NEW IN: Shoes.

Fashion

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would do another ‘New In’ post. For this addition I will be sharing with you what pairs of shoes I have recently purchased. So if you would like to find out what they are, please keep on reading!

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  1. The first pair of shoes I picked up are a pair of faux suede mules from Primark. Mules are everywhere recently, so I couldn’t resisted trying the trend out for myself when I saw these (image below) in Primark. They also came in baby blue and baby pink, which were both very tempting, but I stuck with the staple black pair as I thought they would be more wearable. I love these mules, and what they do when styled with an outfit! fullsizerender-57
  2. The next pair are also from Primark; they are a pair of denim look high heels. They have a strap that goes around the ankle with a gold metal buckle, and are also slightly squared at the toe, which surprising, I really like the look of. The heel height is perfect; not too high but higher than the previous pair so they look a little more dressy, great when I want to look a little more put together. I thought these shoes would be great to try out and see if I can style them… I might post a OOTD wearing them soon! Definitely feeling the 1970’s vibe! fullsizerender-59
  3. The last pair of shoes I picked up from Primark are a pair of black faux suede sling backs, also with gold hardware. I have been seeing this style of shoe so much recently on social media and in magazines paired with the ‘jeans & dresses’ trend, so when I saw a pair in Primark, again, I had to get them! They are a perfect day-to-day heel that I can’t wait to wear. They also had these shows in a variety of different styles, so definitely check them out if you can! fullsizerender-58
  4. The next pair of shoes are the only trainers in my ‘New In’ post, however I have been eyeing up a fair few in the past couple of days. These trainers (below) are the True White Hummus Old Skool Vans… and they are beautiful! The colour of these is my favourite thing about them; I can’t wait to wear them in the Spring/Summer months (when it gets a little warmer here), and I think because of their nude/tan colour they will go with so many things! They also had these in a pink colour which was amazing as well, but I opted for the ‘hummus’ shade as I think they were more ‘me’. I am so happy I decided to order these! fullsizerender-53
  5. The final pair of shoes in this haul definitely have to be my favourite… they are a pair of red ghillie lace up heels from New Look. I adore them! I have been on the hunt for a pair of red high heels for such a long time now, as I think they look absolutely killer on a night out with the right outfit, such as a LBD. So when I saw these on the website in the sale I had to pick them up! Although the heel is a little high, I think they are gorgeous and are exactly what I have been looking for! Beauty is pain right? LOVE LOVE LOVE!fullsizerender-61

 

I hope you enjoyed this ‘New In’ shoes addition post! More to come soon!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

 

DIY: Cut Out T-shirt.

Fashion

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would share with you a step-by-step guide for a DIY I recently did. So if you want to know how I turned a normal t-shirt into a cut out tee (that is bang on trend at the minute) then please keep on reading!

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  • A T-shirt
  • Sharp/dress maker scissors.
  • Chalk.
  • Pins.
  • A friend – you might need an extra pair of hands for some stages!
  • A4 piece of paper.

 

  1. Step one in this DIY is to research examples of cut out tops; I found two variations ( pictured below) to base my t-shirt on/ that I wanted to combine. https://www.missguided.co.uk/black-extreme-v-graphic-choker-t-shirt http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/deep-v-neck-boyfriend-tunic-6307580?bi=0&ps=20&Ntt=deep v neckimg_6119
  2. Step two is to buy a t-shirt; I used a men’s t-shirt ( size large a I wanted to wear it as a dress/oversized tee) from Primark which was only £3, and they had lots of colours to pick from! img_5827
  3. Step three is to use a piece of A4 paper and place it on the t-shirt and, once you have decided how big/ deep you want the cut out to be, draw a triangle on the paper. Don’t worry if the lines aren’t straight, as we are going to sharpen the lines up with scissors. fullsizerender-47
  4. Step four- Use a pair of scissors ( I used dress makers scissors  to ensure that the cut was as clean as it could be) to cut across the lines so you end up with a triangle that will represent the cut out. fullsizerender-48
  5. Step five- put the t-shirt on and, ask a friend/ parent to help pin the triangle shaped piece of paper onto the top, then carefully take the top off. img_6117
  6. Step six is to take a piece of chalk and draw around the triangle on to the top. This is going to at as a guide when we cut the t-shirt.fullsizerender-44
  7. Step 7- Remove the pins and the piece of paper from the top ( you may want to keep the triangle for reference if you try the DIY out again!)
  8. Step 8 is to carefully use the scissors to cut out the triangle shape we drew onto the top. Take your time at this stage making sure the cut out is as even, and the point of the triangle is centralised.
  9. Step 9- try the t-shirt on and make sure the cut out is as deep/ wide as you want it. You can then make any corrections needed until you are happy with how it looks. img_5993
  10. Step 10 is simple… rock your new DIY cut out t-shirt! img_6116img_6092

