A carboot-inspired outfit (wait, what?)

Cocochic Outfit OOTD Culottes Fur Stole
Cocochic Outfit OOTD Culottes Fur Stole
Cocochic Outfit OOTD Culottes Fur Stole
Cocochic Outfit OOTD Culottes Fur Stole
Cocochic Outfit OOTD Culottes Fur Stole
Cocochic Outfit OOTD Culottes Fur Stole

So here I am in all of my boyish glory - a complete polar opposite to any Youtube videos or tit-picks I've been showcasing on the blog recently. I feel like during the last year my style has gone from something that I guess you could call somewhat minimalist to a complete car boot disaster, in the best possible way. If you told me I would be wearing culottes, faux fur accessories and a man's jumper in public (let alone on the internet) a few years ago, I'd have laughed in your face. Ironic really, considering that that's pretty much the exact reaction I get when I step outside in this little number. H8rz gon h8.

How has your style changed over the past year?

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Adidas Sweater via Footasylum
Baggy Culottes from Monki (also here)
H&M Faux Fur Stole (very similar here)
New Look Jacket (Missguided version here)
Forever 21 Cross Body Bag
Daniel Doriago Boots

Does blogging reflect real life?

Does blogging reflect real life?
Does blogging reflect real life?

I'm not sure about you guys, but whenever I look at other blogs the first thing that comes to mnd is 100% JEALOUSY! How is their hair always so perfect? How do they walk around in high heels all day? Why do I not look that good on a Monday morning? I can't exactly guarantee that many people think the same about me, but here's a little heads up just in case: blogging is not real life. Today's OOTD is an outfit from about a week or two ago (because right now the weather is giving me a big fat no for any outfit pics) and - thanks to the beauty of an airbrush tool - my dark circles have been completely erased. And those heels? They didn't stay on my feet for long. We're so familiar with magazines editing images (let's not talk about that Kim K cover..) that we kind of forget that just about anyone has the power to do it from the comfort of their own home. I for one am certainly far from perfect - especially in the looks department - which is why I thank the internet gods for the wonders of Photoshop every single day. But here's a little secret..right now I'm editing this post with semi-greasy hair, four huge hormanl spots on my face (#girlprobs) and some eyebrows that need some serious plucking. Ain't nobody got time for that.

Black gilet from Zara (old but similar here)
Camisole from H&M (sold out but also here)
White culottes from Lavish Alice (available here)
Black heels from Boutique 9 (budget option here)

Camoflage and Culottes

Camoflage and culottes
Camoflage and culottes

Well, I've really been pulling bits and pieces out from the old archives lately - first it was yesterday's look, and now I'm sporting a shirt that I haven't worn in quite possibly years. Let's face it, camo can be pretty tricky to wear unless you're a cool hardcore moshy sort of type - which by the way, I am not - but when you're an all black errythaaaang person even throwing in a bit of green can be daunting enough, let alone three different shades of the stuff. Thoughts?

Camoflage shirt from Laurence Dolige (cheaper here)
White tee from French Connection (similar here)
Black culottes from Forever 21 (identical option here)
Faux fur slip ons from Steve Madden (and here)

Is there a future in blogging?

Is there a future in blogging
Is there a future in blogging
Is there a future in blogging
Is there a future in blogging

There are so many articles online talking about how the allure of blogging is now over, so whilst I'm in this bed-ridden state (big thanks to the boyf for keeping me stocked up on medz) I was having a little thought - just a litle one - and thought I'd put in my two cents.

I've been blogging for a little while, but not as you may know it. I started my internet addiction when I was around 15 years old. It all began with Tumblr (no surprises there) and within a few years I had racked up quite a little following on there. Of course, none of the photos were my own and pretty much my entire dashboard consisted of food porn and Mary Kate and Ashley, but it was still nice knowing people actually cared what I did in my free time - even if that was just reblog pictures and moan about homework on the internet.

I've been blogging using my own photos for around a year and a half now, so I guess you could say I was a bit of a late starter. Even when I began back in January of last year there were Huffington post articles pretty much saying 'THE END IS NIGH!' with fashion blogging - yet here I am, along with everyone else in the internet world.

What I'm trying to say is, blogging definitely isn't dead. In fact, it's probably more alive than ever. Think about how many super-bloggers are now becoming celebrities or designers, and think about the amount of magazines are thriving in the digital world these days! I'm studying for a degree in Journalism right now and I'm almost certain I'll never work on a magazine or newspaper, because by the time I'm done literally everything will be on the www.

The flu is starting to mess with my head now, so I think those thoughtful five minutes have passed me, but I'd love to know what your opinion is on the future of blogging! I'll go grab a cat nap and we can continue this discussion in the comments below! Oh, and I hope you like today's outfit! Pre-flu, of course.

Jacket from Warehouse (cheaper here)
Asymmetric shirt from Front Row Shop (similar here)
Culottes from Lavish Alice (also love these)
Bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim (cheaper here)
Trainers from Vans (also available here)

Three trends, one outfit,

Three trends, one outfit
Three trends one outfit

When you spend the majority of your day reading, writing and even researching blog posts it's near impossible to not get sucked into the latest fashion trends - and for today's outfit I couldn't be more guilty. Take this cami - also known as the top of the season. Two sizes too big, just how I like it. Same goes for these culottes (sixth pair and counting) - think of them as the summer cigarette pant.. just with a lot of extra leg-room. Pair them with some canvas trainers (check) and you've got effortless dressing in three simple steps. Even Miss Wintour would approve (maybe).

Cami top from Monki (similar here)
Culottes from Front Row Shop (identical pair here)
Trainers from Vans