Tuesday, April 29, 2014

OOTD | Patterned lace






Top - Abercrombie
Skirt - New Look
Sandals - Topshop
Bag - Fossil
Hair scrunchie* - Xtras
Watch - Michael Kors


I've shopped my stash again with this outfit post and found some things that have been lurking at the back of my wardrobe for a while, this gorgeous lacy top being one of them. When i was going through my Abercrombie phase which lasted a good 3 years (why?!) i picked this up in New York about 2 years ago and i used to wear it so much. The cut and lace finish of it is so pretty, i've always struggled to know what to wear under lacy tops but i think it looks good with a bandeaux, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I've teamed it with the New Look skirt which I've featured in a post before, i think the two really complement each other. If you followed my blog from last summer you can see that i'm still wearing these sandals that i literally lived in for a few months, they're a bit worse for wear but i still love them and classic tan leather goes with everything!

What do you think of this outfit? What are your views on Abercrombie? What would you wear under a lacy top?


*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

April Beauty Favourites!

Hello everyone, i hope you are all having a lovely weekend! I'm back in Southampton now for my last few weeks at uni, i don't know where the time goes, its crazy and its also almost May too! I figured i hadn't done a beauty favourites post for a while so i have compiled some products that i have been loving in April,enjoy!
Loreal Paris Elvive Fibrology shampoo and conditioner £2.99| Link
I remember hearing about this being released and knew i had to purchase it as soon as it came out. Although i have very long and thick hair it is ridiculously fine so my hair gets quite flat and i'm always on the look out for products to give my hair more volume. If i could liken the scent of these to anything it would have to be haribo gummy bears! It seriously smells so nice and fruity, the shampoo also lathers up so well which in my eyes is a sign of a good shampoo. The conditioner also leaves my hair so silky, overall i think it does help to achieve a bit more volume, but i think it might suit someone with shorter hair more, because come on i have an awful lot of hair to thicken and that isn't going to happen in a few washes! I probably would repurchase though just because i love the combination of the both.
Models own speckled eggs nail polishes £5 
Models own are definitely up there with all of their constant great releases but the speckled egg polishes are 100% my favourite! They come in 5 different colours and are all equally as beautiful! Firstly they look like mini eggs which are one of my all time favourite chocolates and they come in the prettiest pastel colours which are ideal for spring! Bit of a pig to remove from your nails but its so worth it, i honestly can't stop looking at my nails when i use it!
Washi skin polishing kit* £6.95 |Link
This washi skin polishing kit was in my goody bag from the Southwest bloggers meet back in November but i have only just got round to using this! It comes in a pack of two, one smaller flannel which is intended for cleansing and a bigger one for dry skin polishing. I have only tried the small flannel for cleansing so far and i cant believe i haven't tried this method of removing makeup sooner. Within the last year i have gone from using face wipes to cleansing with cotton wool and now to this. Using a flannel to remove my makeup has been the best thing i have discovered. I put some cleanser on my face first and massage it in and then with hot water i use the flannel to remove my makeup. Using a flannel is so much gentler on my skin and I really do know that i have taken all of my makeup off by using this and it is going to work out SO much cheaper in the long run. If you cant afford to purchase these then you can get some cheap flannels from Primark which do the same! I'm never using cotton wool again and would really recommend everyone to try this if you don't already.
Nina Ricci Perfume* £24.95| Link
This is my favourite perfume for spring and i have also reviewed it in full here. I adore the fresh fruity smell of it and its a much lighter scent than some of my winter ones and i will be wearing this all spring and summer!

Lush carrots bath melts 
My mum got me these carrot bath melts for Easter and its probably the cutest thing I've ever had from lush! They come in a bunch of three, which as you can see I've already used one and loved it! One carrot lasted me 3 baths, depending on how orange and bubbly you want the bath of course. The smell is quite peculiar but when its in the bath it honestly doesn't smell of much. I LOVE lush bath bombs so much, their festive and seasonal bath bombs are always something i look forward to seeing! Unfortunately these aren't available online anymore but its worth a look to see if there are any still left in-store!
Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer £4.19
So, i think most bloggers anyway have heard of this amazing product! I haven't actually mentioned this concealer on my blog before and after they reformulated it i wasn't sure whether it would be as good. I really have seen no difference in it though and its still just as good. I love the creamy formula of it as its so easy to work into your skin and cover up dark circles and spots and it really is a lasting formula and stays on my face all day. At under £5 you really cant go wrong with this, i also own in it 3 different colours for when i start to tan haha obsessed!

