Leah Pelly

Fashion – Travel – Beauty

Tag: inspo

6 Month Check-Up

Picture this. You’re sat with your best friend, in a little field sipping on pink lemonade in a city that you’ve not yet discovered. You’re both picking daisies from the grass talking about everything from your future plans and family drama to the latest gossip. The sun is so warm on your back you begin to think that Summer’s actually arrived- and after sitting in it for 4 hours and having severe tan lines you know that it’s a certainty. This is just what you needed: a lengthy catch up, a cute picnic and all the time in the world to just breathe. This is Summer.

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This is the moment you realise that this year has already gone so fast. You’re in May, nearly half of the year has gone. And while you try to reel off all the things in your head that you’ve done that make the passing of this time worthwhile, you acknowledge that you’ve come so far since this time last year and yet there’s so much more to do.

And before you start to think that this is going to be a post about things to do this Summer, let me stop you there. This little post is your reminder that this is your time. I know it’s exam season for so many of you right now and work, revision and deadlines are mounting up so badly you feel like you’re drowning in academia, but just take 10 minutes, get a cup of tea – we need a little chat.
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I feel like I have a bit of insight for you. Since being on my gap year, I’ve realised that time is now, sounds ridiculous I know. But this moment that you’re in right now is only going to happen once. So yes, it’s important to work hard and get the grades or meet the deadlines you need to, they’ll help you get to where you want to go. But please, do not get so caught up in aiming for the future and wishing years of education away because you’ll miss out on now and you’re never going to get this time back.

So what I’m saying is once you’ve done pushing yourself over this final hurdle take time to go on random walks with no clear destination, spend hours talking to your best friend about boy drama, go to that gig, stay out till the sun comes up and dance till your feet hurt. But also stay in bed on Sunday mornings, make your mum a cup of tea, stand outside with nothing on your feet, gaze at the stars and realize how small you are. We get one life, so do what you want with your time but make it a combination of madness and what some would call the mundane. Be active, don’t just observe.

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And I promise you, then you’ll have that moment, when you’re sat there at one o’clock in the morning and you’ll come to the realisation that you’re the happiest you’ve ever been.

Leah xxx

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What I Wore In Paris

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently visited Paris for a few days; to explore the beautiful city, get a better feel for the language and of course stop off at Disneyland. I loved putting together some city chic outfits so I thought I’d share with you what I wore whilst I was there…

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Minnie Ears Headband – Disneyland Paris, Mickey Tshirt – Primark,

Faux Leather Jacket River Island, Mom JeansTopshop,

Stan Smith TrainersAdidas

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Red Earrings – Primark, Need Holidays Tee – Mango,

Faux Leather Jacket River Island, Ripped Jeans River Island,

Red Pumps – Primark, Bag Topshop.

Similar to the Mango Tee — Travelling All Around The World Tee

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Top – River Island, Checked Trousers – River Island, Coat – New Look,

Stan Smith Trainers Adidas, Bag Topshop.

Similar to the Top — Double Strap Cross Back Vest Top

Similar to the Trousers — Belted Checked Trousers , Check Tie Waist Trousers

Similar to the Coat — Button Detail Coat

Galentine’s Day

I’ll be honest I was kind of dreading Valentines Day this year, everything is so in your face ‘relationshippy’ and ‘oh look you’re very single’ orientated. But after moping around for a while, and seeing some Galentine’s posts, I came to the realisation that this is a perfect time to celebrate the amazing women in my life and most importantly my best friend who has been through so much with me.

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The Best Friend

In case you guys didn’t know Frankie’s the one who tends to take my photographs for me (I’ll leave her links at the bottom). But aswell as being the gal behind my photographs, she’s also been there for me through some of my most wildest, and happiest times. She is one of the most supportive people I know and despite her recent move to Nottingham is always there for me. So seeing as though it’s International Women’s day soon too, I just wanted to share with you this strong, inspirational gal and some throwback photos of ours.

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Please excuse all bad hairstyles and stupid faces in these photographs, we were young and adventurous.

How We Spent The Day

We decided to celebrate Galentine’s day by having a super cute day in the city- wondering the shops in Valentines themed red and pink outfits, a cheeky Starbucks and silly photo booth pictures, followed by a night in with some face masks and overly cheesy films. I captured snippets of our day over on my insta story- if you haven’t seen it already you can watch it here.

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Tshirt – Boohoo – £10, Shoes – Primark

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Bodysuit – Boohoo – £18, Boots – Primark

 

We loved playing with colour this Valentines Day and slayed in bold pinks and reds. We found that Boohoo had a great selection of pieces that were bright and playful and suited both of our individual styles. Again, full outfit photos can be found over on my insta stories.

I’d love to hear about how you spent Valentine’s Day, whether it’s in the comments or over on instagram 🙂

Happy Galentine’s Day to all those strong independent women out there.

xoxo

Frankie’s Instagram – frankiethephotographer

Frankie’s Facebook Page – frankiethephotographer

 

The One Item You Need To Purchase In The Sales

There’s nothing quite like finding an absolute bargain in the sales. And as January comes to a close I’m here to let you know about the sale you need to check out before it’s too late. Public Desire currently have a sale on, slashing their prices, starting from £9.99 across all sale footwear.

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For a few months I’d been lusting after these regal lace up ankle boots when they were full price at £39.99, so when I saw them for £10 in the sale there was no questioning. These boots are even more gorgeous in real life. They have beautiful embossed floral detailing along the faux leather and a pink and red patterned tip on the pointed toe. These shoes are a definite statement and jazz up any plain outfit.

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I decided to pair these lace up boots with some blue mom jeans, a staple black roll neck tee and a red clear bag, but these boots would look just as chic if they were teamed with skinny jeans and an over sized shirt- the stiletto heel really helps to elongate your silhouette. Keep an eye out for them as I plan to feature them in future fashion posts.

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These boots are currently out of stock but the black and denim are still available- you can find them at the links below. These would be perfect if you’re after a more wearable colour.

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distressed denim regal lace up ankle boots

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Here are some other pieces I’ve been loving in the public desire sale. Click on the images to visit them on the public desire website.

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Let me know below of any bargains you’ve found in the sale or any public desire shoes you’re loving.

 

 

Autumn Makeup Look

I am completely in love with this autumnal inspired makeup look, using berry toned blush and lipstick to create the ultimate autumn vibes- and so I just had to share it with you. All the products I’ve used will be listed below.

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Foundation – Revlon Colourstay in shade sand beige

Contour- BareMinerals Ready Color Boost, the select reserve

Highlight – Sleek Barekissed Illuminator in shade monaco

Blush -Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten Berry in shade 0232

Brows – Mally Universal Brow Powder and Filler

Eyes – BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0, using shades celebrate and ball gown

Sephora Colorful eyeshadow in shade faux fur jacket

MUA eyeshadow in shade chamoisee

Eyeliner – Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner in shade midnight

Mascara – Mally Volumizing  Mascara in shade black

Lip – Mac Amplified Creme Lipstick in shade dark side

Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in shade ms. diva

 

Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂 Drop me a comment below if you can recommend any dark berry toned lipsticks that you’re loving this autumn because I just can’t get enough of this look.

Leah Pelly xxx

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