Thursday, 20 October 2016


With my love of khaki made clear in my last post, the obsession continues with the purchase of these trousers. Although I tend to continuously shop for my next pair of navy or black trousers, this season I've been branching out around here, and I think I like it - alot. Okay, so to most people a pair of green coloured trousers may not seem like a gap in your wardrobe, but after wearing these at least twice a week since buying them, I'm now pretty sure everyone needs a pair.
They are an item that seem to go with everything, from the Autumnal colours from last weeks post, to blush pinks, and most importantly (for someone who's wardrobe is three quarters black) they look amazing with an otherwise all black outfit. To add to that, unlike a pair of khaki jeans, these can also easily be dressed up. The high waisted fit and turn up hems make the perfect partner to a part-tucked-in silk shirt and tan brogues... But then again, look just as good dressed with your comfiest trainers and trusty leather jacket (well, I clearly like that look anyway!)

Topshop Leather Biker Jacket (similar here), Topshop Black Tee, Primark Bag (similar here), ASOS Khaki Trousers, New Balance Trainers*

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Thursday, 13 October 2016


Even though today's weather of grey skies and rain makes it feel like full on Winter, I wanted to talk about the in between season of Autumn. The not-quite-coat-but-need-more-than-a-jumper season. This year I've been saved by the trend of the "shacket" (yes I hate using that word as much as you!), and have been wearing my khaki version non stop! It's the perfect layer for the first crisp, cold mornings, but not so thick that you can't wear it if the sun decides to peak through in the afternoon. I actually picked mine up on a trip to The Netherlands before I knew they were cool (again, hate using that word!) from a second hand store for just €2! It makes me feel very smug when I see the prices of the high street versions!
To transition my shacket to Autumn, from wearing it in Summer with pretty white dresses and dainty camis, I've introduced fine knits and berry tones in the form of my all time favourite Topshop lipstick and this beauty of a bag from Kate Spade. I just love khaki and burgundy together, the perfect Autumnal colours, and what makes them even better is how easily you can pair the colours alongside ones already in your wardrobe from the summer months - in my case, pale denim and tan moccasins.

H&M Turtle Neck Jumper (similar here), Vintage Khaki Shacket (similar here and here), Kate Spade Bag (similar here), Topshop Jeans, Topshop Moccasins (now in sale!)

Do you have any tips for transitional Autumn dressing? Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday, 6 October 2016


(*some of the time!)

A long overdue HEY to you all! It's been a rather long time since I last posted on here, for reasons I'd rather not talk about just yet, but maybe one day. A LOT of things have changed since my last post too, not in terms of this blog but personally, with the highlight being that I've moved back to my home town of Norwich (... and maybe I'll even get to spot one of my fave bloggers Helen Anderson now I'm back too!)
Another change you may have guessed from the title (and photos!) is that I've stopped the constant flow of monochrome outfits. Although it may still be the majority of my wardrobe, I've decided that I shouldn't not buy something just because it's not monochrome. I would literally walk around the shops and be like OMG I love that... but then Naahhh, doesn't sit with my wardrobe. I mean what's the logic in that? My wardrobe was becoming limited, and to be honest a bit boring and bland. So when I spotted these jeans I knew something had to change. The single pink nose on the knee stitching was putting me off buying the jeans - yes a 1 x 1cm stitching of pink. But the crazy cat lady in my prevailed over my monochrome OCD and I just went for it, and from then on it's like something had just clicked and changed. I know it sounds kinda pathetic but it's like I needed that tiny little change to start noticing everything else. It was almost like my wardrobe had been reflecting my mood for the past year - kinda standard, not happy, not sad, kinda just floating in nothing. I didn't mean for this post to turn into an episode of Inside Laura's Brain, but I feel like the sudden pop of colour needed a little explanation. And now, well, I feel a little bit better. Whether that's just that I've moved home or that I'm occasionally wearing colour, I'm not sure. But one thing I am sure of is that I'm feeling a little less monochrome.

