A Mini Space NK Haul

Friday, 22 July 2016

High End Skincare Haul from Space NK
Well it has been awhile since I last shopped in Space NK.  A new job means that my office is no longer a stone's throw away from Space NK.  *Cries!*  Although, my bank balance is altogether thrilled about this.  As is always the way, I ran out of a few things at once.  Here's what I picked up.

This Works Sleep+ Pillow Spray.  I'm not sure what wizardry This Works have going on here but I simply cannot be without this.  A few sprays of this on my pillow before bed, guarantees the best night's sleep ever.  Any stress, Sunday Night Fear just floats away.

Darphin Intral Serum which is the perfect antidote to inflammation and redness that I'm prone to suffer from on my cheeks.  Ultra light weight, calming, hydrating and most importantly not aggravating.  I adore this serum.

Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm sinks in to soothe, soften and plump dry lips.  My all-time lip care love.  The rich, thick texture is a dream to apply to dry, chapped lips.  When it comes to adding a layer of moisture and protection, this is my ultimate essential.

Lastly, I bought Omorovicza Cleansing Foam.  Another firm favourite.  A dreamy texture, this gentle foam cleanser, cleanses thoroughly without drying or stripping the skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and ready for the rest of my skincare routine.

All every day essentials and for me, forever repurchases.  Damn you Space NK, you get me every time!

A Step In The Right Direction

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Topshop Java Metallic Sling Back Shoes Review, Photos and OOTD

OOTN with Topshop Shoes
Topshop has long been a brand I'm obsessed with.  When it comes to Topshop, I always gravitate towards their jeans and shoes.  The Java Metallic Sling Back Shoes are a new addition to my carefully curated collection.  

Metallic to give them a little somethin' somethin' with block heel, pointed toe and straps, these are the perfect Summer shoe.  These will take you from day to night, desk to dance floor.  As I mostly wear all black, the sliver makes things more interesting and adds something different to my outfit.  I've been styling these with a COS blouse, Frame Denim skinny jeans for the office and outside of work, wearing them to the pub for dressy/casual nights out too.  The ladylike straps add a more girlie look to dress down or distressed denim. As they aren't too high and have a block heel, they are super comfortable to wear/walk in!

Oh Topshop Java Metallic Sling Back Shoes, let me count the ways I love you.  I have shoe lust!

J Brand Jeans

Monday, 18 July 2016

J Brand Maria Jeans Review
J Brand Jeans Outfit
So J and I are thick as thieves.  J Brand that is.  I've recently rediscovered my love for J Brand jeans. Tired of my usual go-to denim fading and losing shape after a few washes, I decided that it was time to invest and settled for a black pair of J Brand Maria Jeans.

I could live in these.  And almost have been... Honestly, I have to talk myself into wearing something else.  They are fast becoming a wardrobe staple and both a work and weekend go-to.  Being the creature of habit that I am, I went for black jeans.  When in doubt, the one look I fall back on - black skinny jeans, pointed toe flats and a simple white t-shirt.  An effortless classic and it's comfortable.  These, the Maria are jet black, high waisted and super skinny.  These are so comfortable to wear.  High waisted but not uncomfortably so.  (I think from having my belly button pierced when I was younger, I still don't like anything that sits too high!)  They don't come in different leg lengths.  I'm 5.6 (and a half - very important!) but thankfully they aren't too long that they bunch up around the ankles.  They look good turned up a little too.  When I mentioned I've rediscovered these, it's because the key is to size down!  I've owned a pair of these before and made that mistake!  Rookie error for fear of getting stuck in too tight jeans having to be cut out of them in the fitting room!  But do, size down as they will stretch.  I'm typically a UK size 10/12 and when for waist 28 in these.

In absolute LOVE with these J Brand jeans.  You just can't go wrong with a good pair of skinny jeans! Expensive, but I shudder to think of the number of times I've repurchased cheaper ones and cost per wear, we're looking at Primark prices!

Steppin' into the Weekend

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Topshop Kingdom Shoes
Probably not the timeliest of posts but today's post is new shoes of beauty that I managed to pick up in the Topshop sale!  I never, ever find anything good on sale!  Other people manage to nab bargains and I typically bypass the sale rail and head straight to the new in section!  Much to my bank account's dismay...

These are the Topshop Kingdom Ghillie Shoes.  They are 100% leather, flat with a pointed toe and beautiful.  Originally €88, then €52 and now an incredible €26!!!  Get these to your nearest store! Run, run, run!  Or you know, follow the link...  Part let us gaze upon these gorgeous new shoes/part public service announcement post.  I bloomin' love these.  I originally bought these thinking they would be perfect paired with black trousers and a blouse for the office but I've been wearing them as part of my skin jeans, over sized COS top weekend uniform too.

As they are real leather, they are super soft and comfortable.  I was worried that the heels might hurt but I haven't had an blister related issues breaking them in.  Off duty chic?  The latest addition to my weekend wardrobe sorted.