Feeling Blue

Every shop I go into, or any website I shop on, all I’m seeing right now is blue. Zara is full of every kind of blue shirt or blouse you could dream of from cropped collared numbers to striped off-the-shoulder beauties (actually search ‘blue top’ on Zara, you could be there for hours). I’m usually not one for a particular trend and just wear what I want but honestly, I think something’s wrong because everything I’m buying is blue and blouse-y right now.

In the last month I have gathered up 3 new favs for my wardrobe…

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From left to right: I can’t stop wearing this top, any place I can wear it where people haven’t seen me in it I will. Full Top it’s called by Zara so a bit over sized but I like that, especially with the cute collar. The detailing on the sleeves is fab and there’s also cuteness on the back.. but I’ll let you find that.
Number 2, I’m actually wearing as I type. Let’s not pretend that the off the shoulder trend isn’t taking the world by storm, but honestly? I have had to rearrange and pull at this top multiple times today to keep it in place. Saying that though, that may just be my shoulders. Either way, it won’t stop me wearing it. Matched with jeans and some pointy shoes I’m feeling pretty fly. (Striped Poplin Top).
Lastly, this is a great summer dress BUT I was so lazy when trying it on that I kept my black jeans on. BEST LOOK EVER. I never thought I would be a jeans and dress kinda gal and I so am. This is a lot comfier than it’s previous sister and can literally been thrown on for a super chic look.

Thought I would put together some more blue inspo as well for ya…

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Left to right: Zara Striped Blouse, Zara Off-The-Shouler Tunic, Monki Oversized Denim Dress

Enjoy and I’ll be back soon❤

 

 

ASOS Hot List

I’m really struggling at the moment and I think that’s why I’m posting less. I’m constantly online looking at clothes but can honestly find nothing that’s inspiring enough to post about, let alone buy.

To be fair, we are in the weird transition period between Winter and Summer, the hard to dress for season, Spring. It’s not warm enough to have bare legs (not for me anyway) but it’s almost too warm for jeans. Dilemma huh? How am I meant to shop for that?

Anyway, I have however put together some of the best things to get on ASOS, by ASOS at the moment. ASOS’ own brand I’m a big fan of, really good prices for basics but having a premium range like ASOS WHITE gives shoppers the opportunity to buy for their current budget without having to look elsewhere.

Here are some of my most liked pieces that I’m looking for an excuse to buy. These are must haves for the upcoming Summer months and give a little nod to current trends as well.

PicMonkey Collage1. ASOS Cold Shoulder Frill Sleeve Shirt Dress 2. ASOS Premium Straight Leg Trousers in Stripe 3. ASOS Mini Skirt with Pep Hem

PicMonkey Collage11. ASOS Shirt Dress with Frill Hem in Stripe 2. ASOS Mini Slip Dress with Eyelash Lace Detail 3. ASOS Western Jacket In Suede

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the most beautiful suede western jacket. I’ve been searching high and low for a Summer jacket that I can throw over a dress and I think this will be the one.

All these pieces really are lovely though, all staples for your summer wardrobe❤

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review

After being stubborn for so many years, I decided to give in and spend a little bit extra on my foundation. What’s happened to me?

I will always be a fan of high street favourites like Maybelline and Revlon but I knew it was time for me to spend a little bit extra on the perfect foundation. Both my Mum and sister insist it’s the one make up product that’s worth spending your money on, and my god, were they right…

As I spoke about in my previous post – Foundation Recommendation – I really do love Max Factors Miracle Match foundation and will always keep a bottle of it. That was really my first step to buying a better foundation with Miracle Match coming in at £12, it was more than I was used to spending. But now, it’s a whole new level.

I spent a good amount of time researching and reading blog posts about the best ‘designer’ foundations on the market. I wanted something that suited my skin type, gave me a dewy finish, enough cover and had yellow tones rather than pink. After thinking about it for some I sucked it up and purchased Nars Sheer Glow foundation for £31.

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I’m more than pleased with the outcome. No word of a lie, I have had more compliments on my make up than ever before. It makes my skin look silky and flawless. Dependent on your skin type I would recommend this to almost everyone. The perfect amount of cover without looking ‘caked’. It’s completely light weight and feels like your skin can still breathe.

My main want from foundation is something that lasts. With high street products my foundation would tend to go blotchy by the end of the day or would just slowly come off. But using Nars, I look as good when I get home as I do when I leave the house! I always start with a primer which may help but I think that’s an everyday product for most women now (if you’re looking for a knew one though, I’m obsessed with Benefit’s POREfessional face primer). Coming in at £31 you get all the benefits of a designer foundation but a much better price.

Only one con to this foundation and that’s the quantity. It doesn’t have a dispenser so you’re pouring straight out from the glass bottle. The first time I made the mistake of pouring out far too much and could see my money flowing down my hand (I lovingly scooped the excess back in so panic over). Nars do offer a dispenser but I don’t think it’s worth it. I now hold my foundation brush over the top and use a small amount at a time until my face is covered.

So, my new words of advise are, get yourself a pricey foundation. It’s 100% worth it and you won’t look back. Even if you are as tight with your money as I am😉❤

Procrastinators Rejoice

Hi guys, I’m sorry my posts have become far more sparse. I don’t know how I’ve become so super busy but it seems I don’t get a second for myself nowadays, let alone a chance to write a new post. But, I’m here now so thought I would let you know what’s new and more importantly, what I’ve been wearing!

