Friday, 21 August 2015

Khaki to the Beach

 Khaki Longline Split Side | Skort | Jelly Sandals | Sunglasses - AW x Linda Farrow | Gold chain necklace - Avon

After a longtime coming, i decided it was time to come back to blogging and here i bring you an outfit i wore out to Margate beach.

 I didn't plan on swimming nor staying in the water so long so this outfit was just right. The Khaki isn't the typical colour for a summer day out to the beach, but the top itself was just right for the weather. The longline tee is lightweight, loose and helps you cool of with the breeze. Plus if i ever change my mind about dipping into the sea then i could easily remove the longline tee and go in with my hidden crop top and skort. 2 in 1 outfit, not bad right?

The main piece here is the khaki but i couldn't leave it hanging without any accessories. So i paired it with a dark blue leather/gold chained belt and thought it would make the outfit more "Greek" to be more fitting for the weather. Then added a gold chain to accentuate the ongoing colour scheme from the belt.

 If this was a usual day out I'd definitely rock these with a pair of boots or so, however just to keep it down to earth and suitable for my day out to the beach, i put on some jellies. Jelly sandals are good for long walks especially for the sun, with no discomfort at all!

Tell me what you think about the outfit, what other things you think would go well with it and give love by Commenting/Sharing <3 

- Elléa

Thursday, 6 August 2015

I'll be back soon!

So it's been around 4 months since my last post, sorry for the inconsistency of my blogging. 

I didn't think i would be coming back to it because i hardly do consistent posts like one every week or just whenever and it just really sucks for my readers to be having a blogger like moi. I had exams and the process towards the exams consumed my time too. It began to be a habit, pushing this aside so all I've been doing is really trying to use instagram as a replacement since its more simpler to "blog" with and so on.  
Then after one of my recent posts i got a few messages from my readers themselves and comments concerning why I'm not blogging and that i should continue it. I was absolutely touched and i actually questioned myself... i have no excuse for not blogging over the summer and plus next year is a great opportunity to actually be more regular, so why not? 

Thank you to those who are still supporting me!!!
I'll be definitely be back with a post soon :)

- Elléa

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Quick OOTD: High Waist to Summer

Hi guys, so here's a quick post for y'all. 
It's getting pretty hot here in London, so i thought id wear something to match the weather. A lace crop top to keep my body cool with this heat and i was going to pair it with some short but i realised i don't have much shorts in my wardrobe (adding this to the shopping wish list), so i took out these fabulous jaquard trousers which is gladly really cool to wear and lightweight so the heat wouldn't make myself feel too sticky. Don't be afraid to stick to some trousers, as long as it's not too fitting and has a cool fabric, its good to go for the heat!

You can't see my shoes too well because of the sunlight but its a white sole plimsol with gold zips, it helps the outfit look casual and clean, plus i it's a pointed shoe which makes it look super chic! Slip-on shoes are the way to go, it helps us in the weather, whatever the circumstances. In addition,  i preferably wear a sheer button top as a cardigan because i don't like showing too much skin and it doesn't interfere with the heat., so i wore this to keep myself in my own comfort. 

- Elléa

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Basic Grey

Basic Grey

The weather was so perfect in London on this day, it was really sunny and there was some cool breeze. Spring is definitely on its way and so I took out this denim waistcoat to seize the moment, hooking it up with a short sleeved crop top. Wearing a crop top goes so well with high waisted trousers and changes up the look without showing skin. These trousers are really comfortable and has just the right amount of thickness to go with the spring weather, however I actually didn't like how it isn't secure as a high waisted trouser, so I belted it up but it looks really good without one.

The shoes was there to add a little more colour to the outfit with it's slight touch of red but not too bright thanks to the ombré effect it had.The tones of grey is a nice transitional colour from the dark/neutral colours of winter to the pastel colours of spring. It is a simple touch for the outfit especially with the denim acid wash. 

I liked how the outfit fits together colour wise and comfort wise. Everything was light and easy to walk around with, which is totally great for outings outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather. Tell me what you like about this outfit on the comments below!


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Blanc et Noir

Blanc et Noir
Vest Top - Laura Scott/Lookagain
Black Batwing Cardigan/Shirt - Primark
Midi Crossover Skirt - ASOS
Black Chunky Heels - New Look
Necklace - Primark

Happy March! So i have a black and white outfit for you. I wore this out to my cousin's 18th and thought it'd be super cute to post up. I have another midi skirt added to the wardrobe, i wore this on my birthday exactly a month ago but didn't get to take photos of it.

