Monday, 2 November 2015

OOTD: Chopper biker tee and statement crystal collar necklace with Mac Viva Glam 1

Sorry for being MIA once again! As well as transitioning into life in a different part of the UK i have also been recovering from a shoulder operation - cue sleepless nights, coedine and a morphine overdose :)

However I have subsequently returned from the grave and I'm happy to say that I have settled into uni life and the routine of librabry, Lidl and laundry. Decorating my own space has been fun and I've collected a few homeware items and may do a post on personalising dorm rooms in the future.

Here is a classic Grace outfit, all black, aggressive biker tee shirt offset with a huge statement necklace and my favourite red lip - Mac viva glam 1. I find that some reds really don't look good with my hair colour and I end up looking a bit like an 80's stripper but this shade has just enough depth to it whilst still giving off the appearance of a classic red.

I am currently obsessed with these boots which I sourced from Zara via eBay, they're a really comfortable heel height for everyday wear and I love the patent leopard print in combination with printed tee shirts.

Today was supposed to be dedicated to reading the 338383949 journals I have to read for my English Literature course but instead I am proud to say my tumblr is now on point...

Sunday, 2 August 2015

OOTD: Harley Davidson tee and suede riding pants

So I'm aware that I have been very MIA from this blog for a while now - which I will mostly blame on A-level exams, however, laziness was also a key factor.

 I've started that stage of the summer where you decide to give yourself a life makeover and begin to deep clean your room, only to find that it is beyond saving and could do with being burnt down and rebuilt sims-style. This stage also involves a searching and meaningful evaluation of your personal style as you realise that you have been living in pyjamas or in my case - sleeping in and wearing the same pair of jeans for over a week.

I have decided to make a style mood board to inspire me again which I will be posting on this blog. In the meantime, here is an OOTD from last week. I have an obsession with collecting biker tee shirts and statement necklaces so this look is one I wear often. The vintage red Harley tee was bought off Depop and goes so well with MAC Viva glam 1 which happens to be my new favorite red!

The riding pants are a little difficult to see so apologies for the quality (impromptu iPhone photoshoot) but they're basically high-waisted brown suede leggings. The coin necklace is from Aliexpress and was around £3 but I have seen it on Shop Dixi and Depop for a lot more.

Hope you're having a good summer and here's to new beginnings!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

FOTD and OOTD: Motley Crue - Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Primark with Makeup Geek Vegas Lights Pigment

Top: Urban Outfitters, Jeans: Topshop, Cardigan: Primark, Boots: Primark, Necklace: Lyla Loves, Bag: Primark, Beanie Boohoo, Teddy coat: Topshop

Hey everyone!
Here is a wintery sort of OOTD featuring this Motley Crue tee shirt which I bought in the Urban Outfitters black Friday sale and have become obsessed with. This top is also featured in the Grunge date night outfits video on my Youtube channel so feel free to check it out.

I have to talk about this pigment though, lord above. Makeup Geek Vegas lights was beamed down by celestial alien gods. Yes its hella messy because it has no sifter but it is the perfect glittery copper shade that looks stunning on blue or green or any eyes to be honest. This is one of my favourite pigments at the moment so, buy it.

I layered this fluffy, speckled cardigan over it which is from Primark. This cardigan is amazing because not only is it super soft, it also has huge pockets which provide a cosy little pouch for my iphone. I think I have a problem with having to hold my phone constantly or at least being able to see it, does anyone else find it comforting to have that smooth screen within reach at all times of the day?

Primark also turned out the grey croc shoulder bag and these knee high boots which were reduced to £15 and provide the perfect amount of height for day time. I originally wanted a pair of over the knee boots but I felt I looked too much like this:

Whatever happened to Bratz dolls anyway? Did barbie sue them? Why did they not have a nose? So many important questions...

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

OOTD: The Birds Part II - Topshop, H&M, Aliexpress

Top: Aliexpress, Rings, H&M, Necklaces: H&M and Aliexpress, Jacket: Topshop, Jeans: Topshop, Boots: Aliexpress

Here's a quick OOTD featuring some things I got for Christmas, one of which is this unusual jumper from the wholesale website Aliexpress. It was only £10 but it's very unusual so I really like this piece! 

I always wear a lot of jewellery and my new favourite combination is the coin necklace, also from Aliexpress, stacked with this eagle necklace from H&M - another Christmas gift from my mum.

My best friend and I literally have no willpower and opened our presents on the 14th of December, her presents are always amazing and I was a shrieking mess throughout the ordeal. We also bought each other tattoos as an even earlier Christmas present which was very exciting. 

More information on my piercings and tattoos was requested so here is a link to a Youtube video with Charlotte explaining all the gory details!

Her mum bought me a Topshop gift card which I used to buy this leather jacket because I had been obsessing over it for weeks, part of my thing for white clothing at the moment. My lips is a rather questionable grey colour which I am undecided about, courtesy of Lime Crime Chinchilla.

Is it just me or does it feel like the Christmas and New Year excitement has died very suddenly? Now I'm back in college and there's talk of exam revision which I am so not emotionally prepared for. I just want to put on my fleeced, cuffed pyjamas and get back in bed!

P.S apologies for the photo sizing, the app I usually use to edit is glitching out...

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

OOTD: Holier - Perforated tee shirt, Topshop collar necklace, Leather pants

So Christmas was a five days ago now, it seems to have been over in a flash and I'm desperate to drag out the rest of this holiday as much as possible! 

This tee shirt is despised by my Mum who thinks it's hideous, which it sort of is but I have a tendency to gravitate towards ugly or abnormal pieces. Anyway, I found it in Matalan and decided to buy it because I rarely wear any colour. The floral design contrasts the sporty feel of the perforated material which is cool and I like how it has a dipped hem at the back which will be perfect with shorts in Summer, I know it's way off yet!

I am wearing it with a simple collar necklace from Topshop and my trusted coated jeans, also from Topshop... as are my boots, hey at least there was one non-Topshop item in this outfit!

My eyeshadow is Mac Cranberry blended out with Peaches blush also by Mac, I've been really into warm toned shadows lately and so I was super happy to get some new pans for Christmas to fill my palette. I will be uploading some makeup/beauty related posts soon so stay tuned.

Hope you all had an amazing Christmas xx