Monday, 31 March 2014

Fashion, music and art.

On Saturday night, I hit the town to watch a few bands and let my hair down. It was one of those nights where I really felt like dressing up so I decided to wear some of my new beauties.

Top: Asos (similar)
Skirt: I'm in love with this skirt, especially the colour and the fit. It's one of those pieces that I can't get enough of and have to stop myself from wearing it all the time. Asos (similar) - I've also bought this one.
Boots: Stylistpick (last season)

We then went to an art gallery which was hosting a night of live performances and visual arts. I was right at the back and it was difficult to see the band but they sounded amazing and I love the fact that they projected a video of gorgeous images onto the wall behind them. So even though I couldn't see much of the band themselves I was absorbed by the beautiful sunsets and birds flying around behind them.

After the amazing bands finished we headed to a new bar. What really made the bar special were the stunning neon signs and artwork scattered throughout the building. I think neon can really make a boring space pop and would love to have my own piece one day.

Fashion, music and art. My perfect kinda night.

I hope you're all having a wonderful week.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Spring accessories

Despite the fact that the wind and rain is battering my window and it's pitch black outside, according to Google, spring officially began last week. Around this time of year, I start to look around for new pieces for my spring/summer wardrobe. It at least gives me hope that the sun will start appearing pretty soon! 

As you can see, pastel hues really appeal to me and look beautiful in the sunshine. 

Top left: I love this lilac lacy top from Miss Selfridge. It will look great teamed with skinny jeans and heels.

Top right: This cross body bag in lime sorbet is so beautiful. It's from Reiss and at £159 it's not cheap but the quality is always amazing and it will last for many years.

Bottom left: Jewellery is also high on my agenda to purchase. I want a few colourful pieces and that's why I love this bracelet from Asos. The semi precious stone is the prettiest colour and the bangle is gold plated so I'm definitely willing to pay £38 for this little gem.

Bottom left: Last but not least are these divine heels from Brantano. The pastel pink colour will be perfect for the summer weather and will look great teamed with a summer dress. The embellished toe strap also adds glamour and they are an absolute steal at only £40! 

I hope this pieces provide you with a little inspiration and you enjoy shopping for your spring wardrobe as much as I do!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum Review

Winter is an absolute nuisance when it comes to my skin -  the central heating and cold weather play havoc with it. I tried moisturising my skin morning, noon and night but it wasn't doing the trick. Recently, I was sent a serum by Escentual to try in between cleansing and moisturising my face.  I was excited to use the Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Lokum Istanbul Turkish Delight

Lat week I received the most beautiful box of turkish delight from Lokum Istanbul. I knew I was going to receive the rose flavour, however the packaging it came in was a total surprise and I was delighted when I saw it. 

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to you. Whether you're madly in love, spending it with your girls or having an anti-Valentine's Day party as inspired by the movie, I hope it's a good one. Personally, one of the best Valentine's Days that I've had was when I was at Uni; My girlfriends and I decided to buy lots of pink wine, heart-shaped biscuits and cakes, laughed until our stomachs hurt and went to a club and danced the night away. Perfect. 

'Valentine' by Carol Ann Duffy is one of my favourite poems. It's not a lovely dovey poem, in fact it's probably an anti - Valentine's day poem but it's something I think every woman can relate to.

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

I'm sure we've all been blinded by tears at some point but this only means that Mr or Mrs Right is still out there.