Trends for Autumn 2019

Autumn is definitely on the horizon and as much as I love the sun I’m starting to get excited now I’ve seen the Autumn collections creeping their way onto the high street. Although the big designer brands often control the trends on the catwalk the high street can offer some really lovely alternatives and make what can be some pretty wacky trends a lot more wearable. There are a few common themes among the Autumn collections I’ve seen so I thought I’d put together a little list of the trends that seem to come up again and again and show you some really nice ways to wear them that won’t break the bank.

1. Florals aren’t just for spring1. Florals aren’t just for spring

Stradivarius tulle mini dress

Dark florals look to be one of the biggest trends this season and I’m loving it! This is such a perfect trend as it lets you stay comfortable in black if you’re not overly comfortable in colour but still adds an interesting pop to your outfit. I picked this dress up from Stradivarius recently and I can see it staying in my wardrobe for a long time because of the neutral base colour and the classic siluette. It’s also incredibly versatile, I can see myself wearing it with ankle boots, black trainers or even a little pair of heels.

2. Victorian Elegance

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Topshop Peter Pan collar shirt

Victorian detailing is back in a big way this season with the catwalks displaying enormous ruffs and ankle-brushing hem lines. Not necessarily what I’ll be wearing to the supermarket but the more minimal details, seen on this peter pan collar shirt from Topshop, are a really nice nod to the trend.

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Topshop puff sleeve t shirt

3. Power Puff Sleeves

I’m sure many people will be happy to hear that puffy sleeves are not going anywhere this Autumn. A more subtle way to wear the trend is with this t-shirt from topshop, the puffy sleeves are still there but it could be worn with a nice pair of jeans to tone down the sleeves if you’re not wanting to be too out there!

New Look Burgundy leather-look belted biker jacket

4. Double Triple Leather

The catwalks were head to toe in leather for Autumn: trousers, jackets, shoes, shirts, you name it! Although I won’t be going that far I think it’s definitely time for a new leather jacket in my wardrobe and this leather-look biker jacket from New Look is a great option.

HONOUR Leather Western Boots as part of an outfit
TopShop HONOUR western boots

5. Western’s back

The western theme from last year is back again, this time with a focus on boots. Cowboy boots were definitely around a lot last year so better dig them out again! If you didn’t indulge last year Topshop have got you covered with these western boots.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the incoming trends for Autumn, I’m surprisingly really excited for Autumn fashion this year which doesn’t bode well for my bank account! If you did like this post I’d really appreciated it if you could like, share and subscribe to my blog.

Hollie x

ASOS New In: Responsible Edit

It seems like summer is drawing to a close, and as sad as that makes me it can only mean one thing: not long until Christmas! Don’t worry, this is not a Christmas post in August but we do need to start thinking about Autumn so where is the first place I looked? Had to be ASOS! ASOS also have a relatively new feature on their site that lets you filter results so you only see ‘Responsible’ items, letting you see either items made from recycled materials or sustainable materials. I love this feature and will definitely be using it to try and be more environmentally friendly with my shopping. Keep on reading to see my picks from the ASOS new in section for the end of Summer/Autumn.

Monki peg cargo trousers in khaki
Monki peg cargo trousers in khaki

The first thing that caught my eye were these khaki peg cargo trousers from Monki. These look like such a great Summer-Autumn transitional piece, I’d wear these virtually all year round! The whole cargo vibe has been such a huge trend all year and I can’t see it going anywhere is Autumn!

Vero Moda high neck long sleeved top in burgundy
Vero moda high neck long sleeve top in Burgundy

Another Autumn/Winter staple (did I just say winter?! Hang on I need to lie down) is a cute high neck top and as always, ASOS have got us covered. This Vero Moda high neck jersey top is the perfect staple for when the weather turns cooler so you’ll be prepared when the sun surrenders. Both the burgundy and the mustard yellow are super Autumnal and are helping me cope with the end of summer.

ASOS DESIGN denim fitted western shirt dress in white
ASOS DESIGN denim fitted western shirt dress

You know when you see something and you gasp out loud? That’s what happened when I saw this white denim fitted western shirt dress. The western trend was huge last year and the cowboy boots and fringe look set to make a return this season! This is a much more subtle way to wear the trend but still a nice nod to the western theme.

