The Bomber Jackets


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When it comes to some of my favourite items in my wardrobe, the bomber jacket has to be a strong contender. They’re perfectly chic and sophisticated, in bright prints, patterns and florals, but also effortlessly casual and are really comfortable. The bomber jacket really is the ultimate piece for versatility.


You may think that there is only one type of bomber jacket and that it can only be worn in a casual, everyday way. However there is many different types of bomber jacket, to suit everyone, every taste and also every type of weather. In my wardrobe, I own three bomber jackets (see the pictures above) and they’re all really different. If you take the one on the left;  a navy, highly embroidered bomber Jacket by Cath Kidston. This is the most casual out of all of the bomber jackets and looks amazing really paired down with jeans and a white tee-shirt. The detail of the floral embroidery, all over the jacket, adds more intricate detail to an outfit and makes the bomber jacket a lot more feminine and girly.


Then there’s the second jacket; a cotton, black and brightly floral bomber by a brand called Pimkie. This is actually a lovely French clothing brand, which is kind of like H&M and New Look have made a baby. They have some gorgeous pieces and every time I go to France I can’t resist going in and having a look in one of their shops.  I love the vibe of their clothes and it’s really unlikely that I will see anyone walking down the high-street , in England, wearing any of their pieces. The way I like to wear this bomber with black jeans, a white, sheer shirt and a pair of pointy flats for work. This really allows the pattern of the bomber to pop, and it looks super chic and put together, and also adds a sense of effortless cool to the proceedings.


The third and final  jacket comes in the form of this wool, black and pastel floral bomber from Ted Baker. My mum actually discovered this little gem hidden in one of the rails in TKMaxx and knew that I would absolutely love it. It’s the perfect take on a winter bomber and is not only really on trend and sophisticated, but also keeps you really warm too. I love to pair it in the traditional way with jeans and a textured white top, or I really want to try out how it would look with a little LBD on a night out.

What I love about bombers is just how versatile they can be and how they can work in so many different ways, with so many different outfits. They look so effortlessly chic, cool and put together, but can also look really casual and perfect for that everyday look. The variety in the patterns, texture’s and colours that you can find a bomber in means that you can never get bored, and will always find one to suit you and your style.


I love you all

Rachel x

The L’Oréal Infallible Collection

L'Oreal Infallible Collection© All photos were taken by rachelspick, and belong to rachelspick


If your a regular reader of rachelspick, then you will know that it’s not often that I post about Makeup, due to the fact that I don’t at all consider myself an expert at it or actually know about it in a great amount of detail. However, I do like makeup and I’m always on a constant mission to improve my everyday makeup and finding my must-use and can’t live without, products. So, when I first discovered the L’Oréal infallible range and had collected a few more pieces from the collection, I knew I just had to share my discovery with you all.


My first experience with the L’Oréal Infallible range came from their 24-hour matte foundation. As I have quite oliy skin and suffer from my makeup just disappearing and melting off my face, I need a foundation that has a good amount of longevity and that will just really do the job. I hate it when your makeup looks perfect in the morning when you leave home, and by mid day you look in a mirror and can’t believe how bad your foundation looks. I’m one of those girls who likes to do their makeup at the start of the day and I want it to last all day, whatever I may tackle along the way. So when I saw this foundation advertised I knew I had try it, and I wasn’t disappointed. The colour is lightly too pink toned for me, however it gives an amazing coverage, perfect for the winter when you want a bit more depth to you makeup, and even better for events when you’re having your picture taken. It has an amazing amount of longevity and doesn’t contain any SPF; meaning there’s no horrible, oily flashback in photos.


After how well the infallible foundation went down with my skin, I thought I would try another product from their range in the form of their mattifying base. This is a clear, smooth primer in which you can apply on your skin after moisturising and before applying your makeup. It creates the perfect base for makeup, minimises the appearance and the depth of your pores, and makes you makeup last like no other primer from the high-street. When I ran out of this primer for a while and went back to using my old Rimmel one, I couldn’t believe the difference in the longevity of my makeup and just how badly it applied and stayed on the skin. I think this has to be one of my must-have and can’t live without products, because it truly is perfect for my skin.


Since these two discoveries from the L’Oréal range, and being able to see just how amazingly they worked with my skin and enabled me to create a really good base for the rest of my makeup, I decided to pick up a couple more of their newest products from the range; the makeup fixing mist and the 24-hour matte powder. After only trying them out for the last week or so I have to say that I love the powder. It works in perfect harmony with the foundation and enables you to create a flawless base, that keeps oil at bay, and that lasts a really long time. I know I can trust this combination when I’ve got a big day ahead and I need my makeup to stand up to the test. However, I’m finding the fixing mist a little bit more temperamental, as if you spray to near to your face and do not shake the bottle enough, then you end up with lots of small white dots on your face, that you then have to take time to wipe off. But, when you manage to use it correctly, It keeps your makeup on quite well and enables that little bit of extra coverage; although this rarely happens.


