Style Inspiration

The way I dress and the inspiration I take from others helps me to feel good about myself. Of course, many say that you don’t need to worry about your appearance – feeling good comes from within. That’s very true, but fashion to me, isn’t as serious as that. It makes me feel good not because I don’t feel good about myself, but because it allows me to be creative. When I buy clothes, I buy them with the excitement of styling them with different things in my wardrobe.

Fashion and style can be classed as two very different things. On the one hand, fashion can be regarded as something that is current, and something that is constantly evolving. While style is timeless, it is one’s personal preference of dress. When it comes to style, you can use previous fashion trends to create your own individual look, or you can simply favour specific trends – may that be from different eras or the same era.

I do not follow fashion trends and throw away outdated trends. Instead, I use fashion trends to build my own type of style. I look at characters from TV shows, celebrities, friends, family members, strangers whom I have never met, to gain inspiration for my own style. Of course, I do this without realising at times, or without intention. In other words, I love clothes. The one thing I notice before anything else, is what someone is wearing. Not in a judgemental way, but rather an admiring way.

When I watch Riverdale for example, I am constantly obsessed with the style of the characters. In particular, I love the style of both Veronica Lodge and Cheryl Blossom. The cute mini skirts, collared blouses, polished hairstyles all mirror what I love when it comes to style. Both two different styles, but altogether the same, Veronica and Cheryl are my go-to gals when I need some inspiration. Here’s a link to a post on Pinterest with the style of Veronica Lodge.

Photo from Pinterest.

Another fictional character that I love for her style is Sabrina from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. You may have read about this before on my previous post The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Mini Review , but I do love her style. It’s just everything I would have wanted to wear as a young girl. Even now, in my twenties, I take style inspiration from her. The cute dresses layered with light jumpers and tops, all paired with a simple pendant necklace. Even The Weird Sisters have amazing style too – if you ever wanted to dress like a chic witch, take inspiration from them! Here’s a link to a series of pins from Pinterest!

Finally, another person that consistently inspires the way I dress, is the lovely Holly Willoughby. Every outfit she wears on This Morning, and I’m a Celebrity is just sheer style perfection. In my opinion anyway! I just love how she dresses. She looks so amazing as well. I literally want to be her sometimes. Again, the mini skirt/blouse ensemble is completely up my street. At this time of year, my favourite thing to wear is a cute mini skirt with tights, a light jumper, and boots. My favourite shop to buy clothes from has to be Miss Selfridge. I just love everything from there. If I could only shop in one place for clothes, Miss Selfridge would be my choice every single time. I think that everything they sell just seems to be exactly what I like to wear. From their evening and partywear, all the way to their casual clothes.

Two words…STYLE GOALS. Holly just kills everything she wears. The hair, the clothes, everything. She is just the ultimate babe. Both photos were found here at Pinterest – and look like they were from her own Instagram page – as she uploads every outfit she wears, which is just amazing.

Who is your style inspiration? Leave a comment below!


Autumn Fashion & Beauty Haul

Hey everyone! After a few weeks away from blogging, I have decided to share a post about my current purchases.

Autumn is one of those seasons that I have a love/hate relationship with. It is the season of colourful leaves, soup, jumpers, and hot drinks. But it is also the season of a whole new colour pallette in regards to fashion and makeup!

Yes, it gets cold – and thus, the reason why I hate it at times. I love the summer and the warmth it brings, as well as the longer days (silently dreads the dark, gloomy days ahead). However, I do love the different shades of dark red that it brings to my style. That is why, recently, I have gone shopping to buy a few new items for my wardrobe!

Burgundy button-up dress and check fitted skirt, both from New look:

I love both of these new pieces and I would really love to buy the dress in black too! I decided to buy these because I thought they would be good to wear for work or possibly interviews if styled with a blouse. The thing I love best about fashion at this time of year, is the ability to layer different pieces together to create different outfits.

Now for the skincare and makeup. I recently went shopping to stock up on a few things that I needed. They may not all be related to autumn, as they are useful all-year-round, but I decided to try them out!

Garnier Skin Active Gel Face Wash, under £2 on offer at Boots:

I love this so far! It is so nice to use and it really feels like your skin is being cleansed properly without becoming oily or dry. This one is designed specifically for combination-oily skin, so I definitely recommend this if you are prone to oiliness, but can also get dry skin at times. Every skin is different, I know, but it is definitely worth a try if you want a great face wash at a budget price! They also do a micellar water range in this type of gel face wash, which I also need to try out because I love their micellar water products.

St. Ives Apricot Blemish-Prone Face Scrub, under £5 at Boots:

I have bought and used this before many times, especially during the summer months to keep my skin bright and exfoliated. I have recently ran out of this product, so I HAD to buy more! I love the St. Ives range of scrubs and they do a different one for every skin need. I am prone to blemishes, so I like to use this specific one, but there is another that I would like to try – it’s a nourishing one that keeps your skin soft and nourished – find it on this link!

Soap & Glory Mother Pucker Matte Lipstick in the Shade Cinnamon Beige:

I bought this because I have been wanting to try the Soap & Glory lipsticks for a while! So far, I am not too sure about it. The consistency is great, and not too drying like some of the Mac ones. Also, it seems to last a good amount of time before having to reapply the product.

However, for me, this shade does not work. I think it comes out more of a brown tone on my lips – as mine are quite dark in colour naturally! I do think that it is the perfect shade for autumn, so I may have to give it another chance to see how I feel about it. I can’t remember how much I paid, but I think it was £9 (I also got myself some student discount as Boots were giving 20% off!).

Essie Nail Lacquer in the shade Bordeaux:

I LOVE this colour. Dark red is my favourite anyway, so I usually hate it during the summer when I feel like I have to wear lighter shades on my nails (I usually just opt for a brighter red). The consistency, thickness, everything about this nail varnish is great. Ok, it’s not dead cheap – under £10 but it does work well and applies evenly and stays put quite well with the use of a top coat. A must have autumn shade for me!

I hope you liked this post. If you want, share some thoughts on your favourite products or clothing pieces for autumn…let’s get a conversation going on beauty and fashion! Thanks for reading!