ASOS DESIGN t-shirt with planet love motif in organic cotton
ASOS DESIGN t-shirt with planet love motif in organic cotton

Finally I wanted to shout out a couple of cute t-shirts I found, both of which are made from organic cotton! The first is this white t-shirt with planet love motif, I love the little motif and I think its such a nice way to wear a basic white t-shirt with a little extra something. The next one is a super simple dusty pink crew neck t-shirt which looks so perfect to wear with literally anything! Anything dusty pink draws my eye and believe me when I saw this is going straight in my bag!

I hope you enjoyed this ASOS responsible edit, we all need to be more environmentally friendly particularly in the way we shop and this filter will be a great help with that. I’ve been a little AWOL this summer and posts have been sporadic at best but I’m hoping to get out of my rut once I’m back at uni in a month, I really enjoyed writing this post and will get back to posting more frequently soon! If you liked this post please don’t forget to like, share and subscribe, thank you for reading!

Hollie x

Fashion Influx x In The Style

I’ve followed Lydia Rose, better known as Fashion Influx for a while now and I love scrolling through her Instagram, she’s super relaxed but versatile with everything she wears and it’s goals honestly. So when I saw she was dropping her own collection with online retailer In The Style I signed up for early access immediately. Her range also includes swimwear which I’m genuinely considering purchasing even though I’ll have absolutely no where to wear it since I’m currently on holiday… keep reading to see my top picks from her fab range.

First up is this beautiful cream satin crop top. I actually saw something very similar on Lydia’s Instagram from Zara a while ago and I loved how it looked, I’ve seen it a few times since then so I’m not surprised she included something similar in her own collection!

Next up are these incredible ecru denim tie waist paperbag shorts. They look so flattering and I can think of countless things I’d wear them with. I think they’re so versatile and could easily be dressed up with some little heels and a top or dressed down with some nice white trainers and a T-shirt or casual shirt.

It couldn’t be a Fashion Influx collection without some beautiful little dresses, this green floral wrap frill trim mini dress is probably my favourite. This sage green colour is everywhere right now and this dress is such a lovely way to wear it.

Moving onto swimwear, this print is EVERYTHING! This red floral plunge tie back swimsuit is so beautiful I’m so upset it didn’t drop a few weeks ago, I would have worn this everyday on holiday! I also love that she’s released some oversized shirts with the swimwear as little coverups. One also comes in this stunning print and I can see it thrown over a basic outfit, maybe some white shorts and trainers with a plain T-shirt? I need to stop convincing myself to buy it now…

Okay, so I know this is another swimsuit but look at it! I’ve always loved the colour yellow and this yellow floral scoop neck high leg swimsuit is no exception. This would even look lovely worn as a bodysuit with some shorts or even jeans as the weather cools off.

Finally (we got there eventually), I’m loving this black floral print bikini. A black bikini looks good on everyone and I think this is a really nice way of playing it safe but with a little pop of colour here and there to make things look a little more summery.

I hope you enjoyed reading my highlights from the Fashion Influx x In The Style collection, I think Lydia has done an amazing job in making this a versatile and beautiful collection. If you want to see the rest of the collection you can find it here, I’d definitely recommend checking it out for yourself! If you did like this post I’d really appreciate it if you could like, share and subscribe and follow me on Instagram to see when I post first.

Hollie x

Summer Occasion Dresses

In preparation for the Plymouth University Summer Ball I frantically searched for a dress to wear. Typically, I ended up wearing something I already owned but I still found some really lovely dresses I wanted to share! Keep reading if you’re looking for something to wear for a wedding, a university grad ball, or just for those evenings when you need to put on a fab dress.

Premium white bandage lalce insert mini dress

First up is this premium white bandage dress from missguided. It scared me when I saw it was from the premium range but fret not, it only costs £35. Having tried it myself the quality is great and it’s not see-through, definitely worth the money.

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Second skin clear strap mesh ruched bodycon mini dress in mint

Next up is probably my favourite, this mint green mini dress from Oh Polly. I loved this one so much and I was so gutted when it wasn’t available in my size. Although I haven’t actually seen it I do know that the Oh Polly clothing is usually very good quality and double layered so it’s not see-through. This one also comes in black but I love how summery the mint is!

