Saturday, 20 September 2014

grungy kohl liner

Hey I'm happy!

Clockwise from top left: Jill Stuart S/S 14,  Max Azria S/S 13, Versace S/S 14 and Lanvin S/S 13. 

Good Evening! I'm so happy it's the weekend... really REALLY happy! Now I'm going to be honest I haven't worn much kohl eyeliner since I thought I was an indie rock chic back in sixth form (oh the skinny jeans!) The pencil I used is indiscriminate due to the fact that it has had all branding rubbed off. It does come with a very handy sharpener lid (see above)  and I THINK I may have got it free from a magazine? If you can come to any conclusions of what brand it may be based on this description please let me know in the comments! So yeah told you I didn't use pencil eyeliner much... I do remember the Rimmel one being a favourite of mine back in the day oh and Benefit Bad Gal. 
I think I may give this look more of a chance more often though, I do actually feel like a rock star and it's simpler to achieve than my usual cat eye! Something I've learnt is this sort of eyeliner really does go along way when you start blending- this may have been a useful tip for my teenage self! 
I'm not really feeling doing close up make up faces anymore if I'm honest, right now I feel very exposed with these shots and am wondering why oh why why did I not airbrush out my mustache... vanity. I'm also not feeling any of my eyebrow products right now so if anyone could recommend any good ones I would be grateful! 

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Much Love! Eleanor xxx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

mom and dad went to a show

// Jacket- New Look (old)/ Shirt- H&M/ Culottes- Asos (similar) / Converse- Office/ Bag-Asos// 

Hey Everyone! I wore this outfit earlier this week when we went out for dinner and drinks. I originally got the shirt for work but really like it for casual wear too. The collar and cut of it remind me of 1920s menswear which is cool as I do enjoy dressing like a boy. I'm also really getting into wearing my culottes lately- their length makes them look awkward with all outfits and I love that. I don't really have a lot to say tonight so sorry for the lack of words! 
Have a great day! Eleanor xxx

Monday, 15 September 2014

jump around

// Dress - Lavish Alice at Asos/  Shoes- Office (now on sale) / Sunglasses- Topshop//

Hi Lovelies! These photos were actually taken last weekend when I was at home but yes it has taken me this long to get round to uploading them. I bought this Lavish Alice dress in the Asos sale. It's got a kind of 60s shift dress thing going on and is made from a lovely soft fabric. I'm always really pleased when I buy something I love from an independent company (I usually just buy from big high street stores for ease- lazy!). 

I also got these monk shoes for work but have been wearing them when I'm off. They're very comfy and are in the sale now so I may buy them in the oxblood colour too. I've attempted the classic blog jumping photos- which are so hard to get right, we spent ages trying to time them properly! 

I hope you're having a great day, Eleanor xxx 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

sunday inspiration

Clockwise from top left: 

1. 'Time to get my Dr Martens out' styling idea
2. The return of the make up of my teenage years! Smokey liner at Roberto Cavalli A/W 2014
3. Messy low ponytail
4. Baseball cap and turtle neck
5. Men in anoraks, Vidur A/W 2014
6. Sleek low ponytail
7. More men in anoraks
8. Bomber jacket and baseball cap
9. Inappropriate socks with shoes- doesn't necessarily have to be sandals

Have a great Sunday! Eleanor xxx

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Topshop Cream Blush

Hey Lovelies! Just a quick one. I've been wanting to do a post on this for a while as I've been really loving this product recently. I thought I'd try a cream blush a while back, I'm usually a powder girl but this one is great. As it was a bit of an impulse buy I went for a colour I wouldn't usually try too, this is shade 'HEAD OVER HEELS' and its kind of peachy. I'm used to using rosey tones against my pale face and dark hair but I do love this colour on my skin. I'm also a fan of Topshop's packaging for their make up, it's definitely got a youthful vibe without looking too cheap. Mines a little scruffy from being in my make up bag but you get the idea. It also comes with a handy mirror which is always a bonus. 

My only criticism is it doesn't last as long as powder blushes which usually stay put all day. Is this true for all cream types? I haven't given a better quality one a go so I'm not sure myself. But for £7 it's not bad!  Have you tried cream blushes? Any recommendations

I'm off to try and get a view of the Northern Lights this evening- one of the few benefits of living this far north! It is really cloudy though so who knows... Have a lovely evening!
Eleanor xxx 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

where were you while we were getting high

// Duster coat- Primark/ T shirt Dress- Only at Asos/ Trainers- Nike// 

Hey Everyone! Bit of a photo heavy post today! I was happy with a lot of these pics though- it's amazing what good lighting can do. I also had lots of fun taking these too, it was different to the usual 'in front of a wall' outfit of the day. This is my second outfit I had on when I was at home over the weekend. We took my puppies for a walk and these trainers are the most freaking comfortable shoes everrr! I bought them recently and they got delivered to my mother's house instead of mine but they were worth the wait. They're children's Nike free runs- I have small feet and so can fit into the kiddies which is excellent! They honestly fit like a glove but I don't know if I'll be running in them. I do not look ok when I'm running... it's just awful... But for walking yeahhhh. 
Have a lovely evening! Eleanor xxx 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Whistles wishes

Hey Guys! Since starting work at John Lewis I've been given the opportunity to take a closer look at various brands (fashion, beauty and home) that I would perhaps not have considered previously. I had never really thought of Whistles as being a brand I would go for but I am now in awe of  them- seriously! I have been doing my Whistles research (that's the design student still alive inside me!) and have discovered that former Topshop director Jane Shepherdson took over as chief executive of the company in 2008 and since then big changes have been made. They now show at London Fashion Week which isn't entirely surprising as they are the perfect example of British cool. Browsing through their Autumn/ Winter Lookbook (it can be seen here) it's instantly obvious that they have that perfectly simple chic European look down to a tee. The thing I love about Whistles is their unusual silhouettes and muted colour palette, however they also add some beautiful showstoppers to their collections. Their pieces are perfect quality and honestly were my favourite garments to dress when I worked as a visual merchandiser. I've picked out three pieces for my wishlist- although I wouldn't say no to anything from their current collection but these are top styling ideas. Do you have a new discovery you're loving right now? Let me know!! 
Love Eleanor xxx