How to: Wear GIRLY ARMY

One of my favourite looks at the moment is the military styles reincarnation to GIRLY ARMY. Think mannish army coats encrusted with jewels and studs. Paired with delicate lace and soft leather riding boots or feminine studded pumps.


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LOOK: Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung has one of the most admired wardrobes in this country, with her eclectic british style whats not to like? Here is a quirky outfit of hers that can easily be recreated by anybody because of the simple pieces involved. Everything I used to recreate this look can be found at either TOPSHOP or Netaporter!
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DIY: EASY Studding and Embellishing Shorts and more!

Heya everyone I hope your all well,
So have you ever gotten board of a piece of clothing? Well why not spruce it up with studding! This is so simple and EASY.

STEP 1-
Get some studs. You will notice that they have little spikes all the bottom of them.

STEP 2-
Get a piece of clothing you want to stud, in this case I will use shorts for example.

STEP 3-
Decide on where you want to put the studs then stud them by placing the spikes at the bottom of the studs through the fabric and then push the spike inwards so that the hold in place. REPEAT for each stud you wish to stud and then tadaaaahh you done!

Why not try this out on anything even shoes! Or try embellishing you clothing with other things such as  jewels, chains, etc. to add even more interest to any look!

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1 TOPSHOP Skirt 3 EASY looks!

Hello everybody hope your all well, forgive me for not updating my posts for a while, I went to Ireland for a few weeks. So I put together some quick looks that can be easier 'interpreted', I choose to use a midi pencil skirt that hits just at the calves, its very flattering and I am totally loving them right now! This one is from TOPSHOP, hope you like it!



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DKNY Women Original EDT 1.7oz by DKNY

DKNY Women Original EDT 1.7oz by DKNY:
This is such a lovely fragrance that a I think everyone should probably check, it is a definite must have that I'll be adding to my  collection anytime soon!
It comes in a very sleek bottle that is supposed to capture the 'energy and electricity of the city', what do you think? Personally I agree because its shape resembles a sky scraper and its clean lines show modern elegance to me! This is their signature scent so check it out and see what you think (plus it's a pretty good bargain)
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Shoes Glorious Shoes

I just thought I'd express my love for shoes with a few lurrvulley pictures!!

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How to: Wear Loafers

If theres one statement shoe I love, its the loafer, extremely versatile, stylish and preppy. As we know shoes make or break an outfit- but you can't go wrong with a pair of classic well made loafers. But now they come in so many different styles you may think it is a challenge to discover the ways you can wear them, but put you worries aside I'll save the day!

(that sounded like some naf superhero speech- apologies)

Loafers- Charlotte Olympia
-These berry red and leopard loafers are the BOMB and they are not tacky either, pop on a pair of these with a basic outfit to let the shoes do all the talking!




Loafers- Jimmy Choo
-Add some attitude to any outfit with these babies- studded to perfection!

Loafers- Topshop
-Shine out with these metallic loafers.


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Look: Olivia Palermo

My next new series is called 'Look: .......' and it will feature a look that I created or one that was inspired by someone e.g. Olivia P. in this case where I show you items of how to recreate the look. For this outfit I love the simplicity of it and how less is more, it stands out. I make it a thing to buy a jacket like that!
Jeans- J Brand Denim 811 mid-rise skinny jeans
Top- Splendid Vintage Whisper cotton-jersey T-shirt
Jacket- Topshop Khaki Army Jacket
Shoes- French Sole
Bag- ASOS


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How to: Wear vintage brooches

Heya girls, todays post is the start of my new 'How to' series. SO whenever I think of a great 'How to' then I will post about it, but I also want to include all of you so if you have an idea and you want to know how to do something just simply request it in a comment and I will try my best to respond to it in a post! As you can see I have revamped my layout, I wanted something more professional and fresh so I spent my morning look for good templates and this is the best I could find-nice ones are so hard to find!
Anyway this is How to: Wear vintage brooches. Now for many of you, you may have all sorts of fancy pins lying about in the house that have be passed down to you or bought or well, they don't even have to be vintage. So many of us I'm sure (included mwahh!) have admired them a great deal but never known how to put them to use.

In you HAIR
I love the contrast of wearing a delicate jewelled pin with a messy bun. It adds a hint of unexpected glamour. You don't have to go for the messy bun though, you could dress it up for a more formal look with a neat bun or pin it to the side of a sleek 40's style wavy hair do.


