Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Match made in Heaven : Co Ords

Co Ordinates or "Co Ords"  have been on the scene for a  few seasons now. Bold prints and bright colours in shorts & box top styles aswel as midi skirts & crop top combos were dominant in spring/summer. Although these can still be worn in winter by pairing with tights, boots & chunky knits; Suits are deeming to be popular for the party season. I can see this continuing to be big for another few seasons yet. So trendy & so easy to throw together- the perfect last minute outfit!
Below are some of my favourite Co Ords from Missguided & Suits from Topshop: 

Missguided L-R:
Geo Contrast Crop Top & Geo Contrast Cigarette Trousers
Floral Scuba Top & Floral Scuba Midi Skirt
Gingham Bralet & Gingham Full Midi Skirt
Red Floral Midi Skirt - (Top out of stock)

Topshop L-R: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Woman Crush Wednesday #2 : Ashley Madekwe

Actress & fashion blogger Ashley has a very laid back and effortless approach to style and always looks immaculately put together. 

Below is a look that Ashley posted recently to her blog and I have found some high street pieces to recreate this outfit. Sequins win me over everytime and I love how easy it is make such an embellished piece of clothing look casual. This dress can be worn with barely there heels and a clutch to translate to night time wear.

- Rachael O 
Monday, November 3, 2014

Lipstick - Berry Neutrals for Autumn/ Winter

I had some time to kill in Gatwick Airport at the start of October and so, a while later I found myself at MAC with an arm covered in lipstick swatches. I usually go for red tones but wanted to find some neutral berry tones that wouldn't wash my pale skin out and that would be suitable to wear during the day & out at night.

I decided to buy Captive & Brick-O-La.
Captive is a Satin lipstick and is purple, plum in colour.
However, Brick-O-La is an Amplified lipstick and more of a rusty, terracotta shade.
Both are long wearing, Captive seems to last longer throughout the day but Brick-O-La is definitely more creamy in texture.

L-R: Wearing Captive, Mac Swatches

- Rachael O 
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Winter Essentials

I LOVE winter. Although it usually means one thing ... CHRISTMAS, there is lots of other things to be excited about- 'tis the season to bring out your beloved faux fur coat, wear chunky cable knits and go on a mission to find the perfect pair of go-to ankle boots to see you through the season. As much as I love buying and receiving presents the atmosphere in the lead up to xmas is what makes it so enrapturing; everything just seems so exciting and everyone seems to have a real buzz about them.(except for the woman who told my workmate to "shut up" last xmas for no real reason but thats another story! -I work in retail btw)

I thought I'd share with you a few of the things that I have on my xmas wishlist as-well as some of my winter weather necessities (8-hour cream and burt's bees)!

Tartan Scarf
Pom Pom Jumper
Burt's Bees
Black ankle boots
It's A Wonderful Life DVD
Cath Kidston Santa Mug Gift
Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream
Yankee Cinnamon Stick Candle

- Rachael O