21 Sept 2014

OOTD: Grunge

I've never denied my inner grunge-goddess; I'm pretty sure I was wearing platforms, low ponytails and flannel before it was cool, just ask me about it. A true 90's girl to the core, I was heavily influenced by my older siblings' music tastes while growing up. Pearl Jam was (and still is!) my lullaby and emotional and brooding muso guys were my crush of choice. The new BooHoo Plus collection grabbed me from the get-go with its sports-luxe and grungy feel. As soon as I saw this sleeveless waistcoat, I knew I had to have it!

Jacket: c/o BooHoo
Dress: BooHoo
Slip: City Chic
Necklace: old stock Colette
Platforms and Clutch: Betts
Sunnies: Markets

I'd picked up this dress in the sales a few months ago and have worn it quite a few times. I'd actually forgotten it was a BooHoo dress until I looked at the tags when doing the list above. So, funnily enough, pretty-much this whole outfit is from the one shop! I wanted to keep a monochrome look for the waistcoat and I love how it all came together. The dress has a swing shape that works perfectly with the waistcoat's structure, plus, without sleeves its going to transition easily into the Summer months as well. I'm wearing a UK size 24 in these photos and its a little big under the arms (I find I'm pretty consistently a UK24/AU22 in the BooHoo range, but its nice to know the jackets have the little bit more room in them).

These platforms are my absolute faves, they always add that extra oomph to an outfit. Plus, I love that I can wear them all day - I pretty-much only wear heels if I know I'm going to be spending the majority of the night sitting down! Lastly, for a rainbow pop, I wore out my Betts floral clutch, its surprisingly roomy and fits everything I need - even my huge hangover-hiding sunnies!

I couldn't resist adding in these snaps of Nadia Aboulhosn, brand ambassador for this BooHoo collection. She just absolutely nailed it and the photos literally make me want to buy every piece!

Which of Nadia's looks do you like best?
How would you style this sleeveless waistcoat?


  1. I love this outfit! The jacket is beautiful, and the clutch is a great touch of color against the black and white!

  2. This is all around a really great look, but I am GAH GAH over that BooHoo jacket!!!!! :D


  3. Amazing outfit!! love the look !!
    would you like to follow each other ?

  4. This outfit is AMAZING. It's a bit strange to see you in monochrome, but it's a trend I am loving right now!

  5. I love that sleeveless vest - its awesome!!

  6. Grunge girl through and through here, too. I still get the urge to light a lighter when listening to Pearl Jam. :) Oh, and I love your outfit! I'm in different versions of that sandals everyday (flats, platform, white, black) :)


  7. Love the vest, it really suits you :)



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