Summer is FINALLY coming!

So, if you are like me (who lives east of Great Britain) sunshine is a rare occurrence during the first half of the year. Since I’ve arrived at university, all I have experienced is either rain, wind or  snow. Sometimes two of these at the same time! However, now it is nearly June- Summer time! The skirts and shorts are coming out- despite the wind still creeping up on us whenever we leave the house unfortunately. But overall, people are happy. Smiling more. Laughing more. Drinking more (university life and all ).

But one thing that is acting as a set back to the warmish weather, is my clothes rack. I was  unprepared fashion wise at the beginning of the year with just how cold it was going to be, and so raided Topshop, H&M, New Look etc for all the woolly necessities. Now, I am trying to be more money-wise and am in the process of losing weight for an upcoming holiday. And in doing so I am carefully picking out pieces that I know I will be able to wear now AND after this weight loss (hopefully). It is unrealistic to say“I am going to buy a size 8 and wear it when I reach my goal weight”; although this can be true, realistically if you are not yet a size 8, you will not wear it now. It’s not possible because it just will not fit. And in stocking up on clothes that you MIGHT wear, you are probably just wasting money. Who knows when you’ll be a size 8.

And so everyone, a way to get the best of both worlds- BUY FITTED  ELASTICATED MATERIALS. Try in your size and if you want, try  a smaller size- the lighter elasticated material will expand despite being a bit bigger. For tops, the fitted elasticated bands will clinch in at your waist making you appear slimmer and  obviously hug to your waist, making it look smaller. For bottoms, go for Jeggings or Leggings. There are SO MANY colours available for leggings so take your pick. Also, jeggings give a similar illusion of skinny jeans,making legs look longer and also the elasticated material will comfortably shape around your legs and fit just right. These can come in different colours also, so outfit-wise : it can suit all occasions.

floral_leggingsNew Look Top: in colour plumleggings

These picks are perfect as they come in different cuts- whether you want to go sleeveless or not, or casual or classy. They will still give you a spring/summer vibe, whilst keeping you protected from any random gusts of wind or chilliness.

SO FIGHT BACK WITH STYLE ;)

OOTD: Clock in The Slush!

Brown Vintage Booties :)

Jumper: SELECT|Leggings: SELECT|Boots: NEW LOOK

I find it a tricky task occasionally, to find a look that is stylish, unique, warm yet quick and seamless for those cold, icy mornings. Especially when I know I have a long day of lectures ahead of me- I want to look super trendy yet be as warm as a polar bear… without the extra layer of fur. Luckily, the fashion angels had not abandoned me yet and so I managed to find a few worthy pieces among the leftovers of Christmas sales a few days ago. I completed this look with a pair of vintage brown boots to add to the wintery spirit. The patterned leggings are perfect if you want to add that special “oomph” to your outfit. But obviously, it was not enough oomph for me, hence the additional sequined power of the jumper! Now, I felt ready to sit in those long, dreary lessons, walk through snow-slush AND strut my stuff!
Enjoy! x

Fashion’s True Beginning

One word comes to mind when one mentions fashion. For me, instantly clothing comes to mind. Then the secondary words follow: shoes, accessories, prints, colour etc. However, the one that really triumphs over them all, echoing in the background constantly: Bankruptcy.

Now, the world of fashion consists of new style breaking through the masses of media, celebrity fame, culture- the list goes on. But one thing that it brings to all who seek for it, is a sense of self-worth. The term “fashionista” usually contains imagery of the high-heeled, well-off “Carrie Bradshaw” wannabe taking over the big city with her fresh style and super outlook on life, whose main dream is to eat, live and breathe fashion into the generations of today. So basically, wholly superficial and plastic. To be honest, with the materialistic society we live in today, I don’t blame them. However, I also now know, there are those few people with that same Bradshaw dream that is intent on achieving just that. And truth be told. I love them for it.

The style of trend setters, bloggers, editorial spreads is not solely based on the content it provides. But instead, it is the manner of style, the vigor and boldness of how that message stands that captivates us. Fashion is everywhere. Even those who do not follow any ‘”trend”, cannot excuse that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ they feel walking in that unwashed, ‘go to’ item. Is it THEIR style- set by them. Regardless whether Vogue says so or not.
THAT my friends. is the true beauty of fashion. And I intend to bring to the world just that. My god given right to express my individuality through fashion- aimed to also help others find their inner flair. Economically, with hints of guilty pleasures along the way ;).

Feel it. Wear it. EMBRACE IT!