Tuesday, 2 September 2014

American Vintage at The Dressing Room!

If you don't own any basic tees from American Vintage, you are missing out. I was first introduced to the brand about 2 years ago and I've never met a softer t-shirt! Our friends at The Dressing Room sent me a selection of Massachusetts and Jacksonville tees to style and review, and I've featured my favourite 3 below.

American Vintage Long Sleeve Tee
Massachusetts Rhubarb Long Sleeve T-Shirt
American Vintage Massachusetts Long Sleeve Tee via The Dressing Room - Necklace: Accessorize - Trousers: Oasis - Shoes: Next - Hat: H&M 

I opted for a size small in all of the t-shirts I'm wearing and this long sleeve Massachusetts tee looks absolutely tiny on the hanger but it's really stretchy when you put it on. It comes in a wide selection of colours but this gorgeous shade is called Rhubarb. Tasty. It feels incredible on, I told my awesome blogtographer that when I was wearing it I felt as if I was being given a hug... It's probably the nicest thing I've ever put on my skin! It is very sheer so I wore it over a nude vest but it's great for layering. If I was rating these tops purely on comfort, this would win hands down. I think this look is pretty Autumnal but I'm so ready to embrace September.

American Vintage Jacksonville Long Sleeve Tee
American Vintage Clothing ReviewAmerican Vintage Jacksonville Long Sleeve Tee via The Dressing Room (c/o) - Jeans: Wildfox - Necklace & Sandals: New Look

My second look is what I would call, 'classic Tara'. It's really casual, simple and perfect for wearing out to lunch or for hitting the shops. The Jacksonville long sleeve tee has a deep v neck and loose fit. It's a little bigger than the Massachusetts style and just perfect if you ask me. Again, it's very soft and feels lovely on but isn't quite as sheer (however you could easily layer it if it's a bit too low for your liking). The Oak colour is very Autumn/Winter and it would look rawrsome under my new Banana Republic leather jacket. I love the cut and I want it in every colour! 

American Vintage Jacksonville Tee
American Vintage Massachusetts Agate Tee
Jacksonville Short Sleeve Tee - Skirt: ASOS - Necklace: Eclectic Eccentricity (c/o) - Bracelets: Tokyo Jane - Hat: Anthropologie

My third and final look is probably my favourite. I tucked the short sleeve Jacksonville t-shirt into my ripped denim skirt and threw on a pair of sandals to create a cute, casual vibe! The tee itself has quite a loose A line fit so would look great with a normal pair of jeans, but I also like it styled this way. The Agate colour is beautiful, it's the perfect transitional shade. I think I could probably size down in the Jacksonville shirts because of the generous fit.

I was allowed to keep my favourite tee and it was almost impossible to pick one! I took 24 hours to deliberate and chose the long sleeve Jacksonville tee from look 2. I'll definitely be purchasing more and recommending them to all my friends - you can't beat a good quality basic!

Have you heard of American Vintage before? Which outfit is your favourite?

T -  Très impressed!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Bristol Street Style + Buckley London!

Taking street style photos in Bristol is always fun, mostly because the shoppers aren't used to someone posing in the middle of the shopping centre so I always get the craziest looks! Luckily I don't mind, especially after a 9 hour shift. This is what I wore to work last week, the weather has started to cool down and I've finally accepted Autumn is coming.

My super cute acorn necklace is from costume jewellery brand, Buckley London. I love the length and affordable pricing. They have so many sweet pieces online, some of which I'm eyeing up for potential Christmas presents. I have quite a few expensive jewellery pieces but I can't resist stocking up on costume jewellery, especially for wearing to work.

Bristol Street Style Blog
Oasis Shadow Shoots Print Trouser
Buckley London Grace Rose Acorn Pendant
Next Black Lace Cardigan
Buckley London NecklaceTrousers, Cami & Boots: Oasis - Necklace: Buckley London (c/o) - Hat: H&M

These slightly tailored shadow shoots trousers are hella comfy and a great A/W transitional piece. They do run pretty big so I'd suggest sizing down if you want to get your paws on a pair! My beautiful lace cardi is one of the bargains I snapped up in the recent Next sale, it's a little scratchy but totally worth it - I love how it looks under a leather jacket.

I might try to take more street style snaps like this one, is that something you guys would like to see? Are you ready to embrace Autumn?

T - Shameless street poser.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Junk Jewels Fox Midi Ring!

Junk Jewels

I'm still a huge midi ring fan, and I don't see them going away any time soon so I will keep growing my collection!

Today's midi comes from Junk Jewels, the Fox Ring (£6) comes in gold or silver and is adjustable so you can wear it anywhere on your finger :)


Ring c/o Junk Jewels

How cute?! I like wearing a themed midi ring like this with a handful of plain bands so it can take centre stage, and foxes are a long term fashion favourite so this one will get plenty of wear!

J - Foxy.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sound The New Watch Klaxon - It's SHORE PROJECTS!

Oh we do love a bit of yummy arm candy here in Rawr Towers, so you can imagine the smiles when the butler brought two lovely Shore Projects packages to the Wardrobe West Wing . . .

If you're a regular reader you've probably already seen Tara's silver and mint Poole style in her post last week, and now it's time for a close up show and tell from me and my new Portland! Shore Projects is inspired by the beauty and fun of the British seaside and these watches are also waterproofed to 100m so they can be worn when swimming in the sea on the aforementioned seaside hollibobs - cute! 

Anyhoo, the Portland is a gold/silver plated casing with white face, retailing at £115. Without wishing to sound like I fancy a schmoke and a pancake, I LOVE gold. It went out of fashion favour for years but it's now definitely my metal of choice when it comes to jewellery, and this is actually my first gold watch, and what a beauty! 

Watch - c/o Shore Projects, Bracelets - Karma Feeling, ChloBo, Monica Vinader.


Shore Projects watch review

The Portland comes complete with a mint green strap, which is lovely for summer but my heart lies with a darker palette really, so I chose the Classic Green with Gold Clasp strap (£20) for a change. The straps are beautiful and actually made from leather and covered in the coloured nylon so they feel really sturdy, and they're super easy to change with the simple little slide and click mechanism. Ta daaa!

Shore Projects watch review

Isn't it purty? Here's a little factoid for you to finish with. The brand was actually started by a group of friends who noticed one day that none of them wore a watch! I love brands with back stories like that, it's the type of thing Tara and I dream of doing one day (T, I know you'll be thinking of our sealife tails and fins swimwear line when you read this, it could still work bub). Good stuff.

Overall, fine seaside holiday fun, consider us fans for Shore! ;)

J - Shore thing.
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