why I’m loving River Island

It’s become the most awkward time of the year in many ways…

  • Is it going to snow, AGAIN? 
  • Why is it almost March and I haven’t got my shit together?
  • Where has all this extra weight come from?
  • WTF is Vero?
  • Will Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker ever be friends?

Therefore online retail therapy/virtual window shopping is the only solution, obviously.

I have been LOVING River Island recently, and not just because I managed to bag the colour of the season in a beautiful chunky knit for only £17! But because they’re just getting everything so right, aren’t they?

So here’s a few things I am loving right now, perfect for this confusing AF winter.

Dark grey button bell sleeve shift dress  Shop all dresses

I adore the simplicity of this dress

I’ve been trying to steer clear from darker colours and brighten up my wardrobe, but the bell sleeves and adorable tortoise-shell styled buttons are adorable. I’ve seen it in store and the fabric is incredibly soft, and I love any clothing that hangs off me rather than fitted! Perfect   with some tights and knee high boots, and I love the baker boy the model is werkin’ too, MARVELLOUS!

 

Orange tie front loose blouse  Shop all tops

YES. I. AM. ALL. ABOUT. WEARING. ORANGE.

Isn’t the optimum night out outfit jeans and a nice top? I am not about that short dress and heels life…

As I’m a bit self-conscious at the minute about my muffin-top, the tied front is a yes from me. This would look perfect with jeans or tucked into an a-line skirt, I would even rock this under a pair of dungarees. I’m all about a high-neck – especially because I am the coldest person you’ll ever meet (temperature wise) so to me, this blouse just has everything going for it. It comes in other colours too, you should definitely check it out.


Croc block heeled mules
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I am IN LOVE with these yellow mules!

I know the yellow ones might not be for everyone so I’ve shown an example of the black too, but how incredible are they?

The slip on heel is a win for me. My feet always feel like they’re trapped in heels, If you have claustrophobic feet like me then mules will soon become your best pal 2k18. The burst of yellow on these will brighten anyones day that has the fortune to see you struttin’ your stuff. I love that you can wear a sock with mules too, any excuse to show off my fabulous collection, especially the abundance I just received at christmas! (shoutout to ma Frost fam)


Red woven straw stripe fringe slouch bag
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Yes, I want a woven bag in winter

The colours of this bag are gorgeous, the only part I’m not too crazy about is the white attachment on the front. Why is that there? Anyway, the chain design adds a golden detail to the overall warm palette that I am loving! I get vintage vibes from this bag, and it’s an absolute steal for £38! The fringed hem is just adorable, and I really like that only the front panel is woven, giving it that edge. Gotta love ya RI ❤

 

Have you found anything on River Island you’re desperate for atm? Let me know if you have – I love having a snoop at what people are digging in the fashion world!

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October Wishlist

This post is incredibly hard for me to write, and not for any other reason than not being able to afford all the hot-as-fuck items in my basket. Whilst trying to save for a trip to Dubai, save spending money for Amsterdam and upgrade my camera I am sobbing into a cup of tea browsing all the beautiful items that could be on my feet, round my waist or resting on my shoulders. But fear not, I will just show you through a really botched paint job what I love about what is in my dreamy basket!

So, instead of taking pictures of me attempting to strut my stuff in my new garms, I will have to compensate by showing the blogger world what I lurve.

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MUCH NICE VERY GOOD I LIKE IT

This little beauty is made to make me feel like a lady, I know it. Fitting in with the autumnal vibe by sporting a beige and yellow jacquard hem, I know it would be worth the 6,500 pennies it is retailing for (for those bad at math, £65). If I owned this, I would wear it with a black winter wooly hat and feel like Taylor Swift.

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MORE JACQUARD? MORE BOMBER? YES PLZ

Ok so every blogger and their dog wants this jacket I’m sure, I first saw it on Asos Anna (dream girl) a while back and I instantly fell in love, I have more recently seen it on Pages By Megan (dream girl #2). At £65 I am hoping it will go into sale, deep down knowing it never will… SOB

freshpaint-0-2016-10-06-09-31-38SO CASUAL SO NICE DRESS UP DRESS DOWN YOU CHOOSE

This tee is amazing, and only £20?! Maybe I can buy this…? I adore the long sleeves and oversized style, oversized is a staple of mine so whenever I have a food pouch no one will know! I am big on embroidery this season, and this tee is fuelling the passion I have for stitching. Missguided Y U DO DIS 2 ME!

freshpaint-0-2016-10-06-09-43-36THE WARMTH, I CAN FEELS IT

I am a cold AF person, so every year I buy about 6 scarfs, and I even wear them during summer. For reals, I do. This scarf is amazing, it is the perfect colours for autumn, it’s huuuge and oooozes style. I need to stop finding stuff that is decent prices, otherwise I will just buy them! This scarf comes at a bargain of £20, and I’m pretty sure there is a matching bag too. HOW ADORABLE.

