Spain style

Fashion, Lifestyle

Hey guys!

I apologise for being out of the blogging game for a while- I’ve been crazy busy working this summer!

I have been working in a coffee shop most days this summer, so I couldn’t wait to get away to Spain for a week. My sister, mum and I went on a trip to Murcia, Spain where my family has a villa (If you want to read about Murcia, I wrote a little about it in my previous blog ‘Spain Diaries’). I couldn’t wait to wear all my new fashion finds whilst on holiday, and whilst I shared most of my outfits on my Instagram, I thought I would share them in more detail with you guys! I hope you enjoy…

Day Outfits

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ASOS white dress (Similar here). I was loving an ‘All White’ theme during my holiday and there is nothing better than a Little White Dress!

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I added this gorgeous Massimo Dutti blazer (similar here) my boyfriend got me for my birthday. I love adding a pop of colour to an outfit and this red colour is so eye catching!

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I carried on the all white theme with this outfit. The top and shorts are from Primark and the shirt is from ASOS.

Swimwear

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It was far too hot during the day to wear much clothing so I basically lived in my bikinis. I like to keep it simple when it comes to swimwear.

Bikini top- Forever 2

 

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River Island bikini top (Similar here)
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I am loving simple black swimsuits like this ASOS one. I love how the front is scooped and the back has a T back detail. The best part about swimsuits is that you can eat as much ice cream and junk food on holiday and be able to hide that food baby!

 

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Evening outfits

 

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I love this off the shoulder New Look dress I got for just £4!

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I got this brown skirt above and the yellow skirt below in the River Island sale. I love A-line skirts as I really think they are flattering on all body types as they pull in at the waist and just skim the hips. If there is one sale I recommend to check out this summer, its River Islands! There are so many steals on offer!

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I am really loving layering chokers and longer necklaces together, especially delicate gold ones!

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This Zara dress is everything! Its sparkly and bold, and definitely ideal for a night out!

 

I hope you enjoyed reading and are having a fab summer!

Lots of love,

Rachael x

 

 

Off the shoulder loving

Fashion

Hey guys!

If you are in Scotland like me, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather! Now it’s summer there are lots of trends to try out and one of my favourite ones is the off the shoulder trend. If you have been shopping recently you may have noticed that most high street stores are filled with off the shoulder tops and dresses! I think this trend is a  great way of showing off a little more skin this summer (which is good for this hot weather!). I also cannot get over how cute it looks too- I just can’t get enough and I am having to refrain from buying too many versions of this trend!

As you may have seen from my London blog, I bought this really cute New Look top to wear.

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Another great thing about off the shoulder tops is that you have the whole neck free to accessorise- so statement necklaces and chokers can work brilliantly with the outfit.

This weekend I headed out in my ASOS off the shoulder dress. I am not one to go that colourful, but I love this bright red colour. I added a red lip to really let it pop. This dress comes in a few other colours (the black one caught my eye too) so definitely check them out.

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Here are some other versions of this trend you guys may be interested in:

ASOS

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Missguided 

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River Island

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Warehouse

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Zara

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Mango

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I hope you all enjoyed the read and have a fab week!

Lots of love,

Rachael xx

Spain Diaries

Fashion

Hey guys!

I’m just back from an amazing few days in Murcia, Spain, with my family. For those who are looking to book a holiday for summer I couldn’t recommend Murcia enough. It is located in the south-east of Spain on the coast so there are plenty of beaches! Its great for families with lots of waterparks and sightseeing available and its also ideal for students as there is a university in Murcia, so there are lots of student bars and clubs. Murcia is also the driest place in Spain so there is very little rain and its nice and hot- ideal for sunbathing!

I was only there for four days due to university commitments so it meant I had a lot of fashion to squeeze into a few days.

When it comes to going on holiday to a hot country, swimwear is a necessity. I recently bought this fabulous scooped back swimsuit from Forever 21 for only £11! Scooped back one pieces are so in style right now- so this one is a great way to get the look at a cheap price.

 

I am currently going through a phase of mixing and matching my bikinis right now. It’s got a bit to do with laziness, but I think if its done right- a mix and match bikini can look great! If you are going to do this with a bikini try and find colours that will go with each other- for example a white bikini top and black bikini bottoms, or a pink bikini top and orange bikini bottoms. Here I put a white Forever 21 bikini top for £3.50 together with black bikini bottoms also from Forever 21 at £3.50. Forever 21 is a great place to get fashionable swimwear at reasonable prices!

