Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Fashion World "Wear Two Ways" Boot Challenge

I can't believe it's the 3rd of September already! Summer has flown by, and I've mixed feelings about it. On one hand I love the long evening, and eating outside, but on the other I'm looking forward to wrapping up all warm and cosy, and snuggling up in bed with my electric blanket on! For me I love Winter clothes. I love layering, and I love boots. Normally I'm an over the knee or ankle boot gal, but when I was given the chance to try out the "Two Way" boot, thanks to Fashion World. At first I was a bit apprehensive, as I don't know what a "Two Way" boot would look like, and before I say them, I wondered whether or not, they'd be a bit naff! I couldn't of been more wrong!
The Legroom "Wear Two Ways Boot"* come in a gorgeous tan, as well as black. I love the tan colour as it's really wearable. I've seen a million and one black boots lately, but I was on the lookout for something a little bit different, so I was delighted to test them out. They come in two sizes "Standard" and "Curvy".  I ordered my usual size (6) and the "Curvy" fit.  I struggle to find a nice boot of boots to accommodate by calves, and these babies fit like a glove! They still had plenty of room even with my skinny jeans tucked into them.  I couldn't get over how comfortable they where! I wore them for the whole day, and didn't even need to break them in.
I styled them in a comfy-casual way. I paired it with my new favourite pair of jeans. The "Chloe Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans* which are by far the best fitting jeans I've ever owned. I love the Ankle Grazer style, as they're effortlessly chic. I threw on an oversized top from Label Lab at House of Fraser, a quirky scarf and necklace from Fran&Jane and added my trusty Bowler hat! To tie in the browns, I also wore my Louis Vuitton Speedy 35. I don't know about you, but I love wearing black and brown together. There's something about breaking fashion rules, that gives me great satisfaction! 
As you can see there is elastic at the back of the boot, giving you extra room and comfort. When I first heard of the two-way boot, I thought they'd look really obvious, that you can wear them two ways. But you really can't tell that you can remove the top part, which I love! It's extremely easy to turn them into ankle boots. All you need to do, is unbuckle them at the bottom, and zip the top part all the way down. It takes two minutes and your look is transformed! For £55 they're incredibly value, as you do get two boots for the price of one. I can't wait to wear them all throughout the Winter. The tan colour will allow me to wear them with all my jeans and leggings, as they're a nice neutral colour! 

Now on to my next look...
 For my second look, I decided to take a bit of inspiration from L.A. I can see myself rocking this look walking down Rodeo Drive, thinking I'm someone that I'm not! The Kimono is nice and breezy, and is perfect for the Sunshine we keep getting. It's the perfect cover up, and is bang on trend right now too. The "Chloe Ankle Grazers" look even cooler rolled up, so you can see a bit of my ankle for an effortless L.A feel. I actually wore these boots without socks, and my feet were still really comfortable and weren't sore at the end of the day, as the lining inside them is a nice soft material. I also took the opportunity to throw a floral crown on my head, soon they will be replaced by warm hats, so I'm still clinging on to the last few days of Summer!
The  boots, look just as nice as ankle boots, and I really can't stress how comfortable they are. They look like they're just make as ankle boots, and show no signs of been able to convert to a knee high boots, which I'm thrilled about, as that was probably my number one concern! I didn't want a pair of boots, that looked like they were multi purpose. Over all I absolutely love, love, love these boots, and the Jeans are the best pair of jeans I own. I've been blown away with the quality and having never tried Fashion World before, It's safe to say they've gained a new customer! 
Sian xxx
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Monday, 2 September 2013

Benefit "Do the Bright Thing" Best and Brightest Makeup Kit

Benefit "Do the Bright thing" Best and Brightest Makeup kit*rrp€37

It's not surprise that I'm a huge fan of Benefit. When I heard they were opening up a one stop shop in Dublin's City Centre I squealed! I love everything about the brand, and I especially love their packaging. Not one to get sucked in purely on pretty packaging, I've tried and tested most of their products! Now not going to lie, I've been slightly disappointed with a few of their products "Stay Flawless" being one of them, but generally they hit the nail on the head time and time again. I love their "Porefessional", "They're Real"(Review coming soon!) and "Hello Flawless" both the liquid foundation and their powder. Whenever I talk to people about the brand, they always mentioned their adorable packaging. It's by far the prettiest out of all all the beauty brands and I'm always excited when they bring out something new. 

