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TopShop Tall | Review

It has been a little while since I posted and I do apologise for that! It has been crazy at this end with my sister’s birthday, coming back to uni, starting the second semester. But now I’ve settled back in I will hopefully be posting more regularly. I have been wanting to do this post for some time now and am really excited to show you my new purchases.

A few weeks ago, TopShop had updated its ‘Tall’ section and oh my! I went a little bit crazy and spent some of my Christmas money on two new pairs of jeans and two leotards. It is amazing to get things that fit and are comfortable to wear, so sometimes when clothes are there in Tall, I have to get them.

You have no idea how long I have been waiting for Mom Jeans to come into 36″ length leg and here they are! I have been searching for these for ages and so I had to get them . i absolutely love these jeans. The cut is amazing as they are quite baggy but are still quite fitted making them still have that girly look to them. I love the fact they’re high waisted. I have no idea why, but I tend to go for high waisted jeans a lot more than low cut. I just think they’re more flattering.

Then I saw these… they are aubergine, but the light in my room doesn’t show off their colour too well – I’m sorry!! Anyway, take my word for it, they’re awesome. The fit is stunning. They’re jean material but very stretchy, almost like jeggings. But unlike jeggings they have a button, zip and pockets – which is a must have for jeans. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve seen jeggings I’ve always been put off by them not having pockets! Anyway, these jeans are gorgeous and because they’re stretchy they’re super comfy! They’re not too bright a purple either which means they go with almost everything. I haven’t washed them yet so I don’t know if the colour fades, however I will let you know if they do! But so far, so good.

Another thing I have always found hard to buy is leotards that are long enough in the body. But finally I have found these two funky ones in the Tall section of TopShop and they fit like a dream. It may sound stupid, but being tall and rather slim makes it extremely hard to find clothes that fit. So when these came into the store I whipped them up as fast as I could, and it couldn’t feel any better to have clothes that fit like a glove.

Let me know what you think of my purchases and please check out the Tall section of TopShop if you have struggle finding clothes that fit. I know a lot of stores don’t stock Tall items which is absolutely rubbish for girls like me. But I found out that if you go in store and ask a sales assistant to order online for you, it works out that it is free postage to your house. This makes a huge difference as you don’t have to pay for next day delivery which makes it ten times funner shopping online! Seriously check that system out… it’s great.

I hope this has shown you a little bit that is in the TopShop Tall section and has inspired some outfit choices.

You can purchase the items online here:
Mom Jeans, Aubergine jeans (aka, Auberjeans) – Oh no!! They’re out of stock 😦 But I found some very similar ones here, Stripey Leotard, Black Leotard

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Blogmas: Christmas Eve | OOTD

Hellooo Everyone!

It is Christmas Eve… I can’t believe Christmas has come round so fast, but I’m super excited and thought I would share with you what I’m wearing to our family get together today.

It’s all very much river island. My dress is from there (but I got it quite a few years ago, so I don’t know if they still have it!) and so are my socks!

I love adding some socks to an outfit, I think they look cosy and wintery…

My shirt is from Urban Outfitters. I put it on my wishliast last year for Christmas and Santa saw it and made sure I got it on! Maggiiiiic.

And of course my Elephant necklace…

Only one more post to go and then Blogmas is over! It has been extremely fun, I hope you have enjoyed it just as much as me!

Have a lovely Christmas Eve x

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Blogmas: Day twenty | Home

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It is finally settling in that I am home and home for quite some time. This is such a good feeling, you have no idea!

Today I went and met up with my friend Alex. We went and did some last minute Christmas shopping in town and fell upon this AMAZING American Diner which I think has just opened up. I ordered a hot dog, which was super yummy, and we shared a butterscotch milkshake. It was like drinking pure ice cream. Sooo gooood.

We wandered around the shops and I was constantly keeping my eyes peeled for a party dress that I could wear on New Years Eve. I had previously bought one, but it was in the Black Friday sales rush and so I didn’t have time to try it on. I wish I could say it was too big, however when I got it home I couldn’t even get the dress over my hips! As sad as it was, I had to return it. I’m sure they should start putting more zips in garments!

Anyway today I found the perfect dress (the silly thing is is that it was in the petite section of Miss Selfridge AND a smaller size than my other one) sizing makes no sense… But I liked this one better so in the end it all worked out well.

I would show you a picture but I might save that until nearer the time… But definitely check out the Miss Selfridge sales, they have some gorgeous items in at the moment.

When I got home I decided to unpack. I always hate this job as I accumulate so much at uni, that when I come home I find I have no space in my wardrobes for it!

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Look at how jam packed they are – and that’s not all of my clothes yet! Streeesss…

Anyway, I feel so much better for sorting my unpacking out and getting everything back in their right places again. My mind is somewhat more at ease.

I’m seeing a couple more of my friends tomorrow to give them their Christmas Pressies! I can’t wait to catch up with them, I haven’t seen them in ages and they’re both so ace! Home is treating me well… I hope you’re ll having a good run up to Christmas too x

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Blogmas: Day fifteen | Knitted winter wishlist

I have found some various knitted items around the shops recently that I am in love with! So I thought I would throw together a winter wishlist which might spark inspiration for your wardrobe to.

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This jumper just looks like the cosiest of things. I can imagine sitting in this in January, writing up my essays feeling all snug. For me at the moment, my fashion sense is quite baggy and over-sized. I just think this jumper looks quite laid back, but also very stylish. Something you can throw on without having too much to think about, however still look like you’ve made the effort. You can purchase it from TopShop here.

