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29.9.12

Supersonic





Jacket: thrifted
Top: Primark
Leggings: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell 
Rings: Topshop

This oversized tank top is another addition to my wardrobe from my recent trip to the men's section of Primark. As soon as I laid my eyes upon it I felt nostalgic from times bygone, as me and my sister would endlessly play Sonic The Hedgehog on my dad's old Sega Mega Drive. There's something about the satisfaction of triumphantly beating Dr Robotnik on a pixelated screen that today's modern-day technology just cannot outdo, and I'm beyond devastated that I haven't been lucky enough to grow up in a decade prior to this one. I wont even begin to list reasons as to why, because I'm sure it'd be infinite in length. 

A few weeks ago I purchased this plaid jacket from a local car boot sale, however when I got home I was relatively disappointed with the boxy fit of it, and thus ended up giving it to my sister who had much more of a love for it than I did. Despite this, I quite liked how it looked with this outfit, as I felt that it added to the grungy oversized theme, regardless of the blatant lumberjack-esque look. Somehow I can't quite imagine myself hacking down pine trees with suspenders draped over my shoulders, axe in tow... 

Rambling aside, the lovely Evie of What Evie Wore Next recently interviewed me for her blog, so if you're wondering who my style icons are, where I like to shop, or information of a similar nature, then I suggest you check it out.

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

23.9.12

Got Beef?







T-shirt dress: Primark
Parka: Primark
Sunglasses: Ebay
Beanie: Ebay
Bracelet/rings: Topshop
Creepers: Koi Couture

My friend Anna (Twitter) has an absolutely impeccable sense of style, and lately I've been admiring her for wearing large men's t-shirts as oversized dresses. I thought I'd try out this look for myself, so I popped down to my local Primark to pick up a few cheap men's tees. Although I don't often shop in Primark, I usually find that their men's section is brilliant if you're in need of a few new graphic t-shirts to spice up your wardrobe, and I was thrilled to find this one for the thrifty price of £3. I love the grungy vibe that it exudes (especially when paired with a beanie) and the slouchy, baggy fit to it- it'll be perfect to layer with for a casual look during Autumn and Winter. Plus, I recently noticed that I have a tendency to wear dark hues of black, blue and green, so the fact that this t-shirt is a bright red is an added bonus. 

I decided to throw on my favourite round sunglasses to conceal my exhaustion, and the fact that I woke up with a terrible cold this morning. Hopefully they did the trick! Anyhow, I must dash, as me and my sister have plans to watch a film complete with microwave popcorn and refreshing face masks- the perfect lazy Sunday afternoon activity! 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo
(P.S. if you want to see an almost-daily dosage of my everyday life, then be sure to follow me on Instagram. My username is 'sarahcolee', or you could simply click on the link in the sidebar.) 

22.9.12

Fashionably Tardy












Top: Urban Outfitters
Pleather leggings: H&M
Jacket: vintage
Earrings: Topshop
Watch: Swatch 
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Tardy

After seeing Jen from clothesencounters sporting the Jeffrey Campbell Tardys on numerous occasions, I instantly fell in love and found myself lusting after a pair. As I perused the Office website in search of these beauties, I stumbled upon them in the sale for £60, just half the price of the original £120. Subsequent to sitting at my computer screen with an astounded expression plastered across my face, I hastily added them to my basket and proceeded to the checkout. I simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to purchase such a gorgeous pair of shoes at such a rarely discounted price. I'm roughly around 5"7, so I was slightly wary about wearing them at first, as they take my up to 6" when I've got them on. Regardless, I took them for a test run today, and despite being a bit of a heel-a-phobe, I found them surprisingly easy to walk in. However, they did start to become a little uncomfortable as the day proceeded, but I'm sure that's just due to the fact that they still need breaking in. I absolutely adore the dark brick-red colour of them, as it means that they subtly add a pop of colour to my outfits, which is a bonus considering I'm regularly clad in lashings of black. Looking at them now, they look like a combination of Doc Martens and ice skates with a Western edge- an amalgamation which is unexpectedly pleasing to the eye.   

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

17.9.12

J.W. Anderson X Topshop

Topshop never fail to amaze me with their collaborations with extremely talented upcoming designers, but I think I'm perhaps a little overly excited about the latest addition to their repertoire, as I'm practically drooling all over my keyboard (too much information?). Behold, The J.W. Anderson X Topshop collection! Whether you're going for a head-to-toe tartan look; following the androgynous trend with a pair of loafers or an oversized shirt dress; or simply looking for a quirky new tee, I can guarantee that you wont be disappointed. Below I've chosen a few of my favourite picks for you all to swoon over in amazement, which definitely proved extremely difficult. There's no doubt whatsoever that I'll be saving up for a few of these pieces!





Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

14.9.12

Koi Couture AW12 Preview

As a Koi Couture blogger, they have kindly allowed me to share this preview of their amazing Autumn/Winter collection with you all. As always, their shoes are perfectly in keeping with the latest trends, and they have a mixture of both statement and staple shoes available. Feel free to check out and 'like' their Facebook page here



Firstly, I love the minimalism and simplicity of these sandal wedges. The nude colour would make them extremely versatile and effortless to style, yet the pink detailing adds a little extra 'je ne sais quoi' that you wouldn't receive with an ordinary pair of plain wedges. The buckled strap would provide you with extra support and stability for additional comfort, making them ideal for long-term wear. For the transition into the cooler months, these shoes would look gorgeous paired with a pair of adorable socks- Topshop's infamous frilled ankle socks would be ideal!


