One of my favourite skincare brands of all time has to be Elemis. A few years ago I was in an incredibly stressful job – not particularly the work, but more the male-dominated meetings, people shouting at you and so … Continue reading
I’m off for tea with the girls tonight and decided to treat myself to a new skirt. I had a look round the Very website and fell in love with this… I absolutely love the monochrome grid print and the … Continue reading
There’s hardly a week goes by that my mother forgets to mention Manuka honey…”It’s good for you Laura, it’s great for your skin, so what it it costs £11 a jar…it’s so so so great” and so on and so … Continue reading
Last week at work we were treated to a sneak peak of the Very Beauty Bus. A bus filled with hair and make up products to test out as well as skincare and my personal favourite Nails Inc! I waited … Continue reading
Since the clouds have not stopped pouring I’ve found myself caught up in a shopping frenzy.
I just want everything and am so looking forward to autumn cover ups and winter knits it’s unreal!
So to collate my thoughts I’ve put together my AW14 wish list.
I’ll start with coats.
I think for autumn a mac is a must in my capsule wardrobe. I love Marks & Spencer’s collection which features the traditional and fresh neutrals.
Moving into the colder weather and I’d love to walk around the shops picking up knick-knacks all wrapped up. However I’m torn between a blanket coat and a cape!
Burberry had some gorgeous patterns and knits that I’m sure the High Street will soon make it’s own. But on the other hand if I could find a forest green cape I’d be in cover up heaven!
Next up is footwear, another incredibly important category in my winter wardrobe.
Come September every girl makes an investment in a pair of boots for the season.
I always think it’s especially important to invest in leather for durability although last season I left it a little late. Well not this year. This year I’m looking at Carvela knee boots in dark tan for everyday wear.
I’d also like another pair of leather ankle boots and have found a gorgeous pair in Clarks with exposed multiple zips. I think it’s no secret that I’m a little but in love with Clarks and so the rest of my wish list is from there too! From oxblood brogues to heeled workwear shoes they have everything I need this season.
No outfit is complete without a bag or two!
This season I’d like to revisit mono as I didn’t invest in it last season. I love Ted Baker’s understated tote with lifelong appeal. I missed out on their oxblood leather barrel bag last year and have yet to forgive myself!
I’d love a colour-pop clutch to brighten up my darker hues and understated dresses and Fiorelli hold my attention with their little floral number.
Similar to Clarks, Radley have undergone a slight rebrand of their own, choosing to move away from their almost mumsy appeal. I’m head over heels for their soft leather clutch not just for it’s shape, but for it’s gorgeous hue – it’s simple yet infuses your outfits with just enough colour to make it the focus of your look.
Finally on my wish list is of course nail polish…
There’s some incredible polishes hitting the market this fall and on my list are the highly anticipated Louboutin varnish. It’s been in the making for two years and matches the red hue of the soles of the iconic shoes. Not to mention the bottle with a stiletto-inspired top is a work of art in itself!
Next up it’s Mac’s new Transformations collection. I love the pearl blue top coat which when painted over your nail polish of choice gives it a new pearl-inspired shine – try it over black for a petrol finish…I can’t wait to try it!
Finally is my favourite gel on the market from Nails Inc – they dry quickly, go on smoothly and last. Their new collection of shades is rich, dark and decadent and I’m looking at the blues and purples specifically.
I’m hoping to get some of my must haves on my wish list, but only the season will tell!
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I’m loving the new Outfit over at the Retail Park in Speke…can’t believe I’ve only just discovered it! I work just opposite and am within a 5 minute walk from some of my favourite High Street stores including Topshop. I … Continue reading