TOPSHOP A/W 15 London Fashion Week

Wednesday, 25 February 2015




So recently London Fashion Week has been the main topic on people's lips as everyone is wondering what the Autumn/ Winter trends for 2015 will be. There are some designers that let people at home see a live stream of their fashion show and Topshop was one of the ones that did do just that. This meant that anyone could see what the upcoming trends would be without having to step out of their front door, which is a pretty great thing for us who could not make it to fashion week. In this post I will run through what trends we saw in the Topshop A/W 15 show.

Fur


 

Faux Fur was definitely something that cropped up on the catwalk a few times. It's of course great for A/W as it keeps you lovely and warm, but it also looks very chic and expensive, when in fact this is of course fake fur( the way it should be in my opinion!). Wearing a fur coat can definitely add some oomph to an outfit and this beige colour seen at the Topshop show is a very easy colour to wear.

70s & Polo Neck Tops



It looks like the 70s trend is here to stay and so is the retro style polo tops. The ones seen here are long sleeved and made of a thin material. You can see in the first photo the polo top has that typical hippie, floral design to it and that burnt orange colour of the top really does scream 70s to me as does the pale blue, high waisted and wide legged trousers

Winter Florals

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Florals are typically seen as spring and summer prints, however Topshop changed that. By using slightly more muted colours for the flowers in the designs, they've made it a lot easier to rock florals in the colder months as the colours used are not so in your face or neon like, which they usually are for the warmer months.

Knee High Boots



It seems like the over the knee boot has now had it's moment as the knee high boot will be the one to wear this A/W 15. I find knee high boots way more wearable than otk boots because they flatter more figures as you don't have to be tall to wear them. If you buy a black pair then you will wear them all the time as they will give you the best protection from winter weather and black boots go with everything.

Check



Check is usually a popular trend that you see during autumn and winter. At Topshop they had a brown coloured print which is a very traditional colour as it makes me think of the type of print and colour Sherlock Holmes would wear. It's just got that classic heritage, countryside look to it. Also you can see the girls are wearing loafers which again is a very traditional vintage look. There were some flat ones like these red ones, but there were also some with a slight heel to them.

Petrol Green



I'm not sure if this is a proper trend that will happen, but in the show there were a few appearances of this really dark green colour, which I describe as petrol green (even though I'm not sure that's even correct haha). It's definitely winter's answer to green that's for sure and it's nice to see a different type of colour appear on a A/W catwalk.

Embroidery



The last trend I'm going to talk about is embroidery. There were some really lovely pieces with beaded details on black velvet material that made the clothes look so pretty and precious. Embroidery gives an outfit some elegance and sophistication, but because of all the incredible designs that are sewn onto the clothing it adds a bit of fun and personality to an outfit as well.

*All images are free from copyright and are free to use.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this post. I don't do fashion posts that often, but I though it would be nice to show you the outfits at the Topshop show, especially as it's a brand that more people can actually afford, unlike with designer brands.

Thanks for reading xxx 

Boot Collection: My Flat Boot Collection

Sunday, 22 February 2015




Not too long ago I talked about my bag collection and now that we are definitely well into winter I thought it would be fun to do a few posts about my boot collection as it will be spring before we even know it. In part 1 I'm going to talk about my flat boot collection as I feel they are definitely the essential type of boots to have as you need to wear them most days during this time of year.

The everyday, go with everything black boots


These low heeled black boots from New Look are definitely my most used pair of boots and they are also my most recent pair too. They go with pretty much any outfit and so if I have to rush out of the door I quickly put these on. They are still available now, so I will link them here.

The brown buckled boots


These are my only pair of brown boots that I have. I would described these as a hybrid between Chelsea boots and ankle style riding boots. They were from the teenage section of the Boden website, so they were a bit of an investment, however they are really good boots to have in your collection. I like that these are dark brown boots because for me they are a lot easier to wear than tan brown coloured boots as they go with more outfits.

The boots perfect for a rainy day


Ok first of all I apologise if you see any dirt on these boots and if you do the reason is because I only really wear these boots when we've had really bad rainy weather. I used to wear them as very casual everyday boots, but then I realised that they didn't really look that good on me, so now I don't wear them as much. They were from Asos but I can't remember what brand they were from, not that it actually matters now because you can't buy them any more haha. Let's just say I'm glad that I've found a good reason to wear these boots again now.

The biker boots


The trusty biker boots. I think everyone should have a pair of black biker boots. They are great for adding a bit of edge to an outfit with very little effort. These ones are quite baggy as well, so they give off this really relaxed vibe. Again because these are black they go with most outfits, however I think they look really great with jeans, especially ripped jeans.

What is your favourite style of boots to wear? I'd love to know.

Thank you so much for reading this blog post xxx

That's A Tune #26

Wednesday, 11 February 2015



This week's That's A Tune is Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin'), a reggae style song that makes you feel so uplifted and just really happy. Stevie Wonder is one of my most searched artists on Spotify and once I have searched for his songs I can spend ages listening to his music. He is just a legend and this song is amazing!








