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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Purple Hue

*Fun Fact Alert* - Ronnie Woods owns these sunglasses which is what prompted me to wear them this weekend, I mean obviously he has excellent taste or do I have the taste of an old man?!

This really is a quick OOTD due to these photos being the best of a very bad bunch. On Saturday we decided to pop into Brighton/ get blown along the seafront and make the most of the sunshine in November. The one time I actually have on an outfit I felt really good in and the lighting is pretty good my camera decides to play up and focus on everything but myself!! Highly frustrating but after spending most of my Sunday researching why this has happened fingers crossed I can get some good photos next week.

I bought this Jacket a couple of months ago but typically forgotten about it until now, because I have set myself the challenge of not buying anything unessential in November! I am going to make a determined effort to wear what I already had, as lets be honest it is a a lot and save some pennies along the way. I teamed it with my new scarf ( bought at the end of October so technically I haven't broken my rules :P) which can you believe is from Marks and Spencer's! They have seriously upped their game recently and I know I will wear this a ton as grey goes with basically everything I own. 

What do you think of my sunglasses? They are a marmite piece but I do love them even if Ronnie Woods owns them haha! Anyone else on a spending ban for November?

Hat- Topshop
Sunglasses- Rayban
Jacket- Next
Jeans- Topshop (ripped by myself)
Boots- Topshop
Bag- Vintage Gucci

Monday, 3 November 2014

A game changer - Illamasqua Multi Facets Palette: Aura

Are any of you constantly looking for ways to travel lighter and streamline the amount of products you lug around day in and day out? If yes then keep reading as not only is this palette practical it is utterly gorgeous!

The real stand out of this palette for me has to be the face products there is no denying that what takes up the most room in my makeup bag is my blusher, highlighter and bronzer/contour. So with this palette housing the ever so popular Gleam cream highlighter which adds the prettiest pop of shimmer to your cheekbones and the peachy pink powder blush of Tremble you have the perfect every day combo for a fresh and flawless look. Now I don't know about you but day to day I don't contour my face but for the weekend or an evening out I like the option which this palette has with the cream pigment in Hollow.

Now onto the eye's, again the palette has one of Illamasqua's must haves, the Eyebrow Cake in Thunder, which is a nice colour for my brows and fair skin tone. There are also four pretty eyeshadows in Vision, Servant, Feint and Machine. In the photo above I went for how I would typically wear the eyeshadows on a day to day basis with the white in my inner corner, the peach all over the lid and the plum colour in my crease. I have also got the Gleam cream highlighter which I love and can't believe I haven't tried sooner! I think it could become a new favourite for Autumn/Winter and I have Tremble on my cheeks.

This is a limited edition palette which comes in two shades, Aura being the one for light/fair skintones and it costs £45 which is reasonable for the amount of products you get. If you think it will solve your travelling needs be sure to pick one up quickly or add it to your christmas list as this is sure to be a sell-out!

What do you think? Have you ever tried the Gleam highlighter before?

*This was a PR sample but all opinions are my own

Monday, 27 October 2014

Autumn Date Night

Hi Lovelies,

Can you tell how much I love this t shirt yet? I honestly think it might take itself and hide from me due to the amount I am wearing it! As of last week I have decided to go on a bit of a spending ban in November and try and use the mountain of clothes I have already instead of constantly buying a new outfit for every day/evening. Obviously I am being realistic here and I have set myself a budget for a couple of pieces which I have been lusting over for a while. But for date night I decided to blow the dust off this old trusty Zara blazer, pull out a pair of heels and show you how you can take a slogan t shirt from day to night and get your moneys worth. Are ripped jeans still acceptable now it is getting colder? These ones are so comfy and I always feel like rips make your outfit a bit more edgy, I don't feel ready to depart with them quite yet!

Have any of you got any good tips for my penny pinching November month? Would you be interested in some three ways to wear posts again? 

Necklace- Zara
T-shirt- Missguided
Blazer- Zara
Jeans- Topshop Jamie's 
Heels- River Island 

Friday, 24 October 2014

The best kind of Cardio


This has felt like the longest week of my life it got off to a bad start with me unable to buy my train ticket due to the card machine being broken and the ticket man shouting DECLINE to our a huge crowd of my fellow commuters!! I know it is the week before payday and I have quite the topshop addiction but there were funds in my account! I was mortified as you can imagine and was ready to go back to bed and skip the whole week!

I thought I would share this fun outfit, I am absolutely in love with this slogan tee, (watch this space for more posts on it ;) ) I have practically lived in it as it is the nicest material, sooo flattering and a total bargain! I also managed to steal borrow this cardigan from my mums wardrobe, I had been eyeing up a khaki colour cardi from topshop until I was nosing through my mothers wardrobe and found this which ticked all my boxes, didn't cost me a penny and has now been rehomed in my wardrobe. That's our secret though!

I know I have said it about 100 gazillion times but I absolutely adore Autumn, I love layering and being able to hide bad hair days with hats & everything just looks prettier and more vibrant I feel.

Got much planned for the weekend? Are you a fan of slogan tees or not?  

Cardigan- Karen Millen
Clutch bag- Karen Millen
Leggings- Zara
Boots- Topshop 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Bloggin' in the rain

In true British style the rain did not stop me from blogging!You know how it is the UK you always have to carry an umbrella and pair of sunglasses with you so that you are prepared for any occasion! 

A casual outfit this weekend for mooching around Brighton I would have rather worn my ankle boots with this outfit to glam it up a bit but sadly I only had my trainers on me so they had to do and I used this massive fedora hat for my accent of 'glam.' 

I think this shade of of berry/oxblood is my favourite colour of all time so I love it when Autumn comes around and I can wear it until my heart is content. The bralet is so pretty and dainty but being on the more busty side of life I wouldn't dare wear it on its own, so layered with a grey t shirt I feel it still has the desired affect. Also this weekend I got back into these jeans which I call my 'skinny girl' jeans, I know you all have a pair where if you put on a couple of pounds they get super tight haha, I always know if I am eating well if I actually manage to fit in them!

How was your weekend? Anyone else got this bralet? If so leave a link to your outfit post wearing it so I can be a nosey parker!

Hat- Topshop
Leather Jacket- Zara (last season)
T-shirt- Topshop
Bralet- Topshop

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