THE MAN-REPELLING JEANS

I’ve found the ugliest pair of jeans ever. However, they’re inexplicably comfortable. If this isn’t a fashion catch-22, what is?

I’m always on the hunt for a pair of high-waisted jeans that I don’t hate, which, given I despise the lower half of my body, is a bit of a struggle. I need a pair that are snug on the legs and bum, but relaxed across the hips – to hide the parts of me that need hiding – and that’s just never going to happen with skinnies, or even boyfriend leg styles. So enter the man-repelling jeans from Asos White; wider-leg cropped denim with a drop crotch and (slightly too) high waist, which are as comfy as trackies but make me look like a oompa-loompa. Do I care, though? Not in these jeans.

jeans: asos white | bodysuit: boohoo

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BALENCIAGA BOOTS DUPE

Because I live and breathe everything related to the Kardashians – let’s call it morbid fascination – ever since I saw Kylie Jenner wearing those thigh-high, monochrome-grid Balenciaga boots, I wanted a pair all of my very own. However, because I can barely afford to turn the hot water on once a week, they were definitely not going to make their way into my wardrobe: so these (pretty good) Missguided dupes had to do instead. (PS: bonus points if you can spot the label of my dress peeking out. I suck at outfit pictures, honestly.)

boots: missguided | dress: asos | jacket: asos men | sunglasses: asos

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CHANEL ESPADRILLES: ARE THEY WORTH IT?

One brand that I have a mega soft-spot for is Chanel. If you’ve ever stalked my Instagram, or had a gander at my fashion posts on the blog, you’ll notice that the majority of my pictures feature my Chanel Classic Flap Bag – my 18th birthday present from my parents, bought at the Chanel store in Paris (THE DREAM), and the best investment piece ever. I’ve not really bought any handbags over the last six years, as I use my Chanel bag errrrrryday: it still looks as beaut and as on-trend as the day I got it, so my loyalty to Chanel is pretty intense.
So obviously, when the Chanel espadrille obsession started a few years ago, I was firmly on that bandwagon. I wear heels a lot of the time, so shelling out for super-spenny flats isn’t a priority – why waste hundreds of pounds on shoes I’ll wear for nipping to Waitrose, hungover, on a Sunday? – but the allure of the Chanel espadrille was real. I wanted them SO MUCH: in particular, the nude leather pair with the black cap toe; so, because I have the willpower of an emotionally-unstable Weightwatcher in a pie shop, I bought them. Yolo.
Six months down the line with my Chanel espadrilles, and the relationship is starting to get a little shaky. Wondering why – and if they’re worth the eye-watering price of £485 for a bit of rope and canvas? Read on…

espadrilles: chanel

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GINGHAM

I put this dress on, and my boyfriend told me I looked like I was wearing a picnic rug. Admittedly, gingham isn’t for everyone, and I swing between thinking it’s adorable and on-trend to nauseatingly twee. At the moment, I fall into the first camp: especially with the warmer weather and light, breezy evenings.

This Asos swing dress is ideal for summer, because it’s airy, oversized and has a bit of a sleeve – which, if you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know is a winner for me; bingo wings are defo not the one. The star of the show, however, are these red M&S heels: the struggle for a comfortable platform is legit real, and I’ve managed to find them, nestled between some Percy Pigs and a caterpillar cake. These shoes are like walking on air, even though they’re sky-high – honestly, I want them in every colour. Soz, bank account…

dress: asos | shoes: marks & spencers | sunglasses: wildfox | bangle: hermes

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