Sunday, 2 December 2012


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Happy December! It feels so good, yet so scary to be saying that. Honestly doesn't feel like two minutes since I was celebrating New Year 2012. This weekend has been so chilled but it's been just what I needed, I took my pup on a two mile walk over the fields and baked some cinnamon banana and chocolate chip muffins (yummy) and relaxed watching trashy TV with my dad and an excessive amount of Indian food, not bad huh?

As I haven't blogged for a week! I thought I'd do something a little different from my usual weekend wishlist and put together some pieces I think would be perfect for any upcoming celebrations and more importantly, Christmas day. The turban hat put together with the tapestry Lita's create a gorgeous, almost oriental feel to this lovely midi shirt dress! 

What are you doing to get yourself in the Christmas spirit? 

Sunday, 25 November 2012


1 Dr Marten Rimba 7 Eye Boot £132.26 £98.61 2 Studded Ankle Boot- Bone £49.13 £36.84

Ok, so Maths isn't my strongest subject and so I'm hoping you'll apprechiate my calculations even if they are a few pennies (or pounds) out. If you follow me on Twitter you'll know how peeved I am to be English around the time of Black Friday. Nevertheless I've been relentlessly eyeing up all my favourite US stores online for any good bargains, especially Nasty Gal's 25% off shoe sale! 

From the five page long list of choices, these are my two favourite picks (most especially the Dr Marten's) Kinda gutted I spent all my money on underwear shopping this weekend but I thought it'd be worth sharing with you as the offer ends tonight so go go go!

Are you taking advantage of Black Friday this weekend if so, what have you bought?

Sunday, 11 November 2012


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This week has definitely been the founder of my Christmas spirit. I've been baking, ordering festive dvd's, visiting Meadow Hall's shopping centre (a girl's dream) gorging on Starbucks' winter drinks, late night walks with my pup and looking forward to the opening of my town's Frankfurt market which for me will officially mark that Christmas has arrived!

I think this week's weekend wishlist reflects my idea of winter warmers. Since the November chills have kicked in all I've wanted to wear is turtle necks and cable knit jumpers. I can't believe this long sleeved turtle neck polo is only £4.95! If you've got the patience to look through eBay searches thoroughly then finding alternatives to high street products at a fraction of the price makes it definitely worth while.

I love these moccasin style boots with the fringe detailing. I don't think I own a pair of brown shoes so can that justify the £80 price tag?

Lord of the Rings, you either love it or hate it and I'm definitely a lover. I guess this means I've got until the 14th December to take the plunge and read the book!

Hope you had a good weekend!

Thursday, 8 November 2012


I've been a fan of this mega babe since '09 after admittedly listening to Mowgli's Road for about six months straight (and maybe, almost definitely knowing the dance to go with it) However relating to her current style of music, I'd have to say I've definitely been torn away and directed more towards her fashion sense. She indisputably has a rare and unique ability to pull off absolutely anything and make it look totally flawless.

After having Sky Ferreira as my October Fashion Envy I'm kinda worried I'm living my earlier teenage years all over again. One of the main things I love about Marina is her choice in lippy's, I bet her lipstick collection is quite something. Aside from everything else, she is self-righteous within her style and is something I admire.

Who's style are you enjoying this month? 

Sunday, 4 November 2012


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Ok so you're probably wondering why my weekend wishlist has turned into a haul of skirts. Well, this week more than ever I've been skirt-obsessed. Each website, each store I can guarantee holds a skirt I wanna get my hands on.

I find that quite a lot of people seem to have this mindset that as soon as Autumn/Winter dawns we have to put our skirts to the back of the draw, but girls I refuse! (yes nana, I'm talking to you.)

I swear by tube skirts at the moment to the point where they are making a feature in the majority of my outfits. They're simple, elegant and need I mention the comfort element! I wore one out the other day with two pairs of leggings layered underneath (don't judge) and no-one had a clue.

