Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Military Chic

Military is one of those looks that resurfaces throughout the seasons and I always have military inspired pieces in my wardrobe, such as the parka (Which is big news this Winter)
I picked up these Camouflage print jeans from Forever 21 last Autumn and they are so comfortable. I've just bought a new laptop which dented my budget so I'm trying to recycle lots of pieces from last year rather than buying too many new clothes!

Check it Out

For me, checks have become a winter wardrobe staple and as our weather has been more autumnal than summery lately I thought I'd get in on the act early. Hounds tooth in monochrome is one of my favourite checks and it's always smart and timeless. This 60's style shift dress was a Primark bargain from last Autumn but I'm sure that the high street will be awash with similar styles over the next few months

It's also smart enough for work which is perfect seeing as it's where I spend most of my time! I'd love to hear from other bloggers who work full time in non-creative jobs and how you juggle blogging with your job but also how you dress for work. Feel free to comment or chat to me on Twitter; @ChelseyPrentice

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Shine On

I'm such a magpie and I'm drawn to anything shiny or sparkly so when I saw this skirt from River Island  (£30) I had to have it! I love 60s shapes and can see myself dressing this skirt up or down for all occasions this season. The embellished top was also £30 from H&M and I thought it would go perfectly with the skirt. I find that classic colours such as white and silver are ideal for the transitional period between Summer and Autumn. I wore the outfit for my cousin's 40th party which was a really good night

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Is print media slowly dying?

I was saddened to hear the recent news that one of my favourite magazines, Company will no longer be printed and all the content will be going online. I'm glad that I can still access their cutting edge fashion stories and features about what being a young woman today is really like but it's just not the same. I'll miss physically holding the magazine, feeling its smooth pages skim across my fingers and the smell of the freshly printed pages wafting into my nostrils. 

I know that online is and has been the future for a while but I can't help but feel disappointed about that. In a world of computers, tablets and devices and the problems aswell as advantages it brings I can't help but feel that we need something authentic to hold on to. I love reading blogs online and some articles but my heart lies in print media and there is nothing that I love more then getting cosy and reading a good magazine, poring over the pages and coveting the exciting items on those pages. When everything is online and you're presented with a screen full of information with different links that you can click on it can become overwhelming and easy to miss interesting pieces that you would have easily come across in a printed magazine. Another downside for me is the fact that I stare at screens all day in work so it's the last thing I want to be doing in my downtime. I also don't think it does my eyes any favours as they have got progressively worse over the years. I'm just glad glasses are fashionable.

Last year More magazine was laid to rest and this year it was Company so I don't have too much hope that printed media will survive in the future. It's something that is inevitable within our increasingly digitalised world. How do you feel about this? Will you miss holding a magazine and flicking through its pages or do you prefer the convenience of online content? I'd live to hear your views

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Red Alert

Red is one of my favourite colours so I'm over the moon that it's one of the hottest colours for Autumn/Winter. I knew I wanted to wear red for Shake it Down at McQueen in shoreditch which was on Friday but I thought I'd end up wearing a dress until I saw this jumpsuit on asos.com (£45)

My platform peep toes were £30 from New Look and are so comfortable. I also wore my favourite lipstick which is Rimmel Lasting Finish in Alarm. The only problem with the jumpsuit is that you need to find a special bra to wear with it that either has a clear back or clips on at the sides because the back of the playsuit is sheer and quite open. I didn't have such a bra so had to go braless!

Here I am with my good friend and party buddy, Rachel. I think I need to give the nights out a bit of a rest now though as I feel run down and can't seem to get rid of my annoying, tickly cough

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Jacket In

If you open my wardrobe the first thing that hits you (after the array of colours and prints) is the amount of jackets I have. I'm actually obsessed! I have to look smart for work and the chilly air con means I wear a jacket most days so a girls gotta have plenty of choice! I added to my collection recently with these three beauties that will also carry me through to Autumn/Winter

The colour red is kind of a big deal for Autumn/Winter 2014 as everyone from Dior to Tom Ford sent ravishing red pieces down the catwalk. Any shade goes but bright pillarbox red is a favourite of mine so this blazer from New Look (£24.99) ticks all the boxes

This Zebra print collarless jacket from Primark (£17) brings out my wild side but is still suitable for work. I also love the zip pockets detail

This contrast printed jacket is in the same style as the Zebra one and also costs £17 from Primark. The circle print looks like it's inspired by old fashioned tiles and I love how unusual it is and how it clashes with the monochrome print but also works really well