Thursday, 27 September 2012

i'm conscripting

JACKET - ARMY SURPLUS/JEANS - TOPSHOP/TSHIRT - TOPSHOP/CREEPERS - OFFICE/WATCH - CASIO (VIA AMAZON)
Army jackets are, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most popular and possibly over worn pieces that are new to the scene this season. Having said that, I have lovingly worn mine since the start of the summer when I wore it to R1's Hackney Weekend (see here), and will continue to do so as we really get into winter. My jacket formerly belonged to my brother, and as he was an army cadet he got it from an Army Surplus store - I'm sure a quick google will let you know where your nearest one of these is! I love the authenticity of the camo version, however am equally enamoured by the high street's offerings; in particular the infamous khaki-and-pleather sleeved variety found in Topshop, River Island, or on Ebay (you all know the ones I mean). 

As for the jumping shots, well, who knows why I did that? It was amusing at the time.

How are you wearing your army jacket this season?

xoxo

Monday, 24 September 2012

new addition: leather & studs


FAUX LEATHER JACKET - OASAP*
Here's a lil' sneak preview of the lovely 'leather' jacket I received from Oasap last week; I don't know why I didn't already have a leather jacket - I know it's one of those essential staples that everyone needs to own - but anyway at least now I do! I adore the stud detailing on the front, and can't wait to get plenty of wear out of this beauty throughout winter.

An outfit post featuring it will be coming your way soon; do you like it, or are you more of a denim girl? 

xoxo

Sunday, 23 September 2012

designer spotlight #5

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1, 2, 3 
It's time for another Designer Spotlight, and this time I've chosen Moschino (via Whites Boutique). I loved the two sharp blazers, especially the lacy number on the left; it really channels the whole 'baroque' trend that is no doubt going to be gracing all of our wardrobes as winter really sets in. The pattern would look great layered over some knitwear or a bright dress for an interesting mix of textures, especially if the jacket was worn over-sized. As for the jumper, well everybody likes some dynasty-esque shoulder pads and a punchy one-word slogan, right?

Read the rest of my Designer Spotlight posts here; I'd love to know who your favourite designers are? 

xoxo

Saturday, 22 September 2012

textured

TOP - H&M/RIDING PANTS - AMERICAN APPAREL/JACKET - VINTAGE/BAG - PRIMARK/NECKLACE - MISS SELFRIDGE/WATCH - CASIO (VIA AMAZON)/CREEPERS - OFFICE
I wore this little ensemble to sixth form the other day. I can just about get away with wearing riding pants to sixth form, as they're really just glorified leggings but can look quite smart and trouser-like if worn correctly! I'm glad I can wear them as they're so comfortable and flattering; I'm seriously considering getting them in another colour too, maybe taupe
Haven't got a lot more to say today really, other than that my NUS Student Card arrived the other day so I can now look forward to getting a student discount, wahey!

Happy Weekend!

xoxo

Thursday, 20 September 2012

new additions: asos 'abbi' boots

 
ASOS 'ABBI' CHELSEA BOOTS
I'm very late to hop onto this particular blogger bandwagon, but I've finally acquired a pair of black heeled chelsea boots, hurrah! Last winter I dreamt of a pair of the famous Topshop Allegra's just like every other girl on the continent; a dream that never faded. Whilst having my daily browse of ASOS recently I came across these beauties that were reduced from £38 to £32; that was the only excuse I needed to add them to my basket. They arrived yesterday, and they are the comfiest heels I have ever put on my feet. Despite not being much of a Heels Girl, I am certain that I'm going to get plenty of wear out of these beauties this a/w! As soon as I pulled them on I felt sophisticated and at least twice my own age which can only be a good thing! Get ready to be inundated with posts ft me trying to be feminine, and the latest addition to my ever-growing shoe collection.

P.S Thank you to everyone on Twitter who persuaded me to get these; I owe you.

xoxo

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

velvet

DENIM JACKET - VINTAGE/BLOUSE - CHARITY SHOP/SKIRT - H&M/BELT - PRIMARK/CREEPERS - OFFICE/WATCH - CASIO (VIA AMAZON)
Another outfit featuring a couple of 'thrifted' items! I absolutely adore this blouse - it's easily one of my favourite charity shop purchases to date, and I have so many ideas of how to wear it I'm going to have to refrain from featuring it on here every week! Velvet is one of my favourite fabrics for A/W. It looks luxurious, feels luxurious, and makes an outfit look that little bit more exciting. It's also nice to mix different textures - this blouse would look great under a knitted jumper with the denim jacket layered on top.

I wore this outfit yesterday for an extremely hectic, shattering but incredibly fun day with fellow blogger Kavita (check out her blog here; love her) working on something exciting (although you can hardly call it working - we walked around, chatted and giggled all day); I'll fill you in on more details soon, I just don't want to say too much yet in case I'm not allowed! So watch this space for more of me and Kavita!

That's all for now - more soon!

xoxo

Saturday, 15 September 2012

lookbook mash-up #1

The first of a new 'series' of posts I want to start; a little round up of my favourite looks from Lookbook.nu recently. Click the photos to go the user's page.
Hope you're inspired!

xoxo

Thursday, 13 September 2012

thrifty


SHIRT - CHARITY SHOP/SKIRT - RIVER ISLAND (VIA ASOS)/BELT - NEW LOOK/WATCH - CASIO (VIA AMAZON)/SOCKS - NEW LOOK/BOOTS - LINZI SHOES*
This is the full outfit from this post (where you just saw the shoes). As I made pretty clear in the post, I am absolutely enamoured by these shoes and don't want to take them off of my feet!
I actually wore this to sixth form one day - it's slightly more formal than my normal style but I like the ensemble nonetheless. The shirt was a bargainous charity shop find which I think cost £4.50; I also got a bag, two blazers and an exciting velvet shirt on the same day which I think all came in under £30. You gotta love a bit of thrifting! 

