Although I still love spending far more time than I should painting my nails, I have recently neglected blogging about them, so here’s a little update. If you want more frequent nail updates, then feel free to follow me on Instagram @hannahlouisef or on the web version instagram.com/hannahlouisef!
When you think of an autumn/winter wardrobe, a new pair of sunglasses might not be the first thing which springs to mind. However even in rainy England we still get the odd day of sunshine in winter months, so why not use that as the perfect excuse for a fabulous new eyewear purchase! I think that sunglasses are an innovative way to incorporate AW12 trends subtly into an outfit:
Purple is one of the biggest colours at the moment, and even if it isn’t your favourite colour trend it is extremely wearable in small doses.
Getting dressed up for a night out doesn’t mean you have to wear heels! For those of you who struggle to endure a whole night in 5″ platforms, spiked or studded flats are a great alternative. I’m wearing the Studded Flat Shoes* from Missikon – they look amazing and are practical for a night out as well as being easy to dress down for a day-time look. I would strongly advise buying a size up from your usual in these, because they are small fitting.
My top is the Gold Sequence Dress*, also from Missikon, and I have tucked it into my trusty black American Apparel Disco Short.
While you’re checking out Missikon, you should also go to their Facebook page and enter their giveaway to win a GHD goodie bag!
These shoes are insane, as anyone can see! Size-wise they’re quite small-fitting, I would recommend going half a size down if possible. They aren’t too difficult to walk in if you’re used to heels, but the sole is very narrow so I personally am probably going to save these for evenings out which involve more sitting down, meals and parties for example, rather than nights out in clubs as I wouldn’t want to go over on my ankle!
Yesterday morning I received this gorgeous playsuit courtesy of Motel, just in time to wear it to my boyfriend’s sister and her husband’s post-wedding party! I chose the Valentine Open Back Playsuit in Floral Navy Pink Rose – I absolutely love the print and the unique structure of the playsuit which appears almost like a matching top and shorts and features a pretty cut out triangle in the lower back.
Here I’m wearing it with opaque black tights and pink spiked glitter flats from Romwe, but it could easily be made more casual with a denim jacket and platform trainers or dressed up more with big chunky heels and bright accessories.
The playsuit is from Motel‘s new AW12 collection, check out the collection video below along with more of my photos.
Amazing Kiss wedding cupcakes!
I was surprised this week with an awesome package from the lovely Naked Bones, including a few pieces from their latest collection, entitled ‘Metal Candy‘. The collection features a selection of garments including sweaters, crop tops and leggings, in sugary sweet shades such as candyfloss pink, mint green and lemon yellow, accented with sparkling ‘crystal’ pockets in a variety of colours. With pieces ranging from £12.99 to £19.99, the collection is affordable for everyone and certainly not one to miss out on!
My look (above) features the Streaked Sweater (£16.99) in ‘candyfloss pink’ with a silver crystal pocket. Here I paired it with galaxy leggings from Miss Selfridge and spiked pink glitter slippers from Romwe.
This week I received this beautiful satin off the shoulder dress courtesy of LOVE, and these amazing glittery spiked shoes which I used my Romwe blogger freebies towards! I absolutely love both pieces, the fit and the print of the dress is gorgeous (I plan to wear it to my college prom / leaver’s party so expect more photos next month!) and the shoes speak for themselves. You can get the LOVE dress on sale for just £18 here, and the Romwe shoes here.
Here, I paired my two new items with my Topshop leather biker and a pale skinny belt from Next.
Last night I went for a Nando’s with some friends to celebrate a friend’s 22nd birthday, we were supposed to go out afterwards too (hence the more dressy outfit) but ended up too tired/skint! I wore:
White cropped t-shirt: Topshop
Black Disco Short: American Apparel
Glitter tights: Topshop
Underground Creepers: ASOS