I have nothing but absolute respect to all the bloggers out there that manage to blog and work full-time because I am here to announce I failed! I have now lived in London and worked at Karen Millen HQ for 9 months and for the first few weeks I just about managed to keep blogging but somewhere in month two it just kind of went down hill….
So, a little update, I am just as love in with London as I was 8 months ago and the warmer it gets the harder I fall. I have joined a gym, as like everyone else I had the sudden ‘summer body’ panic and my wardrobe is still a monochrome heaven with a bit of denim thrown in.
But anyway here goes attempt number two of blogging while working full time. This is also my 100th blog post!
So I entered panic mode a few weeks ago when London reached over 25 degrees and I had that moment which every girl has where I stood in front of my wardrobe and thought, what on earth am I going to wear. I was having to choose between my winter clothes and my summer clothes that are far more appropriate for a beach holiday than a sunny Sunday in London. I decided I needed to invest in some pieces to get me through my first summer in London. After a lot of scrolling I found this perfect Boohoo jumpsuit that, I am kind of tempted to get in all three colours. I also bought these amazing sandals from Topshop that are unbelievably comfy. The jumpsuit is also amazingly comfy making it perfect for travelling, city breaks and for shoving over a bikini.
| Denim jacket – Topshop (last year but similar here) | Jumpsuit – Boohoo | Sandals – Topshop | Sunglasses – Finlay&Co |
Last week I experienced my first sample sale at work and it’s fair to say that I went a little crazy but it was just so cheap, I couldn’t help myself. Anyway, I got my first pair of flares in the sample sale, not the ones above but a blue denim pair (I will pop up on here in the next few weeks). I loved them so much that on a visit to H&M I saw these amazing black denim flares and just couldn’t resist. They are so comfy and under £20! Since I bought them last week I have hardly had them off styling them with t-shirts, knits, shirts and every other top I have. My favourite combination is styling them with my sleeveless ZARA knit, because as you probably know I am a fan of all black. In all honesty as much as I love completing this look with my denim jacket if I had my leather jacket in London then I would of 100% styled it with that instead. Finally, my bag is from the sample sale at work its such a cute size and I love the fact that I can now add a subtle hint of leopard print to any outfit.
On another note this is my first OOTD post from London and it is also my first post featuring my new Topshop boots, just a heads up, you’ll be seeing a lot of them!
To celebrate being accepted as an ASOS all access member!!!! I decided I would do an ASOS wishlist because as always there are so many things I want from ASOS.
– 1. Black Leather Point Ankle Boots – available here –
– 2. Textured Jersey Maxi Jacket – available here –
– 3. Cheap Monday Chunky Stripe Knit – available here –
– 4. Wide Leg Flare Jeans – available here –
– 5. Sleeveless Chunky Knit Jumper – available here –
– 6. Calvin Klein Sweatshirt – available here –
– 7. Suede Embossed Croc Shopper – available here –
– 8. Knitted Jumper Dress – available here –
– 9. Oversized Biker Jacket – available here –
There are so many shirt dresses in-store just now it’s hard to find the perfect one. I picked this one up for my interview but then decided to go with culottes instead however; it is the perfect work/day/night dress so I decided to keep it. The dress is from Topshop and I absolutely love the colour, I mean my mum was certainly impressed that I had bought something that wasn’t black, white or grey. This is such an easy outfit to shove on and style in the morning. I loved the style of the dress so much I bought a very similar dress in denim a few weeks later. I chose to go simple and style with boots and my Alexander Mcqueen bag.
I am hoping to post the denim one at some point, but I haven’t managed to find any time since moving to London to take photos of outfits. I mean this week alone I have work, bloggers london fashion week, vogue fashion night out, my birthday, my boyfriend visiting for the weekend and I am still trying to find somewhere to live. However, I will hopefully be able to find some time this weekend as this is my last post in my backlog of OOTD posts.
If anyone has any tips on how to stay on top of my blog while working please share, as right now its proving near impossible!