Sunday, 22 June 2014

WEARING// crochet, gingham and daisies









| crochet halter neck- trifted- £4 |
| DIY handmade skirt |
| tribal chain necklace - £4 - primark |
| white rucksack - £32- accessorize |
| white chunky sandals- £15 - ebay|
| sunglasses- £14- accessorize |

Hello Everyone! Here's another summery outfit post ...

I made this skirt myself with this amazing gingham and daisy fabric from my local fabric shop. I made a little bra-let to match it. I used a meter of fabric for them both and it only cost £5 something. I might do a tutorial post soon, when I get more fabric and when I get time, I'll be working a lot this summer *sigh*. 

This halter neck top was just a plain spaghetti strap top but i simply cut the strap where it attaches at the back and tied it around my neck. This top was an absolute bargain and I love the bohemian look to it. The beige colour goes really well with the skirt. I added this tribal like necklace to add to the bohemianess of the top. I kept the shoes and the bag neutral as per usual. 


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Hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather!






Thursday, 19 June 2014

WEARING// statement shorts









| shorts- Yayer.com | top (cut from dress)- Topshop|
| Jewelry- Accessorize | Bag- Accessorize | 
| Sandals - eBay |

 
Hello ! I apologise for the lack of posts but I will try my best to improve on that. I have a lot of exciting ideas for future posts so look out for those! 
Here's a quick post on my outfit featuring these amazing printed shorts with straps? I'm not quite sure what it's called since it's not a playsuit or dungarees. I teamed it up with this crisp white crop top which I simply cut from a dress and hemmed the raw edge to create this nice little piece which goes well with everything. I dressed it up with my matching perspex necklace and earrings. I put on white shoes and teamed it with a white backpack to make the shorts stand out. 
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

FASHION WORK// final major project "AT THE MOVIES"


I've finally finished college for the year and handed my final project in. Thank the lord.!  So basically for this project we had to pick a film and create a final outcome of our choice demonstrating fabric manipulations that are inspired by the costumes in our chosen films.

I picked The Hunger games and created this two piece garment inspired by "Capitol Couture".

Here are some pictures of the final outcome:


|model: Katy| photos, styling and garment: me|











Hope you liked this post. I will most likely post more often as i'll have more time on my hands. 



Monday, 2 June 2014

STYLING// American Apparel Riding Pants (day to night)

The famous American Apparel Riding Pants are an amazing staple piece to add on to your wardrobe. As you can probably tell I like to buy inexpensive clothing , however, this was the best £64 I've ever spent on one item of clothing. Let me justify this...
 
 The Riding Pants is a brilliant versatile piece you can easily match. I purchased a pair in "TAUPE" because it's neutral colour which can be styled easily. Besides I want to get as many wear out of money as
I possibly can. Furthermore, The fit of these pants do wonders to your body. The add emphasis to your figure, lengthening your legs and making your waist appear smaller. They are also comfortable and practical. 
I've put together two outfits , one for day time and one for night time, to show how easy to style and versatile  Riding Pants are. 


LOOK 1:  DAY TIME









| Cropped flannel - Urban Outffiters | Quilted bag- River Island |
 | Neon flatforms- Urban Outfitters |
| Casio watch- ebay|  Beanie- ebay | Choker- River Island |
 |Gold plate necklace and pink pendant- Accesorize |
| Ring and bracelets- Markets| 
For this look I stuck to monochrome and added a pop of neon in my shoes. Cropped flannels look great with Riding pants as they keep it cool and casual. I wore it buttoned down and added loads of necklaces. I threw on this beanie to make the look more edgy. 


LOOK 2: NIGHT TIME







| Sequins top- Topshop | Glitter Platforms- ebay | Holographic clutch- Bank |
| Perspex earrings- Accesorize | Bracelet and ring- Markets|
To dress up the Riding Pants, simply add killer heels and a jazzy top and you have an amazing outfit for a night out! I kept it simple by wearing my perspex earrings as the top was too much for a necklace. I finished the look off with this holographic clutch.
Hope you enjoy this post !  Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

BEAUTY// 5 favorite must have products!

| 1. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer portion|
| 2. Soap and Glory The breakfast scrub |
| 3. Primark sultry lashes | 4. Urban Decay setting Spray |
 | 5. Mac blush "margin"|


