Thursday, 21 June 2012

Olsen Twins | STYLEMINT

Olsen twins

Hey guys!

If you didn't know already Stylist Pick have not only got their exclusive Cheryl range, but they have now  introduced the Olsen twins and a brand new collection of clothing, 'StyleMint'. In the past Stylist pick had only sold shoes, bags and jewellery and I had noticed that they had recently been adding the odd few clothing pieces, but never anything major. However, the new Mary-Kate and Ashley range is solely clothing and I am loving a few of their new pieces. As a younger me, I was literally obsessed with these twins and I had everything from their books to their films and T.V show that I used to watch every week religiously. I think at one point I pretended I was Ashley Olsen based on the fact we had the same name (geek).
As we are a similar age, we have all grown up through the same era and followed the same fashions, and I have to say, I really do admire their fashion choices. They are daring and wear some amazing pieces that I would love to get my hands on! *dreams of wardrobe*. Although I am admiring their current pieces for Stylist Pick, I do hope they expand on their range as a majority of the range is really very plain and basic. I am all for basics, as they are wardrobe necessities, however I would like to see a few more quirkier pieces in the future! I have picked out a few of my fave pieces and you can check out their range here. 
 Selby Pink - Dip Hem Skirt £20.00
 Victoria - Pocket Detail T-Shirt £18.00
 Selby Heather Grey - Dip Hem Skirt £20.00
 Harlem Black - Chiffon Back T-Shirt £18.00

Yes, these are basic pieces, but I LOVE the paper bag waistband on the dip hem skirt and I think this would look gorgeous with one of the tee's tucked in. Team this with lots of chunky necklaces and bracelets or a thick gold choker and lots of cute material charm bracelets on your wrist - winner

What do you think of the range? Would you like to see some more detailed pieces like me?

Peace & Love


Friday, 15 June 2012

My Birthday Surprise :)

Hello dolls :)

I haven't blogged for a little while as it was my birthday this weekend just gone and I had the most amazing time! I was already really excited and I didn't expect what actually happened. I got lots of lovely treats and dolla, so I can go and splurge on some lovely treats for myself (& blog about them of course!). Basically it was my birthday on the 10th of June and I spent Friday - Tuesday being the birthday girl! Greedy huh?!

Basically my mum came up on Friday and we went for a lovely meal and she bought me some of the beloved American Apparel disco pants I have wanted for ages. I was having such a dilem over the red and black ones, but I ended up opting for black just because I know I will get loads of wear out of them. The red ones are too gorge to leave alone though, so I'm thinking of splashing out on them too!

On the Saturday night, I went out with my friends from uni as I would be turning 22 (eughh) at midnight, so obvs needing a celebratory tequila or ten right?! I wore an outfit I have previously posted, as I haven't had chance to wear it yet, and I was busting to get my skirt out for the world to see :) please excuse my tip of a room!

Top: Topshop
Skirt: H&M
Gold Stiletto Gladiators: Topshop

I had such a fun night and got very drunk. Therefore I spent my birthday day, in bed, eating McDonald's and having a Disney sesh, perfect hangover day in my eyes. My best friend had arranged for me to head round to hers later on for a 'surprise'. I presumed we would be having some food and a few drinks, so I whacked on a smart/casual outfit and headed round.

I knocked on the door and next thing I know I had party poppers in my face and there was balloons everywhere! I was getting videoed for some reason and I was like, 'what the hell is going on'. They (my best friend and her flat mates) read out a speech to me, which was hilarious, then led me to a cupboard with 'Birthday Surprise' wrote on the door. I was still like what is going on, opened the door and my friends from home jumped out ! Amazing ! I was so made up and then I started crying, I am too emosh its cringe! They had all kept it a secret and came all the way up to be with me on my birthday :) how cute!

The best thing about all of this, my boyf is in Fiji and planned it all with my best friend <3 I am so blessed to have good people in my life. I got lots of lovely goodies and they had put together all my favourite songs on a playlist, as well as lots of champagne for us all to celebrate with. Next thing I know, I am whisked off to one of my fave resteraunts - Chiquito's, and I get a yummy meal and catterpillar birthday cake - YUM! As it was a Sunday we had a few drinks in some of the bars in town, then went back to the flat to continue the party with lots of drinking games. I had such an amazing day. My friend had even kindly brought up my new ASOS dress that I had sent home, which I LOVE.

Birthday gyal !

ASOS Dress

Me & My Girl <3

Toilet photo (obv!)

Lush Cake !

Me & My home girl (how amaze are her eyes!?) <3

To top things off, I woke up the next day so blaaamin excited as I had got tickets for Jay Z and Kanye at the M.E.N for that night. I'm not even joking it was literally one of the best nights of my life, on par with when I went to see Beyonce (and held her hand *died with happiness*) and I never thought I would say that. I had standing tickets and I ended up right at the barrier of the second stage, so I was really close! I LOVE the Watch The Throne album, plus they did looaads of their old stuff, I think there was 40 songs all together and an encore of N*ggas in Paris five times! Amazing! Sorry if you don't appreciate this type of music but I really had such an amazing time! We hit a club afterwards then crashed and burned as soon as we hit the pillow! Exhausted. Here is what I wore for the gig and my quick change & shower (I felt disgusting!) for the club afterwards.

Me & Ore

Levis Shorts: Assembly Vintage (House of Fraser)
White Crop Top: Topshop
Nike High Tops: Footlocker
Snapback: Footlocker

Look how close I am !! 

