21 October 2015

How to be Warm Yet Stylish on Nights Out

With the weather getting colder and the nights getting darker quicker, it can be a real struggle to find the effort to get dressed in the evening and enjoy yourself, whether it be cocktails, a dinner with friends or a full blown night out clubbing. One of the main problems is how can I still look stylish without freezing my nips off? To combat this everlasting problem many of us have, I've put together outfits and single pieces that can help keep us cosy and looking stylish and put together!

These are all from Missguided. Their A/W15 collection is to die for this season!

A gorgeous colour for the upcoming colder nights is grey! Velvet is back in this AW season and the dark grey colour is the perfect colour for someone who always wears black and wants to try something new (I'm guilty!). I wore a burgundy velvet dress from Missguided (Sold Out) for a friend's birthday drinks the other week, and it kept me so warm whilst everyone else was freezing! The ribbed knitted dress just reminded me of Balmain so much I had to include it. Balmain style for pennys, incredible! The classic grey jumper dress has also had an update this season with the off the shoulder trend that was big in the summer.

Longline coats were big last winter season, and they're big again this year. Again grey has made an appearance, I think it's such a versatile and refreshing colour to wear in the winter. Teamed with heels and a classic dress, the coat is the perfect statement for that catwalk entrance to places. If this grey wool coat was in Topshop or Zara it would easily surpass the £100 mark! The Khaki Blazer is too die for and so cheap at £35! Khaki has become so on trend recently, and with so many variations of khaki, I think this is my favourite shade. It would make any outfit instantly smart and stylish! Of course, I couldn't not include a black, long and sleek duster coat. We all black goes with every colour, pattern and outfit possible, therefore the black duster coat is an essential in winter to dress down an outfit. 

If you'd prefer to ditch the blazers and coats, then why not opt for a long sleeved top or a snazzy jumper to make that outfit a bit more special? The fluffy black jumper is something I would definitely wear for casual drinks or for a light meal (my bulging belly does not need to be on show whilst stuffing my face), it's stylish with the crop trend and not too bulky so that you will end up melting away! The Mesh Panelled White Jumper is very Kim Kardashian-esque, is that even a word? If not I think it's about time Oxford added it to their dictionary. Finally, I opted to add an edgy jumper with fringe and frills to the collection. Jumpers are a staple in this cold weather and teamed with skinnies, boots or heels and a bunch of accessories, the jumper would make a great outfit for evening drinks.

Hope you liked my picks, what do you wear on a cold winter nights while out on the town?

19 October 2015

Buying Into the Hype

There is no denying that the blogesphere is a big enabler in our spending habits. If we see a product being talked about a lot, we often rush out and try to find it as quick as possible before everybody else gets it and it becomes sold out. But, there is a big risk of buying a product just because it is hyped up. For example, what if we buy that 'amazing' bronzer only to find out it looks like a piece of orange mud on your face compared to everybody else? Or that 'holy grail' foundation that oxidises on your face or makes you look like an oil slick because research into the product wasn't done properly? I have been guilty of this many times, but I've picked out my most used products that have been highly hyped up for so long! You may already have half of these products or you may hate all of them, but the truth is the hype around them is undeniable. 

Note:I don't drink gin, I just steal the empty bottles from work because they're so pretty!

12 October 2015

The Autumn Tag

Winter is fast approaching this autumn, the weather is far more chilly than usual for this time of the year in the UK, and it's making me feel so cosy and excited for christmas. I was tagged by the lovely Megan from MeganJean to take part in the Autum tag, an ode to many people's favourite time of year!

9 October 2015

All Aboard for Benefit's Air Patrol

Benefit Cosmetic's newest release Air Patrol was released earlier in the summer, and I recently received a free sample via the Twitter campaign by SoPost. The campaign is where you send one sample to a friend and in return, you hope they send one back to you! (Or if you have more than one account, you can be cheeky and send both to yourself). The product came packaged so nicely and included a 'boarding pass' providing details of the product and social media information of Benefit. This company always seem to hit the nail on the head in terms of marketing their products. It actually would be a dream job of mine to work for their marketing team, two of both my passions in one career!

4 October 2015

ALERT!! Selfridges now stock NYX!

You read that right! Selfridges has NYX online and in store at Oxford Street! 

NYX currently have a temporary pop up store at Selfridges Oxford Street and around 30 of their products are also available online, and these 30 products are most of their top rated products, including contour products, matte lipsticks and primers! I did an online order as soon as I noticed that Selfridges were selling NYX and waited patiently for my click and collect to be ready!