Monday, 14 December 2015

The 'IT' Shoe of Summer in Winter

How have you all been recently? Are you all ready for Christmas? Its come so soon this year I am not sure whether I am ready for it! I have only just managed to get all my Christmas shopping this year and I don't know how it has crept up on me so fast this year I am usually right on top of the game with too many presents to give to people not lacking in them! Has anyone else felt like this this year? I would love to hear what you're treating your loved ones to this year or what you're asking for as a treat to yourself, let me know below!

I really like this look, its a little different but also really simple. Lace up flats were ridiculously popular the summer just gone and its understandable why, they are a really simple way of adding something a little different to a perhaps plain outfit before. Designers like Chloe and Aquazzura started the trend, with almost every high street shop providing a cheaper alternative meaning everyone was hopping into the trend. I really loved my Zara lace ups (these ones I know are still actually available in store!) and wanted to still be able to wear them in colder weather. I have worn these with black jeans before and they look really nice but I found that the bottom of the jeans covered the really nice tie at the top of the shoe. 

Long-sleeved body-con dresses are a staple for me in Autumn and Winter thats no doubt, they are flattering, comfortable and provide a base layer which you can layer on top of to be as warm as you want to. This look was more for the milder winter days when you just need a cover and something extra on top. I paired this basic cotton H&M body-con dress with my Mango fringed overcoat and then finished it all off with these shoes and micro bag both from Zara. I am a lover of a good mini bag and always have been, even though I am always one to cram everything I can into my handbags, smaller bags don't let me do this and are so easy to carry around! Everyone should get a micro bag okay I just absolutely love them and if I could give you all a little mini bag and let you experience the miniature joy I would (haha!). 

Bag - similar burgundy bag here
Shoes - similar here
Dress - here
Overcoat - similar here

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H x


Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Perfect Primark Coat - Keeping Cosy and Stylish in Winter

I looked oh so cool sitting in a park throwing leaves in the air for this shot guys you better like it...

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I have been obsessed with this Primark bargain coat I picked up a couple of months ago. This beauty was only £25 and for the practicality and warmth it has given me since I bought it, it was more than worth the money. I think that these styles of coats are absolutely adorable, and very easy to style. I have worn this coat with jeans, a dress and tights and over a dress when I have been out for a meal. This coat will definitely be a reoccurring piece in my Winter wardrobe this year and years to come I am sure. 

In Winter, you do sometimes have to sacrifice style for comfort and warmth, and I know I am definitely one to do this. I need my outfits to be simple and easy to manage and will allow me to walk around the Manchester Christmas Markets for a couple of hours without feeling like my toes will drop off or my feet uncomfortable. I am not one to really bother with my hairstyles at all just due to the style of my natural hair, but in Winter if you do like to put more effort into your hair, I suggest you simply go for a messy bun, a simple ponytail or just naturally down. Comfortable shoes are a 100% must have, such as my trusty Timberlands I am wearing in this outfit, and layers, they are the most important to keep yourself warm.

Coat - similar here
Boots - similar here (I actually love the look of these I may have to purchase!!)
Jumper - (burgudy colour with 10% off with HAYLEIGH10) here or here
Clutch bag - here
Jeans - here

Hope you enjoyed this blog post,


H x


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Dream Christmas Wishlist - Arcarta

After I received a gorgeous wax sealed invite in the post, I knew I had to share Arcarta with you all and my dream Christmas list from them. I wish I was able to treat everyone around me to exactly what I know they love, but a girl can dream right?

Arcarta is a really unique experience, it has a really stunning collection of luxury pieces sourced from boutiques all together in one place. I really love just looking around at all of the gorgeous pieces I would love to treat my family to something from the mix of new and second hand pieces and snap up a really beautiful and unique piece.
Click here to submit your details to join the experience.

Treat Yourself

Being with Joe has definitely given me a bigger appreciation of watches, mostly because he never seizes to drag me to every shop window we ever pass with any form of timepiece in. I know that if Joe was choosing a watch for me I think he would go for an Audemars Piguet. Mainly because he absolutely adores them himself, but also they are stunning watches. I would definitely keep my eye out for a simple plain one however the added sparkle is never a bad thing, especially for people who would love their arm candy to stand out.

Available - here

For Mum;

Diamonds would be a must for my Mum. I know that she really loves this style of bracelet as she has a diamonte one she loves to wear. Diamonds are of course a girls best friend so you could never go wrong with some simplistic jewellery for any female family members for christmas, whether it be a girlfriend, mother or grandmother. I hope to one day be able to really treat everyone in my family to something really special like this bracelet. There are so many stunning diamond pieces on Arcarta, and I am lusting after them all.

