Friday, 16 August 2013

Kimono Love

Kimono - Missguided; Jeans - Topshop; Top - Glamorous; Shoes - Primark; Hat - Missguided

Sorry, I was definitely trying to be Millie Mackintosh in the first picture with my bowler hat! This Missguided kimono is absolutely beautiful! I love it sooo much! The fringe detail at the bottom adds so much, I can imagine wearing this with little black denim shorts and sunglasses as well when it's sunny on holiday near the beach (dreaming!). I paired it here with my Glamorous black cami, black Topshop Joni jeans and black flatforms. A little dark maybe, but the sun isn't shining at the time I'm writing this so it doesn't matter about being totally summery ;). The kimono also has a little wrap belt in the same fabric so it can be tied around the waist.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Giving You the Cold Shoulder

 Blouse - Forever 21; Disco Pants - Glamorous; Necklace - Accessorize; Shoes - Primark

I totally forgot that I had bought this blouse! I bought it mid-exams and obviously while chucking on any old jumper/top and jeans for the library everyday, put it in the back of my wardrobe and have only just found it now! It's from Forever 21 and has cut-out detailing. I know I called it a cold shoulder blouse in the title but it's not really, it shows the more flattering part of my collarbone (I have quite broad shoulders so I don't think cut outs suit me there!). It's fitted without being too tight and is fab for dressing down disco pants for going out for dinner or something :) I added my favourite Accessorize teardrop necklace for a bit of sparkle.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Return of the Disco Pant

 Blazer - H&M; Top - Miss Selfridge; Disco Pants - Glamorous; Shoes - Primark

Agh! So I hadn't worn my disco pants in forever until taking these photos, I forgot how tight they were but how much I LOVE THEM! For a boyish figure like mine, the high waist and clingy-ness is so flattering! I wanted to tone them down a bit to how I usually wear them on a night out, so opted for a Miss Selfridge peachy-coral cami top tucked in and a white tailored blazer over the top. I can't really bear wearing flatties with disco pants so I teamed with these black flatforms for a bit of extra lift but a helllll of a lot of extra comfort over stiletto type shoes! I wouldn't wear the blazer if I was going out to a club though, imagine the carnage, tears and dry cleaning bill....

Monday, 12 August 2013

Leopard Pleat

Skirt - H&M; Top - Glamorous; Necklace - Etsy; Bag - Miss Selfridge (old); Sandals - New Look (old) 

This skirt is my new favourite thing! I spotted it in Meadowhall last week, said I'd come back to try it on later, and then it had sold out in my size! How annoying! Fortunately as I was in London in the week, I popped into the Westfield White City H&M and found it. It's made from a pleated flow-y material and has a lovely green and black leopard print all over, perfect for A/W with tights or now without! I paired it with a gold River Island belt, my Glamorous black cami and a long chain crystal necklace from Etsy. My bag is very old (we're talking 4 years old!) and from Miss Selfridge. I'd definitely wear something like this to work :) smart but casual and comfortable enough for the office.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Summer Summer Summertime

Top - Glamorous; Shorts - Topshop; Sandals - New Look (old); Necklace - Next; Watch - ASOS (old)

So this wasn't the most apt title for a blog post looking out the window today (oh hey cloud!), but being in London this week and it being particularly warm and sunny I thought an outfit like this would be nice just for in the day, doing a bit of shopping or sitting in a cafe or bar! I bought these Topshop crochet shorts around two months ago on my first trip to one of the 'Outfit' stores, I could go crazy in those places! My cami top is by Glamorous. I bought a black version and also a cream one, they have a crossover strappy back and are so light and airy, perfect for the humidity. My necklace is a rose gold and glass number from the new season range in Next (loving their jewellery at the moment!) and my watch is an old season ASOS, also in a rose gold tone - who needs Michael Kors (bleugh!).

Saturday, 10 August 2013

High Tea

 Dress - Missguided; Shoes - Primark

I have NEVER found a crossover front dress that actually stays relatively crossed over on me until this Missguided one! Normally there's a huge gape of material showing off a lot of bra, so much so that I have to pin or stitch the front of the dress so that it looks normal! But this dress is tight enough to fit me perfectly. I'm not normally a skater dress kinda girl (love my bodycon too much!) but as I'm starting a full time job soon, I thought I should get something a little more demure. Though saying that, this dress is very short (and I'm only 5ft 4, so tall girls be careful!). I paired the dress with flatforms though I think a lighter colour would be more flattering for the day time. I'd probably wear this dress with an embellished but not too fancy sandal, as I think the floral print does all the talking. My new favourite dress!

Friday, 9 August 2013

The Liebster Award

So Carly from CEE JAY ELL nominated me for a Liebster award, thanks Carly! We went to secondary school together maaaany years ago now and it's so nice to see somebody who I know getting into the blogging world, definitely check out her blog girls! :) I have been nominated for these before but have never had time to actually post my answers, so having a week left before I start work and a little bit of free time I thought I'd answer the questions Carly tagged me in! The Liebster awards are fab for finding new smaller blogs, and finding people who have similar views and interests to you! So be prepared for a little insight into my life!


