I’m Back!

Hello everyone, I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in what seems like years! I’ve only just come home from travelling South East Asia with my lovely boyfriend, we visited Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia and it was the most amazing and eye opening experience of my life! 

On the fashion side of things it was very interesting to see the culture difference in fashion between the different religions and countries. In Malaysia it was mostly a Muslim population, and the thing that caught my eye was all their beautiful headscarves and little brooches! I love how the ladies wear these gorgeous patterns and colours, showing the personality and still staying respectful to their religion. 

The colours on clothing we’re so much more vivid and A LOT more patterned! My boyfriend bought so many shirts that over here in England would be considered “vintage” if from the right time period. And so cheap! 

If any of you girls (or guys!) are looking for an amazing life changing experience, have a few months free and want to see some amazing fashion and culture – go travelling! It will be the best thing you will ever do.

Back to fashion!!!

Yesterday it was my friends leaving do, as she’s moving to Spain next month! We went out on the town in Manchester, to Baa Bar on Deansgate Locks. 

  
I wore this amazing neoprene zip up dress from Urban Outfitters. It was in the sale from £52 down to £5!!!! I customised it slightly as it was quite long on me and not as tight. I got so many compliments, as I usually wouldn’t go for something as daring and bright!  

  I wore my strappy black heels from New Look with it, as I thought any shoe too chunky would make the dress look cheap and a bit tacky! 

I tried to steer clear from jewellery also as the dress definitely does the talking! The thing I’m most proud of is that I’m wearing no fake tan! The first time I can remember going out with my natural tan! 

I hope you like my look as much as I did, have a lovely Sunday and keep an eye out for more blog posts to come! 

Keeping cool and Keepin Cool

So I’m in Cambodia right now, on an island just off the south called Koh Rong, and it’s amazing!

However, as this island has NO ATM’s NO roads and NOTHING but sand, sea and sun, you need to adapt! Well I certainly did!

As we were told when we checked into our “sea shack” the guy told us basically to throw our shoes off the peir as this island is “no shoes island” riiiiiiigggghtt.. Well I agree now! Getting caught up in the sand in your flip flops or getting sand in your sock, no!!!!! So we are now barefooted, but with a good sense of style of course.

A few things I’ve been wearing and mix and matching which have been super simple and adaptable to where I am are;



I bought these shorts years ago and never really worn them and I only packed them as they were light! But now I’m obsessed with them and I can’t believe I never wear them! They’re from “Blue Rinse” however, I bought them in Miss Selfridge and I think they were around £30, which for me I can’t believe I bought them, I’m usually so stingy!!!

They have a little slit up the side of them, like 90s runner shorts, and there loose fitting with an elastic waistline so they’re so comfy and easy to throw over a bikini.. Tick!



There’s always that go-to outfit when you’re either going to the beach, nipping out or even getting food. I seem to just be grabbing these mint shorts (American Apparel) and oatmeal crop – also AA. The crop top isn’t too high, showing too much midrif, but light enough to keep cool and over your shoulders!! They’re both such comfy pieces that go with everrrrrything! 



There’s always got to be a handful of bikinis (maybe three handfuls .. Or more) and swimsuits! The two that I’ve been wearing the most just snorkelling or swimming in a pool are these. On the left is my Triangl bikini on it’s first holiday, yay! I love the contrast of the two colours and patterns – have a look at my previous post Triangl Buys. The one on the right is from H&M that I have had for a while, but it still is very flattering and looks fun and summery! You had to buy the two pieces separately but as I remember they were pretty cheap! I like the coral/oranges of these bikinis also. The contrasting patterns against the block colour is something that I really like! What do you think? What would you bring?

Travelling OOTN

So I haven’t been able to blog a lot since I’m travelling SE Asia! I’m currently in Cambodia, ready to visit the Angkor temples tomorrow, we’re leaving at 4am to get there for sunrise and I’m so excited!

However, back on the topic of fashion, I have to say it’s hard to keep looking your best in 35 degree heat and keep cool!



Yesterday I wore this little daisy playsuit from Primark (£5!) with some nude thong sandals! This playsuit is super simple to wear, and keeps you cool as the fabric is thin and light. 



I really like the back of this playsuit as well, there is a cut out in the back – you can still wear a bra as the back clasp is covered – you can’t see it too much is this picture.

I also love wearing my American Apparel cross back bra with this, the cross over of the straps adds a little something extra I think! It’s also so comfy and great if you’re in a hot country as it’s literally just fabric. 



To keep my hair off my face and neck I just plaited it loosely and tucked any loose hairs into the plait or wove it into my hair to create a kind of twirl. 

