Saturday, 11 October 2014

New Beginnings

Wow, this time I really did neglect my blog! I can't believe it's been a month since I last blogged, it's ridiculous how fast time passes by and how quickly your life can change. 
As some of you may know I started Canterbury Christ Church University in September, which meant moving away from home. As much as I was looking forward to starting something new, I was really nervous and wasn't sure how I would find being away from home but I shouldn't have been because I LOVE IT!
I've surprised myself with how quickly I settled here and I am living with such an amazing group of girls. It's hard to believe we've only known each other a month as I feel like I've known them all my life. 
Moving away from home has really made me appreciate my family and friends a lot more and since starting uni I've really learnt who my true friends are. 
One thing that I really thought I would struggle with is not being able to shop like I did when I was living at home but to be honest I'm finding it alright as I am actually still able to shop and I actually really like shopping in Canterbury, there's a good selection of shops and most importantly there's a newish Primark here! 

I haven't been able to get any photos of my new bits yet as I don't have a camera here with me but I have a reading week coming up so I am planning to get some pictures done when I'm back at home. So here's an autumnal outfit from before I left for uni.
It's another bargain outfit all purchased in the sales, the jumper was £5.99 from Zara, the jeans were £8, the necklace was £6 and the bots were £7! 

Boots-New Look
Necklace-New Look

Anyway I hope to get back on track with my blogging now and not leave it too long between posts.

Until next time 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Just Playin'

Another bargain outfit for you all today. This gorgeous little playsuit was a tiny £9 from the Topshop sale. The photos don't really do it justice which is a shame as you can't really see the faint leopard print detailing which makes it feel more expensive and dressy. I kept this outfit quite simple by just pairing it with a pair of shoe boots that I picked up in the New Look sale last year. 

So I only have 5 days left until I go to uni and I still haven't started packing up my clothes and shoes! I literally have no idea where to start or what to take with me. I want to take it all but I just know I'm not going to have enough room so I really need to start getting organised! I'm excited about going to uni but obviously part of me is quite nervous so if any of you have any tips for me I'd love to hear them!

Until next time

Thursday, 4 September 2014


Dress - H&M
Shoes - New Look
Clutch - Primark

The little black dress is a classic wardrobe staple that all women should own at least one of and H&M have got it spot on with this beauty. AND it's only £9.99!! You really can't get much better than that. 
I love how it's so simple yet the thin straps and mesh panel make it feel a bit more dressy. 
When I saw this dress on the hanger I wasn't too sure about it as it looked like a lot of fabric heavy fabric and it looked as if it would be a bit of a strange length, but I actually really like the length and fit of it. 
I decided to pair this dress with two of my £5 bargain finds. I got the heels in New Look last year and the bag was a recent find in the Primark sale. 

Until next time

P.S. Hi Ashleigh!! 

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Shoe Edit

I'm backkkkkkkkk! It's been a while I know and I feel really bad for neglecting my blog lately but with everything that's been going on lately I just haven't had time!
So first things first... I got into uni!!! Wooooooooo! I start at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2 weeks time so lately I've been really busy sorting things out for that and buying everything I'm going to need. I'm really excited about going, obviously slightly nervous too, but the girls I'm in a house with all seem really lovely so I can't wait to meet them.

Anyway on to today's post. The Shoe Edit. 
As the name suggests I've been buying quite a few pairs of shoes lately. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a recent picture of some of my shoe collection, so I thought I'd share some of my latest purchases with you. 

These gorgeous desert boots are from the Topshop sale and initially I ordered both colours to see which I preferred and I was planning on sending the other colour back. However when they arrived I couldn't decide which pair I liked the best so I kept them both. The were such bargains with both pairs coming to a total of £25 which is cheaper than it would have cost for one pair at full price. 

I have been after a pair of Converse for years now and I've just never got round to getting a pair so when I saw this pair in the Bank sale for £30 I decided now was the time. It was meant to be as they were the last pair in store and they were my size! I actually like them a lot more than I thought I would and they go with pretty much everything which makes me very happy. Also I think they are going to be useful at uni to just chuck on with jeans for a simple lazy outfit.

