Dress: Zara, Tights: Primark, Boots: Zara, Watch: Michael Kors

I've had these pictures saved in this blog post for a couple of weeks now and just had no idea of what to write alongside them, it was so tempting to just post the pictures out on their own but what is a blog post without words?! 

I struggle to buy clothes for work, I believe it is down to the fact that I am not exactly comfortable in my body at the moment, in this day and age why should I be so concerned by the way I look but unfortunately it can be quite tricky to change the way you feel about things - one day I hope I can get up in a morning and not be bothered with my look, shape and size. However, this bambling is for another day!

Work wear for me are structured items; structured shirts, pencil skirts and smart black trouser which aren't exactly the most comfortable fabric and don't suit my body shape. We live in 2017 and really, we don't have to follow suit, you can wear exactly what you want to wear (obviously within reason). 

Zara have pulled out all the stops with this beauty, just look how cute the frill is!! I actually saw this dress on Instagram and immediately had to own it I just love how the pop of orange breaks up the black and grey. It is quite thin fabric so perfect for the cooler summer days, I wore it with tights but it would look stunning bare legged with a pair of heels or sandals. 

Alice xxx

Jumper: George at Asda, Denim Shirt: Topshop, Leggings: Topshop, Trainers: Converse 

Last weekend I turned the ripe old age of 24 I know that is still young but when you are suffering with sciatica and a bulging disc in your back it makes you feel so much older. 

This may sound pretty random but being 23 was a little weird for me, I felt like I was in limbo; it doesn't seem like you can legitimately call yourself an adult but yet you have gone past the age where you can still say you are a student or young enough to get away with things... i.e. plenty of nights out or full days binging on tv shows and films. Being 24 years old makes it feel like it is more acceptable to announce you are a fully fledged adult and it is normal to have a mortgage and dog. Or is this just me?

Turning 24 I thought I would share with you 10 random facts about me, I know I blog a lot but I don't share too much about my personal life so here goes...

1. Lets start with the obvious, I bought my first house last year with my boyfriend who I met in second year at university, we moved in in October. Since having our own place I have become pretty obsessed with interiors.

2. We have a pug called Lenny, he's absolutely adorable but extremely cheeky for 10 months old. Whoever said owning a puppy would be fun and a walk in the park so wrong but I certainly wouldn't change him for the world.

3. I studied Sports Journalism as university, I absolutely love writing and have always been a fan of watching sport so I decided to put two and two together and now work for a rugby league club as a media manager. 

4. I may like watching sport but I detest anything to do with exercise, I am a member of a gym but hardly ever go. In fact I am writing this post just after attempting a run which lasted the whole of 10 minutes haha!

5.  You might not like me after this, so apologies in advance but I am really not a fan of Disney movies!! I think it is down to them being animated, I am hoping I will love all the remakes as Beauty and the Beast was incredible.

6.  My favourite alcoholic beverage has to be Prosecco and lots of the stuff, I am really excited to get my hands on the stuff that turns it glittery and pink. 

7. Saying that, I would rather have a night in with a takeaway and a cuppa watching a film than a night on the town. 

8. I have only recently just got lash extensions, I go for the Nouveau lashes which last around 3-4 weeks before getting infills. I cannot believe how much time I save in a morning when getting ready, they are a life saver. 

9. Family is really important to me, I have two older sisters who I am extremely close to. We chat nonsense pretty much every single day, if people read our messages they must think we are crazy but it is what gets you through the day. 

10. Finally, I am obsessed with shopping, I don't think I go through the week without a trip into town or doing a bit of online shopping. It's not good for the bank account but at least I have a happy and healthy wardrobe haha! 

 I hope you enjoyed this post, it is something a little different but I wanted to let you guys get to know me that little more. 

Alice xxx 

Top: & Other Stories, Skirt: New Look, Jacket: Primark, Boots: Zara, Sunglasses: River Island, Bag: Topshop 

As we have hit the 1st May; yes how are we almost half way through 2017 already?! (I am sure I say this every time we enter a new month). We are so close to officially entering Summer and yet most of us who live in Britain are not exactly basking in any glorious sunshine and heatwaves, we are still wrapping up nice and warm in out winter knits and ankle boots which is slightly depressing to say the least.

