Autumn Colours

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This outfit is such an autumn ensemble, if you ask me. The colours just shout autumn and my new favourite item – my cape, is the icing on the cake! This is such a wearable outfit as its super comfy yet fashionable at the same time, I bought my turtle neck in Penneys, believe it or not, for like €8.00 because I’ve always wanted one from American Apparel but they are so expensive. But this this one from Penneys is made from a wool material and is so soft – perfect for them colder nights. Paired with my new Missguided leather shorts and mustard tights you have the perfect colour blocking outfit for fall. The mustard tights are of corse, optional, and this outfit would look just as good with black tights, but I went for mustard as I have never tried them before and it turns out I love them.

Hope you all are having a fun Friday :)

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Turtle neck – Penneys/Primark

Shorts – Missguided

Cape – River Island

Shoes – River Island (similar here)

Clutch – Penneys

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Tartan and Leather

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So I recently bought a few items on the much loved Missguided website and I couldn’t be happier with my purchases, as its always a bit of a lottery when buying online with sizes and all of that. But I was so pleased when my outfit turned out just like I had hoped it would!

Im hugely obsessed with blazers this season, which never really appealed to me much, but I think as I get older Im beginning to appreciate different ways to complete outfits. I think the tartan here though, keeps it young and current! Equally this outfit would have been great paired with a black blazer or leather jacket, and I’m sure most of us have either one somewhere in our wardrobes. But I wanted to try something totally new, hence, the tartan.

Oh and these heels are absolutely killer to walk in!! But I have wanted them for the longest time, so I just bit the bullet and bought them. And I’m so happy I did :) I have linked the whole outfit down below incase you are interested. Hope you are all having a nice day xx

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Blazer = Missguided

Shirt = Missguided

Shorts = Missguded

Heels = Missguided

Bag = River Island

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Casual Saturday

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Note to self: don’t wear white and take photos against a white wall :p Oh God such a rookie mistake, Im basically a floating head in most of these photos, nevertheless, the show must go on! Its pretty self explanatory this outfit, it was just something casual I threw on before heading out this morning. This white shirt s such a staple piece in my wardrobe now, I honestly don’t know what I did before I bought it? These are my new Topshop mom jeans, which I bought recently and have been wearing non stop on account that they are so comfy! My gillet is unfortunately no longer available in the stores as its an old piece I own which I matched to my new fluffy keychain :) Unexpected matching fluffiness always makes me happy ha!!

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Shirt – Abercrombie

Jeans – Topshop

Gillet – River Island (similar here)

Shoes – River Island (similar here)

Bag – Primark/Penneys

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The Kylie Jenner Lip

I know about 1 million youtubers and bloggers have talked about their ultimate 90’s lip shade and I know your’e probably bored to death, but I just have talk about MAC lip liner ‘Soar’. It’s my, dare I say it, favourite lip shade of all time?! Its amazing, and Ill let you in on a little secret –  apparently this is the actual one Kylie Jenner uses herself! Amazing! Its meant to be sold out world wide but obviously not in Ireland cause were always a bit slow on the uptake so I purchased it in MAC on Henry street about a week ago.

While I was in California last August I picked up a lipstick called ‘Cosmo’ and they are literally the ultimate match, its that rosie-brown colour that Kylie is so famous for, so I would recommend pairing ‘Soar’ with ‘Cosmo’ for touch ups or to give your lips a bit of moisture during the day as lip liners on their own can be quite drying. But I quite like sporting ‘Soar’ on its own and just letting it do its thing.

I put a little MAC cream highlight in ‘Pearl’ on my cupids bow and Im all set :)

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Mango and Avocado Smoothie Snack

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So my wonderful boyfriend bought me a smoothie blender for my birthday this year, which I was over the moon about, because I have wanted one for ages! I heard that smoothies for breakfast, lunch or as a snack were a great way for you to keep in shape and be healthy.

I am a serial snacker and constantly crave sugar throughout the day, so I wanted to try something new that might help beat my sugary cravings and or act as a meal replacement for breakfast or lunch.

I found this amazing mango and avocado smoothie recipe online which is meant to be great for dieting. It tastes absolutely amazing, I cant recommend it enough! All you need is:

1/4 cup of cubed mango

half of a ripe mushed avocado

low fat organic natural yogurt

half a lime

1/4 cup of mango juice (I used apple juice)

6 cubes of ice

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Its so quick and simple to make and tastes delicious! Im addicted to making smoothies now and they are so filling in comparison to snacking on unhealthy cereal bars or, toast or biscuits! You should definitely give it a try if you are looking to improve your lifestyle. You definitely feel more energised and awake after a healthy smoothie, but naturally you would if you think about all the nutrients and vitamins you are giving your body :)

Im going to try and post some healthy recipes regularly on my blog now as I’m trying to incorporate more healthy lunches and dinners into my diet and I am going to try to go to the gym more often. Hopefully I will start seeing results before Christmas, as I have this dress that is one size too small and I really want to fit into it. Thats my little personal goal.

