Showing posts with label Olivia Burton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olivia Burton. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Style | ASOS Floral Print Dress


I've been lazier than ever with styling this summer. I like to keep it simple generally but some days have been so humid here I don't feel like wearing much more than a loose dress and trainers. I bought this floral number from ASOS a little while ago. I don't usually like to wear much white (as I can be pretty clumsy with food) but I love the print and I do have a bit of thing for long dresses which cover the scars on my leg nicely.


I used my new compact camera (Canon EOS M3) for these shots and I'm still not crazy about the quality and the lighting is so off but I may just have to get over it to take more outfit pictures on the go. 

Dress & Bracelet - | Shoes - | Bag - | Square Ring -  | Twin Bar Ring - * | Watch -


*sample - read my disclaimer .

What have you been wearing lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Style | Monki Co-Ord


Let's just say I'm having a bit of a love affair with stripes lately. My wardrobe is filled with striped shirts, tees and a couple of dresses so when I saw this striped co-ord I knew I had to have it. The boxy shirt and fitted tube skirt complement each other so well and it's an easy outfit to throw on at the last minute. You know I like to keep styling simple so I only added a minimal choker, lace up heels (my fave), a couple of rings and a watch I always wear. Easy.


I still haven't mastered the art of indoor outfit photos or posing in public but I am hoping to do more style posts. I bought a new camera (the Canon EOS M3) which is way more portable than my chunky DSLR and whilst I'm not totally thrilled with the quality, it does make blogging on-the-go easier. I also recently started working for ASOS (see ) and I've felt this injection of excitement about beauty and style again which I'd kind of lost lately. I don't usually get too personal here but I quit my full-time job which I had for the past 3 years earlier this year to really pursue what I wanted. It was a hard decision to make and a lot of people made me really doubt myself as I took the leap without really having a backup. Now I know it was the best decision for me. I have more time to blog and I'm doing something that satisfies my need to be creative. My blog posts have been a bit sketchy lately in the midst of starting the new job but I'm hoping it'll be business as usual soon!

Co-Ord & Bag - | Shoes, Rings & Choker - | Watch -  

What have you been wearing lately? 

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Style | Forever 21 Khaki Jacket


I show very little of my style on my blog but I'm hoping that's about to change. A couple of things have held me back in creating more style posts up until now - very few opportunities to actually shoot outdoors, a lack of space and lighting indoors to take full length shots and I started to scrutinise whether my personal style was actually 'fashionable'. I love blogging but the standard is so high in the blogging community that sometimes I forget that I really shouldn't put so much pressure on something I started for fun.



I've been dressing more casual lately in general and this Forever 21 jacket has been my go-to now it's warmer. I've mostly been wearing it with dainty camis like the one here and converse. I don't like trainers usually but I love a pair of converse sneakers and I've been collecting a few pairs in white as they go with almost everything. I've also finally got over not getting my legs out for two reasons - it has been gorgeously sunny in the UK and I've become almost entirely unbothered about the scarring on my legs which I've kept hidden for the past few years.

I have stretch marks (thanks puberty), dark knees and brown pitted scarring on my lower left leg but I've stopped caring. I'll admit my legs are starting to look more even now and my u-turn on hating my legs is partly due to the fact that I'm wearing tights here. I was sent some (£9)* way back in March but haven't worn them until the last couple of weeks. I'm wearing Ownbrown's lightest shade Amani which are darker than my skintone but as they're sheer you can barely even tell I'm wearing tights in person.

Top - | Jacket - | Shorts - | Tights - * | Shoes - | Rings - & * | Watch -

Primark has some tights which work great for medium or tanned skin but before I stumbled upon these for years I used to joke that creating a line of nude tights for darker skin was my billion dollar idea. I love that women like Ownbrown founder Nadine Njoko Peisker are finally taking it upon themselves to create products to solve the lack of diversity on the market currently. These Ownbrown tights are so comfortable, not overly shiny and are the right amount of sheer at 20 denier. I was sent a size large (which is a size bigger than I need according to the size guidelines) but they fit perfectly. You only get one pair in a pack which is a shame as I have a tendency to catch my nails on my tights. These have so far surprisingly survived 2 wears and (hand) washing so I'll be grabbing another pair as a back up.