A little while ago Benefit brought out 3 makeup kits, containing some of their most loved products. I've been a fan of "High Beam" for absolute years, as well as "Dandelion" and I remember using my pocket money to buy them when I was in school, so I was delighted trying out this set. As well as those cult products, you receive "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer, "They're Real" mascara, and "Bad Gal Liner" It all comes cutely packaged in a 70's inspired  bright pink and orange box, with instructions and a good sized mirror. It's a great little gift, and the products are definitely useful. "They're Real" Mascara included in the kit is the perfect clutch bag size or travel size, and even though it's a smaller size, theirs quite a lot of product in it!  I've used this kit when I was out the night before, and had to look presentable the next day, and was quite impressed. I love highlighter products, and the soft, subtle "Dandelion" blush/face powder gives your cheeks an instant natural glow. It's the perfect kit for when you're skin is a bit dull, and you want your skin to be luminous. 

As I've dry skin, the Luminosity is the key to making my skin look flawless. All the products combined really gives me a healthy glow. I will definitely be repurchasing "High Beam" and "That Gal" so I can have that glow all the time! These sets are perfect for gifts, or thinking ahead(way ahead) stocking fillers. The set also comes with instructions on how to get the perfect look, using all the products,which is great for girls who are only starting out playing with Make up, or even someone who wants to learn a few new makeup tricks! At €37 it's not exactly the cheapest kit you can buy, but the packaging is nearly enough to buy it alone,It's so 70's! You get great cult products, that you will actually use, and although they're small sizes, you won't ruin out after 1 use, like some other makeup sets on the market. 

Sian xxx

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Keeping It Casual

Jumper:CocoBoutique, Jeans:Forever21, Hat:Topshop, Glasses:Primark
On my days off, I don't really fancy dressing up, and much prefer to wear jeans, and an oversized top or jumper. It's effortless but still put together. I've accumulated a million and one oversized top and jumpers, so I always have one to wear. I buy them from a number of Stores. I love TKMAXX, H&M, Zara, Fran&Jane, Coco Boutique and even Ebay for nice ones. With the weather swiftly changing, they're the perfect transitional piece, as they're easy to layer. I wore this the other day going out for dinner. I love these Forever21 jeans. They're incredibly comfortable and I love the pattern. I've kept it safe by only pairing them with black, so I wanted to step outside my comfort zone, and pair it with something else. This grey jumper is possibly one of my favourites. I got it for my Birthday last year, and no studs have fallen off, and I've worn it quite a number of times! I'm always impressed when beads, studs and sequins don't fall off tops! I've lost count of the number of times I've bought something only for it to be ruined after one wear! 

I wanted to be a bit funky, so I added my "Geek" glasses, and my all time favourite bowler hat. I swear it is the best €40 I've ever spent. I've worn it to death, and I don't know what I'd do if I lost it. Normally I'd never spend so much money on one hat, but I've definitely got so much wear out of it. I'm sure you guys are sick of seeing it, in every outfit post ;) I wore these comfy shoes from Penney's that are very similar to the Vans one, but at €8 a pop, a good bit cheaper! I've worn them loads, and I can't get over how comfortable they are! I didn't add any jewellery, as I didn't want to go overboard. I'm not quite ready to let go of Summer yet, but with the darker nights slowing creeping in, It's inevitable Winter is just around the corner. 

Hope you all had a fab weekend! 

Sian xxx
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