black magic.

Every so often an item turns up that you know is going to change your wardrobe, at least temporarily. I had seen the back jersey long-sleeve jumpsuit on ASOS Curve (sadly now sold out) and thought ‘that’s nice, maybe I’ll get it one day’. Then I saw it on my friend when she came to stay with me, and knew I needed it instantly. I ordered it with the Black Friday discount, and as soon as I tried it on, I knew it was The One. It fits perfectly, it’s gorgeous and glamorous but can be dressed down for daytime, worn with loads of different shoes and jackets. I love it.

Faux fur gilet plus size

ASOS Curve black jumpsuit

Jumpsuit: ASOS Curve (sold out, similar here)
Gilet : Junarose
Shoes : Evans

I wore it with some dramatic blue eyemakeup and my current fave lipstick: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan.

NYX Milan lip cream

in love with leopard.

 

If there’s one print I truly cannot get enough of, it’s leopard. I feel more myself when I wear a leopard print coat, or shoes, or trousers, or two of these at the same time. I love a bold, obnoxious leopard print, but this Xandres Xline jacket is more subtle and chic. I was gifted this by House of Fraser, and overall, I really like it. It’s easy to wear with lots of different outfits, it’s really light, which is great for a Warm Person like me, and it has pockets. The major downside is that it comes up extremely small. By the size on the label, this is one of the biggest coats/jackets I own, but it doesn’t even come close to doing up. The sleeves fit well and it looks fine on, but this is a size that should really button up on me.
Leopard print coat 2

Jacket: Xandres Xline
T-shirt: Junarose
Jeans: ASOS Curve
Shoes: Evans

I’d been wanting to try the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams for ages but haven’t seen them in any branches of Boots I’ve been in. My buddy Charlotte was visiting me and picked some up from Boots in Manchester, and I think Milan is my favourite…

Nyx soft matte lip cream Milan

chic & chill.

Happy Friday, friends! Here’s what I’m wearing this drizzly day in London. It’s the first outing of this magnificent dress, which is fitting perfectly into my current inclination to wear chic midi dresses every day. I admired it on Danie, then made it mine. Even better: you can get it with 20% off, using the code CYBER ’til 8am on Tuesday.


ASOS Khaki wrap dress 2

ASOS Khaki wrap dress 3

Dress : ASOS Curve
Jacket : Studio8
Shoes : Evans

My lipstick is the fantastic Sephora Luster Matte in Electra Pink which gets showered in compliments whenever I wear it.

Sephora Luster Matte Electra

the perfect 20.

Typical of ASOS Curve to do a discount code when I can’t buy things. The code, PERFECT20, works on all Curve items to give you 20%. Instead of actually buying them, here are the items I’ve got my beady eye on. As you can see, I’m really feeling shades of dark pink and burnt orange on ’70s-inspired items, but still super into a chic jumpsuit or a cool shirt.

PERFECT20

 

maxi dress // paisley blouse // black and white print shirt // animal shirt with skinny tie //  jumpsuit // shirt dress //

autumnal angel.

In a recent post I wrote a bit about figuring out what my style is. I can sort of conclude that it’s coming down to two things: chic midi dresses, or sweet, flirty looks. This one falls into the latter category. I’d been agonising over this dress for a while and decided to just go for it. I figure it’s useful in that I can wear loads of different shirts and breton tops under it, it’ll look cute with different shoes and it’s very comfortable. I would strongly recommend sizing up, as I was advised to, because you really don’t want the poppers coming undone on a dress like this!

Oxblood Cambridge satchel

Alice & You Pinafore

Coat : navabi
Dress : Alice & You
Shirt : ASOS Curve (old)
Shoes : Dr Martens

Back on the Kat Von D Double Dare liquid lipstick because I just can’t stay away! Honestly, my number one lipstick of all time. Earrings are H&M!

KVD Double Dare