Monday, September 15, 2014

- Transitional Pieces...

Playsuit, £19.99 £14.99, Missguided

Quite a common activity at this time of year, and one I've seen many bloggers recently do, is swap over wardrobe contents and fling Spring/Summer items into large plastic boxes not to be seen again for several months. This, to me, is a no-no. I love so many of my 'Summer' pieces, so why would I want to see the back of them for three-quarters of the year? Instead, I prefer to incorporate S/S pieces into A/W trends.

For instance, this summer I purchased this lovely, daisy print playsuit from Missguided. The V-neck and tie waist provide a flattering fit and I really enjoyed wearing it on sunny days with bare legs and strappy sandals. However, with more clouds setting in and the temperature becoming a little cooler, this doesn't mean I should set it aside.

Instead, I decided to team it with black tights, a chunky green knit and cute mary-jane shoes for the upcoming autumnal months! I also have a lilac jumper that will be perfect for wearing over the top. Once the cold sets in, I'll be layering this outfit further with a chunky scarf and a coat/jacket. It really is that simple!

Do you swap your wardrobe over or wear pieces all year round? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

- The *new* Side Braid...

My hair tutorials in the past have proved to be quite popular with you lovelies, so today I've decided to show you the side braid I've been sporting recently. This braid combines Dutch & French plaits. For those of you who don't know, Dutch plaiting is where you place each section underneath eachother, instead of over like in a normal plait, and French plaiting is where you add sections in. Read below to see how to achieve this style...

1. Brush through hair so it's knot-free, I used my trusty Tangle Teezer, then gather all hair to the side where you want your braid...

2. Grab a section of hair from the middle, not too thick...

3. Now start braiding! Remember, plait underneath and add sections in on both sides. The size of the sections you add in is entirely up to you, I prefer bigger chunks for a messier look, and make sure you pick sections from the back and bring them round...

4. Once you've plaited all of your hair, secure with a hair tie...

5. For the finished look, loosen the sections you added & messen the braid up a bit...

& ta-da...

Let me know what you think of this hairstyle! Will you be giving it a go?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

- What's on your Nails? ...

From my previous post, I had a few of you ask me which nail polish I was wearing, so I thought it was only right to show you! I would call this post 'Nails of the Day' like most people do, but let's be honest, I'm one of those lazy ones who tends to keep the same polish on for at least a week, regardless of chipping.

This cute little 4ml Nails Inc. polish was part of a set one of my friends kindly gifted to me for my birthday a few months ago. Please tell me it's not just me who's obsessed with mini products? So adorable! This shade is named 'Belgravia gardens', now I don't know about you but naming a brown shade something to do with gardens is a bit, well, unglamorous? I instantly just think soil. I have soil on my nails.

Personally, I would compare this shade to milk chocolate (that's better), but maybe that's my inner chocoholic speaking. This muted brown screams out hot chocolate to me, making it a gorgeous autumnal nail colour.

Maybe I should have attempted whipped cream & marshmallow nail art...