Last week, i decided to pop into Boux Avenue. I had heard so many people rave about this place and I had never been in before, so I knew I had to at least have a look. I went in to buy myself a new bikini for my holiday to Majorca later this year and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful organisation on the shop. Bras and bikinis were arranged neatly on hangers and if your size was not laid out on display, you were able to search through size coordinated draws to find it. There was a wide range of styles and colors in both the underwear and bikinis, so loads to chose from and fun to look through.

Whilst I was there I had a fitting. They fitted me to my correct size and then helped me to see the style of bikini which suited me best. The staff there were lovely, super friendly and so helpful. They bag your items beautifully in their pink, white and black bags and make it looks so pretty that you never want to unwrap it and ruin it (but... you do because of the gorgeous underwear or bikini inside aha)

I would definitely recommend having a look if you haven't already. Give it a go!

My Experience With: Boux Avenue



Last week, i decided to pop into Boux Avenue. I had heard so many people rave about this place and I had never been in before, so I knew I had to at least have a look. I went in to buy myself a new bikini for my holiday to Majorca later this year and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful organisation on the shop. Bras and bikinis were arranged neatly on hangers and if your size was not laid out on display, you were able to search through size coordinated draws to find it. There was a wide range of styles and colors in both the underwear and bikinis, so loads to chose from and fun to look through.

Whilst I was there I had a fitting. They fitted me to my correct size and then helped me to see the style of bikini which suited me best. The staff there were lovely, super friendly and so helpful. They bag your items beautifully in their pink, white and black bags and make it looks so pretty that you never want to unwrap it and ruin it (but... you do because of the gorgeous underwear or bikini inside aha)

I would definitely recommend having a look if you haven't already. Give it a go!










Thursday 26th June 2014, I attended my Year 11 prom and can honestly say it was amazing. We began with a delicious meal and continued our night with fun games and A LOT of dancing. Me and my friends danced constantly and belted out Mr Bright-side SO loud that i have woken up with no voice this morning aha. Anyway, i thought it would be interesting to write a post on the look i went for at my Prom and how i went about putting my outfit together. I hope you like it!

With my prom dress and outfit, I wanted to send out strong Marilyn Monroe vibes. That's right... If you can't already tell, I love 50's style and i'm all about red lipstick and classic clothes. I decided to wear a long, black chiffon dress with a wrap over front as I thought that the contrast between my pale skin and the deep, dark black could really capture people's attention. I wanted to create a classic and elegant look; feeling as if I had just arrived on a red carpet in Hollywood.

For my make up I went for a classic red lip using MAC Lady Danger and I created a neutral smokey eye with the use of MAC Cork Eye Shadow along with some gorgeous glitter. I love very simple make up, as many did during the 50's, but I did try to add a bit of glamour to this look. I used NARS Laguna Bronzer to contour my face and create those defined cheek bones and painted my nails with American Apparel's Downtown LA Nail Varnish. The red lip and red nails tied the look together and also contrasted with both the black of my dress and my pale complexion. Red was most definitely THE colour of the era, red lips and nails everywhere, inspired by Miss Monroe.

My dazzling rhinestone necklace was purchased from Zara and I wore my ring from Pandora, gifted to me by my friends earlier this week on my birthday. I also decide to wear some crystal clip-on earrings, shaped like pretty flowers, which were actually originally my Great Nanna's. I never had the great opportunity of meeting her however, a lot of her jewelry was handed down to me and I always find myself  looking for bits of old jewelry i can style up; like the earrings in this look. I love the chic feel that these earrings created and I think they helped to draw in attention. I wore black court heels from Topshop to match the colour of my dress but unfortunately during the evening one of these shoes broke, so I would not recommend them! I used a lovely gem stone clutch bag from New Look (which was a complete bargain at £12) helping to reflect the style of Hollywood Glamour.

I had my hair styled in a classic vintage wave and I adored it. It definitely sent out strong Marilyn vibes and finished my look off.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Prom inspiration and let me know what you think!

PROM: Old Hollywood Glamour











Thursday 26th June 2014, I attended my Year 11 prom and can honestly say it was amazing. We began with a delicious meal and continued our night with fun games and A LOT of dancing. Me and my friends danced constantly and belted out Mr Bright-side SO loud that i have woken up with no voice this morning aha. Anyway, i thought it would be interesting to write a post on the look i went for at my Prom and how i went about putting my outfit together. I hope you like it!

With my prom dress and outfit, I wanted to send out strong Marilyn Monroe vibes. That's right... If you can't already tell, I love 50's style and i'm all about red lipstick and classic clothes. I decided to wear a long, black chiffon dress with a wrap over front as I thought that the contrast between my pale skin and the deep, dark black could really capture people's attention. I wanted to create a classic and elegant look; feeling as if I had just arrived on a red carpet in Hollywood.

