Sunday, 26 October 2014

Out of the Ordinary

 DRESS: Zara
BOOTS: River Island

This is most probably the only time you'll see me rocking a dress in the daytime. I'm usually a skinnies and tee kinda gal most days as you all know but then I spotted this stripy Zara number. Its such a casual fit which I love and its monochrome of course. As it was pretty chilly outside I popped on a pair of tights and finished with my favourite pair of black ankle boots. One of the most simple style posts I've done but I love this look. I need to work on getting myself in focus in my next post, it was just one of those days where nothing was going right for me, rubbish lighting, out of focus.. the light goes on (blogger problems ey! lol). Hope you all had a lovely weekend, I'm going to be filming an A/W lookbook video for my channel soon - I'll be sure to pop the outfit photos on here too so keep an eye out. 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Autumn GRWM

I don't normally post my YT videos on my blog as I feel like both platforms are quite separate but on this occasion I thought I'd let you all know that I'm getting back into the swing of making regular videos again. This week is a Get Ready With Me this Autumn, sticking with the A/W theme next week will be a haul video ready for the upcoming colder seasons, you can subscribe here.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Duster Time

 DUSTER COAT: Boohoo
WHITE TEE: Topshop
RIPPED JEANS: Topshop
BOOTS: River Island

Back with another monochrome outfit, what can I say?! You will be pleased to know however that I have just purchased a warmer coat from New Look which is a gorgeous blush/nude colour - head over to my Instagram (@laurenwanders) if you want to have a sneak peek. I'm a little bit in love with this duster coat from Boohoo, its lightweight so its perfect to throw on over any casual outfit. The jeans are my all time favourite Topshop 'Jamie' pair, they're such a comfortable fit whilst being super skinny. The boots are a recent purchase, I'm pretty certain I will wear these non stop throughout this A/W. Also I decided to brighten up the slightly dirty carpet (tmi?) with an amazing throw I got last year in the Old Town of Ibiza, I keep meaning to hang it up on my wall but I'm yet to get round to it over a year later, oops.



Friday, 26 September 2014

Autumn has arrived


 TOP: Topshop
MAXI SKIRT: Boohoo
SANDALS: Primark
LIPS: MAC's Plum Liner & Double Shot Lipstick

I can't actually believe we're nearly into October, where has this Summer gone?! I opted for this black combo on a relatively warm September day, I love a good crop top paired with a maxi or midi skirt. The fit of Topshop basics are amazing and they're so reasonably priced that I will be buying the crop top in a fair few colours. The maxi skirt I picked up before I went on my holidays and I've worn it non stop the past couple of months - I think it might have to be packed away with the rest of my Summer wardrobe soon though! Despite not looking forward to winter, I have just ordered a beautiful coat from Mango which I can't wait to arrive, eep.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Belated

 TOP: Boohoo
JEANS: Topshop
BOOTS : River Island

 The past few weeks have all been a bit crazy so this post is a tad belated. This is one of the most simplest outfits going, but you know me and my love for a jeans and a tee oh and of course my obsession - monochrome. I picked up these amazing boots in River Island, the open toe and the chunky heel did it for me plus they're super comfortable too. You all know how much I love a good pair of ripped jeans and of course I had to get them in white too. These photos were taken a few weeks ago now and I sadly no longer have such a great tan - English weather sucks. Thanks for sticking with me and hope you all have a great weekend!


Friday, 29 August 2014

Grayscale

TEE: Topshop
JEANS: Topshop
SANDALS: Topshop

I can't get enough of monochrome, grey and muted colours - can you tell?! I pretty much live in jeans and a tee at the moment, I'm all about comfort most days. Another thing as you can see, I find it difficult to take serious outfit photos - blogger problems ey! Onto the outfit, its all Topshop. They're just the best for basics at the moment. I actually featured these items and more on a recent haul video which you can watch below, it includes all the links to the items too. I'm hoping the sun will make an appearance again for September just so I can make the most/last of my Summer wardrobe - boo!




Thursday, 21 August 2014

A casual kinda day

TOP: Boohoo
KIMONO CARDIGAN: River Island
JEANS: Topshop
SHOES: Primark

My first outfit post, eep. This getup is actually from the start of July but I never got round to posting it on the blog, you might have seen it on my Instagram though! Since getting my hands on the kimono I've pretty much lived in it, its so easy to wear I just throw it on over anything. The top is a little Boohoo number which I sneakily bought in black, white and the grey - its such a flattering cut. Another item I have lived in are the Topshop jeans, I'm all about the rips. Lastly the chunky black sandals are a gem of a purchase from good old Primark.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Its been a while...

I'm going to start off by saying where the heck has this Summer gone?! Secondly, my apologies for being absent for a few months - I needed some time out. Work was consuming me so any spare time I had was spent laughing with my family and friends and not on the internet, eep! 

Now I'm back, and as you may have already noticed theres a few changes - starting with the new blog design! I needed a bit of a change and I love the minimalistic look. My favourite blogs to read and scroll through are either style or lifestyle focused and this is how I envisage this small space of mine on the interwebz to be, I can't wait to get stuck in!

I'm still creating content on my youtube channel which you can find HERE. It features monthly favourites, tags, vlogs and more! 

Don't forget to follow me on twitter and instagram if you want to see what I get upto on a daily basis, my username is @laurenwanders 

A massive thank you to all of you that are still reading my blog, it means a lot that you all stick with me!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Wishlist: Topshop Whites


Topshop are on point for me at the moment, I am seriously lusting after so many items ready for the Summer. This season I'm all about simple style full of nudes and white clothing. I adore this Longline Duster Coat, its so effortless but would make any outfit. I fell in love with these Zip Up Leather Wedges as soon as I saw them, they would look amazing paired with jeans. This Lace Bralet is so pretty, perfect for Summer! Another lace item is this Cut Out Rose Skirt, the hem detail just makes it for me. Tophop Jamie jeans are my favourite for fit, these White Ripped Jeans would be ideal for the warmer months. Lastly is this White Clutch, it would go well with pretty much every outfit. 

