new in my wardrobe

As always, I’ve been shopping a little bit, and I wanted to share a few of what I think are some of the best things I’ve bought recently. I am so in love with these few things I’m about to share, and I’m hoping that if I look back on this haul these pieces will do better than the ones in my last new in post. As a little side note, I really enjoyed doing the revisiting my last new in post, so I might end up doing another one of those after a little while to follow up on this one too.

If you know me, you know I wear a lot of dresses through the warmer weather, and while we’re really not out of winter yet, I found 2 dresses I fell absolutely in love with and because they were both on sale I thought I’d just get them and pray the weather gets nicer so I can wear them soon. The first one I got was this red spotted one from Bec & Bridge. Bec & Bridge is one of those brands that just has pieces it’s hard not to lust over, however a lot of their pieces are definitely on the pricey side. This one I got on sale for a little less than half price which made it a lot more affordable. The quality feels really nice, it’s 100% silk which feels amazing but I haven’t washed it yet so I can’t comment on how it washes. Tea dresses like this are all over the place, and I think the details on this one just make it so flattering. The ruching detail on the bust really shows off a bit of cleavage, and I love how it’s followed through onto the sleeves. I think this will be one of my more special dresses, and because of that I’m sure I won’t wear it constantly, but I know when I do I’m gonna feel amazing.

The second dress I got is another tea dress style piece from Free People. This I got on sale from General Pants and it was an absolute bargain. This dress I’m sure I’ll end up wearing quite a bit more than the Bec & Bridge one, mainly because of the fabric and the fact this one is a combination of viscose and rayon so it’s much easier to wash and be better for when it’s really hot. The detail on this dress too are so delicate and beautiful. I always love a little button up front, and I think it looks so cute when you leave a few undone. The little lace up detailing right under the bust really cinches you in at the waist and accentuates your chest, which is obviously super flattering. I can just see myself throwing this on with docs or maybe my stan smiths and I think it’ll look so good.

Lastly, this insane top from Dyspnea (still don’t know how to say that), and some seriously cool jeans from ASOS. This top I’ve been looking at for a while and I was kind of on the fence about which colour to get, but in the end I think this black shade was the best choice. I absolutely love the bright red one, but I thought that I would get more wear out of this colour, and if I do I’m definitely tempted to add another one to my wardrobe. Sizing wise these do come up pretty small, I’m usually a size 8-10 or a small, and I ended up getting this in a medium and it’s tight, but it really hugs and accentuates all the right places.

I’ve been seeing this style of jean that zips all the way through from front to back on a few different people, two of my favourites to rock it being Devon Carlson (@devonleecarlson) and Reese Blutstein (@double3xposure), and I really wanted some for myself. I have to start by saying these are not comfortable jeans, but god do I love the way they look. Because they’re ASOS’ own brand of denim I find they run a bit small so I went for a waist 28 like I normally do with this brand, and they’re still a tight fit. The denim feels really good and thick, and they don’t have much stretch to them. I can definitely say I won’t be wearing these for comfort, but I’m really happy to have them.

disposable diary 5

When I wrote my last disposable diary post I said I had more photos waiting for another edition, so that’s what I put together today. I feel like I kind of repeat myself a lot in the little written parts of these posts, but I seriously do love making these, and it is nice to have a break from having to go through and edit a bunch of photos of just myself. I was so keen to get this camera developed that I did end up taking a lot of sunset photos, so little disclaimer there, but they just look so pretty on film. Anyway here’s to another camera filled, hope you all enjoy.

my everyday jewellery

As much as I love jewellery, I really like to keep what I wear kind of simple and always the same. Once I find a necklace or a ring I love, I really stick to wearing it everyday. I’m also super lazy with my jewellery and I rarely will ever take it off (not even to shower or sleep, which is kind of bad I guess). At the moment I’m really in love with all the pieces I wear day to day, and I’m not planning on changing them anytime soon so I thought I would have a little chat about them all.

Firstly, my rings. I wear two rings on each hand, but I’ll talk about one hand at a time, and I guess I’ll start with my right hand which is the left in the photo.

