Monday, 21 August 2017

Gingham Girl

T-shirt: Adolescent Clothing via Asos // Skirt: Asos // Shoes: Ego // Earrings: H&M (similar) // Backpack: Monki

Ok, I admit it. I, Josie Pattle, prefer summer dressing to winter dressing. OMG it feels good to get that off my chest. After a lifetime of believing I preferred chunky knits and sleek coats, I've come to realisation that I am much more suited to no-jackets, simple tees and a flowing skirt here and there. And now, with my new found love of sunny-season ensembles, I'm definitely not ready to let them go, despite the declining temperature and the fashion calendar fully swinging into AW17. Here's hoping for an Indian summer!

I finally got my hands on Asos's uh-mazinggg 'deconstructed' red gingham midi skirt. The red and pink trend has been everywhere this year, and I might be a little late for that train but I'm still hoppin' on it before the end of the season. As I say, I'm not ready to let go of summer dressing just yet! It's the perfect swishing skirt, and another 'dancer emoji' kinda outfit (ideal!).

I'm a sucker for a graphic tee, and this simple Adolescent Clothing one was just too cute not to purchase. I even wore it again with jeans to work today, so it's already proving its versatility! It feels like it's really good quality too, and doesn't crease easily either - hello, perfect t-shirt of dreams!

With the August bank holiday looming (yay for a 3 day weekend!), I'm still hopeful that we haven't seen the last of 20+ degree weather for 2017. I still have a few more summer outfits up my sleeve that I'm not ready to part with just yet!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Monki Business

Jumpsuit: Monki // Backpack: Monki // Trainers: Topshop (similar) // Sunglasses: H&M 

Monki, you beauty. Thank you for being a jumpsuit-lover's dream. I am addicted to the all-in-one and this is EXACTLY my kinda outfit. I'm very partial to a pattern, and this purply/pinky explosion caught my eye instantly, and for only £35 I couldn't say no. From sunny holidays, to work, to throwing it on with some heels for cocktails and shape throwing; it does it ALL. As you can tell, I adore it. And I just had a peek at all the other jumpsuits they've got going on on their website. GOOD. BYE. MONEY.

For a casual wonder around Oxford last weekend, I popped on my trusty white trainers and my sale backpack find (Monki, you spoil me!). The sun decided to show its face once more, so I was thrilled I got to wear my summer garms again. Even more thrilled that I found a pink wall to blend in with (which I have cheekily used before for blog photos!).

Apparently, the weather is looking promising for the weekend ahead (us Brits and the weather, eh?!). I definitely need to get some plans together for it, and possibly another Monki jumpsuit ready for a bit more sunshine...

Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Dancing-Emoji Dress

Midi Dress, Shoes and Sunglasses: Primark // Earrings: H&M (similar)

Recently, Ben and I took a trip to the Kent coast, visiting both Whitstable and Margate and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring that little bit of the UK. Whitstable is so beautiful and quaint (with the most Instagrammable oyster bar) and Margate has the coolest independent shops and cafes, complete with its super cute vintage theme park, Dreamland. 

The pebble beach in Whitstable made for a nice little backdrop for the latest round of outfit photos, even if the sun didn't want to shine on the day I decided to take them! I wore this floral midi dress from Primark and felt exactly like the dancing emoji, which can surely never be a bad thing. Teamed with quite possibly the BEST accessories I've ever owned; these H&M statement earrings. I've worn them so much as I love the way they can make an outfit pop. I'm on the hunt for more statement jewellery as I definitely want to add to the collection!

Even though we were only away for a few days, I still most definitely have the holiday blues. Only one more full day off left until I'm back to work after a lovely and relaxing week off! But first, I'm off out tonight to celebrate one of my besties' birthday! Enjoy your weekends all!