T-Shirt Dress – Day to Night

Ever been in a rush from a busy day and not had enough time to get ready for an evening out? I find recently for me this has been the case for me. Being a second year uni student the work load is building up. I spend my days in uni or running errands, so when it comes to the evening, dinner out or going for drinks, I don’t want to spend ages getting ready. As a result of this I have become a big fan of day to night outfits!

I was in this situation on Saturday, a day spent working away in the library, followed by my boyfriend taking me out for dinner and a cinema trip. I really wanted to wear my new mustard t-shirt dress (H&M) that my boyfriend had picked out for me, so decided to base my outfits for the day around this! I wanted to keep my daytime look comfy and casual yet still stylish. I decided to pair the t-shirt dress with my favourite jeans, the Asos Farleigh Mon jeans. I tucked the front on my dress into the jeans to give it more of a normal t-shirt look. It was a sunny day, but being autumn not warm enough to skip wearing a jacket so as a compromise I went with an oversized scarf. This scarf is from H&M and after buying it last year, I fell in love with it. On my feet I threw on my black, high top convserse, such a good go to pair of shoes and finally had my trusty sunnies with me.

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When I got back from the library I had only a shirt time to get ready, but after having planned my outfit in my head I knew it wouldn’t take me long. I switched the jeans for a pair of thick black cable knit tights, leaving the dress to hang down. I then replaced the scarf with a bow chocker (River Island), which instantly dress up the outfit. On my head, I added a black floppy hat. This was another purchase from last year and I love it as a statement piece. It’s great if you haven’t had time to do your hair or if you just want to add something extra to an outfit. I decided not to take a jacket out with me, as I knew we would just be indoors and with it being a humid night didn’t want to get too hot. Finally on my feet I went with some black lace up heeled boots. (Sorry these didn’t show up on camera that well!) The heel on these boots is small enough to be super comfy and wearable, but big enough to make them perfect for an evening look!

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I thought I would also share with you a closer up view of my hair and make up for the day. I curled my hair first thing in the morning so that it would last me all day. I also did most of my make up, making sure to both prime and spray my face, helping the make up to stay on all day. When it came to the evening to touch the look up, I added winged liner and a kohl pencil on my water line (Forgot to take a photo of this!!). Finally I changed my nude daytime lip to a warmer red toned autumn colour!

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I am so happy with how these looks turned out! But I have to say I was conscious that the dress was very short and have decided when I next wear it to experiment with pairing a black body con skirt underneath it.

Did you guys enjoy the post? I was so excited to photograph and write this post because as a fashion student this is what I do! Let me know in the comments if you would like to see more posts like this in the future!

Yours Truly

Emma x

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Gym Look Book – The Brights

Its been a while coming but I am super excited to share with you all my latest lookbook! The gym brights! After the great response on my last gym lookbook post I have been wanting to post the second part here but as some of you may know I have been so busy over the summer and it has taken until now to get this post written and pictures eidited. If you didn’t see my last lookbook check it out here – Gym Lookbook – Black and Pink. I loved all the outfits in my last post, butsometimes I like to go a bit brighter and bolder, so for you fun loving gym girls out there… here are the brights of my gym wardrobe!

Look 1

This first look is a perfect summer go to look. It’s cute and fun, while keping you cool, but staying covered up. When I found these shorts on Bershka I just couldn’t resist and looking further into their website I soon found a cute top to wear with them. The two pieces compliment each other well, being colourful but not too over powering. I had always been nervous to wear shorts at the gy, worried they would ride up but these are super comfy and stay in place, making me feel secure while working out.

(Top and shorts from Bershka, sports bra from New Balance, Nike trainers)

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Look 2

This next look is slightly darker than the first, but still has a good amount of colour to keep it fun. For me a perfect colour scheme for the gym in the winter. The leggings are my favourite in the look. The pink and purple ombre gives the outfit that good hint of colour, while to mesh pannel at the back of the legs give it a stylish edgy look. I would normally add a black jacket when going to and from the gym and then add a black cap to make the outfit look complete.

(Leggings from TKmax, sports bra is New Balance, Nike trainers and cap from Asos)

 

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Look 3

This next look is a bit more toned down with plain black leggings, but the fun comes in with the sports bra! Although this isn’t the most supportive sports bra, the look of it is great. I tend to stear away from this bra when doing weight bearing , but for a spin class or abs work out it works fine. I loved the bright pink pattern on the bra and not wanted to cover it up, paired it with this muscle tee. This tee has a large open back and dropped sides really showing off the colours on the bra.

