So it’s that time of the year again and returning to university means only one thing – frantically hunting in the wardrobe for something to wear until your wardrobe inevitably becomes a “floordrobe“. And god forbid you wear the same outfit twice in one week (no one likes to be branded as an outfit repeater, although im not entirely sure that anyone really cares I wear…).
Anyway, this is just a very quick outfit post for my first (rainy) day back!
Recently I’ve been battling with awful eczema on my face and eyes, resulting in dry, inflamed and very red skin – probably the one of the worst things ever for anyone’s self-esteem. I’ve been hiding away and avoiding leaving the house for the past four days, spending the majority of my time 1) obsessively researching remedies and 2) moisturising every five minutes. However the internet just left me more stressed out than ever, and just simply moisturising wasn’t doing anything for me.
So I haven’t posted in a while (oopsie!) and am currently writing fashion pieces over at www.alkaofficial.com – definitely worth a peek!
However, I’m back today with a beauty post (sort of – makeup is definitely my forte).
It’s been a while since my last put and I’ve been meaning to write about some of my Spring essentials for a while. So far, I’ve found myself being mainly attracted to all things pink and to anything with daisies on – when did I turn into a girl? Even my nails are painted pink…
Being the avid online shopper (or just browser…) that I am, I was super excited to hear that catwalk-inspired online store, Lavish Alice, have launched their collection of Premium Jersey Basics, which is now available at http://www.LavishAlice.com.
Whoops, I’ve done it again… I have found myself totally obsessing over monochrome – only this time its in the form of the hottest SS14 trend, gingham. I’m especially excited about all of the gingham hype because firstly, this makes it totally acceptable to wear a bit of black in the spring time and secondly, gives us an alternative to floral prints- result!
[Gingham Scuba Top – Topshop £34 ; Brush Gingham A-line Skirt – Topshop £43 ; Gingham MOTO Joni Jeans – Topshop £35 ; Smock Dress- Topshop £46 ; Black Leather Backpack – Cusp.com £210 ; White T-bar Flats – Modcloth.com £33]
This trend is super easy to wear and is absolutely perfect for a laid back, yet chic look. It looks effortlessly cool, which is all a girl needs in the warm spring time sunshine (we can always pray, right?) and looks great when contrasted with a pop of bright colour – especially vibrant pink lips! Topshop’s own lipstick in shade ‘Brighton Rock’ is a personal favourite of mine (and is very similar to Mac’s Relentlessly Red) and totally gives off that summer vibe which everyone longs for. Also – add a cute (and practical!) backpack to kill two trends with one look.
So, if you’re not quite ready to embrace spring brights and florals full on, introduce some gingham to your wardrobe for a cool, fresh look!