I am awful at dressing for the rain. Considering I live in England I should have had all the practice I need by now, but nope. Whenever I see it raining outside I just want to go back to bed. Not because I hate the rain – on the contrary, curling up with a good book or podcast whilst you can hear it tipping it down outside is one of my favourite things. I just don’t like going out in it.
Sometimes you have to though, and on those days, this is the kind of thing I wear:
Trench coat – much chic-er than a raincoat.
Umbrella – um, duh?
Heels – Bit of an odd one I know, but if there’s one thing I can’t stand its wet feet so I like to keep them elevated. That means chunky flats like my loafers, heeled boots, or in this case heeled sandals, because it was actually pretty warm on this day.
Layers – Rain doesn’t necessarily mean cold, but wet does. Make sure you’ve got lots to keep you snug when you do get inside and begin to dry off.
So there you go! What are your rainy day must haves?
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I LOVE Autumn, especially September. Not only is it my birthday month, it also is the beginning of school/uni, and every year I always get that super excited feeling of going back. I always loved school and I adore university, so by the end of summer I’m can’t wait to go back!
It also feels so promising, new beginnings, crisp weather, the air smells so clean… I could go on and on.
But there is one down side to all this – and that is choosing what to wear. It’s a bloody nightmare; you never know the temperature, and in England it seems to change every 5 seconds anyway.
This is what I wore today, and what I managed to stay reasonably warm in.
Hope you guys are all well! What do you all think?
Here is my holiday lookbook for you all 🙂 I didn’t include what I wore on all the days because sometimes I just stayed in my bikini and threw a pair of shorts on and I didn’t want this post to be too crazy long!
We went to France, very near Sarlat with my entire family. Yep, grandparents, cousins, and my poor boyfriend! It was honestly the most fun week ever. Some of these pics have been on my Instagram, so make sure you’re following me there for all the updates before I blog about them! (Check out my snapchat too – cfwood)
Anyway, I hope this is a good end (or beginning, whatever timezone you’re in) to a very chilled Sunday!
**Spoiler alert** there’s a LOT of Primark…. (you guys know I’m cheap)
Also, how bruised are my legs?! It’s awful! This was also the 5th day of the holiday and no tan…
Hope you all enjoyed this, I always say I want to post more outfit pics, but it’s hard when you don’t have a photographer on tap I guess!
If you’ve been on my instagram lately you’ll see a post of me wearing an AB Design cap. They’re a new brand which are bringing back the baseball cap, and I’ve been working with them for a few pictures! They didn’t ask me to write this post, I volunteered as I love the products so much I wanted to share them with you.
Originally I thought baseball caps would be pretty hard to wear, but I was so wrong. These caps come in the original, a standard cap size, and the short bill. If you have quite a small head the short bill is honestly AMAZING. I never used to wear caps before because I wouldn’t be able to see – I’d have to tilt my head up all the bloody time, which is a pain in the arse if I’m totally honest. These short bills are a much better way for me to go!
I think caps are so versatile – hungover/tired/dirty hair? You can hide all of this whilst wearing one! I’m a big fan of clothes or accessories that make it look like I have everything together, because believe me I never normally do!
And the best part? They’re only 6 pounds each. As if I would tell you guys about something that wasn’t cheap!
So yeah, again, this wasn’t sponsored or anything – my blog is far too little at the moment for any of that – but I do really like the caps and the philosophy behind them as well, hence this post!
Hello again! Just a quick heads up, but next week I might be a bit missing from the blogosphere as I am FINALLY moving into my new house for next year! I am so so excited. living out of a suitcase is a bit naff and I can’t wait to get moved in, redecorate my room, buy all my stationery for next year etc! but anyway, here’s a look from the other day!
I don’t know about you, but I spend hours on Pinterest going through street style posts, but never feeling like I can capture the effortless cool of all of the outfits I pin.
Style is something impossible to replicate, but there are hundreds of thousands of blog posts, just like this one, trying to tell you how to get it. As far as personal style goes, I haven’t quite figured it out yet. And to me that’s fine – I don’t have one style because I feel like I’m not the same person every day. My wardrobe is essentially my dressing up box, and it all depends on who I want to be that day.
For those ‘I want to look like I haven’t tried at all but still look cooler than normal’ days, this tip definitely has come in handy. It’s perfect because pretty much everyone will have a plain top and highwaisted something in their wardrobe.
Instead of tucking your shirt in, just tie it to the side.
So simple, but (I think, at least), so effective.
I mean, I went to Tescos in this and flipflops, and I still think it looks cool. And if something can make flipflops look cool then I am definitely behind that.
What do you all think? Is this something you’d try?
Want to know how I got the rest of this look? Check out my post here!
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Now then, culottes are scary. They’re one of those items that just seem to look so cool…but on everyone else other than you.
Well, that’s what I thought until I saw some for only 5 POUNDS (!!!!!) in the Primark sale, and thought I might as well give them a go. Turns out that holy mother they are the comfiest and easiest item to wear. Ever.
Here are 4 ways to wear this trend, and watch your outfits go from high street, to high fashion.
When you can’t be bothered:
This oversized vest brings in the long line trend and the trainers add an extra element of ‘couldn’t care less’ casual.
When you’re in the office:
So comfortable. Ideal for hotter weather too as the extra volume stops material sticking all over you.
Wear a bralet underneath to instantly take this from day to night!
