Thursday, 28 February 2013

Outfit | Spots and Neon

A (very poor) attempt at an outfit post. I've never been that good at these, infact I'm not sure if I've ever taken a real 'outfit photo'. In an effort to create more outfits and less thought into getting ready in a hurry, I'm trying to document my favourite day-to-day outfits. After way too many shopping trips recently, and looking at uni fees/accomidation/student banking I've decided to go on a spending ban for march - call it giving up spending for lent... ish! I really want to make an effort into buying more basic items which are better quality, instead of making impulse purchases which i'll regret later. I'll let you know how it goes!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Chanel Les 4 Ombres | Mystic Eyes

Wow I've been such a lucky girl. After her 5th business trip, mum bought me this divine eyeshadow set by chanel. The colours are so pigmented and neutral that I can see myself wearing them everyday - and I have so far! Sorry for the camera-in-mirror shot and the lack of swatches. I tried, but I'm still getting used to the beauty side of blogging - it's harder than it looks!

H&M | SS13

Despite the emerging appearance of a few bikinis, I've barely noticed that spring is coming up. Until however, I was these two pieces from H&M's SS13 collection. Really hope I can get my hands on them!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Fashion Week Faves | Topshop Unique

Despite the hype, I wasn't expecting a lot from Topshop Unique, having been dissapointed for the last few seasons. However this season they simply blew it out of the park! I thought the technology aspect of the show worked really well in not detrackting from the pieces, and the cameras in the bags was a really cute touch. The clean lines and aray of textures was super cute and I can actually see myself wearing these pieces as outfits for once. Although I'll be at uni (got my first offer yesterday!!!!) and won't have to dress as smart, I can't wait to keep hold of my tailored trousers, and invest in some of those amazing shoes and jumpers!  

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Outfit | Stripes and J Dubs

For the first time in what seemed forever, I went shopping yesterday! I had to make a quick change after being at school in the moring, and so came out with this outfit which I really liked. As it was the start of fashion week/the second J W Anderson X Topshop collection, I whipped out my little J Dubs pin. I also brought out my baby Alexa, whi doesn't come out very often nowadays because of school and the fact the clasp is broken. I can't believe it, but I'm actually going to Westfield for the first time this week (I'm terrified), so wish me luck!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Hand Me Down Beauty

   Mousse Clarite Express Cleanser | YSL, Gel Exfoliant Ultra - Lissant | YSL, Creamy Cleansing Milk | Chanel, Shower Gel | Jo Malone, Gentle Cream Exfoliant | Dermalogica
Trust me this post is a lot less gross than the title suggests. After years of travelling and collecting samples (some, pretty full sized). My mum decided that they had better use with me, than collecting dust in the back of her cupboard. Naturally, I happily accepted! I've already tried the Mousse Clarite Express Cleanser by YSL and it is gorgeous - so I can't wait to try out the other products.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sunday Buys

Jumper | American Apparel via Ebay
I can easily say that in the week I've had this jumper, I've probably not worn it for about a day. I bought it origionally as I'm going to the Isle of White, and wanted something warm to have. But since we've had such crap weather here I've had it on me non stop. My favourite part is the turtleneck - I can wear it with the highest t shirt neck and not look stupid, and it acts as a scarf!