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

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Printed Trousers

Shirt - Topshop (old)
Collar Pin - Kukee
Trousers - New Look
Shoes - New Look (sale)

Printed trousers are a big thing this summer, anyone who hasn't been living under a rock knows that. My current collection of printed trousers seems to be growing by the day at the moment, they are a great alternative to jeans or leggings and they're just so versatile. Needless to say, I just could not resist picking up these beauties in New Look this afternoon. At £16.99 they are an absolute bargain and a must for my new working wardrobe (I've just bagged myself an internship and I'm using it as an excuse to expand my wardrobe). Today I've teamed them with a black sheer shirt, my wardrobe staple, and colour pop midi heels, but for a more casual look I will be wearing them with gladiator sandals and a floaty tee.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Denim and Stripes

It seems I haven't blogged in a long long time, definitely too long! Apologies guys, there really no is excuse. Unfortunately uni work was taking up far too much of my time and, although this was my initial reason for taking a break from blogging, I handed in almost a month ago now. My time of late is taken up by a (near enough) full time job and little else - boring I know, but I need to start saving the pennies now uni is over (sob).

Seeing as the weather has been so glorious these past few days, I thought I would finally grab the perfect opportunity to show off some of the new things I've been filling my summer wardrobe with. Everyone's going dungaree mad at the moment, but rather than go the whole hog and embrace my five-year-old self I thought I'd try out a more subtle take on the trend with a denim playsuit:

Playsuit - Topshop
Crop top - Topshop
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - Miss Selfridge
Sunglasses - My Sister (via River Island)

I spotted this playsuit in Topshop a  couple of weeks ago and instantly knew I wasn't leaving the shop until it was mine. It's just perfect for the summer months; it can be dressed up with a sheer shirt worn underneath, paired down with a crop top like I've done today or even just worn on its own. What's not to like?! The crop top (worn underneath) was a little bargain I picked up today and couldn't resist putting on straight away, I love a bit of nautical in my life so the blue and white stripes were an instant hit with me and they work well against the acid wash denim.

Hope you're all enjoying the weather and I promise I am back for good! Bron x