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Flannel Shirts for Autumn

Thursday, 27 October 2016






 

When you say, 'Autumn', I think: Hot chocolates, mulled wine, Halloween, cosy socks, baggy jumpers, blankets, soup and flannel shirts. Call me a basic bitch, but I am all about a check flannel shirt as soon as the leaves on the trees turn orange.


I am, aside from a basic bitch, also a stingy mare who refuses to fork out £30 for a cotton tartan shirt from Topshop. I'm all about the cosy, vintage vibe, and get all my flannel shirts from thrift stores. My favourite is To Be Worn Again in Brighton, which sells every colour imaginable for £5 each. Wam, bam, thank you maam.


I love them oversized so often buy men's shirts - I think it looks better tucked into high-waist clothes, tied up at the front or just really baggy with leggings for a dressed-down sorta day. Hair in messy bun = look complete.


In these shots I'm wearing my Lullabellz extensions, which you can get all the details for here. The bigger and the messier the hair, the better. A baggy flannel shirt is no time to have perfectly curled up-do's going on, it's about looking relaxed and like you just rolled outta bed. (AKA: my specialty.)


I did my hair in a half-up-do with natural makeup, my lipstick is Whirl. (By MAC, I only really wear MAC lipsticks!)   I also only really wear gold jewellery, so I have a load of little hoops in my hears which I think adds to the look. They are all gold-plated so my ears don't go green as I never bother taking them out until I lose them, and I got them from ASOS.


I paired them with my straight-leg loose fit jeans which I am obsessed with from Miss Selfridge. They're like Mom jeans but a nicer, tighter fit. I'd finish the look with loafers for the ultimate soccer-mom look.
 

What's your Autumn go-to?

Lullabellz Hair Extention Review : Single Weft

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Okay so... I bought more hair extentions. I know, I know. I literally have a whole Zara bag full in my bedroom. (One of the giant Zara paper bags, that you get when you buy a hefty coat and some shoes.) But I saw this brand called Lullabellz kicking about on my social media and they had 20% off and none of my extensions matched my hair colour so I thought I'd give it a go.


 

I had really wanted the large curl 3/4 piece, because I much prefer 3/4 hair pieces than extentions because for me they just feel more secure and comfortable. I always find extensions just pull on my scalp and if I'm getting low on the dancefloor (okay, dancing in my room with a bottle of wine) I like to know they're going to stay in place and not start peeking through. BUT they didn't have my colour and I wanted it in time for a dinner this weekend (which I ended up rescheduling anyway because I was ill and snotty) so here we are. Lullabellz, if you're reading this, send me the 3/4 piece when it comes into stock for my dinner please! ;)
 

Instead, I opted for the single weft curly hair piece in chocolate brown. In some light, like pictured above, it isn't an exact match. But to be honest, it's good enough for me to not care and wear them anyway. It's difficult for me to get a good synthetic match because my hair has been dyed so much it's so many different colours and highlights in different lights. I had to trim it down quite a lot because it was loooong, and I also cut in a few more layers to match my hair better because my hair is quite a blunt, thick cut.


It came already layered which was nice though, and it feels good quality. I got the single weft because I can't be arsed trying to clip in 8 different pieces, so a single weft is great for me to quickly put in after a gym session to feel a bit more glam. It literally takes two minutes.

 

It also withstands heat to a certain degree, so I put my straighteners on the lowest setting (160 degrees) and straightened a couple of bits and loosened the curls up a bit because I never have my hair too curly so it would blend better. I really liked the result. I always choose synthetic rather than real hair because 1. I don't really agree with how real hair extensions are made and 2. I dye my hair so frequently that they don't usually last very long, so it makes more sense for me to fork out £15 every few months than £120 when they're just going to fall apart when I dye them a few times.

 

All in all for a bit of time spent cutting and straightening to get the perfect blend, £20 including first-class postage was great and I'm really happy with them. I would 100% repurchase and I am going to keep my eye out for the 3/4 piece as I really want it for my nights out.

How do you find hair extensions? What's your go-to?

Wizard Sleeves

Friday, 21 October 2016
The first thing Steven said when he saw this outfit was, "what are those sleeves all about?" I am officially a Man Repeller, and I'm embracing it in a way only Leandra Medine would know how because this outfit is my autumn love affair.

12 Week PT Plan - Half Way Review - Ups & Downs

Sunday, 16 October 2016


So a few weeks ago I did an initial review of my 12-week fitness plan which I'm doing with PT Leanne Conroy. I was in the first month of the plan, feeling pumped, motivated and energised. But now I'm in the second third of the plan and feeling much lower, and thought it was just as important to blog now as it was when I was feeling great because you can't always feel great and it's important for other girls to read this and know it's normal to feel like this.

Sous Le Soleil

Sunday, 2 October 2016





I'm wearing a bodysuit! I would never usually wear something as tight-fitting as a bodysuit but since hitting the gym more I thought I'd give it a go...

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