Next is this denim number from Monki, this skirt needs to make an appearance in my life asap. I'm thinking, tights, converse and a blazer coat with a fur collar?

Glitter skirts are so damn cute, especially for the upcoming Christmas period. They're so easy to style from day to night and perfect for sprousing up a bland outfit.

Leather, hey. I have this mind-set of pleather skirts being quite seductive but I'm gonna put that aside for a moment. If you were in my head right now, you'd be seeing this baby I've chosen here, again from Monki paired with a plain top, chunky knit cardigan and a pretty huge snood. Now, I think that sounds pretty good. Don't you?

Lastly is my most darish pick I think, I've seen so many girls wearing these types of skirts and they look absolutely amazing. Whether or not that could transfer, I don't know but I thought I'd add it in anyway.

So, that's my mixed up weekend wishlist for our first week into November and only 7 more to go until Christmas!! 
Hope you enjoyed guys!

Friday, 2 November 2012


I love this time of year when bloggers start posting their individual gift ideas and so when I came across this blogger challenge bought to us by I figured I'd give it my best shot. Blogging five or more gift ideas under £35 for the chance of winning some really exciting vouchers, what have you got to loose?

Buying gifts can prove a real struggle at times, especially as there's always that one individual who you never know what to buy for. I always try and make my gifts as personal as possible and so I tried to consider this when creating my list of gift ideas to suit a range of different people, ages and tastes.

If you'd like to get involved and enter your own gift ideas then visit here for all the information regarding how. Good luck!

I've mentioned the work of Calm Gallery Prints on various occasions throughout my time on blogger and actually wrote a brief post on some of my favourite pieces, here. I can only vouch that these would make perfect gifts as an individual who would love to receive them herself. There are prints of all types and meanings ranging in prices. The two I have chosen are not merely expensive yet I feel quite honestly, priceless in thought. 

LUSH, another brand I haven't stopped singing praises about. Any of my girl friends reading this will know why I've added this to my gift ideas as they have most definitely received a few presents including similar products. I think they work great both as a gift set like this one or as individual items e.g bath bombs. The best thing about receiving a gift set is the fact that the receiver will get a variation of things to try as opposed to one or two. As the most expensive gift in my collection, I definitely think it's worth the money. Anyway, what girl doesn't love treating themselves to a good pamper? 

Nothing says personal better than this photo mobile frame, at £12 it gives you the budget and the creativity to print off and add your own respective photographs to it. Simple and inexpensive ideas such as this one can often be a lot more appreciated as you can really see the thought that has gone into it. It puts a different aspect to your generic photo frame present and there's a bit of fun to be had with it as well! Perhaps not to everybody's taste in terms of hanging in it their house but it was worth taking the chance to include it anyhow. 

MAC Lipsticks- £14 each

I know I personally would be more than happy to receive anything MAC related as a gift, especially in lipstick form. Without a doubt there will be a lipstick to suit everybody within their collection. I will definitely be putting a few of their lippy's on my Christmas list this year, I think they make the best stocking fillers. 

Whilst thinking about ideal gifts for this post, I thought what not a better present than a Yankee candle, right? Well, that's what I thought until I came across their aromatherapy range. Honestly, I think I might be buying this as a gift for myself at this rate. Probably the most 'Christmasy' related gift I've chosen but absolutely perfect nevertheless. I'm actually pleasantly surprised at the price tag as I usually find Yankee products to be quite over-priced. I don't think you could go wrong with buying this as a gift but then perhaps I'm biased of the fact it includes my two favourite scents. 

Speaking of buying gifts for yourself, here's one I bought for myself sometime last year. After seeing relentless pictures of it all over tumblr, I cracked and ordered. I won't go into too much detail of my love for this book but this post borderlines it if you are interested. Without a doubt it would make the loveliest gift and again at the most loveliest price (I'm full of these, aren't I?) it leaves budget over to buy some more. In fact with how inexpensive my gift choices have been, you could probably afford to buy them all, or maybe justify buying them for yourself at some point. Who knows?

