Wednesday 28 October 2015

Kimono & Micro Shorts


Crop Top: TopShop (similar here)
Shorts: H&M
Kimono: Urban Outfitters
Sandals: Urban Outfitters
Beach Bag: Primark
Rings: LBD Gems

My holiday in Turkey is over by now and I'm back in England, but I thought I'd bring the sun back and do one more holiday style. On this day it was baking hot at 32 degrees and my sister and I were going to the spa, so I thought I would opt for a simple outfit and jazz it up with a kimono.

I always say if you are going to go short on top go long on the bottom, but in this case it was to hot for that so I decided to go short and then let the length of the kimono balance out the amount of skin I was showing. My shorts from H&M are cute shorts for a holiday, or if you are going on the beach and you just want something to put over your bikini these are perfect.

I love this kimono and it almost feels like a dressing gown. Its very light making it perfect throw over your swimwear as a quick cover up - and at £5 reduced from £58 in the Urban Outfitters sale, it was practically a steal.

I love that under the kimono I am wearing all white, my skin tone pops against the white and a pop of colour comes through from my blue nail varnish on my feet. Not forgetting my fabulous sandals that literally go with everything, I practically lived in them the whole holiday lol.

I complete my outfit with my grey and yellow statement rings from LBD Gems and kept my nails quite muted for a change by using silver nail varnish by Essie.

Saturday 24 October 2015

Turkey Travel Vlog!

Travel Vlog

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been sharing some travel posts of my holiday in Turkey. Whilst images are great, I sometimes believe that footage can show you what a good time I had better than I can explain it to you. Here is a mini video of the things I got up to whilst I was in Turkey.

I realised that every now and again you need to go somewhere nice, take a break, reevaluate and start again. - Enjoy! If you're on YouTube make sure you SUBSCRIBE to my channel! :)


Thursday 22 October 2015

Turkey Travel Post 3: A Day at Manavgat Market


Bralet - Urban Outfitters
Maxi Skirt - River Island
Sandals - River Island
Bag - Urban Outfitters

On Thursday me & my little sis decided to get out and about in Turkey and do an excursion which was ammmmaaaazziinnnng, but we had to be up super early for the day to commence at 8am, non the less the early start was more than worth it.

We began the day by going on a marvellous cruise on the Manavgat River, and then we took a trip to the market where we got to look at all the different spices, trinkets and clothes.

I found this beautiful hand made necklace on one of the stalls on the beach. I had to get it! I love handcrafted pieces. All the colours pulled the outfit together and draws attention away from my clevage. Then I got to the other market and saw it again in a different colour and of course I had to get that one too.

For today's outfit I wanted to wear a maxi skirt that was easy going and floaty that covered my legs, but let my skin breathe at the same time. 

As usual I kept my eye shadow bright and vibrant with an ombre effect by using the 'SLEEK' eye shadow  palette.




Wednesday 14 October 2015

Travel Post 2 - The Celebration! & Marvellous Maxi


Pink Beach Maxi Dress: River Island
Sandals: Urban Outfitters
Yellow Sliders: Primark
Brown Maxi Dress: Market Stall

HAPPY BIRTHDAY too my little sister Talisha who turned 22 yesterday! WOOIII! It was only fitting that we celebrated her birthday in style - and we had a blast! 

The day started off admittedly a bit slow because our excursion got cancelled, but nevertheless we didn't let that dampen our spirits, and we went to the beach, then indulged in some waffles, ice cream and cocktails. 

After running around playing volleyball, and cooling off in the sea all day, it was time to get ready for dinner. I opted for this long maxi dress, which is perfect if you want to transition from a day look to a relaxed dinner look, especially if you are in hot country where its still warm at night. I love the colours and pattern mixing in this dress.

Advice: If you want to make this look more formal you can pull your hair back into a sleek bun and opt to accessorise with some earrings if you wish.
After dinner we went to a Cuban dance and acrobatic show, it was FANTASTIC! I was thoroughly entertained by the dancing and the tricks, but I was very inspired by the costumes that the dancers wore - they were just so colourful, lively and fun.

(8)'And after the show its the after party'(8) And it was exactly that. Everyone filed out of the theatre and onto the dance floor where everyone sang happy birthday to my sister, and then we just had a good dance and had more cocktails until 1am.

When we got back to the room the staff had left this lovely cake for my sister. What a way to celebrate a birthday, I'm just happy my sister had a great time and I was thrilled that we could celebrate somewhere other than England, and that I got to share this experience with her YYYAAASSS! :)


Sunday 11 October 2015

Travelling: Turkish Delight


Bikini - Primark
Flip flops - Primark

I am on holiday! Yayyyyyy! I cannot contain my excitement on how great I feel right now. If you read my blog regularly you will know that a few months ago I was in Tunisia when the unfortunate attacks took place and my holiday was sadly cut short. But fast forward a few months and I am in the beautiful country of Turkey at the stunning 'Spice Hotel & Spa' in Belek,  and I will go as far as to say that this is the BEST hotel I've ever stayed in.

There is just so much to take in. The hotel itself is gorgeous with intricate decor and fabulous pools. The staff are welcoming and go above and beyond to make your stay feel extra special, the selection of food has been amazing, and you can never go wrong with endless cocktails.

We arrived yesterday so today was spent getting to know the hotel better and of course going to the beach, lounging by the pool and having cocktails. It was a baking 30 degrees so I've literally been in my bikini all day.

So far so good, I have no complaints whatsoever, I have different activities planned throughout the week and I've met some lovely people. All I can say is I will definitely be returning to Turkey in the future, and I'm excited for what the rest of the week has in store for us - eek! :)

Saturday 3 October 2015

Floral Pencil Skirt & Comfy Cardy


Trench Coat - H&M (old)
Cardigan - H&M
Skirt - ZARA
Shirt - Cow vintage
Shoes: ZARA
Bag - Urban Outfitters
Rings - LBD Gems

Autumn is in full swing and I cannot believe it's October already, time is going so fast! This week has been such a great one for me. I made a dress which was worn to the 'Pride of Birmingham Awards', and I also had my 2nd fashion segment on the BBCWM Afternoon radio show called 'Shara's Friday Fashion Fix' which went amazingly well! (I'll do a separate post on this) The weather has been warmish this week, so I wanted to look like I was ready for business, but still practical for the weather.

I opted for this black trench coat which I've had for about 5 years that I picked up in a H&M sale for £5! I know right £5! (I always find the good bargains lol). This is a great throw on piece that just adds an extra layer of length and warmth to the outfit.

I usually wear this fabulous floral ZARA pencil skirt in the summer paired with some sandals, however I thought the print was very fitting for the Autumn season, and styled it with an over sized collared shirt and cardigan for a more preppy look.

I always love to make a statement with my accessories and decided to keep with the floral theme by wearing this grey flower ring and square statement ring by LBD Gems.

I've constantly been using my 'Acid' eye shadow palette from 'Sleek' and honestly I don;t think I'll be putting it down for now. As you've probably noticed, I love mixing colours to do an ombre eye and give a burst of colour. When I go bright on the eye, I always keep to wearing a neutral colour on my lips which at the moment is just a clear lip gloss.

My Shoes are from ZARA - of course, it's only my favourite shop ever. I decided to go with my black court shoes today. Not only do they go with everything, but with a pencil skirt I always find that when it is paired with a court shoe it looks a little more sophisticated. :)

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