In love with this black v neck dress by Camilla and Marc, it's the perfect effortless black midi dress to add to the collection. The midi is a trend that seems to have lasted the distance. At first I was actually a little apprehensive that this length would 'cut me off', but I'm actually opting for this length more and more. This is an example of trying styles out that, even if you think that perhaps they won't suit you, as you may find that they actually do!
My Love affair with wide leg pants continues! I think i'm going to end up with as many trousers as I have jeans (I have a 2 week supply at the ready!). Some people collect shoes, some collect bags, some collect nail polish, and turns out i'm starting to collect an assortment of pants!
But I love these ones. But more so, I love how they make me feel. Like i'm all business!
I had a question the other day on my Instagram asking me how I keep my blacks, black. Since I have so many blacks it made me think how DO I do this? Nothing is more frustrating than when your blacks don't match as one has faded.
My top three tips are: 1. Wash your black together 2. Wash your blacks inside out 3. Dont leave them to dry in the sun for an extended period
Do you have any other tips on how to look after your blacks?
Lets talk about eyeshadow. I never use to wear eyeshadow, instead would just apply foundation to the eyelid during my usual application and a light dusting of powder to hold it still. However, I've become inspired by beautiful women and their natural, yet polished eyes. I feel you instantly look more put together when you have taken the time to apply eyeshadow, and sometimes we need to feel a little more put together! All you need is an extra 20 seconds to be completely honest, that and a natural colour palette and an eyeshadow brush. I've found the brush itself to be fundamental to create an even application.
This is my go to day eye. Great for shooting my outfit posts, meetings and day events. I've raved about my Bobbi Brown eye pallet set before, as I also use these colours as my brow colours. Its a 3 x hue colour palette of a light highlight colour, mid tone brown and then a darker brown. For this day eye I just use the two lighter colours, the mid tone brown over the lid and then blend the highlighter colour up to the brow. No eye is complete without a small touch of liquid eyeliner to the outer corners and this a swish of mascara. Natural is the aim of the game, so even though this might not look obvious enough, its actually the result we're looking for.
My tip: Opt for a non shimmer colour for day. Save this for evening events.
My Acne jumper streak is going strong. Since purchasing the jumper version of this grey mohair knit a couple of months ago, I couldn't even imagine what I would do without it. And now i'm thinking into the coming season and wondering how long I could wear this open cardigan style before it gets too warm. If I wear it with shorts I could get to the end of October for sure! And thats reason enough for me.
At the end of winter I promise myself that the following year I'll stock up on more long sleeve tops, but its one of those items I keep thinking I can do without. Up until the point when I realise i'm wearing the same jumper every day and that i'm wearing a coat over my t-shirt inside the house for the extra layer do I realise that this is why I keep making the same realisation at the end of each winter.
So I bought myself some long sleeved tees and now i'm happy, and warm again.