Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Black 'n' Blue










I wasn't sure about culottes to begin with. I tried a couple of pairs on in Primark but I wasn't really wearing the right top so I didn't like how they looked and I wasn't convinced that they were really me. However I found these in the New Look sale so thought I'd have another go and try them on and I'm really pleased that I did as I actually really like them. 
I was worried I wouldn't really have anything to wear with them but after getting them home I remembered that I had these black and blue New Look heels that I picked up in the January sales this year. So with those and my trusty H&M blue crop top, that actually goes well with the culottes, I convinced myself that I had to keep them.
They are actually a lot more versatile than I thought they would be as you can dress them down with skater shoes for a relaxed daytime look, and as they're longer I'll be able to wear them into the autumn which is a bonus.
What do you think of culottes?
Until next time 
Gemma 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Kimono

Palm Print/Trousers/Blue and Pink/Miss Selfridge Kimono/Trousers/Bright Colours/Black Floral
I AM IN LOVE!
I am in love with that middle kimono and trouser matching set from Miss Selfridge! As soon as I clapped eyes on the kimono I instantly wanted it, then up popped the matching trousers on the side of the screen and I was almost speechless! I can't describe how much I love the print and the colours just scream autumn dressing to me. 
For a while now I've been on the hunt for the perfect kimono and although I'm pretty sure I've found my perfect one I thought I'd share a few more gorgeous ones that caught my eye.
The brightly coloured one in the top right of the picture is one that I saw on Instagram first and its from Shop Popular Culture. The colours are just divine and it just looks so luxurious, it's also been added to my 'To Buy' list as i think it would look amazing with an all black outfit.
All the other pieces in the photo are from Topshop. I know the trousers in the bottom left aren't a kimono but I just love them and the print fits in with the theme of the post.
What do you think of kimonos? 
Until next time
Gemma 


  

Friday, 15 August 2014

Jump To It

Jumpsuit - River Island
Skater Shoes - Primark




So by the time this post is published I will be in Devon and I will know what my results are! (such a scary thought) 
I recently got this jumpsuit in the River Island sale for £20 and it's another really easy to wear piece. I was looking for a more relaxed jumpsuit that I could just throw on with these amazing Primark skater shoes or that I could dress up for a night out. And this jumpsuit ticks all those boxes.
I am sooooooo pleased with my Primark shoes and I'm not ashamed to say that I do have a pair in all 3 colours because they are just such good value for money and they are ridiculously comfortable. I've had a lot of comments on them with people asking me if they were from Topshop or River Island. It's safe to say I shocked them when I told them they were £7 in Primark. 
So there we have another easy to wear bargain outfit!
Until next time
Gemma 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

River Island Loving

Bomber Jacket/Pencil Skirt/Printed Trousers/Bag/Checked Jacket/Dress/Metallic Coat/Top/Jeans 
Morning all! 
After browsing the New In section on River Island this morning, and seeing some gorgeous pieces coming in for A/W14, I decided to put together a little post of a few of my favourites.
I instantly fell in love with the matching green checked bomber jacket/pencil skirt set. It's the perfect autumn evening out outfit, teamed with a crop top and heels, OR it can be dressed down with skater shoes and a knitted jumper for a day out. 
The bag is currently sitting in my basket waiting patiently to be purchased, however I'm trying to be good at the moment and not buy too much (not sure how long it will last though)!
The four items on the right of the picture are together as I think they would make an easy to wear autumn daytime outfit. I love the style of metallic coat and brogues are such a versatile shoe, I'll definitely be investing in a pair this winter.
The printed trousers, checked jacket and purple silk dress also all caught my eye, as all of them would add a splash of colour to a dull winters day. The dress would be great on a night out but I would also team it with thick tights and a chunky heeled boot for during the day. 
If you're starting to plan your A/W14 wardrobe I would recommend taking a look at River Island'd New Season section as they have some amazing pieces coming in.

