I think rediscovering my credit card pin is one of the biggest mistakes of my life… or triumphs.
When I was in Ibiza it was virtually essential that I came back with some European wears – it would be rude not to!
Pull & Bear
Ok, so this brand might be knocking about the UK, but there’s not a store near me. It had a very boho/rustic vibe, here’s what I picked up…
I’ve been after a tartan/plaid shirt recently and liked the contrasting pockets on this one which is a little different. There’s also some fringing on the back which is fun. I like wearing this as a jacket as opposed to a shirt, particularly over a black dress, tights, and boots.
I saw this faux suede number on a mannequin just as I was about to leave the store, I didn’t even try it on properly because I was to afeared of navigating myself to the right changing room. I like to style this with a belt as its a bit of a sack dress, and with my big booty its not necessarily flattering. Cinching it in with a belt, however, turns it in to more of a fit and flare, and I’ve received lots of compliments that way. I’ve been teaming this with bare legs and black boots for a boho style. An added bonus is the pockets (which you can’t see) on the front – I love a good pocket!
I’d not heard of this brand before but I am very chuffed I found it in Ibiza town, a little bit like H & M it had some fab items, I could have spent a fortune.
I have a feeling this denim jacket is going to be a staple of mine for a long time. The acid wash denim biker cut combines so many different fashion wins. I love wearing this with simple black, be it a dress and boots, or jeans, a vest, and flats, to really let the jacket do the talking
Monochrome faux fur is so in right now, and when I tried this long gillet on I really couldn’t resist. I love the length, the pockets (love me a pocket), and the fabric is so soft… I CAN’T STOP STROKING MYSELF. Ideal for keeping warm, but I need to invest in some basic long sleeve tops to wear it with.
When I passed Kiko I thought it was essential to pick up something to see what the hype was about. I would have liked to have purchased something from their Ace of Diamonds range but I didn’t want to spend too much money.
I read that purple eye make up makes green eyes pop so after much deliberation I picked this purple liquid liner. Its really easy to apply – even easier than my usual MAC kiquid liner, the colour is strong but not to bold, and it lasts all day. Make up win.
I wish I’d have picked up these amazing make up remover wipes in Kiko – they were ridged so worked like an exfoliant and removed make up so quickly.
I was in the need of a new pencil eyeliner, which I should have just got in duty free. I saw Rihanna’s Viva Glam Lipstick in a pale nudey- gold colour, I should have got it because its sold out in my local MAC- Doh!
I like that this black eye pencil, in Black Swan, has a little glitter to it, so its a little different when applied to my waterline than an ordinary black liner. As usual with MAC, it has good staying power too.
The Hard Rock Cafe – Rock Shop
I couldn’t resist picking up a new badge for my jacket, it was the whole reason I ventured in to Ibiza town on my own!
I couldn’t go to the Hippy Market and not come back with something you couldn’t get on the UK high street. As well as picking up a leather wallet for my dad and a pair of amethyst earrings for my mum, I came home with these:
This bracelet is made of brass, I believe, and the stones are moonstone. The metal is maliable so you can reshape it to fit.
I picked up this bracelet as it matches a necklace I own, cute!
Back in the UK
I think I have a shopping problem boarding on Kim K’s level.
I haven’t had a new pair of glasses in 4 years, my old ones had got so scratched they were unbearable to wear. This toirtoiseshell pair are Ralph Lauren from Vision Express and cost me £108 which is actually a bargain. I find it difficult to find fashionable glasses that suit me, but I’ve quickly fallen for these!
My new staple for winter is black and muted. I know its a well known fact, but this colour palette is just so flattering, and it allows me to play around with my make up a bit more. This outfit is perfect for work and play, and works well as a complete outfit or as separates. I love the fit of this skirt, the zip front is playful, and I think the jumper with its necklace detailing is rather sophis!
Skirt, Top, both New Look.
For Halloween a few of my work friends and I went to Cursed (a scare event, ooh heck!) in Essex and then for a night out at Circuit (which used to be the Buddha Lounge) in Romford. Any excuse for a new dress, which happened to coincide with the latest drop from Nicole Scherzinger X Missguided. I love backless dresses and they come far and few between, so I’ll probably pick this one up in Oxblood too, just in time for Christmas parties. I did have to get my mum to alter this by taking the spaghetti straps up, as I don’t fill the front (barely there boobs).
To finish the look, I wore cobalt blue block heels from Primark, and chunky silver bling – rings, Topshop, earrings, New Look.
After a year in the same gym clothes I thought it was a time for a refresh, and something a little more fashionable. These leggings, crop tops, and muscle shirts are all from H & M. Their sports range is comfortable and supportive, and a much more reasonable price tag that the usual sports brands, worth checking out!
So, I think I have a spending problem… Next up, winter clothes!