OOTD | Forever 21 Blazer & Missguided Playsuit

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

It's rare that I actually spend time exploring London, which is a shame as I don't live too far from the centre. Recently a really good friend of mine left London to return to her home in Australia. In her short 2 years staying in London she has seen far more than I have my twenty-something years of living here. There's so much to do and I want to make more time to see London. In that same vein, me and my other half did the tourist-y thing and visited The Shard, an 87-storey skyscraper in Southwark recently. The views are gorgeous and it was good to gaze at the sights I don't see enough of.

I didn't plan to make a blog post out of my visit, so this is an impromptu outfit post. I've been wearing this Forever 21 Boyfriend Blazer a lot recently as it's so comfy and the playsuit is a Missguided favourite I haven't worn since November. It's a little short on me, but I love the floral detail and white collar so I'm going to make a point of wearing it a lot more this summer.

Playsuit - Missguided | Blazer - Forever 21 | Shoes - Primark | Belt - New Look | Bag - Topshop | Watch - Olivia Burton

What have you been wearing? 

Lesley x

Haul | Easter Sales 2015 [Video]

Sunday, 12 April 2015

So after month's of limiting my purchases the arrival of Spring had me itching to buy new clothes and change up my wardrobe a little. There's been quite a few sales and discounts in UK highstreet stores too with the Easter break. I bought a few things from the River Island, New Look and Primark sales so filmed this haul video a few days ago.

The Video: 

Have you bought anything new recently? 

Lesley x

Hair | Bob with Bangs

Thursday, 9 April 2015

After weeks of indecisiveness I finally decided to cut bangs (a fringe) on my rpgshow unit. When I bought this wig my intention was always to have bangs but when I first cut the hair on the unit I hated it.

I only cut a little when I first got my wig which meant I had enough hair left at the front which I could sweep to the side or braid. I've been braiding the front a lot and as much as I love this look (see here), having to deal with trying to style my curly 'baby hairs' and putting concealer in my part to make it look realistic just wasn't for me. I didn't want to have any leave-out at all either as the whole point of me wearing a wig is to protect my own hair from everyday styling.

I wanted my bangs to be pretty textured and kind of wispy-looking so I relied on a lot of point-cutting (cutting upwards into the hair) to get this effect. I probably need to cut more off as it's still a little too long for me but I'm definitely happier with how the wig looks now. I actually cut my own hair in this exact style (quite) a few years ago when I was in my teens but I was so obsessed with my hair being perfectly straight I quickly got frustrated with having bangs. I'm excited to play with this wig and try different looks with the bangs though and I've pinned a few looks I want to try on my Pinterest Bobs board.

Have you ever tried bangs/a fringe? 

Lesley x

Style | New Look Sleeveless High Neck Midi Dress

Monday, 6 April 2015

I've wanted a high neck dress for a while so I finally caved and bought one a few weeks back in the New Look sale (I couldn't not at just £8, link here). I've paired it with a few of the usual suspects here - this houndstooth scarf and floppy hat have seen so much wear lately. I also wore this slouchy camel blazer from Forever 21 which had previously been forgotten under a pile of woollen Winter coats. It's still cold in the UK currently but I've been mixing my Winter and Spring items together in an attempt to be practical and fashionable. Needless to say I can't wait for the warmth of Summer, especially as my arms and legs haven't seen much daylight in the past year!

Whilst we're on the subject of my legs, I got a cluster of insect bites on the lower part of my left leg last summer which became infected leaving various nasty dark pits and scarring. My skin has always been prone to hyper pigmentation and scaring, but I've never had scarring this severe. I can also usually fade my scars with a little regular exfoliation. This scarring however hasn't budged at all and I think the only thing that'll get rid of it is by trying something like a laser treatment. I'm now looking into options so if anyone has tried something similar to get rid of some bad scarring let me know. In the mean time I've been relying on opaque tights, makeup or I just crop out or cross my legs in photos (as I have done here) to hide the scarring.

Dress - New Look Blazer - Forever 21 | Hat - H&M | Shoes - ASOS | Watch - Olivia Burton | Scarf - Primark

What have you been wearing? 

Lesley x