So, that concludes my gift ideas! If you do decide to take part, I'd love it if you'd link me so I can take a look. Hurry though, the closing date for entries is the 9th November 2012! 

Sunday, 28 October 2012


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So, the week off for half term comes to an end as is October it would seem! I'm particularly not looking forward to going back to college, especially as the clocks have gone back and the darker, much colder nights have come in to tackle me for the long commute home. I do however have Tuesday night to look forward to as I'm going to see one of my favourite bands again, Dry The River!

I saw this cardigan earlier on in the week and haven't been able to stop lusting over it. I'm not usually a big fan of printed clothing but I think the fact it's white and lined with fur has made me love, rather than loathe. One thing I definitely do loathe is that Topshop feel £65 is a justifiable price.

All year round my room is overpowered with candles and incense sticks and when Yankee release their Christmas scents, I kinda go a little crazy. I purchased a couple of these tarts a week back and have been burning them through my oil burner, it's a great way of avoiding the price tag on the jars.

Girls (and boys), not sure I need to explain why I want this bra so much. Kinda perfect, as far as bra's go.

And lastly are these chunky loafers from Monki, absolutely love everything from their store at the moment. I don't doubt these would look fab with knitted tights, as do anything and everything this season.

Hope you enjoyed my weekend wishlist, extremely excited for the Halloween celebrations next week! Here's something else you can be excited about...

Romwe--Latest High Street Fashion Online

Friday, 26 October 2012


Leather Jacket- Topshop / Fur Collar- H&M / Contrasted Shirt- H&M / Leggings- Matalan / Flats- Topshop / Bag- eBay

I know I'm pale but the realisation this photograph gives me makes me want to have a little sob (English rose, for life). Today has been cold and it definitely gave me a heads-up to start taking my mittens out with me! Me and my boyfriend went into town to do some shopping, I'd been pestering him all week about visiting a new pop up style shop called Harper & Lewis Vintage, you can find out more here. If you live locally and fancy giving it a go, head down to New Street, Birmingham with a fiver, pick up a bag and fill it to your hearts content! You can see some of my thrifted finds over on my Instagram: llrfx.

Have a good weekend!

Sunday, 21 October 2012


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Uh, put your thinking caps on and just envisage how gorgeous this outfit would look together... I know right.

I actually had a crazy thought myself that figured there was a lot more to my wishlist than fashion this week and that very thought most definitely included Matt Corby. So much so that he made it to my song pick of the week of which you can find by pressing hard on your down arrow or scrolling down, whichever you prefer. If you knew what I was listening to now, (Robbie Williams) then you probably wouldn't expect me to like him, but! he won me over more than a lot by covering one of my favourite songs by a band you should all already know, The Black Keys.

Back to reality as I cannot afford to be lusting over men with excessive amounts of hair so these boots are definitely the next best. They've got contrasted leather, a silver hardware zip, a not so high heel and are priced at a measley £24.99!

I'm pretty impressed with this weekend wishlist and so the next step is challenging myself to resist spending money on unnecessary goods (fast food) and go buy these instead.

What's on your weekend wishlist?

Sunday, 14 October 2012


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Whenever I blog these posts, it always dawns on me that the weekend is over. I can't complain mind because I've had a really lovely weekend, nothing whatsoever to do with the fact I went shopping (and spent more than I should have). I then spent the rest of the weekend having a meal with my Papa and having a mooch round the local market!

Autumn/Winter is catching up on me, more so financially then anything else, especially when it comes to coats, send help! Totally out of my budget range at a steep £150, but I'm a girl okay and I'm sure you can understand my need.

Next is a t-shirt dress, I've not been able to get the idea of t-shirt dresses out my head and after way too long of searching, I knew Topshop wouldn't let me down. I can't wait to get my hands on it (in more than one colour) and pair it with some over the knee socks.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will probably have noticed a trend of berry coloured lips. I can't get enough, it fits so well in with this time of year and gives us pale folks a bit of glow.

