Thursday, 31 January 2013
Wow I've had a busy week of netball, basketball and football! I've just been to parents evening and I now have time to actually sit down, read some blogs and relax.. While trollin' on the internet I found that the River Island Spring preview had been released. I have to say I wasn't particularly impressed with what I saw. Above are my favourite pieces. I'd definitely buy numbers 1 and 2 because they have spring written all over them, floral print and really cute. I like the vintage look number 3 has especially. I always like River Island bags but barely ever buy them, I'm not too sure on the quality because they seem to not last very long before they break, but I do really like number 6. The colours are really calm.
If you want to view the spring collection you can do so right HERE.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Yesterday I celebrated my good friend Anna's 16th Birthday with a trip to the cinema to watch Les Mis in the IMAX (I definitely reccomend it, I was singing all the songs all night!) and then going back to hers for pizza, cake, parce the parcel (yes, 15/16 year olds playing parce the parcel - you can never get to old!) and a hilarious game of articulate! With school I find I don't actually go out that much and therefore never wear nice outfits so I was excited to finally wear this dress I bought a while ago. It's so great because it's such a simple casual thing you can chuck on and pair up with anything. It's not too short however the skirt does tend to get stuck to my tights so I have to be wary of that so I don't go flashing!! Surprise, surprise my bag and shoes had studs on, probably the only reason I bought them!
TOPSHOP RINGS - SALE £3.50 | NAIL VARNISH - BARRY M
I hate my hands so I don't often wear rings but I was so happy when I found these rings in the Topshop Sale, they come as a set of 4, the last ring being a Pink stone. The ring shapes are all different, one is circular, another more hexagon-y so particularly the grey and pink stone rings won't stay on which is why I've put the blue stone ring with it, to wedge it in place. As you know I worship to Barry M nail varnish (although I did buy an Essie one to try yesterday - shock horror!!) and these colours are Pomegranate no. 235 - this is one of the Gelly Hi Shine bottles, and the sparkle one is Rose Quartz Glitter no. 349.
I got this necklace ages ago and it has been my favourite ever since. I always love Topshop jewellery but rarely buy it because of it's ridiculous price. Although I had to buy this as it's just adorable.
So there we go! My first up to date OOTD post! I am still struggling to take good photos so if you happen to know any tips and where to buy a cheap Tripod let me know!! Hope you all have a great week!
P.S. Happy 21st Birthday to my fabulous brother George!
Friday, 25 January 2013
I'm sure you're all aware that the Spring/Summer Primark range was recently released, because of this I decided to do a little post about it! Looking at all these clothes has made me super excited for the sun and warmth to return!! I've been impressed with this years Primark clothing, especially the Jumpers so I hope this range will live up to those expectations! Below are a few of my favourite picks:
1 - This is gorgeous, probably my favourite item of everything I saw. I can totally see myself wearing it in Summer, it's such a soft pretty colour, I just hope it comes to my local store!!
2 - I love satchels, although I already have one which I stole from my brother I still thought this was great, although Primark bags do break very quickly, but I suppose that's what you pay for!
3 - The tassel bit on these shorts is awful, thankfully it's just a clip on! I love the colours of these shorts and the studded detail.
4 - Maxi skirts all the way! This would be perfect on a Summer night out, and they're always such lifesavers when I'm too lazy to shave my legs, don't pretend you don't do it too!!
5 - As soon as I saw this I knew it would go perfect with a belt, some cute dolly shoes and a little cardi. It's a really simple dress which is just dying to live in my wardrobe!
6 - I really like the detail on the neckline of this blouse and this chiffon-like material is really good for the sun, I just hope it's not too shear because I hate tops that you have to wear another top underneath to hide your bra!!
7 - I've decided I need more blouses with collars so this was perfect. It's really adorable and I love the bow pattern!
