Thursday, 17 July 2014

17/7/2014 - OOTD

Helloo party people! It's been a while, eh? My new bedroom is finally complete (well, nearly..!) and most of my stuff is out of cardboard boxes so I can proceed to blog as I'm no longer living in a very small ration of work clothes and pyjama's - yey!

Jacket - Primark
Blouse - Primark
Trousers - Edition at Debenhams
Bag - H&M
Watch - New Look
Shoes - New Look

I bought this BEAUTIFUL scalloped edge white boxy jacket from Primark yesturday and I am in love - it looks so expensive. I wish it came in more colours cause I'd snap them all up! Doesn't it have such a lovely old-school Chanel vibe? I normally wouldn't buy a white jacket (a combination of Scottish weather and being clumsy) but for £15, I couldn't go home without it - I'll need to be extra careful with cider and blackcurrent  around this one!

I also had a little play around with a flat-lay with this outfit and I think I might do them more often - I really like it! Thoughts?

Saturday, 21 June 2014

24/6/2014 - OOTN

We've all been there - come home from work, random week night, boring evening in front of the TV planned when out of no-where, a friend suggests a night out. For no good reason other than 'because'. I fell victim to that old trick last night...

Dress - H&M
Bag - Nine West
Boots - KG by Kurt Geiger

I picked this dress up in the H&M sale last week for £7, I love the shape and as the weather's been so nice recently I thought I'd 'get my legs oot' as we say in Scotland. All topped off with simple black accessories!

21/5/2014 - OOTD

Happy Saturday y'all! Another sunny day today - I could definitely get used to this kind of weather, sun every day from now til the end of September would be lovely - thanks mother nature!

Dress - Primark
Kimono - Primark
Shoes - Primark
Bag - Topshop
Sunglasses - eBay 
Belt - Primark
Watch - Casio

How's your Saturday been? Lovely I hope!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

18/6/2014 - OOTD & New Hair!

Helloo pretties!

Today's I've got two blog posts for the price of one - today's OOTD and my new hair - eek!

Top - Charity Shop
Trousers - Primark
Sandals - Carvela by Kurt Geiger
Satchel - Warehouse
Sunglasses - eBay
Watch - Michael Kors

It's been SO WARM in Glasgow over the past few days - probably in other places all over the UK too but it's such a rarity in Glasgow that it always seems extra shocking! I was off work today so spent the afternoon in the park lazing around in the sun, trying to get that transparent glow of my ghostly complexion!

I, like many of us I'm sure, am terrified of clashing prints despite Vogue, Grazia etc. telling me it's cool (which I'm still skeptical of!) - but today it was just so hot that I needed loose clothes so I faced my fear and wore a pair of patterned Summer trousers which I bought for holiday last Summer with one of my favourite tops - I think it works, do you agree? Or am I just crazy!


Second thing! You maaaay notice that I've had my locks chopped off! 

Having cried for hours when I was given a bob when I was 6 (against my instructions to the hairdresser might I had!) I vowed to never have short hair again. It's been literally about 2 years since I'd last had my barnet even trimmed and at least 8 years since I changed the style in any significant way. After years of heat, dying and obsessive backcombing (well my signature beehive doesn't construct itself!), I was holding onto my long hair purely out of principle and in all honesty, had outgrown it (pardon the pun!) months ago. So last week, I finally plucked up the courage to go the hairdresser - anyone with long hair will tell you that we fear the hairdresser in the same way that most people fear the dentist!

It's a huge change but I love it, I feel like this is adult hair while my long hair made me look like an overgrown teenager half the time, not to mention it now being so much healthier, feeling thicker and it's so much easier to style and wash too!

Do you love it as much as I do?! Hope so!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

8/6/2014 - OOTD

Another day, another outfit - today, Glasgow's West End Festival continues and despite working earlier on, I managed to get home and changed quickly so I could catch the tail end of todays festivities! Here's my outfit...

Everything Primark apart from...
Bag - New Look
Sunglasses - Bought in Amsterdam

How's everyone's Sunday been?

Saturday, 7 June 2014

7/6/2014 - OOTD

Helloo all - happy Saturday! It is absolutely pouring down here in Glasgow (what else is new?) but despite the weather, today I was off to The Mela (more info here) which is part of Glasgow's West End festival, held in a beautiful leafy green park near my house. Here's what I wore - just a casual weekend outfit!

