Pulling Off Double Denim

I’m obsessed with this outfit, it might not look like I have put a lot of thought into it but there is something beautiful about pairing denim together, long gone are the days of it being a major fashion faux pas (writing this post makes me think back to the famous picture of David and Victoria Beckhams rocking the double denim couples outfit).

I love the contrast of the shades and fabrics of both denim pieces being teamed together, the light blue denim shirt which is more of a boyfriend, looser fit style to the black skinny jeans which are skin tight and heavier denim.

The wash of the shirt ties in so well with the rips of the jeans to give that edgier and causal feel dressed up with my favourite black heels from Topshop. I feel like this could be my go to look this autumn, teaming them with a mahoosive patterned scarf, sunglasses and handbag – perf combo!! If you don’t see any more outfit posts you know I’m just rocking this look every day.

If you have been following me for some time, you will understand that I have never been the biggest fan of jeans, I’ve always been more of a leggings kinda gal due to the fact that they are super soft and stretchy and well just very forgiving to a girl who loves food.

For me jeans are tight, shrink in the wash never forgiving and just spend their day digging into your waist causing crippling pain (well for a chubster like me).  To get them to feel comfortable around my waist they were always baggy around my legs (I only like the skinny jeans) and could never find the perfect pair. After a bit of weight loss I can whoop and holla that I can proudly fit into a pair of skinny jeans in a size 12, from River Island and fit like a glove!!

I feel like having a slab of cake to celebrate but that is kind of defeating the goal.

Alice xxx

Holding Onto Summer

Denim Dress: Primark, Body: Next, Shoes: Primark, Watch: Michael Kors 

The past week we have welcomed the official day of autumn and entered into the darker and colder months by bringing in September. The start of exciting festivities and the countdown to Christmas has now begun; deep down I am jumping for joy at the thought of cosy knits, woolly hats and festive coffees (oh the calories!) 

I do love these next few months, they are my absolute faves but I am just not quite ready to wave goodbye to summer, well what we had of it anyway. 

This denim shirt dress from Primark has been one of my go to pieces these past few months, it is so comfortable being loose fitting and more of a cotton fabric than denim and it just looks effortlessly stylish, all you need to do is throw it on and add some brogues or loafers and you are good to go. 

Instead of lumping it at the bottom of my wardrobe or packing it away for another year it was time I got a little bit more creative and transitioned the dress into my autumn wardrobe. It is the most simplest of ideas but I cannot say I came up with it myself, it is all thanks to the high street stores; pairing a denim dress with a cute tee underneath; all hail layering!!! 

By wearing this 3/4 sleeve body underneath is a smart way of adding an extra layer to add that warmth on a colder day without having to cover up with thick jumpers and coats. Not only that but the khaki shade added the autumnal vibe in the simplest way. 

Alice xxx