 Another shoe style I've been after for a while now is the deck shoe. There's just something about a deck shoe with a rolled up jean that I just love, it just looks so effortless but so good. I love the colour of these and they're ridiculously comfortable which is always a bonus!

Oh I do love a good Primark court shoe and they've really upped their game with these gorgeous snake print beauties! Although I was drawn to them on the shelf, I wasn't 100% convinced however once they were on my feet I just knew they had to be mine! They look so much more expensive than the £10 price tag and look great with anything from jeans and a white tee to a little black dress. 
I'm also equally impressed with this orange pair as well. I already have the pink pair and they're perfect for adding a pop of colour to an outfit so I thought I'd get the orange pair to mix it up a bit as we head into autumn. 

When it comes to New Look's shoe sale I tend to do pretty well in my local store. In the past I've picked up quite a few pairs of heels at £5 a pair which is such a bargain. These boots were £7 in the sale and to begin with I wasn't sure if they looked too clumpy but they actually look a lot better on. Teamed with black jeans and chunky knit I think they will be perfect for a dry autumn/winter day. 

Now I know the black pair have already been featured in previous posts but I thought I'd post about all 3 pairs together. 
I can't really put into words how much I love these Primark skater shoes and I'm already on my second pair of black ones as I wear them so much. They are the comfiest and easiest shoe to wear! They look good with most things and they're only £7 a pair, you really can't go wrong! As you can probably tell I just love them and would recommend them to everyone!  

Right well that'a enough from me for now. Have a good week and I promise to try and blog more! 
Until next time 


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Black 'n' Blue

I wasn't sure about culottes to begin with. I tried a couple of pairs on in Primark but I wasn't really wearing the right top so I didn't like how they looked and I wasn't convinced that they were really me. However I found these in the New Look sale so thought I'd have another go and try them on and I'm really pleased that I did as I actually really like them. 
I was worried I wouldn't really have anything to wear with them but after getting them home I remembered that I had these black and blue New Look heels that I picked up in the January sales this year. So with those and my trusty H&M blue crop top, that actually goes well with the culottes, I convinced myself that I had to keep them.
They are actually a lot more versatile than I thought they would be as you can dress them down with skater shoes for a relaxed daytime look, and as they're longer I'll be able to wear them into the autumn which is a bonus.
What do you think of culottes?
Until next time 

Sunday, 17 August 2014


Palm Print/Trousers/Blue and Pink/Miss Selfridge Kimono/Trousers/Bright Colours/Black Floral
I am in love with that middle kimono and trouser matching set from Miss Selfridge! As soon as I clapped eyes on the kimono I instantly wanted it, then up popped the matching trousers on the side of the screen and I was almost speechless! I can't describe how much I love the print and the colours just scream autumn dressing to me. 
For a while now I've been on the hunt for the perfect kimono and although I'm pretty sure I've found my perfect one I thought I'd share a few more gorgeous ones that caught my eye.
The brightly coloured one in the top right of the picture is one that I saw on Instagram first and its from Shop Popular Culture. The colours are just divine and it just looks so luxurious, it's also been added to my 'To Buy' list as i think it would look amazing with an all black outfit.
All the other pieces in the photo are from Topshop. I know the trousers in the bottom left aren't a kimono but I just love them and the print fits in with the theme of the post.
What do you think of kimonos? 
Until next time


Friday, 15 August 2014

Jump To It

Jumpsuit - River Island
Skater Shoes - Primark

So by the time this post is published I will be in Devon and I will know what my results are! (such a scary thought) 
I recently got this jumpsuit in the River Island sale for £20 and it's another really easy to wear piece. I was looking for a more relaxed jumpsuit that I could just throw on with these amazing Primark skater shoes or that I could dress up for a night out. And this jumpsuit ticks all those boxes.
I am sooooooo pleased with my Primark shoes and I'm not ashamed to say that I do have a pair in all 3 colours because they are just such good value for money and they are ridiculously comfortable. I've had a lot of comments on them with people asking me if they were from Topshop or River Island. It's safe to say I shocked them when I told them they were £7 in Primark. 
So there we have another easy to wear bargain outfit!
Until next time

