29 November 2013

Outdoor Wanderings: Part Two

 Boxy Fur Gilet - Topshop | Take A Look Here
 Jumper - Zara
Jeans - Topshop
Scarf - Topshop
Wellies - The Range

So here is part two of last weekends outdoor adventure! Levington Marina is so pretty, so a little wander along the pontoon was compulsory (looking at all the stunning yachts which we can't afford, sob). Keeping warm on this bit of the outing was my amazing Boxy Faux Fur Gilet from Topshop! I've been spying on the faux fur gilets for ages but have been trying to resist, Topshop have an amazing selection with options in grey, white and black of course. I honestly went in last week to just grab a scarf and afew bits...but I came out with this. Ooops. What can I say, I'm just a bit of liability when shopping. I definitely think it was worth it though, I do love the faux-fur look because I think, no matter how scruffy the outfit your wearing, a splash of faux fur just livens it up instantly! Plus this gilet is lovely and soft...how could I have resisted?

This is a favourite jumper from Zara about two years ago and I haven't found one to compete with it yet. There's something about the style, length and fit which makes it a go-to item for me if in doubt about what to wear, it's so comfy, but pretty too, and I've lost count of how many times I've worn it. I really like the contrast between the white jumper and black faux fur gilet! The leopard print scarf adds a nice bit of colour too, I'm definitely all about livening relatively plain outfits up with accessories. Of course, my best accessory is Nick, who accompanied me on this trip and we actually managed to get a photograph of ourselves for once! Despite being together for well over a year, we really don't have many photos! We've definitely been a bit useless on that front until now...I've got a decent camera finally, so there are no excuses!

Then, naturally, after a cold walk, you need food...so we created ourselves the most amazing pizza ever. I'll always take eating in over going out, I do like going out but sometimes you can't beat your own home and your own cooking for relaxation! This pizza was honestly the best ever though, I'm definitely not just saying that (we've definitely had plenty of average pizzas in the past, but this was one amazing creation - see  below). Throw on some mozzarella, goats cheese, ham, salami, spiced chicken and some other bits which I've forgotten, you get one amazing pizza! Diet well and truly broken, but definitely worth it!

Dreaming of this pizza forever!! 


28 November 2013

Outdoor Wanderings: Part One

Coat - Warehouse | Take A Look Here
Jeans - Topshop
Scarf - Topshop
Boots - The Range

Happy Thursday! I thought today I'd do a bit more of a lifestyle-type post because I went on a little trip to a pretty place last weekend and, with a new camera and handy boyfriend in-tow (Nick) to take photographs, it seemed like the perfect time to capture some nice scenery snaps! I live in Suffolk, definitely not the most happening place in the world, and whilst the shopping is certainly far from amazing, the scenery can be really stunning in some places! We're quite close to the sea and to some pretty rivers, and whilst I would never have classed myself as an outdoorsy-type girl, having a fabulous camera has certainly made me pay a little more attention to scenery and settings lately!

So we went for a wander along Levington marina (more boat photos to follow) and having been pretty unwell the week before, it was nice to get out in the fresh air! I'd have settled for a trundle around my garden, but Nick made sure we ventured out to somewhere a little more interesting. He's definitely one of those people who can take something boring and make it amazing, and if it comes to taking good photos or great photos? Well, you can guarantee that his will always be great! We encountered a shooting party cutting through the marina after their shoot (a little random) and they'd all turned up in this enormous van thing, as seen in the photos, and so what better place to pose for pictures than in front said enormous van?

For cold walks and general outdoor ramblings, you definitely need a warm coat - and I'm so in love with this one from Warehouse! I never thought I'd manage to find a Warehouse coat suitable for a Petite, but this one fits amazingly. I do have to roll the sleeves up a little, but I think that adds a nice bit of detail, and the length is perfect for me! Not too long and not too short, in the past I've always had to go for shorter coats (the only Petite-safe option), so it's great to have a coat that's actually long enough to keep the top of my thighs warm. Team it with a trusty printed scarf and wellies, and you're all set for a cold Winter walk! This is just the first part of our outdoor adventure, so check back tomorrow for the second part which involves a fur gilet, a few yachts and the most incredible pizza ever!


