Sunday, 20 October 2013

Saturday Night Fun

This weekend has been fairly chilled for me, although I did head out for a bit of food and few drinks last night. Which I soon regretted when my alarm went off at 8.30am for work this morning. Nevertheless, it's always worth risking a slight hangover I say. I've managed to struggle through the day so far without causing harm to anyone/myself/inanimate objects (always an achievement when you're as clumsy and uncoordinated as myself).

I'll take any opportunity to dress up and wear heels. Mainly due to the fact that I stand at a pint-sized 5ft nothing, I can't see over the bar if I don't wear heels! Never a good luck. Unfortunately, I still haven't fathomed how to walk in heels without looking like I'm in pain, so I tend to stick to wedges or wear flats and risk looking like a child.

Last night however, I bravely opted to wear my trusty black strappy Primark heels that I've magically mastered the art of walking in (absolute miracle) and attempted to team an understated outfit around them. As the rain was rather torrential I didn't fancy getting the ole legs out so I gave this pair of River Island leather leggings a whirl. They're a slight step up from the 'safe' option of jeans and definitely a little out of my comfort zone, I have a real complex about the shortness and stumpyness of legs and worry that textured materials make them look bigger than they are. But I think I've finally found the leather leggings for me and at £25, you can't go wrong!

To finish off the look I wore this monochrome check shirt from Primark, I spotted it in Look a few weeks ago and HAD to have it (what Bron wants, Bron gets) and added a H&M blazer for a pop of colour. What do you think?

Blazer - H&M (in store)
Shirt - Primark (in store)
Leggings - River Island
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - New Look

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Leather Loving

Hello! I know, I know.. it has been a good 3 months since I gave this blog any sort of love and attention. I assure you I haven't been sat on my bum though, I've been very busy interning and trying to get my first steps on the career ladder following the end of uni (boo, definitely still mourning that loss). I've been meaning to get back to blogging for ages now and after being on a few too many shopping trips lately, I definitely have motivation and inspiration for A LOT of new blog posts!

I've got a few weeks off at the moment before starting a new job and I'm taking the opportunity to get out and about as much as I can. Today, I've been shopping (no surprises there) in Cardiff and met up with my sister for lunch at ASK (best risotto ever) before heading back home for a chilled evening in front of the telly, bliss!

Although winter is undeniably on the way, the typical British weather couldn't seem to make it's mind up today. One minute it was sunny, the next I peek out the window and it's bloody raining - always a tricky one when trying to plan an appropriate outfit. In the end, I went for this roll neck heart print top I bagged in the Topshop sale a few days ago. I've been admiring it for a while and was so so glad I waited to part with my hard earned cash, because at less the half the original price I couldn't have asked for more! Teamed with my trusty leather skirt, opaque tights and pointed loafers I was ready for all conditions.

Skirt - Primark (last year)
Shoes - River Island
Necklace - New Look

Promise I'll be posting again very soon guys! xox

Friday, 21 June 2013

Polka Dotty

Dress - Urban Outfitters £20 (sale)
Boots - eBay £19.99
Necklace - Primark £2
Belt - Primark (old)
Bag - New Look

So I've been spending a few days in Southampton with my sister, showing her the delights of uni life before the dream is all over for me (just over a week left, boo!). After having a bit of a lazy day yesterday, we finally managed to pull ourselves together and wander into town for an ice cream break - I'm never one to turn down a sweet treat! Although it took us about an hour to decide what flavours we wanted it was certainly worth it, so so yummy!

After hitting the shops and the mid-season sales hard the day before I thought it was only necessary to break out some of my new buys. This polka dot shift dress was one of the many items I purchased in the Urban Outfitters sale for a bargain £20. I'm not usually one for dresses but I love the casual feel to this one and the light weight material is great for summer. I also love the paisley print around the bottom of the dress, giving it a bit more of an edge and mixing up those prints nicely. Because the weather seemed really unsure of itself yesterday I teamed it with opaque tights and ankle boots as I didn't want to get caught out if it rained. I definitely think it would look great with bare legs and gladiators on a warmer day though! What do you think?

