Sunday, 28 September 2014


Last weekend my boyfriend went back to uni and my best friend of 16 years went off to start her first year at the uni of Norwich to study fine art. The two of them leaving at the same time left me feeling pretty down and lonely, so I decided to treat myself to a rather extravagant yet beautiful purchase in the hopes of cheering myself up. 

I wouldn't normally spend this much on make-up and so I was expecting pretty amazing results. This NARS set comes with 3 eyeshadows, a brush and an eyeliner. The packaging is lovely and simple and makes you want to use the product, I was excited getting out each piece from it's packaging! The eyeshadows themselves are beautiful colours that can be used together or individually depending on what look you're going for. As it was the weekend when I applied this make-up, I had more time on my hands than normal and so decided to go for the full on smokey eye effect. The brush that it comes with is a lovely angled one, which is great for a large sweep application but not as good for more precise work as I thought it would be. However, the product out of this set that I was most impressed with was the eyeliner as it glided on with smooth precision and stayed put all day! 

Overall I am happy with the set as I spent the whole day shopping around an absolutely packed Oxford Street and by the end of it the eyeliner and shadow were still on with minimal creasing! (Of course the colour intensity had dulled slightly, although nobody would be able to tell.) I'm looking forward to using this again to create a more neutral look for work.

Have you bought any new make-up recently that you were really impressed with? 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Blue Biker Jacket

Top - H&M (last summer)
Jeans - Zara (last summer)

When I saw this jacket in Primark I couldn't believe my eyes! It was almost exactly like the one I had been lusting over in Zara for so long but at the much more affordable price of £25 as opposed to £80! It was a hard decision between this pastel blue and the pastel pink version however I am just loving this colour at the moment. I've styled the jacket really casual here with just a grey "A"  logo t-shirt from last season's H&M, some Zara jeans and a pair of Nike Internationalists. However, this jacket could also be worn on a night out to add interest to an all black look.

Have you recently found any steal pieces that could pass as higher end?

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Team ASOS!

Yesterday afternoon everyone at ASOS HQ headed down to the Odeon at Leicester Square for the biannual "ASOS Strategy" presentation. The whole of ASOS queued outside the cinema waiting to go in which really confused tourists - I even got asked if I was auditioning for X Factor! Everyone got a free drink and a cute little pot of jelly beans to watch the presentation which consisted of talks from the directors and videos of our AW14 collections. Afterwards, womenwear headed down to Jewel Bar in Picadilly so myself and Charlotte tagged along to meet our friend who works on women's branded shoes. We stayed for a bit but then headed down to Foundation Bar in Covent Garden to party with our mates in menswear. It turned out to be a fun night which ended with a drunken trip to Five Guys for an expensive but tasty burger!

Sneaky Pizza Hut slice before drinks

Where are your favourite places in London?

Monday, 22 September 2014

Statement Top

Jeans: River Island 
Clutch: ASOS (out of stock)

I bought this top about a month ago now and have waiting for a slight chill in the air to start wearing it as the embellishments make it feel heavier. Here, I've styled the top as I would for after work drinks (I always have spare heels and a clutch under my desk!!). However, the reason this top is so great is because of it's versatility! I normally wear it with the same jeans but switch the shoes to heeled sandals for a more relaxed work outfit. 

What's your go-to outfit changer?

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican

"The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" display at The Barbican, London, was one of the best fashion exhibits I have been to! I went recently with a few friends and we were all so amazed by the way the display was put together as well as the beautifully crafted garments that were on show. As soon as you walked in you were immersed into JPG's crazy haute couture world. The mannequins whispered French nonsense and blinked their eyes in an eerie way, there was a revolving catwalk showing intricate designs and there was of course the famous boudoir housing stunning corsets in pale pink tones. The exhibit also showcased outfits worn by the rich and famous including Beyonce, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss.

Who's you favourite designer?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Dare to Wear: Dungarees

Tote Bag: Reclaimed Vintage at ASOS
Shoes: Converse 

I bought this pair of dungarees a few weeks ago and at first I just couldn't make up my mind about them, however now I'm glad I kept them because they've become a key piece in my wardrobe! Even though the baggy fit isn't something I'd normally go for I still love them. I've had two run ins with dungarees before - I bought a short pair from Topshop last Summer however took them back, then I bought a skinny pair from H&M however had to take them back when I realised that they were so tight I couldn't sit down! Moving on haha... 

A lot of girls shy away from dungarees because they are hard to style, which can be true, however Pinterest and street style blogs are a great way to gain inspiration! Here I've teamed my pair with a nude top to bring back a feminine edge, however kept in with the relaxed vibe by adding classic Converse trainers and a canvas tote. I also often wear these with a black crop top for a more slick style.

Do you have a pair of dungarees however find them hard to style? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Longline Everythaang

Bag: H&M (last year)

I am loving the womenswear longline trend at the moment - not sure about the guys version though! This cardigan is sooo cosy to wear and looks cool too. I bought it when it first came onto ASOS and it sold out for a while pretty soon after! This dress is a brand new purchase and I thought that matching lengths of this and the cardigan would look great together. I've tied the look together with chunky heeled boots to give me back the height I lose from the longer lengths. I've also included this cute little rucksack (which is my festival go-to) as I think it gives the outfit a more current feel as opposed to "cosy granny". 

How do you feel about the longline trend?