Saturday, 14 March 2015

That suede skirt.

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Hat: Primark | Ribbed Polo Neck: Topshop | Skirt: H&M | Ankle Boots: ASOS
Bag: Primark | Trench Coat: Fashion Union via ASOS | Necklace: H&M

You might have seen me going on about a suede skirt on twitter and instagram this week - well, this is it. This is the skirt that got my out of my pyjamas at 9pm to go and get. I'd got it into my head that I wanted a suede skirt, and when I set my mind on an outfit, I kind of obsess over it until I get it out of my system and buy it. Do any of you get like that? When a skirt I ordered on line was a total disappointment, I decided to go on the hunt at a late night shopping centre nearby. My luck was in when I spotted this one in H&M. The skirt is exactly what I wanted, in fact, it's better - a gorgeous orange-tan shade, a lovely shape and button detailing down the front. 

I kept it simple in this outfit with a black polo neck, tights and boots and decided at the last minute to add my new hat from Primark. I'm not generally a hat person - usually because they never fit my abnormally big head (not even kidding, they're usually too small!), but I really liked how this one looked and I feel like it really finishes off the outfit. I'm still not sure I'm a hat person - I love how it looks but I feel like it gets in the way too and I'm always really aware of it. I don't know, maybe I'll get used to it...

This outfit is what I wore for the Debenhams S/S fashion show in Glasgow this week. It's one of my favourite events of the year and I had such a good night - I'll tell you all about it in a post later this week. 

So what do you think of this skirt? How would you style this?

xox
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Friday, 13 March 2015

The Bronzallure Collection.

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Hello and happy Friday! Hope you've all got nice plans for the weekend - remember it's mothers' day this Sunday, so if you're in need of some gift inspiration you've come to the right place. How beautiful is this rose gold charm bracelet? This is from the Bronzallure Collection at Chisholm Hunter, which has the most amazing range of italian-inspired jewellery with semi-precious and natural coloured stones. I'm not sure why, but I find this 'aqua chalcedony' stone kind of mesmerising. Maybe because it reminds me of a mood stone or crystal ball or something - so pretty and unique, while still being totally wearable as an every day piece.  

I always say rose gold is the perfect choice for a gift, especially if you're unsure whether someone favours silver or gold. I really love to mix metals and rose gold looks lovely with other silver jewellery. The bracelet comes presented in a stunning box which gives it such a luxurious appearance, and makes it such a lovely gift to give.

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Chisholm Hunter have been kind enough to give you all a 10% discount on line, to share the love this Mothers' day. Just enter 'BLOG10' at the check out at www,chisholmhunter.co.uk - let me know what you pick!

What do you think of this collection? Have you bought a gift for Mothers day? 

xox
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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fake Don't Bake - review and tips.

Best Fake tan for olive skin

Having such dark hair means as soon as I get to a certain level of pale, I look washed out and tired. I don't aim to go dark with my tan - I just like to add a little bit of warmth to bring my skin back into the land of the living. I've tried a lot of fake tans over the years. From lotions to sprays, gradual to instant and ranging from £1 to £25, but I always come back to my old favourite - Fake Don't Bake. Don't laugh - I know what you're thinking. A cheap imitation of fake bake? No .. well, maybe it was at first - but actually, it's the best tan I've ever used.

It's all down to how you apply it. The trick is to exfoliate in the shower, moisturise from head to toe and then apply the tan all over, when your skin is still damp from the moisturiser. This means the cream absorbs well and doesn't streak. I think a tanning mitt absorbs too much product, so I use my hands and just wash them after I've tanned each area - eg. legs, wash hands, arms, wash hands. Once I've actually tanned the back of my hands, I lower my palms into the sink of warm soapy water. Next, I dry my palms and those little spaces in between the bottom of my fingers. This avoids the much-feared 'fake tan hands' that give it all away.

For me, it's also the perfect tone for my skin which is slightly yellow. Having the right tone of tan actually makes a really big difference to how natural it looks. This tan lasts for ages (at least a week) and as long as you keep your skin moisturised, it fades gradually without any crazy, mottled skin on the final days. I've raved about this tan to everyone I know, so now I'm recommending it to all of you too - for £1.25, it's worth giving it a go!  