26 November 2013

A Little Bit Of Jaeger

Jumper - Jaeger
Leggings - Miss Selfridge
Boots - Republic
Lips - Revlon ColorStay

How cold has it got recently?! I really don’t seem to function very well in these freezing temperatures and the cold is definitely my main enemy in terms of dressing nicely…I always end up going for the warm options, and consequently end up looking like an eskimo or a polar bear. But I just hate being cold! So this little donation from my Dad couldn’t have come at better time. I’m not sure why he didn’t want it, but he decided to donate this amazing Jaeger jumper to me! And I absolutely love it. I love mens jumpers in Winter, they’re so warm and loose-fitting and perfect for a house like mine, which is absolutely freezing. I actually think this Jaeger looks pretty good and with a pair of black leggings and high boots, I’d definitely wear this out and about. What do we think?


24 November 2013

Bright Lights & Gold Leggings

Peplum Top - ASOS
Gold Leggings - ASOS Petite
Heels - KG

If you can't prance around in the leaves in a pair of amazing gold leggings...then when can you? This is possibly one of my favourite outfits ever, and most of it wasn't even put together by me! These incredible gold leggings were a present from my amazing boyfriend, and they're definitely the nicest pair I've ever owned. They fit me like a glove, so I think he did pretty well to pick them for me. He even made the effort to find them in Petite, which says it all really :-) They're such a great fit though, the perfect length, not too tight and not too loose either...dear god he can shop for me better than I can. These leggings are great for an evening out though, they're so eye catching that I don't think I'd wear them with any other colour than plain black, because they should definitely be allowed to show off!

The peplum top is a real find from ASOS and I really love it, it's definitely a lot harder to find peplum tops with sleeves (at least I think so) and I find it hard to find ones which haven't got sleeve material that's double the length of my arm. Somehow this fits perfectly though and it's great with leggings like this, or with a skirt to achieve a peplum-dress look...it also works for casual wear too. I definitely think the peplum style is so slimming and a great option for the Petite figure, plus it's so flattering if you want to have a tight-fit around the waist and arms but don't want anything tight around your stomach. If you're anything like me then it's never a good stomach day! Plus I think this a great Autumn/Winter combination, autumnal colours...and a perfect match for the leaves. Very festive!


22 November 2013

Stripes & Boots

Blouse - H&M
Leggings - Miss Selfridge
Boots - Kurt Geiger
Lipstick - Revlon

Is it just me, or does anyone else have days when they just aren't feeling very creative and struggle massively to put an outfit together? Sometimes none of the clothes I put on seem to work with each other and finding jewellery and belts/scarves to match just all seems a bit too much...so this is where I think loud and bold prints come in so handy, because they do all the work for you! Polka dots, stripes and prints are often so eye-catching alone that you don't need to faff around for ages trying to find things to match - you can just go with plain black and let the pattern show off.

That's what I love about this stripy blouse from H&M, it's quite a bold, eye-catching print and literally doesn't need much else to go with it. On days where I'm struggling to do anything properly, let alone put a good outfit together, it's so much easier to just throw on a top like this with trousers and boots and boom, the outfit is done! I definitely think at least a few bold printed items are a must-have for your wardrobe because not only can they be so gorgeous, but they can be an amazing solution to an outfit crisis. I definitely think less is more sometimes, so its not always necessary to go mad with accessories, plain and simple can be ok too!

These KG boots are honestly life-savers because they just go perfectly with anything and are so lovely and warm for the winter. If anything I'm wearing them way too much at the moment because the heels are starting to wear down, argh, but they definitely cost me enough when I bought them on a mad whim last year, so I'm determined to get my moneys worth. This definitely isn't the warmest outfit for winter, but it's get for just bumbling around indoors or running errands (with a coat on, of course). I definitely you think you could wear this blouse to work under jacket with a smart skirt or trousers, it's pretty versatile...as long as you don't wear it with polka dot trousers :-)