25 Nov 2014

AW14 Fashion Trend #3

Ciao ♥ It's just gone past midnight and I'm currently snuggled up with an oversized blanket as I sip on a hot cup of cinnamon tea. Rather than doing the norm of heading off to bed, I want nothing more to do than to get this blog post published. So guess what... I'm back today with the third installment of my AW14 Fashion Trends blog post series. Can I get a whoop?

So far I've received an amazing response to the first two installments which fashionably focused on the swingin' 60s and faux fur. Hopefully Trend #3 will go down just as well with you guys although I do have a slight inkling that some of you will be thinking, ERM REALLY? :/ Roll your eyes at me not as I can assure you that once you've read this post, you'll be scanning the websites of your favourite high-street stores, hoping to update your wardrobe in accordance to this trend.

The third trend of this series is ever so sparkly and glitzy as it's glitter. I'm sure that isn't quite what some of you expected to hear, nor is it something that many of you would ever dare to incorporate into your everyday outfits. Don't worry, I get it. None of us ladies want to resemble a six year old after they've been handed some PVA glue and glitter tubes. However, this is a trend that you are sure to see more and more of as it's perfect for the festive and Christmas party season which will be upon our doorstep within the next couple of days.

For those who are still in doubt as to whether glitter is actually trending in the fashion world (I promise I'm not making this up) feast your eyes on a selection of my favourite looks from the catwalk. Yes! Glitter was sprinkled all over the runway as it appeared in the AW14-15 collections of Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Mary Katrantzou, Rochas, Rodarte and many more. Convinced now? :)

 

The glitter trend is not something that needs to be excessively worn in order to receive an instant wow factor. Glitter, no matter how much or how little, can instantly glamourise any outfit and helps to transform it into something that is dressy uppy. For those who wish to incorporate just a hint of this trend, why not opt for some glitter embellishment jewellery or glitter accessories such as a hair scrunchie, clutch or belt.

Below is a collection of my favourite glitter finds from the high-street and online stores, all of which are currently available to purchase. What are you favourite pieces from this selection? I'm loving the glitter jacquard pelmet skirt and the metallic pointed courts

 Pink 3D & Glitter Flower Statement Necklace - £15 from Matalan (click here to view)
Glitter Box Clutch - £39.99 from Zara (click here to view)
Glitter Jacquard Pelmet Skirt - £36 from Topshop (click here to view) 
2 Pack Silver & Black Glitter Skinny Belts - £4.99 from New Look (click here to view)
Burst Metallic Pointed Toe Court Shoe - £85 from Dune (click here to view)  
Gold Glitter Animal Print Bangle Set - £5.99 from New Look (click here to view)
Sweatshirt With Motif - £14.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Lulu Guinness ASOS Exclusive Glitter Lipstick Make-Up Bag - £65 from ASOS (click here to view)
Glitter Whisper Strappy Dress - £180/£90 from French Connection (click here to view)
Fashion Icon Barry M Glitter Nail Polish - £4 from River Island (click here to view)
Starlet Barry M Glitter Nail Polish - £4 from River Island (click here to view)
Jasper Gold Glitter Trainers - £85/£49 from Kurt Geiger (click here to view)

Do let me know what you guys think about this particular fashion trend and make sure that you keep an eye out for the remaining trends to come

Ciao ♥ Xx

 
 

22 Nov 2014

OOTD & YouTube Video

Ciao ♥ How are my lovely readers doing today? I hope you're all well. So, I'm back with an OOTD and a YouTube video. Whoop! :)
 
This beauty of a coat is from my favourite store ever, Zara. I bought it almost a year ago but haven't made the most of it as this is only the second time I've worn it. Eek! That's me definitely not getting my money's worth. I think one of the main reasons as to why I've avoided wearing this coat for so long is fear of getting it dirty or staining it as it's such a delicate and light colour. It's also quite light-weight so probably more ideal for the earlier autumn days. Lol! I know. Excuses, excuses :P



I've recently been gravitating towards any form of jeans that are ripped as I feel they add an extra hint of edge and help to grunge up any outfit. Despite purchasing these not too long ago they have fast become one of my current most-worn pair. Hats off to you Topshop ;) Are you guys a fan of ripped jeans? If so, where do you usually buy yours from?


Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel as I have lots of exciting videos coming up and follow my Bloglovin' to be constantly updated :)
 
Ciao ♥ Xx 
 

19 Nov 2014

Wish List | November


Long Military Coat - £298 from Jigsaw (click here to view)
Charlie Brogue Chelsea Boot Black Leather - £78 from Office (click here to view)
Rib Tunic - £28 from Topshop (click here to view) 
Lace Bralet - £22 from Topshop (click here to view)
High-Waisted Knickers - £12 from Topshop (click here to view)
Neverland Canvas Pouch - £20 from Selfridges (click here to view)
Notebook - £4.99 from H&M (click here to view)
Dark Red Oversized Fedora Hat - £28 from River Island (click here to view)
ASOS Double Bar Cuff Bracelet - £12/£9 from ASOS (click here to view)
Sin Lipstick - £15.50 from MAC (click here to view)


18 Nov 2014

Bloggers Love Hub Event - Day 1

Despite the colder and shorter days that November has sadly bestowed upon us, this month is turning out to be rather exciting. Long gone are the usual Monday morning blues that so many of us begin to dread on a Sunday evening. Who do I have to thank for this? Why Bloggers Love of course :)
 
Bloggers Love is a London based company that organises events which showcase some of the hottest fashion and beauty brands on the market. Their most current and ongoing event is the #BloggersLoveHub which kick-started off on November 4th at Mahiki. The Bloggers Love Hub is a creative and fun place where bloggers can mingle and discover some new and exciting brands. On the night there was a selection of activities and booths for us lucky bloggers to enjoy. Not to mention cupcakes, complimentary beauty treatments including a manicure by the ladies at Toop and Daley and a gifitng lounge. Oh, and did I mention cupcakes lol :P

Two brands in particular that really stood out for me on the night were Glowbeads and Made of Carpet. If you're a regular reader of my blog then I'm sure you'll agree that I have a slight obsession with jewellery and accessories. My collection of the two is insane so it came as no surprise to my cousin when I made a swift beeline for the booths where both of these brands were at.

Glowbeads is a jewellery brand that produces bracelets and necklaces that give the illusion of glowing when the light hits them. Pretty amazing huh? A ton of tender, love and care goes into making these products as they're all beautifully handmade. They come in a wide variety of vibrant colours and different bead sizes so you're sure to find something that you like. I certainly did so was super stoked to be kindly gifted with some gorgeous arm candy which I will be featuring in an upcoming blog post so keep an eye out for that.

 

Made of Carpet produce beautifully unique bags that range in size from small purses to large duffel bags and come in several different patterns and shapes. I'm sure I don't have to tell you what they're made out of as the brand's name is a dead giveaway :P I've never seen anything quite like it before although I do know that carpet bags were extremely popular in the 19th century, especially during the Victorian times. Once I got home I showed my sister some of the photos I had taken and she instantly said that they remind her of Mary Poppins as she too has a carpet bag in the film. Did that come to anyone else's mind? Again, I was lucky enough to be kindly gifted a clutch bag which I will be styling very soon in an upcoming blog post.


Can I just say that Danielle never fails to amaze me. It's more than obvious that a hella lot of hard work has gone into organising these events and ensuring that us bloggers are truly satisfied. Danielle, mission accomplished
Ciao ♥ Xx