Pinafores




Top - New Look
Pinafore - Topshop

I picked up this dress in Topshop a few weeks back, and whilst it makes me feel like I'm on my way to school, I actually really love it.

I was after the American Apparel cord circle skirt, but couldn't justify the price. This actually cost me £2 more, but it seemed somewhat ok for a dress. 

I look pretty miserable and tired in these photos, and for that I apologise. I've just got over what I think was a mix of flu and a really bad cold, and I'm just feeling pretty run down all the time. I now have two days off for the weekend so it's time to rest!

Wish List #12


I've not done a wish list post in a while (since November if we're being exact) so I thought now might be a nice time. That, and as of tomorrow I'm putting myself on a spending ban, so I can only wish. I seem to spend so much on things I don't really need. I seem to think that having the money to buy things means that I need to buy them, which certainly is not the case. 

The Monki tunic seems to simple and easy to wear, perfect for any season. Plus everyone needs another little black dress.

I've wanted these Topshop leggings for a while, despite never actually wearing leggings myself. Seeing other bloggers in these have just fuelled the lust for them! I've managed to find the black and white pairs in store recently, but not these ones.

I saw these in Zara yesterday (pretty sure they've been around for a while though) and fell in love.

I may have slipped up on this one, and actually purchased it after making this list. I've wanted a new nude-y coloured lipstick for a while, and MAC Creme Sheen is my favourite formula. 

Topshop Lipstick: Ohh La La & Rumour Has It






Ohh La La & Rumour Has It

I've been wanting to try out Tospshop lipsticks for a while, so when there was 20% off the other week I thought I may as well go for it.

Most of my lipsticks tend to be a pinky shade, none of them looking much different to the other, so here I opted for two slightly different colours. The first Ohh La La is a very orange toned lipstick. I wasn't sure whether it would actually suit me, given my hair colour and complexion, but it's actually not too bad. I'd describe it as a coral. The only problem being it seems to dry out my lips a bit. It may just be the time of year and the fact that my lips have been pretty dry recently anyway.

The second, Rumour Has It,  is a little closer to colours I'd usually wear. It comes out as a sort of dusty pink colour. It's not as pigmented as Ohh La La and the formula is a little 'shinier'. I thought I'd prefer this out of the two I picked, but there's something about it that I don't quite love. The swatch of it has come out a bit browner than it does on the lips too. It's still a nice shade, but there's no 'wow factor'.

And I elongated my lift home.





Jumper - Tesco Clothing
Skirt - Topshop
Scarf - H&M
Boots - ASOS

So, long time no outfit post! I finally have my camera back from Winchester and thankfully it's not raining today, meaning I can take outside photos. I do love dressing for Autumn. This jumper is a new favourite of mine, it's so comfy. Tesco really does do good clothing sometimes. 

I've gone from being essentially unemployed, to working a 40 hour week, so I suppose I'm doing quite well there. The only problem is with most of my friends being back at uni, I'm a bit lonely now. I really miss my uni friends too, the one downside of having left. I may just have to put out an advert for friends as everyone else seems too busy right now. 

I have a day off today. I was planning on going to see Pete but right now I'm sat in bed contemplating watching some Gossip Girl. 

I'm so happy to have my camera back, so expect more outfit posts soon! 

Wish List #8



 1. Topshop
 2. Topshop
 3. H&M
 4. Miss  Selfridge 
My clothes in the Winter (and I suppose all year if I'm honest) are usually very bland colour wise. I find it hard to dress in anything other than grey/black/cream, and I suppose this wish list isn't much of an exception.

I really like this Topshop shirt. I've wanted a striped one for a while and there's something about the shape of this one that I really like. I'm not sure though. Is £29 too much for a plain shirt?

These boots aren't really my usual style, a bit more masculine than normal. However they look so comfy and I've been toying with the idea of of buying them for a few weeks. I have yet to try them on, so I should probably do that first.

I love this H&M skirt, and surprisingly there's some colour going on! I have yet to find it in my size though, but as soon as I do I'll be snapping it up.

This skirt is a maxi version of a midi one I loved back in the summer. I rarely shop in Miss Selfridge but occasionally I can find this nice thing. 

