bell sleeves and mom jeans

tobi outfit post, bell sleeve crop top, mom jeans, boho outfit, bohemian, festival fashion

tobi outfit post, bell sleeve crop top, mom jeans, boho outfit, bohemian, festival fashion

tobi outfit post, bell sleeve crop top, mom jeans, boho outfit, bohemian, festival fashion

tobi outfit post, bell sleeve crop top, mom jeans, boho outfit, bohemian, festival fashion

tobi outfit post, bell sleeve crop top, mom jeans, boho outfit, bohemian, festival fashion

tobi outfit post, bell sleeve crop top, mom jeans, boho outfit, bohemian, festival fashion

Top - Tobi* (in the sale right now)
Jeans - ASOS (in the sale right now too)
Belt - ASOS
Hat - Sacred Hawk via ASOS

Do you ever get those times when you sort of fall out of love with fashion?  I'd been feeling like that for a while, don't get me wrong I still loved clothes but I think I just wasn't in love with my clothes anymore.

I suppose it makes sense though, right? Your style changes and I think I just hadn't realised that I had sort of fallen out of love with the styles I was wearing and I just wasn't that inspired anymore by them.  I felt like shops stopped selling clothes that I loved.

Then all of a sudden near the start of the year, it was like one after the other, every shop started to be filled with the most beautiful things that turned me into the literal emoji with the heart eyes haha! 

So I made a plan.  I did a massive wardrobe clear out, like got rid of more than half my wardrobe and I left myself with only the basics and I restarted from there.  I made a list of everything I would like, flared jeans, mom jeans etc etc and then I've spent from then till now slowly trying to build up a wardrobe of things that I really, really love.

And honestly it's blown my mind how different I feel since starting to do that. I feel so crazy inspired again by fashion and clothes and just having fun with it all.  I love knowing that my wardrobe if full of only clothes that I genuinely love and wear.

I always felt like I had a good handle on my style and I feel like now I have just refined that a little bit more so the clothes I'm wearing now make me feel more 'me' than I've ever really felt before, whoa that feels like a line from a hallmark movie but ya know what I mean!

The reason why I wrote all this today is because I feel like if someone was to ask me to sum up myself and my style in one outfit, I'd give them these pictures.  I just love wearing this so much, a definite outfit favourite.

This top is another pick from Tobi, the online store I've been wearing clothes from this week.  It's hands down my favourite thing I got from them, it's so crazy beautiful that I squealed when I opened the packet it came in.  It has the most stunning bell sleeves with tie dye  pattern and its cropped too.  You can either wear it loose or pull in the ties at the bottom of the top to gather it in and make it tighter to your body which is what I've done.  It's the perfect length to sit just on the waist band of my mom jeans and its just the best thing to throw on either on its own if your wearing a cute bralette or over a cami tee like I did.

This top has became the main focus of my wardrobe since I got it and I've worn it in so many different ways, it's also in the sale right now on tobi and you can also get it in pink too!

My other favourite thing is my new hat.  I've truthfully wanted a hat like this since I was about 12 and until now I've never been able to find one, so guys dream do come true y'all haha!  It's just all kinds of dreamy and I feel like I might have it on 24/7 from now on.  It's from a brand called Sacred Hawk and they make the most beautiful 60s and 70s inspired clothes which is my thing, so I'm pretty sure I've just fallen in love with their whole collection.  You can check them out on ASOS.

I really hope you've enjoyed my week of outfit posts on my blog, it's been so much fun to do and I can't wait to show you guys more of my outfits soon.

Have an amazing weekend beautiful people....
X

P.S I don't know if you can see it that great in the photos but I've fallen in love with putting little baby gold stars on my face, I cant get enough of it!  Head over to my instagram and i'll post a close up shot so you guys can have a peek!

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The Shirt Dress

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blue shirt dress, style, shop tobi, retro outfit, how to style simple outfits

blue shirt dress, style, shop tobi, retro outfit, how to style simple outfits

blue shirt dress, style, shop tobi, retro outfit, how to style simple outfits
WORDS ABOVE BY TYLER KNOTT GREGSON

I wanted to do something a little bit different with this post, strip it back a little and let the beautiful quote above and the pictures do the talking.

