Friday, 25 December 2015

Romwe review and outfit part 2: Rattling on about Peter Pan and billowy night-shirts!

First and foremost, I'd like to wish you all a very merry Christmas! For those of you who happened to have read my first part of a Romwe review, you'll know that the grand majority of my items that I'd taken the risk with and bought were moderately successful. Today's item that I'd like review I have mixed thoughts about, to be fair, it's the most adorable peter pan collared blouse I have ever laid my eyes on until now. The blouse has a Victorian children's  night-shirt vibe to it, especially when paired with the cape, don't you think? It reminds me of the 2003 fantasy film Perter Pan where the children were whisked away to Neverland in billowy night-shirts similar to mine, which is very fitting since in less month I myself will be whisked away back  home, to the overwhelmingly green suburbs of Manchester. I'm going to return from that blissful thought, back to the featuring blouse of today's post, in honest truth the blouse did remain faithful to the image online (as you know one has to be  little cautious with the site, Romwe) the only issue I have with it is the blouse is in the style of a  cropped empire-waist (basically like a cropped Victorian nightshirt) which I personally struggled to style with my usual A-line skirts. In order to counterbalance the ballooning effect of the blouse I decided to style it with a denim pencil skirt for once, which I'm still a little indecisive about since I'm not accustomed to wearing pencil skirts very often....what do you guys think?

Outfit Details: Blouse, old denim pencil skirt, H&M cape (sold out), vintage scarf and Koton bag 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas blues..

Even though there's less than a month left until my return to Manchester, I'm still a little crestfallen by the fact that the festive vibe radiating from every street corner will have vanished into thin air by the time of my arrival; our overly enthusiatic neighbours who go all out and deck their houses with so many fairy lights the house itself is no longer visible, the echoing of carols as you trudge your way home in the cold, the German markets in Piccadilly square with its trademark sweet cinnamon scent wafting through the air beckoning me over, and the general abundance of the colours red and green and shimmering tinsel just brings so much joy to my little heart regardless of whether I celebrate it or not. Hence why I get excited at the slightest wintery-christmassy themed display I come across in Turkey. Today's outfit post was spurred by my inability to resist taking a picture or two with the premature new years decorations that have started to accumulate in my local mall..

Outfit details: vintage square scarf, white ruffled blouse, shimmery gold cardigan and Romwe skirt

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Romwe review and outfit: Part 1

Yes, I must confess, I finally jumped on the Romwe-bandwagon that has either been raved about or cursed to the pits of hades by several Bloggers and YouTubers. For those who are a little confused as to what on earth I'm rambling on about, Romwe is an women's clothing website that sells very affordable clothes, and when I say affordable, I mean as cheap as chips. It is definitely one of those stores that you either love or you absolutely loathe. Since there were plenty of miscellaneous reviews concerning Romwe, I hoped that the odds were in my favour, braced myself to expect the unexpected and bought some items that struck out to me to be the most distinctive and eye catching. Personally I found Romwe a case of a hit and miss, I was delighted with a couple of my purchases, which I have mentioned today, yet dismayed by a few others. The product I'm most impressed with is a crimson midi skirt with a jacquard texture, which I found to live up to my expectations since it turned out to be faithful to image online. The material is very thick and the stitching isn't likely to unravel any time soon based on face value. The second purchase was love at first sight, a plaid shirt that looks like one of my brother's shirts that I might have shrunk to my size in the wash, yet whether it was what I’d anticipated is questionable since it seems to be identical in appearance yet the feel of it can be a little irritating on the skin, but certainly a sensation one can get used to. In today’s post I wanted to share the aforementioned two successful purchases that I formed an outfit combination with…

Outfit details: Romwe skirt, Romwe plaid blouse, old blazer and vintage bag

Friday, 4 December 2015

Sorry, I'm not sorry

Usually I try my best not to reflect any of my personal woes or fears on my blog. However I think, as many of you know the recent series of events including Paris, Lebanon and now the question as to whether Syria ought to be attacked have occupied my mind entirely over the past few weeks, so much in fact, it’s deterred me from posting blog posts because I feel so insensitive and shallow posting outfits and rambling on about themes that don’t actually matter. What discouraged me the most and left me in a state of dilemma is whether mentioning such issues is appropriate or continuing to post as though oblivious to all that is taking place. Of course, I can only pray for the victims of the Paris attacks, the innocent Yazidis who have committed no crime but to be members of a race, and all the Syrians who have had to flee their own country and seek refuge elsewhere because their home is no longer safe to reside in. What gives me the greatest pleasure and comfort is being able to return to my own home after a tiring day and kick my feet up whilst reaching for my novel. However there are so many little modern day Anne Franks who are persecuted and driven from their homes. When I look out of apartment window, I see those little Anne Franks, selling Kleenex’s on the street to support their families, I see those little Anne Frank’s attending a school taught in a language they don’t understand in a country that is unfamiliar, but most of all my heart goes out for the little Anne Franks who haven’t been able to escape the atrocities of war.  
I wanted to get that off my chest before I could resume what I like to share the most on this blog, outfit inspirations…

Today’s outfit inspiration is... you guessed it.. Anne Frank, the heroine of my childhood, and frankly still is. 

Outfit Details: white collared blouse, grey pinafore, blazer and burgundy tights