Western Vibes

I don't know where it came from or how it started but I've always been a fan of experimenting with a bohemian style within my wardrobe, be it folky prints, maxi dresses or '70s vibing accessories. This year my style has taken a Western turn and I'm loving incorporating Western-inspired pieces into my look. This skirt was an absolute steal which I picked up lately from the Warehouse sale. Originally around £120, I managed to bag this skirt (with my staff discount when I worked at Oasis) for around £30 and couldn't be happier with it. Its a real statement piece but paired with my teal suede jacket and an embellished tee, it would be a perfect transitional piece carrying through from the spring/summer until the autumn. No doubt I'll be getting lots of wear out of this beauty!

Monica x

Wearing: Fringed Leather Skirt: Warehouse (similar here) | Embellished T-Shirt: Topshop (similar here) | Teal Suede Jacket: eBay (similar here) | Cut Out Boots: Fashion Union (similar here) | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | RayBan Sunglasses: c/o Shade Station 

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The Culotte Jumpsuit

This is without a doubt one of my favourite outfit combinations at the moment, I seriously can't get enough of this jumpsuit! Long-term beady-eyed readers may recognise this jumpsuit which I've had for a couple of years now and also wore to New York Fashion Week a few seasons ago. However, until a few months ago, this jumpsuit was wide leg and far too long for me 5"5 frame. So when the culotte trend came around, I thought I'd give it a cheeky DIY chop and I couldn't be happier with the results! Its now so much more wearable,  I love the print and style, plus chopped raw hems are cool right?! I'm heading to Found Festival next month, so this is definitely an outfit option paired with my super cool RayBans from Shade Station and a gold choker necklace. 

Monica x

Wearing: DIY Culotte Jumpsuit: TK Maxx (similar here) | Embellished T-Shirt: Topshop (similar here)Western Belt: Boohoo | Cut Out Boots: Fashion Union (similar here) | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | RayBan Sunglasses: c/o Shade Station |

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Off The Shoulder

When Boohoo recently got in touch about their latest occasionwear range, I couldn't wait to have a peek at what was on offer. Boohoo are a serious contender in the occassionwear game, whether you've got a prom, graduation or summer event coming up, I'd definitely recommend having a peek!
I was lucky enough to have a preview of the range at a press day a couple of months ago, I was really excited about how fashion-forward and good quality the dresses were at such an accessible price point. 
My favourite pick is this blue floral number. I'm a sucker for the off the shoulder trend at the moment and I wanted something a little different to the other dresses I own. I have a few events coming up over the summer so can't wait to crack it out and feel like a princess!

Monica x

Wearing: Off The Shoulder Dress: c/o Boohoo | Nude Lace-Up Heels: Public Desire | Sheffield Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Teal Bag: Oasis |

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Lady Danger

We're getting towards that time of year where having a great occassionwear wardrobe is a MUST. I don't know about you, but I've got my graduation, end of year party, the races and lots of other excuses to dress up this summer and I can't wait to crack out some dreamy new dresses. I'm super picky when it comes to ocassionwear and it always takes me a solid while to find 'the one'. I picked up this dress when I used to work at Oasis so I've actually had quite a bit of wear out of it already! I was really drawn to the square neckline which for me, really takes the dress from pretty to pretty damn cool. The lace texture really reminds me of something that my favourite brand, Self Portrait, would come out with and the fit is super flattering too. I think a standout lip really works well for a black/nude dress and opted to match the London phone boxes with a swipe of Lady Danger by MAC

Little life update: I officially finished uni yesterday and handed in my dissertation. I can't even explain how good it feels to finally be done with something that has been hanging over my head for months! I'm also excited to tell you guys that I'll be starting my new job as a Merchandising Admin Assistant at Urban Outfitters next week eeeee! 

PS - As my occassionwear wardrobe has really expanded recently, I'm thinking of doing a lookbook video featuring a few, let me know if that is something you'd like to see and I'll see what I can do!

Monica x

Wearing: Teal Suede Jacket: eBay (similar here) | Lace Pencil Dress: Oasis | Black Peeptoe Shoes: Oasis |  | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Lips: MAC in Lady Danger

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Pin Stripes

A refreshing change from a pair of jeans (or culottes in my case!), these pin stripe trousers are a really easy to wear piece for those not-so-Spring days we're having at this time of the year. I decided to go for a toughened-up take on the smart look, by teaming the trousers with a leather gilet and half-up do.
I'm writing this post after doing a solid few hours of dissertation writing and I'm really struggling to write journalistically and not academically. Its awfully tempting for me to add a 'furthermore' or 'conversely' to my paragraphs.. CRINGE.
It'll all be over soon - in the meantime - pray for me!!

Monica x

Wearing: Faux Leather Gilet: ASOS (similar here) | Grey T-Shirt: Oasis | Pin Stripe Trousers: Oasis | Black Peeptoe Shoes: Oasis |  | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington |  

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