floral fun.

I came by this gorgeous Persona by Marina Rinaldi shirt this week and wondered how best to work it into my wardrobe. I decided to pair it with my current favourite skirt: this ultra-wearable navy blue midi from M&S. I wasn’t going to let the pink go to waste so I brought back a very old classic, this Simply Be biker jacket.

Marina Rinaldi Persona shirt

Jacket: Simply Be
Shirt: Persona by Marina Rinaldi
Skirt: Marks & Spencer
Shoes: Evans

I’m really enjoying eye makeup since cutting this fringe in, but have been leaning towards a darker eye with a pinky-brown lip. With this outfit I decided to go all-out, with this wonderful electric blue liquid eyeliner (Wet ‘n’ Wild Megaliner in Voltage Blue), plus my ultimate red lip, which is Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red (also worn in my last post, if you were doubting my commitment). I just can’t do without liquid lipstick these days.

Sephora Always Red

Hey ladies.

I’ve been away. I mean, I haven’t really been anywhere but I haven’t been blogging either. It’s been a combination of finally being in a job that inspires me (meaning less need for outlets elsewhere), not wanting to spend so much money on clothes, the dark nights meaning it’s hard to take photos, and maybe just a general blogging malaise. But I’m back, at least for one post! I wanted to show you this wonderful dress from Monki that all my pals have been going wild over. I already had the Jonna polo dress in black, so I knew it suited me and was comfortable, and when the lady print edition was released I knew I had to have it. I wear a L in Monki, which is unfortunately sold out online. I’m not sure if they’ll get more, but I hope they do!

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Dress: Monki
Coat: New Look Inspire
Shoes: Dr Martens

So, it’s a cool dress, but I mostly bought it because my pal Fiona is on the print! (She’s upside-down on the dress but I rotated her for full glory)

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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.
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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.


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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