Saturday, August 20

A different kind of post!

Hey guys!

Now, I always wanted this blog to be entirely focused upon fashion and the only personal touches to be my intense sarcasm in some of the posts. However this week is something special, as most of you probably know A Level results came out on the 18th of this month and after the initial nightmare of many things going terribly wrong for me, I can now officially tell you about my great news!

Congratulations! Your place at Northumbria University (N77) to study Fashion Communication (WP29) has been confirmed.

Thank you all for continuing to read youcantjustsaunterin and if you ever have any questions or comments then contact me via my email address, you can now also follow me on twitter @YCJSI and like my page on facebook, the links are on the right!

Thursday, August 11


I thought that in this post I would cover a classic: The shirt dress. This extremely versatile piece works just as perfectly in summer as it does in the winter, weather taken into account of course! So I am going to take you through some of my own personally recommended "do’s and don’ts" when creating a shirt dress inspired outfit.
Do own at least one great shirt dress - There are several staple items every girl should have in her possession (black pumps, LBD and a white button-down)  However for those casual days which will not be deemed suitable for the LBD, the shirt dress comes to save the day! Wear with simple accessories and ensure that the dress has tailored details and is in a neutral colour.
Don’t leave people wondering - The name says it all basically it is a shirt dress, so lets just make It  very clear that what you are wearing is, in fact a dress with shirt-like qualities and not just a shirt! Please ensure that the hem is at a decent length, so that you don’t walk out of the house looking like you forgot to put on your trousers and if necessary then just simply resort to wearing leggings.
Do experiment - Being the girl I am, I love the buttoned up look! When I wear my shirt dress it's usually buttoned right to the top for that preppy look, so why not try that! Or layer your dress on top of a vest or tee to add a touch of contrast, the possibilities really are endless, you just have to remember not to be scared to try something new.
Don’t get too slouchy - Be careful not to get lost underneath an overly slouchy shirt dress as I am pretty sure that you don’t want to look like you’re wearing your pyjamas. Instead, keep things polished and bring in some definition to your waist by clinching in with a belt, remember curves are your friend!
Do go denim - The idea of all-over denim can be a little scary but when it comes to the denim shirt dress it works, just keep in mind to not go too slouchy or short! As for footwear, pair your denim shirt dress with some wooden wedges for a summer vibe or tall brown boots for a causal feel.
Don’t stick to one look - Shirt dresses come in a variety of shapes and fabrics so it’s only fair to give them all a try. From sleeveless to 3/4 sleeves, solid colours to prints, there is a huge choice of shirt dresses from which to choose from. Even if you only own one shirt dress, switch things up by wearing it differently each time like layering a caridgan, wearing a boyfriend blazer or teaming your outfit up with bright accessories!

Dress Shown - CREAM SPOT SHIRT DRESS topshop

Wednesday, August 3


Recently i’ve been seeing many one-piece garments popping pretty much in every store and so consequently on everyone, however much like every other trend people see these on the mannequins and think 'I can buy that and wear it just like that!' but no, you can't. Just like every other trend that comes and goes there are boundaries and guidelines to follow and take a careful note of, and this is most certainly the case when it come to any kind of one piece.

Image 1 of ASOS Rope Tie Jumpsuit
Personally I love one pieces, jumpsuits in particular, because they make me look even taller than I already am, however finding a jumpsuit with a body length long enough to fit me and not split me in half is an entirely different matter! They are also, when worn in the right way one of the most slimming items of clothing and perfect for a day time or night time look. Get the most of your onesie by switching up the way you wear it each time, for example colourful wedges or a handbag this time, then keep things sleek with metallic jewellery the next. Perhaps you could even add some flawless definition to your waist with a slim belt, to show off your shape or create dramatic curves. The key to transforming your onesie into evening wear is all in the fabric, so choose a jumpsuit which has a elegant fabric like satin, silk or chiffon and look for tailored and polished details. 
I feel that the most important advice to follow is do not go body-con with it. Your onesie should have a nice flow to it and cover any bumps with its loose fitting fabric, not highlight every inch of your body like you've just come back from a fancy dress party as Catwoman. Don't be put off if your under 5'6 either! I would say instead of flared leg jumpsuits stick to something with a little bit more of a slim fit, just so you don't look like you're trapped in a tent. And as highlighted before for taller girls, please make sure that the garment fits you. Believe me there is nothing worse than going out and thinking you look like a supermodel, then during the night being told by your drunken friend that she likes your 'camel toe'.

Jumpsuit shown - ASOS Rope Tie Jumpsuit FROM £27.00