How to create the perfect Transitional Outfit

It’s definitely getting to that time of year where you’re cold in the morning but then boiling by midday, which causes havoc for when you’re choosing what to wear. In this post I’ll be showing you one of the outfits I’ve been loving for this awkward time of the year and how you can replicate it.

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Number One: The Main Event

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The staple piece for this outfit is definitely the light grey, delicate jumper I picked up when I was in Spain recently from a shop called Springfield. I really like how the sewed in quote of ‘collect little pretty moments’ is matched in daintiness by the small ruffles on the shoulders. This quirky jumper is perfect for this time of year, and if the weather was slightly cooler then this would look fantastic paired with a black leather jacket. Thin jumpers are definitely a way to go at this awkward time of the season…keeping you warm in the morning but cool in the afternoon.

Number Two: The Essential

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I’ve been loving these jeans from Next recently! They’re not completely skinny jeans nor mom jeans, they have a more of a relaxed fit and I think that’s why they look so ‘city chic’ when worn with converse or trainers. The slight distressed detailing on the knee and thigh adds an edge to the outfit that contrasts with the delicateness of the jumper. Absolutely obsessed with the way that you can pair these jeans with anything and achieve that ‘I’ve just rolled out of bed and still look cool’ look.

Number Three: The City Chic

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I don’t know what to say about these shoes. They’re just fab. These converse style, lilac, grey, velvet trainers are from Next and whilst also being the comfiest things ever, add a lot of texture to what would otherwise be a quite plain outfit. Gotta love them slightly ‘out there’ shoes!!

Number Four: The ‘why the hell not’

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And Finally I decided to finish this outfit with a pair of medium sized silver hoops which can be found in Topshop. These hoops, worn with your hair can really frame the face, and make you feel just very sassy.

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These photographs were taken by Frankie Peers, she can be found on Instagram under the handle @frankiethephotographer.

I hope this post has been useful guys, feel free to comment below any transitional pieces you’ve been loving at the moment.

Leah Pelly xxx

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UPDATE

So it’s the 8th of June and I’m currently sat outside writing this in England’s, what is bound to be short period, of summer sunshine.

I want to apologise for not posting on here for the last 9-10 months. It seems that college is definitely not what I thought it was going to be. It’s very hectic and busy and if you think that you will have more time to do the things you want because you’ll only be studying 4 subjects (if you do A Levels) you are wrong. It seems that every waking moment when at college is spent either doing homework, looking at Universities or revising. This no excuse for not posting on here and it actually makes me feel quite sad that I have been unable to post in such a long time as I loved posting things on here. It’s just that my college timetable would not allow it.

But it seems that as this term is close to ending I have told myself that I am going to be doing a lot more of things that make me happy. There’s really no point in simply just surviving for education and revising in order to pass a test,  which lets face it, I’m going to forget the answers to in less than 3 hours of sitting it. Doing more of what makes me happy includes posting on here and so if I have to sacrifice some small college homework that the lecturer might not mark or I have to not attend a none compulsory meeting that I normally would have done, then I’m going to do it.

Thank you to everyone who follows me on Pinterest or Instagram as I have actually managed to keep those things updated. I am also going to start announcing on my other social media sites when I post on here so it will be easier for you guys to know.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check back here later in the week or sign up to me by Email so that you never miss a blog post,

Leah xxx

 

Beauty Haul

Recently I seemed to have gone on a huge beauty splurge- so that I am all prepared for the start of college next week..eeeek! Lets just say I’m very nervous but very excited about that.

So the first place I went to was Boots where I finally picked up a Boots Advantage card for myself and also went a little bit crazy. Is it just me or does Boots draw you in with the little ‘3 for 2’ or ‘Buy 2 get the cheapest free’ offers they seem to always have on?

I picked up a new mascara for myself – the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I’ve seen this used in lots of Gabby’s (VelvetGh0st) videos on Youtube and her lashes always look amazing so I thought I’d give it a try. Gabby also inspired my next purchase (another Maybelline product) a Color Drama intense Velvet lip Pencil in the shade 150 Fuchsia Desire. I wore this yesterday, and I have to say I’m loving the formulation of this product – it’s so creamy on the lips yet still has got this lovely matte finish that feels like you haven’t got anything on your lips at all. I think I should really look into purchasing some more of these. I also purchased some strawberry Carmex from Primark.


