Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sunshine Peacock

I can't resist any longer! A little sunshine in the sky (at last!) and I'm ready to stash the jumpers in the back of my wardrobe and bring the pastels & brights out to play! This pencil skirt is my favourite of all, teaming it with a nude top really makes it the focus of the outfit.. And I love this peacock necklace! So I tied it around my back to make it look like a statement neckline. But with a black ribbon instead of a chain, it's perfect tied in a big bow at the back too.

Spring? Come at me! I'm ready for you!

Bat Winged Top - Topshop
Lace Pencil Skirt - Marks & Spencer
Peacock Necklace - Evans
Heels - New Look

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Spring Inspiration

It can't just be me who is ridiculously bored of this dark, grim, cold weather.. So here's a little post of hope. Hope that spring is in fact right around the corner..

Monday, 25 February 2013

Etsy Wishlist #1

The Oscars 2013

The biggest night in a celebrities calendar finally rolled around last night, the red carpet of The Oscars dripped with Lorraine Swartz jewels & custom made dresses from the hottest designers to the hottest stars!
Popcorn in hand, I stayed up last night as the action unfolded. A live red carpet stream really is one of my favourite things to watch. Here's my take on the best dressed of the night..

Jessica Chastain is my winner! Being one of the first ladies to arrive on the red carpet, her Armani dress was a high runner already.. And as the rest of the stars joined her she held in to her reign. This for me, is the perfect ensemble for The Oscars, everything about it. Old Hollywood glamour meets Jessica Rabbit.. There is nothing I can fault about this look. Absolutely flawless!

Naomi watts in a perfectly fitted, gunmetal, cutout Armani Prive dress. This is how you do Oscar fashion!

All I have to say, is if I can ever look as beautiful and glowing as Jenna Dewan did last night when I'm pregnant, I'll be a happy girl. She got it so right with this black lace dress, the back also had a huge cut out, the perfect way to show some flesh whilst pregnant. Amazing!

Kerry Washington looks fabulous in coral. The detailed, hand beaded bodice is the making of this gorgeous Mui Mui dress!

Debuting a stunning new do, Charlie Theron owned the red carpet completely in this white, embellished Dior dress. Deep V cut and peplum detail.. Bang on for The Oscars!

And of course we have to look at the surprise dress of the night..
Helen Hunt rocked the red carpet in none other than the high street brand H&M. It may not have compared with the stunning, sparking designer dresses, but a huuuge props to them!

Helen hunt in H&M

And how about those who were just in it for the party? They didn't do so bad either..

Kelly Osbourne, Miley Cyrus & Molly Sims look beautiful and elegant in classic white!

The Kardashian Girls doing it how they do best!

Heidi Klum in show stopping, custom Julien Macdonald & Nina Dobrev rocking a stunning monochrome print!

Who are your favourites this season?

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Beauty Review - Benefit's Fine One One

When I first heard about Benefit's new product; Fine One One, I couldn't wait to get my hands on one! With 3 products rolled into 1, it promised to be a beauty staple a girl just couldn't live without.. and let me tell you, it most definitely didn't disappoint! 
This has converted me from bronze to blush, and I think it'll be a while before I turn back. It really is great. The three colours, Pink Champagne, Sheer Watermelon & Soft Coral blend together perfectly to add a natural colour to your cheeks, and with an added highlighter it gives a lifting illusion, flattering the contours of your face.

Simply apply Fine One One to the cheek bone (Pink Champagne side upwards) It does look quite scary seeing three loud stripes on your face but don't worry!
 Then simply blend upwards with fingers in a circular motion until the colours blend. It can be layered as many times as you feel needed, until your preferred colour is achieved. And it's a simple as that! Finito!

A product that's easy to apply, small enough to throw in your bag & does exactly what it says on the tin. This one is a winner! 

What's In My Bag..

Now I'm not sure if its just me or not, but depending on the style and size of the day I'm using day to day, I tend to fill it differently.. The bigger the bag, the more bits & bobs I stuff it with! 
Most of the time I never even know what's in there, but as long as its packed out I don't tend to care.. Is this just me?
I definitely have a weakness for bags, but when I find one that I like, I'll stick to using that one bag like glue!
I'm currently loving my burgundy Zara bag, it's the perfect size, the colour is amazing, and I love the length of the straps (surely a problem not only I have when shopping for bags right girls?)

So here's What's In My Bag right now.. 

     One of my favourite Christmas presents from this year.. My burgundy Zara bag..
And it's contents..
My purse & my iPad are probably the most important items in my bag..
I'm a little sentimental, and looking in my bag & purse sometimes is a bit like 'This Is Your Life!' But it's nice to have things like this wherever I go, to put a smile on my face whenever I need it! 
And if all else fails, you can't go wrong if you've got some perfume, your favourite lippy & a big pair of sunglasses!

I do have a few other little bits in my bag, like tissues, a bottle of water & an inhaler, but as they're not very glamorous I thought I'd leave them out..

Us ladies love our bags & even more so what we pack them out with, send me your links, I'd love to see what's in YOUR bags!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Topshop Biker Jacket

How great is this printed biker jacket from Topshop?!
I know these photos aren't the greatest but I really wanted to do a quick post about it. At first glance it looks like a throwback from the 80s.. But I actually think that's what's so great about it! I love how it has the structure of a classic leather biker jacket but is a lightweight alternative. It really is the perfect jacket for the transition into autumn, and with this matching pair of shorts its even great for the hotter months too! 
Grab yourself a bang on trend jacket now!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Outfit Of The Day

I recently invested in these Nike Air Max.. Now trainers aren't something I'd exactly go for usually, it probably stems from my dad buying me one pair every fortnight from when I was born until I was about 14. But working in a shoe shop for me is like unleashing a kid in a sweet shop, and I'd been eyeing these from when they first came in, so of course when pay day rolled around, they were the first purchase!
I love how comfortable the are, it litterally is like bouncing around on clouds.. Plus they double up nicely as a great gym shoe. And of course they're not too sore on the eyes are they?

White Shirt With Embellished Collar - H&M
Jeans - Leigh at Topshop
Leather Jacket - Topshop
Nike Air Max 1 - Office
Bag - DKNY


Monday, 18 February 2013

Winter Sun

Today was the first day I've seen the sun shining in a VERY long time! So of course I had to run out to catch a few snaps.
I've had this jacket for a years (I cant actually remember where I bought it) it definitely stood out to me with the statement shoulders and panelled sides! I love how it makes an outfit.. Just like this, a simple black vest top and a pair of jeans is instantly dressed up. 
Perfect for keeping warm in the winter sun, with a little summery touch.. Surely it's only a matter of time before summer rolls around isn't it?

Black Vest Top - Primark
Necklaces- Evans
Jeans - Leigh at Topshop
Studded Shoes - Zara
Clutch Bag - Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses - Marks & Spencer