Outfits 17+18 | 15 pieces.. 20 ways

It’s all about the leather and black in outfits 17+18…what else is new? Layers are making another comeback in these outfits because lets get real, if you can wear multiple items at once and still look sweet, then why not, amiright?

THE 15 PIECES ARE: jacket, cardigan, tank, lace-up shirt, flannel, turtleneck, tee, skirt, joggers, leather leggings, black jeans, baggy/ripped jeans, adidas, boots, purse. The necklace, sunnies and scarf are accessories you can add to any outfit.

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 *disclaimer* not all images above are exact to what I have in my wardrobe, but they are the same style, this collage is for reference only, all images from polyvore *disclaimer*

 Outfit 17 had a lot of layers, again, a necessity for the fall weather. I used my scarf kind of as my jacket, wrapped around my shoulders. I added the flannel around the waste for a sporty look.
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Outfit 18 kind of had the same vibe, but I actually wore my flannel and added a leather jacket. I think it looks cool how the shirt is really long, the flannel is a bit shorter and then the jacket is a lot shorter. Wearing two items with leather is okay here because it’s broken up by the shirts.

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Jacket: H&M similar | Flannel: Express |Tee: Brandy Melville similar | Leggings: New Look

Sneakers: Adidas | Bag: Winners similar | Scarf: H&M similar

 

Outfits 15+16 | 15 pieces.. 20 ways

Distressed denim is a great piece to style a number of ways, I’d say you can even wear them out for a nice dinner with the girls. Add some heels and a statement necklace, good to go! These outfits are more casual; sneakers and a flannel.

THE 15 PIECES ARE: jacket, cardigan, tank, lace-up shirt, flannel, turtleneck, tee, skirt, joggers, leather leggings, black jeans, baggy/ripped jeans, adidas, boots, purse. The necklace, sunnies and scarf are accessories you can add to any outfit.

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*disclaimer* not all images above are exact to what I have in my wardrobe, but they are the same style, this collage is for reference only, all images from polyvore *disclaimer*

Outfit 15 includes tucking in the flannel to give some shape to the outfit, since the jeans are pretty baggy. Still a casual outfit, where you can add any accessories to style it your own way.

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Outfit 16 is the same basic concept of tucking in the flannel to give shape to the outfit; since the jeans and now cardigan, are quite oversized. I went full on prep and buttoned up my flannel all way and added a statement necklace; it adds a bit more detail to the outfit and dresses it up a bit more. Although, this outfit can’t be too dressy because of the Adidas.

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Jacket: H&M similar | Flannel: Express | Jeans: Express | Cardigan: Primark

Sneakers: Adidas | Bag: Winners similar | Necklace: Express similar

outfits 9+10 | 15 pieces.. 20 ways

The easiest way to make a lot of outfits from a limited amount of pieces is to layer. Layering is also key when it comes to the cold weather. Speaking of cold weather, dannnnnng, it has been getting colder and colder. I needed to get the outfits with the skirt done because soon enough, everything will be covered by my huge winter parka.

THE 15 PIECES ARE: jacket, cardigan, tank, lace-up shirt, flannel, turtleneck, tee, skirt, joggers, leather leggings, black jeans, baggy/ripped jeans, adidas, boots, purse. The necklace, sunnies and scarf are accessories you can add to any outfit.

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 *disclaimer* not all images above are exact to what I have in my wardrobe, but they are the same style, this collage is for reference only, all images from polyvore *disclaimer*

Outfit 9 had a sort of preppy vibe and I was unsure of wearing a leather jacket with a leather skirt but then I thought “there can never be enough leather” (faux, that is). I like how the plaid goes with the three Adidas stripes, pulls the outfit together. Of course I had to tuck the flannel in and wear socks that show out of my sneakers.

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Outfit 10 was super comfy, layering the flannel under the cowl-neck sweater. Layering a button down shirt under a sweater is a cool way to add dimension to an outfit and keep warm. I love the way oversized sweaters look paired with an a-line skirt for Fall.

