Friday, 13 November 2015

Meeting Alexa Chung!

Okay so, this is a post I can safely say I never thought I'd be writing, I mean ALEXA CHUNG!
Tuesday just gone, Alexa was in Liverpool (&Manchester the following day) promoting her brand new Snowglobe nail varnish. To be honest I didn't have the slightest idea about her visiting until one of my friends tagged me in a photograph of Alexa last week. I couldn't actually believe she was visiting Liverpool so of course I headed along, with my friend too! 

On the night Alexa was to be signing the brand new nail varnishes boxes however being the fan girl I am, I took my pretty little pink IT book along just on the off chance that she would sign that instead.. Ta DAAA, she did! She was honestly one of the nicest most genuine people & just as stunning in person. 
She even commented saying I looked lovely which was quite the compliment coming from her! 
I always remember being about 12/14 (the days of Myspace) and coming across the image of her in the cotton blue&white top&geeky glasses on, I had no idea who Alexa was from that image but it didn't take me long to become obsessed! I think she stands for a lot of positivity within the fashion world proving that it's not all about how much flesh you show but more about how you dress& what people will think of you for it. 

One of my most favourite quotes by her is this one.. 

My gripe is that a lot of young girls aspire to be super sexy and I don’t see why. What is attractive or alluring is not necessarily how much flesh you bare, but how good your brain is, or how much charm you have. Fake tan, fake tits - this porn thing has become embedded in our culture. It’s a shame. Maybe it’s because I’m a country girl, but I hate it when women only dress for men. I think it’s more exciting to reveal less. Maybe wear layers of smocks and then have super-sexy underwear on. Dress like a pilgrim on the outside and a whore underneath.
— Alexa Chung
&something I most definitely live by! 
Whilst at the Harvey Nichols, I picked up this BLUE, yes blue MAC lipstick (named Matte Royal) that I have had my eye on for a while. I've only tried it out once so far but I actually really like it. 
I think because it has hints of purple within the blue colour it's a little more Autumn/Winter and less Joey from friends! (thanks Soph haha). I'm sure I'll post an instagram image of this quirky blue addition soon enough.
Hope you're all well!


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Chanel Dupes?

So of course, me along with the rest of the world wouldn't turn down a pair of Chanel trainers if given half the chance, however it's not to likely that a chance like that is going to happen any time soon. 

After last years SS15 Fashion Week everybody seemed to go wild for the tweedy numbers from Chanel, but with a oh so extravagant price tag a girl can only dream right? 
Unless, like me it's not so important as to whether the well known Chanel label is actually wrote inside the shoe..

If you have no idea what I am on about then here's a few pictures of the original Chanel running shoes..
Now for my £9 bargain dupes from out of all places.. Tesco!
I'm not 100% sure if I'll even get round to wearing these pastel dupes but I spotted them and they instantly reminded me of the Chanel ones so I thought for under a tenner, why not pick them up as a just in case. Obviously these shoes aren't an exact copy& to be fair Tesco probably haven't even realised they are quite similar to Chanel but after swooning over the originals for so long they definitely caught my eye whilst doing my food shop, haha.

The only thing with these shoes is, I kind of feel like the colouring makes them quite tricky to style but I'm going to keep them in my wardrobe and hopefully the perfect outfit will come to me soon enough. All in all, a great bargain purchase in my eyes!

What do you think of dupes, or even just these ones? 
Are you to much of a label lover to ever buy a dupe? 

Let me know! 



Monday, 2 November 2015

OOTD; Never to late for abit of denim..

denim jacket | topshop sale | £22.00
faux fur trim top | topshop | oldish
pink cropped trousers | topshop | £40.00
shoes | topshop sale | £10.00
bag | zara | £35.00
pom pom bag charm | eBay

Talk about a whole lot of Topshop, do you ever not realise just how much of one brand you're actually wearing.. I never thought about it but Saturday was obviously alllllll about Topshop.

I managed to grab this little denim jacket bargain in the sale last week & I know it's the Autumn season now but I kind of think as long as you aren't freezing cold then why not add abit of denim to an outfit? I have a big pastel pink faux fur collar which I think will look good with this jacket as well as keep me pretty warm this season too!
Once again.. pink pastels are making an appearance. I spotted these pink trousers a few weeks ago and thought they'd be a great buy just because of how many ways you could wear them.. I'm thinking my Stan Smith trainers to go with them next to add a more casual look.

What do you think of denim or pastels this season? Let me know!
Hope you're all well.