Available - here

For Dad; 

My absolute dream purchase for my dad is the Monaco Tag Heur watch, the one that Steve Mcqueen wears in Le Mans as I know it is his dream watch (so I will definitely be keeping an eye out on Arcarta for one!). This Patek Philippe was just a really beautiful classic looking watch, and I know that this is what my dad is into, he is not a super show off watch person so just a plain leather strap and a minimalist watch face would be the perfect option for him. I really love the idea of treating male family members to watches so this was definitely a no brainer for me.

Available - here

For Joe; 

I would be lying if I said I could confidently choose Joe a beautiful watch if I had the money because he is extremely picky and I know he would be so very particular about watches especially. The watch he is drawn to every single time we end up in the watch gallery in Selfridges in an Audemars Piguet, and this silver metal strap with the white face is just such a beautiful classic watch. Now, the Richard Mille watch its essentially for the wow factor, I know that he would just love to be able to wear one of these on his wrist for those people who know about watches to appreciate. 

Richard Mille - here
Audemars Piguet - here

I would really love to treat those around me one christmas to something they can genuinely treasure forever, and I know this will not be for a very long time but Arcarta will definitely be a place I will keep my eye on for some gorgeous unique pieces both for myself and those I love. 

I hope you enjoyed this dream treat wishlist!


H x

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Autumn/Winter Favourites

1. Cups of Tea and Relaxing

I'm not sure about anyone else, but as it starts to get colder, I want to be out in the cold air more as I am such a lover of colder weather, but nothing beats being inside and keeping warm. This time of year is when you can spend more time inside, spending time with the people you love and having some well deserved relaxation time. Nothing beats a cup of tea any time of year, however there is something comforting about it being cold outside and you being nice and warm inside. Also, this is the time of year is the joyous time where all of the festive drinks come out so its happy time for me, can't resist a festive drink...

2. Cosy Jumpers and Autumn Style

If you've been a follower of my Instagram or my blog, you will know I have an undeniable love for a good cosy jumper, especially if its a turtle neck (they are the true way to my heart I can tell you). There is nothing better than being cosy when its cold outside, its perfect for me as I love the cold weather so much, being able to be outside and experience my favourite aspects of Autumn and Winter and not be freezing cold is heaven. 
I really love the styles you can bring out more in Autumn, these being good old tartan mainly for me, whether this is a flannel shirt, skirt or simply a scarf, tartan is most definitely one of my favourite seasonal trends, alongside the deep red tones. 

3. Autumnal Make-Up

Autumn make up looks are my idea of absolute heaven. I wear winged eyeliner almost everyday as staple, but being able to wear my absolute favourite combination of winged liner and burgundy lips without it looking out of place or over the top is true bliss. My go to super Autumnal make up look has got to be my classic winged eyeliner, with a copper/gold shadow (my absolutely favourite at the moment is this Tom Ford cream eyeshadow in the shade 'Spice') and a burgundy or classic red lipstick. 
The palette above is my go to travel palette at the moment, it is the 'In The Balm of Your Hand' palette, its got some gorgeous shadows from some of my favourite The Balm palettes combined with some gorgeous bronzing, blusher and highlighting shades. Take a look here if you want to have a look at it yourself. 
I am hoping to sort an Autumnal make up look either on my blog or youtube very soon, alongside a products I would or wouldn't repurchase, so keep your eyes peeled!

4. Woody Scents

I have a thing for liking to match my perfume to the time of year it is, it is not something I enforce upon myself, however I do so if I come across a really gorgeous scent I want to wear during a certain time of year. I have to say I am the type of girl who has lots of different types of perfumes, I have never been a one scent girl so I like trying out different ones in order to try and find the one for me! In summer I was wearing Peony and Blush Suede by Jo Malone, and I really loved how long the scent lasted on my skin and my clothes, which somewhat justifies the price as they are on the more pricy side for how much product you get for your money. I went to Jo Malone recently and fell in love with '154' now granted, this is definitely the least imaginative of the Jo Malone names, however it embodies different notes form all of the Jo Malone scents, and this definitely explains why I loved this one as I was finding it so hard to choose my favourite one before this. 
I really recommend Jo Malone for a special gift for perhaps a mother or sister, something a little more indulgent if thats what you're after. 

I really enjoyed this post, its something a little different and allows me to do a little more writing. I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you'd like to see some more favourites whether they were beauty or anything else. 
I hope you're all very well!


H x

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