#FASHUN – CRUSHIN’ ON CORD

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Cord either throws me back to the early 2000’s where I’d be strutting into my school non uniform day in my finest cord trousers or reminds of my dads cord bootcuts. There’s no in-between. But Cord has made a cheeky reappearance this AW and I have to say… I’m here for it! Here’s my current staple Cord pieces in my wardrobe!

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THE H&M CO-ORD

I LOVE a co-ord more than anything, and this H&M duo was my payday treat to myself. Well, H&M accidentally priced the skirt to £12 online one day so I managed to snatch that at a reduced price but the jacket I had to treat myself to. You can’t have one without the other right? The material is such a nice quality it’s a really well made piece, AND it’s actually really warm! Making it the perfect trans-seasonal outfit.

Click for Skirt / Click for Blazer / Click for Bag / Click for Shoes

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THE CORD PUFFER

Behave, I know I really need to clean my mirror but this is the only photo I have in this jacket! I took it home up north with me because it’s SO warm, it literally feels like I’m wearing a duvet. If we want to get all practical n that, the elasticated waist is super helpful cause it stops the wind getting in and making you cold… exciting stuff.

Click for Puffer / Click for Tee / Belt is super old Topshop

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THE WIDE LEG TROUSER

These are the steal of the season… £12 in H&M Sale!! They fit like an absolute dream too, perfectly high waisted and the perfect length. Well, when I say they fit like a dream, get a size up one or two dress sizes. We all know that H&M is the only place you can be a size 6 to 16 in one day, I had to get these in size 12. They’re the same lovely material as the blue cord co-ord so I’m chuffed I got these for £12, always check out different H&M sale areas as I find they have different stock in Sale and sometimes different prices!

Click for Trousers / Click for Tee

#FASHUN – MULE LOVIN


I was going to post this as my summer shoe, but then I realised summer is nearly over now… Yeah that 4 day heatwave and that be it. However, this is a great transitional seasonal shoe, especially as in London we get a warm September (soz if ur reading this n ur up north). I never used to be a mule kinda gal, to the point where I bought a gorgeous dusty pink pair from Topshop over a year ago and haven’t worn them once. However I saw these in Topshop and couldn’t decide between black or silver, sure black will go with more but silver is a bit more fasHUN. Since purchasing these, I’ve discovered so many more mules which I’m loving, I’m trying to stop myself from purchasing. Here I’ve rounded up my top 5.

TOPSHOP £29

OFFICE £62

TOPSHOP £56

TOPSHOP £92

ZARA £59.99

#FASHUN – PYJAMAS BUT NOT PYJAMAS

Ive been loving pyjama style shirts recently! I think they look great paired with some mom jeans for that casual slouchy look.


Top & Bottoms: H&M


Top: Topshop

Bralet: ASOS

Belt: ASOS

Jeans: Vintage Levis


Top: (as before)

Belt: Topshop

Jeans: Topshop Jamie

Boots: Old old Topshop, style is called Ava, I’ve seen them knocking about on Depop.


Top: Topshop

Everything else as before

#TRIED’N’TESTED – H&M MAKE UP

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All-Day Liquid Foundation: I would compare this to a cheaper version of MAC Studio Fix Fluid. It has a similar finish and texture with that medium-full coverage. I would recommend using a smoothing primer underneath as it settles on all the uneven bumps on the skin. It does last all day, however slightly does go patchy on dry parts of the face. I probably won’t repurchase, it’s the sort of foundation I would buy if mine ran out before payday and I needed a cheap one to last.

Quick-To-Go Highlighter Stick: This is like a push up creamy stick, the pigment is so good. It comes in 3 different shades for various skin tones. I use this on top of my foundation on my cheekbones and temples of my forehead and blend it with a damp beauty blender to give it a dewy finish. It works well on its own or you can place powder highlighter on top if you’re a glow kinda gal.

High and Mighty Mascara: At first I thought this was banging, but throughout the day it crumbled underneath my eyes. I wouldn’t recommend.

Cream Lipstick: Super cute colour, but the pigment isn’t great and it goes a bit streaky on the lips.

Overall rating? Go into store and have a play around, some products I think will be good, but stick to your fave brands for the essentials like foundation and mascara etc.