Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Best Blush of them all...

This little tube of rosey goodness has worked it's way into being one of my favourite items in my makeup bag. 
Although it may look small it packs a mighty punch, you only need to use the tiniest amount and your cheeks will look flushed. 
It is easy to overload so I apply the smallest amount to my finger and then apply to the apples of your cheeks in a circular motion. Make sure it is blended in well! 

Rimmel, stay blushed - £4.49

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Double Trouble Trends

I'm not usually a fan of those who try and wear all the trends at once. It's like they go through a magazine and use the 'what's hot' section as a checklist for each outfit. 
However, dabbling in a couple of trends at a time just can't be helped sometimes. And I couldn't resist when I saw these beauties on the Asos website. 

The reoccurring winter trend of velvet and hot right now tartan print may be mixing trends, but aren't they perfect? With student discount these trousers were just under £30, such a good deal. 
Asos is my absolute favourite at the minute, so much to choose from, easy to and quick delivery and it's so simple to return. 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Primark Winter Staples

Returning from holiday to this freezing weather put me in the mood (and need) of a Winter shop. And where else would I find anything cheap and cheerful but in Primark?

And very cheerful did I leave! I was so happy with my two buys. I stumbled across this boucle style coat. It might not be the thickest coat but I really liked it, and it was only £25 - much cheaper than Topshop or any other highstreet brand.

And my favourite buy was this jumper. Short sleeved cropped hairy jumper. And at £10 I could not find an excuse not to buy it. I found it randomly and didn't see any other colours but I know that they do it in pink, blue and cream.

So hurry and get to Primark!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Holiday Hot Bits

No, I'm not talking about my burnt bits - I mean my favourite fashion pieces I took on holiday with me.
I went to Gran Canaria with my boyfriend for a week and it was perfect. It was 35 degrees, the pool was beautiful and there were cocktails on hand the whole time. I would highly suggest it for a couples holiday.

Anyway, as usual, I took too much stuff and I found that I kept throwing on the same things because they were so easy to wear on the beach or by the pool - but I never learn.

My absolute favourite piece of the holiday was my ASOS smock dress. It was my airport outfit but actually also turned into my beach outfit and 'I don't know what to wear so I'll wear this' outfit. It was so comfortable, I loved the summery print and it was suitable for everything. At £30 I don't think you can go wrong with this all-rounder.

Next, I needed an airport bag, but this also turned into my beach bag and now I am home my everyday bag. I love it. My mustard bag from Zara. I like it even more knowing it only cost £20. They also have it in electric blue and black - perfect for Autumn.

Thirdly, at £34 I thought this was slightly pricey as I will only wear it a few times but I fell in love with it when I saw it in Topshop. It reminds me of a tapestry, which might not sound appealing but I love it. I teamed it with an ASOS off the shoulder black crop top and my jelly shoes for an evening outfit.

These were an absolute bargain, at £15 in the Peppermint sale, I snapped them up for holiday. They were a nice evening shoe without having to wear heels and looked really nice once I caught a bit of a tan. The only problem is they are quite hard to walk in, I think I feel more at ease when I'm wearing 5 inch heels.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Missguided Kimono kraze

Kimonos have taken over this season, whether it's a kimono style top, chiffon jacket or cardigan - you can't deny the oriental style is creeping in. 
Autumn/winter last year I had Trend Forecasting as one of my units at uni. We were told to look at future events and movements that were going to happen and predict a trend for summer 2013. Back then, I didn't really believe that the increase in the Chinese stock market would actually create a trend, I just thought it sounded good in my work. But it actually has.  So for those of you who think trends just happen.. They are really well thought out, relevant processes. Who'd a thought? 
Anyway, one of my predicted trends was kimonos and look where we are now?
I really like this trend, it's so feminine and pretty and so easy to update any outfit. 
However, even in high street stores you're looking at £40-£50 which I didn't really want to pay for a quick trend. 
Therefore I turned to the web. And I found this beauty for £25! 
It comes with a belt but I have taken that off because it looks too nightwear for me. But I love it, I love kimonos with fringing and the slight colours of lime, orange and lilac. It goes with everything. The perfect item to update a safe, basic outfit. 

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Polka Dot Package of Happiness

Most of you will be familiar with those packages you get in the post that are white with black polka dots all over? Yes, Topshop! The best kind of packages if you ask me! 
Recently I had a late night spending splurge on Topshop and bought these latest additions to my wardrobe:

First is the lime skirt. I LOVE the colour and I like the fit of the skirts as I have a few now so thought it made sense to buy it? - any excuse! However, as it is so light I am worried about lumps and bumps showing up but I'm sure control pants can sort that out! 
I also bought this rose print tee. I thought it would go nice with the skirt and at £24 is alright for an everyday top with jeans. This is perhaps my favourite purchase out of the three. 
And finally, my fluro top. I really like that it is structured and the colour is beautiful, however, one thing about it is that it's slightly cropped so it sticks out at my hips. Think it would look better on a more boyish frame but I'm excited to wear it with jeans when I go for dinner or a catch up with the girls. It was only £25, which I thought was reasonable! 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Love My Vouchers

Those of you who read my blog regularly might have noticed a little widget in the right hand corner.

I have incorporated into this blog to offer you some fantastic deals. Mine are all fashion based purely for the fact that this is a fashion blog, however, if you go on their website there are plenty of other deals, including restaurants, supermarkets, sport and travel - the lot!

My favourite stores that they include are Urban Outfitters and rock my vintage. Love My Vouchers is helping me (and you) to shop at our favourite places with discount prices. What more could you want?