Monday, January 30, 2017

My Fail-Safe Winter Look: Jumper, Puffa & OTK Boots

I wake up and I'm instantly drawn to open my weather app. I know what it will tell me but one can only hope for an early spring, am I right?! Having said that, winter fashion is my favourite by far. Whilst it is not favourite to shoot blog photos in, I love dressing in big chunky knits, all the pretty boots I can totally justify buying as well as taking out my coat selection out for a spin (although I always end up wearing the same one all week...go figure). Which is why when Bows Boutiquess invited me to check out their New In winter range I couldn't type a reply fast enough. I had seen the store name come up on my Facebook feed, on those adverts, and I remember loving those big furry coats the models were always sporting. I, of course, never pass a good chance to add winter pieces to my wardrobe and narrowing down to what I wanted from the huge selection was sure tough, but I got there in the end! I thought to myself, what is a fail-safe winter look that is me and perfect for this sort of weather. With that in mind, in my basket it went a chunky knit jumper, a cosy (and waterproof may I add) jacket with faux fur and suedette OTK boots, because one can never have too many pairs o those. I told I am obsessed with these pairings.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wrapping Up Warm With A Poncho & Must Have Ankle Boots

Is there anything more comfortable than a good oversized poncho to make you feel warm in all the right places?! I think not. Which is why when Trendeo got in touch I instantly knew a poncho was what was missing from my closet for the chilly season. I've talked about the cape/blanket wrap/poncho trend before given it was such a big hit last winter. This year I am bringing it back and needless to say, I am loving how chic it looks!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Currently Lusting: My January Fashion Wishlist

Do I need any more clothes? I most certainly do not. With a wardrobe full of knits and coats I can probably go without doing any shopping for a year or even more. But being a woman that loves fashion is hard and with trends hitting me from all directions, one can't help but want new pieces. Maybe if I have a clearout I can fit more pretty things in?! Anyway, here are the things I want in my closet! Payday, you can hurry up now please #broke #aintgotnomoney


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Balancing It All: Working, Blogging & Wedding Planning

It is quite noticeable how quieter it has been around here lately. Since November 2016, I've not put out there the usual number of posts I used to do every month and that is totally ok. I am not saying this is a bad thing at all, because I honestly do not think it is. I am currently going through an important period of my life and whilst I am doing my very best to keep the lights on in this space, I think it is perfectly fine to take a step back once in a while to focus on other priorities.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy 25th Birthday To Me

25 aka quarter of a century. Maybe turning 25 won't be so bad. I can still choose if I want to be wise and mature, or young and care-free. I have every excuse to have a quarter life crisis. 25 means lower car rental rates (even if I don't have a driver's license lol). I can totally justify buying expensive cosmetics; gotta keep that skin young! I am still a "young adult" and have 15 years before "middle age". 30 is the new 20, haven't you heard?! I'll always be ten days older than my future husband but I still look pretty young for my age. I get to celebrate with pizza, family and friends, and most importantly cake!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My 2017 Skincare Resolutions

If I told you I took care of my skin extremely well in 2016, I'd be lying. I know our skin is our body's largest organ and that it serves as a protective barrier between our insides and the rest of the world, and it helps regulate body temperature and acts as a filter. Yet, I am as lazy as one can be when it comes to treating my skin right and am often neglecting it from what it really needs. I often forget to give my skin as much care and attention as it deserves and this year I need to make a change. I am not just referring to facial skincare which I've improved a lot lately thankfully, but also body-care which is my biggest challenge as I very much dislike moisturising every day even though I really should. Thankfully my skin isn't too dehydrated but I can only imagine how much better it would look and feel if I actually gave it some TLC. I am now aware that my skin works 24/7 to protect my body from harsh weather (which we seem to get a lot in the UK this time of year), UV rays, injuries, pain and a host of other unpleasant sensations. Setting aside a few minutes each day to tend to my skin seems a small price I will have to pay and these are my 2017 skincare resolutions.

Monday, January 9, 2017

10 Winter 2017 Wardrobe Essentials You Must Have

January is here and inevitably, we are heading into the thick of winter. This winter is set to be one of the worst in years (although they do say that every year, don't they?!) and if there is one season you need to prep your wardrobe for, this is it. Despite little chance of snow or any sort of polar vortexes, fog and chilly weather is coming our way even more so and there are a few things you need to have in your closet to get you through this time. I don't know about you, but I'd rather be really hot than at any moment feel cold so I am prepared! With this in mind I've picked my 10 winter wardrobe essentials that will cover all bases. And no, I'm not just talking about coats and knitwear because that'd be too easy. I am also adding a few chic ideas because yes you can look good and warm during winter too!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Winter 2017 Fashion Trends: Black & White Classic

When is sleek and sophisticated monochrome not on trend? Black and white specially is my favourite combination and put together, the shades always look modern and fresh. Wearing black and white head-to-toe is the easiest formula for a put-together look. Whether you are going for a white dress and black accessories, or a white top with black pants; it is hard to mess up this timeless colour combination. Best yet, there are no needs to worry about coordinating accessories since black and white pretty much go hand in hand with anything.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Fashion Trends: My Posts Recap

Happy New Year beauties and welcome back to! I hope everyone has enjoyed their time off for Christmas and New Year! I know I've not been around much these past few days but a break was in order. I had been stretching myself thin for a while and desperately needed a break from work and blogging to be able to fully relax, recharge my batteries and enjoy time with family and friends, and I am overjoyed I did just that. 2016 was a busy year for me with scarce holidays, so when the holiday season came around I knew this was going to be "me time". I, of course, missed this place like crazy thinking of the posts you guys were publishing and that I was missing but I am back now and glad to report things will be going back to normal. When I say normal I do need to remind myself that I have a wedding coming up in 3 months or so, so I will not promise the usual 3 posts per week I did last year. But the main goal in terms of blogging this year is to give fashion blogging my best shot seeing I have learned so much about it in 2016 and it has truly  become my passion! I have so much to share with you all in this space and I hope 2017 can be the year I get to do it. And to start things off I am looking back at all of my fashion posts from 2016; I can't believe there were 30 posts which is amazing compared to only 18 in 2015. Let's review!

1. Dungaree Pinafore Dress 
(read here)
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