28 November 2015

Play-to-night


When Luxemme sent me their gorgeous khaki wrap playsuit to wear, the first thing I wanted to do was create a day-to-night look. 

A playsuit is so easy to dress down by adding a pair of boots and some chunky knits - and equally as easy to dress up with a pair of heels and a dramatic lip! I feel like they don't get enough credit for their versatility. So, here's to the humble playsuit! 

Dress it up






I loved dressing up the playsuit with a plum-hued lip and a vintage style floppy hat. I felt like I belonged in the Fourties. Maybe it's all the khaki?

And I don't usually wear plunge necks (I get a little self-conscious about the boob sitch), but this beauty is a game changer.




Dress it down






What I wore

Playsuit - Luxemme | Coat - New Look | Over the knee boots - Next (sold out - similar & cheaper here) | Ankle boots - Clarks (in the sale!) | Hats - Primark


Side note: I hate it when you fall in love with something on a blog, realise it's incredibly expensive and know that buying it would mean giving up eating for the two months. Pining over things I can't afford is an affliction I live with on a daily basis. I would never do this to you, so everything you see here is very much affordable.

What do you think of the plunge neck playsuit? I already have my eye on Luxemme's cape dress - how gorgeous would that be for the Christmas parties? 
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22 November 2015

Beaulieu and Brockenhurst







Into the woods


A few weekends ago, I took a trip to the New Forest with my good friend and ex-housemate Rich. He happens to be pretty bloomin' good with a camera, so I nabbed a few Autumn-themed outfit snaps for my blog. It was the perfect opportunity to bust out my thick knits and tartan cape, and pose alongside the rust-hued foliage.

Our first stop was at Beaulieu, a little village in the east of the forest. Imagine quaint shops, old pubs and droves of donkeys causally roaming the streets. Seriously - those donkeys are absolutely everywhere.

We decided to pop into a pub/restaurant for Sunday lunch and there was a donkey blocking the entrance. Rich managed to get a photo just before the donkey wedged himself in the doorway. Have you ever had to inch past a donkey's face to reach your lunch? It was certainly an experience.

After some hearty pub grub, we drove to Brockenhurst for a woodland walk. It was a beautifully Autumnal scene - and reminded me to pop over to the New Forest more often.  I always forget how many stunning places are just a short drive away. It had everything I could have wished for - bridges over bubbling brooks, amber leaves, horses to nervously edge past whilst Rich clicked away on his camera, and even a hot chocolate at the end.

Thanks for the gorgeous photos Rich!

What I wore


Jeans - Topshop | Cape - New Look | Boots - Next | Jumper - Next (similar here) | Hat - New Look







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