New Jewellery Finds

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When a good piece of jewellery catches my eye, it has a delicate yet statement quality about it – a piece that can be worn from day to night, with a little helping hand from an outfit switch up. I’ve been after a few new pieces for a while now, yet nothing grabbed me as much as these two.

I’ve lusted over jewellery designs from the likes of Lily-Kamper and such, predominantly over the perfect cyber world some call Pinterest, yet nothing I had seen in a while, which was in my price range (aka high street or nothing), seemed quirky enough. Then on a fantastic weekend to London with my girls, as Topshop as the first pit stop from Oxford Street tube station, an array or jewellery such as this screamed at me at first glance. (It was love).

The marble details within the design, combined with its unusual shape and simplistic choker all work harmoniously…and I’m thinking how I can harmonise it with that wardrobe of mine :p. With jewellery like that, I think it’s important to remember that less is more’. I’ve already worn this piece to work over buttoned up black and white shirts, with crop tops and long skirts in the evenings and even over jumpers. It’s an item I know I can wear time and time again, season upon season. And for just under £15 – I think I found a right gem. (ha ‘gem’ lol).

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My next item, is something I’d been wanting to get my hands on for ages, however went back and forth continually, contemplating whether something like this would suit me and if it would be appropriate to pair with my everyday looks. The only way to find out, was to bite the bullet and just buy one. So, Asos – the heaven of online shopping, came through again, with this little beauty.

Now, I must say, it was a difficult choice, as Asos have SO many to choose from, but I wanted to try something more diddy and delicate, so for under a tenner, this piece was purchased. It did take me a while to get the hang of how it actually fit on my head, as I kept letting go of the chains when gripping them in place, but I soon learn’t and absolutely adore it!

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I can’t wait to wear it on a night out soon. Have you got any new statement jewellery that you know you’ll be wearing time and time again? I’d love to know! Big loves, Holly x

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A ‘Berry’ Autumnal OOTD!

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Good afternoon Style lovers! I hope you’re all well and are enjoying this beautiful time of year.

Today i’d like to share with you a little outfit inspiration post, perfect for an Autumnal day or evening out! Whilst the leaves begin to crisp and the air starts to bite, I have put together a few of my favourite pieces, that will keep you as snug as a bug, yet still managing to give you that on trend and glamorous look.

One of my favourite trends this season, is the extension of the floral trend. We saw it boom throughout SS14, and has developed into something i’m sure will carry us right through to the heart of winter! With the subtle features of Autumnal colour ways and more warm toned prints, florals are the perfect ‘pop’ of something, when paired with items that are a little more muted down. This stunning floral shirt, placed underneath my favourite faux fur collared cape (by Next), is from H&M at a fantastic 19.99 – although I recently heard it’s now cheaper if you buy online, so gogogo my little floral friendlings!

To draw the Autumnal colours out of my shirt, I decided to add a block berry coloured head piece, by wearing my gorgeous Gemini hat! As stated within my previous post, Gemini is a leading independent, selling brands such as French Connection (which is who this hat is by), Hobbs, Sandwich Clothing….and many more, so go and give them a cheeky check out and a like on Facey B! This piece adds a little statement to the outfit, and in my opinion, brings it all together. What would we do without accessories, ay?

Finally I’m wearing my trusty, chunky shoes from Topshop, and a pair of subtle snake print like leggings :). What items are you loving at the moment? If you have any favourites or have written a similar outfit post to this, leave me a link in the comments, as i’d love to check them out!

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Deep blushed lacquered lips

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Lipstick is possibly my favourite makeup product, of all time. With my pale complexion and deeply creasing eye-lids, I find that my lips are what I can create a statement with, with the use of a fabulous lipstick, lacquer or gloss! In todays post, I wanted to show you two of my most recent lip purchases, and how they look, when combined together!

When I excitedly visited my local Space NK the other day, I went straight over to the Nars counter, where I more than drooled over the beautiful array of shades, that were on display! My favourite type of lip product, has to be a matte lipstick, and since I’ve begun to find my preferred colours are of a berry, deep or plum type shade…when I came across Volga, I instantly fell in love!

I find a lot of lipsticks can appear to be more intimidating than they actually are, so if you’re thinking of trying a new lip product, yet are worried the colour looks to dark, swatch and sample it with the testers that are on show, and I can reassure you that you will be pleasantly surprised. This colour is more of a deep wine colour, which glides on beautifully upon the lips. Again, the good thing with these types of lipsticks, is that it is build able. You could simply dab it on the lips for a subtle hint of colour, or get a lip brush and really layer the product up, creating as strong a lip colour as you wish!

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The next item I purchased, was one that intrigued me greatly! I have never owned a lip lacquer before, so when I spotted the last one of these perfectly purpled lip products in Topshop, I wanted to try it right away. When applying to the lips, this lacquer goes on, almost like a gloss, yet dries completely matte! A-M-A-ZING! This may now be my new favourite product. Eek, I get far too excited over these things haha!

