Friday, 21 March 2014

Slip On Obsession


Who knew that one day I would become totally obsessed with slip on sneakers (despite me being a trainer freak). I'm not exactly a skater, but I do sure love my feet being comfy at all times!
With the uncontrollable amount of cool styles and colours available literally everywhere, there's no way I could resist not owning a pair - well, I own a few now ...
I will forever drool over the oh so expensive slip ons Celine produce, but for now, I am happy and content with what the high street are throwing our way! I must say, Topshop are definitely ahead of the fash pack when it comes to their snazzy and very affordable slip ons!

Here are just a few of my faves right now ...

ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN | EIGHT

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Return of the Mac


Mac - H&M, Denim Shirt - Topshop, Jeans - c/o ASOS, Loafers - Zara, Bag - H&M, Sunglasses - Beyond Retro, Watch - Nixon

I've never really been into Macs/Trench coats for some reason, however I came across this beauty in H&M (costly only £24.99) and just had to have it. It's definitely something different than what I'd usually go for, and in regards to colour, I don't really own anything in cream! I love how I can wear this in a both feminine and masculine way - either belting it up or rocking it loose. I would now definitely recommend investing in a Mac, as it is a great transitional piece for Spring! I've seen quite a few nice ones on ASOS at the moment, which are now on my wish list!


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Hard To Miss



Coat - Topshop, Shirt - ASOS, Jeans c/o ASOS, Trainers - Nike, Bag - Zara

Seems like I've become inseparable with my infamous green coat! I love to wear it on the gloomiest days - when the weather is just dull and draining.
Again, here is another look from the Asos denim feature that I took part in a few weeks ago (here).
The jeans I'm wearing are called the 'Rivington'. Definitely a fave of mine right now, they are very comfortable, stretchy, and super high-waisted, which is great. They go so well with my crop tops, a perfect pair of jeans for Summer! Pairing them with my Nike Thea's, I thought would add something different to the look!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

How The Internet Has Changed The Way I Shop Online

 Image - tumblr.com

I've always been a person who loves to go out and shop for my wardrobe, just because I hate returning things, and get to try items on before I buy. Also, I'm able to find a few gems that I wouldn't necessarily find online! However, I now find myself shopping online more than ever - with the help of my trusty Virgin Media Broadband connection haha.
From my point of view, retailers now know what we want, and have used the Internet to really engage with us (as consumers), in a bid to successfully sell their products to us online - taking the online shopping experience to another level.
So, how has the Internet changed the way I shop online? ...

Model and catwalk presentation:
The likes of Topshop, H&M, Asos, and many more retailers, give us the ability to imagine how an item could possibly fit. This feature to me is very important, as I've said, I'm someone who hates returning things, there's no telling how the item you've bought online could fit until you receive it! With the help of items being presented on an actual person (whether it be standing still or walking a catwalk), 9/10 I find myself not having to return what I've purchased, as I've been given a clear idea on how it will fit me! Information about the model's height and clothing size is a bonus too. This is a feature I definitely like to see whilst I'm shopping online.

24/7 access:
As we all know, the Internet is available 24 hours a day, which obviously gives us access to shopping 24/7 (hooray!). I'm the type to be up at 2am looking at things to possibly buy, I surely can't take a stroll to Oxford Street and partake in a shopping spree at that time!
I find that this around the clock access is perfect for any situation. Times like Boxing Day, is when online shopping saves the day. People with busy schedules usually don't have the time to shop in the day time, so online shopping is the only option at times!
Laying in the comfort of your own bed or sofa, eating some snacks, whilst doing no more than flexing your fingers ... perfect.

Wi-fi hotspots:
We now live in a day and age where you could buy the whole of Monki whilst sipping on a hot Caffè Mocha in Starbucks. The Internet basically comes to you, handy ay?!

Saving some money:
Who doesn't like to save some money whilst shopping?!
With the countless offers and discounts one can find on the Internet, I find myself buying a lot online, as I know I will save quite a bit on my purchases. Stay connected with retailers' through their newsletters , as they always have something to offer.

Access to fashion insights from around the world:
Fashion blogs, Polyvore, Tumblr, Fashiolista, just to name a few,  give us access to so much fashion inspiration globally. You can come across the loveliest items from these websites - gaining quick access to where you can purchase them from, or where you can find something similar!

Checking in-store stock online:
Being able to check in-store stock online is so needed. I do wish that more retailers are able to feature this, although I'm sure it requires a lot of effort to make this happen.
There are times where I really want something in my size, and it's not available online, but could possibly be available in a local store. Topshop have done well with this feature, as I do find myself using their stock finder quite often, and it always seems to be accurate!

Do you prefer online shopping over visiting stores? If so, why?