Off The Shoulder

I'm so happy that the off the shoulder trend is still around this year, I've seen so many nice versions of these style tops around and it's had me super excited for summer.  Speaking of summer, how nice has the weather been in London lately?  Praying it stays like this now until September.. too much to ask?!

Anyway, here are some of my favourite off the shoulder tops and dresses at the moment:

ASOS

Boohoo

Zara

What do you think of the off the shoulder trend?

Lauren xx

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Trainers To Add To Your Wardrobe This Spring

I used to be such a heels girls and would wear them at every opportunity I got and although I still love them (check out my shoe wall to see more) for the last year or so I have been gravitating towards trainers and more casual shoes like Converse.  Before, these were only reserved for running errands or at the gym but now I even pair them with dresses and wear them to the pub!

Here are some of my recent purchases:
Vans - Office

New Look

And here I'm some on my wishlist:

Kurt Keiger
New Look

How do you feel about trainers for spring?

Lauren xx

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Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know

Always use a primer

I know a lot of people skip this step and I always used to as I didn’t think it would make much of a difference but if you get the right one it’s can really help your makeup last and stop is getting too oily.  For my dry skin I love using illuminating primers such as this one by Sleek.

Dampen your beauty blender

Sounds really obvious but you’d be surprised the amount of people that use a dry sponge to apply their makeup, I’ve caught so many of my friends doing this!  Using it damp will smoothen your foundation and concealer out, creating an airbrushed finish and overall give a more natural look.

Curl your lashes

I’m not really a fan of false lashes as I’m quite lucky to have pretty long lashes but I do find that they don’t always curl upwards and instead go straight out.  By using a lash curler before your mascara it will really add volume and length which I also love on days when I don’t want any mascara but still a little something.

Lipliner as a lipstick

I find lipliners have more staying power than most lipsticks and if I really want them to last the whole day or night I’ll just put one all of my lips and then either add a lippie on top or stop just there.  They also give a great matte finish if you like that look, which I do!

Setting spray


Like the primer I never thought this was something I needed and then I bought one and now I use it every single day!  It’s hold your makeup in place and stops it looking too powdery.  I also love the cooling effect when I’m in a rush in the mornings.  I use this one from Makeup Revolution.




Do you have any makeup tips to add?

Lauren xx

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Floral Dress and Flats

The sun is out in London, like properly out this time and hopefully for the foreseeable near future and I couldn't be happier about it.  So this obviously means all the cliches; florals, floaty dresses and flat shoes.

Eyewear - Celine
Dress - Glamorous
Dress - H&M
Flatforms - Topshop



Playsuit - ASOS
Converse - Office

Which is your favourite floral look?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

Vest and trainers - Vans
Jeans - New Look

Jacket - New Look
Top - Missguided
Jeans - Sainsburys

1. Dress - Armani, Shoes - Next
2. Shirt - New Look, Boots - Topshop

Jacket - Miss Selfridge
Jeans - Levi
Shoes - Ego
Bag - YSL

1. Shirt - ASOS, Trousers - Tesco
2. Jacket and shoes - Next

Which is your fave?

Lauren xx

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What I Ate Today

Breakfast

2 slices of toast; one with peanut butter, one with vegan chocolate spread
Water with half a squeezed lemon

Lunch

Rice with homemade ratatouille
Water




Dinner

Avocado on sweet potato
Squash




Snacks

1 apple, 1 banana


What did you have today?

Lauren xx

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May Style Tips

May generally kicks off the warmer weather here in the UK and with it comes lighter, brighter and less clothing.  Florals are obviously still a big statement for spring as always but one print that I have been seeing over and over again is gingham.  Gingham is such a cute and girly print, it always reminds me of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz!




Lastly, I've seen a lot of blush coloured pieces around.  I was never much of a pink girl but this subtle shade of pink is perfect for even the most tomboys of us!  I first spotted it at Fashion Week earlier this year and ended up buying a faux leather jacket in blush which I can't put down.


Images via Pinterest

Lauren xx

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5 Tees With An Empowering Message

ASOS - £12


New Look - £8


Topshop - £15


Missguided - £12


Boohoo - £8

Would you wear these slogan tees?

Lauren xx

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A Week In Swimwear

With summer approaching it's getting me really excited for sunshine, holidays and swimwear!  I bought my first swimsuit of the year this weekend and have so many more on my agenda.  My friend and I are planning a trip to Mexico at the end of the summer so I definitely need at least a week's worth of swimwear!



ASOS


New Look


Primark


Have you bought any new swimwear this year yet?

Lauren xx

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Bank Holiday

This bank holiday was super fun.  I got to visit my mum and sister's new salon (and get my hair done whilst there ;)), have cocktails in London with my friend, coffee and shopping spree with another friend and then finished off by seeing Pete Doherty in Brixton Monday night.  All in all, the perfect weekend.


Porn Star Martinis Friday night

Hair By Lacey Emily


Making vegan mac n cheese


Off to see Pete
What did you get up to?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

Eyewear - Dior
Jacket and jumper - Primark
Skirt - New Look
1. Shirt - ASOS, trousers - Tesco
2. Jacket and shoes - Next



Eyewear - Rayband
Jacket - Zara
Pants - Boohoo

Eyewear - Dior
Top - ASOS
Jeans - John Lewis

1. Gilet - Tesco, Skirt - New Look
2. Dress - Armani, Shoes - Next

Which look is your favourite?

Lauren xx

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