20 October 2014

Notting Hill graphic

ZARA waistcoat and pants, MANGO heels (similar), COS turtleneck, GIVENCHY bag (here)

Maybe it's just me (who knows, I'm a bit of a weirdo so it isn't a long shot) but sometimes the place I am influences how I dress; summers in Danmark are all about scandinavian minimalism, America is a denim-cut off and sneakers kind of place and London is a mish-mash of absolutely everything. These photos were taken after a late lunch out in my favourite 'hood, Notting Hill. Something about the area has this innate class about it, and makes me want to ditch the sneakers and dress up a little bit. Whip out those less casual pieces that we usually stuff at the back of our wardrobe and save for 'the perfect occasion'. I'm not going to pretend I went for an afternoon stroll in these shoes though, because I value functionality in my feet. Good thing we eat sitting down, my friends, it's a good good thing.

17 October 2014

Baby blue crescent

ASOS trousers (here), FOREVER 21 bag (similar), ZARA coat (similar) and top, NIKE shoes (here)

Some more Bristol pictures- I had the pleasure of running into Amy one night out and not having known she was in Brizzle got a little over-excited that I'd finally found a blogger buddy! We had lunch at a great place called Friska that you have to try if you ever find yourself near the University precinct- I'm a sucker for things in boxes and they have the best hot boxes I've had in a whole, plus it's all freshly made and organic. Yum? I think so. Equally I've been living of halls food for the last few weeks so my tastebuds may just be craving something that isn't the Nutella packets I sneak out of the dining hall into my room and isn't baked beans.

On a more sartorial note, these trousers came from ASOS (I know, so bad at being a student, so so bad) and they're so comfy it's obscene and I think I'm going to live in them. I feel so edgy wearing high-waisted trousers, finally fitting in with the BrIstOl CroWd...just kidding. There are circles more edgy than me.
TGIF mateys.

15 October 2014

Love, Three Floor

THREE FLOOR dress*, MANGO shoes (similar), ASOS faux fur collar (here)

Being a student means two things; (in the sartorial sense, it obviously means a bucket load of other things) 1) I spend 95% of my time in my pajamas reading and 2) I spend the other 5% wearing trainers because somehow, no matter where in Bristol you walk, you're always walking up hill. I popped back to London last weekend and got inundated with blogger mail (best kind of mail) and among the parcels was this gem of a dress. Any excuse to dress up, I always say- I took this out for a spin to shoot it. While I didn't exactly rock this to Sunday lunch, we have a formal in my halls this friday and I reckon this dress might make a cheeky appearance. I find that if i get in to a habit of dressing down, I find it much more exciting when the chance comes to whip on a pair of heels and a pretty dress. Absence makes the heart grow fonder right?

I've actually been a massive fan of Three Floor for a couple years now, they're always so on point with their formal wear and now that they're trying their hand at more casual styles, they're doing a pretty brilliant job of that too. Their aesthetic is fairly recognizable; elegant, high quality but also fun with the perfect amount of quirk. If you don't know them yet, you're welcome.

13 October 2014

My everyday make-up favourites

Ask any of my friends and they'll tell you how little I know about make-up. Most of the products I use I've used since I was thirteen and the newer ones I bought on reccomendation from the ladies in Boots. I'm not a make-up guru (or, ahem, a guru of any kind) but the reason I'm so set in my ways is that they work for me. I'll give you the low-down on my favourites;

BENEFIT 'THEY'RE REAL' MASCARA
I only started using this when I got a free one in Elle magazine which is perhaps not the best reason but heck, it's so darn good I still use it a year and a half later and keep topping up my stash. I usually use 2 different kinds, this and another generic No7 one to get extra volume (best tip is so use 2-3 different mascaras to get the thickest lashes, waiting 30 secs between each coat) but when I don't have time for that, this one does a pretty nifty job of making my peekers pop.

BENEFIT 'HELLO FLAWLESS' FOUNDATION
I only started using this in June just before my prom when I decided that stealing my mom's old stuff wasn't quite cutting it. I don't usually wear foundation, but when I do this is pretty brilliant at making my skin nice and dewy while still lightly covering up any imperfections. I apply it with my fingers but apparently applying it with a foundation brush is even funner/ more effective.

MAC MEDIUM BLOT POWDER
I rarely use this, but it's pretty excellent at creating a matte finish to your skin if you're glowing just a tad too much. I use 'Medium' which is a pretty generic and subtle colour.

MAC KOHL EYELINER
Since I've come to uni, I've given up on the whole cat-flick eyeliner since it just takes too much time when you're going out 3-4 times a week- this kohl eyeliner works a dream to just add a small flick in the corner of your eye. Pro because it also doesn't end up half-way down you're face by the end of the night.

CK SHOCK ONE AND MOSCHINO CHIC PETALS
I'm really in to quite sweet and fruity perfumes, these two work perfectly for a light scent where you can get away with saying, 'no, I just smell like this' without it being entirely implausible. I've been using CK SHOCK for about three years now and always get a cheeky compliment when I do, so it's doing something right.

MAYBELLINE DREAM MATTE MOUSSE
Another veteran product- I've been using this for five years now, the perfect foundation for when the sun shows it's face and your cheeks go a couple shades darker. Also great for achieving a matte skin look, hence the name. Pretty epic at covering up dark circles under the eyes, too.

SUDACREM
I almost didn't include this since it probably falls more under 'skin-care' but heck, it's such a miracle worker, why not. I'm not sure how, or why- but if you feel a spot coming on/ feel a bit of a breakout on the verge then pop this on the danger area overnight and witness a miracle. While it probably won't cure serious acne, it's great at defending against awkward pimples. High five, sudacrem- you've been by my side since nappy rash circa 1996.

What are your veteran products?
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