Winter Wishlist 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The things I would buy if I had £££.

1. Long cream coat, £59.99 H&M
2. Leopard watch £25 ASOS
3. Burgandy handbag - £59.99 Zara
4. Underwear set: crop £28, bikini £16 Calvin Klein (In white though.)
5. Black lace-up shoes £26 Topshop
6. Black Vans. £47 Vans (How do I not own black ones?!)
7. Diesel Fuel for Life She, £49.50 50ml. (Worn this since I was 15.) 
8. Hemsley & Hemsley Cookbook £11 Amazon
9. Edward Scissorhand Prints £13 OhGoshCindy. (& some frames for them!)
10. Illamsqua Makeup Bag £20 ASOS.
11. Benefit They're Real Gel Liner £18.50 Benefit (This stuff is AMAZING)
12. Boyfriend Jacket/Blazer £60 Topshop*
13. Biker Boot £45 River Island
14. Long Sleeved Text Tee £25.99 Zara
15. Pink Bull Terrier Wall Mount £12 Urban Outfitters
16. Tartan reversible scarf £15 Missguided
17. Dolce by D&G, £61.50 50ml Perfume Store
18. Calvin Klein bag £160 ASOS
19. Olivia Burton gold watch £95 ASOS
20. Game of Thrones box set £35 Amazon

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Alexander Wang x H&M

Thursday, 6 November 2014

This morning H&M released their Alexander Wang collab. The collection launched online at 9am, and in London you had to queue and they let people in 20 at a time with 10 minutes to purchase one item from the collection. Needless to say by the time I checked online at work at 3pm every single thing had sold out.

The collection has rings of the sports luxe trend through it with a big focus on leggings and crop tops that look like sports bras. Everything is very reasonably priced - expensive for H&M, pittance for Wang. The perfect medium. 

My favourites?

This bustier is painfully cheap at £25. I would pair this with some baggy jogger-style trousers and 6 inch heeled sandals for a night out. Red lip to give it some pop and you're good to go.

More of a stretch for these at £150 but these are absolutely gorgeous. They could look a bit nightwalkerish if you wore it with the wrong outfit so I would dress it down with an oversized slouchy knit, some skinny jeans and a tattered leather handbag. 

£170 but black leather is timeless, you can carry it throughout all the seasons and let's face it - backpacks are convenient 99% of the time. And if you have to have a backpack it may as well be Wang.

Not as impressed with the mens side of the game, everything looks like average gym-wear but overpriced. I could be wrong. Thoughts?
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Sunday, 2 November 2014

On the first of November it was so warm I ended up stripping this outfit down to just the dress and some open-heel flats. No tights, no coat, added sunglasses. The weather is literally insane at the moment, I don't know what is going on.

The dress is by Vera Moda but picked up in the ASOS sale. I originally bought it because the cut is okay to wear to work with some tights and a blazer, but I like it enough that I would wear it out of work as well and actually got stopped twice when I popped out by girls asking where it was from. It's a really, really lightweight material making it the perfect summer-winte carry through. Perfect for layering with a big jumper. 

It comes in two different shades. I'm an 8/10 and picked up an XS. It fits fine, and has a hidden zip down the side to make life easier.  I teamed it with some KG boots which were also from ASOS in the sale. The heel is just enough to give you a little boost but you can walk around in them all day and not get sore feet because they aren't too high. The perfect AW14 staple.

Lastly I threw on a parker from H&M. I went in to grab some kind of cheap coat with a hood for when it's pouring with rain because I'm not an umbrella type of girl. It always blows about and I can't walk quickly with one. This one is super warm as well because it's lined with sheepskin and it was pretty cheap, I think around £40-£45. Paired with jeans, a big scarf and boots is perfect for keeping cosy.

All in all though I'm failing to pull out an AW style for this season because the weather is so crazy at the moment. Waiting for it to get cold and Christmassy!
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L'Oreal Julianne's Pure Red

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Popped into Boots to pick up my current go-to mascara, L'Oreals Miss Manga. They had a 3 for 2 offer across L'Oreal so obviously I picked up a lipstick. Because I don't have enough..

It's a really bright, pinky coraly tinged red. Pure Red, as part of the Julianne range for Color Riche. It's a matte texture but doesn't dry out as much as MACs.

 It doesn't last particularly long so if you're out for drinks or dinner I would definitely recommend bringing it along for touch ups, but at less than half the price of a MAC I would say it was a worthy investment. Similar to MAC All Fired Up, but perhaps slightly lighter. Overall it feels nice on the lips, it isn't too hard to apply and it smells nice so for the price you pay I think you get your moneys worth.

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LFW: Moschino SS15

Saturday, 27 September 2014

I know I'm slightly late on the uptake here (working full-time is cramping in on blog time), but Jeremy Scott's Barbie influenced line for Moschino SS15 is bloody glorious.

The hair and makeup and models are perfect, but the way that the outfits are almost direct replicas of the tacky 90s outfits Barbie dolls used to come dressed in are perfect. Who said high-fashion couldn't have a hint of tack?
With use of PVC and crazy accessories (including replica plastic Barbie hangers?!) it is literally like someone has brought Barbie to life in this fashion show. Bold prints, sparkles, glitter, a touch of PVC leather, insanely bold statement accessories and PINK envelopes the catwalk collection. I'm not sure how much of an impact this will have on high street fashion for SS15, but I imagine the pink and 90s vibes will carry on through in some way, similar to SS14's pastels trend but kicked up a notch. Guessing more neon over pastels and bigger more exaggerated shapes we were used to seeing in the 90s.

