Wishlisted: Slides!

Perfect for the spring/summer months, and adorably eccentric. Going to be investing in some of these soon! I want all of them!

  • ZARA
  • ASOS
  • ZALANDO

They work well with comfy outfits, and add a lot of colour and detail to a basic outfit. They’re pretty versatile too. Pair with skinnies or culottes, and a comfy shirt or sweater. Gorgeous!

Lots of love,

Hollie xo

SS17: Trend Loving!

As Summer approaches, my wishlist is growing again…uh oh. Current trends are bringing out so much eccentric beauty and I just cant resist. While there are tons of gorgeous trends happening right now, these have gotta be some of the main culprits for my growing wishlist!

 


BLOCKING WITH BRIGHTS

Clashing colours has always had mixed views, but this season its all in. And honestly? I’m loving it. My faves being Mustard yellow, Bright reds, ALL pinks (cant get enough!), Deep greens and Baby blues.


 

TROUSERS WITH A TWIST
The office trouser trend is something I will not shut up about 😉 But with good reason! They’re versatile, comfortable, and oh so pretty. Matching with the colour blocking trend, wildly over-sized, or patterned – they’re perfect for SS17!

 


SEASONAL STRIPES

Whether its bags, blouses or blazers – stripes are in, in the weirdest and most wonderful way possible. Huge, single, bright, or pinstriped – they’re everywhere! They fit perfectly with almost all of the other trends, particularly over-sized pieces and office-casual. Definitely going to keep appearing on my wishlist for a while!

 


BOLD, BEAUTIFUL BAGS

Embroidered, bright, novelty shaped, micro, lace-detailed…such a wide range of different bags, coming from Gucci and Balenciaga all the way to high street stores, you can find them anywhere. Such a unique way to brighten up any outfit and bring spring back to life on those grey, rainy days.

 


STATEMENT SLEEVES

While its a fairly new favourite of mine, its quickly appearing more and more in my wishlist. Blouses and sweaters with bell sleeves, giant bows or frilled cuffs make any simple outfit absolutely adorable. Pair with a good pair of skinny jeans and a micro bag and you’re good to go.

Something I love about SS17 trends is most of them are meeting in the middle of the Minimalist trend, and complete eccentricity. Its a great time to experiment with colours, textures, fabrics and styles. For me, its a time to branch out into a more daring style and broaden the colour spectrum of my wardrobe.

Feel free to contact me with your current fave SS trends!

Lots of love,

Hollie xo

 

 

 

 

 

Stepping into spring: My favourite outfits

The beginning of spring has recently passed, and quite frankly – its a weird time for choosing outfits. Especially since I live in the UK, the weather is pretty unpredictable, as is the temperature throughout the day. Fortunately, we have all these social media platforms providing lots of outfit inspiration on a daily basis…so I thought I’d throw my current faves into the mix!

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Absolutely adoring the wide office trouser trend at the mo. You can dress them up for formal/professional settings, or down for a super comfy outfit – making them perfect for the seasonal changeover months.

  • Wide Leg Trousers – BOOHOO
  • Sweater – BRAVESOUL
  • Trainers – ADIDAS
  • Slouch beanie – ASOS
  • Denim Jacket – vintage (my mum wore it to an oasis concert!)

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Along the same theme of mixing office-professional and comfy-casual…you cant go wrong with a cosy, dressy wool coat. Again, this piece can be dressed up or down. A statement bag can also go a long way in adding some unique-ness to your outfit. I stumbled upon this one and its become my current favourite bag!

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An outfit more on the comfy side – but perked up with metallic details and a good ol’ bomber jacket.

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Recently my love for dungarees has grown…I have a few different ones still on my wishlist! An easy, comfy, pretty outfit to put together.

There are many other outfits I’m currently in love with, but these are a few of my faves for the current spring weather changes. This is the perfect time to clash dressy with casual to create the perfect outfit!

Feel free to contact me with other outfits you’re currently loving – and Happy Spring!

Lots of love,

Hollie xo

Self Care box, anyone?

If you know me, you know that I’m a huge Mental Health Awareness advocate. Our mental health is just as important as physical health; and we have to take care of both in equal measure.

Everyone has bad days. Whether you have a mental illness or not, we all feel sad, anxious, or low at points. And so, its good to take time to care for yourself, rest your mind, and regain balance. One of my personal favourite ways to do this, is by keeping a Self Care box! YAVV5483

A Self Care box is really simple and easy to put together. Featured above:

  1. Moroccan Tea Hand Lotion – &Other Stories
  2. Glamour Magazine
  3. The little book of Positivity – Lucy Lane
  4. Cosy raccoon Knee-High socks – Gift
  5. Cosy knit blanket – Primark (old)
  6. Quote-Cards – Handmade

As you can see, this project doesn’t require a lot of money, or even time. Any box or basket will do – you can pick out a pretty box if you want to, but its more about whats inside. The next thing you’ll need to do is pick out things you own that comfort you, make you smile, cheer you up, distract you, or give you something else to focus on – and pop them in the box.

Not sure what to put in? Here’s some ideas:

  • Scented candles
  • Hand Lotion
  • Your favourite book(s)
  • A magazine
  • Nail polish set
  • Your favourite scent/perfume
  • Comfy clothes, or just some really cosy socks.
  • A big warm blanket
  • Cards/memo’s with your favourite empowering/positive quotes on
  • Makeup wipes (for refreshing your face, particularly if you’ve been upset)
  • An adult colouring book – there are thousands out there!
  • Journal – write all those thoughts out.
  • Pencil case with colouring pencils/pens
  • Comfort-snacks
  • Your favourite movie on dvd
  • Any photographs that make you smile.

 

Im sure there are hundreds more ideas, but those are just a few I personally use.

Having those things all in one place is really handy – as I’ve mentioned in my ‘About‘ page, I suffer with Generalised Anxiety Disorder – so whenever I’m having a panic attack, or even just a rough day I can reach for the box and find a whole ton of self care items and distractions. Highly recommend!

Hope you’re all doing well.

Lots of love,

Hollie xo

 

 

 

So, who am i?

1# Hi. My name is Hollie, and I’m 18 years old. Fashion fanatic. Make-up lover. Shopping addict. I love beach vacations, photography, and appreciating moments. Welcome!

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2# I am from Bristol, UK. A diverse, beautiful place. Blog post about Bristol coming soon.

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3# Why I started this blog. I am starting this blog as a new creative hobby, to improve my writing and creative skills, and a chance to appreciate life, beauty, fashion and food in moments- and share those moments with others.

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4# So whats next? I’ll be using this blog to create a personal style diary, and hopefully a source of visual inspiration for others. I’ll be sharing any favourite outfits, look-books, products and routines, or recipes on here.

Additionally, I am a huge advocate of Mental Health awareness, so this blog will offer a platform for me to share any tips, tricks or insights to the world of mental health and self care to anyone who may benefit from it!

I am bursting with ideas, so lots of new content to come!

I hope you enjoy my little corner of the internet as much as I do.

Lots of love,

Hollie