Tuesday, 18 September 2012

"Cover your eyes so you don't know the secret"

My hair is naturally pretty straight with a gentle wave if I don't blow dry it and I'm not particularly adventurous with it. So when one of my besties- Olivia offered to curl it for me before our night out yesterday I was pretty excited. With it being our last ever Fresher's Week (sob sob) it seemed the perfect opportunity. It took her a LONG time and I'm now convinced she must have the patience of a saint as there is so much of my hair.

 I felt so glamourous having my hair so BIG. As we were hitting the town I teamed my curls with this new playsuit from Primark which has a gorgeous cream coloured top panel with an embellished collar, cinched in at the waist with a slim belt and my trusty New Look heels- not bad for a highstreet outfit!

What do you think of the new hair 'do? Is it worth me investing in some curling tongs and can anyone suggest any good ones?

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Twist On The Trend

This is a bit of a different post to usual but something I'm really excited about. Earlier in the week Jess and Paloma from 'Cos it's the Bee's Knees contacted me and asked if I would be interested in being a part of a new blogger group in which we would each do our own take on a current trend and showcase them all together collectively on all of our blogs. Of course I jumped at the opportunity and the girls quickly told me that the first trend for me to do my take on would be 'berry shades' which cover burgundy, red. purple, pink and everything in-between.

The 'Twist On The Trend' group:

Top Row: Lizzie from The Dust on The Ground, Yours truly, Jane from The Tale of Two Buttons and Emily from The Tale of Two Buttons


Bottom Row: Paloma from 'Cos it's the Bee's Knees, Jess from 'Cos it's the Bee's Knees and Bree from The Urban Umbrella

Doesn't everyone look fab! It's really inspirational to see everyone wearing all different items that fit into the berry shades trend to suit all different levels of how smart/casual you want to be. This is going to be a fortnightly feature on all of our blogs so stay tuned to see more twists, it's also a really good opportunity to discover new bloggers that you wouldn't have found otherwise.

So, onto my outfit, I decided to use my trusty burgundy jeans from Miss Selfridge for this trend, they are really versatile. This H+M shirt is lovely and silky and contrasts with the deeper berry shade of the jeans quite well, It's always important to style your accessories/make-up around a trend too, so I painted my nails with my favourite shade for Autumn and a spot of Korres lip butter which is a lovely deep pink.

Blouse: H+M
Jeans: Miss Selfridge
Watch: ASOS
Nails: Nails inc in 'Piccadilly Circus'
Lips: Korres Lip Butter in 'Quince'

Hope you have enjoyed the first Twist On The Trend feature, be sure to check out these lovely ladies' blogs!

Friday, 14 September 2012

"Do you know where the wild things go?"

Sweater: H+M
Blouse: Primark
Jeans: ASOS
Loafers: Topshop

It's been a busy old week my end, moving into my new student house and getting unpacked + settled. Of course there has been time for a spot of shopping though, picked up this fluffy pink sweater yesterday in H+M, it's 40% angora so seriously soft and snuggly- ready for winter. Couldn't resist the peachy/salmon shade- hopefully will add a bit of colour to my winter wardrobe.The antics of my last freshers week begin tomorrow before it's time to get stuck into my dissertation (10,000 words eeek!). Anyone else excited about Strictly starting tomorrow?!

Got my eyes on a few new make-up bits so stay tuned over the weekend for a beauty haul!

Love this song by Alt J- slightly disturbing video though! My money is on them winning the Mercury Prize....

Friday, 7 September 2012

"Driving from the backseat, holding on too tightly"

Jeans: Miss Selfridge
Top: H+M
Beanie: Republic
Espadrilles: French Supermarket!
Bag: Urban Outfitters

Back to normality today! I'm actually getting quite excited about Autumn arriving so got out my favourite beanie to add a little something to one of my 'go-to' outfits. Can't go wrong with a stripe top! Wearing this today for going to do a spot of shopping and starting to pack my things up ready for moving back to Uni at Canterbury on Tuesday for my third and final year (how quickly did the summer go?!) also eagerly awaiting my new timetable to be released on Monday *please no 9am starts* Would any of you like me to do a post on anything Uni related? I've got my last couple of shifts at work over the weekend.

Love this song SO much by Lucy Rose! Her album is coming out on the 24th- really excited.....

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

France Part 2: The Places

This is the second and final part I'm doing about my holiday in France which I got back from last week. It was such a pretty area we stayed in- The Aveyron region? Anyone know it?

The pictures do most of the talking and felt the scenery deserved it's own post away from the outfits which you can see by clicking here or scrolling down to the post below.

These two above were taken at Cordes Sur Ciel - a really pretty typical French village which is built on a hill and the streets are all cobbled and the houses are a gorgeous sandstone. Such a nice place!

I took these two at the Chateau in the village where we stayed- Bournazel. It's currently in the process of being restored to it's former glory but it was still gorgeous and it's character shined through!

Off course no visit to France is complete without visiting one of their traditional markets which definitely put ours to shame. We visited this one which is held weekly in Villefranche De Rouergue in the central sqaure- so lovely to wander around and look at all the amazing fresh fruit and vegetables.

Najac- another hilly village with a spectacular Chateau!

The gorgeous houses in Bournazel- aren't the blue shutters lovely!

Hope you have all enjoyed these few pics! More posts coming this week :)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

France Part 1: The Outfits

Hi everyone! I'm back after my holiday to France. We stayed in the Aveyron region which is in the South/West. I had a lovely time, it was so nice soaking up a different culture and spending some time away from the usual day to day things! I thought that I would split it into two different posts rather than do one really long one- an outfit one which this one will be and the other will be places I visited and some of the nice photos I took.

After arriving on the first day to a sweltering 38 degrees the temperature never really went below 32 degrees every day so it was pretty hot! It was great to finally get my summer clothes out as there haven't been many opportunities in England this summer.

Outfit 1: ASOS Dress // Jack Wills Sunglasses
I had been lusting over this dress for weeks (and even featured it in a post of things I wanted!) so finally treated myself to it. It's difficult to tell from this picture but it has tiny sequins on the upper part that make up little daisys- VERY girly!!

Outfit 2: New Look Vest // H+M Shorts // Next Sandals
I'd originally planned on teaming this outfit with a cardigan but I definitely didn't need it! This was perfect for exploring picturesque French villages.

Playsuits and my hat!

Outfit 3: New Look Playsuit // Primark Belt // H+M Hat // Urban Outfitters Necklace
I actually bought this playsuit last summer and....it's from the kids department in New Look! Amazingly it fits (think they are pretty generous with their sizing!!) it's lovely and floaty though which was ideal for keeping me cool in the sun.

Outfit 4: H+M Playsuit // French Supermarket Espadrilles // H+M Hat
Another outfit featuring my very useful hat! The shoes I had to get whilst we were there as I hadn't taken any 'sensible' shoes and I'd under-estimated how hilly France was!

Hope everyone is ok, I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone's recent posts!