The Chain Bag

Handbags are an item that I could easily buy way too many of - I'm just obsessed - but my willpower remains (kind of) strong meaning my collection mainly consists of what I consider essentials. Ok, maybe a few aren't exactly essential. However, when I was shopping the January sales recently I broke my unofficial ban on buying handbags as I came across one that I thought I undoubtedly needed: a cross-body chain bag. 

I'm a huge fan of Sammi from Samantha Maria and think her style is absolutely spot on and this purchase was definitely influenced by her as she has been wearing chain bags a lot lately and they seem to just finish off her outfits perfectly. I usually carry a much larger bag, especially on a daily basis when I'm attending uni, but I really fell for this Zara 'tweed messenger bag' (similar here and here) as soon as I saw it.

New In: Bobbi Brown, MAC, & Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Over the past couple of months I have accumulated some new makeup items, mainly Christmas gifts, which I have been using recently and wanted to share with you today. It's no lie that I love makeup but I haven't been buying much for myself lately as I am happy with the products I'm currently using and feel as though I own slightly too many. Despite that, I'm always grateful to unwrap a Charlotte Tilbury box or two (who wouldn't be?) and I am head over heels for some of my new items. 

You will know that I was previously using the Intensive Skin Serum Foundation by Bobbi Brown if you have read my previous posts and saw my review, however I decided to try a different one because I really hated the packaging and the dropper applicator. The ladies at my nearest Bobbi Brown counter are always so nice and helpful and they recommended the Moisture Rich Foundation. I really loved the formula of my previous foundation and wanted something which was similar in consistency and finish. I've been using this for around 3 weeks now and although I don't love it quite as much, it is very similar and just happens to be slightly cheaper with better packaging too.

Current Style Inspiration

After over 2 months of not blogging I'm finally back with my first post of 2016! My break wasn't intentionally super-long but you know how it is when everything catches up with you as the year comes to an end (especially uni assignments), so I do apologise for that but I now intend on regularly posting once again.

Despite not blogging, I haven't abandoned all of my online fashion activity. I've mainly been using Pinterest, pinning a LOT of street style inspiration, which I thought I'd share with you today. Don't worry, I haven't gone all "new year, new me" as I think my style identity is pretty deeply ingrained, but I do want to give my wardrobe a little update after clearing it out earlier this week. So, without further ado, here are some of the looks that have been inspiring me lately.