Sunday, 12 February 2017

Feeling Snuggly In Fat Face

Now I'll be honest: this photoshoot was never really meant to be a photoshoot.
I rarely do outfit posts, but on this day a walk and a coffee ended up in an impromptu photoshoot, and I actually liked the way the photos came out, which is rare for me.
Usually I'm my own biggest critic but on this occasion they captured the relaxed mood of the day.
Also, its no secret at all that I'm a HUGE fan of Fat Face, they are definitely my favourite clothing company. 
So on this day, though entirely coincidental, it was also not at all surprising that every item (bar my boots) is made by Fat Face. Which is partly where the tongue in cheek photoshoot idea came from.
Fat Face are second to none in the snuggly winter category; everything is thick, made to last, warm and above all comfortable. I'd had their gilet on my wishlist for months, and I haven't been disappointed with it at all. Teamed with a jumper from a few years ago, their flattering skinny jeans, and the new scarf and gloves I got for Christmas, it made the perfect combination for a walk and talk along the pier.
The weather was beautiful that day, with tranquil water mingling with the milky sky so you almost couldn't see where one ended and the other began. 
Plus the little colourful matchbox houses dotted along the horizon always make me smile.

Reverse Knit Mittens / Super Skinny Jeans <similar> / The Gilet / Jumper <old> / Hat <old>


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Lush Valentines Haul

As with every other man and his dog, I go a little cray cray every time a new Lush collection comes out; though I love their products all year round, I'm a sucker for the seasonal collections.
As V-Day rolls ever nearer, I thought it was high time I treated myself to a few bits from the Valentines range - after all, no one else is going to if you can't treat yourself on the day of love, when can you?
This smells gorgeous and at only £2.95 is the bargain of the range. With notes of bergamot and rose it's designed to turn your bathwater pink, perfect!
To be honest, this one had me at 'chocolate orange'...if that's not my favourite two word combination I don't know what is! Add cocoa butter to the mix and you're in business, this is amazing.
My all time favourite, I just can't get enough. If I could legitimately spend all my wages on these I would...instead I bought two, but I'm determined to make the most of them.
I think this bath bomb looks so pretty, and it smells good enough to eat too. I'm a huge fan of Rose Jam and bought this on the strength that it's very similar; I can't wait to use it and see.
This was my wildcard purchase, and having read reviews I think I made the right decision. I'm intrigued to try this melt, and the colours look beautiful. Plus I could do with silky smooth skin!

Have you bought anything from the Valentine's Day range?

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Redefining My Personal Style

All images taken from Pinterest
This topic is something I've been giving a lot of thought to lately - what does your personal style say about you? 
'Personal' style is just that, how we dress and style ourselves says so much about us as people.

For me personally, I feel like I've lost my way lately. Fashion has always been something I've been truly passionate about - and is really the reason I started a blog - but at the moment I'm really struggling to define my own style. Whereas once I found it so easy to throw together an outfit, and could honestly always say I knew exactly what suited me, these days I feel like I'm feeling my way in the dark and nothing quite fits.

When I envisioned my blog, I pictured mostly fashion related posts with lots of outfit photos, but I quickly realised that that wasn't going to be right for me. It could be because there are so many other fashion bloggers out there whose flawless, effortless style shines through and I just felt like there were already plenty of people who could do it better. Or it could be a lack of confidence; these days I just don't feel like my outfits are cutting it, it's almost like I've lost my mojo when it comes to styling myself.

Having said all that, I do still have a strong sense of identity, my taste hasn't really changed over the years even if my outfits don't always reflect it. I definitely still know what I like and my wardrobe consists mostly of pieces that fall within that style, but I've definitely noticed some changes in the way I shop and the way I dress.
As I've grown older my taste has definitely evolved, and I'm leaning more towards comfy-casual than glam-luxe these days, I also try and use the 'quality over quantity' mentality rather than buying 40 outfits from Primark on a Saturday. 

The photos above are heavily inspired by my general style, I like a beachy, casual look with a boho twist, and these are best how I would describe my own general fashion sense. Skinny jeans, crisp floaty tops, quirky tees, chunky knits, simple dresses, hats and an addiction to boots.

I need to tailor my wardrobe to include basic pieces that make me feel good about myself, that can be easily interchangeable and will last and stay looking good for many seasons to come, but I also want to step out of my comfort zone once in a while rather than always falling back on my failsafe of jeans, boots and knits!

How would you define your personal style?

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