Wednesday, 22 February 2017

TUESDAY WORK ATTIRE

Hello Salala people I hope you are all well. Here I am yet again apologising due to the fact I haven't been able to update this blog as often as I would have liked to. Please accept this cheeky midweek post as a way to make amends ha! 

I really like to experiment with my work outfits and I usually try to add some pop of colour and an interesting waist belt. 

On this occasion, I paired this lovely A-line Zara skirt with a super soft pink cashmere cardigan from M&S and a grey roll neck from Primark along with comfortable Zara nude block heels.

You will have probably noticed my bare legs. To answer your question :
"No its definitely not warm here in England". The main reason I avoid tights is because I struggle to find the ideal pair: a)The one  that  actually stays up above my hips and doesn't roll down after a few steps b)  doesn't leave a sparkly effect on pictures c) has a soft touch  plus d)it is reasonably priced. 
I used to work in Selfridges and I was selling tights worth 24 GBP !! I want to pay maximum 8-9 GDP and get all of that at the same time. Can I ? If you have any suggestions please let me know on the comments below as I would love to actually find a pair I like.





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Thank you for coming by. 

Laura-Anne 

xxx 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

WHAT I WEAR TO WORK

Hello Salala readers, I hope you are all well. Today I was going to meet up with my friend Sami in Cardiff and go for a nice walk with his new dog but the weather is so bad . It looks like its going to rain all day, so unfortunately we had to rearrange our catch-up for another time. 
Also, James (my man) is finally coming back from snowboarding so I am rather excited to see him later on. I was always under the impression I am a strong independent woman ...but deep down I did miss him loads ! 

Anyhow at least I have the time to finally post this . 
We are exploring "what to wear to work". 

I must admit I am not a morning person but I do enjoy the process of picking out a new outfit everyday. I tend to go for business or at least smart/casual looks even though  my office doesn't actually have a dress code. 

I certainly believe that sometimes you just need to dress to impress because it is unavoidable in work: people will judge you based on how you look.Of course it all depends what sector you work in and it is certainly down to personal preference but I would highly recommend if you are having an important business meeting or a networking event you should pay extra attention on your outfit.

I want my work attire to reflect that I take my role/position seriously.I must admit exception are Fridays when I usually go for a more casual look as most likely I will end up in the pub after!(For non-alcoholic drinks of course...) 

 In general I  would avoid  mini skirts,low cut shirts/tops, see through items and I know this might upset some of you : blue denim. My high heels  help me feel more confident but I would recommend going for comfortable pairs that you can wear/walk all day with. 

Outfit 1 
  




I love wearing flattering pencils skirts and  I was immediately drawn into this one from Zara sale. The check detail and gold buttons make this garment even more special , plus it only cost 13.99 down from 40! I paired it with a burgundy roll-neck from Primark (to bring out the red from the check pattern) and nude comfy block heels to make the skirt centre of attention. As I struggle to find skirts that fit perfectly around my waist I usually end up with a waist belt -which  I have found is rather practical to ensures my jumper stays tucked in. 


Outfit 2 




   Ok needles to say these high heels are gorgeous. I purchased them whilst I was in Edinburgh for a business trip. Girls again another sale bargain only 13.99 and they are       real suede from Marks & Spencer ! 
  I wanted to make my heels focal point so kept the rest of my look rather simple with a cashmere grey jumper and wool trousers.

Outfit 3                                                                             



                            If I don't want to wear a skirt I usually go for ankle length trousers. These are one my favouritte pairs and were purchased from H&M a couple of years ago. They have lasted so well so I have actually gone back and picked up some  other colours too. You can't really see in those pictures but they have a lovely embroidered black detail too. 
Again I am wearing another Primark roll-neck. Little secret I prefer them rather than shirts only cause they don't really need ironing ! ha 

                                         Please see below outfit details for all three looks and links : 


Outfit 1
Roll neck : Primark (similar here
Nude Block Heels : Zara (similar here only 7.99!
Skirt : Zara (similar here) I couldn't find actual skirt online sorry!
Belt : Dorothy Perkins (similar here


Outfit 2 
Heels : Marks & Spencer (similar here)
Wool trousers : Monsoon (similar here
Cashmere jumper : Marks & Spencer (more here)

Outfit 3 
High neck jumper: Primark (similar here
Ankle trousers: H&M (more here)
Nude block heels: Zara(similar here only 7.99!


I hope you enjoyed this post and don't forget to follow !

New post next Sunday.

