24 December 2015

Sale Buys

If your planning on doing some sale shopping, I have selected some essential sale buys below. This year I have talked about several staple items that are must haves for your wardrobe, like the white shirt, striped top and grey tee to name a few. It is so easy to go crazy in sales and buy things you'll probably only wear once, I'm definitely guilty of this and still get tempted at times. But by having the basics in your wardrobe, you can work around this and buy more daring and trend-forward pieces. For inspiration and more on these staple items chek out my previous posts under archive.

Happy shopping as always, and let me know if you find any bargains, always love hearing from you.

& Other stories £28 SALE
M&S £22 SALE
Banana Republic stripe top £19.99 SALE
TOPSHOP Leather trouers £95 SALE
TOPSHOP Trousers £15 SALE
Mango coat £59.99 SALE
ASOS 2 Pack teeshirts £10.50 SALE

20 December 2015


So I've finally bought a boilersuit after contemplating it since last season! Never thought I would be wearing one, but then again I thought the same about dungarees. A boilersuit sometimes gets mistaken for a jumpsuit, so what's the difference? Even though both are one-piece suits, the difference is a jumpsuit is meant to be a tighter fitting garment whereas the boilersuit is a looser fit and normally comes with shirt sleeves.

Miss Selfridge Denim boiler suit £49.00 | Adidas Trainers £64.99

This boilersuit is from Miss Selfridge, I haven't shopped in Miss Selfridge for years and somehow came across it while browsing during the Black Friday weekend. After debating all weekend whether to buy it or not, I purchased it on the Cyber Monday for half the price.

I have a feeling I will be wearing this a lot, it sits perfectly on me and is true to its size. I'm all about being comfortable and buying things that are versatile but also fitting into my casual style. It can easily be dressed up with heels for a night out or dressed down with flats. (Images from Pinterest).

I've noticed some of the high street boilersuits come under jumpsuits, it can be a bit confusing, but now you know the difference it's quite easy to spot which ones are boilersuits, here are a few of my favourites:

1. ASOS Petite checked boilersuit (also available in Tall) | £38
2. A&F Denim jumpsuit | £91 (Sale)
3. New Look Khaki jumpsuit | £27.99
4. Topshop Moto tie-waist jumpsuit | £65
5. H&M long-sleeved jumpsuit | £29.99

17 December 2015

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Whenever my skin is in need of serious help I always go back to Dermalogica products, and the one product I can count on is the Daily Microfoliant. Not only has this product won Instyles best beauty buy for 2015, it has triumphed for 11 consecutive years and last year it was awarded the best beauty buy icon status. I actually swear by this product and can totally understand why it's a number one exfoliant, it is without a doubt an essential beauty buy for me.

The Daily Microfoliant is ideal for clogged up pores and evening out skin tone. The rice enzymes are the key ingredients, taking away dead cells and brightening your skin. I use this daily after cleansing and makes such a difference to my skin. Click here on how to apply.

All Dermalogica stores do a free face mapping skin analysis which takes around 5-10 minutes. The face mapping is one of the best ways to understand which areas you have problems with, for example, you may be dehydrated in some areas than others. After my consultation, I was given insightful information to why I may have been breaking out with spots recently. I am a firm believer of oil cleansers and I was surprised to have been told that sometimes if an oil cleanser contains mineral oil this may cause irritation to the skin on some people. I did recently switch my oil cleanser and later found out it contained mineral oil, which can also be called Paraffinum liquidum. To be honest, it's hard to say, as my previous cleanser had mineral oil too but don't remember breaking out so bad, I guess there are always other factors involved.

After the consultation, the three products I was recommended for my skin was the cleansing oil precleanse, their Daily Microfoliant and the multivitamin power firm eye cream. If you've never tried their products before worth popping down to your local store for a free skin map and free samples to try out.

Dermalogica recommendations:

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant £41.75 | Precleanse £34.35 | Multivitamin power firm £38.40

10 December 2015

Big Cardigans

My grandparents have worn it for years and I own a cupboard full of them, yes, I'm talking about the very British garment, the cardigan. But it's the big cardigans I'm fond of this autumn winter, easy to throw on in mild weather, and an alternative to a coat. I actually prefer it sometimes to a jumper as I can slip off when I get hot, it's also an essential clothing for my loungewear.

This spring/summer and autumn/winter we have seen lightweight cardigans, short cardigans, chunky knit and cardigan coats, I guess it's fair to say it's been a popular item this year.

Max Mara's AW15 collection

The great thing about a cardigan is that you can wear it over most things, looks great belted up for a dressed up look or thrown on over a dress or jeans.

Images from Pinterest

H&M cardigan similar here | H&M top (old) similar here
 Topshop belt (old) similar here | Topshop girlfriend jeans £40

As soon as I saw this H&M cardigan, I fell in love with it, it's mohair blend and so comfortable and warm, they have a very similar one online with no buttons, reminds me of the Acne Studio one here. I usually wear mine over casual jeans or dresses, great for layering up during winter too.

Some from the High Street

1. Zara £39.99 | 2. Topshop £30 (In sale) | 3. Urban Outfitters £46 | 4. H&M £49.99

2 December 2015

Christmas Jumpers

Christmas is creeping up on us, and if you still haven't got your hands on a Christmas jumper yet and not sure where to look, I have selected a few of my favourites from the high street.

The Christmas jumper has become more popular over the last few years and I'm guessing it's got something to do with the trendy hipsters out there. Either way more people are embracing the trend and the options are more wearable and classy this year.

A few inspirations from Pinterest. 

High street choices:

From left to right: Oasis £40 | ASOS £50 | Beyond Retro £23 | House of Fraser £25

From left to right: House of Fraser £29.50 | Next £32 | Debenhams £24 | Oasis £45

I'm in love with all these jumpers, not really into the novelty ones, but the snowman jumper is just gorgeous. The fluffy yarn, the embroidered flowers and coloured buttons make it unique and will look great paired with leather trousers or skirt.

Now for those of you who have a bigger budget and want to be a bit more classy and discrete, this Bella Freud jumper would be my first choice. They have this in grey too but I think the red option makes it more festive. Whichever one you choose, Christmas jumpers can be used year after year and can be a wardrobe essential.

net-a-porter  £260

Happy shopping and let me know what type of jumper you prefer to wear for Christmas.