Sunday, 29 December 2013

Video: Current Drugstore Make Up Favourites

Watch video HERE

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I know it's a bit late but I hope you all had an amazing festive period and are getting ready for your New Year celebrations!

I've spent the last week at my parents house in Wiltshire celebrating Christmas with my family. It's been lovely but I've eaten far too much cheese and chocolate and am now getting ready to get back to work and reality. With my return to real life comes my return to blogging! 

I bought myself a beautiful xmas present which will hopefully improve the quality and frequency of my blogs and you tube videos so watch this space! In the meantime please do check out my relatively festive video on my current favourite bits of drugstore make up HERE

Happy New Year and I'll see you in 2014!

T x

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Little Lion Man

Coat - Ebay HERE
Sunglasses - Ebay similar HERE
Jeans -Primark
Scarf - Primark
Boots - Ebay HERE

The eagle eyed amongst you might spot the leaves still just about hanging on the trees in the background of these pictures, a tell tale sign of Autumn and unorganised blogging...

Although they're untimely and out of season I thought I'd post these pictures to showcase 2 of my favourite recent Primark purchases. My scarf has been mentioned frequently in my Highstreet Haul HERE and October Favourites HERE - I freaaaaaaaaaaaaking love it! It's so large, warm and beautiful, I'm not usually one for orange but the mix of the aztec/navaho patterning and Autmnal colours are just too delightful to resist!

These jeans are amazing, a really unexpected Primark treasure. They were featured in a recent Primark haul HERE, and aswell as fitting like a dream they are dotted with tiny velour stars...Lawd I lurve stars!

T x

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Video: AW2013 Highstreet/Ebay Haul - Favourite Trends & Accessories

My most recent video is showing you my favourite current trends & accessories from the highstreet. Everything is under £30!!

Watch it HERE

T x

Monday, 9 December 2013

Camo Kid

Jeans - New Look HERE
Camo Jacket - New Look sale
Boots - Ebay HERE
Faux Fur - Ebay HERE
Fedora - Miss Selfridge HERE
Cross Ring - Ebay HERE

I'm a born and bred "Army brat" and have always associated camouflage with my dad and the military life that I've lived. In my opinion it's something to be respected and worn only by those who have earned it...but then some fashion genius decided that it could be worn by anyone anywhere...

This is the only piece of camouflage I own, it took forever find and for me it's perfect. It's a simple, oversized camouflage shirt. No tacky militia buttons or badges or shoulder detail. That's it. Plain and simple. Respectful. 

In a funny sort of way it's almost subtle especially when paired with different textures such as my fave faux fur collar and Chloe wannabe booties. A subtle nod to fashion and family in one snug little Autumn outfit.

T x

Friday, 29 November 2013

Dance To The Beat Of My Heart

Dress - Primark
Coat - Charity Shop
Boots - Topshop Attitude Boots ( v old)

Thanks Gawd it's Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday! This is exactly the kind of outfit I would wear for drinks or dinner with friends on an evening such as this. The dress is another beaut from my most recent Primark haul (video HERE).
Yes it's another Primark skater dress but I love it! This one has slightly longer sleever and a Burberry esque monochromatic heart print and it's such an easy piece to dress up for a night out or dress down for work.
Necklace - Zara HERE

Such a simple dress,coat, boots combination has to be pulled together somehow and this Zara necklace does the trick and brings a little festive spirit. I'm not going to lie...I hate myself for it... but I did end up taking it's beauty is undeniable but I just couldn't justify £30 for a necklace. Pretty sure it will end up on my Xmas list so fingers crossed for a future reunion!

Have an amazing weekend!

T x

Friday, 22 November 2013

Video: The TMI Tag

Watch TMI Tag HERE

Check out this totally ridiculous video if you fancy finding out many random facts about me!

T x

Monday, 18 November 2013


Skeleton T Shirt - Primark
Skirt - Primark
Boots - Truffle
Spiked Headband - DIY see post HERE

I picked up this t shirt and skirt in an October Primark trip (Haul video HERE) a while ago. They've been paraded as separates but a happy accident led them to be worn together and I actually quite like the contrast of the bold tee with the heavy textured skirt!

This headband is a DIY project I created  back at the start of the year (see post HERE) and it's had a lot less wear than I would like! Apparently turning up to a nightclub wearing a headpiece studded with 2 inch spikes makes you a danger to society...who knew?

T x 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Stitch and Bitch

Fedora - Miss Selfridge HERE (black sold out online)
Cropped Jumper - Primark
Trousers - Primark
Heeled Brogues - Topshop (sale)
Necklace - Zara HERE

Ohhhhhh yes, more tartan!

I picked up this beaut cropped knit from Primark the other day and perfectly with my high waisted trousers. My midriff is a whole lot chunkier than I would like but I guess flashing the flesh won't be appropriate for much longer at this rate, so I'd better make the most of it!