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Hi, don’t mind me, just in shoe heaven… 

These shoes are something else. I adore the colour, style, heel, material and the laces are dope. These shoes definitely warrant being on my wist list, as they come at a hefty price of £96. Man, I can’t put into words how much I would love to rock these beauties with the oversized embroidered t-shirt dress from Missguided! Help me! Ahhh these would also go so good with the ASOS bomber in my list too! Double SOB!

 

SO there you have it, my tears and dreams condensed into one blog post. I was planning on listing 10 but it’s just too much, I can’t bear it.

Thanks as always for reading you delicious bunch xoxo

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Rush Hair – Leicester

Rush Hair – Leicester

Heaven has sent an angel, and his name is Shane Jackson.

For those of you that do not know, I am partial to a hair appointment. I LOVE getting my hair done, and I LOVE sitting in a hairdressing chair being pampered for a couple of hours, feeling like a fresh new gal when I walk out the door onto the streets of Leicester my runway. As you can imagine, I was intrigued and slightly terrified trying out a new hairdressers. My hair is my pride and joy, but after attending the amazing hair event at Rush Hair and Beauty I had to see what it was all about!

I love playing with my hair, and being blonde makes it all the more easy. I wanted to have a subtle but eye-catching change… does that make sense? Probably not. After having a chat with Shane he showed me the most beautiful pinky tint labelled Deep Iced Pearl Milkshake, I took his advice and went for it, imagine all the boys that would come to my yard?*

Due to this only being a toner, I was dubious on how it would take to my hair, and whether my hair was porous enough for it to stick, but in Shane’s words “I wouldn’t have suggested it if I didn’t think it was going to work” and boy, was he right.

I LOVE MY HAIR SO MUCH I FEEL LIKE GRUNGY CANDY FLOSS PRINCESS.

It’s expected to last around 20 washes, but I would expect that it varies for every individual. I was planning to book in again before Shane had even started to dry my hair! What great is that the more you use the toner, the more permanent it becomes, so now I’ve tipped my toe in and now I’m ready to dive into the world of ashy pink <3

Holly from Rush was also experiencing some major hair envy, which makes you love your hair even more right? She was an absolute babe and if she is working during your visit count your blessings, because she is hilarious and I was laughing with at her the whole time!

I left Rush with a new favourite drink**, a new favourite hairdresser and a new lease for life. Yes, it’s that real up in here people.

So girls, if you’re an indecisive blonde like me toying between the idea of having beach babe blonde, icy white or mermaid hair, give Rush Hair (and more importantly Shane) a chance to switch up your hair with their amazing selection of semi permanent dyes, I wish I did it so much sooner!

 


* No boys plz.

** I’m going to call it the Shane Snapper; orange & cranberry juice

 

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My Daniel Wellington beauty 

So I’ve been toying with the idea of a new watch for a while, i’m quite techy so my natural assumption was that the next piece of machinery to live on my wrist (other than my Fitbit) would be a smart watch.

Boy was I wrong…

This absolute beauty from Daniel Wellington first caught my eye in one of Megsays’ YouTube videos, I haven’t showcased it quite as well as she has, but the hands of the watch are a beautiful electric blue which made me fall in love with life all over again. Yes, it’s that serious.

This watch is a mix of the old classic vintage look with the gold framing and tan leather strap with a splash of modern style, and I couldn’t wait any longer to get it!

why is my arm so hairy?

I bagged this beauty for £90, yes £90!! Click here to get yours now!

The price tends to fluctuate, so get in there before it goes up again!

 

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Live & die in Topshop

Topshop is GOD.

Well, it’s my god!

Since I was at school, I would save up all my pocket money in attempt to buy even just a pair of socks from Topshop, I longed for the day that I would earn enough money to buy perhaps a top, or a skirt, or maybe even boots?! All in one day. At present day I find it difficult to not wear at least one item from there, how times change!

Topshop has always been a fashion haven to me, it’s my go-to shop for any occasion and the fact that student discount works on sale items makes me want to burst into a million pieces of confetti.

Well boys (maybe?) and girls, I have bought my all time favourite dress.

I’m a bottom heavy athletic build, and as much as I would love to be super cute and petite it’s just not going to happen. This dress makes me feel super cute and petite, and sometimes us lanky girls need to feel as small as a field mouse. This dress really helped. This is also probably the shortest dress I own too, such a little floozy.

I also never approved of blondes wearing yellow, so thanks Topshop for breaking my rules as well as my bank account.

I forgive you x

I will try and take better photos next time…

If you love this dress as much as I do, you can find it here for an absolute bargain of £42 (£37.80 with student discount!)

 

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