Bag Collection- Small Bags

Saturday, 27 September 2014

I've always wanted to do some sort of collection post, but I have never got round to doing it before. I love watching people's bag and shoe collections on Youtube and I love reading blog posts about them. So today I thought I would show you the first part of my bag collection. As you can see from the title all of these are my small bags that I use either for evenings out or day to day if I only want to carry a few things.

This first bag is a classic monochrome bag from New Look. I do really like this bag but I should whip it out more really, especially now that the 60s are in fashion and this is a very 60s looking bag. I think the only reason why I don't use it as often as I should is because I like to be able to stuff tons of useless things I don't need in my bag, which you can't do with small bags. Maybe that's a good thing though as it could teach me to only bring the things I really need with me. I do still love this bag though.

This next bag was a gift and it has a beautiful quilted design with a huge rose in the middle of it. I think it's really cute and quite versatile as you could get away with wearing it day or night as it's quite a fancy bag, but it's still definitely day time appropriate. It was from Dorothy Perkins which is a shop that does sell really nice accessories, especially bags.

Another bag that was a gift was this Guess one. This bag is very noughties in style but I think I can just about still get away with wearing it for evening and nights out. It has a colour combo of black, silver and brown with a giant chain metal strap, which in some way is good as it won't fall off your shoulder easily. Also the giant zip means that your contents of your bag are very well protected, which is always useful.

This was the clutch bag I wore to my prom a few years ago and I adore it. I love how simple it looks, but yet there's still a bit of detail to it with the subtle snakeskin print going on. Plus the gold detail on the top of the bag adds some metallic definition to it.

Ok so this bag is probably the cheapest bag I own. There's a shop in the UK called Shaws that sells things like pillow cases, duvets and those kind of things. One time I went in there with my mum to pick up something and I noticed they were selling these really lovely sequin bags. They had three colours- white, black and silver, so I went for the white one. Not only is it really pretty but it only cost £2.99! This is a great evening bag and even though it's about six years old I think, I can still use it now for nights out and it looks great.

So now we have the first handbag that I ever received. I got this when I was 11 and I just done some of my end of year exams. It's such a cute Radley bag and what really made me choose this bag was that it has the Radley dog attached to it, of course. I used to wear this bag all the time when I was younger, now I use it for special occasions and more formal events.

The tiniest bag I have is this across body bag from New Look. I use this mainly when I'm just popping out for a walk or if I feel like going to the shops to buy some chocolate or sweets as it's the perfect sized bag to carry essentials like your change, a couple of notes, your phone and of course your keys, unless you want to be stuck outside haha. I like the colour combination of the cream and black as it's a little different to the usual black and white scenario.

Lastly we have this safari style bag that I tend to use in the summer just because it looks more summery compared to the other bags. You can actually carry quite a few things in here even though it's still a small bag  as it has a bit of stretchability to it (is that even a word, I don't know, but I like the sound of it haha).

I really hope you enjoyed this bag collection post. I'll be back with a collection of my large bags soon, but I may put up a few posts before then.

See you soon. xxx

An Autumn OOTD and FOTD

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Here is an outfit that I thought would be well suited for a unusually warm Autumn day. I know it's a mirror selfie, but it will do haha.
Denim Jacket- Topshop
Top- Esprit
Leggings- from the Jonnie B range at Boden
Shoes- Topshop

My makeup had sort of worn off at this point, but throughout the day I wore the Bourjois Happy Light Foundation, the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, the L'Oreal Infalliable Eyeshadow in Sahara Treasure (which you can't really see because of my hooded eyes) and the Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama Mascara.