Sometimes its nice to take a step back and keep things simple, I think its really easy to get pulled into comparing yourself  to others especially in this online world that we live in, so I wanted to post this as a reminder that none of us are the same and that is our power.  Don't try and mould yourself into something that your not meant to be....Follow your own light.

This shirt dress that I've been living in lately is from Tobi* and I love it so much!


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Tobi Floral Playsuit


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tobi floral playsuit with oversized denim jacket outfit photo, style, fashion blogger

tobi floral playsuit with oversized denim jacket outfit photo, style, fashion blogger

tobi floral playsuit with oversized denim jacket outfit photo, style, fashion blogger

tobi floral playsuit with oversized denim jacket outfit photo, style, fashion blogger

Playsuit* - Tobi
Denim Jacket - New Look
Belt - ASOS

Can we take a moment to talk about how it is August already...I mean, how did that happen so quickly?  I hope you guys have all been having a lovely summer so far and that it's been a lot more summery wherever you live than it's been here. 

It has rained everyday here for the past few weeks so I felt super lucky to get a dry day finally to take some photos and show you'll what I've been loving wearing recently.

The online store Tobi got in touch with me a little while ago and gave me the chance to try some of their clothes now that they ship to the UK.  I'm super picky with where I buy clothes so I checked out the site to see if it would sell the type of thing I would like and oh my, I was pretty damn excited when I saw all the pretty things. 

I really only shop from a handful of stores as I'm pretty set on what I like, so its always super fun for me to find a new place and with Tobi I definitely have.

It's an American store that now ships to the UK and it does free UK shipping too, yah!  Also until the 8th of August you can get 50% off the site using the code LA50, ya gotta love a discount code, am I right haha!

I can't wait to show you my picks from the store on my blog this week, first up is this playsuit...

If something has a bell sleeve, then you know i'll be all in, right?  This is super comfy, with just an elasticated waist, no zips which I love as I hate when playsuits are hard to get on and off.  Its got a super low neck with a deep V crossover front, I just put a little safety pin in to stop it from going so low but I've also worn it with a little lace cami tee under it and its super cute too!

I styled this with my beloved denim jacket, a belt and some converse. You know my style is super low-key and I like to always look a lot more styled down but this would look so fancy and pretty with some heels too!

I am so happy with this little bohemian dream of a playsuit, it's so easy to throw on and chill out in.

For reference on sizing if your thinking of ordering from Tobi, I ordered my normal size and everything was just spot on with it, maybe erring on the slightly bigger side for one of the items.  I would liken it to Missguided for sizing if that helps as most of their things run just slightly bigger on me!

I really hope you like this post and the other couple I have coming up this week too, I get so freaking happy when I find a new place to shop that stocks all the styles I like, ahh I'm so easily pleased haha!


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*Tobi sent me some items for consideration, I picked them and I was under no obligation to post about them at all, I just really genuinely loved them and wanted to share!

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

 
RMS Beauty living Luminizer makeup review, natural makeup review, green beauty review, content beauty

RMS Beauty living Luminizer makeup review, natural makeup review, green beauty review, content beauty

RMS Beauty living Luminizer makeup review, natural makeup review, green beauty review, content beauty

RMS Beauty living Luminizer makeup review, natural makeup review, green beauty review, content beauty


If you've been following my blog for a little while then you'll know that I've started to try and delve into the natural beauty and skincare world after changing to a plant based diet.  You can read all about it HERE and HERE if you want a catch up.  I'm definitely no where near being fully natural in my makeup just yet but hopefully I will be soon.

This is my favourite natural makeup product that I've bought yet, actually its just my favourite makeup product and its just a bonus that its natural, that's how amazing it is.  So I thought I would do a little review for you guys in case any of you were wondering what the hype around this brand was all about.

What is RMS Beauty? - RMS Beauty is a makeup line created by Rose-Marie Swift who has been a makeup artist for over 35 years.  She has worked on every high fashion magazine you can think of, countless A-list celebrities use her as their go to and she is a favourite amongst the Victoria's Secret model crew.  When Rose-Marie started to become ill and found out it was due to all the heavy metals in her blood because of the cosmetics she works with day in and out she set about coming up with a natural but equally as good alternative and that's when RMS Beauty was founded.

