Dash top tips for bag shopping… 

Hey guys, Dash here! 

What’s a girl’s most prized accessory?

Well, to me it’s the perfect bag.

Whether you share my thoughts or not, it can be assumed that on a whole that girls are quite literally bag obsessed.

Satchels, clutches, backpacks and purses, I love them all and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you did too.

Just recently I bought a new bag, a backpack to be specific, in parfois a really fashion forward accessory shop that up until now, I’d never even set foot in, but now that I have… To put it simply I’m obsessed.

Anyways, though I’m absolutely in love with this shop and my brand new backpack, finding this little gem of a bag wasn’t easy…

It was a mission and a half if I’m honest. A mission full of rooting through shelves, buying things only to return them. Not fun. This went on for absolutely ages before I finally found the one.

As you’ve probably gathered from this,bag shopping is definitely not my forte.

I love shopping, I really do bit if I’ve got a down fall it’s bags… An expert shopper I am not but adding bags to the equation just makes it for a disaster. I could honestly spend hours shopping for a bag and not find anything at all walk in andvwalk out two seconds later with, the ‘perfect’ bag.

So yes, we’ve established that I’m a bit of a hopeless case, but after my bag buying ordeal, I decided to try and work out the best way for me to never have to go through it again and then once it was more or less done, I decided… Hmmm why not share it with you fashion lovers, never know might even help a couple if you out!

Soooo here we go..

  • 1.) Have a check list…

Whether in you head, on you phone or on good old fashioned paper make a list.

Seems like a lame tip I know!, but I make lists for everything, maybe it’s because I’ve got a head like a sievee or maybe it’s because I’m an organisation freak, either way make a list.

Compiling a list of all the musts and mustn’ts of your ideal bag before you even think about hitting the shops can be really helpful. Whether this bag is to match a cute new outfit, a dress for a special occasion or just something to throw your nits and bobs into on a day to day basis.. Having a certain criteria in mind will help keep you from getting distracted by all the fabulous bags (like me…)spread up your search dramatically.

For example, Me? I needed a bag with enough space to pack a couple of sets of clothes since I tend to stay with different friends and family a lot during the Summer months, but also something that wouldn’t look out of place with my three or four different sets of outfits, if I went out anywhere while staying.

Meaning it need to be

1) something big

2.) stylish

3.) Versatile.

4.) something that wasn’t just a passing trend (I’d be using it all summer long and probably well into the rest of the year.)

I kept this in mind the day I bought my bag and ended up with my favourite little backpack here. ⬇

  • 2.) Picture it!

If you pick up a bag and have a specific outfit in mind for it. Keep some pictures of the outfit on your phone to keep in mind a clear idea of what your looking for. Better yet, if you can bring the outfit along with you and try them on together if you can, though in my experience only few places actually allow for this.

Anyways, this tip rules out the problems with having to return things because they simply don’t “go”.

Believe me I just hate that and it happends to me waaay too often.

  • 3.) Be colour savy…

Colour is obviously a very big factor in picking a bag, so I would say that having even one or two colours in mind before you shop is a good idea. The more you can narrow it down, the easier it’ll get for you.

  • 4.) Try it on…

I like to see how things look in the mirror before I even think about buying it. This for me is important, just to make sure it fits right. No matter how cute it looks, if it doesn’t sit right, it’s not going to look good. Especially with bigger bags. I’m sort of small, 5ft 2 to be exact and on the slim side, so some bigger bags can look just a but too oversized on me and a lot of shoulder bags, or strappy bags can look far too long on me if there is no buckle or clip to readjust the strap.

  • 5.) Price tags and designer labels…

Bags are just one of those things that can range from reasonably cheap to horrendously pricey.(Usually the designer ones…) For most of us girls buying a price-y designer bag like say, a Louis Vuttion bag isn’t something we’d do off handedly or on a regular basis.

Bags wise, designer labels really can be something to take a look at though as bags are something you’ll have for such a long time, you’ll want to buy something of good quality.

