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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!



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105 comments

  1. Gorgeous pics! Love the off the bardot style top on you! xx

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  2. Cool shots! You look lovely! xx

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  3. Gorgeous photos, I love the pastel houses behind you in one of them! You look stunning and great outfit, great to see you back! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
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  4. Beautiful photos
    I love the faux fur jacket
    i'm getting major 90's vibe from this look
    xx

    Garland Girl

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  5. Lovely outfit. The jacket looks super comfy too! Goodluck with the rest of the semester!

    Dignifiable

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  6. Heyyy... I like your blog! <3
    You can't go wrong with pleated skirts ♥

    xoxo
    Tsuki
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  7. cute outfit! love your coat!

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  8. love this outfit! the bardot top looks great x

    cat // je suis cat

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  9. Love your pictures, nice jacket!!

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  10. Beautiful pictures! I am so in love with your style! I wish I had this outfit myself. xxx

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  11. Oh my goodness! That faux fur jacket is to die for! It's beautiful! I know everyone's been rocking it but you look amazing <3

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  12. Great photos and outfit, I really like that coat ;)

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  13. Ahhh you always look pretty! Hope you're doing ok :) x

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm great, hope you are too! x

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  14. Great blog♥

    How about follow each other?
    I follow your blog. Waiting for you♥
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  15. Great pictures! The first and second are my faves :) x

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  16. Beautiful photos! I love the outfit :D

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  17. You look beautiful! I love the outfit combined with the red lip :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  18. Welcome back to the blogging world :) Your outfit here is gorgeous, especially the jacket & bag!<3

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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  19. Loving the furry coat! You look amazing - also the effects over your photo's make it look so polaroid, really liking that!

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

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  20. perfect outfit <3 I also love plaid skirts, but you rock it with this furry coat <3
    I was in Bournemouth 4 years ago, just before I started my studies, haha! Such a crazy time :)

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    1. Thanks! <3 Ah, no way! I love it here x

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  21. I'm so with you on the '90s fashion inspiration. It's absolutely my favorite. That plaid skirt is PERF, and these photos are lovely!

    xx Alyssa — fragments of memories

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    1. I can't think of another era that I love as much fashion-wise! Thanks lovely! xx

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  22. I just browsed throughout your blog and I must say.... I am in love with your wardrobe and styling. Super grungy but cute.
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    1. Wow this is such a huge compliment! Thanks lovely!!

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  23. Definitely seeing the 90s influence! You look great, loving that faux fur jacket.

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  24. Very cute look, I love the skirt! I have it in 2 different colors x)

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    1. Aren't they just the best things ever?!

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  25. Tops that show off the neckline are immensely popular now. Your top meshes so well with the mini-skirt.

    Sharon
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  26. Loveeeeee the jacket!

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    XO

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  27. I love this fur coat!! its also a great accessory and goes well with the plaid :)
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  28. so pretty!! xo

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  29. nice, kisses :)

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  30. Gorgeous look and photos!

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  31. Fab outfit!
    Love the skirt :)
    xox

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  32. I couldn't love this outfit more if I tried!

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  33. Love that outfit. Especially your bag !

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  34. Love the bardot off the shoulder top! So flattering!

    Georgina
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  35. Your photography is beautiful as is your outfit! xx
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  36. This outfit is so nice, man! I am in dire need of a coloured faux fur jacket and yours is so perfect! <3

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  37. Oh gosh, I'm so glad you're back! Yay for enrolling in an awesome course, glad it's going well. That first shot is so beautiful and I love your bag.

    Tara x

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    1. I've missed you girl! <3 Thanks! x

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  38. that's a great jacket!! :D

    Have a great day!! :D
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  39. I love yor skirt, it is very Clueless. I get what you mean about uni getting in the way of blogging, I wish I had more time to spend in my blog! Photos are pretty :)

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm glad you understand!

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  40. Oh I'm so glad that you're blogging again! This outfit is perfect, I love the coat and the skirt <3

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  41. So happy to see you on your site again! Congrats on attending school for journalism!

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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  42. OMG ! Love love love <3 I follow you of course and waiting for more :)

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  43. i love your style, you look awesome!!

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  44. Love this look! It's very Charlie XCX!

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  45. You look so cool ! That fur jacket it's so cute.
    I'm a new follower dear !
    xoxo,

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  46. Okay, I'm crazy for the fur jacket! And I def. agree, that pleated skirt screams Clueless! Cheers! x

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  47. What a gorgeous outfit! Love the plaid against the fur! You look absolutely stunning. <3

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  48. very cute outfit! love the fur coat so much <3
    xx Ama

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  49. I adore the look.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  50. so cute! xo

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  51. Love your outfit :) The shots and location are perfect aswell!

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