Friday, 24 January 2014

My First Fedora

Fedora: River Island
Leather Jacket: New Look
Skirt: Vintage
Shirt: Primark
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Liverpool Markets

I bought this Fedora hat over the Christmas holidays which I had my eye on for a while. I really liked how they looked on other people, but I always ended up leaving it in the shop any time I picked one up for myself. Just because it is a little out of my comfort zone. In the end I realised fashion shouldn't be about being safe. You should always experiment and try new things so you can discover more about yourself and your individual tastes! Am I right?

So yesterday I put this look together and wore my fedora for the first time. Remember what I said about experimenting? Well this one didn't turn out so good! Yesterday, Liverpool was very, very windy and I ended up holding onto my hat for dear life all day! I will make a mental note for next time not to wear my hat on windy days!

I am also starting to wear heels during the day more. I bought these black, heeled boots at a market in Liverpool and I have been loving wearing them casually. I find they make an outfit look more put together and finished, when actually you've just thrown something on and ran out the door! For a pop of print and a slight school girl touch, I wore my new vintage skirt.

What's your "out of comfort zone" look?

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Carrie Diaries

So before I get started, I'd just like to wish you a very Happy New Year! I don't know about you, but I am feeling very optimistic about 2014 and I hope you are too!

This is a blog post dedicated to all those Sex and the City fans out there! Since the show came to an end after six seasons, two movies and one book, there has been a Sex and the City shaped hole in my life. You might think this is a tad dramatic, but a true fan will understand! This is why I was so excited to discover and share with you, The Carrie Diaries. 

The Carrie Diaries is a prequel for our favourite TV series and I have been loving it! Set in the 80's, we follow a young Carrie Bradshaw before the sex and before the city, back to where it all began for her, through her struggle to become a writer, first boyfriend and of course her amazing wardrobe! The series is a real easy watching, "coming of age" treat! If you love 80's fashion and are in need of some stylespiration, The Carrie Diaries is perfect for you! With plenty of bright colours, vintage inspired dresses and clashing prints, the show is worth watching for the fashion alone! 

If you haven't seen The Carrie Diaries yet, I really recommend that you do! If reading is more your thing, you can also read what Carrie got up to in the 80's. The series is based on Candace Bushnell's The Carrie Diaries and Summer in the City

What do you think of The Carrie Diaries?