Friday, 27 June 2014

Friday Inspo : Co-ord Everything



Doina Ciobanu

Annabelle Fleur


One of the biggest trends this spring/summer is definitely cute co-ordinates. Crops and shorts, blazers and suit trousers, skirts and shirts. Co-ord everything. The trend is super easy to pull off and most highstreet brands and couture brands alike are stocking up on co-ordinated goodies for all us who are fashion concious.

Most fashion bloggers at the moment can be found promoting their cute co-ord pieces. The style looks so put together and sleek. You can forget about clashing colours, contrasting prints and odd cuts, because the co-ord is a simple ready made outfit perfect for those days where you can't decide what to wear!

Fashion Coolture

Laura Allard-Fleischl

Vi Nguyen

I have seen so many co-ords about and have fallen in love, i'm especially loving suit-styled pieces, although they tend to cost a lot more $$$! 

This is definitely a trend that flatters most people, and one that i'm loving! It's huge on the catwalk, huge with celebrities and now it's made it big on the highstreet...

Will you be getting your hands on some co-ords this summer?

All my love,

CJ.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Nails | Chanel Inspired Black Glitter Mani





I've always absolutely loved doing my nails, I'm a complete polish addict and even has a filing system due to the amount of polishes I own! I'm always on the lookout for new brands, colours, textures - anything. Recently, I've been seeing some fantastic nail inspiration around on tumblr and instagram and decided to do a little inspired post of my own.

These nails were inspired by Chanel packaging. Chanel has a very sleek black design, everything is very clean and simple, yet the brand itself stands for luxury which can be symbolised by a gorgeous glittery polish! 

I tend to find that black polish looks to harsh on me, as I'm necessarily olive toned when it comes to my skin. However, adding this bit of sparkle has really helped to soften the polish and I love the glamour that it gives to the simple black.

Although I used a Matte Black polish, I didn't really like the effect of the matte and glitter combination. But that was nothing that a glossy OPI topcoat couldn't sort out!

I actually added a glitter stripe to the plain black nail a little later as I thought it looked too bare!



Let me know if you like my nail posts, I am quite keen to do some more!

All my love,

CJ.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Style | Simple Monochrome




I still haven't strayed away from black yet, but at least today I added some white in too! I absolutely love monochrome looks, I personally feel they always look very put together. It seems to be a colour palette that just will always work well.... well almost always. 



I have really been loving wearing simple pieces with interesting details. I'm not a massive print and pattern kind of girl, so for me it's great when clothes have an interesting cut or shape. I used to try and stay away from anything that showed off my shoulders as I packed a bit more weight previously and would often find the halterneck style cut VERY unflattering. 

However, though i'm still not where I want to be weight wise, I have trimmed down. And now (at last) I am happy enough to show my shoulders off to the world. I am absolutely in love with this top, not only is it a crisp white but I think the cut around the neck is just really interesting and quite bold. Happy Clara.


Today was a day for heels. I used to be absolutely obsessed with chunky massive high heels, but now I have found love in smaller elegant ones. Not only have I gone for a smaller heel but I have also found myself lusting over pointed shoes. I can't walk past a shop window display without being pulled in by the promise of some new point shoes. It's bad, I know. But there is something about the pointed toe that really elongates the leg and makes things look a bit slimmer! 



My clutch is from last summer, I am always keen to recycle my favourite pieces from last year. I really like the transparent sections of the bag, and again I love it just because its white! 

I've also been experimenting a bit with my make-up recently, trying out lipsticks and blushes and all sorts of things! I love bold lipsticks, especially the vampy kind. I'm not too sure just yet whether or not they suit me, but hey i'm just going to go for it!

I've been having such a lovely time so far this summer, catching up with people. Definitely good to be home!

All my love,

CJ.

Top | River Island
Jeans | Topshop
Clutch | New Look 
Shoes | Asos