1. Give ten random facts about yourself.
2. Answer the ten questions given to you by your tagger.
3. Choose ten bloggers with less than two hundred follows to tag with the Liebster Award, and link them in your post.
4. Pick ten new questions to ask your chosen bloggers.
5. Let your bloggers know they've been nominated.
6. Don't tag back!

Ten Facts About Me

1. I studied Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Nottingham and just graduated with a 2.1, however I no longer want anything to do with science! I love the subject but it's just not where I see my life going.

2. Next week I'm moving to London to start a new job as a Merchandise Admin Assistant in Ladieswear at Monsoon Accessorize which I'm super excited about. Working in a fashion based environment has been my dream!

3. I'm a cat obsessive! I have two babies, Witty and Eddie, and they are just that - my babies! Anything with cats on/cat related is my weakness.

4. I model myself on Kate Middleton, clothes, hair, make-up etc! She's so classically beautiful and I get told I look like her often (I can only dream!) but I won't complain at that comparison.

5. I hate fruit. Well, I don't HATE it as such. I would just much prefer to eat salad and vegetables. I end up wasting money on fruit as I buy it with good intentions and then revert back to my usual salads and it goes off. Oops. Also, those sugars are not good for my teeth!

6. I'd much rather go out than stay in. My favourite thing to do is go on a night out with the girls, have cocktails, go to a club etc. Nights in are okay, but while I'm young I'd rather go out and have fun.

7. Until I was in sixth form, I hated clothes shopping. I was a bit of a tomboy, okay okay, A LOT. I just preferred going to the football than spending my money on clothes. I'm so different now, and have definitely made up for my lack of shopping in more recent years.

8. I do like football, I'm not as mad on it as I used to be. I support Lincoln City and had a season ticket for many years, though now I rarely go!

9. If I could live off a food, it'd be antipasti. That and a glass of prosecco is heaven for me. I'm an easily pleased girl.

10. I don't own a pair of trainers or any form of sportswear. I don't go to the gym. My exercise is walking. Does that make me lazy? Haha. 

Carly's Questions 

You can choose to be one Disney character, who would it be and why? 
Marie from the Aristocats. Being a cat and wearing a pink bow....can life get any better?

If you could have any super power, which would it be? 
Understanding what goes on in a boy's head haha. No, it'd be to click my fingers and have an all over perfect tan without the need for mitts and fake tan!

If you were told you could only have one beauty product for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Foundation! I have a really uneven complexion and foundation is my saviour!

Heels or Flats? 
Heels always on a night out. For the day, flats, or flatforms to give a bit of extra height!

Nude or Bold Lip? 
I think I'm somewhere in the middle. I only wear a light coral ever.

What is your go to beauty brand? 
Rimmel everyday of the week. Relatively inexpensive and fab quality.

How would you describe your style? 
Classic, girlie with a hint of on trend. I don't follow trends as such, I just wear what suits me.

Why did you start blogging? 
I started last year as a distraction from breaking up from a long term relationship. I felt I needed something to take my mind off being upset and starting this blog has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I doubt I'd even have got job interviews if I didn't have this, I couldn't be happier.

If you could build a house anywhere, where would you build it? 
This sounds so sad, but somewhere around Lincoln/Nottingham. I'm moving to London but I just know I'll head back up to the Midlands when I'm older. I was born in Lincoln and I'll never stay away :).

You can be another person for a month, who would you be and why?
I would've said Kate Middleton but I don't think I could deal with a baby at the age of 22, so what about my future self? That'd be so scary though, imagine knowing what was coming for you in the future. I wouldn't complain if it was a good vision though!

Nominated Blogs

Ellen @ ellenblogsit
Alisha @ Alisha Magic
Nicole @ Lu-Lu-Nicole
Katie @ The Stylinguist
Rachael @ RachaelAmyy
Eva @ ElfieEva
Madeleine @ VanityRail
Abelia @ Abelia's Corner
Karen @ Mission;Style

My questions

1. What trend are you most looking forward to for A/W?
2. What's your favourite high street store and why?
3. Night out or night in?
4. If you could swap hairstyles with a certain celeb, who would it be?
5. What's your favourite magazine?
6. Cats or dogs?
7. What's your favourite app on your phone?
8. Favourite restaurant?
9. How many nail polishes do you own?
10. If I gave you £50 and let you loose on Oxford Street, which shops would you buy clothes from?

Monday, 5 August 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips

  Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss £2.99 - Boots

I was one of those girls eagerly anticipating the arrival of Baby Lips in the UK, and sadly I'm really disappointed with my experience with them. I opted for Peach Kiss, which I did think would be slightly more pigmented than it is (it shows up as no colour at all!). I didn't go for the two pink shades as I hate pink on my lips but I have been informed these are more rich in colour. I also didn't realise quite how strong the peach smell was. It's so sweet it makes me feel ill! The formula is okay for a bit after application, but then dries my lips out so much I would have to be constantly reapplying throughout the day. Sorry Maybelline, this hype was not worth it :(. I'll be sticking to my rose tinted Vaseline!

Anyone else had a similar experience with Baby Lips?