OOTD | Summer to Winter Transition

19.11.14






Coat - Primark
Stole - Miss Selfridge
Dress - Urban Outfitters (old)
Bag - Primark
Boots - Primark



Even though I love to buy new clothes, I don't like to see older clothes go to waste so I think it's great when you can wear a certain piece or style all year round. Pastels were huge in the summer - you couldn't go anywhere without seeing a splash of baby blue, lemon yellow and mint green. Pastels can be so pretty and feminine and I'm so happy that they can easily transition into winter. 

This baby blue coat is a fantastic buy from Primark (as per) which I actually picked up in August because I didn't want to miss it! Here I wore it with one of my favourite summer dresses which is one of the things I wanted to make sure I could still wear in the colder months (with a cardigan or jumper) and my new favourite accessory, a fur stole. You may tell from my recent wishlist that I am loving fur at the moment, it's so luxurious!

P.S. If you don't want to look as tired as I do in these photos, don't stay up until 4am playing The Sims 4. 

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OOTD | Black & Maroon

14.11.14







Jumper - Topshop
Necklace - H&M
Skirt - Primark
Bag - Primark
Boots - Truffle 

I can't explain how happy I am that I can get finally get my knitwear out of the 'winter wardrobe' and put it to use. Jumpers and cardigans are by far the comfiest way to be stylish and at the moment, I can't get enough of a roll neck. They are a fantastic feature of the current 70s trend which I have been loving recently and they keep me so so warm! This jumper is an amazing find from Topshop which also comes in a few other colours which are all beautiful. 

These photos were taken by my lovely mother when we went to visit my grandparents last weekend and went for lunch in a gorgeous, quaint village. One of the main reasons I love living in England is because I live 15 minutes away from a huge city but can get to a lovely village in an hour - perfect!

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WISHLIST | Faux Fur

12.11.14

1. Textured Faux Fur Coat, Miss Selfridge
2. Natural Faux Fur Cossack, Miss Selfridge
3. Faux Fur Block Heel Sandals, Missguided
4. Faux Fur Front Jumper, Topshop
5. Cream Colour Block Faux Fur Tippet, River Island
6. Faux Fur Sweat, Topshop
7. Faux Fur Roll-Top Clutch, Topshop
8. White Faux Fur Hem Dress, New Look

I personally am a big lover of the colder months. Not only because they include Christmas, my birthday and usually some snow, but also because I can wrap up and be cosy for a while. For me the most stylish way to achieve this is to throw on some kind of faux fur. Luckily, it is all over the place at the moment so it is not difficult to pick up a piece of furry happiness. This year, I have bought an amazing fluffy coat and a cream fur stole to add to my collection, but here are a few other pieces which may work their way into my wardrobe soon...

A fantastic fur staple is a coat. This pink number from Miss Selfridge is absolutely beautiful and perfect for those who want something that will stand out in a crowd. If you prefer something a bit more muted, they also have a cream version which is equally as gorgeous! Onto a couple of cosy jumpers which I adore, both from Topshop - this lovely grey with fur on the front would be perfect for work and this black sweater brings a great sporty vibe to the faux fur trend. The last item of clothing is this amazing dress from New Look which is great if you just want a little nod to the trend. It has a gorgeous fur trim at the bottom and would be great for a Christmas party or event (just try to avoid red wine spillages!). 

A great way to add a hint of fur into an outfit is to get yourself an accessory. Hats and scarves are very welcome when it gets a bit colder especially in these beautiful neutral colours. For a party, I love a fur clutch bag and these amazing heels with fur detail on the front which I'm sure you have seen on many a blog!

What do you think of the fur trend? Would you buy any of these pieces?

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OOTD | Embracing the Cape

10.11.14







Dress - Topshop
Cape - Primark
Boots - Truffle
Necklace - Topshop

The thing I love about budget high street stores like my current favourite, Primark, is that you can try out new trends which you aren't too sure about without breaking the bank. One of the trends I was a bit iffy about is the cape. Do I want to look like a dodgy super hero or an extra in a spaghetti western? No, not particularly. However the capes around at the moment are so chic and stylish, I couldn't resist.

