Friday, 29 June 2012

Work Wear 3

Hey Guys!
This is an outfit that I wore to work the other day, before we broke up for summer. I was excited to wear it as the whole outfit was new, and I love the feeling of strutting around in brand spanking new clothes!
The mustard yellow jeans probably create the stand out colour for the outfit, which is why I chose a simple, loose-fitting, plain white top. The gold buttons down the centre of the top are a similar colour scheme to the trousers (ish). You may notice that the top is the same style as in the previous post. Not gonna lie, I went back the next week to get the pink top becasue I loved to appearence of the white top I bought originally! I've also done this with the trousers, I have bought a pair of tobacco/beige colour jeans in the same style. If there's a style that suits you well, why not stock up in one of every colour?
I adore the shoes! I've been looking for some heeled brogue look shoes for ages and now I finally have some. They are such a comfortable height but are still reasonable high. I have found that I'm much more comfortable in chunky heels as I'm more steady on them. For a first pair of heels I would probably suggest a pair like this, as the chunky heel will give you confidence to work towards stiletto heels. These shoes are good for everyday wear, allowing you to practice more often, but also great for an evening shindig- so you can put practice into use.
It was funny weather on that particualr day. You know the kind when its raining & miserable one minute then sunny & hot the next. It was like this consistently throughout the day. So I added a dark blue cardi, which matched the shoes.
The pi├Ęces de r├ęsistance of this outift is the gorgeous silk square scarf! I was given it as a birthday present from a friend and I literally squeeled when I opened it. (Little bit embarressing for us as we were in a busy restaraunt!) It's so soft and chic! I've added an extra photo for you today to show of the beautiful design on the back, complete with tigers too!
Check it out!


Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow
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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Art Foundation Taster Day Outfit

Hey Guys!
So on Monday I went to a taster day at the University I'm thinking of going to next year. I wanted an outfit that looked pretty, but that was also practical, as it was a taster day for an Arts Foundation course, so I had no idea what we'd be doing!
I chose leggings as the main article to base the choice for the rest of the clothes around. This is becasue they are easy to move in and breathable (it was a lovely day, as you'll see from the piccys). The real reason was that I wore these leggings in my A2 Art exam and I got hot glue and goodness knows what else all over them, so they're my messy leggings really! That's what the little white splodge is on one of the knees- it's more noticable in real life. I didn't wear any tights underneath, so you can see how see through your leggings can actually get, without you even realising!
I teamed the leggings with a long salmon pink top with white detail on it. Although when wearing it to London the other day, my friend and I called it more of a Pink Lemonade colour. Sounds prettier! Again, this was because it was loose fitting, so it's easy to move about in. Also, I love my colour blocking, so the pink stands out from the otherwise monochrome colour scheme. I wore a little, cropped white cardigan to protect my arms. White probably wasn't the best colour for an arty day, but it didn't really matter as you'll see when I tell you what we actually did. I think that because the top is longer than an average top length, the cropped length of the cardigan works well. But I think for future reference, a cardi the same length would probs work best. The pale flat dollie-style shoes, finish the outift nicely because it links the white at the top (Cardigan) to the white in the middle (Top Detail) and brings white down to the bottom (Shoes).









In the end, I needn't have worried about getting my clothes dirty becasue we did wire work. So afterwards my nails and finger tips were in the worst damage. Oh Well!
Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow
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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Purple Water Marbled Nail Art

Hey Guys!
Finally, my exams are over! My life officially begins, (or ends, depending on the outcome of the results, HeHe!) I haven't been able to post a regularly as I had hoped because of the exams, but now I can post to my heart's content!
Here is what I did to take a break from revision last week. I told myself it was an effective revision method, because as they dry I've got nothing better to do than look at all my notes!
I painted my nails with a white base, and did the usual two coats of colour with a base and top coat. I've been using a new nail strengthener, because mine are awful (!), and I use this underneath one base coat. It really works!
Then I used small little plastic pot, which I threw into the recycling afterwards as there's no point trying to remove the nail polish that's left over. (I actually used a little plastic tray that mint chocolate thins are kept in, nifty!) Then I applied generous drops of nail polish into the water, trying to put different drops of colour onto of each other. It works well if the drops of nail polish spread as they land in the water as it acts as a little barrier for the other drops. Then I used a little cocktail stick to "marble" and merge the colours together. Don't over do it because otherwise you'll just end up mixing the colours. As I said when I previously tested water marbling, it is a great waste of nail polish so try not to drop in too much polish on your first attempt because realistically, your not going to cover more than one nail before it dries! It gets better with practice.
I used two types of purple and the white when I marbled. I used the white so I didn't get any bare parts on my nails. Try not to make the base colour (mine was white) too thick because I think this is what makes it chip easier. Maybe one layer would do then marble on top. My nail varnish always chips quickly and I think it's because I apply thick layers.
Have a look at the outcome of my Water Marbled:



Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow
x

Friday, 1 June 2012

Pub Quiz Chic

Hey Guys!I shouldn't really be posting right now, I've got too much other (and boring!) work to do. But I thought I'd slip in a cheeky post quickly.
So, the other night I went to a pub quiz- I know, what an exciting social life I lead, HeHe!- and this is the little outfit I put together for it.
As it was an evening thing, I usually go for the black colour theme and I chose white/pale beige as an accent colour to create contrast. Black can be a slimming colour, but I think that it doesn't work so well when the entire outfit is black, which is why I chose the pale shorts. These paper bag waist shorts aren't fitted, so they are loose around the top of my thigh. I think that this allows the black leggings to act as a slimming illusion. (I also have black tights on underneath, which makes me feel like my legs look slimmer as they hold everything in! I'm sure I've mentioned but they're great for then your leggings become a little see through.) I tucked a star print chiffon top into the shorts, as I love high waisted pieces. They can elongate the appearance of your legs and make your waist look smaller (and keep the food baby down if it's a wide waistband!)
The pale beige shorts, white star print and beige fluff on the boots makes the whole outfit complete as I have carried the accent colour through out the outfit.
Naturally we came last, but, hey, we got a little losers prize, so it's not all bad!
Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow
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