Friday, 30 January 2015

Swag My Case

Friday, 30 January 2015
iPhone 6 case: Swag My Case*

My parents were kind enough to send me a brand new iPhone 6 for Christmas to replace my old phone, which was really on its last legs. I was so excited to be getting it! I'm not exaggerating when I say my phone is glued to my hand 24/7, and contains practically my whole life - email, Instagram, Facebook... Plus, it's such a handy tool to keep up with the blogosphere and it's equipped with a great camera for impromptu Instagram shots.

Since so much of my life is in my phone, I knew I had to get a phone case which was not only durable, but reflective of my personality. Swag My Case were kind enough to offer me one of their unique phone cases, which are designed by a diverse group of independent artists. With such a large pool of different designers, I believe that there is truly something for everyone. Their cases also come in either a plastic or 'tough' shell, which has an additional silicone case, and what's great about them is that they have fits for all phone models, even the really old ones.

I picked the 'Eggs n Bacon' design by Emily Coxhead, which is so apt since I have a penchant for breakfast food! Plus it's a stunning baby blue which will definitely make my phone distinctive. Other designs that I really liked can be viewed below, with links:

I've bumped my phone already, but am glad to say that the 'tough' case I picked has protected my phone really well. I recommend spending that little bit extra to upgrade the plastic case to a 'tough' one, especially if you're clumsy like me!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

OOTD: Fringe + Flare

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Cape: Boohoo* | Jeans: Boohoo* | Top: Pull & Bear (Spain) | Scarf: H&M (old) | Boots: Asos

It feels fantastic to get out of the house for once, and to actually put in effort for my outfits rather than being all sloth-like at home in my jammies. A lot of bloggers I follow have been raving about flared jeans, so I thought it was time for me to jump on the bandwagon and get myself a pair! 

This pair was purchased with store credit from Boohoo, and are soft to the touch without compromising on the structured flare which are oh-so retro. I don't have any jeans in this almost-brilliant blue, either, so it was a pretty good addition to my wardrobe.

I upped the casual 70s vibe with a fringe cape (gifted ages ago at the Fashionchick event) and pointed suede boots, just because when I do a trend, I tend to go OTT! I definitely recommend wearing flares with heels or boots, like I did here, to give you the illusion of mile-long legs. I think I'd look like a stunted tree if I wore my usual flats!

Do keep an eye out for more beauty and food related posts as I try to stop being all narcissistic and stop just posting my outfits!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

OOTD: Grid Jumpsuit

Sunday, 25 January 2015
Trench coat: Primark | Cardigan: Village Boutique* | Jumpsuit: Coco & Cleo* | Loafers: Asos (similar) | Bag: Primark

I am officially exam-free! *cue champagne bottles popping* And what better way to celebrate than a night out, followed by lunch the next day at Jamie's Italian, where I had their lamb pasta special cooked in red wine sauce. 

The end of the examination period doesn't mean the end of winter, though, so I had to dress pretty creatively to wear this gorgeous  jumpsuit kindly gifted by Coco & Cleo. It immediately caught my eye on the website - I'm such a sucker for the grid pattern and monochrome jumpsuits! It's made of a rather thin material and is sleeveless, which clearly can't function even in the sunshine we've been having. I decided to layer up with other favourites for warmer weather, like my old fluffy cardigan and this new coat I picked up from Primark. I've never been one for clashing prints, but tried my best in this outfit!

The Primark coat is an absolutely beautiful almost-beige brown, and I also bought myself a new go-to black sling slash handbag from them. It's roomy enough to store my DSLR, but is lightweight and small enough not to get in the way of the hustle and bustle of student life.

How is everyone else celebrating the end of examinations? Also, I'm thinking of doing restaurant reviews - is anyone interested in seeing posts like that?

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