Wednesday, 26 February 2014

OOTD | I've been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be

Lace Top - Charity Shop | Skirt - MissLuxe | Flats - Primark | Rings - Waiste & Primark | Lipstick - MAC "Russian Red"

Skater Maxi Skirts have become quite popular recently, so on the last day of January I purchased this lovely black pleated maxi skirt from MissLuxe for an amazing price of £15 (I'm almost certain this was the only one under £30). When it arrived I really really loved it, but I had nothing to pair it with, a week later in my two hour lunch break I found this beautiful lace polo top. I wore it with flats because I'm not a fan of heels and anything with a flatform made me look even shorter than I am! I matched the red flats with MAC's Russian Red and popped on a hair donut. I think monochrome always look good with a pop of red.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Wishlist | February

Feb Wishlist

This month I've been loving essentials and summer-esque bits

One : Monki 
Zosia Cardigan - I really love big oversized cardigans, this one from Monki is so similar to an American Apparel one that I like and is just as expensive! This would be so lovely to throw on in summer on a humid evening.

Two : Shell Pink Chiffon ShirtI really like the colour of this boxy blouse from New Look, a nice colour for spring. I'm really digging how long the sleeves are too. I think this blouse would look really nice with a black PVC mini skirt!

ThreeThe Jules Bag by Marc B - I was totally blown away by this beautiful burgundy Marc B bag when on the Topshop site. This is such a lovely every day bag that I would love to be carrying around with me in summer. I'd say burgundy is quite a versatile colour so this bag would probably go with every outfit. 

FourSevered Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn SchneiderI came across this book whilst on Amazon, it's about a a seventeen-year-old boy called Ezra Faulkner who some say has the "perfect life" until one day his life is turned upside down after a tragic car accident causing him to break his knees. He can no longer achieve his dream in the athletic career and is no longer popular. He then meets a girl called Cassidy Thorpe and she is someone who is unlike anyone Ezra has ever met and together they discover new adventures! I'm a sucker for a love story and nearly every review I've read on this book says that it's fairly similar to The Fault in Our Stars and I love that book so I think I'll thoroughly enjoy this one!

Five : Lucy Lace Bra - Triangle Lace Bras are the only things I see on Tumblr these days and everyone looks beautiful in them. I've put way too many triangle bra's in my wishlists to not have one by now, it's one of those things I always forgot to buy when I have money! I love how cute and dainty they look.

Six : Topshop Tika2 High Vamp Skaters - I've seen many different versions of these slip on's everywhere recently (I'm pretty sure their a dupe of someone's but I can't remember who!) I've really been loving how people have been styling them with jeans and printed pants. These ones are a bargain at £20 on Topshop, I love the croc effect and the mono colours which make them easy to wear with almost anything!

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

OOTD | To outplay is not to love

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Shirts - Primark / Necklace - Topshop / Boots - River Island / Lipstick - MAC 'Russian Red'

On Friday I spent my evening, night (& morning!) with Sian and Vanese. We got ready at Sian's - who has an awesome Nikon camera so of course I couldn't not take some good quality pictures, thanks Sian! I bought this crop top from Primark for £10. I never spend over £5 on a single item in Primark but this blouse was totally worth it. I wore Vanese's gold cat necklace that I got her from Topshop for Christmas and wore my skater skirt and belt from New Look, I can't resist a black and gold colour scheme! I saw some other shirts in Primark that I will definitely be going back for, I'm loving their new S/S stock. Even though summer isn't coming anytime soon it's still nice to be able to wear non-knitwear related items.

I've added a new "Shop My Closet" section on my blog. If you don't know what that is, it's where you can quite literally.. buy things from my closet! There's only a few things on there, I have more to add and I have even more items on Depop (username is "AllyRetro").

I've been loving lots of music recently, I've been loving Beyonce's new album (Partition has been on repeat for days!) I've also been loving Bombay Bicycle Club's new album "So Long, See You Tomorrow" one of my favourites from the album is "Come To", this song gives me massive nostalgic feelings, it's a really great song, have a listen.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

OOTD ft Mr Nutcase | Stop making a big deal out of the little things

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Cardigan, Leggings - Primark | Shirt - ASOS | Boots - River Island | Chain - H&M | Ring - Waiste | Case - Mr Nutcase*

Happy February! I've been meaning to feature this shirt Vanese got me for Christmas so I thought leggings with my boots would do the job! I paired it with my burgundy cardigan I bought last year in Primark. I do love this cardigan, I just wish it wasn't so bobbly, think I might need to invest in some more! 

My phonecase is from Mr Nutcase. I chose to do a customised one with this 3D cat design I found on Tumblr (and because of the 3D illusion, when I turn on my phone torch it lights up and looks super badass) and then I added "Feline Meow" as a sort of pun! I do wish there were more layouts when designing, but other than that everything else is brilliant. The quality of the case is really good, it doesn't look cheap or show any obvious outlines. The delivery was fast and if you like their Facebook page you get a free screen protector. You can get a case for almost anything that needs a case at an amazing price of only £15!

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