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Friday, 19 September 2014

'Top School Fashion Mistakes' With New Look

A note from Joelle... 
I've teamed up with the folks at New Look to write/cringe about the top fashion mistakes I made at school. I'd love to say that I was the dashingly chic girl you know today (lol), but I wasn't - I was a mess. Luckily, I had a rather nice school uniform with a kilt for most of my school years, but that didn't mean I wasn't a fashion victim...
Have a look for yourself!

Headbands - I was OBSESSED with the stretchy ones that go on your forehead. I thought I looked like such a cool hippy!

Wearing socks over tights - Right, my older sister did it, so I thought I should too. But wearing grey over-the-knee socks over black tights was such a bad idea. Why didn't anyone take me aside and shake me??

Wearing scarves with everything! - From year 7 to year 11, you wouldn't ever catch me without a scarf. Rain or shine, summer or winter - the scarves were there (whether they went with my uniform, or not)!

Here's my (more chic) Back To School Wishlist! This is what I'd wear if given the choice and had the fashion knowledge I have now! I'd basically dress like Blair Waldorf!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Jeans Style Challenge With Bonprix

A note from Joelle... 
Hello! Today, I bring you a 3-in-1 outfit post featuring these fabulous jeans from Bonprix.
I've spent most of this year jeans-free because I couldn't find a pair I really liked, but just look at these beauties? Bravo, BonPrix, bravo!
The subtle, but noticeable line pattern above the knee is something I've never seen before and is a really nice touch to the design in my opinion. 
Any did I mention the shape? I have quite large thighs and tend to avoid skinny jeans, but this pair are comfy and cut a great shape (if I do say so myself!).
Here's a look at the 3 ways I styled these jeans:
Look 1
I'm trying to hold on to Summer for as long as I can with this bow print crop top and heeled sandals. Wearing blue-on-blue can be tricky
Crop Top - H&M
Bracelet - Wavy Jewellery
Heels - New Look
I wasn't kidding when I said the jeans were figure-hugging, yet comfy! Just had to get an arse shot in this post! ;)

Look 2
For a more seasonal look, I slipped on my super-soft (and cosy) Arran jumper and donned a statement necklace that I'll be wearing a lot this Autumn. Notice how it's turned up the bottom of my jeans - I'm so preppy it's unreal!
Beret - Dorothy Perkins 
Necklace - Rare Fashion
Jumper - ASOS
Jeans - Bonprix
Heels - New Look
Look 3
Moving away from the blues and into Autumnal colours! As we all know, jeans are a casual staple piece, that we can just throw on on a relaxed day. Adding lighter colours on the top tends to work well and I seriously love wearing this detachable fur trim - so warm!
Fur Trim - Oh My Love
Cardigan - Select Clothing
Jeans - Bonprix
Clutch - Boohoo
Boots - Random shoe independent shoe shop

What do you think of the jeans and how I've styled them? Which look is your fave? :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Isle Of Skye

A note from Joelle... 

♫ ♪ 'May It Be' - Enya ♫ ♪

I spent all of last week relaxing, recharging and taking a break in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. LOL jk, I was bolder climbing (I have the cuts all over my leg to prove it), measuring dykes (don't ask...), walking uphill for miles and being bitten by midges and God knows what else!
At least the view was good! Here's a little photo diary of my time in Skye.
This place is somewhere between Middle Earth and a fairy tale setting!

Most of these images I took didn't even need to be edited.
Great Britain may look like a teeny, tiny little country on a map, but we boast over 1000 islands in our territory! Lots of amazing mountains, ancient volcanoes and unique languages and cultures.
I tried my hand at learning a bit of the local language: Gaelic, but failed miserably!
Myself, Gayle and Eimhear :)
I'm really happy to get the chance to travel so much with my university degree! It's hard work, but working next to this stunning scenery is totally worth it!
Have you ever been to any British islands or any local islands where you live? :)
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