Sunday, 21 December 2014

Outfit: The scuba sweater





Jumper: Zara
Culottes: ASOS
Heels: ASOS


I bought this jumper in the Zara Black Friday sale - such a steal at £15 (find similar here). I love the texture of it - it's softer than actual wetsuit material, but it's still got that stiffness to it. I've teamed it with my trusty culottes (you can't prise these away from me) to give a slightly oversized silhouette and just had to brave the bare ankles! These culottes seem to be sold out but you can find similar ones here and here

In other news, Christmas is but a few days away (as if you didn't know already) and I for one cannot wait to get up North to my family home, get involved in all things Christmas, eat my body weight in food and have a well-deserved rest. Part of that rest is going to involve a bit of a break from the internet. This is my last post for about a week or so but no doubt I'll be posting festive selfies on Instagram and tweeting really insightful tidbits on Twitter.

Merry Christmas!



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Outfit: Oversized shirt with skinny jeans






Shirt: ASOS
Jeans: Topshop
Heels: ASOS (similar)


A non-fitted shirt is a must in every woman's wardrobe; if I was disciplined enough and went for the 'capsule wardrobe' with only the necessities, a shirt like this would definitely be one of my carefully selected items. To me, there's something chic and very Parisian about an oversized shirt and your favourite black skinnies. I bought this ASOS shirt a couple of sizes up than I would normally go for to give me that slouchy feel.


Monday, 15 December 2014

Lust of the week: ASOS WHITE jumpsuit




Party season is well and truly upon us and it's time to get your outfits sorted for all the various festivities this month brings. However, it can get pretty expensive, which is why I invest in a couple of items that I can create different looks with using different accessories. A black jumpsuit is a great piece for this; it's cooler than the LBD, will score you major fashion points, and can easily be dressed up, down, and in between. 

This jumpsuit from the ASOS WHITE collection is a real luxe number with some interesting style details. Plus, there's 20% off at ASOS at the moment, using the code DECEMBER20 - even better!



Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas gift guide for her: beauty






From top left: Nars bronzing powderGuerlain eyeshadowLulu Guinness makeup bagBobbi Brown ink linerNails Inc Be Gelous collectionYves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink foundationLancome cheek and contour brushBenefit They're Real mascaraTom Ford lipstick


My last Christmas gift guide this year (see my fashion one here and jewellery one here) for those of you who like to live a little dangerously and leave your shopping until the last minute (I've still got a few to buy myself...)

I don't really touch on beauty much on this blog - I love makeup and skincare but tend to just stick to the same products and routine and keep my makeup pretty simple. Having said that, I love receiving a luxury beauty product as a gift; to me, there's something really decadent about a designer lipstick that is really good quality, will last, and looks pretty on your dressing table. 



Thursday, 11 December 2014

Outfit: The blanket scarf






Scarf: Zara (similar)
Jacket: Boohoo (similar)
Tee: Mango
Faux leather trousers: ASOS (similar)
Flats: Zara (similar)


I think this blanket scarf from Zara is one of the best things I've bought this winter; it's so big and warm and I've been wrapping myself up in it pretty much on a daily basis. Given the size of it, I like to make it the focal point of the outfit, as I've done here. Keeping the rest of the outfit simple, the scarf really stands out, whilst still adhering to my minimalist tendencies. 



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