Even though my blog is mainly about fashion, I will post some beauty bits and bobs every now and again. I don't really splash out a lot of money on trying out new products and building up a huge beauty collection but I thought I'd share some of my all time favourite products/ beauty holy grail. 
1. Urban Decay Primer Portion

I'm sure everyone has the problem of their eye shadow not staying on all day/night. There's nothing worse than having creased and smudged eye make up. For years I had this problem until I was given the Naked 1 palette as Christmas present a few years ago and it came with a small tube of this primer. Since then my life has been dramatically transformed! Ok.. maybe not but my eye make up definitely has. 
I totally recommend this product specially for those who have oily skin. It might sound gross but people with oily skin tend to have oilier eyelids which makes eye make up not stay on, smudge and crease. This retails for £16 for a large tube and seriously it is SO worth it. I use this product nearly every single day and I've had my current tube for about a year and halfish and its still got a fair bit in, probably enough to last me another month. The texture is nice and velvety. It is not sticky at all. Not only does it keep your make up on, it makes the pigments more vibrant. It also increases the quality of cheap eye shadows. You only need to apply a small amount on each eye lid, blend out and apply eye make up. Simple as that!
2. Soap and Glory's The Breakfast Scrub
If you have tried any of S&G's products you'll know what I mean when I say that you just want eat your self up after smothering yourself in their glorious and delicious smelling products. The breakfast scrub is my all time favourite. The smell of it is almost addictive. Not only that, it makes your skin feel silky smooth after scrubbing yourself in the bath or shower. It works wonders for scaly legs and rough dry patches. 
3. Primark Sultry Lashes

I will never buy any other pair of lashes ever again after discovering these little beauties at the price of only £1!! Primark do an amazing range of lashes, the sultry ones are the best for my eyes. They enhance the look of them without looking fake and over the top. The quality is fairly decent, I get about 8 wears out of each pair. I normally remove the glue and wash them gently in warm water and let them dry. The glue that comes with them are alright but I suggest buying better quality glue such as DUO. 
4. Urban Decay de-slick Setting spray
This is a definite savior for those who have oily skin or have problems keeping their make up on. I purchased the de-slick oil control one as it is the one suited for my skin. I have also tried the All Nighter one, which works just as well. They also have a version for mature skin. This retails for £20 however you can buy a smaller bottle, which was what I done first, for around £9- £11. I can honestly say I will never spend money on trying out different primers and long lasting foundations ever again as this does the trick. I don't wear a primer underneath because I think this spray does its job well. It keeps my make up on longer and prevents it from transferring or sliding off my face. You only need to spray a few times. It leaves a nice semi dewy and natural finish. I used the small bottle every day and it lasted me about 2 and half months therefore the big bottle should last a lot longer. It is an amazing investment. It's definitely great for sweaty night outs and gym sessions. 
5.  Mac blush in "Margin"
I don't have a massive obsession with blusher, I normally just opt for bronzer. However  Margin by Mac is an amazing colour giving your cheeks a warm peachy pop of colour. It has a slight shimmer to it and it acts slightly like a highlighter. I recommend this blush for those with medium warm skin tones. 


I hope you enjoyed this post, comment if you have any questions or any suggestions regarding my posts. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WEARING// beige,creams and butterflies








| top- mam's hand me down | high waisted jeans- trifted- £3 |
 |  sandals - ebay - £15 |
| kimono- topshop- £7 |  *bag*- markets in philippines | 
| choker- river island | necklace - accessorize- £6 | ring- markets |

*disclaimer, this bag is not a real MK bag,as you can probably tell. Some people may disagree with fake products however I got it on holiday as I needed a big bag and its very versatile and it was very cheap. I would love to buy a real one, but I'm not a massive bag person therefore I wouldn't want to spend money on something I'm not too fussed about. SORRY!

Anyways... Here's a quick post on my outfit. I've been very busy with college and work , sorry for the lack of posts! I've paired up this beige top that used to be my Mam's with this vintage high waisted cream jeans for an effortless , comfortable but stylish look. I threw on this amazing kimono I copped from the Topshop sale to give the outfit a tiny bit of colour and emphasis, as it was lacking detail ,without over doing it. I dressed it up by layering this large choker with a delicate pendant necklace. 

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