cream everything

I haven’t posted or written anything on here in coming close onto 2 weeks. I haven’t really been busy, I do work full time but I can’t pretend and say I don’t have any free time, but I’ve been sick lately and just so exhausted all the time it seems. But I really wanted to get back into it because I’d been doing okay with how much I’d been posting recently. The last post I did was new in my wardrobe, and since then I’ve bought a few more things that I love, but I just have one outfit I want to talk about today.

There’s been a few super lovely days lately where I’ve wanted to bring out those slightly more summery clothing, and of some of the things I’ve bought for myself recently are really good for this kind of transitional weather, because I’m sure I can make these work when it’s colder too.

I absolutely love all cream/off white outfits, especially in the summer, but I got these jeans which I really love from Weekday called the Divinity Denim Trouser (they’re out of stock but these ones are pretty similar), which are perfect for this time of year. I hadn’t bought any jeans from Weekday before this pair, and I’d seen so many of the British fashion bloggers that I love absolutely raving about them so I’ve been super keen to try some. I bought mine in a waist 28 because I had heard that the denim is a little stiff and doesn’t have a lot of stretch to it, so like I do with any ASOS jeans I buy a size up rather than going down, because I’d say I’m probably around a waist 27.

These jeans are 100% cotton and I’m pretty sure they were from Weekday’s organic cotton range but like I said these are out of stock currently on ASOS so I can’t double check and I’m not 100% sure on what Weekday calls this range specifically. I haven’t worn these outside of my house yet admittedly, but I think they’ll get a lot of wear, especially before it gets way too hot for jeans.

A look that I think I’ll always love is straight leg/sort of baggy jeans and a tiny tight top. I’m not really into wearing tight clothing all over, I’ll usually just pick either the top or bottom half to be more fitted. I think there’s something a bit androgynous about this look, but with that little twist of a super tight top and I love it. I’d been looking for a top like this for a while, and there seems to be a lot of singlets similar in shape, but a lot that I’d seen hadn’t been as tight as I wanted them to fit, however this one definitely is. It’s from Emory Park, I bought it off ASOS just like the jeans. Just as a little side note, the fabric feels a lot more velvety in person than it looks online, I thought it would be like a basic cotton rib so I was a bit surprised but I do actually really love it either way.

new in my wardrobe

As always, I’ve been shopping a little bit, and I wanted to share a few of what I think are some of the best things I’ve bought recently. I am so in love with these few things I’m about to share, and I’m hoping that if I look back on this haul these pieces will do better than the ones in my last new in post. As a little side note, I really enjoyed doing the revisiting my last new in post, so I might end up doing another one of those after a little while to follow up on this one too.

If you know me, you know I wear a lot of dresses through the warmer weather, and while we’re really not out of winter yet, I found 2 dresses I fell absolutely in love with and because they were both on sale I thought I’d just get them and pray the weather gets nicer so I can wear them soon. The first one I got was this red spotted one from Bec & Bridge. Bec & Bridge is one of those brands that just has pieces it’s hard not to lust over, however a lot of their pieces are definitely on the pricey side. This one I got on sale for a little less than half price which made it a lot more affordable. The quality feels really nice, it’s 100% silk which feels amazing but I haven’t washed it yet so I can’t comment on how it washes. Tea dresses like this are all over the place, and I think the details on this one just make it so flattering. The ruching detail on the bust really shows off a bit of cleavage, and I love how it’s followed through onto the sleeves. I think this will be one of my more special dresses, and because of that I’m sure I won’t wear it constantly, but I know when I do I’m gonna feel amazing.

The second dress I got is another tea dress style piece from Free People. This I got on sale from General Pants and it was an absolute bargain. This dress I’m sure I’ll end up wearing quite a bit more than the Bec & Bridge one, mainly because of the fabric and the fact this one is a combination of viscose and rayon so it’s much easier to wash and be better for when it’s really hot. The detail on this dress too are so delicate and beautiful. I always love a little button up front, and I think it looks so cute when you leave a few undone. The little lace up detailing right under the bust really cinches you in at the waist and accentuates your chest, which is obviously super flattering. I can just see myself throwing this on with docs or maybe my stan smiths and I think it’ll look so good.

