Styling A Waist Belt

Shirt: River Island, Blazer: River Island, Shoes: River Island, Belt: Primark, Skirt: Forever 21

Since when did waist belts suddenly become ‘a thing’? Well I am guessing we have the spring/summer trend and Gucci to thank for this and I am certainly not hating on the much improved look.
Ok, ok, I hear you, it isn’t all down to Gucci but their cute black leather belt with the ‘GG’ buckle has clearly had a huge impact on fashion lovers, especially bloggers over the past couple of months to get the trend circulating. 17-year old Alice will be grinning from ear to ear if she knew that waist belts would once again become popular. I still remember trying to get away with rocking a brown (yes a beige and dark brown) elasticated waist belt with my navy blue winter coat and oh boy did I think I looked good.

Fast forward to 24-year old Alice ~ present day ~ still cringing at my awful faux pas and cannot understand why I am currently retelling my cringey style moments of being a teenager. But I am a huge fan of the trend; I have been loving rocking a cute small black leather belt with a shift dress or cinching in a looser fitting item to show off my curves.

I could never pull off this silky oversized shirt, it is quite a boxy fit which isn’t the best style for my body shape. Instead of throwing it away or handing it over to charity I tried to rejuvenate the style by adding my little black belt around the waist – I kinda like it. I love how it is simple and quite demure so it doesn’t look out of place or stupid.  
Are you a fan of a waist belt?

Alice xxx

Discovering Hidden Gems

Dress: Zara, Heels: Primark

There is nothing better than discovering an item of clothing you forgot you had in your wardrobe resulting in a whole new outfit without having to step out of the door or even spend a single penny.

I've discussed before that I am a repeat offender when it come to repeating an outfit and if you are on a budget then that is what you gotta do. If it is good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge then I think it is good enough for us! 

This week I stumbled across this black and white woven dress from Zara at my parents house and obviously forgot it ever existed - which will teach me that I should have a wardrobe clear out before I purchase anything else. Clearly I got all excited as I had a brand new outfit for work the next day - you could say it my new uniform for a new term (month) at school. 

Unfortunately for me I haven't had the six weeks off, it has been six weeks of working near enough six days a week - not one to complain though!! It's made me think that even though I left full time education three years ago I still get the nerves and excitement for everyone else going back to school/college/university. Maybe the new month, darker nights, colder weather and the countdown to the festive period is giving me all the feels and I want to revamp my wardrobe a little. 

Going back to this particular outfit, I've never been one to venture to work wearing a fitted dress but I felt so comfortable in it - not going to lie, when I saw it on the hanger I did think it was more of a shift dress! 

I just love how it is the perfect day to night look, you can rock it with a pair of tights and flats for work and then swap your flats to heels and voila you are ready for a night on the town. 

Have you recently discovered something you forgot you owned? 

Alice xxx