 I really liked this outfit, it has a mixture of construction and flow plus the colours black and white is my ultimate fave to pair up. I love monochrome! The cardigan is actually a batwing shirt but i've always been wearing it as a cardigan to go over any short sleeved or very exposing tops like what i am wearing. It's an old purchase so i'm not too sure it's still available but it was definitely worth the buy. The whole outfit was indeed comfortable for me to be wearing and loved wearing it. The vest top is quite revealing, but i did make use of the necklace to cover it up and keep it conserved.

P.S My boyfriend helped dyed my hair, if you noticed the difference :)

Hope you guys liked my outfit, tell me what you think?

- Elléa

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Denim Biker

Denim Biker
Denim Jacket: Pull&Bear(sold out) - Similar - ASOS & ASOS
White Tee: Similar - ASOS
Jeans: Similar - ASOS
Knee High Boots: Exact - EBay
Bunny Ear Backpack: Similar - EBay

I wore this on a day out with school to go cinema to watch 'Theory of Everything'. It was quiet a good movie, there's some laughs here and there alongside little tears too, i do recommend to watch it especially since it was about Steven Hawkins and how despite his condition, he had a beautiful love life. 

Looking at my outfit, the denim jacket and knee high boots take the spotlight. I kept it simple with a white tee and jeans only for the denim jacket to accentuate it into something similar of a biker look. The denim jacket was a great grab from the pull and bear sale getting it for around £10 when it was £60! great right?

And of course, a biker look is not complete without boots and these are ones my boyfriend bought me for Christmas. They are absolutely comfortable to wear, adds a little height and is super warm! It's suede outside and a little bit of fur inside so your legs are definitely warm from knee to toe. Thanks to my boyfriend, i'm warm and cosy for the winter. I honestly think boots like these are great staples, it goes really well with skinny jeans or mini skirts and any top.

Location: I also suggest you walk by Brick lane or Shoreditch to find more of these beautiful pieces of art work all around the streets, it's an outside gallery of rebellion and beauty!

- Elléa

Friday, 9 January 2015

January Blues

 Fedora Primark Cigarette Jaquard Trousers ASOS Crop Top ASOS Scarf New Look 
Buckled Ankle Chunky Heels Urban Outfitters

After a lot of window shopping online through January sales, i came across the main piece of this outfit. The Trousers! I've been looking for the perfect trousers to give a difference to my style and this was the one. My dear friend Charlene (click her name for her blog) exclaimed how much of a statement it was in comparison to my other choices of trousers. 

The overall look has a lot of pattern but with the colours, the patterns aren't too bold and won't clash with one another. It's a comfortable look on a good sunny day, if not throw on a black coat to match the silver toned outfit. 

One other thing different is i got a nose ring! sadly, it's fake. My friend Jasmine (click her name for her blog) made me 2 hand made nose rings in silver and gold. I thought the silver one would work well with the tone and it honestly looks real. Credits to this talented girl!

- Elléa

Monday, 5 January 2015

NYR series: Be who you are!

This isnt part of the resolutions i got from my friends but indeed a message i want to give to everyone. Its something we may tend to forget that the simplicity of just being who we are may just be enough for the year! No change, nothing else needed.

Number 5
Be who you are

A new year indeed but keep doing you, its just a new chapter of life, not a new book. 2015 is just another year, here to create new memories and still have that same unique smile to show throughout the happiness to come.

I wanted to keep this short and simple as i am still in the process of revising. I wanted to end this series with a positive vibe and say thank you to all my readers and viewers so far, you've kept me going and doing what i enjoy despite not doing blogging on a regular basis

As i start this year, im dedicating it to keep giving you guys my positive vibe through fashion blogging and possibly more motivational series!

I hope i inspire many and show you that you just have to be who you are and smile!

Good luck, Elléa

Sunday, 4 January 2015

NYR series: Do more!

Doing more can involve so much like travelling, going out more and being more of an explorer, adventurer and a productive person. Doing more should involve something you don't usually do in an everyday basis. This could also involve being a tourist of your own home city! How will you start this off?

Number four

Doing more!

To start off 2015, give yourself goals on what you want to do and when you want to achieve this. Then list these things down on a piece of paper (In big writing!) and hang it up somewhere you would always look towards or maybe in front of your bed? This way you will wake up to seeing your goals for this year everyday, with the thought of having to achieve it.

Here are some things to suggest to do this year:

  • Go to tourist spots of your city
  • Explore more food - list down restaurants you want to go to
  • Visit all the museums in london
  • Watch a play/musical in the theatre
  • Go to a Jazz Club
  • Go to the Zoo
  • Ride the barclays bikes in hyde park
  • Start a journal
  • Start a blog of your own interest
And even while you do it make sure you take a photo of the place and maybe make a scrapbook of places and things you've done for the year!

Have i given you ideas yet? - Tell me if i have given you a light bulb moment! 

Make sure to follow my Instagram @elleaspire to get updated!