Jeans - Primark
T-shirt - Primark
Shoes - Mel (via TKMaxx)
Bag - H&M
Scarf - Charity Shop
Necklace - Topshop
Watch - Casio (Birthday Present)

This is my first OOTD post using my new FugiFilm FinePix S8200, how much better are the photos than OOTD's using my iPhone? (here, here and here) Hopefully this means I can post OOTD's more often!

Hope you're all having a lovely Saturday and the weather is at least a little nicer where you are!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

1/6/2014 - May Favourites ft. New Camera & Radio 1's Big Weekend!

It's Juuuune! How did that happen? It is now officially Summer as far as I'm concerned - yey! With a new month, comes a previous months favourites and boy oh boy, was May a good one!

I have two very big favourites to share, but let's save the best for last and start it off with some beauty and fashion bits. 

MaxFactor's Masterpiece Mascara 
A girl I know who's a make-up artist with Urban Decay posted a photo of her lashes after using this on her Instagram and I knew I had to try it. It's a comb brush which I don't usually like much but this is really an amazing mascara, it gives great definition and really separates out the lashes. At first I thought it was a dupe for Benefit's 'They're Real!' mascara but with a few weeks of use, I think I might actually prefer it.

If anyone would like a full review, please let me know below or on Twitter (@Filthy_Paws)

Ring - Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

If you've never been to Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, what are you waiting for? They do fairs all over the country and a few weeks ago, me and my mum went to the Glasgow one. I've been to a few before but this was definately the best one. I bought this beautiful silver ring with a colourful stone for only £5 and I absolutely love it and have been wearing it loads. Although it's big, it's really wearable and goes with almost anything. 

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Quick Dry Formula

I picked this up in Superdrug a week or so ago on a total whim as it was reduced to 74p and to my surprise, it's absolutely great. I'm always a little wary of topcoats as I think they'll smudge the polish but this doesn't at all, it's a really thin formula which dries the colour completely within seconds. It's perfect for those nail polish formulas which remain 90% dry for a good few hours after painting - yes Essie, I'm looking at you! I'm guessing it was reduced as it's being discountined but if you come across it, I can'r recommend it highly enough - it's great!

Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser

A few weeks back, I asked all my lovely beauty bloggers for recommendations for moisturisers on a Twitter chat and the lovely Bella from 'Miss Bella Blogs' and Hayley from 'Haylxy' suggested I tried out Simple. I've heard good things about Simple skincare in the past so when I saw that it was all half price on offer in Tesco, I picked up this moisturiser which I'm really enjoying using. It's light on the skin, absorbs really quickly and isn't greasy or oily at all. For that price (or even the original £4) I think it's a great affordable every day moisturiser which I'll probably be repurchasing.

Rechargable iPhone Case
My mum bought me this for Christmas and it sat not getting used for months. I finally got around to giving it a go for Big Weekend and it's amazing. Basically you charge your phone as normal, charge the case, then when you're phone's about ti die, switch the case on and it transfers it charge onto the phone and boom, battery life doubled. It's an absolute life saver for long days or nights out, especially if like me, you've got a habit of taking your phone charger in your clutch on nights out!

Now for the big ones...

After my camera was stolen last year (more info in this post if you're interested) I finally got around to getting a new camera. I've only had one SLR before and it wasn't the best experience so I was wary of making the wrong decision this time. After many months of camera research, I am now the proud owner of the Fugifilm FinePix S8200 and I love it. It's so much better than my old camera and although I'm just starting to explore all the settings, it's so good to have a proper camera again instead of relying on my phone. Once I've got to grips with it, I'm going to post a full review but that will probably be a few months as it's quick a complex little machine!

Aaaaand finally!

I've talked about it a bit on my blog and on Twitter but last week, I went to Radio 1's Big Weekend which was without a doubt, my favourite weekend of 2014 so far and probably one of the best of my life, so I thought it deserves a special mention in my May favourites. 

I was lucky enough to get tickets for both the Saturday and the Sunday and the line up was just incredible both days. It's impossible to pick who was the best as there were so many amazing performers - Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Tinie Tempah, Bastille, Jake Bugg, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, John Newman, Katy Perry, Coldplay, I could go on and on all day. I'm still bruised from crowds a week later and never want to see mud or cider for as long as I live, but it was an absolutely amazing weekend full of fantastic music and the best friends/family!

I posted some videos from the likes of Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Example and Lily Allen on my personal Instagram (@_sophdav) if you're interested!

What have you been loving over the month of May?