I’m trying to figure out what my style is at the moment. As much as I love trousers and tops, I’m trying to err away from the messier side of that (like when I wear sweatpants and a jumper and no makeup) because it just doesn’t make me feel good. Right now, I’m testing my comfort in things that are more ladylike, more fun, more feminine, more effortsome, and seeing how I feel in them. I ordered this dress in a big ASOS order, and it was one of only 2 items I kept. I just love it. On its first outing alone, it drew compliments from friends and strangers alike, and I felt wonderful in it. The accompanying jacket didn’t hurt, though. As soon as I saw this incredible faux fur jacket on navabi, I knew I had to have it. It’s the most realistic faux fur I’ve ever seen, it’s a beautiful colour, it keeps me warm, and the way it’s constructed in strips rather than as just one mass of material makes it look even more chic and authentic.
I finally bought a lipstick I’ve been coveting for a long time, and wore it for the first time on Saturday. Nars Cruella is just wonderful: I love the formula of the velvet matte lip pencils from Nars, and this shade is a beautiful autumnal berry-red.
I was always wary of miniskirts. When you’re fat, the bar for respectability is higher: a miniskirt ‘appears’ shorter if you’re fat, but I’m unsure whether that’s an optical illusion or a cultural dislike of seeing fat bodies. It’s the same if you have big boobs and wear a low cut top- it just looks less ‘respectable’ than someone with a flat chest wearing the same top. So the combination of being fat, quite tall and having a big bum (which makes skirts and dresses look shorter on me) meant I stuck to knee length or longer. That was UNTIL! I saw the chartreuse suede mini skirt in the lookbook modelled by Gabi. I had to at least try it. Even though it was very off-brand for me, I loved it instantly, so ordered it this week and was not disappointed…
I’m still wild about Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks. I picked up two more (and a solid Sleek lipstick) this week because it’s 3 for 2 in Superdrug on all cosmetics but I really only have eyes for sleek. Bargainous, matte, opaque and bright. Perfect. This one is Party Pink.
I can’t stop wearing leopard. I looked at the first page of my blog and every post but one has some form of leopard print in it. I feel chic, fierce and comfortable when I have even a hint of animal print on me, so I think that has become the guiding principle of my style this season. Yesterday I paired my current fave trousers with a sheer black shirt for an easy, sleek Sunday look.
Will I ever get over this Kat Von D liquid lipstick? Probably not. It’s one of the only lipsticks that withstands intense kissing, which is exactly what I need. I’ve also got super into Urban Decay eyeliner in Hustle on my waterline, which doesn’t budge and goes on super smooth. I got it for $10 in Nordstrom Rack in Philly, which was a treasure trove of great makeup bargains. My collar chain is an old one from ASOS, but am obsessed with collar chain so will probably pick up some more in the near future.
I’m sure it’s just the change in weather but I’ve been increasingly drawn to darker shades recently. I got this brilliant light sweater dress from Monki and now want it in every colour (even ones they haven’t made). It’s chic and easy and I can wear it with any jacket or coat. Today, I’m wearing it with my delicious, warm navabi coat and an old favourite necklace.
I used my absolutely brilliant H&M eyeshadow in Blueprint as a way of breaking out of my matte beige/brown eyeshadow habit! But still obsessed with Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Double Dare- I think it’s The One.
Happy Monday, friends! Just dropping by with a super cute-casual weekend outfit I wore on Saturday. It’s the first time this season that I’ve broken out my beloved leopard print coat that I got from the ASOS main range last year. It’s still absolutely perfect, and I just can’t imagine how I went so long without a leopard print coat. In important news, there’s a great Curve version this year which I’ve linked to below! This outfit was the first wearing of my New Look Inspire denim button-down skirt, which I adore and has truly shown me that I don’t need to cautiously wear below-the-knee skirts and dresses for modesty purposes. I loved this skirt, although having to size up to fit my hips means it’s too big on the waist, but that’s nothing a leopard print belt won’t fix!
Liquid lipstick is so extremely my shit this autumn. I’m in love with it. This is Sleek Matte Me in Fandango Purple, which is apparently a great dupe for Kat Von D’s Bauhau5 liquid lip.