Fashion // The Pink Cable Knit Jumper

 
Denim Shirt: Topshop, Jumper: Primark, Jeans: New Look, Shoes: Tesco, Watch: Michael Kors 



Scrolling through Pinterest last week I came across the most beautiful outfit and for once I could say that it was so me and I could wear it on a day to day basis. 

So yeah, here I am trying to recreate that look and well still looking like a bin bag and not the brunette model who probably had a stylist, haridresser and make up artist to hand every day.  

I'm obsessed with my denim shirt, if I could live in it every single day then I actually would. When I came across this look of an oversized chunky knit over the top of the shirt I was all over it , it is the perfect lazy day, snuggly outfit for these winter months. 

This cable knit jumper was only from Primark and I was fortunate to find in for a fiver in their sale. It is absolutely beautiful, extremely soft but lovely and warm and the colour... Barbie pink which makes the outfit!! 

The cropped style creates this particular look, not only does it fall under the topic I discussed in my previous blog post about layering, but it shows off the denim shirt perfectly. Yes, I am rocking the double denim look.

Alice xxx 

 

Fashion // Styling Layering

 
 

Dress: New Look, Jumper: Miss Guided, Converse*

This particular look is something I have been wanting to style for some time, I just needed to get my hands on a cropped jumper. 

I love this midi dress, it is so comfortable to wear and quick to throw on if you are in a hurry or off to work in the warmer months. It wasn't until before Christmas that I thought about styling it for winter, seriously why hadn't I thought of it before? 

Layering is my all time favourite way to dress, particularly when out shopping as it can get ridiculously hot and that really isn't a good look, so you have to dress wisely. This was the reasoning behind styling a cropped jumper over this dress, plus it brightens up the look through the pop of colour. I love that you can tie the jumper around your waist for an entirely different style which is super easy to switch up and can be done whilst out and about. 

I chose cropped as I didn't want to hide my curves away (since when have I been wanting to show off my curves?) I'm obsessed with the contrast of the midi tighter fitting dress and the oversized cropped jumper, the perfect contrast.  By adding the converse, it gave it more of a relaxed vibe and gives you the comfort to shop until you drop! 

Alice xxx 

Fashion // Playing with Frills










 Peplum Shirt: Primark, Jeans: George at Asda, Heels: Primark 

I’m not going to harp on about a new year, new me blah blah blah, if I cannot stick to healthy eating in one day I ain’t going to try and overhaul my whole lifestyle.

However, I did want to change a little so a new and ever so dramatic hair style was in order. Well, it was a bit of last minute decision and one that I am still getting used to but I am so glad that I did it.

Who else feels that such a small change like a hair style makes a huge difference in the way you feel, it gives me a whole different view on my style and being braver in trying new things. I now have the drive to play around with my fashion a little more (does that sound silly?)

Who would have thought I would be wearing a copped shirt with a huge frill around my hips (yeah me neither!!)  How cute is this shirt, it is something that is completely different to me but I absolutely love it, it’s so delicate and dainty but quite masculine with it being so structured oh and did I mention it is also from Primark and was only a fiver in the sale?!

I am actually on the lookout for more pieces like this shirt, so if you see any please point me in the right direction.


Alice xxx

Fashion // Statement Footwear

Boots: Zara, Dress: H&M

Can we all just take a moment to admire these gorgeous boots!! 

Embroidery has become THE hottest trend, back in September/October a few pieces started to appear in stores which mainly stemmed from the patching trend. I'm not one for something quite bold and a statement, its not me, I much prefer subtle pieces as I like to be a sheep and follow the crowd rather than standing out; however I love a good trend and if done correctly I will buy my fair share of pieces.  

After scrolling through my Instagram, I came across these embroidered boots on Primarks account (yes, I still cannot believe that these beauties are from Primark!), more often than not I never find any products in store that they push out on social media, either they are located at bigger cities or they are so popular they sell out! Well it was like Primark knew I was visiting, only two pairs left in my size and we all know what you have to do when this happens, they obviously came home with me. 

