Thursday, 30 March 2017

S/S '17 Fashion trends & Where to Buy Them || Part 4 Stripes & Sleeves

spring/summer 2017 womenswear fashion trends

I seriously can't believe this is the last 2017 spring/summer womenswear trend summary! I know I probably say this every post (actually there's no probably about it, I do), but time is seriously flying by. If you happen to have missed the last three posts (ruffles and waists, bralets and pink, and tulle and sheer) and have no idea what I'm talking about have no fear, it's simple. I'm basically rounding up my favorite fashion trends of the season and sharing some absoulte steals from the high street that you can shop right now, all £50 or under. Go it? Great.


Face it, we're never going to get rid of stripes so you might as well invest in some now. Actually, that's usually my excuse for buying yet another stripe top; I'm just buying something that won't go out of fashion. It doesn't really work. BUT, if you are using that excuse there are plenty of options to choose from. I've kind of fallen in love with the Topshop dress in the top left corner, but for those of you wanting a more subtle approach, there's so strong accessory game out there too. That Skiny Dip London bag happens to be in the sale (thank me later) and I'm contemplating picking these super cute Public Desire Heels up in this seasons 'It' colour, Pink. 

Statement Sleeves

I'm pretty sure you have all seen pictures on Instagram of fashion bloggers wearing ridiculosly oversized sleeves? Very on trend, not very practcial if you ask me. Soup must be a complete no go. Don't worry though you can still get in on the act and eat soup at the same time with these options. New Look is quickly becoming my one stop shop for the latest trends, and they do not disappoint for statement sleeves. I'm obsessed with that embroaided gingham one, and I'm eying up the pale green ruffled jumper from Topshop. If you have any events coming up, that pink bodycon dress is perfect, like seriously, look at those sleeves! So pretty.

As usual, if you see anything you love above, here's the links:
Stripe Broderie Smock Dress - £48.00 - Topshop
Ruffled Sleeve Jumper by Glamorous - £26.00 - Topshop
Black Double Bell Mesh Sleeve Crop Top - £28.00 - River Island
Blue Gingham Wrap Front Tie Waist Runched Sleeve Top - £27.99 - New Look
Fifi Lace Up Sport Stripe Strap Boots in Baby Pink - £34.99 - Public Desire
Beetlejuice Midi Tote - £20.00 - Skinny Dip London
Pink Bardot Bell Sleeve Bodycon Dress - £50.00 - River Island
Blue Stripe Cross Strap Back Swimsuit - £14.99 - New Look
White Stripe Embroidered Gathered 3/4 Sleeve Top - £24.99 - New Look
Wide Pull-on Trousers - £17.99 - H & M

Are you sold on stripes or sleeves? Let me know in the comments below!


Monday, 27 March 2017

10 Employable Skills a Masters Degree Develops

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In case you didn't know, for the last 6 months I've been studying MSc Marketing at Salford University in the hope of becoming a Content Creator in Manchester when I graduate. In just 6 months I've been elected the course student representative at the Student's Union, completed 6 assessments in 3 modules, qualified for Gold Level Salford Student Success Award, completed a 1 month internship at a social shopping platform start up and be asked to come back for a further 3 months! All this is great, but what happens in September when I'm released into the 'real world'? When I was looking at postgraduate degrees I didn't quite know how it would help my employability. Well, now that I'm working towards a (hopefully) bright future in content marketing it's time to share what I've learnt at Salford Business School. You know, besides marketing.


Like most courses, assessments are the name of the game. Just to get accepted on to the programme it's likely you'll have to submit a personal statement, and that's before you've even got going. Once on the course expect exams, essays, reports and presentations a plenty. It's not just about essays and presentations though. At postgraduate level you're expected to be able to form opinions and argue your point, even if it differs from your lecturer. Being able to persuade people that your ideas are valid and expand on complex principles in front of industry experts isn't as easy as you think.

