Why Is Josie My Style Icon?

Josie, better known as FashionMumblr, is a successful fashion blogger and YouTuber, and one of my biggest inspirations. Both for her sense of style and for the life she has built up through her blog and YouTube channel; someday I hope to be as successful, beautiful and all round inspiring as she is.

Josie’s style is very clean and classy, she often wears white or pastel colours and opts for outfits which cover more, giving her a sophisticated vibe. Her style is so elegant and classy and the white, fresh colour scheme looks pretty, clean and smart. Although I feel I’m a tad too disaster prone to stick to white all the time I have tried to let Josie’s style influence my wardrobe and I’ve invested in more white, flowing pieces.

Not only is her style amazing, Josie’s personality shines through everything she does. She is funny and lovable and not only that she is just so real. She doesn’t cover up parts of her personality to create an ‘Instagram worthy’ life or try and lie to her audience to get more views. One thing I love about watching Josie’s vlogs is that she is always eating and she even joked about it in her latest video about Ibiza, saying that there always seemed to be a portion of chips on her plate. This realistic side of her personality makes her relatable and even more of an inspiration to me.

I’ve included some of my favourite outfit posts of Josie’s from her recent blog posts, of course all photos belong to Josie I’m just using them to show how much I admire her style. The first two photos show white summer dresses, staple pieces in Josie’s wardrobe, as these make up the majority of her summer wardrobe. The delicate lace detail on the second dress is so intricate and pretty, this is a perfect piece for transitioning from day to night as you could wear it with sandals or dress it up with heels.

The second dress, a stunning pink number from True Decadence, is actually one of the dresses I had my eye on for my 18th birthday. When I saw it feature on Josie’s blog I fell even more in love with it and I can honestly say it’s one of the prettiest pieces I’ve ever seen her wear. The next outfit, made up of a pussybow blouse and suedette skirt, is something I would wear on a daily basis as it’s so classy and sophisticated. I’m sure you can clearly see where Josie fits in as my style inspiration.

Josie also includes sleepwear and lingerie on her blog and channel, something which interests me as I want to go into intimate apparel as a job. These gorgeous, silky pyjamas look so luxurious I can’t hide my jealousy. So much of Josie’s wardrobe gives me wardrobe envy, I’m in love with her style! I’m going to create a few more posts centred around Josie as my style icon as she is such an inspiration to me and I’m sure after reading this post you’ve also fallen head over heels for all her amazing pieces.

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How To Style: White Jeans

White jeans are a necessity in any wardrobe so it may come as a shock when I tell you that I only recently bought my first ever pair. I’ve been searching for years to no avail but I eventually found this pair in Primark for only £9! Although these weren’t in petite sizing,so ended up being a tiny bit long, but I rolled up the ends and I actually really like the look it creates. The high waist elongates my legs and pulls in my stomach, which is always a good thing, right? White jeans are so popular because they’re just so versatile so I’ve decided to show you how to style them up both for a casual day out or a fancier look for the nighttime.

The first look is definitely a more casual, daytime look; I’d wear this out shopping or to hang out with friends. The pink tones are bang on trend and perfect for summer and white jeans are, of course, permanently in style. A t-shirt and jeans is practically the definition of casual dressing but I’d like to think this outfit still remains very girly and feminine due to the detail, and, of course, the pink.

For this outfit I paired the jeans with this light pink lace detailed top from H&M, this top is a perfect casual piece and an absolute steal at only £8.99. They had a rainbow of colours of this top in store when I was there and I definitely recommend picking a few up because they’re so versatile and the  top is so intricately detailed, it’s gorgeous. 

Of course, my favourite pink brogues, which I’m sure you’re all sick of by now, have made yet another reappearance. It’s not my fault they go with every outfit I own! They’re almost the exact same shade of pink as my top in this outfit, what a pair!


For a fancier, nighttime look I swapped the t shirt for a wrap-around cropped top; this was only £9.99 from H&M and it is absolutely gorgeous! The colours in it are so vibrant and perfect for the summer time and the cut of the top is just so flattering. It emphasises cleavage and the bow at the back is a really pretty detail.



Heels, for me, are a necessity for a night out and these black stilettos area perfect basic pair that everyone should own. Mine are a couple of years old but there are plenty of alternative options from almost every shop there is! Heels help make the legs look even longer, this outfit is incredibly flattering.

I actually found this bag at a small stall in my local shopping centre so I’m unable to link it but it’s just so gorgeous I had to include it. It’s the perfect size to fit in everything I need, it’s become my new best friend.


Make sure to head over to my YouTube channel to watch the video for these looks!

Outfit One

Pink lace detail top

White jeans – unable to tag because Primark are yet to have all their products online!

Pink brogues – unable to tag because Primark are yet to have all their products online!

Outfit Two

Black floral top

White jeans – unable to tag because Primark are yet to have all their products online!

Black heels – I’ve tagged some alternatives!

June Wishlist

Britain’s sun has finally appeared, I’ve been abroad and my summer wardrobe has definitely come out. Now is the time for the outfits to accentuate the all important tan and make you look chic whether you’re lounging by the pool or out shopping in the sunshine. So what am I looking for this June?