I also love fishtail plaits, I think they look so intricate but they’re so easy to do! What other plaits/hair styles would you recommend??

Starting my travels!

Well the time has come around so quickly, and I’m currently in Bangkok! Ready to start traveling around South East Asia!!!

If you look back through a few of my posts I’ve been going on about it for ages, and I’m so excited it’s finally here!!



I packed the day before (mistake!!!) and believe me I PACKED! A girl going travelling for two/three months who loves fashion? A whole lot of cramming!

I did it quite well actually, and it’s all nearly rolled and tucked in together, it’s just so heavy! I’m telling myself that it’s just all my cosmetics and it’ll be so much lighter when I run out….. Hmm..



We flew with Qatar Airways and the service was amazing! Just the long haul flight I’m just not good with! Then to our absolute dispair we reached Qatar thinking we had a 2 hour layover, as we were told by the travel agents, only to realise we had to wait 9 hours till 7 in the morning! It was horrific. Me and my boyfriend actually started doing laps of the airport to pass time.

But we’re here now, it’s currently 4am and I’m not used to the time difference and I’m wide awake! I can’t wait to start exploring and start my first day off tomorrow!

Can’t wait to see all the market stalls, and all the new fashion. Make sure to keep you all updated!!

Good night from Bangkok!

Oscars 2015

I LOVE following the fashion of big red carpet events, looking at what everyone is wearing – and who! Of course it’s not just the dress (or top and skirt, or pant suit – it’s the 21st century!!!) that matters, it’s the whole combo of hair and make up – shoes and bag, etc!
The women on the red carpet yesterday looked amazing, and I have to say I’m rather picky and I haven’t seen yet and outfit that I’m not keen on… YET!
I’ll start on my favourites of the night!

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The first of my favourites is Gigi Hadid looking beeeeaaaautiful in Spring 2015 Versace. She’s just a vision! This was taken at the Elton John Oscars party yesterday. I think it’s fun and sexy, and the colour is perfect on her! What do you think?

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The goddess herself, J-Lo! Looking phenomenal as usual in Elie Saab (first picture) at the Oscar award ceremony. As you may know I’m obsessed with Elie Saab, I’m in love with lots of beading, pastel colours, tulle – the lot!! She looks amazing!
The second picture is at the after party. Again she looks flawless, I love the added fur scarf (!?) it’s glam and fabulous – perfect for the event!

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The next is Emma Stone, I really think she gets fashion and knows what looks great on her and suits her colouring. I love how this colour looks on her with her ginger hair and pale skin, she looks outstanding! She never gets it wrong! She’s wearing Elie Saab and I think the gown is gorgeous, simply stunning!!!

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One of my firm favourites is Chrissy Teigen in this stuuuunnnniiiiiiinnng pale blue gown with a side split (a rather high side split!) with heavy embellishment. I just think the colour on her skin tone is beautiful and the long sleeves makes the dress look sexy, not slutty. It’s super elegant and I think she looked amazing! My favourite of the night I might say! What about you?

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Jennifer Aniston looking gorgeous in this Versace gown. It’s age appropriate – however – in her late forties she still has it!!! Keeping it simple, but elegant and classy.

These were some of my favourites from last night! What about you? What do you think of my picks?!

OOTN

It was my friends birthday on Saturday so we all went out to celebrate! If you look back to my previous post ‘My Bandage Dress’ I wore a gorgeous bandage two piece from online shop My Bandage Dress.

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I wore nude ‘Bianca’ bandage skirt and white ‘Milly’ crop top, both available on the website – I would recommend to anyone! They fit amazingly, and are so flattering!
I paired my top and skirt with my Miss Selfridge nude and gold heels (£49) and my Dorothy Perkins gold clutch bag (£10).

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I also wore my gold DKNY watch which I don’t usually do as I’m scared of damaging it or loosing it! But I thought it is my only piece of jewellery that would look as good!

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With my hair and make up, it kept my hair sleek and straight using my GHD’s to do so, and then used some hair oil to tame any wild stray hairs and to soften the tips of my hair. (You can find great hair oils in any drug store – boots/superdrug).

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I like to make my eyes stand out when I do my make up, so to do so I use eyelure lashes, with a slick of black liner to define them. As I was wearing nude and white I kept my eyeshadow my neutral. I used white in the corner of my eyes to widen them and beige and browns on the rest of the lid of my eye.
My eyebrows I just define slightly more with an MUA (available in superdrug/boots) eyebrow pencil in brown.

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To give my face slightly more dimension I used beige shimmery eyeshadow on my temples, down my nose and on my cheekbones to highlight my features.

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Love to know what you think of my look! Have a lovely day! X

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