For my make up I went for a classic red lip using MAC Lady Danger and I created a neutral smokey eye with the use of MAC Cork Eye Shadow along with some gorgeous glitter. I love very simple make up, as many did during the 50's, but I did try to add a bit of glamour to this look. I used NARS Laguna Bronzer to contour my face and create those defined cheek bones and painted my nails with American Apparel's Downtown LA Nail Varnish. The red lip and red nails tied the look together and also contrasted with both the black of my dress and my pale complexion. Red was most definitely THE colour of the era, red lips and nails everywhere, inspired by Miss Monroe.

My dazzling rhinestone necklace was purchased from Zara and I wore my ring from Pandora, gifted to me by my friends earlier this week on my birthday. I also decide to wear some crystal clip-on earrings, shaped like pretty flowers, which were actually originally my Great Nanna's. I never had the great opportunity of meeting her however, a lot of her jewelry was handed down to me and I always find myself  looking for bits of old jewelry i can style up; like the earrings in this look. I love the chic feel that these earrings created and I think they helped to draw in attention. I wore black court heels from Topshop to match the colour of my dress but unfortunately during the evening one of these shoes broke, so I would not recommend them! I used a lovely gem stone clutch bag from New Look (which was a complete bargain at £12) helping to reflect the style of Hollywood Glamour.

I had my hair styled in a classic vintage wave and I adored it. It definitely sent out strong Marilyn vibes and finished my look off.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Prom inspiration and let me know what you think!



This is a very busy and very exciting week for me. Last month, I left high school FOREVER and I recently finished all my GCSE exams. Now I have finally reached the week of my prom and I am very excited. But, what also makes this week very special, is that it is my 16th birthday. (Yes, the time has finally come!)

So, yesterday, I headed down to Stockton Heath to pick up my prom dress after having it altered and steamed. I have chosen to wear a long black dress for prom along with some lovely silver jewelry. I really wanted to go for a very 'Old Hollywood' look and I am having my hair styled in a vintage wave. My prom is taking place at a Hall Barn and will be happening on Thursday the 26th; I honestly cannot contain my excitement. After going to the Hall Barn there will be a party where i am sure there will be a lot of dancing, drinks and giggles. Today however, I am celebrating my 16th birthday! (eek)

Today, I am going out with my three best friends for a lovely girly shopping trip and meal. I will be sure to tell you all about my purchases and presents in a blog post soon (not to brag, but because i know that many people, including me, like to have a good nosy at what people get!). I will also be posting my prom outfit and giving you a much more detailed insight into the look i was going for.

I am super excited and cannot wait to tell you more!

My 16th Birthday and Year 11 Prom



This is a very busy and very exciting week for me. Last month, I left high school FOREVER and I recently finished all my GCSE exams. Now I have finally reached the week of my prom and I am very excited. But, what also makes this week very special, is that it is my 16th birthday. (Yes, the time has finally come!)

So, yesterday, I headed down to Stockton Heath to pick up my prom dress after having it altered and steamed. I have chosen to wear a long black dress for prom along with some lovely silver jewelry. I really wanted to go for a very 'Old Hollywood' look and I am having my hair styled in a vintage wave. My prom is taking place at a Hall Barn and will be happening on Thursday the 26th; I honestly cannot contain my excitement. After going to the Hall Barn there will be a party where i am sure there will be a lot of dancing, drinks and giggles. Today however, I am celebrating my 16th birthday! (eek)

Today, I am going out with my three best friends for a lovely girly shopping trip and meal. I will be sure to tell you all about my purchases and presents in a blog post soon (not to brag, but because i know that many people, including me, like to have a good nosy at what people get!). I will also be posting my prom outfit and giving you a much more detailed insight into the look i was going for.

I am super excited and cannot wait to tell you more!


Last night (20/06/14), I went to a party with my friends and I wanted to wear something summery and exciting. I had recently been fan-girling over an outfit Alexa Chung (my absolute icon) wore to the MyTheresa.com and Anya Hindmarch dinner in London. She was wearing a tailored Saint Laurent red velvet suit paired with a co-ordinating mini pencil skirt. She looked so striking, I fell in love with the bright eye catching red and wanted to incorporate that into this outfit.

I decided I would pair a red Delicate Topshop top with my white high-waisted Missguided shorts. The contrast between the clean white and the fiery red really excited me and worked in the exact way i wanted it to (to stand out!). I loved how easy this outfit was to put together and I am definitely one for simplicity. So, I wore this simple - yet very exciting - combination with my white high heels from Red Herring. I feel like the white shoes tied the whole thing together and exaggerated the blocks of colour. I also later added a silver Topshop necklace and Primark rings to complete the look.

