Sunday, 25 January 2015

New York, these streets will make you feel brand new

At this point most of you probably know that a week or so ago I was in New York. Just like I did when I was in Florida (here) I've decided to put together a little very very big photo diary of my trip. I had the most amazing time, it's one of those places I've always wanted to go and I finally got to go, and see what I feel, is one of the most amazing cities in the world. It's just so bright and bold, full of infinite possibilities and opportunities, and such a good laugh too! 
If you want more details thoughts and a day by day look into what I got up to whilst in New York, then head over to my uni blog (here) as that has a more in depth look into my trip.  Apologies for the hugeee photo dump before hand, but I just couldn't whittle it down to any less photos.    

God bless

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Welcome to New York it's been waiting for you

If you follow me on instagram or have read any of my last few posts then you'll know that a week and a bit ago I was in New York!!! It's always been one of my dreams to visit the city and it did not disappoint at all, I've just completely fallen in love.  
But today I thought I would show you two little outfit of the days that I snapped whilst I was away. I didn't have the opportunity to take proper outfit photos, but I still wanted to share a few of my outfits anyway; so mirror selfies it is! 
Coat - Zara  Jeans - River Island
Jumper - Zara(sale)  Bag - New Look(sale)
Boots - Urban Outfitters   Snood - Primark 
Phone Case - Topshop 
Jacket - Urban Outfitters  Tshirt - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - Topshop  Snood - Primark
Bag - New Look  Phone Case - Topshop 

I hope you liked this little look into my New York outfits, let me know what you think and which pieces you like. I'll be doing a nice little NYC photo diary too, so that'll be up soon too! 

God bless

Sunday, 18 January 2015

What has been

You have probably seen posts similar to this all over blogs since the beginning of the year, now I know this is rather late on in the new year, but ahh well. I did this sort of post last year and really enjoyed looking back at all of my outfits from the year and choosing my favourite from each month, so am doing the same again! 2014 was one interesting year full of growth, change and emotion and I feel like in some ways that was reflected more and more in my personal style and outfit choices. As the year went on I feel like I became a little more adventurous and confident in what I was wearing, caring less about what others thought and wearing what I wanted, when I wanted. One thing is for sure 2014 was the year of the pink plaid skirt, the white duster coat and the big round statement sunglasses!
January was a month of layers, pretty dresses and an over sized coat that I was completely in love with! I think February was a more relaxed month when it came to style, allowing me to be comfy and at home in my clothing choices whilst life was somewhat mad and stressful. March saw me begin to branch out and become more confident and decisive in my style. I invested in statement skirts that I loved and that helped me feel more happy in myself, my own skin and what I was wearing. I had a really fun time experimenting with my clothes during March too!
Cute little outfits were on the cards for April whilst the weather began to look up but still held onto the last remnants of winter and chill. May marked the beginning of a Spring trend for my favourite plaid pink skirt, it fitted just nice and went with monochrome, a colour scheme I was beginning to really embrace. The sun really started to show it's head in June and I was able to pull out the bare legs for the first time in 2014, allowing me to have some fun and play around with summer clothes and banish those tights to the back of the draw!
Simple but fun and eye catching outfits were a key part of July, as was the continuation of my love for monochrome! In August I really enjoyed experimenting and clashing patterns in outfits, plus this New Look kimono barely left my body, it's still a firm favourite! The above outfit is one of my all time favourites, and it graced the month of September. In all honesty I still can't believe that I wore and put together that outfit, it's just so ballsy and cool and both of those things are very un-me! I think September was the month that I really started wearing what I wanted and stopped caring as much about what others thought or would say about me, and that started with those amazing culottes! 
 I feel like during the final few months of the year my style and look really started to reflect some of the growth that I'd had to go through during the year, I was loving my wardrobe and loving uni and those things also added to autumn/winter's positive dressing/style. October saw both the end of autumn and beginning of winter, I think I was clinging on for dear life to the former and it's not too hot not too cold nature. My love for my white duster coat was still going strong in November, and I was enjoying pairing it with classic colours and patterns, plus layering it up to help keep warm in the cooler month that November was. During December I came home from uni for a month and I was constricted by the clothes, or lack of that I had remembered to pack. Hi, I'm Holly and I forgot to pack any cardigans for a month at home in the height of Winter! But I managed and loved being able to experiment with layers, plus the new clothes I got for Christmas and in the sales!

So there is my style and outfit highlights of 2014, let me know which of these outfits or items is your favourite! 
God bless    

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Can I be Parisian yet?

Jumper - Topshop  Coat - Primark
Boots - Office  Jeans - Topshop
Scarf - Primark 

As the title may suggest I felt very very very Parisian in this outfit. I guess it was the stripes and white and yeah, the stripes were definitely a key factor. I've also noticed I think I must have a bit of a thing for white coats at the moment, they're great, apart from the fact that I have to be extra extra careful that clumsy me doesn't get anything on them! 

God bless