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Friday 31 October 2014

Autumn Lookbook

Todays post is a lookbook, yaaaay! I think Autumn is now my favourite season. Along comes layering, knitwear and lots of cosiness mixed with chic. Here's some looks to inspire you for this wonderful season.

Look 1

Photo of floppy hat, primark shawl, primark black dress, cath kidston bag, new look boots
Bag- Cath Kidston
Hat- eBay
Shawl- Primark
Dress- Primark
Boots- New Look
Necklace- ASOS

Look 2

photo of allsaints jacket, new look jeans, H&M grey t-shirt, new look boots, TK Maxx Bag

Jeans- New Look (similar here)

Tee- H&M
Boots- New Look
Bag- TK Maxx
Necklaces- Fiona Jones Jewellery & Topshop
Leather Jacket- Allsaints (buy here)

Look 3

Cashmere Cardigan- M&S
Longsleeved knitted top- H&M
Leggings- Topshop
Boots- New Look
Bag- TK Maxx
Hat- H&M
Necklace- Fiona Jones Jewellery

I'm a tad obsessed with my New Look ankle boots, can you tell? I hope you like the looks and find them inspiring! What are you wearing for AW14?

Click the video to see more of the outfits:

Tuesday 28 October 2014

The New Fro

Since moving back to the UK I've felt like I needed a change in the barnet department. Having long tresses is lovely but mine were lacking style and shape so I decided to try out middle parting fringe. 


After googling a split middle fringe and centre parting fringe I came across these images for hairspiration and took them to my hairdresser. I still wanted to keep my length but cut a few layers in around my face and then the middle fringe. It's made such a difference and frames my face a lot better than the mop I had before!

I'm so happy with it and had lots of compliments too which is always a bonus. If you're looking to change up your long hair, I'd highly recommend a centre part fringe. It's a subtle change that'll really frame your face and gives a lot more shape to your hair. It looks great straight too but I'm a big lover of curls!

Have you changed up your hair recently?

Friday 24 October 2014

Winter Chic | Outfit of the Day

photo of eBay floppy hat, topshop leggings, primark oversized cardigan, H&M grey t-shirt, New look leather ankle boots

photo of eBay floppy hat, topshop leggings, primark oversized cardigan, H&M grey t-shirt, New look leather ankle boots

photo of eBay floppy hat, topshop leggings, primark oversized cardigan, H&M grey t-shirt, New look leather ankle boots

photo of eBay floppy hat, topshop leggings, primark oversized cardigan, H&M grey t-shirt, New look leather ankle boots

photo of eBay floppy hat, topshop leggings, primark oversized cardigan, H&M grey t-shirt, New look leather ankle boots

photo of eBay floppy hat, topshop leggings, primark oversized cardigan, H&M grey t-shirt, New look leather ankle boots
Boots- New Look
Cardigan- Primark
Tee- H&M
Leggings- Topshop
Hat- eBay
Necklace- ASOS
Bracelets- Handmade & H&M

After my recent haul, there's no surprise that I want to style all my new and shiny things! I am literally obsessed with these New Look  boots. They're a better version of the pair I lusted over in my AW14 Wants and Needs post (see here) as they're real leather and make your legs look super slim and elegant. The heel is the perfect size too! 

Hats have been a huge trend all year and paired with an oversized knitted cardi it's the perfect casual chic combination. 

Click play to check out the outfit in my latest video:

What's your winter chic outfit?

Tuesday 21 October 2014

AW14 Collective Haul: Topshop, H&M, Primark, eBay, Body Shop

Well hello! My first post from the UK and what a great one to start with- a haul!! Okay so maybe it's not much of a post but more a link to the video I made on this haul but lets be honest, a video is way better to show you!

Click play and enjoy!

What items have you bought for AW14?

Friday 17 October 2014

Autumn Hair- The braided headband

photo of braided headband

photo of braided headband

photo of braided headband

Braids have been a big trend this year, with milkmaid and fishtail styles being at the forefront. I really did adore milkmaid braids but with no fringe and a larger forehead, I found them hard to pull off!

As Autumn is well and truly here, I thought I'd continue the braid trend into the winter months, so whilst playing around with my hair one morning, I came up with this! It's kind of similar to the crown braids but simpler and only spans half way round your head. It consists of a plait each side of your head, crossing over and being pinned on the other side. Easy Peasy!

I think it's a really pretty autumnal alternative to foral crowns and would look lovely with a wool hat propped above it. It's also a great style if you're like me and have hair ll one length to add a bit of interest to your hair.

What do you think to this style? Are you rocking anything different for AW14?

Tuesday 14 October 2014

AW14 Nail Polish Picks

I don't know about you but when it gets to this time of year I like to change up my nail varnishes to more autumnal colours. Bye bye brights, hello vampy darks and glitter!

