Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Graphic Tee - Style post

Hey Guys,

The slogan tee has been a huge trend for quite awhile now but its something I've only now bought into, as I was always looking for slogans I actually agreed with or resonated with, so the feminist and political ones have been my faves. 

Although it doesn't stop just with the slogan tee I am currently obsessed with graphic tees in general from lusting over the Topshop Stranger things collection (I still haven't started season two yet) to vintage band tees. I am also rotating between a back to the future baseball tee and a Prince top I have. 

When it comes to styling graphic tees now, any skirts or trousers I buy have to be able to work just teamed with a graphic tee from prince of Wales check trousers, velvet wide leg trousers and loud skirts. As I teenager I pretty much lived in the graphic tees and different jeans, even a collection of the colour hand print ones from Blue Banana but now I am loving trying to avoid wearing jeans as much. This skirt I picked up for only £7 in the marks sale and I love the wrap detail which makes it a little bit more flattering, plus blue is a colour I've always been told suits me but I don't have enough blue in my wardrobe. 

Top - Topshop sale / Skirt - Marks and Spencer sale / Boots - Primark

With the finishing touch of this season must have, a sock boot. These ones are from Primark at around £10 with the perfect height heel, of course I had to get the in metallic. It has weirdly been a super mild October here in Cornwall but with a leather jacket over the top outfits like this are what I am living in while trying not to wear jeans as much and resisting the need for knitwear so far.
I do wish I had got this top around May time when we were preparing for the last general, would have been perfect for political posts and wearing canvasing but even when we don't have a general election coming up its still so relevant and important to be politically active (look into joining your party) and keeping informed.

Love Charlotte

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Corduroy is the one - How I got key winter pieces in the summer sales / Style post

Hey Guys,

Its that awkward time of year when its freezing cold in the morning but can often get warm mid-day and its just impossible to know what to wear.

So I've been getting back into layering, the tights and under layer tops are back.

fashon, ootd, floral

I hate the approach we have as the seasons change to completely pack up our summer wardrobes, hide them away for next summer and that's it. I love pieces that can be worn in every season like this dress I got in the topshop sale. We all know I'm a massive bargain hunter and love sales shopping and I hate when people say "It's no good shopping in the sales alone because all the clothes are from the last season and can't be worn anymore". It's just not true, yes this dress it a summer dress (note there is a massive cut out back too) perfect with tan sandals and a denim jacket but because of the black elements and yellow being such a huge colour this season I can easily carry it through to this next season. Florals aren't just for Spring.

I also picked up my basic winter boots in the summer sale at Next. Next sales are amazing for multi seasonal pieces as they seem to be such a classic shop that will still have boots, mac coats etc in the summer collection.

Top - ASOS / Dress - Topshop / Jacket - Romwe * / Boots - Next

Finally lets talk about this jacket, corduroy is such a marmite fabric I feel but for some reason I've always loved it. I remember having a pair of burgundy cord trousers from Gap when I was like 8 that my mum loved but they were super uncool at the time but finally its time has come. I love these style jackets, they have such a classic vintage look to them and are pretty practical but now look cool and I love it. The thickness of this particular one isn't ideal but its perfect for this weird transitional weather.

Love Charlotte

* Products marked have been kindly gifted to myself but of course all opinions are my own. x