I hope you enjoyed this DIY blog post! Let me know if you try it out!

I recently started an Instagram page for my blog, and have featured pictures from this post on there, so it would be great if you could check it out! Find me @ ‘chloefaceandfashion’ and leave a love heart emoji to let me know you have come from my blog, and I will be sure to follow you back! More posts coming very soon.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

 

OOTN: Lace.

Fashion

Welcome back to my blog! Today, I thought I would share an ‘outfit of the night’ that I wore earlier in the week for a dinner and the theatre trip with my friend! I wanted to wear a few new items that I have picked up recently, whilst keeping the outfit smart-casual. I loved the look I created, let me know what you think too! Details on the items will be below with images as always. I am also sporting my new short hair in the images… and so far, I am loving it! It is definitely a big change for me (I have had long hair for years now) but I was feeling a big change! I think my hair cut is will help me find my new style and reinvent my overall image… if you can’t do it in the new year, when can you?! So, without further ado, I hope you enjoy this post, and please keep reading!

 

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Outfit Details:

  • Top- River Island ( check out my ‘January Sales’ post for more information!)
  • Bralette- New Look.
  • Jeans- Topshop ‘Mom’ jeans.
  • Scarf- Primark.
  • Shoes- Primark.
  • Bag- Primark.
  • Coat- Topshop.
  • Lipstick- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Androgyny’

More outfit posts to come in the future!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

Date Night Outfit.

Fashion

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having a great week. For my post today, I thought I would share an outfit I wore a few days ago for a date night with my boyfriend. Details on my OOTN will be below with pictures as always! So if you want to see what I wore for my meal out, then please keep on reading!

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  • T-shirt Dress- MissGuided.
  • Thigh High Boots- New Look.
  • Leather Jacket- Topshop.
  • Choker- Primark.
  • Bag- Primark.
  • Lipstick- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in shade ‘Leo’.

I hope you liked my date night outfit! A new makeup themed post will be coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

 

January Sales Haul.

Fashion

 

Welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is going to be a Boxing day/January sales haul. In the past two weeks or so, I have taken full advantage of all the sales that have hit our high-streets, picking up lots of bargains and amazing pieces I thought I would share with you! So if you want to know what I bought, then please keep on reading.

I thought it would be best to split the haul up into sections according to the shops I bought the items from, so first… Topshop! I picked up a simple short-sleeved V-neck body suit for £10, it is a fine knit material. I love the feel and colour of this item (stone), and thought it is a good basic to have for layering! This piece is from the tall section, however I didn’t find it to be any longer than the other bodysuits I own! The nextfullsizerender-18 item I bought from Topshop was a slouchy long sleeved double layered T-shirt from the brand Escapology. I love the style of this item as it is quite oversized and relaxed, not to mention it is a really soft material! I got the top for £15 from £30; I am very happy with this purchase and can’t wait to style it! The final piece I bought was a large, and by large I mean the size of a blanket, grey knitted scarf. Once again the material is really soft, and is the perfect piece to keep me warm over the next few cold months! It was reduced from £28 to £10, a brill price for the quality!

