Monday, April 22, 2013

Style Diary: Mum's Birthday Dinner (April 20th, 2013)

Hello friends, 

In the spur of the moment decision I have decided to rename my outfit of the days and nights as Style Diaries.  Technically what I am doing is documenting my outfits for all of you in a public journal so it seems fit that I renamed it, this is just for reference that when a title says "Style Diary" its just an outfit of the day or night.

So let's get started with today's Style Diary.  So tonight, I am going to my mum's dinner party for her birthday.  We're going to eat at a semi-fancy restaurant so I decided this outfit would be blog worthy (any outfit where I don't look homeless is basically blog worthy.) So this is what I'm wearing tonight

I wore a black long sleeved cropped lace top from Topshop.

With dark wash Leigh Soft Ankle Grazer Skinnies also from Topshop (these feel heavenly).

As for accessories I wore one of my own flower crowns from BeauxBoutique and earrings which were not photographed since I have no idea where I got them from (courtesy of mum's accessories stash).

For shoes I wore my Jeffery Campbell Litas in Beige Suede that I bought from B2.  

So that was my style diary of tonight so I hope you all enjoyed this and I'm looking forward to making more of these posts and hopefully a spring lookbook when I get time to do that but for sure more Style Diaries as they are easier to write and take photos of.  Thank you all for reading, I love you so much x.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Getting Artsy

Hi all,

So today this is a half beauty half thoughts post on my wonderful and craftsy day with one of my best friends Melissa.  So today, Melissa came over to my house for what we jokingly called "Slavery Day". Basically, we decided to start a "business" back in January to make hair bows but since I'm obsessed with flower crowns I insisted we make flower crowns as well.  So Mel came over today so we could watch Gossip Girl and make some bows and flower crowns.

So basically we made a huge mess in on mt living room floor but as you can see from the (pixel-y) instagram photo I uploaded it was quite a task but it was fun and a lot of our friends like our flower crowns. So we made a lot of flower crowns and here are some of the ones we made....

And now here are the bows we made....

We had so much fun and it's a great bonding experience to make them.  To be honest, it makes me sad knowing we're selling the flower crowns, they're all so pretty and I just want to keep them all!  Here's a group shot of everything we made minus the two crowns we made with the left over branches and flowers after via Mel's instagram

Now... me being the flower child and egoistical person I am, well I decided to have a mini selfie session with me in the flower crowns and took my love for editing phone apps to make a new display picture for my twitter and instagram and tumblr and even my picture on here so here are some selfies.

As I mentioned before, all of these things are on sale.  We tried setting up an Etsy shop but currently we just have an Instagram @BeauxBoutique and an e-mail for orders if you are interested.  But mainly this post is to prove to everyone that I am truly a flower child and making my obsession with flower crowns has gone way too far.  If you guys want a tutorial on how to make flower crowns let me know in the comments.  Thank you so much for reading, I love you all x

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shopaholic Tag

Hey everyone!

So I found this tag the other day and I thought it would be super fun to do just because whenever I do tags now they aren't as beauty related anymore and just personal so this is a great mix of both!  I hate writing intros because I ramble so much so I'm just going to start answering the questions!

1. Would you consider yourself a shopaholic?
Yes, no, probably, well ya.... I always buy something and there's a mall close by to my school so some days I just go shopping during my lunch break wow I need therapy (retail therapy).

2. How would you classify your style?
My style is all over the place, I look like a hobo anytime I'm not in uniform pretty much.  I have either a really grungy style or an extremely preppy girly side so it's all over the place.  However, I am in uniform for most of the week so....

3. What store can you not leave without buying at least one thing?
TopShop, all the time, it's always such a bad idea to go to TopShop for me because I'll be looking for a birthday gift but end up in having 3 personal shoppers and trying on different types of clothes.  I'm such  a mess.

4. Where do you find the best deals?
Honestly, just going to sales and those coupon things!  There's not one specific store that I always find the best deals, since to be honest, I'm a very impulsive buyer.

5. What designer are you willing to splurge for?
There's not one specific designer I splurge for but in general I splurge on a lot of designer stuff like make-up, handbags (!!), shoes (!!!!!), accessories and sometimes clothing.  However, there are some designers I have more stuff from than others.

6. Do you have a "go to" shopping outfit?
I don't have a go to shopping outfit but I tend to follow a pattern on shopping outfits.  I try to wear something easy to slip off for trying on clothes and comfortable if I'm doing a lot of walking.  Since I can't wearing dresses for most of the year I usually end up wearing jeggings or leggings and a top or oversized sweater with a cute bag and docs or boots.

7. What is your guilty pleasure? (Aside from make up)
ONLINE SHOPPING AND BROWSING!  There's this website called Wanelo and it is the ultimate online shopping website.  It's like a bunch of items and it links you to the store you can purchase them at.  I'll make a separate post with all my favourite online stores in the future since it's become quite an addiction.

8. What is one staple clothing piece you cannot live without?
I recently got this new jacket from Aritzia and I enjoy it quite a lot.  I'm put a picture of it below since I can't explain it but I just really like it.  It's called the Talula Trooper Jacket.

9. What is a trend you hope never goes out of style?
The oversized sweater trend because its so comfy and it's basically what I live in 300% of the time.  And the new flower crown trend because I'm absolutely obsessed with it.

10. What trend did you love that passed way to quickly?
I'm not quite sure, this makes me think a bit.  Probably colour blocking.

11. Who is your fashion icon?
I don't have just one, but all my fashion icons have very different styles.  Alexa Chung just because I love her, Lauren Conrad, Atlantic-Pacific, Leighton Meester, Whitney Port and just in general I get a lot of inspiration off Tumblr.

So that is it for this tag, let me know in the comments if you are a shopaholic and what are you greatest fashion weeknesses!  Thanks for reading I love you all x

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Outfit of the Day: EASTER!!

Happy Easter to all my lovely readers.  I hope you are as full as me and you way less chocolate than me because I am about to burst and I feel terrible about myself.  Anyways, this is what I wore on Easter.  It was a pretty casual occasion since it was dinner with the family and my brother's family since the big party was yesterday nonetheless effort is everything!






It's a pretty simple outfit, but the blue counts as an Easter colour.  I have no shoes on because dinner was in my house so it wouldn't make sense to wear shoes indoors!  Anyways, Happy Holidays to everyone out there and if there isn't anything you celebrate today, Happy Monday!