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Peg Trousers Style

I decided recently that I wanted another 'look' to add to my repertoire, I generally look like a skater or hippie these days, but never very smart. I don't know, could you call this smart with a leather jacket and pumps? Let me know! I'm not too sure how I feel about these trousers. They look...

Manchester Fashion Blogger

A few more shots from the shoot I did a little while ago :) Skatergirls ftw! <3 This is where I got my trusty R3's and my wheels are Cruise 62mm 78A's, can't remember the bearings, I got them ages ago. I know I haven't blogged in a while, sorry! (I'm pretty active on instagram though @kokoluxe) I've been super busy with my awesome new life in Manchester :D Best place I've ever lived! Got a few things to blog though, so I'll update y'all soon! Thanks for sticking with me lovely people of the interwebs! x

Etched Drinks Personalised Gin

Free gin you say? Well why not :P I was thinking about going to the Yin before Gin class at The Wonder Inn anyway (The most magical place in Manchester!) I love Yin yoga and am partial to a G&T every now and again, so when Etched Drinks got in touch, how could I refuse!...

T-Post Wearable Tshirt

T-post is the world’s first wearable magazine. Basically, it’s a never ending volume, with one story illustrated per T-shirt, or issue as they like to call it. They have subscribers ranging from Jay-Z and Banksy to your average Joe, spread out over 53 countries and have been called ”Awesome” by Time Magazine and ”Reinventing the magazine” By The Wall Street Journal.

I got the XL and cut that shizz up to make a tank top, I also cut out the tag and made it reversible, wearing it inside out and back to front, because the actual article is rad and printed on the inside! It also comes in a wicked A4 cardboard folder with a boy on the front lol x

Zaful Tribal/Aztec Festival Summer Style

How beautiful is this dress, perfect hippie vibes :) And again, I got the dress in a size Large, because Asian sizing... lol. The fabric is soft too. Tom did a great job at capturing me being all floaty and ethereal in a patch of tall grass in a random park in Manchester...

Skater Style

I have wanted to do a shoot in my skates for the longest time, so I finally made it happen with my trusty photographer Tom and I'm so in love with these shots, they pretty much perfectly represent my skater girl side :D I'm hoping to join the Manchester derby team since I can't get to the Cheshire Hellcats anymore, but they only have fresh meat intakes occasionally, so I'm still waitiiiiing...

Superdry Split Maxi Dress

I styled this dress two ways and this is the more elegant of the two, paired down with just a few pieces of jewellery (which I never take off). The dress is by Superdry from House of Fraser and is only £19.99 in the sale. It's knitted, so it's super stretchy and super comfortable, and as the fabric is a bit thicker than normal, it is also quite flattering :) 

Photography: Tomtookthat

Contemporary Interiors Wishlist

Chesterfield fabric sofa: Robinsons of England  |  Floor lamp: Ikea  |  Bonsai trees: Ikea  |  Gold foil mandala print: Etsy  |  Palm print cushion: Etsy Bulb string lights: Laura Ashley  |  Candle: Cocolux (lol)

All the pretty! I love this cream sofa paired with the copper floor lamp and bold palm print cushion. The mandala print is stunning and the bulb string lights add a contemporary twist. A pair of bonsai trees and gold candle complete the look, a simple but beautiful room.

New Headshots

Finally took some shots of my new 'look' for my portfolio! I made a mini studio in my room (not that you'd ever know!) You should see it, I have two chairs with one of those wavy ikea mirrors on each and a grey blanket draped over the top haha :D

Do You Regret Cutting Your Hair?

Natural to blonde to shorter to lob!
So it's been about 4 months since I cut my hair short and I have settled on a shoulder length brunette 'lob'. So what is the verdict? What have I learnt from cutting off my safety blanket? And do I ever miss my waist length blonde/brunette locks?... 

The Half Tuck

Ah, the half tuck, one of my faves! Oversized shirts are a staple in my wardrobe, I like them because I’m skinny and like playing with proportions, especially loose on top and tight on the bottom, they are super comfy and look cool without even trying, I often feel like I look more like an artist/designer in them, which is ma’ thang! I wear them in various ways, loose over jeans, in a little knot at the front, tucked in at the front and the classic ‘blogger style’ half tuck. I find that adding a tuck and a floppy hat can completely change the look and make it seem more considered and on trend. And in the winter, simply throw on your fave coat, simple!

How to Layer

For a casual and warm look, throw on a plain jumper over your oversized shirt and add a co-ordinating beanie for a bit of interest. I find it easier to add a loose fitting jumper over an oversized shirt, otherwise it gets all bunched up and feels awkward. Mine is slightly cropped due to it being from the kids section, but with surprisingly long sleeves! I love this look paired with my white boyfriend shirt too.

Deciphering Modern Day Dress Codes

With the summer season swiftly approaching, it provides plenty of dilemmas for the modern day fashion guru. As well as the tantalising question of what to wear for a day at the beach, summer also has plenty of social occasions like weddings that include dress codes that can be more than a little confusing!

Summer Fashion Flatlay

Sandals: Moda in Pelle  |  Jeans: H&M  |  Stripey top: Forever 21  |  Necklace: Majique

Joxtorp Cardboard Pendant Lamp Shade Ikea DIY Hack!

I just moved into a new house and have had loads of fun decorating my huuuge room (see my insta @kokoluxe!) This is my latest addition and it turned out so awesomely I thought I’d share it! I didn’t have a very big budget and this cardboard lamp is only £4! It comes in a pale green colour, but the reverse is white, so I just made it inside out and then painted the triangles fun colours with gouache paint and added black patterns with a pigment ink pen. So simple, but so effective! I’d love to see your version if you make one!

Spring Outfits with Lyst

It is easy to adjust to a Spring wardrobe by using lighter, brighter colours, so instead of a black backpack, try a silver one, or instead of black boots, try these fun floral pumps, update from a black hat, to a grey one… you get the idea! My favourite spring staple is white jeans, I love them and you can never find them in winter.

How To: Tips For Making Your Room Look Bigger

Making a small room look a little bigger can be a tricky task. With only so much square footage to work with, a small room will always maintain a certain petite quality. But that doesn't mean you can't make it feel at least a little bit larger simply by way of organisation and decoration! Here are some tips in that regard.

White, Gold and Blue Ladies Day Outfits

I remember when I lived in Chester, walking by the canal on my way into town on race day and seeing hundreds of boys in suits, each with a pint in hand, laughing and being generally raucous. I'm not sure where the lady's hung out, but it seemed that they had some unspoken rule of 'boys get this part of town and girls get this part' lol. But you'd see them as you got closer to the racecourse, in their pretty outfits and fancy hats. I actually got a job at Chester racecourse the second day I moved to Chester.

White Boyfriend Shirt

I love a good boyfriend shirt, I pretty much live in them! It's kinda my signature look, baggy shirt and skinny jeans or shorts :) Shop the look below!

Free Monthly Life Schedule Template

I spent most of last year living with my parents umming and aahing about what to do and where to live. When there are limitless options and possibilities, it gets so overwhelming, that you simply fail to make a decision at all. I realized that I wasn't going to get anywhere if I didn't just choose somewhere! So, guys, big announcement, I'm moving to Manchester! I picked Manchester because

White Marble Print Trend

I love this white marble print trend, it's so simple and beautiful.