This is just a short post, but there should be more on the way - Happy Thursday!

xoxo

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

the creeper chelsea boot

'ORLY' CREEPER CHELSEA BOOTS C/O LINZI SHOES
Say hello to the latest addition to my shoe collection and my new footwear staple  - these gorgeous creeper/chelsea boot hybrids that were ever so kindly sent to me by Linzi. I've worked with Linzi on a few occasions (see here) and always love the items they send me! If you haven't looked on the website or visited one of their stores make sure that you do; they sell lovely, fashion forward footwear (I thought of that one myself!) at affordable prices and are definitely worth a browse! I've also got my eye on these double-sole creepers lookalikes which are right up my street! 

The boots arrived yesterday and in my excitement I wore them to school today without having photographed them first (bad blogger), hence the little bit of dust on the toe of one of them! After a full day's wear I can confirm that they are sturdy, practical, comfy, go with everything and catch you a fair few compliments! Sizing wise, Linzi do recommend downsizing from what you normally are as the boots come up big - I'm usually a 7, however these are a 6 and fit like a glove.
The 'Orly' boots are such a cool take on the bog standard chelsea boot, and as I'm sure you're all aware I do tend to live in my creepers so these make an excellent, wintry alternative. I paired them with these little grey ankle socks today, however can't wait to wear them with a whole host of other things this a/w such as camo jackets, riding pants, large knits and pleather skirts; the possibilities are endless so prepare to see a lot more of these bad boys! 

What do you think?

xoxo

Thursday, 6 September 2012

youtubin'


For a little while now I've been extremely enjoying watching fashion/beauty-related videos on Youtube as well as reading blogs. I'm sure many of you are already aware of the ever-growing 'vlogging' community, however I thought I'd share with you my top ten favourite Youtubers (in no particular order!) nonetheless in case you either fancied something new to watch, or some recommendations if you're new to the 'vlogisphere'!

FOR BEAUTY AND FASHION VIDEOS WITH A GREAT MIX OF HIGH END AND AFFORDABLE PRODUCTS:
BEAUTY CRUSH

EXTREMELY HUMOROUS YET INFORMATIVE BEAUTY VIDEOS FROM MY FAVOURITE CANADIAN:
ESSIE BUTTON

BEAUTY (AND SOME FASHION) VIDEOS THAT HAVE BASICALLY TAUGHT ME ALL I KNOW - THIS GIRL KNOWS HER SKINCARE:
VIVIANNA DOES MAKEUP

FASHION VIDEOS FROM ONE OF THE BEST DRESSED GIRLS ON YOUTUBE:
FASHION ROCKS MY SOCKS

HILARIOUSLY FUNNY BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE AND THE ODD BABY-RELATED VIDEO FROM THE BUBBLIEST PERSON I'VE EVER SEEN:
SPRINKLE OF GLITTER

VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE BEAUTY VIDEOS AND TUTORIALS FROM A FRIEND OF MILLY MACKINTOSH - IF SHE'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER SHE'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME:
PIXI2WOO
THE ORIGINAL PIXIWOO CHANNEL BY TWO MAKEUP ARTISTS WHO ARE ALSO SISTERS, ONE OF WHICH IS THE BRAINS BEHIND THE 'REAL TECHNIQUES' BRUSHES - INCREDIBLY USEFUL MAKEUP TUTORIALS FOR NOVICES LIKE ME:
PIXIWOO

AFFORDABLE BEAUTY/MAKEUP VIDEOS FROM A FRIEND OF 'SPRINKLE OF GLITTER'S' (ABOVE) FROM A GIRL WHO IS ALSO VERY WITTY:
ZOELLA

FASHION AND BEAUTY VIDEOS FROM THE SWEETEST YOUTUBER THAT EVER LIVED:
PERSIAN BABE

HUMOROUS VIDEOS ON LIFE IN GENERAL FROM THE BOYFRIEND OF TANYA (PIXI2WOO) THAT CAN BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY IF YOU'RE HAVING A BAD ONE:
J1MMYB0BBA
Honourable mentions: ETCLLYMLRS, icovetthee, UglyFaceOfBeauty, sototallyvlog, ghostparties, gemsmaquillage

Who are your favourite Youtubers? 

xoxo

Monday, 3 September 2012

black lace

DRESS - GLAMOROUS*/DR MARTENS - Cloggs
Today I'm wearing another lovely dress kindly sent to me by Glamorous - I'm sure you've all heard of them by now as their profile on blogs and other social media is definitely growing, but if you haven't make sure you have a browse of the site and read my last post featuring one of their garments! 
This dress is a size 8 and is unfortunately a little on the short side (if you're a tall girl like me and order one, try the size up for a longer length!), but I still couldn't resist showing it to you as I absolutely adore it. The long sleeves and high neck keep it classy, and the skater shape is so flattering. The lace/knit/crochet top is stretchy and comfortable to wear, and I just think the whole dress is gorgeous and you all need one for your winter party wardrobe! I've dressed it down slightly here with my Docs as I'm not really a heels girl (despite owning 10000000000 pairs), however it would look so good with a pair of bright wedges (like these). 

What do you think of the latest addition to my dress collection? 

xoxo