Manchester Fashion Blogger

I’m writing this while procrastinating doing the washing up. I swear since I’ve moved into my flat I’ve not done anything other than clean and tidy and cook but I’m slowly starting to settle into the routine of things which means that regular posting will resume on this blog – especially when my broadband gets connected on Wednesday.

SO basically since becoming all ‘career girl living in the big city’ – seriously guys , my job title now has executive in it…I’m a bloody executive (!!) – I feel the need for a wardrobe and general life makeover. I want my wardrobe to reflect my job and my new transition and by no means am I going to shy away from my beloved joggers and comfy tops, but I want to dress them up a little more so I look more like the 23 year old woman I actually am.

Hence the experimentation.

I was heading off to Filthy Cow that morning for the second time since moving to Manchester (blog post coming next week, Holy wow I have an addiction to the place) and then for a wander round Selfridges and I wanted to look smart and sophisticated while not having the money to splurge on an entire new wardrobe. I’ve definitely put on a bit of weight since moving to Manchester, so these joggers from Trend Two were my go to choice as they’re one of the most flattering pairs I own and manage to nicely disguise the added inches. Dressed up with a pair of heels they immediately went from casual to classy and made sure I felt comfortable as well as stylish.

On the top half I wore my Topshop bomber to protect me from the elements (I’m living in Manchester after all) and underneath it I decided to experiment with my my RUNWAY sheer longline vest. Normally I will wear this as it is, letting it hang down for a layered effect, however I decided I wanted a slightly more defined silhouette so I decided to gather it in a knot at the side and I LOVED it.

This slimmed down my whole silhouette, showing off my curves while still keeping my tummy covered and allowing me to feel confident even after the biggest burger I’ve ever eaten in my life and the inevitable food baby that followed.

I feel like this is one of those outfits that actually looks better in person and then when you look back at photos you’re just like whyyyyy?! Does anyone else get this or is it just me?!

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| Jacket: Topshop | Top: RUNWAY | Joggers: Trend Two | Shoes: Missguided |

Manchester Fashion Blogger

Manchester Fashion Blogger

Manchester Fashion Blogger

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  1. Lauren Parker
    May 30, 2015 / 7:02 am

    Love your shoes!Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lucy-J
      June 1, 2015 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you lovely! I think they might still be available on the Missguided website! xo

  2. Bash Harry
    May 30, 2015 / 11:04 am

    You look so cool, love your leather jacket! I think I have a general life and closet makeover every three months or so, hahaha. At least you have such a cool reason to, career girl in big city! Hahahaxx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

    • Lucy-J
      June 1, 2015 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you so much babe! I love having a life makeover sometimes, it's good to keep things fresh! xo

  3. Z | J. POTTER
    May 31, 2015 / 3:15 am

    Oh gosh, everyday I think I look great and then I take a photo and I'm like "whaaat? Does that outfit really look like that?!" I've always wondered which was more accurate – the mirror or a photo?Z ยท JPOTTER

    • Lucy-J
      June 1, 2015 / 7:59 pm

      I'm so glad it's not just me! I want to say the mirror, unless of course it looks better on the camera and then it's totally the camera ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  4. Elisa Z
    June 2, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    I know the pain of outfit looking better in person than on a camera. Its annoying.You look lovely!ZEKALIN

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