The best budget basics and dressing for summer

UK Fashion and Beauty Blogger Cocochic
UK Fashion and Beauty Blogger Cocochic
UK Fashion and Beauty Blogger Cocochic

It feels like a while since I posted an outfit, but I assure you, I do still wear clothes. Sometimes. For todays look I've decided to throw together some of my favourite basics that help me transition from freezing cold British weather to...slightly less freezing cold British weather. That being said, I'm not sure my choice of skirt was overly fitting for the mild hurricane we seemed to have that day. But hey, you see pretty much every other angle of me, so why not my chilly thighs too?

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Warehouse leather jacket (similar here) *
Hearts & Bows stripe crop top via Ark Clothing (on sale) *
Forever 21 side slit midi skirt *
Steve Madden ankle boots (on sale) *

Wear Your Air: JD Sports X Nike Air Max

JD Sports Nike Air Max Outfit OOTD Cocochic
JD Sports Nike Wear Your Air

So, I may have missed out on this year's Nike Air Max day (let's blame it on those pesky clocks going forward/backward - I never know!) but it's safe to say that I've been loving these babies pretty much every day since the moment they fell through my mail box, so I think the shoe gods can forgive me this time around. I hope.

For today's look I decided to pair my Nike Air Max 1s with an ABE (that's all black errythang to you lot not in the know) look, because obviously I'm very adventurous with my colour choices. Ahem. 

So that's how I Wear My Air. Simple and comfy! Now onto you guys - JD Sports want to see how you guys Wear Your Air on Instagram. Want to get involved? Just strike a post in your Air Max and use the hashtag #JDAirMax. Boom.

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Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Essentials from JD Sports (£97.00) *
304 Jogger / Sweat Pants - ON SALE! ( £15.00) *
304 Wanderlust Sweater (£40.00) *
Warehouse Leather Jacket (Similar Here) *

This dress is from Tesco - no, really

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If you once told me I'd be wearing Tesco clothes on my blog - if at all - I'd probably laugh in your face. Not because I'm a clothing snob (I am a student, remember) but more-so because I've never even assumed that Tesco made clothes suited to my style, apart from maybe some classic basics and ridiculously comfy onesies. Boy was I wrong. I mean, here I am werkin my F+F tunic without a care in the world - probably because:

A) I managed to get my legs out for once without turning into a snowman.
B) My clothes cost less than twenty quid. Ya rly.

Oh also, I'm finally back from London with some crazy exciting news to share (don't you just hate it when bloggers/people say that?) that might warrant it's own blog post, so stay tuned for that little nugget!

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10 things that happen when the clocks go forward

Cocochic Outfit Camel Coat Leather Skirt
Cocochic Outfit Camel Coat Leather Skirt
Cocochic Outfit Camel Coat Leather Skirt

If you're in the UK you'll all be very aware of Daylight Saving Time - AKA that dreaded time of year when the clocks go forward an hour and all hell seems to break loose. That Sunday lie-in you were looking forward to? Not much of a lie-in any more. But hey, I guess I can't complain too much (even though I'm evidently great at it) because at least the weather is about to warm up...sometime in the future, maybe. 

1. You'll crave meals at weird times of the day. Lunchfast, anyone?


2. People will try to make small talk with you about how they 'could have really done with that extra hour of sleep'


3. When the reality is we could all just go to bed one hour early the night before (ha, as if that's ever going to happen)


4. No matter how often you check your watch, you'll never fully understand whether or not the clock is lying to you


5. You'll wait until 00:59 just to watch the clocks change to 02:00..then you'll realise you have to be up in a few hours


6. No matter how old you are, your parents will always advise you about the clocks going forward (thanks Mum)


7. Mid day naps will become a must to get through the day without losing your sanity


8. You'll forget to change the time in your car, and eventually get used to reading the time wrong instead of actually fixing it


9. At least someone will make a joke about travelling through time


10. You'll feel robbed of an hour for the rest of the day, and have absolutely no one to blame 
 

Do any of these ring any bells?

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H&M camel coat (similar here)
SheInside wrap front blouse *
ASOS wrap skirt
Steve Madden ankle boots *
Fiorelli necklace from Jewelstreet *
TRIWA Nevil watch *

Cheap high waisted jeans for shorter girls

Cheap High Waisted Jeans Ark
Cheap High Waisted Jeans Ark

Short girls always get the, ahem, short end of the stick. We can never quite reach the top kitchen shelf (which is usually where Ollie hides all of my sweets) and finding a pair of jeans that actually fit is near damn impossible. I've always tried to squish myself into high waisted jeans in hope that they'd make me look taller than about 3 ft, but nothing has ever fit me properly, let alone make me look like an amazonian goddess. Then I came across another pair of my favourite jeans from Hearts and Bows, which don't only fit me like a glove, but hey, they're not actually black for once either. Now let's take a moment to appreciate my mid hair swish in the top photo, shall we? I'm so model.

Let me know how tall you guys are in the comments!? Girls gotta know.

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TRIWA Midnight Henry Sunglasses *
Tobi.com Black Blazer * (similar here)
Jack Wills Vest (sold out but similar here)
Hearts and Bows Lola Ripped Knee Jeans from ARK Clothing *
3.1 Phillip Lim Clutch *
Steve Madden Pony Hair Shoes *