30.10.13

GHOULISH GOODIES.

 
NECKLACE- RIVER ISLAND | SKIRT- TOPSHOP | BAT MASK- AMAZON | SOCKS- TOPSHOP | SKULL TOP- RIVER ISLAND | SPIDER BROOCH- BOOHOO.COM
 
 
Happy Halloween eve all! Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, full of ghosts, goblins and lots of sweets & treats, what is there to hate?! Whether your going in full dress tomorrow day/night or going for the subtle scary touches these are some of my favourite horrifying pieces on the high street.
 
The cross necklace from River Island would be great for any vampire look, even though technically Vamps cant touches crosses but the symbol is often a part of the classic Halloween costume, sorry my true geeky Buffy side coming out there! Team with Velvets, silks and hey why not a cape & there you have it, your a creature of the night!
 
Secondly this bat print skirt from Topshop I adore! I love the bat print and monochrome never dates, perfect for a sexy touch of horror to your day whilst keeping it chic.
 
This bat mask is a great find from Amazon, under a tenner this glamorous face mask is an easy way of making any outfit look Halloween-y! Just place on your face for instant horror.
 
Muahahahaaaaaa.. These blood dripping socks from Topshop are a must have for all year round & just perfect for Halloween, subtle but spooky!
 
Another find from River Island is the Skull top, perfect for any occasion this creepy top would look great in any wardrobe!
 
Finally this spider brooch from Boohoo.com is fabulous! Yes, I just said fabulous. The crystals in this brooch will catch all the light making the creepy accessory blingtastic. Yes I also just said blingtastic. Try wearing it in your hair or on a belt for extra spooky style points!
 
All this pieces are great for October 31st, so what you waiting for? Go & get your ghoul on!
 
 




25.10.13

OUTFIT- WINTER DAYS.



 
CARDIGAN- TOPSHOP
JERSEY TOP- TOPSHOP
NECKLACE- H&M
LEGGINGS- PRIMARK
BOOTS- TOPSHOP
 
Evening all! So the weather finally let up & stopped raining for about 20 minutes enough time for this outfit post. YAY! Although the weather might be wet its surprisingly warm for Scotland and perfect for my thick, sleeveless cardi! This Topshop piece is one of the first things I ever brought in there years & years ago on sale at a bargain price of £7, I think! It was quite some years ago!
 
I teamed it with this simple jersey top also from Topshop & my winter boots, all warm & wrapped up, the burgundy colours make me feel all wintery and festive.
 
'Til next time...
  
 
 

23.10.13

MY WEEK #12

 
CHAMPAGNE & POMEGRANTE | A/W NAILS | SHOOTIN' | AUTUMN WALK | EDINBURGH NIGHT OUT | MOUTH WATERING WAFFLE | BLOOMIN' HELL | VIDEO FUN | MAIL.
 
 
Another week gone & this one was a lovely one, except the stress from uni work! Monday passed was my hand in for a styling project (upload to come) so my weekend was pretty much full of sketchbook & Photoshop work, including spending a late Friday night in the photography studio! Later on Friday I popped down to a local salons opening night party, with Champagne & nibbles it was a student dream!
 
But although we were snowed in with work, we still found time to party, of course! One of my classes this year is arranging a fashion show in aid of SAMH a Scottish mental health charity and to raise money we had a club night at Cabaret Voltaire, a popular club in Edinburgh. The R'nB room was home, perfect 90s garage, Tupac & a touch of Kayne, could it of got any better? Except face planting on the Royal Mile (not my greatest moment) the night was a success and we raised lots of money & awareness!  
 
 On Sunday Caitriona, Rosie & I treated ourselves to a waffle at the local waffle house, Waffley good! As you can see above it was a chocolate dream, I chose mini egg and even got a doggy bag to take home as I couldn't finish! A-mazing!
 
How was your week?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22.10.13

THE CITY I LOVE.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
SCOTT & I ON THE MIDLOTHIAN HEART |  THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY | SCOTT MONUMENT | ART AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY | CAMERA OBSCURA | VIEW OF THE CITY | SCULPTURES AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.
 
 
Afternoon! This post features one of my most loved places ever, Edinburgh. The beauty of the Scottish capital is unbelievable and these are just some snaps of my latest visit. With so many great things to see its hard to do them all in one day, every time I go back I find another uniquely Scottish thing that I fall in love with.
 
Filled with amazing museums and beautiful architecture the capital is perfect for the cultured with a monumental building on every corner. J.K Rowling even took inspiration from the city for her Harry Potter collection.
  
