Saying my last goodbye to summer

FASHION

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Last week, when I was doing my usual morning post office trip, I could literally see my breath as soon as I walked out my door. I had to come back inside, put down my huge never ending pile of parcels and grab my sheepskin from the back of my spare room! It was a pretty sad moment for me as a lot of you know I’m a little summer child. The feeling of the warm sun on my face is one of the things that make me feel the happiest in life. I love going for walks in the sun, I love eating my breakfast in the garden, I love little summer dresses and most of all I love sitting in a field listening to my favourite bands with a pint in my hand.

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Saying goodbye to Summer

FASHION, Uncategorized

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Summer is over and I definitely have the blues! Although Manchester is being kind and gifting us with that extra little bit of sunshine lately! I’m definitely a summer gal at heart but I can say I’m excited for big coats and layers. I’ll miss the pale denims, florals, flowing dresses and the occasional ugly sandal but it’s time to say goodbye and put them to the back of my wardrobe for next year. This summer has been a good’n! Festival season is always a winner because you get to sit in a field drinking beers and watching your favourite bands with your favourite people. I have also had amazing opportunities collaborating with brands and to watch my blog and followers grow so much in a short amount of time means a lot to me.

 

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So, this is probably the last summery outfit you will see on my blog until the sunshine greets us with it’s presence again. Let’s start with the culottes. Culottes were massive this summer and they came in a variety of different styles from metallic pleats to light wash denim. These babies are originally from Zara but I found them on Everythingfivepounds.com for well, 5 pounds! I was so happy with this bargain as they are a good quality denim and they fit like a glove (I clearly haven’t used an iron again lolol) Pale denim goes very well with floral prints so I decided to pair them with a yellow floral high neck top which will also look cute under a mustard or brown Pinafore for Autumn/Winter!

 

 

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Jacket – Boohoo | Top – Primark | Culottes – Zara | Bag – Primark | Shoes – New Look

 The rust suede tassel jacket goes so well against the yellow florals. However, I have had the jacket for a while now and it’s definitely been worn to death. The tassels are a little tangled and matted so I think it’s time to ditch it and upgrade for a much warmer one for the winter. The bag I absolutely love! The suede patchwork gives you them 70’s feels and the colours will take me right through to Autumn too (p.s it’s a Primark bargain so grab it before it’s gone!). To finish off my look I wore a pair of white pumps because white shoes go with any summer outfit right?

S x

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#BEACHDAYMUSTS WITH ADORE ME

BEAUTY, FASHION, LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, Uncategorized

#BEACHDAYMUSTS

Today I’m sharing my #beachdaymusts with @adoreme , summer is finally here (well kind of) and that means a lot of us will be taking trips to the beach! There is nothing more relaxing than chilling out on the beach but there are always risks with sunbathing, so today i’m here to show you my absolute musts and all the other fun bits and bobs I like to take to the beach.

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Sun cream – I have put this one first because it’s an absolute must have!! you should always protect your skin from the sun by applying sun cream all over the skin. The sun can cause a lot of damage and also ages your skin. I like to use Garnier Ambre Solaire because it’s a thin liquid texture that’s non greasy. There is nothing worse than trying to blend thick sun cream onto my skin and being left with white streaks.

Sun hat and glasses –  Sunglasses and sun hats protect our lovely little eyes and head from the sun so make sure you have those bad boys on! p.s sun stroke and squinty eyes is not a good look.

Water – As much as we love the sun, it dehydrates us. So making sure we have water next to us is a must have! I like to use these Beehive Drinking Jars because they stop spillage and are easy to drink from the straw.

Entertainment – Now the boring (but very important!!) stuff is out the way we can move onto the fun bits! When sunbathing I find myself getting a little bored after a while so I’ll usually pop my earphones in and listen to a playlist on Spotify or I’ll read a book to escape for a bit.

Bikini – Bikinis bikinis bikinis! I just love them! Adore Me have a huge range of different
swimwear/bikinis
in all
different sizes
so no excuses to not rock that bikini girls 😉 Also a cool lil tip is wearing a bikini under your outfit so you don’t have to face that awkwardly getting changed underneath a towel malarkey. I like to wear a pair of denim shorts and a kimono.

Sandals – Sandals can add so much to fun our beach wear outfits and stop us from burning our feet on that hot sand! My advice is to buy some that are easy to just slip on and off to save hassle.

Towel – Use me to dry you or to lay down on.

Hair ties and grips –  I don’t want to spend all my time at the beach pushing my hair back from my face so hair ties are always handy. I like these Unicorn Popband Hair Ties they look really cute just worn around the wrist too!

