THE TWO FACED SCARF

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Faces Print Scarf – ASOS

Grey Tasselled T-shirt – H&M

White Ripped Jeans – Zara

Grey Low Heels – Melissa

I absolutely love this outfit! It is my go to, throw on outfit that I can wear anywhere! Usually I would wear it with some casual boots or trainers if its during the daytime but it works so well with these grey heels to smarten up the look for evening plans.

I had so much fun shooting this look with Laura whilst staying with her in Epsom. She has found a new crib and we now have multiple new backdrop options for our shoots! It was so great to catch up and have a couple of nights out on the town… Plus I introduced her to Ikea meatballs and pain au chocolat neither of which she had ever had before! All in all a lovely weekend!

Annabel x

 

TRES TRES CHIC

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Printed Shirt Dress – H&M

Black Skirt (Worn Underneath) – Zara

Neck Tie/Scarf – Zara

Black Fringed Clutch Bag – ASOS

Black Patent Boots – ASOS

Black Suede Hat – Stradivarius

I wore this monochrome take on the 70’s trend whilst dining in the Eiffel Tower during my Paris trip! I found this shirt dress whilst shopping in the H&M on Champs Elysees and could not take my eyes off of it! I am obsessed and it is my new favourite item of clothing… I wear it with everything!

Paris was such an amazing city break and was exciting as I had never been there before. You can check out my Instagram for lots of pictures – @adowsingx or keep checking here for all my outfit combinations that I put together out there!

Annabel x

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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