Hey Lovelies, how are we all? Sorry I haven’t blogged in ages. Since getting back from holiday I’ve just been a bit distant from my blog. And there is nothing worse than forcing blog posts. So I’ve been keeping track of any ideas I have had and am now ready to get back to it. I have been posting to Instagram so I haven’t been completely gone.
GOSH VELVET TOUCH LIPSTICK
Today I’m kick starting my month break with some new beauty products. Lets start with this GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in the colour Nougat. Wow, what a really fab lippy. I have quite thin lips so I often shy away from wearing lippy and head towards a gloss, but this dusk pink nude is so nice. I have to admit I have a similar shade lipstick from Loreal, but this one is so smooth and as the name suggests, velvety! It is an A/W make up staple for me, its dark enough to not look odd against my pale-ish skin.
No7 INSTANT RADIANCE
I love love love to highlight and contour. Not as extreme as Kim K but I like to look a bit bronzed and shimmery. These No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter and Bronzing Highlighter are perfect for summer skin and winter skin. The bronzing highlighter is great for when you have some colour, as it shows it off even more with that summer glow. The highlighter is great for brightening eyes and highlighting above your cheekbones. I use it everyday and the results are always fab. Below you can see what they both look like on my skin tone. Shimmering goodness in a stick!
GOSH 9 SHADES- TO ENJOY IN NEW YORK
I really am a sucker for eye shadow palettes. This muted purple hues one by GOSH is so pretty and girly. I love the look of a purple smokey eye and this palette helps me create the perfect day smokey eye for work! The middle 3 colours are my faves they are so autumnal. For £9.99 in Superdrug I think it’s a really great addition my make up collection which does consist of a lot of Urban Decay. This palette fits in so well with my Naked 3 Palette.
Have you picked up any new beauty products lately? Let me know in the comments below, I’m always stalking the make up isles when I go shopping!
Oh! You can find the whole range of Gosh Cosmetics in Superdrug stores or online >here< (this post isn’t sponsored I just really love finding new beauty products).
Hey Lovelies! As I mentioned in my last post, I was able to have a style session at the Topshop Norwich Student Event! Being able to walk around the store and with the help of the beaut personal stylist Martha pick out some really fab outfits. Some are very in my comfort zone and some are a little out of the box. Which I LOVE, as fashion is about expression and it’s always great to play around with different styles and trends. I hope you like the different outfits that Martha put together for me! Let me know in the comments which is your favourite :) (I have also linked all the items at the end, just in case you like it so much you wanna buy it! :)).
Look 2: Sports Luxe with a twist
Look 3: Evening Elegance
Look 4: Jumpsuit, Floppy Hat and Tote= Perfection
Look 5: A Kimono tells a thousand stories
I have to say that outfit 4 is my absolute favourite. That In Love With Fashion jumpsuit is so out there and stunning. I didn’t think I could pull it off but I felt amazing in it. Also as I mentioned in my last post, I was kindly about to make use of the 20% discount that all the lucky students were snapping up! I ended up getting the gorgeous patent sling back loafers from look 3! Like I don’t already own about a dozen black shoes/boots, oh well! One more to add to my collection. And with the discount I felt so lucky as for me Topshop shoes are a treat purchase.
Thanks again to Kaiah for inviting me to the event I had such a great time. And thanks again to Martha for styling me in some really amazing outfits, you have added lots of pieces to my ongoing wish list. If you live in Norwich and fancy some style advise, just pop into Topshop and ask to arrange a personal style session, be it you are in need of a wardrobe update, an outfit for a special occasion or just want to find some new threads, they are there to help! :) I couldn’t recommend it more I had a great time.
Look 1: Faux Fur | Leather Jacket | Gold Playsuit | Clutch | Boots
Look 2: Faux Fur | Shirt | Bralet | Skirt | Shoes
Look 3: Coat | Dress | Necklace | Watch | Shoes | Boots
Look 4: Leather Jacket | Jumpsuit | Heels | Hat | Bag
Look 5: Kimono | Jumpsuit | Hat | Watch | Boots
Hey Lovelies, Monday again. Let’s start the week off right! Positive vibes and all. This weekend I had a friend visiting so I was able to see Norwich, the city where I live (well 20 mins away) as a tourist. We explored some of the top tourist spots, Norwich Castle, Plantation Gardens and Norwich Cathedral, which was also the location of this outfit shoot. As you guys know I shoot my looks in my drive on a tripod with a remote. It is so nice to be in a different location for them and have someone else take the photos. Thanks Iain :) x
Monochrome for Autumn is pretty much unheard of right? Hehe! For walking around the city I needed style and comfort, these New Look black smart joggers are perfect for that. As this outfit is mostly black I chose different textured pieces, the crop (also New Look) is an off white and has a ribbed effect with a high neck perfect for layering jewellery over. The stand out piece of clothing in this look is my fluffy jacket from H&M. I think it might be a cardigan but I wore it like a jacket as its so snuggly and a little oversized which is perfect for when it gets a little chilly! Another outfitting for my booties, I have an unhealthy obsession with them. To complete my city outing look I added my trusty fedora, another H&M purchase that I am so glad I did.
I love the backdrop of these photos, I really do need to get out more and find new locations.
Hey Lovelies, it’s the beginning of another week. Which means another 5 days or outfits :) today is all about ‘work wear’ or an outfit for a smart occasion. Seeing that I have to wear a uniform to work this is my ‘dream’ scenario for a work outfit. I saw these New Look leopard print/croc print boots online about a week ago, I fell for them straight away. Seeing that I was going into Norwich the next day I thought I’d have a look for them in store. I had no luck and was told that were only available online for the moment. I couldn’t wait for them to trickle through to the Norwich stores, so a couple of days later I ordered them online. They really are such a great find. I love the quirky mix of textures with the leopard print and the croc print. I added some frilly socks to make them stand out even more.
