Blue Interlude

Coat – Topshop

Trousers – Zara

Shirt – Topshop

I’m back!

I should apologise for my absence lately, I haven’t blogged for a few months because of exams.  I have to say I’ve really missed blogging, being away from it for so long has not been easy! Today, after many weeks I am finally free to spend my summer doing what I love (I still have one exam left actually, but it’s not for a while yet). I should also apologise for this post being a little photo/text heavy, I think my enthusiasm for getting back to blogging has left me with complete and utter indecisiveness for choosing exactly which photos to publish and what to say – so I kind of chose everything.

Expect to see a lot more on my blog this summer! I’m looking forward to sharing more outfit posts as well as a few other things which I hope you will enjoy reading. I’m considering kick-starting my YouTube channel again, but I’m a bit lost for ideas as far as video uploads ago, so if you have any suggestions then do drop them in the comments box below. I have a huge stack of books I can’t wait to get through, being buried under stress and revision for weeks has meant I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would like to reading. Free time now means I can get through all the Camus, Orwell and Dostoevsky without a shred of guilt!

For all my foreign readers, I am proud to announce that Britain experienced it’s first taste of summer a week ago – it lasted for two days! It was great to be able to see the sun and feel the temperature rise, but I’m pretty sure a few hours in, most people were complaining it became too hot. As is pretty evident from these pictures, the skies of Manchester are back to their gloomy selves – although I have to admit I really don’t mind this. I think there’s something really attractive about ‘gloomy’ weather and rain, but I’m sure I’m just an anomaly there. Nevertheless, we’re in what I call ‘transitory weather’ where it’s neither too hot nor too cold. The kind of weather which leaves you wondering exactly which coat will go with a “moderately sunny, kind of warm accompanied with colder spells and the slight chance of rain and a thunderstorm”.

Well here we have my solution to the ephemeral weather dilemma! To celebrate my first taste of freedom after so long I simply had to go out, so this is what I decided to throw together. The shirt, of a wonderful silk material, is from last year’s SS13 Topshop. I haven’t worn it since last summer and I can’t imagine why because it’s really such a lovely, simple shirt, I love the steel blue/grey colour making it perfect for formal wear or casual wear. The trousers are simply black suit trousers, just because I was feeling a more smarter look which I didn’t think your everyday skinny jeans can provide.

I have an exciting little press feature to announce too. I’ve recently been featured in two newspapers in one week – The Bury Times and The Bolton News! It’s always a great honour for me, running this here blog, to have it featured in print! Here are some pictures of the interview feature, I will scan in the proper article too at some point.

The Bolton News
The Bolton News
The Bury Times

It’s good to be back!

Love from,

Miss Iffa




  1. Keit
    May 26, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    So happy you're back! I really missed your posts! Looking glamorous as ever! Love the gorgeous coat and shirt, and pants and those cute shoes, and everything! 😀 Looking forward to more weekly posts 😛

  2. anna s
    May 26, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    this look is perrrrrrfect! love the coat especially. so glad you're back, i love your blog!

  3. Captain Shania
    May 27, 2014 / 5:39 am

    I'm so happy you're back! I thought that you totally stopped blogging — thankfully, you didn't. You're like my layers queen/ layers inspo — whatever sounds better:)).Congratulations for the feature! do scan it 'cause I'm not from the UK and I want a glimpse of your feature! 🙂

  4. Raissa
    May 28, 2014 / 1:06 am

    That's awesome, congrats on being in the papers! I love the color of that jacket you're wearing in the first few photos, it's such a gorgeous deep color.Raissa | The Leather Fanny Pack

  5. Naheeda
    May 28, 2014 / 8:50 am

    You were in the Bolton News – well done! As always, you look great. Love the colour of your coat xx

  6. Madhumita Chakravarty
    May 28, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Hey you have such pretty features!Just went through your blog, love the stuff you post!Please do stop by my fashion blog & follow it too!I will definitely follow back! ^_^-Love,

  7. Shirley M
    May 30, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    I just watched your youtube video on 10 vital tips for fashion bloggers and it was really helpful!! I will definitely use some of your tips like leaving genuine comments on other fashion blogs!! Actually, I never leave comments because of the word verification. Congrats on appearing in the Bolton News!!XO,ShirleyTrue Honest Fashion

  8. safa maryam syed
    May 31, 2014 / 12:18 am

    I was wondering where you disappeared to! Welcome back!

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