#FASHUN – CRUSHIN’ ON CORD

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Cord either throws me back to the early 2000’s where I’d be strutting into my school non uniform day in my finest cord trousers or reminds of my dads cord bootcuts. There’s no in-between. But Cord has made a cheeky reappearance this AW and I have to say… I’m here for it! Here’s my current staple Cord pieces in my wardrobe!

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THE H&M CO-ORD

I LOVE a co-ord more than anything, and this H&M duo was my payday treat to myself. Well, H&M accidentally priced the skirt to £12 online one day so I managed to snatch that at a reduced price but the jacket I had to treat myself to. You can’t have one without the other right? The material is such a nice quality it’s a really well made piece, AND it’s actually really warm! Making it the perfect trans-seasonal outfit.

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THE CORD PUFFER

Behave, I know I really need to clean my mirror but this is the only photo I have in this jacket! I took it home up north with me because it’s SO warm, it literally feels like I’m wearing a duvet. If we want to get all practical n that, the elasticated waist is super helpful cause it stops the wind getting in and making you cold… exciting stuff.

Click for Puffer / Click for Tee / Belt is super old Topshop

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THE WIDE LEG TROUSER

These are the steal of the season… £12 in H&M Sale!! They fit like an absolute dream too, perfectly high waisted and the perfect length. Well, when I say they fit like a dream, get a size up one or two dress sizes. We all know that H&M is the only place you can be a size 6 to 16 in one day, I had to get these in size 12. They’re the same lovely material as the blue cord co-ord so I’m chuffed I got these for £12, always check out different H&M sale areas as I find they have different stock in Sale and sometimes different prices!

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#FASHUN – MY TRAVEL STYLE DIARY

If you follow me on Instagram, you may of realised that I was a slight jet setter over the festive period. Not soz. Instead of documenting each trip I thought I’d do a post with the trips combined. It may just be nice to see where my outfits were from or how to dress for -3 freezing weather. Ive tried to add the details for every item but some may be out of stock… sorry!

PARIS 


For new year I went to Paris for 5 days with 2 days at Disneyland on NYE/NYD. The other days were for exploring and shopping and lots of Sephora visits. It was so cold so I pre planned and actually bought thermals from Uniqlo. So #fasHUN I know right?! They were actually amazing and worked wonders I honestly don’t know what I would of done without them. I bought some leather (faux) trousers from Topshop as I thought they would be ideal for keeping in body heat, which they obvi were. I took the Celine with me on the trip as you can fit so many essentials in it and the detachable pouches are ideal if you want to carry more or less.

Jacket: Topshop. It’s real feathers (turkey to be exact) and went into sale so keep an eye out in store! It’s currently sold out online.

Hoodie: This is another Topshop sale purchase, I bought the tall version as I wanted it oversized.

Bag: Celine. This needs no explanation apart from it’s my life. And yes, it does get its own seat at the table. I even did a blog post on it, here.

Trousers: Topshop. Although there’s a newer version here which are nicer.

Shoes: & Other Stories. I bought these over a year ago in Amsterdam and they’re so comfy to wear. They were perfect to travel with because they add height but because of the platform they’re actually quite flat so comfy to walk in.

Hat/Gloves: I mean my hat is just a basic woolly Pom Pom from H&M last year, my gloves are Topshop. They’re super warm and have touchscreen embedded fingertips SO ideal!

DISNEYLAND

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Disneyland was SO cold, it was -3 and because it’s out in the open and not built up like a city you really feel the cold more. Because I wore thermals and layers I could feel the cold on my face only which was really weird, a balaclava would of been ideal but that’s not quite fasHUN.  I pretty much wore the same outfit but changed my shoes and bag. I put on trainers for extra comfort and I decided to change bag as I didn’t want to damage the Celine on any rides. On day 2 of Disney I swapped the leather look trousers for black Topshop Jamie jeans (holy grail).

Bag: Topshop, it’s so handy and beaut. As it’s real leather it looks better as it ages.

Shoes: These are super old Liberty London X Nike. They probably came out about 3/4 years ago? You can find them on depop/eBay but I think they’re quite pricey.

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I’d never been to Disneyland before and it was SO magical I didn’t want to leave. I honestly recommend it so much. If you can I would go for 2 days as if you go for only one you might end up spending the majority of it queuing. For the 2 days the ticket is about £100 but worth it, you really do get an experience with it alongside the rides. We didn’t stay in a Disneyland resort hotel, our hotel was near the Effiel Tower and we just got the train to Disneyland which was only 7€ plus as we went on NYE/NYD it was free travel!

AMSTERDAM

I love Amsterdam it’s such a beautiful city. I was supposed to move out there this year as part of a university year abroad but I decided that the year out wasn’t for me for a numerous reasons. I think deffo in the future I could see myself living in Amsterdam. If you go to visit you have to go to Thrill Grill burger restaurant! And obviously visit the Anne Frank house. Yes you have to queue but it’s worth it, it really is. I was expecting it to just be a room of the house but it’s actually the whole house and it’s actually quite touching. Anyway, Amsterdam was also cold but not as much as Paris. I still packed my thermals though!

Jacket: This is from Zara, it’s actually in the sale!

Top: Another Zara sale purchase, it’s just a plain black jersey top which I got in a L to be oversized.

Jeans: Classic Topshop Jamie jeans.

Shoes: & Other Stories as before

Bag: Celine as before