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Emerald green plunge lace open back midi dress

Another great option is this emerald green lace midi dress from Pretty Little Thing. Funnily enough when we were at the ball I saw a girl in this dress and I thought she looked really great! This one again is great quality and I think the colour is so unique, on top of that it’s not expensive costing £28.

ASOS DESIGN mini dress with lace godet panels
ASOS DESIGN mini dress with lace godet panels

This ASOS DESIGN blue mini dress is a more girlie option but I think it can still be dressed up with a nice pair of heels. The colour of this is what really drew my attention, I think it’s so cute and very summery!

ASOS DESIGN Tall square neck puff sleeve jumpsuit in broderie
ASOS DESIGN Tall square neck puff sleeve jumpsuit in broderie

Finally I thought I’d throw in a jumpsuit for those who aren’t keen on dresses and this ASOS broderie jumpsuit seems perfect. I love broderie anything so I think this would look beautiful at any event!

That rounds up my top occasion dresses for summer, I hope that has helped anyone who is trying to find something to wear this summer. If you liked this post then don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first.

Hollie x

ASOS Wishlist Spring 2019

Attention all students, this is not a drill. ASOS have boosted their student discount to 25% off until Thursday 2nd May, perfect timing with that student loan having just come in! Keep reading to see how I plan to take advantage of their best ever offer.

ASOS DESIGN faux horn button through mini tea dress

Now this first one keeps going in and out of stock but fingers crossed! This ASOS DESIGN button through mini tea dress has been calling my name for a while now, and what better time to buy it than now. This one isn’t too expensive in the first place priced at £22 but with that 25% off it costs only £16.50.

ASOS DESIGN boiler playsuit with button front and tie waist

That utility vibe is really in now and this ASOS DESIGN boiler playsuit definitely caught my eye. I think its a really nice item for spring so you can stay cool without diving into summer dresses straight away. This comes in a few colours but the black stood out to me because it lets you try out the utility trend whilst staying comfortable and still understated if you’re worried about looking like a plumber!

One Above Another bandeau crop top in denim butterflies co-ord

A more summery piece, this One Above Another bandeau crop top looks so cute and I can imagine wearing it with jeans, skirts, trousers and even shorts for when the weather is that bit warmer. This one costs £25 which is definitely not on the cheaper side but with that discount I think it’s worth the money.

Skylar Rose floral mini cami dress with tie sleeves in floral

Another summer dress I’ve had my eye on for a few weeks is this Skylar Rose floral mini cami dress. This caught my eye immidiately because of both the pretty print and the cut, that fit and flare style is really flattering and wearable both during the day and the evening. I can imagine this with a pair of brown sandals or white heels in the summer, I hope I can get my size!

New Look buckle detail short in stone

Finally, these New Look shorts in stone are perfect for spring/summer. The stone colour is really versatile and would look great with lots of little t shirts and camis in the warmer months. They also have a dusky rose pair and although they look gorgeous I think the stone is slightly more versatile and unlike anything else I own.

I hope you enjoyed that quick rundown of my top ASOS picks, there are definitely more but I couldn’t make this post too long or the discount would be over before you’d finished reading it! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first. And drop me a comment to let me know if there’s anything that you’re loving from ASOS right now!

Hollie x

Recent Purchases Spring 2019

I’ve been shopping recently (let’s be honest, when am I not?) and wanted to share what I picked up. I’m really loving all of them and would definitely recommend having a look for yourself!

First up is TopShop. They’ve just boosted their student discount to 20% off and you know I had to take advantage. I picked up a khaki green pair of trousers which I’ve literally worn everyday since I bought them. They’re super comfy and have a paperbag waist to really draw you in and balance out the looser fitting legs. I also found this pink top, I thought it looked kind of boho with the buckles on the straps and have found it goes really well with those khaki trousers. The trousers were £39 and the top was £12, but with that 20% they both came in at under £41.

I popped into New Look a few days ago and saw a cute little black dotted mesh top. I wore it on a night out a couple of weeks ago with my lounge mesh bra underneath and loved how it looked. I think it would look great with a little skirt on a night out or dressed down with jeans or some casual trousers.

