blue faux fur jacket - Topshop
bardot top - ASOS
plaid tennis skirt - American Apparel
silver bag - Michael Kors
lipstick - Nars "Shanghai Express"
I can't put into words how good it feels to be blogging on British Mermaid again. Those who follow me on social media will probably know that in September I started attending university in the beautiful seaside town of Bournemouth to study Journalism, which has always been a huge dream of mine. Because university is extremely time consuming and very different to sixth form life, I've had Mermaid on the back burner for a while but now I'm back and ready to share my outfits with you again!
This outfit is pretty much what you get if you put together all the components of what I like fashion-wise. My main inspiration, and what has been my favourite sartorial era for the past two years now, is the 90s. I love this American Apparel tennis skirt because the plaid combined with the short hemline and school girl pleats makes me feel very Clueless - I could say I don't have this exact skirt in three different colours (and counting), but I'd be lying. It goes with absolutely everything and I basically live in it but combined with this insane blue faux fur jacket is probably my favourite way to wear it. I've noticed a huge spike in the number of colourful fluffy pieces available to buy lately (as well as being rocked by style icons such as Charli XCX, Rihanna and Alexa Chung) and it makes me stoked. Jackets like this are a great way to add interest to a fairly basic outfit as they can make anything look super cool, however minimalistic or quirky the rest of your ensemble is.
These pictures are part of a shoot that I did with Zac Mahrouche about a month ago when we hung out in London and they're by far my favourite outfit photos I've ever posted on here. Zac is stupidly talented and you should all go look at his work because he's amazing!