Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Topshop Festival Inspired Look

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Topshop recently challenged me to put together a summer/festival inspired look so, since the weather's been veering towards the Autumnal recently, I decided to go down the festival route. Well, day one of the festival when you're feeling fresh and actually put some effort into the way you dress in case you bump into Paolo Nutini in the crowd (you want to look your best when he proposes, obviously). Topshop's been one of my favourite shops since I was about fourteen and discovered that there was life outside of Primark, and I know I can always go in there and find something I like, so I was excited to get cracking.

The past two festivals I've been to I've opted for chunky boots and just kept my wellies in the tent as a back-up - thankfully I didn't need them either time - because I find them a bit comfier to wander around in. The particular ones I'm wearing are now sold out unfortunately, but I've tracked down some similar pairs here, here and here. I always tend to team my boots with black skinnies, but this time I upgraded a bit with this pair here that have the most amazing zip detail and, added bonus, are also extremely soft and stretchy; forget the usual constraints of skinny jeans, you can jump around and crowd-surf to your hearts content in these. No festival look would be complete without a bit of fringing, which is where this striped top of my dreams comes in, as well as a good pair of sunglasses. I finished off the look with this incredible necklace, which looks like it's straight out of a Bollywood film. It's a lot more versatile than you would think and looks especially good paired with plain tees, the perfect all-rounder.

Add a leather jacket to this skinny jean look - a la Alex Turner - and you're ready to go.


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Post put together in collaboration with Topshop; all words, views, and Paolo Nutini daydreams are my own.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Yard Sale

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Vintage AC/DC top | New Look blazer | Zara leather zip detail skirt (similar and similar) | Urban Outfitters black platforms

I've managed to put together an outfit that you can buy almost NONE of online, so I do apologise for that. If you follow me over on Instagram you'll already have seen a little sneaky peek of these shoes, which are one of my best bargains yet. When I was down in Glasgow at the weekend I noticed that Urban Outfitters had reduced everything in their sale to £10, so I ended up walking away with these badboys as well as a pair of £180 jeans for a grand total of £20. Eat yo heart out David Dickinson. They've got an online offer on just now as well; if you use the code 'YEAH50' at the checkout you can get an extra 50% off all sale!

When I put this outfit on I knew that I wanted to pair it with this amazing cowhair bag my Mum bought at one of the market stalls when we were down at the Edinburgh Fringe, so I sneaked into the house and pinched it this morning. I'm practically doing her a favour wearing it in, anyway. Well, that's the official party line and I'm sticking to it.


Friday, August 22, 2014

White jeans cliche

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New Look suede boots (now in sale) | So Jeans grey denim jacket (c/o) | H&M drop armhole vest (similar) | Topshop necklace | ASOS white skinny jeans | Shirt stolen from my brother 

I'm away down to Glasgow this weekend for my pal Jen's engagement party, but I thought I'd put together a little post this eve so you don't miss me too much (anyone? No? Oh thank god, there you are Mum). I wore this outfit a couple of days ago to go into town holiday shopping - have I mentioned I'm going on holiday yet? - and grabbed the shirt as I was leaving from my brother, which turned out to be a god-send because I sat on some sauce during lunch. Wearing white jeans, I sat on some red sauce, yes. What a big, walking rom-com cliche I am. 

Anyway, moving on... I bought the most amazing polish in Topshop yesterday, so I've got it on (see it here) and I am ready to pardddyyy. Now I just need to find something to wear - safe to say I've got my priorities right.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beauty tips from a professional Make-up Artist | The Little Magpie


After encountering every problem imaginable when I was uploading it, my latest YouTube Video is finally here! It's my favourite video I've filmed so far so hopefully you guys like it too and - ahem - pick up some beauty tips along the way.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Fifth Label

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Although I'm determined to get as much wear out of my summer wardrobe as possible before Autumn well and truly takes over, the great thing about this set is that I can still wear it to lounge around the house in once the weather turns because it's So. Comfy. I do love a good multi-purpose item.

It's nine days now until I head to Tenerife and I'm literally counting down the minutes until we leave. Come at me sun! I'm on the hunt for the perfect sassy pair of sunglasses for a bit of a change from my usual Ray Bans, so if anyone has any recommendations please let me know! Sassy really is my only requirement.