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12/30/13

Bootloose

Doc Martens: Christmas present (off Ebay) | Bag: Carboot | Skirt: Carboot sale | Jacket: Tokyo Doll at New Look | Jumper: C&A

This is a quick look I threw on today for going out for a little coffee and catch up with friends. I wanted to include my new doc martzzz that I got for Christmas cause they're just so pretty and I love them, they won't be leaving my toetsies for a while. Plus, they go really well with this lil' burgundy bag I snapped up at a carbooty. I love carboots and I can't wait to go to more next summer! I can't believe the end of 2013 is already upon us but I can't wait for what 2014 has in store. It's going to be a big year for me with lots of changes and I'm looking forward to putting behind me all the nonsense from this year but ofcourse keeping all the good memories. Onwards and upwards I say though! Also, thanks to my two lovely friends, Charlotte and Megan for a joint effort in taking these snaps even though I suck at posing!

What are your plans for the new year?

12/27/13

Christmas Haul 2013

So, I'm a tad late on this one aren't I? Seeing as it's already 2 days after Christmas and we're all probably moving on with our lives now! I do have my excuses... i've been a tad busy with all the festivities (sitting in my onesie eating copious amounts of chocolate whilst watching Christmas movies counts as festivities right?). Nevertheless, I thought I'd share what I got for Christmas this year with you all. It is by no means showing off, I just like to share what I got and if like me you are a nosy person then feel free to read on (also leave a link if you have done a Christmas haul post too)! I didn't ask for much (though, I'm sure my mum will disagree on that) but compared to other years I haven't, as I already got some expensive bits and bobs throughout the year and honestly wasn't particularly wanting or needing anything. Despite that, as always, Santa was very kind and I got some lovely things! Enjoy!

These are the goodies that I found in my stocking. I always love new beauty and make up products to try out so was chuffed to get all this!

From left clockwise: 'Dirty Works' concealer- I tried this out and it's very similar to Boiing or Lemon aid by Benefit and the packaging is a little cube, perfect to fit in your make up bag;

Vaseline 'rosy lips'- you can never have too much lip balm in these chilly months and this one leaves a nice pink tint as well;

Max Factor colour effects mini nail polish in 'Intense Plum'- this looks perfect for the party season and has a lovely shimmer;

Max Factor lipfinity nudes- includes a pink lipgloss that you leave to dry for a minute and a lipbalm to lock in the colour plus giving you extra protection from chapped lips;

Max Factor Lasting Lip tint in 'royal plum'- this does what it says on the tin as it really does last! It's a lot more subtle than lipstick and gives a nice pop of colour to your lips; 

bracelet set Accesorize- I have got jewellery from Accesorize before and always love these little 4 bracelet sets which are perfect to add a bit of arm bling to an outfit. I had one that was more summer themed which I wore to a festival last July (there's only about one left of them...), but these are perfect to go with party outfits;

bracelet ring Accesorize-I've been wanting one of these for ages and never thought my mum would think to buy me one, turns out she does listen to what I say more than I think.


My sister got me this gorgeous leopard print Iphone 5 cover from H&M (click here to see their other designs) which is perfect as I didn't have a cover before and I have dropped my phone a few times (bad Lucie). Now my phone will be protected and stylish at the same time.


EEEEEK. Probably one of my favourite presents. We don't have Netflix in France yet, but even if we did, I'd prefer having this on dvd. The whole family started watching it last night and even my mum seems addicted (and she normally falls asleep after films and TV shows if they don't interest her). If you haven't seen Breaking Bad yet, get it on Netflix, box set whatever you fancy and prepare to hibernate for the next few weeks till you're finished (physically and emotionally).


I was ranting and raving about this film back in May (see post here) and after seeing the movie in the cinemas, I've been dying to get the dvd ever since. I just loved this movie and the stunning make up & outfits from the 20's. I sat in my onesie last night and watched this and enjoyed it even more the second time...plus you can never have too many dvd's with Leonardo Dicaprio in it.


I received a couple of hearty shaped/themed bedroom bits and bobs including this union jack bunting style heart decoration which is hanging proudly above my bedside table. This second cute little heart was from my friend Charlotte, I love the quote and will definitely be going by it in the coming year...they both look great along side my floral duvet in my shabby chic style room.


This is a stunning journal from Lindau Gospels collection by Paperblanks...my friend bought one and when I saw it I fell in love with the amazing design and jewel like design, so I had to get my hands on one! It looks like something from a fairy-tale I think (turns out you can find it on good ole Amazon though!). It's a beautiful design and I can't wait to write in it come 2014.


