STRIPE ON STRIPE

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Long Stripe Tunic – c/o Primark

Wide Leg Stripe Trouser – H&M

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Black Leather Heels – Zara

Claw Shape Necklace – Cheap Monday

Bag – Primark (Borrowed from Laura)

I know I have only recently posted this tunic, but it’s my favourite! Everyone has that item of clothing that you can just throw on and know it will look great… for me it is this top! It looks great over jeans, as a dress or, like with this look, with clashing patterns. I couldn’t help but put this outfit together and go ‘double stripe’!

I’m currently on the Eurostar heading towards Paris with my laptop connected to the wifi on my phone so I apologise for the poor image quality. I will be posting pictures from my trip including outfits, so keep checking back! For daily updates you can follow me on Instagram – @adowsingx!

Annabel x

DRESSING UP OR DOWN

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 Black/White Chevron Dress – Zara

Ripped Jeans – Vintage Levi’s

Black Trench Coat – ASOS

Black Boots – ASOS

Sunglasses – Miu Miu

I buy dresses all the time, it’s a guilty pleasure of mine! I buy more dresses than I do tops, but because of work and previously being at uni, I don’t have many opportunities to wear them out. What I’ve found myself doing recently is dressing them down over jeans or tucking them in to a pair of culottes to give them a new style and to make up for my lack of tops. I love it! It expands my wardrobe to give me so many more exciting outfit options! I do the same with jumpsuits, if I just want the trouser half then I’ll layer a top and jacket with (downside is getting completely undressed everytime you need the loo!). It’s definitely a top styling tip that I would recommend to everyone! Particularly as you hear me preach about having a capsule wardrobe full of staple clothes that can be styled in multiple ways!

Annabel x

FOR THE LOVE OF PLAYSUITS

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Black Playsuit – H&M

Black Alexa Bag – Mulberry

Black Fringed Leather Heels – Zara

Sunglasses – Boohoo.com

Silver Claw Necklace – Cheap Monday

I wanted to show you all this new playsuit I just bought! A lot of H&M’s clothes at the moment have taken inspiration from Chloe SS15 collection, this item included. It is such a fun, quirky playsuit and I have worn it out on a few occasions whilst the suns out. It gets a lot of compliments and is great for dressing either up or down. It also comes in cream if you wanted to look even more summery!

Annabel x

BRIGHTON PIER

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Black & White Stripy Dress – c/o Primark

Headchain (Worn as Necklace) – ASOS

Black Strappy Sandals – c/o Primark

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Sunglasses – AJ Morgan at ASOS

This is my second outfit from my trip to Brighton last week! I had never been to Brighton Pier before, only to see the nightlife so it was lovely taking a stroll with Laura around the rides and along the beach. I am a little bit obsessed with this Primark dress, I wear it all the time! It is so great to pair with different things… it looks great with a fedora hat, great with either black or white jeans and I even wore it the other day with striped trousers as a ‘clashing stripes’ look. This is an all seasons item and I’m sure I’ll enjoy finding many ways to dress it differently.

Annabel x

MOROCCAN MONOCHROME

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White Tailored Waistcoat – Zara

Black Printed Jumpsuit – H&M

Nude Wedge Mules – H&M

Black Fringed Clutch Bag – ASOS (£17.50 in sale)

Headchain (worn as necklace) – ASOS (£4.50 in sale)

Sunglasses – Miu Miu

Rings – H&M

This is just one of the outfits photographed on my location shoot with Laura. We drove to Brighton and there were just the most incredible backdrops! This museum and it’s grounds were inspired by moroccan architecture and looks perfect against my H&M jumpsuit!

This is what I wore to Primark’s recent AW15 press day (photos coming soon). It is such a comfy jumpsuit to wear and so easy to dress up or down! The bag, I got in the ASOS sale for £17.50! one negative I will say about this outfit is that white tailoring… doesn’t stay white for long!

Annabel x

WHAT I WORE: GLASTONBURY 2015

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Wednesday

Elephant Print Top – c/o Primark

Black Jeans – ASOS

Fedora Hat – H&M

Black Sunnies – c/o Primark

Marble Print Wellies – Hunter

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Thursday

Embroidered Kaftan – Zara

Black Shorts (worn underneath) – Topshop

Marble Print Wellies – Hunter

Black Sunnies – c/o Primark

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Friday

Printed Shirt – Vintage

Black Crop Top – c/o Primark

Denim Shorts – Vintage Levi’s

Black Embossed Bumbag – c/o Primark

Ikat Print Duffle Bag – c/o Primark

Silver Headchain – ASOS

Sunnies and Wellies as before

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Saturday

Crochet Knit Dress – c/o Primark

Headchain (worn as necklace) – ASOS

Sunnies, Bag, Wellies as before.