*sample - read my disclaimer .

What have you been wearing lately? 

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Style | New Look 70s Style Maxi Dress


Having sun in Manchester always causes me chaos with with figuring out what to wear as most of my wardrobe accommodates windy, rainy weather. I've loved being able to wear maxis and sandals recently and this split side 70s style dress from is one of my favourites. I love the pattern which works surprisingly well with a number of pieces I have like this off-white blazer from  and  handbag.


Admittedly as I write this it's muggy but raining and cloudy outside. I ran a few errands earlier in a hooded jacket and all black converse which have seen better days, but I'm hoping to do more outfit posts soon which feature more of my British Summer style.


Dress & Sandals -  | Blazer & Necklace- | Belt - | Bag -  (via ) | Sunglasses -  (via ) | Watch -  

What have you been wearing recently? 

Christine Stewart x

Friday, 29 May 2015

Style | All Gold Jewellery


I think there's so much beauty in simplicity. I'm always drawn towards minimalism and if anyone raided my jewellery stash they would find various dainty gold pieces. Currently I'm in love with gold bars as throwing one on can easily pull together any outfit regardless of the occasion.


My favourites to wear at the moment are these two necklaces from H&M and I love that they both can be layered with other pieces to create more dimension to an outfit. The first has a long chain and falls roughly at my waist and it goes perfectly with a couple of my midi dresses or cami and jeans combos. The other is much shorter, stopping at my collar bone, and works best with tunics and blouses (I'm wearing it in a post ). Both were a steal with the long gold bar costing £1.99 and the short one £2.99.

Necklaces - | Watch -

I've also been wearing this Olivia Burton watch a lot recently (seen ). This is my third watch from this brand and I'm totally hooked (the other two I own can be seen  and ). It's a relatively inexpensive brand but the products are really well made and look really beautiful in person. I would definitely buy another watch, though I don't think I could justify the need for another!

What have you been wearing recently?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Style | Forever 21 Blazer & Missguided Playsuit



It's rare that I actually spend time exploring Manchester, which is a shame as I don't live too far from the centre. Recently a really good friend of mine left Manchester to return to her home in Australia. In her short 2 years staying in Manchester she has seen far more than I have my twenty-something years of living here. There's so much to do and I want to make more time to see Manchester. In that same vein, me and my other half did the tourist-y thing and visited , an 87-storey skyscraper in Southwark recently. The views are gorgeous and it was good to gaze at the sights I don't see enough of.

I didn't plan to make a blog post out of my visit, so this is an impromptu outfit post. I've been wearing this Forever 21 Boyfriend Blazer a lot recently as it's so comfy and the playsuit is a Missguided favourite I haven't worn since November. It's a little short on me, but I love the floral detail and white collar so I'm going to make a point of wearing it a lot more this summer.

Playsuit - | Blazer - | Shoes - | Belt - | Bag - | Watch -

What have you been wearing?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 6 April 2015

Style | New Look Sleeveless High Neck Midi Dress


I've wanted a high neck dress for a while so I finally caved and bought one a few weeks back in the New Look sale (I couldn't not at just £8). I've paired it with a few of the usual suspects here - this houndstooth scarf and floppy hat have seen so much wear lately. I also wore this slouchy camel blazer from Forever 21 which had previously been forgotten under a pile of woollen Winter coats. It's still cold in the UK currently but I've been mixing my Winter and Spring items together in an attempt to be practical and fashionable. Needless to say I can't wait for the warmth of Summer, especially as my arms and legs haven't seen much daylight in the past year!


Whilst we're on the subject of my legs, I got a cluster of insect bites on the lower part of my left leg last summer which became infected leaving various nasty dark pits and scarring. My skin has always been prone to hyper pigmentation and scarring, but I've never had it this severe. I can also usually fade my scars with a little regular exfoliation (which is minimal effort on my part). This scarring however hasn't budged at all and I think the only thing that'll get rid of it is by trying something like a laser treatment. I'm now looking into options so if anyone has tried something similar to get rid of some bad scarring let me know. In the mean time I've been relying on opaque tights, makeup or I just crop out or cross my legs in photos (as I have done here) to hide the scarring.

