Thursday, 20 November 2014

7 ways to wear biker boots...

Lately I've been loving my new biker boots, perfect for the colder months coming up! I'm not a fan of long boots as I feel they shrink me and make me look even smaller than I already am, ankle boots are always a winner!

I haven't taken them of my feet since I bought them, they are so so comfy, they have cleated soles which I also love! Here is a few snaps of what I have styled the boots with over the past week...



I've recently just purchased a 'Gilet' and I'm in looovvveee. It's so warm, only thing I dislike is that it malts everywhere! I wore my leather jacket underneath as I really like the combo of the biker boots and leather jacket!


This is my first ever bomber jacket, and I got it for an absolute bargain at Primark for £3! Its pattern is like blue water splashes I wasn't sure about the bomber jacket hype but I do love this one!



One of my fave outfits so far, the polo neck is massive right now and I love them, got one in nearly every colour, also worn with my Topshop Jamie jeans!


Chunky scarf's are a must have for me in the winter months and they are also big this autumn winter, this one is a houndstooth that I got from Primark for £5! The jumper is the one I posted about previously and I'm still feeling the love for the oversized comfiness!


A little bit of a smarter outfit but I loved wearing a pop of red with this tartan skirt I got from Zara last year!


My fedora is again one of my faves this year, I've also worn this A LOT this year! Another polo neck in grey and a very monochrome outfit!



Gingham is again everywhere at the moment and I'm a huge fan, I just always go for black white or grey (mainly black but you can never go wrong!) Again the biker boots paired with a leather jacket and a chunky scarf! 

The boots are from Clarks (of course) I love them, they are a little pricier than most chunky boots on the high street but they are real leather and I would consider them an investment purchase. They are £100 but Clarks have a 20% off promotion going at the minute so if you want a pair I'd get them soon! You can see them on their website here!

Hope you found this post useful if you are wondering how to style chunky boots!

Casey 

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Monday, 13 October 2014

You fit me better than my favourite sweater.


Having just spent the weekend in Bruges and coming back to a miserable cold rainy Leeds I thought I would do a post on the outfit I wore over the weekend. It's a vibrant colour and the weather was beautiful so hopefully this is a little post that will perk up this miserable Monday! 

I have never been to Bruges so I honestly didn't know what to expect but I was amazed and in awe of how beautiful it was. Such pretty scenery and architecture that it actually reminded me of Beauty & the Beast, such a beautiful town. 

The weather was fortunately on our side as it was rather sunny! Opting for a jumper wasn't the best idea but I loved the colour and it was perfect for when it got a little chillier in the evening! 








The jumper is definitely a statement colour and not usually something I would opt for but when I tried it on I fell in love! I bought it from H&M for £15 and a little advice would be that they are large fittings I got mine in xs. I do love an oversized jumper but the small and medium sizes weren't very flattering to say the least! 

Jumper, Bag & Necklace: H&M 
Jeans: Topshop Joni 
Shirt & Sunnies: Primark 
Boots: Clark's 
Nail Polish: NYC Street Walker 
Rings: Market Stall 

I'm going to do another post on Bruges as I took so many photographs of how truly beautiful it is so keep posted! 

Casey xx

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Mustard Crop & Cleated Boots.

H&M is one of my all time fave shops. It literally does everything from smart to casual to the basics, what more could you want in one place? It's also reasonably priced and very good quality. I am always popping in to see what they have in for the latest season and then I spotted a mustard crop jumper at only £8! I was more taken by the colour but the price was a bonus! I haven't taken it off since and it's so easy to style!


Recently I've seen the looks from Topshop called 'Adorkable' which I love but my bank balance isn't willing to be purchasing anymore Topshop items just yet, so I opted for the cheaper alternative. I wore the jumper with my Topshop mom jeans and my Clark's slip on's for a casual look and then smartened it up with a structured collared shirt and my glasses. I loved this outfit and the mustard colour is really Autumnal colour.


Again more inspiration from the 'Adorkable' looks. Teamed the jumper with a polka dot shirt, joni jeans and my Clark's loafers. Another really comfortable outfit and my shoes are actually a dark green which I thought complimented the mustard jumper. 


