22 November 2012

Winter Wonderland #2: Boots

Miss Selfridge Africa Tapestry Boots: £65.00 | River Island Studded Western Boots: £75.00 | River Island Dark Red Ankle Boots: £40.00 | Linzi Dorena Chelsea Boots: £20.00 | EST. 1969 Black Studded Buckle Ankle Boots via New Look: £69.99 | Hunter Pearlised Wellies via Topshop: £90.00 | New Look Black Side Stud Ankle Boots: £24.99 | Topshop Penn Pin Stud Hi Leg Boots: £150.00

Boots are forever a Winter staple, no matter the style they'll always be wearable. There are a million styles of boot and there is for sure something for everyone.

Whether you like a tall or short boot, there are plenty of different shapes, sizes and colours that there's something for everyone; everyone can wear the boot. If you're looking for something classic and that you can wear with everything, than a classic black boot is the way to go. Both tall and short are very wearable, and are easily paired with everything in your wardrobe. They can be found both heeled and flat, as well as completely plan or often with a hint of sparkle or a stud, or two.

If you're looking for something a little more 'pizazz' there are plenty of statement boots on the high street. You can find them covered in studs, multicoloured or with a heel so tall you're be towering above your friends. You'll find that the studded kind are very on trend at the moment, and won't take you long to find a pair you like. They can be studded just on the back or all over and, like the ones above, they can even mix metals which is becoming far more accepted.

Why not try something a little different? Although black does go with everything, find a colour that you wear a lot and try something that'll go with it. For example, i find myself wearing a lot of blue so i bought myself a pair of cobalt blue ugg boots - perfect for the Winter - but i could also try mixing in a pair of cherry red boots, to contrast my favourite colour.

My favourite kind of boots are wellies, and there are all the more chances to wear them during the drizzly Winter weather. This Hunter pair is beautiful and would set off any outfit. Don't leave them just for trudging through a muddy field on Bonfire Night or on a Boxing Day walk, pair them with a cute black dress for dressed down chic.


19 November 2012

#OOTD Knit On Knit

Knitted Cardigan: Primark | Strap Top (Underneath): H&M | Knitted Top: H&M | Necklace: Rock N Rose | Disco Pants: Glamorous | Flatforms: Ebay

I think this is a really quirky look for the Autumn/Winter weather. This would be perfect for a cold, crisp Autumn day but maybe minus the flatforms and add some chelsea boots!

The Disco Pants are a real versatile piece, what i love about them is that because they're actually trousers - and have pockets and a zip - you can wear shorter tops or tuck tops in, something that you cannot do with leggings (leggings are not trousers, people). I love the mix of textures pairing them with this knitted top from H&M and this is a great piece to layer during this time of year. Just add a long sleeve top underneath and voila! You've got yourself a Winter appropriate ensemble.

I don't know why, but i've never really liked the knit on knit look, but this season it's beginning to grow on me - kind of like denim on denim, but i'm still opposed to light wash and light wash, at least mix it up. Anyway, the mix of the shiny Disco Pant material with a thin knit top and this chunky Primark cardigan really works in my book and makes for some great Autumn layers. As i said, it's easily adjusted for colder weather just add some extra layers and you'll snug as a bug.


15 November 2012

Winter Wonderland #1: Coats

Glamorous Lolita Boyfriend Jacket: £53.99 | New Look Black Quilted Cord Patch Jacket: £39.99 | Topshop Textured Fur Collar Boyfriend Coat: £110.00 | River Island Boucle PU Sleeve Jacket: £75.00 | Miss Selfridge Vintage Faux Fur Coat: £89.00 | Dorothy Perkins Neutral Textured Frock Coat: £69.00 | River Island Grey Faux Fur Collar PU Boyfriend Coat: £85.00 | New Look Black Herringbone Trim Dolly Coat: £54.99

Can we all believe it's the second week in November? Which means it's a mere five and a half weeks until the big day? Neither can i. However, it does mean we can start to think about being festive and certainly means we can think about the depths of Winter and what that may bring. Just like last year, i've decided to do some Christmas posts and of course i'm starting with coats!

Is it just me or are coats getting more expensive every year? It seems as though they're getting pretty pricey but i find that if you do spend that little bit more, and choose something well made they can last you a fair amount of time. There are plenty of new styles out this year and even some that have transitioned from last year, so you may already be prepared.

Two massive trends for coats this season is fur collars and leather sleeves, and wearing them together is a huge trend. If you're after a fur collar and don't want to shell the extra just to don that fur, why not buy a budget faux fur stole - easily found on the High Street - and add to it to a coat you've fallen in love with to last year's coat that you want to bring up to date. Leather sleeves can be found on all sorts of styles this season, from jackets to coats.

If you're a curvy girl try a coat with a flared skirt; they nip you in at the waist and skim everything that you want to be skimmed. They're also a great option if you're a very girly girl as they're ultra feminine and create a womanly shape. There are a multitude of patterns and colours of this style on the High Street as it's a staple shape and suits all types of women.