Dress - Blazer -  | Hat -  | Shoes -  | Watch -  | Scarf -

What have you been wearing?

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 30 March 2015

Style | H&M Khaki Trousers


I feel like I haven't done a fashion posts in forever but I've actually been so excited about Spring I'm hoping to do more fashion posts in the next few weeks. I miss the layering that comes with Winter, but my style has always been so simple that I end up just throwing on a few things before heading out the door. This is definitely one of those outfits and it's ridiculously comfortable too.


I've managed to reign in my spending a lot over the last few months and instead I've been reaching for lots of pieces that have been neglected in my wardrobe for a while. I fell in love with these khaki trousers from H&M when I saw them at the end of last summer, but I've never worn them until now. It's a bad habit of mine to have drawers filled with clothes with the tags still on so I'm trying to slowly change that. Speaking of unworn purchases, I might as well fess up to the fact that these shoes have only made it out of the house twice too. Now we're no longer in winter and there's no risk of my exposed toes getting frostbite I'll definitely be strolling around in these shoes more often.

Knit - | Trousers - | Shoes -  (via ASOS) | Necklace - | Watch -

What have you been wearing? 

Christine Stewart x

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

What I Wore | Missguided Skort


I recently bought a sewing machine to make a few minor alterations to some clothes gathering dust in my wardrobe including this emerald green skort from .


I've always felt a little luke warm about the skort (shorts that look like a skirt at the front) but took the plunge and I bought this one almost a year ago. The problem was this skort was way too big around my waist but I figured I could make it work anyway. I was so wrong. The skort sat perfectly on my hips but something just looked off. As a result this skort got lost with all the other clothes that could do with a little needlework. 

I'm pretty rusty with a sewing machine (it's been 10 years since I last used one) but I managed to nip this beauty in at the waist, giving my skort a new lease of life. I'm a lot more excited to wear my skort now and it'll be interesting to mix it up with my autumn/winter pieces. 

Today I wore my skort with a thick knit and loose white shirt for a casual look. I kept my accessories minimal (as usual) opting for a tan belt and a new Olivia Burton watch.

Shirt - | Knit -  | Skort - | Belt -  | Watch -

What have you been wearing?


Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

What I Wore | Forever 21 Dress


I packed last minute for a weekend at my boyfriends and all I remembered to grab to wear the next day was this dress and sunglasses.

I've really missed wearing summer dresses as I've been living in high-waisted jeans and t-shirts lately (totally obsessed with my Topshop Joni pair). I’d like to wear dresses more but I barely have any, probably because I’m really fussy when it comes to buying them. Annoyingly a lot of dresses from my favourite high-street stores seem to come up quite short on me. I'm only 5'6" but I must have disproportionately long legs! I really love the pattern and halter neck on this Forever 21 dress, and though I would prefer it was a teensy bit longer I decided to buy it anyway. 

It was such a lovely weekend this dress was perfect for exploring the gardens of an Estate in Essex. I was wearing it with a slouchy cream blazer but I really didn't need it with the heat so took it off instantly.


Dress - | Sunglasses - | Shoes - | Watch -

I'm definitely going to add a few more summer dresses to my wardrobe soon!

What have you been wearing?

Christine Stewart x

Monday, 28 April 2014

Olivia Burton Big Dial Black & Gold Watch



I've been lusting over this watch for some time so my boyfriend kindly bought it for me last week and I'm just in love with it.

Olivia Burton is a British brand (created by Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings) which provides a range of vintage inspired contemporary watches at affordable prices. The watch designs suit my understated style down to a tee. It was hard to settle on just one design, as the woodland and floral designs by the brand are simply gorgeous. In the end I thought the Big Dial Black and Gold Watch £72 (pictured) would suit most of my outfits.


I hadn't seen this watch in person, only online, before it was bought for me. It's quite delicate and dainty which is a real contrast from my usual Armani Exchange Black & Rose Gold Chronograph watch (seen in this post). The leather strap is quite slim, emphasising the over-sized dial. I love the simplicity of this watch.

Overall I'm so pleased with it and I'm sure it will see a lot of wear. This particular watch was purchased from  but you can see the full range of designs on the  website.

Have you heard of Olivia Burton?


Christine Stewart x

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