14 Oct 2018

My Weekend Style | Autumn Edition



PSA: It is officially autumn! Okay.. I know I'm late to the party but better late than never. Anyway, as the past few weeks have been getting colder, heatings been turned on and my summer wardrobe switched over - I am finally settled with the new season. I really like the autumn time, the weather is just perfect and it is probably one of the prettiest seasons.

I thought I'd share one of my go-to autumnal weekend looks - whether it is for shopping, brunching or a day trip! I find this outfit to be practical, seasonal and trend-led too.



So one of the first things I pulled out for the colder season was my trench coat. It isn't a super thick or warming coat yet isn't so lightweight that it just flies around in the wind. I also appreciate how a trench coat is a classic staple and capsule item in my autumn and winter wardrobe so it's one of those pieces that goes with many things, if not everything!

Trench coats don't just come in a typical beige colour nowadays. There are plenty of colour variations now so you can definitely find one that suits you, your style and your personality. I've even styled a trench coat for the summer (a British summer, that is) so there's a trench for every season.



Next up, these jeans. I recently popped into Primark after ages and surprisingly did not go super crazy but I did get my heart set on these jeans. In a light blue denim and mom jean style, they are super comfortable and wearable. I usually associate light coloured denim with the spring and summer months but bringing it into my autumn wardrobe has surprisingly been easy as it breaks up the darker and neutral tones.

I also like to wear these jeans with a top tucked in (like this outfit) or even with a shirt or a jumper untucked for a more Rachel from Friends vibe. I find that the fit is surprisingly good for a Primark pair of jeans, due to the 'new sizing' I had to pick up a size 4 - usually I am a 6-8.





This thin black knitted jumper is one of my favourites for the colder months. I like the frill details on the top as it gives, what would otherwise be a plain black jumper, a bit of an umph. The jumper is an old piece from Mango but there are plenty of frilly jumpers on the highstreet nowadays.





My heeled ankle boots have been in my wardrobe for yonks now and I always reach for them, whatever the season. Black boots are a staple piece, a capsule item and must-have in any wardrobe, in my opinion.

This beautiful burgundy maroon bag is by Marc Jacobs and it was a honeymoon treat from my husband. I fell in love with the colour of this bag because although it is not black, it seems to go with a lot of my clothes. I also think it is the epitome of this season and matches so well with the autumn colour palette. The style is what drew me to it too, I like how it is a saddle bag style and not too big or too small.




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7 Oct 2018

An Introduction To Space NK



A few weeks back I was invited to the latest Space NK store opening in Market Harborough, Leicester. Not only was I excited (to say the least) to even be invited by such a huge company, I was also very much looking forward to finally get the chance to try the brands and products in store! I feel like Leicester is filled with so many amazing beauty stores but deprived of some brands - which Space NK have now filled the void for.

I was lucky enough to get a tour around the store, be introduced to brands I've never seen or heard of before and meet the team who kindly gifted me with some of Space NK's best products. I also (obviously) had to purchase a few bits that I could not leave the store without so I thought I'd give a little rundown of the products & brands and introduce to you what I was introduced to by Space NK.



The products I was introduced to and purchased are skincare based but they also stock a bunch of beauty brands such as Hourglass & Nars and had an impressive candle and home fragrance collection (which was beautiful!). Anyway, onto the skincare products...

I was looking for something to soothe my dry irritable skin and my current collection of masks don't fully cater for moisturising. One of the Space NK team recommended the Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask which can be applied in a thick layer and washed off or you can use it as an overnight mask instead. So far I really like it and my skin feels very hydrated in the morning.

For body moisturisation the Oribe Côte d'Azur Restorative Body Crème* is divine. This not only smells good but feels so luxurious on the skin! I feel like this is a true pamper evening product.

I have always seen the Herbivore brand in peoples collections from Instagram - probably because their products are so pretty - but I was introduced to the Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Cream and fell in love with how it made my skin feel. It is so hydrating and is definitely a rich moisturiser, best for night time but can also be used in the day.

I remember a few months back the beauty bloggers I watched and read went crazy for IGK. It is a haircare brand that is killing the game when it comes to all things hair. I was kindly gifted the Direct Flight Dry Shampoo* and purchased the Thirsty Girl Leave-In Conditioner because it is meant to be the bomb for controlling frizz!



I was kindly gifted a lot of cleansers and I am glad because I've really been struggling to find the right cleanser in drugstores. The first is the Darphin Cleansing Foam Gel* which seems like a good everyday cleanser. I've heard rave reviews about the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel* so I'm excited to give this a go and I really have high hopes. Finally the Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser* seems to be a bit of a scrub / cleanser hybrid but would be good for those heavier make up days.

I've never tried anything by Caudalie but I finally get to. The Vinosource Quenching Serum* is, again, for ultimate hydration for skin like mine and I'm excited to test this out and see how it works within my skincare routine.



So those are just a small handful of the brands that are available in Market Harborough's Space NK. If you are in the area or based in Leicestershire, it is located at 28a High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

My first experience in beauty wonderland - Space NK - was amazing. I took my mum along and she had a blast too and we are now planning another trip to empty our bank accounts with my sister too!

Have you been to Space NK? What are your favourite buys? 





*Gifted by Space NK
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