All posts tagged: fashion

Fashion // DIY Denim Jacket with Dylon

Last year and creeping into this year, the embroidered trend is big business and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I loved the embroidered denim jacket trend last year and the pastel jackets on the high street so I decided to DIY my own jacket! Luckily Dylon Fabric Dyes got in touch around the same time to see if I would be interested in a collaboration, I jumped at it! The perfect denim The tricky part was finding the perfect denim jacket.  I knew in my head what I wanted but finding it was a whole new issue! After a quick scour of the internet, read Ebay I decided to head to the charity shops in my town hoping to find the perfect one. Luckily I stumbled across this jacket on a vintage stall in the town market hall! Colour  I knew I was after a pink toned jacket so I used the shade powder pink . It was so easy to use – literally just dampen your item of clothing; and pop in the drum …

Fashion // Winter Pastels 

It’s been a while since I last posted an outfit post, but during a recent Sunday lunch trip, I managed to convince the boyo to take a couple of outfit snaps. January and February are the coldest months of them all so I’ve found myself reaching for my pink coat, over the knee boots and hat and scarf combo. I asked Darren to take these pictures during a trip into Liverpool on the weekend as we had a lunch reservation booked. Expect another post later in the week about that but I wanted to share these few snaps. I picked this coat up from the M&S sale a few weeks ago as it was a bargain at half price, considering it’s still very much ‘on trend’ and such fab quality. I’m still loving my huge blanket scarf from Primark that’s seen me through the last few winters and these over the knee boots are still a relatively new purchase, that I got from Just Fab in October/Nov time after spotting them on Instagram! It was …

Fashion // Week 3 #OOTD

Another weekend brings the third installment of ‘what I wore this week’. Knowing I’m posting my daily outfits means I’m thinking about the combos I’m putting together and it’s helping my shopping ban FOMO!  This week is very busy work wise and each look reflected what I was up to. Plus autumn really set in and my office is freezing so layers are essential!  Monday- Tan suede jacket, blue paisley top and jeans all Primark Tuesday – Khaki jacket River Island, mustard jumper and denim pinafore dress both New Look Wednesday – Blue marl dress Topshop, pink jumper River Island and blue jeans New Look Thursday – Jumper Primark, Skirt F&F at Tesco, trench coat New Look Friday – Slogan t-shirt Ebay, Beige leather jacket and ripped jeans ASOS 

Fashion // Week 1 #OOTD 

House savings are taking presidence at the minute so clothes shopping has taken a back seat which means creating new outfits from the existing contents of my wardrobe!  In order to transition into Autumn and fall back in love with some old pieces, I’m trying to mix it up. And, taking daily pictures is the way forward right now.  Expect a weekly update on the outfits I’m wearing each week right here every Sunday.  Blue paisley blouse, tan sleeveless jacket and skinny jeans White Balmain t-shirt, blue skinny jeans and a coral boucle jacket Black and white striped top, black clottes and trainers Black top, green maxi skirt and tan suede jacket Pink jumper, black midi dress, stonewas denim jacket & red Zara bag

Fashion // Jewellery Love

I’ve always been an accessories kinda girl. In my teens it was bags, now in my late twenties it’s bags and jewellery.       Across the body bags that double up as a clutch are my evening go-to and this one is pretty darn easy to wear. In summer I love to go bright with my clothes so my jewellery is quite muted.  Black, silver and rose gold tones are my go-to’s.  What I’m wearing –  Across body bag – Primark Ring – ASOS Rose gold bracelet – Micheal Kors  

OOTD // Summer Brights

As we all know blogging is a big business nowadays and I’m currently undergoing a bit of a career transition moving away from writing, so my blog is more of a creative outlet than ever before.  So I wanted to rebrand my site banner with pretty, colourful imagery and I set about this with a blog photoshoot. I have a bucket load of images to share so expect a couple more posts on this but I’m so happy with the images.  I chose an outfit that’s very me – bright & full of colour. And I’m ready to see what’s next for Ruth Writes!           What I’m wearing –  Cold-shoulder top – River Island Wide leg culottes – New Look Marble necklace – M&S Silver statement necklace – EBay Pink tote bag – Primark Cream clutch bag – Primark Sunglasses – RayBans Earrings – River Island  

OOTD // How I Style Midi Dresses

Another day, another outfit post. I think I’m doing quite well in attempting to mould my boyfriend into an ‘Instagram Husband’ as he snapped these pictures on Sunday afternoon in the garden. However please forgive the fact I’ve got my hair up – I was *mildly* hungover when these were taken…    The weather was absolutely gorgeous so I decided to throw on this really, really old midi dress. I love the shape and it’s really lightweight making it perfect for work or just running errands – like we did on Sunday!  Midi dress – River Island Kimono – Primark Necklace – EBay Lace up sandals – Missguided     

OOTD // Here Comes The Sun

Here it is, my second outfit post! I asked my boyfriend to take these pictures on Saturday afternoon before we went to a kids party.  I realised last week the brick wall in our garden is the perfect backdrop so I thought let’s give outfit posting another go!        Summer decided to make an appearance so this was my first summers outfit of the year!  After a root through my wardrobe I decided to wear –  New Look indigo jeans New Look khaki sleeveless top Primark dip dye kimono  Primark brown buckle flats  Rayban sunglasses       

Fashion // ASOS Dupe Stan Smith Trainers

This year everyone seems to be going mad for trainers. I’ve always been a trainers kinda girl – generally wearing them with boyfriend jeans or to dress down a dress or a skirt.  So naturally I’m loving that it’s ‘in fashion’ to pretty much wear them daily. I ordered this black and white leopard-inspired print pair from ASOS last summer.  At the time I loved them cos of their skater-style look. However now I think ASOS was ahead of the times as they’re so similar to Adidas Stan Smiths – without the hefty price tag!     

