Thrift My Style.....Currently Trending- Denim Skirts

Florals and Denim- Always In Style

So Summer is hitting and for me its all about florals and denim- either together or separate, these are two trends for this season that never seem to date or go out of style.

I love denim skirts for summer and always try and make sure I| have denim skirts not just for work-yay- I'm fortunate I can wear denim as part of my work uniform- but of course for leisure and social occasions too! I tend to go for a shorter hem line and right now there is plenty at high street level for all tastes!

Here are my favourite looks, all sourced from Pinterest:

A logo tee and denim skirt is just effortlessly stylish

My favourite combo-floral on denim

This seasons trend-unfinished hem

Am just lusting over this gorgeous skirt currently on sale at Zara for £49.99

I picked up this skirt in Zara a couple of months ago- a very reasonable £25 and still instore:

So when I went shopping this weekend and stopped off at a larger Sainsburys as a pit stop for my mate, we couldn't help but have a browse through the TU clothing range.

I can never pass through TU without wanting something and in the larger branch I was in they had an amazingly large section of fashion and accessories at half price or less.

So two for less than the price of one!! I found this cute scalloped edged hem skirt and the studded unfinished hem skirt, what a bargain indeed and perfect for the festival and holiday season that I've got coming up!!

The one thing about denim is you can style it up or down- a pretty chiffon blouse or a faded band tee work so well with a denim skirt or shorts and paired with bejewelled or metallic sandals will take you into a casual stylish evening look too!

What summer trend are you all over this season?

Hotter Sandals for a Hotter Summer!!

Hotter Shoes-First for Style, Fashion and Comfort!

Hi everyone!! I just wanted to check in with you about my lovely evening with Hotter shoes recently!

As you may already be aware, Hotter are passionate about producing comfortable stylish shoes and sandals and I know from personal experience they always deliver! They are a leading premium British brand based in Lancashire and have been going for over 50 years and season after season they are so on point with their continued range of styles which are popular with all ages and particularly fashion and style bloggers who know what they want from a leading fashion brand!

I love wearing their sandals and shoes and funnily enough I was introduced to Hotter by my mum years ago! She bought me my first pair which I still have and wouldn't be without! Their summer sandals are always so comfortable and if your check out the current Hotter range and are very tempted by more than one pair, they are currently doing a special offer with code MRE40 which gives you £25 off on two pairs of shoes or £40 off for three pairs-happy days!! This offer does end on 7 June, so check out their Holiday Shop for their latest style offerings!!

So back to my evening- I was invited to a cheese and wine evening at Neal's Yard in London and what a decadent evening it was too! We had a speaker who had personally paired up the cheeses to all the wines and told us about the history of the farms of where they were made-delicious!!!

What a huge choice of cheeses!!!

Starting at 12 o'clock, we tasted each cheese with each chosen wine, so sophisticated\!!

The new season range of Hotter shoes and handbags are a real colourful delight- these shades are just perfect for Autumn

Hotter bags are so stylish and perfect for Summer with your latest vintage or trending dress of choice!

Due to the torrential rain I was unable to wear my new Hotter sandals on the night but I have worn them since- I particularly love this style as they have a wedge heel and the metallic colour means they will be perfect for any outfit or occasion!!

A big thanks goes to the lovely Michelle at Wingfield PR and the wonderful Hotter gals Jenni and Mel!! It was a fabulous evening and I was very impressed with Hotter's new season offerings-check out the full range and I know you'll be tempted if not by their fabulous sandals for Summer then some shoes for the Autumnal season!!


Thrift Inspiration.....Embroidery Patches for Autumn/Winter 2016

Hi everyone! So London Fashion Week has been and there are many trends all under the radar for this coming season- tweeds, velvet, ruffles, long sleeves, metallics-to name a few!!

I'm particularly loving this Autumn the return of embroidered badges-from designer to high street, this is a trend that seems to come and go over fashion seasons and never truly goes out of style,

The first image is from Christopher Kane's collection of 2014 and perfectly relevant inspiration for anything embroidered at the moment:

These jeans are currently online at New Look and add a great nod to the lok without going overboard-a perfect pair of jeans for day or night:

Seen at Fashion Week, this style blogger certainly loves her badges and with one statement item in your outfit, it's a fabulous look for any season and is an ideal accompaniment for a smart blazer or biker jacket and bright bag:

This coat is perfectly on trend for winter- cute badges and although this is masculine tailoring with a twist, this is certainly a look for women or men alike:

This is a really feminine quirky look- who wouldn't want to wear this cute cardigan-the warm yellow and badges make it a really unique piece which could be worn with anything!!