Team Work

Most courses involve some element of team work; whether it be a group assignment or an in-lecture activity, it'll be there. I've already completed one group assessment, have another project in May and participated in countless activities in class. Digital Marketing is usually done as a team, and if you want to be able to work with that team, previous experience is going to come in handy.


It's no coincidence that problem-solving comes after team work; it's a common student complaint that issues occur when there's a group project. But sometimes it's those situations that you gain the most from. Having worked before I started studying marketing, I can't count the times something  has cropped up unexpectedly. But when you find a solution to the issue, you gain more understanding, confidence and experience, three things that can only be positives.


Returning to a degree after a break of 2 years working took a lot of getting used to. Suddenly I was back in lectures and rather than spending my weekends relaxing, had to have (and still do) my nose in a book. Now on the course, I'm still adapting to change. My course is MSc Marketing, but we also cover digital marketing meaning new principles to get used to. I'm glad I chose to do a Masters in Marketing over just Digital Marking though. After all, I now have knowledge of both traditional and emerging techniques meaning I'm equipped to deal with this rapidly changing industry, and can create  even more content!


No matter what you do there is never enough time. The one thing money can't buy, it's all about using it wisely. Salford Business School operates on a block teaching system, meaning we do assessments every 3 weeks. Juggling the required reading and preparation for the assessment whilst trying to get the most out of the postgraduate experience can be a challenge. Regular assessments and blogging isn't an easy combination but I'd like to think I've now become a more efficient person and can prioritise like a dream.


Speaking of prioritising, organisation and studying MSc Marketing go hand in hand with each other. As I've explained, Salford work on block teaching so lectures take place over 2 and a 1/2 days, essentially meaning an entire module is taught in a working week. It's intensive, and if you haven't put in the ground work you're already behind before it even starts. But thanks to this, I've become an organisation pro. Spreadsheets have become my new best friend and all my blog content and social media is scheduled in advance so for those 2 and a 1/2 days I can focus on what's important. 


After 2 and a 1/2 days of intensive course delivery, we're left to our own devises. Of course we can arrange appointments to see tutors but the arranging is down to us. The independence is one of the biggest differences between my masters degree and undergraduate degree. Being able to take responsibility for both and the good and bad allows you to reflect and learn from your experience, hopefully helping you to grow as a person.


If you're only in University for half a week every 3 weeks, keeping going gets tough. On sunny Spring days it's easy to give yourself a well-deserved day off work to relax. Alternatively, spending  the entire festive period studying can leave you feeling a bit down. Minimum contact with other students and tutors has meant I've had to focus on my aspirations to keep momentum. I can happily say I've grabbed every opportunity whilst at Salford, and it's ultimately made me more ambitious than ever before.

Technical Ability

We live in a digital age so studying digital marketing should be second nature right? Wrong. If you've never used professional tools before, suddenly being introduced to them all at once can be a shock to the system. I've actually always (unknowingly) dabbled with the technical side of marketing, teaching myself basic HTML when I was 11 and learning about SEO, search engine marketing and inbound marketing when I started blogging in 2012, but even I felt a little overwhelmed. However, once you've got the hang of one tool, you find it's easier to use others instinctively. There's some amazing technology and tools out there, so being able to use them effectively is a massive advantage. 


Last, but certainly not least, I've developed an understanding of marketing. Obvious? Well not really. I was always going to gain marketing knowledge, but to gain an understanding is something different entirely. It's one thing to learn theory, but applying my knowledge has given my an insight into how it works in practise. Formulating content and social media strategies for my blog has given me first hand experience of digital marketing, teaching me lessons that would be impossible to read. 

