WINTER WHITE ON WHITE

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Black Pleather Biker Jacket – French Connection

White Pleather Top – Zara

White Pleather Skirt – Zara

Black Vintage Belt – Levi’s

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Black Leather Boots – Forever21

I loved shooting this in during sunset. Laura and I had just been to see Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 (which was absolutely incredible!) and decided to make the most of the beautiful sky by shooting our outfits!

I am a massive fan of wearing white in Winter months and these faux leather items are so thick and cosy that I can still keep warm. Not only is this look white on white but it’s pleather on pleather!

I will soon be adding the outtake shots from this outfit on Le Outtake so keep checking back!

Annabel x

FAUX FUR & PONY SKIN

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Navy Faux Fur Sleeve Jumper – Zara

White Shirt (worn underneath) – Richard Nicoll

Black Faux Pony Skin Skirt – Zara

Black Faux Fur Clutch – Topshop

Knee High Leather Boots – Vintage

I have a current ‘all things soft’ obsession and have found myself purchasing many fluffy/furry/fuzzy items! This jumper is the most incredible invention! I wear it all the time now! I do end up sitting there stroking my arms though which probably gets me a view odd looks…

I am so busy at the moment! Not only am I balancing my typical uni work, blogging, part time job… but I am also currently working on an illustration collaboration with Matchesfashion.com a big online designer fashion store! It’s so fun and seems to be going well :) Watch this space!

I have another OOTD post coming in the next couple of days so keep checking back!

Also, Laura (from The Fashion Wonderland) and I have started up a new kind of blog called ‘The Outtake‘! It will feature all the silly outtakes that we do whilst shooting our OOTD posts. Please check it out for us!

Annabel x

THE FLAPPER SKIRT

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White Pleated Skirt – ℅ Fashion Union

Black Batwing Jumper – Cos

Black Studded Bag – ℅ Reiss

Black Buckled Courts – Carvela

This skirt was one of the pieces that I bought from Fashion Union with my winnings from the Style Battle shoot. I absolutely love it as it makes me feel like a 1920’s flapper with its pleated drop hem.

Recently I have been feeling such a lack of motivation with my uni work so I thought I would share with you some success quotes that I have found online…

- Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present and I have the power to make it so.

- If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.

- The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.

- When someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s a reflection on their limitations not yours.

- The secret to getting ahead is getting started!

Annabel x

WHAT I WORE TO MOTEL ROCKS THE PARTY

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Geometric Print Kimono – ℅ Motel Rocks

Black Polo Neck Top – H&M

Black Faux Pony Skin Skirt – Zara

Black Vintage Belt – Levi’s

Cut Out Boot Heels – River Island

Black Leather Clutch – &Other Stories

I love this look that I wore to the Motel Rocks Party at The FarRockaway! It felt like I was having a 60’s moment with the a-line mini skirt from Zara and my new bobbed hair cut… Especially when posing in the telephone box! You can see more photos from the event in my post below.

After the event we took outfit photos by Liverpool Street Station to test out Laura’s new camera lens. I freaked out when I saw the monochrome telephone box! Which was really just a black telephone box but it just felt like fate!

Got some more posts coming at the end of this weekend guys so keep checking back!

Annabel x

#MOTELROCKSTHEPARTY

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I had so much fun the other night at the Motel Rocks party! It was such a fab location, held in The Farrockaway in Shoreditch, totally quirky and interesting! There was loads of cool entertainment with Elegant Touch doing nails, DJ sets, hair braiders, a tarot card reader and Divine Ink doing gorgeous metallic fake tattoos. It was such a lovely social event too, where I got to see blogger friends that I hadn’t seen in ages like Georgie, Ellie, Sophie, Georgia and Kayla. As well as being there with Laura and Jess! Got to play around with Laura’s awesome new camera lens!

Motel have some really amazing clothes coming soon so be sure to check their new arrivals! Of course, as always, they have their incredible sequinned sparkly numbers but also some new co-ords in interesting new fabrics! Im very excited to get my hands on them!

I am doing a double post tonight, including details of my outfit so stay tuned!

Annabel x

Photos taken by Laura Rogan and Dylan Myers

SHOPCADE STYLE BATTLE PHOTOSHOOT

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All clothes from Fashionunion.com.

I had so much fun at the Shopcade Style Battle shoot! Not going to lie, I was a little nervous as I had never done a studio photoshoot before! The closest I have got was with Flossy Shoes, which was street photography. Everyone was so friendly and made me feel so comfortable! I had my hair done by Alexander Hardy from Rush, styled by Kristine Kilty and photographed by Rachell Smith. I also got to meet fellow blogger, the lovely Ellie Mack, who also won the Style Battle competition! It was such a great experience and I am so grateful to the Shopcade team!

Annabel x

THE DOUBLE LEATHER LOOK

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Ribbed Long Sleeve Crop – Marks & Spencer

Leather Trousers – Zara

Leather Rucksack – Zara

Black/White Shoes – Zara

Statement Silver Necklace – Urban Outfitters

Apologies for my absence, I have only just got my laptop back from repair! Got loads of posts to catch up on!

The stress is on for me at uni right now as I am developing my pre-collection. Basically all my time is taken up with designing, sewing, and having break downs in the studio! On a happier note, my tutor has put me forward to become an illustrator or Matches.com! I’m so excited to show you guys the drawings.

Keep checking back! Plenty more posts to come!

Annabel x

POP OF RED

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Polo Neck Jumper – Zara

Black Woven Leather Skirt – H&M

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Red Lazer Cut Clutch Bag – Topshop

Black Leather Boot Heels – Forever21

I do wear colour sometimes! This clutch gives the perfect pop of red to a monochrome outfit. I love the texture that the laser cutting gives!

Once again my laptop has died (it has the white screen of death) so I am currently using Laura’s laptop to post! This means I am unsure of when my next post will be but hopefully soon! This just adds to my list of worst luck in my last post.

Annabel x

THE BASEBALL JERSEY

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‘Wang’ Baseball Top – OASAP

Black Culottes – Topshop

Black Strappy Clutch Bag – &Other Stories

Black Flatforms – Primark

I am currently have a month of really bad luck and thought I would vent it out on here. So far I have dropped my phone in water and, despite having it in rice for a week, I can’t revive it! I now have a replacement phone but it isn’t on my network and will cost £80 to unlock, the camera also does not work…  goodbye Instagram! I wasn’t paid the right wages by my part-time job. I have so much uni work, it feels like a deadline per day and have also just started my dissertation. Plus, it’s pretty much continuously raining here which makes blog photos so hard!… I’m really hoping that extremely good karma comes my way for having to put up with all this!

Hope no one else is having such a crap month!

Annabel x

HELLO WINTER, GOODBYE SUNGLASSES!

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Black Grid Dress with Underlayer – Urban Outfitters

Grey Check Scarf – DIY (made from a strip of fabric)

Black Fedora Hat – Boohoo.com

Leather Strappy Shoes – Forever21

Black Leather Clutch – &Other Stories

When I went to a photoshoot with Shopcade and Fashion Union last week one of the first things that they said was ‘it’s nice to see your face without sunglasses on!’. Believe it or not, I had not realised that I wear sunglasses in each post! With it getting into Winter and loosing all the sunlight I won’t be wearing them often anyway, but with this post a made a conscious effort to avoid wearing them. This is my face…

Annabel x