Lastly, this insane top from Dyspnea (still don’t know how to say that), and some seriously cool jeans from ASOS. This top I’ve been looking at for a while and I was kind of on the fence about which colour to get, but in the end I think this black shade was the best choice. I absolutely love the bright red one, but I thought that I would get more wear out of this colour, and if I do I’m definitely tempted to add another one to my wardrobe. Sizing wise these do come up pretty small, I’m usually a size 8-10 or a small, and I ended up getting this in a medium and it’s tight, but it really hugs and accentuates all the right places.

I’ve been seeing this style of jean that zips all the way through from front to back on a few different people, two of my favourites to rock it being Devon Carlson (@devonleecarlson) and Reese Blutstein (@double3xposure), and I really wanted some for myself. I have to start by saying these are not comfortable jeans, but god do I love the way they look. Because they’re ASOS’ own brand of denim I find they run a bit small so I went for a waist 28 like I normally do with this brand, and they’re still a tight fit. The denim feels really good and thick, and they don’t have much stretch to them. I can definitely say I won’t be wearing these for comfort, but I’m really happy to have them.

disposable diary 5

When I wrote my last disposable diary post I said I had more photos waiting for another edition, so that’s what I put together today. I feel like I kind of repeat myself a lot in the little written parts of these posts, but I seriously do love making these, and it is nice to have a break from having to go through and edit a bunch of photos of just myself. I was so keen to get this camera developed that I did end up taking a lot of sunset photos, so little disclaimer there, but they just look so pretty on film. Anyway here’s to another camera filled, hope you all enjoy.

my everyday jewellery

As much as I love jewellery, I really like to keep what I wear kind of simple and always the same. Once I find a necklace or a ring I love, I really stick to wearing it everyday. I’m also super lazy with my jewellery and I rarely will ever take it off (not even to shower or sleep, which is kind of bad I guess). At the moment I’m really in love with all the pieces I wear day to day, and I’m not planning on changing them anytime soon so I thought I would have a little chat about them all.

Firstly, my rings. I wear two rings on each hand, but I’ll talk about one hand at a time, and I guess I’ll start with my right hand which is the left in the photo.

My dad bought me this claddagh ring the first time he went to Ireland a few years ago. He bought it at a store in Galway which claims to be where the claddagh ring was first created and sold, and when me and my dad were in Galway earlier this year we went back there to get one for my little sister. I just think these rings are so special, if you’re not familiar with them they’re those rings you turn one way if you’re single and then the other way if your heart is taken. It’s the only piece of silver jewellery I still wear, and maybe one day I would prefer a gold one to match my other pieces but this one has that sentimentality attached to it because my dad bought it for me.

The other ring I wear on this hand is my second newest one I own. This was a gift for my 20th birthday from my parents, so this one also is more sentimental to me. I think my mum would’ve definitely picked it out, but she got it so right because emerald jewellery is very very me. It’s really cute and simple, it just has the little crystals on both sides and then the emerald in the centre. It’s from Prouds which is my go to like kind of in store place for jewellery because I love that they have a pretty big range of pieces with emeralds and other gem stones.

I have another emerald ring from Prouds on this hand too, this one has three emeralds across it and I’m pretty sure they’re crushed diamonds on the band. I bought this one for myself at the end of last year in the boxing day sales. Another reason I find prouds to be so good for me is they always seem to have really good sales and include so many of the rings with gem stones in them, so I got this for half price as a little gift to myself and I haven’t taken it off since.

Lastly is my latest purchase, this adorable squiggle ring from By G. through the Iconic. I just thought this would be such a cute addition to my little ring collection I have going on. I really love it and I just hadn’t seen anything like this around before I found this, so I felt like I had to have it.

