Blouse: Primark, Jeans: George at Asda, Boots: Topshop, Sunglasses: Primark
As today is technically the first day of spring, not that you would think it looking outside, I felt like my wardrobe needed switching up and it was time to welcome back in items for the warmer climate.
Gingham is one of the hottest trends this season and I for one am on board with this. I picked up this blouse from Primark a few weeks ago, I chose this on in particular as it had longer sleeves rather than the cut outs around the shoulders. We may be in spring, but if you don't live in Britain then you won't know that 80 to 85% of the time if is still pretty chilly. However, I love that the fabric is a lovely thin cotton which will keep you cooler in the warmer weather, plus you can roll up the sleeves too.
Another trend on the rise and again one that I am obsessed with is peplums!! This blouse is just perfect, it has the most beautiful peplum which has been cut perfectly on the fabric allowing to be be lovely and floaty and extremely flattering for my body shape. It adds that real girly vibe for a dressed down day!
Are you loving gingham and peplums?
Dress: Primark, Boots: Asos, Jacket: Primark, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets, Pandora & Thomas Sabo
I have been debating for such a long time whether or not I should purchase a pair of over the knee boots. I know I am a little late to the party... again, but I could not decide if they would make me look like a stripper or would even fit over my legs. Finally after a mini online shopping on my lunch I caved in after finding these absolute beauties on Asos.
It was the tortoiseshell heels that won me over, they just give the boots that edgier and dressier feel which is quite nice rather than going for all black. I cannot wait to try and style them up, I chose my new dress and suede biker jacket from Primark but I'm thinking they would look lovely with a pair of skinny jeans and a chunky jumper.
I'm still in shock that I have kept them and actually left the house in them (I definitely did run to my car after feeling too dressed up for a Sunday afternoon). I'm not a skinny whatsoever, I have quite chunky legs, especially my thighs so I wasn't sure if I would even get them on and if I did would they stop my blood circulation or would I have a lot of over hang of fat? Surprisingly they were non of the above and after a million photos from every angle possible I feel like they look quite nice.
Do you own a pair of over the knee boots? What's your thoughts on them?
*Disclaimer: I received this set of Bamboo Towels from The Towel Shop to try at home for the purpose of the review. All opinions are entirely my own! I was also offered the opportunity to giveaway a set of Bamboo Towels on the colour of the winner's choice.
There is nothing better than taking an hour out of your day to relax, no matter what you have been doing that week everyone deserves a bit of me time.
My all time favourite way to escape everything and unwind is to run a very hot candle lit bath, with a prosecco in hand and have a pamper evening.
This week I was very fortunate to receive a package from The Towel Shop, they very kindly sent me some towels from their new 600 GSM Bamboo Range to build up my home wear collection after moving house and to give a little review. Let me tell you, they were THE perfect accessory to my pamper evening over the weekend!
Just the word 'Bamboo' screams luxury and oh my these towels are super soft and delicate on the skin - I am not just saying this because they gifted me them, I'm a sucker for a good towel and I was intrigued to see the difference n fabrics having never used Bamboo before.
I was pleasantly surprised, the fibres are much more delicate, this was certainly more noticeable when using the face cloth, as I have quite delicate skin I can usually feel the fibres dragging on my skin - particularly my face causing a little bit of irritation which I can experience when using a cotton face cloth. But this particular one from the Bamboo Range was so soft and left my skin a lot happier.
I love to get snug in the biggest and softest towel after having a bath and to continue the night of pampering, their bath sheet ticked all of these boxes. I don't think I have ever seen a towel so big, it was that soft and cosy I wanted to use it as a throw.
The set I received included the full range; Bamboo Face Cloth, Bamboo Hand Towel, Bamboo Bath Towel and the Bamboo Bath Sheet in the Charcoal Grey colour which are machine washable and Eco Friendly too!
The Towel Shop, who are based in Bolton, were even more generous and have allowed me to give you the opportunity to win their Bamboo Range which consists of a face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheet and you get to choose your own colour too (you lucky lot!) In order to have a chance to win, you just need to enter the giveaway below. Good luck.
