BANK Goodies

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KARAH – Faux Fur Hat  –  Ted Baker

White Oversized ShirtMiss Selfridge

Long Line Leather Look Biker JacketBANK – Ribbon

HaremsEu Nao Sei (literally have no idea!)

Clare Lace Up BootsBANK – Blonde & Blonde

Aztec Embossed Weave SatchelASOS

So a few days ago I received a much awaited parcel from BANK in the mail and and due to my impulsive nature and lack of patience I all but ripped it open to reveal the faux leather jacket and the amazing heeled boots I’m wearing in the pictures above.

The faux leather biker jacket is from one of BANK’s in-house brands; Ribbon and I honestly do wish I had gotten it a lot sooner! It’s length is longer than the norm for most leather jackets so it ends just above mid-thigh for me, a factor that had increased my adoration for it. The outer material of the jacket is smooth to touch and quite soft whereas the inner material is more so sleek and even softer! The jacket doesn’t showcase a skin tight silhouette when zipped up but that’s because it allows one to wear layers with it if they so wished to without making the person look like they’re bursting at the seams. It’s been quite a chilly week and this jacket has definitely helped to protect me from the cold front so overall I think it would be a great investment to ones autumn/winter wardrobe! Also have I mentioned it looks great? (My mother wants one too now!)

Now for the boots, eurgh I love, love, love these shoes so much already. I’ve never been one to wear boots and if I were to purchase some they’d always be wedge boots or a sort with a really high heel. This was not the case for these ones. Originally I had wanted a really high pair of wedged sneaker like shoes from BANK but they weren’t in stock and I settled for the ones I now have. I am honestly so glad the others weren’t in stock! These boots are not only incredibly comfortable but they also look amazing with everything I own! Seriously speaking I could pair these with a maxi dress and add some dark coloured accessories/makeup and it would work (I have tried this, you have my word.)

I got the Clare Lace Up Boots – complements of  another of  BANK’s in-house brands; Blonde&Blonde, in a size up (so a size 6) because I aimed to wear really furry socks with them (and also because I saw that size 5 was out of stock on the website – I’m sneaky I know!) They legit fit like a charm, ever so slightly bigger than usual because of the increased sizing but when I wear them with socks I can hardly even tell. The block heel on the boots has won over my heart from all other past heels and  I’ve worn these boots every day since I’ve gotten them! THAT should be saying a lot about their quality, comfort and endurance!

They keep your feet warm all whilst looking stylishly ultra retro grunge… Why haven’t you got your own pair yet?

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

Bjs Nailah **

Modern Day Vampire

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The buttoned up white collared shirt, the trench coat like wrap around jacket with faux leather panelling, the skinnies, the subtle hint of eyeliner and that great hat. (You will not believe where the clothing is from!)

I was hanging out in Camden Town when this icy beauty caught my friend Ibby’s eye, he told me to turn around and that’s when I saw him walking off in front of us. Of course I ran after him to ask if I could take this picture. What really surprised me though is that the clothing; the hat, the shirt and that beautiful jacket are all from PRIMARK!

I was shocked but it’s true that Primark have been doing considerably well in terms of the quality and style of their apparel this year. For example, I’ve had my faux leather backpack with the Gold embellishments  for over three months now and although I use it practically everyday, it still hasn’t shown any sign of wear and tear. Usually with Primark the problem is that the clothes/accessories don’t last all that long before they begin to fade/shrink/wither away. Well this doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore!

I may just need to pay a visit to the store myself 🙂

Friday Favourites

Friday favourites

Plaid top
chiarafashion.co.uk

Noisy may black waistcoat
$77 – nelly.com

Pull&Bear black faux leather pants
$64 – pullandbear.com

Structure shoes
nastygal.com

Knapsack bag
shopjeen.com

H m jewelry
$4.79 – hm.com

Beanie hat
madlady.se

These are some of my favourite things. Don’t you love them?

The Marc Jacobs watch has been on my wishlist for a few weeks now and I hardly ever wear or want to purchase a watch! The rings are a given, it’s the one jewellery piece I can actually wear for long periods of time without getting too fidgety. However the faux leather jogging pants although a definite coveted item ensues a bout of hilarity for me everytime I bring them up. I think that they may forever remind me of the Kanye West interview with Zane Lowe which Jimmy Kimmel made a pardoy of using children.

I swear that comment was not random! In the original interview, Kanye rants about how he presented the idea of leather jogging pants to Fendi years ago and got rejected; “Me and Virgil [Abloh] are in Rome, giving designs to Fendi, over and over, and getting our designs knocked down … [We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherf***ers you done seen with a leather jogging pants?”

I do love that man, not so much for his music but for the priceless and scandalous statements he makes almost daily.

The tartan crop top and fur gilet had a love affair in my mind and when paired them with the Jeffrey Campbell Scully platforms, VOGUE beanie and smiley face backpack created a formidable edgy synery for me that I couldn’t help but want to see materialised. Rimmel’s line of Kate Moss lipsticks has also had me transfixed as a fan for almost a year now and I own two of the darker red shades (Numbers 01 and 10) with intentions to get more in the future. Overall I could say that I’ve owned four but I lost the other two earlier in the year (I have terrible track with beauty items) but I did replace them which is saying much for their overall appeal. I love this line especially because of how creamy and long lasting the lipsticks are, usually the main problem for me with wearing anything other than a light lipgloss is that the products dry out my lips but BUT THAT NOT A PROBLEM WITH THIS LINE!

Honestly try them out and see for yourself 🙂

Have a good weekend everyone! Bjs**

Renaissance Sweatshirts and Leather Skirts

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HUF BeanieEbay

SweatshirtGivenchy

Leather SkirtH&M

Red Leather Tote BagEtsy

Stopped this girl as soon as she stepped out of the Oxford Circus train station yesterday as her style immediately drew my attention. The Givenchy sweatshirt is a person favourite for me as I’ve been crazy about them as soon as I saw that they were Renaissance inspired! The Renaissance era is one I would have loved to have been born in and so I try to immerse myself in the art and culture of that time period whenever I have the opportunity to. Unfortunately my bank account doesn’t always allow me to do so. As my father says, it would take me up to five years to save up for a Givenchy Sweatshirt on my own BUT there is a reason as to why I’m his favourite daughter 😉

Beijinhos **