but I am extra and I didn’t want to get sunstroke!) Hat Charity Shop, Skirt Charity Shop T-shirt Primark Wedges Charity shop.

Day Two: Wear a shirt under your dress

SC Day 216.04.18 Monday: Again the weather was nice I went for tea and cake with my friend Becky and then we went to a shopping outlet near my house and I treated myself to a gorgeous new Radley Bag 🙂  The shirt and Wedges are from Primark and the dress is from a charity shop.

Day Three: Mix up your prints

SC Day 317.04.18 Tuesday it was overcast and SO windy here today so I decided to wear something nice and warm! I am still a novice at mixing my prints so I had a look on pinterest for some inspiration and advice and I think I managed to pull this look together well. Trousers are from warehouse and the shirt is from a charity shop. I added my topshop wedge sandals to tie in the colours and bring the look together. I actually LOVE how this turned out!

Day Four: Wear an item you haven’t worn in 6 months

SC Day 418.04.18 Wednesday boy was it HOT!! I sat in the garden reading and may have got sunburnt OOPS! I got carried away reading and didn’t realise how long I had sat outside without suncream on! I dug out all my summery clothes and found this gorgeous floral tea dress that I haven’t worn in ages. Dress is warehouse wedges are primark. I LOVE this dress I am going to feature it in a future blog post styling it for all 4 seasons.

Day Five: Add stylish sneakers to a dress

SC Day 519.04.18 Thursday again another lovely sunny day I met Sara and her little girl for tea and cake at dobbies and then I walked to the library to exchange my books 🙂 I wore my leopard dress that I got from H&M my Next denim jacket and my high top converse. This was an easy one to do as this is already a go to look for me I LOVE this dress so much it is so easy to wear and style.

Day Six: Add a little or a lot of Leopard Print

SC Day 620.04.18 Friday. I love this shirt I brought it on my recent charity shop trip with mum and it has become a wardrobe favourite already!! As it is still warm I paired it with these shorts I brought from boohoo and wore to death last summer and my trusty gold primark sandals.

Day Seven: Transform your dress into a skirt with a top

SC Day 721.04.18 Saturday. Another glorious sunny day!! I paired this cute daisy print dress that I brought in a charity shop with my faithful black primark shirt that I tied up at the ends and my trusty white ASOS sandals for a fun little look. I actually quite like this look and may wear it more!

So that’s it my first week complete! Which one was your favourite? I think Day 3 is my favourite which is funny as it was the one most out of my comfort zone! Really excited to start styling some more pieces for this week 😀

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Style Challenge 2.0

I am in a rut. In my life, in fashion, in routine everything. I have been looking through my old posts for some inspiration and for a fun post that I want to do a little later on. I stumbled upon a post that I did 3 years ago that was a 61 day style challenge. I didn’t end up finishing all 61 days which does make me very sad. I am now thinking what better way to get out of a rut than with some style pin prompts!! SO I am going to do the 61 day challenge again and I WILL complete it this time!! If you guys want to join in please feel free to I would love to see how you guys interpret the prompts I am going to create a Hashtag so that I can keep all my images together and if you copy any of the outfits please use the hashtag so I can see your outfits too! #61daystylechallenge2018

This Challenge will be starting on Sunday and I am going to post a picture everyday for the following 61 days 🙂

So here are the pin prompts that I will be using to create my outfits for 61 days 😀

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Charity shop Haul 06.04.18

I love a good charity shop shopping trip you all know that by now, On Friday Me and Mum set off for our bargain hunting shopping trip and I have to say we did get some right bargains!

First Up is our favourite shop the £1 Sue Ryder shop

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The Khaki shirt is originally H&M and it is really soft and has different brown toned buttons down the front. I picked this up because I like to have basic shirts in different colours as I feel they can be paired with jeans and trainers for a day time look or dressed up with some heels for a night out,. I then found this cute caramel coloured jumper and fell in love with the embroidered flowers on the front this is a really lightweight jumper perfect for those spring days where it’s still quite chilly. I thought this would look cute tucked into a brown skirt or layered under my black dungarees.

Next we went to the Barnardos shop and as we got inside we saw a sign that said Managers Special all ladies clothing 99p!

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Purple shirt originally Primark. You may be thinking to yourself “Hey Natalie that purple shirt looks familiar don’t you have one similar?” Well yes dear readers I do! I have this exact one in green and then similar style ones in black cream and burgundy. What can I say when this girl finds an item she likes she will buy it in every possible colour! I then saw this brown animal print shirt and immediately got some Noel fielding vibes! It’s quite oversized even though its only a 10 but i love the idea of this paired with my black pleather shorts and some heels for a night out! originally new look. Lastly this green and blue check shirt, like the khaki one from sue ryder its just a nice simple shirt quick and easy to throw on with jeans and converse. Origionally New look. All three shirts should have been £2.99 each but thanks to the managers special cost 99p each!

Then we headed into town and weren’t having much luck before we sat down in mannings cafe for our bacon and egg sandwich and cuppa tea! With our bellies full we headed back out hoping our last few charity shops wouldn’t let us down! So next up is the Salvation Army shop.

