In The Showers

Last weekend I ventured out to Holland Park in the classic British weather (that is pouring rain) to take some snaps with my friend Kit. It isn't often I shoot in the rain, but I actually quite enjoy it. I think the lighting and background blur develops the look of a photo - despite the fact my hair is a little dishevelled.
I spotted this dress in a lot of the H&M campaigns around the beginning of the autumn season and knew I had to have it! Complete with a high neck (do I ever not wear one nowadays?!) and a long sleeve to keep me cosy during the colder months, the length works perfectly to wear with my over-the-knee boots. 


WearingLeaf Print Dress: H&M | Faux Fur Gilet: c/o Mela London | Ring: Primark (similar) | Sheffield Lady Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | KA Pow Over The Knee Boots: c/o ASOS | 

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Psychedelic Seventies

Nothing says psychedelic '70s quite like this dress right here and I'm a little obsessed with it. Everything from the sassy print, amazing colours and the shape - so cool! I appreciate it isn't to everyone's taste and when my sister was visiting me recently in London, she wondered if I was a little crazy...but I think its a perfect Friday night outfit for a cheeky boogie at a bar with my gal pals. Again paired with these super high boots from New Look which I'm sure I'll be getting loads of wear in over the festive period. 
Uni is getting pretty intense right now and I'm kind of up to my neck in academic reading - the joys! I'm already looking forward to the Christmas break and seeing my family and friends next month.


Wearing: Multicoloured Swing Dress: c/o SheIn | Mermaid Clutch Bag: Dune (similar) | Ring: Topshop (similar) | '70s Style Studded Boots: c/o New Look | Lips: Ciate Liquid Lipstick in Swoon

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Wild & Free

Ok, let's talk about the boots. Chunky heel, high leg and studded, pretty much everything I could ask for in a shoe. I'm collaborating with New Look on this post and my next one, bring you two ways to wear these fabulous booties. 
This is a classic day outfit for me and is very much my vibe right now. I seem to rarely leave the house without a turtle neck and a bright red lip. This black top was an excellent Ralph Lauren sample sale find which I bought for £3 whilst doing my placement with the company earlier this year. 
Although its been deadline week for me at uni, I've had a pretty chilled few days and even made time to attend the Urban Outfitters press day as well as going for a blogger dinner with the FarFetch ladies. 
PS - I've started to use snapchat a little more lately to feel free to give me an add - username - @barleycorn 


WearingBlack Roll Neck Top: Ralph Lauren (similar) | Leopard Print Skirt: Oasis | Black Fedora: Chicwish (similar) | Geometric Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique | Nude Gem Ring: c/o Jewel Street (similar) | Duffle Bag: ASOS (similar) | '70s Style Studded Boots: c/o New Look | Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

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Mustard & Denim

Photography by Ning Loh

When I think of my most-worn pieces this year, my denim mini skirt definitely made the cut, so when when recently browsing for  some new autumn staples to spruce up my wardrobe, it made sense for me to pick up a midi version! I love the dark blue shade of this one and the vintage vibe it gives off when paired with a chunky tan belt. Paired with a mustard roll neck and a leather gilet, I feel it has a modern update on a classic look.
I'm currently in the depths of final year and had to drag myself out of hibernation in order to write this post. Someone please tell me there is a light at the end of the long tunnel as I'll probably be in this state until my dissertation hand-in in May! Pray for me!


WearingMustard Roll Neck Jumper: Renewal at Urban Outfitters (similar)Denim Midi Skirt: Topshop | Black Faux Leather Gilet: ASOS (similar) | Pendant Necklace Primark (similar) | Sheffield Lady Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Tan Belt: Vintage (similar) | Peep Toe Boots: Topshop (similar) | 

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Daniel Wellington Watches

A watch is one of the most precious things to me. More than an accessory, something I'll wear every single day and something I'm completely lost without. I'm an indecisive person when it comes to what I wear, but there's one thing that doesn't often change, my Daniel Wellington watch.
As I've gotten older and a little bit wiser, the more I appreciate classic pieces that I'll be wearing for years to come. I really enjoy how masculine the watch looks and it has the ability to smarten up an outfit in a second. The high quality leather and minimalist features of the watches mean I mostly get compliments from guys on my watch, rather than girls, but I kinda like that!
Now I'm the owner of two of Daniel Wellington's timeless (pardon the pun) watches, the black Sheffield Lady and tan classy St. Andrews. I love both of them and how I can switch up between the black and the tan depending on my mood and to match with my outfit. They're a great investment piece and you can expect to see the watches continue to feature on my blog for the foreseeable future!

If you're interested in investing in or Daniel Wellington Watch or maybe giving one as a gift this year, you can get 15% all the watches on the Daniel Wellington Website by using the code 'helloomonica15'! Its valid through until January 2016 - you're welcome!

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