Camera Obscura was the latest tourist treat Scott & I went along to. It was amazing, definitely worth the slight pricey entrance fee, full of illusions and games, was definitely a highlight of my time spent in Edinburgh.
 
So If you ever find yourself in Edinburgh make sure to walk through Princes street gardens, view the castle and take a minute to take in the beauty of the capital.
 
'til next time...
 
 

20.10.13

NAILED IT- MATTE FUN.


 

 
Howdy readers! For this week I used a variety of my favourite nail art techniques, nail studs, glitter & matte top coat. The winters definitely drawing in & these colours made me feel all festive. The dark teal is a Gelly high shine in watermelon, I love the dark green and with a top coat of Rimmel matte finish I think the colour looks even more enticing!
 
I chose to use nail studs and glitter as well for a bit more fun, because nail art is all about experimenting. The gold glitter is just from a craft shop & the nail studs from eBay, I love the gold comparison with the teal, it definitely make me feel Christmassy with the glitter & greens!
 
To create the stripe I placed nail tape to achieve a boundary and applied a top coat and sprinkled on the glitter whilst still wet, when dry remove the tape & you have your glitter stripe!
 
So sorry for the delay in uploading this post, uni work has had the better of me this week.
 
'til next time!
 
 
 
 

15.10.13

MY WEEK #11

FLORAL | YUMMY COCKTAILS | MOUTH WATERINGLY GOOD DAIM DAIRY MILK | NAUGHTY NANDOS | SHADOWS | KITTY KAT | CAMERA OBSCURA | AU CINEMA | EDINBURGH.
 
Hello there! So another week has passed and this one was pretty amazing! Scott my boyfriend visited me for the first time this semester.. a month apart isn't easy but when we see each other its all worth it! So the luxurious weekend was full of amazing food, hugs and a much needed trip to the capital.
 
The highlight was Camera Obscura, we visited on a Sunday so except the screaming kids, It was amazing! 5 floors of optical illusions, beautiful views & even a spinning tunnel.. hard to explain. Its right by the castle, so very central and definitely worth a visit.
 
The cat jumper is a style steal from Dorothy Perkins, 20% off knitwear and then an extra 20% for students! Graphic knit jumpers seem to be everywhere, especially cat ones & I fell in love with this one!
 
What have you been up to this week?
 
 

13.10.13

I WISH.

 
DEVORE TEE- RIVER ISLAND | JACKET- NEW LOOK | SILKY CAMI- TOPSHOP | DRESS- NEW LOOK | CHRISTMAS JUMPER- RIVER ISLAND.
 
Happy Sunday eve guys! Here is my current wish list from the high-street! My absolute favourite item is the Christmas jumper from River Island, So festive and I'm really looking forward to the Christmas season this year, so many an exciting things planned, this would be great for curling up in front of the TV, drinking wine and eating all the Christmas food you can get your paws on!!
 
Devore is one of my favourite prints, although it is very bad for the environment I love this top! Sorry world, fashion won this round! The long top also from River Island has a velvet print touch. Love it!
 
The cami is a classic & was one of the summer must haves, but with the cold winter front coming I hear you ask can I still wear my spaghetti strapped cami? The answer... of course you can! layer it with a textured cardi or jacket, the simple cami isn't going anywhere and this especially sexy silky number from Topshop comes in a variety of beautiful colours and goes well with anything! YAY!
 
The dress  above is a cheaper version of the Topshop original, I'm really into simple straps & cuts this winter and this little dress will be perfect for day to night wear, just jazz it up with a statement necklace and voila!
 
Finally the jacket from New Look provides a mix of different textiles and textures which seems to be very heavy featured this winter, with most coats having several different fabrics and features! I love the burgundy of this jacket the colour just makes me come over all Christmassy! :)
 
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!
 
Til next time...
 
 
 

7.10.13

OUTFIT-SCHOOL TIME.


 


 
BLOUSE-TOPSHOP
JUMPER-H&M
LEATHER SKIRT-VINTAGE
JACKET- H&M
SHOES- PRIMARK

 
This outfit makes me feel like I'm in a preppy school scene... I think its the shoes and the noise they make when I walk down the university halls. Anyway, back to point this outfit is perfect for the upcoming winter, the leather skirt keeps me so warm and the layering is great for all weather. H&M is one of my favourite places to shop, as you may know. It just has such a wide variation without breaking the bank!
 
The leather skirt is a personal favourite as it was full length before I tailored it to an A-line above knee skirt, if I say so myself I'm very proud of my handy work and with leather being a vital trend this winter its gunna be my best friend.
 
Til next time...
 
 

MY WEEK #10


COLLAR | BRUNCH | EDINBURGH | UNI | NEW BUYS | NAUGHTY NANDOS | ANIMAL | HOT CHOCOLATE & HARVEY NICH'S | MAN RAY.
 
