Thursday, 27 February 2014

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award!

I'm still very new to this whole blogging thing, so I was super excited when I saw a comment from the lovely Emily over at telling me that she'd nominated me for a Liebster award. Even though I'd seen it on other blogs before, I wasn't quite sure what it was all about, so I did a bit of reading up on the award and it's rules. Here's a brief overview if you are a bit clueless like me: Answer 11 questions that are given to you by your nominator, then create 11 questions of your own for your own nominees to answer, then nominate up to 11 bloggers who all have under 200 followers

So, here it is!

1) Is there one makeup item you could not live without?
I'm not completely sure whether you'd class it as 'make-up', but my Lush 'Mint Julips' Lip Scrub is something I really couldn't manage without. I get very dry lips, especially if the weather is cold or I'm feeling stressed, and this just buffs away the dry skin and leaves my lips so soft, and perfect for applying lippy!

2) And how about fashion wise- is there an item of clothing you could not imagine being without?
Definitely. My leather jacket goes almost everywhere with me, it goes with virtually everything I own, and is perfect for dressing up or down. I should probably invest in another jacket as I've worn it so much that holes are forming in the lining (oops!), but for the moment, I'll make do with the one I've got.

3) What has been your best bargain?
This is such a hard one as there's so many, my wardrobe is full of bargains as they are all I can afford! But if I was going to choose one, I'd say my Trench coat, which I purchased in the Miss Selfridge sale at £30 down from almost £80. While it still sounds a lot, the material is absolutely amazing and as it's such a classic style, so I can see it lasting me for ages, a definite bargain in my books! 

4) What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Being able to share fashion that I love! Not everyone I know is as clothes-mad as me, so it's so nice to be able to share my shopping addiction with so many others who are just like me.

5) Do you have an idol?
My nan! She's the strongest person I know, and I hope I have the kind of amazing life and experience as what she's had.

6) What is your favourite book, album, film?
My favourite book is one I read when I was a lot younger, and that's Kensukes Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo (sad I know!), my favourite album has to be Ben Howard: Every Kingdom, his music is just so gorgeous, and is my go-to relaxation remedy. My favourite film is a hard choice, but I'm going for Bridesmaids, just because no matter how many times I watch it, it never fails to make me laugh.

7) If you could recommend one product to anybody, what would it be?
Balance Me daily essentials worked absolute wonders on my skin, but unfortunately I just can't afford to keep buying them! I'd recommend them to anyone to try out though!

8) Ever had a wardrobe or make up malfunction?
I used to have a really bad habit of not wearing waterproof mascara to go to the cinema, and as I cry at almost anything in films, my mascara ALWAYS ended up all down my face. So attractive. I make sure to wear it every time now, just in case!

9) Are you a day bird or a night owl?
Definitely a day bird, although I do like a sleep in, I always feel better if I get up early and make the most of my day.

10) If you had to pick one song to describe your mood right now, what would it be?
I have no idea as my mood changes so quickly, even I can't keep up some times!

11) If you could give one tip to a new blogger, what would it be?
Just blog about what you love I think. I'm a new blogger myself so I'm still learning, but I love it so far, and I can't wait to see my blog develop and (hopefully) grow along with me! 

My 11 questions are...
1) What inspired you to start your blog?
2) How would you describe your style in three words?
3) Which is your favourite high street store to shop in?
4) Are you a spendaholic or a serious saver?
5) What item of clothing do you love most in your wardrobe?
6) Are there any bloggers that really inspire you?
7) Do you prefer shoes or bags?
8) Is there an item of clothing you own but never wear?
9) What's the most you've spent on one beauty product?
10) Do you have a celebrity role model/inspiration?
11) Is there any advice you'd give to new bloggers, or people thinking about starting a blog?

I'm nominating Regina over at , , Rachael from , and Charlotte from , apologies if you've already been nominated!x 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


After a lovely day of some (almost) retail therapy in Meadowhall, I couldn't wait to get my new purchases on and write this outfit post! I say almost because I arrived at my favourite shopping centre, only to realise that I don't get paid until this afternoon, so I wasn't quite able to have the splurge I was hoping for, but I guess that's not a bad thing! 
After drooling over a super pretty skort in Miss Selfridge, and then a gorgeous suede tee in Zara, I was feeling major spending withdrawal by the time I got to Primark, but when I saw this gorgeous grey crop jumper reduced to just £5 I was so chuffed! At that price I really couldn't say no, so it went straight in my basket. It has a super pretty rolled top, and is almost (but not quite) a polo neck, this kind of style is perfect for me on those weird weather days where it's still a bit cold/windy but the sun is shining, and the slight cropped length means it will last me well into spring and summer. 