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Alice in wonderland tee £2.50 originally Primark. So this is a loungewear t-shirt, I don’t care though I will happily wear this out I was thinking with a cute denim skirt and my pastel blue converse this would be a really nice spring look! It says lost in wonderland in glittery lettering and it features my favourite illustrations of Alice all over it 🙂

Then I found this beautiful grey snake print dress. £3 origionally Boohoo and It is just beautiful here is a close up look.

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So as you can see it has a really nice tie detail at the neck and is then a straight a line dress, I paired it with this skinny grey belt that i picked up for 99p at the cancer research store and i think it gives it a nicer shape. I am thinking my black pleather jacket and some simple strappy black heels outfit sorted!!

Then we headed to the cancer research store where my mum found me the most beautiful dress!!!

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£3 label says Louche.It is so weird and wonderful it has little yellow and blue birds all over it and black and white leaf shapes and I just think it is so beautiful!! I have 3 weddings to go to this year and I really want to showcase this babe at one of them!

Then after a Primark Visit in which I brought some socks, flannels and the cosiest slippers I have ever put upon my feet we went to the barnardos outlet where all items unless stated otherwise are 99p.

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Colourful trousers 99p label says Fee Red. I just love these kinds of trousers for like travelling and lazy days I thought with a plain t-shirt and some sandals these would look really cool. I then found this jacket/cardigan for 99p it has no label in it but I love the pattern and I love the cute little buttons on the pocket and I think this will just dress up any plain outfit and be a nice little statement piece without being too bold. I then found this adorable little tie neck shirt for 99p from next and thought paired with the jacket and some black trousers/jeans or a pencil skirt its a nice smart look. My mum then found these gorgeous red heels that were again 99p from next that had NEVER been worn!! I got them home and they still had the cardboard and stickers on!!!

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A closer look at the detailing on the jacket and shirt.

So there we go 13 items for a grand total of £18.42!!!

Which Item is your favourite? Any styling tips/ideas for the pieces I brought?

 

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Natalie

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Spring Look-Book 2018

Spring is here  taking its time to show up, It has been cold, snowing, windy and miserable. I am however still crossing my fingers that Spring will show her face soon and so with that in mind I decided to put together 3 different looks for Spring inspired by my Spring Mood board if you haven’t read that post yet I will link it at the bottom of this post.

Look One The Mac

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I brought this Mac in a Charity shop a few years back and I roll it out every spring it cost me £1 it fits beautifully and is origionally a F&F coat, I paired it with my bargain Levi Jeans some Red Sandals that I also brought for £1 at a charity shop and a cream blouse from Primark.

Look Two Pastels

Spring LookBook 2

I LOVE this top! I brought it a year ago I think in a charity shop it’s originally from Zara and it is so SOFT! I thought the colours and the design were perfect for spring. I paired it with these khaki trousers from next and my faithful Primark nude wedges.

Look Three

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My Final Spring look is this cute Yellow blouse that I brought from Primark last year My Primark Dungaree Dress and my trusty white topshop wedge sandals. I love this look the most.

Which is your favourite look?

Here is my Spring Mood-Board post to give you some insight into my inspiration for these looks. Spring Moodboard

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Whimsical

There is something about spring that just automatically makes me want to be a fairy tale whimsical creature like a fairy or an elf or a witch. I think its the idea of new beginnings of mother nature waking the flowers and leaves back up, of all the colour coming back into the world after the dull dark dreary winter.

With an urge to satisfy my whimsical idea of being a magical fairy tale creature I decided to create a fun make up look and threw on my DIY hooded cloak.

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Spring Moodboard

I just love a new season, especially spring, the days get longer the weather (hopefully) gets warmer and for me the fashion is the most exciting part! Now don’t get me wrong for me my favourite season to dress for is Autumn in fact if I had to put them in order I would Say Autumn First then Spring then Summer and Winter last. So knowing that I can start to peel away a few of the layers and start to introduce more colour into my wardrobe does excite me! I have a spring look book going up on the 29th of this month and thought that ahead of that I would share with you my spring mood board to show you what sort of things I am looking forward to wearing this spring.

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I love creating mood boards and scrap booking I find it very calming and relaxing pouring my creativity into mood boards and vision boards.

Spring 1

So the first thing I am looking forward to wearing this spring is the Red&Pink combination. I recently introduced Red into my wardrobe after avoiding it for no particular reason, I now really like styling red into my outfits and have enjoyed seeing the red&pink clash on the runway and through pinterest posts. Pink isn’t a colour that I am confident in wearing in fact I don’t actually think that I own anything pink anymore! So i will be investing in some pink pieces to create a pink&red clash outfit.

Spring 2

The Mac. For me the Mac is symbolic of spring, like its the perfect spring coat. I picked one up in a charity shop a few years ago for £1 and it is the perfect piece that i bring out every spring. I like to pair mine with a neutral pallete coloured dress knee high socks and boots, I am however going to style it with jeans/trousers this year.

Spring 3

Lastly again something that comes out every spring is pastels. I love pastel colours I think that pastels are a perfect way to introduce a little bit of colour into your outfits if you don’t feel brave enough to go for bold jewel toned clothing. I also LOVE pastel accessories in spring I have a gorgeous lilac clutch that I will be bringing out this season and can’t wait to add some new pastel pieces to my wardrobe.

So that is what I am leaning towards for this season. What pieces are you looking out for this season? Are any of you trialing new looks or styles this season?

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Natalie

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