1. White heels

I realised the other day that I don’t own a pair of simple white heels. These are such a versatile pair of shoes, especially in the summer when the majority of outfits are light coloured, so I’m definitely on the hunt for a pair. Ideally I’d get a low block pair as they’re definitely in style right now (and far easier to walk around in!), perhaps with an ankle tie as these are really pretty.

2. Occasion wear 

Wearing occasion wear in the daytime is a trend that I could definitely latch on to. This doesn’t mean wearing a ballgown to Tesco, but instead wearing slightly more ornate dresses or skirts than would normally be advertised as ‘day dresses’. Josie from Fashion Mumblr pulls off this trend spectacularly and I hope to accomplish it just as well.

3. Neck ties

I’m not too sure about this one but I’ve seen Freddy Cousin Brown trying them out and thought I’d give them a go. They’re nothing like anything I’d ever usually wear but at the minute I’m trying to broaden my fashion horizons and this could be a good place to start.

So, what did I manage to find from my May wishlist?

My search for tailored shorts was successful and I got a gorgeous paper bag waist, high waisted pair from ASOS. They were £22 but honestly looked so high end! They cinch me in at the waist and they’re a lovely, classy length. I’m honestly head over heels for these shorts.

I’m yet to find any camisole tops that I really like but I’m still on the hunt. However, the main reason for getting a camisole top was to pair it with the shorts mentioned above and I’ve found an alternative for that, my white sleeveless blouse mentioned in my Primark haul. So, we’ll see if I need to invest in a cami!

That covers everything from last month’s wishlist, more next month!

Why is Taylor my style icon?

Taylor has such a diverse, yet consistently beautiful, sense of style that I can’t help but fall in love with everything she wears. I’ve been a fan of Taylor and her music since I was very little and she inspires me in so many different ways, not only with her wardrobe. Her style has developed so much over the time she’s been famous that she has practically covered every style I’ve ever been in to and that’s what makes her really original and iconic in my eyes. My favourite era of Taylor Swift fashion was probably around 2012 where her style was extremely classy combined with her statement red lipstick; I feel this connects to my current style as it’s very girly and pretty. I’m going to take you through a brief timeline of Taylor’s fashion throughout her fame to show why I love her so much!

2006

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When Taylor first got famous her style was extremely ‘countryfied’ with long, flowing dresses and lots and lots of cowboy boots. Although I personally wouldn’t wear a look that’s quite as country as this I do like the flowing material and the bohemian vibes.

2007


Taylor’s style had completely changed by 2007 and was now a lot more princess inspired as seen in the corsets and flowing ballgowns.  This is a very pretty, cute era for Taylor and it suits her young, good girl vibe very well.

2008


Taylor’s style had really changed and matured by the following year. I love the glitz and glamour of the sequinned dress, I actually have a skirt that’s very similar. This look just looks perfect for any party, so dazzling!

2009


This look from 2009 incorporates the tulle, princess vibes from previous years with the glittery, more grown up look of 2008. I think Taylor looks stunning here as the strapless dress combined with the gorgeous up-do creates such a beautiful look.

2010


Taylor’s street style in 2010 still shows remnants of her country style at the start of her career with her knee high boots and bohemian style top. The wide, chiffon top is actually still in style, I’d wear this!

2011


Taylor’s style in 2011 was very cute and girly, similar to my style now. Pretty floral dresses and cardigans were staple pieces in this era of Taylor fashion.

2012


2012 brought the start of the classic red lip Taylor, a very classy, vintage inspired look. This nautical outfit is simply perfect, once again cute little dresses are very apparent in Taylor’s wardrobe.

2013


Her red lipstick continues to be a prominent feature of her look but Tsylor begins to move away from the girly little dresses and opts for the still stylish skinny jeans, brogues and blazer. My style is actually very similar to this at the moment for a casual look.

2014


I love this era of Taylor as she just looks so effortlessly classy in her skirts, blouses and heels. Taylor never seems to have a hair out of place, so naturally beautiful! 

2015


How classy does Taylor look here? Her style in 2015 was made up of short dresses and heels, how gorgeous are these heels, I’m in love!

2016


Taylor’s look has completely transformed here into a much cooler, more hipster look with short denim shorts and edgy, cropped hair. Somehow Taylor still manages to pull it off!

2017

 

Taylor has perfected the monochrome New York street style here and although it’s very far removed from her girly, cute style of years before I love it just as much.

That completes the timeline of Taylor’s style, I love each and every era of her fashion evolution and I think she truly is a style icon.

All pictures belong to original owners.

 

 

How To Style: Black Jeans

Black jeans are a staple piece in everyone’s wardrobe and this high waisted pair from New Look have been my go to pair for many years. I struggle to find skinny jeans that are actually skinny enough to fit my legs (small girl problems right there!) but these not only fit my waist perfectly but also actually pull in tight to my ankles; I could hardly believe it when I put them on! Black jeans are so versatile and I believe that the perfect pair can easily transition from day to night.

