Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Winter Wishlist | My Picks

Winter Wishlist

Hello Ladies! 

Just thought I would give you a run down of my current 'Winter Wishlist' ! I have been really naughty of late and keep having a sneaky online shop nearly every week ! Agh, someone come and sort me out! My bank balance is looking far from healthy, however my wardrobe is vastly improving! Nevertheless, I am still always wanting more - standard girl problems. Anyway, here are some of my fave things at the moment! 

1. Topshop Boutique Sleeveless Leather Gilet - I am loving these sleeveless leather gilet's of late. Even though I have already got one and it's probably starting to get a bit too chilly to be wearing through the day, I just can't get enough of it. I usually wear mine over a maxi dress or a long sleeve tee.

2. Miss Guided Imana Leaf Trim Bodycon Dress - I think this is such a gorgeous dress for winter. I love this gold leaf print and I think it makes the dress super flattering. I am definitely drooling over Miss Guided of late and have bought quite a few pieces as it's so reasonable and very on trend.

3. Celeb Boutique Aurora White Pleated V Neck, Strong Shoulder Bodycon Dress - Ahhh one day I will own a Herve !! I think I've wanted one for about 5 years. I love the cut of this dress and how it is Kim K inspired - which is something I always like to hear.Celeb Boutique of course, give students like me the chance to own a pretty good match to the real deal. However, I'm thinking this is still one for the rents and will be going on my Christmas list!

4. Miss Guided Nora Star Jumper- Again, I am loving Miss Guided and I love this star/ripped effect jumper, which is reeeeally similar to the Wildfox one that I have wanted for aaaages. At £23 I think this is an absolute barg!! Perfect for throwing on with some skinnies or my wet looks/disco pants!

5. American Apparel Red Disco Pants - I know these have been around for time and everyone is probably bored of talking about/ seeing them. However, I have wanted the red version of these bad boys for quite a while now so I am keen for these to be whacked on my Christmas list too!

6. Miss Selfride Madame Faux Fur Jacket - I'm a sucker for a faux fur jacket and this is no exception. I have quite a few fur coats in my wardrobe but none this particular shade/pattern. I think this would look gorgeous with some leather pants and chunky shoe boots! Delish.

7. Zara Shopper Basket - I love these shopper baskets, I had my eye on the tan version for a while, but I feel as we go into winter I need to drag myself away from my beloved tan items and get some black in my life. I think this bag is classy, sophisticated and practical for the amount of crap I carry around with me. My friends literally call me Mary Poppins as I have EVERYTHING in my bag. You never know though do you... !

8. Return to Tiffany Heart Tag Charm  - I absolutely adore Tiffany jewellery and I think I speak for most girls when I say that every girl would love to receive a little blue box at Christmas, and I am no different. I wear my Tiffany bracelet every day and have been dying for this necklace for a long time. It's so delicate and pretty and I just want it round my neck asap. Haha.

9. Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike Platform Boot- You can't really go wrong with these can you? I feel Jeffrey Campbell always delivers with their ranges and seeing as everything is stud crazy at the minute, I'd love these beauties to grunge up my outfit, they are too lush.

10. Topshop Fair Isle Beenie - Aww, how cute is this! I am desperate for a beenie as I think they are super cute and this little Topshop number is perfect and practical for Winter. I Want!!  

So there we go, my Winter wishlist :) 
What do you think of my picks and whats hot on your list?


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Brave Soul | A/W Collection

Hey Dolls,

Last week I went to Brave Soul's blogger event at Circle club in Manchester to get a peak of their new A/W Collection! I had previously been to their S/S blogger event and absolutely loved it! They are definitely the ideal hosts - greeted with champagne and delicious canapes... yum!

I was REALLY impressed with the new range and I already can see the brand growing into something pretty special! The prices of the new collection are SO reasonable and realistic for my student budgets 8)

Not only was I eyeing up the new Womenswear collection, the menswear was just as gorgeous....perfect buys for the boyf for xmas ladies! I have put together a selection of my fave pieces of both Men's and women's in the pictures above, that I felt really caught my eye.My favourite piece definitely had to be the Womens leather waistcoat. I am genuinely in love!

It was lovely catching up with the Brave Soul team and fellow lovely bloggers! I love meeting other girls that blog and here are some of the lovely ladies at the event, you should check out their blogs!

