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A casual look gracing the blog today, taken from last Saturday whilst I was out exploring the city and doing a spot of shopping. As the day was fairly relaxed I decided to pair my (much-loved) flared trousers with this lilac lace insert top (from ark) and my metallic jacket, which I practically have been living in as of late.  We decided to take the photos just outside St James park-pre-marathon! I have to admit it was exciting to see all the prep they were doing for the day, and seeing them put the final touches in place.

Also I have just done an interview with the lovely people over at Ark, discussing everything from blogging, things that inspire me, to my favourite ever music video. Be sure to check it out here!

Jacket - Yumi Direct (link)* | Top - Ark Clothing (link)* | Trousers - Asos (link) | Bag - Dorothy Perkins | Boots - Topshop | Necklace/Chocker - d.i.y 
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Lately this has been one of my go-to outfits, as I have been lovin' this combination of pink and stripes. Especially with the weather being on the warmer side as of late, this outfit has acted as the perfect look for spring. With pink and stripes on the agenda, I decided to pair the outfit with my much-loved pom pom earrings and faux-fur drawstring bag-a 'must-have' accessory for a day of exploring. As well as these bargain sunglasses which I picked up for £2 in Primark, a few weeks ago. I just love how they add a 60s touch to the look with their round shape and their pink glitter frames.

Top - H&M | Skirt - River Island (diy faux fur trimming) | Bag - DIY | Boots - Topshop | Earrings - DIY | Sunglasses - Primark

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With spring upon us it can be that awkward time of the year where you may find your wardrobe lacking in a couple of key pieces, to help transition your clothes from winter to spring. So today I thought I might share with you my take on the key pieces that help me transition my wardrobe from day to night, this season. 

Fat Face has recently launched their "Wardrobe Edit" campaign which encourages us to update our look for the season, by simply investing in just a couple of key items that can be worn for both day and night. 

With this in mind I decided to invest in a pair of Fat Face's "Modern Chino Crops" in "Violet" (my pastel obsession continues...) and their "Ryde Broderie Shirt" as my key pieces in creating this 'transitional' look. Both pieces are extremely versatile for both spring and summer, and due to their lightweight fabric are perfect for keeping you cool when the weather starts to heat up. 

For the 'day to night transition' I decided to keep the basis of the outfit the same and update the look with a few key accessories and outerwear pieces. For the day look I decided to pair the shirt and chinos with my beloved metallic mac, a statement piece that it also perfect for protecting me from those April Showers. Additionally as the mac is making a comeback this season it gives the outfit an updated 'on-trend' look-with added practicality.

For the 'night' look I decided to pair the shirt and chinos with a contrasting black duster jacket, a staple in my wardrobe for instantly added a dash of drama to a simple look. I additionally paired the outfit with my holographic unicorn clutch and pom pom earrings, for added impact. 

So there you have it a simple way to transition a couple of key pieces from Fat Face, with just a few accessories, that can easily transform your outfit from day to night in a matter of seconds.

Day Look: Shirt - Face Face (link)* | Jacket - Yumi Direct* | Trousers - Fat Face (link)* | Backpack - Vintage | Beret - eBay | Sandals and Socks - Primark 

Night Look: Shirt - Face Face (link)* | Duster Jacket - Primark | Trousers - Fat Face (link)* | Bag - eBay | Earrings - DIY | Sandals and Socks - Primark  

If there is one thing that I have had my eye on owning since the 70s trend first graced the high street and fashion world, is a pair of flared trousers. There is something so flattering about their high waisted flared aesthetic, as well as their killer prints that my inner "Woodstock-hippy" fell for. 

When it comes to trousers I can be fussy about the style, length, colour and fit. So when I came across these daisy printed ones in the asos sale, I simply couldn't resist picking up a pair. They are seriously comfy, almost (if I dare say) 'pyjama level' comfy, but unlike pyjamas make you look like you've made 100% more effort than you actually have. With the 70s in mind for this outfit I decided to opt for this pattern clashing top, from ARK, which is a  gorgeous paisley print and has this amazing pleated back. Plus it is pink, which makes it even more appealing for one pink obsessed blogger. 

Shirt - Ark Clothing (link)* | Trousers - ASOS | Gilet - Primark | Watch - Casio | Sandals - Primark

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If there is one thing that regular readers would have realised by now is my obsession with pastel coloured items. There is something about those array of shades that has virtually taken over my wardrobe, hair colour and life choices-if it is not pastel coloured I'm not interested. 

So when the lovely people over at Palladium saw this "obsession" and wondered if I would be interested in featuring a pair of their (awesome) boots in a post, I jumped at the chance.
If I could name something pastel coloured I don't own,  it would have to be a pair of shoes/boots. That being said I felt that void had to be filled with a pair of their "Pampa Hi M"  in the shade "Lavender". A purple toned pink that haven't left my feet since gracing them, mainly because they are extremely comfortable to wear on a daily basis.

If you haven't already then I would definitely recommend checking out the brand (link here!) and what other ice-cream inspired boot shades they have to offer-"Blueberry" is another which has caught my eye.

Jumper - Vintage | Skirt - Primark | Pom Pom Earrings - DIY | Bag - DIY | Boots - Palladium (link)* | Watch - Casio

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The 70s trend is one that has caught my eye ever since it was first seen on the catwalk, with the likes of Chloe and Saint Laurent taking us back to the era that embodied glamour, killer hair and a somewhat 'Studio 54' attitude towards life. So when the high street took hold of this trend and began re-inventing those iconic pieces I couldn't help but want a piece of the action (and style) myself.

I feel like the brand ARK had embodied that 70s style perfectly at an equally perfect price point,  making it a budget friendly trend that can be easily injected into anyone's wardrobe. That being said this suede skirt is a 'key' piece in re-creating this 'look', as for one it is extremely versatile and can be easily dressed up and down depending on the occasion. As well as acting as a 'subtler' approach to those who don't want to channel full-on 70s roadie, meets Penny Lane from "Almost famous" just yet-anyway.

With pastels being my forte I couldn't help but pair it with this gorgeous lilac jumper, with added lace inserts (also from ARK). As by paring it with the shearling gilet, it adds warmth but still showcases its unexpected detailing.

Faux Shearling Gilet - Primark | Top - ARK (link)* | Skirt - ARK (link)* | Bag - Vintage | Hat - eBay | Choker - DIY | Shoes - Primark
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I've been lusting over owning a long duster coat ever since they first came under my radar a few months ago. So when I popped into my local primark and spotted this one hanging on the back wall, I  just couldn't resist picking one up there and then.

With the recent spell of sunshine and (somewhat) warm weather we've been experiencing these past couple of days the jacket has come into its own. As it is such a versatile piece of clothing that can be both dressed up and down-depending on the occasion. I have been currently pairing it with a black roll neck jumper and these chunky white sandals (another obsession), as I love the way it looks when it is paired with a couple of key contrasting accessories.

Additionally these white sandals are seriously the comfiest pair of (heeled) shoes I have ever owned, now this says a lot coming from a girl who lives in her Chelsea boots and Dr.Martens 99.999% of the time. In fact I am already eyeing up different outfits to pair them for summer sunshine-think kawaii meets pastel 90s girl. Let the Pinterest board (outfit) creating commence.

Duster Jacket - Primark | Roll Neck- M&S | Skirt - ASOS | Sandals - Primark | Sunglasses - Primark | Bag - DIY | Watch - Casio (link)

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