New To My Wardrobe From Gucci

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Gucci Belt Review
I'll never be a fashion blogger.  A daily uniform of skinny jeans, ankle boots and knitwear anyone? And unfortunately, while I'm no stranger to high end makeup and skincare, when it comes to fashion I'm definitely more high street than haute couture! So a purchase in Gucci is a big (huge) deal for me and definitely a splurge.  I'm just so bloomin' excited that I thought I'd share it with you today.

While one day (hopefully) I'll get to own the Gucci Disco Bag.  Could totally see myself as a Gucci girl ;) For now, I'm more than happy with a little piece of Gucci.  I bought the Gucci Interlocking Double G Belt with gold hardware.  I bought mine in store from the Gucci concession in Brown Thomas but it's also here on Net a Porter.  Mine has the burnished brass rather than true shiny gold logo for a more vintage feel.  

While I own a few designer bags.  For me buying a designer piece is something I have to consider carefully and debate long and hard before investing.  (I've literally used my Saint Laurent tote almost daily since I bought it!)  I know that this will get a lot of wear and will be a timeless Winter (and Spring, Summer, Autumn...) wardrobe staple.

Lip Glosses for Non Lip Gloss Lovers

Monday, 17 October 2016

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector #7 Toffee Pink Shimmer.
Never the biggest fan of lip glosses but I've been loving them recently or at least two in particular. Mauve toned shades and I are most definitely having a moment.

Now I can't talk about lip glosses without mentioning the classic lip gloss/balm hybrid that is the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector.  These converted me to lip gloss lovin'.  2013 was the year of these for me as you can see is this post on I published on them but I've recently rediscovered my love with the purchase of the shade #7 Toffee Pink Shimmer.  A neutral pinkish mauve, a classic. Delivering soft, plumped, healthy lips.  Oh and did I mention that they smell like vanilla?

A new addition to my stash is the By Terry Gloss Terrybly Shine in #9 Bitten Splash. I've never owned a By Terry lip gloss before but this is set to change all of that.  Oh Space NK, you get me every time.  Ultra hydrating this is very comfortable to wear.  With a weightless, silky texture, Bitten Splash is a pigmented plum shade.

Two effortlessly wearable, universally flattering mauve-y, pink-brown shades.  Easy to reapply.  Perfect for throwing in your bag or as desk side beauty.  I love both of these warm colours for adding depth to my naturally thin lips.

An Ode To My New COS Coat

Thursday, 13 October 2016

COS Tailored Wool Coat review and photos

When it comes to Winter fashion,  I have my fail safe, go-to, throw on and they go with anything pieces.  You'll know from my Winter Boot Buyin' post that I have an almost uniform of skinny jeans, ankle boots, knitwear and a coat.  I know, I know, don't give up the day job Michelle.  Fashion bloggers are currently shaking in their Givenchy boots ;)  For outer wear I love, love, LOVE a camel coloured wool coat.  In today's post, I'm counting the ways in which I adore this one, I picked up recently from COS.

I wanted something slightly structured,  yet wouldn't be too bulky and make me feel like the Michelin Man.  Something a little smarter that would be suitable for work as I have my All Saints leather jacket and a Topshop parka for weekends and dress down days.   I was looking for a coat with a high wool content to keep me warm and cosy and of course in the classic camel shade.  (I wasn't asking for much was I?)  Thankfully this delivers.  This ticks all the boxes and bonus, makes me feel a bit like Oliva Pope when it wear it! 

This the Tailored Wool Coat from COS will be a definite staple for Autumn and Winter. This just may go down as one of my all time favourite purchase ever!  Yup, ever.