Wish List #6



  1. Zara Shirt
  2. Topshop Shoes
  3. Mango Coat
  4. ASOS Trousers

This wishlist has a sort of 'back to school' feel about it, which is suppose is very fitting since I'll be back at uni very soon. I absolutely love the Zara shirt, it has a flower print with the names of the flowers and it's just so cute. It remind me something that a gardener might wear, but I still love it.

I've thought the Topshop shoes are really cute for a while now, plus I think they'd look great with all types of clothing. Plus if I popped some frilly socks on I could really pretend I was going back to school. Oh to be seven again.

I found this coat when Yvet posted about it. I think it's the perfect Autumn coat, a great colour and not too fancy.

The last piece of my wishlist is these ASOS trousers. I've wanted them for a while but they went out of stock in my size and they have yet to be re-stocked. As soon as they're back I'll be snatching them up! I have a similar pair in brown, but sadly they're now too small for me.

Tomorrow is my last shift at work, and as much as I complain about it, I'm really going to miss it. People are coming in for trial shifts soon and it's making me all sad about leaving. I don't want anyone else to have my job! 

Nail Polish Favourites


L-R :  Models Own - Sophie's Pink, Topshop - Gypsy Night, Models Own - Pink Fizz, Essie - Fiji, Models Own - Sterling Silver


I spent a lot of my time ignoring the 'no nail polish' rule at work in favour of buying lots of nail polish. I tend to go through phases where I wear the same colour non-stop for a while. I thought I'd do a post showcasing some of my favourites, whether they be old favourites or new comers.

First up is Models Own's Sophie's Pink. I'm pretty sure this is the first Models Own polish I purchased, around almost two years ago now. I love a good bright pink and I just think this shade is perfect. I need another one, but I can never seem to find this shade in store, and I've yet to get round to ordering it online.

I bought Gypsy Night from Topshop a few weeks ago as I had yet to own a black polish. I love the flecks of glitter in it and I think it'll be a favourite Winter polish. Unfortunately it takes quite a few coats to get it opaque, and when applied it seems to be more of a grey/brown than black as I'd hoped.

Models Own Pink Fizz is my favourite glitter polish. I love a good glitter polish and the colour of this one is great. Plus if I wear it as a glitter top coat, it keeps chipping at bay for a lot longer. Let's just not go into how long it takes to remove.

Essie's Fiji is the perfect colour in my eyes, and one I was searching for forever. Not quite nude, not quite pink, not quite white. It's the perfect shade for any season, and looks great with any skin tone! It's just a shame about the 'streaky' application.

I don't think Models Own Sterling Silver is actually anything special, yet it seems to be one I reach for quite a bit. It applies really well and although I tend to apply two coats, you can get away with just one. I was never really a fan of silver polishes until this one. I'm not sure what it is, but there's just something I seem to really like about it.

Obviously my favourite nail polishes change every now and then, but these are a few of my firm favourites that I go back to a lot.

Recent Purchases






 ASOS Backpack
 H&M Boots
 Topshop Jeans
 Tesco Clothing Jumper
 Topshop Peplum
The weather today, as Joey Tribbiani would say, is abysmal. I wanted to get an outfit post done but outside was a no-go, and I find it impossible to get good photos inside.

I did however pop into town this morning (stupidly, I got soaked). I only went out for a nice new notebook for uni but I came back with basically a new outfit. I'll warn you now, it's all very grey, but I suppose that's fitting considering the weather.

I also picked up the Origins Super Spot Remover as my skin seems to have taken a turn for the worse. For £13 and such a tiny bottle it had better work wonders! I caved and bought the Bidoderma makeup remover the other day, so maybe that has something to do with it. My skin doesn't take kindly to new products.

Wish List #4


 1 - Marc Jacobs
 2 - Topshop
 3- Louise Gray Topshop
 4- Topshop
 5- MAC in Politely Pink
This wishlist is very Topshop heavy today. I don't currently own any peplum tops, but I love these two, especially the grey boucle one. I think it'd look lovely with some jeans and boots.

For a while I lusted over the Michael Kors Rose Gold watch. However, this one has taken its place. It's a lot simpler but still beautiful. I've had to to try and resist temptation to treat myself.

