Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween '14 | Half Skull

Happy Halloween! 

I love to dress up for the occasion and this year I decided to be oh-so-unoriginal and go for a half skeleton / half normal person look. I've never really understood why this idea is so popular but I saw an amazing tutorial over on Nouvelle Daily so decided to give it a whirl. Obviously the make up artist made it look terribly easy and whilst I'd give myself an A for effort, I'd probably only get a low C for overall presentation. Not my finest hour but after a couple of cocktails I imagine it will smudge all over my face anyway. 

This make up look is calling out for a Saint Laurent-esque tux and a pair of sky high heels to accompany it. Lady Gaga meets Zombie Boy style.   

So tell me, what are you all dressing up as this Halloween?   

Sarah...x 

PS. If you fancy taking a trip down memory lane then why not check out my Halloween post from last year.



 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Keepin' Cosy

ASOS flares
TOPSHOP mini bag
ADORNING AVA sunglasses*

You know how everyone has been tucking their hair into their jumpers lately and calling it a new season trend? Well, I think it's genius. If it means I can leave the house without even attempting to style my hair then you know I am 100% on board. 

I've started investing in new knitwear that will see me through the next few months as it starts to get chilly. I got this gorgeous New Look turtle-neck in a few sizes too big for a bit of extra cosiness. It looks great over a chic pair of flared jeans or skinny leather trousers on a cold day, but it also works well with a flippy skirt and over the knee boots if you're feeling a little flirty. 

As we're nearing the end of October that means it's that time of year again where I start to get really excited for my Birthday. I'm planning a girly day in London with my best gal pal - getting our nails done, going shopping, drinking cocktails - you know the drill. If any Londoners out there have any recommendations then please do let me know!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

Sarah...x

 
           

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Blogs I Love

There's nothing I like more than finding inspiring blogs to read. Whether it's fashion, food, beauty, lifestyle or travel. You name it, I (probably) love to read it. Inspired by a recent post on Zoe London; I have decided to share with you some of my favourite blogs to read when I'm in need of some serious style inspiration, looking for an honest product review, or just fancy a general nosy into someone else's life. 

Fashion



The Little Magpie 
Media Marmalade
Fashion Slave
Fancy Pants
Framboise Fashion 
A Fashion Fix 

I read a lot of fashion blogs, and I mean a lot. I am always on the look out for style inspiration, things to add to my endless wishlist, and ways to wear new key trends. That's where these gorgeous ladies come in! If you're looking for beautiful photography and inspiring outfit posts, then look no further.

Beauty

Shameless Fripperies
Viviana Does Makeup
Essiebutton
I Covet Thee

I have been known to lose whole afternoons browsing these ladies' fab beauty blogs and watching their YouTube videos. I always love reading and watching people talk about their passions, and these girls know a thing or two about make-up that's for sure. Special shout out to Karima from Shameless Fripperies (pictured above) whose tutorials are absolutely incredible, I'm seriously in awe of her mad skills.   


A Bit of Everything




The Lovecats Inc
Zoe London
Little Winter
Rush & Teal
Wonderful You


While I could easily have put any of these blogs in the fashion and beauty categories, I felt that wouldn't really be doing them justice because they're so much more than that. These blogs have everything from food, lifestyle, music, home decor, the list goes on. They each have really great photography and unique writing styles, making them both beautiful and interesting. 

I hope you liked today's post and found some new reads to add to your subscriptions. I always enjoy sharing the love for my favourite bloggers. Please let me know if you have any faves that I need to add to my list!

Sarah...x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Blue Jeans




TOPSHOP clutch bag
ASOS jeans
ZARA shirt
PRIMARK loafers

The temperature has definitely dropped this weekend and it's finally starting to feel like Autumn around here. I'm looking forward to having my first pumpkin spice latte of the season and starting to see all the pretty red leaves start to drop off the trees, not to mention putting the Christmas decorations up at work next week... yep, really! I love this time of year.

Anyway, I recently got a pair of blue ASOS Ridley jeans as I decided endless pairs of skinny black jeans weren't cutting it anymore and I wanted a little colour variation. This pair are very high waisted and finish just at the ankles, which makes them pretty flattering on my Bambi legs. I chose a pair in a light wash with busted knees but they have hundreds of variations of the same style. Blue jeans are proving to be a bit of a challenge to someone like myself who is so used to good ol' black skinnies and I haven't ventured very far away from they grey and white colour palette just yet.

Today I paired my new ripped jeans with a basic white shirt, a pair of loafers, and my favourite statement fluffy bag. It was the perfect outfit for a quick trip to the shops on this a-bit-chilly-but-very-sunny afternoon. The best thing about this bag is wearing it under my arm and giving it a cuddle to keep warm. Is that weird?

Let me know how you'll be wearing your classic blue jeans this season!

Sarah...x

       

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Wardrobe Update for AW14



TOPSHOP coat, trousers, belt
ALDO boots

The easiest way to update your old coat into a piece suitable for the new season? Easy! Just add a belt...

Belted coats were all over the AW14 catwalks from Topshop Unique to Burberry, and now the high street are getting in on the action too. I've seen gorgeous examples from Zara and the likes, but I recently got to thinking - why not save my money and make my own? I still have a lot of love for my Topshop boyfriend coat, and it's served me well over the past couple of years. So, I decided against rushing to replace it, and instead just updated it by cinching in the waist with a skinny studded belt.   

I paired my belted coat with some faux leather trews, a trusty pair of ankle boots and a mini clutch bag, creating a simple Autumn day look, perfect for jumping around in the fallen leaves. Of the entire outfit, the only recent addition is the Paul's Boutique bag, fresh from their new collection. It's made of a beautiful grey suede and has a contrasting luminous yellow strap. It's a cute little addition to my Autumn wardrobe and mini bags are another trend which are set to stick around for a while. 

Let me know how you are updating your wardrobes for the new season!


Sarah...x

Friday, 26 September 2014

Autumn Topshop Lusting


Pay Day Topshop Lusting



Pinstud bootsPlaysuitCamel CoatOxblood suitRipped jeansSandalsSunglasses, Nail polish

Today is my favourite day of the month... pay day! Unfortunately for me I have my car insurance, service and MOT due very soon, so most of my money will be being spent on that, and not on pretty clothes from Topshop. :(

That being said, you know I like a little online window shop now and again and that is exactly what I've been doing this morning. It's nearly October and the Autumnal vibes are officially setting in. I'm now lusting after coats, boots and all things burgundy. I also recently discovered that I don't have any blue jeans any more, so that needs to be rectified. Plus I really want to jump on the busted knee bandwagon. 

What are you lusting after at the moment?


Sarah...x




Wednesday, 17 September 2014

London Fashion Week | Christopher Raeburn SS15






Christopher Raeburn was the final show of the day for me. I was definitely feeling pretty worn out by this point and ready to put my feet up at home, however, the show was amazing and I came away feeling totally inspired.

There was quite a casual, sporty aesthetic to the designs, featuring wearable jersey joggers and sweaters as well as parkas and bomber jackets. The colour palette was pretty, featuring a lot of grey with pops of fuschia pink and army green. There was also a strong focus on visually striking prints, including Japanese florals and military camo. The contrast between masculine and feminine prints created an interesting take on classic sportx-luxe, and perfect for the Spring and Summer. 

I really enjoyed the Christopher Raeburn show and it made a nice change from the pretty elegant collections that I'd seen a lot of that day from the likes of Daks and Bora Aksu. I could definitely see myself wearing some of these pieces!

Did you like the Raeburn's SS15 collection? What was your favourite show from this season?   

Sarah...x