Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Style Challenge with ASOS | 5 Ways to Style a Statement Sweatshirt

ASOS jumper*


RI shoes

H&M bag

Hello again! I apologise for being a bit MIA from the blog again recently - you know how it is. But I'm back in full force today with something a little special. A while ago I asked you all what sort of stuff you'd like to see from me, and many of you said you'd like to see different ways to style things. So, being the wonderful listener that I am, today I've styled up a statement sweatshirt from ASOS in not one, not two, but five different ways. Hooray! Sweatshirts are a great basic piece because they're so comfy and slouchy but can still be styled up to look put together. The one I'm wearing is a bright white colour, with pretty mesh shoulders which adds a bit of detail. I've styled it up in various ways that would be perfect for different occasions such as popping to the shops or going out to lunch with your girlfriends. I hope you can gain some inspiration from my looks, and let me know which one is your favourite!


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Friday, 17 January 2014

Some Like it Hot

ZARA top
RI jacket
NEXT boots

Photography by Liam Simmons

Ooh, fancy pictures! Exciting, huh? Courtesy of my lovely friend Liam, who snapped a few shots of me in the beautiful city of Chichester the other day.

I actually bought this Zara cami a little while ago but I've only just gotten around to wearing it. It's tartan at the front and completely lace at the back, so it's not really the warmest item of clothing I own. It is pretty though, and adds a little femininity to my staple outfit of ripped jeans, boots, and a leather jacket. I've just ordered myself another one from the Zara sale but this time it's completely black and covered in sequins. My judgement may have been clouded by the price, £19.99 down to £3.99, I couldn't say no!

I don't know about the rest of my fellow third years, but I am really starting to feel the stress of being in my final semester EVER of university. I have a dissertation to write alongside two really intense separate units, so I basically spend my time either doing work, or worrying about the work I should be doing. On the bright side, I am planning a holiday for after it's all over. A week by the pool, drinking cocktails and reading magazines. I can't think of a better way to forget about the past three years! 

Let me know what you think of my fancy photos, and if anyone has any tips on surviving the last stretch of uni I'd love to hear it! Sarah...x

Currently playing: Neon Hitch - Some Like it Hot

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Back to Work Inspiration

Back to Work Inspiration

It's back to work for everyone this week! The Christmas holiday is officially over. No more eating turkey and sweeties until we feel sick, then going for a brisk walk in the country side to burn off the calories. No more sparkly eyeliner or dresses covered in sequins. Sigh...

Today I thought I'd share some 'back to work' fashion inspiration with you all. I'm a third year university student so I spend the majority of my time in my pyjamas, crying over my dissertation, while at the weekends I throw on a super sexy uniform and head to my job in retail. So stylish! I'm often envious of those in full time work who get to style up beautiful suits, pencil skirts, and smart dresses on the daily. Hopefully towards the end of this year I'll be doing the same thing, so I thought I'd get my thinking cap on and come up with some outfits I could see myself in when I finally head out to work like a proper grown up.

It's no secret that I love clothes with androgynous vibes, and so the cigarette pants and blazer are basically my idea of heaven. Paired with the flat monochrome shoes and a crisp white shirt would look really smart, and still bang on trend. While I am a trouser girl at heart, I have always wanted an occasion to rock a pencil skirt, and if that camel coloured Burberry number doesn't scream office chic, then I don't know what does. Pair it with a geometric print blouse and some beautiful loafers and you've got yourself an outfit good enough for Moneypenny.     
Do any of you have jobs that require a work wear wardrobe? I'm sure you'll all tell me that the novelty wears off after a while, but I can't help getting excited about leaving my student life behind and entering into the magical world of chic trouser suits and office city bags galore.


Monday, 6 January 2014

One Year On...