The next shop I bought from in the sales was Zara. I don’t typically shop in Zara, but couldn’t resist having a little look, and I actually ended up buying a couple of items! Firstly, I bought a black strappy camisole velvet top, which has a muted floral pattern with hints of burgundy & grey, black lace around the neckline and up the side slits. I think this top will be perfect to layer over a black turtle neck, but also by itself as it has a gorgeous low V-neck back. I picked this item up for £12.99 down from £19.99. Finally I picked up a pair of shoes; they are black leather ballet flats, with studded straps that wrap around the ankle. I absolutely love this pair of shoes as I think they would add so much to a simple outfit, but they are also are comfy… definitely a big bonus! Again, this item was only £12.99. I might have to pop into Zara more often after these finds!fullsizerender-17

I also picked up a few sale items from River Island. Usually, I stay away from River Island when it comes to sales;  I find them rather hectic and disorganised. However, I did find another pair of shoes and a two tops from this years trip, which I am very pleased with! First, I picked up another velvet camisole top to layer. This one is blush pink in colour, and also has the same black lace detailing as the one from Zara. I bought this top for £10 down from £22, and once again I cannot wait to wear it! The next item is a black lace top with frill detailing. Although this piece is not normally something I would go for, I thought it was too pretty to pass up, especially since it was only £12. I think this delicate item could be styled in so many ways, and might even include it in an outfit post in the future! Finally, I bought another pair of black shoes ( you can never have to many, right?). These ones are slightly pointed and have two studded buckles across the front of the shoe. They are a sturdy faux leather material, so will certainly need breaking in a little. I love the look of these, taking definite inspo from Fearne Cotton’s style! They will go with lots of items I  already have in my wardrobe, and for £25 I am very happy I bought them… not that it took much persuasion. fullsizerender-16

On my shopping trip I also visited Primark; I bought quite a few items… but the majority of them were not in the sale ( I couldn’t resist!). I did however pick up a heather grey hoody dress that was reduced to £5! I bought it in a size 12 so it is slightly oversized rather than fitted, and it comes to the thigh/ just above the knee which is the perfect length. The material is really soft, and almost furry, so it will definitely keep me warm for the rest of winter. I can’t wait to style this versatile piece; I think it could be dressed down with trainers and a denim jacket, or dressed up with some knee high boots. It is simple, but I am certainly glad I picked it up!fullsizerender-14

The last place I shopped in the sales was Office. For a while now I have been after some white trainers to add to my collection, so I thought I might as well have a gander in the sale to see if  I could find any! I actually ended up ordering some online as they didn’t have them in stock in the store;  they are the exclusive Adidas Superstar 80’s in white, with a silver metal toe, and an off white sole. They are amazing! Not to everyone’s taste but I thought they were a great twist to the classic Superstar trainer, and will definitely add something to a simple outfit. I got them in a size 6 for £52.00 from £84.99. I think they were a great purchase that I am really looking forward to wearing soon! fullsizerender-15

That concludes my sale haul post. I am very happy with the items I managed to pick up; I think it was a rather successful shopping trip. I hope you enjoyed this post, and keep a look out for my next one!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

NYE- Outfit and Makeup.

Fashion, Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone has been enjoying their Christmas holiday, I don’t want it to end! For my post today I thought I would share with you my outfit for tonight (NYE), as well as the makeup I plan on wearing with it! So, whether you are staying in with family or painting the town red, I hope everyone has a great time celebrating, and here’s to a magical 2017! Let’s get onto the post…fullsizerender-7

Outfit– To celebrate NYE I wanted to wear something that was festive, but also something that would be fab for partying! So, with that in mind I chose my long-sleeved, burgundy velvet mini dress from Missguided. It has ruched detailing all the way down the side, and is also slightly off the shoulder, which creates a very flattering neckline(see picture). I thought the style, along with the deep red colour of the dress, made the outfit sexy and sophisticated… perfect for NYE! To accompany the dress, I chose a pair of clear Perspex heels (from Ego), as I didn’t want to take attention away from the stand out piece, and also the chunky heel means that I can party all night into 2017! As for accessories, again to keep it simple,  I picked out my diamante choker from Primark. I think the necklace definitely adds glam to the outfit. Overall I am happy with my NYE look and I can’t wait to wear it out tonight!

 

Makeup– For my makeup I decided upon a full glam look; I knew I wanted to include sparkles and glitter… If you can’t on New Years, when can you?! I created a silver and burgundy half cut crease using some of my new products (check out my last post for more info!); it ended up matching the colour of my dress perfectly! Details on the products I used will be below as always. I hope you like the makeup look I created and that it might inspire you!

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Eyebrows:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH)Dipbrow Pomade in the shade Ash ‘Brown’.
  • Makeup Geek Dual Ended Brow Brush.
  • Naked Skin Concealer in the shade ‘Fair’.
  • Morphe B75.
  • Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara in the shade ‘Medium Brown’.

