The Playsuit of my dreams

The countdown to my holiday has started and there’s only 29 sleeps to go!!!!

I promised myself last week that I wouldn’t buy anymore clothes For my jollies but after seeing this Playsuit in Oasis today, I just couldn’t resist.

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It’s absolutely gorgeous and so so flattering.

I’m going to Florida so most of the clothes I’m taking are casual so his will be perfect for a night when we decide to make more of an effort and dress up for a meal and a few drinks. With tan sandals, a halo braid and a bit of pink lipstick I can’t go wrong!

Available from Oasis for £48

Wish List: Nasty Gal

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When I lived with my housemates during final year of uni, my good friend Sara (have a read of Sara’s blog here) introduced me to this American website, Nasty Gal and I’ve been grateful ever since.  Hours can easily be spent browsing their gorgeous items and I almost always want everything on it. I like to think of it as a Topshop meets Urban Outfitters so it’s the perfect place for me to find something I’m convinced I can’t live without.

The best thing I’ve ever bought from Nasty Gal has been my trusty Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots. I decided to go for the floral tapestry version and two years later they’re still my favourite shoes ever. They’re so comfortable and well worth the $120 dollars I spent on them.

If ordering outside the US you will have to be a little patient. I have been made to wait quite a while as items are accidentally sent to Australia instead of the UK, but it’s always worth the wait and we can’t blame Nasty Gal for that, just the awful postal services in this world. Also, you should expect extra customs charges once the items arrive, although I’ve only ever experienced this with footwear but I have known people to order a dress and be smacked with an extra £15 to pay once their order arrives.

The picture above is my current wish list and I hope to God someone sees this and buys me all of them (HINT HINT). At the moment they have free international shipping on all orders over $150, and seen as its quite expensive this might only take one item but if you’re looking at the bargains it would well be worth it to bulk buy now and save on the expensive extra charges!

Oh and another tip, whatever you do, do not mix gal up with girl. Those images are forever burned in my memory.

Oh Topshop, How I Love Thee….

I love Topshop. LOVE LOVE LOVE.No matter what occasion I’m struggling to find an outfit for, I know that I can usually count on Topshop to provide something amazing for me to work with.

Coming up I have my brothers graduation and I’ve been struggling for months to find something to wear. I did find a dress at American Apparel that I love, but two of my friends told me that it was vile and if I wore it they would never speak to me again. Harsh I thought, but it put me off. So I left it a while and was browsing Topshops website the other day (whilst being productive in work) and found a few dresses that I fell in love with in their Limited Edition collection. But here’s the dress I think I’ve decided on:

Sequin and Crochet Dress £110

Sequin and Crochet Dress £110

I love the colour of the sequin detailing of this dress. I plan on wearing my hair in a loosely braided up-do, light make-up and yellow platform heels (I haven’t decided which ones to get yet!)

I am Scouse: an explanation into my fashion and beauty mentality.

My plan for this blog is to talk about fashion and beauty every now and again. So I feel like I have to explain just what role they have in my life. It can be easily summed up in three simple words: I am scouse.

Now, I’m a really laid back “Scouse bird” when it comes to fashion and beauty. For most Scouse ladies even the most casual of nights out during the weekends is an excuse to get dressed up to the max. We’re talking curly blows, Mac make up professionally done, eyelashes. You only have to look at how much pride your average Scouse girl takes in her eyebrows to see how important beauty and fashion is to the ladies of Liverpool.

Now, I’d like to make it clear I’m not exactly a Scouse Bird. I’ve never had a curly blow, I’ve given up on a 6 year long love affair with fake tan (I’ve embraced my paleness and Sally Hansens Airbrush Leg make up is the way forward for me) and a scouse brow is my idea of a nightmare. I’ve only just started to embrace the Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit (a present off my friend that I will be eternally grateful for), so it’s safe to say that my eyebrows would probably be a mortal sin to all things scouse.

But there are some aspects of getting dressed up for a night out that I just won’t relax on. I will not go out to town unless I have false lashes on, a heel any less than 6 inches is a massive no-no, and going on a night out in jeans?! Hell no!

My make-up regime of a day is pretty basic: foundation, bronzer, blusher and a touch of mascara is all I need to feel okay enough about myself to leave the house. I’m even okay to go to Asda and the gym without a bit of makeup (yes its true that you’ll find the odd scouse girl walking around Asda in her pyjamas with her rollers still in). But I’ll be damned if I’ll be willing to go to town on a night out with baldy eyes and kitten heels.

I swear if you ever attempted to go casual on a Saturday night out in Liverpool then you would feel seriously out of place once you see how most girls dress. I think of myself as pretty casual in the way I dress, even when I get dressed up. But, I dress up how I dress up because I like it, not to feel comfortable about being around all the curly blows and acrylic nails. I seriously do love getting dressed up for a night out. Its one of my favourite things. To give you more of an idea of how I’m not a stereo typically Scouse girl, I can get ready in 45 minutes easily. That’s including washing my hair (I have been known to go out with a wet head, bad I know), but I’ve known girls to book entire days off work before a night out just so they can get ready for the WHOLE day.

In fact, to fully understand the life of a “Scouse Bird”, then you have to follow Scouse Bird Problems. Her tweets and blogs are seriously the highlights of my days, things I religiously follow. She encapsulates all it is to be a Scouse Bird and more. Plus she’s hilarious.