On another note...this necklace makes me dieeeeeeeee. I spotted it on the Zara website the other day and decided to head to Oxford Circus to view it in the flesh in the hopes that I wouldn't like it and might save myself the money! But I just couldn't resist it... In real life it's a lot chunkier than on the website and the silver is a lot more dull and antique's amaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. I'm left £20 lighter but I couldn't give a damn!

This outfit is one of my all time favourites for Autumn and I'd wear it with flat ankle boots or pumps during the day time or with courts in the evening.

What's your favourite piece of statement jewellery?

T x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

October Haul Favourites '13

Autumn has well and truly settled and that means a whole wardrobe and lifestyle makeover. Check out my video link below to see all my various fashion, beauty, lifestyle favourites I picked up this month!

T x

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Video: Blackpool VLOG/3 Minute Make Up Fail/October Primark Haul

Busy weekends and minimal daylight mean that I've had absolutely no time at all to take outfit photos recently. I've planned a mega session this weekend and am going to devote two days to shooting 5 outfits and making 3 videos...wish me luck!

In the meantime I've been committing myself to doing at least one youtube video a week...check my most recent ones out here!

T x

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Video: Blackpool Weekend VLOG 18th - 20th October '13

Dan and I headed off on a mini adventure to Blackpool for the weekend. He's just come back from his Thai travels so we thought it would be good to get away together and go somewhere amazing...Blackpool it was! 

I filmed as much as I could - turns out it's actually a real effort to remember to film throughout the day! It was a hilarious weekend! Check out my VLOG HERE and be prepared for plenty of unflattering angles and jibber jabber!


T x

Monday, 21 October 2013

TARTAN 3 Ways: Day

Fedora - Miss Selfridge
Jumper - Topman (bfs)
Dress - Primark
Socks - Topshop
Pumps - Topshop

For this daytime look I used my Primark dress as a base layered with a classic burgundy knit and topped with a fedora. Knee high socks with tartan can be a little risky but paired with flats they are a cool alternative to tights before the weather turns arctic and flashing some flesh is totally out of the question! This isn't the most flattering of outfits but it's ridiculously warm and comfy, perfect for running errands or a lazy day at home.

Autumn is all about layering and a little flash of tartan makes any outfit a little more festive and in my opinion you can never have enough of it. I've got my beady eye on a couple more pieces to add to my collection : this skirt from Missguided, this dress from Boohoo and this suit (blazer & trousers) from ASOS. A girl can dream...*sigh*...

Hope you've all had a beaut of a weekend! D and I have just returned from our weekend in Blackpool so keep a lookout for a vlog on my YouTube channel later this week!

T x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

TARTAN 3 Ways: Night Out

My photographer/boyfriend has finally returned from his Thai travels just in time to take a few snaps of my current favourite trend...tartan! 

If you watched my September Favourites video (HERE) you may have seen me waffle on about my love of tartan and a couple of my favourite Primark pieces for Autumn. This trend can be a little hit or miss and has the potential to turn you into a Scottish reprobate so I thought I'd show how I would style my two current faves for different occasions.
Dress - Primark
Clutch - Primark (last year)
Tights - M&S
Boots - Topshop (last year's Attitude boots - check Ebay)
 I picked up this dress waaaaaaaaay back in August (video HERE) and fell head over heels as soon as I spied it's little capped sleeves, Peter Pan collar and bold tartan print. For £15 it's an absolute steal and the word on the grapevine is that a green and black version should be hitting stores soon...!

Styled in the wrong way this dress could get you a one way ticket to St Trinians so I wore it with my trusty studded clutch and super high, super chunky black boots to try and "grunge" the whole look down. From the little research I've done, any kind of tartan dress is bound to get you cat calls and schoolgirl references on a night out, so ignore any pisstakers, wear your tartan with pride and let your inner William Wallace shine through.

How would you style this dress?

T x

p.s. Keep your eyes peeled...eww...for this little number making a reappearance later in the week as a daytime look!

TARTAN 3 Ways: Date/Drinks/Work

Let's talk tartan trousers.

It was love at first sight but as soon as we were home together I questioned my decision to embark on a relationship with something I wasn't totally comfortable with.Normal statement trousers are a daunting prospect enough, let alone a bright red, slightly fluffy pair. I took them on test run dinners and drinks paired with t shirt,jumpers and crop tops but it wasn't until I spotted this silky, boyfriend style t-shirt in New Look that I knew I'd made the right decision. And we lived happily ever after...(not that you can tell from my miserable expression)!

T shirt - New Look HERE
Trousers - Primark
Shoes - Matalan
Necklace - Primark
Bag  - gift

The plain colour and boxy fit of this t shirt really contrast with the bold print and heavy texture of these trousers and the whole look is pulled together with a statement gold necklace to match the accents on my bag and shoes.

In my opinion this outfit is pretty versatile and could easily be worn out for date night, drinks or a works do. To wear it during the day I'd switch the necklace for rings and the metallic courts for smart pumps all pulled together with a chunky cardigan or scarf. I've already considered pairing the trousers with sequins, clashing prints and tailored shirts so be prepared to see a lot more posts featuring these in the next couple of months!

