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A week in Japan where I see sakura, befriend wild deer, explore temples and eat cute food...


OUTFIT | SUGAR DANDY

Three Floor Sugar Dandy dress / ASOS heels

Granted I don't dress up for special occasions very often (meaning I don't have many to go to not that I'm a slob lol), when I'm in need of a more formal ensemble, I'm quite selective with the type of dress I go for. I want it to feel 100% me, probably in an effort to make myself feel more comfortable in an environment I'm not familiar with. This Three Floor number is the perfect example of an "Andini-on-a-night-out" dress, it's basically in a style that I would often wear during the day but elevated to a nighttime level with some extra details. I just realised I've never changed my bio ever since I started this blog almost five years ago now and it still reads that I have a penchant for collars. Truthfully I still really enjoy the preppy touch they lend to outfits even if I don't wear one every single day like I used to (yaahh really, if you remember those good ol' days thank you for sticking around for so long). I've also always loved showing off my waist as it's usually my favourite part of my body and the flattering cut out on this dress definitely gives it a sexier vibe whilst still being covered up enough for my liking. Last but not least I've been totally obsessed with a pink and red colour combo, it clashes in the best way possible.

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OUTFIT | BERETS & BODHI

Lost Ink cardigan via ASOS / Bodhi Rook t-shirt / Gucci belt / ASOS jeans / Gucci loafers / ASOS glasses / M&S beret

So I’ve witnessed the resurgence of the beret amongst bloggers but it wasn’t until I was hit hard by a severe case of root regrowth, were my eyes fully opened to its perfect style and versatility. Of course a beret will add that sure fire Parisian chic touch to any outfit but listen to this: when you need to hide your roots with a hat, a beanie might sometimes be too warm whilst a hat with a brim like a fedora or bowler can sometimes cover your face or obscure your vision in certain situations. What you need is a type of hat that falls somewhere in between, and that is where the beret comes in. After perusing this first black one so much, I have now also added a navy and a red one to the mix. This is one of my go-to casual weekend looks: a t-shirt (usually with Bodhi in some form on it), high waisted jeans (my favourites are the ASOS Farleighs, I own them in several different washes now), a loose chunky cardigan that’s perfect for London spring, and a pair of loafers.

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OUTFIT | LEATHER CULOTTES

& Other Stories knit (old but similar) / Urban Outfitters pants (sold out but similar) / Gucci belt / ASOS boots / ASOS hat / Lolita bag (gift from a friend)

Now you see what I mean when I said I've been on a real trouser kick lately (I usually wear dresses or skirts)? If you scroll down my last few posts, all my outfits seem to have involved jeans or some other form of pantaloon, probably for reasons I rambled on in my previous post. I picked up these leather culottes in the sale which I think is always the perfect time and opportunity to try different types of clothing you wouldn't normally go for. You might remember these shoes from my last haul video, I saw them on Liz from Late Afternoon and for sure thought they were Chanel booties until I followed the link through and found out they were ASOS! Furthermore they were half price in the sale too, reduced to £30 so it would've been rude not to take them. I love how leg lengthening they are for an ankle boot that would usually cut you off. Just a short one today as I'm mega jet-lagged (landed back in London from Japan last night) and am struggling to keep my eyes open as I type this. I'm going to start editing my Japan vlog tomorrow though so that'll be coming to the YouTube channel very soon.

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OUTFIT | MICKEY

UNIF top / Lazy Oaf x Disney trousers / ASOS cap / ASOS fishnet tights / Converse trainers

As someone who previously lived in dresses and skirts and avoided wearing jeans and trousers at all costs, it's safe to say my style has evolved quite a bit since my vintage tea dress and peter pan collar days. That's why I've always struggled to describe my personal style, it seems to change day to day depending on my mood but for now I've really been enjoying the freedom of being able to kick around windy London town without flashing anyone. I think a big part of my newly discovered trouser obsession comes down to the fact that I've recently found a few pairs that have fit me well, which I've always found to be a bit of a chore with my body shape. One of these is this corduroy pair from the Lazy Oaf collaboration with Disney. The waistband fits perfectly without having to belt it which is a rare occurrence for me in the trouser universe and I love the overall 'mom jeans' style silhouette, not to mention the Mickey Mouse detail... just too cute! Usually when I mix prints, I'll go for one of them being a stripe so it's failsafe and although this top is more on the louder end of the stripe spectrum, I don't think it looks too garish with the trousers.

How would you describe your personal style? Hope you have a wonderful Easter if you celebrate too!

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OUTFIT | EMBROIDERED JUMPER

Zara jumper (sold out online) / ASOS jeans / Next shoes / Gucci bag

As the weather is finally starting to get warmer here in London, I've been enjoying wearing more oversized jumpers that I usually wouldn't be able to fit comfortably under a coat. Embroidery is still such a huge trend and there have been so many of these floral knits all over the high street that I have had to constantly assert the luxury of owning more than one is just wholly unnecessary. The one that came home with me is this Zara number: slightly cropped, super wide but heavy and drapey so it isn't unflatteringly boxy at all. What I loved most about it however, is that the intricate floral embroidery goes all the way around the back too, which I hadn't seen with many other jumpers. For someone who likes to wear their hair to the front, this is a detail I truly appreciate. What do you think of the embroidered jumper trend? I've linked some of my current high street faves down below too.

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OUTFIT | GUCCI TEE

Gucci tee / Primark coat / Urban Outfitters trousers / Public Desire shoes / ASOS glasses

After coveting one for ages, I bit the bullet and got a Gucci t-shirt. My first designer tee purchase has left me with the conclusion that they must've woven it with silk, clouds, baby skin and all manner of things soft and magical (ok the baby skin image was terrifying, I apologise but you get the gist). There's also a cute little embroidered detail at the back of the neck but is it really worth the price for what's ultimately just a white tee? I'm not sure yet really, will have to see if I can get the cost per wear down on this. For it's first outing, I styled it with some super comfy velvet culottes and a Primark coat, both of which were super bargainous. I love mixing designer with high street.

Anyway, I'm off to Japan today for a family holiday! I've never been there during sakura season so I'm really looking forward to seeing all the beautiful blooms. Not sure exactly what we'll get up to there but I'm going to try to vlog the trip for my youtube channel, so look out for that and of course I'll be regularly updating snapchat and instagram. See you on the flipside!

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