Take10: Bare Legs & Braun

I did it, I braved bare legs for the first time this year! It may or may not have been a touch on the cold side when I wore this thigh-split number, but to me it’s the perfect kind of dress to coax me out of my trousers/jeans/cover-my-legs-for-days outfit routine. It might seem a little strange to have a Take10 style challenge with Braun, and I certainly don’t think anyone should ever feel obliged to shave (hair does keep you warmer after all) but I liked the idea of having to think up an outfit that was both weather-appropriate and flashed a little leg.

Using an epilator was a little daunting; the first time I ever shaved was with an epilator that my mum gave me to try when I was younger, and my oh my did it HURT (I was sure she was punishing me, the angst-y teen that I was). Luckily, my fears were somewhat put at rest when I tried this epilator because even though it does hurt at first, it’s far more bearable than waxing-pain (ask for a ‘high-bikini wax’ and you really have no one to blame but yourself). With May just round the corner, I’m looking forward to more excuses to whip this sensible-yet-sassy dress out, so long as this weather plays nice. Scroll down to see how the other Take10 ladies took this leggy challenge on! x

Leather Jacket – All Saints, Dress - Topshop, Shoes – Superga

Shiny Thoughts / Anoushka Probyn / intothefoldfashion / The Magpie Girl / Pages by Megan / Hi Fashion /Hands of Style / Love Cloth / Media Marmalade / Dearest Deer

Take 10: Timberland

Jacket – Levis (similar), Jumper – c/o Boden, Jeans – c/o Oasis, Shoes – c/o Timberland, Bag – ASOS, Watch & Ring – c/o McArthur Glen

It’s been a while since the last Take 10 collaboration, but we’re back! This time around we were asked to style a pair of Timberland shoes, any of our choosing. Surprisingly, my huuge shoe collection does not include a pair of boat shoes like these, and with the coming (hopefully) warmer weather, I thought it would be the right time to amend that. These are SO comfortable and wearable, if a little on the large side so if you’re in between sizes choose smaller! The rest of the outfit is pretty self-explanatory; my snuggliest and favourite Boden jumper teamed with a new Levi’s jacket in black.

A few more new additions that you might spot in this post are thanks to a super duper fun shopping experience at one of McArthur Glen’s designer outlets! To get sparkling in time for Spring, I chose two accessories that would make a subtle update to an outfit. The watch has diamonds on the face, and goes perfectly with the ring (which also doubles up as a weapon it’s so sharp!). I’ve got a whole heap of new clothes to get through and post up on here, but in the meantime have a peek at my Instagramx

From left to right: Shiny ThoughtsAnoushka Probyn / Burkatron / The Magpie Girl / Pages by MeganHi Fashion /Hands of Style / Love Cloth / Media Marmalade / me!

 

Brighton Getaway: #LoveC4Cactus

Navy suit – ASOS (Jacket & Trousers), Shoes – Adidas via ASOS, Top – River Island, Sunglasses – Vintage

A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to head down to Brighton for a whirlwind 24 hours with friends. The catch? One of us had to drive the new Citroen car which, if you take a look here, you’ll soon realise was no bad thing at all. The drive was one of the best parts of the weekend (especially because these days my driver is my bus route to work!). Having studied at Sussex, coupled with the fact that I hadn’t visited Brighton in several months had me fall for the city all over again; we were nostalgic over everything! We spent the Saturday walking around the lanes, stopping to drool over a Nutella cake, and buying a few vintage pieces from Dirty Harry, before heading back via the beautiful Sussex countryside.

We also stayed in the most boutique of hotels tucked away in Kemp Town, aptly named Snooze! You might have spotted my vintage-chic styled bedroom and top notch breakfast from my Instagram, and just glancing at them now has me wishing I could relive it! I had the kind of weekend that made my face hurt from smiling so much- amidst constant affirmations between my friends that we were ‘SO happy’ with everything- so you can even spot a real tooth-y grin in this post, for once…! x

Thank you to Citroen for the wonderful opportunity, can I go again?! ; )