Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Love Orange

I have found my new favourite dress. This little gem from Oh My Love is the perfect summer dress to take you from day to night. I have never really bought anything that has a cut out back for fear of what bra to wear with it, however I couldn't resist this little dress and decided to bite the bullet and go bra-less! However, it doesn't look so great when you have a tan-line across your back like me, next time I think a bit of fake tanning will need to take place before I bare my back again! But anyway, it is such a gorgeous bright orange colour and looks amazing with a bit of a tan. I like to wear mine either loose or belted for a bit more definition. I think this dress has become a bit of a staple recently and seems to be a best seller for Oh My Love, and I'm not surprised really. You can get it in lots of other colours too, and I am very tempted to get a bright blue one as well, what do you think?

Dress- Oh My Love
Shoes- New Look
Sunglasses- Ebay
Belt- Primark
Rings- Topshop

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Origins VitaZing SPF 15

My favourite new product of the summer that I have recently tried and tested has to be the Origins VitaZing Energy-boosting Moisturiser. Although its name is slightly deceiving as it has added 'sheer tint release' and therefore I would call this product more of a BB cream or tinted moisturiser. I use it after applying moisturiser instead of a foundation as it is the perfect colour and consistency for the summer when you don't want to be wearing heavy make up. The product comes out as a white substance and as soon as you spread it on to your skin it changes to match your face and gives a light coverage. It leaves your skin looking beautiful and glowing and like you are not wearing any make up at all! Like I say, it is the perfect coverage for summer skin to give you that little bit of coverage without looking like you are wearing any make up. It is light, non-greasy and gives you an even-looking complexion. It is described as "a multi-tasking moisturizer which handles the vital jobs of hydrating, energizing and protecting to maintain skin's momentum all day and gives skin the refreshing zing of antioxidant-rich Mangosteen".

 
Apologies for my really wrinkly looking hands!
I would 100% recommend this product if you are looking for something really light and easy to wear in the summer when your skin has got that little bit of extra colour and is clearer from the sun. It just adds an extra boost and really does make you look glowy and radiant, two of the best things you want for your skin! I only have a mini travel size version of the product which has lasted me for about 2 months now and is still going strong! I will definitely be purchasing another for when this one runs out and for next summer and the next. I am going to try and wear it for as long as I can until the horrible winter weather makes me switch to a slightly heavier foundation.

VitaZing is £28 for 50ml and is available from your nearest Origins counter or online here

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Silver Monochrome

I have just finished my third day of full time, proper work and I am absolutely knackered! Who knew working could be so tiring! Although I do think the 3 and a half hours worth of commuting a day probably has something to do with it! I can't wait to move to London and join the crowds of people chilling outside pubs on the pavement every night after work instead of running past to catch my train! 
Anyway, here is an outfit that I wore at the weekend when the sun was shining and I had all the time in the world. I received this beautiful necklace from Pasha Jewellery the other day, along with another one which I can't wait to do an outfit post with. All of Pasha's jewellery is silver plated and hand crafted beautifully. As well as some stunning necklaces, they also sell some gorgeous bracelets, earrings and rings which I have my eye on! This necklace should be a really long one but I wrapped it round twice to make it short! 
You are probably also sick to death of seeing these shorts on everyone at the moment, but here they are again! I got mine a while ago from ebay before I realised everyone now owns a pair, for about £6! Definitely better than Zara's £25. However, I have now realised that they definitely don't work with my legs...not the most flattering.
I hope you are all having a lovely week! 

Top- Topshop
Shorts- Ebay
Jacket-Topshop
Necklace- Pasha
Shoes- Urban Outfitters
Rings- Markets


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Graduation

Yesterday I finally graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a 2:1 BA in Fashion Marketing and Branding. It was such a perfect day and I had the best time with all my gorgeous friends and family. I also had a big shock when my boyfriend turned up out of the blue to surprise me! I thought I wasn't going to see him for nearly 2 months because of him working crazy amounts so it was the best surprise ever to spend the day with him. It was the perfect end to the last 3 years in Nottingham and it all got pretty emotional when it was time to say goodbye. Especially as one of my friends is moving back to Australia, one to Dubai and ones in Scotland, who knows when we will all be reunited again! 
As you all know it was absolutely boiling yesterday so wearing a huge, heavy black gown wasn't ideal! We were lovely and sweaty all day so I didn't manage to get as many photos as I had wished as I just felt a hot mess. But anyway, here are a few photos from the day to give you a taster! 

 
SURPRISE!


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

White Crochet and Electric Blue

Another outfit post taken on holiday. This was when I was in Menorca and I had just bought this gorgeous little crochet top from a market. I paired it with my favourite blue trousers and my trusty Topshop sandals, which I have worn to death for about 5 years now and they are still going strong! 

I am off up to Nottingham tomorrow for the last time to finally graduate on Friday! I can't believe it is actually happening and how fast these last 3 years have gone! I'm missing everyone from uni so much already so it will be lovely for a little reunion before we all start living our new lives! I have only just decided what to wear today, I had to borrow something from a friend as I am completely skint and can't afford to buy anything new. I'm not too sure about the dress, but I guess I will be covered in a big, black gown most of the day anyway. I'm sure I will probably be doing a graduation post next, so watch out for that!!  


Not sure what this pose is!
Top- Market
Bandeau- New Look
Trousers- Topshop
Sandals- Topshop
Rings- Market and Ebay 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Menorca

Apologies if these holiday posts are annoying, I don't know if people like reading them or not. I love reading about peoples holidays and seeing their photos but I know it can be boring for some people! Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some of my photos from my holiday with my Mum to Menorca. Menorca is somewhere I would never think to visit, as having been to Ibiza and Majorca, I always heard Menorca was the 'quiet' island for 'old people'. However, although the island was definitely a lot quieter than the other two, it was absolutely stunning and a beautiful place to visit. It was very unspoiled compared to its neighbouring islands and the perfect place for a weeks relaxing getaway. As well as chilling out by the pool and on the beach and topping up our tans, we went on a few boat trips, a jeep safari, which was so much fun, and visited lots of beautiful towns and villages. All topped off with completely over-indulging in too much food and drink-I blame my mum for being a bad influence! Have you ever been to Menorca? 

The view from our balcony
 
 
I NEED a yacht!! A smaller one will do, I'm not fussy!
Jeep Safari! 
Caves/Bar/Nihgtclub= Most amazing place ever!! 
Of course, we had to visit the gin factory!