Eyes:

  • Mac Paint Pot in the shade ‘Soft Ochre’.
  • Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush.
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette in the shade ‘Bitter Start’.
  • Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection no.200.
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Palette- in the shade ‘Red Ochre’.
  • No7 Pointed Brush.
  • Morphe 12S Palette- Burgundy colour.
  • Real Techniques Accent Brush.
  • Mac Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Amorous Alloy’.
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Pan in the shade ‘Showtime’.
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Brush.
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer no.1.
  • Real Techniques Detailer Brush.
  • Blending Brushes- Mac 217, Zoeva 228 & Morphe M502.
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Pan in shade ‘Highwire’.
  • Ted Baker Flat Shadow Brush & Small Brush.
  • Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette- in the shade ‘Substitute for Love’.
  • Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush.
  • (same palette) shade ‘Beans are White’.
  • Floozie Frost French Pointed Brush.
  • ABH Modern Renaissance Palette- shades ‘Raw Sienna’ and ‘Burnt Orange’.
  • Kiko Super Colour Eyeliner no.100.
  • Katt Von D Tattoo Liner in ‘Trooper’.
  • Superdrug Eyelash Curler.
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara (Top Lashes).
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (Bottom Lashes).
  • Primark Dramatic False Eyelashes in ‘Dramatic’ (cut 1/4 off to use on outer half of lashes).
  • Eyelure Lash Glue.
  • Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter – in the shade ‘Golden Lights’ for inner corner.

Face:

  • Primer- Nivea Men Post Shave Balm.
  • Real Techniques Duo Fibre Face Brush.
  • LA Girl Pro Conceal- Green.
  • Revolution Mini Sponge.
  • Loreal True Match Foundation in the shade ‘N2 Vanilla’.
  • Body Shop Lightening Drops.
  • Sephora Beauty Blender.
  • Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in shade Vanilla and Mini Sponge.
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and Mini Sponge.
  • Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette in shades ‘Levitation and Igrie’.
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush.
  • (same palette) shade ‘Subconscious’ and ‘Shadowplay’.
  • Ted Baker Blusher Brush.
  • (same palette) shade ‘Levitation’.
  • Real Techniques Contour Brush.
  • Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder in no.51.
  • NO7 Blusher Brush.
  • Benefit Rockateur and Sugarbomb Blusher.
  • Real Techniques Blusher Brush.
  • Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in shade ‘Golden Lights’.
  • Zoeva Luxe Fan Brush no.129.

Lips:

  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick- shade ‘Celebrity Skin’.

Sprays:

  • Mac Fix+.
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

 

I hope everyone has a fabulous night, stay safe! I shall be back in 2017 with more fashion and makeup posts.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

 

Christmas OOTD’S.

Fashion

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas holiday! For today’s fashioned themed post, I thought I would share the outfits I plan to wear on Christmas day ( tomorrow!) and Boxing Day. I hope it gives you some style inspiration, and that you like the looks! Details will be below with pictures as usual ( I did want to take the pictures outside but unfortunately the British weather did not permit it). Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and I will be back with another post before the New Year, so keep a look out! Let’s get onto the looks…

  1. Christmas Day – For Christmas day, after spending the img_5326-1morning in pj’s, I always like to dress up a little with a bit of festive glam. So, for this years outfit I wanted all the focus to be on the show stopper piece; my olive green, satin pleated skirt, which featured in my Primark haul post( go check it out!). I decided to pair the skirt with a black bardot top, with ruched detail ( New Look), as I thought the style of it added to the glam of the outfit. To finish the look, I added my black open toe mules (Primark) and a black  velvet choker ( Miss. Selfridge) which really tied everything together. I can’t wait to wear it for all the Christmas festivities tomorrow!

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2. Boxing Day – On Boxing Day, I usually wear something that’s more dressed down/ casual, but still aim to look as Christmassy as I can. This year, because I have been dying to get some wear out of them, I paired my black knee high boots ( New Look) with a grey knitted jumper dress ( Misguided). This created the ultimate simple yet cosy look, perfect for a festive day with the family. I hope you like it! Looking at the images now, I also managed to match the conservatries décor perfectly!

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That completes my Christmas outfits blog post! I hope you all have a lovely Christmas however you celebrate it.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

December Primark Haul.