(Leggings, top and bra all from forever 21, Nike trainers)

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My final look is possible the boldest of the collection! Not only are there bright galaxy print leggings but a bright pink top to match my trainers! I found these leggings in TKmax for just £8 and couldn’t resist! They are definatly out there so for anyone wanting to blend in at the gym, maybed these aren’t the best option. But if you know me, I love a bold choice!

(Top and trainers are Nike, leggings TKmax and foam roller is from Amazon)

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I hope you have enjoyed my second gym look book! I am back to uni next week so will be back at it in the gym and I cannot wait. I feel like my fitness has really dropped over summer but a new academic year and I am raring to go! Do any of you go to the gym?

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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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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A Trip to Bistol

Doing a creative course at university has opened up a whole new range of opportunities for me! I touched on this in my recent post ‘Who am I?’, but I thought I’d share a bit more with you about a trip we took to Bristol. A lot of the work we do is based within the uni or around the city, so when the opportunity arose to travel to do a photo shoot to Bristol, I was excited. I was a great day and gave me the chance to experiment with some photography.  I enlisted the help of Holly, my friend and author of ‘Good Golly Miss Holly‘, to be my model and we worked together, creating some good images ready to be the starting point of our communication module. As the shirt was inspired by transport we picked locations that would fit into this, including car garages and a railway style bridge. I really enjoyed being given the opportunity to create these images and has helped to boost my confidence in photography!

What sort of photography do you like? Let me know 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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New Blog Design

Hey Everyone!

So I have a quick little extra post for you all today to let you know that I have updated my blog! I was quickly growing bored with my theme so decided to have a change. I have spent the last couple of days having a play around with different themes and layouts and have landed with this one! I am so happy with the overall look of my blog now. I am hoping that this little refresh to my blog will help me stay motivated to keep on posting and working away!

I have a few things left to do on the new theme still. I have the ‘Food’ section of the menu bar up and running but still need to put in the posts to the other pages so please bare with me while I get this done.

Let me know what you think of the theme!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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Berlin – Premium Fashion Week

Berlin in January, a hub of activity for the fashion industry with trade shows and events popping up all over the city. Bloggers, freelance designers and buying from all over travel into the city to become a part of the bustling fashion week.

When first signing up for my Berlin trip I made sure to look into the different events that were on and signed into the Premium events as a blogger. I was nervous at first with this being the first big fashion event that I have ever attended but as soon as my ticket came through a wave of excitement washed over me!

We visited the premium events across two days, making sure we allowed time to visit and discover what was at each one. Tuesday was the first day of fashion week so we visited the main attraction – Premium event. It was here where a range of contemporary designers showcased their new collections ready for going into the shops Spring/Summer this year. This was an amazing event yet slightly over powering, never the less I had a great experience.

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After Premium we were able to catch a shuttle bus to where Show and Order was being held. This is probably the smallest out of the events and had a more of a secluded feminine atmosphere. It was calmer here with less to view, but I really enjoyed seeing the more elegant styles that designers produce.

 

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The following day, Wednesday we spent the whole day at the final two shows. The first was Ethical and Green showroom, which I can happily say was my favourite out of all the events we visited. Each brand had a unique story to tell and I soon found myself absorbed in conversations with designer and makers from the brands, my mind spinning with the experiences that they were telling me about! I also loved where this event was based with it being in contemporary warehouse yet still keeping a clear ethical theme. Spending even just a few hours here has really inspired me to be more ethical with the way that I work and has open up a whole new range of ideas and opportunities.

 

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Finally was the Bright and Seek show, a more urban edgy scene. Here graffiti was being painted live, while displays showed off skate and street styles. I was intrigued by a couple of stands including the DJinns and Hype as both brands I had spent time researching into during my summer internship. I was sad leaving as this was the last Premium event that we has to visit but I still had Panorama the next day to visit (to be featured in another blog post soon!) so there was still that bit of excitement in me!

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I hope that my trips to Berlin week have inspired you as much as they have inspired me! I would love to know which cities fashion weeks you would like to visit? Let me know it the comments below.

Yours Truly,

Emma x