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Cable Knit and Suede

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Hey guys, hope you all are having a good Monday, or as good as a Monday can be shall we say! Im quite lucky as I had Monday off so I prepared this little blog post for you all :) Keeping it short and sweet, I found this skirt in Zara hidden away behind a load of tops on one of the rails in the store. Im so happy I found it because i think it is one of the most beautiful skirts I now own. Its real suede leather in sort of a nude/pink shade, which I thought was so unusual. The suede material is so autumnal and Christmasy I couldn’t resist. I paired it with this cable knit jumper, also from Zara, which has a cute little ribbon detail on the back. Sort of an unusual pairing of items I think, as I had originally thought of buying something black and making it a bit more grungey? But nevertheless I always succumb to the more girly side in me x

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Skirt – ZARA (similar here)

Jumper – ZARA

Shoes – River Island (similar here)

Bag – River Island

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Sunday Style

Hello everyone, hope you all are having a lovely relaxing Sunday! This is just a little mood board of some images that I find quite interesting in terms of style and inspirations for future outfits. Firstly Im absolutely adoring the whole 1960’s revival with mini skirts, knee high boots and suede, so perfect I think for autumn and its such a feminine style, which is why I love it. Metallic and subtle colourful eyeshadows are my new thing, I love being a little bit more experimental with make up lately, so metallic shades and glitters are on my shopping list. Fedora hats, shaggy knitwear and loafers I cant seem to get enough of –  its going to be an expensive month for Lauren, I think! xx

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October Rain

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Yup, I think October has finally arrived, If you cant tell by umbrella it has literally been raining all day. It died down for about 7 minutes so me and my sister grabbed some brollies and got this post shot as quick as was possible. I have to admit I don’t mind the rain when you have nowhere to go and you can just sit in and watch TV or browse the web or whatever. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, I love the colour of the leaves and getting to wear our beloved winter coats and knitwear again.

This is quite a transitional outfit as its quite bright and cheerful. The skirt, albeit, is a bit short for everyday wear but it did actually come with a cream crop top in the same print, which I think I may have to purchase to pair with this skirt for a night out.

This is my new bag, which I was desperately in need of!! I bought the keychain separately, both from River Island, and I think it makes the bag look so much more expensive and designer looking. I think I may have to start planning to buy umbrellas to match my outfits now with all the October rain :)

Hope you are all having a fab day xx

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Jumper – Topshop

Shirt – Abercrombie

Skirt – Topshop

Bag – River Island

Shoes – Penneys/Primark

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LUSH BB Seaweed Face Mask

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I was really excited to try this face mask as I know everyone raves about, so, the other day I was passing by Lush in town and I thought I would pop in for a browse, and particularly to pick up this product.

Firstly I love the fact that these masks are great in quality but have such an affordable price tag, mine cost me €8.95 and you can get at least 5-6 goes out of them.

Another bonus about these masks is that you know everything in them is all natural with out any chemicals or parabens or anything like that. The BB seaweed mask contains – fresh seaweed, cleansing kaolin, antiseptic honey, aloe vera and rose absolute. These masks do have expiry dates as a result of not have any preservatives so be careful to check the date your own mask. Each mask’s expiry date varies but the seaweed one lasts pretty much a whole month, so you have plenty of time to use it up!

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I’ve tried The Sacred Truth mask which is more of a replenishing mask and boasts a dewy/soft finish on your skin, which by the way is another excellent face mask by Lush, which I adore! But this mask claims to revive your skin, soften and beautify.

The masks has quite a thick and exfoliating consistency and it has the most amazing fresh and awakening smell. A great thing about this mask was that it didn’t go dry quickly or harden too much on the skin so I felt I could leave it on for awhile longer than most other masks.

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I rinsed the mask off with some warm water and patted my face dry. Afterwards my face felt so moisturised and hydrated that I felt I didn’t even need to moisturise! Overall this face mask was an absolute dream and I would definitely repurchase it. if your skin is in need of some TLC I would definitely recommend this face mask!

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Marshmallow Pink

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So I’m typing while watching Xfactor tonight – no shame at all! I have got to say I’m loving it this year, and there are some amazing contestants and I definitely have some favourites. I don’t know whats worse, the fact I am openly saying I’m staying in on my Friday night watching Xfactor or that I’m actually enjoying the fact Im staying in watching Xfactor?! Nevertheless lets talk about the outfit.

This coat is my new favourite coat of all time I think? I feel like a big pink marshmallow or something, maybe it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but as a self confessed pink addict, I love it! This coat only cost me €30, would you believe? Penneys strikes again! They can be so spot on sometimes and albeit they can be very wrong at times as well, but overall their newer stuff is always on point and even better quality now. Funnily enough I blogged my sisters cream version of this exact coat in my last post, but mine is so much nicer, she nearly died.

We started taking these photos in St. Annes park where I live as we went to feed the ducks and then we ended up strolling to a lovely part of where I live and fished off taking some more photos there. Hope you are all having a more eventful Friday night than I am xx

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Coat, skirt, shoes, bag, necklace – Penneys/Primark

Bralet – Missguided

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