Friday, 30 November 2012

Not On The Highstreet

(Jeans & Shirt - Topshop, Shoes - Primark)

This hot little sweatshirt is by Nell & the cutest of the cute this necklace is by Literary Emporium through Not on the High Street.
Not on the High Street is a lovely company, full of smaller brands that sell all sorts.  From small gifts to clothing.  Bath-bombs to mugs.  All sorts!  A few of my family members have been using Not on the High Street for a while now and all the gifts they always buy are so cute and pretty.  NOTHS has something for everyone, in my opinion.  A 15 year old like me or a 60 year old, I truly feel there is something for everyone no matter your taste.
    If you look through the website you'll find loads of options to browse the different categories, a lot of them done by theme which I just love.  If you go to the 'gifts' option there are loads of personality types to choose from; art-lover, style savvy.  Even wine connoisseur!  Obviously that's great for if you need to buy a gift for someone you don't know too well - a secret santa maybe?  Judge on what you think there personality type may be and Bob's your uncle!
     There is also a fabulous selection of Christmas gifts, arranged into different categories based on the person you're buying for and price range.
     They stock all kinds of brands.  Some you will have heard of, some you won't have.  Alphabet Bags for one, RegalRose another big name brand.  Oh and some of the jewellery is just to die for as you can tell from the ridiculously cute horsey!  The horse just had to be's so cute!

Literary Emporium is all based around the name.  All their products have literature within them.  For example all their necklaces come like above, with a gorgeous fitting quote from a book.  If you're into book, make sure you check it out!

I chose this sweatshirt because I've fancied a sweatshirt for a really, really long time so when a lovely lady from NOTHS contacted me I knew I had to pick this!  I love the brand's printing and I just thought this jumper was too good to miss.  It's unisex and I got it in a Medium as there wasn't anything smaller available. But it's so versatile and not to mention how comfy it is!  It's soft and that gorgeous fleecy feel inside which is just to die for.  Especially on those cold, drizzly days (here in England anyway) when you come in soaking wet, super cold feet and in need of snuggly clothes, hot chocolate and wintery feel good movies.  Obviously this jumper is not only for those occasions as I am ready to style the hell out of it.  Expect a lookbook based on it soon!  Would you prefer it as a video or photos?  Let me know!

Monday, 26 November 2012

RunAway Magazine - featuring me as a writer!

Hello all my lovely ladies (and gentlemen).
I am now a monthly writer for RunAway magazine!  How fantastic is that?  My first article is in this issue released on Sunday the 2nd of December.  My piece is about the link and inspiration between musicians and fashion....But I won't say anymore until it's release.
    RunAway is founder by it's editor in cheif Emily Burke who can also find on her blog.  I do believe the beautiful Coco (blog) also helps out a lot (she may be deputy editor, but I'm not sure on titles!).  It's a magazine run by teenage girls which is why it's so different and unique.  Real fashion by teenagers.  Cool, right?

Check RunAway out on tumblr.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Black as his heart

Dress - Romwe, Jacket - Motel, Bag - H! by Henry Holland, Necklace - Gift, Rings - All mum's, cuff - Topshop, Lipstick - Topshop in Beguiled

I wore this outfit to go to a charity fashion show at a local all-girls school.  I wouldn't have gone along normally - as it was mainly aimed at pupil's friends and family.  Most of the models were sixth form students along with a few teachers, I think.  I went along to help out a friend and also because I really wanted to!
    I went along with Question Me a group that is based around young people and they do all sorts.  They filmed the event as part of Question Me TV and I presented for them.  I've never done any presenting before but I do make YouTube videos so I thought it would probably be ok... And it was!  I think... I interviewed a few of the students at the school about modelling, styling, inspiration and just general questions about the event along with an interview with head mistress.  It was all in all pretty fun!  I really enjoyed presenting and watching the show ten times more then I thought I would and I'd really love to do a bit more presenting stuff in the future.

I wanted to look quite smart yet stay on trend as it's a fashion show after all.  A girls got to dress good right?  I smartened up this super sweet dress from Romwe with black boots with a small heel to make it more sophisticated and, really, just to make my legs look a little longer then they actually are!  (If you guys know how I can sort this short leg issue out, please help me.  I'm desperate!) I wasn't going to go into official work mode though because wasn't work.  I threw on my leather jacket to add some 'edge' and just make it a little rockier and live up to my 'fashion blogger' name which I rather enjoyed being known as on the night.  The satchel just goes with everything so that explains that.  I loved the look and felt really comfortable and just like myself in it.  It's not too daring but it still looks good.
    When the video of the night is all ready I'll put it up for you guys to have a quick look.

All in all, I've had a very successful weekend.  I've ordered 3 pairs of shoes (pictures up when they arrive), filmed a few videos, read my magazines & part of my new book (might do a post on it once I've read it - it's about fashion careers), finished off my 40's style apron at my sewing class and got loads of ideas for upcoming things!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Where to find me?

If you didn't already know I have a YouTube account that is full of your usual fashion blogger bits!  Check it out if you want to see me in 'real life mode'.  I'm planning of filming an a/w look book over the next few days as well as a haul coming up soon, so make sure to subscribe!  This is my most recent video.

You can also find me on TwitterPinterest & StyleSaint.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Not a Beauty Blogger But... FREE TOPSHOP!