I think it's safe to say Salford Business School has prepared me for a career in content marketing. I really hope this has helped those of you who are on the fence about doing a postgraduate course. If you want to follow my new journey into becoming a content creator, follow me on LinkedIn at Jessica Riley, Content Creator Manchester   

Have you done a postgrad degree? What did you get out of it? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

My 2017 Travel Plans (so far)

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I live to travel. One of my biggest regrets was that I didn't take a gap year prior/after my undergraduate degree because now I'm trying to fit globetrotting around real life. Saying that, travelling now means I actually have money to do it in a bit more style. It's all swings and roundabouts really. Anyway, over the last two years I've really developed a taste for the jet set life and this year I've already got concrete plans to visit 6 countries, with room for (hopefully) more. Seeing as the last of my current travel diaries has been posted, I thought it was only fair to tell you whats coming up next! 

Trip #1

I booked this trip over a year ago and now it's only 2 weeks away. When did that happen?! So for my first trip of the year I'm back across the ponds, doing my 3rd trip with Trek America (I've  blogged the Western BLT and the Atlantic BLT). This time I'm doing the Northeastern BLT and spending some extra time in NYC on my own. The entire itinerary looks a little like this:

Newark > Niagara Falls > Toronto > Montreal > Stowe > Boston > Manhattan 

Don't get me wrong, I've been excited for all my trips because I know I'm so lucky to be in a position to travel, but there is something about this trip that is making me more excited than ever before. Maybe it's because I'm going to Canada for the first time (omgomgomg) or maybe it's that I get to explore Manhattan on my own after the tour has finished but I can just tell this one is gonna be a good one. I only have up to 1 1/2 days in each place, apart from Manhattan which I have 3 1/2, so if you have any suggestions on things I need to do or see that would be great! 

Trip #2

My second trip of 2017 is full of firsts. Once my placement has finished for my MSc course I'm heading off on a Mediterranean cruise! I think the thing that appeals to me most is being able to see a lot of places in one go and my first cruise has managed to pack lots of places I've been dying to see. Again the rough itinerary looks like this:

Barcelona > Naples > Rome > Florence & Pisa > Cannes > Palma > Barcelona

Now I'm not really going to see much of Barcelona because we have no time to arrive earlier/ stay later, which I'm a bit gutted about but I have been before so it's not the end of the world (and a great excuse to go back). Apart from Palma, all these places are completely new to me again and nothing really has been planned in terms of must sees. Because these places are new, I need your recommendations of things to see/do. I only have a day in each port so I'm really keen to see as much as possible! Oh, and if you have any cruise tips that would be fab too!

As always, I'm scheduling lots of fun posts for whilst I'm away so make sure you keep coming back to read the latest post, and don't forget to check my social media to see where I am and what I'm getting up to!

Now for your suggestions. Please!


Sunday, 19 March 2017

A Travel Toiletry Secret || Lush Wash Sheets Tried & Tested

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You know when something is so simple you wonder why no-one has done it before? That's what I thought when I first came across Lush Cosmetic's Wash Sheets. So simple, yet so effective, I just had to add two of the many versions Lush offer and give them a try. Not one to keep a good thing to myself, here's how I got on.

What are they? 

Essentially they're kind of like those soap filled sponges you sometimes see at craft fairs, in a flatter, hand luggage-only friendly format. Think a kind of waxy piece of A5 card and you wouldn't be far off. The actual dissolving card is made from fresh Honeydew Melon Pulp and can even be used as an alternative to greetings cards, with fun messages printed on them. Available in a few varieties they replace your normal shower gel in a new innovative way. 

How do they work?

Surprisingly soft and brittle, you simply rip off as much as you need, run it under water and rub your hands over it to lather up. Then, just wash as normal. With no external packaging there's no waste at all. 

Does it work?

YES! I was pretty surprised how easy the card is to rip. My advice is to rip small at first because a little does a lot. After running it under water I was surprised by how good the lather really was. I did find a tiny section didn't lather as well as the rest leaving a kind of papery residue in my bath, but that just washed away no problem at all. The two I picked up were Wash You Were Here and Best Washes (both £4.95 per sheet), and in true Lush fashion they smelt divine, exactly like the more traditional shower gels so nothing has been lost by changing format. In case you're wondering, Wash You Were Here is a lovely blend bergamot, lemon and mandarin oils, whilst Best Washes had more of a musky universal fragrance. Ideal if space is at a premium, you need to pack lightly, or just fancy showering in a new way, these wash sheets make a great alternative to shower gel.

