Chokers: How I Style Them?

When Chokers first became a thing, I didn’t instantly jump onto the trend. However, it did become one of those things that was just itching at me, to at least see if they suited me or not.

Olivia from Olivia’s Sales recently sent me some really pretty chokers from her handmade collection, and they are SO lovely. You know when something so simple, is just so beautiful? Yes, that is a representation of each of her chokers. So I thought I’d show you some different ones, and explain how I would style each of them.

First up, I have the ‘Alisha Black’, this is by far the most comfy. No words can tell you how soft and stretchy this material actually is once you’re wearing it. It’s kind of like you forget it’s there, which is how I think any jewellery should be because that’s what makes it so nice/comfortable to wear. I would wear this one probably on a more casual day, so if I’m wearing some jeans and a low cut top. As I have SUCH a long neck, wearing a choker with a lower cut top really helps me feel a little better!

10.5 inches & adjustable | only £2.75 | Also comes in White!

The second one I have is the ‘Pearly Tan’, you’ll see a trend here with the Beige, but I just love Nude colours that go with everything, but they do obviously come in other colours. This one in my opinion, is a little more dressed up. I love the suede feel, it’d be lovely to wear on an evening dinner/occasion with a dress. Even just with a really pretty top. Something about this choker just makes it my favourite, it’s so simple yet looks amazing.

11 inches & adjustable | only £2.75 | Also comes in Black!

The last one is ‘Tube Beige’, again, back at it with the Beige colour. I love the gold minor detailing on this one because it just makes it stand out that little bit more. It makes it look more than just your average choker, see where I’m coming from here? I’m most likely to style this one with a shirt dress or long oversized jumper, because it’ll ‘pimp’ up any outfit that looks too casual to how you want it to be. Wow, I actually just used the word pimp, yes.

11 inches & adjustable | only £2.75 | Also comes in Black with Gold

Which of these was your favourite? Leave me a comment below.

If you wanted to see any other styles, there are SO many lovely ones to choose from… you’ll find them at www.olivias-sales.co.uk

A bundle of other pretty styles available!

You can also use the code ‘Charlie10‘ to get 10% off, how can you resist?!

Until next time,

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Typical Spring Look ♡

♡ I took some really good pictures today that I wanted to share, because they look super Spring toned & I wanted to post what I’d typically wear on a Spring day.

♡ I’m not adventurous in the spring, well any season of the year to be perfectly honest. Though I wear what’s comfy & trending usually.

My big brown trench, teddy bear kind of coat, I feel like most girls own one of these this year. I totally get why, they are SO comfortable, I wouldn’t call it Wintery because it isn’t that thick but there you go. It took me ages to find this, one that fits me and doesn’t look too overly massive. I got it in the Primark sale for £10, and it has lasted me ages, I am impressed.

♡ Recently, I decided I needed a change with my jeans. I always buy typical plain blue, high waisted skinny jeans. I was daaaazed when I walked into Stradivarius, they have so many jeans. You know when you see a pair and think damn, that is literally the shade of blue that I need in my life. They were mostly ripped jeans which is also a change from my usual. So the ones I bought are the ones you see in my everyday outfit, which I now do literally wear every single day!

♡ My top, it’s just one of those Primark haul pick ups. I love it, it’s comfy, everyday &  striped (stripes are my thing right now). It was only £6, from the latest range section.

♡ I’m so into plaid scarves, I really hope it stays a little cold, just a while longer so that I don’t have to not wear one. I feel so naked when I’m not wearing a scarf. This particular one, £4 in Primark, again I am impressed. I know not everyone wears scarves in Spring, but it’s pretty darn cold in London until about July/August.

♡ Typical Converses. Of course. These are just plain white ones with a wet look front. One of my many pairs, they’re my everyday shoes just because I can drive in them, I can walk in them (yes, I am clumsy and trip over flat surfaces constantly), I can run for buses in them, I can shop in them.. CONVERSES ARE VERSITILE OK.

♡ I had to leave my favourite until last, my little backpack. I’m pretty obsessed with cute backpacks, it’s like the key to my happiness. Backpacks and Biscuits = Charlie’s happiness. This particular one from New Look I got for my 18th & I’m 99% sure I’ve used it every day since I got it on the 8th October. 

With Love C x

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My Everyday Fashion Struggles ♡

♡ Everyone has their typical every day fashion problems and I’m going to share a few of mine. I’m neither short nor tall, I guess I’m what society would call ‘skinny’ but I don’t necessarily take that as a complement. I’m happy with my size, shape and what not, but there’s just a few things that annoy me when I’m getting ready in the mornings and just fashion in general.

White Clothing Items

Since Spring is now here, I want to wear brighter colours. One of them being that I want to buy White jeans, they just look a whole lot more Spring/Summery. I just cannot trust myself with wearing anything White, I’m so messy. I’ve never owned White trainers purely for this reason, Fifty odd pounds for me to accidently step in dog poo or fall into a muddy puddle because I am SO CLUMSY.

