Inspire Me.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

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[Images sourced from Google, Tumblr]

Sunshine.

Saturday, 26 March 2011



I'd been waiting for the perfect day to whip out this Maxi, and today (yesterday) just seemed right. My lovely sister Kezia shot these, we had a lot of fun doing so. I messed around with the curves and levels on PS to get this effect, I thought it brought the photos to life. I hope you like them! :)

Dress : H&M
Hair Band : H&M
Shoes : Zara
Bag : Claire's
Rings : Asos & Miss Selfridge

Colourful State of Mind.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

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Woke up to the sun shining through my window pane. I could feel the excitement creeping in. It's been a while since we've seen a day as bright as this, so I donned a bright coloured top with equally bright coloured jeans to celebrate! On my lips I have impassioned lipstick by MAC. I forgot how nice this lipstick was, and thanks to Muhsine posting about it, I went looking for mine in my stash. I've muted it a bit by using Soar (MAC) lip liner beforehand. I really want Spring to come already! lol! ..xo

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Top : H&M
Jeggings : Topshop
Wayferers : H&M
Clutch : H&M
Wedges : New Look
Watch : Aldo
Cross Double Ring : ASOS
Spiked Double Ring : Miss Selfridge
Earings : Topshop

The Margot - Primark's imitation.

Friday, 18 March 2011

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It's almost as if the designers at Primark HQ read my "Shirley Shares" post a few weeks back (Not that they read my blog ofcourse, lol!), where I talked about being in Love with this Margot Lace dress by Erdem (Pictured below). They came out with a copy. It's not exactly the same, The Margot is lace all over, while the copy has it only on the body, and is sleeveless. It's so obvious where the inspiration came from though. Being the not so rich girl (The Erdem dress is £1,960..cor blimey!) who loves the odd Primark purchase, I couldn't let this one slip by. It was only £15. YES. 

But this means I'd have to sacrifice something in next weeks budget...what do you Economists call this again?
Ah yes, Opportunity Cost... how I detest thee.

It's a beautiful dress nonetheless. :) xo

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Alexa Chung in The Margot.
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Ohh, Livia.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

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Olivia Palermo is most definately one of my style icons. Her effortless chic style and beauty are just awe-inspiring.
You can then imagine my excitement when I came across this beautiful photograph of her, posing for Haute Muse Magazine. I instantly fell in love with her makeup look - a soft smokey eye paired with a natural pink lip - and thought of filming a tutorial for it!

I went rummaging through my makeup collection, in search of products I could use to recreate the look. I found some gems, high end and drugstore and here's what I created...

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Tutorial.



Products Used.

Face

Primer : Prep + Prime Face Primer (MAC)
Foundation : Face + Body Foundation, C7 (MAC)
Concealer : Studio Finish Concealer, NC45 (MAC)
Powder : Prep + Prime Translucent Powder (MAC)
Bronzer : Writhe (Illamasqua)
Brows : Lingering & Brow Set (MAC)

Eyes

Primer : Painterly (MAC)
Eyeshadows : Texture & Carbon (MAC)
Eye Pencil : Smolder (MAC)
Mascara : Falsies (Maybelline)
Brightener : Eye Bright (Benefit)

Lips

Lipsticks : Pink Mallow (Natural Collection) & Fresh Brew (MAC)

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Below are just some of my favourite outfits that she has put together, the soft beige hues and variations of patterns and textures, LOVE.
I mean who looks this stunning hailing for a cab? (Third Picture)

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[Images Sourced from Google.]

How about we grab a coffee and go Vintage Shopping?

Sunday, 13 March 2011

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Yesterday Hannah and I met up in town to grab some starbucks and do a little bit of shopping. She's also a blogger, and she studies here in Notts too. We had been talking for ages about meeting up, and we finally did! She's such a sweetheart! We visited Wilder, a lovely Vintage Store (where most of these photos were taken), and there were so many nice things! I really had to keep myself from spending! Lol! 
I tried. I really tried. Until I got to H&M. I just couldn't let these amazing pieces go un-purchased (last three photos)...

Pink Body con Skirt : Zara, £14.99
Orange Swing Top : H&M, £6.99
Yellow Ruffle Top : H&M, £14.99
Rope Necklace : Primark, £4.00
Sunglasses : Primark, £2.00
Case : Primark, £1.50

Just thought to share! :) 

I have a backlog of coursework I have been putting off for ages, but it has finally caught up with me, lol. Now off to get them sorted! ..xo

Ruby Woo and The Park.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

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Ahhh! The mighty power of The Tripod and Self Timer! :D I've been playing around with my camera settings, shot these with the vivid setting, so it really brought out the colours. I also filmed the outfit differently (Video Below), and I'm quite pleased with the way they came out! I usually force ask one of my friends or siblings to photograph me, but no one was around today haha!

I felt like experimenting with my outfit today, so I opted for this red body con skirt and paired it with this over size stripy top. I'm wearing Ruby Woo on my lips, and my hair was easily swept into a bun!
What do you think? :) ..xo

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Top : New Look
Skirt : H&M
Belt : Primark
Socks : Primark
Wedges : H&M

TWEEDily dee!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

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I've been wanting a Tweed jacket for the longest time, and so when I peeped at this one in a Vintage Store in town (Wilder), I just had to get it. It reminds me of the ones daddy used to wear. Daddy's a very sharp dresser, and I sometimes borrow his clothes, and feminise them with skinny belts, leggings and the like! hehe!

When picking out a bag to go with the outfit, I saw that the detail in the button on the jacket complemented the pattern on this bag I bought from Primark some time ago. I think I've said this before, but Primark are coming out with a lot of lovely things, and gosh, they're so affordable. It's hard to believe sometimes! :) ..xo

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Head Scarf : Vintage
Tweed Jacket : Vintage
Tee : Topshop
Jeans : Topshop
Brogues : Primark
Bag : Primark
Rings : H&M & Gift Girls
Chain : Topshop

Beautiful shoes will take you to beautiful places...

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

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Everytime I buy a new pair of shoes, my world brightens up. I fall in love all over again. And I dream dreams of where the new beauties will take me...

Pointed shoes have been out of the Fashion lime light for a while, but these babies may just initiate their return. :) ..xo

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Black Pointed Toe Court Shoes : Zara, £59.99.