BOATER CHIC

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White Crochet Crop Top – Pacsun

Black Leather Culottes – Zara

Camel Boater Hat – Urban Outfitters

Black Clutch Bag – & Other Stories

 I am so close to finishing my final year at uni and thoroughly looking forward to organising a fun-filled Summer break! Although I will be thrown into the deep end and have to become an adult quickly, finding a proper job, I still want to enjoy a little break from all the hard work that I’m doing at the moment. I can feel myself letting the stress get to me and so I’m currently trying all that I can to chill out and relax. This means lots of chocolate, indulging baths and camomile tea!

Annabel x

REDISCOVERING MY LEVI STYLE

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Black Overcoat – Zara

Fringed Cami Top – Zara

Levi Cropped Jeans – Vintage

Patent Chelsea Boots – Zara

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Sunglasses – Topshop

I completely forgot that I had these Levi jeans and I haven’t worn them for about a year! They are the perfect pair of Summer jeans. I bought them from a charity shop with the intention of cutting them up into short but never got round to it. In the end I decided to keep them how they were, which is a rather unusual shape, very wide leg and cropped, and I slashed the legs to give a ripped look. Upon rediscovering them they are now my favourite jeans and I’m wearing them like everyday! This is a look that I wore to uni last week. Hope you like it!

Annabel x

GLASTO GARMS WITH MOTEL ROCKS

In honour of my acceptance into the Motel Rocks Family, I have put together some incredible wish lists for you to rummage through! They are all the freshest arms that I’m hoping to rock at Glastonbury festival. Take a peak…

spirit

As you may have noticed I am quite a spiritual person so these mythical prints that Motel have brought out are right up my street! So obsessed! Definitely need to be rocking these this Summer!

Shop the ‘Root Down Rise Up’ Print here!

Lace Maxi Cardigan

Shop the ‘Henna Hand’ Print here!

Shop the ‘Big Lotus’ Print here!

funky

Here are some other funky designs that I’m lusting over! One of my faves is the ‘Lose Your Marbles’ print (shop here) especially on this turtleneck crop!

Lace Bell-sleeved Body

Pentagram Print Unitard

Sheer Lace Print Shirt

Japanese Bloom Print Playsuit

basic

These ‘not so basic’, staple items are perfect for layering at festivals! The mesh t-shirt dress would look perfect over a strappy bikini/crop top!

Lace Trim Kimono and Shorts

Sheer Check Shirt Dress

White Peplum Crop

White Denim Jacket

And there is so much more that I am lusting over on Motelrocks.com! So excited for festival season just so that I can style up these awesome garms! Let me know what you think!

Annabel x

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‘DETOX’ WITH URBAN OUTFITTERS

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Nude Turtleneck Crop Top – Urban Outfitters

White Tailored Trousers – Zara

Western Style Belt – Vintage

Nude Sandals – Whistles

Crystal Necklace – Urban Outfitters

This is my first outfit for a while that doesn’t have a single item of black in it! Still pretty monochrome though! Thought I would throw in some nude tones as it’s so close to Spring!

You might remember this top from my pictures of the Urban Outfitters press day. I have been lusting over it ever since and it looks fab with some soft tailoring. Urban Outfitters SS15 is all inspired by ‘detox’ with neutral shades and clean silhouettes. I recommend you all checking out their new collection in stores now as it is to die for!!

Annabel x

NOT SO BASIC

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Oversized White T-shirt – Urban Outfitters

Black Lace Skirt – Zara

Patent Chelsea Boots – Zara

Studded Bag – c/o Reiss

Cateye Sunglasses – Miu Miu

Necklace – Warehouse

I was having a discussion with my housemate last night and we both agreed that my wardrobe is the best for basic garments that you can just throw on and look chic yet casual. Well I have just added to that selection with this T-shirt from Urban Outfitters. I love wearing it! Its super easy to style, like here going for more of a simple biker chick look with the lace skirt, messy hair and boots.

This will also be coming with me to Glastonbury festival, I’m sure! i’m currently looking into festival trends and my wishlist is growing rapidly! I will share my outfit ideas with you guys soon so keep checking back. Anyone else going Glasto? Drop me a comment!