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Sunday

Black Fringed Crop Top – MissGuided.com

Elephant Print Hareem Pants – Bought at Glastonbury

Fedora Hat – H&M

Sunnies, Bag, Wellies, Necklace as before.

Glastonbury has got to be one of the most amazing weekends of my life! It was my first festival ever, and just the most incredible time! We got to see so many of the acts including, Florence and The Machine (best performance!), Pharell, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, James Bae and so may more!

I would 100% recommend Glastonbury to any festival-goer as it is just the most spectacular atmosphere, however don’t expect to see it all in the few days that you are there as the site is the same size as York!

Annabel x

NATIONAL BIKINI DAY WITH SWIMWEAR 365

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Black Shift Dress (worn as a top) – Cheap Monday

White Textured Culottes – c/o Primark

Black Strappy Sandals – c/o Primark

Camel Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters

I had such an amazing time at the Madison Roof Terrace with Swimwear 365 last week! We celebrated national bikini day in style at the Moet and Chandon bar with plenty of bubbles and an array of gorgeous bikinis from swimwear365.co.uk! I have to say, my fave was the fringed rust coloured bikini (pictured above), it made me want to book a holiday to Ibiza there and then!

The location was perfect for picture opportunities! From the roof terrace you can see a such a wide span of London, including St Pauls Cathedral, the Shard and the London Eye! I had such an amazing time chatting and taking multiple selfies with Laura, Charlotte, Lucy and Heidi. Plus Sophie from Label PR was an amazing hostess!

Hope you like the pictures and enjoyed your National Bikini Day!

Annabel x

P.S. Check out my recent interview with Wynsor’s Shoes here!

OFFICIALLY GRADUATED!

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Twist Back Graffiti Print Dress – Whistles

Black Fringed Heels – Zara

Black Strappy Clutch – &Other Stories

Statement Headpiece (worn as necklace) – ASOS (Only £9 on sale!)

Last week I graduated with an Upper Second degree in Fashion BA(Hons)! It feels so weird to say that I am a fully fledged fashion graduate looking for work within the industry! Time to face reality and enter the adult world. I have to say though, graduation itself was such an anti-climax! You get all dolled up and excited on the journey there, pick up your gowns and hat, meet your friends, take some pictures… then sit for 3 hours in a massive hall listening to speeches and waiting for your 2 minutes of glory walking along the stage! What did make our graduation a bit more special was shaking hands with the incredible fashion icon that is Dame Zandra Rhodes, the founder of our university… even if she did spend the majority of our ceremony asleep under her hat!

The greatest part for me was being surrounded by my friends and family. The photos that I have from the day made the whole 3 hour long ceremony worth it! The reactions on our faces when we are throwing our hats in the air are priceless!

Straight from Graduation we then travelled to Glastonbury festival to celebrate! Lots of pictures and outfits from that will be posted soon so keep checking back!

If you scroll down below you can see the lookbook from my ‘Men at Work’ final collection that landed me my 2:1 and got me shortlisted to be one of Vogue Italia’s Emerging Designers…

Annabel x

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END OF AN ERA BRINGS NEW BEGINNINGS

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Black T-shirt Crop Top – Topshop

White Leather Skirt – Zara

Metallic Slider Sandals – c/o Primark

Circle Necklace and Rings – H&M

Nails – WAH London

I have officially moved away from Epsom and back in with my Mum! It is all incredibly strange but exciting at the same time. My whole way through university I was forever preaching how I would never move back home, but after the amount of money I have spent on my course, it was the only option! I now have a job in a beautiful pub/restaurant and am thoroughly enjoying everything about it! Plus with my mum buying my food, it make it so much easier to save money.

I am still currently looking for available jobs in Fashion Design however nothing has come through as of yet. I shall hopefully be doing some posts on professionalising your wardrobe and stages of interviews as I branch out into the world of work!

Annabel x

THE LITTLE DENIM DRESS

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Denim Shirt Dress – Topshop

Camel Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters

Nude Wedge Mules – H&M

Cateye Sunglasses – Miu Miu

Silver Ring Necklace – H&M

I’M BACK!!

I do sincerely apologise for my absence on here, I’ve had so much uni work and finishing my degree. I will do a post very soon about how it went with some pictures of my final collection lookbook and personal branding, so keep checking back!

This look is what I wore to Graduate Fashion Week last weekend! My portfolio was on display so I was there talking to industry professionals about my work. I wanted to wear something that was both relatively smart whilst also dressing for the hot weather and this dress was perfect! Teamed with some killer mules and camel features I quickly became obsessed with this outfit and it is so easy to dress both up and down.

Hope you like it, and check back for more posts coming soon!

Annabel x