So this week has been a fun one. Caitriona & I went to Edinburgh on Wednesday on our day off, treating ourselves to a Nando's was definitely a highlight, who doesn't love piri-piri? We shopped, walked through the gardens and also had a lovely hot chocolate at Harvey Nichols after lusting after all the designer clothes... The view of Edinburgh above is shot from their balcony area, its a great view, not great weather but definitely worth stopping by if your ever in need of some caffeine & fashion, which when are any of us not?
 
Other than trying to get my head down I've been blogging & watching far to many classic movies on Netflix.
 
Hope you've all had a great week..
 
 
 
 

6.10.13

TREND- TARTAN.

 
BACKPACK- ASOS | JUMPER- BOOHOO | SHORT SKIRT-NEW LOOK | SCARF- ASOS | BOW TIE PIN- RIVER ISLAND | LONG SKIRT- TOPSHOP.
 
So unless you've been living under a rock for months now, you may have noticed the current love affair with Tartan. Ever since the Chanel show for A/W 13 was located at Linlithgow Palace, near Edinburgh, Tartan has been everywhere.
 
 This classically Scottish textile come in a variant of colours, cuts and patterns and these are some of my favourite from the high-street.
 
So what are you waiting for, whether your wearing in your hair, as a skirt or as a scarf, get your Tartan on now lassie.
 
 
 
 

MY FAVOURITE...

 
 
 
No. 7- GRACE
 
 



BARRY M- 154


 
 
 
NATURAL COLLECTION- PINK MALLOW
 




 
 ESTEE LAUDER- C35
 
 
My favourites... is another new post to my blog. As we go on I'm going to be showing you my favourites of pretty much everything, from make-up to nail varnishes & food & drink! So for my first instalment I looked through my make-up bag and grasped my favourite lippies! Now as many of you out there I'm sure your make-up bag is full of un-used products you wish to use more, well lipstick is definitely a neglected area of mine.
 
Lipstick is one of my favourite pieces of make-up, ever since I was young the way that it can enhance your face, your outfit and your confidence has always intrigued me! Above are some of my favourite lipsticks, all are available from your local boots! These are some of my favourites that I own but I'm looking to widen my collection, I'm looking for a seductive purple, I had my eye on the new Rihanna for Mac but it disappeared in a matter of minutes! BOO!
  •  So the first one, is Grace by No.7, I actually borrowed this off a friend one night & loved it so much my friends purchased it for my birthday! Its a beautiful dark chocolate burgundy and it goes with everything I own!
 
  • The next is a new Barry M I purchased lately, I was looking for a pale nude for a while but couldn't quite find the right shade, I love the golden sand matte tone to it, definitely a winner!
 
  • Up next is a favourite of mine and it has been for a while, much more of a summery shade, Pink Mallow at only £1.99 is a right bargain! Its so girly, pretty and it reminds me of summer days, I've been wearing it for years!
 
  •  Finally a classic red, as a blonde red lipstick is a classic combination. (obviously looks great with any hair colour) but I actually got given this un-used tester at my old work and I've loved it ever since, the colour is so sexy and its just perfection!
 
So there you have it, a round up of my favourite and current lippies, I'll keep you updated with any new lipstick purchases! What's your favourite lipstick? 
 
til next time...
 
 




4.10.13

OUTFIT-ANIMAL PRINT.


 
 
 
 
JUMPER-H&M
LEGGINGS-TOPSHOP
LEATHER JACKET-ZARA
BOOTS-TOPSHOP
RINGS- H&M & PANDORA
 

 Its a windy, rainy day here in Scotland so I felt it was time to crack out the winter boots! This monochrome jumper from H&M is great for the A/W '13 transition keeping you warm yet stylish. Animal print can be done well, or can be a massive faux pas, so I kept it simple & monochrome with black leggings, a Zara leather jacket & my trusty Topshop boots.  
 
Til next time...
 
 
 
 

NAILED IT- BLACK & GOLD.


 


Its Friday afternoon and for this fortnightly nailed it, I've looked into nail tape. As a huge nail art fan ive often wondered how so many people get a perfectly straight design, and voila nail tape is the answer!
 
I went for a classic black & gold look for my first attempt using tape, but I cant wait to play around with different colours and designs! Its so easy to apply, simply paint yours nails, allow to dry and when fully dry simply place the self adhesive strips where needed and there you have it an easy way of creating a great professional look. I used Barry M in black and the nail tape is from eBay, very available and cheap!
 
I'm looking forward to trying out more designs with the tape, have you created any nail art with nail tape?