Sunday, 25 May 2014

blue dots and holi

jeans - urban outfitters (similar here), tee - topshop (old), shoes - marks & spencers (old), denim jacket - vintage Levi's via Ark (similar here), sunglasses - thrifted

I wore this outfit when I went out for a meal in this glorious weather we're having at the minute! The denim jacket's featured again, sorry! I had a few packages arrive last week so I've got plenty of new clothes to keep me satisfied. I've had these shoes pictured for around 3 years now and they are the comfiest little pair of flats that I own, they were about £40 but it just shows it's definitely worth investing in a good quality pair of shoes once in a while! I went to Holi Festival yesterday in Offenbach and had such a good time, the weather turned out great and it was great to experience something like that! I'll pop a couple of pictures below! I also bought this grey denim skirt from urban outfitters yesterday which I've been lusting over for a while, it was on sale for 12 euros! 

I hope you all had lovely weekends, what were you up to?


dress - H&M, bum bag - primark, cap - primark

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

double denim

jeans - republic - so super old, ✄ tee - Primark denim jacket - vintage Levi's via Ark shoes - Primark bag - present from Thailand 

I've always been a fan of double denim as it definitely seems to be a love/hate thing. I love light denim together as it gives such a 80s/90s feel and this jacket from that era represents the look I was going for perfectly. I've literally been wearing it none stop since I got it so sorry it's been featured so much on here! I tried desperately to get a blog post up last night but my internet just would not cooperate with me, sigh. I adore this bag my parents got me from Thailand last year, it's just a simple zip up shopper style bag with a long shoulder strap. It's a gorgeous blue/purple colour and has elephants imprinted on it and of course over there it was about £1/£2, amazing. I've had a pretty boring week, just working, washing, cooking etc - I do realise I sound like a 40 year old housewife, not a 20 year old student - what has happened to me?! I'm going to Holi Festival in Frankfurt on Saturday so will definitely be blogging about that, I'm so excited despite the anxiousness I have about the chalk and my hair, as it's bleached! I'm also planning to buy an SLR in September (a while a way, I know) so I can finally have some decent photos on here, better late than never!


Friday, 16 May 2014

layer me up

✖ jeans - Forever 21 (old) black boyfriend tee - Primark ✖  shirt - Vintage Renewal via Urban Outfitters ✖  denim jacket - vintage Levi's via Ark ✖  trainers - New Balance 574's via ASOS 

I wore this outfit earlier in the week prior to the gorgeous sunny weather, just in case some of you are wondering why on earth I'm wearing 3 layers in 20 degrees - that's certainly not the case! I'm obsessed with wearing my New Balance trainers at the minute, they're so kind to my feet and are super light for warm weather. I recently picked up this vintage Levi's denim jacket from Ark. I love the light denim and baggy oversized fit, they had a few more on there in their vintage section so if you're looking for an oversized boyfriend denim jacket, I'd definitely recommend one of these! I forgot I owned these jeans and re-discovered them lurking at the back of my wardrobe. If you're looking for a cheap pair of jeans, I'd recommend heading down to Forever 21 as they always have great offers on - I think these one's were around £12 and they're just simple dark denim jeans that go with everything and can be rolled up into crops too, yay!

Have you recently rediscovered something you forgot you even owned?


Thursday, 15 May 2014

April Beauty Favourites

Kiko Glow Touch Lips and Cheeks in Intuition Peach, Killer Queen Perfume by Katy Perry, Burts Bees Cuticle Cream, YSL Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick in Orange Impertinent, Tanya Burr Nail Polish in Peaches and Cream

My April Beauty Favourites is a little late but here was what I was loving in April.

I've seen quite a few beauty bloggers and vloggers talking about Kiko recently as it's fairly new to the UK market but over here in Germany, it's been around for a few years now and is a well established make up brand. The glow touch lips and cheeks came out a few months ago and I picked it up in February whilst visiting a friend. It's very well priced at £6.90 but is currently on offer on the Kiko website for just £4.50 - it's gorgeous as both a blusher and lip balm and unlike some cream blushers, doesn't leave your face feeling sticky. It also smells amaaaaazing - always a bonus.