Never wanting to play it too safe I thought my faux leather skirt would modernise work wear a bit. With a block colour wrap style top from River Island and a smart jacket, I’d be good to go. Again my trusty fedora is out to play. I have seen a beautiful tan one in River Island that I may purchase soon!
I’m now off to watch the last EVER True Blood! To think I’ve been watching it for 6 years now! So yeah, goodbye Sookie and Bon Temps! I’d love to know what you think of this outfit too, would you wear something like this to work or a smart occasion?
1. JOURDAN SUPERMODEL BOYFRIEND T SHIRT WHITE MISSGUIDED £9.99
2. BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK LONGLINE TANK TOP RIVER ISLAND £22.00
3. MELANIE FLORAL PRINT CROPPED SHIRT + CATHY FLORAL CHECK PRINT SHORTS MISSGUIDED BOTH £14.99
4. MONICA COLOUR BLOCK SHELL TOP BABY PINK MISSGUIDED £14.99
5. LIGHT PINK BLURRED PRINT HEM JUMPER RIVER ISLAND £24.00
6. MONOCHROME STRIPE CLUTCH BOX NEW LOOK £19.99
7. CHANELINE MOCK CROC CHELSEA BOOTS MISSGUIDED £34.99
8. 4 PACK GOLD JEWELLED TEXTURED RINGS NEW LOOK £7.99
9. MAYA COLOUR BLOCK SHIRT DRESS MISSGUIDED £24.99
Hey Lovelies, if my wardrobe could resemble my wish list posts I would be one very happy Jenny! But for now they only exist in my pretty collage. I am very slowly trying to transform my wardrobe into something more monochrome with some pastel hints. So far, it hasn’t really happened. I am in need of a wardrobe makeover, as whenever I look in it, I don’t see the clothes of a 24/25 year old. Yes, I do love all my clothes, but that doesn’t mean that some changes need to me made!
Right, ramble over! Here are a very cute selection of things I am loving at the moment. My fave thing has got to be the Missguided Croc Boots. Perfect autumn boots with a gorgeous croc style finish. Just adds something a little extra to the cut out boot. Another fave is the layered jumper from River Island, with the weather still joking around, layering will become everyone’s best friend. And for someone like me who has no figure at all, layering can just add frumpiness to a look, but this faux layered jumper is perfect. All the warmth just not too much bulk :)
Hey Lovelies, I was recently emailed by Lalage from FuguPR about the amazing A/W collections from Dr Martens, I love my Dr Martens, I wore then in until I could barley walk! Up I was that determined to have those iconic boots on my feet! Epic shin pain!!! I also have the largest Dr Martens store in Norwich right near me! How cool is that! I always like to pop into the Norwich store to have a look at my future White Dr Martens Boots, I will one day own a pair :) to go with my Patent Black ones that I wear quite a bit, especially in the colder months. What’s really oil is that they also do clothing, be it a little on the pricey side for my pocket. But still really fab clothes. If ever I win the lottery I will purchase a few pieces, but for now I can only stare. So join me in having a nosey at some of their A/W collections.
Within the email I received there were 2 Look books which are virtual and really cool! Check out my Instagram for some video snippets. And a video of the collection which can be found >here<. #STANDFORSOMETHING
Lots of dark hues and tartan esq. pieces. I really like the tattoo print dress from the women’s collection and the tartan panel shirt from the mens. Gotta love the edgy vibes that I always think of when seeing anything Dr Martens.
*FUN FACT, 2 of the women in the collection video are from Norwich! Oo yeah! Norwich represent!!!
*photos by James Pearson-Howes for Dr Martens
And…. if like me you live in/near Norwich you can always go along to the Dr Martens Store and pick up/order some of these beaut pieces, at 23-25 Castle Street, NR21PN :)
Hey Lovelies, I can’t say I am one of those girls who has lots and lots of different perfumes, I pretty much stick to what I like! I am however going to get a new one at duty free when on holiday! I have 4 fave perfumes, I have no clue how to properly describe them but I thought I’d give it a go! And pair them with their similar shoe partner! Yep, I’m an odd egg!
‘Florabotanica’- Balenciaga, this is such a pretty perfume, as you can guess from the name of it, its full of floral tones. I tend to wear this perfume when going out for a meal or something a little more formal, to me its a ‘grown up’ perfume, which I know sounds silly but it is a little more sophisticated than some.
‘Acquia Di Gioia’- Giorgio Armani, this perfume was a gift, it was in a set with some body lotion and body spray. As you can see I use this one quite a lot, it’s quite a fresh perfume, not too heavy, great for wearing everyday.
‘Gucci Guilty’- Gucci, I have to admit, the advertising for this perfume really got me hooked, well done Gucci marketing! I love Chris Evans aka Captain America and Evan Rachel Wood, BABE! With a Sin City vibe too, I knew I wanted this perfume! Its my going out scent! I feel really confident wearing it, strange I know, but non the less true.
‘Loverdose’- Diesel, my subtly sweet-smelling fragrance, I love this so much. This is a close 2nd most used to the Armani. What else could I pair this sweet but sexy perfume with! Dr Martens of course!
Have you got any of these perfumes? Which one is your favourite? Do you prefer ‘sweet’ or ‘fresh’ fragrances? Let me know in the comments :)