Ok, this isn't exactly an outstanding present but I'd asked my mum (*cough* Santa) for some of these sparkly tights and was so chuffed to get them! I'd noticed them around the shops lately and they reminded me of my school disco days when I thought they were the coolest thing since sliced bread! Turns out they are still pretty fashionable and perfect for NYE!


You can never beat a classic scarf and glove combo on Christmas and I love this set my Auntie sent over from Marks & Sparks...(if you're reading, thanks Auntie Sue, I love it!). They look great with anything including my navy winter coat and they keep me nice 'n' toasty too.


This was (another) of my favourite presents! I already have a pair of Doc Martens in patent black and was keen to get my hands on the classic cherry red pair, and Santa was obviously listening as I unwrapped these beauties on Christmas morn. I'm wearing them today and they are so comfy and look great with denim or a floral dress. I believe they are from Ebay, apparently Santa likes a good bargain too.


I'm a big fan of collars and I'm glad to add this tasselled beauty to my collection. My friend Yvanca got me this from Asos, I just love it and the studs give it a rock feel. It looks great with jumpers, tops and dresses. I wore it with this dress on Christmas day...


This lovely dress from H&M was a gift from my mum, and I wouldn't have thought to buy it myself but it fits so well and comes just above the knee so it was perfect to wear out to our Christmas meal. I love the black and white aztec print which looks great with my biker boots and jacket.


This is the first time in four years we've had a proper living room to call our own (after a lot of renovation work) with an actual standing, (ok, slightly lopsided) tree to put presents under. It felt properly festive and relaxed this year!

We had a lovely meal out, which was a tad different as we're all used to a traditional meal at home since forever. It was a nice change though and we had delicious food including 6 courses (yes, 6 you read correctly)...and it was a nice break from all the cooking and preparing for my parents I think! I hope you enjoyed this post and all had a wonderful Christmas, ate loads and had a great time with your loved ones.

12/23/13

Polka Dots & Overalls


Dungarees: Missguided.co.uk | Shirt: Carboot sale | Fedora: Missguided.co.uk | Brogues: Ebay | Bag: Carboot Sale

My style can go from 'rock chick' black all over to preppy in a day...I really can't seem to settle on one style yet, as I like so many, maybe that'll come later with age, who knows? I'd been meaning to feature this shirt on my blog for ages, so here it is! I got it for 1 € at a carboot sale during the summer...I love how it can be put with anything, for day or night and I think it looks great with the blue denim. This bag is another carboot find, it's perfect to fit all my bits 'n' bobs in and has a real old vintage feel to it...it was pretty windy outside (hence the first photo) and I was trying to hold my hat on...but the photo turned out pretty good anyhow!

2 days till Christmas eeeek! Who's excited?!

12/22/13

The Ankle Biker Boot


 Boots: H&M | Jacket: Zara | T-shirt: H&M | (Faux) Fur gilet: Thrifted on Vinted iPhone app | Jeans: H&M | Beanie: H&M (basically, a lot from H&M!)

I am in love with these boots! I had been searching for the perfect ankle boot for a while, on Ebay and other online stores but didn't quite find what I was looking for, till I spotted these buckled beauties in H&M. They're actually two sizes bigger than my normal size 6 but surprisingly fit as if they were! They look no bigger and are perfectly comfy...which is strange, but it was either that or a pair of size 4's...and nobody likes squished toetsies. I've been wearing a lot of black lately...it's just so easy to mix and match things and black always goes. I put on my (faux) fur gilet, again, but this time over my leather jacket and I really love the combination of textures beside each other, and it keeps me sooo warm. It's getting even closer to Christmas and I'm pretty excited now (mainly for food).

12/15/13

The (Faux) Fur Gilet


Hat: Missguided.co.uk | Necklace: Primark | Jumper: C&A (yes we still have that store in France and it's not just for old people!) | (faux) Fur Gilet: Vinted app | Polka dot playsuit (worn as shorts): charity shop | Doc martens: Ebay

This beaut of a fur gilet (which is faux by the way, before anyone starts throwing red paint all over me) is the answer to my winter woes. I bought it off the Vinted iphone app for about 10 € which I consider a pretty good bargain! I've seen them everywhere lately, on the likes of the MIC cast and on the high-street so decided to nab myself one. It's so cosy and can be thrown over anything from leather jackets to dresses to add a bit of glam to your outfit...although, my dad says I look like our black cat, thanks pops. I've been putting knee high socks over tights a lot lately for that extra snuggly-ness and it looks great with my DM's. In other news, I've been spending a lot of time applying to schools for next year-to think this time next year I'll be somewhere else...it's an exciting and nerve wracking thought at the same time.

12/8/13

How Much Is My Face Worth?


