The Winter Dream… for the freest of people

When I think of Winter, I like to think of loads of cosy knitwear, snuggling, hot chocolate, mulled wine… But sometimes the reality is that you have freezing wet feet, cold hands and everything seems a little bit bleak.

Well, I can tell you with confidence that The Free People Blog makes Winter seem so beautiful. The editorials done with the incredible knitwear are literally what dreams are made of… ahhhhhhhh.

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Photos taken from the Free People Blog

There is sooo much that I want from this website that I cannot even begin to describe… I intend to make a dreamlist of some beautiful items this weekend. (Obviously amongst uni work!) – Procrastination? Me? Never.

If you want to indulge in an item or two to make Winter feel a little more glam, then I recommend having a good browse on Free People – when you are done you will be so dazzled with gorgeousness that Winter may just become your favourite season…

Peace and Love and Winter snuggling x

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Spread the joy of the wide brim…

Wide brimmed hats are everywhere in high street stores right now. 

I am a huge fan of this trend – I think the right hat can always add a little sophistication and bring an outfit together. I currently own a black fedora hat from Topshop, which I absolutely love because it always makes me feel a bit more glam on a “not-so-glam” kind of day….

But lately I have been oh so very tempted to cheat on my beautiful fedora (which I rocked for most of summer) for something just that little bit more elegant looking. During a sneaky browse of Topshop, I fell in love with a wide brimmed floppy felt hat in Burgundy. This piece of gorgeous would have, however, cost me £28… and as a very poor student currently, I had to swiftly take myself out of the shop and drive myself home immediately.

After this shopping (no, actually BROWSING) trip, the only way to ease the pain of not purchasing this item was to blog about beautiful hats – hence the gushy hat blog post! If you want to lust over some wide brims looking beautiful on beautiful people, then I highly recommend checking out the Free People blog – one of my favourite places to look at beautiful things.

Free People hat Photo taken from the Free People Blog

Peace and Love and Hats

x

Lets look beautiful and spend a little less…

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I would wear Free People clothes (above) all the time if I could. But these amazing clothes come at a price…

So today I’m finding some cheap as chips alternatives that will make you look just as free and beautiful as the models from Free People. All you will be missing is the desert…

This photo from the Free People blog caught my eye, because I absolutely love the blouse that she is wearing… but at $148, one can only dream. My birthday has just gone, so it doesn’t look hopeful.

So, I thought I’d have a little skim of the internet and find out what other less expensive blouses are on offer for people like me who are dreaming of being Free People…

Ellie Boho Print Wrap Front Blouse £18 Boohoo – This boho blouse is very pretty and will look gorgeous with some brown boots (copying the Free People photo above!) Personally, I’d buy it a little larger than my actual size because I think blouses like this look better when they are a bit large and floaty, more dress like… But each to their own! With the money you’d save from buying this item, maybe you could try and get a flight to a desert! – You never know!

Tilly Oversized Contrast Panel Tunic Top £12 Boohoo – This is another favourite at only £12! I love the print on this and the detail. Although short sleeved (and quite different to the picture above) this would look gorgeous at a festival with some boots and shorts.

EMBROIDERED SMOCK BLOUSE BY KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP £60 Topshop – OK, so being slightly naughty (but you are paying for the embellishment on this one!) this gorgeous blouse by Kate Moss is such a winner. The embellishment really stands out and will make you sparkle in the sunshine! Great festival item and guess what…. machine washable! What more could you want?!

TASSEL FEATHER PRINT BLOUSE BY KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP £75 Topshop – I just had to edit this one in as although the most expensive… I think I am in love. There’s a possibility I even prefer this one to the one on the Free People blog… So well done Kate Moss!

You could even buy all four!

Happy pretty boho blouse shopping 🙂

x

Love

Ahhhhh I love this…. soooo cute. Forgive me if I do some style stealing again…

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OK, so the dungarees alone are nearly $300…

But… with a little bit of browsing… I found…

Dungarees (OK, so these aren’t quite as dark, but actually… there are some really cool darker ones from Topshop that are meant for maternity, but bought in a small size should be perfect for a “boyfriend” look, like the photo… but I thought people may think I’m crazy if I linked you guys to some maternity dungarees!) http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=dungarees&storeId=12556&productId=13815964&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057

Top (This in a big size will look really similar – like the cut-out detail): http://www.asos.com/Mango/Mango-Embroidered-Cut-Out-Top/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3757749&cid=4169&Rf937=2428,4140&Rf-200=5&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=White

Hat (Personally I’d want a bigger brim, but…): http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=floppy+hat&storeId=12556&productId=11677746&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057

All that comes to £85.99… and who needs shoes 😉 I’m joking… Boots or flip flops would do fine!

Style stealing off Free People is probably my favourite thing. So gorgeous.

I love the Free People blog – mmmmm

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Yes, that’s right, I’ve been looking at the Free People blog again. I honestly can’t help but want EVERY single outfit on there.

So, I’m going to do a similar thing to yesterday and try and find some less pricey alternatives!
Here goes…

Harem Pants: http://www.hm.com/gb/product/12888?article=12888-E&cm_mmc=pla-_-gb-_-ladies_basics_trousers-_-12888&gclid=CJujnIbXg74CFbLItAod4yYArg

Lace Cami: http://www.asos.com/Oasis/Oasis-Lace-Cami-Top/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3901658&SearchQuery=lace%20cami&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Cream

Boots (I struggled to find a really cheap alternative to these babies, but I like these black woven boots from Asos and I think they’d still go well with the outfit): http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-AFTERGLOW-Leather-Woven-Boots/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3525085&cid=4172&Rf947=2581&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black

Bag: http://www.riverisland.com/women/bags–purses/cross-body-bags/Black-fringed-tapestry-cross-body-bag-638193

And there we have it… Only £95.99! All you need to do now is pile on the jewellery and outfit is sorted!

Love and Peace x