 Ripped Jeans

No matter what anyone says, as amazing as ripped jeans are, it is near impossible to put them on without your whole foot going through them and making them even more ripped.

Light Coloured Jeans

While we’re on the subject of jeans, the paranoia when wearing light coloured jeans at that time of the month is unreal. Since I’m not really a fan of wearing dark coloured jeans, I always have this problem.

Too much leg or too much cleavage?

I’m always so cautious about this. There’s so much on social media of girls knocking each other down for having too much skin out. It literally makes me paranoid when I’m out shopping if I see a really nice top and it’s too low cut or you turn it around and the back is open. Little things like that just make me think ‘no you couldn’t wear that, it looks too revealing’. As much as I love wearing shorts and stuff, especially in the summer, I’m never really comfortable because of stereotypes. How sad.

Size 6/8 in Seasonal Sales

I never find anything in my size throughout sale periods. In all my favourite shops New Look, H&M etc, I’m pretty sure that even from the day the sales begin they have no smaller sizes to accommodate us small people, so there we are, having to pay full price while everyone saves money. Can I just point out also, whenever I do somehow manage to find something in an 8, there is always a make-up stain or something on it. Please, have some consideration to the girls who try this stuff on after and actually want to buy it.

Dark Colours

For me, dark colours and pale skin is a no. It just makes me look 96x more pale than I already am. I love Burgundy’s and all, but they just don’t suit me.. or maybe I just need a little more confidence to wear them!

Size 7 Clothing

I’m at that awkward size where I’m not a 6 and I’m not an 8. Come on UK, where’s the size 7 clothes at??? Size 8 jeans go baggy after a while & size 6 jeans feel too tight around my bum. Size 8 tops make my flat chest look even flatter because they’re normally so baggy but size 6 are a little too skin clingy. The struggle. Though I’m loving Stradivarius at the moment.

Knicker Lines

Okay, you’re probably thinking what?? You can’t even see underwear when you have clothes on so why is it even a problem? So I wear a lot of HW skinny jeans & it is one of my biggest pet peeves when you can see your knicker line, like a little bump bit wrapped around my bum, where it rolls up. Do you know what I mean? This is why I’m glad brazillian knickers are a thing, they’re not as uncomfortable as thongs, but they aren’t full on briefs!

These are my biggest fashion problems, tweet me yours

With Love, C x

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Latest Best Buys ♡

I had some really good lighting earlier and was like damn, I have a lot of favourite things that I’ve purchased this month so why not do a blog post on them.

♡ I have to start off with my two absolute favourites of all of them. The newest watch in my collection, my lil Fossil. Since working for the company, buying watches has become a slight obsession, I’m constantly at outlets. This one is the one I wear the most though, I love it. It’s just simple, looks like a Michael Kors but isn’t so tacky & plastic looking.

♡ Next up, my second favourite of the month, the Barry M Brow Kit. I was a bit hesitant at paying £5.99 for a brow kit. If you’re like me and don’t really bother with makeup most days you’ll probably get why I never pay more than a fiver, and even that’s generous. This. Since I have owned this I genuinely don’t think I have had a bad eyebrow day. Besides the fact my brows MAJORLY need doing, this palette is unreal. I think the shade I wore before was just too light, but this one is perfect. I also treated myself to a brow brush too, a Studio London one. It’s one of Superdrug’s own branded selection of brushes and if you ask me they are so worth the price you pay. This particular brush was £2.50 and if you compare it to a Real Techniques or another majorly popular high end brush, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

♡ So I was just generally browsing around Pound Stretcher with my parents & came across their whole nail art section. I mean I know they have everything, but a whole nail art section and everything is a pound or less? I was so shocked. I bought a packet of 8 nail brushes, mainly because they were pink not going to lie. I just wanted to add them to my collection, and they’re pretty damn useful. For 50p you cannot go wrong.

♡ Yankee Candles. They’re amazing. Yes they are. Everytime I go to Ashford Designer Outlet, I have to pop in and buy me some candles. I know this is a Christmas one but if you have smelt it, I literally cannot think of anything better. Christmas cookie smelling candles was the weirdest but best smelling candle they could have made, I so cannot wait to burn this.

♡ Last but not least, of course it’s another nail product. I got this in a Barry M offer at Superdrug because I needed a better top coat for the nails that I sell as I want them as best quality as possible. Anyway, this dries in literally 60 seconds (I mean not if you dig into it, but the top layer does), it is not false advertisement like most nail polishes. I am so damn impressed. It also is a wet look one, which I think is so cool, it makes them look so glossy and shiny.

I feel like I’m talking a lot now, my thunder typing fingers are giving up on me,

With Love, C x

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