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ONE DRESS THREE WAYS ft. NICCE

Every girl needs a little black dress in her wardrobe. What? You don't have one? Well then let me introduce you to this snazzy little number from Nicce. I wish I could've taken better photos to show you the straps and the back of the dress but it's September now (practically winter) and it was far too cold up north for me to get my bare shoulders out. However, I am pleased to inform you that this dress has cross-back detailing and the straps are super thin, which IMO makes it super cool. So as the title of this post suggests, let us commence with an investigation into how this essential black bodycon dress can be styled for (almost) any occasion.


1. The big night out




So the obvious one is the night out. I've sort of channeled my inner, sassy, hoop-earring wearing alter-ego in these photos and I am loving it. And FYI the dress is super comfy so it's perfect if you're a bit of an active dancer on a night out. I know I am. I also threw on my new teddy jacket from H&M which I am completely and utterly obsessed with right now - which admittedly would be a bit of a nightmare to carry around on a night out but whatever, it's so cute!

2. At work



Black Bodycon Dress - Nicce
Blazer - ASOS (similar here)

A little black dress for work? Say whaaa? Well who says you can't be sassy in the office too. Work dressing is easy, just throw on a blazer and any shoes that aren't trainers and voila! Sorted.

3. A casj day out



Kimono - Vintage

If you're not ~hip~ enough to know already, casj is short for casual and this look is definitely casj. I've always been a fan of pairing a nice skirt or dress with scruffy trainers. Think Hilary Duff in A Cinderella Story wearing the ball gown with converse. Nice dress + trainers = super cool, laid-back, model-on-the-Topshop-website vibes. And this kimono is a vintage gem from eBay that cost me like £2. Winner!

So there you have it, one dress, three ways. We have defied the very boundaries of fashion! And don't forget to check out the Nicce website for more gems like this dress, I promise you there's loads of nice things on there!

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*This post was written in collaboration with Nicce*

WAYS TO STYLE A TRENCH COAT FOR ANY OCCASION ft. Jack Wills

Inter-seasonal dressing is famously hard to get right. Is it summer? Is it autumn? Who knows! So what do we do about it? We look to our old friend, the good old trench coat. Chic, stylish and easy to wear, the trench coat is the number one item that you need in your wardrobe this season - whatever season it is! And in case you weren't aware, Jack Wills has an amazing selection of women's trench coats this year - with clean lines and a range of colours, what's not to love?! So, let's get started!

THE CASUAL DAYTIME LOOK


Trench Coat - Jack Wills
White T-shirt Dress - ASOS
Chunky Ankle Boots - Public Desire
Oversized Fedora - Boohoo

I absolutely adore this look! It looks so put together yet so effortless. I've always been a fan of a T-shirt dress and chunky boots but the trench coat is what really brings together an otherwise simple look to create modern Parisian vibes - it's a yes from me!


THE OFFICE FASHIONISTA LOOK



Trench Coat - Jack Wills
Jacquard Trousers - ASOS
Oversized White Shirt - Missguided
Strappy Black Heels - In The Style
Handbag - Aldo

This look is one for all those girl bosses out there! There is literally no substitute for a crisp white shirt and I love this oversized one from Missguided - yes, I'm obsessed with oversized-ness! Pair it with these statement metallic trousers for a look that screams confidence and assertiveness. Who run the world? Girls!

THE GOING OUT-OUT LOOK



Trench Coat - Jack Wills
Jumpsuit - Missguided
Black Stilettos - Silk Fred
Statement Necklace - Aldo

Who knew that you could wear a trench coat on a night out? Well it turns out you can! Pair a classic trench with a sassy black jumpsuit and a statement necklace for ultimate glamour. Leave the trench open to avoid looking like you're on your way to a business meeting - and to show off your amazing outfit, obvs!

So there you have it. Three ways to style the classic trench coat whilst looking like an ultimate style icon. You can find more info on how to style a trench coat on Jack Wills' website, along with loads of other snazzy jackets that will keep you cosy this autumn!















*Please note, this post has been written in affiliation with Jack Wills

WHAT THE (SPORTS) LUXE

Okay so I haven't blogged in forever and that's because I've been having a bit of a style identity crisis. I used to be a pastel princess but now I'm channeling grunge x Sporty Spice vibes, and to be honest, I'm loving it. So with that in mind, I'm going to outline my new wardrobe staples, and the beautiful garments of dreams that are currently on my mental wishlist.



