& OTHER STORIES SPRING PICKS

& Other Stories is H&M’s sister brand consisting of all classic, minimalist timeless pieces in a price range that’s affordable, but not throwaway fashion like H&M. Here are my favourite pieces from the current collection for Spring, you’ll see just how timeless they are, they don’t follow particular trends so as to keep a classic formula to their brand. For more info on & Other Stories go to stories.com.

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COVETING…

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How much I adore these boots from All Saints cannot be sufficiently described with human language. Okay, perhaps that’s taking my love for them a bit too far and seeing as I’m currently writing a blog post on them, it’s pointless trying to say I can’t find any words. But I do love them, very much. They are the Bonny Cuban boots in Taupe, they’ll go with everything, last for yonks and still stay classic. So why am i hesitating you may ask? Because they also come with a £165 price tag. urgh. So close and yet so far.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG HAUL

Spring is finally here in the UK (sort of) so what more excuse do I need to go shopping (on a budget…)?

I’m supposed to be saving my money for university in September, but me being me, I couldn’t stop myself. Although I did refrain from spending close to £70 on a bikini in All Saints and bought on for £4 in Primark instead. How good am I?

Firstly I hit up Primark where I bought these nude studded sandals (£6) and the pale pink printed bikini…
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Also in Primark, I bought a bold print midi dress (£10) seen here with some orange leather ballet flats from Topshop (£16) and a zebra print kaftan from H&M (£14.99).
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Continuing my search for relatively inexpensive Spring buys, I headed to New look where I found this black and white midi dress, perfect for summer or winter.
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And last but certainly not least, I bought this GORGEOUS waistcoat from the limited The New Icons collection by H&M. They only had one left in stock and it was in my size so I think it was just meant to be… It fits like a glove, the intricate beadwork is so detailed it could easily be Balmain. But with a price tag of just £34.99 this is enough to tip me over the sartorial edge. i just had to have it.
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GEMS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

Only I could go to a place where there are no shops and still find things to buy. Yes, only I could do that. And that is exactly what I did yesterday at The O2 Arena. Baring in mind this is a concert venue with an array of restaurants (not shops) for its visitors. Luckily for me though, there was a very small market taking place and I managed to purchase a beautiful vintage lace miniskirt from the LilyJLondon stall and two leather studded cuffs from another handmade goods stall.

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How did I still manage to spend money on sartorial items at a concert that weren’t merchandise?! For more info on LilyJLondon go to www.lilyjlondon.com, there’s some beautiful pieces for Spring on there, all crafted from the finest vintage lace in London, inexpensive too! They also have stores in Camden Market so go check them out!

WEEKEND OF WOOOOOOOO’S

So I had a crazy busy weekend. Saturday I was in Birmingham for The Mrs Carter Show World Tour starring the one and only Beyonce. Still finding it difficult to muster up the appropriate vocabulary to describe that night. “Mindblowing”, “spectacular” and “insane” spring to mind. Before the show at the LG Arena, we went to the Bullring shopping centre for a short shopping excursion… Mainly because I knew they had a Cos and so I tactically “suggested” to my parents that we should find something to eat there. Of course I couldn’t go into Cos and not buy anything so I came out with a little something. The nude belt that I’ve been coveting for like, ever.

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So then we headed to the arena where the atmosphere was thick with excitement! Beyonce came on promptly at 9pm to perform for two hours of pure energetic FLAWLESSNESS. She told us just before singing “Flaws and All” that she had a really bad sore throat and that she didn’t feel great, but you couldn’t hear it when she sang, her showmanship and professionalism was outstanding. I would have paid double the price I did to see that show again. I literally can’t say enough good things about the whole night.

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Day two: The O2 Arena, London for P!nk where I had probably the most amazing meal I’ve ever had in TGI Friday’s….

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Time for Pink! She was also incredible, her voice is perfect and her fitness level is INSANE. Those tricks she does with the acrobatics.. Amazing! Most of the time she’s not attatched to anything either which is what makes you realise her physical strength.

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So my weekend was crazy busy travelling up and down the country, also very tiring, but it was SOOOO worth it. I had such a brilliant time and the only flaw is that I can’t relive it. I now have two much-needed days off work, hopefully checking out the new Inglot store that has just opened in Cambridge which I can’t wait for!

IN LOVE WITH: ZARA CHAIN.

Just a quick post to mention this chain I purchased recently from my place of worship, Zara.

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Loooove this. Goes with everything, has an edge, the clasp is such great quality and the skull detailing is diviiiine. I like it both layered up with non-matching items for a just-piled-on-all-this-random-jewellery-and-look-how-fab-I-look look, and on it’s own. I’ve worn it with a plain black high-necked shift dress and it made such a statement. Plus it’s from Zara and they can do no wrong in my eyes.

Just thought this piece needed a mention.

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RECEIVING LOVE FROM EJMFASHION.

I worked with Enya from EJMfashion last year for my university portfolio work and this week is the brand’s 5th anniversary! I’d like to use this opportunity to congratulate Enya on her many successes so far in her career, I know her passion and drive will carry her forth into wherever she chooses to go in her career in the future!

I received this tweet from EJMfashion earlier this evening and it has most definitely made my week. I haven’t felt well these past few days with chronic backache and this tweet really lifted my spirits, so thank you Enya!

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You guys should check out EJMfashion!

xoxo