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Kimonos and Capes

So the fact that it is Autumn has taken its toll on what I wear, sadly the times of dresses, shorts and vests are long gone because the weather is bitterly cold and windy lately and lets not forget the rain! So I have been wearing items that are more warmer as well as comfier and two trends that I really love this Autumn are capes and kimonos, they are creative and colourful as well as comfy and stylish and a great autumn/winter must have!

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Kimonos have been in fashion this year quite a bit I don’t think the trend has died down once and I doubt it will for a long time and for a good reason, they are stylish and comfortable and that’s all we care about in the colder months. Many retailers and online stores sell some really lovely kimonos that look fantastic and I really wish I had the money to go and buy them all but sadly that’s a dream! With this in mind, capes are also very much in trend and desire, for many of the same reasons as kimonos and fortunately I am lucky enough as I brought a red and black cape last year and it is a staple wardrobe piece that I love to wear with t-shirts and jeans and all sorts of combinations!

Definitely a key piece to anyone’s wardrobe and a star buy 🙂

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Another 5 Random Things I Love

  1. Sun catchers – I love decorating and painting sun catchers, they’re so beautiful and I love hanging them in the windows 🙂
  2. Buying something new – Buying something new like a dress or piece of make up really makes me smile, I get so excited!
  3. Nescafe Coffee – I don’t like coffee that much but this brand is super tasty.
  4. Blogs – I love reading everyone’s blogs when I have a spare few minutes, I like to contrast them to mine and see what I could do better or how they relate and I love reading all different content like travelling, fashion, beauty and such.
  5. Sunshine – We don’t get a lot of it here in England but when we do everybody loves it including me! 😀

Hope you enjoyed, remember to like/subscribe/follow 🙂

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Just want to say a quick thank you again to all my followers

Thank you to everyone who follows my fashion,general every day,uni,food and beauty blog! As you know I’m pretty new to this so this is a big step for me and you guys have helped endlessly in my dream to become a fashion journalist and successful blogger.  I love having followers from all around the globe and enjoy reading your blogs and posts as well!

Please keep following and liking all content and posts! Follow on twitter as well for updates on content and things! https://twitter.com/MaryLouise_G 🙂

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My First OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) Post!

Okay so my partner brought me this Warehouse blazer and I love it so I thought I would do an Outfit Of The Day for everybody to see how I wore it today! This is my very first Outfit Of The Day post and I am hoping it will be the first of many to come if it receives good views 🙂

fov   VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100

So why do I love my blazer so much? Well… My blazer is a lovely shade of beige with some light brown stripes on it, I love it because it’s such a beautiful colour and can be matched with nearly everything! But today I chose to wear a plain black vest and blue skinny jeans so I looked casual with a hint of formal. I really am a big fan of blazers as I love to look and feel professional and quite classy but I also think they’re great because you can wear them with almost anything even casual attire, so a blazer is always on the top of my favourite pieces of clothing list. In my wardrobe I have tons of blazers but this is my new found favourite, it’s soft and warm and fitted which make it perfect in my eyes at least!

wewe   VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100

What else I love about blazers is that you can wear it in many different ways and still look great, sleeves rolled up or rolled down, buttoned up or unbuttoned – you name it it’ll work 🙂
So this is how I went to University today and I felt happy with the outfit I chose, I didn’t really use many accessories as I always wear quite a few bracelets anyway and I have a special necklace on which I keep on 24-7. But never the less I love accessories especially if they are cute, unique, big or bold! 🙂

Anyway hope you liked my first OOTD post :)!

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The reason I posted late, The contents of my make up bag and Another Job Interview!

So I haven’t blogged in a few days and that’s because I have been unintentionally busy! As you all know I had a job interview in the Easter holidays which is why I had to stay up north, I passed the interview with flying colours and got hired only to finally start my first day on Wednesday and it was CRAZY! Let me fill you in…

So after searching endlessly for a job I found one and got it so I thought this was going to be the start of something great, I thought I’d love it and I would work loads happily and get lots of moneeeey! (An essential for a student) HOWEVER… it wasn’t as it seemed, my day started out rushed and I got thrown into the deep end because the store was overly busy and packed. With a smile on my face I carried on with hopes that it would get better, I had 2 hours of going through the safety and fire booklet with a manager making jokes about all the safety precautions…this didn’t bother me to much but next to me were two girls openly talking about me?! I was in disbelief, I was sat right next to them, oh well continuing the story anyway…
Putting on a brave face I continued and once the precautions and safety talk was finally over I got my uniform, had to put it on in a smelly tiny dirty toilet hobbling around on one leg trying to get my balance so I didn’t put my foot in this ‘water’ that looked suspiciously like urine on the floor. Once my uniform was on I got taken up stairs and put on the shop floor where I was given my equipment and expected to know what I was doing, I felt intimidated to say the least and I kept clock checking my whole ‘training day’ (A.K.A Basically my first shift). This and the fact most customers were angry made a horrible concoction for a first day 😦

So all in all, I left my job. I simply cannot stay where I feel out of place, I would rather work somewhere I love so that I enjoy going to work 🙂 The positive side to this story is that I got another interview next week on Tuesday for a big fashion retailer that I wanted, so I just hope that my interview goes well 🙂 – Wish me luck!

Anyway I brought some new make up bits the other day, I brought a Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lastin Lip Stain in 2 Kiss and Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in 1 Fair (Because I am rather pale) and that gives 16 hours wear! Also this week I have painted my nails in Maybelline New York Forever Strong Professional 202 Really Rosy.
I also thought it would be good if I revealed my secret make up bag utensils and essentials, I tend to go for the barely there/natural look a lot of the time and the only thing I really emphasize is my eyelashes because they are quite small…(May seem like ALOT of mascara but that’s because I need to clear out my old ones!)

Make up Bag:

  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Fair 1.
  • Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain in 2 Kiss.
  • Boots blusher brush.
  • Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 001 Dark Brown.
  • 17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara
  • No7 Lash Adapt Mascara in 01 Black
  • Bourjois Paris Voluminzer Mascara in Black
  • Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Building Mascara in 102 Brown Black
  • Rimmel London Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner in 001 Black Glamour
  • Boots Nail file (Courtesy of my mum)
  • No7 Intense Volume Mascara in Black
  • Clinique Blusher and brush in 114 Iced Lotus
  • Superdrug tweezers
  • Pair of scissors
  • Hairbands, bobby pins and clips.

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