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Cobalt Blue and Floral

Top - Topshop (old)
Trousers - Miss Selfridge £12 (sale)
Jacket - eBay 99p
Necklace - Primark £2
Shoes - Primarl £6

So this outfit is actually what I wore yesterday, but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to post it up. Yesterday was a very busy day, starting off with a trip to the gym at 7am (yes, I am a changed person), followed by a train journey to Cardiff for the Management Recruitment Event at River Island and obviously I took advantage of a spot of shopping afterwards. Wanting to make an impression and also be nice and cool in the very warm weather yesterday, I opted for these cobalt blue floral printed trousers picked up in the Miss Selfridge sale about a month ago. And, because I love cobalt blue so much, I just had to team it with this cobalt blue cropped shirt, picked up in Topshop last year and absolutely worn to death - but still, I refuse to part from it.

I love this combo and, teamed with the denim jacket, it made a great summer shopping outfit because there really is nothing I hate more than being a big sweaty mess, laden with carrier bags and huffing and puffing down the street. I feel I avoided this nicely. What do you think?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Rimmel Salon Pro

Rimmel Salon Pro in Ultra Violet

I have every nail varnish colour under the sun, I think it's a girl thing. But it never stops us buying more, does it? I literally find them everywhere; in the bottom of my handbag, in my underwear drawer, down the back of the sofa. You name it, there's most probably a stray nail varnish lurking there. However, there is nothing I love more than a high shine finish to my nails and when I spotted the new Rimmel Salon Pro polishes, I just had to get myself one (or five) to try out.

I'm not sure if these photo's quite do it justice, but the gel finish to polish is amazing. So shiny, and no need for a top coat. I've tried out other similar formula's before, like the Barry M Gelly colours, but I find them very gloopy and stodgy looking on the nails. I have to say I was very impressed to find the Rimmel version was nothing like that at all. Now just to invest in the rest of the collection...

Anyone else tried it out? Let me know what you thought!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Pink Lippy

Today post is a little bit different from the norm, in that I'm actually trying out a beauty post. Now I'm no expert in beauty and I rarely experiment with my make-up routine however I do have a make-up bag overflowing with colourful lipsticks that I rarely (if ever) wear. You see I know what looks good and I've become stuck in my nude lipstick wearing ways.

Spotting a 'buy one get one half price' offer on in Boots this weekend, I decided it was time to stock up on colour for the summer and get myself out of my make-up rut. I won't actually tell you what I spent as I can't quite believe it myself, but nevertheless here's a peek at the first shade I've tried out - Boots 17 range in Pink Posey:

When I picked this lipstick up I was slightly shocked at its electrifying pink shade, but actually its not too bright at all, which is just perfect for dipping your toes in the water. I quite like it teamed with a flick of liquid eye liner and my rather pale complexion (boo you British summer).

What do you think? Any other suggestions for shades to try out?

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Geometric Print Shirt

Geometric Print Shirt - Daisy Street
Jeans - Topshop Petite
Shoes - Daisy Street

Today is such a dreary day and although it may be Fathers Day I don't have any family plans as my parents are lucky enough to be sunning themselves in Greece at the moment (and I'm not jealous at all). To cheer myself up as much as possible I've chucked on my new geometric print shirt from Daisy Street - because who can be miserable when they're wearing a funky shirt?!

I have a rather large collection of shirts, some would say too many but I don't listen to them. I literally wear them with anything and they look great all year round, so why not stock up? After all, you can never have too much of a good thing. This shirt was an absolute bargain at £19.99 and is perfect for chucking on with a pair of jeans on a day like today. I love it so much right now that I'm even contemplating buying it in white. 

I would definitely recommend taking a look at Daisy Street for some affordable on-trend pieces. I also picked up a denim pinafore dress for £24.99 last week, but I'm saving that post for another day so keep your eyes peeled! 

Hope you're all spoiling your dad's today, mine certainly deserves it! x