I can't believe this bank holiday week-end is coming to an end . I had an amazing time in Lake District except the weather mostly consisted of rain which kind of ruined the trip . But we were lucky enough to have a few sunny intervals towards the afternoon ! We hiked a lot and I also fell a lot . ( 4 times ! fyi i was wearing converse which aren't exactly the best shoes when you go on a hike ! ) I'm going to stop talking now and let the pictures speak for themselves !
Practicing my photographic skills as you can see...
How do you like my pictures ? :) I thought I'd share all of this with you ! Tonight I'll try to write a review on one of my (latest ) favorite make-up product ! Stay tuned x
Holla ! We arrived in Lake District late last night after a 6-hour drive ! Here we are and ... IT'S RAINING . I was planning on taking gorgeous pictures for a project and here I am with rain ! I decided to stay in this morning to start working because my exams are coming up ! But I'll be going out later this afternoon to sightsee I guess ... Try and capture as many pictures as I can ! For now , this is what I have .
I was really bored and just had to take this one .. Pretty random and it's not even centered. #badphotography
I tried taking a good picture of my cat eye but as you can see I pretty much failed !
How are you all ? I feel like it's been ages since I last blogged ! But here I am in my room jamming to some Black Eyed Peas ( explains the title of this post ) and communicating with my followers . I just joined the independent fashion bloggers community and so far I have had a pretty warm welcome with a flood of messages coming right in my inbox . Also , I don't know if you saw but I have a brand new seal on my blog ! I have been accepted to iFabbo which is amazing for me. I never thought I'd be chosen to join ! Anyway , this last week-end , I went out with a friend , Carla , we were just suppose to go to Starbucks to get a Frappuccino at half price but we ended at Harrods , as usual .
We headed straight to the Pet Kingdom just because they always have the cutest kitties and puppies and then SHOE SECTION . The second I saw these shoes from Sam Edelman I HAD to try them . But they didn't have my size so Carla tried them out . What do you think about these babies ?
Then Carla tried out these Kurt Geiger platforms. How amazing are they ?
I tried the same ones but in a dark blue just because it went well with my maxi dress :) These shoes are EXTREMELY comfy . They kind of remind me of Jeffrey Campbell's platforms ...
We then spent the night at Carla's talking and we ended up watching 27 Dresses . ( well they did because I sort of fell asleep 10 minutes into the movie :s )
I'll be going to the Lake District for this Bank Holiday week-end ! I will update you every night and sort of do a travel journal ? Should be fun .
You know what I absolutely love about online shopping ? You shop without spending . Some people eventually do buy items they see on the internet but somehow I have difficulties doing so... I feel the need to touch and see the product in real life to be able to purchase it . But even if I don't buy anything online I like going through the websites of my fave shops just to see what's in store right now . Here are all the new arrivals that caught my eye...
At Zara :
Oddly , in the new arrivals only shoes caught my eye ...
This is probably the perfect shoe for this season's color blocking trend . I can imagine it with any sort of outfit like rolled-up jeans , a skirt or even a summer dress . Click here for more details.
I absolutely love these patent nude flats . Nude flats are a must for this season just because it goes with anything ! I used to have the nude ballet flats from Topshop but they are completely ruined. These look solid and comfy ... Definitely am going to buy this one ! Click here for more details .
At H&M ,
These pieces are just items that are great for summer because you can just throw them on without any fuss !
This dress in Apricot is really simple but the ruffles makes it look classier and dressed . This would be a cute outfit with a pair of nude brogues if you want to dress it up a little or with a nice pair of sandals if you're just going out ... Click here for more details on this item.
This denim top is cool for putting it over your bikini during the summer or it could make a lovely outfit with a pair of white shorts or if you're daring enough with denim shorts. I love the knitted detailing in the back ! Click here for more details.
I'm planning on collecting a lot of these really thin bracelets in either bright colors , with charms or with peace signs on it , to stack them all up on one hand ! This would probably be one of them. They have quite a few colors for this , for more details on this item click here .
At River Island ,
I love Aztec prints right not but I'm having difficulties finding any in stores.. Maybe I haven't looked enough ? I don't know ! I did find this top which I can totally imagine with a pair of shorts and Minnetonka 's ! Click here for more details on this item.
OMG . I fell in love with this dress the second I saw it . I don't know what it is but there's just something that I adore about it . Although , it is a little pricey :s
At Topshop ,
Sadly , I only found an item and it 's an accessory. But I would say it is a pretty cool accessory I have never seen before !
What do you think ? I think it's pretty rad with the feather hanging on the side . Oh My . Too cool ! I have to get my hands on these . HAVE TO !
At Asos ,
This top is pretty cool for date nights or for some kind of classy event ! I really like the lace detailing !
A little pricey but I would definitely spend this amount on the top ! It's just flawless . Click here for more details !
I hope you enjoyed this post because I love being on the look out for new items in stores ! Sharing them with you makes it even funner :)
If you have any suggestions for other sort of posts I'm open for any propositions just leave a comment below and I'll take everything in account .
I recently discovered this young French designer via Twitter when she started following me . I went on her profile checked out her collection and I was completely amazed at her collection being inspired , mainly , by origami . It's pretty awesome ! My favorite piece from her S/S '11 Collection is probably this one :
I love the abstract pastel colors on the dress as well as it's shape !
If you want to check out more designs by H'Limi do check out her website here.
Now that the hot weather is here and will be here for a while, everyone is wearing skirts , shorts , dresses ... Meaning, we're going to be showing off more skin than usual. Some people want to accelerate their tan and use self-tanning lotion's . I am among those who hate having white legs so last year I had the marvelous idea to buy a moisturizer "with a hint of self-tanning agents" (why am I emphasizing on the hint ? wait for it . )
So last year , one morning, I decided I would wear a skirt and use my newly bought self tan moisturiser. Happy me spread all of it on my very white legs and there I was ready to go to school . When I got to school I started looking at my legs and right around the ankles there were these dark patches ... ( Just like the ones you can see in the above picture.) Imagine how embarrassed I was . The worst part is that it stayed on my legs for a pretty long time ... So , are they sure when they say "hint" because honestly those patches were not cool . The only thing I liked about this product was that it smelled lovely.
Honestly , I only used it once and I'm not sure I'll be using it again ... The dark patches made me think twice and this year I'm going to go for a natural tan ! If you do have any recommendations when it comes to applying this, please do leave a comment !
Hope you had a great week-end and I'll talk to you soon !
I've been saving a lot of pictures that have been inspiring me throughout the week to be able to share with you guys. Weirdly , I have been listening to The Potential Break Up Song by Aly&AJ a lot this week ! (wtf I know...) The last time I remember listening to that song was probably 4 years back ... 'Nuff said , let's get to the pictures already !
I love the mix of vintage and modern furniture in this house .