What a privilege it is to be back in Wales :) After three years of university in Birmingham, it's so comforting to know that I can permanently call South Wales my home again. My boyfriend lives in Swansea so yesterday we decided to take a drive down Gower and have a little evening stroll down the beach. Oxwich Bay has always been one of my favourite beaches as it holds so many memories of my childhood. The innocence, fragility and comfort of spending the day down the beach with your loved ones :) That was always something that I wasn't able to do on a warm day in Birmingham (although the canal is very lovely too).

I managed to squeeze in a mini outfit post. I love being able to wear brighter colours when the sun is out as it reflects my mood perfectly. As it is Wales, it was still a little chilly so covering your limbs with appropriate garments is still necessary. I teamed this mustardy shirt with the most beautifully, woven jacket that I own. I always get compliments whenever I wear it. Such a perfect jacket to wear during the Summer as it provides just the right amount of warmth. As some of you may know, an outfit never feels complete for me without an accessory. This lovely sparrow necklace has been a favourite of mine for a long time, so delicate and beautiful. It adds a soft, finishing touch to any outfit. 

Have you finished your exams? Hope they went well and if you've still got some left- Good luck :) 

Shirt- New Look
Jacket- Cow Vintage
Necklace- Topshop
Jeans- GAP
Bag- Charity Shop

Ruth x


Well, well, well. It's been a long time.  I must begin by apologising for the lack of my posts lately. I had SO much uni work to do but thankfully it's all over now. I handed in my last ever Uni project on Wednesday and freedom has never felt so better. After going nearly 48 hours without any sleep, I can't believe that three years of being a student is all over..what's next? Such a scary and daunting thought that I'm sure any other third year students around the country are worrying about as well. Good luck to us all :)

I thought I would extract some bits of my last project for this post and share it with you all. Basically, I was able to write my own brief and dictate in which direction I wanted to take the final project. As I have always enjoyed incorporating Fashion aspects into my Textiles and Retail work, I decided to take on the role of a stylist in this project and made a Look book to go alongside a hefty 9,000 words research report on 'trends and style.' Phew!

I'm fortunate that my friend, Olivia, is a Visual Communications student who specialises in photography so she was able to help me out and take photos for my Look book. The lovely Amy modelled for me and I was very lucky that everything went to plan. I decided to focus in on the obvious, current trends that we're all wearing or are everywhere in the stores. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the outfits that I put together. Hope your exams and courseworks are going well :) Enjoy your bank holiday!

Ruth x

 A hint of neon is always refreshing on statement accessories and nails or on one piece of garment- it's never too overwhelming when you do it correctly. I don't know anyone who doesn't own anything that isn't high waisted or cropped. The proportion that is created once these two looks are paired up is so feminine. playful and makes you think of the summer.

There is something very nostalgic about clashing prints. The way two prints that shouldn't work together end up working and complimenting one another when paired up.

 We can't deny that monochrome is everywhere. So chic and effortless, yet so timeless. The use of the flower crown adds more youth to the outfit as it evokes a festival look.
There is nothing that I love more than unconventional trends that end up working. Again, the nostalgia of wearing socks with sandals really evokes a playful character.

Photos by Olivia Jabra. 
Model: Amy Cunneyworth

Denim dress.

It's Friday, I've just finished uni and the sun is shining (ish). Just like most girls, I'm absolutely loving the denim dresses and pinafores that have been hitting the high street stores for a while now. I love how they flatter every size and shape, it's such a great casual look to throw on before uni lectures or just before having drinks with your friends. 
I picked up this dress from a charity shop for just £3. You can only imagine my delight when I found it, I love a good bargain especially when the item is on trend. The beautiful embroidery detail makes me want to add some feathered accessories into the outfit to really give the illusion of a Navajo inspired look. Feeling the Summers breeze brush up against your skin and seeing pretty feathers afloat and create silhouettes against the sunset. The delicate embroidery also really contrasts with the youthfulness of the dress as the cut, length and texture really makes that little bit more exited for the Summer to finally arrive.

Dress- £3- Charity Shop
Collar Chain- £2- Primark
Brogues- £13- Primark