#78 Fireworks Night

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It’s that time of year again! Yeah, where we all forget that bonfire night is a few days after Halloween and we’re just not ready ūüôā I love autumn; so many excuses to party ,eat and drink¬†too much¬†, dress up all sparkly and all of the above. This look compiles my undeniable lust for sequins and glitter but I think it’s wearable and not too OTT. Literally every piece is on my current want-list. I mean, check out those glitter soled velvet cut out Topshop boot for crying out loud! It’d be a a waste of money NOT to get them. It’s an investment. Oh god, goodbye savings…

Top: Coast, Boots: Topshop, Ring set: New Look, Nail Varnish: Boots, Skirt: Alice & Olivia, Bag: C Wonder

#77 Nikki McWilliams

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As I moved to Edinburgh I discovered Nikki McWilliams, a designer, and now well-known brand, who created the wonderful concept of cushions, along with other interior products from wrapping paper to iPhone cases, adorned with biscuits and sweet wrappers we all know and love. My personal favourite is the custard cream, but she is famous for the Tunnocks Caramel range; I spoke to the great-granddaughter of Tunnocks’ founder and she had nothing but praise for the talented Nikki! Check out her instagram (@nikkimcwilliams) ¬†too for endless creative posts, and be sure to give her online shop a look to see a whole range of incredible designs. This look embodies those fab biscuits: red dress with gold for the Caramel Wafer, Digestive-coloured shoes, and a pale yellow bag for Custard Creams! I always think that nude/neutral accessories pair perfectly with red, to really emphasize the bright colour and also keep it ladylike.

Dress: Glamorous, Shoes: Zara, Necklace: Love, Ring: Forever 21, Bag: Oasis

#76 Bella Italia

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Inspired by a gorgeous meal of mussels, garlic bread, pollo al formaggio, and of course gelato, at Vittoria on Leith Walk last night. (Italian food is undeniably the best, no arguments accepted.) This look is how I would personify Italian style; perfect for lazing back in a gondola in Venice, or wandering round the shops of Milan. The maxi skirt is still on trend with autumn colour updates, or get some 2014 holiday inspiration with sunnies and straw bags.  Check out some street style from gorgeous Italian girls at fashion week here. Ciao bella.

Top: Zara, Skirt: Oasis, Sandals: Aldo, Office, Sunglasses: Bag: Roxy, Earrings: Giani

#75 Versatile Dressing

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Please excuse my shameless mirror selfies….

I am a huge¬†connoisseur of making the most out of your wardrobe: when you buy a piece of clothing it is an investment and it is important to get enough wear. I have found a great way to create different looks with the same old garments is to wear dress as skirts! Here are a few examples- the first is a strappy Missguided floral swing dress worn with a Topshop black cami and brown belt. The second is an Urban Outfitters ruffle dress covered by a slouchy grey Topshop jumper. The last (blurry) one is a Zara stripy¬†dress rolled down and worn with as Asos black crop tee. I prefer wearing dark , plain colours on my top half anyway as I am pale and fair, so it’s more flattering, and casual, this way.

The Liebster Award

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Thanks you so much to http://beauteamoureux.com for nominating me, it really does mean a lot, as I’m still relatively new the this blogging game and appreciate any support! Her beauty lifestyle website is utterly addictive and I’m sure will be world famous one day.

Here’s what you need to do:
1. Recognize the nominator(s).
2. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
3. Answer the 10 questions that the nominator asked you.
4. Create your own 10 questions.
5. Let the nominees know you’ve nominated them.

My nominees:

http://primarkandparmaviolets.com

http://fleurissante.wordpress.com/

http://blondeslovecupcakes.wordpress.com/

http://sandrafyianderson.com/

http://unconsciousstyle.wordpress.com/about/

http://cailyncatcox.wordpress.com/

http://styleandexpect.wordpress.com/

http://pattyliudotcom.wordpress.com/

http://fashionjunkeehouse.com/

http://www.laceandcombatboots.com/

Answers:

1. Foundation of choice?

I tend to stick with BB cream (My favourite is Maybelline Dream Fresh) as it’s so much lighter!

2. Favourite eyeshadow combination of the moment?

Creamy beige with brown towards the outer side, to widen the eyes.

3. What is your day job?

I am a student , no job at the mo, apart from my home bakery.

4. What star sign are you?

Sagittarius.

5. What is your favourite post of yours on your blog?

My Breakfast Club one just because it’s my all time favourite film ūüôā

6. Do you have a youtube channel?

No, I have not got a face for video!

7. Lipgloss or Lipstick?

Lipstick as I hate the hair sticking to lips scenario!

8. Matte or Dewy finish makeup?

Matte. I couldn’t live without my RImmel Stay Matte Powder

9. Favourite fragrance?

Daisy, Marc Jacobs.

10. Any advice for new bloggers?

Just be patient and don’t put yourself down. There is so much competition, but remember it’s about you as an individual, and what’s important is that you love what you blog , not how many people see it.

 

My questions

1. What do you love about your blog?

2. What is the piece in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?

3. Favourite high street store/fashion website?

4. What is your dream career?

5. If you could have any cake in the world designed for you, what would it be like?

6. What’s your average monthly spend on clothes?

7. Where do you call home?

8. Dresses or jeans?

9. What’s your favourite trend this season and why?

10.Best city you have visited?

Good luck everyone!

 

 

 

 

#73 Pick a Parka

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I bought the most lovely parka today, from Miss Selfrige; ¬£89, and worth every penny. It goes really well with jeans, skirts, school uniform, everything! A key on-trend investment and will keep you really warm and dry.Though I’d do something different today instead of an outfit, and just pick my favourite cosy khaki coats from the high street alone; although of course, clothes are required underneath to avoid flasher syndrome….

(Clockwise from Top) H&M, Miss Selfridge, Zara, Gap, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Pull & Bear

#72 Girl’s Night

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There is not much better than a night in with your favourite girls , plenty of alcohol and dips. It was¬†really refreshing not to have to think about boys and impressing people, but it’s still nice to make the effort I think and a classic LBD always does the trick for a more chilled out vibe. Shift dresses are huge for A/W and they are so flattering to all shapes so you won’t feel too body conscious. This leather one is a great twist, and worn with a cosy cardi and these gorgeous tights from Bebaroque (an Edinburgh brand don’t you know!) it ticks all the right style boxes; black and blue is a classic winter combination, and co-ordinates very¬†well with red wine I find.

Dress: Topshop, Necklace: Target, Cardigan: Oasis, Boots: H&M, Tights: Bebaroque