Monday, 1 September 2014

CHECK MATE





If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know that I've developed a grid print obsession recently, so when I saw this duster jacket by Daisy Street I couldn't rest until I had one of my own. The "Neo Grid Print Duster Jacket" ties in two of my favourite things right now- checks and duster coats. If you've been on the internet or on the high street lately you may have noticed grid print emerging in the form of tops of skirts as the minimal trend continues to thrive. 

When wearing a coat with such a striking pattern and style, it's best to tone down the clothes you're wearing underneath it, so I opted for a simply black crop top and some black leather shorts. If white isn't your thing, this coat also comes in black and Daisy Street also has a variety of clothes which are bang on trend and very affordable. 

I could not be happier with this coat and I can't wait to continue wearing it all through the Autumn season!






Coat: Daisy Street | Top: Boohoo | Shorts: USC | Shoes: Topshop | Watch: DKNY





Wednesday, 27 August 2014

EAST MEETS WEST



I'm finally back in the UK! I have no idea how 2 weeks back home in Cyprus managed to turn into 2 months, but I'm finally back in blighty. Since I've been back I've got my nails done and after seeing lots of pictures of henna tattoos over the festival season, I decided to give it a go myself. What do you guys think of the design I did on my hand?

This is the first time I've worn this Motel Rocks outfit as its brand new, but I have a feeling I'll be wearing this lots more during the upcoming Autumn/Winter seasons. It's no secret that I love the prints at Motel and these co-ords are no different. The fact that the top and skirt are monochrome means that you can also wear them as separate pieces really easily. 

If you want to get your hands on this set it's called the "Motel Annie Skirt and Mindy Top Pack in Monochrome Symmetry" and don't forget that you can 

get a 20% discount at Motel with the code "MELEKREM" !


Enjoy!






 Top & Skirt: Motel | Shoes: Topshop | Rings: H&M



Tuesday, 19 August 2014

HOW TO SURVIVE AT UNI: PART 2: YOUR WARDROBE

Shopping is by far one of my favourite activities. I would even go far as to say it's my favourite sport. However shopping on a student budget can sometimes be tricky and if you're not careful you may be in a situation where you have a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes, but a cupboard full of Asda smart price baked beans.

So here are my tips on how to still look good and dress well at uni... without starving yourself for a pair of shoes.

Casual- Top and Shorts: Topshop

  • Student Loan: DO NOT SPEND YOUR STUDENT LOAN IN YOUR FIRST WEEK. I've seen so many people blow their student loans on silly things, only to be moaning the following week that they have no money to do anything. Part of university is growing up, so exercise some responsibility and don't spend the money you'll be needing for essentials on handbags and bottles of Moët.
  • UNiDAYS: the UNiDAYS  site will provide you with a student discount when shopping online with some of your fave brands. Saving a little 10 or 20% here and there will make all the difference. The more money you save, the more money you have for jagerbombs when you go out.
  • NUS Card: An NUS card will also help you get a student discount where possible. I don't have one, but I've heard they're good.


Day time- Top and Shorts: Topshop

  • Shop around: If you want something in particular, take the time to browse websites and look for cheaper alternatives. As most shops follow similar trends, the likelihood is that one top you like has about 5 different variations, so just pick the one that suits your budget
  • Be smart: If there's a white jersey t-shirt by Alexander Wang going for £100 and the exact same t-shirt in Primark, make the right decision. No one will be able to tell the difference. You could probably still tell people that it's Alexander Wang.


Going out- Top: Topshop | Skirt: Missguided

  • Keep it simple: Buy items of clothing which are simple and won't go out of style. If you're latching onto every trend that hits Topshop on a weekly basis, you'll only be buying a new wardrobe each season to keep up. Stick to being simple and stylish.
  • Get what you're paying for: Don't bother with clothes which aren't good quality. You can feel when you pick up certain materials whether they're worth the price tag.
  • Do I really need this? When I'm out shopping I always have a moment where I think "do I really need this?" If I can't think of at least 2 or 3 different ways to wear the item in my hand, then I put it down. There is nothing more upsetting than the pile of clothes that have only been worn once which create a pile in the deep dark depths of your wardrobe. In the pictures in this blog post I've shown at least 3 ways of wearing my Topshop crop top for 3 different occasions.
  • Don't deprive yourself: finally, never ever ever ever ever deprive yourself from having something that you want. Moderation is key when dealing with a student budget, but don't be too strict. Shopping and dressing up is meant to be fun.  If you feel like you're going to walk out of that shop and think about the skirt you want for days on end,  then buy that skirt! After all, nothing haunts us more than the things we don't buy.