And lastly, is probably my most needed buy. This weekend has really proved just how quickly English winters can come and more so how unprepared I am. I need to get out of the habit of wearing my hair up all the time and I figured what not a better way than to stock up on some cute hats!

Now I'm off to try out some of my new LUSH purchases via a much needed hot bath. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend guys! 

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Find LUSH products online here.

I don't know what it is but LUSH has an infectious upshot on me, especially when they release new collections. I think it's a combination of the smell, the helpful and friendly staff and my inability to resist temptation.

I'm familiar with quite a few of their products now, a favourite of mine being "Cosmetic Warrior", part of their fresh face masks range. The thing that attracts me most to LUSH products is the fact that they are fresh, handmade and anti animal testing, it's always good to know that what you're putting on your face is full of natural ingredients."

Apart from the "Tea Tree Water Toner", all products are from their 2012 Christmas collection. My skin is extremely distressed recently and so I purchased this toner to help settle it down. I've been very impressed with their range for troubled skin in the past so I'm hoping it'll do the job! If you'd like me to keep you updated or do a further review for you, I'd be more than happy to once I've got to know the product."

Products I purchased:

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar £2.95
"If you can bear to, break and crumble your midnight blue and yellow bubble bar under running taps, then enjoy a deeply relaxing soak in twinkling jasmine bedtime bubbles."

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar £2.45
"Got a sweet tooth? Curb your cravings by crumbling this sugary pink bubble bar mountain under running taps for huge clouds of comforting vanilla foam.

Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar £4.95
"Simply swish it around in the water for mounds of candy sweet bubbles, then pop the wand on the side to use it again and again. Even guys won't be able to resist a little twirl in the tub!"

Tea Tree Toner Water £3.95
"Comes to the aid of skin that has emergencies. Tea tree is a wonder antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial ingredient for anyone with oily or spot prone skin." 

Snow Fairy Limited Edition Shower Gel £4.25
"The sweetest thing, Snow Fairy is back again this year! Cheering up your shower yet again with her candy floss scent and lovely pink, glittering foam. Get your wings fluttering and lather up with this cutie. She will surely awake a little fairy in you- even in you tough-looking blokes!"

Father Christmas Bath Ballistic £3.25
"Run a nice warm bath, hop in, then drop your Father Christmas in the water, watch him turn your water from bright red to vivid green in the water as it dissolves and fills your tub with uplifting fragrance."

Melting Snowman Bath Melt £1.95
"Turn on your bath taps, put the plug in and fill up your tub with warm water- just the temperature you like. Drop in the melting snowman as the taps are running and watch him behave like a true snowman on a summers day."

Do you have any personal favourites from LUSH?

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


1 Skeleton Dress by Tee and Cake £40 2 AnnaKastle Skull Tights £12.31 

1 Jeffrey Campbell Night Lita Bone Machine £161 2 Romwe Point Rivets Black Flat Shoes £52

1 Nars Rouge Basque Limited Edition £17.50 2 Paperself Spider Lashes £12 3 Nail Rock 3D "Doodad Black" £7.50

The breakdown to Winter is definitely one of my favourite times of the year. Having events such as Halloween and Bonfire night put a bit of spirit into our souls, taking us away from normality for a while. Having been invited to an 80's Halloween party, it's definitely proving difficult to come up with some costume ideas. (requests appreciated)

In this post I've put together a selection of high street/online clothing, footwear and accessories I think would be perfect for Halloween.

First is clothing! I love the preparation involved in organising your chosen theme and putting it together in terms of fashion. You can probably tell why I've chosen these two items, for obvious reasons! I know the dress isn't exactly the cheapest of numbers but I think it could be perfect if you're planning to attend a more formal celebration/party. For a more affordable option, I managed to find these adorable tights! They kinda make me wish I was younger and more adventurous so that I could wear them all day every day.

