LIFESTYLE & FASHION – sheer delight

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lifestyle and fashion - sheer delight - portfolioportfoliolinebreakOne thing I have always struggled with is how to portray my love of fashion and style on my blog. I hate having my picture taken, so I thought that I would show you guys what my daily outfits are through still life, so here goes! Yesterday was a comfy day focusing on life admin. I like to think with it being June that summer is finally upon us so I donned my River Island denim shorts – I also own the black and white styles too – and my F&F sheer cropped sweater, which added to my ‘lounging around’ vibe. Most of the day was spent sorting through my portfolio; printing my work and photos from shoots that I styled, and also updating and printing my CV. Today I am on my way to Leeds with my dad to get the final bits and bats for my trekamerica trip! It’s only 12 days away now – eek!

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From H-T: Necklace – Topshop, Denim Shirt – Primark, Denim Shorts – Vintage & Tights – Republic.

You’re probably thinking: ‘Sarah’s posted an outfit?!! What has the world come to?!’ I know, I know, I don’t usually post OOTDs (outfit of the days) on my blog, purely because I don’t think my style is inspirational – I’m no Lily, Gem or Olivia. But seeing as my internship is coming up – one month of interning at a busy weekly fashion magazine – I thought I should try and get some ideas flowing for what to wear (I need at least 20 outfits!)

So here is my take on double denim. The shirt is a men’s small from Primark – needless to say, it’s VERY baggy, but I sort of like baggy tops even though they have a tendency to hide my frame. At £10 it’s a tad pricey for Primark, but I’m sure I will get a lot of use out of it. My shorts are vintage – possibly from Urban Outfitters– and even though they are denim, I think they contrast the light denim shirt well. As you can see, one of my images features some festival bands. These will feature in all of my photos – they are a bit grubby, but oh well! They are from Live At Leeds 2009, Macs Night Club, Leeds Festival 2010, 2011 and 2009.

Today has been a slow day (full of Smallville, blog reading and eBay scouring), however tonight I plan a trip to the library to get started on my Journalism Issues essay due for next week! I plan to get most of it done tonight, wish me luck!

What do you think of my take on double denim? Fashionista or fashion faux pas?

This week I decided to raid the Urban Outfitters website. As per-usual, they never fail to deliver when it comes to producing exotic, sought-after items.

As you can see, I love the UO headgear! With the majority of famous festivals occurring this week, I thought the ‘festival’ theme would work perfectly with the three outfits I have created.

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Apologies for the sudden lack of posts! I have been very busy these past couple of weeks due to having a massive clear-out. However, I have been brewing more blog ideas, so look forward to those in the next coming weeks!

Here are the items from clockwise-round:

Outfit 1
Straw Hat with Grosgrain Band, £20 – I’m not usually a hat person, apart from the odd winter beanie hat and ‘cowboy’ hat for a fancy dress night out. However, with festival season here, what item is better for protecting your hair from the sun than a nice, simple, straw hat like this one?

BDG Breezy Boyfriend Shirt, £38 – I love, love, love this shirt! I’m usually a check shirt sort-of-girl but I couldn’t let this stripy boyfriend shirt pass me by. This, tucked into the gorgeous denim shorts below makes for a style-savvy festival outfit.

Bitching & Junkfood Feather Pocket Shorts, £70 – Okay, so £70 is a bit steep for denim shorts. However, they’re no ordinary denim shorts. They’re denim shorts WITH feathers on the pockets. This will definitely make you stand out from the crowd at your local music gathering!

Hunter Tall Original Boot, £40 Kate Moss is one notable fashionista who made these boots catch the spotlight when she went to Glastonbury Festival all those years ago. Other celebs followed suit, and now everyone who can afford these babies now owns a pair. Originally £69, these wellingtons have now been reduced to a more reasonable price of £40. Jackpot!

Outfit 2
Bitching & Junkfood Rose Crochet Headdress, £115 – This Bitching & Junkfood headdress may be expensive, but feather headdresses are the future according to Bitching & Junkfood designers; Marion and Kath. This headdress would be perfect for any festival you go to, plus it makes you stand out from the crowd. Headdresses are beginning to get so popular even Primark has a £2 version of a feather headdress!

Kimchi & Blue Daisy Playsuit, £55 – LWDs (Little White Dresses) took the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalks by storm with designers such as Gucci and Givenchy creating simple and sophisticated white dresses which can either be dressed up for night time or dressed down. Seeing as I like to be a bit different, I decided to settle on this LWP (Little White Playsuit) which will probably get muddy at festivals, but I am sure as hell will look good!

Stag Bunny & Owl Rings, £14 – As you all know, I love my jewellery at the moment, and whilst I like to keep this outfit simple, I think a few rings will complete the outfit. These cute rings, which come in a pack of three (hence the price), stacked on one finger will show festi-goers that I mean business in the fashion stakes!

Tan Bead Cuff Sandal, £18 – I instantly fell in love with these sandals as soon as I saw them on the UO website. They were originally £38, so for £18, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to incorporate these into my second outfit.

Outfit 3
Floppy Bow Hat, £22 – This web exclusive is just up my hat street! It’s different and has a sort of ‘seventies’ feel which is what I am basing this third outfit on.

Plastic Wing Frame Sunglasses, £16 – Ever since I saw Katy Perry sport these sunnies, I couldn’t help but want my own pair! These, teamed with the floppy bow hat not only protect you from the sun, but will make you the envy of your friends’ á la Katy Perry style.

Boy London Leave the Boy Alone Tee, £35 – Simple logo tees are the base for a stylish and simple outfit. This, tucked into the polka dot wide legged trousers below, will modernise this ‘seventies’ outfit without making you look like a Desperate Housewife in the process.

Pins & Needles Polka Dot Wide Legged Trousers, £60 – These wide legged trousers are the essence of this ‘seventies’ outfit. The polka dot pattern makes me feel all summery, and this teamed with the nude lace up peep toe shoes is perfect for a special summer occasion.

Deena & Ozzy Nude Lace up Peep Toe Shoes, £50– Originally £95, now reduced to £50, is the final item which completes this outfit. I would have gone for flats if I wasn’t a shorty. These shoe boots can be dressed up for a night out in the town or can be dressed down such as this outfit for a nice summer pub lunch.

There you have it! This week’s Urban Outfitters wishlist has now been complete. Look forward to next week’s wishlist which includes three outfits I have created from diverse store; Republic.