The Press Tent Blogger Event

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited down to The Press Tent blogger event held for Manchester bloggers. Hosted at the super cool Elevator arts space at the Great Northern on Deansgate, there was an amazing turn out, range of cool brands and a lovely personalised touch from the Press Tent gang. I got to chat to TwinFace jewellery, twins who make gorgeous pieces of jewellery at tier kitchen table and decided to turn it into a business. I loved the delicate gold and ivory pieces. One website to check out this summer!      It was lovely to spot Holly from Rock on Ruby on Ruby, who had a beautiful range of gym wear and make up bags featuring the slogans the brand is best known for.  And I turned it a little bit of a fangirl when I spotted Emma from What Emma Did. Having read her blog for many years it was so nice to say hello and have a nosey at her simply gorgeous boutique collection of dresses.           It was …

Branded Lab PR Goodie Bags

On Wednesday I headed into Manchester after work to attend the Branded Lab PR event. It was held at the gorgeous Rosylee restaurant in the Northern Quarter. I have blogged about the event here and the brands that were in attendance, but today I’m here to talk about the amazing contents of the goody bag! Us bloggers were well and truly spoilt! Packed with make-up bits from Elf, Anatomicals, Avon (who I blogged about here!), So! body sprays, Lipcote and Fake Bake to name a few! As a lifestyle blogger first and foremost, it decided to dress-up my desk with fresh flowers and my Primarni vanilla and coconut candle and get snapping! I’ve always wanted to try the Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer under eye patches and they lived up to the hype. The packaging is so cute and I’m a sucker for pretty toiletries and these don’t look out of place sat on my make-up table! I used the Lipcote lipstick topper on Saturday night when I was out in Manchester with the girls. It …

The Kardashian Effect

Khloe Kardashian Odom. I have been a fan since I first discovered KUWTK during my 3rd year of University. After spending my younger years growing up in a house with with bog standard channels 1-5 until the launch of Freeview, the trials and tribulations of the Kardashian sisters and Jenner family was alien to me. Well until Virgin TV was introduced to my life in my 3rd year student house. Ahh memories. But, back to the matter in hand. Khloe quickly became my favourite character. Loud, outspoken and a ‘takes no prisoners’ attitude my kinda woman some might say. She told the truth to her sisters and has a quick, witty personality and a loving relationships with the younger Jenner sisters, who are now hot on the heels of the three K’s. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe. But, like I say Khloe has always been my favourite sister. I have been meaning to write this post for a while, but after a conversation with one of my friends whilst watching an episode of ‘Kim and Kourtney Take New York’. It was missing one thing in my opinion Mrs …

London Fashion Weekend- Round Up

Just how is it Friday already? My week off seems have to flown by so quickly, but I promised easrlier in the week I would be back with an update, so here I am! Yesterday I went down to London for London Fashion Weekend. Being an avid follower of Fashion Week and reading the many posts in the blogosphere, I thought why not take a trip to Fashion Weekend to live a snippet of the lifestyle and a cheeky shopping trip to London! (Warning- this post is very picture heavy!) The event is being held at Somerset House and runs from yesterday to this Sunday (I think!). I went all out and booked the Shop The Lot ticket, which basically meant I could browse round the many stalls in Somerset House, enjoy a Catwalk show and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly, which you’ll agree is always nice! Many high-end brands were in attendance so I got to coo over beautiful Vivienne Westwood clothing and fell in love with a couple of Lola Rose pieces. Diet Coke, …

Dresses: Dressing to suit your shape

This year I made a decision to only buy when I really want something and try and shop for my figure and what suits, rather than what I think looks good on the rail. I have discovered lately I just love dresses with sleeves and I think they’re super flattering and great for day and night.  Along the same thread, ASOS have really become my go-to lately as they are super great at delivery and I know I can count on my parcel arriving on time and I trust the sizings which is what you need when you are 14, but every now and again have a go at getting into a 12- and at ASOS with success! Dressing for your shape My figure is typically a pear. Hips, bum, boobs. But, it’s took me a long time to figure out what suits. After daliances with bodycon dresses which are a strictly no-go area, sleeveless dresses which don’t always flatter and shorts are just a danger zone. ASOS Top Picks This is my current wishlist of …

Press Events- Goody Bags

Ok, I am new to the press show thang and therefore last week I received my first goody bags. Hence the reason I have dragged my blog posts out all week about the events! Here is a peek at what goodies I received- cue very excited screams from me and my boss when we received them. Thanks to all the brands involved- Missguided, Argos, and Warehouse.