Wednesday, 11 September 2013

'Allo Autumn

I'm so glad we had a lovely summer this year because blimey didn't autumn come around quick! Last week I was in shorts and now i'm packing them away for thick tights and big coats.

I can't say i'm overly depressed about the situation though because October to December is probably my favourite time of the year! Bonfire night, Halloween, my birthday, Christmas and New Years! Plus all the winter fashions, exciting times!

It'll be a different story come January but that's future Alex's problem...

Here's today's outfit, I dared to bare without tights but I'm wearing a midi skirt so it's a compromise, there isn't snow on the ground yet!

Skirt and Bag - Vintage, Flatforms - H&M (old), Jacket - Dorothy Perkins (old), Jumper - eBay
Watch - eBay

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Holiday Outfits Part Deux

One day into work i'm already yearning for another holiday, I fear it may be quite a while until I have another one! Here are the rest of my planned verses actual outfit images, my jelly shoes from eBay were the main choice of footwear for the holiday and I was shocked at how comfy they were. You can get a pair from eBay here!

Day 1:
 Expectations vs. Reality

 Day 2:
Expectations vs. Reality

Day 3:
Expectations vs. Reality

Day 4:
Expectations vs. Reality

This last outfit wasn't a planned one but turned out to be my favourite of the holiday! I felt very french popping out in the morning to get baguettes in this ensemble!

Day 5:

Monday, 2 September 2013

Holiday Outfits

Last week I was lucky enough to go away with my lovely boyfriend to Southern Brittany in France. We spent the week sailing and of course, I packed the most practical and sensible outfits, but then I changed my mind and went for fashion over practicality!

I thought I would do a few posts showing my planned outfit verses reality. This holiday I was pretty good at packing only what I needed to wear and sticking to it! Mostly because I didn't have a choice. We were driving 11 hours in an Aygo and packing 8 different outfits per day really wasn't an option!

Being a terrible blogger I forgot my battery charger for my camera so all the photos were taken on Ollie's iphone! So apologies for the lack of professional photography!

Travelling home:

 Expectations vs. Reality 

Travelling to France:

 Expectations vs. Reality 

...Well actually there is no proper reality outfit shot on the first day as we were too excited to think about that! But this was the outfit I wore driving out

More coming tomorrow!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Pintrest is my Interest!

PANIC OVER! I found my passport - After searching through boxes upon boxes of my 'between moving' worldly possessions, I found my passport in a old draw in my room. Why was it there? I don't know!

Anyway! In lieu of an outfit post, I thought I would write about my go to inspiration for what to wear. You know, on those days where when you're staring at a wardrobe crammed full of clothes crying "I have nothing to wear!"

Pintrest. 
I seriously don't know what I used to do before Pintrest. 
A friend of mine is getting married in a matter of weeks and recently she mentioned to me that she has no idea how someone planned a wedding before Pintrest! And it's true! I'm sure i'm not the only one out there who is far from marriage, yet already has their whole wedding pinned onto a board on Pintrest....

Photos sourced from Pintrest

It's as easy as "I want to wear my leather shorts but I have not got a clue what to team it with" search 'leather shorts' and boom! Inspiration galore! 
I wouldn't have thought to team up a checked shirt with a tulle skirt but now I'm scouring eBay for a tulle skirt so I can throw a casual outfit together! 

Don't get me wrong, Lookbook is still amazing for checking out what bloggers are wearing and for up and coming trends, but for a quick and easy way to get inspired? Pintrest.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Lost: One Passport

Skirt - New Look, Heels - Mango (old), Bag - Boohoo (similar here!), Sunglasses - eBay
Michael Kors lookalike Watch - eBay, Top - Vintage Shop

I've lost my passport. Recently I moved from Wales back to Hertfordshire/London area and my life is still in boxes between my boyfriends place and my parents! I've searched high and low for my passport and cannot find it anywhere!
This poses a problem as this time next month, Ollie (my boyfriend) and I are supposed to be driving down to the Bay of Biscay in France to spend a week on a boat - but no passport, no holiday!! And it's a well needed holiday, I haven't had one for about 5 years since I was 18 and went to Ibiza for a very drunken week

What has my lost passport got to to with this outfit post? Well this is one of the outfits i've planned to wear on holiday whilst pretending to live the high life in Marinas! When in reality i'll most likely be in shorts and converses the whole time as unless you're on a mega 'Jay Z' style yacht, heels and flowy skirts are far from practical

Have you seen my passport?