I decided to put together two different outfits, one a little more for going out on the night time and one for use in the day. Both include this gorgeous baby pink colour which is perfect for the spring time and perfectly fit my girly, classy style.

This outfit is very pretty yet still remains casual. I find it quite hard to find daytime outfits that can look classy without looking too overdressed but I think this outfit captures that vibe perfectly. I paired the black high waisted skinny jeans from New Look with this frilled top from H&M, although it’s long sleeved it’s very thin making it not too heavy for the spring time and still manages to keep you warm on the cooler days (which are quite common in the British spring time!).

I paired these with my favourite shoes at the moment, my little pink brogues from Primark. They finish off every outfit so perfectly I could hardly not use them in this post! I really like this outfit and the little details about it make it just that little bit more special. The frilled edges of the top are just so pretty and feminine, I’m in love.

This outfit is a little bit fancier and with the heels this would be perfect for a night out. I truly believe that jeans can be worn on a night out, as long as they’re styled up correctly. For this outfit I paired the New Look jeans with this frilled blouse from Primark and pink block heels, also from Primark. The heels have come out a lot warmer toned on camera than they are in real life, they’re a lot more pink in person.

This outfit is bang on trend, especially the frills across the front of the blouse which are definitely in fashion right now. Pink is also very in style at the minute as it is spring time and light, pretty colours are back in the shops. The pink themed carried on through to the shoes which I think are absolutely beautiful. The little cross over ankle strap detail is very pretty and delicate which makes the shoes very feminine and dainty looking. The short, block heel is very practical (and much easier to walk in than some of my other skyscraper heels!)

The final touch to each of these outfits was my rose gold Pandora princess ring which is one of my prized possessions, it’s just so beautiful! The pink tones of the ring matches the two outfits perfectly and it is truly the best addition to any outfit to make it fit for a princess.

Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel ChloeCeciliaGoesCouture to see the video for this post!

Sheer Clothes

Everywhere you look in the shops currently there are sheer clothes on every single rail! The trend is so pretty and sexy in a tasteful, classy way and it’s a great way to incorporate the underwear as outerwear trend into your look by pairing a sheer top with a bralette. I’ve collected a few of my favourites that I’ve seen on the high street and online which I think really showcase the trend the best. 

First up is this gorgeous sheer floral dress from PrettyLittleThing.com, the colours in this are absolutely beautiful. This is the perfect Spring time dress as it’s just so light and pretty. The midi length is an extremely flattering, sexy length and I really like the way the sheer material carries on beyond the pink underdress. So, so pretty!

This sheer, polka dot bardot top is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the summertime. It looks so light and easy to move in and would look amazing paired with jeans or denim shorts. This looks so clean and relaxed, I absolutely love it! I do really like bardot tops, though they do tend to pop up over my shoulders which can get quite annoying. 

This top captures the underwear as outerwear trend perfectly as it showcases any bras or bralettes you put underneath it. The frills are right on trend and this too could be paired with so many things it is extremely versatile and in style. The grey colour has an almost violet tinge and the polka dot detail adds a delicate edge. 


This gorgeous, gorgeous dress is perfect if you’re not feeling brave enough to take the sheer clothing trend head on. The delicate, sheer sleeves add a little splash of intricate detail across the top of the dress and the baby blue colour is so pretty and perfect; I think I’ve fallen in love!

I think this small collection of clothes showcases the sheer clothing trend which is just so in right now. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick something up like this to add to my own wardrobe sometime soon.

April Wishlist

Spring has officially sprung and the warmer weather has started appearing, along with the occasional April showers of course. Springtime means lots more flowery clothes and pastel, light colours which clearly I’ll love; so what’s on my wishlist this month?

1. Pink flat shoes

I have discovered a major problem with my wardrobe recently – I have barely any flat shoes! I have every colour imaginable for heels but when it comes to flats I have very limited choices, so I’m on the hunt for a pretty pair of pink flats to pair with my pink and white springtime outfits. I saw a gorgeous pair of pink suede brogues in Primark the other day but unfortunately they didn’t have my size so I’m going to have to go back and try and get them!

2. Day dresses

I love how easy it is to just throw on a light, flowing day dress in the spring and summer months so I’m on the lookout for some more. That way I can simply pair them with cute slip ons or sandals and I’m good to go. I’d also settle for playsuits as well as dresses because they’re just as easy and pretty to wear.

So, what did I manage to find from my March wishlist?



I’m still on the lookout for more skirts to pair with my pink blouse but in he meanwhile I’ve found that it goes very well with a black embroidered piece I bought a couple of months ago. Paired with short pink heels I have a very classy, dressed up look in no time!

Instead of buying more cardigans I decided to save some money and go on the hunt for old ones I used to own and dig them back out for the back of my wardrobe. I found a very pretty baby pink one which I think really matches my style, as well as a baby blue one and a white one.

I’m still searching for the Victoriana top of my dreams but I have managed to find a white blouse that is somewhat inspired the style. I’m still looking though so I’ll keep you updated, hopefully there’ll be more lacy pieces now that Spring is here!

That covers everything from last month’s wishlist, more next month!