6am OOTD | 19.11.13

I feel like being a bit braver than usual with this OOTD post – after all the photos were taken at nearly 6am this morning! (Please be kind with comments.)


I am a morning person generally, but as it’s been getting colder and colder lately my outfit choices have become less exciting due to the fact that I don’t want to freeze shortly after leaving the confines of my flat.

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One absolute must for me in the winter time are athletic leggings – absolutely amazing for keeping you warm!

I’ve had this pair for ages from Nordstrom (Zella brand) but Uniqlo also have some excellent quality ones for a reasonable £12.90 (available here)

Shirt: H&M (similar here)

Jumper: H&M (similar here on sale!) (Or from Missguided here)

Heeled Chelsea Boots: M&S (available here)

What was everyone wearing today?

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REN Evercalm Skincare

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I always buy magazines when there’s a freebie involved (especially a beauty freebie!) The November issue of InStyle meant these three amazing REN skincare products. I’ve been using the Gentle Cleansing Milk and the Creme du Jour quite regularly and think I’m going to have to purchase both again.

The Gentle Cleansing Milk is formulated especially to remove “environmental aggressors” and helps prevent early signs of ageing. As I have quite sensitive and dry skin this is of course I think the favourite out of the three for me.

I have used the eye gel a few times but I don’t tend to include eye creams/gels/products into my usual routine.

The Creme du Jour is great to layer under foundation/BB Cream. The only off-putting thing is the smell which smells a bit like newsprint…

REN Evercalm Gentle Cleanser (£16.00) and the REN Hydra Calm Global Day Cream (£27.00) are both available from Space NK

REN Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel (£20.00) is available from Look Fantastic

What other magazine ‘freebies’ have you gotten lately?

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Casual Saturday Wearing Zara & ASOS – 17.11.13

Manchester has been quite chilly lately, but yesterday was a bit warmer than usual so I was able to get away with less layers than usual.

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I went for a cosy knit with leather leggings as I was due to meet up with friends (for a girly cake filled afternoon) later after running errands in town. I’ve been wearing this wraparound coat from Zara a lot lately as I think it dresses up an outfit and makes me feel a bit more put together.

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I’m a huge fan of Zara as I find the quality and uniqueness of their clothing a bit more than other high street shops. I swear anytime I go in there, I find loads of items that I can’t wait to add to my wardrobe. Thank goodness the Zara in Manchester is open again!

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Seen here wearing:

Zara Long Sweater with Turn-Over Collar in Mid Grey (£35.99)

ASOS Leather Look Leggings (similar here) (£16.00)

Cole Haan Jodhpur Boot (available from Zappos here) ($265)

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Leather Shoulder Bag in Black (similar here) (£161.00)

Zara Woolen Wraparound Coat (£89.99)

Eyeglass Necklace (old)

What has everyone been wanting to buy from Zara lately?

Unexpected Find: M&S Chelsea Boots

I struggle to find shoes in larger sizes from a number of my favourite high street stores. Thankfully M&S came to my rescue a few weeks back. I now practically live in my pair of Chelsea boots.

They’re comfortable, good quality, waterproof (after all I do live in Manchester), and go with just about everything I own. Plus, they’re the perfect amount of heel for an ankle boot meaning I can wear them for long lengths of time.

I highly recommend having a browse around the M&S shoe department if you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes (especially for those size 8+).

Indigo Collection Leather Chelsea Boots with Insolia® - Marks &...

Has anyone come across any unexpected high street finds lately?