Thursday, 29 November 2012

It's a boys world...well for today anyway!

Today is a post with a difference, a boys opinion on fashion, I liked the idea of having a boys perspective on fashion and I had the perfect boy in mind, Mr Adam Coats, my friend Rachel’s boyfriend. Before I even met Adam I noticed his unusual style through looking at photos on Facebook of him and Rachel or just seeing him around. Now I have met Adam and can report that not only is he rocking it in the style stakes but he's a really nice, genuine boy, so I decided to ask him a few questions on his personal style and fashion in general.

1. How would you describe your style? 

Its hard to describe my style but I'd say a mixture between casual and street wear

2. Does anything in particular influence the way you dress? 

Yeah a lot of different things influence the way I dress, I go on different blogs and websites every day! Hypebeast and The Daily Street are two of my favourite blogs along with other clothing sites own blog pages! I just love to know 
about any new brands coming on the scene. 

3.Any particular designers you like?

My wardrobe is full of a different range of brands I've always had Ralph Lauren as a favourite brand of mine! Just now I'm really into Stussy, their 
products are always really fresh!! Recently I've made a few purchases 
from new brands like KNOWN and MKI, they are a new British brands just on the 
But a good thing I always remember is " it's not what u wear it's 
how you wear it! " As for footwear I have a huge range of trainers 
from Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Diadora, Puma, Vans and 
Converse! I also love Clarks Originals for a bit more of a sharp look. 
I think I have a bit of a footwear addiction!

4. Where do you shop for your clothes?  

I mostly use websites, my favourites include End clothing, Oipolloi, Urban industry, Urban Outfitters, Hypebeast, Crooked Tongues and Size? I also like to 
use Asos and Asos Marketplace for some vintage pickups! 

5. Do you think the way you dress has evolved over the years or have you always tried to be a bit different? 

I think it has evolved over the years but I definitely always tried to be different. Whether it be searching for hours for that rare pair of Adidas trainers or paying more than my weeks wage for a certain jacket or outfit. 

6. If you were to work in the fashion industry...what type of job 
would interest you? 

I would love to be a buyer for a shop and work with clothes everyday because clothing and especially trainers are a real passion of mine. Then maybe even own and run my own clothing label or shop!

I really like the way Adam “thinks out the box” and doesn't want to look the same as every other boy, he makes the way he dresses look effortless and cool. Adam was kind enough to let me use some photos of him, just so you could have a look at his style. 

Jacket - Stussy
Shirt - Ralph Lauran
Jeans - Cheap Monday
Trainers - Nike woven chukka

Hat - Carhartt
T-shirt - Known
Jacket - MKI
Chinos -Lee
Trainers - Nike air max 90

Hope you enjoyed that wee interview.

Thank you Adam :-).

Another interview coming soon...who with? I'm keeping that to myself for now.   

Jacqui xx 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Collarless coat


So I’m really into khaki green at the moment and keep finding myself drawn towards items of clothing in this colour, so thought I would use this post to show you my khaki green Topshop coat. I got this coat at the Oxford Street store back in October and it immediately caught my eye as I think it’s quite different, especially as it’s collarless, unusual for a coat. I didn't have a chance to try it on but got a size 12, the usual size I would buy in a coat but when I tried it on, it was HUGE, I think another person could have fitted in beside me. I ended up returning the coat and ordered a size 6 from the website, as you can see it’s still big but I think the overall style of it is meant to be really baggy. It's not that thick but still quite warm and if it’s really cold I just wear a hoody or cosy jumper underneath.

I have a few exciting posts coming up in the next few weeks, that's all I'm saying for now though, it’s a secret. Keep following me to find out :-).

Jacqui xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Heeeyy hey,

Just a quick post today,ok, ok I know its not Monday, as was my aim for the next time to do a post but unfortunately I was struck down by the deadly sickness bug, which is going around and although I still don't feel great, I'm soldiering on due to the amount of uni work weighing me down. Anyway enough of feeling sorry for myself, I just wanted to bring your attention to my new sidebar,which is the picture of the lady with the "bloglovin" sign on her head. You can sign up to bloglovin,so that you can follow my blog and other blogs  you like, then its so easy just to pop on to your bloglovin account and you have a list of the blogs you enjoy reading and can just click on them and be taken straight to the blog.