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Jacket: H&M similar | Flannel: Express | Cowl neck sweater: Express similar

Skirt: New Look | Sneakers: Adidas

Sporty Layers

Coming right at you with another outfit post in Scotland. It’s getting a little colder here, so the layers are coming out; beanie, multiple shirts and a heavier jacket. I wanted to make this look sporty/casual and my bomber jacket was the inspiration. Not going to lie, I bought this jacket in Germany right before coming to Scotland because of the plaid lining (I wanted to feel a little bit Scottish before arriving). Instead of wearing workout leggings, I opted for a more stylish option to add some texture to the outfit, this being (faux) leather leggings. DSC00773 DSC00769 DSC00786 DSC00785 DSC00793 DSC00790 If you remember me talking about my favourite oversized tee from Brandy Melville then let me tell you, it’s also the best tee to layer under sweaters or other shirts.  DSC00782 DSC00780 If you hear people say that your shoes tie your outfit together, they are right. This outfit would not have been the same without some Adidas Originals

DSC00778 Beanie: American Apparel | Jacket: Urban Outfitters | Mock neck Top: New Look | Tee: Brandy Melville | Leggings: New Look | Shoes: Adidas

Travel Essentials

As you know, I’ve been travelling around Europe and the UK, during these travels I’ve learned what items I NEED to bring with me. Whether it’s on the plane, in my purse or in my checked luggage. I’m legit obsessed with reading blogs and watching videos on travel essentials or flight essentials, so I figured I would create my own version and share with you guys! There’s a mix of everything in here; fashion, beauty, toiletries and more. Hope you enjoy and find some new items to bring on your next adventure!

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  1. Sunglasses have many purposes, the main purpose, of course, is to protect your eyes from UV rays. However, the more important purpose is to make you look good, duh. Everyone is obsessed with Quay sunglasses and for good reason, every single pair they have looks amazing. I picked up a pair from Topshop in London and took them everywhere with me. Another purpose is hide those jet lagged eyes/ dark circles, I gotchu girl.
  2. My camera also went everywhere with me, so now it’s well travelled with a lot of pics on it. We all have phone cameras but sometimes it’s worth it to bring along a good quality digital camera so you can take great pictures and videos.
  3. I usually put all of my makeup in my checked luggage and kept a few items in my carry on with me. Concealer was something I could use to touch up makeup throughout the day or to just add a little something to your face after your flight.
  4. Another essential makeup item is some brow gel, or in my case, brow mousse. I feel that even if you don’t have any makeup on, filling in your brows, even just a little, can make a world of difference. I’ve been using the Clinique brow mousse and it adds subtle colour and keeps your hair where you want it. The brush is also really small so the mousse only goes where your brows should be.
  5. Headphones are a 1000000% must-have on any trip. They can block out the snores of your family while at the hotel or you can have your own little jam session on the train. I personally use Beats and my iPhone headphones.
  6. I’ve been in love with the Smashbox primer water, it gives your face a boost of freshness before applying makeup. I think it’d even be great to use to freshen your face up after a long flight.
  7. Another staple, a leather jacket can be worn with every single piece of clothing you packed and it also keeps you warm. For most of my travels, I just wore a leather jacket around London (the coldest place) and even while in Paris and Germany, I hardly ever left without it.
  8. My new fav sneakers, the Adidas Originals. Not even kidding, I wore these every day and they are still in great shape. An added bonus, they are so comfortable and I didn’t have a problem matching them to my outfits.
  9. I discovered Carmex in Germany while in Urban Outfitters and thought I would try it out. My sister said she used it all the time, back in the day. Any chapstick you have will do the trick but this one leaves your lips feeling tingly and smooth.
  10. For this item, a memory foam or beaded neck pillow is the best option. I made the mistake of buying a blow-up neck pillow and I wish I didn’t buy it. It was annoying to have to blow up, although it saved me space in my hand luggage, I will definitely be buying a foam one for the trip back home in December.
  11. Rollerball perfumes are the best thing to bring on any short or long vacation, they add just the perfect amount of scent and you don’t have to worry about it breaking in your luggage. My favourite perfume at the moment is the Nirvana by Elizabeth and James. However, since I am staying in Scotland for a few months, I brought the full size as well.
  12. One very important snack to bring on a plane is gum. I sometimes try and pretend my ears don’t feel like they’re going to explode while descending but man, I need that gum. Besides being your ears best friends, you can also freshen up your breath and have a clean feeling mouth.