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On the second day of my trip I went out with my sister during the day and wore this outfit. IMG_9182

It was a very warm day so I wanted to wear light colours and I didn’t want to wear too much clothing. I had on this khaki green crop top from ASOS (only available in white now) paired with cream high waisted shorts from Forever 21. I added a pair of cute snake print heeled sandals from Office and finished off the outfit with a little Louis Vuitton body bag (stolen from my mum). I bought these Office shoes last year, but they have a similar pair in stock here- Office block heels.

The next day I finally got to wear this really pretty playsuit that I got from my boyfriend for my birthday last year (he’s got good taste)!

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This playsuit is from MinkPink. If you are going on holiday, I think the more floral the outfit the better!

When it came to evening wear I got put on one of my favourite dresses from Massimo Dutti. I recently checked out the new Massimo Dutti flagship store in Glasgow, located on Buchanan Street. It’s such a beautiful shop with so many gorgeous pieces I have my eye on for summer. If you are in Glasgow definitely have a look!

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I added my Louis Vuitton handbag and office sandals to finish off the outfit.

On the last night of my holiday it was time to pull out my Forever 21 heeled boots. I bought these boots last year and have been obsessed with them since. I paired them with a River Island skirt (only available in yellow now) and Pretty Little Thing bodysuit.

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Finally I got to wear my Missoni sunglasses I bought last year. I love big sunglasses as they are real face shapers. I bought these sunglasses from TK Maxx as I got them for about half of the retail price, so if you are looking for designer glasses, definitely take a look in TK Maxx.

 

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my holiday style!

Have a fab week.

With love, Rachael x

 

Underwear as outwear

Fashion

 

Happy weekend and first day of spring!

Now that its spring, its nearly crop top weather (my favourite kind of weather), so out came my Calvin Klein bra top this weekend. ‘Underwear as outwear’ is a new trend right now, and this outfit is a less risqué way of doing it.

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I am obsessed with Calvin Klein – their underwear is so comfortable and fashionable and this bra top is my favourite.

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I paired the top with black New Look jeans. I could not recommend these jeans enough. They are only £20 and really good quality! I have washed them quite a few times and the colour hasn’t faded at all.

I added some height with my New Look black pointed heels, to make the outfit a bit more dressed up. At just £15 these shoes are a steal.

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I tied a black checked boyfriend shirt around my waist. Boyfriend shirts never go out of style and can be worn in so many ways – buttoned up, buttoned down or around the waist.

Finally, I wore my new favourite sunglasses from New Look. The cat-eye style is really flattering for a rounder face like mine. These sunglasses are also really cheap; they are just £4.50! And I think you will agree that they look far more expensive than that.

I have added links to my outfit below.

Thank you for reading and have a fab week!

Love R xx

 

 

 

Calvin Klein bra top

New Look Jeans

Boyfriend shirt- ASOS. It’s sold out but here is an alternative at ASOS

Heels

Sunglasses

All black everything

Fashion

Hey guys! So for my first blog post I wanted to share a couple of my favourite outfits. I am obsessed with an all black outfit. There is something so chic and classy about it and I feel you can never go wrong with it. This was the outfit I wore on Friday when I spent the day with my sister, Emily.Here I am wearing a Topshop leather jacket I got years ago- I am completely obsessed with leather jackets and own quite a few. They are so versatile and last forever so I couldn’t recommend them enough as they are definitely an investment buy!

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I’m wearing just a plain black crop top from ASOS paired with topshop leigh jeans. I accessorised with a pair of ASOS biker boots which I think really compliment a leather jacket and make for a chic outfit.

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Topshop jeans and biker boots

I took my new Love Moschino quilted bag out with me. This is one of my favourite bags that I’ve purchased.I got it from ASOS where it was originally £145 but I waited until ASOS offered students 20% off before I bought it so I got it down to £116. ASOS offer a great amount of designer clothing and accessories so I highly recommend to those students who are looking for a designer item to look and see if ASOS sell it first and then either use the unidays 10% discount or wait until ASOS offer a higher discount to students.

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Love Moschino bag and choker

Another item that I am currently obsessed with is my black velvet choker I bought from ASOS. All the supermodels and celebrities are wearing these right now and I’m wearing it with everything right now.

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This outfit transitions really well into the evening time. I wore this outfit for dinner with my boyfriend, Finn. I simply swapped the crop top for a lace up bodysuit I got from Pretty Little Thing and then switched the boots for a pair of pointy black heels from New Look. I am currently going through a phase of buying bodysuits right now so I can’t wait to show you guys a few of my other ones in upcoming blogs!

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Details and links for everything described are posted below.

I hope you enjoyed reading.

Love, R x

 

 

Leather jacket- Topshop

Crop top- Asos

Jeans- Topshop

Biker boots- ASOS

Bag-  Love Moschino

Choker- ASOS

Bodysuit-  Pretty Little Thing

Heels-  New Look