OOTD #1

This is my first outfit of the day! Yay for me! I have wanted to do a few of these but I’m rarely at home when someone can take my picture, so I’ve had to improvise with this and find ways to take my own picture without a timer camera!

The outfit is very much high street, and some/most are items that feature in my haul post from earlier this week. I don’t get chance to do many of these, especially as I spend most of my time in a uniform for work (nothing new about black trousers and a white T-shirt!), but I bought a few things at the weekend and I really wanted to try them out and here is my first attempt! I’ve taken a leaf out of Barbara’s (from The Persian Babe) book and gone for some slightly larger sizes in some items so that I’ve got some oversized jumpers to snuggle in over the winter!

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Like I said, I’ve struggled to get a good head-to-toe, but I’m sure you get the idea!

necklace: Topshop

jumper: Primark

jersey (underneath jumper): Primark (it’s actually a long sleeved crop top)

skirt: H&M

tights: Primark

shoe boots: Primark (mentioned here and here)

I hope you liked my first OOTD!

See you all soon!

Nina x

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I’ve got the love: Primark | British Blogger Selection

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Primark over the years. I remember when I was 12 and was getting ready to go on a school activity trip to Wales (gorge walking, rock climbing orienteering and such like) and my Mom had gone and bought me a load of Primark joggers and casual sporty stuff for me to take and to not worry about ruining when doing the activities. I was mortified!! I knew that everyone else would be in their Kappa and Adidas ‘popper’ trackies and I totally didn’t want to be the one in Primark own brand sportswear! In the end I think in conceded and took the stuff with me, but I remember not being happy about it.

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A/W 13: For the love of boots!

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Some of you may think I mean Boots the Chemist from the title of this, but no! I am proclaiming my love for the ankle boot. An item that has remained firmly out of my footwear collection for many years because I thought they looked ridiculous. Roll on Autumn this year and I just can’t get the damn things off my feet!

I am currently the proud owner of three pairs of such boots, none of which set me back more than £25. A real bargain, I think you’ll agree! The main reason I didn’t want to spend too much was because I didn’t know if I’d actually wear them. In that situation I will always turn to Primark, or the the like, to buy a cheap version, then if I like what I bought I may seek out a better quality alternative.

I always struggle in winter (autumn, and even spring, this year) to remove my beloved Uggs (I’m on my third pair and would always recommend to anyone even for the hefty price tag!), so finding some warm-ish and stylish winter alternatives is a dream for me! I also feel that little bit more dressed up when I’m not in Uggs, so it means I can go for dinner in my ankles boots, shop and even go to the good old English pub!

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You will have seen the black wedge pair (Primark) in my October Favourites and if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen the tan pair (New Look) on there a couple of weeks ago. Both of these pairs have been test driven walking around London and I have to say they are very comfortable! The third pair are another Primark number. I just really liked the lower heel and gold detailing. These ones aren’t a particularly soft material (pretty sure they’re not leather) so the first couple of times I wore them, my ankle was a bit sore at the front. But after a few wears they will no doubt soften in anyway.

I’m very much a skinny jeans and casual tshirt kinda gal so all of these boots go really well. But I did purchase a faux leather tshirt dress from Primark a couple of weeks ago and really like that with an oversized chunky knit cardigan and the black wedged boots. But other than that I’m not especially adventurous with daytime fashion.

What have you delved into in the fashion or beauty stakes this year?

October Favourites! | The Beauty Spot

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Welcome to my first Favourites post!

I’ve been dying to do one for these for sooooo long, but as I didn’t have a blog until 3 weeks ago this is the first time I’ll actually be able to do a real one!

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