I think this is one of my favourite outfits I have ever worn. I'm not sure why but I just really love it. It features some new items I've acquired in the last week. These Levis shorts come courtesy of one of my best friend's who was having a clear out of her wardrobe, so lucky for me they cost nowt. I also got a blue pair from her - what a baller. To be fair, they're way too big for me but I actually really like how they look gathered with a belt. As for my new trainers - aren't they lush? I've never really been one to wear a chunky trainer shoe but when my friend came home with a pair of Hokas I saw them and thought 'yes'. I got these ones for £60 down from £100, which is pretty darn sweet and they're honestly like walking on air. Styling wise, I love to pair them with quite a smart or feminine outfit in order to counteract the chunky sportiness of them. As we all know I'm a big fan of juxtaposing smart and casual wherever I can. 

Shirt - thrifted
Jeans - vintage Levis
Shoes - Hoka
Bag - vintage

Today I come to you with yet another of  my awesome charity shop finds. This pink bag is so horrifically tacky that I instantly fell in love with it. It's pink, it's satin, it's embroidered, it has mirror sequins on it, it's vile, it's amazing. I love a statement bag so I just rolled with it and I regret nothing. It spruces up any simple outfit and turns it into something snazzier than you could have ever imagined. It's the bag to end all bags and cost me £6. My thrifty adventures have actually been really fruitful over the past couple weeks and I've acquired some sick pieces I'm excited to share on here. I'm not sure if any of them can top this bag, but they'll sure as hell give it a run for its money. 

Jumper - & Other Stories
Skirt - Topshop
Loafers - Anna Xi
Bag - Thrifted
Hat - Topshop
Hola, bonjour, hey, hello, hi. I've been gone for a hot minute. Long story short - I developed a nasty gum infection and have been lying in bed on antibiotics for the past week. Fun fun fun. But I'm on the mend now so all is good, I can eat solid food again (cuppa soup does not a balanced diet make y'all)!!

To mark the special occasion that is the reappearance of my good health, I'm wearing a floral wrap dress. I am a person renowned for not wearing dresses often, if ever. In fact my friends have said countless times "if you wore a dress that would be weird". Well, I'm here, I'm weird and I'm wearing a feminine dress people. I'm absolutely obsessed with Realisation Par, a strange feat for someone who rarely dons dresses, but there is something about that brand I can't get enough of. Realisation makes me want to wear floral dresses and run through fields (not fields of wheat though). Sadly, a Realisation dress will set me back a few hundred quid, a figure I can't afford, so when I saw this number in Brandy Melville I was sure to make it mine. The Brandy wrap dresses are some of the best Realisation lookalikes I've seen and would definitely recommend if you, like me, have caught the Realisation Par fever.

Dress - Brandy Melville
Boots - Zara
Bag - Thrifted
Hat - Topshop

Gonna start this post off with a warning - if you wear a t shirt with a gorilla on expect to be asked 27140325703140 times if it's Harambe RIP. 

Recently I've been on a mission to expand my graphic tee collection because they're just fail safe pieces to have and, depending on the design, can easily switch up a look. I love juxtaposing them with my suit jacket and denim for that dressed up-dressed down vibe. This tee in particular is a newish number from Brandy Melville, my go to place for tees. I guess it's good then that I just got a job there. 

Today I officially graduated from university. I wore that cap and gown and strutted across that stage. It was actually pretty overwhelming! It feels as though the last three years of my life, some of the toughest but best years, have come full circle today and it's truly the end of an era. It's onto the next adventure now. Post uni life is a bizarre roller coaster. It's stressful but amazing all at the same time. I've always had the goal to stay in London after I graduate no matter what and I'm actually achieving that goal and it feels so good to know I can do whatever I set my mind and heart on. I've not found that 'proper grown up 9-5' career job yet but that will happen when it happens. For now I'm going to be working at one of my favourite clothing stores and being creative in my spare time and that's great. I was working in a bar before this doing five night shifts in a row so I'm pretty excited to get my normal sleep pattern and energy back. But life is an adventure and I'm a firm believer that there is no set way to do life. Everyone has to follow their own path and figure life out in their own way and own time and that's what I'm doing. I'm 21, I'm still young. 

Tee - Brandy Melville (similar vibe here)
Skirt - Topshop 
Shoes - Converse
Suit jacket - Vintage
Bumbag - Vintage

At the moment I'm trying not to buy much in terms of clothes because I can't really afford to be spendy at the moment. I've actually been enjoying it though because I've been able to rediscover my wardrobe and get a lot more wear out of pieces I usually wouldn't. Essentially I have a capsule wardrobe right now and I can see the appeal. I'm someone who get flustered and stressed when I'm faced with too much choice. With fewer clothes coming in I've been able to think clearer about my outfits and really make the most of what I have. I'm at the point in my life where I'm moving away from big shopping binges in which I buy millions of items I will never wear and am instead buying less but investing in classic pieces that will last me ages; I can't be arsed with trend chasing because it just rinses me of everything I have. This jumper was a recent investment from & Other Stories. I really love it's shape and the way it falls on me, as I've grown sick of either having to tuck jumpers or else look like a shapeless lump. I paid a little bit more than I usually would for it but I just feel like this piece can be thrown on with anything and look super put together, plus it will never go out of style.

Jumper - & Other Stories (similar here)
Shorts - Topshop (similar here)
Shoes - COS (similar here & here)
Basket - Thrifted
Hat: Topshop
Today I'm serving my best 'I'm pretending to be in a hot, sunny Mediterranean beach town' vibes. Sadly, these pics were taken a mere 30 second trek from my front door here in London. I've not actually had the chance to go on holiday yet this year which is kinda lame but oh well. I actually managed to pick up a serious tan (not that these photos show it whatsoever, thanks midday sun) during the heatwave a few weeks back, so I look like I've been holiday and if anyone asks...let's just say I won't say no.

I feel like a blue denim skirt, flowing white shirt and a basket are this summer's uniform. I've always been a fan of minimal effort in summer so I'm all for it. I don't have the patience to mess around with prints and a ton of colour, I just need pieces I can throw on, look cute and be out that front door in time to pretend I'm on holiday. This basket is one of my newest thrifted pieces and I love it. On the high street a nice basket bag costs anywhere between £20-£50 and I personally think that is bizarre for a bit of wicker, so I'm afraid my £3.50 charity shop find will have to suffice. And let's be real, for £3.50 you can't really go wrong.

Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Topshop
Basket: Thrifted
Sandals: ASOS

Aaaaaand she's back.

Yes. Me. The comeback queen. This probably marks comeback no. 1239746018456034732057. Oh well, life happened. The important thing is that I'm back and my photos are really massive now.

In all seriousness, I went away because I had to focus on finishing uni, getting a degree, finding a means of paying rent to stay in London etc. all of which is VERY STRESSFUL. Being an adult is certainly an experience ey. London is also very expensive, but I'm still here y'all, don't worry.

As for this outfit? In the words of Maria von Trapp, it features some of my favourite things. The suit jacket and leather bumbag-fanny pack-abomination (whatever you want to call it) are two of my fave vintage finds ever. As someone who wants to dress more feminine but also loves a masculine edge this jacket is perfect; style it off the shoulder with a slip dress and you could even say it's sexay. Also just noticed the front pocket on my bag is unbuttoned which is fun and so totally intentional :)

Slip dress: ASOS
Suit jacket: Vintage
Bumbag: Vintage
Trainers: Dune
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