Wishlists

Horn Button Hysteria: A Spring Wishlist

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It’s been a lil while since I posted a wardrobe update… probably because said wardrobe update has been non existent, and because the spring weather has been more yo-yo than my mood waking up every morning. Saving up for two vacays away and actually having a social life – with friends who leave me skint but are absolutely worth the financial damage – means my budget is on a limit and I’ve not been able to have my seasonal splurge – and let me tell you, it’s been tough.

For someone who’s an on trend fashionista and likes to jump on the new in section faster than I can wear the clothes already in my wardrobe (yes, I am that sort of person), I’ve actually found it excruciatingly tough to just not give in to my urges and refresh my collection with some spruced, new, key pieces, prints, and soft hues. Especially with the buttoned up glad rags hitting the rails, recently.

I know when you’re looking at the basic linen dresses, the relaxed fabrics, and the only details being variable sizes and placements of horn buttons, from the surface they do appear pretty basic; but I’m totally all about that this spring/summer. My style is a lot more toned down than it used to be, and I appreciate the subtle silhouettes more than the flashy patterns. I feel like you can take this sort of attire further, dress it up as small scale or as extra jazzy as you desire and the minimalism is an absolute breath of fresh air.

The casual chic vibes this typeface radiates get glorified kudos from me. I can totally picture myself strolling around Paris in a layered up pinafore jumpsuit with a French slogan tee underneath, or a billowing rose pink maxi dress with a basket bag and a pair of sunnies – and that’s all I’ve been doing lately, imagining.

With the exception of a few sale buys I’ve just had to admire from afar, from the comfort of my Instagram home feed with some well hidden envy, and from my imagination – where I place all my favourite garbs together in my head to create a killer outfit that will never go any further from my brain inventions.

I mean, power dressing from the inner workings of your psyche – I guess that’s where wishlists come in handy. And that reminds me, I must now go update my current shoppable faves!

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& Other Stories Spring Sale Wishlist

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It’s been a long while since I’ve put together a wishlist post – since Christmas in fact, which makes this one all the more fitting to publish as I accumulate spring inspired pieces from the annual sales and at least try and convince myself we’re over the worst of the unseasonable weather (the single digits and weekend threats of snow say different but i’ma just pretend there’s hope of being warm for a second, okay.)

& Other Stories isn’t a place I usually head to, not because it’s not my thing but because it’s totally my thing and that’s the problem. For your average gal, it’s a little pricey, which means the Swedish inspired attire is typically admired from afar as a tear rolls down my cheek flipping from my bank balance to the latest raved about garb in the blogosphere. BUT, of course, this is where the sales work their magic – giving lil old me an opportunity to bag a couple of staple items to add to my now pretty limited wardrobe at a bargain discount price to my advantage.

I can get a bit spendy happy when the sales are on so I have to curb my habits as best as I can manage. I’ve gotten better at sticking to a recurring theme (so much better in fact I’m planning on writing a post about how I cut down on buying clothes, do let me know if this is something you’d be interested in reading!) so I have a clear idea what I’m reaching for, now.

In this case it’s an eclectic mix of basics and statements that aren’t only perfect for the winter to spring transition, but which stay a la mode for a good proportion of time. The presentable formal items are a firm favourite of mine, and I absolutely adore the colour of the wrap over dress! The out there, vivacious prints and bold, jazzy colours are something I’m interpreting more into my everyday style – and as for cosy knits, you can never go wrong no matter what time of year. At the top of my list are the fluffy bright pink block heels; just imagine how amazing they’d look on top of a tan strutting down some sunny Spanish streets.

Perfecto.

 

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Christmas Jumper Wishlist

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christmas jumpers 2017

Less than two weeks till Christmas.

12 days.

D A Y S.

I think I even shocked myself when I realised how little time there is left to prepare and how behind I am in productivity this year.

I’ve bought most of my presents but that’s about as far as I’ve achieved. As I’ve somehow gained a life somewhere along the bumpy road to becoming a sociable adult, my mind and my agenda has been elsewhere and now I’m stuck in a panic as mid December crept upon me in a flash.

I’ve only just put my tree and decorations up. I’ve not even decided on my gift wrapping theme, never mind thought about actually wrapping the familial bits and pieces. My Instagram is seriously lacking festive murals, the shops are letting me down with their pretty trimmings and I’ve hardly even considered the content I’m aiming to muster up in the final build up to the big day (which is mainly because I was busy with my re-brand, but still.)

Luckily, Christmas jumpers never let me down on my annual yearly hunt and there’s plenty to suit my modified style that seems to only go down the route of tassels, retro graphics, and stars, nowadays.

