The second half 2015 is in full swing and there’s just a month till my birthday. I am now officially in reflective mode. I am thinking about my achievements, setting new goals and basically trying to better myself.
One of the ways in which I am doing this is through my style so I thought I’d do an outfit round up showing you my favourite outfits so far this year.
Looking at these images, I can definitely see a difference. I am taking more risks with my outfits. Even my photo editing has change. The bottom of this outfits collage shows images from the beginning of the year whilst the top half shows more recent images.
I am loving simple pieces that make a statement like the yellow and black dress which reminds me of the Snapchat icon and the green ankara top I wore recently with a pair of jeans.
I noticed that the Zara wrap skirt is a huge favourite of mine. As well as the Primark limited edition bag which is pictured below three times!
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When the weather is good, I feel good. Do you? This weekend was absolutely amazing so there was no way I was going to stay indoors doing nothing. Yesterday was a lovely sunny Sunday and we soaked up the Sunshine by the Cutty Sark.
On Friday, we went out rollerskating which saw Cece crying in hysterics because of how nervous she was to be using her skates for the first time. She couldn’t even step out the front door even though her friends offered to teach her and hold her hands. If anyone knows how to teach a child to be brave and take big steps then please tell me. Nowadays, getting her do anything bold is so hard!
The Mr had to work all weekend so on Saturday, we headed to Bexleyheath for a late lunch at Nandos. I haven’t had a ‘cheeky Nandos’ in a while so it was a welcomed meal. I got to try out the new Sweet Potato wedges which were mind blowing with the peri peri chicken!
Sunday was all about being a tourist in my own area. I don’t understand how I rarely utilise the cool area I live in it. Greenwich is always picturesque no matter the season, but yesterday it was extra beautiful. The sky was clear, the birds were chirping and everyone was joyfully sitting by the Cutty Sark and toping up on their Vitamin D.
I decided to take advantage of the impeccable scenery and taking my outfit shots. This week, I am wearing the oh so popular camel coloured Double Buckle Wrap Skirt from Zara ( similar here and here )with a sleeveless white shirt from ASOS. I decided to wear it with these brown fringe sandals that I have had for over 5 years ( Similar style here ). They are so comfy and bang on trend this season. Another on trend piece, is this Brown Saddle Bag from Primark ( Similar here ) And to finish off, I am wearing my rose gold Daniel Wellington Watch with a rose gold bangle from Primark.
Every once in a while, I get bored with my hair. Since I chose to wear my hair in its natural state, I find that I am restricted. I cant straighten it and I hate the look of weaves. Due to the lack of options I have I tend to either wear twists, twist out or simply braids.
This time round however, I thought I’d play around with colours. I am always safe when it comes to the colour of my hair. The only colour I am brave enough to try is brown. I wasn’t planning on going the blonde route. I was looking for grey hair extensions, but couldn’t find any in my local Afro Hair and Beauty store. When I saw the blonde I thought, why not? they say blondes have more fun!
Unfortunately, it really didn’t come out like I expected and I am now counting down the days till I take it out. Come to think of it, I might just replace the blondes bit with black. I guess I am not really that fun!
There is something about the camel coloured wrap skirt from Zara that always makes me feel sexy. The thigh high slit gives the most simply of outfits ( like this one ) a sultry look. I absolutely love this similar one from Whistles. Its the type of skirt that you can wear al year round. I paired the skirt with a basic long sleeve top from Primark and my favourite thigh high boots from Next.
I’ve lost count of how many white shirt/T-shirt variant I own. I have a V-neck, a round next, a linen, a double pocket, a fitted. See the list is endless. What I hate about it though is how susceptible it is to stain. If its not make up, as a mother of I’m bound to have a stain on it be the end of the day.
What I love about the white shirt is how easy it is to style. Take this outfit for example. I’ve paired it with a mini leather skirt and a denim jacket. The inclusion of my fave but most uncomfortable pair of shoes takes it to the next level.
Can we take a moment to talk about this Zara bag at £15.99 it’s an absolute steal. You know me, also the bargainista fashionista. Its also available in red so if you want one hurry up before it sells out.
Brr can you feel the chill? Personally, I love Autumn and Winter however, winter with kids is the horrible. If you don’t wrap them warm enough they open to catch the dreaded cold. I dress my girls exactly how I dress myself up during the colder months. Its all about layering. My first, CeCe absolutely hates having to wear scarfs, gloves and hats. She’s a fashionista like that. Anyway to keep her ‘stylish’ and warm, I tend to go for tights ( even under trousers ) and cardigans ( under coats ).
I was browsing, through my laptop and stumbled across this picture of her from earlier this year after the Vue Kids AM event we attended. Her outfit is a mixture of Zara ( Coat and Shoe ), H&M ( skirt ) and M&S ( Tights. )
Hope you like the Kids Fashion | Get the Look I created with the following items
Zara Double Breasted Mohair Coat
Zara Double Sided Coat with toggles
Zara Leopard Print Tulle Skirt
Zara Boots with Perforated Stars and Buckle
H&M Boots with a Wedge Heel
H&M Cat Print Tulle Skirt