Tuesday, 18 December 2012

OOTD Oxblood and Fur

This season, I can't get enough of the colour 'Oxblood'. It's so rich and festive, and a lovely change from all the dark and dreary colours of Autumn/ Winter. I bought these shorts in Topshop in Manchester and I love them. I wanted some shorts I could wear with jumpers and tights during the day but that would also be nice dressed up for evenings and these fit the bill perfectly. Every Winter I seem to rediscover my obsession for Velvet and fur and this look encapsulates these two favourite things of mine.

The fur stole is also from Topshop and it looks great over thick knitwear and jumpers. You could also wear it with blazers and coats to give them a fresh look. Although I love it, it was £25 and I'm sure you could get one for less money in another high-street shop. That being said, I love wearing it and will look forward to layering it with different outfits as the months progress.

Also, if you can get hold of this nail colour (Essie- Leading Lady) then I highly recommend it! It's a gorgeous deep oxblood colour containing shimmer and glitter, I'll be including it in a beauty post shortly.

I think this is a perfect formal, yet casual outfit and I'll be wearing it a lot over the festive season! 

Do you have anything in the colour 'oxblood'? I've bought a couple more oxblood pieces recently so look out for them on my blog soon!


Jumper- Topshop (last year)
Fur Stole- Topshop (link!)
Velvet Shorts- Topshop (link!)
Heels- New Look
Watch- River Island
Cross Ring- Topshop
Metal Band Rings- ASOS
Spike Bracelet- Topshop
Nails- Essie Leading Lady

Monday, 17 December 2012

Review : Impress Nails

I thought I'd post a quick review of these Impress Nails before I go into town today. I received these nails in a goodie bag from a Little Black Dress event a few weeks ago and I waited until my acrylic nails needed to be taken off before trying them out.

I'm very 'impressed' with these (no pun intended!). As the packaging suggests, they are very quick and easy to use, with the total application taking about 5 minutes. They feel secure and are thick enough to hide my weak, thin nails underneath. Considering you don't need glue, these nails don't feel like they are going anywhere. I applied them Monday and other than a couple of mishaps where I have lost a nail, they were all still on by Friday. I just glued the two nails that fell off back on with a tiny bit of nail glue and I was good to go. 

A few people have asked me what nail varnish I used to do this effect, or even whether they were another set of acrylics, which shows how professional and realistic they look.

You can buy these nails from Boots for about £8-9 but I do think they are a little on the pricey side so I would wait for them to be on special offer before repurchasing. Overall I think they are great false nails, very quick and easy, and would be perfect for a special occasion like a wedding, prom or Christmas. I now have my acrylic nails back since I am home from university for Christmas but if I ever have a break from them and need my nails to look nice I would definitely buy these again.

Have you ever tried Impress nails? What do you think?



Sunday, 2 December 2012

Soft and Cosy

I just wanted to share with you all the cutest knitted bunny jumper I bought from Topshop a couple of weeks ago. It's so cosy and warm, perfect for the winter season and I'll definately be getting a lot of wear out of it! I really wanted a Christmas jumper but I think I might have missed the boat a bit so this will have to do for now. I love how cute it is and I always get a lot of compliments on it. It's a bit pricey but really worth it!

Aren't the little tails on the back adorable?

You can buy the jumper in the petite version like mine here (link!), or in the regular version here (link!). 

As a little update from me, I'm getting on fine at university, I'm getting more into it each week! I still love the course and have been looking into getting an internship over the Summer break next year to give me more experience in the Fashion industry, has anyone else done that kind of thing? I'm also heading up the social media aspect for an exciting new Fashion magazine that my University is starting up, it seems like a really exciting project so I'll let you all know when the blog and twitter for it are up and running! 

Hope you all had good weeks :) I can't wait for Christmas, expect lots more outfit posts when I'm home for the holidays! 


Jumper- Topshop