Monday, 29 May 2017

Pinstripes and Late Nights

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I did it again, I dropped off the face of the blogosphere without any warning. Sometimes life just gets in the way, and apparently i'm at that stage in life where all it does is get in the way. For good reason though.
I can finally tell you all that I have officially moved on from my Label PR days which a lot of you may now know me from, and started my new job specialising in social media. Exciting! It has definitely been a manic couple of weeks, but I think i'm finally settling into the changes in my daily routine that come with starting anew and back on the bandwagon. 
With a new job comes a new work wardrobe though, of course, and i'm inlove with the current tied shirt trend. Nothing says 'casual but boss bitch' more than a slouchy shirt and I love that we can finally diminish that unflattering waistline that comes with shirts (yes brands, even trying to dart them they still look hideous, soz) without looking like a slob! If it's even possible, Zara have definitely upped their Summer game and many an occasion i've almost left the store with basically everything. Yep Zara, you have taken my salary for ransom. Oh, and would it be a Laura outfit without a pair of furry shoes? Na... 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Weather Dependant

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If there's one thing i've learned in the year and a half that i've lived in Manchester, it's that planning your outfit is weather dependant - and even then, you're not guaranteed the forecast knows what's going on. So many days I leave the house prepared with a giant raincoat for the sun to be shining and me wondering what the hell iPhone Weather was chattin', and others to head out in shorts and a tee for it to absolutely sling it down - always a good 'en. 
What I usually find works? One out and not both - and by that I mean, legs or arms, take your pick. Women's legs are usually made of absolute steel. Us Northern birds can go through a snowstorm and back just because we wanted to wear THAT dress, so I usually opt for wrapping up on top to stay warm - in which case sweaters, you are my ultimate BFF. 
This one's from Missguided and takes a spin on your usual boring plain sweatshirt taking props from one of the biggest trends of the past few seasons, tie waists. There is almost nothing worse than wanting to be comfy, but also completely diminishing your waistline in the name of comfort and looking like a hag whose boobs hang to her crotch. Detailed, I know - but it's true. Pair comfort with something more tailored such as a pleated skirt and cute mules or boots and voila, tomorrow's outfit sorted (and, it kinda feels reminiscent to the weekend's slob fest, no?).

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Blue Velvet

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I love a velvet dress so it's no surprise I was as happy as I was to see the fabric floating around in Primark lately as part of their Spring collections. I wore so much blue when I was younger it now reminds me of terrible blusher moments and bad hairstyles - which made me write the colour of as anything that suited me for a really long time, but i've gotta say i'm feelin' how tanned i'm looking in this baby blue dress and i'm glad I reconsidered it. 
I think slip style dresses make up probably 80% of my wardrobe and i'm sure as hell verging on too many, but there's something about being able to chuck a cute dress over a slogan tee that's just so 'me'. You know me, comfort over anything! 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The 'Kris Jenner' Shoe

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I know what you're thinking, and new post so soon? Are you ok Laura? 
Yep, i'm ok. I'm just back on track with everything at last after a whirlwind few months and a sprained ankle (which is actually the cause for all of these posts! I've even been shooting on one leg for you guys...) 
Anyway, this 'transitional weather' has me going crazy - and in true brit style i'm wearing a coat with my legs out (how else?!) in a bid to defeat the schizo weather. This fleecy beaut from Zara has literally been shoved away in my closet until the rain flees temporarily from Manchester and i'm so happy i've finally been able to dig it out. It's been a long road of waiting, but we're finally there - although it's probably even a little too warm now but sod it we're going with it and it's fine. 
Another new addition to my wardrobe? The Instagram shoe of the moment from Ego, of course. I think my feed has been so flooded with these, I had no choice but to pick them up (which I even snapped up 25% off a couple of weeks back, seriously guys Ego have the best offers!). They basically go with everything, and even my mum commented on them saying 'oh my god are they the ones that Kris Jenner has'... I wish mum... Who knew walking on fur would feel so good? Another bonus point, they are the perfect shoe for a sprained ankle in all their backless glory - who'd have known? 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Gingham Saga Continues

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The obsession for gingham continues... I snapped up this gingham baby from Zara a couple of months ago during a payday splurge and i've been wearing it almost everyday since - especially for work! The poofy, layered sleeves and high neck are super dreamy and it literally goes with anything - well, potentially not my weekend go-to sweatpants but I could give it a good go... 
I wonder how long it will be until something new comes into my life that I can obsess over? Probably soon since idiot over here but it in the tumble dryer.
Last weekend I headed to Liverpool for the very first time and wandered around the centre for a while while taking in a little bit of Northern sunshine (at last!). I've lived in Manchester for well over a year now so it was about time I ventured out of town and went somewhere new. Can you tell I couldn't resist the pink walls outside Love Thy Neighbour? 
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