Make up – If like me, you don’t like wearing make up when the sun is shining purely because we just melt it off and our mascara ends up half way down our face then I advise you to just wear a lipstick. A matte lipstick because we don’t want sand stuck to our lips when we see a hot guy walk past now do we? I like to use a bold red lipstick and let the lips do the talking as it gives a pop of colour to my face when I’m not wearing any make up. If you’re not wearing lippy then I advise wearing a lip balm. I notice that my lips tend to get dry when I’ve been in the sun so it’s important to keep them supa smooooooth. Another thing I like to do when sun bathing is paint my nails to match my bikini. Is that a little OCD? I dunno, maybe. I usually use Revlon 210 Retro Pink. Dry shampoo is also a must have. Dry shampoo is always useful at the beach for when my hair gets greased up with sun cream so that’s definitely worth packing! Finally, I like to bring a cleansing water to lift off any sun cream, sand and dirt that has collected on my face throughout the day (gross) I use  Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

Camera – If you love capturing memories then it’s definitely worth it to take a camera to the beach. Polaroid camera’s are very useful because they are easy to just pop into your bag and the photos are instant which means you don’t have to wait until you get home… to recharge the camera…. then find your camera lead…. then wait for all the pictures to load on your laptop….. haha you get where I’m going!

Moisturize – And finally, moisturize. My skin likes to play up after sunbathing and usually gets dry. Using an after sun or moisturizer helps to keep the skin healthy and hydrated.

I hope you enjoyed my tips and must haves for the beach! What are your favourite #beachdaymusts ?

S x

Budget Outfit

FASHION, Uncategorized

HOW I ONLY SPENT £25 ON MY OUTFIT

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Ello ello ello! Hope y’all good. I just want to mention that I’ll be getting my domain name in the next couple of weeks, yay! (something that I should have done a while ago) but I wanted to see if the blogging life was for me before I put any money into anything. Someone actually stole my blog name which is really really really really annoying 😦 so that means my blog name will be changing but only slightly. BUY YOUR DOMAIN NAME KIDS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL STEAL YOUR NAME – Life quote by Starr Clare 2016

Today I’m talking about budget outfits. I don’t like spending too much money when it comes to buying clothes and for those who have had me on Instagram for a while know i’m a sucker for charity shops. Don’t get me wrong there are some absolute gems out in the big wide world that you get what you pay for and it will last you forever but personally I don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that i’m only going to wear a couple of times and then probably sell it on my Depop. Plus why would you when there are some amazing vintage and charity shops were you can shop bargains for very little money AND the money goes to a good cause.

The sunglasses, earings, bag and sandals are all from Primark and are all really good bargains! The sunnies just £3 and the earings only £1! A lot of Primark earings can look cheap, tacky and turn your ears green! why do they do that!? but I think these ones look and feel pretty decent. The bag, which I have already featured in an older post, is just the cutest little thing and as I have mentioned before I feel like Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom every time I wear it! By the way that’s a class film and you deffo should watch it! The sandals are such a basic sandal. Nothing to say about them really apart from they are super comfy and go with literally anything. They are still going strong after almost 3 years of having them! Go on Primark!

The top is a Whistles top which I found in a little charity shop in Stockport. We all know Whistles is a little pricey so when I saw this baby for just £4 I had to get it. Its a really lovely yellow colour, with polka dots, frills and pussy bow! whats not to like! The shorts are also a charity shop find (£2) that were originally a pair of jeans which I cut into cropped jeans and then cut into shorts! so I’ve definitely had a lot of life outta them!

What are your opinions on thrift shopping and spending little money on clothes?

See you on the next,

S x

Sunglasses – Primark (similar) | Earings – Primark | Top – Whistles | Shorts – Charity Shop | Bag – Primark | Sandals – Primark (similar)

The White Pepper SS16 | Get summer ready

FASHION, Uncategorized

GET SUMMER READY

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Hey sunshine babies! I thought I would do a summery post to relate to the Manchester weather, how lovely has the past few days been!? Sadly, it never lasts so enjoy it while it’s still here. Firstly I want to thank Hayley Sellers for being amazing and taking these beautiful photos. You can find her instagram here go go go!

I have to say this is my favourite outfit for The White Pepper, I love the summer vibes it has with the bright colours and the quirky lil briefcase. The briefcase has been in the family for years and it was finally passed down to me a few years ago. I use it every summer for my travels but mainly to carry the 5 pairs of shoes that I never actually end up wearing!

The White Pepper knit I just luuurrrrrrrv!  It’s a thin knit in a T-shirt style so it’s suitable to wear for the spring but also takes you through to the summer (if your someone who is a mard and is always cold like me) It’s a really vibrant pink colour with a cute little rainbow on the front which makes it even more adorable! because who doesn’t like rainbows? I paired the knit with a denim button down A-line, a skirt that literally goes with mostly everything but you could also wear it with some cropped denim kick flares or cut off shorts. Denim is always a must have during spring/summer and it goes nicely paired with lighter shades. To finish the look I wore white jelly shoes which take me back to the 90’s every time I wear them and a pair of love heart sunglasses to add that extra bit of summer lovin’

Knit – The White Pepper | Skirt – Topshop | Shoes – Primark | Sunglasses – Primark | Briefcase – Vintage

Hope you enjoyed outfit number 2! See you on the next post for outfit number 3

S x