Monday, 27 October 2014

Collective Beauty and Fashion Haul


Hello everyone!

I thought I would show you some of the beauty and fashion items that I have buying for the last month and a half or so. I have included the retail prices instead of the prices I paid because I was lucky enough to get discount off a lot of these items from codes, student and staff discount.
  Hope this gives you some inspiration or helps you find just what you're looking for, enjoy :)


Topshop Stripe Collared Tee £20 LINK
Topshop Scallop Frill Tee £16 LINK
Primark Sheer White Peplum Top £8

As you know I love collars and this striped top was no exception. I had my eye on it for quite a while and managed to finally get hold of it. It has a small subtle pocket on the front and a tie up at the back which I feel adds a little something extra. I feel like the next top looks a lot more purple in the picture than in person although it is a very berry shade. I love pairing it with the dogtooth leggings you will see soon in this post and I really like how instead of just a really basic top, they added some scalloped detailing along the hem and sleeves. Lastly, this top from Primark is quite sheer and will go with anything. If you aren't a massive fan of peplum styles or feel they don't suit you, the peplum on this is very subtle but still has some shape.



New Look Large Spot Print Jumper £19.99 LINK
New Look Yellow Honeycomb Knit Crew Neck Jumper £19.99 LINK
Urban Outfitters Cooperative Crazy Daisy Jumper £42 LINK
Primark Pale Blue Fluffy Jumper £10

I sometimes feel like the polka dots on the first jumper may be mistaken for snowballs and people might think I'm wearing a Christmas jumper a little too early but don't worry I'm not! The bottom of the sleeves are slightly rolled up and the pattern is reversed with grey polka dots which I think is a lot nicer than plain white. Yellow/mustard shades are perfect for Autumn and I love the honeycomb effect of the material making it stand out a little more. The next jumper was quite pricey but I love it and feel it is a lot different to anything I have seen anywhere else and I really like that they added the yellow detailing around the edge to break up the grey a little bit. Lastly, fluffly jumpers and cardigans seem to be everywhere at the moment and Primark definitely have a range of choice. I chose the pale blue version of the jumper but they have a lot of colours available and it is a lot softer than you would think!


Topshop Crepe Zip Shift Dress £45 LINK
ASOS Petite Asymmetric Bodycon Dress £22 LINK
ASOS Petite Exclusive Heart Print Smock Dress £35 LINK

Burgundy has got to be one of my favourite colours and this dress is perfect for Autumn/Winter time. I don't really wear v-neck styles but I really like it on this dress, zips are also quite popular on dresses at the moment and I like that instead of just detail, they are actual pockets too! I originally saw the black dress on Zoe's vlog and eventually found an event to wear it to. It is difficult to see but the material overlaps at the bottom which looks like there is a triangle shaped cut out. I also saw the next dress on Zoe's video and fell in love with it. The colour on this doesn't show too well either but it is a gorgeous pastel pink shade with little hearts printed on it and again, very different to anything I've seen in stores!


Topshop Dogtooth Leggings £25 LINK
Topshop High-Waist Ponte Treggings £25 LINK
River Island White Floral Embroidered Fringed Kimono £45 LINK

These are the dogtooth print leggings I mentioned earlier and they are quite out-there but I'm getting a bit braver by wearing trousers that aren't just black and I really like them. Last year I mentioned some similar black trousers to these and they've had their time and needed to be replaced. These are a little thinner and don't have the pockets on the back but are basically the same in other aspects. A kimono isn't something I have ever worn before and this is definitely a more subtle design than a lot of others available. I like that the fringing stays along the hem and the underneath of the sleeves instead of around the cuffs of the arms.


Primark Black T Bar Wedges £12
Next Western Ankle Boots £36 LINK
Urban Outfitters Hoop and Chain Earrings in Silver £3 RRP £14 LINK
Next Snowman Socks £3 LINK (5 pack, for sale individually in store)
Primark Christmas Penguin Pyjamas £6
Primark Black Floral Pyjama Top £3 and Shorts £4

I saw some very similar shoes to the Primark ones in New Look but they had a heel instead. I don't have any wedge heels and thought these were a bit more basic and slightly more casual. I have wanted some heeled ankle boots for over a year now and these were the only ones I've really liked and luckily the heel isn't too tall. I also think they will go with the burgundy dress perfectly. I've had my eye on these earrings for a very long time and I was very surprised by how much they were reduced in the sale! It's still a while until Christmas but there's no problem with getting in the spirit and these snowman socks were too cute to leave! Primark is definitely the place to go to for pyjamas! I got some trousers which are also quite Chrismassy with penguins and snowflakes. I also got a black top and shorts with a cream floral print and lace detailing.


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Transparent £3.99
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - Black Drama £7.99
OPI Nail Polish - Let's Do Anything We Want!, My Very First Knockwurst, Cajun Shrimp £6 each
OPI Avojuice - Mango £5.40
Essie Nail Polish - Cocktail Bling £8 LINK
LUSH Tea Tree Water £7.50 LINK

You all know how much I love the concealer, powder and mascara so I won't say too much but they are definitely some of my go-to products. I went to a beauty show last month and got 3 OPI polishes as they were half price and a bottle of their hand and body lotion which is mango scented which smells incredible! Essie aren't exhibiting at the show I went to anymore but I got this grey/blue shade in London which is perfect for this time of year. Lastly, the LUSH toner is the best one I have used and always go back to it when I can! If you can get to a LUSH, definitely give this a go!

I hope this has given you some inspiration or helped you find some new clothes for Autumn!
What have you been buying recently? :)

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