Having said this, remember if you are buying something designer or anything of high expense make sure it’s versatile, a colour that’s able to coordinate with a mixture of different outfits in your wardrobe and something simple and timeless, so that you can have it for a good while and not just waste your hard earned money on a fleeting trend.

Well, there you go.

That’s all my bag shopping wisdom in one tinie, tiny post so, hopefully it helps you out.

Let me know.down.in the comments about your shopping horror stories, dilemmas, favourite bags or any useful tips you have for shopping.

Talk soon,

Dash x







Parfois and my new bag…

Hey guys, Dash here!


So, for a little while now, I’ve been on the hunt for a brand new bag, which I mentioned a bit over in my last post, which I’ll link to here in case you haven’t read it!   [link]

Anyways, like I said I was on the hunt for a new bag and after what felt like absolute ages but was probably only a week… I found it! *victory dance*

​ This new bag, backpack to be specific and for a backpack, I think it’s just so stylish and fashion forward. These days backpacks are really coming up in the world of fashion.

This bag though is literally my new obsession

I honestly don’t leave the house without it.

 At all.

Ever.

I think it’s a really unique style, with its little see-through plastic front, oversized metal zips and metal buckles on the readjustable straps (a must when you’re as short as I am…) but also very chic and stylish due to its white leather front and black coloured mesh back. It’s got a little bit of a monochrome style to it and I do get some Chanel vibes from the simplicity.

 It’s very clean cut and simple but gorgeous and unique at the same time. A fashion forward piece that for me, works great for Summer but also for the transitional period then into Autumn and right on to Winter. Especially with all the army green khaki patterns that are beginning to fill up the shops for Autumn as I just think they go so well together.

Not only is it super unique and chic (hehe that rhymes…) but it’s not going to go out of style anytime soon being mainly white creates a more timeless feel and it goes with everything! 

I found it in parfois a really, gorgeous accessory shops with a focus on fashion forward and trendy bags of every shape and size, that I actually stumbled upon by accident.

Well, sort of… It’s one if those situations where you know of something but you’ve never really give it any attention, I’ve always known it existed, I just didn’t think it would be for me and do never went in there.

Now I’m not too sure whether to regret that or be thank full for it, because had I known of it, I’d have probably spent all my money on the accessories in there…

All I know for sure is that it’s fast becoming one of my favourite accessory shops, which I’ll definitely be returning to and telling you tons more about later on in my blog! Here’s the link for their online store, if you’re interested in having a peak!

Well that’s it for now.

Let me know what your thoughts are on my new bag and what you favourite accessory store is, down in the comments below. 

Talk soon, 

Dash x

Beyoncé concert fashion beauties 

Hey, Dash here! ♥ 


So, lately I’ve been working part-time in some stadiums in my area. One of them being Croke park, one of the main stadiums in Ireland and not too long ago Beyoncé herself came to our lovely green isle as part of her world tour, so I just happened to be working at it. Sadly this being the case I didn’t get to see her at all! So, I missed put on seeing her numerous outfit changes. *cries*

Though, I won’t despair too much, because though I didn’t see her, I met a ton of her lovely fans, some of which were fabulously dressed.

Some of them had, what I’d like to think is that perfect mix of comfy concert wear and ‘dressed to impress’ summer chic.

I saw a sea of bodysuits, patterned crop-tops, messy braids, fun festival body and face paint, along with body jewellery and henna tattoos.

I have to say that these girls just got it so, so right when it came it capturing that easy summer festival vibe.

Concerts can be a little bit tricky fashion wise. You want to look your best but also be comfortable enough to still enjoy yourself to the full.

Believe me, I know the discomfort of bad fashion mistakes…

Heels + mosh pit = immense pain.

Yeah I wouldn’t recommend it…

Anyways, with all of this in mind I thought I’d give you guys my top tips for a stylish yet comfy-casual summer concert outfit.

