Thursday, 3 July 2014

A day to night look

I've really got back into polyvore recently so when I was emailed earlier this week about the current Virgin cruise holidays competition thats going on I made a little 'day to night' summer outfit. You can enter yourself or vote for me here.

If you click through to the photo you'll see the original source of the items but most are designer so I've linked some high st alternatives just below.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Top sale picks

I love buying autumn/winter clothes in the summer. Especially when they are on sale. I've done a wish list of some of the things I've got my eye on or, should I say, may have purchased already. I haven't included anything Zara because I would end up with a whole entire new blog dedicated to their sales (SO good always) but I find its always better instore.
Shop the post:

Thursday, 26 June 2014

New York trip

Third trip here and I love it more than ever. When can I move?!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Desk update and new bits

My last room tour post got a lot of love, so I thought I would do like an updated desk version. I've added some new bits and bobs and its also an opportunity to show some things I've been loving. You can view my room tour here.
Palmistry hand from Urban Outfitters. 
This cloth my perfumes are on top of is from a market in Laos and it was really dirty, ripped and generally quite rank but I really liked it. I couldn't even barter with the lady selling it as I pointed out the rips and huge stains (on the back) and in the end I paid like £3 for this (literally crazy in that kind of country) and she was chuckling because I was just a stupid tourist and she had basically sold me a scrap of material that looked like it belonged in a bin. But here it is!
My Shu Uemura brush (20) is literally my favourite brush ever and although its not new, It deserved some love. I also picked up NARS satin lip pencil in Biscayne Park on the recommendation from Rumi's beauty post. I adore the Olsens and their Elizabeth and James fashion house so was excited to sniff and inevitably purchase their new perfumes. I would of bought the full size but I only had hand luggage when in America booooooo. 
 also a welcome new addition is my leather makeup bag. While I was in new york I stumbled upon the American Apparel outlet and more purchases were made. I managed to get this for $35 (roughly £20) when its RRP £38 over here. I love the dark lilac colour and the buttery leather although I'm slightly paranoid about getting it dirty.
Obviously my favourite sunglasses had to get a mention.

Next: my actual New york photo diaries yay. 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

the pink coat of dreams

This coat thankfully came back into stock on Topshop for a brief period. I bought it right there and then and patiently waited for it to arrive in the spotty packaging. Since then I've been swishing around in it (rain or shine, inside or outside.. everywhere). I even wore it to a trip to Nobu and prayed that my inability to use chopsticks correctly didn't result in food spilling everywhere.

Even though it was so pricey I'm definitely trying to minimise what seasonal crap i buy and favour more statement, investment pieces that will be timeless or last me a few years. That means trying to seriously downsize my wardrobe so I only have clothes that I actually wear. No more hoarding that sequin top or my endless collection of satchels because if I aint' used them in the past 24 months, it doesn't look good for the future.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

nude/pink mood board and wish list

Hawaiian print top, Camel/nude v neck tee, Topshop bond trench coat, Topshop suit, Nude fisherman jumper, Pink flats, Two tone brogues 

All other pics I just got from tumblr apart from the top right which is from Mika @ Pastel Apparel. I am literally OBSESSED with her style and blog, go check her out because she is just so on point and I want her face/figure/wardrobe/room stat.

As you have probably gathered I've been loving this nude/fleshy pinky tone that verges camel recently. I love that Zara carries a whole line of basics in this tone, will for sure pick up a few bits.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

venice photo diary

I recently had a 5 day carb fest in the gorgeous city of Venice in Italy. The entire place is ridiculously photogenic, I have major regrets not bringing my SLR as I feel like my iPhone doesn't do any of this justice. Along with the brilliantly warm weather and amazing food (notably a mushroom ravioli in truffle oil and chocolate mint gelato), Venice has stunning architecture and a cosy feel (no vehicles or bikes anywhere). Walk out of the touristy areas near the Rialto bridge and St Marcos square and make a point to explore the surrounding districts as you'll fall in love with the quieter, authentic Venice.