Grey and White







  Shirt - H&M
  Tunic - Topshop
  Shoes - ASOS
  Necklace - H&M
I bought this grey tunic after spying Mel of MediaMarmalade posting about it. It's just what I've been looking for really, the perfect length, colour and style. I'm wearing it with my wonderful ASOS daisy shoes, which I adore.

I'm off out for a BBQ now so hopefully the weather will stay relatively nice for the evening. I need to pick up some sausages and burgers on the way, so I'd best get to it!

Wardrobe Staples #3 - The LBD


  Left to Right
  Topshop
  Zara
  ASOS
Number three in my series of, what I believe should be, wardrobe stables is the Little Black Dress. I've been on the hunt for the perfect LBD for a while now. I think I've finally found it in the shape of the Topshop one pictured above.

I'm a firm believer that the LBD should be quite simple. No frills, no lace, no embellishments. It exists as a versatile piece. It could be dressed up with some heels and jewellery for a night out. Or, alternatively, dressed down with tights and a denim jacket.

I little black dress should be suitable for all weathers. It's a go to item when you're not sure what to put on. It should never fail to be the main part of a wonderful outfit.

The three above fit my requirements for an LBD. They're all versatile, simple, and most importantly, they all look incredibly comfortable!

Wishlist #3


This is a pretty boring wish list post as they go. I'm trying to limit myself to only buying things that I could wear time and time again. Hence why I've been attracted to grey and black dresses which could be worn in all weather. I think I need to pop into Topshop and try and hunt down the grey one. I need it in my life right now.

The shoes, on the other hand, are much more colourful. I absolutely adore the velvet ones. I think they'd look great with jeans, or with a sparkly dress for a fancy party (not that I go to any of those).
I have mixed thoughts on the boots. I love the colour, I'm just not sure it works on boots which are more suited to winter. They're still nice to look at though.

I want to try and get an outfit post in before I leave for Newquay, but I'm working all weekend. I have a new skirt which I fancy showing off, it may have to wait for five days though.

Wardrobe Staples #2 - Denim Jacket


  Left to Right
  Topshop - £40
  New Look - £17.99
  ASOS - £38
Number two on my list of 'wardrobe staples' is the denim jacket. It's always tricky in England. Once winter is over, it's too warm for coats, but too cold go bare armed. The denimm jacket is great for beating this problem.

I hate to say that I didn't actually own one until this beginning of this year, but since then it has been an outfit saver! Mine only cost me around £15 from New Look, and whilst it's not the best or the prettiest, it does the job.

I love the style of the ASOS one I posted, the slouchier, boyfriend style looks really comfy. Not to mention it would fit over layers in chillier weather.

Roses




Blouse - Motel @ ASOS
Skirt - H&M
Boots - Topshop
Socks - Primark

There is something very very wrong about wearing tights in June. I'm not a fan, I hate tights at the best of times anyway. I think the socks/boots combo would look much better sans tights, but I can't control the weather. After my 11 days in a row at work, I'm finally free for just over a week! I've spent the past two days lounging around watching Gossip Girl and not doing much else. I popped into my street party on Monday and there was a lot of bunting, a lot of food and a lot of people that I never even knew lived on my road.

It's my Dad's wedding tomorrow and I think I'm all organised now. I'm getting my nails done in about an hour, then going out for dinner with the family. I'd love it if the weather perked up a bit for it, but I'm not counting on it. Then Saturday I'm off to Portugal for a week, I cannot wait for some sun! I've yet to pack as I'm really quite lazy, and I'm surprised at the lack of holiday purchases I've made this year. It's good though, I always over pack.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of this week. I've definitely lost track of days with all that is going on!

Daisy Daisy




Top - Topshop
Skirt - Miss Selfridge
Shoes - ASOS

There's definitely been a lack of posts recently. I apologise. When I've not been at uni I've been spending most of my time at work. The lack of staff and a manager has made it so so hectic, it's nice to get a break from wearing my 'Ice Cold Costa' shirt. After months of waiting, the sun seems to have finally made an appearance in the UK. This gave me the chance to wear this lovely skirt which Pete bought me for my birthday. I teamed it with my beloved daisy ASOS shoes. If you follow my twitter or instagram you'll probably have seen me post about them a couple of week ago.