I picked this checked number up in a recent Primark rampage (there's no other word) and I am so happy I did. The pattern is perfect for this time of year and oh lord it is so warm. So I didn't go overboard with the prints, I paired it with a plain black skater dress from Topshop and my new favourite pointed Chelsea boots which I haven't stopped wearing since I bought them. 

Have you embraced the cape?

P.S There is a little bit of time left to enter my MAC giveaway if you haven't already! 

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BEAUTY | Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils

6.11.14

Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils (T-B): Berry Much, Red Essential, Keep It Classy, Fab Orange, In With Coral, Fuchsia Desire, Love My Pink, Nude Perfection



I am definitely the kind of person who finds something they like and buys every version of it. Can you tell I love these new lip pencils? I am two shades away from a full collection but think I will draw the line at 8! Honestly, I don't have a bad word to say about the Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencils

As a self-proclaimed lip product addict, I love it when there is a new launch for me to try. I actually spotted these lip pencils on my lunch break in ASDA and decided to pick one up to give it a go. After an intense swatching session, I started out with the shades Keep It Classy, Berry Much, In With Coral and Fuchsia Desire. After a few wears I fell in love with these pencils and returned to ASDA to purchase Fab Orange, Red Essential, Love My Pink and Nude Essential. Seriously, if you are ever struggling to find new drugstore products in Boots or Superdrug, try your local supermarket - they had every shade and lots of stock!

The pencils are all in beautiful colours and a fantastic formula - matte and velvety but still creamy and not too drying. It has been said that they are dupes for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils - they are quite similar in finish (although not the same quality) and an excellent low budget alternative. The Color Drama are a little bit glossier and can tug slightly when applying, but at £4.99 per pencil there are bound to be slight differences.

I am a sucker for packaging and I love the simple black pencil with a colour swatch on the bottom - similar to the NARS pencils. They are also very lightweight and the perfect size to carry around with you.

Here is my lowdown on the shades:

Berry Much - A dark purple berry (did ya guess) shade which is perfect for the current Autumn trend and great for any fan of a dark lip.

Red Essential - A deeper blue toned red (compared to another shade 'Light It Up' which is a bit brighter) which reminds me of MAC Russian Red. A classic shade which everyone should own!

Keep It Classy - Probably my favourite of the bunch. I originally picked this up thinking it would be a nude, every day shade but it is actually much deeper than you would expect. Think a lighter berry/plum shade which, for me, is great for day to day wear but may be more suited to evenings for those who prefer a lighter lip.

Fab Orange - Not for everyone, a orange toned red - lovely for Autumn. For me, it is quite rare to find a really nice, pigmented orangey red so it is worth adding to your collection!

In With Coral - Beautiful coral/pink shade which I wore to death when I was in Barcelona - quite summery.

Fuchsia Desire - A bright pink, not for those who want to blend in with everyone else! A great one for a night out look.

Love My Pink - An everyday light pink which can be worn for work, shopping and gives a lovely bit of colour to any look

Nude Essential - A brown toned nude shade. Again lovely for day to day wear - maybe a bit too much on the brown side for my skin tone but would probably suit most.

The shades I don't own are Light It Up (the bright red I mentioned earlier) and Minimalist (another nude shade - too light for me). 

I would definitely recommend the Color Drama pencils for any lip product lover and would definitely say there is a shade in there for everyone. Which ones do you like the most?

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OOTD | 70s Vibes

4.11.14







Coat - Primark
Fedora - Topshop
Dress - Urban Outfitters
Platforms - ASOS

I love seventies fashion - flares, capes, floppy hats and fringed leather - you can't go wrong. So I was thrilled to see some 70s-esque looks appearing for Autumn/Winter fashion. This is my take on the style with this gorgeous fluffy black coat from Primark and a classic black fedora. I haven't quite gone full Stevie Nicks (although I would LOVE to) and have kept it up to date with my favourite patterned shift dress and some chunky ASOS platforms.

This coat is everything but I have had limited opportunities to wear it out yet as it is still so warm! What is going on?! I am definitely not used to going out without a coat in November (especially in Manchester). Although this will always be my favourite, I would love to get my hands on more patterned shift dresses. They are such a flattering style and great to pair with different coats and jackets to create different looks (I have my eye on a few already, bring on pay day). 

I am welcoming Autumn fashion with open arms - for me nothing will beat a comfy coat, black tights and some chunky boots!

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