I honestly don't think I have ever owned a more beautiful pair of boots before, I tend to stick with the boring black boots as they go with everything. Being suede makes it a little more difficult to wear in the winter as I am too afraid that they will get ruined in the weather but I am so excited to being able to wear them in the summer with dresses and skirts!

Are you a fan of the embroidered trend? 

Alice xxx




Beauty // 2016 Favourites




Finally, 2016 taught me how to break free of my comfort zone and branch out from brands and products I am used to, to trying new things. As I know what I like and what works for me, I find myself falling into the same routine day in day out and constantly play it safe ... well not anymore. 

Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory has become a brand that I adore particularly with their skincare range! The scents are to die for and the packaging is spot on, its girly, fun and makes the bathroom look pretty and pink. 

I'm so lazy when it comes to removing my makeup, all I really want to do is to crawl under my duvet and sleep, don't we all? As I pile a lot and I mean an awful lot of mascara on as my lashes are pretty much non existent, it becomes quite a chore to remove it and on numerous occasions, I have gone to bed with red roar eyes. 

Then, I discovered the Soap & Glory Deep Cleansing Milk. It really is my saviour, all you need is a couple of pumps onto your hands and then rub it all over your face without using water. It really is amazing to see the make up dissolving and melting off your face (don't worry it doesn't drip down and make you look like a creepy waxwork!) I then get a  flannel under hot water and wipe away the make up and product, I am never left with panda eyes or mascara on my bed sheets in the morning. 

Onto their beauty products; this past year I've got a new found love for their mascaras, particularly the 'Thick & Fast Super Volume' Mascara and the 'High-Definition Collagen-Coat' Mascara. I love to pair them together, I tend to apply the volume one first as it gets to the roots of my lashes and adds a lot of much needed thickness to them. After a couple of coats I then apply the high definition one which separates the lashes through removing any clumps and elongates them making them look more natural. 

Whether they are worn together or separately, the mascaras stay on the lashes well, it doesn't flake or smudge under the eyes which is perfect!!



Lush Bubble Bars

My all time favourite products in Lush are the bubble bars, I just want to own their whole range, who doesn't? Don't get me wrong I do love the bath bombs but these don't create bubbles and you cannot have a bath without bubbles. My all time favourite bubble bar is the Rose Jam (there's a theme here), it is pink and glittery and shaped like a rose! It makes my baths a lovely pink colour and super soft helping my muscles unwind and make my skin feel silky smooth. 



Mac Lustre Lipstick in Viva V Glam 

Onto the last two beauty favourites of 2016! Firstly let's discuss Mac, I am starting to become obsessed with their lipsticks (although my collection looks very poor compared to my sisters). The one I reach for the most if the Lustre Lipstick in Viva V Glam, it is a gorgeous pinky nude with a satin/pearl finish that nourishes the lips. After receiving it for my birthday in April, I have pretty much worn it every day.

Mac soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish 

I visited the Mac store in Covent Garden back in July and found the Soft & Gentle highlighter that all bloggers rave about and knew I had to purchase it along with a lipstick of course. It is absolutely beautiful, the bronze tone gives you a lovely natural warm glow and I am in love with it! 

Benefit Ready Set Brow Gel

Next up is the Benefit Ready Set, Brow clear brow gel! This is quite new to my collection and I only discovered the product after their re branding of the brow products and also thanks to a freebie in a magazine! Let's face it my brows are just unruly and the amount of paddies I have had over them when trying to apply product is ridiculous. I have got better but there is still a long way to go before them bad boys are tamed, I just love how this gel locks in the product onto the hairs for the full day!



Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume 
Last, but no means least is the Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Perfume, if you have watched my previous YouTube video, you will know that I am a huge fan of his perfumes and have quite the collection. I'm not going to trick you by saying it wasn't the packaging that drew me in as that would be a total lie, of course it was the packaging that drew me into the product, its just so pretty and dainty. All the daisy scents are fresh and summery but all are very different to one another. 

Have you tried any of these products before?

Alice xxx