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How do you take time out? I'd love to hear if you have ever used Bamboo products before
Coat: Primark, Jumper: Primark, Jeans: River Island, Heels: New Look, Watch: Michael Kors
Typical isn't it, when you only have one day in the week to get my blog content (due to the fact I work six days a week) and the heavens decide it would be a good day to open and rain on my parade - quite literally!!
Oh well, you will just have to enjoy a boring white background from my house rather than some pretty scenery - sorry.
A while back I bought this oversized boyfriend style coat from Primark for just £10 in the sale; I know can you believe that I found a winter coat for just £10? It is fab quality; it is 95% polyester so not the typical wool you would usually get when spending a small fortune but it is so thick and keeps you lovely and toasty on those cold days - ticks those practicality boxes!
For ages I have been on the lookout for a coat exactly like this but as it isn't my usual style I didn't want to pay over the odds for something that I would only wear a couple of times. We do live in the world of fast fashion after all.
I won't blab on, I might do a separate post or video on this subject; but when you find hidden gems and beauties like this coat it makes you realise that you can keep up to date with the latest styles on a budget. Put in the comments below if you would love an in-depth post on this!
Have you recently purchased a camel coat? If so please send me a link of how you style it, I am intrigued as this colour and style is new to me.
Shirt: George at Asda, Skirt: Topshop, Boots: Primark, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Pandora, Thomas Sabo, Ring: Pandora
There is no better staple item in your wardrobe than a white shirt, it is the perfect piece to style for any occasion and will literally go with anything. Great if you are needing an outfit to get you through day to night!
For me it doesn't really matter if you spend an absolute fortune, buy one from the high street or even rock your boyfriends white shirt. They are timeless pieces and any style, size and price of shirt does not change how beautiful it is. Mine is only from George at Asda and I am obsessed with it and have worn it so many different ways. I prefer how it is a looser linen style fabric so you can layer it up and will also see me through until Spring.
I was feeling a more girlier dressier day, so went for dressing up the androgynous shirt tucked into a cute little black skirt and a pair of chunky ankle boots - I just love how you can swap the ankle boots to a pair of heels, put on some red lippy and you are ready for a night out.
I decided to go for the more formal, work wear look with my white shirt, I love the way the mix of the androgynous from the shirt and the girly short flirty black skirt and chunky ankle boots work well together. (p.s. the creases are from where I was sat - I do iron, promise!) I have to admit, it did fee like I was throwing it back in time and getting ready for school.
After seeing countless adverts from fellow bloggers, a few celebrities pop up all over my social media advertising the new Infallible Total Cover Foundation from L'Oreal Paris, I knew I had to get my hands on it straight away to try it out.
I couldn't wait for the weekend to come, so a trip to my local supermarket at 8pm at night in my pj's in the hope to pick the foundation up is acceptable right?
I'm already a huge fan of the Infallible range and my all time favourite foundations are the fuller coverage and matte base so this Total Cover Foundation was something that I desperately needed to try and put to the test.
My very first impressions were fairly positive, the consistency is pretty thick but is so smooth and velvety making it blend beautifully on the skin. I am not sure I have ever had a foundation like it. Going against beauty rules (sorry, you can slap me on my wrists) I applied it with the tips of my fingers as I wanted to get a real feel of how it applied and felt on my skin. For future applications, I believe that it would work so much better with a damp beauty blender.
On the first application I am not so sure it lives up to the expectations of the adverts where it completely covers up dark circles, breakouts and tattoos ... but it is exceptionally good, I have quite bad skin, a lot of imperfections and breakouts, however, I didn't need to apply much concealer afterwards which is a plus. It was the perfect matte base which is something I prefer to have with a foundation and the rest of my products applied so well.
Now, it says that it lasts up to 24 hours, it would be interesting to actually put that to the test but 12 hours later the foundation was pretty darn good and I wouldn't be thinking I needed to reapply it if I was venturing back out. Looking closely you could see that it had sunk in to my pores and these were fairly visible but who gets that close to your face anyway?
I've got to say that it could pip the post to become my favourite drugstore foundation yet! Somehow L'Oreal always manage to pull it out of the bag and create some fab products at affordable prices. If you have combination to oily skin and suffer with darkness, redness and imperfections then this is the foundation for you.
Have you tried this foundation yet?