And when you need to be in-between:
Apologies for the lack of ironing – living out of a suitcase without an iron is not so good for blog pics! The lighter fabric of the shirt and brown buttons makes this more casual than an office white shirt, but smart enough not to get in trouble.
Hope this has inspired you to try out culottes!
Are there any other fashion items that scare you? Let me know!
I am not a gym bunny. I stay fit in term time through cheerleading (no, not the football game kind, but the ‘Bring It ON’ kind), but now uni is out for the summer I don’t have anything else going on. My boyfriend, who is staying with me in Newcastle for my research scholarship, goes 6 days a week, so I thought I may as well join him for a few sessions…
One thing I always love however is dressing up. And dressing up for the gym is extra fun because, sports bras aside, all the clothes are so damn comfy!
Here’s what I love to wear –
When I can’t be arsed.
More often than not I want something comfy and cool. Thanks edgy old Nike!
When I want to wear ALL OF THE COLOURS!
I’m always more adventurous when it comes to gym clothes in terms of colour, and sometimes I want to wear them all at once…
Or when I just want to wear all one colour.
Shoutout to Barbie for inspiring this one.
But no matter how much I don’t want to go… I always walk out feeling ~flawless~
Hi guys! I was playing around with my makeup revolution matte palette and thought I’d do something that fitted in really nicely with the whole grunge 90s trend, but that was also really flexible – I would wear this look in the day or night, and in my opinion it looks like you’re not trying too hard but still like you’ve made a bit of an effort. Plus, it took me only 20 minutes to do so it’s a win all round!
I started with a clean base and mixed some of my Seventeen 25 hours foundation with my La Roche Posay moisturiser. Usually I mix it with the Seventeen wow skin illuminating primer, but I wanted a more matte look to go with the whole grunge theme. I mixed the two on the back of my hand to also warm them up and make it more blendable, and then tapped it all over my skin, before blending in with a rounded kabuki brush that I got off ebay.
All the brushes I used in this tutorial apart from 2 ones from superdrug were from this set, and I love them! For ten brushes it was around 7 pounds, and they arrived within 2 days! I never really got into the whole expensive brush thing, these guys are so soft and do the job so what’s not to love?
Anyway back to the tutorial… after that I just took a small amount of my wake me up concealer and blended that under my eye using a smaller slated brush.
I then grabbed my Revlon cream blush in ‘Charmed Enchantment’ to warm my skin up. Don’t be intimidated by the shade – it blends out really nicely and leaves a lovely super subtle flush. To do this I used a larger angled brush and I am loving this combination, the brush picks up product so easily and buffs it really nicely into my cheeks!
Now for the eyes. I am always surprised with the amount of product that comes off so was a tiny bit heavy handed at first! These shadows are great and super pigmented, as well as being very blendable. Check out a review of the palettehere. Anyways… I first took the shade ‘Nutmeg’ over most of my eye and followed up with a bit of ‘Flaw’ just on the centre of my eye to brighten things up with the superdrug pro brush 11.
Then I took ‘Warm’ just above my crease with the small tapered brush and blended everything out with a fluffy brush.
If you wanted a lighter day look you could completely leave it there and be good to go, but I wanted to add a bit more drama and of course play with some more shades, so I then brought ‘Earth’ just under the line I had made with ‘Warm’ and also in a ‘v’ on the outer corner of my eye, before blending this out.
To finish, I mixed ‘Carbon’ and ‘Earth’ on a small slanted brush from Topshop (not pictured) and patted it along my lashline before smudging it out, and then took the remainder underneath my eye. I know thin brows were in in the 90s but I love the thick caterpillar brow look – hence why mine aren’t very neat as I am trying to grow them thicker! I just brushed them through with my maybelline brow drama (review here), to make them look bushier and a bit wild, and then to top everything off, I used my Seventeen Falsifeye HD for a couple of coats of mascara.
Nearly there I promise!
To give my lips that oh-so-trendy browny-nude look, I lined and filled them with the Maybelline Color drama pencil in ‘Nude perfection’ (another product I am in love with – they are so creamy and easy to use and really stay well on my lips, again review over here) and then went over it with Makeup Revolution’s liphug in ‘When you came to me’. I then tapped over my lips to blend them all together and et voila, grunge glam perfection.
Congrats if you’ve made it this far! Sorry for getting a bit rambly in there but I do get so excited sometimes haha. Hope you love the look guys, I can see this becoming my go-to super easily!
I have a lot of clothes. A LOT, a lot of clothes. But I never know what to wear. I can’t be the only one who feels like this either – I swear no matter how little or how large your wardrobe is, there will always be those days when you have to put on something, usually when you’re in a rush, and you just don’t know what to do.
Whenever this happens I always wear a version of this outfit. They’re old photos but I’ve lost count of the times I’ve worn this. Jeans, trainers and a jumper. Simple, but it’s comfy and warm (important for England, even in the summer…).
Do you have an outfit that you always turn to?
Make your own post as I’d love to see and maybe get ideas for other things to wear!
Hiya! I am a 20 year old history student, studying at Newcastle University. If I’m not in the library you can find me pouring over other blogs, shopping (in my mind the greatest form of procrastination), cheerleading, or performing with the theatre society.
As a student, my blog is focused pretty heavily on the highstreet end of things, so if you want help looking and feeling stylish on a budget then you’re in the right place! I love reading detailed reviews on products to make sure that when I do spend my money I’m spending it wisely, and I hope this blog will help you to do the same.
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