Thursday, 18 April 2013


I'm just going to start by saying I am soo sorry my blogging has been a little non-existent lately. I have to admit that it's been a mixture of uni work piling up (3 weeks left until the real world people!), not having a camera and breaking my one and only memory card earlier in the week. So today I have purchased a new memory card and managed to get hold of a camera, blogging will definitely be resuming as of now - I have so many new purchases that I'm so excited to share with whoever happens to be reading!

Today I've decided to do a slightly different post to the norm, focusing on my nails. I seem to have misplaced my entire nail varnish collection in the last few months, they are literally disappearing on a daily basis. It's probably something to do with my inability to put things back where I found them. Anyway, due to this little mishap I have started to look for a host of new colours to mix and match with my spring wardrobe and I couldn't resist the 3 for 2 offer on Barry M nail varnish's in Superdrug last weekend. This is what I managed to pick up (along with a basket full of other goodies):

This is the first shade I've decided to try out. It's called 'Berry' and I personally think it is just the best shade for this time of year, pastels and ice cream colours are definitely wardrobe staples of mine come the spring/summer months - every year without fail, in fact. I was so happy to find this shade in the offer as I had just ran out of my trusty Boots 17 one.

The other two colours I've picked up are next to be used on my talons. What girl doesn't love a good red nail varnish, and this slightly darker take on the classic shade is a great way to toughen up a red nail. And of course, I couldn't resist the glitter - perfect for putting on top of a beige varnish (Barry M 'lychee' is what I use as a base).

What colours will you be rocking this spring/summer?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Stripes on a Sunny Day

As you may be able to tell from looking out of your window this afternoon, these pictures were definitely not taken today! In fact, I took complete advantage of the glorious sunshine-y weather that graced most of us on the weekend to take a few different outfit shots, unfortunately I just haven't had the time to post them until now.

Shirt - Primark
Skirt - Primark
Belt - H&M
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - New Look

This complete outfit is compiled of bits and pieces I've been picking up in Primark recently and I've been waiting to blog about it for ages, but seeing as the weather hasn't wanted to cooperate I just haven't had the chance. I think this the perfect outfit for early spring time, combining light-weight, sheer materials with long sleeves and an added pair of tights to keep you a little bit warmer in the oh-so deceiving British weather.

I've wanted a white shirt for a while now, a sheer one to be exact. They're just so versatile and definitely an item that every girl should have hanging in her wardrobe due to their ability to dress up a drab outfit or create a blank canvas for a whole host of statement jewelry. In addition to this, I'm also loving the vertical stripes on the skirt (they're supposed to be slimming, right?!) and teamed with my brand new crisp white shirt and a few simple accessories I think it creates a great understated look, not to mention the bargain price tags.

What do you all think?!

Monday, 8 April 2013

The Shoreditch Fashion Show 2013

This is one event you will not want to miss out on this month. Taking place in the heart of the beautiful city that is London, Shoreditch Fashion Show 2013 is sure to be a cracker of a day and, quite frankly, the only place to be on 27th April. This event, however, is more than just your ordinary fashion show. With an eclectic mix of music, art and of course fashion, you will be safe in the knowledge that there is something to get everyone's creative juices flowing and what more can you ask for of an enjoyable day out?!

Expect the venue to be decked out with everything from fashion photography, illustrations, projections and designs, allowing new talent to flourish and creating a frenzy of captivating expression and innovative ideas. Attendee's will be spoilt for choice and perhaps a little bit star struck when they catch a glimpse of the judging panel, made up of none other than Made in Chelsea's Oliver Proudlock, Eliza Doolittle and Mischa Barton. They really is no reason not to attend!

The event is taking place at the Hoxton Docks, so for all you budding journalists, photographers, designers, illustrators and beyond, be sure to head over to now to grab your ticket!

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Friday, 5 April 2013

Check-ing it out

For those of you who don't know, I love a check shirt. I've lost count of how many I actually own, yet I still can't stop myself buying more and more. Last week was no exception, after popping into town for a bit of retail therapy with my mum I ended up raiding the sale rails, which appeared to be gracing every single shop I went in to.

I picked this check shirt up in Miss Selfridge for a mere £10, a fraction of its original price tag of £28. The cool colours are perfect for the dull weather at the moment and, when it does finally get warmer, I can wear it buttoned up with cut-off shorts or even as a cover-up for the beach - for those who are lucky enough to be going on holiday this summer. Today I've styled it with ankle grazer jeans from Topshop, which are the perfect fit for my stumpy pins - part of the reason I never shop anywhere else for jeans. I've also worn my long sleeved turtle neck underneath for extra warmth and my gorgeous navy boucle style jacket from Primark, another babe of a bargain at £7, reduced from £25 (can you believe it?!).

 I am also struggling through life in these shoes today. Yes, they're flats but I accidently picked up a size too small and consequently have to covered my battered tootsies in plasters to wear these lovelies. Just too pretty not to wear though. No pain no gain, right?!

Tutle Neck - Boohoo
Jacket - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - River Island
Necklace - H&M

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


Yes, we're all loving monochrome at the moment. What's not to love about a bit of classic black and white, eh? Look's great on every shape, body size and skin tone and oh so versatile. I'm not just speaking for myself when I say these are some of the most lusted after combinations of late. My monochrome pickings seem to have expanded a great deal in previous weeks in my great anticipation for spring to finally arrive.

The sun has been shining this week, but it's still FREEZING people so please don't get out those tights-free legs just yet - purple skin is not a desired look. The bright weather has, however, inspired me to start breaking out some of my spring/summer pieces - the majority of them picked up in Primark on my recent visits. Everyone seems to be taking notice of this bargain retailer at the moment and it seems that they have finally earned themselves some serious fashion credentials with their S/S '13 items.

I am absolutely these trousers I picked up last weekend. I'm not usually someone who would go for anything other than skinny jeans or leggings when it comes to this sort of item, but at just £12 I thought I'd give these trews a whirl. I loooove the pattern on them, along with the high waist and the light-weight material clings to my legs in all the right places. They give a sort of sporty feel, which again is not something I've ever tried out seeing as I'm somewhat allergic to exercise, but there's a first for everything! The sleeveless turtle neck top is also Primark, again a super light-weight material which will be great when the weather gets a bit warmer. I've also been looking for a turtle neck top that isn't cropped for a while, so this was a great find at just £8!

Top - Primark
Trousers - Primark 
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Kukee
Jacket - Topshop