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Well if your going to do it. Do it well.

28 Jan

Karl Lagerfeld is a genius. He (and Coco Chanel, God rest her creative soul), are the only people who could convince me to wear tweed head to toe. I’m a fan of a brand who holds its own. One of the ways a heritage couture house can keep relevant is by creating its own trends. It’s not enough to just follow them anymore. This may sound pretty obvious, but we all know a luxury brand/item we loved which is sadly a part of the history books! (Or largely available in TK MAXX.) It’s no secret that fashion changes its own rules. However, this one is a shocker! Cue Chanel Couture Spring/Summer 2014…

chanel couture spring summer 2014 chanel tweed jacket

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My favourite look (#googly eyes)

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Notice anything??  00540h_426x639  Hint: footwear.

chanel spring summer 2014

Yep. They were all in trainers. For the record, I hate trainers. If you had told me that Chanel would do its Haute Couture collection with rubber soles two weeks ago? I’d have raised my eyebrows.  This doesn’t mean I’m going to dump my heels and reach for a pair of Oasics. But it does mean I admire the boldness of the ones behind the catwalk. I’m not going to lie, It really doesn’t look half bad…

chanel spring summer 2014

Images via: vogue.co.uk
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Splurge Or Save

15 Nov

splurge or save michael kors wren

Team Michael Kors Wren Watch or Team ASOS Chronograph?

I have been in love with this Michael Kors Watch forever! But every time I want to do it, I just put my purse back inside my bag. £229 is a lot but not a CRAZY amount for a watch you’d wear everyday. Never the less in the run up to Christmas, it would wipe out the rest of my present list and then some. ‘Tis the season to give, not buy for oneself!

Think I’ll be ‘saving’ on this one.

xChix

A Little Disappointed….

4 Nov

Drumroll please……

primark website

So someone at the Primark headquarters finally fixed up and sorted out the site! Over the years they have invested so much into on trend pieces and it has really paid off. They now carry catwalk inspired clothing as well as classic investments. It’s not exactly top quality, but you can’t have everything. Best of all, everything (apart from a cheeky few), is at reasonable prices.  Last year they started to stock popular pieces on ASOS, one of my most popular online stores. It was great to be able to shop without the Primark shuffling and crowds.

When I heard about the website re-do I was pretty excited. To be honest, I think everyone seemed to expect an online shopping facility. The selection available varies so much from store to store. It would have been a time saver to have it available all at one place. That just didn’t happen. I hope someone there reads this and takes note 🙂

Beauty: Boots Haul

17 Oct

Hello beautiful wonderful people 🙂 I have started to think about the kind of posts I like to read. I spend a lot of my chill out time watching hauls(where bloggers/vloggers chronicle their latest buys). I get so much shopping inspiration from hauls, especially the beauty videos. It is incredible how much is available to us online! So from now on, whenever I buy something more interesting than discounted toilet paper(HOLLA!), I may chronicle it here. So here goes…

boots haul

1. Fashion Fair Oil Control Pressed Powder £21 here

2. Fashion Fair Perfect Finish Soufflé Mouse Foundation £22 here

I decided to jump off the Mac foundation band wagon and try a another brand. Especially considering the don’t actually cater for my skin tone and I’m tired of mixing colours. Fashion Fair is dedicated to black skin tones. I don’t know that I’ll ever get my perfect foundation, but teamed with the power it’s a pretty good match.

3. Eucerin Dermo Purifier Active Concentrate £9.50 here

First time purchasing this product but I’m already a huge Eucerin fan! These people KNOW skin. Perfect for anyone with SUPER sensitive skin or ex-acne. Got loads of compliments since I started using this, but this isn’t a review so moving on swiftly!

4. Eucerin Dermo Purifier Cleanser £9.50 here

Old favourite, doesn’t leave you with that tight feeling that happens when you use a bad product. Bonus Points for removing eye make-up!

5. Boots Branded Eyelash Curler £4.5o here

I have eyelashes so short I look like I’m permanently wearing eyeliner. This is my first eyelash curler…..it’s giving me life!

eucerin

fashion fair haul

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fashion fair make up

 

Thanks to my Boots points card, it costs a lot less!

x Chi x

Dig Out That Old Tee..

1 Oct

H&M conscious

So it seems that while I was sleeping, the T-Shirt got fabulous.

Many would argue that everything in fashion has already been done and we are only recreating the old. I completely disagree. While we are not creating styles that define the decades are much as before, new themes are emerging. Having looked at the beautiful fashion weeks across the globe happening right now, the street style tells us that something is bubbling. Fashion is now a portrait of opposites. Everything from evening wear with trainers( so very Lily Allen), to a silk lingerie slip dress and a tuxedo jacket.

I have to admit that I have never really been a T-Shirt person. However, I stumbled into a H&M store a month or two ago and fell in love! H&M’S ‘Conscious’ collection celebrates ethical and social responsible clothing. All of that aside, I bought mine primarily because the T-shirt had a ‘C’ on it….C is for Chioma instead 😉 Excuse the bad lighting/Iphone situation…

So in the spirit of trend loving, I have thrown in a plaid skirt, T-Shirt and a couple of other bits and bobs. I hope this inspires you as much as it has me eagerly budgeting my way around these pieces….

Plaiding It Out

1. Lost and Found-Typographic Print T-Shirt £9.99 available here

2. Bauble Bar Emerald Fringe Link Set $58 available here

3. ASOS Check Pencil Skirt with Bead Embellishment £55 available here

4. Michael Kors Wren Gold Watch £229 available here

5.Dune Blazing Red Suede Pointed Court Shoes £89 available here

6. Mac Ruby Woo Lipstick £15 available here

xx Chi xx

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