SPRING PART 2: Style's Most Wanted

1 March 2015

Following the first instalment of my most coveted pieces for the season ahead, I've sussed out the pastel hues and vibrant floral prints that are rocketing me into spring. Intent on bringing more colour into my wardrobe, I've sure picked a bevy of bright shades from fresh minty tones to hot corals, let's dive in!

Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan - Boden ∙ Yellow Pencil Skirt - River Island  Yellow Coat - M&S  Daisy Blouse - Warehouse  Keira Dress - Boden ∙ Floral Skirt - River Island  Bow Flats - Topshop 

Embellished Dress - Miss Selfridge  Floral Jacquard Dress - Warehouse  Jessica Dress - Miss Selfridge 

Cami - River Island  Coral Lace Mini - River Island ∙ Trench - M&S  Crew Neck Cardigan - Boden  Pink Print Heel - River Island ∙ Pleated Skirt - Zara

T-bar Flat - Boden  Scallop Tee - Topshop  Cream Coat - Zara  Nude Heels - Zara  Floral Cigarette Pants - River Island  Pink Boxy Jacket - River Island ∙ Brogues - M&S ∙ Pleated Dress - H&M  

Suede Biker - Warehouse  Mini City Bag - Zara  Double Layer Cami - Topshop ∙ City Bag - Zara  Boucle Skirt - Topshop  Sweatshirt - John Lewis     

And whilst this all seems wonderful, sadly living on a shoe string budget of late has severely put a dampener on any new wardrobe additions. Apart from dutifully stashing away the majority of my wages for my house savings (can I get a hell to the yeah for not crumbling!) I'm also frantically saving pennies for a trip to the states later in the year. With this in mind, I'm learning to fall in love with pieces in my wardrobe all over again and being really selective when it comes to spending my budget. I refuse to be frivolous. 

Tell me, how do you balance saving whilst splashing out on treats? 

SPRING PART 1: Style's Most Wanted

22 February 2015

Spring has (almost) sprung! And with this in mind I thought it was high-time I collected my edit of suitable springtime must-haves. Following the age-old saying that a little window shopping never hurt anyone - am I right? - I've trawled through the latest drop of high-street offerings that will uplift and transport your wardrobe to next season style in an instant...

Boots - River Island  Bow Striped Jumper - M&S  Khaki Lightweight Satin Cami - River Island  Pointed Ballet Points - Warehouse   Precious Stone Ring - Accessorise  Satin Pleat Skirt - M&S  Ripped Jeans - Zara

Khaki Joggers - H&M  Delicate Necklace - Accessorize  Backpack - John Lewis Collection  Floral Skirt - Warehouse  Crystal Ring - Accessorize  Gem Sandals - M&S  Cream Lace Blouse - Warehouse

Floral Box Clutch - M&S  Yellow T-Bar Pumps - Boden  Trench - River Island  Drape Front Blouse - Topshop  Yellow Court - River Island  Nautical Shift - Topshop  Messenger Bag - Zara

 Sweatshirt - Topshop  Silver Pumps - M&S  Baby Blue City Bag - Zara  Skinny Jeans - M&S 
Capri Trousers - John Lewis Collection  White Embellished Blouse - River Island  Trench - Warehouse  Gold Point Pumps - Boden  Block Nude Heels - Miss Selfridge  Embellished Collar Shirt - Topshop
Floral Co-Ord Top / Skirt - Boden  Statement Necklace - Accessorize  Nude Clutch - Reiss at John Lewis  Coral Courts - Topshop 

Did I mention that this was one of two posts? I sincerely apologise if your purse quivers at the thought. Mine is buckling down with house and holiday (more on this soon) savings, so I'm at the ready to enable any of you should you need it! Part two will follow next Sunday. When you're deathly sick of LFW and need to come back to the present. 

Tell me, which piece takes your fancy? I'll take it all.

Beauty Notes: The Ultimate Mascara

21 February 2015

Reaching new levels of lash length, a new beauty discovery has been uncovered. Well, rediscovered. Having flirted with a bright lip for quite some time now, I went back to basics in search of the ultimate mascara. For me nothing quite beats mastering the art of long, luscious lashes - especially when you wear glasses. 

Dashing into Boots, I snapped up the Seventeen Doll'd Up mascara. A throw back to my teenage years, this mascara is (prepare to take a sharp intake of breath) holy grail beauty material. Setting you back less than a tenner, this curl enhancing, curved comb wand allows you to achieve new lash heights you've never reached before. A layer or two will have you in girl-next-door territory, built up however, it's a whole new ball game. Never appearing clumped because of the slick brushed comb, it layers on just the right amount of product. Worth trying out? You betcha.

Have you a secret beauty hero from the high-street?

And yes, this is the mascara that created an instagram frenzy. Whilst in my dressing gown. Oh the glamour.