UK style blogger in tartan kick flare trousers

Happiness is a big word. A really big one. None of us really know what it means, but it's something we all want. Recently, I've been feeling a bit weird. Not really down, but not necessarily happy. For now we'll put it down to a tough few months and overloading on chocolate over Christmas. But since new year, I've been feeling brighter. I'm making more of an effort to see friends, like on this day (yesterday, if you're reading this post as soon as it's published), I woke up in the flat of one of my dearest friends, after catching up with some pals the night before. Then, I went into town with my bestie @bethgribbo to shoot these snaps and grab a coffee.

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blue tartan kick flare trousers with black ring pull zips

Liverpool style blogger wearing black studded baker boy hat, black aviator jacket, white polo neck jumper, blue tartan scarf, blue tartan kick flare cropped trousers, black lace up boots and black ring detail bag

Looking back at these pictures, I realised, this is it. This is happiness. It's those fleeting moments where your grin takes up your entire face and you've got a delicious mocha from your favourite coffee shop waiting for you. It's when you're wearing an outfit that makes you feel great and your confidence is higher than the day before. Not to be cliché or anything, but it's the little things. Even just realising that and sharing it with you is making me smile. Did these tartan kick flares give me an epiphany? Is that a bit dramatic to say? Because I think it's partly true.

I've got to say, I am one hundred percent on the kick flare hype. I remember seeing a picture of Selena Gomez months ago rocking an oversized jumper, some kick flare jeans and boots and it's kind of stuck with me since. It took me a good while to find a pair I could completely get on board with, but when I found these, and promptly added them to my shop page, I left Santa a little hint that I'd like to find these under my tree on Christmas morning. The tartan and the exposed ring pull zips scream punk, but the clean, white poloneck and ~oh so blogger~ bakerboy tone it down a little. Just the right amount to not feel too punk-wannabe, but apparently enough to still get funny looks while shooting on the street...

Liverpool blogger Allie Davies Topshop black studded baker boy hat

happiness boutique gold circle hoop earrings

Speaking of happiness, here's some Happiness Boutique goodness again. I mentioned my stacking ring set in my star print outfit post and I'm loving these earrings*, too. They're the perfect mix of classic and contemporary, and they're available in silver. So if you haven't already, make sure to take a look at their jewellery - my wish list is getting longer and longer. Better yet, get 10% off any order over 19 euros with the code 'tiedyeeyes' until 8th Feb. But I want to know what you're loving lately. Fashion wise or anything else. What's made you smile so far this year? What are you looking forward to? I want to hear all about it, whether it's in the comments below, on Twitter or over on Instagram. Let's chat and share the good vibes.

baker boy Topshop hat, white turtleneck jumper, blue kick flares, black boots

ragged priest tartan trousers JINX

bakerboy hat Topshop - faux shearling aviator jacket Topshop - tartan scarf Urban Outfitters - poloneck jumper ASOS - tartan kick flare trousers The Ragged Priest - black bag Zara - lace up boots ASOS - gold circle earrings* Happiness Boutique

Good vibes guys ✌🏼

*Affiliate links are used in this post. Items marked with (*) are gifted, but all opinions are my own