I think I mentioned before that I now have a Grazia subscription which I love, but totally forgot it’s weekly! I panicked when I had two waiting for me. I wont lie about enjoying a long Grazia sesh but as it comes so often I will be forcing myself to spend time with me and dedicate time to read every week.

What does this have to do with anything I hear you ask? Well I came across a fab quote that I found highly relatable and made me feel better about my lack of posts and creativity at the moment. I took a quick snap on my phone before turning over the page so soz for the rubbish quality.

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REJOICE!

So it’s all okay. I haven’t lost all sense of creativity, I just don’t know what to write about at the moment. I think that’s okay, I would prefer that than to write about something I wasn’t interested in.

Anyway… Moving on to what I’ve been wearing.

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As always, a lot of black. I cant get out of black jeans at the moment and I’m a massive denim wearer so need to bring back my blues before I forget they exist.

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  1. I featured this top on my last post – What’s New In My Wardrobe – and I had been dying to wear it. With the weather finally warming up I risked it and luckily wasn’t cold. This picture probably doesn’t do it justice but I had numerous compliments during the day so I’m definitely pleased with it as a new piece. Matched with Mango black jeans and my new Topshop babes, also feature in my last post, What’s New In My Wardrobe.
  2. I can’t believe I haven’t put anything up about this coat yet. I wanted it so long ago and even spoke about my love for it in a past post – Payday Pieces– from back in July! It was rather pricey then so I waited about 5 months until it was reduced!
  3. Lastly was me on my Birthday! This is so many different items put together that I have featured on blog posts previously.

So, what to blog about next? I need some tips on how to get my creative juices flowing. With such little spare time on my hands at the moment I don’t get the chance to just sit and think ‘what do I want to write a post about?’ or ‘what’s relevant at the moment for me?’ Any advise would be muchos appreciated. Plus, I want to know how everyone’s preparing their wardrobes for summer. For me, I can definitely say you’ll be seeing a lot of bell sleeves, bare shoulders and ruffles. Watch this space  <3

What’s New In My Wardrobe

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted! I have been super busy the last few weeks so I’m sorry I haven’t been around. Some exciting things have happened though, including my Birthday! I thought I would do a quick post on newest items added to my wardrobe (the majority being Birthday presents).

Usually I’m extremely bad at buying for the coming season, I just buy what I can wear tomorrow. So, I’m trying to break out that bad habit and make purchases for things I can wear in the future. This also means I can snap up the most popular buys for summer now, and not regret missing them a few months down the line. I think I was pretty organised when asking for gifts this year and I luckily got everything I asked for:)

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If you haven’t already noticed, frills are getting big this season. This spring and summer we’re going to be seeing a lot of denims and pastels (as always!) but, we have the new addition of frilly floaty-ness and bell sleeves. Perfect.

ASOS is literally selling out of everything in seconds at the moment and especially your summer must haves so make sure you keep checking as they’ll get things back in stock and they’ll vanish again. If you’re ruthless you can get your hands on some seriously great items at the mo though including some of these…

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ASOS Denim Mini Shift Dress with Frill Sleeves – currently reduced to £30. My sister got me this and I’m in love. The best summer dress I have had in quite some time. I’m dying to put it on but it’s still a little chilly.
ASOS High Neck Midi Sweat Dress – this is also reduced at the moment to £22. I have no idea why I love it so much buy I do. I am however finding it incredibly difficult to wear as I hate to be cold and it’s not great with tights. Hopefully mother nature will bring me the perfect weather soon.
ASOS Textured PU Mini Skirt – lovely pressie from my bestie. It’s a leather look skirt and is the perfect a-line shape. This doesn’t actually look to bad with tights so this will be used all year round and a new item for my far too, big leather skirt collection (defo need a tanned leg for this in summer though).
ASOS Denim Frill Sleeve Angel Top – so in love with this top. More than I imagined I would be. I tried it on for the first time last night with a pair of black jeans and it looked amazing. Totally on trend and will be perfect for summer. Must have!

Spring Shoes 

All of my shoes are black. Literally, no joke. They’re all black. And heavy. Heavy black shoes in summer is not the one so I did a bit of snooping and found the most perfect pair of pointy pumps. I really needed a new pair of trainers as well, I have totally lost touch with my dressing down days. I knew it had to be a pair of Adidas Originals and preferably Stan Smiths as I’m way too late on the bandwagon already! Can’t wait to throw on a pair of all whites with culottes, it will be my spring/summer go-to look I reckon.

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Topshop Kindred Pointed Slipper – aren’t they to die? I have them on my feet as we type. Paired up with cute summer dresses I can’t think of much better. A bold print in shoes is unusual for me but a risk worth well taking. They go with the majority of what I wear.
Adidas Originals Stan Smith Trainers –  because who needs laces any more? I have only worn these out once as I’m so scared of getting them dirty, but they’re super comfy and are going to look amaze with everything, very on trend as well! As they’re leather they can be wiped clean as well so even better.

What do you think? Anything you may snap up yourself? I’ll definitely be keeping you guys in touch with further summer purchases so keep your eyes peeled in the meantime follow me on Insta for my most up to date going ons – tattyfrankland! And anything with a frill, buy it. You’ll thank me later❤