Easily the most fun I've seen a designer have with a collection and the most vibrant and exciting thing to hit LFW in a long time, which is probably why it's gotten so much media coverage. Big fan. 
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Topshop Concession - Etui

Saturday, 20 September 2014

*Apologies for the lack of blogging, I recently moved house into London and have had no wifi!) *

Topshop Oxford Circus hosts various different concession brands that aren't available in other stores. My friend Jess dragged me out in the search of a bag her friend had, from a concession line called Etui.
Etui is a line of absolutely beautiful bags & purses, handmade from various gorgeous patterned leathers.  They have a massive selection of handbags, shoulder bags, and clutches and purses in so many different styles, all completely unique and one-of-a-kind because of the nature of the leather. I couldn't help myself. 

 When we were looking for this bag a guy started asking us loads of questions about what the bag looked like. We thought he was being a bit over-detailed, but it turns out he was the owner of the brand and was just trying to work it out because he himself knew every bag that they made down to the last detail. He was so helpful and even ran down to the workshop to find one of a similar description because as I said, every piece is different and unique. He even gave us a cheeky discount.

They are more expensive than your typical bag. Twice the price of a River Island purse. But the quality is undeniable. It smells of fresh, expensive leather. This purse appealed because it was shorter for when I use a smaller clutch bag, but had all the compartments I would need to keep everything in. 

A couple of transparent card holders for ID's, 8 other card slots for store cards, a little pocket for change, a couple of other zip pockets and card slots here and there, and then a big back pocket for dolla dolla bills y'all. Unless you carry around your whole life in your purse, this will fit everything you need in it. 

This isn't a sponsored post, I was just really impressed by the range available, the customer service of the brand owner (I'm sorry, I can't remember his name!!) and of the general quality of the products. Plus they're gorgeous. Big thumbs up from myself, and Jess! 
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VMA Outfits 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Firstly I apologise for my lack of recent blog posts. I started a new job this month and am in the process of relocating and as you can imagine, everything has been a bit hectic. That said, Hannah Buchan messaged me asking if I had written about the VMAs yet and it seemed the perfect opportunity to kick myself back into writing-gear and to wrongfully judge others outfits at the same time. So thanks Hannah. (Read her blog here, it's hilarious.) 

The Kardashian Sisters.

Let's go from left to right here. Kendall. Usually the most beautiful (imo) of all the Kardashians, but here she looks a bit like a man in drag. Her hair is too slick, the top is unflattering, the trousers swamp her Kardashian curves. And standing next to her way shorter sisters doesn't help. 
Kylie looks beautiful. I think we all need to take a deep breath and remember that she is only 17 years old. Definition jailbait. 
Kim is usually absolutely striking but today she looks like Kuzko. If you don't know who Kuzko is (and you all should), click here. Kylie, you win.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus covered up for once, which is great! Not a massive fan of the shape of the trousers, but the shoes are spot on. You can't see nipple, bum cheek, camel toe or her pubic hair follicles, so all-in-all, a vast improvement from her usual attire. Well done, Miley. You stay classy now.

Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose

I'm not even sure how to approach Amber Rose's outfit. Maybe it's a political statement, maybe she just  forgot to put the underdress on. Either way, I'm mildly horrified. Not one part of this outfit - from the brassier to the diamante's - can pass for even remotely classy.Wiz on the other hand looks dope as hell. Can't get enough of the graphic tee/shirt hybrid and the shoes pull the casual-vibe up a notch. Big fan.

Katy Perry & Riff Raff

I'm sure everyone has seen the Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake comparison of Katy Perry and Riff Raffs outfits by now. If you haven't, click here. I don't know if this was a purpose impersonation or a horrific error of judgement, but regardless of the Versace label, this wholes scenario is an absolute catastrophe for my eyes. It literally looks like a  bucket of denim factory rejects spat them out and then they got washed through a vajazzle machine. No words.

Solange Knowles

Solange looks fierce. She is giving her sister a run for her money here for sure. The box cut of the suit is fabulous, paired with the skinnies stops her being drowned out. The heels feminize it, the hair makes it catwalk-worthy, and the natural makeup stops it all being a bit too much. Winner.

Adrianna Grande

Adrianna is absolutely stunning. But she looks like a Khaleesi about to ride her dragons into warfare in Game Of Thrones. Except a Khaleesi would never wear a Moschino logo belt.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora is absolutely breathtaking. A modern-day-Marilyn. The super-high slit is enough to make me a little bit hot under the collar but the dress itself as a whole is classy enough to not come across as trashy. The necklace pulls it all together. A+, Rita.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown. The bomber looks cheap, the necklace looks tacky. Is that a shirt around his waist? Or a tea towel for wiping up the blood of his enemies after he beats them up outside the afterparty? I'm not sure. Either way I don't like it.

Jeremy Scott

Rita Volk
I so, so, SO almost love this outfit to pieces. The let down factor? The way the leotard sits makes it look like she has a saggy fanny. Pardon the french.

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