Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Alexa Chung's Topshop Dress

Alexa Chung is a huge style icon. She has a natural ability to create the most simple, yet effortlessly chic outfits that look casual, but sophisticated, all at once. She has won the British Style Award three times, had a Mulberry bag named after her and last year released her very popular fashion book "It", (which I have yet to read. Sigh). Meanwhile the rest of us are throwing our clothes around the room claiming the classic, "I have nothing to wear!".  
When I spotted this picture of her wearing this gorgeous smock dress from Topshop, I had to share it with you. It has the cutest gingham print that can be dressed up or down, and of course everyone loves a bit of monochrome! Well if you can't find some stylespiration from Alexa Chung who can you find it from?

Saturday, 22 February 2014

YSL Rouge Volumpté Perle lipstick

YSL lipsticks have always been a bit of a make-up dream for me. I have read lots of beauty reviews and often stop and stare when passing the YSL make-up counters. The gorgeous gold packaging and array of glossy colours scream high end chic! I finally got my hands on my very own YSL lipstick in 112 Spellbinding Violet and decided I would share my thoughts with you.

The shade is a dark plum with very tiny gold and violet shimmers. The lipstick applies quite sheer and glossy, but can be built up for a more pigmented or intense colour finish, which I personally prefer. The consistency is absolutely amazing! It is the most creamy lipstick I have ever worn and feels incredibly silky on the lips. Unlike other lipsticks that tend to stain or sink into your lips, the YSL Rouge Voumpté Perle formula almost sits on your lips which keeps them from going dry. The lipstick has a watermelon scent and is extremely nourishing and long lasting. 

So, as of now, I can confidently say, that my wish list includes the entire remainder of the YSL Rouge Volumpté Perle lipstick collection.

Have you tried any of the YSL lipticks yet?

Monday, 17 February 2014


Dress: New Look
Clutch: Primark

Green is not a colour I wear very often. But when I saw this dress with it's crisp, white collar (I love collars if you haven't already realised), feminine shape and pretty baroque style print, I knew I would be taking it home with me. This dress is from a label at New Look called Mila Loves London. The texture and quality of the dress is absolutely lovely and it also fits perfectly. So needless to say, so far, I am very impressed!

I also need to take this time to express my love and appreciation for this little clutch I found in Primark for just £10. It is an envelope style clutch with sequins in black and gold, as well as pink, turquoise, blue, white, black and gold beads and embellishments all over. Now doesn't that just sound dreamy? The sparkles makes it stand out, and the variation of all the different colours means it will match so many different outfits! Perfect!
To complete the look, I wore my Abigail's Party Irregular Choice heels and my YSL Rouge Volumpté Perle lipstick in 112 which is a gorgeous deep purple, I thought it tied the look together nicely.

What colour do you not wear very often?