Friday, 27 February 2015


Skirt // Top // Heels - All Missguided 

Nude. Probably one of my favourite colours to wear, ever. As the nights are getting lighter (yay!) I'm totally obsessing over the build up to Summer already. I'm a massive sucker for pastel shades with lots of cream and nude so I when I clocked this outfit I decided I needed it to be mine. I was obviously on Missguided, where I spend most of my on line shopping browse time... and came across this Kim Kardashian-esque outfit. It's nude, its Kim K and it's pretty flattering - what's not to love!? I wanted it in every colour but then managed to contain myself and just go for the nude/camel. 

I've seen quite a few similar ones flying around on line, however I haven't felt the fabric of the other ones but I was pretty impressed with the quality of the Missguided one, considering it's so cheap and all. The skirt fabric is doubled over and its not that shiny, static, thin fabric I hate, which I was pretty happy about! There's nothing worse than buying an outfit, looking forward for it to come and then opening it up to find some flimsy piece of fabric that is about the same thickness as tissue paper. Just no. Luckily, Missguided always seem to get great quality for super affordable prices for impulsive forever spending shoppers like myself. Ker-ching.

 You can get the Ruched Seam Midi Skirt HERE and the matching Roll Neck Long Sleeve Crop Top HERE - both in the beaut nude/camel colour. Failing that, you can also get this little co-ord in white, grey and black if this colour isn't your thanggg. 

Do you love the Kim Kardashian inspo styles?

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Missguided Picks

All - Missguided

So it's slowly drawing closer to payday and I'm pretty sure I have nearly mentally spent all my money before it's even reached my account... what's new?! 
I'm heading away to Thailand next weekend and I couldn't be more excited, however I should be trying to save every penny and not looking at pretty clothes on line - but I need something to wear when I get back, right? As per usual, Missguided always has me hooked on their 'New In' page and I'm constantly scouring it daily to see what's just landed. I'm totally loving minimal pieces at the moment, as you can probably see from my picks. You really can't go wrong with simplistic cuts and styles which are perfect for dressing up or down, depending on the occasion. 

I'm thinking of getting this Slinky High Neck Maxi Dress before I go away, because not only does it have the most beautiful cross-over strap back, I always find a high neck front is super flattering and the side split adds a subtle sexy twist. I'm thinking perfect for roof top bars in Bangkok!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will probably realise that Kim Kardashian is my bae and I'm forever clicking on to her social media to drool over her latest outfits because I feel she always gets it on point. I would absolutely love to spend a day in her wardrobe trying on all her gorgeous stuff! Missguided have brought out these beautiful Longline Jersey Midi Skirts that are a Kimmy K dream and come in camel, grey, white and black. I think these are fab for S/S and will go with a ton of stuff making them a beaut wardrobe staple. I definitely need these in every colour! 

I follow blogger 'The Haute Pursuit' and fell in love with her gorgeous tie waist marl grey skirts (that she wears so well with Calvin's!). So I was super excited to see that MG had come up with something similar and in a dress form. I think the High Neck Tie Waist Midi Bodycon Dress is a great day to night dress and something I would wear for after work drinks or a day out shopping with the girls. 

Yet again, I'm lusting after another Kim Kardashian-esque piece. This gorgeous Ribbed Roll Neck Long Sleeve Bodycon Dress is not only super sexy and perfect for date night, it's only £25, which is a total bargain. I'm totally obsessed with everything camel/nude at the moment, so this is definitely high priority on my list! 

At the start of the year I am always on the lookout for minimal staple items that I can wear on and off throughout the year and won't go out of fashion. With MG being so affordable, it's great for picking up loads of simple pieces that you can throw on with something a bit more edgier. I love these two body suits - Long Sleeve Wrap Over Plunge Bodysuit  & Long Sleeve Turtle Neck Bodysuit  that will look great with a pair of high-waisted jeans or a flattering fitted midi skirt. 

Last but certainly not least, I always get a little bit excited when I see that MG have a new shoe collection out. All the styles are super on trend so pretty much every shoe makes it on to my wish list because it's too hard to choose! I am especially loving these white Peep Toe Heeled Mesh Boots (which also come in black) and the black Ankle Cuff Peep Toe Heels which I think are a perfect all year round shoe. 

What are your favourite Missguided pieces?

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Friday, 6 February 2015

The Work Out Plan

Nike Sports Bra* - JD Sports// Nike Epic Tights* - JD Sports// Nike Free Run 5.0* - Millets
I'm back! I haven't blogged for soo long and I'm super excited to get back into the swing of things. I was very lucky to get a snazzy new camera for Christmas meaning I can take some good quality pictures and not get annoyed every time I used my old camera when things came out rubbish! I think most bloggers can agree that having a good quality camera does make a world of difference to your blogs appearance, it's just super pricey *sigh* 

That aside, it's time to get back into a lot of of other things to...including the gym! When it comes to the gym, for me it's definitely a love/hate relationship. I love feeling fit and healthy after I've put in hard work at the gym, who doesn't? It's the slippery slope of the run up to Christmas that sets me off track, where I find myself swerving any sort of gym class/session because 1. It's too cold 2. I've just finished a stressful day at work and I'm tired 3. I just want to watch Elf and eat as much chocolate as I can. I don't totally hate my body by all means, but I am no where near in a shape I'd like to be at the moment and I need a tone up as I am going on holiday in less than a month (aghh)!

Helping me drag my lazy ass to the gym is always going to be a gym outfit that I am going to feel comfortable working out in. I like wearing black for the gym as its flattering and helps avoid any embarrassing sweat marks (eww). I was very lucky to receive some beaut gym wear from JD Sports and Millets that has definitely pushed me to go a few more times this week! All the gear, no idea springs to mind... 

I love a a simple look for the gym and the Nike Sports Bra and Nike Leggings are perfect for a classic monochrome look. Both bra and leggings are constructed from a sweat-wicking, Dri-FIT fabric to help keep you dry and comfortable when you are putting in work! The leggings are also super handy, featuring a small zip fastening on the back for keys, money etc. and an inner cord to adjust the waist band to your preference. I would definitely wear a top over the bra for the gym but I wanted to be able to show you the bra in more detail in the images. 

Personally I don't think you can go wrong with Nike when it comes to work out gear, which is why I also chose the well known Free Run 5.0 trainers to complete the look. In a classic black and white colourway, these trainers are my absolute favourites for the gym/running. They are SO comfy and make your feet feel like they are walking around in slippers - what's not to love?! They are perfect for those who want a lightweight and breathable shoe with maximum flexibility.

The Nike Sports Bra and Leggings can be found over on JD Sports and the Free Run 5.0's can be found over on the Millets website (I've linked all items under the images). I had never really looked on the Millets website before, but if you are after high quality work out gear for super affordable prices - you definitely need to check them out! 

Hopefully I will keep up the hard work at the gym running up to my Thailand travels and feel at least a little bit healthier by the time I take to the beach!
Is anyone else on a work out plan? 

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