Dress for Winter?!?

With all the sensational 70’s style dresses on the market (there is a style for everyone) it would be crazy not to invest in a few to help us through the colder months with a bit of versatility, a dash of spunk and a pop of prints and colour.  For the fashion forward followers out there, this I tell you is the quickest way to do it this season.  Pair a paisley print floaty dress with knee high tan boots and a fedora hat, throw on your wool, suede or faux fur coat and you will be looking front row cool.


Pattered high neck dress H&M // Leather knee high boots Mango  // Leather Messenger Bag Zara // Gold Bar Necklace & Other Stories


Floral printed dress Mango // Camel Belted Coat H&M // Red Leather Boots & Other Stories // Earrings & Other Stories


Patch Print Dress Monsoon // Boots, Scarf and Hat all from & Other Stories


Embroidered Dress Mango // Leather knee high boots Mango  // Bag Mango // Earrings & Other Stories

The best thing about these buys is they are not going to break the bank at all.  They will update your wardrobe fast and effectively. Happy Shopping!


Work Simplicity!

This back to work simple outfit ticks all the boxes of a fashion forward dresser.  Keeping it smart in black and white with a cut out/lace boho detailed high neck blouse (there are so many trends just in this one little dainty top), wide leg trousers (big tick), calf hair t-bar shoes (extra interest), a check scarf (contrasting print to the shoes), long gold necklace (bringing in another element of layering to add to the detail factor.

PS you need to see this blouse on to get the full effect of it’s gorgeousness, unfortunately not very clear in this picture!


Blouse Zara (pre-order only) // Calf hair t-bar shoes J Crew // Wide Leg Trousers ASOS // Necklace Other Stories  

Hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday and here’s to a short week – phew!


My Top 5

I am no beauty expert but like all of us, after years of salon’s and product testing by the time you get to a certain age you pretty sure about what works and what you want to get out of your skincare routine.  It can get confusing with beauty and skincare products because there is SO much out there to try and choose from, and my head spins when I go into the beauty departments or skincare specialist stores for a top up of my usual’s and get informed of this new serum, or that eye cream, skin peel, mask or the latest Clarisonic. Seriously there was like 1 Clarisonic on the market 3 years ago and now there are about 20, what’s the difference!?! So that I don’t get side tracked I tend to gun straight for what I need and don’t let my eyes wonder otherwise I start asking questions and the intrigue starts to get the better of me.

Here are some of my absolute favourite beauty and skincare products which have earned themselves a permanent spot in my bathroom cabinet (well at least until the instant de-wrinkler hits the shop shelves!

Eve Lom cleanser is a facial in a tub. Honestly THE only cleanser I have ever used that actually gets rid of all the mascara in one shot, leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and extra clean thanks to the very mild exfoliating granules helping to get rid of dead skin daily.

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Night repair oils are my best, I recently was sent a very good brands nightcream that was a cream and not an oil and I have to say it has confirmed my love of putting a night time oil on my skin.  This Midnight recovery serum by Kiehls is my favourite that I have been using for probably more than 5 years now.  This oil leaves my skin hydrated and glowing and is still full of moisture come morning.

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I have only used a tinted moisturiser for ages now, every now and then I will try a foundation but it’s always a mistake when I do, I just look like Im trying to hide my freckles by using anything with a heavier coverage than tinted moisturiser. BUT I do feel that I need that tiny bit extra, especially if I’m going out.  After trying numerous things for years I finally came across this Laura Mercier Mineral Powder. Its wonderful, not only does it benefit the skin with it’s anti ageing products but it leaves my skin with a very light even skin tone, you can darken it up or keep it light and fresh as you like.  You would never know that you have a powder on your skin.

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I haven’t tried many serums but my skin is quite sensitive and they sometimes burn when I use them.  Good Genes gives a slight tingle every now and then but I can bare it for the results.  My skin tone is definitely more even after having used it for a few months and I may be imagining it but the skin doesn’t feel as thin anymore.  Either way this serum promises all sorts of long lasting goodness and I certainly love it!

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When it comes to lashes I am definitely the odd one out in my house. I’m surrounded by three long lashed boys but thankfully they were blessed with lashes as us girls can just cake on the mascara. I have tried and tested numerous brands and wands I still think Hypnôse by Lancôme is my favourite. One of it’s major advantages is you can add to it hours after the first application without getting major clotting or stuck together lashes. No wonder it continuously wins beauty awards!

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Let me know if you decide to give any of these a go, I would love to know if anybody else finds they love these as much as I do.