29 March 2016

The Perfect Spring Transitional Piece


Top & Skirt - H&M
Denim Jacket - Vintage
Socks - Primark

I do love a bit of H&M, but it does have it's issues like the sizes being completely wrong (we've all complained about this one, right?), and the fact that basically nothing stocked in the stores is on the website. Slightly annoying because I did want to link the jumper and skirt, but there ya go.


I originally bought just the knitted skirt to wear out for my birthday and turned my nose up at the matching jumper hanging above it. I love a good summery two piece, but a knitted jumper and skirt combo? Nah... Never seen one worn, and couldn't imagine I'd ever want to leave the house in one. A couple of days later I was on a casual Pinterest rampage and came across the ol' knitted co-ord. Seeing people actually wear them made my mind do a complete 180 and I decided I needed to get my paws on the matching jumper.

The thin knit is going to be perfect for transitioning into the warmer Spring weather, but the long sleeves and midi length give that much needed extra warmth because let's face it, it hasn't warmed up that much from the winter chills yet.


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22 March 2016

Pink Grunge Inspired Makeup

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When I think grunge eye makeup I think heavy, dark and smudgy. Usually I go for browns, taupes and a hint of black when trying to recreate those grunge vibes on my eyes, but I thought it would be fun to try out the same look with a bit of colour, and a colour I don't normally wear - pink... 

I use the shade 'High' from the Smoky palette (far left) everyday in the inner corner of my eyes - it's basically perfect for highlighting and making your eyes look more awake, so of course that went on. I then put 'Thirteen' (far right) all over the lid as a base. 

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I took the Kiko Infinity eye shadow in Satin Carmine, packed it into the crease and pretty much just smudged it all the way around my eyes using a fluffy brush. Grunge inspired makeup is all about being messy and smudgy, so don't worry about trying to keep it neat!

I rarely go out without the classic winged liner. My eyes look so small and tired without it so I wear it most days. For the lipstick, I was tempted to go for a nude lip, but I was swayed by a bold pink toned lip.

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15 March 2016

Denim Days

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Lace Up Body - Boohoo (Old)

I recently nabbed this *denim skirt from the New Look denim range - not something that I usually go for, in fact I don't think that I've ever owned a denim skirt longer than the mid-thigh, but I'm definitely feeling this one. I think the light wash denim gives it a slight vintage feel.

Paired with Stan Smiths and the *bomber it gives the outfit a bit of a sporty vibe. I've actually wanted to get myself a bomber jacket for well over a year now, but never got round to it. They're everywhere at the moment, so now seemed a good time to climb on the bandwagon. I also think they are really good transitional pieces for Spring, will deffo be getting all the use out of this one.

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10 March 2016

Topshop Wishlist | Birthday Outfits

Guess who's birthday it is in exactly two weeks? Can't say I'm particularly excited just because it doesn't feel like it's going to be my birthday (it never seems to any more, I think it's because it always comes around so quickly), but I am looking forward to being able to stuff my face with zero guilt, and also to the night out I have planned. Here's some outfits I wish I could wear.


You know when you tuck a top into a skirt or a pair of shorts, and it starts to ride up and get all loose and wrinkly around the waist? I think my fave thing about bodies is that this just isn't an issue - they stay well behaved and perfectly tucked. No hassle, no fuss, just what I need. This leopard print body also has the bottom half of the back completely cut out and it looks bad ass. And can we all just take a moment to appreciate how rad the glitter bag is? The blue and purple in the bag and pastel jacket collar really pop against an otherwise monochrome outfit.


Slightly out of my comfort zone, this one. All black er'rything outfits I am all for. I dunno what it is about all white, but I fear it a little. The black boots, bag and choker break the white up well though, and make it a little more wearable for yours truly. Also, the bomber jacket is just insane - I think the metallic copper looks so good against the white.


Completely contrasting with the previous outfit, I look at this and just feel comfort. Mostly black with small accents of colour. Black is definitely my safety colour, I hide behind it too much. I do feel like my life is missing this dress. Without the cut out details I doubt it would have caught my attention, but it really is little details like cut outs that are the game changers. I do honestly think that they designed this dress with me in mind - high neck, waist cut outs and black - all my fave things. Also, not sure if we're going too far with the pom pom headband here, but for the moment, I like it.

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8 March 2016

The Shirt Dress

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Jacket - Vintage
Shirt - Charity Shop
Creepers - Underground

Love wearing oversized shirts as dresses. I picked this one up last summer in a charity shop for about £4, and this is the first time I've actually worn it. I had a massive clear out last week and it was going to go back to the charity shop, but I tried it on again and loved how it looked as a dress with a leather jacket over the top. 

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