I really love the Barry M Diamond glitter. I like shiny things so I am immediately drawn to it and think it's perfect over any of these shades for the upcoming party season and at £2.99 it's a bargain.  Both the Champneys colours are absolutely beautiful and at a moderate price of £5. The only thing that lets them down is I find they chip after a day or two of wear which is  such a shame but because the colours are so stunning I think I can let them off. As for the No7 polish in the shade thunderstorm- I love this. Priced at £6 it is long lasting with a brush that makes application so easy. It lasts a good amount of time and you can get away with just one coat! Now for the Natural Collection colour in black cherry... A lot of people give natural collection a bad rap but I think they're value for money. They're priced at £1.99 so cheap and cheerful and I've always found them to last well and dry super quick too. For me this shade is autumn in a bottle and I love it!

What are your nail polish picks for AW14? Check out the video below for more info and how I like to wear them.

Friday 10 October 2014

AW14 Wants and Needs

1. eBay Grey denim acid wash tunic dress

2. New Look black chunky Chelsea boot

3. River Island Full Time Blogger Sweatshirt

4. Topshop flower beaded crop tee

5. River Island Kimono

6. Missguided Monochrom collared shirt dress

7. New Look tan leather multi strap boot

8. ASOS cold shoulder smock dress

9. New Look Burgundy Hogwarts jumper

I've never done one of these posts before but then again I've never been so excited for autumn! I've recently fallen back in love with Pinterest and whilst excitedly browsing the interweb for my autumn wardrobe, I thought I'd make a board of AW14 wants and needs.

I particularly need/want/lusting after those New Look heeled Chelsea boots as I think they'd be perfect for day and night. I had a pair similar but after lending them to my sister they got eaten by dogs (don't ask) so I'm in need of a new pair! I'm always desperate for the grey denim tunic. I don't know what it is about grey denim but I'm currently in love with it. I think it'd look amazing with back and burgundy and of course those Chelsea boots!

I'm not a partiularly practical dresser but decided I need some sweatshirts so if I'm going to wear them they've got to be awesome! As I'm technically a full-time blogger just now, the River Island sweatshirt is rather fitting and the Hogwarts one? Well...I'm a massive Harry Potter geek and when I saw this I literally squealed and showed Chris in excitement. If I don't treat myself to it it'll definitely be on the Christmas list!

I'm also loving swing dresses and smock dresses quite a lot at the moment. They're just so comfy and I like the big baggy shape with tights and a pair of boots. I think this will more than likely be my look for AW14!

As for the other bits they're just pretty things really- need I say more? I'm constantly adding to this Pniterest board so make sure you check it out and follow me if it's up your street.

What are your AW14 wants and needs?

Tuesday 7 October 2014

The TMI Tag

the tmi tag

I've been loving tag videos the past couple of months; doing the British Tag and Youtuber Confessions Tag. I find them so fun and it lets ou lot get to know be a bit better so with that in mind...kets do the TMI tag! Below are the questions, all 50 of them (a lot I know) and the video of my answering them. I didn't tag anyone to do this one in particular, I just tagged everyone! If you want to do it then link me to your video, I'd love to watch it! 

1: What are you wearing? 
2: Ever been in love? 
3: Ever had a terrible breakup? 
4: How tall are you? 
5: How much do you weigh? 
6: Any tattoos? 
7: Any piercings? 
8: OTP? 
9: Favourite show? 
10: Favourite bands? 
11: Something you miss? .
12: Favourite song?
13: How old are you? 
14: Zodiac sign? 
15: Quality you look for in a partner? 
16: Favourite Quote? 
17: Favourite actor? 
18: Favourite color? 
19: Loud music or soft? 
20: Where do you go when you're sad? 
21: How long does it take you to shower? 
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 
23: Ever been in a physical fight? 
24: Turn on?
25: Turn off? 
26: The reason I joined Youtube? 
27: Fears? 
28: Last thing that made you cry? 
29: Last time you said you loved someone? 
30: Meaning behind your Youtube Name? 
31: Last book you read? 
32: The book you're currently reading?
33: Last show you watched? 
34: Last person you talked to? 
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? 
36: Favourite food? 
37: Place you want to visit?
38: Last place you were? 
39: Do you have a crush?
40: Last time you kissed someone? 
41: Last time you were insulted? 
42: Favourite flavour of sweet? 
43: What instruments do you play?? 
44: Favourite piece of jewellery?
45: Last sport you played? 
46: Last song you sang? 
47: Favourite chat up line?
48: Have you ever used it?
49: Last time you hung out with anyone? 
50: Who should answer these questions next?

I hope you have a lovely week and I'll speak to you again on Friday!

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