Get Ready With Me | My 19th Birthday

A birthday is always an excuse for me to get dressed up and enjoy being a bit more glamourous than I am everyday; and my 19th birthday was no exception. After such an amazing 18th year, I knew I had to go into my 19th with a bit of a bang, no way as big as last years, but a good celebration was in order. So, to make sure the night kicked off in the right way, I made sure I had an outfit on that I loved and felt really good in, as well as pulling it all together with hair and makeup that had a kind of everyday glam vibe. I was so happy the outfit as a whole I thought I would share it in a blog post with you all….

The Outfit

When it comes to going out, I’m a massive fan of having that one key item that you can put on and feel instantly put togther and ready for the evening. Whether that’s a dress playsuit or a jumpsuit, a love a good one hit wonder I suppose; except I love to wear them over and over again and they’re my trusty go-to pieces. So, when it came to choosing an outfit for my birthday drinks in my local city, it was a no brainer that I wanted to pick one of these items from my wardrobe. So, this red, lace dress from AX Paris ended up being the dress of choice for the evening, purely becaause I feel really good when I wear it, it looks good and I could also pair it with a good old red lip.

To finish the look off, I wanted to make the dress the main focus point and so I stuck to a more neutral colour palette. I went for a beautiful pair of patent nude high heels, with a good platform to add a bit of height to the evening. These are far from the most comfortable heels I own, but they look amazing on, and so that balanced out the pain they cause. Then I added my trusty rose gold Pandora rings, and my Armani exchange watch and a black and white clutch to tie it all together. To be honest the bag wasn’t my first choice, but I couldn’t find the bag I really wanted to use so I had to make so with this one.

Hair & Makeup

For my hair and makeup I went for a more everyday glam look, as I wanted to still look natural with a bit more of a dressed up version. So I created a gorgeous brown smoky eye to add a bit of depth to my makeup look and a bit of intensity to the eye, using the Morphe 35T palette. This is actually one of the loves of my life and would really recommend buying it because it`s so versatile, and it also helps that it looks beautiful as well. To complement the eye look I went for bronzed, dewy skin and a good old matte red lip. I wasn’t the most popular with my boyfriend, but it tied the whole look together. When it came to my hair, I went for my trusty loose curls but added lots of extra volume, to the roots, to add bit of extra glam to the whole look. This just brought it all together and made me love my hair for the whole night.

The Night

I headed to a few local bars in my local city for drinks and a cocktail or two, with my boyfriend and 6 of my best friends. I had an amazing night chatting, drinking and catching up with them all, especially as three of them are at uni away from home and I don’t get to see them that much. To be honest it was quite a messy night, as I made the mistake of mixing too many drink combinations. However, I was the birthday girl and so I had a good excuse to get drunk.

Rachel x

10 Ways To Transition Your Wardrobe Into Autumn

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1. Add different layers, from a shirt under a jumper or a denim jacket over a dress. The key to dressing ready for the unpredictable autumn months, is having those multiple layers that look super stylish and are also pretty practical as well.

2.Change up your colour palette. Say goodbye to the brights and the pastels, and say hello to the deep purple’s, navy, orange’s and camel’s. Although that blush pink is still in for autumn/winter 2017.

3.Add in another texture, whether that’s through a fur Gillet, a woven scarf or a chunky knitted jumper.

4.Pop on an autumnal nail varnish, I’m absolutely loving burgundy at the minute, or play around with an autumnal eye makeup look.

5.Add a boot to your look. It’s the most classic way to transition your wardrobe into autumn and is one of the best as they go with everything. Shorts and dresses for those warmer autumn days and jeans or tights for the colder days.

6.Go a few shades darker with your jeans. Think dark navy and black, a quick and easy way to transition from summer and into autumn.

7.Change up your accessories, such as saying goodbye to that bright across body bag and hello to that dark bowler bag for this autumn/winter.

8.Why not try a jumper and skirt combo, as the jumper is perfect for those colder autumn days but that skirt still leaves a bit of leg on show and channelling the summer vibes still.

9.It’s all about adding a coat, whether that’s your go to green parka, that boyfriend style coat or just a classic leather jacket.

10.Say hello to hair simplicity. Say goodbye to hair glitter and plaits, and say hello to those natural soft waves under a cute bobble hat.

Are you looking forward to autumn dressing?

Rachel x

3 Ways To Find Your Summer Style Inspiration

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I’m always on a mission to get that perfect chic summer Parisian look, which looks super effortless no matter what the temperature, country or occasion. It’s a look that I love to admire and which I’m really trying to build my capsule summer wardrobe into. During the rest of the year, I love to have multiple pieces I can wear for all seasons and weather’s, but with summer I like to really choose my key go-to items that all work well together and can create some gorgeous looks. However, I personally find a chic and classic summer wardrobe pretty hard to nail and not let the heat and convenience of shorts and a tee become my staple wardrobe. So, I’m sharing 3 ways that I’m loving, to gain inspiration for my summer style…

1. Get On Pinterest– As you all know I’m a massive fan of Pinterest and I can’t get enough of scrolling through all the beautiful images and quotes they have. However, what I love even more is the amount of gorgeous style inspiration. So, I love to make a fashion and style inspiration mood board, get scrolling and pin some of my favourite images on there. Then, you can come back to it later, when you’re stuck for outfit inspiration or packing for a holiday.

