Style Scrapbook & Wish List

I would never consider myself a fashionable person, but that status doesn’t stop me from adding to my clothes collection whenever I have a spare penny. For that reason, I feel I owe you a post about recent editions to my wardrobe over the last couple of months.

I am a big lover of the playsuit. Not to be confused with a jumpsuit or even a catsuit, as someone at work once mistaken what I was once wearing for. What’s the difference you ask? Playsuits are usually short and the same as an all in one and jumpsuits are usually long legged and the same as a cat suit, just not skin tight. Nonetheless, let me introduce you to my first outfit.

Items ASOS Playsuit with Strappy Back, Carvela Katwalk Floral Print Wedges, Topshop Ponte Boyfriend Blazer & Zara Metalic Sequin Tassel Clutch Bag.

Verdict There is no denying that the playsuit is an utter nightmare to get on and off, but after I’d worn it a few times I’d got to grips with how best to handle the many straps. The elasticated waist helps and means it’s comfortable to wear than something with more structured. The Kurt Geiger Carvela’s are an absolute dream and are now my second favourite pair of shoes that I own. Yes, they are high but wedges are always more comfortable to walk in than stilettos.

Items ASOS Playsuit with Strappy Back (same as above), Topshop Square Cord Necklace, Accessorize Coral Prima Patent Ballerina and Zara Trafaluc Coral Knitwear.

Verdict Matching the black strappy playsuit with other items piecing together a more casual look has been easy. Teamed with black leggings or tights the playsuit instantly becomes suitable for day time wear. Adding a weaved belt around the elastic waist lining and light denim jacket on top looks nice. But my favourite colour at the moment has to be coral, featured above. I recently nabbed the Square Cord Necklace for £8 from Topshop, it’s actually £15 but I had a £5 voucher to use and with student discount on top it ended up being quite the bargain. As were the Prima Patent Ballerina pumps from Accessorize, which I got in the sale for £11. I can’t find a link to the Zara knitwear pictured above anywhere online, so I reckon it’s an in-store only item. I love the strong colour – since it’s been such miserable weather recently I feel like this wardrobe addition brightens up my day.

Items Topshop Tie Dye Maxi Dress, MOTO Pink Oversized Jacket, Topshop Jacquard Cut Out Playsuit, Vintage Oliver James Black Sequin Waistcoat, Accessorize Rose Corsage Ballerina, Longchamp ‘Le Pliage – Small’ Shoulder Tote (I wish I had purchased this! But unfortunately this is still on my wish list), Aviator Style Sunglasses.

Verdict I absolutely love the Tie Dye Maxi Dress from Topshop, the wrap front with concealed zip fitted so nicely and was so comfortable to wear. I think the design of the dress suits flat chested girls otherwise the gaps in the front tend to widen and don’t look so good, for me the dress works best bra-less. As a  compromise for the Longchamp, I found a beautiful suede and leather workbag from Topshop in Khaki green. It’s was the perfect hand luggage size for my trip to Morocco and ideal for day trips as it holds my SLR camera. The Jacquard Cut Out Playsuit is also another recent favourite of mine, it fits so nicely although I would say draws attention to the stomach – breath in and it looks great. I’ve worn it on a few nights out now, the first being at our house party we hosted in May (bottom right image) and most recently at Global Gathering festival with my Oliver James Vintage Sequin Waistcoat (top left image), I picked up at Latitude festival in 2008.

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Update I’m yet to blog about Global Gathering which I attended this weekend, so stay tuned for a festival post. In other news, I have completed my 12 month industrial placement at FC Business Intelligence! Very pleased with the experience I’ve gained in the last year. Have a look at my about dot me page or LinkedIn profile for more details. Alternatively scan the QR code below. Have a great week!