It’s been a while since I did a proper fashion video. With saving and holiday buying I’ve been really good with not buying many clothes. If I have purchased anything it’s been for holiday and in the sale. So I treated myself to an outfit that was full price. Walking around the men’s section of Primark I happened to stumble upon this gorgeous black ripped denim jacket. I normally wouldn’t buy jackets from Primark as the sizing is all weird and I always think they won’t last, however the appearance of this jacket won me over. At £19 it’s a steal. Also in Primark I saw in the men’s section the limited amount of jeans for men. So I headed over to the women’s section and found the perfect ripped jeans for just £15. I’ve always wanted black ripped jeans. Now my legs are getting bigger I just felt they would like aesthetically pleasing with the type of clothes I wear. After my trip to Primark I headed over to Zara where I instantly fell in love with this Pink long line t-shirt with ties on the side. (which is now in the sale for £12.99) It’s the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I really love the length and the addition of the ties. It gives it a cool vibe which I love a lot. I really enjoyed doing this video and I’m so happy to get back into blogging and YouTubing again. This won’t be the last of it. I promise ♥
So it’s been a while since I did a proper fashion related blog post/ video. With trying to save to move out and saving for my big holiday in July it’s been tough with money. With that and going to the gym and getting all those gains my clothes are slowly dwindling with what fits me. I purchased this Yellow Topman jacket at least 2 years ago in the sale. I never thought it suited me when I had my naturally light hair. Dye my hair dark brown and 2 years later I’ve fallen in love with the jacket. The yellow is such a contrast to anything you wear with it, it’s a vibrant yellow that just makes me so happy when I put it on. Thank god I got a small instead of an X-Small as this jacket would be on the pile of selling too. It’s starting to get a little tight but for the moment I will just wear it all the time. The top underneath is also another top I purchased last year but it being Primark the sizing of it was just too big. Fast forward one year and all those gym gains have started to help. It now nearly fits properly and it doesn’t hang off me like it used to do. The ASOS jean, on the other hand, is coming to it’s final wearing. There’s only so much jumping around a room to try and get these jeans over your bum you can do. They are an amazing Jean and so comfortable to wear. It will look like I shall be scouring ASOS for some more jeans soon. Finally, the Marks and Spencer’s kids trainers that have lasted me oh so well. Spring is such a lovely time to enjoy the countryside and I for one love that I live somewhere I can go explore and lose myself in.
Check out my OOTD video:
So while I was Christmas shopping for other people I stumbled amongst the bargain section of Primark. This bomber jacket was sitting there, down from £25 to £10. I couldn’t miss getting this amazing bargain and I most certainly didn’t care that it was a women’s bomber jacket either. Don’t roll your eyes at me either, we all know it happens. When you’re out with a list buying for other people for Christmas and you come across something so amazing that you have to buy it for yourself. Just call it a secret Santa present that you’re not sure who purchased it for you. Just never look at your bank statement and everything will be fine and dandy.
This bomber jacket is so diverse and will go with anything. One side you have the black embroidered flowers and motif on the back. Turn it inside out and you have a red and black bomber jacket for the price of one jacket. I mean it can’t get more amazing than that. For me though I really enjoy the black embroidered side. I love anything that has a little bit of embroidery on it. Whether it’s flowers, a slogan or just a motif. I’m a sucker for it, hence why I had to get this bomber jacket. It terms of wearability it can be worn very casual or smart. I wore it on a night out with a pair of high-waisted trousers and a white shirt and it really did look really smart. That was the black side of it though. In my video down below you can also see the red. I stupidly didn’t take any photos in the red. The red side is a beautiful colour and really gives off that American baseball kind of jacket but in terms of wearing it formally you just couldn’t get away with it like the black. It’s a really diverse jacket and I’m so glad I was Christmas shopping for other people and snapped up this bargain as I know if I had left it any longer that they most certainly wouldn’t have any left!
Velvet is a big trend this season. With everything from velvet suits to velvet dresses. Everything has been velveted, even shoes. I don’t normally jump on with the trends but this one I just had to. Velvet is something I’ve always loved. I love the feel and how sophisticated it looks. In this little OOTD, I wanted to showcase two looks, to show how versatile velvet is. I wanted to showcase a look that was smart enough to fir for a going out look or party wear and then I wanted to showcase a look that was casual and very laid back.
The Smart Edit: I really enjoy dressing up smart, even for everyday things. But I love it more when I have somewhere nice to go. This outfit was the outfit I wore to a Christmas meal with work. The velvet bomber, from Primark, took all focus and everyone loved it. Dress it up with a crisp white shirt and bow tie accessory to add a little bit of drama. A bow tie smartens any outfit up or if you’re feeling adventurous get a piece of ribbon and make a big bow tie ribbon which creates a big statement. Add a pair of high waisted trousers or a smart pair of trousers to smarten the look up. I have ASOS high waisted tapered trousers on which I love so much. Rolled up a little at the bottom and my socks pulled up, as we don’t want to get cold ankles. Then finish the look off with a smart pair of shoes to tie the whole look together.
The Casual Edit: With this bomber jacket it’s so versatile that one minute it can look smart and perfect for that party look. But it also can go to being very casual and almost lounge wear. For my casual look, I teamed it up with my dungarees from Topshop, as nothing says comfortable and casual than a denim dungaree. Underneath my denim dungaree, I played it down with a plain white turtle neck t-shirt as the velvet bomber already does much of the talking so playing it subtle with a plain white tee is probably safer than anything else. To finish the look off I added my plain white trainers from M&S kids section. to give it a laid back approach.
So I’ve not done an OOTD showcase for some time and today was the first time I was inspired to go and do a video that was just that. It made me realise how much I missed doing them and how much I need to push myself to get back into them. This outfit is pretty much all my holiday clothes that I shouldn’t be wearing. But I felt I wanted to showcase the outfit and make fashion.
The top is a love of mine. I have so many of these tops, especially in a stripe. I’m addicted to anything with a stripe so much so I have to buy it there and then if I see anything. The top is from Primark and was only about £4.50
The shorts are a new love of mine. High waisted, a-line men’s shorts which shocked me as I thought they were women’s when I purchased them. I’ve always wanted these kind of shorts as I just love the shape of them. I purchased these from River Island sale for £8.
The Sandals are a stunning addition to my wardrobe. I have a very similar pair in black but they’re so flat to the floor where as these are not. I needed something with a little wedge on for walking around Venice when we go in 50 days! I purchased the sandals from Topman sale for £20
Here is the video for Summer Runaway:
So I was super excited to use my brand new camera which records in 4K. I recorded all of these shots in 4K but in the editing process my computer couldn’t handle how big the files were, so I’ve had to take them down to 2k and it’s made the quality a little of touch with the video. I’ll read up on how to do it perfectly next time but I just wanted to have a go with my camera before I went off to London on Wednesday!
This outfit is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. A khaki kimono with an all black outfit. I just love how the khaki compliments the black and just makes the outfit. Everything I’m wearing is mostly ASOS apart from the shoes and roll neck.