Friday, April 29, 2016

OOTD | Unicorn Vibes

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Jeans - New Look
Brogues - Asos
Bag - Skinny Dip London
Watch - Olivia Burton (own watch strap)


These pictures look like they could have been taken abroad, on a lovely balmy evening - the reality was that I took these straight after work, in Plymouth and I have never been so cold in my life! This definitely gives you a sense for the social media vs reality things that goes on in every bloggers life. But on another note, I'm so happy that the evenings are light enough to get pictures now as it really makes my life a lot easier, these were taken at 7:30pm wahoo! 

After discovering Kiss & Tell on Asos a few weeks ago my wardrobe has slowly expanded with their pastel compilation of t-shirts and all round cool garments! There are serious unicorn vibes going on in this outfit, and I'm really enjoying wearing super casual outfits at the moment, with some killer shoes and an eye catching/slogan tee. I love the shade of this top with the metallic transfer print on the front, it's going to be a well worn top this summer with denim shorts and skirts. I felt it was the perfect opportunity to use my Skinny Dip London bag that I bought almost a year ago and have still not used. Like most things, the sheer novelty factor won me over, as opposed to the practicality of it and whether it would actually go with anything! We've all been there though, right? I'm going to make a much more conscious effort to use it this summer, and I have the perfect excuse to use it when it goes with literally any pastel colours!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like the Kiss & Tell range? 

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OOTD | Blush Floral Bomber

Bomber Jacket - Primark
Top - New Look
Jeans - Topshop
Watch - Olivia Burton
Shoes* - Rocket Dog

I know what you're thinking...Not another blush piece of clothing! I literally can't keep myself away from the colour at the moment, blush is the colour of choice this spring and there's no surprise when it looks amazing with everything. Joining my collection are these Rocket Dog pink wash sneakers, honestly the comfiest shoes I have owned in a long time! The colour and contrasting white soles look amazing together, their distressed look adds to the charm of them, and they look great with light denim like these mom jeans. Rocket Dog have a really great selection of sneakers like this that are comfortable and stylish, and I also have my eye on their magic pink washed sneakers!

Bomber jackets have become a staple in my wardrobe over the last year, thanks to their practicality for spring like weather and the ability to look great with any casual outfit. This pretty floral bomber was from Primark's new spring collection for a measly £10! It's incredibly lightweight, but is perfect for that in between weather. It looks great with a casual grey top and mom jeans, and it was a match made in heaven for these Rocket Dog flats, it's love! 


What do you think of this outfit? Are you loving Primark's spring range? Do you like the bomber jacket trend?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Team Behind Sleek-Chic!

Last Sunday I headed out for breakfast with my sister who kindly took some pictures for my Kiss The Boys outfit post (it was her first time doing them, I was impressed!), and it was only from a joke that the idea of this blog post came about! The team behind sleek-chic idea really made me laugh, it may be different for other bloggers depending on what you blog about, but I'm sure there's been at least one person helping you out along the way with your blog. My blog will never be a full time thing as I love my job too much, and I love having my blog as a thing that I enjoy doing in my spare time, but a lot of work really does go into my blog behind the scenes, and understandably a shoestring budget (I'll never be paying for photographers or someone to write my blog!)! I've never seen a post like this before, and this is only meant to be a funny, lighthearted blog to give you an insight into the mechanics behind my blog, and my life! I've also been blogging for almost 3 years now, so there's been a few job roles that have come, gone and evolved over the years to take me to where I am today! Let's meet the team...

The Photographer's: 

My Mum 

What would I do without my mum? I'm very lucky that my mum is always happy to take countless outfit pictures of me in a myriad of locations, rain or shine. A professional photographer could certainly not keep up with my demands! My mum has taken my outfit pictures from the word go, from a phone, to a digital camera to my current DSLR. Her photography skills have definitely evolved along the way, and she knows exactly how I want each picture to look. She never complains and is generally just the best! I am really pleased with how my photos look at the moment and it wouldn't be possible without her help on the weekends and evenings to shoot some content! She's my full time photographer, but there are the times when I need to relieve her of her duties...

My Boyfriend

Whilst I was at uni (1st year of blogging) James became my full time photographer. At uni I had a lot more time between lectures and on weekends to get some pictures and I had a readily available photographer. A lot of people moan about their boyfriend or even mum attempting to take pictures, but James has always been really good, although he snaps the pictures so quickly I sometimes don't have time to change my position! I don't think it's his favourite thing to do (neither is watching me take pictures of food in restaurants!) but he really helped me carve a little space on the internet for my fashion blog in the early stages. As we are in a long distance relationship I only see him a couple weekends a month at the moment, and on those weekends he's my stand in photographer, releasing my mum of duties for a while!

My Sister

The newest member to the team, my sister became my stand in photographer last week and I was impressed. She pandered to my every need, and didn't even complain that I asked for continual retakes - I think I would almost certainly get fed up! The reality is that to get good content, whether it's for instagram or your blog you do need to take a lot more images than is needed, as there's nothing worse than not having enough to work with. My sister and I decided that eating out for breakfast on a Sunday in different places needs to become a monthly occasion, so I will definitely be roping her in for a session once a month from now on...

The Location Manager

I definitely pride myself on finding new and pretty locations to shoot my outfit pictures at as it definitely helps to add to the overall atmosphere of the post. Again, my mum is my resident location manager, helping me scout the best locations in Plymouth that will really help my outfit pop! So much so that I put together a post on 5 of the best places to take outfit pictures in Plymouth. There are so many pretty places waiting to be discovered in Plymouth just like any city, and it's worth having someone who really knows the area like the back of their hand to help you with it! 

Among the main job roles I also have the prop scout, bag carrier (sorry Dad!) and the friends who always read my blog and let me know what they're loving, and of course, ALL of the lovely bloggers and readers that have interacted with me along the way!

Sleek-chic really wouldn't be where it is today without 'my team', as ultimately if I didn't have the help of my family or my lovely readers, I wouldn't be able to post any content at all, especially as my blog mainly focuses on fashion - I thought it was about time that they got recognised for their work too! I'd love to know what goes on behind the scenes of your blog too as I think it's so interesting to see how your blog works for you, and however big or small your blog is! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! Do you have a mini blog team too?

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OOTD | Kiss The Boys & Make Them Cry


Coat - Primark
Jeans - Abercrombie & Fitch
Brogues - Asos
Socks - Asos
Sunglasses - Quay Australia
Bag - Kate Spade
Watch - Olivia Burton (own strap)

Last week a little bag of loveliness from Asos arrived at my house - what else was I going to do when I was stuck in bed with flu for a week? I definitely needed some cheering up, and bought some bits that I had been lusting after for a while. The top, socks and brogues being included in that! I love this Kiss & Tell top - Kiss the boys and make them cry! A childhood phrase that always runs through my head, I think it makes for the cutest slogan crop top. It was pink too, so what can I say? It's going to look really good with high waisted denim skirts and shorts in the summer (if we ever get any sun!). For now it looks good with light wash jeans, and I had to take my new brogues out for a spin. I had been after a metallic pair for a while to complete my shiny/sparkly brogue collection, an amazing pair of shoes will complete any outfit without having to try too hard. I am SO into these sheer socks at the moment too, especially letting them peek out of your outfit slightly, I love the candy coloured dots on these, they're just the cutest. Again, it's another pretty pastel outfit from me - and don't worry there's more of that to come this spring!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like slogan tees? Do you like the current sock trend?

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