Footwear, something I've been going crazy for lately! These Jeffery Campbell Night Lita's would be perfect if you're clubbing this Halloween, with it's crazy bone print you don't have to worry about over dressing yourself as they are quite the statement. Still not sure how I'd feel about walking on an unsupported sole though. If you're looking for a perhaps more practical option, maybe go for these Point Rivets from Romwe, you could say they take Topshop's studded slippers to a whole new level. And if your still worried about the price, scroll down my blog and get  yourself 20% off.

Lastly, we come to the accessories and for me, the most exciting aspect of Halloween. I will definitely be on the look out for some inspirational make-up tutorials in the next few weeks but for now, I've listed you a few of my accessory essentials. A dark red lip can make an outfit look so 'vamp' and can look great with additional fake blood! To top it off, you've got the lashes and the nails. After seeing this brand 'Paperself' on websites such as ASOS and Topshop, I've been interested to learn a bit more about their products. In the process, I came across these 'Spider Lashes', I can just envisage them in my head paired with a smokey eye and an accentuated blush. Crazy, but I think it could really work. And lastly are these nail wraps I've mentioned in a previous post, I know that Beauty Crush wore them to a recent event and couldn't help but think how effective they looked.

A bit different in relation to the content today, nevertheless I hope you enjoyed it! Do you have any outfit/celebrity inspirations for Halloween this year? 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Full photographs here: 12

I kinda feel like my old Myspace self fan girling over Sky Ferreira, but thankfully here in 2012 and not 2008 I find myself talking in terms of fashion rather than her one hit single.

Yeah, I'm positively sure I'm not the only girl recently wishing I was her after her effortless features from Paris Fashion Week this year. And not just because she was seen in the arms of Kanye West! Not only does this girl rock it to events like Fashion Week, she's got her street style to a point, not to mention her hair. Being so young, her style is so relatable and fresh. She has this undoubted edge to her style that makes the collaboration of every day jumpers, jeans and skirts stand out.

If I'm honest, her music does absolutely nothing for me. But if I do know one thing, Sky Ferreira is definitely one to watch out for.

Who has caught your eye this month? 

Sunday, 7 October 2012


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Honestly, my week has been full of mixed feelings/ emotions and I have no doubt it's due to the fact I've been trying to recover from a cold. Thankfully, after eating a whole stock of Heinz soup I'm finally feeling back to my old self. I did however take pity on myself and took prime advantage of the student lock in on Friday (you can have a mooch at what I bought here). Kinda contemplating whether or not to keep the jacket, I don't know.. you tell me.

I've actually been really enjoying both the modern and Wordsworth classics recently after finishing The Great Gatsby. You're probably already seeing a link in terms of me buying books before a film adaptation is to be made. I don't know, I enjoy making that comparison to how the film interprets the literature. Even if it means being disappointed with the finished result. Back to the point, I know that On The Road is released here in the UK on the 12th October, possibly not giving me enough time to even place an order but I'm determined I'll get to read it one way or another.

These trousers are such a staple for me, chuck on a plain top and a bobble hat and it almost looks like you've put some thought into your outfit. One thing that isn't so staple is the price!

After recently buying a bag, I didn't think I'd be needing another one for quite some time. Until I saw this one. I just think it's so classy.

The last two items are definitely impulse choices cause everyone loves a sale (especially when it involves studs) and what girl doesn't need pretty underwear, right?

What's on your weekend wishlist? Do you have any good books/films you'd recommend? 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Snood- Gift / Top- Topshop / Jacket- Topshop / Midi Skirt- Thrifted / Bag- eBay / Heeled Boots- Car Boot

Tonight I was treated to see The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, a film I've been eager to see ever since getting lost into the book originally written by Stephen Crosby. As you find most film adaptations, some actors and scene's were not how I'd envisaged them in my head but I guess that's just one of the negatives to reading the book beforehand. Regardless, I really enjoyed it and would recommend both the book and the film to anyone interested in doing so. After the film, we went to get some dinner at my favourite choice of restaurant (can you guess?) nandos! It's safe to say, I think I ate my weights worth.

