I’ve just returned from a wonderful long weekend (the best kind of weekend!) away in London and Manchester with my boyfriend for his 21st birthday, and thought I’d tell my lovely readers all about it through the medium of outfit photos, because for me, looking back at what I wear is usually the best way to remember things!
Most of them feature my new favourite jacket, a pale pink/nude coloured duster coat, a shameless panic purchase from Primark. I adore long length coats, and own similar styles in grey black and navy, but I decided to splash out on colour to match my pink hair, and make more of a statement at London Fashion Week!
Despite the rain and cloudy skies, I loved standing out from the sea of black in my pastel colours, paired with a metallic silver jumpsuit, classic ankle boots and a bright red lip.
I have been roughly the same weight now, a healthy BMI of 20, for about a year now. This is something that at one point was inconceivable, as anorexia and bulimia destroyed my body and my mind over and over again, I was in a constant state of flux throughout my teenage years.
I’ve been working at Harvey Nichols for a few months now,and yesterday I got the chance to take part in Style Academy with a few of my colleagues, including stylist/blogger Georgia Gordon.
I don’t do outfit posts too often because I doubt many people are overly interested in my clothing (although I am partial to selfie much more on my instagram @urbanity_blog) but this weekend has been sunny and I’ve really enjoyed relaxed dressing for my rare weekend not working in a shop!
These Zara culottes have been hanging unworn for a while but never find the right occasion of them. A summer evening walk and a cute cinema date in these babies was ideal, teamed with a simple black tee and birkenstocks.
Also, you may notice my rather strawberry-milkshake-esque hair! Lately I’ve been getting bored with being blonde so I’ve experimented with different semi-permanent pinks and purples. Its great to use these wash-in dyes from Crazy Colour because there no commitment (as I’m way too scared to dedicate my hair to being forever pink) and it gives you a chance to bring out your fun side and see what suits you.
Have you ever dreamed of being half woman, half stag? Ever dreamed of dressing as a McQueen-esque muse?
Last month I had the incredible opportunity to model for creative director Cait Owens, a studying make up artist completing her final portfolio, and be photographed by the endlessly talented Daina Renton.
We scouted for locations for hours but ended up on the stunning South Queensferry beach right underneath the old Forth Road Bridge, a perfect Scottish backdrop for my high waisted red tartan trousers, black suede ankle boots, white ruffled Victorian-style blouse, maroon leather gloves, and of course, this stunning antler headpiece that now sits proudly in my living room as we speak.
Sometimes, life presents weird opportunities. When one of them involved being stared at by old ladies in a small beach village, followed by sitting in costa for lunch wearing a crazy get-up, then I say hell yes.