Have you tried these before? How did you get on?

Thursday, 16 March 2017

S/S '17 Fashion Trends & Where to Buy Them || Part 3 Tulle & Sheer

Spring/summer 2017 womenswear fashion trends

Third times a charm? We're over half way through my Spring/ Summer 2017 Womenswear fashion trends rundown and I've got to say, this year's trends are probably my favourite for a while. In case you missed it, I've already talked about where you can find ruffles and waists in Part 1, and bralets and pink in Part 2. This time I'm talking about all things tulle and sheer, and as always, you can shop the looks for under £50 on the high street!


Ahh the Princess of all fashion trends. I don't know what it is about tulle, but wearing it makes you feel amazing. There are so amazing full length tulle ballgown style maxi skirts around (check out ASOS), and Little Misstress are absolutely killing it for pretty dresses, but what happens if you want to pretend to be a princess during the day? Well, in that case have a look at a tired tulle midi skirt which is floaty enough for you to play dress up, whilst still keeping your feet firmly in the real world. If that's still too much, try this stunning peach top over some skinny jeans and you'll be swishing around in no time. Girly not your style? Don't worry, Topshop have brought out some tulle embellished jeans. Now, I have to be honest, when I first saw these I wasn't keen, but if you look at them on the model, their actually pretty wearable. Honestly, don't knock them till you try them!


Think Princess grown up, sheer was also everywhere during fashion week. From Burberry to DKNY, crochet and lace, if it's see-through it's a must-buy. Flash the flesh in a beautifully embroidered bodysuit, or opt for a full length-lace cover-up to see you through summer. There are absolutely loads of dresses with sheer panels on the high street at the moment, but this black midi dress is one of the nicest. Speaking of dresses, I have my eye on this bardot dress for a wedding. It's just the most stunning shade with could-be-designer detailing. Fancy channelling the trend to work? Opt for a super sophisticated black midi skirt, complete with a sheer layer to give a subtle nod to the trend.

As always, if you've seen anything you like above, here's the links

Black Sheer Midi Skater Skirt - £22.99 - New Look
Grey Premium Bardot Neck Floral Embroidered Mesh Dress - £44.99 - New Look
MOTO Tulle Hem Straight Leg Jeans - £45.00 - Topshop
Tulle Dip Hem Top - £25.00 - Topshop
White Sheer Maxi Kaftan - £45.00 - River Island
Ireenah Black Embroidered Floral Sheer Lace Midi Dress - £40.00 - Pretty Little Thing
Floral Embroidered Sheer Bodysuit by Rare - £36.00 - Topshop
Grey Pleated Tulle Layered Skirt - £24.99 - New Look

Which trend do you prefer? I can't wait to play Princess in tulle. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Spring Update

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As if it's been three months since my Winter update?! Time is absolutely flying. So much has happened and so much is happening, but everything seems so much more positive than this time last year. Last Spring I'd reached the lowest place I've ever been in my life and now I'm back to my old self; smiling, bubbly and positive. I love it. I want to say Spring is my favourite season, but you know what, I kind of love all of them. So here's a bit of an update about what's been going on, and what's coming soon! 


When it comes to blogging I've been doing it a while. I've seen successful bloggers come and go, and had some amazing opportunities come around because of it. I'm really happy I started consistently blogging again and I have so many ideas for content it's crazy; just a case of finding time to write them all up. The Crown Wings has always been about fashion, beauty and lifestyle but as the years go on, I get new interests. I think one of my most obvious loves is travel and whilst I'm sharing it with you once every two weeks, it's not satisfying my wanderlust. So whilst I'm not making any major changes to the fashion, beauty, lifestyle formula, from the end of April I'm going to try out posting a new travel post every week. This is going to be a mixture of diaries from my adventures, guides about specific locations and just general travel thoughts. I'll still be posting a weekly beauty post, and throw in a mixture of lifestyle and fashion posts through the week so the overall mix of things will be the same, just giving more air-time to wandering. 