Since I purchased both lip products on the same day, with full intention of filming a new Youtube video later on that day, it took me no time at all before I got them both on my lips, and wondered what they would look like, when applied together. And, as you can see from the images, this was the result! I was really happy with the outcome, and know these two are going to take me right through the year, through all seasons, which is both exciting and reliving, as I always want to get my moneys worth when spending £10 or over on a lip product.

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If you’ve not tried products from either Nars, or Topshop, you should. They did not disappoint!

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Rose pink winter playsuit

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As part of this Winter styling series, I wanted to include one of my favourite kind of accessory item – The bobble hat! Although my one may look like a tea cosy, it is the most snuggly hat I have ever owned! Bought from Bershka, it’s soft and subtle grey colour, combined with is cosy texture, I feel, completes any winter themed outfit, if venturing out the house.

Along with my bobble hat I have found the perfect dress up or dress down accompaniment! A rose pink, petite playsuit! Being the teeny tiny 5 foot 1 size that I am, I have struggled in the past to find a fitted and appropriately lengthed garment, without it swamping my lil legs! However when I went into Topshop, not long ago in my nearest home town, Solihull…this caught my eye straight away and I found the perfect one!

I tried on this pretty playsuit and immediately fell in love with its soft toned colour and simplistic structure. Topshop is also well known for its variety of petite garments, so once it was on, I was more than satisfied with its flattering shape! Also, as some of you may have known from my past few tweets and fb messages, that I also work for an evening wear boutique, called Lilly-Lou! (I do a lot of the Marketing, PR, online & in store advising and general management of any kind of up and coming fashion show or fashion shoot), and this week was a celebration of our 1 year anniversary! As a result, I aided in the organisation of having an exclusive open evening to give the buying public, bloggers and other creatives a true opportunity to join us in the showcasing of our stunning collections!

After many weeks & possibly months of organising the event, ofcourse one important factor that played on my mind was what on earth I was going to wear. (Oh the priorities of a Fashion lover!). Consequently since bringing this beautiful playsuit home, I knew it was professional, classic and versatile enough to dress up and wear to such a celebratory yet formal event! The night was an overall success and I will share a commencing post all about the evening very soon, if you’re interested ofcourse!?

Yet, for now I would love to share with you my latest styling of this garment, and understand how something so simple can look so frosty and cool toned, in this current snuggle season! I purchased a thick and snuggly aztec printed scarf, last year from H&M, and found it to go really well, once paired with something with a more pastel toned coloured garment – it was also of course keeping me very warm :). Joining the outfit, nothing would be complete without a hint of subtle sparkle…so, I put on my Swarovski necklace that was so kindly bought for my by my boyfriend and my D&G watch, which was also a gift for my Birthday. Both are stunning with any toned down outfit!

Let me know if you know of any other fab petite ranges that are out at the moment and which winter style pieces you’re styling up with your snuggly hat and other winter accessories!

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Cool toned, textured Winter Fashion

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There’s no denying that I adore Autumn, Winter…predominantly due to its gorgeous Fashion season and crispy, fresh mornings! So, what better way to get more acquainted with the developing season, than by posting an appropriate Fashion Post, from the outdoors of my own wonderful, leaf crunching garden!

I’m a huge fan of simple textures, features and subtle embellishments upon all sorts of Fashion garments and I find it particularly intriguing and exciting when two or three textures come together, to form one fabulous over all look. The inner stylist in me lives for experimentation, creative/alternative ideas and general ‘play’ arounds of different types of outfits. So, when I opened my wardrobe this morning, I decided to specifically look for something that would work really well for this time of year, yet put together something with a little more umph and strike to the eye!

There were a few items that jumped out at me the most today, and those were the features of studs, spikes and faux fur! These aren’t normally the standard ‘go to’ items that I grab for an every day look, however today was different. Consequently, I threw on my trusty pair of leggings, (as I wanted to involve a level of comfort) and began to put together a few items. As you can see by the images below, my choices were, like stated previously, comfort based, with a hint of snuggly, fresh colours and textures!

I decided to pair an ombre coloured grey & cream jumper, featuring embellished, faux leather, studded shoulder pieces, with a bright faux fur turquoise ‘tube scarf’…both items from Topshop! These items displayed cool tones of similarity and actually went together really well. I could imagine this looking really eye-catching, in the height of snow season…Ooh I can just see that crisp, white snow falling around the striking hues of blues and looking just marvellous! 😀

It’s easy putting together items that are totally different. I find that garments like this can be easily pulled together with a monotoned or more subtle trouser/legging and boot. In terms of my Makeup today, I decided it would be nice to get a cooler toned berry lip on the go, with some striking glitter eye liner as a friendly accompaniment.

If you’ve put together some cool, textured garments lately, that are perfect for this Autumn/Winter season, what have they been?…i’d love to see them! :)

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| FAUX FUR TUBE SCARF | TOPSHOP | SALE 2012 |

| OMBRE JUMPER | TOPSHOP | £25.00 |

| LEGGINGS | BERSHKA | £14.99 |

| BOOTS | H&M | SALE £10.00 | 

| BLUE GLITTER EYELINER | THE MAKEUP STORE |

| LIPSTICK | MAC |