Cropped Jumper, Boyfriend Jeans, Spike Necklace, Metallic Heels // All Primark

I have been on the look out for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans for a while now. The thought of having massive rips in my jeans hasn't fully  won me over, and after looking online nothing really caught my eye, but this pair (again from Primark) were perfect as the ripped detail isn't too OTT, which means I'll find them so much easier to wear. They are a little low on the waist, but I absolutely LOVE the tone and ankle-grazer style of them, and I'll be wearing these a lot as I tend to wear all the jeans I own to death. At £13 they definitely didn't break the bank, thank god for Primark! 
To finish my all Primark outfit I added this super cute spike necklace, which I've had for a few months now. I almost forgot I had it, but a sort through my jewellery box fixed that, and made me realise that 90% of my jewellery collection is from Primark! Overall this outfit cost me just over £20, and is perfect for casual daytime wear, definitely got my moneys worth!

Are you a Primark fan? What amazing bargains have you bought recently...?x 
Sunday, 23 February 2014


Hi! A lot's happened in the last few weeks and I've just been really busy, so it's been really nice to finally have a chilled out weekend which consisted of catching up on some much needed sleep, and having a good online browse ready for pay day on Tuesday, so here's my Sunday shoe lust!
I've noticed loads of bloggers sporting these super cool skater trainers recently, with the Topshop vamp croc-print ones being a popular choice! While I wasn't sure whether they were quite my style, these absolutely gorgeous gingham check ones caught my eye straight away. Topshop is so good for classic cool, and these trainers would be so perfect for casual wear, I can literally see myself wearing them all the time!

Check Skater Shoes // Topshop

I love both colour styles, and the multi is so unique and summery, but I can see myself wearing the dark blue ones more often maybe. I have heard that they aren't that comfy at first, but they just look so comfy to me! They would be ideal to wear to work, where I could just add my trusty leather jacket and jeans, or for wearing out with a smart shirt and trousers, and a statement necklace to jazz the look up. With summer coming, a pair of shoes like these is what my wardrobe needs, so they are definitely top of my 'to purchase list', and at £20, there's no reason not to!
Thursday, 6 February 2014


One of my favourite things to do when I have a free moment to myself (which at the moment is very rare!) is to have a quick 'on-line window browse' on all my favourite websites. I love looking at new styles and trends, and picking out what I thinks going to be popular, as well as creating outfits in my head that I'd love to wear. While the downside to this is that I have a 'one day I'll buy it' wishlist about 10 miles long, it is always nice to dream!

I've picked out two really different outfits, both of which I love! While one has a much more casual 90's urban grunge feel, the other is well and truly polished pastel perfection...

1. Skater Dress // Lavish Alice     2. Statement Necklace // River Island     3. Perspex Clutch // Boohoo   
4. Metallic Sandals // Zara

I spotted this dress a couple of weeks ago on one of my favourite online stores, Lavish Alice. I've been shopping there for a good few years now, and have seen it get better and better with each season. I am in love with all their new SS14 clothes and accessories, but this Mint Green contrast collar dress has to be my favourite piece. Pastel shades are already huge for this season, and although I don't own any clothing in candy-coloured shades yet, when I finally invest this will definitely be my first choice! 
To do this dress justice I felt like it's endless prettiness needed to brought out, and what better way to do that than with a lovely flower cluster necklace? I'm so obsessed with statement necklaces at the moment, that I've fallen in love with almost every style, and this beauty from River Island is definitely no exception. I think the pastel hints mixed with bright colours are perfect to match with the dress.
The minute I laid my eyes on both this perspex clutch and metallic strap sandals, I knew they'd be so perfect for the dress. The bright cobalt blue colour complements the mint green so well, and small block heel on the sandals would be perfect for a summer night out!
Looking at this outfit and thinking of all the places I could wear it is getting me way too excited for the sun to come back, summer, hurry up!

1. Smock Dress // Boohoo     2. Gold Hoops // New Look     3. Barrel Bag // Zatchels     4. Platform Boots // Missguided

My second wishlist, it has to be said, is completely different to the first. Gingham checks are massive at the mo, with my local Topshop store literally being Gingham galore. While I'm not sure the gingham check leggings are quite my thing, this shirt smock dress from Boohoo is definitely something I'd love in my wardrobe, and at only eighteen pounds, it's definitely one of the first things on my list to purchase! Plus, as if I didn't have enough excuses, it's named after me! If that isn't a sign I don't know what is ... :) 
As well as being a statement necklace hoarder, I'm just as bad (if not worse) with my earrings, and these uber-cool gold hoops would be a welcome addition to my collection, as they would go with so many other outfits.
I've never been much of a 'bag girl', but just recently I've taken a bit more interest in arm candy, and this Denim Barrel bag from AMAZING bag brand Zatchels is just so lovely, I would literally take it everywhere with me!
These grungy platform boots from Missguided are definitely another item that I would wear almost anywhere, they just look so comfy, and they are the sort of boots that would be so easy to just slip on when you're having an outfit crisis kind of day. 
This outfit would be perfect for the wet-weather transition between now and spring, and I could easily see myself wearing it over and over again!

What pieces are on your wishlist for Spring/Summer? Are there any websites you're really loving for new styles at the minute...?x 


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