Fox and Songbird - Rachel Oates

My Top 5 Book Recommendations

A little bit of a cheeky 'look at this awesome thing my friend did' kind of post today... 😉 But don't worry, this is not some sort of sponsored post! This is literally just going to be me talking about a little project that I love, that I recently got to write a post for… Continue reading My Top 5 Book Recommendations

Ruffles - Affordable Fashion - Rachel Oates
fashion, Trends & Inspiration

Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles under £50 ♥

You can't avoid Ruffles this season. They are everywhere and they are adorable! Here are some of my favourite ruffled pieces, all from the high street, all well under £50! Dresses Zara Gingham Dress with Ruffled Sleeves - £39.99 Zara Dress with Ruffled Back - £29.99 River Island Teal Ruffle Hem Dress - £20.00  New… Continue reading Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles under £50 ♥

80s inspired Bold Makeup Inspiration by Rachel Oates - Affordably Fashionable
beauty, My Makeup Looks

80s Inspired Makeup Look

I know I've used this colour palette before but while scrolling through Pinterest, I came across this look from Land of Make-up that I absolutely fell in love with. My look isn't quite as polished as theirs but I'm pretty happy with it for a) a first attempt and b)using only high-street products under £12.… Continue reading 80s Inspired Makeup Look

beauty, fashion, My Makeup Looks, ootd, Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day Outfit and Makeup

Me and Danny are having a quiet date night for Valentine's this year but it's still a good excuse to dress up and feel pretty! I went for a simple outfit and a classic makeup look with completely natural hair. I absolutely love skinny jeans because they're so comfy and look great but you can also… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Outfit and Makeup

fashion, Trends & Inspiration

Shiny Metallics: Fashion Trends You Need To Know in 2017

In my last 2017 post I talked about how Gingham will be making a comeback in a big way but this trend isn't quite so new, it was around a little in 2016 and this year it's going to get even bigger! Metallics are here to stay this year; think the shinier the better, think anything… Continue reading Shiny Metallics: Fashion Trends You Need To Know in 2017

affordably fashionable by rachel oates loreal color riche eye shadow gold
beauty, Product Reviews

Beauty Favourites Under £10

I'm a big believer that, while you often get what you pay for, you can just as often get great quality at a really affordable price. Especially when it comes to makeup and beauty products. For your every day products, or when you're just starting out and still getting to grips with how to use… Continue reading Beauty Favourites Under £10

affordably fashionable by rachel oates red winter coats 2016
fashion, Trends & Inspiration

Winter 2016 Coat Trends Under £100

Faux Fur And always faux fur because real fur is cruel. Check out these beauties - the cream Abercrombie & Fitch jacket (1) is my absolute favourite! 1. Faux Fur Jacket - Abercrombie & Fitch - £48 2. QED London Ombre Faux Fur Coat - Asos - £35.00 3. ASOS Coat in Plush Faux Fur… Continue reading Winter 2016 Coat Trends Under £100