But I thought it was about time that I added a few more, or should I say just adding pretty pastel shades into my wardrobe to actually make me feel like we are entering the summer months. As you will all be very well aware that my style is pretty much monochrome with the odd pattern thrown in on a rare occasion, pastel shades are something that I struggle with.

Having a pale skin tone makes it quite difficult to style pastel shades, they make me look washed out and quite frankly very ill so I steer clear of them. There are other ways to add them into my style and that is through accessories - plus it doesn't make me feel like I am trying too hard or being mutton dressed as lamb (well I hope not anyway).

This gorgeous blue rucksack from Topshop perfectly adds that pop of colour to this outfit, it brings out the blue speckles in my top. It wouldn't be something that I thought of going out and buying for myself but my boyfriend obviously knows me better than I know myself and he bought me it for my birthday and I am in love it is stunning!!

Alice xxx

Top: Zara, Skirt: River Island, Coat: Primark, Boots: Primark

Wardrobe basics... now where do I start? Basics are key pieces that everyone and their man and dog should own, they are so versatile and tie outfits together. For me, these are something that I never really raved about, they always seemed a little boring and I just could never style a plain top; I understand how silly that sounds but I always felt like; A- I was trying far too hard or B - I just looked extremely frumpy and boring! 

But true basics do not need to be boring, think outside the box and be a little more daring which is something that I have learnt over the past month after a little trip into Zara and finding this beaut striped tee. 

After my other half bought me the grey v-neck t-shirt from the Ivy Park range in Topshop for my birthday last year and I have not stopped wearing it making me realise how vital it is to own basics but also I now love a good v-neck and don't mind to have a little cleavage on show - after all I turn 24 soon!! 

I am still on the lookout for more basic tee's, it may take time and a few stressful shopping sprees but I am determined build up my collection and have fun styling them up. 

Alice xxx

Denim Shirt: Topshop, Jeans: River Island, Bomber Jacket: Primark, Boots: Primark, Sunglasses: River Island, Bag: Topshop

I've had the bloggers block for quite some time which left me deliberating whether or not I should actually continue to blog, how should I struggle so much with creating content and outfit planning so easy? 

The time had come to dress for me and stop trying so hard, it can get extremely easy to get so caught up in a world which has so many opinions. For me, I had strolled too far out of my comfort zone; I for one am willing to push myself and try new things but I had strayed a little too far too quick. It was time to revert back to my favourite items and become an outfit repeater; after all if Kate Middleton can do this then so can I.

 On my down days, I have never felt so comfortable than hiding myself in a pair of black skinny jeans and an oversized denim shirt. I've actually blogged this look within the past year, hence the 'Serial Outfit Repeater' but I just love the fact that you can make outfit look completely different by styling it with different accessories and now I feel that I have got my blogging mojo back. 

Alice xxx

Blouse: Zara, Jeans: Primark, Trainers: Nike at Asos, Sunglasses: Primark 

I love how much this blouse makes me feel super summery and very happy for the warmer months. 

This beauty is the perfect staple piece to own in your wardobe this spring/summer, who cares if every man and his dog owns it, it is absolutely stunning and needs to be shown off. Zara seem to pull it out the bag every year with one or two key pieces in each of their seasonal collections and this year they have blown it out of the water!! 

I love how delicate the embroidery is, it screams spring without a shadow of a doubt with the focus on leaves rather than bold roses which seems to be the key theme throughout all brands. 

It is quite shapeless with the style and cut, the seam between the top half of the blouse to the peplum (and I am using that word very lightly) cuts right across the bust and then the lower half just sticks out. Plus the frills around the shoulders can make you look a little broader, but for some reason it seems to work and I love the way it fits. 

I went for quite a casual look, it may have been sunny on the day I took the photos but the wind was quite chilly, I love the way it pairs with my skinny jeans and my khaki trainers. 

Do you own this top? 

Alice xxx 

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