From the Office to Happy Hour with T.M. Lewin

Friday, 25 March 2016

So you have a full day ahead at the office but have that Friday feeling as you're having drinks after work. Question is what the hell do you wear?? Now I have to admit I have never worked in an office type of environment but I have a pretty solid idea of what most people wear through getting the train with commuters during early morning rush hour many times.. If I worked in an office I'd want to portray professionalism, elegance but with a hint of fun. However if you're heading out after work to unwind chances are you want to be comfortable too.
T.M. Lewin have a great selection of pieces for finding a great fit but also for any occasion. So you can look ready for the office but also know when it's time to kick back relax and get ready for the weekend. They have many selection of menswear which you can check out here so guys can look sharp for those hectic work days. Seriously the quality and variety of the suits look incredible. They also have a great selection of womenswear too which you can see here.

I wanted to base my outfit selection on what I would want to wear so I picked pieces from the women's range. I wanted to choose a top that wasn't too formal. At first I thought about how I could incorporate a white shirt as you can style them both in a relaxed and formal way. Shirts are great pieces to smarten up any look. But then I saw this amazing pink blush shell top and thought it was the perfect start. The colour is slightly playful and spring like and is a bit more fun then just going for monochrome colours. Plus pink seems to be the in colour right now. Its still has that sleek professional look with the high neckline but allows a bit more freedom being sleeveless and slightly loose fitting.
I chose the crop black trousers as I think the cropped lengths gives them a bit of a more relaxed vibe. They're still tailored so have the smart professional vibe perfect for the office but seem like they'd be comfortable enough to enjoy a few drinks with too. To go with the trousers I picked a black blazer so it gives the appearance of a suit. However it can easily be taken off after a long day of work for drinks.
A statement necklace can be added to the top after work to make the look a little bit more jazzy, I found this white embellished one from New Look. A small bag that has structure is the perfect accessory for an office to drinks look. The structured look of the bag fits with the tailored vibes and the small size makes it perfect to take out those essentials for a night out.
So if you're looking for some office to happy hour outfit inspiration then look no further then T.M. Lewin
After all, its always about getting that balance between working hard and having fun. Cocktails after work anyone??

Two Skincare Saviours

Sunday, 20 March 2016

My skin at the moment is suffering, like really badly. I don't know whether its the colder weather, stress, what I'm eating but it's driving me nuts. I suffer from really dry skin and it's looked really dull and lifeless lately. So to try and combat this I've been attempting to do a skincare routine. For the record I am no expert but there are two products that I've been loving lately and now use daily. 

The Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner by Pixi is something I've heard many people talk about and it's been something I've wanted to try for a while. When I was browsing Cult Beauty I just decided to get it as the reviews are so positive. And I have to say I'm agree. I put this on a cotton pad, wipe it on my face and neck and skin feels a lot fresher. Its perfect for my skin specifically as it's get rid of the dry patches and makes me feel awake. I bought the bottle back in January and I still have about half left so it last a while and you don't really need a lot.
The Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask from the Body Shop I bought quite a while ago but I've just started to use it properly. This mask is literally a life saver!! The instructions say to leave it on for 10 minutes and wipe it off with a tissue. But I usually put it on before bed and then wash my face in the morning. My skin always feels so soft and I love the smell of this. As odd as it sounds the fragrance reminds me of a perfume that my Nan used to wear so it has a nostalgic vibe to it.

I still have a lot to learn but thought I'd share some products that seem to be taming my horrific skin as of late. If anyone has any products they'd recommend let me know, I'm always on the hunt to try something new!

Step On My Blue Suede Shoes

Monday, 14 March 2016

Well Boots but the title had to be used. This is a shoe appreciation post. I am without a doubt addicted to buying shoes. They just finish off an outfit in my opinion and I just have fallen in love with this particular pair which I hope to feature in an outfit post soon!
For Christmas just gone I really couldn't decide on anything I wanted, I've reached that annoying age. So whilst browsing New Look's website as I do most days I stumbled across this pair of navy suede pointed boots and said to my mum I need them in my love.
One I'm obsessed with navy blue now thanks to my mother who has had a love for it since I can remember. Seriously if it comes in navy she'll want it. And two I am a sucker for suede at the moment. All these suede biker jackets around lately are so so pretty.

Now these are without a doubt the loudest shoes I've ever owned. People honestly must think I'm wearing massive heels but I think that's the attitude of these. They just look fierce with the pointed toe and like they want to make a statement. I love wearing these with jeans and a t-shirt as it creates more of a I made an effort today look when lets be honest I probably got dressed while I was still half asleep. Its got to the point where if I'm walking through London and they get a bit of a dirt on them I'm frantically trying to wipe them, it's bad!

I just love saying oh I know I'll put on my blue suede shoes, just makes you think of Elvis.


Syrup by MAC

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Woah woah woah I've bought another MAC lipstick. Can I just say my friend Lizzie is bad, she's the biggest instigator to buy MAC then anyone in the world. We go into a store together and it just spells out trouble and before I know it my purse is out and I'm purchasing something. We both took a trip to Brent Cross shopping centre a few weeks ago and both decided straight away we need to visit MAC. Of course like every store I visit it was bombarded with people, hardly any room to move and you had to queue just to ask someone who worked there a question. This is my fourth lipstick I've bought so I'm not doing too bad, a lot of restraint and walking away. I went in not having a clue what I wanted to get but immediately swatched one on my hand and fell in love.

Syrup literally glided onto my hand and it just looked gorgeous. I'm usually all for a matte lipstick but this one has completely changed the game. Its from the lustre range and its so creamy and pretty. Its not been drying and really stays on. It has just the right amount of shimmer without being too overpowering. It's a gorgeous muted pink colour that is perfect for everyday wear. Makes such a change from the nude shades I tend to stick too. I just feel a tad more glam putting this on when I wake up at 6am to catch a train to volunteering like I have been lately. Also I remember this shade being one of Essie Buttons top picks and well I just have to trust her judgement just saying.

I don't what's up with me lately but I'm just loving everything pink. It's like I'm trying to be a bit more girly or something.
As of right now I'm having a no make up day (happening too much lately) sitting in bed watching the Purge. I've actually had quite a productive couple of days so feeling pretty proud right now!