These things were made beautiful for a reason so pin a brooch on you clothes to up the antie and flaunt it, be prepared for those complements!

This idea I think is fantastic, pin the brooch onto the front of a clutch and give it a sparkle. This will also help your clutches become more usable and versitile!


Lastly why not make a necklace out of it, just by connecting a brooch (or more) to something like a ribbon, rope or a chain to create a beautiful statement piece. These will look so expensive since they are always pricey to buy!


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Beautiful Bikinis

Here are some beautiful bikinis that will be great for this summer.







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DIY Summer Nails!

I love painting my nails because it can really bring an outfit together and make you look much more put together. They also can spice up a plain outfit and make a big statement. So for this summer experiment with any colour and wild and wacky patterns! So here is a tutorial on how to recreate OMBRE NAILS.

OMBRE NAILS
I love ombre nails and it is something that looks like you could have spent loads of money on but it is so simple to DIY. Ombre is a french word that means 'shaded' and this in fashion, hair etc. is when a colour fades into another colour and you can try this with any colour. Usually a paler colour is used as the base and the darker colour is at the tip of the nail.
So for purpose of telling you how to do this step by step I will be telling you how to create this is a white and mint green.
1. First prim and prep your nails and apply a clear base coat, this will help the nail polish to last for longer and prevent it staining your nails.
2. Next paint your whole nail with the base colour, in this case a white.
3. Once this is dry get a sponge and apply a tiny amount of the contrasting colour onto the sponge and the dab down onto the nail from the tip of the nail to about 3/4 of the way down. The colour should be quite pale at this stage.
4. Let this dry too, then repeat but with a little more of the polish on the sponge to build the intensity of the colour but this time don't go as far down on the nail just about 1//4-2/4 down the nail.
5. Now you should be able to see the ombre effect but if needed sponge on a little bit more polish on the very tips of your nails.
6. Lastly apply a top coat to help your fantastic new look to last!

You can even up the anti by drawing on a palm tree pattern with thin nail varnish brushes, this will give  a beautiful sunset look or try an ombre effect with 3 colours!


You can even try it with glitter nail polish but this time instead of sponging it on just paint it straight on, this is  easier for first timers.






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Work Out in Style

So some people make take this as an excuse to not make an effort, and I genuinely understand that-but, it doesn't mean you should. It is so simple to look stylish and sporty. I have recently decided that I want to run a marathon so I need to start training and get some new gear, so I decided to put together a few steps to looking gorgeous on the go, and it is not difficult which is a necessity.

Step 1- How to handle your hair?
If your hair is long enough I would recommend just tying it back into a simple sleek, smooth pony tail, that way it is out of the way.
If you have time why not wrap a small section of hair from the pony tail around the hair bobble and then pin it underneath because this will add to the look-extra sleek!

Step 2- Makeup?
For make its probably best to keep it as minimal as possible. If your wearing foundation make sure to keep it looking very even and I would say its nice to contour your cheekbones to add some definition to your face. But I won't use much blush or any at all because you will probably redden up whilst doing you work out, so you can go for that natural flush. Then make sure to comb you eyebrows to be in keeping with that sleek hair. Make sure to wear waterproof mascara as you don't want panda eyes if it runs and you could even add a slick of eyeliner. Then to top it of keep some Vaseline handy to keep those lips looking luscious. 

Step 3- Clothes and Shoes?
This is basic you just need to keep every thing looking sleek and simple. Think clean lines and minimalism just try to emulate your look so far. Also don't be afraid to shine out in pops of colour, these just help express your style even more. And the most important thing is to make sure you have a good quality pair of shoes that ARE VERY comfy!
Here I have some inspiration below.


This is my favourite outfit!







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Great Topshop Statement Trousers!!

Here are three of my top favourites of statement trousers for Topshop. I love statement trousers when worn in the right way and whats great about them is you can dress them up or down. I must admit that my favourite cut of trousers are the cigarette shaped ones (the first two below).



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YSL/Glasses/Chanel !

Here I have found some great accessories with that summery appeal.
The turquoise and midnight blue YSL rings are to die for, they are probably one of my favourite statement piece in jewellery form- but little out of my budget.


