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November Favourites

The products I'm obsessed with this month are nothing short of amazing.

Can anyone else believe that it’s November? I feel like we’ve fast forwarded through 2016 and it’s almost time for Christmas gifting and hot chocolate. Since tis almost the season for gifting and shine, I have a feeling that my November favourites are about to become your November favourites. From the best highlighter I’ve ever used, to the prettiest scrunchies for your hair, scroll down for some early cheer and merriment! 

#1

Chantecaille Liquid Lumiére

I’m all about the natural beauty look - my daily routine is so simple and to the point but is always a no fail situation. I’ve recently started using this Chantecaille Liquid Lumiére highlighter and I have to say it is the best highlighter I’ve used by far. It’s got a strong shine so you don’t need too much of it but it also blends beautifully and looks incredibly natural. 

 

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#2

By Terry Liquid Blush

I’m a huge fan of liquid blush because I find that it appears more natural on the skin and is much easier to manage and manipulate. My current favourite is this gorgeous By Terry liquid blush. It comes in three different shades (I obviously went for the bright pink!) and has a slightly glossy finish on the skin. Perfect for rosy cheeks all winter long.

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#3

Monica Vinader Bangles

If you’ve been reading carefully you will know that I love beautiful jewellery. I always find that an outfit is incomplete without something and I usually always have something on my wrists. My most recent purchase were these two Monica Vinader bangles. I love the minimal shape and the way they look stacked on the wrists! They really are the perfect accessory for everyday! (Plus, pro tip, they make stunning Christmas presents… or even birthday presents.. or just a present to yourself)

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#4

Clarins Fix Make Up Spray

One of the biggest make up mistakes is when your makeup is too cakey and just isn’t set properly. If you’ve ever been guilty of doing that, and I know I have, I find that one of the best ways to make sure that A. your make up is set perfectly, B. it lasts all night looonngg, and C. it looks flawless and natural, is to use this Clarins spray. A couple of spritz’s after your make up routine is complete and you will wonder why you didn’t know about this spray before.

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#5

Mille Saisons Silk Hair Ties

One of the most luxurious fabrics in the world is silk (A little insight into where ‘The Silk Sneaker’ comes from!) and it’s also one of the best fabrics for your hair and skin. Silk helps battle frizz, keeps your hair cleaner and styled for longer, and is gentle on your skin. So we all know that everyone wants a silk pillowcase, but I also swear by using silk scrunchies in my hair! If it’s good for my hair, I’m on board. It’s just a perk that they come in the most gorgeous colours too.

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So if you're in the gifting mood already, or just ready for a little make up haul, give any of my November favourites a try and you'll be happy all month long. What are your current favourites?

My Most Versatile Layering Piece

Your most versatile piece this season isn't what you'd expect.

Your lace cami is about to take your winter layering to new heights.

Although there are many things about winter we may not whole heartedly enjoy, it's safe to say that one of the things I do love about this season is how much more creative I can be with my dressing. Layering is by far one of the most fun things to do, and how to layer is it's own story all together. 

I think it's all about being able to make all the pieces in your closet as versatile as possible, to get as much use out of each piece and to explore all the different ways you can create a totally different look with them. After all, that's when you know you've made a good purchase. This lace cami has to be one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. I can wear it in the spring or summer with my favourite ripped jeans or skirt and now it looks gorgeous in the winter too.

With some thoughtful layering, I put this piece over my turtleneck to really let the lace detailing shine through, all while staying warm. The MVP this season, would without a doubt have to go to the lace cami.

Shop this one through the link below!  

Turtleneck: Zara

Lace Cami: Hush

Pants: Topshop

Shoes: Gucci

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Sticker: Anya Hindmarch 

 

Metallica

When in doubt, just add some shine to an already classic look.

Just because it’s autumn, it doesn’t mean you have to hide your legs, I mean what else are over the knee boots for? With some solid layering, whether it be layered tops or sweaters like mine, your favourite skirt is about to get a cold weather upgrade. With the last days of October upon us (who’s ready for halloween? I know I’m not… there is some serious DIY happening for my costume) I can’t help but be more and more inclined to the shiny and the sparkly. When I saw this metallic skirt I couldn’t resist. Metallic leather adds such an amazing touch to an everyday look, it’s such an easy way to step up your outfit. If worn right, metallic can also be such an easy way to upgrade a very classic look. 

With the US Elections coming up, and winter making it’s way into our bones and souls (winter is coming, but GOT will not grace our screens till… June?!?!) November is going to be one hell of a month. It seems like everyday we get a new set of “facts” that seem to throw another curveball into the whole discussion, the grand finale is sure to leave us either incredibly relieved or incredibly worried. As the cold sets in here in London and we start preparing for the holiday season and the stress of end of the year work, I love being able to combat that through just feeling and looking good. This metallic skirt does that for me, it makes me feel confident yet classic, and is the perfect way to add some shine to any type of gloomy day. When you feel confident on the inside, you’re going to feel confident on the outside, and then nothing can stop you. 