What do you think of my April favourites? Have you tried any of these before? What are you loving at the moment? If youve done a favourites post too do link me up as i would love a read!

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Friday, April 25, 2014

OOTD | Glittery slip ons






Top - Topshop
Jeans - Topshop
Slip ons - Lipsy
Clutch - Primark
Watch - Michael Kors
Nails - No7 Minty Fresh

I have been itching to wear my new slip ons since they arrived last week! I fell in love with these after spotting them in House of Fraser which made me think they were going to be really expensive, i then found out they were actually Lipsy. I didn't even realise that Lipsy sold anything other than dresses, but i was pleasantly surprised and they were only £38 which i think is very reasonable for such an amazing pair of shoes! I have been after slip ons for ages but hadn't seen any that caught my eye. The pictures honestly don't do them justice they are the glitteriest (is that even a word?!) ,sparkliest, pinkest and girliest shoes i own and i cannot stop wearing them! They are so easy and casual to wear and surprisingly don't give me blisters,such a great buy!

I also picked this jersey style top up at the weekend from Topshop which i equally love! I had my eye on it for a while, i love how casual looking it is and it will pretty much go with any jeans, and even shorts when its warmer. This outfit will definitely be my go to casual outfit from now on. The top is also in association with raising money for breast cancer and Topshop donate a small amount from each sale of this top to the cause so that's even better, buying clothes and helping to raise money for breast cancer at the same time,all in a days work!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like slip ons? Whats your favourite casual outfit?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

OOTD | So 90s







Top* - Uggbugg 
Bandeux top - Bershka
Jeans - New Look
Sandals - Topshop
Socks - Primark
Bag - Ted Baker
Scrunchie - Handmade

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend and indulged in far too much chocolate! I love taking pictures out and about rather than just in my garden when i'm home for the holidays and i took these at one of my favourite places in Plymouth called the Royal William yard, it has beautiful big buildings and has amazing eateries as well all by the sea! 

Anyway, Uggbugg sent me this amazing varsity/football style top a few weeks ago and i already own a few tops similar to this but this one stuck out to me because of the lace material used as well as the gorgeous red colour! The lace detail is stunning and looks really sexy from the back as you can see in the above pictures, without it being too revealing and its only £9.99 too,bargain! I'm channeling my inner 90's child with my hair scrunchie and ugly socks and sandals too. I really love this type of style and would never have imagined i would be dressing like this again, fashion really is a funny thing!

What do you think about this outfit? Do you like the 90s look? Do you like lacy tops?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Printed bottoms wishlist!

1. Topshop | Link
2. New Look | Link
3. Boohoo | Link
4. Zara | Link
5. American apparel | Link
6. River island 

I am absolutely loving all of the gorgeous printed, bright and colourful trousers and shorts around at the moment, they definitely liven up any outfit. What i love about them is that they are so easy to style as you really don't need to overpower your top half as your bottoms definitely do all the talking! So, here i have picked out the best of the bunch,enjoy!

1. Topshop have some amazing printed trousers online at the moment, i am still besotted with the floral joni jeans but they have still not come online in my size wahh! Anyway, these tropical print ones are amazing, so fruity and summery, how could you not love these?! I think i might get a few stares wearing these in Plymouth though haha.

2. These are the least garish pair from my wishlist but are just as equally beautiful. The tropical theme lives on and i love the pale pastel wash of these shorts, bright/neon tops would look amazing with these too. New Look really do have a great spring/summer collection this year.

3. I am still very much a fan of tie dye and these Boohoo ones are gorgeous! I cant help but think i would be able to do this myself though to an old pair of shorts,it can't be that hard?! They would be totally unique too. These would be perfect for any upcoming festivals!

4. Aren't these trousers just perfect! The skinny fit of them is really flattering and the yellow florals are slightly different to the pinks that have been circulating the shops recently. Zara always get it right with their tailored trousers.

5. After seeing Kavita wearing these shorts at Coachella these firmly fell onto my wishlist. Again these would be ideal for festivals as she demonstrated by wearing them. American Apparel are slightly more expensive than other shops and i have seen similar pairs to this on Ebay a lot cheaper so its worth taking a look.

6. Last up is this intricate pair of shorts from River Island. The Indian detailing is beautiful and so feminine, i love the floaty look to these and they would be perfect with cami tops in the summer.

