Style File: Winter Blues

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The sun has gone, the leaves are falling and the temperature has dropped dramatically… but you know me, any opportunity to get my legs out and sport some killer heels! This was supposed to be a birthday post, however, it didn’t work out that way. I put this ensemble together in remembrance of my birthday.

I chose this dress (that a mate of mine left at my house – thanks Mel… ha!) because it is flirty and fun, I am all for that! It is a bit short for winter though, so i threw this long blue coat over the top to give it balance. I picked this coat up from a thrift sale early this year for just £1! Yes that is right only £1… I am in love with it. I love coats with collars I can turn up, I have a thing about feeling badass, a turned up collar adds some edge to any outfit. The massive pockets (along with the price) is what sold it for me with this coat.

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So what makes this a post in remembrance of my birthday? Firstly, the dress! My mate wore this to my all white winter wonderland themed birthday party. Granted its actually cream, but that is ok, it worked for her then and its working for me now… hehe. Secondly the hair… this is the new style i had done by my amazing hair stylist Kevin, for my special day. Thirdly the jewellery… One of my sisters gifted them to me as a birthday present. She has an amazing online jewellery store called CherryOnDTop; make sure you check it out, the pieces are stunning (I will be doing a beauty post soon, with a closer look at these pieces). Last but not least, this is in honour of my shoes! They were for my second birthday outfit, but they turned up late smh (shaking my head) – thanks Just Fab – so I had to find an alternative for the night. They are here now and I love them so much I have decided to forgive the web giants.

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I wont lie to you, I have not yet worn this outfit out anywhere, I put it together for these photo’s. This is the kind of get up I would rock to an evening dinner on date night, with the assumption I would be sitting in a car for the journey there and back… otherwise I guess I could wear some cute closed toe flats on route, in the absence of a car…

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Shoes: Just Fab, Dress: Unknown, Coat: Thrifted, Jewellery: Cherry On d Top

Photo Credit: Jendella  | Edited by: J’ara Ami

With another year added to my life, I can see my style has evolved… Stay tuned with me on my journey to stylish freedom.’Style over fashion’ I chant, as I search for timeless pieces to add to my wardrobe. Until next time my beauties!

Smooches, love and fabric sugars xxx

Style File: The Tartan Coat

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I am a lover of vintage and cheap and cheerful garments, anything that saves money I am down for, brands are not a big deal to me, I focus more on the quality and look of the item. Unfortunately I hardly get time to shop these days so travelling to charity and vintage stores is very rare, you know you have to spend good time sifting and digging.

I went to Nando’s in Camberwell to meet and catch up with an old mate, it was inspirational and enjoyable at the same time. I love that I have so many driven and business focused people in my life. They help me to realise my potential and strive for nothing less than the best!

…anyway back to clothing… after our dinner date, I headed to Peckham to pick up some hair products and happened to pass a charity shop called Scope on the way; a beautiful dress was hanging in the window so I thought heeeey, let me go in and have a nosey. I browsed around and didn’t see much else I liked until this jacket. I was like OMG I need/HAVE to have it in my life. Its a size 14 but I tried it on, its big; not massive but deffo oversized on me. I loved the fit though, I think its perfect. It feels like an expensive jacket but the tag said £10, I was sold. It was a 2-piece, it came with a skirt; but as I didn’t want the skirt the sales lady gave me the jacket for just £5!!! #WINNING!

I bought it at the right time, Spring seems to have arrived in London UK so I am sure I will be getting good use out of it while the weather is still mild. All black everything is the perfect compliment to this jacket and is probably how I will wear it 95% of the time.

I hope you enjoy the video and photo’s, lots more to come praise God! I have got my blogging mojo back YAAAAAAAY!

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Shoes: Zara, Jeans: Primark, Coat: Thrifted, Belt: Thrifted, T-shirt: Uniqlo, Earrings: Primark

Smooches, love and fabric sugars xxx