1. Rimmel Match perfection concealer: £5.99
2. Mac Pro Longwear SPF 10 foundation: £25
3. Benefit Coralista blusher: £23.50
4. Rimmel Stay Matte powder: £.3.99
5. Barry M liquid eyeliner: £4.79
6. Maybelline dream mousse shimmer: £6.49
7. 17 solo eyeshadow: £3.89
8. Rimmel eyebrow pencil: £2.99
9. Maybelline Colossal volume express mascara: £7.99
10. Maybelline eye studio khol eyeliner: £2.99
11. Mac Lipstick: £15.00
12. Barry M lip gloss: £4.99

= £107.61 !!

Wowza! Well apparently my face is pretty expensive. I didn't realise what I was puting on my face everyday was worth 107 pounds and 61 pence. Although, baring in mind some of these products were received as gifts or as part of a set so I probably haven't spent that much on everything. But you honestly wouldn't think it was worth so much by looking at the photo. Whenever I go into Boots (drugstore in the UK), I pick up about 5 things and I end up paying loads and never understand how such a little amount of little items cost so much! I guess that is the price we pay to look good, or for me- just humanly normal and not like I'm heading to a Halloween fancy dress party.

Despite that, I do try to stick to make up that is kinder to my purse, or should I say, my parents bank account, tehe. I buy a lot of my make up from Rimmel- they're cheap, cheerful and always do the trick. I only splurge out on products like foundation or lipsticks (MAC comes up tops), sometimes blushers or concealers too...they are products that are worth the extra money. And luckily half of the make up on this photo lasts me a very long time. I don't think I could afford that kind of thing every month on make up. This is generally what I'll put on everyday or on a night out to keep me looking human.

I tag everyone to do this- I'd love to see how much you spend on make up as well (and perhaps make me feel a little better about how much I spend)! Leave a comment below with a link to your post.

Ps. I have put all prices in pounds as the majority of things listed are bought on trips to UK or online and saves the confusion of currency exchange! Idea taken from Amy valentines blog, check out her version here .

The Leopard Print Jacket

(Faux) fur jacket: Thrifted on Vinted.fr 15€ | Shirt: A friends from Primark | Necklace: River Island | Jeans: Zara | Bag: My nanas from ages ago | Shoes: Carboot sale 3€

 Today, this is my 100th post since I started back in April- how time has flown in! I'm actually pretty proud of myself to have kept this blog up for so long. It's became something I really love to do now, and I plan to continue it as long as I continue to enjoy doing it. Anyway, just a quick thanks to those that follow me on here and care about what I have to say...strange to think some do as I tend to ramble, (here I go again..) but it means a lot...ok, I can't stay cheesy for long, let's move on shall we!

This is what I wore last night out for a friends birthday. It's quite 'out there' from what I'm used to but what the heck, if you can't dress up for a birthday then when can you?! I love mixing boyfriend jeans with heels, it's a great way to dress them up without going overboard. I bought this (faux) fur jacket from the Vinted app which I'm slooowly becoming addicted to. I've seen leopard print jackets everywhere lately and finally snapped up my own, perfect to dress up any outfit, during the day with biker boots or at night with heels. 

11/23/13

'Tis The Season...

... to start wearing Christmas jumpers! With winter not far off and temperatures getting icy cold, I thought what better time than to get my Christmas jumper on. We're talking rudolph print jumpers (circa. Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones), snowflake prints...basically as naff and cosy as you can get. This one cost me 1€ which I bought about 2-3 years ago. I'm still absolutely in love with it and it's probably one of my best bargain finds. It's nice and long to keep me warm and the fairisle print is perfect for this season...without being too over the top. I even added my tartan scarf again, woops.


Jumper - Charity shop | Jacket - New look sale | Bag - Carboot sale | Jeans - Zara | Vans - cloggs.com | Belt - charity shop | Beanie & Scarf - H&M

11/19/13

Review | Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in 'Ocean Blue'

How to cheer oneself up when it's been a miserable rainy day? By buying some new nail polish and having a wee manicure, of course. I've been eyeing up Maybelline's Colour Show nail polishes for a while and love the range of colours they have on offer. I chose this Ocean Blue shade which looks even better on and has a lovely sparkling shimmer to it. I put on two coats (of nail polish that is, ehem) to ensure a long lasting finish and so far- no chipping! Plus, at £2.99 a bottle (I paid about 4 euros), you can't complain!


 I will be definitely be wearing this throughout Christmas as it's perfect for the party season! Is everyone else looking forward to Christmas? I was feeling a bit naughty today and even got myself a Smarties advent calendar ooh err.