Fashion

The decision for my first post here on my blog was an easy one for me… a haul! What better way for you to get a taste for my fashion sense and the sort of items I love to wear. Not only that, but I personally love hauls; I get so much inspiration from what other people are buying, and also think it’s a great way to discover what’s in the shops! So, if you want to get to know me and my style a little better, then keep on reading!

For me, Primark has always been hit or miss… this time it was definitely a hit. I managed to find so many amazing pieces, from chokers to culottes, that are perfect for this season. I can’t wait to style/wear them all! As a little guide for the haul, and for future reference (as I always find it handy) I am a UK size 10 in clothing, and a UK size 6 in shoes. So with that said, let’s get onto the good stuff, the haul.

Accessories:

The first accessory I picked up was a faux leather, small, black, structured side bag (see image), with chain detailing on the strap. The selling point for me was the hot pink and cobalt blue flower embroidery, which is a massive trend that I am obsessed with rightfullsizerender-1 now, not to mention that it was only £5.00! It’s the perfect bag for meals/evenings out where you only need the essentials; money, a phone and a lipstick! I also picked up a small purse to fit inside of my clutch bags for nights out. They had lots of different designs and patterns, but I settled on a metallic blue and black one, with a tassel detail on the zip which was £2.00. An essential item for the party season!

The next accessory I bought was a set of false nails which were only £1.50. I have so many sets of Primark nails, but the white marble effect on these ones in particular is amazing, I definitely couldn’t pass them up.  The final accessory I purchased was a choker; it is made up from two rows of silver diamantes. I am so in love with this item! I think it would add so much to a simple outfit, and certainly looks more glam/expensive than the £2.50 I bought for it!

Clothing:

I thought I would start off the clothing section of this haul post with the two hosiefullsizerender-2ry items I picked up. First, a pair of black fishnet ankle socks (£1.00) that I have been hunting for for a while now. They are simple, yet I think they can really add an edge to an outfit. I can’t wait to style them for an upcoming blog post! The next item is a bralette; I would never expect to find it in Primark! It’s a simple black mesh triangle bralette, with a gorgeous embroidered flower pattern sewn over the top ( told you I was obsessed with this trend). They again had lots to choose from, but for me the colours of the embroidery on this one sold me. Not to mention it was only £8. The perfect bra that combines the exposed underwear trend with the embroidery one… I’m in love!

Now moving onto clothing. Firstly, focusing on the top half items, I picked up a basic blush coloured roll neck jumper. It’s such a beautiful colour and soft fabric, perfect for the colder winter months. The next item is one again I couldn’t believe I found, and definitely not in the sale for £5! It’s this blush coloured (sensing a theme?) pyjama style, long sleeved, satin material shirt, which looks so much more expensive than what I paid for it.  It’s bang on trend for this season and is perfect for a sophisticated night time look. The final upper body item is a dark camel coloured knitted jumper, with a high neck. What attracted me to this item, besides the wintery colour, was the ribbed pattern on the front. It adds some detail to a basic jumper and is definitely a great staple to have this winter (£12.00).fullsizerender-3.

The final few items I bought are for the bottom half. Firstly, I bought a pair of black cigarette trousers, with silver accents on the pockets and draw string. For a while I have been looking for a smart alternative for jeans to wear for evenings out, and I think I have found them! They fit perfectly, ending just above the ankle and tapering in towards the bottom half of the leg,  for £13 I am very happy this purchase! The next item is a pair of wine coloured satin material culottes, that have splits up the front of both legs. I thought these trousers would make a great addition to my wardrobe as they can be dressed up for nights out, but also dressed down for more of a casual look, and for £10.00 you can’t go wrong! The last piece I bought definitely has to be my favourite. It is an olive green coloured satin pleated midi skirt (as you might be able to tell I have been loving satin this winter). I couldn’t believe that I found this item in Primark! It looks so luxurious and expensive, not to mention that it is extremely flattering, cutting off at just the right point on the legs. All in all the perfect piece for Christmas parties, a real statement item that only costs £13.00, an absolute bargain for this beautiful piece. fullsizerender-5

That completes my December Primark haul and my first blog post. I hope you enjoyed reading about my latest buys for this season, and have gotten to know a little more about my style. Look out for my next blog post!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x