1. Keep it simple…

Nothing is worse than the discomfort of an annoying outfit. Seriously don’t put yourself through it.

I met one girl, who was wearing this absolutely gorgeous floor length kimono style dress and heels. A fabulous outfit, I honestly can’t fault her for that but, I met her again near the end if the night and the ends of her dress are all ripped! It was such a pity too.

My advice though, would be to keep your outfit simple. A crop-top with some shorts or a mini shirt would more than do. Something cute and casual and won’t get in your way like a floor length dress…

2. Accessorize…

Just because you’re keeping your outfit simple doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

Try accessorizing to keep things from feeling too plain. You don’t need to go crazy, too much jewellery is definitely going to wreck your head. Keeping things easy and free is probably your best bet comfort wise. With this in mind, I’d say layered anklets or an armlet, summer-y, fabulous and easy to wear, are a great way to go. If you’re still looking for that little extra touch to your outfit, body paint and henna (semi-perminanat tattoo.) can actually be a really easy way to jazz up a summer concert outfit, giving it some real boho festival vibes, which I saw so much of at the concert.

3.High heel free zone.

Right, so unless you’re super, super comfortable moving around in your skyscraper heels for a fair few hours or have some little high heel cushions or pads (they can be pretty useful in these situations.) I’d say leave them at home.

Like I said before, to me at least at a concert comfort is everything and more than likely your gorgeous heels will start to wreck your head.

There’s such a wide variety of shoes you can choose from, so I wouldn’t just limit myself to heels you know? Ankle boots, converse, vans, sandals. So much more comfortable and,  if you’re like me, far less likely to trip and fall.

4.Backpack beauties.

I’m all about making things just that little bit easier and a backpack is a great way of doing this.

You know the way people say that when girls pack to go away on holidays they feel like they need to bring everything they own?

Yeah. Well, that’s me… Everywhere I go.

Unless I’m going for a run or something, I won’t leave the house without my phone charger, my purse, possibly a book, a note book and pen, a hairbrush, half my makeup bag, tissues (damn allergies *cries*) and a pair of socks.

That’s on an average day so as you can imagine, I never go ANYWHERE and I mean ANYWHERE without a bag, in my experience handbags and concerts they don’t mix, there again though, I’ve never been in a seating area, so it might be more manageable there but from my concert standing experiences, bug hand bags aren’t exactly concert friendly… 

There’s just too many people and so much going on, you’d be mad to bring one.

This is where backpacks really to come in handy. You can literally shove a ton of stuff into it, throw it on your back and you can forget about it and just have some fun. No need to worry about holding onto it or something falling out.

Well that’s about it from me for now.

Hopefully you’ll now be ready and fully equipped to handle any summer concert that’s might be headed you say as starts to come to a close.

Talk soon,

Dash x



Fandom fashions: Styling tips

 Dash here!

So, inspired by the Harry Potter collection in Penneys, I’ve decided to give you guys some styling tips for fandom merchandise that can change your favourite fan tee into part of a stylish outfit. 

I think everyone has that one fictional universe that just means a lot to them. (I just happen to have many…)

I’ve always been mad into fictional universes, in books, tv series, video games or movies, it doesn’t really matter to me as I basically become obsessed either way.

I think people can just fall into a fictional universe really easily and completely escape from reality, at least for a little while and in this way you can really form a strong bond with certain imaginary places, fictional characters and of course ‘ships’.

Harry Potter is definetly one of those really popular  fictional universes with a huge fandom so it’s no surprise really that some of it’s wearable merchandise found it’s way into Penneys and obviously if you really love a certain book or movie you’ll jump at the chance to have some merchandise.

I think the problem with fandom fashions is that a lot of the time they’re not the most stylish or the most flattering clothes out there.

I mean, when clothes like these come to mind a lot of people would probably think along the lines of really cool cosplay outfits, but that’s not nessisarily something you could wear from day-to-day day, you know? On the other hand you might think of an unflattering one size fits all tee shirt, something that you’d laze around the house in but you probably wouldn’t wear it out anywhere.