I've also been loving the Killer Queen fragrance by Katy Perry. I bought this in duty free as I needed a relatively cheap perfume for every day use here in Germany. It's fairly sweet though so definitely avoid if you don't like sweet fragrances.

I'm 99% sure I've mentioned the Burts Bees cuticle cream in a favourites in the past but I love it so much. I sometimes get dry skin round my cuticles and find this gives them the nourishment they so desperately need. It helps leave the skin round my cuticles feeling soft and refreshed. 

I've always wondered what the hype was around high end lipsticks so decided I'd give on a try - I can honestly say I don't know how I managed without this one. It's everything you could want in a lipstick - moisturising, well pigmented and the packaging is oh so pretty. It's definitely on the pricier side but it's 100% worth the investment. It's fairly long lasting, not too shiny and the colour is gorgeous. It applies as a peachy orange shade and I've had a lot of people asking me what lipstick it is whilst I've been wearing it which is a great sign!

Finally, I've been loving this nail polish from Tanya Burr's collection. I love Tanya Burr and watch her videos regularly so was so excited when Tanya Burr's Lips & Nails finally launched! Peaches & Cream is a gorgeous nude shade, perfect for Spring/Summer. The packaging is cute and simple with a wide brush for applying evenly and generously. I can't wait to try more from her collection!

What beauty products have you been loving recently and would you recommend? 


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

khaki shirt

 shirt - river island (old), tee - forever 21 (old), jeans - urban outfitters, boots - topshop

I'm rushing this blog post as I've been attempting to get it up for hours after much fighting with my internet and am in fear of it going again! I’m finally back into a normal routine and can hopefully start posting a few times a week again instead of just once a week! I’ve been super busy since Easter and had some really lovely weekends with friends and family but I’m finally back to working full weeks and updating more regularly on my blog.

I wore this outfit at the weekend, the weather here’s just been horrible the past couple of weeks and unlucky for me, the majority of my winter clothes are at home now so I’ve had to make do with what little I have. This khaki shirt is surprisingly thick and warm for wet and cold weather. I teamed it with a pair of trusty black skinny jeans, a plain white tee and my new chunky boots from Topshop. I picked them up over Easter, reduced from 90 to 30 pounds. They’re surprisingly comfy but oh so heavy to walk in! The heel is about 3 inches high and the cleated chunky sole is perfect for wet weather.

I've been thinking about doing some food posts on here recently as I've been on a health kick since the beginning of the year and have lost 33lb's so far so if anyone would be interested in any healthy recipe ideas, then I'll definitely be up for doing a few health/food related posts!

I can't believe it's only Tuesday, hurry up weekend so I can have my lie in!



Sunday, 4 May 2014

cause you're a tourist, there's nothing wrong with that

dress - Topshop, sandals - ASOS, bag - la moda, sunglasses - Romwe, necklace - Primark

This outfit post is slightly delayed as it's from Vienna last weekend but better late than never. I'm loving drop waist dresses at the minute and picked this one up on sale in Topshop a couple of weeks ago. Even though it was sunny in Vienna, I still find it hard to dress in bright colours so opted for my standard greys and blacks, oops! I'm so glad that there's more chunkier soled sandals around this year, I prefer them so much more to gladiator style sandals and find them super comfy and so wearable. Most people who know me know that I've been lusting after these sunglasses for around a year now and I finally found them on after them being out of stock for so long! I had such a lovely time in Vienna and a lovely weekend with my Mum and friend this past weekend. Unfortunately, tomorrow's back to reality and work before my Nanna and Grandad visit me later in the week :) I'll be sure to update with my April favourites at some point this week!

Hope you all had lovely weekends.