I picked up one of my favourite things I’ve ever got in Primark the other week (big statement I know). I found this black and white horizontal striped bodycon dress and I’ve completely fallen in love. I’ve worn this whenever its warm enough to get away with a dress (and even when it’s not) and it still looks new. On top of that it was only £6, I’m definitely keeping my eye out for anything similar.

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently picked Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, you can read my review here. I’m still loving it and it has become my go too mascara both for everyday use and when I want something a bit more dramatic.

Finally, in a recent trip to Superdrug I got myself a bottle of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish foundation. I’ve seen this foundation around for years and have alway been curious about it so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m liking it a lot, it has a medium coverage with quite a natural ‘skin-like’ finish, I’m definitely going to keep testing it out.

I hope you enjoyed my little list of what I’ve bought recently and maybe given you a bit of inspiration next time you’re out shopping! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first.

Hollie x

Five Spring outfits

Now that the weather is finally warming up (thank god) its got me so excited about spring fashion and I thought about 5 outfits I can’t wait to wear this Spring.

The first thing that sprung (get it? like spring? …. I’ll see myself out) to mind when I think about Spring/Summer was white jeans, they just scream warm weather to me! I’ve just got an oversized button up shirt from Primark (I mentioned this in my Primark Haul Spring 2019!) which I think would look perfect with white jeans, brown sandles and maybe a brown bag to match. Slightly understated but nice and put together.

I love a simple bodycon dress and I picked up a black and white striped one the other day in Primark for just £6! I’ve already worn it with a sweatshirt over the top to keep me warm but I would wear it with a denim jacket if I wanted to look a little less casual. Whack on a pair of white trainers and you’ve got a perfect comfy spring outfit.

Chain print is still everywhere this season so I picked up a chain print shirt from Boohoo a few weeks ago which I’m loving. I love half buttoning it and tucking half into blue mom jeans. Shoe choices here are super versatile, it can be worn with heels, ankle boots or even trainers for something more dressed down.

Shirt dresses are a great in between for transitioning from winter into spring, I picked this one up from ASOS a while ago (I’ve also mentioned this before in My recent purchases, go check it out!). I much prefer this with a belt round the middle to really sinch me in at the waist, and worn with black over the knee boots to keep you that bit warmer in the unpredictable weather. I also think that a black camera bag would really tie this all together.

Finally, I think a black PU/leather look skirt can be a statement piece without having to be bright and colourful. It can be kept casual and toned down with a white t-shirt, a leather jacket and some ankle boots for a relaxed, put together vibe.

I hope that gave you a few ideas if you’re stuck with what to wear this spring, I think they’re also all adjustable for the warmer/colder weather by wearing tights or adding/removing coats! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first. Also, drop me a comment to let me know what you’re wearing this Spring!

Hollie x


Primark Haul Spring 2019

Can you really go wrong with Primark?

Last week I popped into Primark as I often do when I’m happy/sad/bored.. okay so basically anytime I hear it call my name.. and I found a few really nice pieces that have got me so excited for summer. I think subconsiously if I buy enough summery clothes summer should just appear for me, worth a try?

mini primark haul 27.03.2019

I’m so so pleased with this first buy, this blue stripe shirt went straight into my basket as soon as I saw it. It’s a nice, light cotton without being itchy, perfect for summer. It fits just how I want it to which I’m so happy with considering a took a bit of a risk and sized up to a 10 (I’m generally an 8 across the board). I love it worn with mom jeans, half undone with a white vest or bandeau underneath for some layering. I can also imagine it looking amazing with white jeans and maybe some cute heels for dinner or lunch out, and for £7? Yes please!

Slightly boring, but I picked up a 3 pack of wireless bras in medium whilst I was looking around. Honesty time: I hate wearing bras. They’re so uncomfortable and I hate wearing one all day. These on the other hand are really soft and feel great throughout the day, these also look great underneath that blue shirt! These were £10 for 3, a great price and definitely a staple.

Another kind of dull one but totally worth getting are Primark’s black men’s straight leg joggers. Granted I meant to picked up ones with cuffed bottoms but I only noticed when I go home… Having said that these still fit really nice and are so soft, I prefer the men’s fit because they’re slightly looser so are much more comfortable. I’ll definitely be going back to get some more. Plus, the best part? Only £5. Can’t. Go. Wrong.