Sweater: Topshop

Sleeveless Top: Zara

Skirt: Zara

Boots: Dior (similar)

Bag: Gucci

Sunglasses: Mykita

Venice: Where to Eat, Drink & Play

Italy charmed me long ago when I fell in love with Capri. It managed to do it all over again, this time in Venice. Luring me with promises of gelato, my weight in spaghetti and stunning views (all these promises were fulfilled), Venice stole my heart. Theres nothing quite as satisfying as getting lost in the little colourful streets, the bridges over the canals, or over a glass of Aperol Spritz. With art and culture pouring out at every corner, there’s never a dull moment in this lagoon city.

No matter what corner we turned or bridge we crossed, there was always a beautiful view waiting for us!

Explored Venice's little streets on our second day in my favourite Self-Portrait top. Plus I found a boater hat on the streets of Venice that I have been hunting for, for ages!

For the best Lobster spaghetti around, try this beautiful restaurant called La Calcina on the water - if its squid ink spaghetti you're after, look no further than Al Mascaron!

If you're a lover of modern art, you must check out the Peggy Guggenheim collection - stunning, especially the Andy Warhol piece!

For the best gelato - try La Boutique del Gelato -my favourite flavour there was a mix of chocolate, honey and rum. It's called Caribe! For a more scenic view, try Nicos!

On our third day I opted for this Free People dress - I love dresses in the summer, especially on a vacation! They are so easy and I love the embroidery on this one. It was the perfect gondola dress too!

Lady in Red

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Spring - the arrival of all things beautiful and colourful. What better way to celebrate that than with the power colour of all power colours; Red.

For those of you interested in a  little bit of cultural insight, it is the eve of Holi today in India – the festival celebrating the first day of spring. Tomorrow, the streets will be full of people rejoicing by throwing coloured powder and water balloons at one another. Spring after all is the arrival of all things bright and wonderful. Although it’s been a very long time since I found myself in a colour war face off (Trust, I know all the tricks and tips), I’m celebrating in my own way. Out comes all my colourful clothing.. or as much colour I have in my closet!

Top: Topshop, Skirt: Topshop (love this one)Sweater: TopshopShoes: ASOS (similar), Bag: Dior, Scarf: Zara

White Shirt, Tied New Ways

You must know by now that I love a good take on a classic - but if you can't find one, you might as well make one. In this case, when it's too hot for a linen shirt, or you just don't feel like it, why not try tying the sleeves and creating yourself an off shoulder blouse - This show to wear a white shirt! Plus, I'm a huge fan of a good bow (#TeamBlairWaldorf). If you're wondering how I did it, button the shirt on your chest, then take the sleeves around to the front and tie! A printed skirt and some sneakers and you're set for any day of this summer - yes it is still summer, let's milk August for what it's worth!

Graduand to Graduate

For those of you who follow along on Instagram, you’ll know that I graduated quite recently. What felt like it would never come, finally arrived, and it’s almost strange to think that I’ve gone from student, to full time blogger, from graduand to graduate. There’s much to achieve, and the road ahead is full of goals and hurdles I want to reach and cross. Enough contemplating and reflecting for now – for all of you who, who commented about my dress, here are the details and a couple more shots of this special moment! I’m incredibly proud to say that I graduated with the highest GPA in my class (Spot the trophy!) To infinity and beyond? #DisneyKidAtHeart

Dress: Jonathan Simkai, Shoes: Louboutin

Summer Layers

Whoever thought that on some of the hottest days of the years I would be working on my layering? Don't worry, I don't plan on wearing any turtlenecks or scarves while the sun shines down on us, nor do I suggest you do - but if you're in the mood to spice up your latest summer shirt dress, then why not try this? I decided to layer a tiered skirt over my shirt dress for an added bit of volume and a bit of summer fun (Who doesn't think that tiered skirts are fun?)

Shirt Dress: MiH Denim, Skirt: Maje, Shoes: Valentino, Bag: Dior, Belt: Vintage, Sunglasses: Fendi

Overall, I Love Overalls

I have never been one to love wide legs, I always felt I got lost in them. Lately however, these overalls have shown me otherwise - they have shown me how to wear wide leg pants - Overall, I love these overalls and wide legs! I've noticed that the trick to wearing a wide leg bottom, is making sure it's quite fitted on top, otherwise, if you're as petite as me (Yes that's right, let's avoid the word short) you could be lost in a sea of cloth. Not exactly the kind of sea you want to be diving into in the summer. I especially loved pairing them with a high neck top just for an added elegance and feeling of luxe!

Thank you Wal-G for this gorgeous overall jumpsuit - I'm having a blast styling it!

Overalls: Wal-G, Top: Sandro (Love this one too), Shoes: Carvella, Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere, Clutch: Louis Vuitton