As a side-note, I can't wait to go down to London and attend Blog Con this weekend. It sounds like its going to be one big blogger celebration and I'm super excited to meet people I've never had a chance to before. If you're down at the event make sure you give me a shout so we can meet up!


Like I said, travel is a major passion of mine, one that seems to be getter worse as the days fly by. It's got to the stage that I'm looking at different places on a daily basis. Thankfully I only have to wait another 3 weeks before I'm on the road again. I've actually got a post going live next week talking about all my current 2017 travel plans, but during the Easter break I'm back across the Atlantic Ocean and heading to USA and Canada for 2 weeks. I am so so excited for this trip, with plans to visit 4 new American States and 2 Canadian Provinces. Because I'm travelling so much, I don't want to say I will definitely be posting regularly on Instagram, because, as anyone who's lived out of a suitcase knows, Wi-Fi is a luxury, but when I do manage to spare a couple of minutes I'll be using the hashtag #WingsWanders to document my adventures. Hopefully you'll all join me?!


I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm now half way through my MSc Marketing degree. I feel like I've gotten so much out of this half of my degree, with a placement already under my belt, qualifying for the Gold Level of an extra-cirriicular award, and being a student union course representative. I have just one taught module left, and I've got to admit I'm kind of gutted. Saying that, this is the module I've most been looking forward to, Search & Social Media. Everyone keep their fingers crossed that I survive the next two assessments so I can progress to the final stage of my degree! 

So that's just a little snapshot of what's to come. Are you up to anything exciting over the next 3 months? Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

2 Products to Transform Neglected Nails

beauty products to condition your nails

For a beauty blogger I don't half neglect things. Like, seriously, my hair is 3 products max, body moisturiser is not my friend, and my nails, well let's just say if you see them with a smudge/chip-free manicure, you're honoured. There's kind of a reason why I leave my nails bare sometimes though. I play hockey so it's hard to get the to stay chip free, and well I'm just lazy. Fancying a bit of a change and wanting to step up my nail game, I've decided to start with the basics and get them in tip top condition ready for summer. So how am I doing that? Well, these two products are helping.

Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

I originally picked this up from USA on my travels but after a little googling you can find it in Superdrug. Essentially, this gel helps breakdown excess cuticles, moisturising them in the process. 20 seconds after applying it to any excess cuticle, I simply push back with a cuticle pusher, and wash any excess product off with warm soapy water. This has been working great for getting my cuticles in tip top shape and the product hasn't irritated the surrounding skin. It's also worth noting that you can use this product on calluses too, although I've not tried it. 

Nails Inc Overnight Detox Mask

Another gel-based product, I'm surprised I've not used this sooner with my face mask obsession. Part of Nail Inc's treatment range, the Overnight Detox Mask uses Green Tea, Acai and Spirulina to repair and regenerate damaged nails. To use, simply apply a drop of the mask onto a clean, dry nail bed and massage it into the rest of your nail in order to activate and stimulate the ingredients. Just wash your nails in the morning and you're good to go. Nails Inc recommend using it every night for 2 weeks for an intensive treatment, or just once or twice a week the maintain healthy nails. I must admit I was a bit sceptical about this product but I've been pleasantly surprised. Super-easy to use, there is no mess and my nails looked and felt healthier after just once use. Using weekly, I can really see this being my secret weapon for long, strong nails. 

After using these products for only a couple of weeks, my nails have gone from being neglected to nourished. I'm so excited to have strong, long nails for summer so I can paint them all the colours of the rainbow. 