My dad bought me this claddagh ring the first time he went to Ireland a few years ago. He bought it at a store in Galway which claims to be where the claddagh ring was first created and sold, and when me and my dad were in Galway earlier this year we went back there to get one for my little sister. I just think these rings are so special, if you’re not familiar with them they’re those rings you turn one way if you’re single and then the other way if your heart is taken. It’s the only piece of silver jewellery I still wear, and maybe one day I would prefer a gold one to match my other pieces but this one has that sentimentality attached to it because my dad bought it for me.

The other ring I wear on this hand is my second newest one I own. This was a gift for my 20th birthday from my parents, so this one also is more sentimental to me. I think my mum would’ve definitely picked it out, but she got it so right because emerald jewellery is very very me. It’s really cute and simple, it just has the little crystals on both sides and then the emerald in the centre. It’s from Prouds which is my go to like kind of in store place for jewellery because I love that they have a pretty big range of pieces with emeralds and other gem stones.

I have another emerald ring from Prouds on this hand too, this one has three emeralds across it and I’m pretty sure they’re crushed diamonds on the band. I bought this one for myself at the end of last year in the boxing day sales. Another reason I find prouds to be so good for me is they always seem to have really good sales and include so many of the rings with gem stones in them, so I got this for half price as a little gift to myself and I haven’t taken it off since.

Lastly is my latest purchase, this adorable squiggle ring from By G. through the Iconic. I just thought this would be such a cute addition to my little ring collection I have going on. I really love it and I just hadn’t seen anything like this around before I found this, so I felt like I had to have it.

Next is my necklaces. I always love wearing two together, and I’ve been wearing the Missoma one for a while and interchanging the necklace I would wear with it because none of them were particularly good quality so they’d never last long on me. My boyfriend got the Missoma necklace for me as a christmas gift. It’s from their Lucy Williams collection, who is just so so cool I’m so into everything she does, and it’s on one of their bobble chains with a green malachite stone. It’s not emerald like on my rings, but from a distance where you can only see the colours of the stones it looks like they could all perfectly match. I adore this necklace and I have literally had it around my neck since last christmas day and it’s holding up amazingly.

My other necklace is another new purchase and it’s from Wanderlust & Co., and I think it is such a good companion for my little green necklace. I’m very into the whole coin necklace look, but a lot of the ones I seem very drawn to have some sort of religious insignia on them, and I’m not religious so I kind of wanted something a little different. This one is space theme really, and my favourite thing about it and what really drew me into buying it is the fact that it spins, so you can switch between the two sides of the disc. This brand has some super cute pieces that are relatively pretty affordable considering the quality, so I’d definitely recommend looking into them if you’re after something a little different.

 

some favourites right now – fashion

My last post about some of my current beauty favourites I hope broke up the heavy fashion based content a little bit for you, because today I have essentially the same post except featuring some of my number one pieces of clothing/accessories. I only picked a couple of things that I wanted to mention, definitely sticking to only the best, but also maybe some things that I don’t necessarily talk about a huge amount on here, but that I wear and use so much in real life.

I go between bags a little bit but I seem to keep going back to this little number lately. I bought it about a year ago because I wanted a tiny backpack for splendour in the grass, and since then I haven’t used it as a backpack but only as a cross body. I seriously love the look of these kind of bags, especially the little Louis Vuitton ones, but I am in no way shape or form able to afford one of those so until the day I can I’ll just stick with this one. I really know nothing about the brand of this, I found it one day at TK Maxx and at first the logo on it put me off a bit, but now I’m really not too phased by it.

I don’t actually own that many pairs of sunglasses, I recently decluttered a whole heap that I don’t wear/don’t find very flattering on me, so I’ve kind of whittled it right down to my favourite few. Lately these have been the ones that I’ve been keeping in my bag and therefore the ones I’ve been wearing. This cat eye style is one of my favourites because I feel like it actually looks good on my face. The light tortoiseshell frames I also love, and they go with everything while not looking so heavy on as a black pair would. Plus, these are from Cotton On and were only about $20 which is so so good.