Does natural really mean natural?- Well in this case, yes it does 100%.  It's become increasingly difficult now that the mainstream beauty industry has realised that slapping the word natural on their products (which they can do legally by the way, even if the only natural thing in the product is water)will sell big so its hard to see the genuine, really natural brands from all the fake ones.  But rest assured RMS Beauty is completely natural and very transparent too with their labelling. Here is what their website says about the brand...

"RMS Beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. In their purest form, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and their healing properties remain fully intact, encouraging amazing potential for anti-aging effects. RMS Beauty has also taken extreme care in the use of minimal heat in the manufacturing process of this product in order to keep all nutrients and healing properties alive. All RMS Beauty products are free of harmful chemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic vitamins, and genetically altered ingredients (GMO) etc. RMS Beauty is full of healing nutrients – nutrients that work synergistically with the skin, and are in harmony with nature and our environment. Each ingredient in RMS Beauty is carefully chosen to create a dialogue with the skin. Your touch activates the life force of the product, and nutrients interact with skin to promote hydration, softness, and luminosity."

What is a Living Luminizer?- It's a cream highlighter that has a luminous glow and is one of the biggest sellers for the brand.

My thoughts- I am in love with this....  It's a highlighter but not in the way that we are used to.  There is no blinding, golden light from your cheeks but rather a really subtle but extremely buildable sort of dewy luminious glow.  It really does look like you have amazing skin when you wear it rather than looking like you've got on a highlighter.  It's sort of colourless and lends it's self to your own skin colour rather than give your cheeks a colour.  I've been wearing this on my eyelids, my cheeks, under my brows kinda just everywhere to be honest haha! 
It's an extremely small glass pot that the product comes in and I was a little sceptical about that but after using it for a while and realising that it's barely made a dent in the pot, I totally get that you do actually get a lot of product its just packaged in a different way.  Every time I've used this on my face, my skin feels so soft after I remove it, it's such a weird thing to get your head around that there is actually makeup out there can help your skin by wearing it.

I love knowing that not only is this such a beautiful product to wear but I love that this make up is doing my body good rather than harm.

I want so many things from the RMS line and I just can't wait to try more and finally build myself a natural makeup collection!

You can buy the Living Luminizer from Content Beauty

Book Review - Holiday In The Hamptons by Sarah Morgan

holiday in the hamptons by sarah morgan book review, book blogger, contemporary summer read, womens fiction 2017

Holiday In The Hamptons* by Sarah Morgan
"She’s moved on…
Felicity Knight loves New York. But when she spots her ex-husband in the city, Fliss is desperate to escape!
He’s moved back…
Vet Seth Carlyle is back from California to establish his own practice and settle down. When he learns that his ex Fliss still lives close by, that future is looking a whole lot brighter…
Will a perfect escape bring them back together?
With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see he’s never stopped loving her!"

So first off I just want to say this is the second book in the new series that Sarah is writing, I reviewed the first book HERE if you want a read but in no way is this book a traditional follow on or anything like that.  You can jump right in to reading this having not read the first, there is no missing plot line that you won't understand.  The connection is that its about the same family and group of friends but each book is a stand alone story in itself.

This is such a perfect beach/summer read.  I must say that I am such a massive fan of Sarah and her wonderful writing and books.  To me she really has got this whole genre of contemporary down on lock, I really think she is a cut above the rest when it comes to books like this and every one of them that I've read has been a joy, I really want to try and go back and read all her older one's that I haven't managed to get yet too.

This is a story about love and loss and how its sometimes really important to go back before you can move forward.  It's got a really relatable main character who you will root for from beginning to end and a super cute and charming leading man, all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Hampton's. 

I really enjoyed the way that Sarah added more back story for this book too, I felt like I really got a deeper understanding of Fliss in this book and that we delved a little deeper than in previous books which I just loved.  I can't wait to find out more about the Knight family in the next book Sarah releases, I just hope its soon!

If you love sweet, funny, contemporary romcom type stories then I urge you to give this book and Sarah's other books a read. 

I'm so happy to be back doing more book reviews again and I can't wait to share with you all the books that I've been reading over the past few months, there are some that I think you will just all fall in love with, the one above included!


You can buy Holiday In The Hamptons for £3.85 right now on Amazon (It's also part of a 3 paperbacks for £10 deal right now)
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P.S. I really, really struggle to take nice pictures of kindle books for you guys, so I thought I would try something a little bit different and more simple above, fingers crossed I start reading some paper backs again soon as they are so much easier to photograph haha!