I hope you enjoyed this post

See you soon xxx 

That's A Tune #13

Monday, 22 September 2014

I only recently discovered this song even though it's a song by Queen. I have their Greatest Hits album on my ipod but I guess I never really chose to listen to 'Hammer To Fall' before, but as soon as I heard it on the radio not too long ago, I could not stop listening to it, it's brilliant! It's an epic rock song by an epic rock band, what more can I say really. Have a listen, I'm sure you will love it too.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

See you soon xxx

Real Techniques Mini Brush Trio Overview

Thursday, 18 September 2014

I saw this little brush set in Superdrug and I just had to pick it up. It comes packed with three mini brushes from the Real Techniques collection. There's the mini face brush, the mini shading brush and the mini foundation brush. My idea is to take these brushes with me when I'm travelling or when I have to reapply my makeup on the go. I'm going to use the mini face brush as my powder brush as it can actually pick up plenty of product even though it is small. The mini shading brush will be my on the go eye shadow brush to pack the colour onto my eyes quickly but I think I'm going to use the mini foundation brush as a brush to blend in my concealer as I find it a bit too small to use for my normal foundation application. However that doesn't matter too much as most of the time I put my foundation on using my fingers anyway. In terms of strength the brushes last well when washed as none of the bristles have fallen out so far, which I know wouldn't have happened anyway because Real Techniques brushes are such great quality. They perform so well for affordable makeup brushes. I really recommend these brushes a lot as they perform brilliantly well and they are the perfect size to pop in your bag wherever you are heading off to.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

See you soon xxx

That's A Tune #12

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

I only just discovered this song yesterday and I can't stop listening to it. 'New Flame' is a  relatively new song by Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross. I think this is the best song Chris Brown has come out with in a while. It reminds me of some of the older R&B songs that you used to hear a few years ago.Chris and Ushers voices sound so good together as their voices blend so well, which is one of the reasons why this song sounds so great. The other is that the melody is really catchy. It's been in my head ever since I first listened to it.

What songs have you been loving recently?
I hope you liked this post!

See you soon. xxx

A Look at some of the A/W 14 Fashion Trends

Friday, 12 September 2014

I know that everyone is now talking about what the trends are for S/S 15, but for us everyday people who don't work in the fashion industry, we are still concentrating on the current A/W 14 trends.


Red is a great colour for Autumn and Winter as it's a sophisticated colour that completely reminds you of this time of year with it being the key colour of Christmas and all (yep I said the word already). Dark red shades are the main focus of this trend. Blood red, or more vampy red shades are mainly shown in these photos, with the exception of the lighter dress worn in the middle of the second photo. Personally I'm not a big fan of dark, vampy shades, or even dark reds for that matter as I usually gravitate towards more orange red shades, but I will try to give this trend a go by probably wearing a red top. I'm not confident to wear an all red outfit just yet.


This is my favourite trend of the lot. I loooove the 60s style. If you're like me and you have an almost completely straight body with no curves, then this is the perfect silhouette for you to wear as most dresses are very A Lined in shape, so it compliments that kind of body shape. Obviously it doesn't matter what you look like you can wear whatever you want, but for me this look suits my shape.I adore the shift dresses, the high leg boots and the lady like bags that are shown here. It's just as very pretty and girly look. As you can see from above you can mix this style with anything, from monocrome to pastels, geometric shapes to metallics, you can really broaden your look.


This is a hippy but girly look that has an element of 70s style to it. With floaty fabrics and really pretty woodland and floral designs, this look is very apt for the ever changing look of nature that goes on during this time of year. I love the clash of textures that are going on here, with thinner materials for the dresses, but more heavier materials for the cover ups , like the short black coat and the long grey cardi that resembles the shape of a kimono, which we all know was ridiculously popular in the summer. It's a very romantic look. Plus these clothes look very comfy to wear whilst being very stylish at the same time.

Disclaimer- All photos from Google Images

I really hope you enjoyed this post. I haven't done anything like this before so let me know what you think.

See you soon xxx

That's A Tune #11

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

I've been listening to a lot of Janet Jackson songs recently, but I couldn't pick just one song to tell you about, so I decided to show you a mega mix that I found of her songs. When you type in 'Janet Jackson Megamix' loads of results come up, but this is definitely the best one to listen to, it's brilliant! I love Janet's sound. Her music is a mixture of dance R&B songs and slow, more soul like love songs. Check out this megamix, you'll love it and even if you don't know many of her songs, you will get a flavour of a few of them by watching this video.

I hope you enjoyed this post :)

See you soon xxx

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