Again both faux fur and quilting are great trends for 2012, they are so readily available on the High Street and come in a million different colours, lengths and shapes. They're both very classic and fit a multitude of shapes and sizes. If you're looking for something that'll forever be wearable, then i'd go for one of these styles.

What's your favourite coat trend this year?


12 November 2012

How to Style: Boots | A/W Style #3

Back again with another How to Style feature, and probably the last in the series as although i love putting them together, they're very time consuming and at the moment blogging is taking a back seat to the mountain of university work i have to do. So, this time i'm using my favourite Autumn/Winter accessory: boots! They come in all shapes, sizes and colours so there will always be something for everyone!

New Look Plum Marl Roll Sleeve Top | New Look Black Belted Skater Skirt | Glamorous Lolita Boyfriend Jacket | H&M Fake Fur Collar | Accessorize Chunky Knit Capped Gloves | H&M Headband | Topshop Martini Spike Stretch Bracelet | Rock N Rose Kora Inverted Cross Necklace | Topshop PAX Chain Riding Boots

I would really love a pair of beautiful tall boots but i am yet to find some that i love and more importantly fit into my student budget. They can be fairly pricey but if you get a decent pair they can be known to last you a life time. I think they're elegant and chic, and are so easy to pair with a multitude of outfits. I love how they look styled with skater style skirts and dresses, very Kate Middleton, and they can make any outfit look smart. They also look great paired with a simple pair of jeans, a chunky knit jumper and a snood for the freezing weather.

If you're looking for something a little more edgy than Dr Martin style boots are great, they're perfect to rough up any look and look great when paired with some ultra girly to toughen it up. The look above is super simple and really easy to pull of; it's comfortable and chic, perfect for throwing on which happens a lot in the mornings when it's dark and cold and you don't know what to wear! They're also a great boot to layer with as they'll fit a couple of pairs of socks in case your tootsies are extra cold!

My favourite style of outfit is a dress, a chunky scarf, some boots and a nice jacket; this look completely epitomises that. I find it easy but interesting and completely comfortable. I think that adding statement jewellery, knee high socks and boots really makes it unique. I adore these boots, i think they're gorgeous and very statement. They really will jazz up any outfit, and go with plenty of different styles and looks. Even paired with a simple pair of jeans would really create something lovely. I think statement boots are essentials this time of year, so why not grab yourself a pair!


8 November 2012

REVIEW: Lierac Early Wrinkle Correction Cream

 Lierac Energizing Smoothing Cream Early Wrinkle Correction*

This "wrinkle correction cream" suggests it will "help prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Nourish, Moisturise and Protect." I have to admit that i perhaps didn't use it long enough to completely review whether this statement is true, but there are reasons for that.

The main reason being, i didn't particularly like this product. I didn't hate it but it's not something i would purchase for myself. I've never really been that interested in correcting the early signs of wrinkles, but this did get me a thinkin'.

When applied, this product feels lovely; it smoothes on great and sinks in fairly quickly, however my dislike comes after it's completely soaked in. It seems to leave a strange powdery feel on the skin, and i felt like i had to keep wiping at my face to get the strange residue off. In the time that i tested this, i didn't see any real changes in the wrinkles or fine lines on my skin. I didn't test it for longer than a few weeks, but in this time i saw no difference. For the after feel that this gives it's not something i would put up with to find if it really did make a change.


(*) I was sent this as a press sample for review, however all views are my own. I was not paid to write this post.

5 November 2012

#OOTD Simple Stripes

Top: New Look | Skirt: New Look | Necklace: Rock N Rose | Super Cosy Tights: Primark | Converse

For me, this is the perfect style of autumnal outfit and is easily transitioned into Winter. I find that when i'm in Southampton, i have to walk everywhere and despite the plummeting temperatures you can really walk up a sweat running your errands wrapped in multiples layers. So, i'm a great fan of three quarter length sleeves, cardigans and a nice coat. Perfect for the time of year! 

I often think that all black, or black and white is over looked as it can look very chic and is very easy to pull off. It flatters a multitude of figures, and suits pretty much everyone! I, however, do like to add a touch of colour as i feel a little underwhelmed in a complete dark outfit so adding a splash of red in my shoes is great for me.

To be honest, this is a real simple style and if you like this kind of ensemble you could work the style so many different ways, swapping out the style of skirt for a pencil or a different colour and changing a striped top for a block colour. It's so simple, everyone can find a way for it to work for them.

I'm sorry that things are so quiet here on Legs, University is getting a little overwhelming and there's plenty to be keeping me busy! However, i promise i'm still alive and still blogging. I'm working to make the time to write up some posts and i might even have to schedule some if i can write up a batch. Either way, i hope you'll be hearing from me soon! I hope everyone in the UK is battling the freezing temperatures we seem to be getting now and more importantly everyone on the East Coast of America is staying safe! I'm thinking of you all,

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