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

 

 

Sky blue dreams

Fashion

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Hey guys!

I am a self confessed Zara addict, and I love going into their stores and spending ages looking about at all their beautiful pieces. When I went on my holiday to Spain a few weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to get to the Zara store in Murcia’s shopping centre as its huge and has so much to offer. When I went to the store this dreamy blue leather jacket instantly caught my eye. It also comes in a gorgeous mustard yellow colour but unfortunately they didn’t have it in my size. I instantly thought the sky blue colour would go great in my spring/summer wardrobe so I just had to buy it.

I wore it out this weekend and paired it with a Topshop blue crop top (similar here) and black Topshop jeans. I wore my Geox pumps (similar here) as they are so comfy and great for a day out. I finished off the outfit with my Jaegar grey tote bag (similar here) and my new Quay Australia marble sunglasses. I am so obsessed with these sunnies! They are so cool and quirky and add some character to any outfit. I got them off ASOS as I was able to use my student discount. I couldn’t recommend Quay Australia enough- their sunglasses are amazing and come in lots of styles and colours. They are also very affordable!

That’s all for now. Have a great week!

Lots of love,

Rachael x

 

 

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

 

Leather details

Fashion

Hey guys!

I hope you are all having a fab weekend.

As I mentioned in my last post, I am obsessed with leather, so I recently bought a pair of leather detailed leggings that I have styled two different ways. These leggings are from ASOS and are only £18; so they are not too pricey- and remember that students get a 10% discount too! They are super comfy and can be worn dressed up or dressed down.

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I firstly dressed up the leggings with a cute floral crop top from Topshop. This pattern is very spring/summer and is so pretty! I paired the outfit with some nude heels from New Look and matched them with a nude leather jacket. Leather on leather works really well, and makes for a very cool ensemble. I then finished the outfit off with my Louis Vuitton clutch bag. This bag actually came attached to my bigger Neverfull Louis Vuitton bag; which I will show you guys in a later post.

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A blouse goes really well with these leggings too. This can create a much more casual look- just swap the heels for some flats, add a bigger bag and you’re ready to go!

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I got this blouse from New Look and its one of my favourite new pieces! It is such a classy blouse and can be worn in so many ways. Its also really flowy and comfortable!

 

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A couple of the items mentioned were bought a while ago so I will add some links to some lookalikes that are currently in shops!

By the way, Unidays is a website that gives you amazing discounts in places like ASOS, Topshop and New look. So my biggest tip of the week is to sign up with the link below, I promise you won’t regret it!

 

Link- Unidays

I hope you enjoyed reading and have a great week!

Love, R xx

 

Outfit details:

Leggings- ASOS

Floral top- Topshop. Alternative at ASOS

Heels- New look

Leather jacket- Miss Selfridge. Alternative at ASOS

Blouse- New Look

Clutch- Louis Vuitton