If there is one trend I am loving this A/W its these funnel skirt also can be called scuba skirts. They are so effortlessly chic worn with a causal jumper and some boots. I am slowly starting a collection of them but have been after a black one for so long before finding this perfect one on Blue Vanilla. Being black it goes with everything which is always handy and if you want to look slightly more covered up this winter team it with some tights or a long duster jacket. For this post I went with this beautiful ombre fur jacket also from Blue Vanilla. I fell in love with this jacket not only because it is fluffy but the ombre is such a nice touch.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
As you may know if you follow me on Instagram a couple of weeks back I was invited along to the Tia Maria Dark Room with the lovely Kirsty (check out her blog here) to try some of their yummy cocktails and just have a bit of a party really.
The event was just off brick lane at the Dray Walk Gallery, and it was to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Tia espresso martini which is one of my all time favourite drinks! If you love coffee then I would seriously recommend trying one.
You can find out how to make the perfect one here: www.tiamaria.com/video-tia-espresso-martini/tia-maria-drinks/2406/
Because 1 cocktail is never enough I of course had to try the Tia Espresso martin on ice, which I must say may be a new fave of mine. If like myself you love a cocktail but hate the taste of alcohol (weird I know!) then this one is for you!
So if enjoying yummy cocktails wasn't enough Wah Nails were there to give you a Tia Maria manicure because why would you ever have a drink that doesn't match you nails!? Along with that you could also get party ready at the Tony and Guy hair station which was set up for the night. Unfortunately Kirsty and I were having too much fun to leave the dance floor to try any of these out but it all looked fabulous.
What I wore to the event. All linked below:
I have been dying to get this coat on my blog ever since the lovely Jade at Bank Clothing sent it to me. I am not normally one to wear coats like this but when something has pink fluff on it how could I resist. I am also now starting to warm to this style of jacket, it is also super warm. As much as I love wearing all my fancy things for my blogs there is nothing I love more than just a casual outfit. This is how you would find me if I was doing nothing but going to see my mates, being comfortable will forever be my fave way of dressing.
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
So this is the last outfit that I shot with Becky but I am definitely going to be using her more as the pictures have just been amazing! Becky will probably get fed up with me and blogging, sorry Becks! As you all know I am a massive fan of anything sports luxe so this Criminal Damage oversized tee is right up my street. Its the perfect tee to dress up but also great worn over some jeans and converse for a casual look. For the post I teamed it with some leather look leggings from ASOS as I literally haven't worn a pair in years a felt like a change from my normal black skinny jeans. Of course I had to wear my current fave Missguided heels and add my trademark girly touch with this gorgeous pink faux fur jacket from Lipsy.
I am by no means a beauty blogger as I just don't feel like I know enough beauty and everything it involves but that doesn't mean I am not totally obsessed with all things beauty. I am always up for trying new products and have a makeup draw that is full to bursting and cupboards full of lotions and potions. This is fab when you have run out of your fave foundation or shampoo and can use one tucked right in the corner of a cupboard but not when you think about all those products you have waisted your money on. I could sink a ship with all my unused products so I would hate to think how much money I have waisted. This is where my favourite new thing comes into play and it is called Love Me Beauty.
Love Me Beauty is a monthly beauty box which allows you to try out new products without spending loads of money. It is perfect if you are like me and love experimenting with new products before you go out and buy a lifetime supply. I'm joking, I promise I don't do that haha. This is my second beauty box from Love Me Beauty and I am pretty sure they get better every month.
What makes 'Love Me Beauty' different from other beauty boxes is it is all uniquely tailored to you and your needs. When you sign up you fill out a profile so that all the products you see have been chosen especially for your wants and needs. Another thing that makes it different is that you can actually pick what you get in your beauty box so you at least know that what you are going to receive is something you like/want to try.
Love Me Beauty works on a credit system so each month you get 6 credits and depending on either the value of the product or the size it will determine how many credits it is worth. So you could pick 3 full sized and slightly more expensive products which are 2 credits each or 6 smaller, travel sized or less expensive products which are worth 1 credit each, I hope I am making sense?!
So this is what I got in my most recent one with a break down of the credits to hopefully make it more clear:
2 credits - Full size. RRP £13
1 credit - full size. RRP £2.50
1 credit, full size. RRP £7.50
1 credit - full size. RRP £8
1 credit - full size. RRP £5
Now to the price, which is what you are all wondering I am sure. Well I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
For 12 months it is £7.50 per month and that gives you one box a month and, if you haven't already worked it out, all of the above if I bought it separately is worth £36! When all you pay is £7.50 a month I think that is what you call a bargain! You can alternatively get 1 box for £10 just to try it out and there are other monthly subscriptions available when you sign up such as a 3 month subscription or 6 months. That leaves you with that little bit of extra cash to just spend on the products you know you love.
To make it all even better I have a 20% off discount code with your first box which is valid until 25/10/14 so if you feel like trying it out now is the time :)
Monday, 20 October 2014
I thought I would update you all with some of my current fave posts on my Instagram and give you all the links incase you are after treating yourself to some new bits for your wardrobe. You can find the links under each picture:
This is another from my shoot in London with my friend Becky. Once again I am so happy with how they turned out and I just love this outfit, but then again how can you not love an outfit with fluffy heels! I have been after this Missguided top for so long but it had been sold out however it finally came back in stock and I jumped on it. I love the simple wrap style of it as it can be dressed up or down and while I was on the website I cam across these floral trousers and fell in love. They are also some of the most comfortable trousers that I own as they are made out of a sort of scuba material.
Photos by Rebecca Spencer: www.flickr.com/photos/rebeccaspencerimagination/