11/16/13

Review | Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer


Before:

After:

On the hunt for a concealer to solve all my skin woes, I came across 'Rimmel Match Perfection' in the supermarket yesterday. It claims to adapt to your skin tone while illuminating at the same time as well as hiding wrinkles (not that I have any!) and dark circles...which I have quite a lot of lately due to early wake up calls for school! I have to say this product really does the trick. The shade I used was 030 classic beige and it matched my skin tone perfectly. It's quite a thick consistency, almost like a foundation but very easy to apply and blend thanks to the soft precision brush. I applied it mainly under my eyes, eye sockets and my cheekbones... I found I looked a lot more awake and my skin looked ten times better, perfect for the upcoming party season when you'll have to hide the effects of all those late nights. I'd say it's almost as good as the Touché Eclat concealer and at £5.99, it's not going to empty your purse!

11/9/13

Autumn Outfit Layouts

Ok, so last time I did a 'My recent OOTD's' post, which I did like and get some good comments from but I wasn't that keen on doing it again, as the photos weren't great quality and it didn't show off the outfits that well. So, I got an idea from one of my other favourite blogs 'Le Happy' where she did some outfit layouts. I think this will be something nice & new to do instead of what I did last time! I'm generally quite an indecisive person so it takes me a while to settle on one thing, but I think this is a great idea which will hopefully give you all some styling tips, ideas or just to have a peek at my outfits! I love experimenting on my blog anyway and trying out new things so please do comment and give me your feedback. Anyway, here are some outfits I have been wearing a lot so far this Autumn...(WARNING: contains a lot of jumpers)



Outfit 1: I'm loving combining jumpers over dresses (so basically it looks like a skirt), this dress is from Topshop which I bought on Ebay and the jumper from Pimkie on sale. A simply, pretty and comfy look which is perfect for school or going out in the day. Doc martens are perfect for this rainy weather along with some tights.



Outfit 2: I can't get enough of leather at the moment, or tartan for that matter so what better to do than combine both? This is a really punk/rock look especially with my Doc martens added, but quirked up a bit with my Bonjour Monsieur tee & bleached Levis (with tights ovbiouuusly).



Outfit 3: I love this fair isle print jumper, and I was jumping with joy when I found it at a charity shop for 1 teeny weeny euro. I added my brogues and pearl earrings for a preppy look.


Outfit 4: I've been wearing this look a lot, it's something I literally put together at 6am one morning, when I wasn't entirely awake. I love my boyfriend jeans from Zara which I wear nearly everyday, I think they're getting tired of me...they look great with these slouchy cream boots I got for 2 euros and my stripy jumper which I bought at a car boot along with my army style jacket from Tokyo doll at New Look (which I bought about a year ago for 12 euros on sale!)


Outfit 5: I decided to throw an Autumn night look in as well as all my day looks. Going out lately has been pretty rare with school & just generally being too tired (yep I'm a wimp) but I when I do, I like to make sure my outfit will keep me warm when getting to and from clubs/bars but not too warm that I'll be suffocating indoors...now that wouldn't be attractive would it? So, I chose my black skater skirt, H&M leopard print cardi which adds a fancier touch to the outfit and will keep you warm, velvet H&M booties & gold accessories to give the outfit more of an evening look. Add some tights and you're good to go.



Outfit 6: This is a bit of 'hipster' look, oh a went there! I've been wearing my Vans all the time along with beanies & this huge comfy sweater with my boyfriend jeans. A casual boyish look along with some gold bling, yes, I just said bling, and what?



Outfit 6: Tartan's back again! I'm wearing this scarf today, and I wore it yesterday...becoming a bit of an obsession you might say? Nah, I prefer to call it 'a good investment', it's well worth the money and you can literally wear it with ANYTHING. I bought this black jumper last week which is perfect for Autumn, over collared shirts (this one from a charity shop)...along with some black pencil leg trousers & vintage brown accessories (bag from car boot).



Outfit 6: I bought this jumper from Primark a year ago on the hunt for the perfect winter jumper & this one fitted the bill. I added my Primark necklace and some pearly earrings along with my Levis. This is kind of outfit is perfect if you're just staying indoors/at home.



Outfit 7: I just used some other pieces from the other outfits and mixed and matched to show how versatile some pieces can be! I added my stripey beanie which keeps me lugs nice n warm.


Outfit 8: Last outfit... Black, black, and some more black...with a small splash of soft pink. This look is rather romantic/grunge and I love clashing the sheer flowy fabric of this maxi skirt (bought on Amazon) with my big chunky Doc martens along with some black jewellery (Topshop ring & Ebay necklace) and my fedora.

So that's it for my Outfit Layouts for Autumn. Ok, I'll admit, I'm a liiiittle bit excited for Christmas already...just a bit. Let me know your views and comments on this post as I love to hear what you think! I'm writing my personal statement today (eek) and having a chilled weekend after some drinks & cocktails with friends last night. Have a nice weekend all!
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