26 November 2013

but we gotta get it right, we can't get it wrong.

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Skirt, courtesy of Glassworks - Bag, gift from Lucy - Louche Jumper, c/o Joy - Boots, New Look, £42 - Coat, c/o Next.
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Now, I'm not usually one to attempt the slouchy yet sophisticated look that my blogger pal Camilla pulls off so effortlessly, but I thought I'd give it a whirl nevertheless! It's lovely to experiment with my style every now and then, even if I do always end up going back to my little 'signature style' comfort zone. Glassworks asked if I'd like to style this leather skirt, and initially I was a little unsure of the shape as I've never been convinced that pencil skirts suited me, but I'm so glad I said yes as I just adore this one! I love that the scoop front still allows me to wear my favourite 'mini' length, but the longer length at the back creates something completely different to anything I have in my wardrobe. Usually I style all things high waisted with slightly fitted tops tucked in, but thought I'd try somethin' a little different by teaming the skirt with an oversized fluffy jumper for a more relaxed look. The jumper really is the cosiest thing I own, and I like I always say, who needs a man when you can have a cosy jumper keeping you warm this Autumn!? (Well I'd prefer both, but I suppose I'll just have to make do...).
Want the chance to win the leather skirt for yourself? Well, you can enter a  little competition right here. I'm so lookin' forward to seeing the results of how nine other bloggers style this skirt! Love, Jazmine.

17 November 2013

my mind forgets to remind me you're a bad idea.

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Jumper, c/o Barbour - Skirt, Asos, £25 - Bag, charity shop, £5.99 - Coat, c/o Next - Scarf, Cath Kidston, £48 
Well, what a week it's been for me! The first week at my new job has been just lovely, and of course ever so busy! I've really enjoyed the consistency of workin' nine to five (what a way to make a living indeed!) Monday to Friday, yet because of my role I've really been kept on my toes which is a pretty perfect mix for me. I have to say it's been quite the novelty having the entire weekend off, however it does mean that after swapping my busy 'work hat' for my 'Jazmine hat', I have been left alone with my negative thoughts a little. General loneliness and a lapse in my confidence have been getting me down, but I haven't let those issues ruin my time off!
Today I went for a lovely wander around Battersea Park with my Mum and Grandma, before ending up in my favourite local restaurant for dinner. After havin' an uninspired week with my style, I thought I may as well dress up a little to make me feel a little bit special. I always feel pretty lovely whenever I wear my chelsea boots and leather look skirt, so teamed with a fitted lambswool jumper I definitely did feel rather sexy and sassy - well, as sexy as one can look in a wool jumper! I've been getting a lot of wear out of this coat recently, plus the Cath Kidston shawl (which I got for half the price I mentioned above thanks to staff discount!) completes the outfit perfectly, picking up the tones from my jumper, coat and skirt.
I'm wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see what I get up to in between my blog posts! Love, Jazmine.  

11 November 2013

i know what people say, don't get carried away.

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Coat, c/o Next - Scarf, £16, Topshop - Bag, car boot sale, £1 - Converse, c/o JD Sports - Jumper, c/o Aubin and Wills.
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When I woke up last Sunday morning, I knew exactly what I wanted to wear - somethin' cosy and comfy which wouldn't involve much thought. I dug out one of the thickest knits I own from the bottom of my wardrobe and teamed it with my new pair of jeans, the coat I wore non stop last Autumn/Winter and a pair of Converse (which I can't wait to dirty up a little!), finally throwing on my new favourite scarf for good measure. It was so darn hard choosing between all of the colours you can get this adorable scarf in, I now have the dusty pink, navy and dark green versions on my winter wishlist!
How have you all been finding the chilly weather recently? I have to say I've been lovin' wearing layers and feeling all toasty with the heating on at home. I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon, but right now I'm most definitely in my element! Love, Jazmine.  

04 November 2013

doesn't matter what i do, i'm tryin' but i can't forget you.

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T-shirt, courtesy of COLLECTIVE - Bag, charity shop, £5.99 - Skirt, Asos, £25 - Boots, New Look, £42 - Coat, c/o F&F.
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For the first couple of weeks at my new job I'll be workin' nine to five (what a way to make a livin'), so recently I've been embracing a somewhat 'city chic' look to put me in more of a professional mindset than usual. I think the leather look skirt might just be a little too short for the office, but teamed with heeled boots, a smart coat and the softest plain white tee I own from COLLECTIVE, it certainly makes for a comfortable and stylish ensemble! And who knows, the early morning commute means I'll be in close proximity to handsome men in smart suits (sigh), so I better make some sort of effort! I have a feelin' this may be my last before I start my new job on Monday, so any kind words or positive quotations you may have would be ever so appreciated. Lots of Love! Jazmine.