All make up by Topshop.  Liner in 'Ink', Blush in 'Prime Time', Eye palette in 'Constellation', Brighten in 'Moonlight' & Nail Polish in 'Treasure'

We all know I am not a beauty blogger.  When I began blogging at the beginning of this year, I ended up drifting towards the beauty side.  Oh, beauty blogging, my dearest frienemy.  I soon realised, it wasn't for me. Trying my hardest not to be hypocritical but I do not personally enjoy reading blog post after blog post about make up and skin care products that I can't afford and will never buy but that's not to say I don't like the idea of beauty blogging and all the fantastic tutorials.  Ergo, I do love getting new beauty products and being able to rant and rave about them somewhere!

   I'm not going to go on a review the products (but I can if you comment below on which product you would like to be reviewed) but I will tell you that I got these pretty products as the gift for my 6 month Elle subscription.  Hurrah!  If I'm totally honest with you, this free gift (worth quite a bit of money) was the part of the offer that won me over.  But obviously the £10 for 6 months was a fantastic deal too.  It was supposed to come with Topshop's lippie in 'Whimsical' but I don't know what happened there because it didn't arrive...      Nonetheless, I think my favourite thing I received was this nail polish, it's just beautiful!  I've been fancying the metallic nail trend for a while but haven't gotten around to buying any.  You can't tell in these pictures but in real life the colour is just really subtle - it's like a metallic style nude with a tinge of orange with the way it pretty much fades into my hands (not that my hands are orange...I'm not sure how to explain it!  This is why I don't normally blog about beauty...!)  I'm also super gutted that all the nails on my right hand are a little longer and nicer than all of them on my left but due to being right handed, a left handed picture taking experience would not have been especially enjoyable.
    I already had the eye liner brush, but what's one more?  A freebie is a freebie right?!  I can't wait to use more of the products! Eeeeee!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Pointy Toed Princesses

I'm beginning to share with you some of the things I find most beautiful this season.  Things I'm really coveting and wishing I had the money to buy for myself... Trust me if I had the money for all the things I can think of in my head, this would be a very good blog indeed.
    Today, I want to share with you one of my most fantasised trends; pointy toed pumps and all their glory.

Pictures from StyleSaint & Pinterest

I made a StyleBook over on StyleSaint, to truly show my love towards this pretty little trend.
It fascinates me how such a delicate pair of shoes can turn an oversized scruffy outfit of boyfriend jeans, a slouchy grey t-shirt & a thrown on too-big, stolen-from-the-boyfriend blazer and turn it into street style heaven.  For this reason, I think I love sophisticated shoesesy like these even more.  The shoes turn the outfit around from boring, lazy tramp to purposefully off-duty chic.  What's not to love?!
     Especially for someone like myself, (15 year old fashion blogger wishing she could get away with wearing a lot more than she can) these shoes are perfect.  They shew away the idea that you can't wear heels under the age of 18 on a day to day basis because they're so damned sexy and cute that they just rock your look.

I don't really think much detail is needed to explain to you guys how fabulous this style of shoe really is.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

@FashionUnfold Tuesday 13th November at 1pmEST/6pmGBT

Incase any of you aren't aware and I'm sorry to let you know at such short notice, but FashionUnfold is beginning in 20 minutes!  1pm EST of 6pm in the UK.  I am on the panel this month so I hope you can all get involved as it's going to be fantastic, a truly interesting topic and I had great fun writing for it.

Hope you all get involved.  Don't forget to follow @FashionUnfold and put a (hashtag)FashionUnfold at the end of your tweets!


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Studs, Spikes, Faux Fur and Embellishment Blues

Now, I'm not sure about you beauties but I'm having a bit of a fixation with statement jewellery as of late.  By statement jewellery I mean mainly silver and gold jewellery embellished with studs, spikes, chains and gorgeously gothic, possibly dangerous pieces.  Not only jewellery, am I tormented by but also all forms of accessories; be it a faux fur stole (which I heavily praised in a recent OOTD), a sequin trim on a dress or a scattering of spikes on a shoe.
       Obviously my inspiration began on the runways back in February this year with various offerings of embellishment and gothic glory.  But since then, all the street style and look books have infused a huge desire on my part of needing more of these items in my life.

(I don't own any pictures; various from Pinterest, Jameela Jamil for Very, Primark, Tumblr and Google)

It's a perfect transition from the la-de-da-ness of S/S's girly, princess, cutesy fairy land.  Not to say that I didn't enjoy dressing head to toe in pastels and dressing like a dainty little darling.  Or wanting to but have the lack of suitable clothing to work with.  ANYWAY.
       Statement jewellery and luxurious accessories just twist every outfit into something else, something one thousand times better.  Something enviable and utterly desirable to every other stylish woman out there.  They want your style, maybe they even want to be you.

I think what I'm trying to say is that jewellery, in any form, can completely change a persons day-to-day outfit to something that isn't at all day-to-day and more 'I'm a stylish, sophisticated yet urban and chic'.  Totally cool and green-eye provoking. 

On a less happy note, I have two weeks worth of exams starting tomorrow so posting will be even more irregular for a while, but when that is over I'm really planning on stepping up my game.  You will have much better, well written post fuelled with a lot more effort on my part.  Lots more OOTD taken in better backgrounds with better quality where I can and an upcoming look book (will also be up on my YouTube channel) along with my favourite S/S13 runway shows following my Jonathan Saunders post as well as many other exciting things including my new position writing for a friend's magazine...keep reading and all will be revealed soon!