Advertisements

OOTD: Springtime Staples

It is so windy outside as I write this post, but the fact remains, it is springtime (or is it?), so time to get the Springtime Staples out of the storage and grab some new pieces from the shops, if your wardrobe is in need of a spring fashion update.

I am yet to get my spring/summer clothes out of storage. I plan to sort that out in the next few days, hopefully before the bank holiday weekend next week. At the moment, this confused British weather is really messing with me. It has been up and down as usual this week, dead warm on some days, and painfully cold on some other days, like today. I hear it even snowed in Scotland some days ago.  Can you imagine that in April?

Light layering is the only way to survive spring time fashion, with the ups and downs of the weather. Thankfully, the fashion gurus saw this coming and got us prepared.

 

 

The crazy weather makes dressing up so hard sometimes. You never know how the day would really turn out, so you never know what to wear on such days. It is good to have transitional pieces like what I have on at the ready for when you need it.

Everything I have on here is from my existing wardrobe, no new pieces. I take pride in styling pieces and accessories from my wardrobe in different ways. It gives me joy when I get maximum wear from pieces.

 

 

What do you think of this outfit? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a beautiful day!

 

WHAT I WORE

Tan Gilet – Apricot

Blue Molly Jeans – River Island

Black Lace Top – Next

Black Cami – M&S

Black Shoes – TOMS

Brown Bag – Micharl Kors

Gold Earrings – Dubai Gold Market

Fitbit Flex Bracelet

 

 

Advertisements

Is 2017 the Year of the Skirt

Is 2017 the Year of the Skirt?

One of the best things about fashion blogging is that there is always something new to write about. The fashion world never stands still. There are always new trends and styles to enjoy, and 2017 is no different. It is already turning out to be an interesting year. This is because, this year, many designers have radically changed their approach to women´s fashion.

 

 

Gone are the muted palette and the tight-fitting style of trousers, blouses and dresses we have grown used to over the past few years. Brighter, loser clothes are starting to appear on the catwalks and in the shops, as designers start to change direction.

For the past few years, dresses have dominated, but that is definitely changing. It is clear that skirts and tops are set to be the go-to combination. As you can see on this page, there are a lot of different cuts to choose between.

 

Pleat skirts

The biggest trend is accordion pleat skirts. These long, full pleated skirts are popping up everywhere. Even Beyoncé has been seen wearing one, so you know this is a trend that is going to last. They are being worn in lots of different ways. A lot of women are pairing them with a generously cut top that is tucked into the waistband and pulled back out slightly to create a soft look that works well with this type of skirt.

 

Full maxi skirts

The maxi cut is still with us, but instead of dresses it is skirts, for 2017. Most are full and made of soft, relatively heavy fabrics like jersey, so they may not be suitable for wearing on really hot days, but they are definitely going to feature in a lot of women´s wardrobes.

 

Tailored skirts

At the other end of the spectrum are tight-fitting pencil and tube skirts. They come in a range of lengths.

Naturally, most of the pencil skirts finish either just above or just below the knee. However, the tube skirts come in a wide range of lengths including some that end midway down the calf.

Many designers are offering them in a range of elasticised fabrics, which helps to create a cleaner, slightly flatter silhouette. If you like a smooth, un-interrupted line, look for pull on versions, which do not have zips built-in. Naturally, most of these are made of some sort of stretch fabric. They not only look good they are also, typically, very comfortable to wear.

 

Ultra casual skirts

For those of you who want to keep things casual, button through denim skirts are a good option. They look good whether you are wearing a t-shirt or a casual shirt. If you prefer a more tailored look, a chino style pencil, or straight skirt is a good choice. They look good whether you wear them with sandals or a pair of ankle boots, on a cooler day.

For some of us wearing a skirt is going to take some getting used to, because they have not been popular for many years. However, they actually look great, so the next time you go shopping it is really worth trying a few on.

 

What do you think of the skirt craze?

Product Review: Clinique Beauty Products

Hey yah! How are we? I am doing great, happy as a bunny, and I have another product review post to share. It is still all Clinique. I have been busy in the beauty department in my Local Debenhams store and I can’t wait to tell you all about the beauties I got. Debenhams currently has discount code 10% off 50GBP starting this Wednesday, so get in time to get what you need on the spectacular sale. I get discount codes off a website called Codesium. The website has loads of discount codes for Debenhams, and many other websites, so it is definitely worth checking out.

Back to the beauties I got, here they are –

Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Graffiti Pop 2.3g

I have used this Clinique Pop Lipstick for weeks and it is the best Clinique Lipstick I have ever used!

