Saturday, 21 December 2013

Theme of the week: velvet

For this week I have chosen the theme of velvet, I love the feeling of this material and I think its so pretty but not as much as my sister Courtney, she loves velvet and will love this post. Here are some pictures of beautiful velvet clothing and accessories;

 A lot of people don't like the feel of velvet on their skin, they say it feels strange but I think its nice and soft. Do you like the feel of velvet?
Here I am going to tell you a bit about some of these clothes and maybe how you can wear it in different ways.
  1. The first dress is more on the dressy side because off the pretty cut out straps. The colour of this velvet dress is burgundy. I think this would look really nice worn simply with some black heels and spotty tights, don't forget the pretty jewellery.
  2. The second one again is a dress but this plain red velvet skater dress is more of a day dress which you can wear dressy or casual , to dress it up add some heels or some nice delicate flats and definitely some jewellery. For a casual look add a thick, knit cardigan, tights and boots.
  3.  The third picture is of a maroon velvet skater skirt with a black and white baggy top tucked into the skirt which creates a really pretty outfit. I also love the accessories in this look, maybe because I have got a little black satchel and a black bowler hat. This picture is from the blog Elle and Jess.
  4.  These blue velvet leggings look amazing. As you know I don't really like velvet as much as my sister does so when she told me the other week she wanted some velvet leggings I thought they sounded weird but after seeing some velvet leggings who couldn't love them, I know I do!!


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Is that a mans jumper?

'Well yes, it is'. Haha.
So many people have asked me that question and when I say 'Yes' you can tell by their faces that they don't understand why. The only explanation I have is that men's jumpers are better than women's and that's about it, the jumpers are always thicker, comfier and I like my jumpers to be a bit bigger so by getting a XS in the men's section the jumper is just perfect. So a little advice, if you really like something from the men's section don't hesitate to at least try it on, it doesn't matter where its from as long as you like it :)

(Jumper £15 Primark)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Theme of the week: Red

December seems to have gone by really quickly don't you think? And now while it is so close to Christmas, well, exactly eleven days as those of you who are counting down would know, I thought it was about time to start getting more in the mood for Christmas with these blog posts so that is why the theme of this week is red.
Deep Red (Red) Limited Deep Red Patent Leather Chelsea Boots | 301922662 | New Look

1. These boots aren't a bold red like the other items shown, they are more of a deep red but they are the perfect colour for winter to add a gothic, grunge look to any outfit, I can imagine them being worn with skinny jeans,  a Christmas jumper and thick socks, something warm and simple for when your out in the cold. They could also be worn for a more special occasion with a nice floral dress in darker shades with either woolly tights or socks, depends how brave you are, haha. Can't you tell I just love these boots from New Look , you can find them online here.
2. What better way to get in to the Christmas spirit then to wear a cute Christmas jumper like this one, I have looked everywhere to find the perfect Christmas jumper, one which is cute and festive and yet not too cheesy. I bought a Christmas jumper the other day from the men's section in primark (there jumpers are so much better than the girls), it's maroon with a Christmas Aztec print on it , I really like it but I wish I had seen this one first and there is no point getting more than one novelty jumper.
3. I absolutely love the colour of this lipstick. It seems that no matter what the shade of red a lipstick is it always looks amazing, red is my favourite lipstick colour, it just brings life to any outfit. I just wish I could wear this colour but it seem too dark for me, it will make me look even more pale than usual, however, I will definitely give it a try because it will be so worth it.
4. Are you still searching for a dress for either a Christmas or New years eve party, one that will be comfortable yet look amazing  and make you stand out from everyone else. then this simple red maxi-dress will be perfect. I  have always felt that maxi-dresses are a really elegant dress and especially when they are in such a gorgeous colour like this red one.


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Jumper dress

Hi, its Caitlin here and this post is about jumper dresses which are really in fashion at the moment, not to mention the comfiest dress ever.
Here is how I like to wear my thick cream jumper dress which I bought from Primark for about £15, I have seen quite a few jumper dresses in places like H&M but they tend to be quite thin and more baggy, that may be what you prefer but I liked this one better as I liked that it was thicker and comfier. I like to keep it simple with this dress, I wore it with leggings as appose to tights to keep me warmer in winter. I am also wearing my bag which I bought from Primark awhile ago and these creepers were £15 from Varani, I almost forgot the thick cream socks I am wearing so my feet don't freeze and fall of, haha, that was a bit over the top but that's sometimes what my feet feel like in winter :)

Sorry for the bad quality of the picture and that this is a really quick post but we have been quite busy lately, we will post again soon.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Theme of the week: Scarves

Image 1 of TWO-SIDED SOFT SCARF from Zara

null (Multi Col) Blue Map Print Longline Scarf  | 294712999 | New Look

1. This scarf is from Missguided. I love the pattern on this scarf as well as how perfect it is for winter and with the pastel blue colour it will look perfect right through to spring.
2. How cool is this scarf. I absolutely love tartan prints, especially on scarfs as I feel they make an outfit look quite smart yet casual, however, it doesnt get much better than this double tartan print scarf from Zara, I just love it so much (dramatic cry here, haha).
3. okay, this scarf is quite unusual but the design is really cool and as it is blue it means it will still match a lot of outfits. This scarf is from New Look.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Catching fire

OMG!!!!! I absolutely love the Hunger Games, I think they are amazing and so you can imagine how excited I was when Caitlin and I went watching the second one yesterday, Catching Fire. I read all three Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins straight after seeing the first film last year so I had an idea as to what the second film would be about. It was quite a while ago when I read the books so I didn't remember that much at first but as I was watching the film I found myself thinking that I remember this from the book.  I thought this was a good thing as many people complain that books which have been turned into films are never as good as the book, they think that they tend to change a lot but there was no drastic changes, the few odd tweaks but they only improved the film. Yes, I know I'm not being very descriptive here about the film but I don't want to give anything away cause I know that is something I would hate if I hadn't seen the film yet but if you had read the second book of The Hunger Games and really enjoyed it then you will love the film. I just don't know if I can wait until next year for the first part of the third one.