It’s reached that point in the year again when I run out of concealer and feel the need to try a different one. This time I decided to pick up Soap and Glory’s Kick Ass Concealer. It is slightly different to the concealers I’ve brought before in terms of application but it works like a dream and the packaging is super cute- as it always is from Soap and Glory. Due to them cheeky little Boots deals I picked up another S&G product: the Archery Brow filling pencil and brush in shade Hot Chocolate. This makes my brows look incredible – a much neater and natural finish than products I’ve used before. However I don’t really like how the pencil part is one of those ‘twistable’ things… you know them ‘twisty’ things that push the product up instead of you sharpening it? Yeah, I don’t like them, I feel like they work for a bit but then they always end up breaking on me- do any of you have this problem?

I purchased 2 Rimmel products: the Rimmel Wake Me Up anti-fatigue Foundation and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Two basics really. I usually buy the Rimmel Match Perfection but the Wake Me Up was on offer so I decided to mix it up a bit and I thought the Stay Matte Powder will be great for those days in College when I need to touch up.

And Finally, from Boots I bought the Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set. I have wanted these brushes for soooo long and when I saw that they were on offer (there’s £10 off them in Boots go grab them now!) I had to get them. I’ve been using them for the last couple of days and they are amazing- they have totally altered the way I put my makeup on and the finish on my makeup is so much better than it was before. I LOVE THESE BRUSHES! If you follow me on Instagram you will already know this.

Ok, Skincare. I went into Poundsaver recently and I know what your thinking Poundsaver and Skincare? but yes when I went to Boots I forgot to pick up my usual Tea Tree Moisturiser so instead of going back to Boots I picked up this Tea Tree daily use, cleansing facial scrub suitable for all skin types. It was only a pound so I wasn’t expecting miraculous results but so far I am loving it. I’ve used it twice already – last night and this morning and my skin feels really soft. I think I’m going to continue using it for a week and then do a review on it for you. When I was in Poundsaver I also picked up these Tea Tree deep cleansing nose pore strips. I have heard Louise (Sprinkle of Glitter) talk about something similair to these on her channel before and so because they were a £1 I decided to pick them up. I used one last night and they worked like a treat.

Finally, I picked up these Nspa Body Mists from Asda. They smell absolutely incredible. I’ve been seriously loving the smell of Passion Fruit recently so I picked up the ‘seriously intense passion fruit’ one along with the ‘fresh, sweet raspberry’ scented one. They are so strongly scented and smell really girly and pretty. (I’m not good at describing scents but hey ho).Next time your doing your shopping go give them a smell. They’re also on 2 for £4 so your saving a pound too.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What beauty products have you been loving lately? Please let me know down below.

Leah xxx.

Youtubers Mentioned:

Gabriella (VelvetGh0st)

Sprinkle of Glitter

OOTD: Chinese Food.

Tonight I am off out with my Mum, Sister, Great Auntie and my Brother’s Girlfriend – basically my family, as it is my Mum’s birthday. We’re going to have a lovely meal at a chinese restaurant that I haven’t been to before and so I’m super excited. This is my outfit that I’m going to wear.

Dress- New Look

Shoes- E-vie

Bag – Claire’s

Lipstick – Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in shade 01

Leah xxx

GLAMOUR, Ingredients & Nails.

I’m currently sat here on my sofa all comfy and watching a few episodes of Miranda. I’ve yet to make a list of the ingredients I will need to make my Mum’s birthday cake for tomorrow and I need to paint my nails (I’m using Barry M’s Jelly shine in shade passion fruit… I think)  in order for me to get out of the horrible habit of being a nibbler. But to be honest I didn’t have that much sleep last night and the summer sun that seems to have appeared is draining me of the little energy I had built up.

I am super busy this upcoming week and so I am super excited. It’s my Mum’s birthday – this is what has inspired my surge for baking tomorrow, we’re going out for a Birthday meal on Thursday. Plus, on Friday we are travelling to Newcastle Upon Tyne to do some well earned shopping as my Brother and my Dad are walking Hadrian’s Wall this week: we are going to meet them at the end.

Pictured above are some of things I’ve been loving recently and somethings I’ll be taking with me to Newcastle -obviously not my mason jar cup. I picked up the latest issue of GLAMOUR yesterday as the cover girl is Blake Lively and as I have recently finished Gossip Girl I’ll read to listen to anything that has got a link with it. I have been loving blush this season and this Bare Mineral angled blush brush has made the application a dream. Over the summer I promised myself I’d get back into writing imaginatively and sketching and so I’ll be packing this sharpie which I can write all my ideas down with.

I’m going to incorporate lots of fashion soon, so keep checking back,

Leah xxx