MINI RIVER ISLAND WISHLIST


This week I've spotted some really trendy-looking products in my local River Island store, and they're definitely going to be my pay-day treats! Whenever I spot something, I always mentally note it down to show you guys what I've been loving, and this particular week it's River Island - as they're knocking it out of the park with their new arrivals! From shoes to sunglasses, bags to clothes there's something for every season and occasion. I also love how you can style each thing with something completely random and different, that can be worn time and time again. Although I do love trends and fashion comes and goes, I'm an absolute avid bargain-hunter, I like to know that I'm getting my monies worth. That's why when it comes to spending, I ask myself, will I get my wear out of this item? Well, all of the above tick the right boxes....

THE TOPSHOP TWO-PIECE | CO-ORDINATES


I may have found the ultimate two-piece co-ordinates. Topshop, you've done it again! It all began with a dreary monday afternoon (this is starting to sound like a story?! oops) which lead to a spot of internet browsing. I was instantly brightened up when I clicked on to the Topshop co-ordinates page, where amongst the smart/casual sets, and spotted this beautiful ensemble. I would say that it was most definitely 'love at first sight' purchase, which I really need to stop myself doing! However, the intricate detail on the clothing really appealed to me, as I think it makes it look truly unique and different. Then of course, there's the striking electric blue, pop of colour - it's certainly one way to stand out on a night on the town! I love how it looks super smart, yet it's also a casual off-duty look as it shows a bit of skin, without being too revealing....

FESTIVAL FEVER | PART TWO


Hi guys! This is the final post of my three-part 'festival fever' fashion series, brimming full of ideas as to what you can wear for any festival, be it Glastonbury, V Festival or the infamous Leeds/Reading Fest. Not everything is to most people's tastes, however, you can just take elements of each outfit away - such as a the shoes, a kimono or even a pair of sunglasses. It's just to give some inspiration to those that need it, otherwise you could always go for a classic pair of denim shorts and wellies! Comfort is key, as you must take into consideration what the weather may be like....

FESTIVAL FEVER | PART ONE


June is nearing it's end, and we all know what that means. Yes, the height of Summer, but it also means it's festival season! It's time to dust down last year's kimonos (or buy new ones!) grab a floral hair garland and enjoy the live music. This year will be my first festival - and I'm SO excited! I will be going to V Festival on the 16th of August, and I can't wait. As you can probably tell, I'm already styling my festival outfits! I think I've picked the best year yet to go, as my childhood love Justin Timberlake will be prancing about on the headliner stage doing his swooning, and then favourite Bastille will be rocking it out - best of both worlds! I want to look good, but be comfortable and not too sweaty or cold at the same time, because who knows what the great British weather will deliver! This is a three-part series of different outfits that I have chosen for my festival antics....

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST | CO-ORDINATES


C-oords are everywhere recently, from major online retailers such as Missguided.co.uk and Boohoo.com, to the high-street chains of River Island and Topshop. With a huge variety of choice and a wide price-range, there is something for everyone. These particular coordinates that I have cherry-picked out are a little bit of everything - floral, geometric and plain monochrome. Otherwise known as the main, killer trends of 2014. I am trying to go for a little bit more colour, but I always seem to be drawn to the classic black/white garments which always seem much more flattering for my body shape! Oops! Anyway, here are the main co-ordinate contenders of this week's 'Wednesday Wishlist'....

PINK TO MAKE THE BOYS WINK | OOTD


Hi guys! I have yet another 'outfit of the day' post for you all today, featuring these beautiful, baby-pink fitted cigarette trousers from Zara.  It was a love at first sight purchase, especially at just £24.99 I just couldn't say no. It's a very on trend, miami-vice style that I have going on! This is because these particular trousers have a stretchy high-waist line, (which is most likely elasticated and works really well) and it gives off a retro kind of vibe. To me, this entire outfit resembles a clean, modern twist on the '80s, with a dash of pink as the key element. Understated sophisticated chic, without looking OTT....

FLORALS, FEDORAS, AND FROCKS | OOTD


Florals, Fedoras and Frocks. Well, play-suits - but I needed another fashion word beginning with F. So It's close enough! Disclaimer. I'm not the skinniest of girls and I seem to resemble a milk bottle. But oh, well! I spotted this bright, floral number in Miss Selfridge, and I immediately pictured lots of ways to style it, be it dressed up or down. You could go for a chilled out vibe with converse/vans and a denim jacket, or vice versa with a blazer and heels. I decided to go mid-way, by pairing it with my trusty black leather jacket from Zara, and white court heels from New Look. The floppy fedora hat. My newest obsession, and must-have buy. It's a key stylish statement for an uptown girl living in a countryside, erm, world?

