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Monday, 11 November 2013

Duck Egg

It may be my inner Blair Waldorf. Or it could possibly be my obsession with interior design on Pinterest. Whatever it is, my latest love is influenced by the wonderful world of home decor. Ever since summer I've fallen for the colour blue and its calming connotations and now my adoration has progressed even further; I want my bedroom in all its rose pink glory to be transformed into a blue haven. This is quite a drastic change for the 13 year old who swore to never have any other shade on her walls than pink (Elle Woods was my icon at the time).

My chosen shade is duck egg, a light, pastel blue. I find it so regal and when I see the shade I'm instantly reminded of Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette and Downton Abbey. The truth is though, seeing as I'm not actually living at home at the moment and only spend a few months a year away from my student dwelling in Nottingham, the transformation's on hold. All the more time for Pinterest inspiration I say!
So as an antidote for my craving blue, here are my top pastel blue style picks!

NG <3


Thursday, 7 November 2013

I Like Your Look #14

I like your look...Taylor Swift.

If there's anyone you can count on to bring elegance and drama to the red carpet, it's Taylor Swift. The country singer wore this dazzling Ellie Saab gown to the CMA awards in Nashville. The dress has an opulent, scarlet hue and its sequin embellishment just exudes Christmas glamour. Of course, wearing an Ellie Saab dress for a Christmas party isn't exactly a student's way of living, so see below for my inexpensive, high street picks to create Taylor's gorgeous look. The accessories are simple, and rightly so, letting the gown take the centre stage it was made for. Makeup wise Taylor has gone for a classic look that has, quite certainly, become her trademark. A feline flick of liquid liner and lashings of mascara are necessary. The lip colour is as rich as the dress but if you would rather take a fresh spin on Taylor's look, why not try bright fuchsia lips and nails to contrast the dress? And the hair? The loose updo adds an undone edge to such a polished look due to how low the bun is. Belle of the ball indeed!

Top from left;

Miss Selfridge Embellished High Neck Dress, £75
L'Oreal Paris Superliner Blackbuster, £6.99 
Topshop Rhinestone Drop Earrings, £16.50
Benefit High Beam Highlighter, £19.50
Sleek Blush By 3 Lace, £9.99
New Look Gold Diamante Icicle Stone Earrings, £5.99
THX Turn Up The Heat Digital Straightener, £29.50
V05 Smoothly Does It Creme, £2.92
AX Paris Red Halterneck Maxi Dress, £45

Bottom from left;

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Kiss Of Life Lipstick, £5.49
Max Factor False Lash Effect Black Mascara, £10.99
ASOS Thorn Jewel Ring, £8
Boohoo Lilly Metallic Ankle Strap Peeptoe Mid Heels, £30

Have a great weekend!

NG <3


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Remember Remember the Fifth of November

I hope you are all having a great bonfire night! If you're not aware what this is (I'm not sure if it is an international celebration but I'm guessing it's a UK one due to its origins) it is basically a night, at the beginning of winter, that is the anniversary of the prevention of Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament-history lesson there for you! To be honest there's not too much history in the festivities, it's a night to get wrapped up, see some beautiful fireworks and eat some comfort food, which is always welcome for me! I'm being boring and staying in tonight but last night my housemates and I had a mini bonfire and toasted marshmallows which was really nice so I suppose I have celebrated in my own little way.

I'm wearing a New Look coat, H&M dress and blazer, Barratts boots, Boohoo bag and Primark tights, scarf and necklace.

When winter comes there's nothing as nice as a big, comfortable coat. I honestly have been wearing this one every day-it goes with everything! I suppose if there was a subconscious 'theme' behind this outfit, given the coat and the dress, which has made many an appearance on NG, it would be my most worn clothes/accessories. What a good idea to put them all together!

I hope you have a great week and stay safe and warm this bonfire night!

NG <3

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