What a gorgeous coat! Lilac hues, awesome badges and immediately dresses up a simple hoody and jeans combo:

For those of you looking for a new jacket this Autumn, there is a plethora of jackets from designer to high street banging out this trend- another favourite is this jacket currently available online at New Look which will see you effortlessly into Springtime next year and will be a really amazing cost per wear style essential:

(All pictures above: Pinterest)

So now to what I have indulged in for the new season!! Last month I had a lovely meet up with a gorgeous blogger friend and prior to meeting I had to have a sneak peek in my not local Primark. So glad I did as I found this lone jacket in my size on the rail for a bargainous £20!!

A couple of years ago I passed up on a DKNY denim jacket with similarly quirky patches in a charity shop and suffered buyers remorse on missing out- so when I saw this silky bomber with similar patches and the perfect shade of khaki I snapped it up and can't wait to start wearing later this season!!

Another item I scored on in the charity shop was a pair of black skinny jeans by Banned Apparel which were only £2.75- they've this patch on each back pocket and are a perfect evening trouser jeans which I had to purchase:

What trend is on your radar for this coming Autumn/Winter season? I think I may look out for something velvet too- jewel brights or black are a possibility!!


Thrift Inspiration..... Back to Black-Hobos for 2016

I. Love. Black. Bags. Yes- whether it's large, medium or small, has gold hardware or silver hardware then I'm drawn like a magnet to them. Even though I've easily got a black bag for every day of the week if my mind is set on obtaining a certain style then I'm on it until a purchase is duly made!!

So my last phase on the black bag front was the oversized tote and I must admit it has been a regular and well used purchase- Primark for just £5 and with a touch of gold hardware its a very cute-and massive- bag. But oversized large is now off the radar in favour of the smaller hobo. I do have a lovely Fendi black Zucca hobo but I prefer not to use it on an everyday basis-a leather one is more ideal.

What I really love about the hobo is if you pick the right size you can get everything but the kitchen sink in it and for regular daily use, it's the perfect go-to. Plus it's such a classic style that never dates and is ideal for any season. So here are my favourite designer picks if money were no object:

Gucci Soho Leather Hobo £1210
 Givenchy Zanzi Obsedia Hobo £1216

Mulberry Tessie Hobo £695

Radley London Bridgewater Hobo £219

So my most recent thrifting trip came up trumps on the bag front with this Tula black leather hobo for just £3.99 in my local Salvation Army charity shop. Barely used and as new it's a welcome addition to my black bag brigade and has been in constant use since I bought it!

I was won over by the chic silver hardware and the classic simplicity of the slouch- and yes everything but the kitchen sink is currently residing in there!

A perfect shoulder bag for daytime that will remain a favourite even when my 'style phase' starts to wane and the next style beckons!!

Are you a fan of hobo bags? What style are you currently using? 

Thanks as always for stopping by and reading and commenting- it is always much appreciated and I look forward to catching up with you all!!


Street Style Trainers- Its All In Colour!!

Hi everyone!! Well here in the Home Counties we've been especially lucky in having a really mild winter-so far! Today is a bit nippy but not howling rain or snow and Spring is just around the corner too-happy days!! With this in mind, I'm particularly loving trainers with colour- for a long while, the likes of Stan Smiths and classic black Converses have been on trend and as much as I'm a fan of these styles, I'm looking at footwear with colour this season.

As I'm not an avid shoe wearer- I prefer boots or sandals in summer, I've noticed that my wardrobe is acquiring trainers-slowly and surely. I'm now officially into double figures-just!!

I therefore decided that a new trainer purchase from last month should be bright for Spring/Summer- I was suitably inspired by the likes of these street stylers (credit:google images) 

Yes to multicolour- a great paring with black

Shades of blue- mixing 3 shades of one colour is a great nod to introducing some colour to your trainers

I'm loving these 'in your face' bright yellow Roshes- ideal for bringing sunshine to your outfit!!

I've had these leopardprint, orange laced up Hype trainers for a couple of years but hadn't worn them until today- it's great to pull out something new from the wardrobe that you've forgotten about!! The leopardprint and orange really zinged up my grey knit sweater and jeans and I felt I was hot footing it closer to Spring!!

I haven't worn red footwear maybe ever- certainly not trainers, so I invested in these red Nike Roshes with a navy swoosh to see me nicely into the finer weather to come:

The Roshes are made of material ideal for the warmer weather and I'm looking forward to wearing these with a variety of different outfits- they've certainly torn me away from my signature white and black trainers and I'm actually now thinking I could be persuaded to go even brighter for Summer- sunshine yellow or some neon, maybe??!!

Are you an avid trainer wearer AKA a sneakerhead??!! What colours and styles will you be wearing this coming year?

Thanks as always for stopping by, reading and commenting-it's so very much appreciated, I love hearing your thoughts and opinions on everything style related!!


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