fashion, fashion advice, ootd

Suiting Up

Whether you're new to this blog or you've been reading it for a while, you might have guessed that I'm a big fan of putting together outfits and makeup looks without spending a fortune. I genuinely believe that just because you're on a budget, it doesn't have to mean you don't always feel and look… Continue reading Suiting Up

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Everything Else, fashion, ootd

My 24th Birthday

On Tuesday I turned 24 and that feels old. Sure, Dan gave me the whole 'nah we're still young, we still have X amount of years until Y' talk, but it still feels old. Like, I should be a real adult with my life together. When really, I still have no idea what I should… Continue reading My 24th Birthday

fashion, ootd, Uncategorized

Outfit of the Day with Bold Skirt

This has to be the coolest skirt I own! I love it! It was a bit of an impulse purchase from New Look a couple of years ago and I've never regretted it since. For today's outfit I decided to keep the skirt as the focal point and keep everything else simple; a plain black… Continue reading Outfit of the Day with Bold Skirt

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fashion, ootd

Date Night OOTD

Me and Dan headed out to dinner tonight. Nothing big or fancy; just some nice food and a glass of wine. It was absolutely lovely... and a nice excuse to put some pretty makeup on and do my hair 😉 Here's what I wore: Where food's involved tights tops are never the best idea, so… Continue reading Date Night OOTD

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beauty, fashion, My Makeup Looks, ootd

Halloween Makeup

This is my first Halloween since graduating and although we got invited to a couple of parties in London, this year me and Dan decided to be lazy grownups and stay in. That said, I couldn't resist having a play around with Halloween makeup and a witchy dress. And the best part is, I did… Continue reading Halloween Makeup

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beauty, My Makeup Looks, Tricks, Tips & Advice

Why I Go Make-Up Free Most Days (or How I Learned To Stop Hating My Face)

When I was 16 I got a pretty horrific case of chicken pox which left me with marks all over my face and body. Normally not the serious when you’re a kid but complete hell when you’re older. 7 years on and I still have scars. Some are on my stomach and legs which I… Continue reading Why I Go Make-Up Free Most Days (or How I Learned To Stop Hating My Face)

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fashion, ootd, Trends & Inspiration

Interview Style

Regardless of your age, gender or even what job you'er going for, choosing a killer outfit for your interview is always stressful. You want to look smart, professional and have them begging to give you the job but you also don't want to look like every other candidate they've had - you need to stand… Continue reading Interview Style