In terms of what I wore, I just went for something smart-casual. As we've had a dramatic drop in temperature the past week I opted for my go-to faux fur snood that my Ma got me off holiday recently, fur? she knows me too well.

I hope you enjoyed this post anyway, I realise it's been long coming!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lazy Oaf A/W'12 Collection

1 Fruit Collar/Collar Denim Trapeze Dress £75
Full collection found here

I absolutely love the way Tess Yopp and Masha Mel have worked with this collection to make it what it is! From the way it's styled and layouted to how it's been portrayed and edited, I can't fault it. I remember purchasing my first Lazy Oaf number at Birmingham Clothes Show back in 2009. I think I wore it everyday after that until I eventually grew out of it. 

As you can probably tell through the content of my blog recently, I've been loving trailing through the different Autumn/Winter trends for this year. I think my favourite piece in this collection has definitely got to be their denim trapeze dress, it reminds me so much of the 60's and would look super cute paired with some knitted tights and some trusty ankle boots. 

What A/W collections are you loving?

Sunday, 30 September 2012


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So it's my last weekend wishlist of September! This month has literally flown by, as has this year and I can't quite believe we're steering towards the end of 2012 already. I know quite a few Westfield's have been holding a "student lockdown" recently and it just so happens that the one local to me is happening this upcoming Friday. I've been saving a few items, some being the ones I've chosen above especially for this event as many big retail stores will be offering any individual with a valid student card, 20% off.

As both a MAC lipstick and a Marilyn fan, you can probably tell how excited I am about this upcoming collection! Now I say upcoming, the full collection is currently available on the US website but not the UK, as of yet. I've had a peek anyway and I'm literally on edge to get my hands on some products, especially the"Scarlet Ibis" lippy. You can see a picture of the full collection here!


The time has come again for me to have a clear out! I bought these gorgeous Deena & Ozzy shoe boots not that long ago and unfortunately they're a size too big for me (cry). I figured that layering on pairs of socks was not the greatest option to make them fit and so I've decided to put them up for sale! I have a few other things up for sale too, including a brand new dip hem skirt.

To visit, buy or make an offer visit here

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Jersey Pattern Print Leggings- £9.99
Short Boucle Jacket- £24.99 (Sold Out)
Marled Figure-Fitting Dress- £19.99 (Sold Out)
Full collection found here

I always look forward to H&M's collaborations and when I found out that Lana Del Rey was going to be the face of their fall womenswear line this year, I don't know whether I was more surprised or excited. After having a cheeky look in store, there are definitely some pieces I have my eye on. To be honest, I honestly had no idea what to expect from this collection as her personal style is so unique and really quite varied. Although two of the pieces I've chosen are sold out, I thought I'd include them anyway just in case they come back into stock in the near future, I guess there's only hope that they will!

What are your opinions on Lana Del Rey's collection for H&M?

Sunday, 23 September 2012


1 Just Female Metallic High Waisted Skinny Jeans £60 2 ASOS PABLO Plaforms £65
Full collection found here

So this is where the nine ASOS Autumn/Winter trend picks comes to an end. And what a better way to end it than with a trend like Ski-Fi, Fantasy. Having a boyfriend studying physics, it's not hard to get wrapped up in related debates conversations. When I saw the titled trend, I had an image in my head that everything would have some sort of galaxy print on it. Can you tell I'm not so fond? However, I've actually been quite surprised and can honestly say there is a lot more to it than that. 

For example, I've never seen anything like these jeans before. And they're everything I like in a jean, high waisted, skinny and grey! so, the fact that they're metallic just creates an added bonus. At £60, I'll have to think carefully about just how much I need them in terms of how much my bank would suffer. 