Throw your diamonds in the sky ;)

After Partaay!!
Leopard print shirt: Primark
Disco pants: American apparel
Wedges: Manchester Boutique

So there we have it, my birthday extravaganza! I had an amazing time and I'm hoping next year is just as good !

Peace & Love


Thursday, 7 June 2012

Caggie's New Clothing Range : ISWAI







My fave jewellery pieces from ISWAI : Feather Ear Cuff £21.99 & Chain Ring £19.99

Hello lovelies!

Yes, here we have it, another reality star clothing range. However this time, it's a little bit more creative than the norm. Caggie Dunlop, from the renowned Made in Chelsea show, has come up with a new fashion range created and inspired by young budding designers. ISWAI stands for "It starts with an idea" hence the collaboration with young designers bursting with new and fresh ideas. At first I thought, so basically she has come up with 'her' own range and getting other people to design it for her :/. Yet, to be honest this seems to be a much more meaningful idea than those celebrities that get a bunch of qualified designers to do all the work for them, then brand it as their own designs. Caggie is giving up and coming designers a chance to shine, which I personally think is a great concept and an opportunity for young people to get their name recognised and out there.

The collection is pretty small at the minute with five tee's available and a selection of jewellery. In my opinion the pieces are very Religion meets Topshop, and I actually really like a few of the items. I must mention that the jewellery is very on trend and Summer ready, however I can't help thinking its pretty much the same as Topshop? The only major downside to the new clothing range is the steep pricing of £42.00 for a basic tee, which I think is a little over priced for what they are.

Caggie has said about her collection, "ISWAI is a fashion brand I created because I was frustrated by the pretences of the fashion world. I wanted to create a community that was open to everyone. All you need to be involved in ISWAI is a creative and positive mind."

Despite the pricing, I think ISWAI is a fab concept and the designs are actually pretty cool. I would definitely wear any of the designs out at the minute.

Caggie has also given a brief for what she is expecting from young designers who want to get involved, so if you think you have what it takes, you should definitely check this out here !

Peace & Love


Monday, 4 June 2012

My Favourite MAC Lipsticks

Hey guys!

So if you read my recent post on my new H&M skirt, I mentioned I went on a little 'treat myself' session and picked up my two favourite MAC lipsticks. I am obsessed with lipsticks, especially MAC ones, like a lot of girls out there. I love the vanilla scent when you are applying on your lips, it smells good enough to eat! I have lots of lipsticks from a range of make up brands, but MAC is by far my favourite for lipsticks and my collection is getting bigger as I am a sucker for a pretty lippie! I love the range of colours, the pigmentation, the smell, the packaging and the general long lasting effect they have on my lips.

However, MAC isn't the cheapest lipstick going at £13.50 a pop, and I really need to find some dupes of my favourites for during the day to save me some pennies! 'Please me' which you can see in the first picture is my all time favourite. I love a matt lipstick and I've bought about five of these over time as I tend to wear it nearly everyday. I think this shade of pink is gorgeous and lasts for ages. My second favourite at the minute is 'Viva Glam Nicki Minaj'. I have seen this lipstick on so many blogs, and it is obviously a firm favourite with a lot of girls! I personally love the colour as I have never really owned a pink lipstick that I can think of with orange tones, and when I am all tanned up it totally complements a bronzed skin tone, making your lips 'pop' with colour. 
What are your all time favourite MAC lipsticks?

Peace & Love


Sunday, 3 June 2012

New Skirt - Think Pink

Hey Beautifuls!

Now that the huge amount of uni work has been lifted from my shoulders, I am free to blog again ! Although, I still have an 18,000 word dissertation to crack out, so my blogging will probably be inconsistent until it is done unfortunately :( roll on September !! I'm gutted that the sun has decided to leave us as well as it is my birthday in a week and I want it to be beaming!

I am TOO excited for my birthday as I have lots of plans for a fun filled birthday weekend. I'm starting on the Saturday night and going out in Manchester's Northern Quarter, with my new roomie Jess and my uni friends for cocktails! Then Sunday is my actual birthday and I have a 'surprise' day, so I've been told to turn up to my best friends flat dressed up (eeek!). Last but not least, Monday is when I get to see Jay-Z and Kanye at the M.E.N arena, and I quite simply CAN.NOT.WAIT!

Anyway, enough of my rabble, I recently have had a few treats since I have been paid and I wanted to share one of them with you today. As you can see I have bought a pink maxi skirt, Levis shorts (finally) and stocked up on my two favourite MAC lipsticks. I'm saving the Levis & Lippie's for another post, otherwise this one would have been pages long!

I found this gorgeous fuchsia pink maxi skirt in H&M. I have been looking for a maxi skirt with a huge split for ages. Do you remember on the X factor final when Matt Cardle sang a duet with Rihanna? - if you do, I was obsessed with the black dress she wore with the daring thigh high split! As you can imagine, when I saw this skirt I fell in love and had to buy it. Plus it was only £24.99, which I think is pretty reasonable for such a lovely piece. I've tried the skirt with two different tops and I think it will look gorgeous with lots of gold jewellery (please excuse my messy bed hair!). It is literally a perfect buy if you are heading off on a plane into the sun and teaming it up with wavy beach hair and a glowing tan. I will be wearing this skirt next Saturday for my night out, but I think it will look lush dressed up or down :).

Hope everyone has an amazing Jubilee weekend! I'm having a quiet one and saving myself for next week!

Peace & Love

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