Tuesday, 19 February 2013
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Sunday, 3 February 2013
I wrote a post a few days ago sharing with you all my latest grabs on a shopping trip with my friend Dodi from Dodista. So heres my second part of the story with the details of my purchases from Primark.
These three statement necklaces cost me a total of £8 and are perfect for finishing off a pretty knit jumper and giving it a more fashion forward and edgy look.
This pleated jersey maxi skirt was only £12, i have a few similar skirts from Topshop and Newlook and knew that this would go with a whole combination of outfits throughout the rest of winter spring and whatever kind of summer we get here in Scotland.
This is my absolute favourite purchase of the evening and for a while, this skirt cost me £1 but that is not why i was so happy. I have been on the hunt for a yellow skirt like this one since seeing a mood board on polyvore and trying to create one similar. Unfortunately, the skirt used in the original moodboard was from Topshop and sold out almost immediately and I could not find one similar anywhere. So since writing the Little Miss Happy post I have been on the look out for a cute yellow skirt and was absolutely delighted when i seen this in the Topshop sale its going to go perfectly with the blue shirt I bought whilst in Milan and wrote about here.
I couldn't resist this cute little multi-coloured skater skirt either at only £12 who could?
I cannot wait for spring and its flurry of bright and bold colours it forces upon on us, so I did go shopping with the intention of investing in some colourful pieces to brighten my wardrobe up ready for spring. I think bright knits are the perfect way to do this as I can get away with not wearing a coat or jacket when the weather begins to change from freezing to just above freezing! (I'm a little peeved as mother nature abandoned us in Scotland long ago!)
I also grabbed these super cute little tan leather cut out pumps, at only £8 I couldn't help myself.
My final grab in Primark just before the check out is always a packet of strawbs for my boyfriend jordan, its becoming a bit of a Primark tradition for me to always get him a packet of Haribo (his fave) when shopping.
Whilst popping into Superdrug I picked up another little bargain from MUA, this gorgeous lipstick in shade no 16 was only £1.
Dodi and I couldn't resist grabbing some dinner whilst in the shopping centre, we had lost track of time so went to Prezzo for some dinner. I have been to prezzo a lot of times as there is a franchise in the shopping centre Silverburn where I work. However I have never really been sensible with what I eat when visiting Prezzo, I was this time though i got their light chicken and chilli zafferano, which was amazing, came with a side salad and contained only 633 calories.
I went shopping last week with my good friend Dodi from Dodista when we really should have been in the library but hey we al need a little break sometimes.
I went a little crazy in Primark and Topshop, but I got some lovely new pieces so it was worth it.
This is my favourite purchase of the day and it only cost me £1.50 from Topshop, we were shopping in Braehead shopping centre in Glasgow and that Topshop is one of my favourites in the country although its not the biggest it seems to always have the best and nicest merchandise.
This beautiful white top is also from Topshop, it is new season but i couldn't resist as it will finish off so many other outfits perfectly. It was £28.
I have been eyeing up this playsuit for a while in Topshop and when I seen it was on sale I couldn't help but snap it up and for only £25 I was thrilled.
I felt like I needed some new legwear so I picked up these three pairs of leggings from Topshop also.
I blogged a few months ago about a pair of leggings I bought from Topshop like this pair except the pattern is a tartan rather than the flower design present on this pair. I love them though, they are super comfortable and match so much. So when i seen this pair I knew they had to be mine! And for £28 who can resist when you love something that much.
I have so much more to show you all but far too much for one post so look out for Shop Shop Shop til you Drop part 2.
My boyfriend Jordan and I were celebrating our two year anniversary last week. Although our anniversary isn't until the fourth of February we decided to go away last week as jordan was on holiday. We had such a lovely time staying in the No11 Brunswick boutique hotel in Edinburgh.
I got an amazing offer on Groupon to stay for one night in a mini suit, with a three course meal, glass of wine each and breakfast all for £110 for both of us.
