25 September 2013

Leopard Print Trend Autum/Winter 2013 ♥

Hey Dolls,

Leopard print is due to a huge trend this autumn having featured heavily in London Fashion Week. South Beach swimwear have done a blog post on this trend and I have featured in it!

Here's the link for you girls: Leopard Print Trend

What leopard print pieces are you loving this season?

23 September 2013

OOTN and FOTN - Cobalt blue A lined Topshop Skirt ♥

Hey dolls,

Hope you are well!

On Saturday night I headed out with one of my best friends for a much needed catch-up (and some cheeky cocktails!) and I thought that I would share my outfit and makeup with you, as I love seeing what others wear on girls nights out.


New Look cami (here is a previous blogpost on styling these lovely cami tops) 
Topshop cobalt blue A-lined skirt
Gucci clutch bag


What are you girls wearing for girls nights out at the moment?

14 September 2013

OOTD Topshop leopard print dress and leather jacket ♥

Hey dolls,

If you're in the UK at the moment you will know that summer weather is now a distant memory and the winter chill is upon us. Shorts and sandles have been packed away, whilst jackets and coats are a much needed accessory for the foreseeable future. At the moment I am loving wearing my Topshop leather jacket, as not only does it add a little extra to any outfit, but it is also a happy medium when it is too cold to go without but not cold enough for a proper thick coat.

Jacket - Topshop
Dress - Topshop
Boots - River Island
Bag - Black Mulberry Del Ray

I wore this outfit at the weekend for lunch and shopping as it is casual yet has a dressy edge. 

What do you girls like pairing with your leather jackets?

11 September 2013

University Lecture Tips ♥

Hey dolls,

As you may know I am currently heading into my third year of university (eeeek!) studying biology and thought that I would write a little post about my lecture experiences, with some tips that I have picked up along the way.

When people ask me what lectures are like I say:

"It's like sitting in a cinema but instead of watching a film, the lights are dimmed and a lecturer stands at the front with a PowerPoint presentation and talks at you for about an hour whilst you frantically try to scribble down as much as they say without getting lost and then you have a five minute chat with your friends before they start again."

I usually have either two or four lectures a day and trying to keep up and focused, especially when dealing with difficult material, can be quite hard and this is where tip number one slots in:

Tip #1 - get a dictaphone
I got a dictaphone in second year and it has helped me no end and I would feel lost without it now. Keeping up in lectures can be difficult, especially when you have lecturers that forget to print half the handout or are adiment that they will do two lectures back to back with no break. Having a dictaphone isn't a replacement for taking notes, but when I feel lost by something that has been said, didn't get chance to write down what was said or even found my self drifting away and thinking about what I was having for dinner, I quickly note down the time displayed and then replay this bit when reviewing my lecture notes sometime that week. This is where the next tip comes in:

Tip #2 - keep up with lecture notes
This is a must, as leaving them will make revision stressful! This doesn't have to mean you spend hours memorising notes but just make sure you understand what was covered and you have filled in any gaps that you missed (e.g. with the dictaphone). When I have done this I put a big tick on the front sheet so you know where you are. It's important to keep lecture handouts organised, as I have learnt from experience, it saves a lot of time when it comes to revision. 

Tip #3 - annotate handouts, but always have some paper or a notepad
When I started university, they told us not to annotate handouts but make notes - this is impossible and pointless as a lot of the information is already written down and therefore you may miss out something important they say as you rush to scribble down what you already have. Most people annotate their handouts but I always like to quickly add numbers to each slide on the handout and then if I run out of place or the lecturer goes off on a tandem, I write down the slide number on a separate sheet and the continue writing. When reviewing notes I like to staple this sheets together or file them individually with each lecture handout.

These are some of my tips for lecture that I think have helped me, so I hope that they will help you! Good luck to any of you new students and if you are already at university, what tips have you picked up along the way? I'd love to hear them. 

09 September 2013

New Look little black cami top ♥

Hey dolls!

I have been on the look out for new vest tops for some time now, as I love the versatility of them but am not that keen of the v neck of the Topshop vests that I have as I don't think that they look that dressy.  Finally I found these tops in New Look, which are a steal at £9.99 and almost identical to the Topshop versions but nearly half the price! They are a chiffon like material and available in a range of different colours and I definitely plan on getting more!

I initially purchased the black top and thought that I would show how versatile it is and how it is a great dressy alternative to the traditional vest top!

Outfit one 

Topshop printed trousers
New look sandals

Outfit two

New look army style trousers
Topshop wedges

Outfit three

Abercrombie and Fitch shorts
New look sandals

Outfit four

River island blue scalloped shorts
New look sandals

Outfit five

Topshop pink pleated skirt
Topshop black heels

As you can see these are really versatile and do add that something extra that a traditional vest top lacks.

Have any of you girls got these or similar tops? How do you like to style them?