Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New Look Wishlist

When it comes to New Look, we have a love and hate relationship. Sometimes I find myself lusting over multiple items instore AND online, then there's times where I just can't bare to look at how hideous their clothes and shoes are! But I must say, I am pleasantly surprised by their new collection. I've found a number of items to add to my wardrobe so I'm currently awaiting payday so I can spend spend spend!


My love for styling...Part 2.

Now this is such a long overdue blog post but remember my previous post about ASOS Fashion Finder? (If you want a little reminder, click here). Wellllll...remember how I entered a styling competition, can you believe I won! So the competition was to produce an A/W '13 grunge style outfit and the prize was a £150 BANK shopping spree! Now I've never shopped in BANK before so I wasn't all the way over the moon with the prize, but you can't complain when it comes down to free clothes can you? 

After browsing the BANK website day after day after day, I finally found a few bits and bobs to add to my wardrobe, so here's what I picked:


Monday, 14 October 2013

eBay finds #2

I've gone on a bit of a shirt overload this time! Plus I've found the ultimate ASOS Academy look-a-like boots! I've been after them for quite a while now but they're still out of stock so I';ll just have to settle with these £10.99 beauties I found on eBay :-)

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My love for styling...

A few years ago (back in 2009 to be very exact) I stumbled across a site called Polyvore, where I'd spend hours on end putting together outfits. I've always had a thing for styling and thought to myself "ooh Leah you'd make a great visual merchandiser or even a personal stylist!". Four years later and I still enjoy doing the same thing, looking back on my Polyvore creations do make me cringe and it shows how much my fashion and style has changed...thank goodness! I eventually took a break from Polyvore and found myself on ASOS Fashion Finder. Once again, I found myself spending the majority of my time creating outfits and entering competitions where prizes included ASOS vouchers, shopping sprees, holidays and more. I neglected my account for so long that it eventually got suspended so now I've had to start from scratch. I've only got 3 creations up so far but there'll be plenty more to come...


Sunday, 13 October 2013

My pick of the kicks....

I've never been a girly-girl but then again I've never been a tomboy! In other words, I just don't know what I am! Some days I find myself wanting to be girly, you know, get my hair did, my nails done, wear heels....then I come to my senses and think "no Leah that's not you!". THEN I find myself just wanting to be casual and comfortable which is why I turn to trainers. I've been after a few new pairs to add to my shoe collection as I'm getting rather bored of my black/orange Nike Air Max 1s. Funnily enough, I've found myself lusting after the men's trainers. Why is it that men's trainers are always better than the ladies? Unfortunately my feet are just too small for men's trainers (..technically that's a good thing! ha!) fortunately I get to shop in the junior section! Here's a few kicks that have caught my eye lately... 

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Which ones are your fave?


I think I like NEXT now!

So yesterday I tagged along with my lovely mother on a shopping trip in search for a new autumn/winter coat. We popped into Next (now I'm not a huge fan of this shop, I like to stick to the same old H&M, Topshop and Primark!) but I was in awe of how many garments I was lusting after. I found myself picking up a jacket, a blouse, then I saw the most perfect trousers and oooo I came across the most gorgeous smock dress. Need I say I didn't actually buy any of the garments, I just found myself in front of the mirror admiring the garments against myself (what I should have done was popped into the fitting rooms to take a few cheeky mirror pics. Ha!) So yes, after today my opinion on Next has changed, I've even put together a next wishlist! Might have to start using mummy's next store card...fingers crossed she lets me! 
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Friday, 11 October 2013

One to Watch: Lizbet Sempa

L I Z B E T  S E M P A

So the other day I received a notification on Twitter saying I have a new follower, it was a young lady by the name of Elizabeth 'Lizbet' Sempa. There I was reading her bio (being the nosey parker that I am) and I discovered that she was a singer/songwriter. Now we all know I'm always on the lookout for new artists so I rummaged through her tweets and stumbled across a link to her Soundcloud and I instantly fell in love with her vocals.

The South-East Londoner has such an incredible mature sounding singing voice that you think she'd have had years of experience. Funnily enough, she's only 18 years old! How can someone so young sound so old? Absolutely unbelievable! With influences drawn from Erykah Badu and Nina Simone, I guess that explains it all! Lizbet Sempa sings with such grace that her enchanting voice will leave you captivated. She reminds me of a young Laura Mvula (not that Laura is old but you get my drift!) 

Her debut EP, Indirect Thoughts, is scheduled for release later this year and I can not wait to hear more from this talented young lady. 

Check out her acoustic version of "Mistakes", a heartfelt song with meaningful lyrics which portray vulnerability,.

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