Sunday, 11 September 2011

It was inevitable really..

I don't actually know why I am so angry, it was bound to happen at some point but my cheap mascara I bought along with the patchy foundation exploded in my bag! The bottom of my bag is now a nice black colour rather than tan and decided to stain everything else in my bag too. To be honest, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner rather than later, I mean it was broken already although still usable. Thank god my mum bought me a new one two days ago literally (If you moan at your parents about not having money to buy makeup- an essential in everyday life, they WILL eventually buy it for you), or i would be as busted as the mascara.

Saturday, 10 September 2011


Something I really wish i could have gone to on the 8th September was Fashion's Night Out. Rubbing shoulders with the celebrities and being exposed to fashion exclusives and the exclusive tour of the London shops would have been, in one word, amazing.
However, seeing as I wasn't one of the fortunate ones i had to get all I could out of it from the wonderful web. And what did I see? Leather of course!
The street style was strapped with leather from jackets to boots and back to belts. I won't lie, if I was wearing my leather jacket and leggings I would have felt quite smug because they were everywhere. Leather desert boots were by far the most popular piece which means we can all recycle last years buy. They looked great with neutral shades, especially girly dresses, I've always loved that look though.
I do realise I sound like I'm promoting leather, no I do not have an ad campaign going on here! But I just thought I'd share what i took from FNO, next year my aim is to be the one there in my leather boots.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Don't Get Lippy Now

Being a Topshopaholic – like most girls I know, I have to have my daily dose of or all hell breaks loose! Although at the moment I can’t afford anything so I am really doing myself no favours but it really is like my drug.
Anyway, halfway through the ‘new in’ section I stumble across some beauties; LIP  TATTOOS! Are they serious?
Don’t get me wrong; I kind of wish I had that kooky, anything goes style that could probably pull these off but I just think it’s a bit of a stupid invention. I mean, if they went on dragons den with these they’d leave with nothing!
Who knows, they could be the next big thing, but the only way I’d wear them would be for fancy dress.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

New Term, New Wardrobe? Sounds like a good enough excuse!

As my shifts at the greasy chippy come to an end i decided those six, long, hard weeks of work meant i deserved a treat! And as it's coming up for the beginning of my second year at university, it seems mad not to indulge in a spot of shopping in others places than Primark. Oh! And by the way, if you are an avid follower of this blog you'll know i bought some shorts from there a couple of weeks ago, well i have just about seen everyone wearing them! I think i have proven my point about Primark now!
Anyway, especially doing a fashion course, there’s an underlined pressure to look good at lectures and seminars, even if they are at nine in the morning after a night out drinking and on 3 hours sleep. I blame those girls that wake up over two hours before the seminar and start getting ready, I’m lucky to get out of bed 20 minutes before I have to leave! Which lead to me to a brainwave – a new wardrobe is needed!
One thing I love about my course and university is that I can experiment with my clothes, and kind of get away with it! So I invested in some leather leggings. To be honest, I’ve always thought of them to be quite trashy, like mutton dressed as lamb but when you’re 19 you can’t get mistaken for mutton can you? Unexpectedly I have become quite attached to them! I wore them out with a nice bias cut shirt and they gave the outfit a nice twist. I’m looking forward to wearing them with baggy jumpers come winter time.
(loving my leather leggings on the left!)

Another investment which my sister and I both purchased was the maxi skirt. I have been longing for one ever since Nicole Ritchie busted them out but just wasn’t brave enough. But like I said, university is the place you can get away with stepping outside the box; to be honest there will always be someone dressed weirder and worse than you! But I actually love it. I wore it when I went to dinner with my gal pals and they all seemed to like it, brutal honesty is some of their key features.
Now all I am looking for is a pair of leather shorts (over doing the leather I know but I will find the perfect pair!) and a textbook winter coat. Let’s face it; we could all do with our winter coats now!