Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Match made in Heaven : Co Ords

Co Ordinates or "Co Ords"  have been on the scene for a  few seasons now. Bold prints and bright colours in shorts & box top styles aswel as midi skirts & crop top combos were dominant in spring/summer. Although these can still be worn in winter by pairing with tights, boots & chunky knits; Suits are deeming to be popular for the party season. I can see this continuing to be big for another few seasons yet. So trendy & so easy to throw together- the perfect last minute outfit!
Below are some of my favourite Co Ords from Missguided & Suits from Topshop: 





Missguided L-R:
Geo Contrast Crop Top & Geo Contrast Cigarette Trousers
Floral Scuba Top & Floral Scuba Midi Skirt
Gingham Bralet & Gingham Full Midi Skirt
Red Floral Midi Skirt - (Top out of stock)



Topshop L-R: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Woman Crush Wednesday #2 : Ashley Madekwe

Actress & fashion blogger Ashley has a very laid back and effortless approach to style and always looks immaculately put together. 

Below is a look that Ashley posted recently to her blog and I have found some high street pieces to recreate this outfit. Sequins win me over everytime and I love how easy it is make such an embellished piece of clothing look casual. This dress can be worn with barely there heels and a clutch to translate to night time wear.





- Rachael O 
Monday, November 3, 2014

Lipstick - Berry Neutrals for Autumn/ Winter

I had some time to kill in Gatwick Airport at the start of October and so, a while later I found myself at MAC with an arm covered in lipstick swatches. I usually go for red tones but wanted to find some neutral berry tones that wouldn't wash my pale skin out and that would be suitable to wear during the day & out at night.

I decided to buy Captive & Brick-O-La.
Captive is a Satin lipstick and is purple, plum in colour.
However, Brick-O-La is an Amplified lipstick and more of a rusty, terracotta shade.
Both are long wearing, Captive seems to last longer throughout the day but Brick-O-La is definitely more creamy in texture.

L-R: Wearing Captive, Mac Swatches
BUY :
Captive
Brick-O-La

- Rachael O 
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Winter Essentials

I LOVE winter. Although it usually means one thing ... CHRISTMAS, there is lots of other things to be excited about- 'tis the season to bring out your beloved faux fur coat, wear chunky cable knits and go on a mission to find the perfect pair of go-to ankle boots to see you through the season. As much as I love buying and receiving presents the atmosphere in the lead up to xmas is what makes it so enrapturing; everything just seems so exciting and everyone seems to have a real buzz about them.(except for the woman who told my workmate to "shut up" last xmas for no real reason but thats another story! -I work in retail btw)

I thought I'd share with you a few of the things that I have on my xmas wishlist as-well as some of my winter weather necessities (8-hour cream and burt's bees)!




Tartan Scarf http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_10.7/4872189900
Pom Pom Jumper http://www.missselfridge.com/en/msuk/product/clothing-299047/knitwear-299069/cream-and-black-pom-pom-jumper-2336363?bi=1&ps=200
Burt's Bees http://www.feelunique.com/p/Burts-Bees-Pomegranate-Lip-Balm-Tube-015oz
Black ankle boots http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/preview/nicole-pewter-mirrored-heel-ankle-boot/invt/azz45599
It's A Wonderful Life DVD http://www.amazon.co.uk/Its-Wonderful-Life-Colourised-DVD/dp/B002QEBP52/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1384644421&sr=1-1&keywords=its+a+wonderful+life
Cath Kidston Santa Mug Gift http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cath-Kidston-1-Piece-Santa-Hatbox/dp/B00EXLOGZC/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1384644287&sr=8-32&keywords=christmas+mug
Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream http://www.feelunique.com/p/Elizabeth-Arden-Eight-Hour-Cream-Skin-Protectant-Fragrance-Free-50ml
Yankee Cinnamon Stick Candle http://www.yankee.co.uk/cinnamon-stick-large-jar

- Rachael O