The fringing trend is very popular at the moment and this top is a great way to wear it.
(Image from Zara.com website)
Zara fringed top £25.99
I’ve seen a very similar top, skirt and dress to this at Whistles but as it’s such a statement piece I wouldn’t want to spend as much on it so this Zara top is a great alternative.
There are so many different ways it could be styled and it would instantly make you look very chic and put together.
What do you guys think of this top? How would you style it?
Birmingham Weekender 2015 was a weekend of free outdoor performance, art and entertainment across the city centre that took place between 25th-27th October co-inciding with the opening of the new Grand Central and much anticipated John Lewis store.
Grand Central is a new development above Birmingham New Street Station with some great new shops and restaurants. Aside from John Lewis, there is a Jo Malone store, White Company, Kiehl’s, Oliver Bonas, MAC, Tiger, Wasabi and Leon.
As well as the amazing shopping, there were some great performances over the weekend. One of the highlight acts were the Maudits Sonnants, a French group of acrobats, trapezists, dancers, percussionists, bell ringers and singers who were suspended from a crane 55 metres above the ground creating a musical chandelier.
There was a really great atmosphere in the city all weekend and it’s inspired me to kick-start my blog again. Although this blog was originally going to focus on shoes, there will be posts on a wider range of topics going forwards. This will include lifestyle posts, food, restaurant reviews, interior design, books as well as the usual fashion, beauty and shoes!
Hope you guys don’t mind the changes, I’m really excited to get back into blogging again! X
Crackled Leather Handbag £39.99
This bag has the simplistic Stockholm street style vibe to it which I adore.
Looks like it’s made from beautiful, soft leather and looks much more expensive than the £39.99 price tag, especially since it’s 100% leather.
Apologies for blogging about yet another Zara buy, but think this is going to be one of those special Zara buys which sell out straight away!
Zara blazer coat with slit £79.99
In love with the colour and the shape of the pockets on this coat.
Perfect way to add brightness to cold winter days, and great to wear through to spring too……. if only I was brave enough to wear such a bright colour!
I have very fine flat hair so am always on the lookout for products to add volume and texture to my hair.
The first volumising spray I tried was the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. I was very intrigued, and had very high expectations for this after hearing so many beauty bloggers rave about it and I have to say, it definitely met my expectations.
This spray really is magical. I have no idea how it works but it feels like you’re pumping air into your hair when you spray this. It really lifts and adds lots and lots of volume. This product feels very luxurious, has a lovely scent, and gives your hair a very soft and fluffy texture. It makes your hair feel weightless, like there’s nothing in it and the volume lasts a really, really long time too. I absolutely love this product and would love to have endless supplies of it, however it is very pricey!
This is the reason why I decided to try out a cheaper alternative, and bought the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray. This spray isn’t quite the same as the Oribe spray and gives a different kind of look, but I really love this spray too. It adds a lot of volume to my hair which lasts for hours, just like the Oribe, but it gives a different type of texture and feels very different in my hair. It gives more of a gritty, texturised look and feels slightly hard and crispy in your hair, but I don’t mind this when I’m going for a messier, backcombed look.
I would use the Oribe on both freshly washed hair to add volume and texture, and on greasy hair as a dry shampoo, however I wouldn’t with the Charles Worthington spray as I think it’s less of a dry shampoo and more of a gritty, texturising spray. I think both these sprays are great to have in your collection as they both are very different. I would save the more luxurious Oribe spray for special occasions or when going for more sophisticated, softer styles but think the Charles Worthington spray is great for everyday use to add volume and texture to your hair.
Have you tried either of these sprays? What did you think?
Topshop Shimmer Reverse Seam Tee
I loved the 90s grunge trend which was very popular at the end of last year and the skater trend which is very popular at the moment. It’s not my usual style but I love how it looks and like to incorporate individual, on trend items into my wardrobe.
I think this t-shirt is the perfect way to do this. I love the colours, gold is my favourite colour, and the pink/gold/green duo chrome effect looks beautiful. The pink also makes it a bit more delicate and girly, but still fits in with the grunge trend. The roll up sleeves and white seam zip on the back are also great details, making the top a bit more luxe.
I would style this with some Topshop MOTO Vintage Mom jeans and some white peep-toe heels.
What do you guys think of this t-shirt? How would you style it?
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium leather trapeze bag
Have loved the black version of this bag for a while now but love it even more in these colours.
I’m going through a bit of a navy phase at the moment, and think the white fits in well with the current winter whites/ white jeans trend, as well as being perfect to take the bag through to summer.