OOTD: A Grey Day


I LOVE Manchester. Yes, it does seem to be under a permanent rain cloud, but despite the ongoing threat of frizzy, windswept hair, Manchester is actually an awesome city. Just before Christmas, I joined a group on Facebook for Manchester Bloggers and it has showed me a whole new side to the place I call home... Yes, Manchester is giving London a serious run for it's money in the style stakes!

There are so many fashion events and clothing companies based in Manchester. There's a real buzz about the city... Plus, I love that in Manchester the style is so varied, you can spend hours people watching and checking out street style looks! This time last year I was tempted to make the move to London. My boyfriend lives down South and I suppose I was thinking "new year, new start". But in the end I realised that the problem wasn't Manchester itself, just my life here! 


I was getting fed up of the same routine and had itchy feet. In the end I decided to focus on a new work project (Rock On Ruby) which has since become my full time job! So Manchester is where I'm staying for now... Who knows what the future holds!








I shot these pictures just near Manchester Cathedral. The weather is bitterly cold at the moment so I kept wrapped up in woolly layers and over the knee boots. A grey look, for a grey day! I have to point out my jumper which I think looks quite Topshop-esque, is actually a Primark special!

Coat : Topshop
Jumper: Primark (£8!!)
Boots: River Island (similar)
Bag: Zara

What was your fave thing about Manchester?


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  1. I have a coat so similar to the one you're wearing. This outfit is lush!

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  2. I have a coat so similar to the one you're wearing. This outfit is lush!

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Is yours from Topshop too?! It's so comfy and wearable - I love it! Xx

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  3. Love your outfit Holly, the boots are really unusual with the frill at the top and they look great! I wouldn't say it's my favourite thing about Manchester but after living here for almost three years I'm immune to the rain, I don't even notice it now! Xx

    HOW I WEAR | A Manchester Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Haha! I know what you mean... My umbrella is permanently in my handbag... Even in Summer! Ahhh! xxx

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  4. Your coat is gorgeous Holly!!
    I've been coming to Manchester quite a bit more this year and I love it too! Definitely thinking of moving there next year :)

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    Sarah xxx

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  5. Love the colour of your coat :) Manchester is the best place to live, glad you have decided to stay for now x

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  6. The colour of the coat is so lovely, I can imagine it working during any season of the year! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 

    x

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    1. Thanks :-) I got it from a session with a Topshop personal stylist last year and it really has been fab all year round! Xx

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  7. Absolutely love that coat. Such a gorgeous colour on you x

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