Style One Dress - Acid Zest

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Acid Zest Cut Out Dress* - French Connection
Coral Heels - New Look

Sometimes in life, it helps when you don't need to think about styling up an outfit too much. When the dress just speaks for itself. Like this pale lime green cut out bodycon dress from FC. I'm all for layering and finding what works together but when I come across a simple elegant dress then nothing else is needed. I've paired this one with coral/orange heels from New Look and simple sliver jewellery. But because I couldn't resist, I tried wearing a black mesh bra underneath to peek through at the back, and I think with a pair of black heels and a leather jacket you have a whole new look. FC always surprise me with the range of styles they cater for - I found this dress in the sale and for the quality and comfort it was a bargain price. Does anyone have a go-to dress that barely needs styling?

Bright Mandarin Lips

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Recently I've been discovering the art of the bright lip. This orange-red lipstick 'Mandarina' by BellaPierre (received in this month's Glossybox!) is the perfect shade for my pale skin. I've been re-creating some of my beauty inspirations (see below) and today I'm going for the minimal makeup, bright lip look. It's a makeup look that's been spotted all over the catwalks this year. I've used a liquid liner to create a thin flick and a lengthening mascara on my lashes. I popped a white eyeliner in my waterline to really brighten the eyes. Please ignore my eyebrows, I was trying out a new product that obviously isn't working for me! To tie in to the minimal trend I've used a white polish on my nails so all the focus is on the bold lip.

(images above found on Pinterest)

Long White Blazer

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Blazer* - Celeb Look
Striped Crop Tee* - Glamorous
Coral Shorts - Topshop
Rings - Fashionology

I've been looking for the perfect white blazer for such a long time. I wanted something lightweight that I could wear during the day, but everything I came across was far too dressy or structured. This long textured blazer, kindly sent from Celeb Look, is just what I've been looking for - it's casual enough to wear during the day and its large square pockets and 3/4 length sleeves add something extra. It falls just under my bum which is a flattering boy-fit length and can be worn with both short dresses or skinny jeans.

I'm pairing it today with these bright coral shorts and a breton stripe cropped tee. I've finally had my hair chopped again, it feels much healthier and I really like it at this length for the summer. It probably suits my face shape more than the long hair ever did. I just ask for a straight cut these days to keep the ends really blunt and choppy.

I've been working hard at the photography studio this week and seeing my sister who came home for a short visit. I just haven't had the time to write up and blog posts or even keep up on Twitter. Things will be getting back to normal soon - hope everyone's enjoying the weather!

Nude Nails - Essie Fiji

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fiji is one of my all time favourite shades. It's a very-pale pink, which sometimes looks almost white. I wore this last week for my graduation as it's the perfect nail polish to wear for a memorable occasion. I imagine many brides wear this on their wedding day and it's the kind of polish that goes with any outfit. As with all Essie polishes it has a thick creamy formula which becomes opaque after two coats. It glides on easily and dries fairly quickly (10 minutes) I've been wearing this for 4 days and its chipped only once. I also love wearing Fiji on my toes especially in the summer, it compliments both pale and tanned skin. Fiji is becoming a go-to product for me and I will be re-purchasing when this bottle runs low. With a nude polish I tend to wear simple silver jewellery like these rings from Fashionology.