Necklace – I Love Crafty / Stripe Jumper – Jumper / Leggings and Spot flocked top- ASOS / Trainers – Office / Hair Scrunchie – Scrunchie Market
I Love Shiny!
The shiny lover in me is all over this awesome mirror ‘Smile, I Love You’ necklace from I Love Crafty‘s Modern Romance collection – Isn’t it fun?! The lovely Laura who makes all the crafty pieces is so accommodating that when I cheekily asked whether the necklace could come on a chunkier and longer chain, she quickly and happily rustled me one up! That’s the best thing about indie brands – the customer-to-maker relationship is so much closer, so you can work together to ensure you get just what you want!
I decided to pair it with my new favourite ASOS leggings and my equally garish Office wedge trainers that jingle every time I take a step from all that bad-ass chainage.
This is the first time you’ve ever seen parts of my old bedroom (other than my collaged doors as seen a few posts down.) As you can see, and probably guess, it’s very colourful and kitsch, full of Ugly Dolls and children’s bedspreads left over from my 14 year old self. I’ll be honest, I’ve loved coming back to it now at 22 – The colourful walls ensure I wake up happy in the morning!
Leopard Jumper, Houndstooth Scarf and Boyfriend Beanie – ASOS / Red Satchel Bag – Brit-Stitch / Jeans – Topshop / Boxchain Necklace – COS / Jewel Necklace – Next / Gold Glitter Trainers – Stylist Pick / Patterned Bangle – Kate Spade
Hanging out at STYLIGHT!
Back to Munich we go! This time there’s leopard print, a gorgeous luxury Charles Hotel, the best indulgent breakfast I’ve ever had, a gaggle of girls from all around Europe united by their love of personal style, playing on swings in the office, purple cocktails, Vietnamese communal dining, make-your-own dinner (that ended up looking questionably like sci-fi objects best kept under the covers), dancing in Munich’s bar of the moment – Charlie’s, and learning all about Stylight.co.uk (a website where you can share your looks of the day!) It certainly was a fun-packed weekend!
The outfit above was a go-to bright look for a city break featuring an ASOS jumper with a bit of a secret polo-neck underneath (a great way of keeping warm whilst looking more spring like!) I colour matched it to my trusty Topshop jeans and clashed against an adorable new leather satchel from British brand Brit-Stitch which I know you’ll all love! I’m also in love with these glitter and spike gold trainers from Stylist Pick which I treated myself to, I just love them but they’re probably best kept for special occasions rather than wearing them down traipsing around a city! See my Stylight board for my outfit here!
The photos above show the gorgeously light and fresh Stylight offices in Munich, including their signature Friday afternoon purple cocktails! Alex shows me how to create my own style board while the girls rustle us up some drinks at the bar! Check out the beauty that is Munich town in my last post plus, there’s more Munichness to come!
Metallic silver Tshirt and Green visor – ASOS / Geo Necklace - Lazy Oaf / Silver Scrunchie – ScrunchieMarket / Leggings – New Look /Adidas x Jeremy Scott Multicoloured Wing Trainers - Crooked Tongues (£67 from £150!)
When I worked for SuperSuper magazine 5 years ago, I fell in love with Jeremy Scott x Adidas. The mental chunky footwear, animal heads hanging from hoodies and blaringly fun graphics were just the most fun clothes I’d ever seen or tried on (pre photoshoot, you had to make sure the pieces would fit right?!) I drooled over those first pairs of gold wing trainers and considered saving the £100andsomething needed to make them mine. My pub-shift pocket money ensured that would never be the case but they stayed at the top of my lust list none the less.
Since then, the winged beauties have morphed into differing themes and colours, various animal heads have been screwed on and a plethora of slebs have discovered the power of their photogenicity. Babe Cara D has been doing her bit for Jezza recently, rocking out in the beauties!
Fast forward to now, and I’m lucky enough to be working in the same building as the one stop trainer site Crooked Tongues who sell not only the JS x Adidas collection but all the latest cool kicks. I’m racking up a shopping list there already where exclusive new released apparently sell out in minutes. They kindly allowed me to play about with my 3 current favourite styles, here’s how I dressed them up – not that they really need it, I’m sure a plain grey outfit would set them off perfectly too!
Oriental Clot Wings
Metallic T-shirt – Louise Gray x Topshop / Boxchain bug necklace – ASOS / Tassel Necklace – Curtain tie / Leggings – New Look / Adidas x Jeremy Scott Clot Wing Trainers - Crooked Tongues
Pink Jacket – Nike Via Oxfam Boutique / Metallic Crop Top – ASOS / Pink Stud Bracelet – Next / Heart Rings – Me & Zena /Mirror ?! Earrings – Topshop / Adidas x Jeremy Scott Poodle - Crooked Tongues
Which are your favourites?
Willkommen in München!
If you’re considering a break to Germany any time soon, I’d advise heading straight to Munich where the cleanliness of the streets, openess of the city centre and air of affluence will brighten your spirits and add a little lightness to your step! I was lucky enough to experience the beautiful southern city thanks to Stylight (whom I’ll tell you all about in a future post!) and with a little help from bestie Carrie, two delightful French Bloggesses Celine and Fadela, and Stylights hugely helpful hand drawn map of key Blogger-friendly places to visit, we had a jolly good time experiencing a new European city. Yay!
I really was stoked with Munich, from the shops selling traditional Bavarian attire, to the hoards of people out drinking beer in the streets when it was freezing cold – there were lots of fun surprises to encounter in a relatively small city. I really appreciated the care and pride taken in the town, which was noticeable by the streets of newly pastel rendered facades and refreshing lack of stress and bustle in the air.
The 4 of us girls and our part-time guide Marine were so happy to be able to wander around, meandering inside the famous double spired Frauenkirche church and popping into the odd cool, arty boutique. Whilst we loved watching and taking part in some true Munchen traditions, we were also guilty of experiencing some home comforts; lunch at the very British tea-room feeling Lotti’s, cupcake nibbling and shopping H&M. Minus points!
I’m sure Munich a wonderful place to live and certainly somewhere I’d love to visit again, have you been? I’ve definitely come home with a cheeky little Bug who’s got me looking at Groupon every week to see what new places I can visit next and tick off my wishlist! More about what we got up to and what we wore in my next posts!
It’s Take 10 time again! This time, I think I’ve really gone for something unexpected for me. Just when I had the best chance to go sporty (and I LOVE my sporty styles), I rebelled and went… pretty. I think it was probably the slight styling predictability assumed by this cute scalloped collar Lacoste top. Though the label is synonymous with sport, freshness and physical activity – styling the polo shirt with leggings or shorts was just too comfortable for me. This is a styling challenge after all, so I pushed the boat out and tested the top in a more unusual way.
The grey marl polo top may feature a pretty cute collar, but would I have thought of pairing it with a tulle skirted dress if I hadn’t accidentally layered it over the polo top on the corner of my dressing rail? … Nope!
It was a perfect match and after grabbing grey tights, a studded jacket, a fierce metal belt and these chunky Topshop platforms, I was pretty chuffed with the result. There still lies just the right touch of sportiness and toughness to keep me feeling balanced but is certainly something different. Hope you like it! See how the other Take 10 girls styled their tops at the bottom of the post!
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