And the sun has appeared! After a very, very long winter, spring has finally arrived. I’ve been trying to dress more summery recently with bright colours and floral patterns, but I’ve been slightly standing out due to the dreary weather. Now, fingers crossed, I’ll be able to dress more weather appropriate.
I’ve been super busy (I know, I know…) so I haven’t been able to blog much. I’ve been trying to get around to filming something too, but people who don’t blog don’t really get how long everything takes. If it’s an outfit post you need to put a bit of effort into the outfit, take the photos, edit and then upload the post. And when you’re filming, that takes 10 times longer, especially the editing side of things and then uploading on a super-slow broadband speed (Thanks EE!). I’d love to know how bloggers with a full-time job keep up the blogging on the side too, especially those with a 45min+ commute either way. I know there are ore and more full-time bloggers/Youtubers, who solely do this, but if you have a 9-5 job as well it can get a little draining. I’m an editor for an online retailer, so the last thing I want to do is create more content, and I hate doing anything half hearted…
Anyway, I don’t want to rant. Let’s have a look at the clothes! The midi/maxi floral dress was found in a charity shop last year. I love it, especially in the warmer months. The yellow jumper was a New York find, which makes it over a year old now (wow, I really want to go back to New York!). The boots are Topshop via eBay, and are soooo comfy. I have the black version too, which you’ve probably seen in an outfit picture or two, and I love to war them for work. Finally, the necklace is a Primark special and the lipstick is Ronnie Red by MAC… Lush.
Cream Tee – Men’s Primark
Crystal statement necklace – Primark
Grey Cardigan – H&M
Coral pink maxi skirt – Primark Brown heeled Chelsea boots – c/o Barratts
Lipstick – Ronnie Red by MAC
If you haven’t been watching my YouTube videos, you won’t have seen my new hair! I had it all cut off and to be honest I’m still getting used to it. It’s not that I necesarily wanted to go shorter, it’s just the ends were awfully dry and damaged, and I wanted my hair to get into better shape. Something dramatic needed to be done! Hopefully this will mean my hair will grow quicker and I’ll have long shiny locks in no time… Here’s to hoping!
I took a little trip to Primark and picked up this gorgeous coral maxi skirt. I actually have the same style in about 2 or 3 different colours, and they’re great for the warmer months (if it ever warms up…!). For now though, layer it up and pop on your favourite pair of boots. These were kindly given to me by Barratts, and the deep brown hue is great for a transitional wardrobe. The heel is perfect for me too; tall enough to add some height into the mix but chunky so they’re easy peasy to walk in.
I’m back on Youtube with a big old beauty haul! Because of all the 3 for 2 deals in boots and other newness, I seem to have bought quite a few things recently! I picked up a few bits from the new MAC Archie’s Girls collection, as well as the new MUA Undress Your Skin range. I also have gone a tad crazy on new drugstore lip and nail products… Well, go and have a look at my video to see what I’ve splurged on…
If you have a Youtube channel, leave your link in the comments! I’m after some new things to watch.
Black Faux Crocodile Bag – TK Maxx Red Oriental Dress – Topshop Black Sandals – Topshop Gold 3 Chain Necklace – Freedom at Topshop Lipstick – New York Apple by MAC
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a new bag a day? Unfortunately we don’t have this luxury (unless you’re a celebrity), but treating yourself to a new bag every now and then really improves your outfit… and mood! This gorgeous black bag from TK Maxx adds a touch of sophistication to my outfits, and really makes me feel grown up. After all, I am 25 now… Haha! I love the crocodile effect as well as the long shoulder straps, and the size is perfect for fitting all my bits and pieces in.
My mum got me the dress for my birthday; I adore the oriental floral print on the red fabric with the gold thread running through. Unfortunately, like most Topshop products, it’s not made amazingly well as the seams are starting to come away and the gold print keeps flaking off. It’s such as shame as I love Topshop (well, who doesn’t) but everything I buy never lasts long. Saying that, I’ll still buy from them!! I purchased the black sandals the other day, and I love wearing them with tights (after all, they probably won’t last until the summer)!
Baroque ombre blouse – Primark
Bright pink ribbon – Haberdashery!
Black maxi skirt – Vero Moda
Burgundy velvet loafers – Topshop
Lipstick – Girl About Town by MAC
Nails – Nails Inc. Chelsea (Purple) and Pinkie Pink for Breast Cancer Campaign
As me and Callum walked out of our flat to go outside for a spot of photography, we found Cat Cat in our building! He actually belongs to a family up the road, so I have no idea how he got in. He’s my favourite local cat though – he’s so friendly and fluffy!
I bought this blouse from the new Primark opposite to Tottenham Court Road Station a few weeks ago. If you haven’t visited definitely go and have a look – it’s totally different to any other Primark I’ve been to (well, most of it… the shoes are still a mess).
Still loving my new job! So, I’m very happy right now. Finally!