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Thursday, 8 December 2016

THE FLARED JEAN.















Jumper - Zara
Jeans - H&M
Coat - Primark
Sunglasses - Forever 21

Firstly and most importantly, how good are these sleeves? I'm obsessed with anything flare/bell/knot sleeve at the moment so this Zara jumper was right up my street. It's soooo comfy and cosy and I just want to wear it all through winter. I couldn't find a link so heres a very similar Topshop version, which I actually love in the grey colour. 

Secondly, the coat! I picked up this leopard print number in Primark Oxford Street for only £25, yep twenty-five bucks! I'd been eyeing up a new leopard print coat for a while, so when I seen it at that price I almost bought two. 

Finally - Yep, I've gone back in time and I am wearing (and LOVING) flared jeans. I've had these for about two years but never figured out just how to wear them until now. 

What do you guys think? Are flared jeans a yay or a nae? 

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Monday, 5 December 2016

THE YES / NO SHIRT
















I recently went to London and it just so happened that my scheduled shopping day was BLACK FRIDAY. It would be fair to say that I took this on board and made sure I stocked up my wardrobe to last me for the next few weeks, months, possibly years? 

One of my favourite purchases was this green faux fur coat from Zara, I'd had my eye on it for a while but had never seen it in person. So when I spotted it in one of the Oxford Street stores I was at the till paying for it within a matter of seconds! My mum said 'I look like that thing off Monsters Inc' but thats perfectly okay with me... Ha! I picked up this YES / NO shirt in Mango, because my white shirt collection just wasn't quite big enough.. 'eyeroll'. Paired here with my trusty Topshop dungarees and my favourite sneaks of the moment. They were part of my christmas list but I ended up making an emergency purchase in London because my boots destroyed my feet before I even left the airport, ouch. 

PS - How are we possibly in December already??! I hope everyone else is more prepared than me.. My christmas shopping hasn't even started yet!




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Thursday, 17 November 2016

THE FLARE SLEEVED TOP.









Bag - Topshop
Hat - River Island
Boots - New Look (old)

Heeeeeeeeeey up. What better way is there to spend a midweek day off than trailing your boyfriend round the shops?! My 'shopping ban' has been well and truly lifted and I'm a little bit out of control... Hoping my loved ones are happy with a pair of christmas socks this year because I'm afraid to say that's all I can afford. OOPS.

Anyway, I am loving all this bell sleeve / flare sleeve tops that are everywhere at the moment, this baby was only £12.99 which makes it all the more lovable. My only teeny tiny complaint is that I kept getting my sleeves in my lunch which is never a good look (didn't stop me eating it though). My skirt was just £19.99 so all in all a pretty thrifty wee outfit. I'd say 97% of my recent buys are from Zara, how good is everything in there at the moment?! 





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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

THE CHUNKY KNIT.











Knitwear - Miss Selfridge (last year - similar here)
Leather Jacket - Zara
Boots - Zara
Bag - Louis Vuitton

Firstly, SORRY for my absence! I have absolutely no excuse other than I banned myself from shopping for about a month and I really had nothing interesting to share. Its okay though, my trip to Edinburgh last weekend sorted me out with enough new clobber to keep me posting for weeks. 

This jumper is from last year, I bought it when I got home from Australia and felt like I'd landed in the Arctic. I don't wear much chunky knitwear but I remember seeing the sales assistant in Miss Selfridge wearing it and I had to have it! Paired with my forever trusty leather J and my favourite Louis bag. The only thing I'm not loving is my ridiculously pasty legs..,  

I had loadsa fun taking these photos, Edinburgh has tonnes of cool locations for photo shoots.. and even some cute lil friendly squirrels who like to get in on the action too! 


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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Rolling Stones.










I swear I had this exact same Rolling Stones Tee when I was about fourteen. I wore it to death first time round and I'll probably do the same again. My whole outfit actually reminds me of my teens (wow I sound ancient saying that), the boots would have definitely been a wardrobe staple back then too! I spotted this particular pair all over the place at the Stradivarius party a couple of weeks ago, so I had to have some for myself. I've paired them here with a skirt and tee but I'd definitely wear them with a cute little dress... They score 10/10 for comfort too! Finally... the bag - It has the 'Ace' playing cards on it, so of course it had to be mine! 

PS - all the links I post (welllll... most of them) are linked, so if you click on anything you'll be taken directly to the website - simple! As always, if you have any questions or want to let me know what you think, please leave a comment below.


Ailsa x 


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Monday, 19 September 2016

STRADIVARIUS LONDON - THE EVENT PAPER.













Where do I start? 
Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the exclusive opening party of the new Stradivarius Oxford Street store - and it was epic. 

The Event Paper, as it's known, was a jam packed fun night of cocktails, dancing, photo shoots and of course a good browse of what Stradivarius has to offer. Stradivarius is a Spanish brand that has recently opened up in the UK, selling clothing, accessories and a little bit of lifestyle goods. Since attending the event, I've made THREE separate orders because I literally can't get enough of all the cool pieces and I've already dreamed up all these little layered outfits in my head that I just had to have. Is it just me or does anyone else not rest until that particular dress or pair of boots is in the post?

So after lusting over 95% of the shop and making a mental note of what was on my purchase list - I headed upstairs to the live photo shoot where we could all choose a few items and get our photos taken by some super fancy fashion photographers - Bèla Adler & Salvador Fresneda . I am absolutely useless at posing and my photos are a little cringe, so whether or not they ever make it on social media is a different story. I chose this wonderful, reversible star print bomber, which is one of the things making its way to me right now.  

The night continued with few drinks, a little dancing (Caroline Flack was the DJ), and then me trying to keep my cool when Hailey Baldwin walked in (Hailey actual Baldwin, I know!). She was the event host, and looked every part the supermodel. 

Stradivarius is a creative, fun and super affordable brand and I recommend you all take a look right here as soon as you've finished reading. They offer free in-store delivery, and free returns - which is always a bonus! I'll be sure to blog about some of the pieces that I've been buying sometime very soon! 
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