October Favourites


10/30/2014


Hello there! It's that time again, oh how I do love a good monthly favourites post! I realise I haven't posted one in absolutely ages, but I thought maybe the start of the new season would be a good time to jump back in. I've got a little mix of hair a beauty products here - all from the high street. Please excuse the poor quality of my photos, I haven't had a camera for a couple of days so I've had to use my trusty ole iPhone!  I've linked all the products below so you can see where I got them: 



As much I love trying out new products, I have been attempting to simplify my skincare routine as much as possible lately by cutting it down to a cleanser, scrub and moisturizer. Oh and maybe a face mask once or twice a week! I'm really loving the Botanics All Bright range right now, the scrub is nice and gentle and my face looks and feels so much better after just a few days. I've also swapped my foundation from a heavier liquid to a lighter matte foundation. The Clinque stay matte foundation has great coverage yet it still feels very light on my skin. I wear Linen 01 which is the lightest shade Clinique offer. 

Next up, I treated myself to this incredible eye shadow pallete from No7 and I can't get over how nice it is! It includes 20 of the most popular No7 shades, from light to dark,10 matte and 10 shimmering. I just know I'm going to use up every single one of them! The palette itself is actually pretty huge, but still slim and light enough to slip into a handbag. I've already mentioned my love for the Bourjois Velvet Lipsticks, but hey, I'll say it again - these are hands down some of the best lipsticks I've ever used! The lipstick is very easy to apply, the colours are so vibrant and it stays on all day. Perfection! 


Last but not least, the lovely Lily from Old Wives Tail sent me this gorgeous handmade organic hair treatment. I simply leave it in my hair like a hair mask (sometimes over night) and rinse it out. It takes my dry ends and leaves them feeling restored and silky smooth. It also smells incredible! I have also been using the Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil range (available in Boots) in my hair, and I can't recommend it enough. My hair feels healthier than it has in years and the bottles last for ages too. You can find out more about all the products Old Wives Tail by clicking here!


I hope you enjoyed reading about my October favourites! 
What products have you been loving this month?

xoxo, Karen

Sweater Weather


10/17/2014



Happy Friday! My oh my, what a week this has been. You might have noticed that I'm trying to blog more than usual this month, because I really love it but feel like I don't pour as much time into it as I would like to.  College has been pretty hectic and I just started a new job, but I do really enjoy being busy and productive, especially after quite a lazy Summer! These photographs were actually taken a couple of weeks ago, on a very sunny Sunday. It was quite hot that day but I was far too excited about Autumn and I just really wanted to wear my roll neck jumper...

Anyway, just a short little post from me today. I hope you guys are enjoying more regular content on the blog, and if there is anything in particular you would like more of, please let me know!

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, Karen

Wearing: Jumper & Bag - Topshop, Skirt & Socks/Tights - Forever 21, Shoes - New Look

Blossoms In The Street


10/14/2014


What's that? Another floral dress? Yup, it sure is! I picked up this shift dress from New Look a few weeks ago and I've been living in it ever since. I love that it feels so casual and comfortable on, while still packing a punch with the bold floral print. New Look is one of my favourite places to shop for clothes, especially at this time of year. I find that the quality is pretty decent for a few seasons and they do really good staples that I can mix with so many other things in my wardrobe. I actually bought this coat there recently too! It's so warm and cosy, just perfect for wrapping up on chilly days.

Anyway, just a short little post from me today. I hope you're all having a lovely week so far!

xo, Karen


Wearing: Hat - ASOS, Bag - Accessorize, Dress, Coat, Shoes - New Look. Photography by John

The View From The Afternoon


10/12/2014


Hello and happy Sunday! I have been obsessing over this (faux) fur sole recently, it is such a fun piece that can be styled easily with so many things. I love wearing it with this old vintage tweed jacket that I've had for years. Speaking of things I've had for years, this saddle bag has been by my side for longer than I can remember and I just got it back from the repair shop after the strap came off. I'm so happy to be reunited with it!

As you can probably guess from my past outfit posts, I am a firm believer in florals all year round, and I'm not going to a let a little bit of cold weather get in the way of that! I really love dressing for Autumn, and at this time of year I tend to gravitate towards a darker colour palette. I absolutely love this floral print tea dress from Topshop and the plum, navy, forest green and orange colours are so perfect for Autumn. I actually bought this dress to wear to a wedding, but it's so comfortable and easy to dress down, I know I'll be living in it right through Winter too...

Anyway, I hope you've all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

xoxo, Karen


Wearing: Faux Fur Sole - Warehouse, Jacket - Vintage, Dress - Topshop, Saddle Bag - Vintage, Boots - New Look. Photography by John.

Knee Socks


10/06/2014


Hello October! I am so ready for Autumn dressing but it just seems to be getting hotter and hotter here every day, it's crazy! These photographs were taken last weekend, and I wearing an over-sized coat with this outfit, but I felt like I was actually melting so I had to take it off. You can't really see my face in any of these, but at least you can see my cute dress! I love wearing over-the-knee socks under tights, just to make an outfit a little more interesting. Knee socks can be tricky to pull off and sometimes I don't like flashing too much skin, so popping a pair underneath some tights is a great alternative.

Will you be wearing knee socks this season?

I hope you all had a lovely start to your week!

xo, Karen


Wearing: Dress - Forever 21, Bag - Accessorize, Socks - Penny's, Shoes - New Look
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