These platforms are another piece out of the ordinary, but in a good way. The plastic side panels give it that little extra and if you're looking at it in a practical sense, a bit more support. I think they would look great paired with the Just Female metallic jeans, a plain white top and blazer!

I almost feel sad that's it's come to an end, I've really enjoyed putting these picks together and I really hope you've enjoyed them! Maybe I'll be able to do something similar in the future. 
So, what's been your favourite ASOS Autumn,Winter trend? 


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Bad things happen when the time comes to post my weekend wishlist! Although they're definitely one of my favourite things to put together as well as reading from an observers point of view. 

You're probably sick to death of hearing about my love for all things leather related, so I think it pretty much speaks for itself as to why I want these (in every colour). 

Today I ordered this top in two different colours after regrettably not buying the whole stock when I visited the Monki shop in London a few months back. I can't wait to just chuck these on over the top of any outfit. 

I can't believe how inexpensive these shoe boots are, when you compare them to what you'd pay in other retail stores such as Topshop, Schuh or Office, what a steal! Not quite ankle boots, but I think I quite like that. 

Next is this squirrel umbrella, I just thought this was such a cute design for Autumn/Winter. I'm sure my friend would agree with me when I say I'm definitely in need of one, as I've been using hers for the past two weeks. 

Lastly is a product I found through Molly's blog, something I didn't even know existed! As my nails are in a bit of a state, recovering from a set of acrylics I had done, I'm excited to try this out and see what I make of it. 

Saturday, 22 September 2012


1 ASOS VINCENT Flatform Boots £45 2 ASOS Crop Top Polo Neck £8
Full collection found here

This trend is well, very berry. From the colour pallete in this trend, I am undeniably more of a burgundy type of girl, especially when it comes to Autumn/Winter.

I originally saw these boots in black and have been hunting the internet for a cheaper alternative, then I saw them in "oxblood red" and honestly I'm not sure how much longer I can go on without them. 

Turtle necks, currently my most wanted clothing item. I'm really starting to feel the cold this week and I think it's about time I invested in one of these cropped top thermals. As I find myself wearing my hair up the majority of the time, I'm really counting on these to keep my neck nice and cosy in the cold!

Are you, very berry this Autumn/Winter?

Friday, 21 September 2012


1 BA&SH Maxi Dress In Oriental Bird Print £220 2 Borders&Frontiers Large Butterfly Shopper £22 £17.50
Full collection found here 

Eastern Opulence, well there's no doubt this trends shows just that. As you will know if you've been following my blog for the past week, I've been posting daily about my "trend picks" from ASOS' A/W'12 trends. During this time, I came across the British designer Alice Temperley of who's work is also shown in the collage above. As a student interested in Anthropology and an outsider passionate in Fashion journalism, I can't help but be almost, mesmorised by the background of Eastern culture and the affluence that has been interpreted into the designs of the trend.

I feel the two items that I've chosen uses the decadence of the trend but in a more subtle, monotone way. This BA&SH maxi dress, well just look at it. The print, the flow, the cut I just think it's so classy! I would definitely consider it a more mature choice in clothing, especially considering I live in t-shirts and jeans while I'm studying at the moment. I don't think it matters though I can just envisage owning this dress, and in twenty years, opening my wardrobe and still seeing it standing out to me. 

Next is this Borders&Frontiers pure cotton shopper bag, again with this gorgeous link of prints. I actually think these bags make great gifts, potential Christmas presents perhaps? Being currently in the sale, it makes the idea even better. 
Do you like Temperley London's "Eastern Opulence" designs? 

Thursday, 20 September 2012


1 Casio DB-360GN-9AEF Digital Gold Watch £50 2 ASOS Houndstooth Shorts £30
Full collection found here

Man up! Something I tell myself on a regular basis rather than dressing like it. I've actually become way more fond of this trend than I thought I would. The gold Casio watch is something I've been wanting for a while to update on my plastic black one I've had for years, so it was almost compulsory that I add it to the list. I know that my boyfriend has been eyeing it up for a while as well, maybe I can convince him to buy it for himself and then borrow it and never give it back? 