Topshop Bomber Jacket, Topshop T-shirt (similar here), Zara Satchel Rucksack (similar here and here), Monki Jeans, Converse Trainers

One last little thing to mention is that the blog name will be changing too, I've not decided on a name quite yet so bear with me! I hope you've enjoyed seeing a little colour around here, I know I have! Let me know in the comments what you think of the outfit and also if you've ever noticed your wardrobe reflecting your mood too.

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016


Wishhlist: Slouchy Jersey, Fitted Denim Dungaree, Block Stripe Jersey, Striped Midi Skirt, Tie Waist Dress, Grey Mom Jeans, Glove Shoes

Blimey. It's March already! How did that happen? Pretty sure it was Christmas last week?! Anyway, it's one of my favourite times of year in terms of dressing. Warm enough to take off a layer or two, but then also still having the chance to occasionally pop them back on again (hey, it snowed on Saturday)! And with the new season approaching, it's always good to see the new trends hitting the stores!
However, stripes are forever a staple and am buying them all year round, rain or shine. For the seasons to come, I am loving the striped midi skirt. While not always the most flattering shape on me, the split front and cinched in waist definitely help! I think it would look great now with the slouchy jersey, but as well in the summer with a simple cami.
These shoes are also a massive staple for the year ahead - the midi heeled glove shoes! A heel juuust high enough for a night out, but one you could wear all day too! I know they're not for everyone, but after seeing them on the likes of Brittany from Style and Wellbeing and Tilly-Jane, I know I'm gonna have to pick myself up a pair!
What will you be buying for the upcoming season? What do you think of glove shoes? Let me know in the comments!

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Saturday, 5 March 2016


I'm sorry if you've come here to see the usual rose gold accessory filled blogger bedroom with a fresh vase of flowers! Whilst I'm in to all things monochrome in my wardrobe, my house does in fact have pockets of colour to it and am quite the hoarder of blue and white china. Below, I've tried to list where I got a few of the items from, but to be honest a lot of the things were bought quite some time ago so may not be available!

Bed Sheets: IKEA, Cushions: Primark, IKEA and H&M Home, Bedside Lights: John Lewis, Blue and White China: Charity Shop and Urban Outfitters, Rail and Hangers: IKEA, Metal Signs: Sorry, I can't remember, Bed Frame: IKEA, Bed Side Table: IKEA

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Sunday, 14 February 2016


I'm not sure I've ever mentioned on this blog, but I'm actually getting married this year! After eight and a half years together and two years engaged, things have finally got moving and I'm soon to become Mrs Weston (though, I'm not actually sure I'll be changing my last name!)
Now, I'm no stress head when it comes to organising the big day - that's not to say I'm finding it all that fun either! - but one bit of stress I am having is with the cost! With the average cost of a wedding totaling over £20,000, we just didn't having the funds to consider ALOT of venues, a wedding planner or an infinite cost for all the little things like decorations! So over the last few months, I have taken to Pinterest and Etsy for DIY inspiration to create lots of beautiful pieces for more than half the cost!
For this DIY in particular, I found 12 flags priced at £4.20 + £2.50 P&P on Etsy. While I love supporting small businesses, my crafty side kicked in and I decided I could definitely make something similar but at a much cheaper price. I already had the scissors and cocktail sticks in my cupboard, so only had to purchase some glitter washi tape, which I did on eBay for only 99p plus 89p P&P, and I could probably make about 50 flags with the amount of tape on the roll - BARGAIN! So, keep reading for my first little wedding DIY - cupcake flag toppers!

You will need: scissors, cocktail sticks, glitter washi tape

1. Cut the point off one end of the cocktail stick (the pointed end will be poked in to the cupcakes)

2. Cut roughly a 5cm strip of the washi tape

3. Lay the cocktail stick in the centre of the washi tape

4. Fold the washi tape around the cocktail stick, matching up the edges as neatly as possible

5. Cut a shallow triangle from the outer corners of the flag

6. And there you have it... Just repeat as many times as needed!

What do you think of my first wedding DIY? Is this something you would try yourself? If you do, I'd love to see some pictures!

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