Thursday, April 19, 2018

All Things Nostalgia: Glossybox April 2018

Look who has made a comeback on Pam Scalfi, the Glossybox! Glossybox has been a household name for a couple of years now; I last reviewed a box back in December 2015 and after 2 years and a bit, I am super excited to see what has changed and of course, all the goodies that come within it! Funnily enough, this box was designed to take us back and is dedicated to all things nostalgia (and I am definitely feeling those vibes). Inspired by generations past, yet bringing fresh twists on old classics, this box gives you staple beauty products for recreating iconic looks from the 60s, 70s, 80s or even the 90s (what a "rad" idea...what's that 90s enough?!). With 5 full-sized items, as soon as the box landed on my doorstep I was ready to dig in and now let me share with you what I think. Keep on reading if you are ready for a throwback like I am!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring/Summer Done Right: The Straw Bag Trend Craze

Ok, so while it's not feeling quite summery out there just yet, spring looks like it has finally arrived in the UK and I can hear the crowd roar! After what seemed like an endless period of grey skies and rain, the sun is shining brightly outside as I type this and that just makes my Monday a little bit better (Oh, sunshine, how we love you...please stick around for more than just a few deals ok?). And with warmer weather, upcoming summer holidays and the beauty that is springtime comes pretty amazing fashion trends too. Today I want to talk about one of these trends that have taken the fashion crowd by a storm (and I must say if you're not giving into the trend, you're doing it wrong). This trend might seem a little farfetched for some, giving we are talking about Beach Straw Bags, worn without a beach in sight. But as you can see I'm all in and this outfit I put together shows just how wearable they actually are for every day in the city too. Keep on reading!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

4 Fall Trends Sticking Around For Spring 2018

Despite the sun shining brightly outside (this was yesterday), the air is bitterly cold. I don't know about you but I want to bring out all of my spring dresses already, yet I know we have a good couple of weeks ahead of uncertain weather *sigh*. With this in mind, and even though the clock change technically means it is spring already, there are a couple of trends which were huge during fall but we are not yet ready to let them go. Good news is that you can keep wearing them well into Spring as some trends are proving to stick around for the sunnier months ahead! Let's look at these trends, which I may have mentioned before already (and I will be sure to link other posts to this). I've tried putting them all in one outfit and I hope you like it!

Monday, March 19, 2018

First Impressions: Makeup Revolution Concealer, Eyeshadow Palette & Contour Kit

When it comes to makeup, I feel like I am always a step behind, or in this case a couple hundred. Makeup Revolution is such a well-known and loved makeup brand amongst bloggers that have been around for so long yet this is my first time trying it, thanks to the Superdrug store that just opened up on my high street! Having read a couple reviews on their newest launches including the concealer everyone is madly in love with, I knew it was time to give the brand a try, even though I most certainly did not need any more makeup bits added to my collection. Thankfully, the products aren't bank breakers so I picked up a few things that caught my eye (and that weren't sold out) and here I am to share my first impressions on them as I tried each product over the weekend for the first time! I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Print Out Of This World: Reaching For The Stars

If there is one trend I saw a lot of during the end of year festivities, it was the star print! It was THE print for the festive season; we saw it on the red carpet for various awards too (remember Daisy Ridley's sequined star-printed dress?). Star-printed clothing and accessories are going to continue to be one of 2018's biggest trends, and whilst at first I wasn't too sure I could pull it off, it is definitely now one of my favourites because of how much fun it is. Perhaps an edgier and more casual alternative to the polka dot trend; stars give your overall outfit cool girl vibes and I am loving this dress Boohoo kindly sent me. So, from pretty light knits for the spring ahead to dresses and nightwear, star print is what I am reaching for and I can't wait to see all the pretty pieces on the high street and maybe add a few to my closet! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

How Would You Wear The Tailoring Trend?

If there is one trend I repeatedly saw at London Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago, it was the suit trend. It was big last fall and it is not going anywhere; it is set to be a hit this spring! My babe, Andrea from Brasilnality wore this gorgeous red two-piece and her girl gang matched in different primary colours (remember I said primary colours are going to be huge? Read more here) and it got me excited to try the trend too. If you've read my latest post on a minimalist wardrobe (if not check it out here - it's a good one!), you will know I am going through a "detox" let's say, and instead of buying something new I am trying to recycle and re-use more of my wardrobe and that is what I had in mind for this outfit! Read on...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Crazy, The Fun & The Pretty: Key Spring Summer 2018 Trends

Snowmaggedon is happening outside as I type, and here I am thinking about spring and summer! One can only hope that sunshine, warmth and light layering is just around the corner because I am done with this freezing weather! I wanna bring back colour into my wardrobe, I wanna dress in all the pretty summer dresses I have in storage tucked away and I wanna experiment with some of the key spring summer trends. Speaking of which, have you been following any of the AW 2018 fashion shows? I watched Gucci's last week and oh my, I am in love with the entire new collection (sadly my bank account doesn't reciprocate that feeling). But before we think about the cold season later in the year, let's focus on spring summer! For today I thought I'd round up all the key trends because I know I am always excited to read about them (for general knowledge and to know what is coming our way) and maybe some of you would like to know too! Enjoy!