 

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I love this little roll neck. I think it is ideal for the winter months and can be put on on its own, under a jumper or dungarees. It is something that can be layer but is also a stand out piece on its own and I feel like every wardrobe needs an item of clothing like this. Again, it is from TopShop and you can purchase it here.

 

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I think this top is just adorable. It is a knitted Tshirt which is something you don’t see that often and I think it is gorgeous. I love the colour and neck line. It’s something for those warmer days but still thick enough to keep you toasty throughout Winter. It’s such a cute piece! You can purchase it at River Island here.

There’s a lot more winter warmers which I think are so beautiful at the moment in store, but these are my current top three! Let me know what you’re wrapping up in this winter in the comments below.

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Bandeaus and Tassels | Mini Haul

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It’s that awkward time of the year where you don’t know whether or not the weather is going to be gloriously sunny or miserable and rainy. Most of the time, you can expect it to be the latter. Because of this I wanted to introduce some items of clothing to my wardrobe that were ideal for layering in the cold, but also great to wear in the few warm days that we get.

Over the past few weeks I have purchased three tops that are perfect for doing so.

All of them are knitted or crocheted in some way which is awesome for when it is hot as they’re quite hole-y and so allow air to get in and out of them, but with them being crocheted they are made out of thick, wool like material which is pretty toasty when it’s cold out.

These three tops are gorgeous. All of them are flattering in their own way and I absolutely love the colours of them. Mucky green is becoming one of my favourite colours as I think it really goes well with the tone of my hair.

I’ve always been a bit unsure as to what to wear with semi see-through tops. I mean, you could just wear your bra underneath and it would still look good, but I’ve always been a bit self conscious in doing so. I tend to automatically go for a generic white or black vest top as they look subtle and just provide that extra layer of warmth. However, this year I have been experimenting a little bit more and have ventured into buying a black bandeau. I think these are great as you still get the full effect of the tops’ design, however protect your modesty whilst doing so. They’re ace with a crop top too, as vest tops are normally too long  and you awkwardly get the bottom of them sticking out – which I never know what to do with.

I really am loving this look at the moment. I just hope that the weather picks up so I can wear these tops some more!

Find the green and red top at H&M and the black one in TopShop.

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TopShop Summer Wishlist

This summer I have decided I want to revamp my wardrobe and turn it into something that little bit more girly. I’ve noticed that I’ve hoarded quite a lot of black and grey items which is all well and good for winter, but it just doesn’t look summery at all. I want to embrace frills and pastel colours, lace and flowery patterns. The other day I bought some gorgeous dark blue jeans from TopShop Tall which I think just take the edge of black jeans in the summer, creating a more delicate and feminine look.

I am loving the pastel colours at the moment and have just recently purchased a stunning bag from New Look in pastel yellow. (You may have seen it on my previous post!)

So today I thought I would put together a few items that are definitely on my TopShop wishlist this season.

 

Untitled  I already have one of these gorgeous frilled tank tops, however the one I have is in baby blue. I love it so much that I might just go and purchase another!

 

Untitled1I have never seen anything with jelly fish on before, so I just think this is a really unique cami and super cute!

 

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For those summer showers, this is an adorable raincoat to throw over your shoulders.

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And if you know it’s not going to rain but just want that extra layer, then this jacket is perfect just to pull on.

Untitled4I must admit, I haven’t owned a pair of black shorts for a long time, but this summer I think they will be a staple as black tends to go with everything and has a certain type of classy look to it.

This is my start to a summer wardrobe wishlist. I wonder how many items I’ll actually end up purchasing before the season is out!

 

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Scars | My summer challenge

It’s getting to that time of year where everything is coming to an end. First year of uni is almost over for me, the holidays are quickly approaching and it’s always this time of year where I seem to find myself in a bit of a rut.

Exams are on the horizon, which is a very scary and very stressful thing. And it’s the time of deadlines and late nights revising which just kind of gets you bogged down anyway. But all of this just seems to be a way of life now.

The seasons are changing, and the weather is getting hotter. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love summer, but summer seems to bring my self-esteem down quite a lot.

I’ve noticed it in more recent years than I have in the past that I seem to get down quite a bit about my scars from various operations. Summer is a time when they are always on show and they’re always on my mind when planning an outfit.

In the winter you can get away with disguising them and hiding them under jumpers and roll necks, but in the summer when you’re wearing little low cut things and floaty tops, they always seem to be there.

It’s not that I don’t want people to see them, it’s just when they do I find people staring at them if they don’t know your history. Or in the past people have said cruel things about them, which hopefully wont happen now I’m not in high school but it still makes you a bit scared of having your scars on display.

Summer is also a time for crop tops and because of having my appendix out, my belly button still looks a little bit worse for wear even though it’s a year on from the op.

I also have three other scars situated around my belly button from the keyhole surgery which I must say, am a little bit self conscious about. Because it’s only a year, they’re still slightly raised and haven’t properly yet faded as much as they will hopefully do. But I’m kind of getting around this by wearing high waisted jeans, which sometimes leaves the scar on my belly button peeping out over the top.

Because of this, this summer I’m going to revamp my wardrobe a bit and force myself to be brave. I’m going to wear more girly things and try and not worry about what others might think or say about my scars.

It is a bit of a daunting thought but I’m going to set myself this challenge to try and overcome my fear of what other people might say to me. Because to be honest, they probably wont say anything at all. I just can’t help but feel scared and self conscious.

I do get down about them from time to time, and I just think this is one of those times.

If you also have scars, I think you should learn to love them. I’m not quite there yet, but without them I wouldn’t be here, so I wouldn’t really want it any other way.

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