These pants and jumper have been huge staples in my wardrobe lately, both because they’re just so easy to wear. The jumper is something I wouldn’t have normally bought because I’m not hugely into brands like Adidas for clothing, but this was 40% off and even though I own so many jumpers, the vast majority of them are knits, so I thought a regular crew would be a good addition. I’ve worn it so much more than I thought I would, and I really like how little the logo is compared so many other Adidas jumpers.

My pants are from Mango, I bought them while I was in Ireland, and they’re kind of like my go to alternative to jeans. I am such a sucker for corduroy, and the fit of these on me and my crazy long legs is perfect. I will say these can be a tad unflattering because the material is so thick, especially on the front with the fly and definitely if I tuck a winter jumper in. They are super high wasited and have a kind of wide leg, and they’re pretty much my perfect fit. I just put these with the adidas jumper for the sake of this post, would I wear them together? knowing me I probably would but at the same time I understand that they don’t really go that well together.

some favourites right now – beauty

It has been a hot minute since I’ve talked about anything beauty related on here, so I thought that instead of shoving some more fashion content down your throat today I’d switch it up a little bit. I honestly think if I was a youtuber I would make a favourites video every month, mostly because I just love rambling on about things I’ve been loving so much, but because on here I’m putting my thoughts into writing I can definitely reign myself in a bit.

For at least the last month or two I’ve been stepping away from wearing much makeup. I love makeup so very much, but lately my skin seems to be just hating any makeup I’ve been putting on it and it’s just not seemed very happy so I thought I’d give it a much needed breather. Because of this I only have one makeup product that I wanted to talk about and that’s the E.L.F Baked Highlighters.

I have two shades; Moonlight Pearls, which is a perfect face highlight for my pale af skin, and also Apricot Glow, which I absolutely do not use on my face but makes such a beautiful light eyeshadow and looks amazing when you lay it on top of other shadows. I just feel like you can’t go wrong with these, they’re literally $10 each, and while they aren’t my absolute favourites, they’re definitely up there.

Moving into skincare, this is THE SHIT. One of my friends actually recommended this to me (shout out Ash), and I’ve been using it ever since. It removes all the dead skin from the top of your skin which is kind of disgusting, but also so satisfying. Your skin will feel so so smooth after using this, it’s amazing. Plus it’s so quick and easy to use because unlike a mask, you don’t have to leave this sitting on your skin, you just put it on and then start rubbing it off straight away.

This is one of those products I just really like having because while I’m not too sure what it does for my skin, I know my skin just seems to love it. This is basically an aerosol toner for oily skin, and it really just seems to work for me. Toners are a big thing for me, I can not do my skincare routine without using one. I usually use a different toner first on a cotton pad and wipe that all over my face and then I’ll go in with this one and just spray it on my face and let it soak in. I have combination, kind of oily skin which can definitely be prone to blemishes and I find that La Roche-Posay has a line of products that work so well for me.

After I give myself a very healthy spritzing with my toner, I’ll go in with moisturiser. I’m so upset because I loved this IT Cosmetics one so much and I went to repurchase it on the Sephora website but it’s just not on there. I bought it when I was in store but I really don’t go up to Sydney that often so I don’t know when I’m gonna be able to get my hands on another jar of this. This cream is probably one of the first moisturisers ever that my skin has really seemed to love, which is a tricky thing for me to find. Distraught that I don’t have a new one to dig into.

I am by no means a hair person, mine never looks particularly good, but this conditioner is really good in my books. My hair gets oily pretty quickly normally, and because I’m blonde and my hair is usually pretty silky and smooth you can tell, so heavy shampoos and conditioners do not go down well with me. This is like my perfect hair product, it’s purple to help neutralize any yellow tones, but mostly it’s the fact that it moisturises my hair and makes it feel so soft, but it doesn’t weigh it down and my hair doesn’t get greasy as fast because it’s pretty lightweight.

Lastly, my current most worn perfume, My Burberry Black. I always go for those kind of deeper, semi masculine scents over fresh or floral ones, and this one is sooooooo fcking good. I’m really bad at describing scents, but I looked this up and the base notes are amber and patchouli which explains why I love it so much. At the same time though it has this kind of sweet and feminine twist and I’m so in love with it.