Sunday, 26 February 2012

Clothing haul.

I know I shouldn't of but I did. I was meant to be off shopping this month because its my birthday so I didn't see the point, but, I've gone and done it! In my defence these are things I really 'needed'. If you follow me on twitter you will know that I bought some flatform wedges, and I am head over heals (excuse the pun) in love with them! I repeatedly saw people talking about the ASOS ones but as a student I can't really justify paying £40 for shoes I might not wear too often, so I gave up on them. Until I found these bad boys...

shoes: £24.99 - H&M

I am in love they are, in my opinion, 10 times nicer than the ASOS ones with their leather wedge and swede shoe. When I spotted them in my local H&M you can't even imagine my excitement, especially when I saw the price.

I then went out with my wonderful flat mates (who are a terrible influence on my spending ban btw) for a little shopping trip to town and ended up picking out a few things on my wish lists.

I've been eyeing up this leather jacket for the longest time and thought as I have £50 to spare this month from my wages I would treat myself to an early birthday present. I also don't own a leather jacket, and as a wardrobe staple I think you will all agree this purchase was very much necessary.

leather jacket: £50 (with student discount) - Topshop

The second to last thing I picked up is yet another thing I've been lusting after for the past month. The speckled t-shirt dress from Topshop, which I found out today comes in six other colours (that means more money spending on my part). I love this little dress so so much it's unbelivably versatile which means i can justify buying it, and well it helps that its really pretty.

dress: £25 - Topshop

I also went out today and bought these gorgeous earrings. How lovely are these, I can't get over how in love with them I am!

earrings: £5 -Topshop

I've noticed from moving to uni that one, I definitely have an unhealthy addiction to shopping, two, that I spend way to much money on clothes and three, that its so much more satisfying to buy something your over the moon in love with than something you just like. Which has lead me to the conclusion that unless I have put a piece of clothing or, a pair of shoes on my wish list (I keep one updated on my phone) and they have stayed there for over 2 weeks I am not allowed to buy them. I'm hoping this new method of shopping will save me money, slow my addiction and in the long term get me a wardrobe that I absolutely adore. Oh, and I'm still sticking to my 'if I wear this once for every pound it cost me its totally worth it!' As you can see I'm very good at justifying my spending haha.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

summer wish list

summer wish list

I thought I would post a few of my current wish lists from polyvore. Its a bit of a mix of stuff and admittedly most of it is from topshop but I've been a bit addicted to them recently! Although, I also have been attracted to American Apparel and Urban Outfitters so maybe those wish lists will come later. Along with maybe a makeup one too. Apologies also that it is mainly all black, grey or white, those are the only colours I'm wearing at the moment.

black and grey wish list

Friday, 10 February 2012

Hair care favourites.

I was never massively into hair care until it was too late. Unfortunately for me that meant a pretty drastic hair cut and starting to treat my hair with a bit more TLC than I previously have done. I went from blow drying my hair and curling it every single morning to applying almost no heat to it at all and I will never go back! Now I am completely obsessed with hair care.

These are the products I use on a regular basis...

Aussie miracle hair insurance leave in conditioner- I have always had tangled hair and now all I can think while I try and get a knot out is 'how many hairs is this snapping' but after applying a few sprays of this stuff the comb glides right through. I have no idea if it really makes me hair any softer or in any better condition but the stress of untangling it being no more its worth the effort for me!

Aussie 3 minute miracle- I love this stuff so much, it's my life saver! I would use it as my everyday conditioner because it leave my hair so soft but that isn't good for your hair so I have to restrain myself to once a week. It smells absolutely incredible, which I think is half the reason I love it so much (I'm a sucker for a brilliant smelling product).

got2b guardian angel - I hardly ever use heat on my hair at all but when I do this is my go to heat protection. What else is there really to say? It keeps my hair safe if I ever put heat on it. It smells good. and I've run out of things to say haha. Its just a good product!

Herbal essences beautiful ends collection - The mask and the ends cream are hands down one of the best smelling products I own. The cream was my saviour when I had all my dead ends because it seals them up so they look non existent which is exactly what you want when you have hair as bad as mine was.

V05 oil - Initially I bought this because of the massive hype that surrounded it and I can honestly say I'm really glad I did. When I use it I just feel like I'm doing something good for my hair! It makes it really soft and is noticeably healthy looking. Also it is definitely cheaper than Moroccan oil (which I can't afford)!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

How I style...

The ways that people pick out their outfits has always interested me. Do they try on every combination they can think of before going for the one they love the most, do they pre-plan their outfits weeks in advance, do they just think in their head about what they fancy that day and then simply put it on and go? For some reason it seems that no-one ever talks about this kind of thing so I thought why not blog about it! For me everything happens on the day because my outfits tend to work around what I'm feeling like or the weather so nothing will ever be pre-planned with me. Although to be completely honest with you on the day that I choose to photograph my outfit this jacket was definitely not warm enough! Anyway, it all starts with one piece of clothing and this time it was a little jersey cream shirt I bought in Topshop last year because I wanted to have a collar on show.

Shirt: Topshop - (a year ago)

Then it comes to the fun bit, laying everything out! So, I take the one piece and lay it out on my bed ( in my room there is no where else to put it) and build my outfit around it. There is no other method to how I pick my outfits really the rest is simply whatever I feel like on the day.

Boots: Dorothy Perkins - £26
Jeans: Topshop Kirstens - £40
Scarf: Charity Shop - 50p
Bag: H&M - £7

I tend to be always be addicted to one bag so that's a given, but I tend to lay out my shoes and basic accessories with every thing too. The only thing I won't lay out if jewellery, not really sure why that is I just tend to put that all on afterwards.

Jacket: Topman - boyfirends
Hat: Topshop - £8
Jumper: Newlook - £20

As far as it goes my morning route of styling is nothing earth shattering but I thought the idea of knowing how people pick what they wear everyday was interesting, I'm just a tad nosey i guess.