Next is my necklaces. I always love wearing two together, and I’ve been wearing the Missoma one for a while and interchanging the necklace I would wear with it because none of them were particularly good quality so they’d never last long on me. My boyfriend got the Missoma necklace for me as a christmas gift. It’s from their Lucy Williams collection, who is just so so cool I’m so into everything she does, and it’s on one of their bobble chains with a green malachite stone. It’s not emerald like on my rings, but from a distance where you can only see the colours of the stones it looks like they could all perfectly match. I adore this necklace and I have literally had it around my neck since last christmas day and it’s holding up amazingly.

My other necklace is another new purchase and it’s from Wanderlust & Co., and I think it is such a good companion for my little green necklace. I’m very into the whole coin necklace look, but a lot of the ones I seem very drawn to have some sort of religious insignia on them, and I’m not religious so I kind of wanted something a little different. This one is space theme really, and my favourite thing about it and what really drew me into buying it is the fact that it spins, so you can switch between the two sides of the disc. This brand has some super cute pieces that are relatively pretty affordable considering the quality, so I’d definitely recommend looking into them if you’re after something a little different.

 

revisiting my latest new in post

I’ve seen a few people do this on youtube, mainly Lizzy from Shotfromthestreet who I love and is a big inspiration for me, and I thought it was such a good idea so I’m going to do my own. I shop quite a lot, especially when I compare my shopping habits to a lot of my friends, because in all honesty I just really love clothes. However, sometimes I really don’t get the use out of what I buy, and I think looking back on my purchases in this way might encourage me to shop smarter, and really consider how things would fit into my wardrobe and if I’m actually going to get the wear out of them before I spend my hard earned dollars on them.

So firstly we have this top I bought from Bardot. I thought I was going to wear this so much and I really haven’t. This ring pull style in general I love, but the only top I’ve worn of the couple that I own is a really basic black one from H&M. I think the reason I haven’t worn this that much though is because I don’t know if I love how it looks on me with jeans. I’m thinking when it’s not as freezing and I can get away with pairing this with a denim skirt and without a jacket on top I’ll be more inclined to wear it. I do love the style of it though so I do really want to make a more conscious effort to wear it.

Next was the skirt I also got from Bardot on the same day. I haven’t worn this yet either, but I’m going to put that down to it just being way too cold for me to even really consider wearing a skirt. I think when it gets a bit warmer this will be one of my go to going out skirts, and I do think I’ll get my wear out of it then. I have looked at it in my wardrobe just sitting there and wanted to wear it, but this weather has just not wanted me to. I just think I bought this at the wrong time of year, because I can already see myself wearing it out with a black singlet and docs.

Yet again another item I bought have not worn, the checkered pants from H&M. I bought these mostly because there was a different pair that I loved but they didn’t have in my size, so I kind of just bought these in place of them. I need to remember to tell myself not just to buy the second option because it’s there and my first choice isn’t, because really they just won’t get worn as much as I told myself they would. Partly, I think the fact that they aren’t very high waisted does have a bit to do with it, because I’m not really into how jumpers look with pants that are more that sort of mid rise waist. Again, I feel like maybe in the spring when it’s a little warmer and I can wear these with just a plain little singlet I’ll get more wear out of them, but if I don’t I’ll definitely be selling them on.

Lastly, an actual successful purchase, the H&M knitted jumper. I have worn this jumper so much, in fact I actually was wearing it earlier today and have only taken it off because my room is too hot for a jumper. I’ve worn it out during the day but I also love just wearing it around the house to be all comfy and warm. I love the colour, and I especially love the shape of it with the balloon sleeves and the slightly cropped length. It has got a percentage of wool in it which does make it a lil itchy but I put up with it because it makes me really nice and warm, and I just really love how it looks. This is for sure something I would buy again (if I didn’t have such a stupid collection of knitted jumpers).

At the end of the day I’m always going to be consuming quite a bit of fashion because I just love it, but I think taking a second look and really thinking about what I do and don’t wear will just help me make more informed and slightly smarter purchases, and really make sure that the things I do end up buying are worth it for me and not just a kind of waste.