SPRING

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Aaaand were back in the dreaded transition season of Spring. Forever my worst season, it is so hard to choose an outfit which is weather appropriate and on trend. Even the shops get confused, chilly looking mannequins wearing only a bralette doesn’t exactly look appealing when you’re stepping in out of the rain. So what to wear? Florals? Hardly groundbreaking. Stripes looks decidedly too harsh for the indecisive weather and sandals risk soggy toes.

This year, the stripe issue has been addressed with gingham, and I aint mad at it. Gypsy tops add a delicate feel to a harsh black and white print, layered with a turtle neck you keep your warmth. Paired with pastels (my personal favourites being lilac and lemon) they are the perfect transition look for spring.

Another new addition to my wardrobe for Spring 2017 is the dreaded denim. I always feel too fat for jeans and so avoid them like the plague however I liked the cut of this pair from Zara and thought I’d give it a go. I mean I like them, but they definitely wont be replacing my go to skirts.

If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll know that every spring without fail, I get the mules out and this year is no exception, also from Zara, these white mules are slowly becoming my go – to shoes over my converse, I think they go with everything and paired with pastel nail varnish they are definitely an easy way to update your look for spring… in loooove with them and at £25 they didn’t hurt my bank either.

Yss

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SPRING

AUGUST ACCESSORIES: TOTES.

Welcome to the final instalment of August Accessories, my final love of this month is definitely a tote bag. It has travelled across continents, bars, beaches and cities with me. Not only does it spread a very nice vegetarian message, it literally carries everything. From my college bag, to my carry on luggage, to my beach bag and even my bag at spanish bars, I have truly discovered the worth of the tote this year and spending £9.99 at Lush towards charity is never a bad thing. It’s also washable. Damn. Also they go with nearly everything.

You’re welcome.

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Yssie

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AUGUST ACCESSORIES: TOTES.

AUGUST ACCESSORIES: Necks.

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Shell necklace – H&M

Honestly, this one is more for the festivals but still extremely cool and a great conversation starter.

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Silver Statement – Bershka

My go to necklace (and has been for the past two years) has been through a lot, feeling i’ll have to find a new one soon and we will go our separate ways.

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Simple silver – Boots

I literally throw this on with anything and my outfit immediately becomes more sophisticated, I know what you’re thinking, I was surprised to find this in Boots too!

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Space cowgirl Neckscarf – Zara

It would not be an August accessories without an neck scarf, this one I purchased in the Zara sale and I can wear it with any monochrome outfit to make it immediately a seasonal look.

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Blue valentine neck scarf – Givenchy

Ah, the best till last. My one true love is my vintage Givenchy neck scarf, no explanation needed.

Part 3/3 to come soon.

Yssie

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AUGUST ACCESSORIES: Necks.

AUGUST ACCESSORIES: EARS.

SS16 saw the rise of obnoxious accessories and earrings became centre of attention. For me, this meant building my hoe hoop collection as well as collection other crazy pieces, I loved this trend so much I decided to throw together some of my faves and do a mini look book, so enjoy!

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Dangly silvers – H&M 

Pink Flowers –  Topshop

Brindle semi circles – Zara

Shell Tassels – H&M

Amethyst and Agate hoops – Depop ( seller @featherheadpeople )

Stay tuned for more August accessories.

Yssie

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AUGUST ACCESSORIES: EARS.

D. I. Y. NOT?

I am eternally seeing DIY videos flood into my Youtube newsfeed, and I am always too eternally lazy to copy them. However, having finished college for the summer, having a holiday to save for and watching the Great British Sewing Bee a little too avidly, I thought….why not?

I have been subscribed, and obsessed with the Fashion Citizen for years now, their creativity continues to grow with every video and my Monday mornings are spent watching their weekly vlogs. This particular DIY is inspired by their video and this £29.99 Zara top.

Image 1 of OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOP from Zara

The DIY took around 1 hour and cost less than £10.00…. 1/3 of the price.

And the final piece, super excited to style this with a neck scarf and denim skirt when the weather brightens up!

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Here’s to saving money and the art of DIY.

Yssie

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D. I. Y. NOT?

Shoes.

Zara £9.99

Wear with: layered turtle necks and pinafores.

Zara £29.99

Wear with: Monochrome tends to work best here however for a more summery look pair with an off the shoulder dress or denim midi skirt.

Zara £9.99

Wear with: ((Caution!! blisters fo’ dayz)) Flares, mini skirts and pastel coloured sun dresses. Maybe even sheer socks if you da badest.

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Bershka 7.95 Euros.

Wear with: Everything. No seriously, these are my college go to. At first we didn’t get along, my feet were sore and blistered. But now we are inseparable, the scuffs on the front are a tell tale sign…

Obviously my shoe collection is bigger than this, but these are my recent purchases and my “can’t live without’s”.

Yssie

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Shoes.