Sunday, 19 February 2017
An updated look at what I carry around day to day in my current bag of choice. I love this crossbody bag so much, I've worn it pretty much every single day since I got it for Christmas.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Growing up, I was never able to fit into knee-high or over-the-knee boots due to my large calves. Being a UK size 12-14, I've always had this problem where in general a size L would be too tight on my bottom half but plus sizes were too big. So I was balancing awkwardly between what's deemed 'regular' and 'plus' sized (which I'll probably talk about more in another blog post) but regardless, in terms of how boots were being designed and manufactured, apparently my calves were disproportionately wider than the rest of my legs. Last year when the black over-the-knee boot emerged and started having it's moment, I immediately shut down any notion of dipping my toes into the trend. That is until I saw blogger/youtuber Gracie Francesa style up a pair on her blog. She mentioned that these ones from ASOS somehow managed to fit her legs when no others had previously so I took the plunge and decided to order them and try them out. It's true, the ASOS ones were made of a stretchy faux suede material and I could hardly describe the feeling that came over me the moment I succeeded in pulling those boots up and over my calves.
Now that these sassy strutters are popping up all over the place, I'm pleased to find that ASOS currently stock a great range of wide fit over-the-knee boots to tickle every curvy gal's fancy. I thought I'd go with a nude colour for my second pair of OTKs: they look so nice over jeans and I'm already conjuring up some serious Parisian chic vibes with them styled under pink dresses and also imagining how leg-lengthening they'd be on bare legs over the warmer months. If you're like me and have struggled with buying high boots, I'd definitely recommend giving these types a go.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Sometimes I feel like I'm cheating when I purchase an item of clothing like this, very vintage style and inspired yet not actually vintage. You could probably find an almost identical dress for cheaper at a charity shop, the annoying hipster voice in my head whispers, plus it's not as cool if everyone else has the exact same dress... It's true, there's something I find extremely gratifying about going thrifting, especially when you come home with a one-of-a-kind bargain you've fallen head over heels in love with. On the other hand, it can be exhausting. In all honestly, I don't always have the time to go trawling through racks and racks of unsorted second hand clothing in the likes of Brick Lane. So as someone who's always been into more retro fashion and a granny chic aesthetic (I even considered labelling myself as a vintage style blogger when I first started this blog but thought it would just end up pigeonholing me), if I pass something vintage inspired that catches my eye on the high street, I would definitely still consider purchasing it.
Sunday, 5 February 2017