Friday, 12 December 2014

All black everything...

So it's coming up to the time of year where my social calendar is absolutely jam packed and the stress of finding an outfit for every occasion is the biggest stress in life. This year I wanted to be prepared by finding a couple of signature pieces that would be suitable for several style of occasions and that were ready and hanging in my wardrobe for a last minute outfit emergency over Christmas.

I am a strong believer that the LBD can do no wrong. Which is why I have added 2 little black numbers to my wardrobe this winter. Not only do I find black very slimming for me, which is great especially at this time of year when dieting is the hardest thing imaginable! But I love how you can match it with near enough anything.

This year I finally jumped on the Zara bandwagon, I literally adore everything! So it was a no brainer this Christmas when looking for my staple pieces where I would look first. After a mere 30 minutes in there I came out with two outfits and a pair of shoes! That is why I LOVE Zara.

So firstly I picked up this very simple, classic black dress with a flouncy, skater style to it. Unfortunately the image below does the dress no justice as the dress looks a lot better on. I love how the fabric is thick and structured so it creates a beautiful shape when wearing it. The shape is also very flattering as it sucks in at the waist which I love. I especially love the detail at the back, I'm never brave enough to wear anything with a low back but I feel this isn't too low and gives the dress a more dressy finish. I think this style of dress would be perfect for something like a works party as it isn't too over the top but it is a classic piece that you can dress up how you wish. I will definitely be wearing this over the Christmas period and at just £29.99 it wont be the end of the world if it only gets the one wear.

Secondly I picked up this black chiffon/lace playsuit. Again the pictures really don't do this justice as it looks so lovely and flattering on. I love how versatile this piece is as I can dress it up with heels and statement accessories for a night out or for a more casual look it would look cute with some knee high boots. Its my best friends birthday night out on Saturday and I'm planning on wearing this, I will definitely take some pictures and post this again next week just to show you how much better it looks on. Again this is from Zara and was just £29.99... AMAZING.

Lastly I've been in need of a new pair of black heels for some time and instantly fell in love with these! They are so simple but have little details on them which I think make them look a lot more expensive than they actually were at just £29.99. These will go perfect with both of the above outfits for an all black everything, winter chic look.

So once again Zara didn't let me down. I think its amazing how I got all of these lovely staple items for less than £90!! And now I have two classic back up plans for over Christmas just in case any wardrobe disasters occur.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

I'm backkkkk...

After months of neglecting my blog I am finally back in the blogging game and intend on staying put! The last few months have been veryyyy hectic! Before christmas I started a new job which I detested with a passion and it made me seriously miserable! But last month I got offered a job in marketing ATLAST and I'm really enjoying it!

Now that the job side of my life is all going smoothly and everything else is pretty great, I can now focus a little more time on blogging, which I am immensely happy about! To start things off, I thought I would do a post about my faves of the month! I've been introduced to so many amazing new products lately which I can't believe I have never used before and that I highly recommend!

Firstly I am obsessed with this Lancome Clarifying Cleanser Foam! I've never been one to use many skin products as I've always been lucky to have good skin without really looking after it. In the past all I've used is a basic moisturiser and that's pretty much it. But I got this a couple of months ago and have fallen in love. It smells amazing and it literally feels like you are washing your face with silk! A definite recommendation from me!

Then we have this, my tangle teezer which I am sure most of you girls own! But for those of you who don't, I urge you to buy one immediately! I literally don't no how I survived without one before! My hair is literally like a mane and this amazing tool gets through it without any pain and within seconds. I carry it everywhere! It is a definite must have.

Next is this amazing product! Again I urge you to buy it! If you're sick of messing around struggling to get your nail varnish off and getting cotton wool stuck everywhere, this product will make your life a million times easier. Again, I wish I had discovered this ages ago because it just makes things a million times easier! It removes varnish in seconds and it lasts ages too!

Lastly my new favourite foundation! I have used Estee Lauder Double wear for years and I love it! But sometimes during the day I feel it can be a bit heavy. I wanted something with a good coverage but slightly lighter and I've found that this YSL perfect touch radiance is amazing! It's slightly more expensive at £35 but it ticks all the boxes for me and it has lasted me ages! 

If you were on the fence about any of these products, I hope I have swayed you to giving them a try! And I would love to hear about any of your favourite products too! Now that I'm back to blogging I would love to find some amazing new blogs to follow, so if you have any to recommend or if you think I would love yours then let me know!