For my make-up i went for a simple look, similar to Alexa and let my red lipstick (MAC Red Lipstick) do all the talking. I painted my nails using OPI's Nail Lacquer in Live.Love.Carnival and wore Miss Dior Cherie for fragrance.

Overall, i was really happy with my chic, summery party outfit and i'm so happy i could add some of Alexa's style into the mix!

Buy the top here:
Knitted Half Sleeve Top

Buy the shorts here:
Elona Tailored Shorts

Buy the heels here:
Red Herring White Patent High Block Heel Court Shoes

Buy the necklace here:
Curved Bar Collar

Buy the lipstick here:
MAC Red Lipstick

Buy Alexa's outfit here:
Saint Laurent Velvet BlazerSaint Laurent Velvet Skirt
  • 6/21/2014

The Block Color Party Outfit


Last night (20/06/14), I went to a party with my friends and I wanted to wear something summery and exciting. I had recently been fan-girling over an outfit Alexa Chung (my absolute icon) wore to the MyTheresa.com and Anya Hindmarch dinner in London. She was wearing a tailored Saint Laurent red velvet suit paired with a co-ordinating mini pencil skirt. She looked so striking, I fell in love with the bright eye catching red and wanted to incorporate that into this outfit.

I decided I would pair a red Delicate Topshop top with my white high-waisted Missguided shorts. The contrast between the clean white and the fiery red really excited me and worked in the exact way i wanted it to (to stand out!). I loved how easy this outfit was to put together and I am definitely one for simplicity. So, I wore this simple - yet very exciting - combination with my white high heels from Red Herring. I feel like the white shoes tied the whole thing together and exaggerated the blocks of colour. I also later added a silver Topshop necklace and Primark rings to complete the look.

For my make-up i went for a simple look, similar to Alexa and let my red lipstick (MAC Red Lipstick) do all the talking. I painted my nails using OPI's Nail Lacquer in Live.Love.Carnival and wore Miss Dior Cherie for fragrance.

Overall, i was really happy with my chic, summery party outfit and i'm so happy i could add some of Alexa's style into the mix!

Buy the top here:
Knitted Half Sleeve Top

Buy the shorts here:
Elona Tailored Shorts

Buy the heels here:
Red Herring White Patent High Block Heel Court Shoes

Buy the necklace here:
Curved Bar Collar

Buy the lipstick here:
MAC Red Lipstick

Buy Alexa's outfit here:
Saint Laurent Velvet BlazerSaint Laurent Velvet Skirt


Recently, I have been on the hunt for the perfect natural lipstick. I am red and bright lipstick obsessed, but sometimes it's nice to go for a more natural look. I searched through so many different brands, from Chanel to Bourjois, but seemed to have no hope until a trip to Selfridges where i found myself gazing over the MAC counter (oh it is heaven).

Firstly, tried Faux and Patisserie but both of these came up way too light on me and made me and my pale complexion look 'washed out'. However, I am a sucker for a MAC lipsticks so knew i'd eventually find something to fulfill my natural lipstick needs. AND I DID...

MAC's Kinda Sexy is a neutral peachy-nude and is matte formulated. As this is a matte shade, i was worried that it might stick to dry patches but applying a lip balm before hand really helps to stop this. I found it very long lasting, (I even went for a cup of tea after trying it on and it did not budge, which was great!) The colour is gorgeous and is the perfect neutral shade for me. Since i am very pale,i need lipsticks with colour to brighten up my face and this shade works wonders. It has a peach tone but is still simple and natural, making it wearable everyday.

The lipstick comes in the original black and silver packaging as it's from the regular range. MAC describes the shade as a pinky-rose, to which i have to disagree, it is much more peach. The pigmentation is excellent however, and leaves a great opaque colour. I adore it!

If you're pale like me (or i also think this shade would be great on darker complexions) and need a lipstick with colour but don't want to wear a big bold lip, then i would definitely suggest trying out this shade. It really is kinda sexy...

Buy the lipstick here:
MAC Kinda Sexy

MAC Kinda Sexy is 'Kinda Sexy'



Recently, I have been on the hunt for the perfect natural lipstick. I am red and bright lipstick obsessed, but sometimes it's nice to go for a more natural look. I searched through so many different brands, from Chanel to Bourjois, but seemed to have no hope until a trip to Selfridges where i found myself gazing over the MAC counter (oh it is heaven).

Firstly, tried Faux and Patisserie but both of these came up way too light on me and made me and my pale complexion look 'washed out'. However, I am a sucker for a MAC lipsticks so knew i'd eventually find something to fulfill my natural lipstick needs. AND I DID...

