Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Double Denim

If someone had told me a few years ago, I would be wearing double denim (outside and not on laundry day), I would never have believed you. But as the denim trend is going no where, I thought I'd give it ago!

I actually love it! I always imagine 80s unflattering jeans and mullets when someone says 'double denim' however this frayed edge dress from Monki changed my expectations. Frayed denim was all over SS15 catwalks, and although it's taken a while to filter down to the high street, It was definitely worth the wait. This isn't OTT, just slightly frayed to give a different texture and modern twist. I can't wait to wear it in summer with some gladiators!

The jackets is from Depop, £7! I definitely recommend Ebay and Depop for denim jackets. I always see really affordable ones on there! 

As I shot this in Manchester, UK, it was FREEZING so I teamed it with my over the knee boots which just seem to go with everything. 

How do you guys feel about doubling up? Would you go with the trend or is this not for you? I love to read your comments on here and Instagram, so do feel free to tell me your opinion :)

See you soon,

Lauren XO

Dress: Monki // Jacket: Depop (similar here) // Boots: Next (similar here)

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Stripe Addiction

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are well. I'm back with a new look, the title explains it all really; I have a stripe addiction, a big one!

I have always loved stripes. Nautical, boho, breton I'll take them in any from. Today I chose this beautiful 2 piece combo from Vila. You'll know by now that my other love are culottes. So imagine my delight when I spotted these babies! 

I'd like to think this is the outfit I would have worn if my LFW invite hadn't been lost in the post...maybe next season : ) It's quite simple but oh so elegant. It has the casual Scandinavian vibes we know and love from Vila, but is cut so beautifully that it feels so feminine and it can be easily glammed up. I chose fur. When in doubt, I always add fur! I think it just gives it that high fashion edge. What do you guys think?

I've finished the look with my staple heels and H&M bag (it's actually an over the body, but I tuck the strap in).

I've been taking lots of new pics recently, as well as working on an exciting business project! Watch this space : )

Have a great weekend,

Lauren XO

Shirt: Vila // Culottes: Vila // Shoes: New Look //  Fur: Dorothy Perkins (similar here)
Bag: H&M (similar here)

Friday, 6 March 2015

Marks and Spencer's Fashion Show

Hello and happy Friday! There's something strange and magical happening up in Manchester today...It's SUNNY! Yes, the rare thing we call sun, has finally made an appearance in March! This has totally renewed my enthusiasm for SS15 and I am planning blog posts as we speak. 

So last week I was invited to the Marks and Spencer Fashion Show and I took along the lovely Holly from Rock On Holly with me! It was very exciting as they told us no other bloggers were attending the 1pm show, so we felt very special. If you didn't know already, M&S sponsored London Fashion Week, so this was their highlights of the AW15 shows and trends, and a look at their new SS15 collection.

We were given Champagne on arrival and were seated on the frow with a few members of the Hollyoaks Cast, so exciting! Belinda Earle herself (M&S style director) welcomed everybody and then we watched a short film from LFW showing us their favourite looks.

The show was fantastic from start to finish. I know I may be biased, but honestly, every outfit was stunning, wearable and so on trend. I even spotted my flares (which I was wearing!). Some of the clothes were available already, but most were a preview, and trust me you are in for a treat! Masculine brogues, stripes, culottes, waist belts and the good old birkenstock style sandal will be all over the SS15 wardrobe of you M&S shoppers. 

Believe it or not, it was my first ever fashion show. I have always watched them online, but I am now addicted to the frow! Thanks for having us Marks ans Spencer, we love every minute!

On to what I wore. Well, if you haven't already worked out, I'm slightly obsessed with the 70s. I have been for a few years, but the fact it's on trend and so easily accessible now is just heaven! I wore fantastic fitting flares from M&S of course, unfortunately they have now sold out, but I was assured there will be more available asap. I teamed it with my amazing faux fur jacket from Coast. I got this baby for £59 down from £195! How could I say no to a 75% discount! To be honest it took me a while to get the confidence to wear it, as I live in a little village that isn't really the fashion capital of the world, but I threw caution to the wind and braved it, and I haven't looked back since!

To finish the look, I added my beautiful star bag that I bought in the ASOS sale at Christmas. It just tops off the 70s vibes.

I am off to get to SS15 looks ready for you guys, have a fabulous weekend!

Lauren XO

Jeans: M&S (similar here) // Jacket: Coast // Bag: Asos (similar here)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Jones and Jones

So on my blog shoot today, I felt like a princess. This was because I was wearing the most beautiful dress I have ever worn. I was very luckily sent this stunning dress from Kayla at Jones and Jones. They make their dresses in their studio in London. As soon as it arrived, I couldn't wait to put it on! I had no make up on and my hair was stuffed up into a bun, but the dress made me feel a million dollars! I know it sounds corny, but it was the skirt, it has three layers of beautiful fabric, and it makes you want to twirl!