Good luck, Elléa 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

NYR series: Revise & Time Management

We always seem to get those times where what we study doesn't seem to get in our heads and we have no motivation at all to revise! We also want to be out and about more but we lose time because of studying. Here are ways to juggle your things and manage to do what you have to do with useful revision techniques.

Number two: Revision - more of it and how

Motivate yourself to revise

Before we start to revise, put on some music that gets you in a more positive mood with no lyrics (acoustics or classics). This type of music will make sure you don't get to bored, its entertaining and will keep you in the zone of revision more than you could without it. However if this is not your type environment, then silence it is! 

To motivate you to do more than you can, prepare a little treat of something you like for you to have after you have done your revision. This way you would do as much as you can before you can nibble on some chocolates. Your treat could also involve going out too!

Another motivation is to be with hard working people who also motivate you and keep you entertained. For myself, i go to the library with my boyfriend (we both do psychology) so when we have little breaks we can talk and for those times where i'm confused i don't have to depend on social networking to contact anyone to help me out. 

Revision tips

You must be re-writing your notes into a more simple and smaller form for you and your brain to understand. Studying psychology, i have learnt that learning everything in a more intense form e.g essays or pages of work won't be as helpful. If you chunk the information down, it is likely to go into your memory more! so - Brainstorms and flashcards/index cards are your best friends! 
(Also make your notes colourful so it catches your attention more.)

After you have completed making it simpler for yourself, that's when you start talking to yourself (time to go crazy!!). The acoustic repetition of your information will help encode it into your short term memory, that way you are able to remember enough information for the exam. 

Number three - Time Management.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

NYR series: Be more Positive

So i'm probably guessing you all have some new years resolutions but you don't know where to start?? well here's some resolutions i got from my friends and i'll be posting it within 5 days with 5 top NY resolutions with some helping hand on how to start.

Number one,

Be more positive.

Well, i chose this to be day one's NY resolution because, its literally the start of the new year and whether last year was bad or good we still tend to have a negative time now and then. So how can we be positive? How can we be happier more often? Well here are some simple steps to start that off.

1. Love Yourself

I know that seems to easy, give yourself a gift and that's all there is but no. Loving yourself needs time, care and the heart to listen to your desires. We live in a world of rushing, deadlines and dare i say it, seeking for love but have you ever listened to yourself? What are your dreams? Whats standing in the way of them? maybe it's time you step forward and move that obstacle to the side and walk on to your journey of success. Value what you need over what you want, value what will benefit you long term rather than short term. Let's think about you need more and take some time off the usual stress you have and just relax and value your self worth.

2. Open your mind

Listen and think. In every situation there is a purpose of the event, even though its bad, learn to have an open mind. Everything happens for a reason, now think, if that one thing that made you sad or anything of negative value did not happen how would your present be like? different right? and that one recent event that made you really happy wouldn't have happened! Open your mind to realise there are different reasons, different possibilities and different sides to everything. Do not close it due to your ego or because of the negativity you have inside you. Learn to free your mind and learn it was all a lesson, learn that everything is for the better.

3. Surround yourself in positivity

Have you ever listened to a sad song and it just sucked all the sad memories back out which makes you just feel so down? Well, that's because the song created an emotional atmosphere which made you to think of things that relate to it with similar emotions. I am not telling you not to listen to sad songs but its a relatable example because surrounding yourself with negative people or things e.g.  will give you a negative vibe. To be positive you must get rid of the negative energy and influences in order to attract the positive influences.

I know this isn't much and won't be much of a help but i do have a friend who posts similar posts like this so go check out:
I also recommend to look at this post for similar and more useful information:

Stay happy, Elléa

Happy New Year!

Hello 2015!

Wow the year has gone by too quickly, how did your year go? good or bad?
I've left 2014 being ever so grateful with a more bigger smile because of the good things and better things that have occured but here's to a new year and i wish it treats me and all of you kindness and love.
So, i have 2 posts today since i was quiet absent, so you'll get an outfit post and a more motivational post for the new year so keep yourself updated on the blog by checking or by following my blogging instagram @elleaspire

Midi my skirt

Crop Top Love Label, Midi Skirt Missguided, Lipstick KIKO

This was my new years outfit, simple and classic. I am totally in love with midi skirts and i managed to grab one during black friday with the chance to only wear it for new years. Wearing it with a crop top helps emphasise it's length (and make you more taller) with the colour pink, it gives a great blushing and feminine look. I also colour co-ordinated it with a little dash of gold jewellery and black heels to keep it simple. What could go wrong with a simple look? Oh and dont forget some lipstick! Mine from KIKO, is a matte lipstick to accompany the light pink and not go out too bold.

Happy New Year, Elléa