Whats on your wishlist at the moment? Let me know in the comments!

Lauren x

Friday, 23 May 2014

OOTD: Ripped Jeans & Tee


 This is probably the most simple outfit of the day post I've ever done but its one of my favourites. I'm all about jeans and a tee at the moment. I've picked up two pairs of ripped jeans recently, this Zara pair and the newest addition are from Topshop which you will see soon. The white tee is Topshop and I'm definitely going to stock up on a few more, the shoes are also Topshop. The bag is from Oasis - somewhere I don't usually shop but I was pleasantly surprised with this little beauty.

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend everyone!

Lauren x

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Video: Haircare & Styling Routine

Hi everyone, I uploaded a midweek video on my channel and its my Haircare and Styling Routine! I'm the laziest person when it comes to my hair so theres not too much to show but hope you enjoy nonetheless.

Lauren x

Monday, 19 May 2014

New In: Topshop

 Whilst popping into Topshop to pay off my balance I may have been naughty and picked up a few things at the same time - how does that work?! Well I saw this Leopard Print Maxi Dress a few days prior and when I saw it was still in stock I had to get it, I will wear it non stop in Summer so I can justify the £50 price tag eek. The White Croc Print Slip Ons I've had my eye on for a while too, I wear my burgundy pair all the time and so this pair will be ideal for the sunnier months. Since taking these photos I have gone back to Topshop and bought yet more things (naughty Lauren, I know!) I'm planning on filming a lookbook video for my channel so keep an eye out for that in the next couple of weeks! In the meantime I did upload a collective haul this past weekend which you can see here.

Have a great week!

Lauren x

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Beauty: Nude FOTD

Makeup Used:
L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer
No7 Superlight Foundation
Bare Minerals Original Powder Foundation
Benefit Erase Paste
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Seventeen Brow Pencil
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
MAC Smoulder Eye Kohl
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Nars Laguna Bronzer
MAC Mocha Blush
Nars Sin Blush
Dior Amber Diamond Highlight
No7 Nude Lip Liner
Rimmel Notting Hill Nude Lipstick

Hi everyone, long time no see - it feels that way anyway! Sorry I've been a bit MIA this week, sometimes life can get a bit hectic. The sun was out today so I spent a few hours topping up my tan in the garden, its funny how the weather can change your mood. I went for a nude look today makeup wise, looking at the photos now its a little Kylie Jenner-esque. I repurchased my BareMinerals Powder and I don't know how I lived without it , ha(seriously its amazing). I had a little play around with my new Naked 3 Palette, eek I'm so glad I purchased it! Another one of my current favourite things to use at the moment is the No7 Lip Liner in Nude, it makes my lips look that touch fuller and its the perfect lip combo with Rimmel's Notting Hill Nude Lipstick.

Whats your favourite nude lipstick? Let me know in the comments!

Lauren x



Saturday, 10 May 2014

Video: Makeup Collection & Storage

Here it is, the much awaited makeup collection and storage video! Do excuse the slightly shaky filming and the lighting is a bit off - cloudy England for you haha.

Lauren x

Friday, 9 May 2014

Stylespiration 3

All images from tumblr

Someone needs to take my bank card away from me, I'm lusting after so many clothes at the moment. I just cleared out my wardrobe and now its empty, seriously empty... Haha.

Lauren x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Beauty: Bronzed Orange FOTD



 Makeup Used:
No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter
No7 Superlight Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Benefit Erase Paste Concealer
MAC Prep n Prime Highlighter
Seventeen Brow Pencil
ELF Brow Gel
Rimmel ScandelEyes Cream Shadow
Urban Decay Naked Palette - Smog
Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette
L'Oreal Superliner
MAC Smoulder Eye Pencil
Lancome Star Mascara
Nars Luster Blush
MAC Morange Lipglass

This week I opted for a bronze eye with a bright lip, last Summer I wore this lipgloss non stop. I'm tempted to buy MAC Morange lipstick soon but for now the lipglass will do. I'm a bit obsessed with a bronze eye at the moment, my favourite eyeshadow to use is Smog from the Urban Decay Naked palette. I actually just ordered the new Naked 3 palette -at last! I'm thinking next weeks face of the day might be a bit more of a smokey eye with a pinky/nude lip.

Before I sign off, I'm on the lookout for a new bronzer - any recommendations would be welcome!!

Lauren x


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Lifestyle: Bank Holiday Fun

 I hope you all had an amazing Bank Holiday weekend, back to work already - boo! I had a pretty busy fun filled weekend and so I didn't take too many photos as I was enjoying it so much. On Saturday me and my friend Rosie hopped in her car and made our way to Oxford to visit one of our friends who's currently at Uni there. It was such a sunny day as soon as we arrived we headed out to have some pub lunch - I had a yummy burger and fries (pictured). We got back and dolled ourselves up for the night, one of my friends housemates actually organised an Ann Summers party for a group of us - which was a laugh! Needless to say the next morning was spent chatting about last nights events, eating toast and chocolate (healthy breakfast, right?) and drinking endless amounts of tea. By the afternoon me and Rosie made the 2 hour journey back home to Bournemouth and luckily the sun was still shining, so I spent the rest of the day in the garden followed by watching Homeland! Yesterday I went on a little shopping spree with my Mum, oops (haul to follow soon). To finish off the sunny Bank Holiday weekend was off course by watching the new episode of Game of Thrones!

Hope you enjoyed this type of post! How was your Bank Holiday?

Lauren x
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