1 September 2015

GREY ON GREY

Sunglasses - New Look, Top - Primark, Skirt - Topshop, Heels - New Look

I got into this whole grey clothing phase and now I can't get out of it. Meh. I still like it, and I think it's a casual sort of colour that goes with the kind of things I get up to.. basically nothing too glamorous. I'd actually worn this during a trip out to a food festival (aka Heaven), where instead of heels I wore my usual black boots. Stomping through a somewhat muddy field in these New Look heels wouldn't have been a good idea. 

The skirt I picked up over the weekend as a payday treat. It was only £22 which I don't think is bad for Topshop. I was after a couple of pencil skirts so I can get away with bare legs for a little longer.. I'm not ready to accept tights back into my life anytime soon. I was actually after the longer length style (those ones that look really good even if they may be a tad difficult to walk in) but apparently they ain't so common on the high street. Even still, I know I'll wear this one loads. 

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30 August 2015

VIDEO: GET READY WITH ME

Finally got round to filming another video! Even though I don't get much chance to do the whole YouTube thing properly, I am actually enjoying it more these days. The shorter videos work a lot better for me.. Uploading an 8 minute video with my wifi is a nightmare, plus it's easier for me to edit and actually get on with what I'm doing. 

This look is from last weekend, when I had a bit of time to do my makeup & record what I was doing. It's not too fussy, but a bit more than I'd usually bother with on a week day. I mainly wanted to fit that dress in there. I got it from Forever 21 (shock horror) the other week.. It was only £15 so I decided I could justify an online order. I've had a hunt for a link for it but it may have gone out of stock.. You guys may be better at the shopping search than I am though. All other details are in the video below! 

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29 August 2015

SHIRT DRESS

Shirt Dress - Forever 21, Boots - Boohoo
I'm a bit of a walking Forever 21 wardrobe at the minute. It's been my go-to recently so an overload of F21 outfit features has been unavoidable. I've just ordered a couple of new bits for A/W from there.. The new stuff is just my sort of thing! I'm thinking of doing a bit of a haul with new season stuff, mostly because it's got me a tiny bit excited for layering up in autumnal shades. I'll try follow it up with an A/W Look Book.. better get my YouTube act together sharpish. 

Back to the outfit. The shirt dress I bought to wear for work with some grey trousers, but I'm making the most of it with bare legs on a day off. The boots are a pair of old faithfuls, the ones I go for when I need a bit more height. I don't very often go for proper heels.. I just find a boot alternative easier to deal with. As the clumsiest of clumsy folk I need all the help I can get. 

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27 August 2015

NEW IN: THE MAC MATTE LIP

MAC Matte Lipstick in Stone & Whirl

Hearing about The Matte Lip collection from MAC was probably the most excited I've been about a MAC collection for ages. It's not that there hasn't been some lovely ones in recent years, I just guess I'm more of a stick to what you know sort of person these days - when it comes to spending 50 odd quid on makeup anyway (think of all the M&S lunches I could buy with that..). I prefer matte lipsticks on me, so when The Matte Lip arrived online I ordered before we had the whole Whirl Lip Liner debacle where you're waiting 6 months for it to come back in stock. I did my big blog stalk (praise the Lord for Temptalia) before I settled on the two I'd limited myself to. I wanted to try Whirl just to see what the lipstick version was like, and Stone was something different I thought I'd give a bash. 


So far I'm really liking both. I've always been a fan of MAC matte lippies anyway.. They're creamy, the colour pay off is good and I don't find there are many good, matte alternatives from other brands. Whirl is a really wearable dusky pink that I know I'll wear a lot. It's still neutral, but gives you plenty of colour so you don't feel like you're edging on the concealer lips look. I used to just use the lip liner as an all over lip colour, but I guess for longevity it'll be nice to have the two and use the lipstick for touch ups. Stone isn't quite so wearable and probably not to everyone's taste but I really love it. The 'greyish brown' description does pretty much cover it, although I do think it's a colour you can layer up for a more neutral or more brown lip. For me, it's the ultimate 90s inspired lip colour, and while it's not something I'd wear every day it's a really nice one to play around with. I love my nudes, but it's also nice to have a few lipsticks that you can sort of play dress up in and see how you look.. Y'know? 

I know I'm going to end up buying another couple of colours from this collection. Antique Velvet is next on my list. I'm starting to feel those Autumn vibes (YUCK) and this one looks like a good egg for next season's lippy. 

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25 August 2015

HIGH NECKS & SLOUCHY TROUSERS

Top - Miss Selfridge, Trousers - H&M, Sandals - Pretty Little Thing

You know when it's a bit of a boring outfit but you just like it and it's comfy and you're happy to spend forever in it? This is that sort of outfit. I was only really wearing this for a bit of comfort around the house but I probably would wear it on a casual day out. Even though a turtle neck isn't really a summer go-to, the short sleeves mean it's not too kind of melting-hot-can't-breathe. I picked it up at the start of the year and it's just my kind of wardrobe staple.

Those trousers I love but I've pretty much worn them out. They're a bit ripped up on the bottom and as a result often leg me up, which does sort of ruin the look. Lol. I can't quite face parting with them until I find a suitable replacement. Those chunky sandals I haven't worn for yonks but they give me a bit of height in these baggy bottoms. Trousers trailing on the floor = short leg problems.

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