Today was such good fun! I'm normally rushed and have 3 or 4 looks to shoot, but today, I dedicated it to the Kayla dress. I used one of my Valentine's day roses as I feel it needed a pop of colour and it was great fun adding a prop!

I am travelling to a family wedding in Switzerland this April and I cannot wait to take it, everyone will be in love!

Thanks again to the lovely guys over at Jones and Jones, I feel very lucky.

Lauren XO

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Suede All The Way

So I'm sure if you follow my instagram, or other bloggers, you will know that suede is going to be big this year! Not just for Spring/Summer, but as we've seen from London Fashion Week, it will still be seen everywhere in AW15.

I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to suede. It has to look amazing for me to like it. I don't naturally gravitate towards fabrics that can easily get stained/ruined as I am the worst for spoiling expensive things. However, this beauty from Asos just had to be mine! I luckily had 20% so the £65 price tag was significantly reduced, and therefore a must have (it's a sign when you get discount right?).

It is just beautiful. I can't put in to words how great it looks in real life. The pictures don't do it justice! You have to feel the texture and see the quality of the stitching. If I don't somehow ruin it, the it's definitely a piece I could wear for years. It also has a bit of fringing on it which keeps it very on trend, gotta love a tassel!

I went completely 70s mad and teamed it with this amazing flared sleeved boho top from Although realistically I wouldn't usually wear this outfit with heels (I'd more likely team it with gladiator sandals), I thought they made it a bit more edgier and great for a blog shoot.

How do you feel about suede? Love it or hate it, it's not going anywhere soon!

Lauren XO

Skirt: Asos // Top: Boohoo // Shoes: M&S (similar here)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Jailbird Jeans: Day to Night

Jeans: Jailbird // Shirt: Asos // Coat: Vero Moda 

A few weeks ago, the lovely Alice contacted me asking if I would like to put together a day and night look featuring the upcoming brand Jailbird Jeans. I was obviously delighted to style them as they looked so great. I chose two pairs that I would get the most wear out of (I've lived in them ever since they arrived!); some washed denim skinnies and a pair of black jeggins. 

Above is my day time look, however, I'm sure those of you who follow me on instagram will have seen many day time looks featuring this pair as they are so classic! They fit true to size, and grab all the right places. They are really flattering, but also comfortable; two things essential with any pair of jeans. I went with the washed slim jeans, as although I love my mom jeans and occasional flares, I always go back to simple, wardrobe staple skinnies. 

I teamed them with a simple striped shirt from asos, and my Vero Moda 'dressing gown' coat. 

Jeans: Jailbird // Cape: Boohoo // Shirt: Asos // Shoes: New Look

I wanted to style a really wearable look for the night time. I took the basic Asos shirt and black jeggins as the base of the look, but then I jazzed it up by adding heels and my Boohoo cape. I absolutely love these jeggins! The are really slim fitting on the leg, which is great as they don't bag like some brands that I have worn in the past. They zip up at the back which leaves a great smooth band at the front with no bulky buttons pushing through. They have also kept their colour after several washes, something that is a well known problem with black denim!

I'm still loving a good cape, and this beauty from boohoo has become a regular in my day to day looks. It's just so wearable and goes over so many different looks. It's also surprisingly warm!

I hope you've like the way I have styled my Jailbird jeans, I'd defintitley reccommend them for style, comfort and to top it off they are really affordable!

Lauren XO

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Rock On Ruby Clothes Swapping Party

So last week I attended a blogger's party with a difference. It was hosted by the wonderful Holly and the girls over at Rock On Ruby at Font Bar in Manchester. I'm sure most of you have heard of ROR, but if not, definitely check them out. They design some amazing slogan t-shirts, hoodies and also accessories. You can personalise the items to have whatever you want on them - I have the frozen "the cold never bothered me anyway" as I'm obviously a 5 year old child...

Anyway, on to the party; it was a clothes swap party! This entailed each blogger bringing a few items of clothing, accessories or unused make up that they no longer wanted, and swapping it with other blogger's unwanted things. Genius! It was like shopping...for free!

It was also a chance to catch up with some friends and also meet some lovely new bloggers. I saw the wonderful Gail from The Equinox Fashion, Laura from Fashion Eat Star and Anna from It's a Blogger's World. I also met lovely new friends; Stephanie, Ruth, Ashleigh and Melissa.

A few of us were too busy drinking the fabulous cocktails that we missed the start of the swapping, but I still ended up with some fabulous things. My favourite was a vintage 70s style scarf from the lovely Alexandra from Champagne and Lemonade (pics to follow on Instagram).

It was such a lovely way to spend an afternoon, shopping, cocktails and new friends. Can't wait to attend another clothes swapping party!

Lauren XO

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