Monday, 29 July 2013

Polar

Sunglasses - eBay, T-Shirt - Polar band tee, Skort - eBay, Bag and Shoes - Zara (In store sales)

WARNING - Over exposed ghostly legs!

I seem to be living in skorts these days, with this hot weather they're perfect! Wearing one of my favourite band tees and with a nod to the 90s, I thought i'd style my outfit up with a 'Kurt Cobain' style tied shirt.
I bagged these amazing silver sandals in the Zara sale this weekend, they've taken over the number 1 spot as my favourite shoes (sorry white stilettos!) They're most likely going to be making an appearance in my next few outfit posts!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

These Folk Roundup!

So shamefully I haven't posted on here for quite a while! I'm sorry!! But it has been very busy in These Folk HQ (I know, I know, there's always time for blogging, no excuses!)

So I thought I'd break myself back into blogging by showing you what I've been up to over the past month

Firstly, very exciting news - you can now buy These Folk from ASOS marketplace! Here's a little peek at what we've got over there:
Check out the whole collection here!

You can now also buy These Folk from The Lost Lanes an amazing website that supports new and independent designers, from clothes to crockery! It's got an amazing selection of designers, some of my faves are the hairtastic Crown and Glory and the print perfect Gypsy Gold!

Currently being featured as The Lost Lanes current 'Meet the Designer' 
Have a read here!

On top of that, there's also snapbacks and a few new tees in at www.thesefolk.com - go check it out! Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine and keep your eyes peeled for some outfit posts this week!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Get out of the house!

Jumpsuit - Topshop (old - similar here!), Nike Trainers - Very, Tank top - Zara, Handbag - Zara

Working from home can get pretty lonely after a while, so recently I decided to join the gym! I used to run but this is the first time I've actually ever joined a gym and I'm surprised at how much fun it is (the feeling after - not the feeling during!) It now gives me an excuse, other than a trip to the post office, to get out of the house. 
It also gives me an excuse to buy a new pair of shoes - my new Nike trainers - which I'm in love with! I think I wear them more on a daily basis then I do to the gym...

Though it's not all lonely work and gym for me, yesterday I popped into Cambridge town centre with my brother, here's a little look at what I wore (a long overdue post!)

Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine! 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Jolly Folk!

Dress - Zara (old), Shoes - Matalan (in store), Blazer - ASOS (old), Michael Kors lookalike watch - eBay

It's been a busy week over at These Folk HQ, very excited to say you can now buy These Folk from Jolly Brown in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. An amazing shop full of vintage and independent clothing labels, so if you're around the area, go check it out!

This was my outfit from yesterday, I was looking forward to a weekend of blazing sunshine but unfortunately it was stuck behind clouds all weekend! In vain hope that the sun may come out at some point, I kept my legs out but teamed up my outfit with a boyfriend blazer and fur stole.

Hope the sun is shining where you are! 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

THE dress!

Dress - Motel, Shoes and Bag - New Look, Blazer - Mango, Coat - Zara

This dress has been sitting in my wardrobe for quite a while now. I've been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it as it's such a gorgeous dress and what better occasion than for mine and my boyfriend's 4 year anniversary!

He earned a lot of boyfriend brownie points this year by hiring out a private room of a gorgeous fancy restaurant and having it decorated with candles and flowers as a surprise for me, which is big for him as he is not a romantic at all!

But back to the dress! It is so easy to dress up and down - throw on a pair of converses and you've got your daytime look sorted! Best purchase i've made in a while, I might have to invest in the other items (such as the matching crop and shorts) as i'm in love with this print!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Summer's back for the weekend!

Dress - New Look (in store concession) , Clutch - Boohoo (similar here!), Necklace - Primark, 
Shoes - River Island (similar here!), Coat - Zara

This week has been quite a busy one. These Folk is going to be stocked in 2 new stores, one online and one in Hertfordshire so I have been sorting out stock and everything for that!

It's also a very special day today (cue nauseousness) it's mine and my boyfriend's 4 year anniversary! He has a big surprise arranged for me, I have a new dress for it (outfit post to come) but I have no idea if it's appropriate! We could be going to a rugby match for all I know!

This is the outfit I worse yesterday, I saw the blue skies outside when I woke up so I jumped for this dress from New Look. I bought it a few months back but have been waiting for a summery day to wear it... finally!! I threw on some ankle socks too as without them I looked a bit too dressy for daytime.

Hope you all have a lovely sunny weekend :)