Monday, 8 September 2014

Style Edit: Autumn Dressing

Hello everyone :) I thought I'd share another style edit with you today, this time an everyday autumn look for chilly days. Enjoy :)

What I'm Wearing

Cropped Jumper - H&M (Similar Here)
Skirt - Urban Outfitters (Similar Here)
Tights - M&S
Boots - Schuh
Backpack - River Island (Similar Here)

So the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder which means only one thing...I need to update my autumn wardrobe! Just because it's getting colder though doesn't mean you have to look frumpy in huge, bulky jumpers. I'm loving cropped jumpers at the moment paired with A-line or skater skirts and thick, black tights. It's a great way of staying warm and still showing off your figure. I'm also going to pass on a valuable autumn fashion tip to you...M&S tights! I cannot express to you how much I love these! So many times in the past I've reached for  a pair of black tights and they're laddered or have holes in the toes because they're from Primark or New Look and they never last long. I will admit, M&S tights are expensive at £8 for 3 pairs, but they will probably last me the entirety of autumn and winter because they are practically indestructible, so in the long run, it definitely works out cheaper! The cropped jumper and backpack are this season but unfortunately I couldn't find them online so I've done my best to find similar items which I've linked above if you're interested in any of the pieces.

Let me know if you've seen any good cropped jumpers on the high street so I can fuel my obsession! 
Tam x

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Day Trip To Bristol Docks

Hi everyone! So a few days ago I decided to go to Bristol Docks for the day; I took a few pictures of the area and what I was wearing which I'll post below to hopefully give you some Autumn outfit inspiration. Enjoy :)

What I'm Wearing

Jeans - River Island
Leather Jacket - Miss Selfridge (Previous Season)
Watch - River Island
Boots - Schuh
Bag - River Island
Fur Collar - Topshop (Previous Season)

If you hadn't already noticed, most of what I'm wearing is from River Island. I am so impressed with their AW14 collection so you should definitely go and check it out if you haven't already. I really wanted some comfortable high waisted jeans, not tube pants, which can be so difficult to find but I bought their Lana superskinny jeans in dark wash and black because I love them so much. I also find that it's difficult to find cropped tops in thicker material, a lot of them are made for going out and not wearing during the day time so I snapped up the burgundy marl ribbed cropped top as soon as I saw it. I hope this gives you some inspiration for your autumn wardrobe.

What are your go to jeans for autumn? Tam x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Liebster Award

Firstly, I'd like to say thank you to Evelina for nominating me! Make sure you check out her blog, she does amazing outfit posts which are great for outfit inspiration!

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Your post has to link back to the person that nominated you.
  • Answer all of the questions chosen by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate bloggers of your choice, who have under 200 followers and don't forget to let them know.
  • Create 11 questions for the bloggers that you've nominated.

Now to answer the questions...

1. What are three top cities in the world, that you would like to visit?
I have always wanted to go to America, it's definitely something that's on my bucket list so I would have to choose New York and Los Angeles as the top 2 places that I want to visit. I would also love to visit Paris, I think this desire has definitely stemmed from watching too many episodes of The Little Paris Kitchen.

2. What's your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
I'm actually training for a 5k in October at the moment and I try to go to the gym every day so I always start off with a Protein World protein shake in the morning, I have the Vanilla Slender Blend mixed with a tablespoon of PB2 powdered peanut butter - it's delicious!

3. Your favourite fashion magazine?
I love reading fashion magazines and I usually opt for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Heat or Company. I also love the ASOS magazine, it's great for style inspiration!

4. Do you have a favourite movie and a TV show? What are they?
I am a massive movie geek so it's so hard to choose a favourite film because it changes all the time so I'll tell you my favourite movie at the moment in each genre. My favourite romance is The Notebook, my favourite horror movie is Silent Hill and my favourite comedy is Sean of The Dead (I could probably recite the entire script). My favourite TV show at the moment is definitely The Great British Bake Off, I am soo addicted that I actually re-watch all of the episodes about 5 times!

5. One thing in your makeup bag, that you couldn't live without?
Until recently I only used to wear gel eyeliner and it took me so long to apply and was such a fuss that I often just didn't wear eyeliner or just lined my waterline with a kohl liner. However, I decided to try the L'oreal superliner because so many YouTubers rave about it and now it's an essential in my makeup bag, I can do a winged eyeliner in about 2 minutes which has made such a difference to my makeup routine. If you haven't tried it already I would definitely recommend you give it a go!

6. Your all time favourite song?
It's so hard to pick a favourite song so I've decided to pick my favourite album instead which is easy, hands down Unapologetic by Rihanna. I think I love this album so much because I used to play it on repeat during my first year of Uni and it reminds me of going out every night and spending time with friends.  

7. Would you prefer living in a house or an apartment? and why?
I don't have a strong preference with this one, being a student I've lived in both halls (which is like living in an apartment) and in a shared house and I like both. As long as I'm around friends I really don't mind.

8. What's your best memory of this summer?
My best summer memory is probably being chief bridesmaid at my big sister's wedding, it was an absolutely unforgettable day and I felt so honoured to be so involved in the day. I've also done a blog post on the day if you wanted to see any pictures or read more information about the venue.

9. Who is your style icon?
To be honest, I don't really look to celebrities for fashion inspiration, I usually just buy clothes based on whether or not I like them rather than because I've seen someone else wearing something similar. However, if I had to choose a person who's style I admire I would have to say Audrey Hepburn because she always looked so sophisticated and elegant and, like me, she also wore a lot of black.

10. Is there a person that you could call your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration and the person who I strive to be better for is probably my little sister. It's very important to me that she has somebody to look up to and so I always try to set a good example and show that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to because I want to be an inspiration to her.

11. What are your three favourite things about yourself?
This is very tricky! Instead of choosing physical attributes here (which would be impossible, I am far too self critical), I thought I would choose personality traits. I would say that my best traits are that I am fiercely loyal, a good listener and I don't take life too seriously.

I hope that these questions have helped you to get to know me a little better :)

Now for my nominations:

Sorry if you have already been nominated, it's difficult to find fairly new blogs that haven't been nominated yet.

Here are your questions:

1. What inspired you to start a blog?
2. If you had to pick one staple piece from your wardrobe, what would it be?
3. What colour do you wear most often?
4. What foundation do you wear?
5. Where do you live?
6. What is your favourite high street shop?
7. What is your favourite nail varnish brand and colour?
8. What are three things that you want to do before you die?
9. If you are a student, what do you study? If you have a job, what do you work as?
10. What is your favourite book?
11. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

I'm looking forward to your answers ladies, make sure to let me know when you have posted your response :) 

Tam x