I hope you liked this post

Thanks for reading my blog xxx






YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain review

Sunday, 8 February 2015




I was lucky enough to receive some lovely gifts as stocking fillers last Christmas and this product was one of them. This is the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in the shade 7 Corail Aquatique. The glossy stain formula goes on like a typical gloss, but once you leave it for some time it turns into a lip stain and because of this the colour does go a bit darker than it does when you first put it on. At first this goes on a lovely coral pink colour, once it dries it turns into a darker pink, which is still a great colour, but bare in mind that there is a colour change. The applicator has a pointed shape to it, which means it makes the application really precise and pretty easy to get the hang of. You do need to apply 2 coats of this to get the full colourful and glossy impact you are expecting to see from it.


As you can see from the photos the packaging it really pretty, so you are definitely getting your money's worth when it comes to that. In terms of the product it is a lovely lip stain to wear as it feels and looks really great on, however I wouldn't say that you can't find anything else like this in the drugstore because I'm pretty sure you can. I'd say that if you can afford it great, but if you can't or don't want to buy it then I'm sure there are more affordable options out there, or you could ask for someone to give it to you as a present perhaps. It retails for £26- definitely a luxurious price tag so I'm very happy I have it and I do really, really like it.


What it looks like once it's applied.

I really hope you liked this review. If you have one of these tell me what you think of them, I'd love to know. 

Thanks for reading my blog xxx

January Beauty Favourites

Sunday, 1 February 2015




So it's monthly favourites time. I'm not just saying this, but I can't believe that the first month of this year has already gone, it's just crazy!  Anyway for this monthly favourites I have 3 products to talk about, so this will be a short but sweet post, but I hope you will enjoy reading it anyway.

My first favourite is the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. If you like silicon based skin products then you will like this. I do find that when I wear this my pores don't looks as bad as they normally do and it really does help to make your foundation go on so much smoother than it normally would. I did a more detailed review of it which I will link here if you want to read it.

Next is my trusty go-to brown eye liner, which I'm guessing I've talked about a lot already, but I really do love it. It's the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Khol eyeliner in the shade  102 Pure Espresso. The colour is a dark brown that's perfect for everyday wear if you don't feel like wearing black eye liner. Also if you prefer to smudge your eyeliner then it would be great for that too if you don't like wearing your eyeliner in a precise way.

Last but not least is one of the newest products I've bought recently and it's Boot's Natural Collection Eyeshadow in Milk Chocolate. Firstly I really like the name of this because I'm pretty much addicted to chocolate haha, secondly for the price of £1.99 it's such a brilliant eyeshadow! The longevity is really great, the pigmentation is surprisingly amazing and when you apply it it glides on so softly to give you a lovely wash of colour for the eyes. It's also a great crease colour which is handy if you want to do a bit of contouring around the eye area, let me tell you it's something I rely on doing as I kind of have hooded eyes. One last point- according to other bloggers this shade is a dupe for Mac's Cork eyeshadow(I think that's the one anyway, probably should of double checked that haha).

I really hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day! It's my birthday today which is kind of exciting, but it also makes me realise how fast time goes which is why you need to appreciate all the good things in life( sorry I must stop writing now!).

Thanks so much for reading my blog, it means a lot  :) xxx





The Perfect Winter Cover Up

Wednesday, 28 January 2015




I've been looking for a new winter coat/cover up that would be perfect to wear on these really chilly winter days and now that it's almost February the chances are that the weather will get rather cold. I was walking through Debenhams and out of the corner of my eye I spotted this gorgeous looking oversized cardi in the Topshop section. I tried it on and instantly loved it. Now as you can see on me this oversized cardi looks more like a coat and it feels incredibly warm to wear, so after some time to have a think I bought it. The reason why I had to think for a moment was because it was a little pricey at £38, however because it is so oversized on me I thought it was worth the money. Let's face it it's a coat (well at least if you are petite like me haha). I honestly recommend you buy this whether you wear it as an oversized cardi or as a coat, you will love it and get loads of wear out of it. I promise.


A slightly less professional shot of what it looks like close up haha.

I'll link it here so you can buy it on the Topshop website if you want (but you don't have to obviously haha).

I hope you liked this little fashion post.

Thanks for reading my blog xxx

That's A Tune #25

Saturday, 24 January 2015



I've heard this song quite a few times over the past weeks, but didn't really know what it was or who it was by, but I recognised that it has a sample of a Stevie Wonder song in it, so it caught my attention. It's 'Wish You Were Mine by Philip George. It's a really, really catchy dance song and I like it a lot! I like how they've used the lyrics and incorporated them into a more upbeat song. It's constantly in my head and I've found myself singing it loads of times. Take a listen for yourself and see what you think.


I hope you like the song.

Thanks for reading my blog :) xxx

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