29 Jul 2015

YouTube Video | Fashion Haul

Ciao ♥ How are you? I hope you’re all doing well :) Guess who’s been shopping (again)? Ha! Guilty as charged. Have a look at the bargains I found in ASOS, Topshop, Zara and many more.

Are you guys subscribed to my YouTube channel? If not, what are you waiting for? Give this video a thumbs up and click that red button so I can keep you fashionably updated. Also, if you have any suggestions as to what you’d like me to film then please leave a comment below :) X

Ciao ♥ Xx

26 Jul 2015

Interview Outfit Ideas

Ciao ♥ Although my blog has a fairly small audience, there are still quite a few of you who are regular readers. For that matter I feel as if I should take it upon myself to help you guys out. Besides from doing that fashion and beauty wise (at least I hope I do), I think it’s important to discuss a range of topics and offer advice which can make somewhat of a difference and be beneficial to your everyday life. In today’s post I will be briefly touching upon job interviews and how to present yourself when in attendance of one.

Okay so we’ve all been there. Interviews can be pretty daunting stuff especially as there’s quite a few things to consider. Primarily, it is important you look professional and presentable. First impressions are everything and can be the deal breaker with any given job (or situation for that matter). Remember, you want to stand out and for all of the right reasons. “How do I do that?” some of you may ask. Well as cliché as it may sound this can be achieved by allowing your personality to shine through in both your behaviour and outfit. I always try to inject some of my personality into my outfit regardless of whether I’m expected to dress in a formal manner. You can do this by adding some colour to your outfit or incorporating different silhouettes, prints and textures to it. For instance, you could swap your frumpy, shapeless trousers for a pair of fitted cigarette ones or simply add a skinny black belt to your straight-cut dress.

Below is a selection of outfits that I’ve put together to have you feeling and looking as good as can be. After all… if you look good, you feel good. For those of you who are hoping to replicate these looks, all items featured are currently available to purchase on the high-street or online. Happy shopping!

Black Crepe Blazer - £24.99 from New Look (click here to view)
Chiffon Blouse - £19.99/£15 from H&M (click here to view)
Seam Back Cigarette Trousers - £22 from Topshop (click here to view)
Lavish Almond Toe Tassel Loafer - £65 from Office (click here to view)
The 13" Batchel With Magnetic Closure - £145 from The Cambridge Satchel Company (click here to view) 

Black Pinstripe Pencil Skirt - £25 from Miss Selfridge (click here to view)
Anita Plain White Shirt - £29.95 from T.M Lewin (click here to view)
Leather Pleated Apron Tote Bag - £69 from M&S (click here to view)
On Tops Black Patent - £65 from Office (click here to view)
Shell Circle Disc Drop Earrings - £7.50 from Topshop (click here to view)

 Black & White Dress Workwear - £38 from Next (click here to view)
Breanna Pale Grey - £89 from Dune (click here to view)
De Beauvoir Cross Body Bag - £149/£74.50 from Radley (click here to view)
Crinkle Effect Scarf With Wool - £18 from M&S (click here to view)

Before I get ahead of myself and forget, how many of you have recently graduated and currently looking for a job? Or, how many of you are in need of a new challenge and thereby looking to transition to a new company? Hmm! Quite a few of you I see. I can imagine you’ve spent a fair bit of time looking through countless job sites hoping to find your ‘dream’ job. It’s a lot harder than you had anticipated right?... especially when you’ve already applied to all of the current positions on all of the job sites you’re familiar with. Ah! Well what if I told you there's a new job site in town. Yes, you heard right. Browse thousands of jobs online with City Calling. Ha! I bet I have your full attention now ey? Make sure you guys check them out as I know how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door within the working world. For each job advertised there’s hundreds of candidates, if not more, applying for that position. Competition is FIERCE but let’s not forget that once you’re in, you’re in.

I also feel it’s important of me to tell you guys not to be disheartened if the final outcome of your interview is not successful. Instead consider it to be a part of your working experience and a way to better prepare yourself for the next one. After all, interviews are a great way of strengthening your ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner and enables you to practice selling your expertise. Practice makes perfect and you’ll soon find that once you have been to a few interviews the rest will almost be a breeze. Good luck :)

Ciao ♥ Xx

This post is in collaboration with City Calling.

17 Jul 2015

Wish List | July

Premium Suede Trench Coat - £250 from Topshop (click here to view)
Cronometro Sandal - £322/£161 from Pinko (click here to view)
Suede Midi Skirt - £85 from Miss Selfridge (click here to view)
Invidia Sunglasses - £180 from Taylor Morris (click here to view)
Leather Fringe Saddle Bag - £65 from Accessorize (click here to view)
Multistrand Necklace - £14.99 from H&M (click here to view)
ASOS Fedora With Wide Brim - £25 from ASOS (click here to view)
Striped Wood Drop Earrings - £8.50 from Topshop (click here to view)
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette - £45 from Selfridges (click here to view) 

Ciao ♥ Xx


11 Jul 2015

Wireless Festival

Ciao It's been nothing but festival galore these past few weeks. Hundreds of thousands of people have flocked all across the UK to attend festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Parklife and Wireless.

This year I went to three of the four days of Wireless including Wireless 10 which was an additional date, added to the festival's calendar, in celebration of their ten year anniversary. To further celebrate this occasion a limited number of tickets went on sale at the price they were ten years ago. Between 9-10am (on the day they were being sold) one hundred tickets were sold at 2005's ticket price of £35. From 10-11am one hundred tickets were sold at 2006's ticket price of £37.50 and so on. My friends and I managed to get our tickets for £35 each. BOOYAH! Wwwwhhhhhhoo's your daddy?

I had an absolute blast dancing away to performances from the likes of Drake, August Alsina, Kid Ink, Nicki Minaj, Jhene Aiko and Fuse ODG, alongside many more. Besides from having a good ol' boogie I also spent a lot of time singing along (quite badly might I add), shouting like a fan girl for Drake (I lost my voice), mosh-pitting (this was CRAZY) and checking everyone's outfit out.

Talking of outfits, below is what I wore on two of the days. Despite being fairly simple they both have some gorgeous detailing in the form of embroidery and crochet. What do you guys think?

Ciao ♥ Xx

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5 Jul 2015

Outfit of the Day (#OOTD)

Ciao  The weather in London has been bloomin' amazing this past week with the temperature surpassing 36 degrees. Ha! It certainly hasn't been the stereotypical British weather that us Brits are all so used to (and the rest of the world know us for). Let's just say that we're definitely making the most of it and lapping up that good ol' vitamin D.

I wore this outfit a few days ago after snapping up this red leather jacket in the Zara sale. It was originally £159.99 and reduced to £89.99. A rather reasonable price to pay for an authentic leather jacket don't you think? There was also a black version but I wanted something a little bit different and this is exactly what that is. It certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea as it's not the most versatile of colours. However, if you're someone like me who loves to experiment then this is perfect.

As you can see I paired it with this grey ensemble as the colour contrast is just something else. Also, y'all know how much I love the Topshop Joni jeans right? Well if not let me tell you that I LURVEEEE them so thought it was only right to treat myself to another pair :) As you can they're super fitted and literally moulds to my body shape. I particularly love the slight fraying on the rips and ends of these jeans as it roughens the outfit up a little bit. What do you guys think? X


Leather Jacket from Zara
Ribbed Crop Top from Tophop
Ripped Jeans from Topshop
Sandals from Topshop
Bag from Zara

Ciao ♥ Xx

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