2. Spend Time In Your Wardrobe– This may sound a bit ridiculous, but honestly one of the best ways to feel inspired by your summer style is to know exactly what items you have. Start by clearing out all your colder, winter pieces and then focus on all the beautiful summer pieces you have. This way you can start to see what colour palette’s you’ve got going on and plan what items you can wear with what.

3. Be Nosy- One of my favourite things to do is people watch and so mix this with a way of gaining some good style inspiration, and I’m hooked. I’m talking just observing what other women’s outfits, what colours, styles or patterns they’ve styled with what, or even how the mannequins have been dressed in shop windows.

With style it’s all about being inspired and having the intrigue to want to play around with your wardrobe and create some gorgeous outfit combinations.

Rachel x

 

Spring Style Inspiration & 3 Wearable Trends

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Spring is finally starting to appear, as the evenings get lighter and the weather is getting so much warmer. So, we also have to alter what items we pull out of wardrobe everyday, to suit this new season. This year it’s all about the white that’s contrasted with lot’s of bright tones, especially pink and canary yellow, they’re two massive colours this season. There’s also the classic denim thrown in, with embroidery, lace and also a good love for suede as well. Spring 2017 really is a large mix of different trends, styles and  taste’s to form one huge, inclusive fashion season. So, here’s a bit of style inspiration to get your creative styling juices flowing…

Trends are also a massive part of the fashion world, and something that even though we might be completely unaware of, really do rule the entire design world. However, we can’t all afford the latest Gucci belt or the newest Burberry trench, but we can look at the trends for inspiration and make them wearable in everyday style.

Suede

The suede trend is still hanging around from when we had the 70’s colour palette revival back in 2015, however its had a bit more of a classic edge put onto it. Now it’s all about using suede in a luxurious way and to add a different element to an outfit. Wearing it through a biker jacket is bang on trend right now, and mix that with the brights trend and you have one high fashion item for 2017. However, I much prefer to keep it more tonal and go for the creams, brown and beige’s, that can be worn with anything and are a true wardrobe staple in summer, when you need a light jacket you can just throw on with your outfit.

The Staple Accessory

We can’t all afford, or even justify in spending hundreds of pounds on the latest white the to hit the catwalk or the newest trench style, however we do all love to invest in a good staple accessory. They’re a perfect way to add a luxury stamp to your outfit and instantly bring your whole look to life. I’m thinking a killer pair of statement red heels, a structured bag or even something designer, if you want to invest in a higher quality piece.

Layering

This has to be one of the easiest trends to achieve and one that honestly looks the most effective. When you want to create a really stylish look, the key is to think about different texture’s, tonal colours and different styles. So, think about layering a polo neck under your biker jacket, or add a camisole under your open white shirt. Not only does it look like you’ve put more effort into putting your look together, it also looks so much ore unique and stylish.

What trends are you loving this spring season?

Rachel x

Get Ready With Me | Valentine’s Day

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Whether you’re spending Valentine’s day with a special person in your life or you’re just going out with the girls; getting your outfit right is a priority. I always feel so much more confident and ready for the night, if I love my outfit; so choosing the perfect piece to wear is super important to me. It could be a jumpsuit, playsuit, or a beautiful dress, like one form AX Paris, it’s all about finding that item you love, that fits perfectly and makes you feel camera ready, at any point throughout the night. So, here’s what I would wear for a date this valentine’s day or just a few drinks with the girls.

This beautiful floral A-Line dress from AX Paris is the real star piece of the outfit, and is an item I really love in my wardrobe. It’s such a feminine and pretty dress, which is perfect for those more special evenings out or even a wedding. I’m actually planning to wear to one of my best friends’ wedding, so I know it’s super appropriate for that as well.

The A-line style is really great for my body shape, as it really highlights my small waist and flares out nicely to cover my stomach. It’s the perfect dress style for anyone who is more curvy and who finds that pleats around the waist just don’t do anything for their body shape. As the floral design looks really pretty and adds a more spring/summer vibe to your outfit. It looks effortlessly stylish, chic and the satin style fabric makes it look really expensive and a good quality piece.

To bring the whole outfit together, I paired it with these nude strappy sandals from Next, which are super comfortable and perfect for you to party in all night long. As, this silver clutch bag is a gorgeous addition to any outfit and especially when it’s paired with some lovely silver rings from Pandora. My fragrance of choice for the evening would be Olympea by Paco Rabanne, because I love how empowering and feminine this scent is. It lasts all night and ensures you always smell amazing.

What are you planning to do this Valentine’s Day?

Rachel x