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Ways to Wear - An Orange Tunic

Recently I invested in an orange tunic from Dorothy Perkins as it was on sale for £7 and I am loving orange at the moment. It is a basic piece which is perfect for styling different ways so I have put together a few 'Ways to Wear' 

Waistcoat   //   Tunic   //   Fedora   //   Boots

A little over the top with fringing, but if your are going to fringe why  not go all out. Paired with black pieces the colour will pop but you can also stick with the black accessories if that's your usual colour. 
Cloud Clutch   //   Blue Sunnies   //   Sandals   //   Socks

Probably my go to choice, clash some more colours with it. I chose a blue clutch and sunglasses to clash but then also some bright socks to wear with a pair of more subtle sandals. A sandal in a neutral tone, like these ones from Jones Bootmaker, are perfect to pair with lots of outfits but also for a socks and sandals colour clash.

necklace   //   trousers   //   shoes

Now a little more basic but this is necessary sometimes particularly with my wardrobe as I work in a school and my outfits need to be a little more appropriate. Paired with a pair of trousers, comfy shoes and statement necklace the tunic is perfect for work. 

Jacket   //   Necklace   //   Shoes   //   Skirt

And of course a tunic is perfect for tucking into a skirt to change the dress completely. I think the striped denim gives it a 70's twist but I've paired it with a leather jacket and chunky shoes as that is pretty much my uniform in spring.

How might you style this tunic?

Chelsea Jade



Lazy Oaf and Beyond Retro

Coat - Topshop
Tee - Lazy Oaf
Trousers - Beyond Retro
Shoes - ASOS 

Hello beautiful new trousers! I got these babies from my boyfriend in the Beyond Retro sale which I mentioned in a recent post. They are super comfy, I feel like I am wearing pyjamas outdoors which is the dream really (sometimes). The belt cinches in the waist without being uncomfortable and that loose fabric gives enough room to tuck something in. I opted to tuck in one of my fave Lazy Oaf tshirts to clash the prints a little and brighten up the dark trousers. 

On a side note, I am getting pretty annoyed at how dull my hair is at the moment. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, no lilac hair suggestions though (as much as I would love to be a mermaid) I do work in a job which requires no crazy colours. Any London salon recommendations would also be greatly appreciated, my last place did not wow me.

Chelsea Jade



Underground AW16 Press Day

Underground vegan footwear

Recently I visited the Underground press day and these were some of the goodies I spotted there. They of course had more of their classic creeper and winkle picker style but I wanted to share some of the pairs that you may not have seen before. I particularly like the exaggerated sole on the 'jungle' boots.  The collaborations and new designs keep true to their unique and recognisable footwear but step into slightly new ground particularly with their Nox trainers. I was excited to see that they collaborated with the wonderful Phiney Pet (who also has a collaboration with ASOS at the moment - goodbye money!). Unfortunately I don't wear leather and so those babies will never be mine but Underground have made a vegan friendly range for us veggies and vegans. Thanks guys!!
Thank you to Underground for the invite and for Graze and Propercorn for my journey home snacks.

What do you think of their new pieces?

Chelsea Jade


All clashing

Jacket - ASOS
Jumper - East End Thrift Store
Leggings - H&M
Trainers - ASOS
Okay, so I am totally ill in these photos and that is how this outfit came to be. Nothing quite matches and it is practically pyjamas the only way when trying to overcome the flu. I sort of love the outfit and another part of me feels quite ashamed that I actually went out dressed like a 5 year old. It was my 8 year anniversary last week and to celebrate my boyfriend took me to Beyond Retro to take advantage of the 25% off sale. I shall share some of the goodies I got in the next few posts, I got a rather adorable jumpsuit. 

Did any of you take advantage of the Beyond retro sale?

Chelsea Jade



Wedding dress shopping

So I have two weddings coming up in the next couple of months and it has made me start thinking I'd better start figuring out what I am going to wear! The last wedding I went to was my dad's when I was a kid, I wore a white crop top short combo with a white lace dress over the top (90's galore) but I'm not sure I'd get away with that now! I've had a wee look at the high-street and online, I thought I would share my browsing with you in case you have a similar event outfit dilemma. 

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ASOS is perfect because you can try on and return for free if it doesn't look right. Their sizing is pretty true to size I find and their catwalk feature makes it much more easy to imagine yourself in the outfit! Also number 5 is only £25 ladies!

Quiz Going Out Dresses
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A wedding dress ideally needs to be of use again in the future so going out dresses are the perfect type of dress as they can be suitable for a wedding or a night out depending on how you accessorize! I am quite partial to the polka dot and the colour block dress here by Quiz

glamorous wedding dresses going out dresses
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Is it socially acceptable to wear a bright orange dress to a wedding, making you stand out in every photo you could potentially be in? Probably not but I need this orange dress, wedding or no wedding!

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Missguided is the place to go if you want to look a bit more glam. If it's old friends marrying and your ex is going to be there then check out Missguided - guaranteed you'll be a head turner. 

Have any of you lovely ladies got any weddings coming up?

Chelsea Jade


Statement Earrings and a Vintage Jumper

Jumper - We Are Cow
Jeans - East End Thrift Store
Trainers - Gift from Mama (oooooooh)
Earrings - H&M

So it is probably safe to say I could have done with some sunglasses on this day. This outfit is made up of a bunch of bargains, I love thrifty shopping (especially living in London, I am constantly on a budget!). My earrings were £4 from H&M in the Christmas sales, they had them in pink too and I regret not getting both colours, story of my life really. The mom style jeans were an amazing £1 bargain from East End Thrift Store's £1 sale which is happening again this weekend, woop woop. The pretty jumper is from Cow, I adore it. It is one of my favourite sale purchases of the year so far, it looks really cute with a shirt underneath too. Then the trainers my mum grabbed in the sale for about a fiver! This outfit cost about £15 in total.

I adore the earrings so I am on the hunt for some more statement earrrings at the moment so obviously I've been adding things to my wishlist:

Chelsea Jade