Charlotte    Ellanora    Martyna    Karolina   Lauren

I even got an amazing goody bag at the end of the night AND a free nude pink cardigan - Winner! They are too kind!! *hugs* You can have a look at all the amazing new collection by Brave Soul HERE. I promise you won't be disappointed!! 

What do you think of the new range?


Monday, 10 September 2012

Weekend Outfits

Hey Dolls!

Just a quick post of my outfits this weekend :) I am usually not one to be out both nights at the weekend so I was quite impressed I managed to handle two nights of drinking!

On Friday I went to a band night in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. If you read my previous post, I picked up some new things from 'Hearts & Bows' in Manchester City Centre. I wore the leather skirt & nude pink shirt with the studded collar as you can see, teamed with my converse as it wasn't a super dressy night out. I love my new leather skirt & I think I will get loads of wear out of it.

On Saturday I went back to my home town and wore my standard tan wedges (can't get me out of them) and I picked up this white tunic style dress from Topshop in the sale for £18. I think it looked very Zara and for that price I can't really complain! I have also wanted a gold collar choker necklace for ages and at a recent blogger event I was told about a rose gold one in H&M which I went to have a look at. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it!

I had such a nice weekend hope everyone else did too!


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Addicted to Retail | Recent Purchases

Top Picture: (Top row) Cream boyfriend style blazer - Miss Guided, Vintage Army Jacket - Hearts & Bows (Bottom row) Leather skater style skirt - Hearts & Bows, Nude pink stud collar blouse - Hearts & Bows, Cream studded collar dress - Miss Guided. 

Middle Picture: Large rollers, Hoop earrings, Letter chain necklace, Cream ribbed peplum - all Primark.

Bottom Picture: Eylure lashes, Sally Hansen Insta dri, Bio Oil & freebies with Stylist & Shortlist magazines!

Hey Dolls,

Just a little post to show you what I have been buying lately! I've been a bit naughty and had a bit of a spree! I think I deserve it though considering I haven't had a holiday yet this year & I got myself a new job that I love - this is what I'm telling myself anyway!

I am loving Miss Guided at the moment and can't get enough of their new stuff! I'm sick of wearing my Zara leather jacket on a night out (as much as I love it) and I fancied a cream/white boyfriend style blazer to keep me warm. This blazer was only £25.99 !! You can get it HERE. I am also loving the studded collars at the minute so I picked up another Miss Guided dress in cream with the studded collar at £26.99 which you can get HERE.

I was walking through Manchester city centre on the way home last night, and came across 'Hearts & Bows' shop. This is similar to shop 'ARK', if you have heard of it! I absolutely love their stock and I could have bought everything. I managed to narrow it down to the vintage army jacket, leather racer skirt & studded edged collar nude pink blouse. This all came to around £72, which I think is really reasonable considering I got a whole outfit and a jacket. I'm going to wear them for a gig I'm going to this Friday and I don't know if I'm more excited about seeing the band or wearing my new attire, haha.

In Primark I got everything in the picture for £12!! Bargainell ! I needed some large rollers and gold hoops in general and then I have been desperate for a white/cream peplum top, so at £8 I couldn't really say no! If you are into your little charm necklaces, I picked up this letter 'A' one for £1.50 & they have lots of other cute charm necklaces to!

I also couldn't resist some beauty treats too! I decided after reading review after review on Bio Oil and the Sally Hansen 'Insta Dri', I should invest in these products. I haven't tried the 'Insta Dri' yet but I am loving life with the Bio Oil! I coated myself in it last night, and not only does it smell lush, my skin felt AMAZE this morning! I would suggest using it at night, before bed though as I was pretty greasy all night, eww. I got the standard lashes from Superdrug, as at the minute they have a 3 for £10 offer on so it was obviously a sign telling me to stock up 8). I got the individual lashes as well as my favourite going out strip lashes to wear for daytime. I have used these before I got my semi-permanent ones done and I really like them. Unfortunately after wearing semi-permanent for over a year, my eyes gave up on me and started reacting really badly so I had to sack that one off, and this is my alternative. I just threw the magazine & L'oreal youth serum samples in the picture as they were in with the rest of my shopping! See if they make me look any younger...hmm!

Hope you like my pieces!
Hope everyone is having a nice week, roll on Friday!

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