This doesn’t have to be the case though. Just because fan merchandise isn’t exactly on trend doesn’t mean that you can’t look good wearing it.

So here’s a couple of (hopefully) helpful tips and styles that can help you on your way to wearing your fandom armour super fashionably… 

1. ♥ The simplistic approach…

When it came to the Harry Potter clothes collection in Penneys that inspired this post, there were a lot of whole outfits made specifically to wear together. 

For example, there was black leggings with Harry Potter written up the side of the left leg in bold white letters, paired with a burgundy tee-shirt with a large Hogwarts symbol decorating the front along with green slytherin socks and red and white Hogwarts converse style shoes covered in house crests.

All were gorgeous pieces individually but together… I felt that it was pretty full on.

Not that that’s a bad thing, but again it’s not exactly a stylish outfit that you could wear from day-to-day (don’t mistake stylish for trendy, just because you wear something that’s not ‘on-trend’ doesn’t mean it’s not stylish.)

There’s nothing too wrong with wearing them this way if this is what you like, but my goal is to make wearing fandom fashions funky and fashionable.

A great way to add something of your favorite band, book, comic or movie in a simple way could be to take one or two little pieces like the teeshirt or the pair of socks from the outfit I mentioned earlier and work them into one of your favorite outfits.

You don’t need everything you wear to scream your favourite book logo, adding in one or two pieces can actually be far more effective if you’re looking for that balance between fashion and fandom.

Why not try something like these?

It’s simple but still really captures those fan girl vibes throughout the outfit…

2.♥ Touches of jewellery. 

 One thing I’ve noticed (mainly on those aesthetic tumblr fan blogs)…that’s majorly on the rise in the world of fandom come fashion is jewellery.

From the hunger games mockingjay pin to the police box from Doctor who on a silver chain.  If you’ve got a fictional obsession you’re sure to find some sort of jewellery that relates to it.

Something both really pretty but yet also keeping true to your hardcore fan girl roots. Pieces of jewellery are really great little ways of carrying a piece of the fandom with you, they’re also perfect for everyday wear and are more likely to go with the stuff you’ve got in your wardrobe. 

They’re a beautiful simple way to say “I’m a fangirl ” without looking like you got attacked by a merchandise store. They’re also something you can wear all of the time, unlike a teeshirt or huddy.

There’s so many different online websites to pick from these days that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

After searching around my favourite shop was the rebel fandom shoppe.

When searching around online, this was one of the first shops I came across. It’s an online accessory store catering specifically for your favourite fandoms, characters and fictional universes from the The avengers to the immortal instruments they’ve got it! In my opinion it’s very worth checking out, the products are really well made. (They’ve even got the Time Turner from Harry Potter, in earring form! *squeals* ♥) They’re also reasonably cheap, compared to some.

Here’s a little peep at some of their gorgeous jewellery… 

 Click here to head over to their lovely website!… ♥

Though they are a little on the pricer side of things, I think that they’re so pretty and very worth it. (and hey, fan girls are known for splashing out for these things.)

3.♥ Be unconventional.

Yes, we all know those typical fan outfits, the ones with the merchandised teeshirt, skinny jeans and converse. Yeah, we’ve all had that outfit at some stage and there’s nothing wrong with it but, in the need to make things more interesting and far more fashion forward, why not be a little unconventional?

Discarding your skinny jeans for a pinafore, skort or skirt could look really good. 


4. ♥ Know what works for you…

I’m not sure if anyone else does this, I’m sure somebody else has to share this with me though, I can’t be the only one, can I?

You see, if I like something enough it doesn’t matter if it’s not my style or doesn’t really suit me … I’ll probably end up buying it anyway…

Yeah, I know… I’ve got shopping problems… 

If you, like me too get excited by anything fandom, take a step back before you make a run for the till to buy a whole bunch of stuff that may or may not suit you.

