midi magic.

Continuing my current preference for skirts and dresses, today’s outfit is based around a super chic khaki knitted midi dress. It’s easy to wear, comfortable and keeps me the right temperature for autumn. I paired it with my trusty old leather jacket and tan boots for a chilled but chic look.

ASOS Curve leather jacket

Elvi green knit midi dress

Jacket : ASOS Curve (old, similar here)
Dress : Elvi
Boots : Simply Be (old)
Belt : ASOS Curve

I made some money DJing on Friday night so did what I do best and spent it all on makeup, shoes and food. Most of it went on some new Charlotte Tilbury bits, all of which I’m wearing here. I’m wearing the Colour Chameleon eye crayon in Bronzed Garnet and the eyeshadow quad in Vintage Vamp, with Bond Girl lipstick on my lips. I’m totally sold on this as an eye look- it’s super easy to do and makes my green eyes look super green.

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl

lady luxe.

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.

navabi Fabulous Furs jacket

ASOS Curve printed wiggle dress

Faux fur jacket : Fabulous Furs at navabi
Dress : ASOS Curve
Shoes : Evans

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.

Nars Cruella

me and my mini.

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…

ASOS Curve chartreuse suede mini skirt jacket ASOS Curve chartreuse suede mini skirt

Jacket : ASOS Curve (old, similar here)
Shirt : George at Asda (old)
Skirt : ASOS Curve
Shoes : Evans
Earrings : H&M

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.

Sleek Matte Me in Party Pink

 

sheer leopard.

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.

Sheer black shirt

Shirt : New Look
Trousers  : Junarose
Shoes : shop in Menorca

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.

Urban Decay eyeliner

the monki and the lobster.

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.

navabi coat

Black Monki roll neck dress

Coat : navabi 
Dress : Monki
Shoes : Evans
Necklace : Tatty Devine

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.

Kat Von D double dare