Overall, I love the majority of the products in the L’Oréal Infallible range. They’re long lasting, durable, comfortable to wear on the skin, are good quality and are a reasonable price. They have to be one of the best foundations and face products I’ve ever tried on the high-street, and are quickly becoming my ‘can’t live without’ makeup products. However, I don’t know if I would recommend the fixing mist as a product I would want to repurchase again. If you’re looking to try the range, then I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, just note that they are full coverage and they’re most suitable for oily and combination skin. The best way to pick up a few products to try is through the 3 for 2 Boots offer, that way you can pick up 3 things you like and only have to pay for 2 of them at the till.


Have you tried the L’Oréal Infallible range yet, and what do you think about it?


I love you all

Rachel x

My Chic Mission

My Chic Mission

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As you all know, style is so important to me and such a massive part of who I am. That’s why I decided to write a whole blog dedicated to it. What I like most about style is that it’s really personal and can’t just be described and fitted into one set box. It’s such a broad word and includes a real mix of styles, trends, personalities, body shapes, decades and budgets. It’s really just the metaphorical umbrella which brings all these elements together.


When it comes to my own personal style, I like to look for items that are a bit unique and that add a slight twist on the traditional high-street purchase. I’m not one of those girls to look at what all my friends are wearing or people of my age, and then go and buy what’s ‘cool’ to wear. I try to have my own little, chic, style going on, that’s slightly more mature and that looks effortlessly stylish.


However, I’m still working on these elements and making my personal style 100% chic and where I want it to be. I think that style is all about self discovery and a real journey, as you’re constantly evolving and your taste’s are always changing. So I’ve decided, that as a style goal for 2016, I aim to make my wardrobe and style a whole lot chicer. As this blog is all Fashion and style, I thought I would bring you along with me on my journey of chic style and share ‘My Chic Mission for 2016’. If I put together a chic outfit or buy a perfectly chic item to add to my wardrobe, I’m going to instagram it and share it with you all; updating you throughout the year on how I’m getting on. It’s a mission I’m super excited for, and I can’t wait to see how my style will evolve!


Do have any personal style goals for 2016?


I love you all

Rachel x

5 Things I’m Looking Forward To In 2016


Hello Lovelies


In January it’s seems to have become a bit of tradition for bloggers and youtubers to share with their audience all about the New Year. Whether that’s sharing life lessons that they have learnt throughout the year, traditional new year’s resolutions or quotes to live the new year by. However after seeing Anna, from the YouTube channel Vivianna Does Makeup, share 10 things that she was looking forward to in 2016, I thought I would shake it up a bit and also share with you some of the things I’m looking forward to in the new year.


Personally, I find that January can be quite an un-motivating and depressing month, due to the fact that all the exciting Christmas events and parties are over, and everyone is just counting down the days until they receive their next pay cheque. So in order to make this month a little bit easier to handle, I thought it would be a good idea to look over the upcoming year and share with you some of the things that I’m most excited about.


1. Driving lessons and getting a car

Even though I turned 17 all the way back in October, due to my yearly dance show commitments and my mock exams I decided that I would post-pone my driving lessons until the new year. So obviously once 2016 came around the corner I finally started my driving lessons and had my first one earlier in the week. I was slightly unsure about how I would be driving, before I had my lesson, however all those worries soon went away and I absolutely loved every second of my first lesson. Without a doubt I now definitely have the driving bug and can’t wait for my next lesson and to ultimately pass my test and get a car.

2. Lot’s of concerts and shows

For me 2016 brings the opportunity to create lot’s of new memories, and this comes in the form of lot’s of concerts and shows. Over 2015 me and my mum slowly gained lot’s of different tickets to go and see some shows and concerts, due to my Mum’s birthday and a few shows we have wanted to go and see ourselves. So this year I’m really excited to go and watch Peter Andre perform, watch an adaptation performance of The Great Gatsby, and going to see Sister Act at out local theatre. Life is all about creating memories that we will treasure for ever.

3. Spending more time with friends and family

2015 showed me just how much I appreciate my friends and family, and how much they truly mean to me. When I’m feeling down and a bit stressed, nothing can beat spending time with your nearest and dearest. They love you unconditionally, know your really well, and ultimately help you to clear your head and face your life in a new way. As friends help you to have a really good laugh, act as your counsellor and help you have a really good rant.


4. Writing rachelspick

In 2016 I want to spend even more time writing this blog and really enjoying creating new and exciting content for you all to read. I love how I’m able to share my passion with you all through my little space on the internet, and get to talk about my life, share the latest trends and clothing, add in a bit of beauty and experiment with the internet and look of my blog. Writing a blog is so surreal, the amount of readership I receive and the brands which contact me; however it’s such an amazing experience and I know it will help me so much in my future career.

5. Turning 18 and becoming an adult

2016 brings the final year in which I will be counted legally as a child. As I’m now 17 and will be 18 in October, I don’t actually have that long until I’m going to become an adult and start to look after myself. It’s scary to think that my mum will no longer be responsible for me and I will really have to start making my own decisions and booking my own appointments, something I hate as I don’t like talking on the phone. This big birthday will bring an amazing celebration with my friends and family, as the youngest in the family is becoming an adult, and will also be opening a new chapter in my life.


What things are you excited about for the new year? Is it spending time with friends/family, a holiday to a new place, going to see an event or show, or a big birthday?


I love you all

Rachel x