90s Tartan

Photos by @ima.mermaid (link)
I can't believe it has been nearly two weeks since my last outfit post, needless to say that life has been extremely busy and fun-filled since moving up to Nottingham. I have started exploring the city and all its unique offerings it has, including a shop that stocks my top three favourite brands *score*. As well as the alternative side to "Freshers Week". Yep-I'm going to admit it. I hate clubbing. I always have and my attitude towards it hasn't changed. Though despite this I have to say I pushed myself outside my comfort zone to do things I wouldn't normally do-including going to plays and gigs by myself. It has been an experience nonetheless and whilst everyone and their mum is coming down with "freshers-flu" (glorified cold), I cannot wait to get stuck into my course (Fashion Communication & Promotion). 

So... onto the outfit which features a couple of new-ish purchases from New Look. I have been lusting over owning a tartan skirt ever since I first spotted Cher from Clueless sporting one. As I just love how there is something so 90s about how you can style them. Whether that's with the classic long-sleeve roll neck to your all-time favourite band tee.  I have always admired those tartan American Apparel tennis skirts, but could never bring myself to part with that much cash. At around £15 (so I recall) for this New Look alternative I couldn't resist, however I have just realised that they don't stock it anymore-damn. So I've included something similar below. Let me know if you too are into the tartan/check skirt trend!

P.S I have just realised it is my birthday in three days time, which means in three days I will no longer be a teenager...all I can say is bring on my 20s. >_<

Long Sleeve Top - New Look | Skirt - New Look | Backpack - Vintage | Choker Necklaces - My Sisters Accessories (link)* | Boots - New Look | Sunglasses - Primark

#FFAWDressUP Wishlist

When FarFetch invited me to take part in their fashion challenge to style a designer dress for the Autumn/Winter seasons, to show that dresses shouldn't be neglected when the weather turns colder. I couldn't resist creating the ultimate *dream* designer outfit that is both practical and stylish. 

With the dress as my starting point for the look, I decided to go for this comic number from Lanvin. As a self-confessed addict of anything space inspired I knew I had to include this dress and use it as a source of inspiration for the look. With space on the agenda this metallic coat was one of those items that I immediately fell in love with. Besides from being extremely stylish I can imagine it being exceptionally warm come the colder months. Long coats are definitely a A/W 'must' in my books as there is something so chic about wearing an oversized coat, over a feminine mini-dress.

Next up are these amazing Charlotte Olympia boots. For me I don't think any 'designer' outfit is complete without a piece from (my all time favourite shoe designer) Charlotte Olympia. These knee high boots would be perfect for running around town doing errands to even dressing up a simple outfit. 

Now for those all important accessories-the items that can immediately transform an outfit. With practical being key for the look I decided to opt for this See by Chloé backpack to keep all your trusted belongings safe and weather-proof in this leather bag. Which I decided to pair with this gorgeous faux fur scarf from Shrimps (the brand of faux-fur dreams).
Finally I finished the look with a pair of these teal Thomasine 'Paris' gloves, as I often choose my accessories based on the colours in the outfit i.e. the dress. So there you have it your AW proof outfit is complete, with an added pair of tights-for obvious reasons. 

This post is done in collaboration with the FarFetch #FFAWDressUp Fashion Blogger Competition

Band Tee x Ripped Denim

Photos by @ima.mermaid (link) // Lookbook

This has to be probably one of my classic go-to outfits as of late, as there is something I love about pairing this faux fur gilet, with a band tee and a pair of ripped jeans.  It has even been perfect for this in-between warm/cold weather we've been experiencing as of late.
Please excuse the short post today, I'm currently in the midst of packing up all my belongs (and life essentials) to move up to Nottingham, to start Uni, at the end of this week. Let me just say that who knew one girl could own so much...Anyway I will try to keep blog posting to my normal weekly routine-Monday and Wednesday f.y.i. But if you cannot help but want more daily musings be-sure to give me a follow on instagram or twitter-@stylepeaches.

Faux Fur Gilet - Primark | Top - Guns n' Roses | Jeans - Boohoo (link) | Boots - New Look | Choker Necklaces - My Sisters Accessories (link)* | Necklaces - Unknown