Tomorrow is A-Level results day and it's safe to say that my nerves are at an all time high! Good luck to any readers who are getting their results tomorrow, I hope you all get the grades you want/need!
Until next time 
Gemma
P.S. I'm off to Devon tomorrow after results so keep your eyes peeled for some scheduled posts.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Holding On To Summer

Jumpsuit/Heels/Cuff - New Look
Bag - Spain





Well if the weather outside your window this morning is anything like mine you will realise that these photos were not taken today, which is a shame really as I'm going to a BBQ later and I was hoping to wear this.
I'm loving prints at the moment and this jumpsuit is another really easy to wear piece as it's all there; all you need to sort out is the shoes and the accessories. 
I kept this outfit quite simple by pairing it with my trusty nude heels, a tan clutch bag and a gold cuff.
I'm not sure what I'm going to wear to the BBQ now, I hate planning outfits for rainy days, especially when it's still quite warm outside, it always throws me off. 
Anyway have a lovely Sunday!
Until next time
Gemma

P.S. Check out Topshop's sale, more items have been added!!

Friday, 8 August 2014

A Night At The Races

Hi everyone, hope you're all well and have had a good week! 
Last night I went to Sandown Park Races with my mum,dad and sister. The main reason we went is because Jessie J was performing after the races and if you've read my Girl Effect post then you will know that my sister is a HUGE Jessie J fan. 
I'd never been to the races before so I was quite excited about being able to dress up for an evening out. The weather was lovely so I decided to wear a Zara dress and my pink Primark heels (which I am in love with!) My sister wasn't with us at the races as she was waiting at the front of the stage for the concert, so it was down to my mum, dad and I to pick the good horses to bet on. We're not very experienced in the whole betting/odds thing so we decided to just base our bets on the names of the horses that we liked. We lost every race and cheered for the wrong horse in the final race, leading us to think we'd won when our horse had actually come second to last (typical Akehurst luck!) 
After the excitement of the racing Jessie J put on another amazing show and ended the day perfectly! 
Anyway I'm off to work now. Enjoy your weekend!
Until next time 
Gemma







Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Printed Love

Jacket - Primark
Top - H&M
Trousers - Zara




Printed trousers have always been a love of mine so when I saw this gorgeous pair in the Zara sale I couldn't leave them! They are so easy to wear and I'm completely in love with the summery print. 
I wore this outfit down to the coast yesterday for a chilled out day of shopping with a very good friend of mine. I paired my trousers with a H&M crop top and took my Primark biker jacket for when it got chillier in the evening. 
I'd had my eye on this Primark jacket for ages and kept seeing it pop up on Instagram but could never find it in any of the stores I went into, so I was extremely happy when I found one in the new Canterbury Primark. It really was my lucky day as it was on it's own in the middle of a load of other coats AND it was my size! The barcode and price had been scratched off the label, and the computer system wasn't registering the code so I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to get it, however that got sorted and I walked out of there a very happy girl!
You may have noticed that the location of these photos has changed! My sister and I decided to try something new, so we went out the front of the house and decided to let my dad and brother's new toy get in on the pictures too (and actually it goes well with my outfit)! 
Until next time
Gemma

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Holiday Vibes





Duster Coat - New Look
Shorts - Spain
Jellies/Top/Necklace - Primark
Watch - Southern Collective
Charm Bracelet - Thomas Sabo

 Hope you're all having a relaxing Sunday! Today I've been busy putting together outfits for upcoming posts and decided that because the weather is good today I would kick things off with a bright OOTD. 
I love how cute these little pom pom shorts are and each time I wear them it reminds me of being in Spain. I got them from one of the markets I went to whilst in Spain and paid 5 euros for them, which makes them a total bargain! 
I paired them with my amazing lime duster coat from New Look, which is a perfect cover up on an evening and brightens up any outfit, and my Primark jellies to add to the summery theme of the outfit. 
Have a good week.
Until next time 
Gemma



Saturday, 2 August 2014

Feeling Blue



Evening everyone! 
I've been doing quite well picking up some good bargains in the sales recently so I thought I would share a few of them with you. This isn't everything however I decided not to include some items as they will be featuring in upcoming outfit posts. It wasn't until I started taking these photos that I noticed a slight blue theme in my new purchases. 
Hope you've all had a good week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 
Until next time 
Gemma
P.S. Sorry for the rubbish photo quality!
New Look
 
Zara
Zara


Primark



Primark

New Look