From L to R: Marc Jacobs - Halpern - Gucci

Monday, February 26, 2018

5 Tips (I Am Trying To Follow) On How To Achieve a Minimalist Wardrobe

I've not always thought less is more, especially when it came to fashion. Fashion blogging is fun and all but after 3 years of being at it, I realised how much stuff I have accumulated and worse, how many pieces I only bought for one blog post and so never wore again. Trends come and go, yet clothes I spent money on are just sitting at the back of my closet, forgotten and unused. This past weekend, as I sat on my bed looking at my wide open wardrobe stuck on what to wear I found myself asking why do I repeatedly think I have nothing to wear when my closet is full to bursting?! Every morning finding something to wear becomes increasingly difficult, I cannot fit in any more hanging pieces and everything just seems to be on top of everything else making it difficult for me to see what I actually have. Not to mention, all the storage bags I have under my bed with my summer clothes (because I would never be able to fit everything I own, both summer and winter clothing, in my wardrobe); heck, I am overflowing into my husband's side of the closet! I realised enough was enough, it was time I knew exactly what I owned, got rid of things I did not need and just made dressing time easier and stress-free. Having never really done a drastic clean out, I did some research on what a minimalist fashion wardrobe consisted of and whilst I am still miles away from being completely on top of my belongings, these are tips I tried to follow and will continue to do (and I must say, it has done all the difference already) and I am excited to see the evolution it will continue to bring.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wardrobe Staple: How To Wear Mom Jeans

Far from being a trend, the mom jean has become a staple. This style has been on a high ever since its comeback a few seasons ago, and its popularity continues to soar. If you raided your mom's wardrobe in the '90s you most likely found a pair or two of these. Otherwise, you would have seen them in popular television shows like Friends, Party of Five, etc. Mom jeans have an usually high waist, long back pockets (making your behind appear longer and flatter aka booty-shaping), stiffer material, and the zipper and leg areas have a more relaxed fit; I also talked about it recently here. Brands in attempt to re-do the trend and make it simpler have come out with this style in various washes and cropped versions, as well as embroidery which is not going away anytime soon. Mom jeans, whilst not the most flattering pair of jeans you're going to own, have quickly managed to work its way into our wardrobes, and surprisingly it has ultimately become the most used article of my closet. I've already for my eyes on a few other pairs; I just can't get enough!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Would You Pay £300+ For A Designer T-shirt?

A recent article by Sheerluxe drew my attention and got me thinking about designer shopping habits, which inspired me for this post. They mention how designer t-shirts are a hot commodity at the minute, and the reason behind the huge trend is loud logos. Fendi, Gucci, Balmain, Versace, Calvin Klein, amongst many others well-known designer brands, are taking advantage of their labeling and plastering them all over a variety of their pieces. And I get it why they're doing it; if you're going to spend big bucks on a designer piece you want it to be seen and big logos are very effective in doing just that. In terms of T-shirts, Gucci comes to mind as THE brand of the moment; we've all seen blogger babes and Insta stars styling the look online. Gucci is giving shoppers who look for entry-level price points a somewhat cheaper piece to own, but still, would you fork out an eye-watering £300+ on a cotton tee?

Friday, February 9, 2018

Pink & Red: THE Perfect Combo for Valentine's Day

Fashion rules are meant to be broken all the time, and colours that you would have never paired before are now the hottest new thing. Take red and pink, for example usually an unforgiving colour combination, but somehow it just works and looks so dang good! If you're stuck on what to wear for Valentine's day why not try wearing not just one colour of love, but two! Wearing red only is a thing of the past, and red and either hot or baby pink is what the fashionistas are loving at the minute. Not only does this combination give a nod to upcoming spring (which I very much long for), it gives your wardrobe so much more versatility allowing you to pair items together that you would have dreamt of doing so. And this does not only go for red and pink but pretty much any colour. I'm also loving cobalt blue and orange combinations, green and purple and just about any colour combination under the sun. I personally cannot wait to try this red and pink pairing, and with this in mind, I've picked a few items to help me achieve the look. An entire pink and red outfit might be a little daring for me, but adding a few denim items in the mix, and basic accessories might just do the trick!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Parisian Inspired Outfit (For A Total of £70!)