Remember not to lose yourself or your personality in the clothes that you’re wearing.

Yes, there’s little that says more about your personality than your favourite fandoms, but don’t get pulled away by things that might not nessisarily look flattering on you.

If you know from experience that, the pair of Harry Potter leggings your about to buy is going to do nothing good for your legs then don’t buy them. Simple as. 

The trick to fashionable fandom wear is to wear what suits you and what works for you while still incorporating your favourite obsessions.

There’s no need to wear something that fits you awfully or gives you no shape just for the sake of the logo, I think a lot if people fall into this trap, but there’s no need to.
Fashion and fandoms all in one… I hope to have a lot more of these types of posts!

Hope you’ve been inspired!

Now you can all go back to your fangirling x

Tell me what fandoms you’re apart of in the comments!

So, many the force be with you and don’t let the Muggles get you down ♥ 

Talk soon,

Dash x


Fandom fashions: Penneys Harry Potter collection… 

Hey, Dash here!



Wow! Long time no chat?

Lifes sorta been getting in the way lately (It’s been a hetic summer, for sure!) but things should be getting back to normal now.

Anyways though, it’s probably obvious by now that, Penneys is one of my usual shopping haunts and  a little while ago while walking through, I stumbled upon some new stock and I think I nearly died. (Of joy.) I’m not even exaggerating. And do you known why? Well… in their new stock was a whole section dedicated to Harry Potter.

Yes. You heard me.

A whole section of clothes dedicated to Harry Potter.

Right, so before we go any further into this, I suppose I should let you know that even though I am fashion obsessed I’m also a bit of a closet geek, a fandom nerd, if you will.

I’m not even joking.

Comic books, movies, books, tv shows and video games… I become obsessed so, so easily. I just get sucked into the fandom and never really leave, from star wars to aquaman and iron man to Sherlock and of course Harry Potter, I can get a tad obsessed.

So, you can imagine how happy I was when my two loves fashion and fiction universes came together.

Honestly though, I know when people think fan clothes, what would usually spring to mind maybe isn’t the most stylish clothes, possibly a baggy, one size fits all tee-shirt?

A lot if people might think that fashion and fan clothes just don’t mix, but I don’t think that’s really the case because with the right accessories and a dash of confidence you can make anything look good. (Believe me, if I’m obsessed with something enough I’ll make it work.)

So without further rambling on my part, here’s the collection that’s had me hardcore fangirling…

  • The socks…





      A great example of how to incorporate a little bit of merchandise into your outfit without feeling like you’ve gone overboard. It’s simple, low key and really cute with the individual little crests on each.

      The socks are such a cute splash of rich colour with their reds, greens and yellows, which are great as we’re on our way into Autumn

      • The shorts…



        To me these are so stylish and chic. Way unconventional for fan merchandise. It’s something I could see tons of people picking up,not because they’re related to Harry Potter and have a mixture of Hogwarts crests dotted around them but because of their stylish look.

        To me their colouring is so chic mainly due to the contrast between the beige and the black trim and pattern.

        • The tee-shirts.



          Oh yes. Tee-shirts, they’re the classic piece of merchandise, aren’t they?

          These aren’t just another set of unflattering fan tees though, if Harry Potter wasn’t so famous many people might believe these to be cute tee-shirts.

          I really do like how they’re a little bit more fashion forward than the traditional, baggy band tee. (We all know how unflattering they can be…)

          Styling these maybe with a pencil skirt or a pinafore could look really pretty. Just to get away from that typical band tee, skinny jeans look.

          • The shoes.


            A cute little pomp shoe that’s just gorgeous.

            They’re a lovely little piece, maybe not to everyones shoe taste but the little crests dotted around the shoe in white, backing onto red really stand out. A must for the die hard fan like me 😂 

            Well, that’s it for now

            Talk soon and remember don’t let The Muggles get you down…

            Dash x 


            Bodysuit styling tips… 

            Hey guys, Dash here!