I picked up a cutesy sweatshirt in H&M the other day for a bargain £6.99 specifically for a panto this weekend so hopefully by then I’ll be feeling a lot more like Buddy The Elf than Ebenezer Scrooge (sold out now but here’s the link just in case you want to keep checking.)

This twelve part collection I gathered together are all affordable and adorable which of course makes the optimum combo.

Whether you want to add some comedy, some animal fever, or just some standard snugness into your yuletide musings, then you don’t have to look far to get your fix – and all in time for the official Christmas Jumper Day on Friday.

Have you bagged yours?

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Wednesday Wishlist: Topshop LFW Edit

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It’s that time of year again, folks. Where London Fashion Week arrives and departs in a flash and all I get out of it is a sudden need to splash out in Topshop and an inundation of bloggers piecing together outfits that deliver new season inspiration when it wasn’t so long ago I was still hunting the shops for floaty dresses and camisoles.

 

Admittedly (and shamelessly), I don’t conventionally follow the designer catwalk shows and the extravagant fashion that stems. As much as I do appreciate a premium treat in the eyes of Alexander Wang and Henry Holland, as much as the collections are fascinating to look at and the backstage glam a delight to admire, and as much as I do enjoy people’s perspectives on the latest trends and hearing about how they’ll be incorporating those into their personal tastes; high street style is just way too close to my poor heart – which is why what really has me hooks is the everyday in frow street style and the ensembles you can pick up with a click of a button and next day delivery.

 

There’s many off-the-rack stores that are killing it as we move into autumn (doesn’t help the fact it’s my favourite season to transition to and my budget is always on the low but hey). New Look did a grand job of displaying their LFW edit through the eyes of influencers, H&M smashed it with their Erdem collection, and River Island remained ever the super chic but Topshop always stands out for me – in particular their unique and boutique display and the appointed message they bring to their runway shows; this being I believe a young woman looking for something to wear on a Friday night.

 

The current designs and garments are everything my style represents and I adore so much of the fresh content. Metallic leather, blazers, two piece suits, wide leg jeans, checks, faux fur, statement dresses, and pointed boots by the bucketload. Above is an all round summary of my top picks and coincidentally they formed into groups of outfit tailoring without me even realising. That goes to show my brain is already automatically programmed to the multifaceted choices in a Topshop closet!

 

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CHECK PINAFORE DRESS | PINK FUNNEL NECK TOP | SHEARLING SHAGGY JACKET | FAUX FUR SHOULDER BAG | SILVER DEEP CUT BOOTS | LATTICE SLEEVE KNITTED TOP | WELSH PATTERN JUMPER | CORSET LACE UP SKIRT | HUMBUG STRIPED JACKET | HUMBUG STRIPED TROUSERS | LACE CAMISOLESATIN SLIP DRESS | HOOK AND EYE CROPPED JACKET | STAR PLACEMENT TEE | LOOSE FIT JEANS | STUDDED SOCK BOOTS | CHECKED FLUTE SLEEVE T SHIRT | KISSES PRINT LEATHER SKIRT | COOKIE RING SHOPPER BAG | MENSY TROUSER | SATIN PYJAMA SHIRT | HOOCHIE ANKLE BOOTS

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Wednesday Wishlist: Very Cherry

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If I manage to get through this post without making a fruity reference or an unnecessary innuendo then it will be a miracle! But enough with the jests about popping sweetness, let’s talk about how something as simple as fresh food produce you can pick up in the supermarket has fast become a widespread trend.

The cherry print is circling both the high street and the designer side of style lately and I can’t get enough. I don’t know whether it’s the cute, kitschy side that’s appealing or the fact that if you said it out loud in your head, it wouldn’t work, but on paper (or should I say on fabric) it totally does. I adore the almost vintage feel it has; whether it’s the brash all-over statement, the simple emblem on a t-shirt or the feature on a modern, feminine, and more ritzy piece such as the wrap dress. I was pleasantly surprised with just how much choice there is out there. I’d seen a few bits on all my favourite bloggers and with a quick browse of Topshop and ASOS but there is an extensive reach and I can only hope it continues because after-all, who wouldn’t want a bunch of cherries to brighten up and inject some fun into their wardrobe?!

Are you digging the cherry print?

Bridie x

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CHERRY BOMB TEE | WHITE TEE | PINK TEE | MON CHERI TEE | STRIPE TEE | JUMPSUIT | WHITE BLOUSE | GREY JUMPER | NAVY BLOUSETWO PIECE SET | SILK BLOUSE | SWIMSUIT | SLEEVELESS DRESS | WHITE WRAP DRESS | BLACK WRAP DRESS | SKIRT | BAG | BLUE DRESS

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