25 February 2016

Beret

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Photos by @ima.mermaid // Lookbook
After purchasing this beret a couple of weeks ago I can safely say it hasn't left my head since, as I am literally pairing it with what seems to appear as every outfit I am currently sporting. It is fast becoming one of those pieces that is turning into a staple accessory in my wardrobe, and I just love how its adds a touch of 90s school girl preppy-ness to an outfit in matter of seconds.  I also adore the way it looks when paired with a striped tee and culottes, these ones of from Boohoo and really like how they have a slightly wider fit leg than my others. As it adds a subtle sense of drama to the whole outfit, due to there slightly oversized nature.

Jacket - Brag Vintage (link)* | Top - Primark | Culottes - Boohoo | Boots - Dr. Martens | Choker Necklace - eBay | Necklace - My Sisters Accessories* | Backpack - Vintage | Beret - eBay

23 February 2016

Red Neckties

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Photos by @ima.mermaid // Lookbook
I've been meaning to experiment with styling a necktie ever since coming across the trend a couple of months ago, and I love the way it adds a retro almost 70s inspired Jimi Hendrick's feel to an outfit. As I wanted to keep the colour of the scarf as the statement item for the look, I decided to style it with a pair of vintage Levi 501's which I recently d.i.y'd by fraying the hems. I also paired it with a new striped roll-neck top I picked up from New Look as I've been meaning to invest in a few more roll-necks since my adoration for them began.

We also came across this quant looking telephone box whilst out cycling at Centre Parcs and thought it would be go nicely with the colour of the scarf and act as strong colour contrast within the shots. I love it when an outfit posts locations just falls in to place and literally appears in front of your eyes, with no pre-thought/research required. It is as though the telephone box was made for this outfit >_< 

Top - New Look | Jeans - Vintage Levi 501 via eBay | Necktie - New Look | Shoes - Palladium (link)* | Backpack - Fjall Raven Kanken | Sunglasses - Rayban's

18 February 2016

The Beauty Review: Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in "Trooper" (link) $19

The Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner has been a makeup item that I have been meaning to get my hands on after I first heard about its 'cult make-up' status. So when a lovely friend of mine kindly gave me hers to try out-after a mishap with her Sephora order, I couldn't wait to see if it lived up to its status. Being a liquid eyeliner addict I've tried my fare few in my "eyeliner wearing time" and have narrowed down the key areas that I look for when using the product which include application, wear, pigmentation and ease to remove.

First off application, being a felt tip pen I have to admit this does make the whole cat-eye look a lot easier to achieve especially if you're just dipping your toes in sporting a cat eye. Unlike a lot of drugstore felt-tip pen liners I have previously used, that often tend to dry up within the first couple of weeks. This one is still yet to do that and I have been wearing it non-stop (everyday) for the past month, and it still works perfectly fine.

Longevity wise was the area that I was particularly impressed with, as for everyday use if doesn't fade or flake off by the end of the day. In fact it looks just as strong and pigmented in the evening as it did 10 hours before. Now when it comes to removing my make up I normally do a double cleanse, first with micellar water (the garnier one) than I take the final traces off with a cleansing oil. So when I came to remove the liner I was surprised how easier it came off with micellar water. Needless to say this eyeliner has rightfully become a staple product in my make-up bag.

16 February 2016

Babydoll Dress

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Photos by @ima.mermaid // Lookbook

If I had to choose one item in my wardrobe that is my most worn piece I would probably pick this Motel Rocks Babydoll dress that I purchased some time last September. As a person who is not an overly huge fan of dresses/skirts-to be honest I wear trousers 90% of the time. This dress is one of those items that I frequently wear if I want to channel my witchy self, as I'm a HUGE fan of the crescent moon and sun print as well as the delicate lace up detail at the back. It is also an item that I cannot wait to style come the warmer months, I can just imagine pairing it with a pair of chunky platform sandals and netted socks.

Speaking if witches...I recently watched the 90s film "The Craft" and besides from being about a bunch of badass school girl, 'wannabe' witches who you see turn 'power-mad', the film also has some killer style inspiration (check out my Pinterest board).
In fact after watching the film I've become obsessed with the idea of pairing leather choker necklaces with girly/school girl outfits as I love the contrast. I know for sure come this Halloween I will definitely be channeling my inner witchy self, taking styling hints from the film.

Dress - Motel Rocks | Coat - Monki | Beret - eBay | Choker Necklace - eBay | Backpack - Vintage 

11 February 2016

The Libertines @ BIC


A couple of weeks ago I headed over to the BIC to watch one of my favourite bands play, on their tour of their latest album "Anthems for Doomed Youth"-which I also reviewed here. After booking tickets for the gig back in November you could only imagine my excitement when the day finally arrived.

