Friday, 27 February 2015

8 Items To Buy In The Missguided Sale


Misguided are currently offering an extra 40% off their sale items with the code "EXTRA40". As you can expect, there isn't a great range sizes left but there are 60 pages of items so I thought I'd share a few gems that I came across!

Berte Cropped Jumper in Grey
Petera Tweed Boyfriend Coat with Faux Leather Trim
Ashleen Dogtooth Bowler Bag Monochrome
Metallic Brocade Floral Full Midi Skirt Teal
Leanne Button Through Swing Dress Multi Print
Clara Glitter Strappy Heeled Sandals Blush
Octavia Faux Leather Dungaree Dress Black
Colour Block Tradora Wine
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Nicola

Sunday, 22 February 2015

My Skincare Routine


After the positive reaction I had from my last post I thought I'd write another advice post, except this time about skincare. I mostly have oily skin but it can get quite dry in places so overall I'd consider it to be combination. I've found that the following products work well for that type of skin. 


1. Exfoliant 


I cannot speak highly enough of the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I tend to use it every other day in the shower when I am washing my hair. It comes out in a paste and you only need to use a tiny amount so it lasts for ages. I really like the way it makes my skin feel tight and I've definitely noticed my skin has been clearer since I started using it.

2. Cleansing Wipes


I've actually only been using these for a few months as previously I was using Simple Cleansing Lotion. The wipes are slightly more expensive as you use them up quicker but I think they're worth it because it's so much easier just to pull one out of the packet. I love how soft they make my skin feel and they're just so convenient if you've had a long day and can't bothered to wash your face.

3. Toner


For the final stage of my routine I apply a small amount of toner to a cotton pad and just gently wipe it around my face. It helps to ensure I've got all of the cleanser off and I like the feeling it leaves on my skin once it has dried. 

So that is my skincare routine! It might surprise you that I don't use moisturiser but my skin can get quite oily and I usually only apply it if I'm wearing foundation. You may try this routine out and hate it but if you do I really hope it works for you as well as it does for me!

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Nicola

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Essential Stores

Looking around for the perfect pair of jeans or the best quality coat can feel like an impossible task. I know plenty of people, including myself, who have spent months looking for something and ended up either giving in or settling for something they’re not entirely happy with. So I thought I’d mention a couple of stores that I find myself running back to in these times of need.

Firstly, I think I can speak for everyone when I say that hunting for a pair of jeans is no easy task. You want a pair that is good quality, well-fitting and comfy without breaking the bank. If there is any store on this earth that I can rely on in this situation, it’s New Look. Their jeans section is incredibly vast for one, so you can feel fairly confident that they’re going to have the type of jeans that you’re looking for. I bought a pair of black skinny jeans from New Look about 5 years ago and have only recently had to throw them out when a small hole appeared on the inside leg. Not only were they incredibly long-lasting but they fitted well and, as you can imagine for an item that I wear so frequently, they were comfy. At prices starting from around £15 (mine were £18 if I remember correctly), you really can’t go wrong with New Look jeans.


Blue super skinny New Look jeans
These are the current pair of New Look jeans I own and they fit like a glove (flats from Peacocks).

The other store that I HAVE to give a mention to is Peacocks, which may surprise you. They may not have the greatest, most fashionable range of shoes but they are the comfiest lower-end shoes I have ever worn. If I'm ever in desperate need of a new pair of flats I head straight to Peacocks, they're surprisingly well-padded which is a must have when it comes to flats. While they may not be the most long-lasting choice for footwear, you definitely can’t do much better if you're looking for something cheap and comfortable.
So these are just a couple of stores that have become favourites of mine but I would love to hear from you, which stores do you find yourself running back to?

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Nicola

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Lace Mint Green Dress

Lace mint green skater dress and black leather jacket

Lace mint green skater dress and black leather jacket

Lace mint green skater dress and black leather jacket

Leather jacket - Topshop
Dress - Quiz
Wedge boots - New Look
Clutch - Primark
Jewellery - Matalan

I'll be honest, I didn't actually wear this outfit on the day I took the photos. I've actually only worn it once which was to my sixth form leavers boat party but I thought it was a great piece for my first post.

Mint green is one of my all time favourite colours and I love how the black leather complements it. I also threw on some fashion necklaces at the last second and I'm not entirely sure whether I like them or if it's a little too much. What do you think?

P.S. This is my first OOTD and I wasn't sure how to pose for the photos so I don't normally look this miserable!

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Nicola 

Greetings

Hey there, potential readers! I have decided to give this fashion blogging thing a try as I have some free time on my hands and I think this will be a pretty fun way to use it. I would describe my fashion taste as girly with an edge, without sounding too pretentious. My wardrobe is full of dresses (hence the title) but I also wear a lot of band tees. I’m hoping to give you some insight into the kind of content you can expect from me by following up this intro with an OOTD. My aim is to post at least once a week, so I’d be eternally grateful if you gave me a follow.

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Nicola