Saturday, 30 August 2014

Duster Coat ft. Black




Coat - Boohoo  |  Dress - Dorothy Perkins  |  Shoes - Dr.Marten  |  Necklace - Neck on the Line

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I haven't posted an outfit post in a really long time and I finally brought a few new bits and so chucked some together and took a few pictures. For ages I wanted to get my hands on a duster coat, but couldn't bear part with £60 for the ASOS iconic duster coat. I searched many stores and finally found this one from Boohoo. I had previously ordered the asos one but returned it as I needed the money more. Although almost half of the price, the Boohoo one is of the exact same quality as the expansive asos coat. Although shorter in length, it is complete with both a blazer style front and buttons. Its so lightweight and can easily be thrown over any attire. To compensate for the lack of colour I chose a chiffon shift-style dress with a dusky coloured print. 

I also recently purchased these Dr. Marten Clarissa Sandals in patent black. I had seen a few bloggers rocking the patent look but for the price I was slightly put off. I found a seller on DEPOP who was selling a pair at a significantly reduced price and I had to nab them. I can tell they will take a long time to break in but they are so worth it.

Sophie x



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Liebster Award!



Thank you to the lovely Hollie from holliebeca.blogspot.co.uk for nominating me to take part in the Leibster Award!

Hollie explains that "the Liebster Award is passed around the blogging community to those up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers." I am very happy to be nominated to take part as it is an extremely fun and good way of promoting new bloggers within the same community of interested


The rules are as follows:
  • You must link back to the blogger/bloggers that nominated you.
  • You must list 11 facts about yourself.
  • You must answer 11 questions, given by the blogger that nominated you.
  • You must then nominate 11 other bloggers, with less than 200 followers.
  • Then give them 11 questions of your choice.
  • You can't nominate the blogger than nominated you.
  • You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated.

11 facts about myself:
  • My music taste ranges from indie/ indie rock (The 1975 & The Wombats) to pop rock (All American Rejects & 5 Seconds of Summer)
  • I have two fairly deep face dimples and two smaller lower back dimples
  • I wash my hands way too many times a day -  it's become a small obsession
  • I often avoid bright lip sticks as I don't feel they suit me - I prefer nude shades
  • I have  no musical talent and I keep meaning to teach myself the guitar
  • I really really like banana milk
  • I'm 5 ft 8
  • I drink green tea on a 3 times daily basis.
  • My future aspirations are to be a personal celebrity stylist or a media stylist.
  • My favourite song ever is either Brandon & Leah - Life Happens or The 1975 - Chocolate or Robbers
  • I have a small jewellery business over on DEPOP: @primrocks

11 questions set by Hollie:

  • How long have you been blogging for? I've literally just started so about 2 months I think!
  • What made you want to write about the things that you blog about? I've always been meaning to start up a blog and just post about my inspirations and my personal style. This is mainly because I am always interested in reading and getting style inspo from other fashion bloggers and I hope some people take some from me :-)
  • What genre of music is your favourite? Indie rock for sure - Lyrically the strongest genre of music and lots of strong guitar sounds. I like that.
  • Do you have any hobbies? I used to ice-skate but I stopped that and now I don't really know what to do as a hobby. I think when I move up to Uni next month I'll join a gym and some yoga classes.. if that can be classed as a hobby?
  • Do you have a favourite book? Umm currently it's 'This Perfect World' by Suzanne Bugler
  • Whats your favourite brand of makeup? I quite like The Body Shop's line of makeup at the moment and also MAC is always amazing
  • Who's your favourite blogger(s)? Baitong (IDressMyself) and Sammi (BeautyCrush)
  • Whats your favourite film? I love About Time as it's not a soppy romance film as it appears to be, but it actually has an important message about living each day as if it were your last.. its emotional but always rewarding. (I am also a fan of The Bee Movie)
  • Favourite youtuber? (if you have one) London's closet or BeautyCrush
  • Read a book or watch a movie? Movie
  • Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years time? Hopefully graduated Uni with a strong pass and working as a freelance stylist in the media or for a company.



The people i nominate:


My Questions for you:

1) What is your personal favourite trend ever? (or of this current season)
2) Do you follow trends? If not why
3) How would you describe your style 
4) What would be your dream fashion/ beauty event to be invited to?
5) What is your must have beauty essential for summer?
6) What is your go-to piece in your wardrobe?
7) How often do you update your blog? I.e. is it updated on certain days or on a random day during the week?
8) Favourite fashion designer ever
9) Favourite make-up brand (and product from that brand)
10) Where is your favourite holiday destination?
11) Where do you see your blog in 2-5 years time?

Thanks! Don't forget to follow me on BlogLovin: here

Sophie x



ARKiVE GIRLS | Saskia Rodriguez Photography










All clothing  |   Arkive Girls and Terrible Movement

So last week myself, and two other fashion/ style bloggers Shamie and Jessica got the super fun opportunity to be part of photography student Saskia Rodriguez's fashion project. Saskia arranged for the shoot to be held in Notting Hill, London among the beautiful bright-painted houses and organised both makeup-artists and hair stylists to make us up. The gorgeous fashion company Arkive Girls and Terrible Movement supplied all the clothing that we wore during the day with a total of three dress changes.

The outfits were put together by both Saskia and Jenna from Arkive Girls and all outfits are highly modern with edgy twists and stunning colour coordinations. The makeup also was matched to our outfits and so as my first outfit was a plain white mesh/ fishnet style midi dress, a bold lower eye line and loud orange lips complimented this outfit beautifully.  During the remainder of the shoot, the makeup artists toned down the brightness of my lips with some pinky-red shades. My hair was kept very straight for the duration of the shoot with some added volume for the final outfit.

Both myself, Shamie and Jessica all had an amazing time and experience working with Saskia, and having never considered modelling myself it was extremely fun, and being made up and trying on beautiful clothing was amazing. I would like to thank Saskia for the opportunity and choosing me as one of the bloggers to use for her project as well as Arkive and Terrible Movement for supplying the clothes, and both the makeup artists and stylists for their amazing job. 

(All links to blogs are highlighted)

Sophie x










Monday, 4 August 2014

NECK ON THE LINE









So I recently made a purchase from a gorgeous jewellery company called 'Neck on the Line' and I am super happy with my pieces. Neck on the Line is a UK based jewellery store which showcases affordable pieces which are of stunning quality and are gorgeously unique. From their store I chose 4 pieces. Firstly, the Chunky Ganesh Necklace is my favourite! I tend to wear it on the tightest setting which turns it into a choker, and this adds a not too 'over-the-top' look to basic styled outfits. The Ganesh Necklace is of perfect quality metal and has a sturdy, heavy feel to it. The Solaris Necklace reminds me very much of western style jewellery, and the crescent shape and intricate design details make it very practical for both day and evening wear. I have been a lover of crystals and their supposed healing properties and so chose this stunning Fluorite Necklace. Each fluorite crystal is unique and individual and the colour varies but are often a blue/ purpley tone. Lastly I picked up this Nomad Necklace, which again has a western/ bohemian quality to it.  The length of the chain is perfectly long and the large pendant itself adds some depth to any outfit worn. All necklaces from Neck on the Line can easily be layered in a variety of ways. Be sure to check out their store, link is above. Neck on the Line have free first class shipping for buyers in the UK, and they also ship worldwide. Overall I am very happy with the jewellery I received and the customer service was good. I will defiantly be purchasing more jewellery in the future.

Sophie x