Friday, 24 October 2014

Stan Smiths

Finally I caved to one of the biggest footwear trends of the moment, it's been around for a while and it is definitely here to stay: the Stan Smith. I never loved them when they first time came out, and they kinda grew on me a little bit, then I saw these ones and that was it. Sold! 
These are the Opening Ceremony ones, and they are about as 'me' as a trainer could be (poet, didn't know it). They're black for a start, you know how much I love that! Secondly, they are pony skin, making them a super luxe version of the must have shoe. 
Now I have them I totally get the fuss, they're so bloody comfy and go with everything! Will you be seeing me in a white pair? I certainly wouldn't like to say no! 

Similar distressed jeans from ASOS here and here.
Similar option here.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Jacket Dress

 These are some snaps we took on our evening in London. I had resigned to the fact we wouldn't be able to get any done, then we stumbled across this arcade which was the perfect evening location! Sadly the lighting isn't great so you can't see the detail of this dress/coat thing. I bought it in COS on the same day, and I actually don't know what it is. Its a dress, with a zip, so it also a jacket. I will be wearing it as both anyways!! 

Dress/Jacket: COS 
Here is a long sleeved version that they have on sale! And some more affordable options from ASOS here and here
JUMPER (worn underneath): ZARA  

A Week In The Life

After seeing one of my fave bloggers, Amy from The Little Magpie, sharing what she was up to in a week of her life, I decided I would so the same! I am a rather nosey person, and off the chance you guys are too, here is what I have been up to in the past week! Some of the photos are off my phone, some I have managed to snap on my camera, but this is a real genuine reflection of my day to day activities! 

For the most part I am on the edge of being a social recluse... well not quite, but I love a night in with a cuppa and a film. Sometimes I do leave the house on an evening, and this week was one of those rare occasions!! (I am making myself sound much worse than I actually am) Harry and I decided to head out for a burger. I live near Headingley in Leeds, which is a student area packed with reasonable restaurants. They're nothing posh, but were just what we fancied! 

The following evening was back to the usual schedule of tea and films! I love to have the tv on in the background when I work on the blog, as it really helps me wind down and relax. I recently signed up for Amazon Student, which was one of the best ideas I have had in a while. It's pretty much Amazon Prime at half price (which, if you order a lot off Amazon like I do, is soo so handy!!).You also get through loads of offers and lovely bits like that! By far the best bit is the film streaming, there is so much to choose from I have been searching through it non stop this week!! 

I also headed into town for the first time in agesss as I ran out of face wash, moisturiser, concealer and powder all in the same week!! How is that even possible??! Anyway, in a huff about how much this was all going to cost, I headed into town to replenish my stock. In terms of the make up I went for the same as before, but I tried something new with face wash and moisturiser. I wanted to talk about it on here as I really would recommend them both!!! 

 On Friday Mum and I headed down to London for a couple of days. The purpose of the trip to visit Dear Frances' studio, but me and Mum don't need much of an excuse to go shopping and eat good food!! One of the things I was MOST excited for was to get my hit of macaroons. I never got the fuss over them till I tried the Ladurée ones, which in some ways was a huge mistake as I now live my life desperately searching for a similar alternative that I can get my hands on in Leeds!! I am not proud to say I ate more than 10 macaroon in two days. 

As I have a deadline on Friday, the rest of my week has been spent in the library. I can't complain too much, because it is such a nice place to work. Armed with a flask of tea and come coloured pens, I can get my head down and then come back home to relax! 

One thing that has brightened up my week is the arrival of this book!! I ordered mine using my Amazon Student and it came super quickly (definitely going to keep that in mind for if I ever need a last minute book for Uni!) This book is all the rage at the moment, and when I have finished my essay I can't wait to relax in a hot bubble bath and read this! 

Monday, 20 October 2014

London Look

This is the look I wore to travel down to London, and to visit the lovely Jane Frances' studio. I feel like so many of my outfits look the same, but don't know if anything would ever persuade me to ditch my dark colour palette, I just find it so easy to put together a stylish look with darker colours.
This is the first time I wore my new Acne boots. I love them sossososoo much, seriously everything about them is perfect!! I love how clompy they are, the simple design with a little twist, just everything. You guys have seen me wearing the brogue version so many times, and they are bloody uncomfortable, but with these its a totally different story. I wore them for a full day of walking around and I didn't once moan about aching feet - have I just found the most perfect winter boots?!?

So many similar ones about, this ASOS one is an option. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Dear Frances Shoes

My weekend was spent in London, which was super lovely and was topped by a visit to Dear Frances shoe studio where I got to meet the designer Jane Frances and view her amazing collection.  Jane, who hails from Sydney, via Milan and Paris, has a design ethic which I am totally in sync with - classic, simple lines but with a twist, with superb detailing and finish. Her use of Perspex in the 'Float' boot is one of the first things that caught my eye - and these have been updated in her Spring Summer collection in the form of a gorgeous mule. Also available in pink, which I am surprised to say I love, and if I am converted to loving something pink then you know its special! Her winter collection includes the softest suede brogues, which I will feature on the blog in days to come, and the wooden heeled ankle boots are superb. The details are what make these classic styles so special, with hand painted heels, tiny buckles and mesh detailing, every shoe is a modern wardrobe classic. A big big thank you to Jane, and Victoria her assistant - I just know we will be seeing a lot more of this brand, she is definitely destined for some fantastic things! 

You can shop the collection here.