FASHION: TOP 3 FASHION PICKS OF JULY, THOSE SUMMER BRIGHTS

July is the month to get out those summer brights just in time for the summer season. It’s also a bonus that its my birthday month so it’s even more of an excuse to treat myself. (I am a strong believer of treating myself as you can probably see if you follow me on instagram).

I just want to showcase my three top summer brights as I have picked them up lately and just cant get enough of them.

  1. River Island Orange Mules

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I have been lusting over these burnt orange beauties ever since they first came into stock and I finally picked them up the other day. Who doesn’t love a pair of bright and colourful shoes in their wardrobe for summer? What’s even better is that these went down to promotion price for £12.00! Like how can you go wrong for that price? I havent wore these yet but when I do, be prepared for an outfit post as I can’t get enough of them.

Find them here: https://www.riverisland.com/p/red-two-strap-mules-695759

2. Yellow In The Style Bodycon Dress20206222_1516296225058566_1322373838_n

I have also been dying for this since I saw it on Charlotte Crosby. In The Style never fails in my eyes so when I saw this I had to get it. Its such a perfect fit and looks amazing on. The colour is so bright for the summer and the tie detail finishes the dress off completlely. I bought this for my birthay night out in Leeds next weekend which I am pairing which my next summer brights pick…

Find it here: https://www.inthestyle.com/charlotte-crosby-yellow-tie-front-bandeau-mini-dress

3. River Island Gold Tie Wedges

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Last but totally not least is my new babies. I bought last years version of these however I just had to buy this years as they are so beautiful. As we all know, RI never fail with the shoes. These babies have added life to my wardrobe and as I said in number 2, these are coming to Leeds with me next weekend to style up my yellow dress. Gold is never a wrong option, it literally is the go to colour which looks amazing with anything. These babies are £55.00 to buy from River Island. Find the link below…

Find them here: https://www.riverisland.com/p/gold-tie-up-espadrille-platform-wedges-698615

Hope you’ve liked this post, feel free to leave comments and follow my instagram for more pics @kheiranicole

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UNI: MY FIRST YEAR AS A FASHION JOURNALISM STUDENT

So I’ve officially completed my first year of uni as a fashion journalism student. I’m not afraid to say i’ve had ups and downs throughout the year with tears and tantrums but i’ve came out on the other side with a stronger knowledge and better aspect towards a fashion journalist.

I’ve completed things which I never thought i’d be able to do including video journalism which I never ever thought I would be able to do. I chose fashion journalism because I have always looked up to fashion influencers and bloggers and aspire to be as succesful as my idols one day. I’ve learnt so much about the industy and I cant wait to see what second and third year has in store for me.

If anyone is thinking about studying journalism and has a great eye for fashion, I would so reccomend going down the fashion journalism route as there is so much more to fashion journalism than journalism. I have studied the aspects of fashion in all ages, as well as magazine platforms and ofcourse, this blog. I have had previous blogs in the past which I have stopped doing because of a confidence knock. However, starting this blog for my social media module has made me stronger and has made me want to carry on and hopefully turn this into a career.

Lets see what second year has in store for me. Role on September.

 

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FASHION: STYLE ON THE STREETS OF MIDDLESBROUGH

 Being a fashion student means that overcoming your fears of approaching strangers is essential as one day this is going to be needed. I decided to do a street style on the streets of Middlesbrough. I thought it would be great to find out people’s individual styles and where they get their inspiration from.
Being a nervous person, this was such a struggle to do and I deffinetly overcame my fear. I asked five people for their permission to take part in my street style and I was so pleased with the outcome. I got a range of different styles and everyone was unique to eachother.
I think this is the best part about street style, as it is an opportunity for people to reveal who they are, as fashion is such a big thing for peoples identities. It gives people the opportunity to express themselves through fashion, which is what I love the most.
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Check out my street style Stellar here…


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FASHION: OOTD ALL THAT DENIM

So, like I said in my previous post on denim, it never goes out of fashion. I wanted to showcase this cute outfit I put together last week as I loved it. I was going bowling with my family and bowling is always an awkard one, like what do you wear? I never want to look too dressy but I don’t want to look too casual. Im one of those that likes to dress up 99% of the time.

I put this outfit together out of the blue and it just seemed to work. And it was such a good choice as it was the comfiest outfit ever for bowling.

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Starting with the scarf, I picked this up at a local boutique last week. I have been looking for one for so long and have struggled to come across one. I was so happy when I found this as it was so cheap for only £8.00. It looks so cute with everything and the colours are perfect.

