Rare London: Party Edition

Rare London Outfit
Rare London Outfit
Rare London Outfit

The title of this post was going to 'my Christmas day outfit' - but in reality I'll be spending most of my day in a tacky onesie and (most importantly) a food coma. So instead, here's a look that I would wear if I had the mentality of a normal 21 year old and actually ventured out of my house during the festive season. If only..

New Look felt fedora hat (sold out but cheap one here too)
Tobi.com black blazer (use code HAPPYHOLIDAYS for 40% everything!)
Rare London faux leather lace dress (another style here)
Carpena Elda checked bag (budget option here)
Steve Madden ankle strap heels (sold out but also here)

Flash Back Friday on a Saturday

Flash Back Friday
Flash Back Friday Outfit

Having my annual Macbook clear up and came across these pictures from a few months ago! I like to think of this sort of thing as my go-to outfit whenever I'm stuck for what to wear. And the best bit? I picked this coat up for a fiver. Oh yes.

Next tweed coat (last season but similar here)
H&M cami top (last year but also here)
Blank NYC leather trousers (budget version here)
Boutique 9 heels (sold out but cheaper here)
3.1 Phillip Lim clutch (another budget option here)

Does blogging reflect real life?

Does blogging reflect real life?
Does blogging reflect real life?

I'm not sure about you guys, but whenever I look at other blogs the first thing that comes to mnd is 100% JEALOUSY! How is their hair always so perfect? How do they walk around in high heels all day? Why do I not look that good on a Monday morning? I can't exactly guarantee that many people think the same about me, but here's a little heads up just in case: blogging is not real life. Today's OOTD is an outfit from about a week or two ago (because right now the weather is giving me a big fat no for any outfit pics) and - thanks to the beauty of an airbrush tool - my dark circles have been completely erased. And those heels? They didn't stay on my feet for long. We're so familiar with magazines editing images (let's not talk about that Kim K cover..) that we kind of forget that just about anyone has the power to do it from the comfort of their own home. I for one am certainly far from perfect - especially in the looks department - which is why I thank the internet gods for the wonders of Photoshop every single day. But here's a little secret..right now I'm editing this post with semi-greasy hair, four huge hormanl spots on my face (#girlprobs) and some eyebrows that need some serious plucking. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Black gilet from Zara (old but similar here)
Camisole from H&M (sold out but also here)
White culottes from Lavish Alice (available here)
Black heels from Boutique 9 (budget option here)

Why I'm all for the wide leg trend

Wide Leg Trousers Outfit

So happy that wide leg trousers have become a 'thing' in fashion again. We all know how I feel about elasticated waistbands and sweatpants, but a wide leg version? That takes comfort to a whole new level. I may or may not need to invest in 400 pairs of these bad boys.

Warehouse leather jacket (cheaper here)
H&M cami top (last year but also here)
Monki wide leg trousers (similar here)
Steve Madden ponyhair shoes (on sale!!)

Fashion Blogger Problems

Fashion Blogger Problems
Fashion Blogger Problems

Been obsessing over low back sweaters for a while now - completely impractical for the winter but I couldn't wait until the warmer months to whack it out. Risking hypothermia in the name of #fashun - now that's commitment. I did have a really nice new ear cuff I wanted to show you, but evidently it wasn't an ear-showing sort of day. Maybe next time.

H&M camel coat (sold out but similar hereee!)
Nameless low back knit (highstreet option here)
Blank NYC faux leather trousers (cheaper here)
Steve Madden ponyhair slip-ons (some here too)
Shop accessories (that I'm obviously missing) at Freshtrends.com