If you have had your eyes peeled for the latest trends you will know that you can not escape two things, 1. Checks are everywhere 2. And so is the colour RED. That being said Midi skirts crept in last season and have given no signs of leaving any time soon. If you have been reading our blog for a while, you will know I could not give two hoots on whats on trend, but more if that item suits my figure. For me, my style is always evoling, because I am a emotional dresser! In the morning depending on my mood, and what I am doing that day, dictates to what colour and style I will adopt for that day. I always want to push my boundaries to never get bored of my capsule wardrobe and for me trying out different styles and making them work for my figure is what its about. The Midi skirt has wangled its way into my capsule wardrobe. Today I have styled it with a soft, snuggly Jumper from George@ASDA Simple! The colours really complement each other, and when it gets a bit more chilly I will add a pair of black tights to keep warm.
This Checked Midi Skirt is from Zara and is quite a thick material which is great for the upcoming cold winter we are expecting. It has three large buttons down the side and splits at a more modest level. Im looking forward over the next weeks seeing what this skirt will also work well in my wardrobe. Im in the process of creating a video on ‘Shopping my wardrobe’ where I will be re-working keys pieces from my wardrobe to get some fresh ideas on new outfits without spending a penny!. Around November time I start to get itchy feet or hands should I say, as I start to get a bit bored of the new items I added at the end of august, but I dont need to buy anything new so there is the tug of war I have. I am determined not be sucked in by all this fast fashion and overspending on things when it is not necessary. I feel in the blogger world that we can be the worst for this. With PR brands throwing their latest items to try, its hard to strike the balance. Sorry about the rant I think this is subject I might leave for another blog post!
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Now that summer is well and truly over, some of us who happened to have hammered the sun, would find that your hair would not be thanking you for it right now. My hair is blonde and very course, dry and damaged and was really suffering. I was using my usual concoctions to help repair my hair. Then Bumble and bumble as always came to my aid, as they brought out their NEW range Save The Day Daytime Protective Repair Fluid and Save The Day Overnight Damage Repair masque.
Let me tell you about Save The Day Daytime Protective Repair Fluid with Camellia Oil. Camellia oil has so many benefits and has been used as traditional hair and skin treatments in ancient times in China. It instantly revives hair when use daily.
Absorbs Quickly Deep into Skin Restoring Bounce and Elasticity. Camellia oil is a fast-absorbing moisturizer. … Among other benefits, it is a trans-dermal carrier of cell rebuilding nutrients and bio active compounds (collagen and elastin) into skin, which repair damage caused by dryness, sun exposure and aging!!
What more do you want in a product, one that works in the day and then when your busy you can just leave in the Save the day Overnight damage repair masque for overnight rejuvenation. This is firmly becoming my favorite in my armory to beat dryness. If you have not tried yet, then what are you waiting for? I promise you, this is one product you will not regret purchasing.
Today I am testing for you lovely ladies Full Coverage Foundations from Affordable to Luxury. The difference between them is quite staggering. There is surprise,surprise a stark difference between the high end and the drugstore. Full coverage foundations is something you would reach more for as it starts to more cooler here in the UK. for me I have had terrible hormonal Acne at the moment, so have been reaching for the full coverage foundations more than ever.
The products that I tested are as follows
I hope you enjoy the review, and comment below which you would use.
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If you remember at the beginning of last year seeing all over Instagram the Bella Freud stunning Red 1970 Jumper. The colour of red was very striking, and was complementary against the stone wash high waisted jeans. The only down side was the price tag, a whopping £290!!!. For some thats a reasonable amount to ask for a jumper, and in some ways it is as its made with Merino wool which is the finest and softest wool of all time. Saying that I cannot bring myself to spend that kind of money on a jumper. There was no need to fear because at some point the highstreet fashion gods heard my cry and BAM!! New Look brought out this champion of a Jumper that I am wearing today. Now granted it does not say 1970 on it, but what it does have is the hue of red that is so on point this season and is SUPER flattering for all skin tones. What I am focusing on today is this Beautiful blue toned red that is in all the shops. When worn on your top half, it sharpens the whites of your eyes to make them sparkle and why not also match your lipstick to your top and you will have the sparkly-list gnashers in town!.
Everyone needs a RED knit of some kind in their Autumn Wardrobe, so I have pick out some of the best on the high street right now for you.
My outfit ZARA Jacquard Blazer(last season)|New Look Red Jumper (sold out)|Topshop Mom Jeans| Topshop courts(soldout) Similar
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Hope you guys are all o.k. Since August I have been scrolling through my Pinterest (have a butchers at ours here) and was seeing so much Prince of Wales check that by the time it came to September and I was limbering up to kick start my Autumn Wardrobe, I had started to get checked print fatigue!. I had seen so much of it that I am now sick of it. Most of the prints are in this grey and black and when you already have a grey blazer, a black and grey jacquard blazer, I ask myself do I really need another grey and black blazer?? It would not be in-keeping of my capsule wardrobe ethos to buy something I clearly don’t need just because its in ‘Fashurn!!’
What I have been looking, at is a more camel base check, similar to Burberry’s choice for this season which could really freshen up my wardrobe and be super versatile. Then comes price “how much can I afford” or more “how much am I willing to pay?”. Imagine my excitement when a Bloggers Pic (KatesCloset.uk) caught my eye, she was wearing a grey and black check from a brand I had not heard of…… Bershka. I went online and was so pleased to see some really nice pieces at a affordable price. I took a look at the blazer and low and behold they had it in a camel check for only £25.99 Bargain!. I bought it instantly, and I received it a day later… RESULT!.
The Masculine Blazer from Bershka really is very good quality and is fully lined which for £25.99 you are really getting a lot for your coin. I chose this one in the medium as I wanted a more structured fit,and to steer away from the more over sized silhouette. It has these two darts down the front which really helps to accentuate your waist, which is really flattening. Introducing more camel colours has breathed new life into my wardrobe and I am looking forward to styling this with other items. I would really recommend having a look at Bershka if you are thinking of picking up some great items for Autumn. I thought I would incorporate a bit of lady of the manor meet disco diva with the kick flare trouser!. The Cashmere Polar neck was a bargain from Marks and Spencer in the Sale back in March and the black flared trousers are from Mango. I finished the look with a simple pair of sock boots from ZARA.
Take a look at some others that I found below.