Behold the 5 items of clothing that I've been wearing on loop for the past month or two. Numero uno is my Fila bodysuit which I am 100% in love with. I've lost a bit of weight recently and I feel super confident now so I'm all about figure hugging clothing. It literally goes with everything! Number two is my amaaaaaaaazing new dress from Lazy Oaf. I might not be a pastel princess anymore but I will always have unlimited love for the Oaf. And this dress is kinda grunge-y anyway so it's cool. Thirdly is this gorgeous pair of high-waisted velvet leggings. Absolute. Must. Have. Number 4 is this super cute, sporty crop top, and finally we have the classic Adidas midi dress, as seen on Gigi Hadid I'll have you know!

So now that's out of the way, let's move on to my wishlist. As you can probably tell, black is my favourite colour now, but I'm also really into nudes, metallics and khakis too. I promise I haven't turned boring, just a bit more subtle.


The first brand I must mention is Manière De Voir - super cool brand who are surprisingly affordable and rather Kardashian-esque - think nude, mesh gym leggings with matching hoodies. Everything from their Activewear collection is literally to die for. I'm also reaaally into my branded sportswear now, and Asos have some perfect pieces. I don't know why but I seem to have taken quite a liking to Fila recently, how insane are these dungarees though?! And finally, it wouldn't be a wishlist unless there was at least one mention of the big T. Yes, Topshop. I've actually just ordered this incredible velvet puffer jacket. I already own about 20 coats and jackets but yano, one more won't hurt.

1. Nude mesh gym leggings - Manière De Voir
2. Nude mesh hoodie - Manière De Voir
3. Fila crop top - Asos
4. Fila dungarees - Asos
5. Velvet puffer jacket - Topshop
6. Red bandage crop top - Pretty Little Thing
7. Faux fur hoodie - Story of Lola

Hooray for sports luxe!

Nic x

OUTFIT: FRENCH CONNECTION STRIPES







As ~lame~ as it sounds, I feel like I'm on a bit of a style journey at the moment. Since I first discovered my love for fashion I've gone through so many phases, but recently I've found myself toning it down a little bit and buying more key investment pieces. I suppose I'm growing up (lame), so I want to look a bit more stylish and a bit less like a walking rainbow! 

One thing that I'm really into right now though is stripes. I got this cute, stripey French Connection t-shirt via Love the Sales, who hook up fashion lovers with designer bargains. There's French Connection with up to 83% off, Moschino with up to 80% off and House of Holland with up to an insane 90% off! So check it out if you need some designer in your life.

I also wore my new stripey pumps from ASOS which I just think are so adorable! Whenever I've bought ASOS shoes in the past they've really rubbed my feet, but these are surprisingly comfortable so well done ASOS! 

Denim Jacket - Vintage

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OUTFIT: BITCHIN'






No, I haven't been kidnapped or gone on the run to avoid my adult responsibilities. I am alive and I am very sorry for not blogging very much. It's so hard to find the time to do it these days *sobs*. 

I feel like my style has evolved a bit recently. I have found myself moving away from pastels and sparkles, and obsessing over sock boots and culottes instead. I don't know whether this is a good thing, I think I look pretty cool in my new garms though, (can't believe I just said 'garms'). Which brings me onto today's outfit. It's quite rare that I feel my entire outfit is on point (can't believe I just said 'on point') but I really love everything about this look. I've never really owned any yellow clothes before but this skirt from Zara just jumped out at me whilst I was browsing their website. I feel like a little ray of sunshine. 

I also FINALLY received this amazing jacket by Valfré. Shipping took ages and I had to pay customs but it was so worth it. Satin bomber jackets are everywhere at the minute and I like this edgier take on them. You can't see it in these photos but the lining inside is pale pink which also makes me very happy. And how gorgeous are these boots? I own a tonne of black boots but these little babies were in the ASOS sale and I just fell for them straight away. Life is good!


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WHAT'S IN MY BAG ft. ACCESSORIZE






I have so many bags that I don't know what to do with them, but the lovely people of Accessorize offered to send me a new bag as part of their #IfIWasABag campaign and it was an offer too good to refuse. I chose this floral bag because my inner 5-year-old is still entertained by bright colours. And who doesn't like flowers? I am quite (very) lazy and I cba swapping all my stuff from bag to bag all the time so I have taken this thing literally everywhere with me for the last few weeks. As for what's actually in my bag, it turns out that it's not much. After wading through the broken lighters and Asda receipts, I concluded that the only things worth showing you guys (or acceptable to show you guys) are my purse, phone, sunglasses and lipstick. How boring.

Purse - Skinnydip London

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