Our room was really cosey and perfect for us as it contained a king size bed, a seating area, a grogeous bathroom with a double sink and shower and a lovely view of the garden.
No 11 is a ten minute walk from Edinburgh city centre, so we went a walk into the centre for some lunch, a little drink and some exploring upon arrival. In fact here is a picture of Jordan in front of the Sherlock Holmes statue which pays tribute to the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
And now to what I wore, I kept it quite casual as I realised how cold and windy it would be in Edinburgh.
Hat; Girls Day Out Stall
Luggage; River Island
Friday, 25 January 2013
On the flight home from Milan recently I read a real life story in a magazine that really inspired me, I wanted to tell you all the story I read as I think its fabulous.
In the summer of 2010 a new brand appeared on the streets of Amsterdam; Kiboots. The founders, Jovanna Kruitbosch and Martijn Lugtigheid, decided to personify their travel inspiration and experiences into a unique brand. According to them, the current fashion scene had lack of authentic, hand-made and at the same time, affordable products. Jovanna & Martijn strive for more sustainability in fashion and therefore feel the responsibility to set an example with Kiboots.
Here's how Kiboots website puts the story;
"Back in the 60's, road-tripping hippies throughout Arabian countries were the first to influence local artisans to combine leather leftovers with colourful kilim rugs. During one of their travels Jovanna & Martijn discovered an old pair of boots. Due to enthusiastic reactions from friends and family they started reproducing these boots, by upgrading the quality and handpicking the vintage carpets themselves. Our Kiboots are colourful handmade boots made by skilled artisans with over more than 30 years of experience, who combine original vintage kilim rugs with quality leather. Each pair of Kiboots is branded by hand and only the perfect boots are allowed to wear the ‘K’, with pride!"
Although the boots have quite a big price tag for the high street as each are over£100, the brand identity and ethics really speak to me plus the boots look fabulous. I think I will be regularly checking the website for my perfect pair and saving some pennies to invest in a piece of fashion which has some history and meaning.
Have a look at more of there offerings here at their website,
I had to tell you about Benefit's newest product, it launches tomorrow (Saturday the 26th of January) and I am super excited to show all my customers at work it. It launched in the states at the end of December and is currently Sold Out!
Fine One One is a cream highlighter and blush that I have actually been using on my lips as well. It is made up of three components a champagne toned highligher, a sweet pink and coral peach which mixed together on the cheek can either be wor very subtly so create a peachy pink glow or built up strong to create a very bright pink flush on the cheeks.
Its really simple to use, for an everyday look simply draw a line onto the cheek bone with the highlighter at the top then gently blend with your ring finger. For a more dramatic colour pay off spin Fine One One on the cheek bone in a cirle one and half times, then again blend.
I don't think this product will stay in stock long girls so get your little butts down to your nearest Benefit counter sharpish to try it out, I am available all day Saturday and Sunday this weekend in Debenhams Silverburn so if you would like a make-upper with me feel free to call us on 01418917936 to book.
To celebrate passing our exams and coursework from last semester my friends from uni and I decided to head out in Glasgow for a mid weak cheap night out on Wednesday. We had such a fab time that day and night we spend the day shopping then headed to Dodi's (from Dodista) flat to make some dinner, Vari (from Toffee Heels) made us pop into Waitrose when we were Glasgow's west end that afternoon so we had some pizza, they were disgusting!!!
Shoes; New Look
Coat; French Connection
I hope you like thre make up look I went for as my outfit was very much all about colour I decided to be a little brave and wear a red and orange eyeshadow theme, with a purple on the lips. I found it really hard to find myself a red eyeshadow but MAC eventually saved the day and I picked up this fabulous colour for just £12, the colour is Cranberry.
Playsuit; Miss Selfridge
Shoe Boots; Top Shop
Watch;aa Michael Kors
Top; River Island
Shoes; Kurt Geiger