August Wishlist

August Wishlist

Motel skater skirt dress / The Ragged Priest black top / H&M skirt/ Topshop skirt / ASOS pumps/ Topshop necklace

Much to my dissatisfaction, temperatures in England have been falling recently and consequently I've been eyeing up a few items in preparation for autumn (typing that just made me shudder slightly). During the colder periods of the year my style tends to lean more towards a grungier aesthetic, whereas in the summer I opt for a more bohemian look. This is definitely reflected in this month's wishlist consisting of mostly black pieces, with smatterings of tartan, leather and velvet: my go-to fabrics during the winter. On a visit to Topshop last week I tried on the leather skirt and Ragged Priest jumper shown above and instantly fell in love with the combination, which looked rather modern-witch-esque. At the moment I'm developing a bit of a penchant for cut-out detailing; however considering this jumper cost £45 I couldn't justify spending so much on such a simple item of clothing. If you know of any good dupes please let me know in the comments below! The other day I noticed a blue version in Primark in the sale, although I couldn't find it in black so I assumed it either didn't exist or had sold out. 

On a separate note, earlier today I changed the appearance of my blog slightly and also added a blogroll. I'd love to hear your honest opinion on it, because I think I'm now suffering from "I've been staring at something for too long and can't decide whether or not it looks good" syndrome. Did I overdo it on the swirly font? Too much mint? 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

Smock Happy

Dress: Asos
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Hat: H&M
Shoes: Spanish markets
Socks: Primark
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Casio

When I saw this adorable little Breton striped smock dress on Asos I couldn't resist snaffling it up. I love wearing dresses on days when I'm feeling a little lazy, because I can just throw them on and look as though I've put more effort into my outfit than I actually have, especially if the dress has detailing like the cut-out shoulders on this one. I don't you about you guys, but I'm slightly (perhaps the biggest understatement of the century) obsessed with the smock dress trend at the moment, and Asos have some beauts on sale right now. This one was in the sale for £15, but I'm also lusting after this (insert the emoji with hearts for eyes here) and a few by Minkpink. I'm pretty certain that in a few weeks my wardrobe will be bursting at the seams with smocks, despite the fact they make me look rather tent-like. I get paid on Friday so I'll have to use every inch of willpower within me (which would actually be more like a millimetre if we were to measure it metrically) to resist the urge to buy them all. 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

Girlie Grunge

IMG_7825 IMG_7884 IMG_7897 IMG_7930 IMG_7999

Boots: Dr Martens ("Billie Boot")
Dress: H&M
Necklace: Primark
Headband: Primark 
Belt: vintage
Jacket: H&M 

Since purchasing this crochet dress months ago it rapidly became one of my favourites, but surprisingly I hadn't yet featured it on my blog until now. It has become somewhat one of my summer staples, and I wouldn't have been able to live without it on my recent holiday to Turkey. At the moment I'm really into pairing really feminine dresses with grungier, more edgy pieces like black boots and a leather jacket, and this dress is ideal for doing so. Speaking of black boots, these ones arrived in the post earlier today: my very first pair of Dr Martens! You may have seen me tweeting about them when I bought them last week, as I was lucky enough to pick them up for a bargain price with a 60% discount via Secret Sales. I'd never previously shopped on this website, but it's definitely worth checking them out and signing up to their mailing list to stay in the loop, as brands are usually only on sale for a few days at a time. I think at the moment they're selling OPI nail polishes for a discounted price, so make sure you have a look! I'll probably live in these boots once I start college in September, although they're more of a winter boot due to the faux shearling lining.

I had a ton of hilarious out-takes from this post, some of which I posted on Twitter. You can take a peek at them by clicking here- feel free to have a giggle at my expense!

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

August Inspirations

Seeing as my posts have been relatively few and far between lately, I thought I'd quickly put together this post of pictures I've been inspired by lately. We are currently being bombarded with A/W collections already, so I'm on a mission to convince myself it'll stay summer forever, hence the mostly bohemian theme throughout these photos. I promise I'll get back to doing regular outfit posts soon; however recently I've been incredibly busy and in all honesty I feel as though I've lost my "blogging mojo", but I assure you this is temporary. Keep your eyes peeled for more outfit posts from me in the near future!


 Dolce and Gabbana f/w 2013


Givenchy Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2009


All images found on Tumblr.

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo