Plaid & Distressed.

Is it still summer? Why is the sun still shining like it’s mid-July but the cool breeze is making me feel like it’s mid-May? But the most important question of them all: what am I supposed to wear? For those not-quite-any-season kind of weather conditions, your safest bet are a pair of jeans and a plaid flannel shirt.

Plaid & Distressed

Plaid & Distressed

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Since buying these jeans back in July, I’ve been hard-pressed to find an outfit they don’t look great with. If anything, as the months have passed they’ve paired better with even more of my clothes. I thought I’d probably go off them around August, but here I am at the end of September and I’m kicking myself for not investing in another (or two) pairs of these Topshop bad boys. Comfy; tick. Stylish; tick. Weather neutral; double tick – although your knees might get a little chilly in the winter 😛 . You really can’t go wrong.

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Aren’t my matching pink nails so cute? Funny that when I first tried this colour I wasn’t such a big fan, but now I’m loving it!

alice

xo

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Nightshade.

Yep, I’m really taking that whole ‘dark shades for Spring/Summer’ seriously. So seriously in fact, that the other day I bought a whole bunch of new shades to try out (the first of which I shared last week), and you’ll be happy to know that so far I’m loving them! Now, purple really isn’t my thing. To be honest I kind of hate the colour except for when it’s so dark it’s almost black; and after a bad experience with dark purple nail varnish a few years ago, I was a little sceptical about buying this colour.

Nightshade

Nightshade

Anyway long story short, I love this colour so much. It’s perfectly dark and broody with a dash of sexy thrown in, and the colour works so well with my skin tone and just about any outfit.

Nightshade

Nightshade

I can’t wait to show you some of my other purchases, so stay tuned for those.

alice

xo

Cocoa.

Doesn’t this colour just remind you of hot chocolate in the winter?

Cocoa

I have to admit that when I first started applying this colour I was a little sceptical, but three coats later I was loving the beautiful brown colour. This shade is from Barry M’s Gelly Collection, and is already one of my favourites from the collection.

Cocoa

I love that it’s really dark but something a little different to what I would normally wear. You can definitely be sure that I’ll be wearing it a lot in the future.

alice

xo

Red Black For SS15.

Usually around this time of year I’d be getting out my pinks, nudes and creams or scouring Superdrug Barry M section for their latest pale colours. However, this year I’ve found myself shunning those typical spring/summer shades in favour of something a little darker. Now, I’m not sure if I’ll keep this up all summer long, but I hope that I do. I love the contrast between hot weather and a dark because it’s so different and gives you a little edge.

Red Black For SS15

It makes such a nice change and it’s so unexpected, it works so well.

alice

xo

Chilli.

Doesn’t this colour just make you want to eat a bowl of chilli? Or maybe it’s just me… Anyway, I’ve had this colour for a while, and even though I’ve worn it a few times, this is the first I’m sharing it.

Chilli

The thing I love most about the colour is that it’s red, but it’s a kind of soft red as opposed being an ultra-harsh or a super sexy red. That makes it great for when I want red nails, but I’m not looking to make such a big statement.

Chilli

Just looking at these pictures is making me crave chilli… mmm 🙂

alice

xo

Kerry Washington X The Edit.

Wow FINALLY! Kerry Washington is The Edit’s latest cover girl, and she is looking all kinds of beautiful fabulous!

Cover girl: Kerry Washington flashes just a hint of skin on the cover of The Edit, wrapping herself up in a jacket from Isabel Marant

I’ve been staring at these pics since yesterday and I love how effortless and serene Kerry looks in every shot. She truly is an incredible role model and inspiration.

Showing some leg: The 38-year-old actress got some sun in another stunning shot, going barefoot in a simple Marni dress

WOW WOW WOW. You can check out more pictures and the rest of her interview here. Happy Friday!

alice

xo

 

Pictures from the Daily Mail

Rose & Gold.

There’s nothing like a fresh manicure and jewellery combo to have you feeling footloose and fancy free. I know this manicure isn’t exactly new, but ‘Rose Hip’ is one of my favourite Barry M colours (especially from their Gelly Collection). Having spent the last couple of weeks feeling badass in reds, I wanted to try something a little lighter for a while.

Rose & Gold

Rose & Gold

Rose & Gold

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I still feel badass, but it’s more princess and pearls badass hahaha.

alice

xo