P.S. I want to know what YOU'D like to see on my blog, what posts would you like? Reviews, OOTD's, wishlists or something different? Make some requests and let me know!Xx
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
My first Ebay wishlist! I actually forgot how many amazing things you can find on ebay for such ridiculously cheap prices! My favourites out of this wishlist have got to be the doc martens, the sparkly jacket and the bag! I've wanted a pair of docs for ages but I don't know if they'll end up looking gothic or really big on me.. but I suppose this winter weather has made me want them that little bit more! The sparkly jacket is just so gorgeous and out there and I think it would go with a lot, and the bag is another thing I've been wanting for a while but there's no point in buying it because the handle would get on my nerves and I mainly use bags for school!
What are your favourite Ebay sellers? Comment below!
P.S. I bought my Prom dress last night.. I'm SO excited! Can I get a woop woop?!
Sunday, 20 January 2013
On Monday the snow began to arrive and since then it hasn't stopped! Over here in Ipswich we've had a few inches and I decided to jump on the bandwagon and post a few pretty pictures I took on Wednesday!
I love the look of snow, but that's pretty much the only thing I like about it. Who enjoys slipping over and freezing to death every time you step outside? Not me! Sorry snow but you gotta go!
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Last Monday I had a quick trip into town to buy one or two things I needed but somehow ended up spending a lot of my Christmas money, which I was planning on keeping me going until May, seeing as I don't have a job.. oh. Anyway, here is what I bought. Sorry for the awful lighting in the pictures, I still can't edit them as I can't get Photoshop until I get my new laptop.. in July!!
First up, this super cute skirt from Topshop, which was £20! I saw this around the Summer time and thought it was perfect, but never bought it seeing as Summer was practically over and I'd be in my knits soon. Seeing as Spring is approaching I thought I'd buy it quickly, before it sold out and I drowned in my own tears, like I usually do!! I thought it was a bargain at just £20, considering it's topshop too. It's a shame it doesn't work with black tights but I'm really excited to start wearing it.
Next is this probably super overpriced T-Shirt dress, again from Topshop. It cost me £26 which I probably wouldn't normally pay as it's such a thin fabric and simple design but I had a voucher and I really wanted it! This will go great with some tights and nice big statement necklace!
CONVERSE - OFFICE
Converse!! These are probably my most loved purchase even though I still haven't worn them out yet.. They were £45 from Office and I'm been wanting them for a while now. I actually asked Santa for them but clearly I hadn't been nice enough in 2012!! I have a pair of pink converse but they've faded a lot and they don't go with as many outfits as I'd like them to, whereas I figured black and white goes with pretty much anything. I'm hoping to wear these with my midi dress, I'm not sure if it'll look great so I'll have to experiment!
How amazing is this? It's a purse AND an iPhone case. Safe to say it stole my heart the minute I saw it, purely because of the Studs. It cost £16 but I also spent some of my voucher on this taking it down to £12. I got some beautiful iPhone cases for Christmas and I always end up with them covered in scratches after I chuck them in my bag, so this purchase was an obvious one. I'm currently using it for school so I'm using the card section to chuck some emergency money, hair slides and hair bands in! It's the perfect size and I am so happy I bought it!
I also bought some rings, but I've already started using them so I'll probably post them in an OOTD post!
Sorry for the length of this post but I wanted to fit everything in!!
Have you guys splurged on your Christmas money yet? What did you get?
Barry M Nail Varnishes - Boots & Superdrug
I know this post is technically beauty, but yolo (yes I did just say yolo). I always have to have my nails painted, and Barry M is my fave make. I've tried OPI, Revlon and Rimmel and Barry M has always come out on top.
I really like the pastel colours because they're so bright, happy and striking but I'm moving towards the darker colours like navy blue, maroon and dark green as winter approaches. I think those colours are a lot smarter whereas the pastel are more fun. However, my all time favourite colours aren't exactly colours.. they're sparkles!! I just love them so much. The three in the bottom image are my favourites, I find they all work well on their own with two coats, but you can also put one coat of either the blue or pink over the top of a block colour.
If you're going to try out Barry M I would reccomend putting a base and top coat on or it will chip! It will usually last 6-7 days depending on the amount of layers - I normally do 2.
If you want to know the name/number of any of the colours above, drop a comment below!
Love Lucy x