Thursday, 19 November 2015

Shattered Shine.

Today I went out for lunch and shot a quick little outfit of the day post for you all. Yesterday was 37 degrees and today was much the same. This usually means I want to lock myself away in my house  or work with air conditioning, but today I ventured out into the sunshine (much to my body's dismay), ate some bagels, explored a book and record store and happily walked home. I've been loving this linen shirt from Uniqlo so much recently, especially with the hot weather.


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Things I'm Loving: Neck Ties/Skinny Scarves.

Recently I have been absolutely loving neck ties. Neck ties bring a sense of femininity and style to an otherwise minimal outfit. I've been teaming different styles of neck accessories with most of my outfits lately. What is so fantastic about this trend is that it is super easy to experiment with and very easy to get your hands on. In the first two photos i'm wearing a black and white polka-dotted skinny scarf by Zara. I love wearing this with black cigarette pants and white shirts.

This option is really fantastic for those who want to experiment with neck ties but don't want to spend too much money. This look can also be worn as a choker as seen here. This is simply a satin ribbon bought from a fabric store and cut to personal preference.

The two looks.

I've recently bought myself a pure black skinny scarf which I can't wait to team with lots of my outfits. This is a trend that certainly will be sticking with my style for a long time. Below are some options of neck ties that are available online. Hope you enjoy!

Black Sparkle Skinny Scarf // ASOS
Black Satin Skinny Scarf // Urban Outfitters
Paisley Skinny Scarf // Boohoo

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Smart Casual w/ A Parisian Twist.

Recently i've been loving minimal, tailored, Parisian-styled outfits. I've bee eyeing off cigarette pants for years now but have never found a pair i've truly liked. The other day I stumbled upon a pair in Topshop and finally that void has been filled! I feel I might go back and buy another pair because they're so easy to dress down or dress up. I teamed the pants with a simple white collared shirt, black blazer, heels and skinny scarf. I have been obsessed with skinny scarves worn as chokers for a while now and was thrilled when I found this polka dotted one in Zara recently. It's perfect for looks like this because it brings a bit of personality to the outfit. 

White Shirt // Minkpink
Neck Scarf // Zara 
Blazer // Tokyo City
Cigarette Pants // Topshop
Shoes // Nine West

Monday, 2 November 2015

October Favourites / Makeup, Glasses, Music.

Hello! I'm so happy to be able to back into my normal blogging routine. As you may know I finally have 4 months off! The past two weeks have been quite possibly the busiest two weeks of my life, studying and writing around 10 hours a day. Safe to say that's finally all over and so with that, I want to share with you all some of my favourites this month. *Note: none of these picks are sponsored.

Firstly, the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2. Holy moly. Opening this palette was pretty note-worthy. There were a lot of excited noises and gasps because the quality of the inside of this palette is just incredible. If you're a lover of both warm and cool toned eyeshadows that can be worn on a daily basis, this is the palette for you. The golden, copper and brown tones are definitely a must-have for any makeup lover. The shadows themselves are of fantastic quality. They're buttery, creamy and highly pigmented. The only con I can see with this product is the look of the packaging on the outside. The tin makes the palette feel a little cheaper than it really is. However, because of the sturdiness of the palette I feel safe in taking this when travelling with me and that in itself is a big plus. 

I would highly recommend this product for anyone who is looking for a great quality everyday makeup palette.

Recently I picked myself up some Makeup Geek individual eyeshadows after hearing some very good things. I can easily say, these shadows are by far the best individual eyeshadows I have ever used. I have fallen in love with their collection of browns, taupes and copper/red shades. Peach Smoothie (the shade on the far left) has been my go to crease shade, which is perfect for creating a nice base for many eyeshadow looks.

In October I finally got my eyes properly tested after struggling with frequent headaches and discovered I need reading glasses! These are the Leo frames from Oscar Wylee and I cannot speak of them highly enough. I have quite a small head and these fit perfectly. I love the rounder shape of the frames and the fact that I can see everything so much more clearly now! There were certainly a lot of excited gasps when I realised I could see the detail in my everyday life once again.

As for music, Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders have been on repeat consistently ever since I saw them live a few weeks ago. I've been a lover of theirs for a few years now but after finally getting to experience them live they've been nearly all i've been listening to. Their song Cold Feet is one of the best songs i've heard in a long time. Give them a listen.
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