MAC's Kinda Sexy is a neutral peachy-nude and is matte formulated. As this is a matte shade, i was worried that it might stick to dry patches but applying a lip balm before hand really helps to stop this. I found it very long lasting, (I even went for a cup of tea after trying it on and it did not budge, which was great!) The colour is gorgeous and is the perfect neutral shade for me. Since i am very pale,i need lipsticks with colour to brighten up my face and this shade works wonders. It has a peach tone but is still simple and natural, making it wearable everyday.

The lipstick comes in the original black and silver packaging as it's from the regular range. MAC describes the shade as a pinky-rose, to which i have to disagree, it is much more peach. The pigmentation is excellent however, and leaves a great opaque colour. I adore it!

If you're pale like me (or i also think this shade would be great on darker complexions) and need a lipstick with colour but don't want to wear a big bold lip, then i would definitely suggest trying out this shade. It really is kinda sexy...

Buy the lipstick here:
MAC Kinda Sexy



The Birkenstock. A trend which is oozing it's way back onto the scene; shops are filled with their own takes on the classic sandal. On one of my recent (and much needed) shopping trips out, i was browsing the shoe section in Topshop and thinking about how my feet are in need of a new summer friend. Now, i love the Birkenstock trend on other people but i really didn't think it was something i was going to be able to pull off. BUT, as soon as i slipped this pair onto my feet, i knew, i knew i had to have them.

I might be slightly late onto this trend but i have fallen in love. The shoes are super comfy and looked so simple and chic. They have a padding, which makes them so soft and will definitely help them keep they're shape, two straps, 100% leather, with adjustable buckles and what looks like a pretty durable sole. The leather is wonderful as it's thick and soft, also adding to comfort. I am over the moon with these shoes and the BEST part is, they were only £26; a must have for a summer wardrobe!

You can style these shoes in so many ways. Wear them with black loose trousers and white sun top for a monochromatic look or add them to an outfit with a floral sundress to create a 'fun' feel. They will be great for on holiday for lounging round the pool but can also be added to dressier outfits (very versatile!).

So, if you're looking for a new summer sandal and want to be on top of the Birkenstock trend without splashing too much cash, give these a try... I highly recommend!

Buy them here:
HEIGHTS Double Strap Sandals

  • 6/19/2014

The Topshop Birkenstock




The Birkenstock. A trend which is oozing it's way back onto the scene; shops are filled with their own takes on the classic sandal. On one of my recent (and much needed) shopping trips out, i was browsing the shoe section in Topshop and thinking about how my feet are in need of a new summer friend. Now, i love the Birkenstock trend on other people but i really didn't think it was something i was going to be able to pull off. BUT, as soon as i slipped this pair onto my feet, i knew, i knew i had to have them.

I might be slightly late onto this trend but i have fallen in love. The shoes are super comfy and looked so simple and chic. They have a padding, which makes them so soft and will definitely help them keep they're shape, two straps, 100% leather, with adjustable buckles and what looks like a pretty durable sole. The leather is wonderful as it's thick and soft, also adding to comfort. I am over the moon with these shoes and the BEST part is, they were only £26; a must have for a summer wardrobe!

You can style these shoes in so many ways. Wear them with black loose trousers and white sun top for a monochromatic look or add them to an outfit with a floral sundress to create a 'fun' feel. They will be great for on holiday for lounging round the pool but can also be added to dressier outfits (very versatile!).

So, if you're looking for a new summer sandal and want to be on top of the Birkenstock trend without splashing too much cash, give these a try... I highly recommend!

Buy them here:
HEIGHTS Double Strap Sandals





Okay, so here we go...
I have wanted to start up a blog for quite a long time now, but i never seemed to pluck up the guts to do so, (although i have made several goes in the past but chickened out hahaha).

I'm Holly, a complete and utter fashion, beauty and style enthusiast. Yes that's right, i'm the girl that adores taking pretty photographs of the simplest things, buys too many clothes and falls in love with 17 different red lipsticks. I love fashion and the way that different people can express themselves through what they wear and the same applies to make-up.

I have created my blog now as i feel like the time is right. I want to share my interests and also experience having something of my own; this blog will be my own space to write about whatever i want  (i love that).

I hope you enjoy reading my blog, let's see how this goes..

My First Blog Post





Okay, so here we go...
I have wanted to start up a blog for quite a long time now, but i never seemed to pluck up the guts to do so, (although i have made several goes in the past but chickened out hahaha).

I'm Holly, a complete and utter fashion, beauty and style enthusiast. Yes that's right, i'm the girl that adores taking pretty photographs of the simplest things, buys too many clothes and falls in love with 17 different red lipsticks. I love fashion and the way that different people can express themselves through what they wear and the same applies to make-up.

I have created my blog now as i feel like the time is right. I want to share my interests and also experience having something of my own; this blog will be my own space to write about whatever i want  (i love that).

I hope you enjoy reading my blog, let's see how this goes..

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