I've only got one more day left before I've finished my first year at uni. It's crazy how quickly it has passed by. Today we got assigned our roles for next year. I've been given the role of 'Sports Photographer', which came as a massive surprise as my interests couldn't be further from sports. I also get to write a kind of 'fish out of water' feature about my experiences working on sports. Although I'm probably one of the worst people to pick for sports, I actually think it could be rather fun. I've been set a task over summer to photograph cricket matches as surfing, which should be used on the website new year.

I'm popping out this evening for a friend's birthday, before getting an early night as, guess what, I have work tomorrow. What a surprise.

I hope you're all out enjoying the sun. Make the most of it before is disappears again!

Green Lace



Top - Topshop
Jeans - Zara

I've not done an outfit post in a while, mainly because my camera still isn't working properly. It's nice being off for Easter now, though all I seem to have done in the past few days is eat. Saturday I went to my nan's which means lots and lots and lots of food. Then Sunday I accidentally ended up having two dinners.

I've got work this afternoon, then I'm going out for Wagamama (my second one in three days), can't wait for my Katsu curry! Then off to the pub.

I've not really got much else to say today, hopefully something interesting will happen in my life soon!

Denim



Skirt - River Island
Top- New Look
Jacket - New Look
Shoes - Topshop

In true British style I'm going to start by saying how great the weather has been the past week. I missed out on the sun over the weekend as I was working, so even just being outside on my way to uni today was a treat. I started out the day in tights but they were swiftly removed once I got to uni. My legs haven't seen daylight since October so they're incredibly pale. I never tan anyway so I might have to brave the fake tan soon, I hate it, but in shorts and shorter skirts my legs and blinding.

Despite losing one hour of sleep the clocks going forward is great. Normally I get home from uni around 5:30/6ish and it's dark. Today I was able to get my outfit photos done in daylight. So nice. I don't finish uni for another week and a half so I really really hope the weather stays nice for me. Knowing my luck it won't.

I hope you're all out enjoying the sun whilst you can!

Wish


Every time I look at my bank balance my heart sinks. I've spent far too much money recently so I'm trying really hard to cut down. That means a lot more lusting over items and far less actually buying them. I fell in love with the ASOS elephant shirt today, I have swan one and wear it all the time, and elephants are my favourite animal. It was to hard to resist but I think I might treat myself to it in a couple of weeks. I'll probably by the shorts once it starts getting warmer, as I still have a gift card so that's not cheating. Might stick the Zara bag and Topshop shirt on my birthday list. 

I've spent the past few months searching for shoes for my Dad's wedding. I found a beautiful Zara pair but they went out of stock in a flash. These ASOS ones look really comfy, though I'm not a fan of thin heels. I'm also unsure of whether the colour would go with my dress. I might order them and try them on.

Once again, South West Trains haven't failed to disappoint. I didn't go into uni once again due to delayed trains. I did finish tomorrow's seminar paper though, so it wasn't all bad. Bar getting some work done, I've spent most of my day sat in bed, watching Gilmore Girls. I'm now halfway through series 5, so soon enough I'll be back to the start again.

Hopefully trains will be all up and running tomorrow and I'll actually make it into uni. I hope you all enjoy your weeks.

Friday








Blazer - Zara
Top - New Look
Skirt - Topshop
Shoes - ASOS


I seem to have lived in this blazer since I bought it last week. I've been wearing a lot of black and white recently, which is strange as I'm really not a fan of black. I'm in love with my new shoes. The heel, the velevet, the shape, plus they seem to be quite comfy.

I made the mistake of washing my hair about an hour ago, meaning it's wet in these photos and will most likely still be wet when I go out later. I'm going to Bristol to see my best friend for the weekend, I'm very excited. It's weird her not being around all the time and I hate doing anything without her.

The weather was so beautiful yesterday, blue sky and really warm. I was a bit disappointed when I woke up today and the sky was grey.  Nice weather always puts me in such a good mood so I can't wait for spring. I don't really like summer all that much, mainly because it's always a bit of a let-down, it rains, I never do as much as I'd hoped. Whereas during spring you still have lots to look forward to and the weather is relatively nice.

I now need to sort my things out for this weekend, make sure I remember my phone charger, makeup wipes, other things I'll probably forget if I don't do it right now. Hope you all have lovely weekends.