blue jean baby.

I only wear black jeans. That’s so much a truth that when I once deviated and wore a really old pair of blue boyfriend jeans because everything else was in the wash, a friend said ‘I’ve never seen you wear jeans before!’. Incorrect, my friend. Jeans, yes, but blue jeans? No. Until now! I decided it was the moment to branch out, and my black ASOS Curve Ridleys that I bought last summer were looking a bit faded and baggy, so it was perfect timing. ASOS Ridleys are the jean for me. They’re tight, strong, stretchy and skinny. They do everything I want them to. And this mid-blue was exactly what I was looking for. So I took them for a spin for the first time on Monday, for a day of stomping around London on the bank holiday. They’re just so good as part of this very relaxed (but not boring) outfit. I’m very happy to have made the switch.

Plus size bomber jacket

Jacket: Junarose (old)
T-shirt: ASOS Curve
Jeans: ASOS Curve
Trainers: custom Nike Blazers

When I went to New York in March I planned to repurchase Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Double Dare, which is one of the all-time best colours on me, but they were sold out in every Sephora I visted. I tried Lolita instead, and found I liked it a lot more than I expected to, and I’ve worn it a lot since then! It’s a good neutral that enables me to wear more interesting eye colours, like here, where I wore it with blue liquid eyeliner (alas obscured by my fringe…)

Kat Von D Lolita

think pink

Since I’ve moved house I’ve unearthed a lot of forgotten treasure. One of which was this dress, last seen on the blog in summer 2013. I’m wearing it with the same belt, but since we’re not in proper summer, I need tights, trainers and a jacket to keep me warm. The jacket is super great, right? I was gifted it by OneOneThree and am excited about the outfit possibilities it unlocks. I just love pink of any description and this dusky shade is perfect.

pink satin bomber jacket

Dress: Clements Ribeiro Swan for Evans (2013, so it’s long gone!)
Jacket: OneOneThree
Trainers: Adidas (similar, in more sizes)

Today I’m wearing my number one favourite non-neutral lip: Stila liquid lipstick in Bacca. I saw a sales assistant wearing the most amazing berry-wine shade in Sephora in New York so asked her what it was and bought it instantly. No regrets.

stila lipstick in bacca

 

floral fun.

I came by this gorgeous Persona by Marina Rinaldi shirt this week and wondered how best to work it into my wardrobe. I decided to pair it with my current favourite skirt: this ultra-wearable navy blue midi from M&S. I wasn’t going to let the pink go to waste so I brought back a very old classic, this Simply Be biker jacket.

Marina Rinaldi Persona shirt

Jacket: Simply Be
Shirt: Persona by Marina Rinaldi
Skirt: Marks & Spencer
Shoes: Evans

I’m really enjoying eye makeup since cutting this fringe in, but have been leaning towards a darker eye with a pinky-brown lip. With this outfit I decided to go all-out, with this wonderful electric blue liquid eyeliner (Wet ‘n’ Wild Megaliner in Voltage Blue), plus my ultimate red lip, which is Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red (also worn in my last post, if you were doubting my commitment). I just can’t do without liquid lipstick these days.

Sephora Always Red

Hey ladies.

I’ve been away. I mean, I haven’t really been anywhere but I haven’t been blogging either. It’s been a combination of finally being in a job that inspires me (meaning less need for outlets elsewhere), not wanting to spend so much money on clothes, the dark nights meaning it’s hard to take photos, and maybe just a general blogging malaise. But I’m back, at least for one post! I wanted to show you this wonderful dress from Monki that all my pals have been going wild over. I already had the Jonna polo dress in black, so I knew it suited me and was comfortable, and when the lady print edition was released I knew I had to have it. I wear a L in Monki, which is unfortunately sold out online. I’m not sure if they’ll get more, but I hope they do!

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Dress: Monki
Coat: New Look Inspire
Shoes: Dr Martens

So, it’s a cool dress, but I mostly bought it because my pal Fiona is on the print! (She’s upside-down on the dress but I rotated her for full glory)

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black magic.

Every so often an item turns up that you know is going to change your wardrobe, at least temporarily. I had seen the back jersey long-sleeve jumpsuit on ASOS Curve (sadly now sold out) and thought ‘that’s nice, maybe I’ll get it one day’. Then I saw it on my friend when she came to stay with me, and knew I needed it instantly. I ordered it with the Black Friday discount, and as soon as I tried it on, I knew it was The One. It fits perfectly, it’s gorgeous and glamorous but can be dressed down for daytime, worn with loads of different shoes and jackets. I love it.

Faux fur gilet plus size

ASOS Curve black jumpsuit

Jumpsuit: ASOS Curve (sold out, similar here)
Gilet : Junarose
Shoes : Evans

I wore it with some dramatic blue eyemakeup and my current fave lipstick: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan.

NYX Milan lip cream