L.A  

xx 


Sunday, 15 January 2017

HOW TO DRESS-UP/DRESS DOWN AN OUTFIT

Hello Salala readers I hope you are all well and not affected from the January blues as much as I am. It's Saturday night whilst I am typing this instead of being out and about. Note sure what's wrong with my usual party animal self but recently she is not really keen on going out. Probably because it is just so cold outside!argh 

Anyhow today I am showing you how to dress-up and dress down a look. (Please insert drumps playing audio here;) 

All you need to do is keep your main outfit simple and comfortable and then play around and be more creative with your accessories . Here I chose an inexpensive striped roll neck from Primark and my everyday black denim jeans from Zara. 

                                                  Dress up Version 
 I thought what can I do to make this outfit look more expensive and elegant? So I went for my long cream coat from Marks & Spencer. I absolutely love the quality and luxury feel of this , but somehow I haven't worn it as much as I would have liked to as due to it's colour sacred it would get easily dirty. Plus when I did wear it I received way too much banter and comments from my friends. I mainly hang around with guys and they certainly don't appreciate any fashion statements haha.  For them this coat is (quote) : "a dressing gown". I hope you girls disagree!!

Moving to the bag, I chose a clutch I purchased last year from Zara sale. I think the circle gold buckle and suede detail gives a sophisticated Chloe vibe. 
For shoes yet again I chose Zara (I promise this post ain't sponsored!) . I picked these up as I was looking for some comfortable but still flattering block heels. I tried them and I was like hmm do I really need them? Then  I checked the price tag (only 12.99) and was like hell ya I do need them.
 I mean they are the perfect nude /pink colour and will suit most of my work outfits. 
( I was on the fence about them as not really sure how they will look with black tights but will try them out and update you.)










                                                  Dress down Version
 I instantly went for my all-white Adidas trainers. If you are a loyal reader of this blog you will probably remember these being on my wish-list for a while. I finally purchased them when I was at Bristol airport whilst waiting for our flight Barcelona. The good thing with airport purchases is they are duty free! 

I also picked up my all time favourite Asos denim cropped borg jacket. This is surprisingly so warm. 

Finally you will have spotted a NYC wool hat (stolen from my bff) and a lovely cream leather backpack. I got it as a present  during Christmas and it's from a brand I hadn't heard before: RI2K London. Are you by any chance familiar with this make? 







    I hope you have enjoyed this post and we will catch up next Sunday. 

In the meantime you can keep up to date through my insta account. 

xoxo 

L.A girl 


   

Sunday, 8 January 2017

OUTFIT POST AND MY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Hello Salala readers. Happy new year to you all. 

Hoping in 2017 I will be able to post and keep in contact with you more often. In the meantime please check out my instagram here as I do update it daily. 

Just a quick catch up I am still living and working in Bristol, I still love playing volleyball and somehow  I have managed to be in a relationship for over a year now.

In terms of new years resolutions: 

1) Travel more
 In 2016 I was fortunate enough to visit Portugal, Iceland, Crete , Dublin and explored more of south of UK such as Devon , Cornwall etc. 

2) Get back into driving
 I actually have a driving licence but somehow I haven't used it at all since I was 18 ( I am now 24). During university I would just commute via train and now my office is next to my flat so haven't really been in need to have a car. But I really want to do "reminder" lessons so I will be able to do some road-trips during summer time. Also means boyfriend will get a break ;)

3) Play different sports more often
  Everyone usually has a #getFitter resolution at the start of they year and for me is all about exploring new sports. I love playing volleyball for Bristol Ladies Division 2  but I find it more challenging to get involved in sports I have never been exposed to before. Badminton, Squash , Basketball etc. 
Will keep you posted.

Now let's have a look at an outfit that is definitely out of my comfort zone. 
But hey new year new me?




          Dress: Missguided (now on sale)
     Roll-neck : Zara (similar) 
          

Try out wearing lingerie inspired garments with white/black roll necks or t-shirts. 



Thank you for reading. 

Catch up soon. 

New outfit posts every Sunday.



xx 
L.A  














Sunday, 25 September 2016

TOP 5 MUST HAVES

  Let's talk about 5 statement pieces you need to own this season. 