Have any of you tried this? What's your favourite fake tan? 

xox

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Trench Coat.

Fashion Union Relaxed Mac
Fashion Union Relaxed Mac
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Fashion Union Relaxed Mac: ASOS | Shirt: Topshop (last year) | Molly Jeans: River Island (similar)
Grey Pointed Shoes: New Look | Watch: Olivia Burton | Bag: Michael Kors | Sunglasses: London Retro

This coat is the love of my life. And it was actually only by chance and good luck that we ended up together. I was on a hunt for the perfect trench coat last week and had narrowed it down to about 4 coats, when I decided to go for this one from Mango. But the day after, I discovered that the very close runner-up, this 'relaxed mac' from Fashion Union, had been reduced to half price on asos. TOTAL GAME CHANGER. I hadn't bought anything from Fashion Union before which is what had swayed me to the mango one initially, but when it's half price and so similar, I had to go for it. So yes, I ended up with two coats on their way to me. Obviously, one was soon to be on it's way back. Luckily, this turned out to be an absolute dream. It's really good quality, the perfect neutral colour and I just can't get over how much I love the way it sits at the back. Total fate.

Have you bought anything recently that you really love?

xox

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

New Video and Making YouTube plans.

Hello and happy half-way-to-the-weekend! 

So I've been meaning to get back to my YouTube channel for a while now so when I was tagged by the lovely Chantelle at The Girl in the Tartan Scarf to do the 'This or That?' tag, I thought it was the perfect time. I finally got some time to film and edit this week, so here it is!

Now I've made another video, I've totally got the YouTube bug again and I've started writing down ideas for future videos. One of them is to make outfit videos alongside my blog posts - so if I'm taking outfit pictures, I'd make a video at the same time and maybe do a monthly look book with them all or something? Just an idea so let me know if you think that would be good? Other than that, I'm going to film a haul this weekend because, well, ASOS on pay day happened. If you want to see any more of my videos, make sure you subscribe here !

(the standard'I forgot to take a thumbnail picture' thumbnail)


What did you think of this video? If you have a YT channel too, leave your links below!

xox

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Monday, 2 March 2015

The Final Countdown.

Hallway Decoration ideas
White Minimal Living Room

Well hello - remember me?! Sorry I've been MIA for a week or so but I'm back on track for blogging this week and will even have a new video up on my YouTube channel on Wednesday! Part of the reason for the unplanned blog break was that I've been preparing for the house move. It's just over two weeks until we get the keys (eeep!), and the excitement of decorating is taking over my life! This explains the crazy Pinterest obsession of late. If you haven't seen me on twitter or instagram much, it's because I've been on Pinterest. Constantly.

One of the reasons we wanted the new house so badly was that it needs updating inside - which sounds crazy doesn't it? The thing is though, we could buy a house that's been newly renovated and save the hassle, but it's never going to be exactly how we would have done it. And it would be a waste to replace a relatively new and okay-looking kitchen. At the same time, we're not handy at all and didn't want too much work, so we've picked what we call a 'liveable fixer upper' which we'll renovate one room at a time while we live there.

Dining Room Ideas

I've been getting lots of inspiration on line and we've decided to go for a white theme throughout the house - predictable, given the Pinterest obsession but also, our flat has a lot of cream at the moment and I'm desperate for a change. I love the clean, fresh look of white walls with lots of greenery and neutral colours. We're starting with a mid-grey sofa in the living room and I want to add in some mint accessories to add a bit of colour. I absolutely love this chair and I think it will be perfect for sitting by the fireplace. 

We're having a new kitchen fitted in a month or so and we've went for white gloss and wooden worktops, which is so fresh and should open up the space a bit. I can't wait to decorate the kitchen with metallic accessories like this gorgeous copper pendant light and pretty plant pots like the ones below. 

 All images: Pinterest

I plan on vlogging the decorating process in some way, to show the start to finish process and throwing in some homeware hauls too - because to be honest, I doubt I'll be buying much else over the next few months! Let me know if you'd like to see that and if you have any ideas on how I should do it - should I do one video per room to show the start to finish, or updates along the way?

Follow my Home Inspiration board on Pinterest for all my latest favourites!

What do you think of these decorating ideas?

xox

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