How do you look after your nails? 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

USA Wishlist

Next month I'm heading across the pond for yet another adventure. I've had it booked for over a year and now it's finally coming up, I'm getting a little bit excited (read: hysterical). As usually I'm travelling around and visiting a couple of place, and countries, but at the end I'm spending 3 nights in New York. Now I've dreamed of visiting NYC for as long as I can remember, but just never had time to go. But now I'm doing it in style and have already started to think of a few things I'd like to pick up.

1. NYC Souviners
I don't care how touristy it is, I want a I love NY hoodie/t-shirt. When I was younger I thought they were the coolest things ever, and you know what, I still do. I love them, and I will finally own one. WOO! 

2. Drugstore Discoveries
Every time I'm in the States I end up in a drugstore gazing at all the lovely products on offer. I'm kind of focusing on bits we can't get over here, but I know I'll end up just picking things that catch my eye. Any suggestions for USA (or Canada) would be great! 

3. PocketBac
Oh My. These PocketBac's are amazing. You can get them from eBay but the prices are so inflated, so it really is worth stocking up. There is usually a mad offer on them and they come in such a wide range of fragrances that it's impossible to choose. 

4. Crest White Strips
There's a lot of hype over these and I've been umming and ahhing for a while. I'm not sure if I'll actually get these, or just get my teeth whitened professionally when I get home. I guess I'll decide once I'm there. 

5. Inglot Freedom Palette
I am desperate to try Inglot, and it's a lot easier to get hold of in the States. You can order it online or visit a couple of stores in the UK, but none seem to bee near me, and I like to see products in person. This is right at the top of my list.

6. Bath & Body Works Room Spray
Everyone goes mad over Bath & Body Works Candles, but I'm not a massive candle lover. Instead I adore room sprays, so I'd love to try these out.

7. Nivea Post-Shave Balm
This was actually inspired by Abigail Alice, who raved about how good this works as a primer. Well I am totally up for trying it out. 

8. A new bag
Last and most excitingly, I'm on the hunt for a new bag. When I arrive I'm going to Jersey Gardens Mall and hoping to snap up a bargain. So far I'm thinking of Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff or Coach, but I'm just going to see if anything catches my eye. 

So those are some things I'm thinking of getting. Do you have any specific product recommendations for me? I'd love to hear them!


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Wynwood Walls

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Art's something I've never really gotten into. I stopped doing at school as soon as I could because, well, I just wasn't very good and I think that's put my off in my adult life. Which is silly really when you think about it, people watch football when the last time they kicked a ball was 20+ years ago. This is why I like street art. Street art is out in the open for everyone to enjoy, not locked away in an intimidating silent cage. I'm lucky in that Manchester is full of street art, so whilst I was in Miami I decided to make a quick visit to Wynwood, the Art District. 

There's no need to check a map to see where the District starts; every wall is covered from top to toe in the most amazing way. From the political to the just plain pretty, all styles of street art can be found. You see the mural of the two men? That's not painted onto the wall, but actually etched into it! Rather than seen as vandalism it's respected; companies either rent their wall space, with some paying for works of art to cover it. If there was any place to rediscover my love for art, it was Wynwood. Time to head to the Wynwood Walls. 

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The Wynwood Walls is an open air art gallery dedicated to urban and street art. With artists from all over the world, the collection is constantly rotating showing there's a bit more to it than scribbling "Stu was ere 2k8" on the side of a desk. It's a relaxed environment and you might even be lucky enough to see one of the artists creating their next masterpiece. From instagramable patterns to beautiful murals, you can't help but find something you like. Perfect for a chilled day out, the Walls are also lit up at night, making it the perfect thing to see whatever the time. 

Sad that Trek Tuesday is over? Don't worry, I'm travelling again next month. Make sure you follow me on Bloglovin' so you won't miss any new posts!


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Why I Can't Love Body Moisturiser.

