Gym Look Book – The Black and Pinks

I am a sucker when it comes to cute gym clothes! I just can’t get enough of them! I am always adding new bits and pieces to my collection so I thought that I would finally share that collection with you today! This is the first look book that I have photographed by myself, on myself so please bare with me as the image quality isn’t amazing as I am still experimenting on how to get the best shot!

I find that wearing the right gym clothes can really help to motivate me in the gym. I love putting on the clothes and to be able to do that I have to be going to the gym so it can help make me go more often! Also by having cute outfits I am more confident wearing them out and about when I am planning on going to the gym after whatever I am up to that day, so it becomes a win win situation.

Look 1.

I love the simplicity yet stylish look of this outfit. The leggings have a great fit, giving me both comfort and shape while I work out. I also adore the pattern on them, fun yet not too over the top! The top I have paired with them is a pale pink t-shirt that I tie at the front to give more shape and effect. The sports bra ia my go to sports bra. Although it isn’t underwired like some, it has a decent amount of padding and good coverage, making it the perfect support for me.

(Top and leggings are from New Look, sports bra New balance, Nike trainers and then my wireless Beat headphones)

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Look 2 .

This new look is an all Primark outfit! Showing you that you don’t have to pay a lot for cute gym clothes! The sports bra and leggings are a matching set and with the detail only at the bottom of the leggings, it means that the two pieces are easy to wear together. I don’t find the sports bra to have the best fit for me, so I tend to only wear it when I know I wont be doing any intense cardio. On top of the set I have thrown on this cropped hoodie and a matching cap!

(Jumper, hat, bra and leggings from Primark, Nike trainers)

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Look 3.

My final look features my favourite pair of leggings that I own. These are from Sweaty Betty and are the softest, comfiest pair on leggings I have ever felt. although they are expensive you can easily see the quality that you are paying for! I have had these for around a year and a half now and they are yet to show any signs of wear and tear! Again I have paired them with my grey sports bra and then on top I have put on a lightweight charcoal jacket!

(Jacket from H&M, leggings are Sweaty Betty, Spots bra from New Balance, Nike trainers)

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I hope that you have enjoyed having a look at a few of my gym outfits and that you are inspired to give you workout a fashion kick! These are just a few of my workout items, I have a few brighter coloured pieces that I have also done a look book for and will be sharing with you soon!

Dont forget I am doing a Q&A next month so leave your questions below!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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An Ikea Idea

A new trend has recently emerged in the mens fashion industry… Ikea bag clothing! I wasn’t sure how  felt about this new trend when I first saw the idea emerge but after my boyfriend asked me to hep him customise a jumper of his own, the trend began to grow on me! Ikea styled jumpers and tops already out them with designer labels on them, can cost a fortune, so after a quick trip to a nearby Ikea store and a stop off at Primark, this jumper only cost approximately £8!

I set about creating the jumper by first measuring out how long the sleeves, before cutting the straps off an Ikea bag. Once I had the straps ready to go, I unpicked a small section on the arm hole to create an opening for the strap to attach into and then did the same down at the cuff. All I needed to do after that was to pin and then sew a line of stitching down each side of the strap… and Voila I had a contemporary mens fashion jumper!

As a new trend it can be scary to fork out on expensive items so I wanted to show to you that it can be easy to experiment and try things at an affordable price! All it takes is a bit of imagination and a few skills! And if you don’t have those skills, then after a bit of googling or reading book that you will soon develop many new skill sets!

What is your opinion on the Ikea trend? Let me know below!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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(apologies for the poor image backgrounds. The background on the images was not the best and didn’t do the best job when chaging it to white as I was on the train while doing so!)

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Scrap For One, Fashion For Another

When thinking of a fashion photoshoot location an old scrap yard on the edge of town would normally be far from my mind, but in this case other people’s scarp became the perfect set for me!
After spending my last project creating a transport inspired white shirt, it was time to style and photograph it. I spent a long time thinking through where we be the best location and during my research stumbled on an old scrap yard only a half hour drive away. With the shirt having an industrial feel to it, the laser cutting inspired by tractor tyres and the sonic welding by chains, this soon became clear to be the perfect location!

I recruited in the help of my friend and model Georgie, gathered a few props and was soon ready to go! It was an adventure in itself going up to the scrap yard and along with having an enjoyable day, I returned home with some great shots! I decided that I wanted to work into the photos a bit, so played around with the colour on lightroom, giving them a grungy edge and adding to the overall effect created.

It was a great experience doing my first on location photoshoot and has made my love for photography grow further! On the day we also ventured to an abandoned hospital to take a few more photos, so keep an eye out for that post coming soon!

Would love to hear your thoughts on my work! Are any of you interested in photography?

Yours Truly

Emma x

Have you seen my other fashion photography shoots? Click the links to see shots from McQueen Inspired and Industrail Standards

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Berlin – Look Book

Its been two days since returning back home from Berlin and I want nothing more but to go back! I already miss the adventures we went on, the sights around every corner and the cold crisp weather. As promised, this is the first of my blog post from my Berlin trip, a look book of what I wore each day of the trip.

Day 1. After arriving from a very bumpy flight, we decided to go for a wonder to stretch our legs and found ourselves down by the side of the river Spree. It was a beautiful day, but the air was crisp and icy so I had sure to wrap up warm. I layered up black jeans (Miss Selfridge) with a think grey jumper (Miss Selfridge) and threw my All Saints coat over the top, before looping a think mauve scarf around my neck (New Look). On my feet I wore my trusty Black Doc Martins, with multiple layers of socks!

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Day 2. Tuesday was our first full day out in Berlin and as I knew I would be doing a lot of walking I planned my outfit around my Doc Martins for comfort. At the beginning of the day we walked into the very centre of Berlin where we went shopping and had lunch before catching the train from Alexander Platz to the Premium fashion event. Again I wore my long black coat (All Saints) which I paired with a think, knitted roll neck jumper (Hollister) and a scuba skirt which a unique frosty winter scene on (River Island).

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Day 3. Our main event day fell on day 3, so I dressed up a bit more to look the part of being a fashion event blogger! We were due to visit Ethical and Green showroom, followed by Seek and Bright, so I wore possibly my favourite outfit of the trip. I paired a burgundy, high neck lace top (Oasis) with black skinny jeans (Miss Selfridge), a check scarf (Debanhams) and heeled boots (Just Fab). I then added a black floppy hat (H&M) and my favourite trusty Oasis leather jacket.

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Day 4. I was sad that today was the last of the fashion events that we had to visit but it also gave me a chance to wear my new lace up heeled boots again! (Just Fab) These were a new purchase for the trip and at first I was a bit sceptical about being able to walk all day in them but they turned out to be surprisingly comfy! Even when after climbing the 270 steps of the Berlin Dome later that day! On this day I paired the boots with thick tights, a cute skort (Miss Selfridge), a polo neck jumper (Hollister) and then my black floppy hat (H&M) and my all saints coat.

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5. My final day in Berlin was dedicated to Museum sightseeing before having to catch an evening flight. With not having time to change before flying home I want to wear something comfortable but still stylish so I went with this baby doll style dress from Zara. I wore it with my lightweight leather jacket (Oasis), thick burgundy scary (H&M), black tight and hat (Urban Outfitters).

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I wore for my week spent in Berlin and would love to hear which outfit you guys liked the most? Let me know in the comments below.

Yours Truly

Emma xx

(Photo Credits to Holly )