These checkered trousers are also from H&M and I think they sold out super quick when they first came in and no wonder why for £15! So so comfortable, a little daring piece that I have in my wardrobe but I actually really like them.


This outfit was mainly inspired for my love for the sixties, I love these round sunnies from Primark at only £2 they are such a bargain! I also kept this outfit super simple as my hair and makeup was done up a little nicer than usual!

I've recently purchased my latest work shoes for this season and I am in love! A chunky cleated biker boot is right up my street so I consider this pair a HUGE investment. The ultimate comfort test? Wearing them on a shopping spree round town for hours on end. The result? Pain free, blister free and ultimate boot heaven! If you love the chunky boots like me, click here!






My fave jumper this season (so far) I had to purchase it in black too, you can never have too many black clothes and I love the fitting of it and for £8 you can't complain to get your own click here!

Keep Posted!

Casey 
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Wasabi & Nose Piercings!

Today's post is a little different and rather random to be honest with you! When I have the odd day off I like to do things, go out and explore! I hate sitting in unless I'm really exhausted or ill as I have a tendency to get bored very easily! 

When I usually think of places to go it's never really in my hometown I always think another city or place I've never been before. For some reason my boyfriend suggested we go to Leeds for some lunch and shopping and this is when I discovered Wasabi! I've only recently got into sushi and oriental foods but this place was AMAZING!


I can not remember the name of the dish I got but it was salmon, avocado and cucumber with some edamame beans, it was sooo good! I also tried Wasabi sauce for the first time and it was far to spicy for my liking!


Clearly loving life here trying my first ever bubble tea! I got the coffee based one which was good apart from the jelly bits, they unfortunately didn't agree with me :( Definitely trying s fruity one next time! Wasabi is new in Leeds and there are 2 now one in the Trinity and one just outside it if your into Oriental foods then I would 100% recommend it!

The corn exchange has been in Leeds since I can remember! When I was younger I don't think I ever went in and I couldn't even tell you what was in there! It has had a complete revamp and this is how pretty it looks...




It is full of cutesy little shops that sell one off vintage pieces and there is loads of thrift shops as well as a coffee shop that is in the centre. It is very hard to describe but it just has a really nice atmosphere in there, all the people who own the shops are really friendly, I think I found it a nice change to the hustle and bustle of the main shopping areas of Leeds. 

Then I came across this shop...




I am such a whimp when it comes to piercings I only got my ears pierced when I was 15 and then my helix piercing when I was 16 and that was about as exciting as it got.  I love tattoos but I don't think I could ever bring myself to get one I am way too indecisive ha! 

 I found myself in Reds piercings contemplating getting my nose pierced. I don't exactly know how but after much anticipation and finger biting I manned up and just went for it! Just to make you aware it is something I've been contemplating for a while I just didn't expect to get it done on the day, being spontaneous was rather fun! 

I was in and out in less than 5 minutes with no nose bleed or tears and a new nose stud! I can honestly say it didn't hurt some people have different pain tolerances but I coped surprisingly well! And look how cute the place was, I must admit it was definitely more appealing to get it done in Reds than some of the other piercing places in Leeds!


An obligatory selfie of my piercing, I do really love it but I know it will take some getting used to! 

Again, this is a very random post but I was quite surprised myself to discover new places in Leeds that are worth a visit, just when I thought I had explored everything as well! 

Keep Posted!

Casey 
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Friday, 15 August 2014

Nighttime Skincare Routine

Sometimes skincare can be the bane of everyday life, but it's soooo important to take care of your skin particularly your face. If you wear makeup daily like me then I'd highly recommend to have a good deep cleanse regularly and even have some 'make up free' days!

I thought I would share with you all my nighttime skincare routine. It's very simple and basic it works for me so it may work for some of you. Most of the products I use are very inexpensive so if you'd like to try it then you won't be breaking the bank!



I have a combination of oily and dry skin on my face, my t zone is generally quite oily but then around my nose and under my eyes get rather dry sometimes. I tend to use products that are for sensitive skin, not that I've ever had an allergic reaction to anything that isn't for sensitive skin. In all honesty I'm just worried about trying something and having a huge breakout, gotta be every girls worst nightmare!