Also, I had to include these gorgeous houndstooth shorts that remind me so much of my childhood, I remember wearing a pair similar with a pair of white tights and some classic Clarks boots. I like to think I'd be able to bring these babies back and possibly use them to lift up an outfit, perhaps with a different pair of tights this time though. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


1 ASOS Army Jumper £38 2 ASOS Military Shirt £30
Full collection found here

Military, definitely one of the trends I'm going to be taking with me into Autumn/Winter this year. If only you could see my eBay watch list, it's pretty much a khaki overload. I mentioned in the first post how I was inspired by llymlrs who originally posted a haul featuring this trend and some of the item's she'd purchased (here). 

Here I've picked out the two items I liked the most from the collection, including this gorgeous knitted jumper. I often feel like I don't own enough knitwear, especially when you spend a lot of time around a friend who lives in it. This is actually the first time I've seen a jumper in this khaki colour that's being associated with this current trend and I think it works so well again with the contrasted shoulder pads. Paired with a collared shirt, I think this would look lovely. 

Next is this "military shirt". I've been on a hunt for a shirt similar to this one for months now after missing out on owning the Topshop version and being outbid on one on eBay. I bet you can imagine my reaction when I saw this one!
Are you taking the "military trend" into Autumn/Winter, or are you leaving it behind?

Sale Steals

1 MOTO Oversized Sleeveless Biker Jacket £45 £15
2 Stripe Vest By Boutique £70 £20
3 Ark Tortoise Chateu Sunglasses £9.99 £5
4 Blink Studded High Top Trainers £64 £45

Hi guys, just a quick post in between my daily ASOS Autumn/Winter trend picks as I feel like it's almost taking over my blog at the moment. I am looking to create some more lookbook posts for you, just lately it's proving difficult as a full time student to find the time to photograph as by the time I get home of an evening, the lighting is just too dark. I hope you don't mind! 

Anyway, I've seen a few bloggers do posts on their sale finds and thought it was a really good idea! There's nothing better than finding something you really like, especially when it's in the sale. Recently the sale's haven't been that interesting since really we're in the transition between the two major sales of the year, Summer and Winter. However, here are some key pieces I've found in the sale recently that I am totally loving.

I thought instead of going through the items with you, I'd just share them. Then you can determine whether you like them yourselves and maybe even share your own "sale steels"?

Tuesday, 18 September 2012



1 Nail Rock Designer Collection Ellery-Floral Vases £8 
2 Dr Marten Liberty London William Morris 3 Eye Shoe £155 £131
Full collection found here

Floral VS Geometric, day four! I love that we have some conflict between the two trends that are both on the same wave length of eccentricity. Again, not usually I trend I've particular found myself involved in of the past, but definitely a trend I can admire and appreciate. Looking at some of the designers work based around this style makes it visibly aware just how much precision has gone into the making of some of the designs. It's great that individuals on a high street budget, such as myself can still purchase similar clothing, footwear and accessories through websites inspired by designer trends such as ASOS.

Regardless of whether or not this trend fits in with my current style, I still found a couple of items (such as the ones above) that I've definitely taken a fancy to. Let's start with the Doc's, you've probably figured out by now that a few many Dr Martens are listed in my current "I want them, but can't afford them all" list and these Libery London William Morris classics have definitely made it into the top three. Since having drafted this post three days ago they've actually been reduced in price, only by £24 mind but still (I think it's trying to tell me something).

Last is these Nail Rock wrap collections I've been keen to try yet never really taken the plunge. The concept of them really appeals to me but being a total amateur at anything nail related, I'd probably mess them up and wished I'd spent £8 on something I'm good at instead (like eating nandos).
Let me know, would you recommend?