Sunday, 30 October 2011

OOTD- A lazy Sunday

This is an outfit of the day full of bargains. I'm not normally the kind of person that's good at picking things up in the sale, or finding the nice things in Primark but I think I might have turned a corner! I adore leopard print and I'm sure it will feature much more in my OOTD's, I think it's become my signature print- I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not! I picked up this coat in the River Island sale a few weeks ago after deciding I was never going to be able to afford a fur coat. It was £35 reduced from £90, I couldn't believe my luck! The trick is to make sure you know when the sale is going live, then make sure you log on as early in the morning as possible to get the bargains, this sold out the first day of the sale so I was incredibly lucky to get it. I know it's not to everyone's taste but I think it's gorgeous! 

The boots were another sale find, this time from New Look, they were reduced from £29.99 to £19.99 and with my student discount I got them for just £16.99. 

A close up picture of these beauties
The final bargain was this faux leather pleated skirt from Primark at just £14, as soon as I saw it I just knew it had to be mine. I wore it out last night and spotted two people wearing what I thought was this exact skirt however when I asked them it turns out they were wearing ones from Oasis which cost them £45! They look identical so you can imagine how chuffed I felt for having found one for such a bargain.

I hope you like today's location for my OOTD. It's an old Church near my house, something a bit different, however I did get a few odd looks from passers by wondering what I was doing being photographed there! 

Coat- River Island £35 
Jumper- Topshop £42
Skirt- Primark £14
Tights- Primark £2.50 
Boots- New Look £16.99
Cross Earrings- Urban Outfitters £10

Have you got any bargains recently? I hope I find more soon!


Friday, 28 October 2011

Winter Treats Haul

Here's a few things I picked up last time I went shopping. They are mainly from Primark, which I don't normally shop in, but they have got it so right with their latest Winter accessory line, I still can't get enough, I would like to pop back soon and see if they have a few more Pj sets in my size!

1) Fluffy, fleece lined Winter slipper socks

2) I love these novelty Christmas socks! I know it's only October but I couldn't resist- and how cute is that Penguin?!

 3) Cute Winter Pyjamas! Probably going to need an extra thick duvet if I wear these to bed 

4) A hot chocolate and my favourite magazine- I love Grazia!
Mug- Pastimes
Grazia Magazine- £1 this week only :)

I know it's early to be getting into the Winter Spirit but I really think Winter and the build up to Christmas is my favourite time of year (I'm not too keen on the few months after Christmas though!) 
Have you been getting into the Winter Spirit?


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Skin Care Haul

I thought I'd share some recent skincare additions I've bought over the past month, some are new and some I've re-purchased again and again- that's just how much I love them!

I've been using this for ages! I started incorporating this into my skincare regime long before I knew about blogging and long before I knew about the hype that surrounded it. It was my mum who actually introduced this to me a few years ago as I was having problems with my skin and I've been using it ever since! I have tried some products in between using this but nothing is as good, my skin feels softer and clearer after using this, I love it.

I've been using this once a week for a month now and I love this! It's a thick cream you put on your face before bed and when you wake up just wash it (or cleanse it) away and your skin feels so smooth and soft. I suffer from patches of extremely dry and sensitive skin on my face and this really helps it to recover.

I received a sample of this moisturiser when I used my face mask and now can't live without it! It's a bit pricey at £26 but it really makes makes my skin glow before make up! It has a releases a sheer tint as you rub it in but this has no coverage, you would still need to wear foundation or tinted moisturiser over the top. This is a lovely product!

These remove eye make up and mascara like a dream. It claims they also remove water proof mascara as well although I haven't tried this. They are surprisingly moisurising and non greasy. 

I've not tried these so I don't know how good they are but I hope they are alright for my skin! I only use face wipes when I come in from nights out so fingers crossed they work nicely :) 

What skin care products are you loving? What have you bought recently?

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

OOTD The Luxe Look

Today I went for the effortless 'Luxe' look. After admiring Lucy's Topshop jumper (I've linked this blog once before, I love it!)- for what seemed like forever, I finally decided I needed it for myself! It's so soft and I love the cute bow detail on the back- little things like that really make an outfit in my opinion. I paired it with a velvet skirt- also from Topshop. It's a really cute body-con skirt with a raised gold spot detail all over and I love the contrast between the baggy, comfy jumper and the smart, dressy skirt. This is exactly the kind of outfit that I adore. It's everyday glamorous, but it's created so easily by throwing on some key A/W pieces and without too much effort.

I know this skirt is going to be a staple piece in my Autumn/ Winter wardrobe because it goes with so many things. You can make it work in the daytime as I've done by pairing it with jumpers, long socks or tights, yet it could be accessorised and worn with heels for a cute evening outfit too.

On a side note, I'm still trying to find different backgrounds for my OOTD's. This one was taken outside my house so it was really convenient but I will try and take some pictures when I'm out and about- providing I find somewhere private enough to take a few photos! 

So what do you think? Do you like the 'Luxe' look?

Jumper- Topshop
Skirt- Topshop
Shoes- Topshop
Cross Necklace- Topshop
Tights- (unsure of where I bought these)
Bag - Miss Selfridge

I really didn't realise how Topshop- heavy this post was going to be today- as you can tell I really took advantage of the 20% off for students they were offering a little while ago!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Sometimes you just have to..

Every once in a while we all make a seemingly crazy, expensive purchase that makes us giddily happy, and after my 18th birthday that's exactly what I did. I bought the Alexander Mcqueen Silk Skull Scarf a few weeks ago and I adore it! McQueen is one of my favourite couture designers and it's so sad that he's not here any more. His gorgeous skull images are what caught my eye and for the longest time I've been lusting over his scarfs, knowing it would give me so much joy to say I own a piece of McQueen.

As you can imagine, it took me weeks to decide on which colour to go for but after pouring over the website again and again I decided upon the black version with flesh pink skulls. It's slightly more unusual than the Ivory and Black scarf (I would have loved this but couldn't justify spending the money on such an impractical colour!) but nonetheless it goes with so many clothes from my wardrobe!

I've been dying to do an OOTD to show you all but I've always been rushing out so haven't had time. I did however manage one quick photo before my camera died the other day (when it was hot in October, remember?!) so that will have to do for now. Here is the scarf in all its glory!

A better OOTD will follow I promise, I just wanted to give you all an idea of what it looks like on!