Despite having seated seats the atmosphere was a live and undeniably passionate about the main act taking the stage, and to say the crowd were excited would be an understatement. As beer was being thrown, cups hitting the stage and oh...casually a pink smoke bomb was let off in the audience, which I have to admit did aesthetically please me with a pink clouds floating through the air.
Setlist wise it was the perfect balance of old 'classic' tunes including "What Katie Did" and "Death of the Stairs", as well as new album material like "Gunga Din" and (a new favourite) "You're my Waterloo" which was partially played (beautifully) on the piano. It will be definitely one of those gigs which I will remember for years to come. If you haven't already then I definitely recommend checking out their latest album.

9 February 2016

Brag Vintage








Photos by @ima.mermaid // Lookbook
Double denim is one of those 'looks' which can either go extremely wrong-Britney and Justin circa 2001, with rhinestone accessories to match. Or it can be one of those outfits that just works and you don't get the feeling of denim "over-kill". I decided to go for the latter option in todays outfit as double denim is always something I wanted to experiment with. So when I got my hands on this vintage lee denim jacket, from Brag Vintage I saw it as an excuse to give the "DD" look a go... 

With the look being something I haven't previously tried before I wanted to keep the overall feel subtle and not in your face. This led me to team the jacket with this pair of distressed black denim mom jeans which I acquired from Boohoo last year (and are still my favourite jeans to date). I love how they are the same/similar shade of black and add a subtle contrast with the distressed fabric, especially how the jeans are slightly fitted whereas the jacket has an oversized aesthetic. Which I adore as it adds to the grunge feel of the whole outfit, needless to say you can expect a few more outfit posts to come featuring the jacket that has stolen my heart this Valentine's. 

Denim Jacket - Brag Vintage (link)* | Top - H&M | Jeans - Boohoo | Backpack - Vintage | Necklace - Glitterbomb (link)* | Boots - H&M 

4 February 2016

Palladium Boots

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Lookbook // Photos by @ima.mermaid
Shoes are one of those accessories that I don't often switch up that regularly on the blog, as for me I love a good pair of black boots and will tend wear them all year round as comfort in footwear is key. So when these "Pampa Mid LP Lea" from Palladium landed on my doorstep, you couldn't believe my delight at owning another pair of one of the comfiest brands of shoes that I have ever owned. 

I love the height of them as they are a nice medium between hi-tops and low rise fit, making them such a flattering shoe to wear on-the-go. Another thing that drew me to these shoes was their super soft leather feel, as besides from looking amazing they are actually a pretty practical/sturdy boot. This is perfect for me as I am always on the move and need a shoe that will last, also as I'm off to Centre Parcs with the family in a couple weeks I know these shoes will serve their true purpose and be the perfect accompaniment for the trip.   

Bomber Jacket - New Look | Top - Primark | Skirt - New Look | Shoes - Palladium (link)* | Backpack - Vintage | Choker Necklace - My Sisters Accessories (link)*

2 February 2016

Denim Dungarees

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Photos by @ima.mermaid // Lookbook

Denim is by far a staple in a majority of peoples wardrobe, whether thats a pair of jeans to a denim jacket. Dungarees are for me the item which I have found myself becoming more and more obsessed with owning and expanding my ever-growing collection. They are such a versatile piece of clothing that can be both dressed down to form a "workers chic" outfit to dressing them up with something a little more sophisticated, by pairing them with a fitted top and heels. Especially with spring being the season to rejuvenate and refresh your wardrobe, what better way to do so than with a denim staple from Fat Face's women's range.

For todays post I wanted to share with you two outfits to show how versatile this pair of dungarees (by Fat Face) are, by layering with a variety of different pieces.
For the first outfit I decided to pair said dungarees with a chunky knit roll neck jumper as I adore the subtle colour contrast of the berry shade against the black. To add a focal point to the look I also decided to tie my varsity jacket around my waist, as I love how it "dresses-up" the whole ensemble.

For the last look I went for a classic breton striped top, also from Fat Face as I find this pairing adds a hint of 'Parisian chic' to the outfit. I then popped on my beloved bomber jacket to make the whole look feel more "weather appropriate" as well as adding a subtle hint of grunge.
If you too feel like giving your wardrobe a makeover than be sure to check out Face Face's range of denim staples.


Outfit 1: Dungarees - Fat Face (link)* | Jumper - Primark | Jacket (tied round waist) - Five Pound Tee (link)* | Backpack - Fjall Raven | Boots - H&M 
Outfit 2 : Dungarees - Fat Face (link)* | Striped Top in "Charcoal" - Fat Face (link)* | Bomber Jacket - New Look | Boots - H&M | Choker Necklace - My Sisters Accessories (link)*
Post done in collaboration with Fat Face-all opinions are my own.
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