Monday, 24 October 2016

Best of the high street: Knitwear

the best knitwear this winter season

In last week's post (check it out here) I talked all about the new knitwear trends that are emerging this winter season and what are, in my opinion, the key things you should be looking for if you want to nail knitwear and drag it kicking and screaming from your nana's basic cardy (cardigan) to the modern shapes and fit. So the best way I thought I would do this is give you guys an example of whats on the high street. Okay, so to recap, here's what you should be looking out for if you want an update. Oh, and all the jumper's I have picked pretty much tick each box below.

Sleeves
 I am talking Long Long Long sleeves, the might get in your food kind. Or Bell sleeves which you might loose food in. Honestly, reading this you would think I have no table manners but sometimes it feels like food gravitates to anywhere but my mouth. 

Body
 By that I mean long length which actually gives you more for your money because the amount of outfits you can actually style increases using one jumper. 

Oversized 
I know the above sort of hints at this but oversized seems to be the aim of the game with this seasons knitwear. But, by oversized I mean, well baggy, you know, not fitted, no structure and best of all adaptable, meaning, more bang or wear for your buck. 

Necklines
 Although these vary greatly I find the ones that look the chicest and also don't leave you with the chance of pneumonia have slightly higher necklines. They're not a full roll neck but there's just enough material around the ol' neck area to make it a detail. 

H&M Jumper with Trumpet sleeves £49.99
H&M Knitted turtleneck Jumper £49.99 
Miss Guided High Neck grey jumper £18.00

If your still not sure I would recommend you invest in an oversized jumper because they always make the best lounging around, eating pizza, watching strictly sort of jumpers and that is my sort of investment!
Hollie x





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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

How to style | ft pretty polly socks AD




Socks. The wardrobe staple no one seems to write lengthy blog posts about but you can bet they can be found in everyones underwear draw. Although socks might not be the most glamorous items, worn the right way, they can add a playful twist to an outfit. I must admit, styling socks with an outfit isn't new to me but I rarely venture away from plain black. So when Pretty Polly got in touch and wondered if I would like to style a few pairs of their socks in difference styles and colours I jumped at the chance to see if I could come up with some everyday outfits.  Its really easy to stay within your comfort zone with fashion, hell, you are constantly being told to find out what suits you and stick to it, almost like you might melt if you venture to far from your regulars. But with that being said, you may never stumble across the next staple item if your not at least a little playful.
Now, onto the socks themselves. I must admit I have always opted for cheap pairs from Primark but after trying Pretty Polly I was very impressed. I did think that because the nylon is so sheer in some of the designs I picked that I would end up snagging them but they where surprisingly strong, if a pair of socks can even be that. Honestly, I only have to look at a pair of tights and they get a ladder in them. I hope you find my how to style video helpful, if you're thinking of giving it a try I would start with the simple fishnet. Okay, yes they're black but they are bold enough to change up your outfit without you getting it wrong and looking like an American cheerleader.
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Monday, 9 May 2016

A Day out in Whitby ft Mulberry, Acne & All saints



Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.

Affordable women's fashion blog ft Black leather jacket from Allsaints, Denim Mom style jeans from Topshop, Striped jumper from Urban outfitters, Blue Mulberry lily bag, Acne trainers.
Multi coloured beach huts, English coastline, Whitby bay, picturesque
Whitby, fishing boats, scenery, Yorkshire seaside,








This post seems a little over indulgent on the photo front, but I couldn't help it. The outfit pics looked so cool in front of the bright multi coloured beach huts and the scenery is just too picturesque not to post it. Of course, while there, I indulged or should I say, over indulged in the usual seaside treats of fish and chips and ice cream, it would have been rude not to. 
Hollie x 

Jeans: Topshop
Bag: Mulberry 



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Monday, 4 April 2016

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Silent Assembly | Selfridges Launch AD

Red French Lace women's underwear By Silent Assembly. Selfridges. Curvessence 3D technology

Red French Lace women's underwear By Silent Assembly. Selfridges. Curvessence 3D technology

Red French Lace women's underwear By Silent Assembly. Selfridges. Curvessence 3D technology


Red French Lace women's underwear By Silent Assembly. Selfridges. Curvessence 3D technology

Red French Lace women's underwear By Silent Assembly. Selfridges. Curvessence 3D technology

It may sound silly but when my underwear is on point I feel like I can tackle anything. It elevates any outfit I am wearing because it gives you that extra bit of confidence. You might think I am talking tosh, but lets face it, there is nothing more distracting than ill fitting underwear, or under-wiring on a bra that you spend half your day rather attractively tugging at. In fact, because of this I was beginning to give up on underwired bra's and turning mainly to braletts, which are comfortable, but lack any support. So when Silent Assembly contacted me and asked if I wanted to try one of their bra's that had replaced conventional metal under wiring with Curvessence 3D rib technology, me and my boobs were like 'Hell yeah!' So what the 'bleep' is Curvessence I hear you ask? Curvessence is, and I quote, 'a state of the art technology replacing metal under wiring with 3D nylon ribs which contour perfectly to the left and right side of your body'. When my underwear set arrived the first thing I noticed was the quality of the lace and how beautiful the pieces where. I was that excited I put the bra on under my couch potato clothes, which in my mind is a great test of comfort because that is normally when the bra is off, the sweats are on and the hair is up (you know the drill girls). So I thought if the bra is going to irritate me while I am gorging on chocolate and The Good Wife it probably isn't going to last a day while I am running around at work and I don't want to inflict anymore bra tugging attractiveness on my work colleagues. Literally, within an hour of putting the bra on I had forgotten it was underwired, there was no digging in or pinching and any random sofa position the bra stuck with it and still felt comfortable. Then came the real test, a day at work, and I can report there was no tugging I could just get on with my job without any annoying distractions. In fact, I got home from work and didn't whip it off straight away which is another huge testament to it's comfort. So do you want your boobs to bask in comfort and support glory? Then good news, Silent Assembly is launching for the first time the Curveessence 3D rib technology onto the British high street and they're doing it in the sumptuous surroundings of Selfridges new body studio which will include a dedicated Silent Assembly space and expert fitters to ensure the perfect fit. The fact that Selfridges is stocking Silent Assembly is, I think, also testament to the brand because Selfridges is known for luxury and that's exactly what this underwear is. Although don't let that put you off as prices start at £36 which to me, seems like good value. Like I mentioned before it is the type of underwear that puts a spring in your step with that extra bit of confidence. 
Hollie x

Bra shown: Silent Assembly
Knickers Shown: Silent Assembly  


**Please note the Underwear set was gifted from silent assembly, however the opinion regarding the comfort is wholly my own. If it wasn't good I wouldn't say x 
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