I can always rely on a Coco Chanel quote to put my life into perspective. Despite my lack of motivation lately, for the first time in years I’m actually choosing to live in the moment and not worry about shit that hasn’t happened yet. I guess the key is finding the balance between the both though.
Sorry about the cheese fest amigos!
Rewind three years and bold patterns and eccentric accessories would be my idea of a nightmare, but if it’s anything I’ve learnt in those three years it’s that; bold prints can be the most satisfying ways of expressing your creativity.
You don’t need confidence to rock a statement piece, I wear them all the time and I’m the most self conscious person from here to Jupiter. However, I’d rather have my insecurities hidden behind a galaxy print skirt and dozens of dandelions, whilst dripping in gold chains and roses. Logic.
Also, holding onto a Chanel clutch can never be bad for the ego, right?
Pinafore – New Look | Top – ASOS | Jacket – Similar Here | Bag – Primark | Necklace – eBay
If hair roots and over exposed pictures are your thing then you might like this post, if not then hopefully you can look past that and appreciate my effort. Or you could always take amusement in how unplanned the third picture is.
I had this pinafore a really long time ago but it’s become a staple piece because it’s so easy to wear with everything in my wardrobe. I paired it with a chain and polo neck top to let my inner spice girl out and thought it juxtaposed nicely against the whole preppy school girl attire that the backpack and pinafore were creating.
My style musings are currently the cast of Saved By The Bell and I’m incorporating some kind of 90s trend into every single outfit I wear, if it’s not a pair of flatforms, it’s a hair scrunchie. Give me an American high school and call me Kelly Kapowski because I can see me wearing clothes from back in the day all Summer long.
Jeans – Topshop | Top – ASOS | Jacket – Primark | Necklace – eBay (similar here)
I thought my double denim days were long gone but this little ensemble reminded me why that trend was such a charmer; it’s so easy. Throw on all your basics at once and create a semi presentable attire that still displays a bit of your own personal flare.
I’m wearing the infamous joni jeans. I told myself I wouldn’t like these because I’m not a skinny minnie but turns out, you haven’t got to be a size 8 to enjoy the comfort of these bad boys. Since I’ve bought that acid wash denim jacket, I’ve lived in it. I’m thinking of buying another and tie-dying it because my wardrobe is rapidly becoming an 80s time warp!
I’m also perfectly aware this picture doesn’t really show off my outfit in the conventional outfit post kinda way (5+ of the same pictures with different poses etc..) but I’ve always been a little hesitant posting outfit pictures; uploading a picture of yourself on the internet for the whole world to judge is a little daunting. So I hope you can all understand and appreciate my baby steps!
Rimmel Apocalips – £5.99
I thought I’d mix it up and review these well loved lip lacquers today. I’d love to say it’s completely coincidental that most of my beauty reviews are lip products, but truthfully, they take up the biggest part of my make-up collection and I can’t go a week without buying a new lippy. Enough of this now.. this isn’t the diary of a lipstick hoarder, although I’m sure a lot of you could relate.
I normally stay well clear of these kind of products because they just look sticky and I’m more of a matte lip kinda gal, but I jumped on the bandwagon none the less. I was immediately drawn to the colour big bang because of the badass pigmentation, and just like all the others they have some serious colour pay off. However, just as I doubted they’re messy.. In fact, even more messy than anticipated. Safe to say, I stopped using them in the fright of looking like a clown. I learnt a few tricks like using the back of the applicator and less product on it, which makes a huge difference, especially for the lighter shades, unfortunately the brighter shades still get everywhere.
I’m really trying to love these products and although I can’t get enough of Nude Eclipse (looks amazing with a dark smokey eye), the bright red just isn’t practical. I’m quite shocked at all the hype and good reviews I’ve read, really ladies? whats your secret?
PS – Sorry the photo quality isn’t great, I’m still in the process of trial and error with my camera. I was considering investing in an upgrade but it just seems like a waste, at least until I learn to use my camera to its full capability.
To describe my love for this collection anything less than obsessed would be an understatement. The bold prints, colours and hints of grunge make it everything I look for in clothes, especially for SS13. Well done Bitching & Junkfood, you continue to amaze me.
The malpelo dress is just one of the many things I’ve got my eye on. Some pieces are a little over priced but the colour clashes and insane prints justify the hefty price tag.
I wasn’t going to blog about this collection but in case you haven’t discovered Bitching & Junkfood yet, I thought I’d lead you in the right direction. Enjoy!
I popped along to an event held by Next earlier this week and were kindly given a £50 gift card to spend in store, which was perfect because I got to hunt down the perfect birthday present for Momma Powell and treat myself to some floral embellished cushions and pastel colour soft furnishings, ready for when I move out later this year – Early bird gets the worm, right? Or in this case.. Early bird gets the cosy bedroom with refreshing florals!
We then headed over to St Davids Hotel & Spa for some light snacks, tea and manicures (how kind) and if that wasn’t enough we even got to leave with a gift bag filled with even more treats (included in this was a luxury diffuser and my entire house now smells like a tropical island – mmm)
We also got to watch the new advert and some behind the scene clips – the advert had me won over when I heard the soundtrack though; who doesn’t love Two Door Cinema Club? It’s fresh and perfect for Spring and I can guarantee there is something to suit everyone. There’s a huge variety of different collections to take a look at too, so if you’ve got a spare five minutes, pop into your local Next, although I can’t be held responsible for how much you spend.