Thursday, October 16, 2014

Haul A/W Fluff & Metallic

If you've read my post from the other day- you'll know I've been shopping this week!

I got some amazing bits- and have some more bits on the way as I've done a bit of online shopping too.

This is my gorgeous new necklace-New Look £7.99. It has a Crackly iridescent appearance, changing colour in different lights! It literally caught my eye at the check out from half way across the shop.

These boots were in the H&M sale in Camberly- from £29.99 to £10. I have no idea why, I absolutely love them. The zips on the sides just did it for me. They're so comfy and perfect to add an edge to daily outfits, as I tend to wear a lot of florals and often wear dresses even in day. I love heeled Winter boots, and have invested in 3 pairs over the last month. Shame they aren't so practical. I wish I could hack heels in the daytime, I honestly don't know how some women do it. With the early mornings I am working, along with running for tubes and walking up and down 4 floors all day at work I just can't! So flats for work it is. 

This is my go-to bag- Metallic & glorrrrious.
I shove so much stuff in my bags, so this is the perfect bag/ (suitcase). I think it'll be perfect with most outfits too as it's Silver.
The same style is available in Orange (also gorgeous), Lemon Yellow and Cobalt Blue.
£17.99 from New Look.

With having started my new job in the last week- I have got slightly behind with making my jewellery etc. But yesterday I got a wee bit of time to sit down, so I sewed these cute Pastel Green Marabou socks for a customer. I plan on adding Black Marabou fluff around the sparkly irridescent socks I bought from work underneath, for myself! I noticed today we have Metallic Blue ones too, and Gold.. :o

This is a pic I found on Instagram that inspired me to make them- they're so cute and quirky with boots!

Talking of fluffy, thisss is my incredible new Faux fur Tee top from H&M. I love that it's Cream- it looks so elegant but will be so warm and cosy on the freezing days to come. £24.99 H&M.

Remember if you also have a million bags of old clothes-
take them in to get your £5 off voucher when you spend over £30! I took in loads of old pjs, good to know they will be recycled.

And more Metallic. I couldn't resist this Irridescent foil-like top from New Look - £17.99.

And this was the unknown bargain. I love it when you get to the check out and something is reduced! I've had my eye on this for a while, and it came through at £3 ! I love skorts but I don't have the figure/they're never long enough.. So this pleat front skirt is the perfect alternative.


I've styled it below with my new Snake skin boots from New Look- a bargain £24.99 (I've seen these on Missguided etc. for much more), as well as this Cameo Rose for New Look Black Lace Bralet (12.99 - a cheaper version of the Topshop one). I think this'll be a cute outfit for a night out hopefully some time soon.


I also think the bralet would go amazing with my Black lace H&M midi skirt - £29.99. It would make a perfect two-piece with my Silver Metallic Sandal heels from New Look.

I've only worn this midi skirt once as it's quite dressy- but I love the sheer bottom half.

These are my casual buys.

Candy sweet Pink is my happy Autumn colour. This jumper proved really difficult to merchandise, but is now sitting in my wardrobe waiting for a windy day. I bought it to wear oversized.

New Look £19.99.

I discovered this PJ-like Blue striped shirt in the New Look in Camberly too- having not seen it online yet or any other stores I've been in to. I've wanted one like this for so long to wear oversized as a dress, or with a waist belt- so I got it in a 16. £19.99.

I'm not much of a hat- fan, my friends find it really funny that I have a bit of a phobia of them.. I really don't see the point of the majority of them. Apart from the ones that have a purpose and actually keep you warm. I sound like a strange one I know.. But this beanie is so cute and actually suited me. 

The picture doesn't show the colour to well, but it's a Grey/Off Lilac colour that I've not seen anywhere before. I love fluffy things at the moment!!

£7.99 from New Look.


It's taken me a while to get used to the tattoo choker trend, seen as it takes me back to being seven years old. But New Look have started doing them, In Green, Black, Navy, and Purple seen here. It seemed silly not to for a pound with my discount. And I'm thinking of adding a charm to it! I'd avoid them alone but will wear it layered with some of my handmade stacked necklaces.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Job & OOTD

Firstly an apology- for how long it's been since I've last blogged. I always have good intentions but always seem to be too busy- and of course my paid work has to come first! But now I am back home I really DO hope to blog more- as I have much more free time since I am working less hours, and can get good quality pictures in the garden instead of the awful ones I've gathered in bad lighting in all my student houses! They were simply not worth blogging and I blame that partly on my absence.

As many of you know - I've also been making and selling jewellery in my spare time which I am loving doing! You can find me on Etsy if you search WanderduskJewellery, or you can buy through the Depop app if you search me: @beckywecky22. As per usual- I am crazily busy, and have soooo much still to make. I have so many pendants that no one has yet seen! Hopefully tomorrow I will have time in the day to make some bits before work in the evening.

It's been a whirlwind month. I have gone from living with friends, working in Southampton, to moving back home and working as a Visual Merchandiser for the Flagship New Look on Oxford Street within a matter of 3 weeks. I had been a bit fed up and have been missing home for a while after I finished uni anyway- but then this amazing job opportunity came along! Sometimes things are just meant to be. So as of the last week- I have been living back home with my mum and commuting from near Reading!

I have been in two days and already love it- it's nice to finally have someone recognize what you are good at, considering studying styling and advertising is what I have done for three years, and I have worked in retail for over 7! Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly- I was so sad to leave all my lovely New Lookers in West Quay. I have felt a bit trodden on for a while and knew I had to push myself further rather than sitting comfortably with my degree. So I am glad- and with my jewellery selling well I am excited for what the future brings, and no longer feel anxious about what could happen, (or not happen..) For the first time in my life- I feel ambitious.

Anyway- it was amazing having a Saturday off for the first time in toooooo long today. Retail kind of kills weekends. Me and my mum spent a nice afternoon shopping in Reading. I ended up on a bit of a raid so will hopefully be posting my haul tomorrow. This is what I wore. My cat Barney was having a 'tree climbing situation' during..!



Buy it:
Bag- £29.99 New Look
Chelsea Boots- £29.99 New Look
Mac Coat- £20 Primark
Orange Tee- £8.99 New Look
Skirt- Sale F&F
Dream Catcher Necklace- £2.95 Forever21

My mum (who has been amazing enough moving my room around and letting me live back home for a while, rent free) treated me to getting my nails done as a congratulations on my new job. I love my new claws - and with all the manual work I do I have literally given up on painting my nails as they get ruined in a matter of a day. I have tried so many top coats, most recently the Sally Hansen Insta-dry Anti-chip top coat - £5.99. None seem to cut it enough for me, on a budget anyway. This Sally Hansen one is great for impatient people like myself and does leave nails touch dry in a matter of seconds, but as a top coat I still wouldn't rate it more than a 7.

I'm having a Pink moment right now- I adore this China Glaze colour. It perfectly matches my jumper that I bought today.