To start with I use these Simple make up wipes, before these I used to use Nivea but found that my skin was left feeling oily and clogged. These are by far the best makeup wipes I've used especially around my eyes and for eye makeup it's exactly what it says on the packet, 'kind to skin'. I usually pick these up from Superdrug when they are two for £3!


This product has been floating around in the blogosphere and YouTube channels that I watch with nothing but praise! So, I thought I would give it a try (as you do after every beauty haul you watch, ha!) I can honestly say after trying it I now know why! I used a Superdrug micellar water and I felt as though it didn't dry properly and left my skin feeling sticky! I've been using this for about 3 weeks every night and I can see that my skin looks much brighter and refreshed in the morning. 

It also amazes me at how much dirt it removes from your face when you think your face is already clean! It really gets into your pores, just an amazing all round product that you can pick up for around £5!


This Sanctuary Spa Purifying face wash was something that I tried on a whim really. I got a huge box full of Sanctuary Spa stuff at Christmas I loved the face wash that came with it but I wasn't a fan of the body lotion as they were really strong scents. I use this occasionally on evening's I don't use it every night as sometimes I just don't feel the need to after I have used the Micellar water (or if I'm feeling extra lazy and exhausted!) I picked a few more of these up from Boots as I've been using it for a couple months now. 



This is my go to face moisturiser, it soaks into my skin rather quick and leaves my skin feeling really soft all night. If I'm having a make up free day then I just use my face wash and this moisturiser and it still let's my skin breathe. It isn't heavy on the skin it's really light and leaves you feeling fresh. I pick this up from a shop called Savers as its only £2 in there but you can pick it up from Boots for around £4.



This is actually something I purchased last year but never really got round to using. After having a clear out I came across it and thought I would give it a whirl. I am actually really glad that I did as it has improved the dark circles under my eyes, they're still quite dark as its almost impossible to be rid of dark circles but I have honestly noticed an improvement. It also feels sooo refreshing when you apply it as its super cold due to the silver roller ball! This is around £5 at Boots and worth buying if you want to improve dark circles and tired puffy eyes!


Yep, I was one of them on this mental BabyLips hype I was so excited when Superdrug launched them (obviously went crazy and bought every colour they had). I still use them daily so it was worth it and at £3 you really can't complain. This is one of the nourishing lip balms that hydrates. It has taken place on my bedside table and I apply it every night. I have a thing for lip balms there is always about 3 hanging around in the bottom of my bag and literally one in every room of the house. My pet hate is 100% dry lips! This really does nourish your lips, not for as long as it states on the packet but for a good few hours at least! 


Now, this is most definitely on the pricier side of my skincare products but it is literally my holy grail product when I feel a really bad spot coming on under my skin. Fortunately I haven't experienced any bad un's for a while. When I feel a spot coming I always apply this before I go to sleep and it can literally disappear over night! Occasionally and usually when I've left it too late I still apply it and the spot will break out over night but I apply it twice the next day and it goes away with 1-2 days! I picked this up from Debenhams Origins counter for £15! Seems like such a small bottle but I have had this for over a year and still have a lot left!

So, that's my evening skin care routine, I hope you found this useful! I have linked everything in case any of you want to give some of it a try, let me know if you do!

Keep Posted

Casey 
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A week in outfits...

Today's post is a 'week in outfits'. I've been doing a variety of things last week so all the outfits differ according to what I was doing. I've mentioned it before but I don't think I have  a unique style I just wear things that I am inspired by! I am hands down a 'planner'. I have to plan outfits the night before usually to prevent a complete meltdown in the morning which usually makes me late! So, to save my self the stress and frustration I find it much easier to organise myself the night before. 

Here's my week in outfits...

Monday 

This was a very happy day for me I got my second year results back and passed with an annoyingly high 2:1 which I am very proud of. I must admit the work load was much harder and I didn't have much confidence so I was very surprised at my mark! To celebrate my boyfriend took me out for the day. If one thing makes me happy its shopping and a trip to Meadowhall was on the cards, wuhoo! Thought I would keep it casual with some skinnies and sandals (both Primark) and my Zara basic top and bubble bag. Also featuring my beloved fedora hat that I have posted about previously! (Caution it's featured a lot in these outfits!)