How would you style these statement trousers?

T x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Video: September Haul Favourites '13

Finally getting back to normal outfit posts next week as my photographer/boyfriend is back in England! In the meantime here's a few of my super cheap September favourites to tide you over! 

Watch Video HERE

T x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Video: Get Ready With Me

Soooooo, it's been a while...long time no see. 

Doing blog posts has been a bit tricky of late as I have not only been ridiculously busy on the weekends (blah blah blah) but my boyfriend decided to take a trip to Thailand for the month. How very selfish of him to head off to the sunshine and leave me in the lurch sans photographer?! 

I promise regular blogging will resume when everything gets back to normal, but in the meantime I am trying to do at least one video a week on my youtube channel! My most recent vid is a foray into the beauty world and I did a little "get ready with me" film which you can check out HERE

Hope you're all well and thanks for bearing with me! 

T x

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Video: Superdrug Beauty Haul

A quick nip to Superdrug turned into a mini beauty splurge...check out the video evidence HERE

T x

Saturday, 21 September 2013

London Fashion Week #2 WIWHW

Coat - Ebay similar HERE
Top - Matalan sale (v old)
Kilt - Charity Shop
Bag - Gift
Shoes - Primark

This outfit is at the other end of the spectrum from my last LFW styled post, but why the hell not?!

 Now that Autumn has definitely settled it's time to dig the tartan out and this bargain kilt has been gagging for an outing since I bought it at the start of the year. It just happened to be hanging next to this sequin t shirt in my wardrobe and...tadaaaah! To beat the chill I gave in to fashionista peer pressure and decided to DRAPE my coat rather than wear it. It's pretty impractical but I do actually quite like the way it looks...The whole look is rounded up with black accessories and an easy peasy beehive!

So that's that! What do you think of my two imaginary LFW looks? 

I actually might make this WIWHW idea a regular feature! It gives me a chance to dress up and pretend I'm one of the cool kids every so often.

T x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

London Fashion Week #1 WIWHW

This post is a little deceiving. If you've clicked on it to check out all the London Fashion Week street style snaps and usual outfit spotting antics of other're in the wrong place.

WIWHW stands for "what I would have worn"...

Sunglasses - Ebay HERE
Coat - Charity Shop
Dress - Charity Shop
Boots - "Attitude" boots from Topshop HERE
Body chain - Primark 

So this is WIWHW for a daytime session at LFW! 

A coat was a necessity. This year the weather was awful and I noticed that although plenty of fashionistas started Day 1 in bralets and cutouts, by Day 3 they were all wrapped up in fedoras and knitwear!

Pastel colours are all the rage for outerwear this season apparently, so my staple cocoon coat would be both a practical and fashion conscious choice especially when paired with my paisley maxi dress which practically screams "Russian folklore/hippy chic". Sunglasses are an obvious must have daaaaahling (these bug-eyed beauts were an absolute Ebay bargain) and of course statement shoes are a must. These boots aren't the most comfortable and I wouldn't want to spend hours traipsing the streets in them, but for a couple of hours they would definitely be bearable enough! 

Finally a LFW outfit wouldn't be ready without the addition of some kindy of "quirky" accessory, I decided to play it safe and go with my Primark bodychain. What do you think of my daytime look?

Fingers crossed that maybe one day I'll actually get to go! In the meantime stalking everyone's blog posts will have to do.

T x

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Video: August Haul/Birthday Favourites

Finally filmed by August 2013 favouriteeeeees! 

If you want to see me...wearing pyjamas...and talking about all my new favourite bits from August check it out HERE

T x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Harlem Shake

T Shirt - Primark
Necklace - Primark 
Jeans - H&M sale
Boots - Primark

This is a super comfy outfit made up of current "summer" favourite items from ma fave high street hunnies! It's a super comfy look which can be transformed into an Autumn look with the addition of a chunky knit, beanie or winter coat. 

It's come to my attention that every single of one my recent outfit posts have featured at least one item of Primarni finery. I know it's not to everyone's taste, even my own sister hates the idea of cheap/disposable clothing, but my current love of Primark is unshakeable. In my opinion life is too short to save month after month for that dreamy designer piece and personally I'd rather live my life in the fast lane and switch up my wardrobe on a regular basis. 

Primark - for or against? Which side are you on?

T x

Monday, 9 September 2013

Girls Who Watch Boys Who Watch Girls

Dress - Primark 
Clutch - Primark sale
Socks - Primark 
Shoes - French Connection "Juines" HERE

Heels with frilly socks, now there's a combo I didn't think I'd ever be seen wearing. Dress and heels, yes of course, but the addition of these "girlie-girl" socks was something quite out of the ordinary for me. 

This bargain Primark dress paired with a colour block clutch and stonking great heels makes for the perfect date night/girls night out look and the socks just add a little summin' summin'. Whether it was a moment of madness or a lightning bolt of brilliance I couldn't tell you, but I'm glad I took a leap of faith and stepped out of my comfort zone as I actually kind of love this look!

How would you style the socks/heels combination?

T x