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As for the t-shirt, this is one of my complete favourites. For everyone who is on instagram, im sure everyone loves Hotmess and Tayla Blue. Hotmess is one of my favourite online shops, so when this tee dropped, I had to purchase it. For those wondering, it says “The Best Time For New Beginnings Is Now”. It was also such a good price, I grabbed it in the sale for £22.00.

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Because I was bringing back the denim jacket, which I haven’t worn in about a year (because lets face it, when do we have denim jacket weather?) I decided to put on these sweet little espadrille shoes I grabbed in the bargain sale at River Island. When I say bargain, I literally mean a mega bargain, they were reduced to £5.00! I pictured myself only wearing these on holiday, but they looked perfect with this outfit. I also wore my leather look leggings to break up the colour. I couldn’t wear jeans as it would be a total denim overload, so these pants looked perfect.

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If you’ve got simple pieces like these, it’s so easy to put together a cute outfit. I will leave the outfit details below…

Top- Hotmess!

Leggings- River Island

Denim Jacket- H&M

Scarf- Parisia Fashion

Shoes- River Island

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FASHION: THOSE KIMMY K VIBES

These leggings have been stocked everywhere and have been centre of attention across instagram and twitter ever since Kim stepped out wearing them looking so effortlessly glamourous. She doesn’t even have to try and she still pulls it off.

Well, in my case, i’m not quite as glam as Kimmy K so I had to try my best to pull this off. I loved these leggings as soon as I seen them on her and then things were made even better when my favourite online boutiques started stocking them. To take it even better, I picked them up in the sale for just £10.00.

I purchased these from the Megan Mckenna range at MissPap and I love them. I have been debating on them for so long but as soon as they went in the sale, I snapped them up right away.

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I was having a mega struggle with what to wear with these as Kim looks unreal and her look is so effortless. I obviously had to make effort to look half this good.

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In the end, I paired these leggings with this gorgeous bodysuit from Boohoo. I chose the same colour scheme as Kim as I knew it would look good. The crossver detail on the bodysuit makes the oufit look even better and to add to the look, I wore my pointed toe heels from Primark.

Outfit:

Leggings: Misspap.co.uk

Bodysuit: Boohoo.com

Heels: Primark

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FASHION: LEOPARD LOVING

Animal print is a trend that is always in and never dies. Leopard print especially. You can guarantee that a leopard print statement is always a good outfit.

My OOTN (outfit of the night) on Saturday night was this stunning outfit I pieced together. Although I felt slightly like a cast member from the Flinstones, I still liked it.

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As I work in River Island, I’m always having a good browse, especially in the sale, which is where I picked up this denim fringed skirt, as I said in my last blog post (here), denim is always a trend. I couldn’t resist getting my hands on this skirt as I just loved it when I saw it and for only £10.00 reduced from £32.00, how could I not?

And moving onto the bodysuit, I fell in love witht this also when I saw it. I always love a good browse on Missguided which is where I picked this beauty up. The bell sleeve detailing and the sheerness of the bodysuit was perfect and I couldn’t wait for it to arrive.

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I put together this outfit with these open-toe block heels from New Look which I purchased in the christmas sale. I love a comfy heel on a night out and these do the trick for me.

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Bodysuit: Missguided £20.00

Skirt: River Island £10.00

Shoes: New Look £12.00

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FASHION: DENIM TRENDING TOP 5 PICKS

Denim is a total craze at the minute, but in all fairness, when isn’t it? It’s always trending but with different twists to it. This time around, its throwing it back and bringing the denim skirts back into fashion, and with all the distressed tees and dresses in, denim skirts have copied.

Tonnes of celebs, bloggers and fashion influencers have been sporting distressed denim skirts, whether theyre playing it casual or dressing it up. Whether it’s a night out on the town or a casual day at the shops, theres a skirt for any occasion.

I’ve picked out my best denim skirts for the season…

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WELCOME

To kick off my very first blog post, I would like to introduce myself, as your probably wondering who I am and why I have created a blog. Intro’s can be quite boring so I’m just gonna put this out there..

Find some interesting facts about me below:

  1. My name is Kheira Nicole Dawson Reeks.
  2. I live in Teesside, North East of England.
  3. I am currently a student at the University of Sunderland studying fashion journalism.
  4. Fashion journalism have always been a keen interest of mine. (hence the fashion blog)
  5. I work for River Island.
  6. I have worked with brands in the past through blogging.
  7. I used to be a social media intern at a local boutique.
  8. My favorite online brands are: Missguided, Pretty Little Thing, Miss Pap and ASOS.
  9. My favourite high street retailers are: River Island, Topshop, H&M, Zara, Outfit.
  10. My favourite make-up brands are: Benefit, MAC, Morphe Brushes, Maybelline, Urban Decay.

I hope you like my blog and feel free to leave comments and follow me on my blog and all social media platforms.

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