I'm a sucker for anything studded, so as soon as I laid eyes on these beauties I instantly fell in love. I think they'd be perfect if you're looking to channel the 90's revival trend with a modern-luxe twist. The studs will add a hint of edginess to any outfit, which is fantastic if you want to keep it relatively toned-down. In my eyes, these shoes are a must-have for any shoe lover!

These laser-cut black wedges are an ideal alternative to a pair of generic unadorned wedges, and they're perfectly in accordance with this season's Gothic trend, which I must admit is proving to be one of my favourites. These wedges would look gorgeous in conjunction with any colour palette, but personally I think they'd look lovely with this basic black dress, a biker-esque leather jacker and a multitude of gold spiked jewellery.

Last but not least are these absolutely stunning American flag print heeled boots, which have to be my favourite pair of shoes out of this entire post. The style of them is very similar to the Jeffrey Campbell Lita, which I've eagerly been eyeing up for a while. If, like me, you're hankering after a pair but can't justify the price tag, then these would be a wonderful inexpensive alternative. Considering they're quite a statement piece, I'd probably keep the rest of my outfit relatively subdued and casual. I think they'd look divine with this retro-style dress or a simple skater skirt.

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

8.9.12

Serpant






Top: Urban Outfitters
Bandeau: Primark
Skirt: Miss Selfridge
Jacket: thrifted
Creepers: Koi Couture
Necklace: Forever 21

You may recognise this skirt from my recent 'Autumn/Winter Wishlist' post. I decided to treat myself and purchase it; and I can well and truly say that I have no regrets! I literally haven't taken it off (except to sleep, of course), so I apologise in advance if it begins to repeatedly crop up in my future outfit posts, causing your eyes to burn from the lack of variation. I love how it's so flattering yet simplistic, thus making it incredibly easy to style. If you don't yet own a black skater skirt, then I highly suggest that you go out and buy one ASAP. (Oh, and an added bonus is that it fits into the category of what I'd call a 'swishy' skirt. If you're oblivious as to what I'm blithering on about, you may want to avert your eyes to this post. I shall insert yet another 'swishy song' at the bottom of the post, just for the amusement of those of you that already own one of these fabulous skirts. I should really compile a playlist of these songs that I've managed to subconsciously accumulate- I shall call it "songs in which to swish".)

I wasn't too keen on this summer's neon trend, however surprisingly I'm rather a fan of the pop of neon green on the collar of this tank top. I love the uniqueness of the cut of it and the low-scooped sides; although, it's a pity I probably wont be able to transition this piece into the cooler upcoming months. I suppose I shall have to  get as much wear out of it as possible throughout the next few weeks. 

Unfortunately school has now officially recommenced, and summer has officially concluded. As you may have deduced from my longer-than-usual absence, this means that I'll sadly be unable to post as frequently as I have been (mostly as a result of having to compulsorily sport an unspeakably hideous school uniform for five days a week). On a more positive note, I wanted to welcome some of my new followers to my blog- fingers crossed you'll enjoy it! Presumably the majority of you were directed here via Fashion Rocks My Socks,  so thank you immense quantities Rhiannon for featuring me on your utterly brilliant blog! 

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo

3.9.12

Shirt Dress








Shirt dress: vintage
Jacket: thrifted
Creepers: Koi Couture
Hat: H&M
Watch: vintage
Rings: Topshop, Spanish markets
Belt: vintage
Bag: Primark

I'm rapidly developing an infatuation for shirt dresses, as this is the second one I purchased within the space of a week. I find them very versatile, as you could wear them simply on their own, layered with a jumper over the top half, or tucked into a skirt or trousers. Although this particular one isn't perhaps the most flattering garment in existence, I could easily pair it with a belt and then I'm good to go. I specifically love the unique print that you get on vintage shirt dresses, as it's highly unlikely that anybody else owns a similar item of clothing.

I spent the entirety of yesterday antiquing at Bygone Times. My dad used to take me there as a child, however it'd been quite a long time since my previous visit. It's chock full of antique and vintage treasures; ranging from clothing to books to collectibles. As the place used to be a mill during the 16th century, it is suspected to be haunted by various ghosts, and they offer regular ghost walks which I think would be rather interesting. Whilst I was there, a middle-aged man in a military costume approached me and informed me that I looked "dead unique", which I struggled to decipher whether or not it was supposed to be a compliment. Hopefully it wasn't an attempt to imply that I looked peculiar...

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo 

2.9.12

Bloggers of The Month: August



This pastel-clad beauty runs one of my favourite blogs and has an extremely enviable wardrobe, which I constantly find myself in awe of. She puts so much effort into her posts, yet somehow effortlessly manages to resemble an ethereal goddess-like mermaid (an aesthetic which I adore, in case you were wondering.) In addition to this, Charlotte is extremely talented and has her own shop, which I urge you to take a peek at. Oh, and did I mention that she adores Meadham Kirchhoff and Caitlin Moran? These factors instantaneously earn her more points in my book. 



Evie's blog doesn't really require much of an explanation as to why I love it, as I'm sure you will to! Her sense of style is very eclectic and diverse, ranging from retro-chic to grungy punk. Evie definitely deserves much more recognition for her impeccable blog and sense of style, so I highly recommend that you follow her. I guarantee that you wont be disappointed!



If, like me, you're into thrifting and bargain hunting when it comes to clothes, then you'll fall head-over-heels in love with Laila's wonderful blog. Looking at it will give you a blast from the past, as her sense of style is very vintage-inspired- just one of the reasons why I love her blog so avidly. Feel free to take a look for yourself!

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo