Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Oriental vibes

Oriental patterned top
I've always been a huge fan of the colour purple
(I used to live in a purple house, ride a purple bike, and drive a purple moped...),
so this purple Oriental print top that matches the swirly flower tattoo on my back perfectly was just a must-have!
There was only one problem...

purple crop top
...it was a crop top, meaning I had to get my belly out!
It doesn't matter how many sit-ups I do, but I still don't have a flat belly.
So what do you wear wth this current trend?
The answer is simple - a high-waisted skirt!

crop top and skirt
By combining a crop top with a high-waisted skirt it means you only have to show the middle section of your belly, which actually turns out to look quite flattering on any body type. I've gone for a full pleated tan midi skirt in a faux suede material, as I think the neutral hue goes well with the colourful top.

rib tattoo text
And also, this is a tattoo I don't get to show off very often!
It's my little life motto, and I love it.
(No, you're not really supposed to be able to read it, hence the extremely scribbly font).

suede midi skirt
I opted to throw a thin beige cardigan on before leaving the house though, as it's unfortunately not summer in England anymore.
It goes really well with my bag and my shoes!

green nail polish
The bag has been featured on the blog before. It's the perfect clutch bag that goes with everything.
I'm also matching my green nails and my many colourful rings in purple, green and amber to my patterned crop top.
It's all about the details ;)
feather earrings
I love how my tattoo looks like an extension of the top! It's basically the exact same colours!
I'm also wearing some green feather earrings.

beige wedge sandals
I wore this outfit a few weeks ago, when it was still warm enough to get your toes out. 
I hate wearing socks, and try wearing sandals for as long as possible. Usually between April and October.

UK fashion blogger
And that's it, folks!
I don't know what to call this Oriental, suede outfit though...
Any suggestions?

Friday, 23 October 2015

An organised mess

 My makeup and beauty products have always been stored in one big mess.
I always knew in which part of the house or in which drawer I would be able to find what I was looking for, but actually digging through everything to find that specific product could take a while!
Well, that part of my life is now over, and thanks to this beauty of a sideboard from Trade Furniture Company I've now been able to maintain more of an organised mess!

 The small sideboard, which works perfectly as storage for my beauty products, is completely handmade and made out of reclaimed Indian wood, which means that one of these pieces never look exactly the same as another one. I absolutely love that it has got elements of teal and green, as these are two of my favourite colours.

 My small guestroom works as my dressing room, and I feel that it's important that the place where I get ready in the morning looks pretty. Silly? Well, let's just say it's inspirational. 
Because of this, I've tried to decorate my beautiful new sideboard with items that match, including this Oriental looking jewellery box from Accessorize - a perfect piece to keep your bling organised.

 A few chosen nailpolishes in matching colours, a vintage looking clock, and a small wooden jewellery box full of earrings also decorates the new piece of furniture, and they all work as great additions to my dressing room. 

 The sideboard has some great storage, with three deep drawers - perfect to store makeup in! 
I giggle to myself every time I see the writing on my makeup bag; 'Real-life Photoshop for my face' - it's so true!

 The piece of furniture also has a cupboard with two shelves on which I have placed a couple of black wicker baskets that hold all of my hair styling tools and products. I have also hidden an extension cable with plugs under it on the floor so that I can easily access some power for my straightener and hairdryer when I need to use them.

Did I mention that I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to matching? ;)
When you have a ridiculously large collection of nailpolishes you can always find one (or a few) to match anything!

I was actually crafty enough to create this fascinator myself at a recent blogger event by Hillary's Blinds, and even this is a match made in heaven with my new sideboard.

I love the new addition to my dressing room! It makes getting ready in the morning so much more efficient and pleasurable.