Why I can't love Body Moisturiser

Body moisturiser. The one beauty habit I just can't master. No matter how good its smells, or how pretty the packaging is, I just can't commit to using it daily. I'll put it out on my bathroom counter with all my other products, but somehow, it always ends up back on it's shelf untouched. But there's are reasons:

Moisturising takes careful planning

I think I may have more pots of body moisturiser lying round my house than lipsticks, but the difference is, I actually use my lipsticks. So why don't I use a body moisturiser seeing as I use every other possible product? Because it's just hard work. So, you first have to find time to apply you're moisturiser. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Jess, you moisturise your face, it's the same thing". Well let me tell you it isn't. You're face isn't covered by clothing. You're body is. You then have to wait for like, 20 minutes, until the lotion has sunk in enough so that you can get dressed. Not only that, your face is a nice small area and takes less than a minute. Your body on the other hand is a whole other story. For a single step in a beauty regime, moisturising takes a long time. You can't just haphazardly slap it on otherwise it won't sink in.  It takes dedication and time management; all this effort for something that you only really get the benefits of for a couple of months a year. No wonder it feels like a chore.

But moisturising does have it's benefits

I will totally accept moisturising has positive points, otherwise it just wouldn't exist at all. Apart from delaying wrinkles, it can also make any existing wrinkles look better and prevent them from getting worse. If that wasn't enough, it helps your skin. From stopping it being flakey and tight, to helping soothe imperfections, it can be a total miracle worker, especially in summer. It just gives you an extra layer protection against the elements, and you know, that could never be a bad thing. But, then when  you don't really see these benefits for 9 months of the year, it just feels like homework; something you know you should do, but just don't want to.

If I ever moisturise regularly, all-year round, I will have my life together. Sadly, I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon. Do you moisturise daily? If you do I salute you and want your tips!


Thursday, 2 March 2017

S/S '17 Fashion Trends & Where to Buy Them || Part 2 - Bralets & Pink

Spring summer womenswear fashion trends 2017

Fashion month has nearly finished, but luckily there's a whole host of new trends hitting the high street for the spring summer season. If you've never read a post from this series before, its become a bit of a seasonly tradition for me to do a fashion trend round-up series, and this year I've made it even better by showing you where you can buy the trends right now, all for under £50. Last week I talked about ruffles and waists, and this week it's bralets and pink. 


Right, I'm not a massive fan of bralets. Don't get my wrong, they look fab on everyone else but I've never found one I like and goes with my style but this season there's a bit an update. Apart from pretty bralets being everywhere this season, laying bralets under sheer tops, or over white tees is totally on trend. Thanks to the amazing Victoria Beckham, even those who feel a bit self-conscious flashing the flesh can get in on the act. Layering is perfect for giving a 90's twist to the trend as well as making it work/day time appropriate, and, let's face it, more practical in British weather. Maybe I will give it a go after all.


Release your inner Pink Lady, because everything's going to get a little rosier. That's right, pink is everywhere this season, from bright barbie shades to subtle dusky hues. Whether you're a girly girl or not, there is something to suit everyone, with pretty pleated skirts and biker jackets already available. With that many shades around, I really want to experiment mixing and matching them in one outfit, adding cream and gold to avoid looking like a giant flump. This is one trend I am so excited about, after all, it is my favourite colour!

See something you liked? Here's the links
Pleated Skirt in Pink - £24.99 - H&M
Pussy Cat Vintage Gold Crop Top by WYLDR - £27.00 - Topshop
Pink Funnel Neck Cold Shoulder Swing Dress - £22.99 - New Look
White Bralet Overlay Mesh T-Shirt - £26.00 - River Island
Pink Frill Hem Bralet - £26.00 - River Island
Caught Up Pink Fishnet Socks - £0.99 - LAMODA
Plus Mia Strappy Detail Lace Bralet - £15.00 - Boohoo
Curves Pink Leather-look Jacket - £34.99 - New Look

Which S/S fashion trend do you prefer? I think we all know what I'm going to be wearing. 
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