Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tropicool









Trench, Crop & Culottes- c/o Missguided, Bag- ASOS, Trainers- Adidas Stan Smiths via Schuh
I've rocked a pair of culottes on my blog before but my love for them seems to be getting stronger; i'm beyond buzzing that they'll be alive and kicking throughout Autumn/Winter which means they're a fail safe investment to your wardrobe!
These beauties are marginally more tailored than my other styles so they work as a slight bermuda short which is the perfect companion for a palm print crop top, oversized sleeveless trench coat and my most favourite pair of sneakers that Will kindly got me for my birthday!

x M

Red or Dead #RODKEEPCOOL









Last night I headed to Euston Station to board a retro double decker bus that was to transport us to Red or Dead HQ and oh what a headquarters that place is!
The coolest most colourful office space I have ever seen, fit with a full length swimming pool, tennis courts, football pitches and a HUGE gym...literally unreal!

But I wasn't there for a tour of the offices, I was there to see the latest Red or Dead collection; supported by their campaign Red or Dead Keep Cool!
The room was kitted out with such a gorgeous Autumn/Winter collection, combining school themes with cosmic aspects it really was amazing! Sitting down on the Red or Dead branded sofas with a yummy cup cake and slush puppy in hand we had the most inspiring insight into the world of Red or Dead and creative director Katie Greenyer, who is one of the most amazing women i've ever had the pleasure of meeting! She's been with Red or Dead since she was 17 and had the most incredible and seriously inspiring stories about herself and ROD themselves, I could have listened to her all day!

It was a seriously fab event, one of those that is just completely chilled and super fun, there was also burgers and mac n cheese on offer so obviously that helped.

x M

Sunday, 20 July 2014

I'm a Graduate!!!





Dress- Topshop, Bag- Lulu Guinness c/o Daniel Footwear, Shoes- Orla Kiely x Clarks Shoes
So on Friday 18th July 2014 I officially became a Fashion Communication & Promotion Graduate from the University of Huddersfield...Whoop Whoop!
I had one of the best days spent with incredible friends and my perfect family and I couldn't have asked for a better day!

My course at university really was incredible, I studied a whole host of fashion related topics including, PR, marketing, journalism, photography, styling and trend forecasting; I really feel it has fully equipped me for the life of a fashion professional, allowing me to go into a number of fields which is always a bonus when jobs are few and far between.
My course also had the option of a placement year which was vital when making my university decision 4 years ago now. I would whole heartedly reccomend taking full advantage of a placement year, I got to work at some incredible brands including House of Holland, ASOS, Alexander McQueen, JD Sports and Bank Fashion, which, more than anything truly helped me to thrive and gain the most amazing experience and knowledge that I was able to take through to my final year and now my job as a Personal Stylist at ASOS (The dream)

For the graduation itself I decided to go for typical Megan dress with stripes, a red lip and some statement accessories; I can't get enough of the structure of this dress teamed with the most comfortable and beautiful 60's inspired platform shoes and the most gorgeous bag I could ever wish for from the sweeties over at Daniel Footwear...THANK YOU!

University was the best life decision I have ever made, 4 of the best years of my life and I genuinely don't think i'd be where I am today without it.
I am so proud of myself, my boyfriend (who I met 2 weeks into uni...) and all the incredible friends I made at uni; Class of 2014 WE DID IT!

x M

Thursday, 17 July 2014

KIMOYES!







Kimono- c/o New Look, Bikini- Primark, Shorts- Levis, Sliders- c/o New Look
Kaftans are gonners this season and I'm rather chuffed about that as they've been replaced with kimonos! Yeah kimonos were big last year but they're back and bigger than ever this season! New Look have an amazing selection of Kimonos right now and I can't get enough of the colours in this stunning style. It was the perfect cover up whilst on holiday particularly when teamed with a palm print bandeau bikini, denim cut offs and some embellished sliders- tropical goodness at it's finest!

New Look also have a fun quiz over on their website where you can determine the holiday destination for you...it's just a bit of fun and I actually got Ibiza, a place i've never been before; perhaps I should get booking a trip now!

x M

Holiday Look Book.

Dress- Zara, Sandals- New Look via ASOS
Dress- ASOS, Shoes- New Look via ASOS
Dress- Zara, Sandals- c/o Shellys
Top- c/o Missguided, Skirt- ASOS, Sandals- c/o Shellys
The last of my holiday posts today; gosh it seems like a million years ago now :( I thought I'd show you some more of the looks I sported whilst away. I'd love to know which look is your fave?

x M

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cap Head!


Cap- c/o Outsiders Apparel, Dress- H&M (old similar here)
As i'm sure you know i'm partial to a good hat; a beanie, a fedora or a baker boy, I just can't get enough of a spot of headwear. But a cap isn't a territory I venture into often; usually opting for a woven straw trilby, fedora or cowboy hat to shield my head from the sun. But this year saw me jump ship and rock a cap by Outsiders Apparel, and I really bladdy loved it. Such a versatile and casual piece that very rarely left my head whilst I was away; infact the only time I took it off was when Will nabbed it for his fix of shade.

x M