E’s lookbook ‘Textured cardigan’


Cardigan: Next

Blouse: Monsoon

Trousers: M&S

Trainers: Primark

Bag: Rowallan

Navy blue textured cardigan worn with an embroidered shirt, cropped denim trousers, navy blue trainers, and a bag.

E’s lookbook ‘Navy blue and black dress’


Earrings: Primark

Dress: ASOS

Bag vintage

Bracelet unknown

Sandals: Primark

A navy blue, silky dress with black lace edging worn with black statement earrings, black, vintage bag, and black sandals.

A boudoir day look. The dress has the most stunning midnight blue colour. It has got lace and let’s be honest it looks like underwear. And still, I intend to wear it during the day. The length is perfect, the colour is perfect but the dress is too bulky on the top. I have done some DIY magic but I can not go any further as it will not get over my body. But I’m not put off by this. To complement its sexiness I have added long dangly earrings, black flat sandals with enormous bows and a slinky little black bag. 

E’s lookbook ‘Red, flowery dress’


Dress: Matalan

Earrings self-made

Bag vintage

Belt vintage

Sandals: Primark

A red flowery dress worn with a vintage, brown, shoulder bag, brown, vintage belt and open toe, brown sandals.

The usefulness of alterations.

What you are looking at is not one dress, but two dresses combined into one, It is not easy to find a good long sleeve dress in an interesting pattern for a reasonable amount of money. The original version had one substantial flow. Every time a have raised my hands, the hem of the dress would rise to expose the underskirt and making it look ridiculous. But since the dress was on sale, I have purchased two of them and have created the third tier in the skirt of the dress from the other one. The job itself wasn’t too difficult and the result is pleasing to the eye. I have combined the dress with a vintage belt, vintage bag and same colour sandals. I am happy now.

E’s lookbook ‘Linen top’


Top: Primark

Necklace unknown

Bag: New Look

Trousers: Topshop

Shoes: Select

A linen long waistcoat worn with cropped, white trousers, rose gold necklace, rose gold woven bag and sparkling shoes.

I have almost missed the chance.

I have almost missed the chance to wear the long linen waistcoat this summer. It came from Primark and it came with potential. It had two buttons in the most awful colour and the buttons were placed bellow my natural waist dragging the whole silhouette down. I have marked place for two more button holes this time above my waist and purchased 4 covered buttons in a similar colour fabric. One evening later I had a spectacular top with a personal twist. I had all the intentions to wear it with white linen shorts but as-the summer is almost over white trousers will do. All accessories are rose gold. An old yet light as a feather necklace, a few seasons old, woven, rose gold bag and new, yet cheap glittery summer shoes.   

E’s lookbook ‘Double sequins’


Jacket: H&M

Top: Armani Exchange

Trousers unknown

Sandals: M&S

Bag: Rowallan

A navy blue sequined jacket worn with a red sequined top, red cropped trousers, navy blue sandals, and navy blue bag.

Double trouble. 

In this case, more is more. Why stop on one item covered in sequins if you have 2? That was my philosophy behind this look. Wanted to explore just red and navy blue. 2 colours that I have mixed feelings towards since my childhood. My parents had the tendency to favour both colours and my wardrobe at that time was made of the two to the point that in later life I couldn’t stand the combination. Nowadays I do not have such strong feelings and I’m happy to play with the colours again. And as I keep on buying more sequins more opportunities arise to mix more than one item covered in them in one outfit.

E’s lookbook ‘Grey velour dress’


Top: Monsoon Fusion

Dress: Zara

Sandals: Primark

Bag unknown

A grey, velour dress worn with a three-dimensional, cream top, beige, flat, pointy tip sandals, and metallic bag.

E’s lookbook ‘Navy blue sequined jacket’


Jacket: H&M

Top: Primark

Denim: M&S

Trainers: Primark

Bag: Rowallan

A navy blue sequined jacket worn with cream, cropped top, cropped denim trousers, navy blue plimsolls, and navy blue shoulder bag.

Finding the perfect shade of navy blue isn’t easy. So when I saw the sequin cropped jacket for less than £3 in a charity shop it wasn’t a very hard decision to snap it up. The sequin jacket is going to be an everyday item because of its casual cut. It jazzes up an otherwise boring outfit. The blouse is very on-trend being cropped. But because of its reviling cut, a nice decorative bra/ bralette is a must. To finish up the look I wore a favourite pair of denim from M&S, obviously cropped, it’s still summer after all. And plimsolls which I hardly ever wear but they seemed made for this outfit.

E’s lookbook ‘ Old dress new way’


Earrings: Primark

Dress: Boden

Belt: Primark

Sandals: Primark

Bag: Primark

Bracelets: Primark

A pastel green, patterned, cotton dress worn with a nude Casstanier type of sandals, nude bag, belt, and earrings.

Old dress new way

Having a classical, cotton boring dress gives lots of opportunities to try and reinvent the way it is worn every season. It is a very granny, no offense to grannies, type of dress that to give it a new breath of life requires modern accessories. I am wearing the dress with Casstanier like wedges, a very on-trend neutral belt, and a modern bag and earrings. It is the accessories that make the outfit work.

E’s lookbook ‘Flowery bomber jacket’


Jacket: Marella

Vest unknown

Skirt: Next

Sandals Select

Bag: Genuine Leather

A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.
A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.

A bit of jungle in a bomber jacket

might just be what one needs to have some impact. Combine flowers with stripes and one gets a concoction that rocks my boat. I wasn’t intending to go shy, so red lingerie like top was a must and then obviously a red bag to go with it. The only demure items are the black pencil skirt and white sandals. The jacket was another charity shop find. Whoever priced the items did not know the label as I got it for a fiver. It would have cost over a hundred fifty pounds when brand new. The weather is getting finer and looks like the bare leg season has just begun.

E’s lookbook ‘Vest on top’


Blouse: Primark

Brooch unknown

Vest: Primark

Denim: Primark

Trainers; Primark

Bag: Rowallan

A cropped wide-leg denim trousers worn with a fitted buttoned-up white shirt, cream vest, white trainers and a navy blue bag.

Oh, did I feel trendy?

I felt like I have discovered something new even though it has been done many times before. Where do I start? Let us start with the trousers. I have finally found wide-leg denim that fits at a reasonable price too, so I have bought 2 pairs in 2 different colours. The pair in question needed a small adjustment as the hem was too low. the perfect length is just above your ankle bone where your leg is at its thinnest to flatter the most. I have combined it with a basic, fitted buttoned-up white shirt and added a brooch in navy blue just under the collar. But I wasn’t done yet as I decided to wear a knitted vest on top of that. The whole outfit is budget-friendly as it is mainly Primark and all of the pieces will be staples in my wardrobe that I intend to wear in different ways. It’s also navy blue and white- favourite colour combo of many people.



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