Fashion

Lingerie. Every. Day

Bralettes became a big thing last year and they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Even in the dead of winter, girls are sporting flirty lace and perfectly printed florals over turtle necks and shirts. For a more demure look, I’d opt for a see-through shirt over a lacey number, even a low-cut shirt/top can be sassed up with one of these cute numbers.

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My (ever-growing) collection is a mix of Accessorize, ASOS, Calvin Klein and New Look. Feminine and light, bralettes are perfect for ladies with slightly smaller assets and can be worn whatever the weather. Personally, I wouldn’t opt for the over the shirt look, but style is subjective, and there are plenty of women who have rocked said look and owned it.

My mother always told me, “make sure your underwear is presentable, you never know if you could end up in an accident and you don’t want to be laying on a hospital bed in old undies”… I bet you’re having visions of Bridget Jones’s granny panties… I know I am! Funnily, enough, that is something that has always stuck with me, not the warnings of moisturising daily (which I do) or staying away from boys (which I don’t). But this new trend of showing of your underwear on a day-to-day basis has given a whole new meaning to her warning!

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Lady of the night/day…

 

We are so sun deprived here in England that when we so much as sniff a little sunshine we have the urge to flash as much skin as possible. I am no exception, only, being born on a small island (Jamaica) I feel cold if you blow on me (keep your dirty thoughts to yourself!), so naturally I need tights, and a coat and a hat, but my legs are out (semi-out…).

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The last time I wore this hat the below conversation with my mother took place:

Me: does this hat look ok?

Mum: yeah, you look like a lady of the night.

Me: 😳  👀 … mum… do you know what that means?

Mum: lady of the night?? I don’t know. Posh? You look posh.

Me: 🙈 🙈 😂  it means prostitute.

Mum:😳 😳 😳  oh… you look like a lady of the day.

Me: 🙄 😂 😂 😂

I’m not sure the shorts helped me but I’d like to think I look like a classy lady of the day…

I love, love, LOVE these heels! I was stood in the queue, clutching onto them when a girl approached me and asked where I got them from, I pointed her to the back of the store but I didn’t have the heart to tell her they were the last size 6… Real leather and a very dark indigo blue, they are super comfortable and look great with ankle length jeans.

Polka dots AND blues are two of the major trends this Spring, this shirt would also partner really well with a pair of skinny jeans and flats for a more casual look.

  • Shorts, coat and boots – Zara
  • Shirt and bag – Primark
  • Sunglasses – Ray-Ban
  • Hat – New Look

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Trending tropical

When you have a date and it’s too cold to get your legs out, or you can’t be bothered to shave them, jeans and a shirt combo is always a good look. Dress it up with some fancy heels and a cute clutch, et voila! I opted for more tropical look, despite the chill in the air, they may not look it but these heels are ridiculously comfortable and the clutch??! Well, that was inside a beach bag I bought for holiday last year. Oh. Hey!

  • Jeans, shirt and heels – Zara
  • Clutch – Primark

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Birthday cake!!

Layering is EVERYTHING. Granted, it’s the middle of winter and I should be wearing a coat but no pain no gain, right? Taking a crop top, sleeveless coat and staple white shirt I created the below look for my birthday dinner at one of my favourite restaurants, Branca. When buying some crop tops I tend to go a size or two up, purely because I want to wear a shirt underneath.

  • Crop top – Zara
  • Over-sized, white shirt – Zara
  • Jeans – Zara (can you sense a pattern?)
  • Sleeveless jacket – Topshop
  • Heels – ASOS
  • Bag – Primark

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Prima ballerina

Most little girls dream about being a princess or a ballerina. Growing up, my hair was far too big to hold a crown and, coming from Jamaica, my dance moves weren’t very dainty or graceful. But when my annual Christmas Eve dinner with my two closest friends came around, I was suddenly a 5 year old girl itching to prance around in a tutu… Well the kind big girls wear.

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Santa baby

This particular look was one I’ve wanted to try for a while. But finding a tulle skirt when they are out of season is IMPOSSIBLE. Eventually, I resorted to eBay, this little number was… Wait for it… £3.50!! It’s been sat in my (over-flowing) wardrobe for a few months and a girly dinner at Xmas seemed like the right time to try it out. Partnered with my Zara turtle-neck I added a subtle pop of colour with my geometric courts (also Zara) and a dash of sass with red lips, oh and I straightened out the curls (need to keep that crown in place).

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Fashion is inspired by so many aspects of our lives, be it a piece of art, a piece of lego or your childhood dreams, it might not sound like a good idea  at the time (imagine saying “I’m wearing a tutu” out-loud – I forgot how to say ‘tulle’) but a risk is usually worth it. And now, I’m just looking for any excuse to be a prima ballerina again.

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Flashback to Fashion Week

I have a incredibly high metabolism, I tend to crave fruit over chocolate, and my mother looks younger than me. All of this means that on a good day I look presentable, on great day I could be a model (or so I’ve been told). After lots of prodding I attended the models casting for Oxford Fashion Week and to my surprise I was invited to walk in three shows!!

Paris, London, New York and Milan are renowned for the luxurious labels and the A-listers adorning the front row, but Oxford Fashion Studio (OFS) have brought a whole new meaning to Fashion Week. From the classy launch party at House Bar to the Independent Collections and Concept & Couture show at Town Hall, every night is action packed.

The Bloggers Party gives local fashion lovers a chance to showcase their favourite designers, hosted by the  Jam Factory, the Fashion Illustration Workshops allow budding artists to receive advice from a seasoned designer and the talk on Cultural Appropriation brings together a panel of industry experts to discuss the positives and negatives behind cultural appropriation.

Fashion Week is more than just dressing up and posing for a camera, by organising all of these events in some of the most beautiful and historical buildings in Oxford, OFS have added a touch of character and dollop of charm.

The outfits…

For the launch party I wore these Zara houndstooth culottes, an off-the-shoulder body from ASOS and my mustard caged heels, also Zara.

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Werk it!

 

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Fairy vibes – Im thinking glitter should be a part of my every day makeup look…

Such a surreal experience! I met some truly amazing people and felt so incredibly privileged to be part of such a versatile and innovative team.

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