November 24, 2012

sponsored video: asos and charlotte free

In my opinion, Charlotte Free is definitely one of the hottest models on the scene at the moment. She is recognised for her striking pink hair and has recently been on the cover of some of the world's trendiest magazines at the tender age of just 19. I love the grungey yet chic edginess to the video and think that she pulls all of the looks off effortlessly. Asos have definitely made a great choice in collaborating with her for the collection and video as I'm sure their audience will be in awe of how brilliantly it is all put together. Asos have also worked with Azealia Banks and Ellie Goulding to create alternative videos including party outfits and hot tips.



The video is interactive which means along the bottom you can scroll through items of clothing that have been featured and add them to your Asos basket straight from there, clever huh! To be in with the chance of winning some Asos prizes simply use the hashtag #BestNightEver when pinning from the video, simple as that.

What is your favourite piece from the video? Mine is definitely the turquoise sequinned dress, closely followed by the dusty pink coloured feather jacket that looks like it was made for Charlotte, and suits her look perfectly. I think that all of the pieces are definitely worth a good look at as options for outfits for the party season. Don't forget to also check out the other videos and competitions that Asos are running for the campaign as you'd be missing out on a lot of fashion related fun, click here.

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November 15, 2012

faux fur collar and tartan scarf

NAVY VELVET FAUX FUX COLLAR COAT - KIMICHI BLUE - £135 | LEATHER LOOK LEGGINGS - MISSGUIDED - £11.99 | TARTAN CASHMERE SCARF - JOHNSTONS OF SCOTLAND


I've been lusting after this beautiful coat from Kimichi Blue at Urban Outfitters for quite a while now but since they were out of stock online I had to ring round London to find a store that had it in stock still. The coat was definitely worth the wait and despite it's eye watering price tag I'm completely in love with it, for obvious reasons! It fits perfectly and is just the right length, also the faux fur collar almost acts as a scarf to keep me snuggly and warm in the cold Winter weather. I paired it with a tartan cashmere scarf (all the way from Scotland) and some leather look leggings for a modern edge.


..and finally check out this grumpy pup that we met on our walk, there is something very lovable about the cheeky face of a Boxer.

November 13, 2012

primark christmas duvet set

PRIMARK STAG PRINT BRUSHED COTTON DOUBLE DUVET SET - £16

Christmas is coming which means it's time to invest in Christmas themed bedding, be it fairlisle print, covered in snowflakes or stags it's just as essential around this time of year as Christmas pyjamas. I decided on a lovely set from Primark and surprisingly even though it's cheap the quality is amazing. Since it's made from brushed cotton the material feels extra soft and keeps you that bit warmer than normal cotton sheets. Since the sheets are reversible and have a different print on each side you can swap over whenever you fancy a change, definitely a big winner in my book!

November 12, 2012

the onesie




PRIMARK FLEECE ONESIE - £14 | PRIMARK COTTON ONESIE - £10


Love them or loathe them the oversized adult version of babygrows are here to stay. The idea of why anyone would want to wander around the house in a one piece always used to completely baffle me however I recently warmed to the idea and picked myself up a couple of Primark specials. I have to admit that they are super cosy and perfect to snuggle up on the sofa in at night. If you are the kind of person that doesn't take yourself too seriously then the one piece will undoubtedly be for you.

halloumi burgers and fries

Despite my blog being predominantly full of fashion based posts at the moment I do want to keep it varied and include lots of different types of post, hence why I've recently turned into a mini Nigella to put up some recipe posts. I am a self confessed fashion and beauty geek and I'm quite happy to add food geek to that list too. I cooked up some halloumi burgers the other day and not only did they taste yummy but took less than a few minutes to prepare. If you make a big batch you can store the extras in the freezer and just pop them on a defrost setting in the micro for whenever you get a burger craving.


Recipe

2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground corriander
2 green chillies, chopped
2 gloves garlic
1/2 bunch spring onions
1/2 small bunch corriander
1 tsp salt flakes
2 tbsp plain flour
1 pack halloumi, diced
 
Put the first 9 ingredients into a food processor and whizz until broken down. Tip into a bowl, mix in the halloumi, and form into 6 burgers. Cook the patties in a little olive oil in a frying pan until golden and crispy on both sides. Serve with a white crusty bun and homemade fries.

November 08, 2012

all saints shopping

Ever since I attended the Destination Denim launch event at Selfridges a couple of months ago I've been debating what to spend my £100 gift card on at All Saints that came in the goody bag. I had it in mind to wait until the sales after Christmas, but as all girls will know, patience isn't relevant when it comes to clothes shopping. So a couple of days ago I decided to treat myself to a new T-shirt and a scarf to wrap up in given the chilly weather. The order came within a couple of days and as it was by courier I got email updates of when it had been dispatched and what hour of the day to expect the package to arrive.



Apart from my treasured Alexander McQueen skull scarf I'm not really one for splurging when it comes to fashion scarves, unless they are made of a super soft material and are eye catching like the one below. I really love the mix of grungy grey/dusky pink and think it will blend beautifully with most of my outfits. If you feel bad about the thought of spending £65 on a scarf then fear not as the proceeds go to combating human trafficking, a gorgeous scarf and doing your bit for charity, sounds like a good deal to me.



I already have a couple of All Saints T-shirts in my wardrobe due to the fact that not only do they have unusual designs but mainly they fact they are made from 100% cotton making them super comfy and usually are the perfect length to wear with leggings. I'm a big fan of the vintage/grunge style flowers printed onto the tee and think it will be a versatile piece that I can wear casually or style up with some heels and chunky gold jewellery for smarter occasions.