Tuesday, 29 January 2013

From left to right: Grey boucle waterfall biker jacket £55, Black cut out ankle strap flatforms £45, Skull watch £25, Grey scratch tie dye print t-shirt dress £20, Gold and silver tone metal chain halter top £25, Mid wash denim boyfriend dungarees £40, Black textured turtle neck crop top £16, Fairisle faux fur collar cardigan £55, Black studded leather gloves £30.
I can't seem to get into the Spring Summer vibe just yet, I wonder why? I hear you asking... because it's so freakin' freezing in the UK. All I want to wear is monochrome. Here are a few of my favourites from River Island at the moment. A couple of the items are quite old but have been on my wishlist for a while, they are the waterfall jacket and the aztec fur trim cardigan. Sometimes I wish I didn't go through these websites because I always manage to find things I really want. This time round it's the flatform wedges, I think they are awesome. They'd toughen up any girly oufit which is a look I don't think I'll ever get over. The chain vest is also awesome, I think I saw one on Lydia at Fashion Influx a while ago and it looked sick! Also I've been lusting and needing a pair of long dungarees, they'd be perfect all year round, they're so 90's and you can't go wrong with that!
What are your favourite pieces?

Thursday, 24 January 2013

From left to right: Mono Morrocan crop jumper: £38, Crop Tee: £10, Ragged Beanie: £15, Joni Jeans: £38, Bright blue textured grunge jumper: £38, Check denim leggings: £25, Nail varnish in Pool Party: £5, Premium Pini Tweed jumpsuit: £65, Aztec boucle shorts: £35, Aztec boucle jacket: £68.

I haven't done one of these in a while, so here are a few of my favourite items in store and online at Topshop at the moment. Topshop have recently launched a new style of jean called the Joni jeans. I've heard good reviews about these, they are super high waisted and don't have the dreaded double button at the top which the Kristen jeans have, bleurgh! (personal taste but I'm just not a fan!). I am going to be purchasing these on payday for sure. They have a vintage look and I think they would look awesome teamed with a plain crop tee. I also love the boucle co-ord jacket and shorts, I saw this combo when I was working in the Putney store and it's just stunning! It's a shame it's so pricey otherwise I'd be all over that. Another favourite is the Tweed jumpsuit, this would look so cute with a roll sleeve top, white socks and black boots. boom. What are you loving at the moment? 
Pay day here we come!x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Birthday Weekend.
Sadly, I turned 24 on the 18th January. My boyfriend Joe and I decided to go away for a long weekend in Cornwall. Pretty crazy timing as most people would probably choose to go in the Summer, but hey, we needed a break. It was a lovely lovely weekend away, we went to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Lands End, Seal Sanctuary and The Eden Project. It was a jam packed few days, but it was awesome. We stayed in the lovely Nanpusker Lodges where the owners were really friendly, the cabin itself was delightful. It was all kitted out with everything you need, and were actually super warm. The hot tub was eventful, lots of fun (but not so getting out!). It's always nice to have a break from the norm and this was a holiday I won't forget. I have concluded that when I grow up, I'd like to live in a log cabin in the country by a lake, own a pony and work in the Seal Sanctuary,
cool? Thanks! x

Thursday, 10 January 2013

In my shoes.
My first pair Angst from Topshop are an absolute steal at £35 in the sale.
 Topshop Adonis boots, £75 (on uniform they were around £27, too good).
Topshop Mighty boot, the most comfortable shoes ever £45.
Topshop Adios boots £50 (They have been reduced even further now, think they may even be £30).

 In the previous post I mentioned I had invested in some new shoes, well here they are... All Topshop yes. I work there and get 25% discount so it would seem silly not to right?  Also the cut out pair were on uniform so actually got 60% off which is just insane, I couldn't say no. I've posted the picture of my new socks too as they will look super cute peeping out of the cut out Adonis boots (second pair). I have yet to wear any of these beauts (apart from Mighty), I think they are almost too nice to be wearing to work everyday, so I'm waiting mainly for when I work up in London for a little bit over the period of the shop being shut. I've never been a big shoe person before, but I think I'm a late bloomer, I'm addicted already.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Check Matte.
Rimmel Pro Matte Top Coat- £4.59 from Boots.

I literally purchased this bad boy earlier today and couldn't wait to show you the effects. I saw the matte finish top coat by American Apparel and wanted to purchase it, but I think it's completely sold through and it was no longer available when I went on their website, so instead I found this cheaper alternative. You use it in exactly the same way as any other top coat and within seconds it turns any glossy/shiny nail varnish into a velvety matte finished one, which is just insane. It's the first time I've tried it, so I've only tried it with this one colour, but I'm excited to experiment. I think it works really well with the black, it would also look hot with some bling such as nail gems or studs added to it for an extra dimension. All in all I'm chuffed with this buy, and for £4.59 you can't really go wrong. I love all these cheap ways to spice up nails, they seem to be coming out thick and fast. Any other recommendations of cheap nail arty type bits?x

Seven days, Seven outfits.
 Topshop khaki stud jumper £38, Topshop checked shirt £29, Topshop Jamie jeans £40, River Island brogues £12.
 Topshop peplum jacket £40, New Look black body £6, Topshop silver metallic skirt £38, Topshop boots £18, kukee necklace.
Topman tiger top £22, Topshop Jamie jeans £40, New Look belt £3, Topshop boots £18.

Topshop tee £16, Topshop checked tartan playsuit £40, Topshop ankle boots £18.

 Charity shop velvet tee £1, Topshop Jamie jeans £40, Topshop boots £18, H&M glitter socks.
 Topshop collar top £20, Topshop Jamie Jeans £40, Topshop ankle boots £18.
 Topshop blouse £20, Topshop Jamie jeans £40, Topshop ankle boots £18.

Here are my outfits for the week, not in any particular order. Yes I know I wear these ankle boots too much. I have recently bought a few new pairs of shoes/boots so I need to wear them as I'm getting sick of these being in every picture, but they are super comfy. The problem is being at work on my feet all day, so I need comfort. I do hope you like these outfit posts, I know the image quality is awful and I will try to be more creative and to come up with ways of taking nicer photo's, but I love seeing what people wear, so that's why I do it. Anyway, let me know what you think, if you have any suggestions or ideas of quick and easy outfit photo's that would be much appreciated. I literally just take the photo's on my breaks in the staff room mirror at work-classy-nahhht.

Monday, 7 January 2013

A tad delayed I know, but work has been mental over the last couple of weeks. We have finally shut the shop up (for those of you who follow me on twitter, you will know that Topshop is having a refurb and will be closed for 2 months eep!). So it's been all go go in my world! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, spent lots of time with loved ones, ate too much and also a good New Years! I thought I'd post pictures of some of the presents I received. My mum literally goes all out every Christmas bless her so I was thoroughly spoiled but am always so grateful. I also finally got an iPad yippeeeee! I'm so excited, I just need to wait for some new software for my mac as it's currently incompatible with the iPad but I can't wait to use it properly. So happy. What did you all get? hope Santa brought you everything you wished for. x