This week’s outfits – 09/06/12

So, last week I was working like a crazy woman (not that I am that normal, but last week was just unbelievable!), so I neglect my outfits’ post and failed to record a couple.

To redeem myself this week, I am posting three from this week (spent one bank holiday in pyjamas, surely you don’t want to see that!) , three from the forgotten week and a bonus outfit.

A few observations… I am *gutted* I am back to wearing tights. It is cold. It is wet. This is not fair… but we must keep pretty, so here we go…

Monday 28/05

Faded memories from warmer days… red and white stripey dress (H&M),  red sling back peep toes (Aldo), apple ring (New Look), oval white ring (Primark), Lancome lipstick in hot stuff.

Wednesday 30/05

Mint green pencil skirt and flowery nude top (both H&M), mint green with silver toe cap courts (Topshop), flower bracelet (Primark), grey stone ring (Accessorize), Nyx lipstick in peach bellini.

Thursday 31/05

Insisted on bare legs but the weather had already turned. Sad times! Black pencil skirt and nude lace top – with a black boob tube underneath (both H&M),  nude slingback peeptoes (Topshop), frog ring (New Look), Lancome lipstick in hot stuff.

Wednesday 06/06

Back to the tights… UGH! Cat print dress (Primark), black wedges jelly shoes (Melissa) rings (star – Primark, resin – Sobral, snake – New Look, black stones – Primark), Kiko ultra glossy stylo in tangerine with a bit of Nyx lipstick peach bellini.

Thursday 07/06

White crop blouse with black spots (Primark), black cotton bodycon dress (H&M), red patent court shoes (New Look), animal rings (set of 4, Miss Selfridges), resin ring (Sobral), black and gold bracelet (H&M), Lancome lipstick in hot stuff.

Friday 08/06

Cat print dress (Zara), taupe shoes with gold toe cap (Viviana), bracelets (mix of New Look and Primark), tiger and frog ring (both New Look), flower hair clips (Primark), Lancome lipstick in hot stuff.

BONUS JUBILEE OUTFIT

Yes, I had to dress up for our street party! Haha

Union Jack dress (Primark), black jacket (H&M), tiara (Primark), flag (Tesco! HA) and red patent shoes (New Look), MAC lipstick in russian red.

Outfits of the week 18/05/2012

I did very well – another week has finished, and five new work outfits have been documented…

I started the week quite into my monochromes plus red! Black, white and red – love this combination, at any time; it just makes me feel good, it might just be the red shoes!

The blouse I wore on Tuesday was bought so long ago and never worn – decided to give it a chance and really loved it!

Mid-week I decided  to step up (as much as I could) into the spring mood, so I threw in some pastels and plenty of flowers.

The feather blouse is one of my favourites, it was bought in the early autumn 2011, but it is so pretty and wearable I can’t get enough of it!

Another attempt to break into my spring wardrobe to close the work week: this pencil lace skirt is gorgeous, fits so well and it is from H&M Conscious Collection.

Monday

Striped sleeveless shirt (Primark), mini-skirt (H&M), zebra ring (New Look) and red patent court shoes (New Look)

Tuesday

Black ruffle blouse (Primark), black pencil skirt (H&M),  tiger ring (New Look), red patent shoes (New Look). Lancome lipstick Hot Stuff.

Wednesday

Black turtle neck top (New Look), nude lace culottes (Primark) , layered necklace (Accessorize), pink-ish butterfly ring (New Look), black patent courts (River Island).

Thursday

Feather pussybow blouse (Primark), black mini-skirt (H&M), frog ring (New Look), gold leaf earrings (shop in Paris), taupe and gold toe cap shoes (Viviana). MAC lipstick in Odyssey.

Friday

Black top (H&M), nude lace skirt (H&M), nude court shoes (M&S), nude hexagonal ring (New Look), black and gold ring (Sobral).

Nails of the week – pink and copper duochrome

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Another colour changing beauty is on my nails this week – a delightful pink and copper duochrome from Accessorize, called Pink Spice.

It is super sparkly and the colour changes beautifully – it is true you need light, as the shades are not that contrasting, so when I painted my nails, at night, I was a bit disappointed. However, in the morning, I could notice the subtle, but lovely transition between the reddish pink and brownish copper hues.

Just like Aztec, which I tried previously, this polish does not disappoint. One coat is indeed too thin, but you can achieve the effect with two. Application was ok, I still find their brush a bit too small, but didn’t affect application. It has a good consistency and spreads evenly. Durability is good, no chips in five days, so (non-chipped) thumbs up – worth noticing I always use a topcoat to improve durability anyway!

A lovely colour which I am happy with and generated compliments, but lacks a bit of oomph if you ask me… Do I love it madly? not quite… rather pleased to see reddish pink on my nails once again, but the effect, for me, is not impressive enough (certainly not as impressive as Aztec), don’t quite know why; maybe it lacks a bit of contrast, I think. Still, at £4, a great buy for a duochrome – pretty, and I am happy to recommend and perhaps, wear again!

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Nails of the week – green/purple duochrome

Totally in love with this nail colour. This week I am wearing a mega pretty green and purple duochrome called Aztec, from Accessorize’s Illusion nail polish range. Not only the colour changes beautifully, and you can notice it under most lighting, but it is also very sparkly, almost glittery.

The green and purple seem to be a common combination for multi toned nail varnishes, but the green on this one is forest green, making the contrast stunning (most of the others are teal like), and it also has some hints of gold.

Application was ok, if anything the brush was on the small side. The first coat was very thin, and I was worried about the effect. But upon applying the second coat, the beautiful colour revealed itself, in full glory, as in the bottle. Durability is good, of course I am wearing a topcoat, but there have been no chips, four days after application. A good quality nail varnish.

Overall, a great buy, at £4 per bottle. I must admit I am very impressed with the Accessorize nail polish – to be honest, I didn’t think it was going to be good in any way.  I bought this late in 2011, but they still have it on the site, and probably in store. I also bought another shade from the same range, Pink Spice, and cannot wait to try that one too!

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