            Just a little while ago I was chatting to you guys about leotards as a summer trend and then I got thinking about how tricky styling certain trends that are newer to your wardrobe can be, so just incase I decided that doing a little styling tips post on these lovely but slightly tricky and tinie, tiny bit scary-to-wear leotards.

            I mean, of course they’re not always perceived as an easy to wear asset to your wardrobe and many people will dodge them due to the fear of not being able to pull them off mainly because of body type. This really shouldn’t be the case though, if you actually try them you might just find yourself really loving the trend. (Doing ballet I was constantly in bodysuits when I was younger, so I guess I don’t really have that fear, though I can see where you might be coming from.)

            Though, I’m here to show you fashionistas a couple of styling tips that might make it a little bit easier for you to brave wearing one, believe me you won’t regret at least trying one on.

            1. ♥ Choose one that suits you. (Where’s a pokéball emoji when you need it?…)

              Like any trend, it’s vital that you make it work for you. Luckily with bodysuits being so popular right now, they’re in nearly every shop we walk into so it won’t be hard to figure out what style suits you and makes you feel comfortable.

              You can get them in all shapes and sizes, all necklines, ones with tie up laces and cut outs. It should be easier to find out which style suits you.

              Well, to an extent this is the case but when it comes to something, like say boob size.( Remembering that leotards are generally quite tight and form fitting, you might just run into some difficulty.) If you’re that little bit bigger in cup or way down on the smaller side of the scale, they’re are certain necklines that can suit you better, depending on your size.

              For you smaller girls anything with a high neck, e.g. a halter neck will suit you perfectly and prevent your chest from looking really flat. (as your eyes will be drawn away from it.)
              If you’re a broader girl with a bigger chest then these tight fitting bodysuits might be a bit too tight across the top and make things just that bit uncomfortable for you.

              A dipping or low cut neckline is the perfect fit for you girls. They’ll certainly be more comfortable for you and still be very form fitting around the rest of your body, meaning that you’ll be showing off all your lovely curves and give you a little room to breathe.

              Though if neither of these examples are really you or you were but just weren’t all that into what I’ve shown you then maybe this next piece might just be for you.
              A lace up, criss-cross neckline could be the one for you. Suiting really any body type, (pull in the laces or tug them wider depending on what you’re looking for.)

              This subtle lace up style is literally EVERYWHERE and on everything from dresses to blouses, tees and crop-tops sported by celebs inclusive of the Kardashians. It’s also hot this sort of boho girl meets pirate vibe. (If you get what I mean.)

                            2. ♥ Style it casual…to get yourself comfortable wearing them…

              If you, like so many girls put there are a little bit apprehensive about going for a trend like this, test the waters first.

              Trying a versatile piece like this out in a casual way can get you more comfortable wearing it.

              Pair it with some jeans, boyfriends rolled up, high-waisted or your favourite ripped skinnies the choice is all up to you.  Maybe even a little chunky knit cardigan, (a perfect look for our transition from Summer to Autumn, by the way.) along with some converse, heels or ankle boots, whatevers casual to you really.

              This can definitely help you decide how you like the trend and from there you can get that bit more adventurous… 

                    3.♥ Opt for something with some movement for a Summer-festival feel.

              A leotard is generally a figure hugging piece, so pairing it with something flow-y, that isn’t as skin tight, can be a nice way to give a more summer-y, laid back and less structured feel to your outfit. It’ll also add something that little bit more interesting to the outfit.Think along the lines of a long boho skirt, anything with a bit of movement to it.      You’ll look like you’re ready to hit Coachella.♥ 

              4. For something a little bit more stylish… Criss-cross laces, cut outs and plunging necklines could be just what you’re searching for…

              Going for a night out, to a party or just to dinner you can still rock a bodysuit no problem.

              Criss-cross lacing, some strategically placed cut outs or a simple plunging neckline can turn a bodysuit from cute and casual to edgy and sexy.

