Sunday, 5 October 2014

Haul: Topshop, River Island and Dotty P

Can you believe it's October? I don't think I'm ready for it, I blinked and September was over! I've been so busy preparing myself for uni, working and generally trying to get a handle on life that I've basically disappeared from all social media, but I'm hoping this new month (and hopefully colder weather) will mark my comeback.

On Tuesday, Newcastle's Eldon Square offered 20% off to all students, and of course I wanted in. I'd spent the week prior, compiling inspiration, making lists and generally planning. Although the crowd was heaving, the queues were less than inviting and I'd already had a pretty long day, I braved it thinking of all the savings and all the goodies I'd acquire. I was not disappointed. I managed to find everything on my list bar one item, which I swiftly replaced with some shoes and a top.

I hit River Island first to get a cute day dress and a gorgeous pastel blue leather midi skirt. I'd initially wanted a different dress, but this one caught my eye at the last minute (as I was queuing to pay) so I picked this up. I was also lucky enough to scoop up the last size 10 in the leather midi skirt - a victory dance quickly followed.

I then proceeded to Topshop. It was hot and sweaty and full of people. I did however manage to find the structured white polo neck blouse that I wanted and some wet/leather look leggings. I also spied some pretty delicious shoes, which I actually went back to get yesterday. I don't often buy or even like flat or low heeled shoes, so when I see a pair that I do like I snap them up immediately.

Finally we strolled into a much calmer Dorothy Perkins. I don't know why people don't shop at Dorothy Perkins to be honest, I think it's such a hidden gem. I picked up this lovely scuba floral top for a complete steal at £16.

All in all, the student shop was good in that I saved some money but I could have done it all online from the comfort of my (calm and quiet) house. I don't think I'll be rushing to a student lock-in again in the near future.

Martha xo 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Developing Your Personal Style: Finding What Works.

How to create your own personal style

In developing your personal style, it's very important to know what works for you and what doesn't. Victoria Beckham, Anna Wintour, Emmanuelle Alt all look effortlessly fabulous at all times because they've mastered the silhouettes, shapes and cuts that work for them and disregard those that don't.

Keep reading to find out how you can find your key silhouettes, shapes and cuts.

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