What do you think of my picks? Do you like printed bottoms? Which are your favourites?
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Friday, April 18, 2014

OOTD | Boho playsuit






Playsuit - Urban Outfitters
Sandals - Faith
Necklace - Accesorize
Lips -NYC Shade 4


Happy Good Friday everyone! Who else is loving this sunshine?! Although, looks can be deceptive as its still pretty chilly in that wind, but what better excuse to get my favourite playsuit out! As well as the pastel trend which you all know i am OBSESSED with, the boho trend is definitely my second favourite trend for Spring/summer. Its also the preferable look for festivals and like. This playsuit also fits in with the floral trend and i think it has such a pretty tea dress look. I also adore the cut out back to it, making it slightly different to a standard playsuit. Playsuits are my favourite outfit in the summer just because they are so easy to throw on! 

These sandals are from a couple of years ago from Faith but i barely got any wear out of them, probably because they are so flat, its honestly like walking on a piece of paper in them haha! They fit in with the boho trend perfectly though and go really well with this playsuit so my feet will just have to suffer! 

Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend whatever you are up to and get lots of yummy chocolate!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like playsuits? How do you curl your hair?
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boux Avenue haul

Boux-avenue
Underwear shopping is definitely my favourite thing after clothes shopping but its not something i always get a lot of time to do, i suppose i neglect that side of shopping more than anything. After losing a lot of weight it also meant that barely any of my underwear fitted, i just held onto the hope that they would fit again, but i am aware how bad it is to wear ill fitting underwear! So i was utterly shocked and excited when i found out that i won Fashion-train's giveaway of £150 to spend at Boux Avenue, it really could not have come at a better time!! Not only that, i have seriously struggled to find shops which stock 30inch bras, even the likes of La senza don't stock those sizes, so i could not wait to do some serious underwear shopping with the voucher!

Boux Avenue ooze luxury and after they opened the store in Southampton last summer i hadn't previously had a chance to have a look at what they sell. They are a very up market high street underwear shop, but at what i would call reasonable prices for the quality you get. I love how the underwear is displayed neatly in draws which makes it so much easier to browse. On this occasion i bought what i wanted online, their website is also really easy to navigate and find your size. They also sell gorgeous nightwear, gift and home accessories online which are perfect for yourself or for presents. Anyway, on to the exciting bit with what i purchased..


Boux-avenue
Boux-avenue
Boux-avenue
Firstly the packaging is second to none. It is evident that there has been a lot of thought and care put into the packaging of this! From the luxurious box it comes in to the carefully placed underwear wrapped in delicate pink tissue paper, they even place in the box fake rose petals which means your underwear arrives smelling delicious, they can also be reused in your underwear draw and the smell doesn't fade! I think this is such a nice touch and packaging really does make or break whether i will use a service again and this is a 100% yes from me, i was very impressed!
Boux-avenue
Boux-avenue
*Annabelle floral balconette bra and briefs | Link
This is my ultimate favourite matching set and after seeing how beautiful it was on Fashion Train's blog i had to purchase it! Pretty florals are one of my favourite things this spring/summer! Matching sets are a dream, i wish i had a different one for each day of the week, if your foundations are good it means that whatever else you're going to wear you will feel good in too!
Boux-avenue
Boux-avenue
*Georgia spot mesh balconette bra and briefs | Link


Another matching set that i fell in love with! Monochrome will always share a special place in my heart and i also adore  the lacy detailing on it with the netted material.
Boux-avenue
Boux-avenue
*Chloe lace balconette bra(blue) | Link
PChloe contrast lace plunge bra (pink) | Link

Seeing as pastels are my favourite this century i couldn't miss an opportunity to get some bras in my favourite colours too! I love the pretty lace detailing on these too, they are so delicate and feminine!
Boux-avenue
Boux-avenue
*Chloe lace balconette bra |Link

Last up from my haul was yet another lacy bra (obsessed)! Even though i love having bright colourful and patterned underwear we all need a black bra that will go with everything! I am suitably kitted up now until i delve my eyes back onto the site again!
Boux-avenue
*Rosebud bath petals | Link
I also had to add these to my haul too, aren't they the prettiest?! I haven't even decided if i'm going to use these in my bath yet because they are displayed so beautifully! But if i was, i'm sure it would be the best bath ever! 

Thanks for reading! What do you think of my underwear haul? Do you like Boux Avenue? What are your favourite underwear shops?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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