Wednesday, 18 May 2011

OOTD: Let's pretend it's already summer

Hi there.

I have been incredibly neglective of my blog of late *slaps wrist*. Having started back at uni after the holidays and beginning the new part of my course, the work load and information that my brain has had to process has taken up most of my time and attention. Any free time I have had has been spent on pre-arranged social events or enjoying having to use no brain cells watching mindless trash on TV (we love it!)

Anyway, I am aiming to make a conscious effort to get back in to this. I shall just make the time! I've even been organised and made a note of a few posts to tide me over for a little while (a little tip I picked up from the lovely Roz @ Primps and Preens)

Last weekend it was a friends birthday so we went for a few drinks. Perfect opportunity for the first outing of my lovely new dress that I picked up in Windsor over the last bank holiday.

Here is my outfit for the evening:

Patterned Dress: Topshop
Navy Shoes: Primark
Bangles: Accesorize
Bracelet: Accessorize
Earrings: Accessorize

I am completely in love with my new dress and can't wait for it to be warmer so that I can wear this ALL THE TIME! It is so versatile, great for nights out (as shown) but also with sandals and a cardi during the day. I've also tried it with a white short sleeved shirt underneath and with black tights and leggings, they all offer great ways to wear the dress when it is slightly cooler or when I need to look a bit more covered up (school!) I will mostly likely post a future OOTD featuring this dress but worn in a slightly different way. 

The little blue flowers were also a perfect match for my lovely new Rimmel Aqua Cool nail varnish.

And here is a little picture of my make up for the evening...although pleased bare in mind that I took this when I get home at midnight and after being caught in a rain storm...shame, as I was really please with how my hair had turned out when I first did it at about 6pm!

Base: Olay complete care touch of foundation (Medium)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (02 Light Medium)
YSL Touche Eclat (No.2)
Bronzer: Rimmel Sun Shimmer Bronzing Compact Powder (Medium Matte)
Blusher: Laura Paige Blusher (Opal Frost)
Maybelline Dream Mouse Blush (Mauve Magique)
Eyeshadow: Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes contour kit
Eyeliner: Barry M Intense Black Eyeliner Pen
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner (Black)
Mascara: Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion (Black)
Lips: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick (Coral Queen)
Collection 2000 Lock N Hold Lipgloss (Break Dance)

The photo has come out a bit funny looking, but I think you get the idea! The mascara, lipstick and lipgloss were all new purchases and reviews will follow shortly!

Have you got a favourite outfit for summer in mind?


  1. you look lovely! The dress looks great on you, especially with your holiday tan! x

  2. thanks! I love the dress so much, it is definitely going to pay for itself in wears! xx

  3. I love that dress on you! I know the feeling- I bought some clothes when it was relaly warm in Glasgow the other week and it's been too cold to wear them all since :(

  4. I can't wait till the weather gets warmer and I can wear all my lovely summer dresses that I bought for the holiday!