Sunday, 28 October 2012

Autumn Wish List

Red Jumper - Zara - £35.99
Leather Gloves - H&M - £14.99
Statement Necklace - H&M - £14.99
Satchel Bag H&M - - £19.99
Contrast Sleeve Parker - Warehouse - £95
Brown Leather Boots - Topshop - £90

So this is my wish list of things to help my wardrobe transition into the new seasons trends. I'm loving the idea of having a palette of brown, khaki and burgundy to add to my current Autumn wardrobe of navy or black skinny jeans. I'm trying to pick items that will stay classic for a few seasons but still have a touch of fashion edge. I figure adding some leather to my wardrobe in the Parka and with gloves ticks one trend, the parka also adds to the military/uniform trend and ticked one more box for me in that it wasn't black, all my winter coats seem to be black.

I love satchel bags and this H&M one caught my eye because of the classic school bag feel it has, though it probably is also partly down to google TV ad featuring the satchels. I have wanted a new statement necklace for a while, and figure this one also from H&M will dress up my casual winter jumpers and make last years party dresses a bit more current.

What is on your wish list?

Emmie xo

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Lookbook: Dance With Me Tonight

Necklace - Vivienne Westwood (Worn as Bracelet)
Berry Jumper - Zara
Tea Dress - Warehouse
Double Strap Courts - New Look

I hope you'll excuse my lack of frequent posting recently, life gets busier and busier for me in the run up to Christmas. So I will probably be scheduling most of my posts up until then and making them less frequent until the mad dash of life is over.

I was feeling vintage and channelling a 1920's vibe for this outfit. I was trying to work out how to incorporate some of AW12's trends and make some of my current wardrobe more cold weather friendly and this is what I came up with. So incorporating some berry tones and a mild bit of layering I feel like its pulled the trends in but i haven't gone overboard so I feel uncomfortable or not myself.

Find this look here on Lookbook as I forgot to get the hype button

Emmie xo

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Good Hair, Fashion and Beauty Reads

I always find it’s nice to read books and websites to help you get your fashion and beauty ideas, or even to help you into some new ways of thinking about these subjects. I have a few staples that I tend to go through on a regular basis, or subscribe to, to keep myself updated.

My first fashion find website was WHO WHAT WEAR. I find it easy to go through as they dissect it all into bite sized chunks for you so you can slowly update yourself without getting too bogged down by too much information. The website owners Hilary Kerr and Katherine Power have also transferred the information into two books now WHO WHAT WEAR and WHAT to WEAR, Where, both of which are good reads, however I found the first so much more informative than the second as it includes everything from shopping for your shape, when to ditch a trend and how to organize your closet. They have also recently launched WHO WHAT WEAR BEAUTY for all your beauty gossip.

The Beauty Department is my favorite beauty site as its cool tutorials and sneaky tricks make applying make-up, dressing hair and painting nails so much easier and less fussy. The brain child of Lauren Conrad and her trusted beauty team, Make-Up Artist Amy-Nadine and Hairstylist Kristen Ess. They have some incredible ideas that you may not have tried before and occasionally competitions, although these are only open to residents of the US, and polls. So whether its hair inspiration, help applying false lashes, trendy nail polish styles or just make-up brush advice go and check them out.

Now I don’t know whether its because I am a hairstylist by trade but I love the book “Hair and Fashion” V&A by Caroline Cox and Lee Widdows. It is an interesting read because it takes you through the journey of how hair styles have evolved with the fashion industry and become fashions greatest asset and accessory. You can get it on Amazon or from Waterstones, and makes a lovely coffee table book.

What Fashion and Beauty sites or books do you like? Leave me a link!

 Emmie xo

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Lookbook: All About Us

Button-up Vest - Topshop
White Vest - Topshop
Baxter Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Topshop

So I wore this outfit when My friend and I went up into the Peak District for her birthday. We went for a wander around the shops in Ashbourne and to a little pub in Fenny Bentley that does the most amazing (but very filling) pie in the world. It was a good day although it did drop very cold very quickly so I did regret choosing to wear a top with no sleeves.

Its funny because looking back at some of my OOTD posts I really do wear a lot of Topshop clothing, its CRAZY! So glad I have a student card again so when I see something I like I will at least get 10% off there. I need to make a list of clothing items I need for winter to stop myself from spending on things i already have.

What is on your winter wish list?

Emmie xo

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Spice It Up!

With the leaves turning here in the United Kingdom and the weather dropping colder, it is time for companies to start releasing their Autumn collections. I got very excited when we go Jessica Nails new collection of colours 'Spice It Up!' in. With names like Cinnamon Kiss, Pumpkin Delight and Gingersnap you can't help yourself from feeling like you can smell the spices in the air. 

It seems to be a well balanced collection of 6 colours. 2 Shimmers, 2 high pigment colours and 2 plain colours, making it easy to wear multiple colours as they all blend so nicely together. I wore Champagne Bubbles and Crimson Tattoo in a half moon manicure when we first got them in as seen in my September Nails post. Polishes are priced at £9.75 each which is reasonable as they are fairly durable if you hands are in water all the time like mine.

Find more Jessica Nail polishes and polish collections here

What do you think of the collection and what colours will you be wearing this Autumn?

Emmie xo

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lookbook: Hearts in Bloom

Denim Shirt - Topshop
Dress - Topshop
Bracelet - Vivienne Westwood
Shoes (just seen) - New Look

So most of my outfit of the day posts at the moment were taken when, on the odd occasion, we had reasonable weather, though this was more recent as you can see the Jessica Nail polishes I used from my September Nails post . I feel like I'm now getting to a point of not feeling incredible uncomfortable when I take photos of my outfits and hopefully kits showing in the photos. I never thought I would be the kind of person to do this but I do enjoy thinking up interesting new ways to wear my clothes. Sometimes I try something different and like it other times... not so much but I am finding my confidence soaring and that I feel amazing in my clothing and skin. I also seem to be buying less clothing because I am thinking about what I can wear with what and so having a better knowledge of what is in my wardrobe.

Do you post pictures of your outfits either on a blog or website like Lookbook? Give me a link I would love to check them out.

Emmie xo

Monday, 1 October 2012

September Nails

OPI - Spiderman Collection - Come over Gwen-ever

OPI - Thanks a Windmillion
Maybelline Express Finish 40 Second Glitter

Topshop - Parma Violet
Topshop - Ice Crush (Glitter)

Jessica Nails - Champagne Bubbles
Jessica Nails - Crimson Tattoo

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