Tuesday


Another very basic outfit and sorry to disappoint but I don't wear much colour even in the summer months! I wore this outfit just doing day to day jobs it was extremely hot and wearing MOM jeans was definitely a poor decision ha! 

90's Croptop from Miss Selfridge
MOM Jeans from Topshop
Gladiator Sandals from Primark 
Sunnies from Carboot Sale

Wednesday


Finally some colour, feeling some sixties/ hippy vibes! I love looks like this in fact anything that was in fashion in the sixties I adore! This little beauty of a dress was only £5 from Primark! The bag is vintage as are the necklaces. The sandals are also from Primark bought last year. 

I went out shopping to Manchester and it was a lovely day, quite spontaneous which is always nice! I will always have a love for the city of Manchester, it was the first time I had ever moved and lived completely independently so exploring was fun and it was even nicer in the glorious sunshine!

Thursday


I actually wore this outfit for a spot of shopping before work. We've been getting amazing weather in England at the moment so I tried to opt for something a little more summery again is had something black (of course). The crop top is from Zara, skirt and bag is from H&M the shoes are from Urban Outfitters and the sunnies are from Primark.

Friday


I wore this to go out for some drinks with one of my best friends it was during the day so I tried to not look too dressy. The dress is from Zara and is one of the most comfortable dresses I own it's quite loose and almost skater like. The hat and gladiators are from Primark and the bag is from H&M. If you haven't visited the Botanist in Leeds then I would highly recommend it!

Saturday


Again I opted for a casual look, I wore this to go out for drinks with my family for a charity event. It was a lovely night and I probably had way too much wine!
Joni Jeans from Topshop, Zara top same as above, strappy heals from Primark and statement necklace from Jane Norman.

Sunday


And finally, feeling a little worse for wear and getting ready at half three in the afternoon I opted for this causal yet colourful outfit. Shirt, bag and hat are all from Primark, shoes are from Urban Outfitters and the jeans are Topshop Joni.

So, that is my week in outfits I hope you found this useful! I love reading blogs about outfit posts so thought I would so something similar myself as I'm always posting my OOTD on Instagram!

Casey 
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Friday, 18 July 2014

Avion en Papier...

Today's post is about a little gem I spotted at a carboot sale. I was actually there to sell some of my own things, as it has just become apparent to me that I am in fact a hoarder of clothes. (It's really out of hand the amount of things I have, oopps). Anywho I couldn't help but wonder when there was a bit of a lull, but I am so very glad that I did.

For a couple months now I've been looking for a crisp white shirt, quite over sized but had no luck. They either fitted really weird around the collar or just didn't feel comfortable. Then I found this...





The woman selling it could tell I had my eye on it and started making general chit chat. She said that she originally paid £50 possibly more for it from the Topshop on Oxford Street. Apparently it was a rare piece that Topshop were selling at the time. Then my jaw literally dropped to the ground when she said I could have it for two whole British pounds. Yep it was simple, deal. 

Admittedly I have googled it to see if they still sell it or if anyone else has the same one (I'm sure many do) but unfortunately I couldn't find anything. I only found other items of clothing that Avion en Papier were selling. I'm not too fussed about the price I was just curious. For a shirt with such cute pastel detailing it is worth £2 all day long!

Then I spotted these...



Round. Gold. Leopard Print. Cat flick (sorta) I had to have them! Fifty pence is all she asked for them. 50p! I have no idea where they originally came from but I am not complaining! She had loads of lovely things I could have easily bought more but the whole purpose of me being at this car boot was to earn some money not spend it! Typical of me really. The urge to resist was very difficult! But I was happy with my £2.50 bargains!



I've already worn the shirt out and it is so comfortable! I paired it up with some light wash jeans, gladiator sandals and my pastel blue envelop bag. (All from Primark). Really simple easy outfit which I loved wearing. It is a little summery but I'm hoping that it will still look ok teamed with a pastel jumper in the winter months. 

I don't know if many of you have a car boot sale close by but if you are ever near one it's really worth a look!

Casey 
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