Am I obsessed with Parisian style? Why yes, yes I am. I don't know what it is, but ever since I went to Paris in December with the husband for a Christmas break, I've been in a Parisian mood, from the Instagram Paris overload to all of the berets out there that I want to buy and wear. Call me crazy but in my opinion, winter looks better in this style. I've been loving both timeless stripes (hence the back to back stripe outfits here on the blog) and berets that are not only fashionable but also keep my head warm and, red lipstick to finish it all off. Hence the idea for this post when I realised my outfit was actually really affordable. All of these items prove one point, you don't need to spend a lot of money to achieve this style; I managed to do it all for a grand total of £70, amazing or what! Read on to find out how much each item cost and where to shop them!

Friday, February 2, 2018

3 Denim Outfit Ideas For The Weekend

Is there anything better than knowing today is Friday and the weekend is finally upon us? I think not! With the weekend in mind, I bring you 3 denim outfit ideas for pretty much any occasion you may have coming up. Whether you're off to a day out, shopping in the city centre, or it is date night, denim is always appropriate! I may be a little biased considering I am massive denim lover but I thought I'd share these nonetheless in case you're stuck on what to wear. Also, it is very likely that you already have some of these items in your wardrobe which means just because it was payday a few days ago, you don't need to go off spending lots of money for a new item. But, if you're missing anything I've linked all of the items below so you can shop with just a few clicks! Enjoy!


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Stripes, Pinafore & Gucci

Are stripes ever really not on trend? I think not. They're super easy to throw on, extremely versatile and can be worn with almost everything. From subtle nautical stripes to contrasting colours and prints, adding some texture to my wardrobe is getting me in that Spring mood (which I desperately need as January blues are hitting me hard!). Stripes had a strong presence on the runways of these last fashion weeks. Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, pinstripe, dashed; all kinds of different versions went down the runways and it is fair to say stripes will be a major spring/ summer 2018 print trend (and I'm already wearing it now!). Here's a very 90s look I created with stripes, a pinafore, the hat everyone wants and the newest addition to my wardrobe, my Gucci Soho disco bag!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

What I've Been Loving Lately (PS. These Are Great V-Day Gift Ideas Too!)

As cliché it may sound, how are we almost at the end of the January already? Not only did this month fly by it has also been one of the busiest months I've had recently. Work has more than doubled at my job and I've definitely been hit by the January blues (I blame payday being so far away!). But in an attempt to lighten my mood and talk about nicer and exciting things, I am sharing with you all today what I've been loving lately in the beauty department. Despite most being from PR, I genuinely love them - otherwise, I would not be sharing them here- AND they would make great gifts for the beauty lover in your life for Valentine's Day. Celebrating V-day only between couples is SO last year so this year, the hubby and I will be cherishing our friendships and I'm sure one of my girlfriends would LOVE these! Hope you enjoy this post, I had a great time putting it together and I am very excited to be bringing more beauty content this year!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Pantone Colour of The Year 2018: Ultra Violet

Every year, the colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute arrive at a colour of the year after extensive research on all possible topics you can imagine, from technology to fashion. And, if you have been a reader of mine for a while you will know I love mentioning the Pantone colours of each year; remember Rose Quartz and Serenity for 2016? How about Greenery for 2017? Baby pink and baby blue to this day, continue to be amongst my favourites shades in just about anything (currently trying to convince the hubby of getting a pink chair for the living room). I confess greenery wasn't my favourite, not exactly a colour that moves me much and apart from adding a few all-green plants to my home, it wasn't a shade I was dying to wear. This year, however, the new shade to bet on is incredibly vibrant and unlike anything I was expecting, and I'm excited!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Welcome 2.6! 26 Things I have learned by 26

So no one told you life was gonna be this way...

This girl turned 26 yesterday and it feels like just yesterday I was 18! When people told me that after 20, time was going to fly by I did not believe them but it has been so very true. Every year goes by quicker and quicker so I always remind myself that it is a good idea to make the most of it. This past year was full of different experiences, both good and bad, which I believe made me grow as a person. I learned various different things and I wanted to share with you 26 of these today, in no particular order. Enjoying reading and I hope you like the outfit I bring you today, featuring Simply Be.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Welcome 2018: 2017 Recap and Blogging Resolutions!

And so the year finally starts here on the blog! I've been away for a few weeks, not just from this space but also from work and let me tell how good that felt! I was still pretty active over on social media and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I went travelling with the hubby, but it was a much needed time to switch off, relax and recharge my batteries for the new year ahead, especially after the very busy year of 2017 I had! Let's have a quick recap, shall we?!
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