So if you enjoy reading my blog, then please follow me through blogloving, just click on the lady and you can sign right up, only takes a minute. Thank you :)

I will try to blog tomorrow, Thursday is my new aim, seeing as Monday was rudely taken from me.

Jacqui xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Photo-shoot Frenzy


Sorry I've been missing for the past few weeks, I've been so busy and just haven't seemed to have a minute but I promise next week I shall try to blog at least twice. Anyway I've mainly been busy with uni work, 1 piece of work being a 2000 word advertising report, which got handed in on Wednesday (1 piece of coursework down, only another 10 or something like that to go, haha!) and the other being a photo-shoot. The shoot was part of the work for a magazine, which the whole of the 2nd year Fashion Management students are creating for our Fashion Communication module. For the shoot we could either do it individually or in groups, I was in a group with 4 lovely girls and we were allocated 2 great photographers to take the photos for us, it was then our responsibility as a group to decide on location, theme, model, clothing, hair and make-up. We decided on outdoor locations and our theme was party style clothes with a confident girl out and about on her own, ready for anything the night may bring to her. We used one of the girls in our group, Emily, as our model, she did so well considering she had never modelled before and braved the freezing cold for hours, so great job Emily, we're really proud of you :)!        

Here's a sneak peak at some of the shots....

Hope you like the pictures, I promise I'll not be gone for so long this time and shall blog next week (Monday is my aim)

Hope you're all having a good Saturday, I'm off to work.

Jacqui xx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Maxi Mix-up


So I've spoke about the world's most wonderful t-shirt and now to discuss the world's most wonderful skirt, I present to you the black maxi. I can not actually express how much I love this skirt (ok maybe a bit over dramatic) but I really am a big fan and in today's post I will show you just how versatile it is, styling it in 2 different ways.

One is the casual look which consists of the maxi teamed with black tights, a t-shirt, my boyfriends hoody and another one of my prized possesions...the camouflage jacket, the jacket is quite thin so I put the baggy hoody under it to keep me warm. The other is the "dressed-up" style, I'm off to my auntie's Halloween party tonight but don't really like Halloween so I'm not dressing-up but just wearing all black and putting on some dark lipstick, which is basically my version of face paint. I'm also going a bit mad and taking off my tights as the skirt is sheer, with a shorter skirt underneath so I'm feeling wild and showing a bit of leg. I'm adding my new Zara t-shirt which is heavily embellished, this is not the type of item I would normally wear, as I don't really like sparkly things but there's just something about it. I was in Zara on Thursday and spotted a slightly different white version of the t-shirt and now I'm lusting after that.

Jacket - Vintage
Hoody - Boyfriend's
Skirt - Topshop 

T-shirt (Old) - Urban Outfitters

Bag (Old) - River Island

Watch - Gift
Bracelets - Urban Outfitters
Black Stone Ring - Urban Outfitters
Middle Rings (Old) - Topshop

T-shirt - Zara
Skirt - Topshop 

Boots (Old) - Topshop

Watch - Gift
Bangle - Accesorize
Rings - Gifts 

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend.

Jacqui xx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Aztec Mania


This is the the outfit I wore yesterday for a busy day at uni but got home late and didn't have the energy to blog about it, my bed was calling me. This outfit is comfortable and cosy, perfect for uni and for Aberdeen as its always freezing. I got this jumper a few weeks ago from Next, which is where I work, when it came into the store I was really attracted to the colour of it. Berry and oxblood colours seem to be quite popular at the moment as I've saw lots of items this type of colour in many high street stores. My shirt is from Urban Outfitters, the Aztec print on it really stands out and I think the colours go really well with my jumper. I am a big fan of Urban Outfitters and could spend a fortune every time I go into one of their stores, its probably a good thing there isn't one in Dundee or Aberdeen or buying food would be a distant thought!

I apologise for even showing you a picture of my boots but felt the need to, to show you how badly I am in need of a pair of new boots. I got these from Topshop last year and wore them to death, so I am on the hunt for a new pair but have hardly saw any I like. Any suggestions on where to find some nice boots?? I really am struggling to find boots that catch my eye and due to this I am often wearing loafers or brogues and suffering the effects of freezing cold feet.

Jumper - Next
Jeans (Old) - Topshop 

Shirt - Urban Outfitters

Boots (Old) - Topshop

Have a nice weekend!

Jacqui xx