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Guess who’s back…

The blog has been put on the back burner for the past 4 months and I blame this solely on A Levels!!!!!! The last two years have truly been the most stressful and difficult of my life – so far – but it will all be worth it in August (hopefully๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ€)
 I have been scrolling past the WordPress app and felt extremely guilty for the neglect I have bestowed upon my blog and I’m keen to right my wrongs. I’m sure we all know that London Fashion Week Festival is upon us and it is a good a time as any to kick start this thing again. I have chosen to share with you all a few of the styles and pieces I am currently obsessing over. 

Nightwear to Outwear

Something I’ve seen over Instagram a lot recently is lingerie worn out on show and I for one am loving it, it gives a sexy look to a once dull outfit. The likes of Kim And Khloe K are supporting this look with skin tight jeans and a pair of killer heels, my personal fave is this look; embellished boyfriend jeans with an oversized velvet bomber jacket and some suede booties to match

The bigger the better

I’m all about comfort, if I’m going to wear an outfit for a long period of time I want it to be comfortable and I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when oversized sweatshirts and jumpers started to fill all of the high street shops. A look used in displays in a lot of shops I’ve been in recently is a sweatshirt placed over a white shirt with some ripped jeans I love this take on a preppy look. Another jumper ensemble I’m liking at the moment is an oversized jumper paired with boot heels, again a casual yet sexy look that requires minimal effort – perfect! Here are some of my favourites; 

This yeezy inspired look from pretty little thing would be great for a night out, plus it comes in a range of colours and under ยฃ20๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘ 

In love with this sweatshirt from Pull and Bear, especially with the corset detailing – sexy sweats what’s not to love๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค

Denim takeover
Denim denim denim. It’s everywhere you can’t escape it (not that I’m complaining) so you might as well embrace it. The specific denim I want to talk about are denim jackets, they have well and truly made a come back. The reason why I love denim jackets are because they are versatile; they can be worn both casually and on a night out. They’re pretty much in every shop at the moment so finding them won’t be the challenge, it’s choosing which one out of the possible 200 that will be the struggle. 

If you feel like you can’t go for a denim jacket as you’re worried it’s a bit too edgey looking I would opt for this one, as its a light denim and smothered in sequins bringing a girly vibe to a more tom boy look, transforming you into a grunge princess ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป


I couldn’t do a blog post without mentioning my newly purchased babies;  

 For months and months I have wanted the Alexander McQueen platform trainers but just couldn’t bring myself to splash over ยฃ300 for a pair of trainers๐Ÿ’”. So I resorted to searching the highstreet high and low to find the next best thing, leading me to these beauties in Pull and Bear in the sale for …. ยฃ9.99. They are practically identical to the Mcqueens for a fraction of the price tag and I am obsessed! 

Hot spots

Like most people I am a die hard Zara fan and can safely say around 2/3 of my wardrobe is probably from Zara, this pains my heart (and also my bank account). However my recent discovery has slightly lifted my spirits, as I’m sure you can tell from the post, there is a lot of stuff from Pull and Bear that I am loving at the moment as it is similar to clothes you would find in Zara and this is because they are owned by the same company (here comes the good part) the clothes in shops like Pull and Bear, Stradivarius and Bershka are very similar if not the same style however they are a considerable amount cheaper than ones found in Zara, so for the sake of your bank account do some hunting around before you pig out in Zara 

Again, I apologise for neglecting my blog and I promise to make this a more regular thing from now on! 
Happy shoppingggg๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘›



In the nudeย 

September has got to the most depressing month of them all , back to school time. In a way to escape my responsibilities and endless amount of work, I have been doing a lot of mooching around and have noticed there is a lot of nude around and I love it. 

It’s pretty much every girls dream to own a pair of loubs, in my opinion if you’re going to splash the cash you’re better off buying a classic, like a nude court heel. You can pretty much guarantee they will not go out of fashion so are definitely worth the money. Obviously, if you want the loub look without the loub price tag this is very doable, I have seen ones very similar in shops such as Topshop. 

As we’re heading into autumn now, everyone needs a comfy two piece to keep them warm – and even better if its oozes style like this co-ord from ASOS. You can wear the two together  and pair them with trainers for an edgey daytime look or separately with jeans or a delicate top and dainty sandal heels for a night out. 

I have never really been one for girly tight dresses, personally I prefer a oversized tshirt with thigh high boots giving a sexy tomboyish grunge look. The left tshirt dress from missguided would be perfect for the day time paired with a khaki bomber jacket and some adidas superstars ๐Ÿ˜. The suede dress from Hot Mess clothing matched with the thigh high boots is toooo unreal, gimme gimme gimmeeeeee

Have had my eyes on these for a very long time but never bought them, now they’re out of stock unfortunately, when they’re back I will definitely be purchasing. These stoney coloured Nike mayfly wovens are amazing, they’re so unusual, unlike none I’ve seen ๐Ÿ˜

Lastly, this elegant tie up blouse from pretty little thing is simply stunning, paired with jeans in the day or cigarette pants with some heels in the evening would look gorgeous. 

