Monoscope with Boohoo

At first look the Monochrome Trend seems quite effortless, however I think there is more too it and getting just the right ratio of black to white is key. Obviously me being me black would always take centre stage. These are some examples of a way of nailing the look in a chic way.

These are my top 4 picks from the range at Boohoo and they're take on the trend is absolutely bang on. Check it out through my banner on the right. I absolutely love the spotted trousers, though I already have something so similar not sure I can justify it. Can I?! I also love the mix match printed dress. Bank balance please be good to me this month so I'm able to have this beauty.

What do you think then? Anything catch your eye?

X Jessie


Style | Waterproof

Jeans- Topshop
T-Shirt- American Apparel (not online, similar here)
Mac- Topshop (last season, similar here)
Trainers- Nike

As it's festival season I thought I'd share with you my buy from last year: this uber sci-fi style metallic rain mac. I know it's kind of shiny, but hey I love it and it's a brilliant high street version of the ones seen in the Victoria Beckham SS12 Shoe (see here)...So now you know why I like it so much! I mean If I'm honest I haven't had that much wear from it apart from the actual festivals I went last year and as this summer is desolate in the festival area I kind of felt I needed to dust it off and put it out there for the people of London on an otherwise dull day. For a casual daytime look I teamed it with Black Leigh Jeans and my Nike Free Runs, which I actually bought from the kids section for a bargain of £52.00. Bonus!

What do you think of this then? I would be really grateful if you could follow me on bloglovin'- link is available on the side bar!

X jessie


Nicola Crawford and Angel Armogida

Images from Lorilee

Last Thursday I was invited to attend a great event held by Blogger Love at The Penthouse in Leicester Square. It was showcasing 2 new designers. Angel Armogida and Nicola Crawford. Armogida is a brand that is glamorous, feminine and pretty at the same time. Floor length dresses in soft silk fabric echo's luxury. Although the collection was beautiful, it isn't really my kind of thing. I just never feel I have the right occasion to wear such a fancy piece. The other designer was Nicola Crawford, a jewellery designer that to be honest was right up my street. Elegant hand made pieces of silver and gold with a cute twist. Necklace's with 'love' and dainty rose rings, there was just something sweet about the whole thing.

There then was a lil competition; blog/tweet about the event to be in with a chance of winning a Nicola Crawford piece and I won!!! Yes, yes, you heard it right, I won. You can imagine my shock as I have never won a thing in my LIFE. Ahhhh it felt oh so sweet. A beautiful necklace with three kisses, check it here. In brushed and shiny silver, It is so pretty and I have worn it nearly every day since the event. The lookbook is also magical with each collection shot in a different way and taken from another form of inspiration. Sound like you would like this lady? Check out Nicola Crawford here.

It was a great night and I met some lovely people; Sophie from sophisticatexx, Elinor from Little Red and Lorilee from Lorilee London. Check out their blogs now! Have you been anywhere great lately?

X jessie


Style | Polkadots

Dungarees- Topshop (no longer online)
Shoes- Urban Outfitters (old, similar here)
Cropped Top- (Ebay)
Sunglasses- Primark (similar here)

This is one of my absolute favourite buys of the year so far. Bought just before my jolly holiday with mama bear. It is quite a statement piece, but I've actually found it is really easy to wear. This look was for a day in the office. While the weather's been rather pleasant and not piping hot, it's the perfect thing to throw on, especially if you want to catch someone's eye! Topshop are of course the masters behind this beauty. Finished off with my lattice block heel sandals from Urban Outfitters and a simple cropped top and I'm done.

What do y'all think? Leave me your links and comments :)

X jessie


What A Girl Wants- August

Sweatshirt- Topshop BoutiqueWrap Skirt- Rag and BoneRing- Monica VinaderTrainers- Saucony | Sandals-Topshop2 Piece- Choies

Its that time again, when the paycheck hits the bank and it immediately exits through some form of retail store. Once again I'm lusting over many things, probably only being able to afford a couple of them. Life's tough isn't it?!!

For this month's wish list it seems I've hit the west and gone for quite a lot of American Beauties, however fear not all are available online (links in post). Choies which I discovered only recently are pulling at my heart string with this punk inspired set, love, love love! Topshop have done it again in the form of these great chunky sandals and this Boutique Snake Skin Embossed Sweatshirt, which I must say is much more beautiful in real life! A brand I haven't personally found much before is Rag and Bone, however this wool wrap skirt is just what I want for autumn days. Perfect teamed with some black ankle boots and button down shirt. Saucony have my attention now. Once a shoes only girl, my trainers collection has grown rapidly in the last year. With Nike, New Balance & Addidas already in tow I'm hoping these rather lovely Saucony Jazz an join the crew. Finishing off with a fine piece of Silver by Monica Vinader and we have a completed Wish List.

Whatcha think of my picks?

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X jessie


Style | Triple Treat


Top- Zara (sale, similar here)
Trousers- Zara (sale, similar here)
Loafers- Zara (old, similar here)

It isn't often I wear a complete outfit from the same store, but for today's look it was different story. Head to toe in Zara and boy did I love it. The trousers and vest were picked up recently in the Zara sale, then teamed with my loafers from last season, which I still love and we're done. The three were just right for a day of shopping in London with mama bear.  I picked up some great pieces this weekend and I'm sure you will be seeing them in my ootd posts soon!

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X jessie


Style | PPQ Beauties

Top- COS (old similar here)
Jeans- H&M (similar here)
Shoes- PPQ at Office (last season)
Sunglasses- Ebay
Necklace- Debenhams
Backpack- c/o Debenhams

I apologise fully for my lack of blogging over the past week. I'm in the process of organising a new flat mate as well as many deadlines and sign offs at work. So all in all I've been super busy and if I'm honest this is this first time I've touched my desktop in days. Anyhooo this is what I'm wearing today, I figured if I start the week well on the blog front I might just do okay.

My beloved longline tunic from COS makes an appearance frequently in both summer and winter. Today I've teamed it with my printed skinny's. I bought these a while back from H&M, but they are still a favourite of mine. Then we have the shoes, oh the shoes!! PPQ at office are the brains behind these beauties. I admit they are rather high, but for a day in the office they are perfect...(I get to sit). My buttery soft leather backpack is from Debenhams and will be in store soon, so keep an eye out!

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X jessie