The Floral Midi

 Top - Asos / Skirt - River Island / Boots - Asos / Watch - Olivia Burton

A midi skirt, bare legs, floral print...anyone would think it's summer. But this outfit is perfect all year round, and I have worn this skirt more in the cold than I have in the warm! The side split makes it perfect for dinner or drinks and the fit is perfect for those summer days out (when it comes around). 

I love this with a crop or bardot top also but I've only tried black. That's the thing with midi skirts, I'm almost scared to experiment too much with them. The wrong top or shoe can result in catastrophic body changes that unfortunately, leave me feeling incredibly small and frumpy. Damn my genes for not blessing me with some noticeable height. 

Who else is sporting a midi this winter?


A Winter Essential

Grey Jumper - Missguided / Watch - Olivia Burton

This jumper is a million miles out of my comfort zone. I don't wear oversized things because they drown me. I don't wear baggy things because they add an extra 6 pounds to my figure and I don't wear roll necks because the floating-head look doesn't suit me, whatsoever. So why did I buy this? 

Because my god, I wanted a cosy jumper. Something that will make me feel all warm and snuggly in these winter dissertation months. Something I can throw on and go to the library or lounge around home in. But I didn't realise how much I'd actually love this until I got it...

And then...I even wore it shopping.

I've been converted. The cowl-neck is a perfect looseness and the knit is beautiful and chunky. I love the shades of grey that come through the pattern too, it really adds a little something. It also looks great layered with a coat, the neck just giving it that extra bit of detail. 

Does anybody else love these jumpers at the moment?

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Frankie Diary 2015

The start of any new diary, journal or exercise book is the most exciting prospect for me. I remember in school I would be so eager to get a new book and plan the handwriting I was going to practise for it. Should I go italic this term? Maybe all swirly and girly? Or maybe very bubbly and neat with all the letters being perfectly parallel?

Each book would adopt a different handwriting trend; one that I thought could define me as a person. And each book would start super neat: spending minutes perfectly forming each letter; using rulers to underline; different pens for different headings...it was planned to a tea. Then, as the days wen't on, each book would start to get more and more scruffy and you'd vow to yourself never to allow it to happen again ...

I've gone through this cycle with my new 2015 diary. I have gold and pink gel pens, a beautiful biro to put in the holder and stickers to jazz up the pages I feel lack in something. I've also promised myself that I'd use this one, unlike last year when I got to March and thought remembering my plans would save a lot of time and effort.

But this diary MAKES me want to use it. The different themes for different months, the gorgeous typography, the handbag but still useable size...there's no reason why I wouldn't.

So along with my cliché resolutions this year to be healthier, happier, work hard, play harder...I also want to use my diary to be the most organised woman I could possibly be.


My Perfect Winter Dress

Geo Print Notch Overlay Dress - Topshop / Shoes - Schuh / Satchel Bag - Forever 21 / Watch - Olivia Burton / Hand Chain - River Island

I think I've found my perfect dress; one that doesn't ride when I walk and result in me doing an almost Penguin dance to avoid any indecent flashes; one that doesn't gather round my stomach when I sit down to reveal the outline of the garlic bread, pasta and desert that I've just consumed; one that doesn't hide the fact I've got a bum, nor skim it so tightly that I'm afraid to bend down incase it rips. And a bonus? This is super warm for winter. 

I've paired it with some simple loafers and a black satchel for a daytime/office look. And of course, I love an item that I can dress up and down and this would look great with some chunky heels and a gold clutch over Christmas. 

Does anybody else have a perfect winter dress?