gilets for autumn

ASOS jeans and blouse / H&M gilet and bag

Gilets are perfect when it comes to layering in the autumn and you aren't ready to commit to a coat yet! So easy to chuck on a shirt or jumper, and if you have a leather or fur one, they can add a lot of texture or colour to the look.

Here are some of my fav!

gilets autumn

Top to bottom: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

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Sponsored video: Live fearlessly

ASOS trousers / ZARA shirt, shoes and scarf / H&M bag

I've been away a while and there is no legitimate reason for my absence apart from just being extremely lazy. Every day I would get dressed and think 'oh, I'll do an outfit post tomorrow', and then again the next day and the day after that. So when I was contacted by Bodyform (yes, the sanitary towel company) to help spread the word about their latest live-everyday-like-it's-your-last campaign (or YOLO as Drake would say) or 'Live Fearlessly' as they are calling it, I saw it as a sign from up above that I should stop putting off my blog for the-tomorrow-that-never-comes, drink some coffee and just get on with it!

Okay, so living fearlessly for me might not be learning to play the drums in front of complete strangers or flying a plane (although that would be awesome!) but I think we can all apply this to our day-to-day life to suit us. For me, this means to stop neglecting my blog and update it at least once a week. Also I've always wanted to get a short choppy, Alexa Chung-esque, hair cut but too afraid to go that short incase I hate it!  For others it might be to try out a new fashion trend, meet new people or visit a different city!

Whatever it may be, I say we all suck it up and just get on with it! As for the outfit, it's just something I quickly put together to run a few errands. 

Many more to come don't you worry ;)

PS if you are living life on the edge and facing your fear then be sure to share it on the Body Form Facebook page (links below) where you could win £500 ASOS vouchers!!

*Thanks to Bodyform for sponsoring this post, all views are my own.


monochrome maxi

River Island dress / H&M bag
Another long maxi shirts, I'm trying to get as much wear outta these while I still can because I see autumn approaching. Not that I'm complaining, I've been window-shopping online like a crazy woman and cannot wait to pull out my slouchy chunky knits and fur coats and wrap up with an over-sized scarf!

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valentino espadrille dupe

valentino espadrille dupe
Top Dune
Bottom Valentino
HOLY MOLY! Dune is killing it with their shoe game at the moment. I saw these dupes on their website and it was love at first sight. They're open enough for some ventilation for your feet but closed enough to feel like a shoe, so that you don't have to worry about having perfectly pedicured feet or chipped nail polish, and you definitely need not worry about that one toe nail that always grows really strange and wonky. Basically, the perfect summer flats for those of us who have nightmares about all the toes that are out during the summer time.

Myself included.

Although I usually just worry about my own toes (my best friend will be falling off her bed with laughter at this point). Either way, I think they're a pretty close match to the Valentino ones and will essentially give the same effect. Not to mention, you'll still be able to have your dinner for the rest of the month and will sleep like a baby knowing that your toes are safe and sound from the rest of the world, until boots are safe to wear again.

And if that's not the most legit reason to buy shoes, then I don't know what is.

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maxi shirt

H&M trousers and tank / New Look maxi shirt

I love wearing my button up shirts open over a plain tank or tee, so I thought why not do the same thing with this maxi shirt dress. I have a couple of them and its always good to wear things in different ways, so you get more use out of it. Here I threw it over loose trousers and a tank and I really like how it adds some movement and a sheer layer to the look. Plus, it makes me feel super fancy floating around the house with my maxi-tunic-shirt-cape thingy bob flowing behind me, like I'm kickin' it in my mansion in Morocco.

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