Sunday, 26 September 2010

Stripes and roses

Jumper dress £17.99, New Look 'Tall' Hook eye dress £16, Peacocks

So my uni loan went in this weekend and I may have indulged a bit. I wanted a few things for uni and needed a new jumper while I adjust to the northern temperatures (my fragile southern body can' take these winds!) So thanks to both stores brilliant 20% off for students at the moment I got both of these for a discounted price but I've listed the original store prices for you.

The jumper I bought is perfect for me. I like jumpers and jumper dresses but usually find them too thick to wear unless I'm gonna be stuck outside on a freezing cold day. However this one is long enough to wear with leggings and thin enough that I won't be desperate to take it off. Throw in my shearling boots and we have an outfit!

The 'dress' from Peacocks is a bit too short for me to wear as a full-on dress (I have a long torso) so I think I'll pair this with my jeans and wear it as a long top. I think the hook-eye detail on this makes it different from a lot of floral print tops and dresses I've seen before. Plus it's easy to pair with a cardi and ballet pumps or, for when the weather gets worse, my shearling boots. Not only that but I can dress it up with a pair of heels. Brilliant.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Street Style - Sunderland Uni

Wow so it's been a while since I've done one of these posts (the last one was circa Clothes Show London this summer) but I digress, this week as part of the Christian Union I've been on the main city campus for Uni flyering to let fresher's know that a) we exist and that b) we're putting on free events this week (whoooo for free stuff!)

Anyway, so I've had my camera with me all week but nothing really struck me until I saw this girl walk past with possibly the most brilliant outfit I've seen in a while...

Being the sucker for detail I am, I picked up immediately on her two-tone tights in black and brown (you can just about see a sliver of the black on this photo, apologies this is my fault) and her cool boots with giant colourful dots on them. Throw in the headscarf, cute bag and cardigan and an admittedly lovely lbd is transformed into an outfit of epic proportions.

And for the fact that fresher's make an effort in the first few weeks with their clothes makes it a lot more likely I'll chance upon a few more Street Styles to post before everyone reverts to jeans and a hoody so keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, 20 September 2010

"You look like a ballerina"

Apologies for the rather poor photo, this one was awkward to take :\

So I rejoined official student life approximately a week ago. And within the first two days of arriving back in Sunderland where was I but student-on-a-budget-haven Primark? I picked up this top/dress along with a few other bits and bobs. I adore the light peach/pink colour of this piece, and the sheer material of the skirt (hint: if wearing as a dress, wear with leggings over tights unless you fancy taking the whole 'underwear as outerwear' trend quite literally). It's a simple outfit and because it's a lovely nude colour you can jazz it up easily with colour pop accessories or strong metals - silver or gold. I usually colour pop, especially with the nails for this one.

I'm not quite sure why but this top/dress makes me think of Pixie Lott circa "Gravity" video.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Zip It

Apologies for the none-too-creative title...

So as of Saturday I became a fully-fledged uni student again. Which means full-fledged uni student budgeting. Which means Primark visits. Today Katie and I did a bit of shopping (in a semi-downpour, which is a bad idea people) and this is one of my new headbands.

Now regular readers will be aware that I have a slight headband obsession. So when I chanced upon this particular headband today I immediately wanted it. Similar to one I saw in Accessorize for £10, I thought £1.50 for this one was a bargain in comparison! And thus, the headband ended up in the basket and on my head as I type this :)

Black and gold are two colours that, generally, go really well together. Plus I adore the zip detailing (I am a sucker for cute detailing).

Monday, 6 September 2010

Macmillan "Free Hugs" t-shirt

I ventured into the New Look near work again (I know, I know I need to stop doing this) today and as well as a skirt from their Apricot line I found in the sale (which will be posted later) I came across this cute pink Macmillan t-shirt. Firstly, I love pink - which is what drew me to this top in the first place. I haven't been big on slogan t's for a while but who can deny free hugs?

Secondly this t-shirt has money going to Macmillan cancer support, a charity which means a lot to me as my grandad is going through a battle with cancer and Macmillan send a staff member round every so often which I think is helpful to him.

The top is sold out on New Look's website but I'm sure there'll be some hanging around particular shops. There's also two other designs (one is in blue and the other in yellow I do believe if I'm remembering correctly) so you could also go for one of those, or get all three!

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