You can't get away this autumn/winter without having an oversized white cosy jumper. This one looks so soft and lush, don't you think? 
Imagine how cool it  would look with blue denim mom jeans and trainers or just with a slip dress (just like the model) with heels for a date night.  
 MISSGUIDED link 


I am sure you have already noticed that embroidered items are taking over all high street shops. From jackets , to skirts to denims. Definitely going to purchase a pair and join this girlie trend. 
ZARA link 



Every year I end up going to four or five different Christmas meals ( work , friends , volleyball team , family etc. ) I am guessing this year would not be any different so I am already considering possible looks and outfits. This satin pleated dress would be ideal for such occasion. It's just so dreamy and fits right into my obsession for anything pink and silky. 
ASOS link 


I really don't know how I still don't own a pair of white adidas trainers. These ones are literally everywhere and fashion bloggers swear by them. 
Adidas link 

I really don't need to justify this. C'mon you still haven't purchased a choker? It elevates even a simple white tee and jeans outfit. 
    New Look link 


I know you are probably trying to recover about the fact summer is over and your tan is fading or non existent at this stage (especially if you live in UK) but I am sure a winter wardrobe shopping spree will help you recover. 

Thank you for reading. 

The Salala Way 

L.A 




Sunday, 3 July 2016

LAZY DAY

Hello Salala people currently on the sofa chilling whilst typing up this post.I have to admit it has certainly been hectic the last couple of weeks.I honestly cant recall the last Sunday that I just chilled and did nothing as I have been so busy with volleyball tournaments, work events, camping , drinking,parties and festivals !!

But today I just said to myself L.A (my nickname) today you are doing absolutely nothing. To showcase how busy I have been I only just managed to watch the last episode of Game of thrones. YES THATS 7 DAYS LATER AFTER INITIAL RELEASE!!

Anyhow here we have a few snaps of me and my dog chilling in my mums lovely garden. Enjoy and talk to you all soon xx



Tuesday, 28 June 2016

WEEKLY OUTFITS

Hello lovely Salala people. Today I have a collective outfit post for you all.

Monday : A-line plitted skirts are my go to look for work. Ladies this could be your ideal yet still professional alternative to your tight fitted business skirts. Especially during summer season we don't want to be uncomfortable whilst sitting at our desks.Do we? Forgot to mention total outfit from Primark.  

Tuesday: After work I managed to go to a concert with my best friend Gemma.We saw James Bay!! I chose a carefree playsuit from Primark and paired it with heeled sandals (for that extra height to have a clear view of the stage) from Asos.

Wednesday : Business gear had to be on as I had an important meeting .This outfit is like my armour makes me feel so confident. The flared pants are from Zara. 


Thursday: Date night with my man involved a girlie dress from tkmaxx paired with comfortable sandals. Simplicity always wins.
Friday : Post work drinks had to involve my favourite statement jacket from Zara.Honestly haven't stopped wearing this. If you are not really keen on this colour ,dont you worry as it is also available in black,pink and baby blue. 

Thank you for reading and don't forget  my daily looks are available on Instagram @lwraann.
Go and check them out and leave a comment so can follow your blog. 

Xoxo 
L.A 


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

WHAT I WEAR TO WORK

Hello Salala people and welcome to a "what I wear to work" post!  

 All the ladies that work in a corporate environment know that sometimes is really hard to deviate from the boring grey and black looks. Thus the Salala Way is suggesting A-line knee length skirts with prints. Pair it with a simple white blouse , your comfiest work heels and you are ready to rock another day in work looking very stylish. 















As always thank you for reading!! 

Big high five to me since I managed two posts in one week .. 


xoxo

Laura 

The Salala Girl 





Sunday, 26 July 2015

ZARA BARGAINS

Hello Salala people I hope you are well!! 
Long time no post I know and I don't even have a good excuse (other than work has been hectic)
I really admire bloggers that are able to have full time jobs and add new post regularly.
I can hear my little critical voice saying maybe "you should be more organised laura-and less alcohol please!!" ..oops.
Anyhow , to catch up the last couple of weeks I have been spending my weekends away camping with some people from my volleyball club. Yes me the girlie girl camping and sleeping in a tent. I never ever ever ever ever (do I need more "evers?") thought I will enjoy camping. But somehow I just love the simplicity. You wake up outdoors and just relax and appreciate nature and in the night time you end-up dancing wearing just a hoodie around the fire.  
So Salala people if you haven't been camping yet go for it!! 


With regards to looks today I am wearing my latest Zara Bargains.

I haven't been out shopping for ages but when I saw these two items I was like I gotta have them. This floaty flowery top is so me and the backless finish is definitely a bonus.The fact that I have small boobs means I can pull it of without even wearing a bra. 
The a-line skirt I know from now I will be wearing it to death. It's the ideal length and very flattering for any body type. Dress it-up with strappy heels, statement earrings  and a simple white blouse or dress it down with trainers and a printed top. 

Aw and they only cost £9.99 each!! 







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                xoxo 
                   Laura
                        The Salala Girl