SUMMER WEDDING WITH FARFETCH

Summer is here (although the weather hasn't fully arrived yet!) and with that its now wedding season. The last couple of years I found myself attending so many weddings in such a short space of time but this year they are actually spaced out. Every wedding is completely different with varied themes with the couples take on how they want you to celebrate their special day. This weeks wishlist is based around two varieties of wedding themes I have been to and I thought are most common.

The first outfit is really a typical wedding attire with the focus being on a statement dress. I have picked out this one shoulder dress by MSGM. This dress is made with structured fabric to make it figure hugging, so no over eating in this one, just drink champagne! The ruffles and one shoulder are on trend for this summer season but can translate into next. I have teamed the dress with a pair of chunky heels, the colour blocking complement each other. The details I have picked out have clean edges against this bold dress. A simple black clutch to finish.

SUMMER WEDDING WITH FARFETCH
SUMMER WEDDING WITH FARFETCH

The second outfit is based around a summer wedding abroad in the Spanish heat. This flowing maxi dress would be amazing for keeping you cool and looking chic under the sun. I just love the pleated detail at the neckline of this dress. I have teamed this dress with some tassels block sandal that are not too high, if you needed to walk on sand. By adding a dark leopard print clutch to this outfit it gives a Sarafi vibe. To bring this outfit together a pair of cat shaped shades and a simple gold arrow neckline.

All the details are below of each piece and links to the Farfetch website. Please let me know your thoughts on the outfits and if you are heading to any weddings this summer?

SUMMER WEDDING WITH FARFETCH
SUMMER WEDDING WITH FARFETCH

TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE JEANS

TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE JEANS - NORTHERN MAGPIE
TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE JEANS - NORTHERN MAGPIE
TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE JEANS - NORTHERN MAGPIE
TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE JEANS - NORTHERN MAGPIE
TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE JEANS - NORTHERN MAGPIE
TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE JEANS - NORTHERN MAGPIE

Denim this season has already taken over my wardrobe but I keep seeing pieces to inject into my wardrobe every time I go shopping. Denim is such a key player in the way I dress and the way it makes me feel. There is nothing better than finding a great pair of jeans that fit incredible with such ease. This pair from Topshop Boutique is exactly that, comfy with a worn soft denim hand feel. This season has been all about owning a pair of loose fitting mom or boyfriend jeans instead of skinny fitting jeans which have been great for my taste. One way of styling this loose fitting pair is to wear them with heels that create a statement look.

These Topshop boutique jeans totally give the vibe of the original Levi 501 vibes, with the washed effect to the denim which I love. I have teamed this pair of Topshop Boutique jeans with a simple white vest top and these thick elastic chunky heels. This leather jacket is from H&M and has been featured so much on my blog but it is a piece that I find brings an edge to this look. To add some summer metallic to the look I have this silver cross the body bag. This look I have created here is a classic way of styling jeans so below I have created a few other looks I did consider before deciding on this outfit. Plus I have sourced some other great pairs of boyfriend jeans from on the high street. Please let me know your thoughts on this outfit and the other jeans and how I have styled them below.

Joey x

BOYFRIEND JEANS - TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE

WHITE VEST TOP - & OTHER STORIES

'ABBY' HEELS - CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS

CROSS THE BODY BAG - LOEFFLER RANDALL

BELT - TOPSHOP

SUMMER WEDDING

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northern.magpie.topshop.dress

Wedding season is upon us and me & my boyfriend have already been to two so far this year. I love a good wedding and it's always a great time to see family and old friends. Everyone is in high spirits plus the bonus is you get to dress fancy for a whole day. Finding a dress that reflects your style and looks right for an event like a wedding can be difficult. I struggle with occasion dressing for weddings as my style is very laid back and has a casual vibe to it. Basically I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, also at the moment I am loving a mixture between leather, denim and band tees. Unfortunately none of those can be worn for a wedding unless its been requested!

So in this post I wanted to show you guys different types of dresses that are great for formal occasions, but without compromising on your edgy style. First lets talk about the dress I have on. This Topshop dress saved the day for me, I had bought so many midi lose fitting cami dresses thinking they would suit my shape. I could not have been more wrong, as I have a slim waist I need the dress to pinch in at my waist to show off my hourglass shape. This dress is great for showing this off as the fabric is quite structured and gives the illusion of an hourglass silhouette. Plus this dress is great for showing off your boobs but without going too far. A subtle v neck that doesn't go too low so you can wear a bra with it. Here I have worn some block heels that are elastic at the front, these heels are so comfy and don't ever rub your feet. To finish this look this metallic silver shoulder bag that turns into a clutch. Getting more for your money with a versatile bag like this one.

This dress has gone down in the sale so hopefully it is still on the website, but if not I have put together a collection of dresses from the high street that has the occasion wear look but with an edge to the style. Let me know what you look for in formal look and how you keep it in with your style? Also let me know what you think of the Topshop dress?

Joey x

DRESS - TOPSHOP

'ABBY' HEELS - CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS

CROSS THE BODY BAG - LOEFFLER RANDALL

NEW HOME AND A COLD SHOULDER TOP

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It has been a month since me and my boyfriend moved back in together, in a lovely one bedroom flat South of the river and we are still getting to grips with the travel and turning the house into our home. This is the first time we have lived in a quiet suburban area with lots of families, very grown up for me. I have had a little anxiety with the move to a quieter part of London, I am so used to the hustle and bustle of Bethnal Green, but we all have to grow up at some point! With this move I am searching out new places to take my photos, the lighting has to be good and finding interesting back drops for my images, so bear with me and let me know your thoughts on my new images.

Back to this outfit, I am still loving the cold shoulder trend and Zara have nailed this trend perfectly. This Zara top merges two trends with the cold shoulder and ruffles in one. Teaming it here with my Topshop mom jeans, these have been the best pair of jeans I have owned in a long time. I would definitely recommend a pair of mom jeans every time. To bring this outfit together is my new Alexander Wang bag which I absolutely love! I was lucky enough to win a competition with Farfetch and they gifted me a very generous prize; I knew straight away I would purchase an Alexander Wang. Let me know what you think of the outfit and the bag.

Joey x

COLD SHOULDER TOP - ZARA

MOM JEANS - TOPSHOP

SANDALS - ZARA

HANDBAG - ALEXANDER WANG

ACID WASH TEE

It's no secret how much I love my t-shirts, especially the acid wash ones, from the washed up prints to the soft hand feel of the fabric. So when I came across this acid wash tee by And Other Stories, I thought it would be a great piece to add into my wardrobe. This t-shirt in particular caught my eye for the twist And Other Stories put on a classic tee. Creating a more sophisticated version with it's dip back hem and carefully placed acid wash at the neckline, making this version of a classic more grown up and dressy. Here I have created my version of how I would wear this t-shirt, with my metallic lurex pleated shorts. They are my favourite pair of shorts for their loose fit, plus they give the illusion of wearing a skirt. The shimmery fabric sits perfect against the black tones of this outfit. To finish off this look I have added my biker jacket and my snake boots from Zara. This outfit is great for spending the day basking in the sunshine in the park, and that is how I spent my last couple of weeks living East soaking up Broadway Market and London Fields, enjoying life East before moving South of the River. Let me know your thoughts on the outfit?

Joey x

ACID WASH TEE - AND OTHER STORIES

PLEATED SHORTS - H&M

SNAKE ANKLE BOOTS - ZARA

LEATHER BIKER JACKET - H&M