Thursday, 15 May 2014

'Instagram meets eBay'

Hello beautiful!

Ok, if you don't personally know me there are two things you should know: 1. I love buying clothes (some find happiness in love, I find happiness in a new dress) and 2. I am so cheap (I once travelled all the way to Leeds because I refuse to pay full price for Ark clothing!)

Usually, if I'm not looking for anything in particular or if I'm on a budget I love to have a look on eBay and see what bargains I can find. 

However, sometimes I find it difficult to find anything suitable for my age range. And if you wanted to sell something via eBay, you could pay almost a pound just for putting the item online!

However, this has all changed.

'Depop' is the latest selling app; combining the greatness and ideas of eBay with the layout and quirkiness of Instagram. All you have to do is take a photo (with no charge for the amount of photos you upload, yay!) write a description with hashtags (like Instagram)and name a price - it is exceedingly simple!

The only money that will be taken off you is once the item is sold, and even then it's only 10%.  

I will admit, I am totally in love with this app and have been severely addicted to it since I downloaded it on Sunday.

In that time, I have purchased my dream mom jeans (as seen below) two Jack Wills tops (one of which was a measly £4) and a red Fred Perry jacket. 

A screenshot of the app

If you haven't tried this app, then I would recommend you give it a go. The app is completely free and it's also free to join. What have you got to lose?!

What are your thoughts on the app?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

May Wishlist

Hello Beautiful!

We are a good half way through May now, however I thought there's no time like the present to write out a May wishlist!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been doing an awful lot of online shopping - however the money will only stretch so far (sign).

1. Lip Voltage

All across the internet (and from a couple of my friends) I have heard/seen so many great things about this product! I've always wanted but, full lips like actress Megan Fox but I've never been a huge fan of having needles stuck into my face.

Lip voltage is a 'quick absorbing peptide lip treatment' which uses Nano technology to fill and volumise lips. For me, it's a dream come true and I can imagine it to be very similar to Soap and Glory's motherpucker but with better effects.

Prices are ranging on this product, but I'm seeing a common face value of £15/£20.

2. Ripped Mom Jeans

Ok, this isn't really a wish list item as I have managed to purchase a pair, but it did take me a long time to do so!

Don't get me wrong, I do love normal mom jeans - but after I saw a girl at my university wearing a pair of ripped mom jeans, I was totally smittened and the hunt began.

I searched everywhere for a decent pair of these jeans and I really was upset that I couldn't find a perfect pair. That is, until I came across Depop and found this. Finally, the search was over!

These mom jeans (or Monica jeans as my sister calls them) are from Topshop and were an absolute bargain at £22, and I cannot wait to try them on!

3. A Lace Kimono

With the festival season coming up, I am in desperate need of more kimonos. I'll admit it, I don't really wear cardigans and usually result to a coat - but what happens when it's only a tad cold? Silly Lauren.

This is why I'm resulting to kimonos - they're so cute and lightweight! And I am desperate for a lace one to add to my collection.

I love this black laced kimono from ASOS and is perfect for those long festival days!

At £28, it's not too expensive eitheir. Definitely worth saving some pennies for!

4. Two Pieces

If you have read my previous post, you will know I'm a little bit obsessed with two pieces and a Missguided was my go-to for these. However, after browsing Ark I came across this little gem.

Now, the two pieces I have at the moment are very much outfits I would wear out and i would love some co-ordinates I could wear in the daytime.

This lace two piece has nailed my needs on the head! It's perfect for everydaywear and is simply gorgeous. It could even be pulled off to create a smart look.

For me, the only downfall is the price. At £38.98, I can't see myself rushing straight down to Ark to buy this. 

What's on your wishlist this month?

Friday, 9 May 2014

Trend of the week: Co-ordinates

Hello Beautiful!

I'll admit it - since receiving my last student loan instalment of the year, I have gone a little bit shopping mad.

This year's summer trends have become very addictive; I have countless pastel dresses, a few gorgeous kimonos and I couldn't be happier.

However, across the blogosphere girls have been raving about two pieces (or co-ordinates) and I really felt like I was missing out!

So, after browsing the web for a good few hours, I managed to find my perfect two piece! (yay!)

Online retailers Missguided are definitely wearing the crown for the most variety of co-ordinates. They have so many which helps if you're worried about having the same outfit as someone else.

I chose this cute black and white dogtooth set and I love it. The crop top with spaghetti strap fits perfectly and the straps do not dig into my skin, which it great. The skirt is in the style of a skater skirt and I love the length of it as it wasn't too long or too short.

Two Piece
£24.98 (in total) 

This two piece comes in three colours; black and white, lilac and white and blue and white. I think this is great because this is one of the more affordable co-ordinates, so people who opt for this design can have a choice in colours.

Not into shorts skirts? No problem! Missguided has accommodated those who don't like showing too much leg.

This neon pink two piece screams holiday chic; the pink palm tree print is really cute and the bralet (although small) doesn't show off too much cleavage. Perfect if you want to cover up.
Midi Two Piece
£29.98 (in total)
If you're after something more everyday, this floral two piece is perfect. For me, it reminds me very much of the 90's; the cute crop top and shorts in the pink floral pattern is something you would expect to see in a vintage shop and I love it.

Short Two Piece
£32.98 (in total)
There are so many on the Missguided website, and I would highly recommend that you take a look at their collection - they are so affordable!

What are your thoughts on two pieces?

Thursday, 8 May 2014

My Fav Festival Essenitals

Hello Beautiful!

Nottingham has already marked the beginning of the festival season by becoming host for Everywhere and Deck The Halls.

However, unlike other festivals such as Glastonbury and Park Life, not much thought is needed when it comes to deciding your outfits.

If you have ever been to a festival (especially when it has been raining) you will know that wellies are a necessity!

Yes, cheap wellingtons are all nice and good, but a decent pair of wellies will keep your feet nice and warm whilst you surround yourself in mud.

Hunters offer the best quality wellingtons in the county and although they are expensive – their durability makes every penny well worth the spend.

They come in a range of lengths and colours, but a personal favourite are these red beauties! They will definitely make your feet stand out against the mud.

Original Tall
For me, another festival essential is shorts - and the rain doesn't put me off the thought of wearing them.

When I attended Y Not last year, I pretty much lived in shorts - even during a thunderstorm with heavy rain!

All across the high street, I have seen shorts with lace trimmings and I love these ones from New Look.

The acid wash with the dainty lace detail is gorgeous! plus, as there's not too much white, you don't have to worry about getting them dirty.

Lace hotpant shorts
New Look

Kimonos have set to become very popular this summer, and I have found them to be very easy to incorporate into your wardrobe.

Retailer H&M have a beautiful collection of long, short, plain and floral kimonos - so even the fussiest of fashionistas will have a good chance of finding a kimono to wear.

I love this Aztec print kimono from the brand; most of the kimono's I have seen are usually made from a silky material and this viscose kimono is definitely more festival appropriate!

Patterned Kimono

Last, but not least, if you are lucky enough to experience some warm weather whilst you are at your festival, sunglasses are a BIG must (plus, they are essential if you are hungover ... cough.)

I am in love with the round sunglasses, and every time I look at a pair I think of music legends such as John Lennon and Elton John.

ASOS have a huge range on sunglasses at the moment and when I came across this pair - I instantly fell in love! The detail around the lens makes these just a little bit special.

Image 1 of ASOS Filigree Top Round Sunglasses
Filigree Top Round Sunglasses

Personally, I cannot wait for August to come around so I can start to wear these beauties!

What is your favourite festival item?