Enjoy these nude goodies 


Back street livingย 

Tarifa you have been unbelievable. I like to think of myself as a hippy at heart and if you do too then I cannot recommend Tarifa enough. In general it is a beautiful place; with stunning beaches that stretch for miles, delicious food and lovely people. 

We stayed in Hotel Aristoy which is found in the centre of the town on a backstreet. The hotel has a little courtyard outside of it which you can eat dinner in at night๐Ÿ˜ as you can see in the picture the centre of the hotel is open aired and there is a tree growing up through it, how cute is that?

On the roof of the hotel there is a pool which looks over the entire town. Round the corner from us was another hotel where our friends were staying, it had the coolest little bar attached to it that did amazing cocktails and if you stayed in the hotel this is where you had breakfast. 

Tarifa is by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, the vibe there is out of this world: at night especially, the streets are rammed with people until the early hours. Restaurants and bars literally serve from holes in the walls to the hundreds of people in the streets and the food they sell is to die for. 

Lastly but certainly by no means least.. The shopping. I could have quite literally spent my entire life’s savings there in about an hour. If you like jewellery, like me, you would have been in heaven 

Even the shops themselves were gorgeous, I could have spent my whole three weeks holiday there and still wanted more time to shop! The hippy ethos of the town is reflected in all of the shops

Dream catcher goalllls 

Every shop was filled with delightful little bits and bobs and left me feeling like I needed to rob a bank in order to buy more stuff. 

Time to share my new purchases๐Ÿ˜† this whole outfit tho, this teal colours maxi off the shoulder dress and these two necklaces๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š I love 

And then this grey leather tasseled choker I bought from a stall on the beach in Tarifa ๐Ÿ˜ cannot wait to wear these lot out. 

Tarifa you have my heart, until next time.. 


In the shadeย 

There is nothing worse than being out in the sun without a pair of sunnies. You’re left squinting and eventually will get a headache so it’s always best to have at least one pair at hand. There are many styles on offer on both the high street and high end and some styles suit certain shaped faces/facial features more than others, it’s all about experimenting and seeing what looks best on you. 


You can find these on Instagram, they offer a huge range of glasses that are all different shapes and also different colour lenses, some mirrored some not. A lot of the styles they offer are similar to designer shades but with a high street price tag. They aren’t expensive, with the prices ranging from ยฃ10-ยฃ30, so if you’re anything like me and struggle to pick one pair, you can get more than one and it won’t make too much of a hole in your pocket. 

Getting a bit more expensive are these rounded glasses from Ray Ban found on asos. I love this shape and I love the frame as it isn’t too thick. These are all very trendy and would be perfect for festivals. 

Next is this gorgeous pair of Cรจline sunglasses I first spotted on a friend of mine. She wore them to We R festival with an all black outfit and they looked unreal. If you don’t mind splashing out on accessories then I would definitely purchase these. 

Talk about sunglasses envy๐Ÿ˜ Quay australia are definitely my new fave for sunglasses. They have a range of “out there” quirky pairs of glasses which I absolutely adore and the top right purple pair are definitely going to be up there on my list of things to purchase ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’œ

Let me know of anywhere you find that do cool sunnies, I’d love  to add to my collection! 



Golden glowย 

Everyone wants a golden glow – especially during the summer, here are a few of my golden faves at the moment. 

First, is this adorable little coin purse from Stella McCartney. I’ve always loved Stella bags and this is no exception, it is a practical size for a night out as you can fit your money, cards and a lipstick inside. The colour is gorgeous and the snakes skin texture makes it even better. 

Next is a little make up hack. Highlighter is one of my favourite pieces of make up, I previously had the high beam highlighter by benefit but picked up sun beam in the airport and as I’m beginning to get a tan on my face it looks lovely and natural and give you a healthy glow. I personally apply highlighter to the high points of my cheekbones and underneath my brow bone. 

My favourite of the bunch is this tie up midi dress from never fully dressed, it looks gorgeous paired with heels as seen in the picture but also would look lovely with a pair of gladiator sandals on holiday. You could also wear this to a festival with some cowboy boots and some layered gold necklaces. 

These gold tie up sandals from office are perfect for holiday, they aren’t overly expensive and will go with loads, you can wear them with maxi dresses, shorts etc. 

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m partial to a bit of jewellery.  I’m constantly buying little bits and bobs, I brought more jewellery than clothes with me on holiday ๐Ÿ˜‚ before I came away I purchased a few little gold pieces to add to my collection: 

They’re all from topshop and were half price. Get buying your gold gems ready for summer..



Starting up…ย 

It’s probably best to start by introducing myself.

 I’m a young fashion enthusiast from Essex a little bit older than 16 and a little bit younger than 18, infamous for sarcasm and renowned for unattractive feet and sticking out my tongue in photos. 

I’ve been reading several fashion blogs religiously for the past 9 months or so now and I’ve decided to dive into it – wish me luck! 

Currently on holiday in Spain so will keep you updated daily (hopefully) Feel free to see what I’m up to on Instagram @ellastanden