Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spring Ready

Whilst I cannot quite go as far as saying that Spring has sprung yet here in the UK, I can safely say that I'm ready for a bit of warmer weather now; with my pink coat making a reappearance in my wardrobe. It is, actually, surprisingly warm- the temperatures have risen a little here, but a coat is still necessary. A hood would be a bonus though, I got caught in a rain storm on my way back to the train station and ended up with eyeliner and mascara running down my face! This look is quite dressy and I probably wouldn't survive in the heels all day- but I think the roll neck top would look great with jeans too, and some loafers for a more casual look.

Pink Coat- Missguided
Roll Neck Top- New Look
Pleated Skirt- Missguided (similar)
Heeled Boots- New Look (similar)
Earrings- Topshop (similar)
Layered Necklace- Primark 

Have a good week! :) 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Three Days in Spain

Hello everybody! 

 I mentioned my trip to Spain a few posts ago, as it was one of the things I was most looking forward to for this year. I got back on the friday, which gave me the last couple of days before Monday to cram in some revision for my mocks! I had such a good couple of days, and spoke loads of Spanish- which was really what the whole trip was for, and of course took a ridiculous amount of photos- which I thought I'd cram into a post for any of you who are maybe visiting Spain soon or those of you who enjoy travel posts. ps. I'm sorry about the complete random arrangement of photos, most of them don't line up with the text at all, but I hope you enjoy them anyway! 
 
We were staying in Huelva, so we did of course spend a day in Seville- which is such a beautiful city. We had tapas in one of the main plazas- sitting under a heater, it was a lot colder than we had expected! After wandering around for a bit we went into the Plaza de Espana, which you can see in the next couple of collages. If you are ever in Seville, its definitely one you don't want to miss out on- it was amazing!
 After a busy day in the city, we wanted to go somewhere a bit quieter and with more locals- so we drove up to a village in the mountains called Arecena. It was completely empty for the most part, so we had a leisurely lunch and then walked up to the castle. As you can see, in the top left picture, the views were amazing- I did almost blow off that edge though, it was so windy!
 The last day was spent doing a bit of shopping and later on by the beach- where we had coffee watching the sun go down, which was just beautiful. I would kill to have such an amazing beach so nearby!
All in all it was such a lovely trip, I really enjoyed my first time in Spain! Thanks for reading! 

Have you ever been to Spain?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Wrapped Up





Leggings- New Look
Tee Shirt- Primark
Cardigan- Missguided 
Chelsea Boots- River Island (old)
Rings- Primark
Necklace- Taylored Jewellery

You may have noticed that one of my favourite looks for this winter has been monochrome- making these leggings one of my favourite pieces this month. I like to pair them with a plain oversized tee along with my fluffy oversized cardigan to keep me warm and, you guessed it, my black chelsea boots. For jewellery I stacked on some gold rings and paired them with a simple silver necklace from Taylored Jewellery.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Snow Day

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, we had quite a bit of snow here in the UK during the last weeks of January- and although it has now all melted, unfortunately, I really wanted to share with you some of the pictures I took on a snow day off school. I love the way snow reflects the light and looks so crisp and luminous in pictures- trudging up the hill was worth it for the photos, I think! 


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Nudist

 I've made a quick transition from berry and dark lips to nude lips recently, maybe I'm subconsciously preparing for Spring- anyone else excited? 
I had put this Mac Lip Liner on my Christmas list, in the shade spice, in the hope that it would convert me to nude lips (I'm definitely more into my reds and purples) and it really has! It has a slightly dusky pink tone to it, I think, which goes with any make-up look and really warms up the face. It took me a while to put on the first couple of times I used it (I'm still quite new to lip liners!) but now I can do it a little faster, and once it's on- it really doesn't budge. As you can see, it has a matte finish, which also adds to the staying power- but I haven't found this at all drying; especially if you put some lip balm on beforehand. At £12.50, I do think it's pretty expensive- but seeing as it's such a wearable shade, I think it's worth the money.

Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

My January

-The first snow day of 2015! Yes, we finally got some proper snow, after several flurries of pathetic sleet. We had about 5 inches on Thursday; enough for 2 whole days off school (woop!).

- I've been obsessing about Pinterest more than ever before, and came across this little quote about kindness which I really liked. If you want to follow me (I'll forewarn you that 95% of my pins are pictures of french bulldogs and over ambitious DIYs!) you can do so here

-The Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil I received for Christmas has quickly become my go to lipstick. I'm in love with the matte finish it gives and I just think it can brighten up any outfit/tired looking face! 

-Something I haven't mentioned on my blog yet is the 4 day trip to Austria that I went on with school last week! We stayed in Salzburg, where we performed several concerts and workshops and had plenty of time for sightseeing and meandering around the beautiful city. I went completely overboard with pictures, but here's just one of the markets in the town centre.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Urban Lines



As you can see, I finally gave in to the hype of ripped jeans- after debating for a while whether to splurge on the £40 Topshop pair or nip into Primark instead. I went for the £7 Primark ones in the end, and attacked them with scissors to create the rips on the knees (I tried my best!). I'm definitely more of a leggings girl, so the cheaper option seemed more sensible! I bought the Topshop shirt a few sizes bigger, mostly because it was the only one left in the store, but also because I think it gives the outfit a more relaxed look- with the shirt a little baggy. 

Jeans- Primark
Shirt- Topshop
Chelsea Boots- River Island