THE #SELFIE DRESS | OOTD


Some days, I just feel like throwing off my countless smart, tailored blazers and high stilettos, by replacing them with loose clothing and flats. However, I still like to keep a stylish and upbeat look without looking too, overly casual. I spotted this grey jersey, sleeveless dress hanging all by itself in Zara, along with the hashtag #selfie. Looking all lonely, I just had to save it. Why of course! ;) As the English weather is up and down all the time, the leather jacket was the best option to pair this particular dress with. I then tied my hair up into a loose, messy bun, as I felt having it down would distract from the words on the clothing. For shoes? My black platform, chunky-heeled boots from H&M, perfect for an outfit like this....

HOW TO | WALK IN HIGH HEELS


Walking in high heels is a skill that is acquired amongst young women in their late teens, or even earlier than that. Myself? I was always a converse and sandals kind of girl. Probably the first time I wore something with even a slight heel (that was, regrettably, kitten heels - cringe!) was at my school prom in 2011. Oh the innocent days. Don't get me wrong. I wanted to be like all the other cool girls at prom, with the sky-high stilettos and colourful wedges. But I could barely stand without a wobble, so it just wasn't an option for 16 year old me at the time. I know, that I'm not alone in this. Plenty of you have tweeted and even e-mailed, asking me FAQs such as this. I definitely think there's an art to walking in heels, at first it feels like you're on stilts! I definitely salute those french guys that danced their butts off to the likes of Beyonce on BGT. The simple fact is, heels are a girls best-friend. They make you look slimmer, taller and generally feel more confident. This is my journey from shy kitten heels to, well, 'proper' ones....

WISHLIST | RIVER ISLAND JUNE 2014



River Island are killing it this Summer. Every time I walk in to a store, I see something that I instantly want - whether it's a splash of floral print or a cool pair of ripped jeans - everything is ultra-stylish and on trend. I'e noticed that most products are also quite affordable too, compared to other, high-street retailers. One of the many reasons why River Island are fast becoming my favourite. Shh! Above are just some of the products that I'm lusting after this month, which are all wearable from day-to-night for the long summer ahead. There's something for everyone, that is both on glamorous and comfortable, ranging from the classic 90's cold shoulder dress, to beautiful, boxy blouses. What's not to like?!

DIY FLORAL HAIR GARLAND | FESTIVAL INSPIRATION


I'm obsessed with anything floral, especially hair garlands. They're the symbol of spring/summer, longer nights, warmer days and, of course, festivals. I'm going to V Festival this year, and for me, festivals are all about fringed kimonos, light-wash shorts and floral hair garlands. I figured, why not try my hand at crafty DIY? Even if it is for dummies such as myself! I must of spent about 15 minutes of my lunch break scouring the internet and googling ways to make one; all shouting different techniques and materials needed to create it. But, I thought - there must be a simpler way to make one at an affordable price. I set myself a mission to make the prettiest DIY floral garland that I could, with it being as cheap as possible too....

WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG? | JUNE 2014



 It has been quite a while since I've talked about something beauty-related, so I decided to do a classic topic - the 'What's in my makeup bag' post! (June Edition!) I took a trip to the York Designer Outlet a few weeks ago, and I picked up this cute Ted Baker makeup bag for just £14. Plus 20% student discount! Absolute bargain, I couldn't resist it for that price. Not only that, I also thought it would be the perfect excuse to talk about my latest makeup tools, as the contents have changed, as well as the bag that holds them....

GET THE LOOK | KENDALL JENNER

 Kendall Jenner. The biggest upcoming name in the fashion world. At the age of just 18, she has already  modeled for big names, such as Chanel and Givenchy, to attending shows with the one and only, Anna Wintour. She has been compared to the likes of Cara Delevigne and Kate Moss. So, who better to choose to kick off my celebrity style series? Get the look! I already have a series (ways to wear..) but I decided to just branch out a little bit more in to the world of celebrities and fashion. This particular look of Kendall Jenner's is super easy to re-create for anyone; all you need is the key 'ingredients' such as the white blazer and the ripped jeans. Who doesn't want to look like Kendall? Especially without the Chanel price-tag!