Monday, 19 September 2016

Over The Moon!

Hello there! The family Soydemir proudly presents: the weed infested back garden! The weather here in Manchester has been absolutely wonderful over the past week... it’s almost as if summer is expending its final few drops before autumn's arrival. Despite last week having meant to be my scheduled farewell to Manchester, it seems that fate must have chuckled at my plans to return to Istanbul since I’m still very much here. 

I feel as though today's outfit is reminiscent of a much younger Sumeyye, you see.. I was completely and utterly fascinated by space as a kiddo. I owned a dozen children’s space encyclopaedias, which were routinely my bedtime read and I completed a monthly pilgrimage of the space section of the Manchester museum until the age of 12. It wasn’t the usual fascination a child possesses where they daydream about becoming an astronaut without any necessary qualifications, discovering an identical planet to earth and being congratulated by the prime minister for saving mankind…no, mine was a fascination that at the core was fear, the fear of knowing that if the earth were to no longer exist, I would no longer be able to sustain myself. I made it my duty to take on board the abhorred tasks such as ‘litter picking monitor’, ‘Eco monitor’ and so on during my primary school years. Of course this zeal to be Eco-friendly was established on my irrational fear of the universe. Not very much has changed in the space department.. since I'm still compelled to pick up anything space related!

Outfit Details: Grey wool pleated skirt, Primark tshirt, Zara denim jacket, Accessorize rocket bag and Clarks brogues

All over them overalls with Stylewe!

Hi guys! Today I have slightly different post for you all, in which I've collaborated with Stylewe to discuss overalls! Stylewe for anyone who may not have the foggiest clue what I'm talking about, is an online fashion store which houses various different independent designers. It caters for every style whether that be the smooth street style, demure and elegant or eccentric and quirky!  Lately, having become increasingly enamoured with wide leg overalls trend circulating the fashion world, I was most impressed with some of the unique variations that Stylewe had to offer! I wanted to talk about wide leg overalls in particular for the reason that they come across as more feminine and the silhouette more flattering than straight-leg ones...

1. As you guys may have figured after my countless declarations of love for various denim ensembles, I'm a sucker for it... then again how can one not be! This pair of denim overalls caught my eye instantly whilst I was doing some late night browsing (guilty). With the flattering a-line fit to them, the adorable exposed pockets (the highlight feature if you ask me) and the saturated colour! You cannot possibly go wrong with having a pair of denim overalls in your life (or any denim item for that matter). It's a staple addition to any wardrobe whatever the style or occasion may be; running errands in spring paired with a stripy t-shirt and pristine white trainers, meeting friends for lunch in summer dressed with a bardot blouse, neck tie and red kitten heels or grab a coffee in the autumn months paired with suede ankle boots and an oversized lapel camel coat...

2. The subtle plaid print to this pair of overalls I felt, added an air of professionalism whilst still maintaining the very feminine, fit and flare silhouette and the love-heart neckline. With a pair of sharp black heels  and simple white's demure, elegant and chic! 

3. Pinstripe has made a grand return and has been virtually everywhere, in all different shapes and sizes! Not only that, but it has successfully managed to engulf me too! Pinstripes are a very simple way to smarten up an outfit, paired with with a simple outfit that epitomises the current era of minimalism. or you can opt for an effortless combination with an oversized turtleneck knit or a lapel coat... the possibilities with pinstripe are seemingly endless! This pair of overalls possesses cross over suspenders which is reminiscent of a school uniform, do not fear though.. the nipped in waist which then expands into calf-length culottes along with the sophisticated navy and white pinstripes, draws a line between a children's uniform and a classy appearance!