My High Heels Collection

Since my teenage years I have always really loved the look of high heels, however since then my tastes have changed dramatically and while I still love heels, I will no longer buy ones that are horrendously painful just because they look amazing They have to be reasonably comfortable and where possible I will buy ‘wide fit’ to save my little toes from the horrendous blisters they are prone to. Having this mindset also helps me save money, as well as keeping my feet happy (not that I get the chance to wear heels often)! Any shoes that make my feet cry are currently being put on or have been sold on eBay – bye-bye, you will hurt me no more! (Edit: some of these shoes have now been sold too after a further clear out).

I thought I would share my remaining collection with you today and link the ones that are still currently available. 🙂 I hope you enjoy having a nosey into my shoe-drobe. If you like this post you might also like to take a look at My Boots Collection!

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Which is your favourite from my collection? Thank you so much for reading. <3

Love Nicole xxxx

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An Evening Walk OOTD: Cami Dress and Jumper

If you read my previous post (which was an ASOS Haul), you’ll have seen two of these pieces. I couldn’t wait to style this cami dress over the top of the grey ribbed jumper. I’m a bit of a noob with layering but when I saw this dress I could just imagine layering it over a number of tops and rocking the Granny chic look. I personally think it works pretty well despite not being the most flattering shape, one thing you get with a loose fit is comfort which I am all for! Choosing shoes that worked with the look was a bit tricky but I settled on some brown, soft, dainty River Island brogues which I think really work! This outfit would also look amazing with the style of loafers that are seriously in fashion at the moment, unfortunately I haven’t managed to get my hands on the Topshop ones I like as they’re out of stock in my size and have been for ages. 🙁

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Grey jumper – ASOS £18

Midi Cami Dress – ASOS (ON SALE £21)

Faux Leather Jacket – old, from Miss Selfridge (similar £49)

Brown Brogues – old, from River Island (similar £40)

Love Nicole xxxx

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A/W 2016/2017 Trends: Military Jackets

From what I’ve seen and read so far this September, military styles are going to be big this Autumn/Winter. I am particularly taken with military style jackets and I can’t wait to find the perfect one! I love this selection I’ve found on the high street and will definitely be ordering a couple… But how to decide?! Which is your favourite? Maybe you can help me decide!

Military jackets wishlist round up high street affordable

Top Row

Mango £99.99 | Mango £89.99 | Mango £119 | New Look £39.99

Middle Row

Oasis £45 | Zara £59.99 | Marks & Spencer £99 | Zara £89.99

Bottom Row

Zara £119 | Zara £69.99River Island £65 | Free People £168

Aren’t they amazing?! I can’t wait to get onboard with this trend. I love how structured and smart it looks. Let me know your favourite!

Love Nicole xxxx

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Current Favourites

 

 

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 Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

I finally bit the bullet and ordered this foundation online as it seems to be everyone’s favourite foundation. I got the shade Mont Blanc and it’s probably the best match I’ve ever had with a foundation which is partly why I love it so much. It’s a fairly runny consistency with a medium coverage; it’s not enough to completely hide some of the marks on my cheeks but if I’m that bothered I can just add concealer, otherwise what’s wrong with showing a bit of imperfection anyway. It’s probably only me that notices it! I would rather it came with a pump, I may have to buy one separately to add to it, but overall I completely agree with people’s positive reviews of this foundation. If you buy it online at various sites you can often get a 10-20% discount which makes it less of a splurge.

Alpha H Liquid Gold

Another splurge item, I hate that I like this so much as it’s fairly pricey. However I do credit it, along with other chemical exfoliating products, with clearing up my skin. It’s lasted a fair amount of time, I got it mid August and it’ll probably last me until the end of the year if I use it a couple of times a week. Initially I was using this every other evening after cleansing and it worked its magic. Results were not immediate but give it a chance and it really does improve the texture of your skin. I think once I’ve finished it I’ll see how my skin reacts, if it seems to miss it and go back to being spotty and bumpy then of course I will repurchase. I still use Nip+Fab glycolic pads everyday so they should hopefully help maintain my skin without needing to repurchase. Its one I know I can come back to in future though! I love it.

No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser

I only recently got this cleanser as I had a £5 off No7 skincare and wanted to spend it. But oh my gosh I love it! It’s so cool, it comes out as a gel which you rub all over your skin, then it transforms into more of an oil which you can then wash off. I end up massaging it over my face for ages as it feels so great and luxurious! The formula definitely feels and smells of luxury, well worth the £4.50 it cost with the voucher. No7 is always overlooked but they have some fantastic products and this is one of them. I use it as a second/morning cleanse after removing the majority of makeup with micellar water.

Batiste Texture Me Texturising Spray

I’d never used a texturising spray before this, which was odd really as my hair is always so flat and lacking body. I used to just use dry shampoo on my hair the day after washing it when its all fluffy and too clean, but this is a much better substitute for that as it seems lighter. I just spray this all over my hair when its a bit flat and give it a rub to give it some shape. It’s nothing miraculous but I feel it does make a difference and I like having it there if I’m having a bad hair day. It smells great too!

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ASOS Denim Patchwork A-Line Mini Skirt – £28

The first of my fashion favourites lately, I love this skirt! I literally wore it  4 days this week, anytime I needed to leave the house I wanted to wear this, which doesn’t often happen. It was good though as I usually don’t have a clue what I want to wear each day and I take so much time to decide, before just throwing on jeans and a striped tee. This with black tights and any grey or white tee/cropped jumper with ankle boots, chuck on a coat and scarf and it’s a winter go-to.

River Island Beige Stripe Print Scarf – £18

This scarf is a stunner, if that’s not a weird thing to call a scarf… I ordered it when River Island had 25% off, initially as a Christmas gift for my mum, however when it arrived I tried it on and I’m sorry but there was no way my mum was getting it after that. The River Island website shows it much better, it has lots of different patterns to it and I love this and the colours its made from. Its soft and goes great with a lot of outfits I currently seem to be wearing.

Best wishes,

Nicole

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The Statement Bag For Autumn

I love handbags, but I don’t actually have the biggest collection of them. I find I just use the same ones that are easy to style and are generally ‘go with everything‘ colours like black, nude, grey etc… And I was fine with this as I like my collection and the fact they are so wearable. However when I spotted this in River Island, I think my ‘safe’ collection at home made me feel justified in purchasing it; that and that I was at a 20% off student event 😉 It’s pretty out there and I love it!
Who would have thought! It’s a mish mash of colours and textures and even uses yellow suede material as the side panels! It’s a work of art in my opinion. And paired with a simple outfit made up of muted/basic colours it is THAT statement part of the outfit that makes it special. The fact it has such a range of colours within it makes it fairly easy to interwine into the outfit actually. You can choose black, brown, turquoise, grey, white, yellow… and go from there!
I’m so happy I got it and it is now the bag I can turn to if I want to jazz up a simple, classic outfit. It’s priced at what I think is a reasonable £42, and is available in other colour variations, including a sleek black version for those not feeling as adventurous but that love the design. I should add that it has a detachable strap so that you can wear it over your shoulder or across body which is always a nice option to have to keep your hands free.
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I also picked up this cute little faux fur ball keyring! It actually looks quite nice attached to the bag but I’m using it for my keys. It’s great not having to root around for ages at the bottom of your bag for your keys, you can just feel around for the ball of fluff instead 😉
Nicole xxxx