Monday, 29 September 2014

topshop boutique layering.

After a Topshop fashion show, I go a little insane and want everything that every single model is wearing. But seeing as they just showcased SS15, I can't quite do that yet...

What I CAN do is hit up the website and see what the boutique has to currently offer me for this season.

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This season is all about layering as the cold weather hits us, so my plan is to update my basics to Boutique quality and get to layering!

everything that I wear is oversized, jayj x.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

black boot hunt.

As AW14 is here, I am now officially on the hunt for the perfect pair of black boots for the season. Trying to steer away from something that I already own, I'm going to have a bunch to choose from...then I can pick my favourite.
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Okay, so these aren't specifically my style but I still think they're quite cool! An everyday wedge would be very different for me, and we all know I love to make a statement, so these chained boots from Zara are damn near perfect. The hi-top slip-ons need no explanation (I currently have an unhealthy obsession with slip-ons), and these Topshop boots are an awkward mix between trainers and Doc's, so obviously a win.

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These last four are definitely styles that you would catch me in. The fact that I all I wear now are slightly cropped black jeans or riding pants, these short ankle boots with gold hardware would add such a badass touch. Again, no explanation needed for Chelsea boots. There isn't anyone that doesn't look cool in some Chelsea boots. And am I the only one that just really wants some Vagabonds? They are the go-to brand for the ultimate lightweight chunky shoe. I chose this style as they're not like anything else I own.

Have you found your perfect Autumn/Winter black boots? Any more suggestions?

I'd wear colour, but I think I'm allergic, jayj x.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

an essence nail haul.

Ever since it was announced that Essence would be sold in the UK, I have been wanting to get my hands on some particular products. My search is not yet complete, but here are the nail polishes that I managed to pick up from the store at Westfield as well as my local Wilko's.

 As well as a nail base, I got some textured polishes in Skyfall and 101 Dalmations.
 My favourite nail blogger, The Nailasaurus, spoke about this top coat AGES ago and I've been wanting to try it since. It was literally the first thing I grabbed when I got to the stand.

Be sure to look out for these in future nail posts/reviews!

it was essential, jayj x.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

blog post ideas.

As a blogger, it can sometimes be quite hard to think of what to write. Sometimes you lose inspiration and sometimes you just feel as though everything has been done. 
For myself (and some of my blogger friends out there), I'm going to make a list of blog post ideas so that I can refer to it whenever I get stuck for ideas.

1. Favourite nail polishes
2. What's in my makeup bag?
3. Skincare favourites
4. Empties
5. Favourite foundations
6. Beauty/non-beauty favourites
7. Fashion inspiration

Do you have any other blog post ideas?

writer's block sucks, jayj x.

ps. expect a proper post tomorrow!

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Monday, 1 September 2014

top 5 holiday destinations.

The beginning of September has arrived and that means kids are going back to school and the end of the summer holiday is officially here.
Thinking that, I've always got my next trip planned in my head, so I've compiled a list of the top five places that I'd like to visit (in no particular order).
Paris - I've been to Paris loads of times before, but now that I'm older I feel as though I will love the experience even more. It's one of those sophisticated cities where I can explore the nightlife and shop until I drop (literally).

LA - The more YouTube I watch, the more I have this constant need to be in LA. It's mostly the food that's calling me, but the atmosphere just seems so chilled and it's somewhere that I definitely need to go soon.

Japan - Okay, this is a huge one and definitely not realistic at the moment, but I don't think that there is anyone who doesn't want to visit Japan in their lifetime. Everything seems so advanced; there are countless places to explore, and again, the food...

Dubai - Going back to Dubai is a must for me, especially when I have an insane amount of spending money at my disposal. There is so much to learn about the culture, which makes it somewhere that you can enjoy with both family and friends. I will be sure to take full advantage next time.

Baltimore - This is more like my second home but I have not been back in SO long and I really miss it. From what I remember, it is quite chilled with so many places to see in the city as well as in the surrounding areas. The Inner Harbor, Aquarium, many museums, and we can't forget my favourite, outlet malls.

Where would you like to go on holiday?

the 'J' is for jet-setter, jayj x.

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