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

River Island Loving

Bomber Jacket/Pencil Skirt/Printed Trousers/Bag/Checked Jacket/Dress/Metallic Coat/Top/Jeans 
Morning all! 
After browsing the New In section on River Island this morning, and seeing some gorgeous pieces coming in for A/W14, I decided to put together a little post of a few of my favourites.
I instantly fell in love with the matching green checked bomber jacket/pencil skirt set. It's the perfect autumn evening out outfit, teamed with a crop top and heels, OR it can be dressed down with skater shoes and a knitted jumper for a day out. 
The bag is currently sitting in my basket waiting patiently to be purchased, however I'm trying to be good at the moment and not buy too much (not sure how long it will last though)!
The four items on the right of the picture are together as I think they would make an easy to wear autumn daytime outfit. I love the style of metallic coat and brogues are such a versatile shoe, I'll definitely be investing in a pair this winter.
The printed trousers, checked jacket and purple silk dress also all caught my eye, as all of them would add a splash of colour to a dull winters day. The dress would be great on a night out but I would also team it with thick tights and a chunky heeled boot for during the day. 
If you're starting to plan your A/W14 wardrobe I would recommend taking a look at River Island'd New Season section as they have some amazing pieces coming in.

Tomorrow is A-Level results day and it's safe to say that my nerves are at an all time high! Good luck to any readers who are getting their results tomorrow, I hope you all get the grades you want/need!
Until next time 
P.S. I'm off to Devon tomorrow after results so keep your eyes peeled for some scheduled posts.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Holding On To Summer

Jumpsuit/Heels/Cuff - New Look
Bag - Spain

Well if the weather outside your window this morning is anything like mine you will realise that these photos were not taken today, which is a shame really as I'm going to a BBQ later and I was hoping to wear this.
I'm loving prints at the moment and this jumpsuit is another really easy to wear piece as it's all there; all you need to sort out is the shoes and the accessories. 
I kept this outfit quite simple by pairing it with my trusty nude heels, a tan clutch bag and a gold cuff.
I'm not sure what I'm going to wear to the BBQ now, I hate planning outfits for rainy days, especially when it's still quite warm outside, it always throws me off. 
Anyway have a lovely Sunday!
Until next time

P.S. Check out Topshop's sale, more items have been added!!

Friday, 8 August 2014

A Night At The Races

Hi everyone, hope you're all well and have had a good week! 
Last night I went to Sandown Park Races with my mum,dad and sister. The main reason we went is because Jessie J was performing after the races and if you've read my Girl Effect post then you will know that my sister is a HUGE Jessie J fan. 
I'd never been to the races before so I was quite excited about being able to dress up for an evening out. The weather was lovely so I decided to wear a Zara dress and my pink Primark heels (which I am in love with!) My sister wasn't with us at the races as she was waiting at the front of the stage for the concert, so it was down to my mum, dad and I to pick the good horses to bet on. We're not very experienced in the whole betting/odds thing so we decided to just base our bets on the names of the horses that we liked. We lost every race and cheered for the wrong horse in the final race, leading us to think we'd won when our horse had actually come second to last (typical Akehurst luck!) 
After the excitement of the racing Jessie J put on another amazing show and ended the day perfectly! 
Anyway I'm off to work now. Enjoy your weekend!
Until next time 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Printed Love

Jacket - Primark
Top - H&M
Trousers - Zara

Printed trousers have always been a love of mine so when I saw this gorgeous pair in the Zara sale I couldn't leave them! They are so easy to wear and I'm completely in love with the summery print. 
I wore this outfit down to the coast yesterday for a chilled out day of shopping with a very good friend of mine. I paired my trousers with a H&M crop top and took my Primark biker jacket for when it got chillier in the evening. 
I'd had my eye on this Primark jacket for ages and kept seeing it pop up on Instagram but could never find it in any of the stores I went into, so I was extremely happy when I found one in the new Canterbury Primark. It really was my lucky day as it was on it's own in the middle of a load of other coats AND it was my size! The barcode and price had been scratched off the label, and the computer system wasn't registering the code so I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to get it, however that got sorted and I walked out of there a very happy girl!
You may have noticed that the location of these photos has changed! My sister and I decided to try something new, so we went out the front of the house and decided to let my dad and brother's new toy get in on the pictures too (and actually it goes well with my outfit)! 
Until next time