Annabel x

THAT 70’S SHOW

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Black Crochet Crop Top – Pacsun

Paisley Tile Print Shirt – Urban Outfitters

Black Leather Culottes – Zara

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Black Platform Shoes – Deena & Ozzy

One of the hottest up coming trends is the 70’s era. It was everywhere at London Fashion Week this season and coming into stores for the Summer. Here is my take on the trend in monochrome (obviously!). It’s super easy to achieve, with paisley prints, crochet, flares, fringing and afghan coats. Hope you like it!

Annabel x

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

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Plunge Neck Blouse – Zara

Black Lace Bralet (worn underneath) – Urban Outfitters

Black Wide Leg Jumpsuit (worn underneath) – c/o In Love With Fashion

Large Black Bag – H&M

Cateye Sunglasses – Jeepers Peepers

Sometimes you can’t beat an all black outfit! I know I always dress in monochrome colours anyway so I’m biased but it is definitely the best colour like EVER! It just goes with everything, it’s classic, timeless and will never go out of fashion. It’s the safest bet in any scenario.

I love this easily put together, chic look. The silky fabrics on both the jumpsuit and the blouse gives a pyjama like feel. It’s a great workwear look too. Plus mixed with a big bag and killer sunglasses you look like a boss! As I’m coming close to graduating my uni course soon I need to be planning out interview and work outfits, so expect a few coming up!

I love hearing what you think of my posts, so please comment below!

Annabel x

SUN’S OUT, LEGS OUT

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White Print Shirt Dress – Atterley Road

Black Lace Skirt (worn underneath) – Zara

Grey Fedora Hat – Warehouse

Black Leather Back Pack – Zara

Black Platform Boots – Zara

I am oh so excited that the sun is coming out and Spring is around the corner! It is my favourite season, not just because my birthday is in April but also because you can mix your winter and summer wardrobe! Its the perfect season for a combo of legs out and warm jumpers!

I have been introduced to Atterley Road by Laura and I am obsessed! It has so many gorgeous staple garments and I just want to buy everything, especially as so many clothes are still on sale! Check them out!

Annabel x

SELF CONFESSED MAD HATTER

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(In order of appearance)

Camel/Black Boater Hat – Urban Outfitters

Black/White Straw Hat – c/o Reiss

Black Classic Fedora Hat – H&M

Floppy Black Fedora Hat – H&M

Grey Fedora Hat – Warehouse

I am so obsessed with hats, as I’m sure you’ve gathered from my posts! Thought I would do a quick piece about my hat collection! Unfortunately the pictures are incredibly windswept as we were shooting in gale force winds! The hats were flying everywhere! Hope you like them and that it inspires you to become a mad hatter like me!

Annabel x

LFW AW15 DAY 4: FINALE OUTFIT

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Navy Faux Fur Sleeve Jumper – Zara

White Shirt (worn underneath) – River Island

White Mesh Top (worn underneath) – H&M

White Tapered Trousers – Zara

Silver Loafer Style Trainers – Swear London X Richard Nicoll

Black Faux Fur Clutch – Topshop

Black Fedora Hat – H&M

NEGARIN LONDON

It was so amazing being shown the Negarin London AW15 collection! I am a big fan of their clothes and brand aesthetic of modern and innovative everyday clothing. Negarin Sadr, is a trained artist and sculptor, which you can see portrayed through her clothing. Vibrant prints and creative pattern cutting skills are what make their collections so eye catching. This season they drew inspiration from the elegant Greta Garbo. The collection is so beautifully put together in an ‘easy-chic’ vintage style channeling Garbo’s androgynous, comfy iconic looks. To see more of her collections, check out the Negarin London website.

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Photo credit – Negarin London

WILSON PK

Wilson PK’s AW15 collection was inspired by all things fragile, aptly named ‘100% Fragile Human’. It was an incredibly fun and beautiful collection. I particularly enjoyed looking at the variety of texture and fabric manipulation used. Wash care labels were printed with ‘Handle with care’ to emphasise the theme along with butterfly wings enclosed in fabric, and lots of sheer, delicate pleating. The strong silhouettes give an architectural contrast to the ‘fragile’ fabrics and compliment each other elegantly.

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Photo credit – Noctismag.com

Day four of London Fashion Week was my last day and with the gorgeous collections I saw, I would say it went out with a bang for me. I have had so much fun attending shows, presentations and showrooms! I really hope you have enjoyed my pictures and reviews!

To see more pictures then check my Instagram!

Annabel x