Mia Mode

This is a new post idea where we will take pictures of outfits worn by our cute little cousin Mia lily, she just loves to pose for the camera so prepare to giggle at some of her poses. :)


As you can probably tell Mia's favourite colour is pink and just look how cute these boots are from H&M, they are also available in grey leopard print.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Theme of the week: Graphic jumpers

 The theme of this week had to be graphic jumpers, you just cant get anything quite as comfy, warm and practical yet stylish at the same time as a graphic jumper, I especially love how easily they can be dressed up or down by the simple touch of a few layers. Here are a few of my faves:

1:This graphic jumper is from Forever 21 and I love it. Its like two trends in one with its graphic print as well as its fuzzy texture, I also bet its really warm and cosy, perfect for winter.
2: I saw this picture whilst looking through the blog 'Scent of Obsession' by Nicoletta Reggio. I just love her outfit ideas and I check her blog frequently as she is always adding new posts. My favourite thing about this outfit (Apart from the Dr Martens) is the layers and how they dress up the graphic jumper.
3: You must have seen this jumper at some time during this year as it has been worn by people around the world and is probably the reason why graphic jumpers are now so on trend. This is an example of the classic Kenzo jumper being worn last summer.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Caitlin's Birthday

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Caitlin, Happy Birthday to you...... Haha. Its Caitlin's 13th birthday today, she got a new phone, some clothes and money, just the typical teenager stuff. It made me laugh that she only got up at about 8am which might not seem late to you, especially as she is older and birthdays aren't considered quite as important cause nothing is a surprise but if it was me I would have not been able to sleep all night and i wake everyone else up at about 6am to open my presents (or present haha). Yeah i know im a big kid but if you think that's bad you should know I'm 10 times more excited on Christmas. Btw, if you don't believe in Father Christmas you don't get anything :) Well this quickly changed from Birthday to Christmas but anyway Happy Birthday Caitlin and make a wish Xx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Theme of the week: Leopard Print

1.This is my comfy throw on jumper for when its cold and I just want something to keep me warm.
2. I saw this jumper at topshop and wanted it really badly but I don't have any money left :(
3.This is my one and only maxi-dress so I made sure it was in a classic print.
4. These shoes are on my wishlist (if only I had some money, haha) they aren't exactly winter appropriate but they will be nice for next year.
5. Another thing on my wishlist, these boots, I absolutely love ankle boots but it just makes it so much better that their in leopard print. 

College's, birthday's and hail. (random)

The weird title is just a sum up of what happened today and I warn you today was quite busy, so to start I went to some college open evenings today which was quite exciting but it meant that instead of having a lie in I had to wake up at 8am on a Saturday, it nearly killed me, haha. I visited two Salford city colleges,  Pendleton and Walkden. Walkden only offers the Vocational courses so I looked at doing the fashion and textiles course but I didn't like it very much.
Whereas, at Pendleton they do both A-Level and Vocational. You have to choose four A-Level courses so I looked at doing Textiles, Photography, English language and Business studies, they all seemed really good and I felt like I would enjoy each one. I also looked at the textiles vocational that was (in my opinion) a lot better than at Walkden but different people like different things, I just really liked the atmosphere at Pendleton and found the teachers to be very enthusiastic about their subject.

I don't know how the weather has been for you today but on our way home from the colleges it suddenly began to hail, it covered the roads within seconds and meant that we rode home at about 10 mph, so what should have been a twenty five minute drive took forty five minutes (not great when you have to listen to football on the radio) . The hail was shooting down and some were so big and heavy that they were like rocks being thrown at the window, it even knocked one of the wind shield wipers off the car which I found really funny but noticing nobody else was looking worried I realised it wasn't a laughing matter, the hail covered the window and my dad couldn't see anything. Ooops.

It was also my little cousins 6th birthday today so we went to her house for Birthday tea, it could just be a takeaway that we have all the time but because its on a Birthday its more special, haha. She got loads and loads of clothes, toys and games but she only cared about one thing, a LaLa Loopsy Silly Hair Star doll, I would definitely recommend it as a Christmas present.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Theme of the week: Floral

Today's theme is floral, mainly to try and distract us from the awful weather we have been having this past week that's been keeping us inside our houses for the half term holidays, its just typical. However, hopefully with this theme we can bring back some better memories of last summer when the weather was, well, a lot better :)
1: This was my favourite outfit from last summer when I went to Blackpool for the weekend with my family.
2: You must have seen some cute nails like these from last summer, Cath Kidston inspired floral print nails were a massive trend.
3: I took the picture of these beautiful flowers whilst on holiday in Tenerife at the beginning of July.
4: I wore this flower print kimono jacket when I went to London for the weekend in august, the weather was great.
5: This is actually a new dress I bought on Friday, it was only £8 from Primark. It doesn't have a memory behind it like the others but it has a nice summery print dress in Autumn/Winter colours.