              {Paired with a high-low skirt for a bit of elegance…or a pencil skirt or a cross-over skort for a night out…}

              5.♥ French girl vibes can be achieved…

              Pairing a halter-neck bodysuit, (maybe even add some stripes for that iconic knotical, french feel) along with some simple A-line shorts and brogues or flats.

              6. ♥ Dragging your favourite bodysuit into the Autumn with you…

              Getting ready for the coming autumn, before going shopping for new clothes I tend to try and see which of my Summer pieces I can hold onto and wear for the autumn and one thing that I’ll definitely be wearing through the Autumn is my bodysuit.

              I like to layer.

              No, no. I love to layer.

              That’s why Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. (that and my birthday is the 1st of September…)

              Layering can be so much fun, be a great way to wear much loved Spring-Summer clothes in a new way and keep lovely and cozy.

              My go to things to layer with usually consist of wools and are nearly always chunky knits.

              Picture a chunky knit cardigan over a body suit, with some ripped skinny jeans and little booties.

              Or a halter-necked bodysuit with a chunky jumper on top, a pencil or mini skirt, some tights, leg warmers and some boots.

              Yes, yes yes! I love autumn but there’s no doubt that I’m getting carried away with my self, I’ll leave the transitional wear at that for now but I’ll definitely be coming back to it as Autumn comes ever closer.

              Well, that’s it for now…

              Hopefully you’ll have gained some styling inspiration from this ♥ 

              Talk soon,

              Dash x




              Bodysuits :Trend alert

              Hey Dash here! ♥



              Trends… Trends… Trends…

              We’re forever being introduced to new ones, some that we love and some that are utterly cringe worthy.

              As you guys probably know I’m not hugely invested in trends but I do keep you up to date with some of my favourites and this is definitely on of them…

              Leotards!… (or are they called bodysuits?… I’ve always said leotards so let’s stick with that for now… Let me know in the comments? )

              For me, this trend has some definite throw back vibes. Doing ballet for… what? four years? (I think?…) I basically lived in these things.

              I know they’re not for everybody, you’ll hear a lot of people talk about how much they hate wearing bodysuits or leotards. So, I’ll admit that that they can bit a little bit annoying to take off, especially if you’ve to go to the toilet. I mean, buttoning them and unbuttoning them all of the time does get a little annoying, so I suppose it just comes down to if you like them enough and if you’ve got the patience for them. Personally, I love them so I don’t mind at all, but like all trends it’s definitely a personal thing.

              Anyways! I first spotted a leotard a couple of weeks ago in Penneys, and I actually remember, blogging about buying one. (Just incase you didn’t read that I’ll link to it here… Fabulous Penneys finds…) After that I began seeing them popping up all over the place! (It’s one of those, you notice it for the first time and then you start noticing them everywhere, situations… I’m not the only one who has those moments, right?)

              I’ve pretty much seen them in every single colour and style and I don’t know about you guys, but I think this could be one of those iconic summer pieces. Nonetheless, layer them up with some chunky knits and it’s got you covered for the transition from Summer to Autumn. 

              Although, I would say definitely try it on before you buy it, as though they are supposed to be really tight and form fitting all over, being 5ft1 when I tried mine on it was perfect everywhere else but the button up part, which seemed to hang down quite loose. Not that it’s an awful problem, because more than likely that part will be covered by shorts or a skirt or something, you know? But still watch out for it if your along the short side of the height spectrum.

              Body types don’t matter too much for this piece though, heigh wise try it on before you buy it. Hesitant to buy into a trend like this because you not sure it’ll suit your body type? Don’t be! Though it looks a little daunting, it’s really isn’t as scary as you’d think, broad or petite you should at least give it a try, you know?

              If you’ve any concern about styling it whether you just need some inspiration or your totally confused, have no worries! My next upload will be about styling them to perfection. So watch this space and I’ll link to it when it’s up.

              Talk soon,

              Dash x