Next I saw these gorgeous tan block heels that were totally calling my name and for £12, well I couldn’t just leave them there, who do you think I am? I already have a pair of white block heels from Primark that are nice and comfy so I thought I’d give these a go too. They feel so lovely on, like I’ll be able to walk around and still feel my feet, revolutionary! These will go with so much in the spring/summer, especially white jeans and some nice little dresses.

Finally in my desperate plea for summer are these cute little brown slip on sandles. I plan to wear these everywhere over summer because they’ll be so convenient to just slip on as I run out the door and they’ll go with so much. I was definitely lacking a versatile pair of sandles last summer and these seem to fill that gap perfectly. These again were super affordable coming in at £6, I mean I really couldn’t say no to that.

That about rounds up my mini Primark haul. I always love having a nose round Primark so definitely expect more of these, especially as we get into summer! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to know when I post first.

Hollie x

My Lounge Top 5

Because a matching underwear day is always a good day

Lounge is an underwear brand that was unknown to me until about 6 months ago, but seeing images from influencers and instagrammers made me curious and I just had to try it. Having asked for a couple of sets for Christmas I’m definitely hooked! It may not be the cheapest brand in the world but the quality is incredible and the pieces I’ve tried are so comfortable, I’m definitely saving up for more. The full range from the brand can be found here or below you’ll find my top 5 picks from Lounge.

One of my favourite sets is the red triangle bra & briefs, all of the sets come in lots of colours but this in the red is by far my favourite. They fit incredibly well and look amazing on, but most importantly they’re so so comfortable!


Lounge also has an apparel section, my favourites being the reborn high waisted leggings sets. I have the pink set which I love, both the leggings and sports bra are comfortable and flattering and the material is really thick and very good quality. These sets also come in a regular mid-rise leggings as well as the high waisted  version that I have. The next set I’ve got my eye on is this blue set!

When I first searched through the Lounge website, the lemon balcony bra & thong jumped out to me immediately. I love the colour and haven’t seen anything like it anywhere else. This is definitely top of my wishlist.

Black Mesh Bra and Thong

Admittedly, when I first saw the black mesh bra & thong online I thought it looked amazing but wasn’t sure how it would fit/if it would be comfortable enough. Turns out all of my reservations were completely unnecessary because, yet again, this set feels incredible and fits like a dream.

Khaki Silk Balcony Bra & Thong

My final pick from Lounge is the khaki silk balcony bra & thong. This set looks amazing and I love the combination of the silk and lace. Again, this set comes in a few different colours, all of which look gorgeous, but I picked the khaki because it looks slightly different and interesting as well as being very flattering.

So that’s my Lounge Top 5, hopefully that gives you more of an idea about the brand and a bit of info about the products.

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Hollie x

My recent purchases

A comprehensive list of where all my money disappears to.

Winter is definitely not my favourite time of year, I would much rather hibernate until the sun comes out again. But these recent purchases make it me actually want to get dressed and leave the house (which is a pretty big deal). Below is a list of what I’ve bought over the past couple of months to get myself excited about winter.

Firstly, I found these black checked print New Look trousers a week or so ago and I’ve worn them so much already. They’re so flattering and comfortable and look great all day.

Check Boucle Mini Skirt as part of an outfit

My new favourite skirt by far is this find from TopShop. It looks great with over-the-knee boots and a nice warm jumper to keep off that winter chill!

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This might not be all that appropriate for winter, but come spring and summer I know I’m going to get so much wear out of this Missguided dress. I love the colour and the fit is so flattering, I can’t wait to live in it all spring.

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This Hollister puffer jacket is so warm and comfortable and I’ve gotten loads of wear out of it in the past couple of months. Hollister isn’t the cheapest brand but the great British summer isn’t known for its tropical weather so it’s definitely worth the money.

Glamorous shirt dress in stripe

I’ve worn this shirt dress from glamorous on ASOS so much and am looking forward to wearing it more this spring. It also looks great with over-the-knee boots (because, what doesn’t?) and I love belting it round the middle to cinch it in and give it a bit more shape.

That rounds off my list of recent purchases and gives a little insight into my wardrobe. Although winter is not my favourite time of year, these outfits help me stay warm and cozy without feeling like I’m wearing a sack.

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Hollie x