Sunday, 25 October 2015

Dress For Autumn with Boohoo

If you read my 'Things I Love About Autumn' post a little while ago, you might remember me saying that one of my favourite things about this time of year is the fashion. I just love wrapping up warm in cosy jumper, and the beautiful colours of burgundy, forest green and other earthy tones.

Therefore, I was over the moon when the Boohoo asked me about their Dress For Autumn campaign, in which I picked a dress and created three ways to style it for Autumn. I absolutely love Boohoo; they are just as good for basics as they are for on-trend fashion. With affordable prices and many of their items available multiple colours, you can't really go wrong. 

For these looks I really wanted to make them casual, but still look put together. I've always loved the look of swing dresses, I think they can be dressed up or down and you can add whatever you want to them to compliment your style. This is one of Boohoo's basic swing dresses, and I just had to pick burgundy - my favourite colour for Autumn & Winter.

The first look is quite smart. I paired the dress with my trusty winter coat that I got last year from Debenhams, but you can find alternatives here if you're interested. This coat screams Autumn to me and looks quite put together with just two pieces. A classic bowler hat really finished off this look. You could say this outfit is inspired by Taylor Swift, as I could really imagine her in an outfit like this and she is one of my style icons.

Moving on to the second outfit, I knew I had to include a cape. They're one of my favourite pieces for Autumn as they look so stylish and comfortable! There are many different lengths and patterns out there for everyone, but this over-sized checkered blanket cape matched the dress perfectly..it has burgundy! This is probably my favourite look because simply throwing on a cape looks effortlessly fashionable. 

The third look was mainly focused around accessories, and I feel like this outfit has a really cool vibe. This navy hat with a brown leather strap is so autumnal and compliments the colour of the dress really well, whereas the tassel necklace adds that extra boho detail. I love looking for simple ways to change up your look, it's amazing how versatile this dress is!

Boohoo have some incredible dresses to suit anyone, you're guaranteed to find your perfect dress for Autumn. Which look is your favourite? How would you style a dress for this time of year?


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

All About Black Cherry

Here we are with another Autumn inspired post (can you tell that I love this time of year?). As you might be aware from my previous posts, burgundy/berry/maroon/wine/whatever-you-call-it is my favourite colour to wear at this time of year, and throughout Winter as well. So much so, that a recent trip to Boots resulted in me buying two products with the name 'Black Cherry'. It was probably intentional! Fortunately, these products have impressed me a lot so I thought it would be fun to review both of them.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick  - Black Cherry 447

One thing that beauty bloggers and youtubers have taught me over the years is that you can pull of a dark lip and make it casual. Therefore, it was about time that I bought a berry lipstick. I didn't want to invest in a high end product straight away, so I turned to Revlon - my favourite drugstore brand when it comes to lip products! Black Cherry is a beautiful colour which is so easy to build up depending how dramatic you want your look to be - great for everyday or an evening look. Sometimes I'll pair with winged eyeliner and/or eye shadow for a really intense look, or I'll simply add mascara to really let my lips do the talking! It looks great either way. I also think that it suits so many skin tones, after seeing Estee Lalonde (blogger/youtuber) looking amazing wearing it, as well as my friends who already have it. Staying power isn't amazing, especially when eating but I find that it does leave a stain on my lips, which I don't mind! Overall, for just £7.99 it's a really good drugstore lipstick. 8/10.

Barry M Midnight Gelly Nail Paint - Black Cherry

I get so excited whenever Barry M add new colours to their Gelly range every season. And this collection is another winner. This year, their new colours are super dark and almost black, hence the name of the collection, 'Midnight'. These colours are so on trend, with the whole Gothic/Victoriana style being a huge hit this season. If you head over to my Instagram, you'll see I already have Black Pistachio, a beautiful dark green. I knew that Black Cherry was going to be my next purchase, the colour is amazing and the formula is great along with the rest of the range. It lasts at least 5 days, and with a top coat maybe even longer, so another 8/10 for me!

What's your favourite berry lip colour? Have you tried any of the latest editions to Barry M's Gelly nail paints?


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Autumn Haul 2015

I don't know whether the fact that the title of this post rhymes is cool or not, but I like it anyway. As I mentioned in my previous post, Things I Love About Autumn, I am a huge fan of the fashion that this time of year brings - colours, sweater weather, you name it. With that being said, here are few autumnal pieces that I've picked up over the last few weeks...

H&M is probably my favourite shop to go to for basics. A flannel shirt is an essential item to have in my opinion, and I finally got round to picking one up! As well as that, we wouldn't have an Autumn haul without some jumpers, and these two are perfect. The burgundy jumper has thicker material and a cute zip on the back for extra detail, but the simple, thin knit dark green jumper is just as nice!

(These photos were taken at different times, which is why you might notice that my hair is significantly shorter in some shots!)

New Look is full of so many amazing pieces this A/W, I really recommend going there if you're looking for some great quality at affordable prices. One of the things I picked out was this super comfy marl grey/black jumper for just £7.99, a dark red lip would look so good with this!

Last not definitely not least is this super basic t-shirt from Topshop. Now that I'm at college, simple things like this are perfect for everyday outfits, whereas the burnt orange colour is perfect for Autumn!

A very short but sweet haul for this Sunday's post. I'd love to know if you've picked up any great pieces this season, and what your go-to shops are!  


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