Updating my Workwear Wardrobe

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

10 Random Facts About Me as I Turn 24

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 

Fashion // Adding Pastels Into Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe

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