Thursday, 27 September 2012

Some from Down Under...

I had THE most awesome time in Australia, but I will not forget the 4 days we spent in Singapore on the way there! The culture is incredible, the weather, people, food and SHOPPING! OMG Orchard Road- Abercrombie & Fitch, Prada, Miu Miu, Chanel... all on one road! 

Here are some pictures from my trip! (Click to enlarge)

At the pool in Singapore Novotel- Clarke Quay

Being Traditional! Eating at a food market, in the middle of the road!

Amazing food!

Our first stop in Australia was Sydney
Even though it was their winter, I couldn't resist Bondi beach, 
I think the Australians thought I was insane!

Running into the waves :)

After drying off!

Sydney is just stunning!

Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Our next stop was the Gold Coast, warmer winter weather! It's literally surfer's paradise!

Then we headed up to Tropical North Queensland (Hooray hot weather!) 
I can't even describe how beautiful the beaches and rainforests are. View from my hotel room at the 

Crocodile in the rainforest! 

I loved walking along those beaches, I love that life!

The Great Barrier Reef!

I went to a family wedding up in Cairns, it was just perfect!

I took over a thousand pictures while I was away and I can't wait to share more of them, there's just so many! I had an amazing time, and I can't wait to go back! 

New Makeup!

Just trying out some new makeup for a party on Friday night, It looks so much heavier on the camera than in the mirror though- weird!

Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Duo IllusionRimmel 'Wake Me Up' Foundation in Soft BeigeBenefit 'Hoola' Bronzing PowderMax Factor 2000 Calorie MascaraBourjois Blusher in 'Rose D'or'YSL Golden Gloss Lipgloss in No.50Yves Saint Laurent Dessin des Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil in 'Ebony'

Sunday, 23 September 2012

New York Fashion Week 09/2012- Leather, Leather, Leather...

Leather made frequent appearances on the runways at the latest New York Fashion Week. From all leather dresses by the likes of Calvin Klein & Alexander Wang to pretty leather skirts and panelling by Jason Wu & Mandy Coon- just to name a few! I'm really excited that the leather trend is still going strong for S/S 2013, a leather panel on a delicate dress instantly gives it a sexier, edgier look so i'm dying to work this trend into my wardrobe! 

Personally I love subtle leather looks, like a leather skirt with a pretty top to make it edgier but not over the top! Just because its more appropriate for everyday life! A simple dress with a leather trim or collar detail could be worn to work, or out in the day, but can be dressed up for the night! so here are some of my favourites!

1. Miss Selfridge Leather Printed Maxi Dress 2. J Brand Dyan Sweatshirt Dress 3.Zara Quilted Leather Skirt 4. TrouvĂ© Faux Leather Bib Top 5. Sanctuary Faux Leather Shift Dress 6. Sister Jane Tweed Skater Dress with Faux Leather Collar and Studs

I love the Miss Selfridge dress, it's perfect for a girly night out! And the Sanctuary leather shift dress would be great for a date night!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Look for Less!

I'm in love with the 'Bubble' necklace from J Crew, it's perfect for bringing an outfit to life instantaneously and can be worn both day & night!

However at £125 a pop, I felt it was a little steep for costume jewellery! So needing this necklace in my life, I went on a little hunt, knowing that a faithful High Street brand would supply me this look for much less, and I was right!
New Look have an identical necklace for £8.99!!!! That saves £116 to spend on necklaces in other colours, or a new pair of heels... ;)

Save at New Look
Splurge at J.Crew

Wear With

1. Tee: Topshop 2. Jeans: River Island 3. Bag: Balenciaga 
4. Converse: Schuh 5. Playsuit: Motel @ Topshop 
6. Clutch: Topshop 7. Shoes: YSL

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Early Autumn Styles...

Once September comes, the leaves seem to automatically fall on cue, and you start to anticipate the colder weather. And while shopping for gorgeous new knitwear, jeans and other wintery delights are ever so important, take advantage of the warmer autumn weather of September!
Probably one of my favourite months as I love the blend of warmth with the odd crisp chill! It's the inbetween of Summer & Winter- ie: the best of both! Remember to mix it up a little and keep a mix of both in your outfit choices!

For a night out, keep it simple but show some skin! Bare legs and arms with minimal jewellery is a great look for Autumn! Paired up with ankle boots and a fur jacket to keep you warm!

Dress £42- Topshop
Booties £95- River Island
Necklace £125- J Crew

Have fun shopping all the new A/W collections- just remember the colder seasons are not just about cable-knit sweaters and Ugg boots!

Falling in Love with Fall Fashion!

I cannot believe how long its been since I have posted anything! So much has happened since my last post 7 months ago-
I had my final deadlines and exams, I travelled around Australia, I graduated university with a Law degree(!!!!), I turned 21, and I visited my favourite place in the world, ever, Paris!
Inbetween all of that important stuff though, I shopped, shopped, shopped!
I will do some posts on Australia and all the goodies I bought for my trip, but right now i'm OBSESSED with Autumn styles.

Autumn fashion is my absolute favourite! I love Autumn, I love the colours and the smells, I love that its almost Christmas (Lol!) and I just love layering up in gorgeous coats, scarves, boots and anything warm & wintery!

I actually have a favourite scent for Autumn, at first I actually didn't like it so much, but it's just so beautiful and warm- I'm in love!
Karl Lagerfeld's 'Sun, Moon & Stars' will get you so inspired for Autumn buying it's insane. As soon as I smell it I want to raid Topshop for a knitted jumper and boots, and take a walk in the falling leaves in the park! It's a gorgeous blend of Orange, Vanilla, Musk, Sandalwood and other exotic smells- so do give it a try and see if it inspires you! (Purchase Here).