Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Footwear | Studded Boots

 Ebay boots £34.99

You've probably already seen these boots as they have been everywhere in the past few months. They are my black studded boots, which I believe are derived from the original Chloe studded leather ankle boots. I got them on Ebay last year for £34.99 and I love them! It was hard for me to style these at first as I was never really a boots-type-of-girl until recently. (You'll see in my later posts!) But I find that wearing them with an all black outfit works really well as it gives the look a more edgy feel. It also works well with black trousers, leggings or jeans as well as dresses and leather skirts! 

There are versions of these boots everywhere, especially in the highstreet. I believe Topshop used to have one, Missguided had some too and loads of other stores sell very similar ones in case you're on the hunt for a pair. Although quite a few people have them, I find that they're still really cool to have because they spice up a look so effortlessly. Plus, you can rock them any season of the year! I seriously can't wait to wear these more with shorts and dresses! x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Haul | A shirt, a dress and two pairs of socks

New Look shirt £9.99 | dress £14 (sale)
Topshop socks £3.50 each

I like to shop, can you tell? Hahaha! Anyway, these are a few items (again) from a while back. From New Look, I got this blue printed top, a bit similar to the ones I showed in my last post except it has owls on it! Then I found this black chiffon dress with crosses all over. It's so pretty and luckily was on sale when I bought it! Yey! And then a couple socks from Topshop. I actually got 3 pairs for £8 but decided to give one pair to my mom. Hee! I really hope I'm not boring you with all of my 'haul posts', I promise to post more varied things soon! x

Monday, 18 March 2013

Haul | Basic Tops

River Island deer shirt £12 | striped shirt £10 | black shirt £12
Republic tee £15 (sale)

Everyone loves a good basic! I mean, how can you not? They are so easy and there's absolutely no fuss. They go well with a lot of other garments and it really doesn't take much to style them. Here are a few basic shirts and tops I got a few months back. A couple shirts, one with stags all over it and the other, a grey and coral striped oversized tee. I also got a plain loose black shirt because every girl should have one! And lastly, this grey sleeveless high low top from Republic which by the way has a massive cross running on the front. You probably all know by now how much I love simple tops with a slight edge to them. Ones that you can easily chuck on and still be able to look good in yet be styled up for days when you want to dress it up more. Do you stuck up on basic shirts and tops too? x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

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Cold toes | It's cold outside | Winter trees
 All the snow | Dominoes | OOTD - River Island beanie, thrifted shirt
Gotta get back in the game | It's snowing so heavily | A new layer of snow
Sausages and mash | Swedish almond tarta | Bedtime

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

What I Wore | Leather Detail

 (jacket - New Look, shirt - Missguided, leggings - H&M, boots - Office)

My style is pretty casual most days as I like to dress comfortably particularly when I'm at uni. Here's an outfit I wore just over a week ago. Pretty similar to my last outfit post — very monochromatic! Wearing different pieces though, my cut out boots are again from Office, although these are slightly different from the last ones I featured. Jacket is from New Look and the shirt from Missguided. I do wanna wear more colour, but my oh my does it feel like December all over again here in England! How's the weather treating you where you live? x

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Haul | Cardigans and Beanies

Internacionale cardigans £12 to £17 (all on sale) | beanies £4.99 to £5.99

Knit has always been a staple in my wardrobe, from jumpers and cardigans to scarves and hats. It's one of those things in fashion that continues to keep up with the trends. Besides, they keep you pretty warm too! I know it's almost spring now and summer's just round the corner; and although they might be too thick to wear during the upcoming months, I find that it's never bad to have them just in case it gets a little colder or next thing you know, it's raining. I mean, we all know how unpredictable the British weather can be! Will you be wearing knit this season? x

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Footwear | Subtle Creepers

 New Look shoes £24.99

You may remember these from a haul post a couple weeks back. And they're these pair of black flatforms that I got from New Look. I've had them for quite some time now but haven't had the chance to style them in an outfit yet. I like that they're not exactly creepers but still look slightly similar and I guess that makes them a tiny bit different too! Although I find creepers amazing on other people, I just don't think I have enough confidence to try and pull it off. So something subtle like this would work really well for me. Now all I need is to actually wear it! Aha! 

On a different note, I've been really ill for the past few days (bummer!) but I'm starting to feel a bit better now. So hopefully, I can take some outfit photos again this week! Also, I still have a few hauls as well as some shoes that I want to share with you guys, so watch out for those in the next few weeks. Hee! Hope you're all having a great weekend! x

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

What I Wore | Hint of Colour

(jacket - Dorothy Perkins, jumper - Urban Outfitters, necklace - Primark, bag - Ebay, leggings - Glance, boots - Office)

Here's what I wore a couple days ago. Nothing exciting but I'm really loving the 'all black' trend with tiny hints of colour. And I can see myself sporting it this spring/summer and possibly all year round! Black just never gets old. I'm also currently obsessed with basics and slowly filling up my wardrobe with staple items I can use for ages, during any season, no matter what the weather is! Starting off with black boots. The ones I'm wearing are from Office which I saw on Anouska Proetta's blog earlier this year. They're amazing and could make any outfit look that tiny bit more polished. I'm also much more into leather hybrid jackets ever since I got this one from Dorothy Perkins last summer. I now have two, and would very much love to expand further. Hee! How about you guys, what's your take on the monochrome trend? x

Sunday, 3 March 2013

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In need of a black pair | Black for January | 2013 goals
Home cooked meal | Bathe | Moustache flats
Boring afternoon | Cold | One day in New York
Trustee sneakers | It's snowing | Costa Coffee
Salad | Cooking Chopsuey | Parcel in the snow

Friday, 1 March 2013

Real Techniques Core Collection

Real Techniques Core Collection £21.99

The Real Techniques brushes have been out in the market for a quite a while now and the hype around it remains as every blogger and youtuber continue to talk and rave about them. I have never really been a brushes type of girl as I have always relied on my fingers to apply my foundation and a cheap brush to apply powder and blush. However, seeing as I've started to get more and more interested in makeup, I thought, "You know what, why the heck not? Everyone seems to love them." So yea, a few months ago, I curved and bought the core collection!

One that has stood out the most within the collection is the buffing brush. A lot of people find it a bit annoying that you can only get it if you buy the entire set but I didn't mind. For what it's worth, you get three extra brushes which may or may not work for you. Personally, I use the buffing brush for applying foundation and I love it! Having used it for the last three months, I don't think I'd ever wanna use my fingers again. Aha! It works really well in terms of blending the foundation onto the skin, therefore allowing you to achieve a flawless base. 

On the other hand, I use the contour brush for the exact purpose it's labelled as, contouring! It's great, and blends in the product well. I also use it to apply my blush and set my concealer. Speaking of which, I sometimes use the foundation brush to blend my concealer in. It's okay, does the job but I wouldn't go as far as saying it's great or anything. I can see how it can be used for foundation but I personally think it's too small and could apply streaky. Besides, I really just don't have the time or patience to even bother testing it out. So yea, I basically just use it for my concealer. Lastly, the detailer brush which I use on days when I fill in my brows with powder. Overall, it does a really good job and it's easy to use too. I believe, you can also use it to apply lip products but I haven't tried that myself to say whether it works or not. 

As far as the entire collection goes, I would rate the buffing brush as the one I get the most use out of. Contour brush second, detailer brush third and the foundation brush I can easily live without. Having said that, I think it's a really good affordable set especially for beginners like myself. And believe me when I say that the buffing brush does not disappoint! x
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