The glasses are just two funky and actually remind me a bit of 'The Rum Diaries', which I am obsessing over- it is a fantastic film that I would definitely recommend.


Then a spritz of Chanel perfume is always a nice little touch- like the cherry on top of a cake. MMMM, speaking of cakes have you ever tried red velvet cupcakes? I think their an American thing but they sure do look yummy!


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Top 3 Trends OTW


Rimmed eyeliner is big this season. SOme say that it makes you eyes look smaller but in all it makes them look sexier. It gives a look more intensity and brings out the colour of you eyes and is so simple to achieve. Just use a dark pencil and/or liquid liner to line the top of you lid. Then use the same shade in a pencil liner to get along your water line, make sure to bring it in to the very inner corners of you eye to fully recreate that appealing look. Why don't you try the new L'Oreal Voluminous Smouldering Eyeliner or some thing similar?
Why not get creative? Wacky beautiful, elegant blahblahblah nail styles/paints are so in!. Just experiment. Take this nail varnish look by Revlon's UK Nail Ambassador Jenny Longworth, it looks stunning-well at least I've fallen for it! And it is so much easier to recreate that you might think! Just click HERE for the link for step by step instructions!
from Zara

from Topsop
Any form of Boucle jacket is a must this season, they are just so versatile and you can through them over anything, whether it be your summer denim shorts or a mystifying evening gown it will look great. Just a handy fashionable accessory that will always be there in you time of need ; )


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Stylish Glasses

So the other day I visited the opticians because well I thought I might need glasses as I found it difficult to read some things from further away. It was I'd say the first time I'd been in about 10 years but it turns out I do need glasses! So I thought it would be a good idea to write a post on glasses!

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Beauty Counter Trouble

I love cosmetics and theres nothing more to it. So recently after just finishing my exams with my summer pretty much free I decided it would be a good idea to try and get a job at one of my local cosmetic counters. Now if I could have it my way it would be a my local John Lewis at one of the most lovely counters. But I have just realised- it is darn hard to try and get a job there. You don't know how many times I have waltzed (not literally) around my shopping centre to various different beauty counters enquiring politely about how I'd go about getting a job there, and you know what, they pretty much all say that you need to apply through the company. So there you have me checking up on the company websites looking for non existent jobs, trailing from site to site, page to page. I thought it would be a bit easier than this but the whole system is so in direct! I mean a lovely Clinique lady told me to go to the store I wanted as she heard there were some opening , bring my CV along and you know just state myself to the head of dep. So the next day I'm like totally whizzing like a brain box on my computer doing my so-called speed typing to create me super duper uber amazing CV. Then I bring it along with me, ask for head of dep. and the woman goes off and comes back empty handed only to tell me the EXACT same thing. So I go to another counter 'Chanel' to ask ANOTHER woman how I could get a job there.
Me: Hi do you know how I would go about getting a job a this counter?
Her: Uhhhhhhhh
Me: ???????
*Awkward moment of silence*
Her: mumble mumble mumble 'go' mumble mumble 'though' mumble 'human resources'..
Me: OK thanks (quickly making my getaway while I still have a brain)

I mean come on she worked there for goodness sake, doesn't she know how she herself got the job? Really some people.

Sorry if I rambled on but it's so difficult! So if you have any tips or anything please please tell me, I would be incredibly grateful!!!

 
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June Beauty Trends

Wearing colour has never been so easy, this season every colour you can think of thats bright is probably on trend so this gives us a great opportunity to experiment!
What I love to do if I'm in a rush and I need a quick fix it to use my blush as an eyeshadow. I apply my make-up as usual, then once I've put on my blush I simply pinch my blush brush and (making sure there is some blush on the brush) I sweep it on the crease of my eye and voila! Bingo! Done! This is great because it really gives you that radiant, healthy glow and saves you buying more eye shadow.
Rule number 1: Never restrain yourself to only using your cosmetics for one thing, experiment like with the blush because they are always so versitile, ( this is with the exception of unnatural colours like blue eyeshadow- this might look a bit strange used as blush) 


Another tip is to think of you face as your canvas and you are the artist. For this Summer month you could try keeping you face neutral and work either the eyes or lips. 
Anyone can do it, the is no need to spend hour painstakingly perfecting your look, just apply a simple sweep of uplifting colour to your lid  or a slick of luscious lipstick to emphasise your pout!






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