Here is the brief product description –

Weightless yet pigment-saturated formula, Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour and Primer hugs lips with 8 hours of creamy matte comfort. Built-in primer helps smooth lips for an easy, even glide every time.

 

 

Here are my thoughts on this Clinique Lipstick –

 

PROS

  1. I love the pink shade. It suits my skin tone.
  2. It is very long-lasting, and easy to apply, as it contains primer already!
  3. It can be bought in many beauty stores.
  4. I love the texture of the lipstick.

 

 

CONS

None. I love everything about this particular shade of lipstick. I will be buying it again.

 

Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturiser

I have used this Clinique Moisturiser for some weeks and I like it. Here is a brief description –

This oil-free moisturiser instantly helps to blur imperfections while providing all-day hydration. Skin looks naturally perfected with a matte finish. Wear it alone, or under foundation. It’s so lightweight you can use it for touch-ups throughout the day. We call it your new favourite filter…the ideal way to give your skin the moisture it needs, and the forgiving ‘retouch’ that blurs the look of pores and fine dry lines.

 

 

Here are my thoughts –

 

PROS

  1. This moisturiser really preps my skin for makeup. My foundation just slides through with this on.
  2. It is fragrance free.
  3. It feels good on my skin. I love the texture, and the matte finish.
  4. It is a great multi-tasking product.
  5. It contains SPF.

 

CONS

None. I love this moisturiser, and I recommend it 100%. I will be using it again for sure.

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover

This is another new Clinique Beauty product I have been trying lately.

Here is a brief description –

Makeup remover for lids, lashes and lips. Unique, two-way formula that loosens the grip, then speeds the departure of the most persistent, eye makeups, mascara and lipsticks. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

Works on all skin types.

 

 

Here are my thoughts –

 

PROS

  1. It does the job; it gets makeup off.
  2. It is compact, so easy to carry around.
  3. It is great for all skin tones, and gentle on the skin.

 

CONS

  1. I found it too oily for my skin.
  2. It does not wash off easily.

It is a handy makeup remover, but I won’t be buying this again.

 

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

I am starting to step up my skincare regime, so I am getting into eye creams and all. I have been using this Clinique Eye Cream for some weeks now, and I find it OK.

Here is the brief description –

A pep rush for eyes. Just 3 seconds to look wide awake, refreshed. Hydrates, brightens, perks you up. Its cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh. Smooths the way for makeup, too. Have it on hand. Ophthalmologist Tested.

 

 

Here are my thoughts –

 

PROS

  1. I love the bright packaging.
  2. I love the texture of the eye cream.
  3. It feels great on my skin.
  4. It is easily accessible in many beauty stores.
  5. A little goes a long way.

CONS

  1. I have not noticed any difference in my eye area.

I won’t be using this product again.

 

Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

Now this is the best cleanser I have used in a long time. I am so in love with it.

Here is a brief description of this cleanser –

Effectively removes long-wearing makeup and sunscreen quickly and gently. Skin feels moist, clean, and fresh. Contains chamomile. Concentrated formula is long-lasting.

 

 

Here are my thoughts –

 

PROS

  1. It wipes up every trace of makeup, and leaves my skin very clean.
  2. Like all the other Clinique products, a little goes a long way. You only need a pea sized dot.
  3. It is fragrance free.
  4. It washes off easily.
  5. It is great for all skin types.

CONS

None.

I love this cleanser so much. I recommend it to everyone, and would be buying it again. It is so good.

 

Clinique High Impact Mascara

Mascaras are one of my favourite makeup products, as they have the power to transform the eyes. I have been playing around with this Clinique Mascara, and it ticks all the right boxes for me.

Here is the brief description –

High Impact Mascara is a multi-benefit mascara that adds maximum volume with definition and length. Specially developed brush and formula work together to dramatically thicken lashes while separating.

 

 

Here are my thoughts –

 

PROS

  1. It is great for sensitive eyes. I wear contact lens, and it does not irritate my eyes at all.
  2. It thickens and separates my lashes.
  3. Only a little bit is needed for the full effect.
  4. No smudges.
  5. It stays on all day, and easy to take off.

CONS

None.

I recommend this mascara and will be buying again.

 

All Clinique products came with this pretty little makeup bag. So handy for travels and extra makeup. I love it.

 

 

Have you used any of these products before? What are your thoughts?

Please sound off in the comment section below. Thanks for reading.

If you decide to buy these beauties from Debenhams,don’t forget to use promo code DZ92 to get 10% off your order over £50.

 

*Collaborative Post.