Hello! Today marks exactly one year since I published my first ever blog post. When I started my blog I didn't really know what I was doing or why I was doing it, and I didn't have any clear goals or aims. It was purely on a whim, and just for fun. I started out featuring a lot more beauty reviews (even though I knew nothing about make up - and still don't) and a few lifestyle posts here and there. Before I started I had absolutely no idea just how many other bloggers there are out there, and I had no clue about the concept of branding yourself through your blog and even using it as a source of income. How naive I was!

During my first year of blogging it became clear to me that I want to focus mostly on fashion and style. Of course I like a bit of variation between posts, but my first love is definitely outfits. I'm not saying that the beauty and lifestyle posts have been completely left behind, but they are not nearly as prominent as they were when I first started. Attending my first ever London Fashion Week was really a turning point because I met so many other inspiring fashion bloggers, and I realised how important developing my own style and documenting it on my blog is to me. 

Over the next year I intend to purchase a better lens for my camera and so hopefully improve my photos, and also hopefully collaborate with a couple of photographers to switch things up a bit! I definitely intend to go to LFW again in February, and hopefully attend a few more press events and bloggy meet ups if possible! I want to keep developing my content and posting regularly, possibly teach myself a bit of HTML trickery to update my layout, and of course hopefully gain more and more lovely readers!

I never dreamed that blogging would become such a huge part of my life, or that I'd gain such a loyal following of readers. So thanks to everyone who's ever read any of my posts, left me nice comments, and generally supported me and my little space on in the internet. I hope you'll all continue to follow along over the next year!

Lots of love... Sarah...x

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Adding to the Collection


TOPSHOP trousers & blazer

NEW LOOK top* & cuff*

A little while ago I wrote a blog post titled "Unaffordable A/W boots" in which I shared with you all a few rather beautiful shoes that I was lusting after but could never afford. Well, since that post I've actually got not one, but two pairs of said boots. What a lucky girl I am! My wonderful parents bought me this Whistles pair for Christmas, and to say I was happy when I opened them would be an understatement. They're a gorgeous plum colour which makes a nice change from brown and black which seem to dominate the boot world, and the heel is just a little bit higher than my other everyday boots, making them that little bit more special. They look great paired with a casual day outfit like this, but they look equally as wonderful with a dress and tights for a date night outfit. Hoorah for multi purpose fashion!

Recently I asked my lovely Twitter followers what sort of fashion posts they'd like to see other than outfits. Some of you like the occasional wishlist, and others like 'ways to wear...' kind of posts. I haven't decided what exactly I'd like to do but I'm definitely going to start trying my hand at different types of fashion posts this year, so please let me know what sort of stuff you'd like to see! 


PS. There's only a few days left to enter my giveaway to win a $100 Jolly Chic voucher. Don't miss out! 


Thursday, 2 January 2014

Primark SS14 Preview


So... it's that time of year again. Christmas and New Year are officially done and dusted, and so begins the inevitable wait for summer. TV adverts have changed from Christmas bears and hares to beautiful beaches and summer holidays, and I for one am quite happy about it. I always enjoy the transition into the next season, I like the fresh change vibes and remembering all the reasons you like whichever season you're entering into. Whether that's pumpkin spice lattes in Autumn, sparkly festive dresses in Winter, fresh flowers in Spring, or lazy days at the beach in summer. There's always something to look forward to.

Last year I published a little preview of the Primark AW13 range which seemed to go down a treat with all of my lovely readers, so I thought I'd do the same thing for you with their new Spring Summer range. Although I'm possibly not quite as excited about this collection as I was for their AW one, it's definitely still a good'un. 

At first glance I'm loving the bold clashing prints, the baby pink leather jacket, the perfect short co-ords, and the simple dresses. I'm getting a bit of a Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (Paradise Edition) vibe from the collection... Especially from the 60s look of the yellow shift dress and the pink palm tree outfit. Just add a beehive and some bold eyeliner and you're good to go!

How do you feel about Primark's SS14 collection? Are you ready to embrace the excitement of spring and summer now and officially leave Christmas behind?

© Sarah Nunn

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