The Summer Jean | Topshop

I’m usually a high-waisted, ultra-skinny, black jean type of girl and I have been for years. Although my love for skinny jeans will never fade, despite what I’m told is in style or not, I recently wanted to find a good summer jean. Mainly because black skinny jeans in heat aren’t particularly comfortable and it feels like your legs are on fire. Cue, the Topshop Mom jean in light bleach. The Mom jean is still high-waisted and fitted but has a lot more room compared to a skinny jean. Think Monica from FRIENDS, that ass still looks good but you don’t have to worry about undoing your top button after a big meal. The light bleach denim is also great for summer and I’ve been living in these jeans as of late. I need to get my hands on another pair pronto.

Do you have a new summer staple?

~ Jade xx

May Flowers | OOTD

Leather Jacket ~ Zara
Grey tee ~ ASOS
Skirt ~ ASOS
Trainers ~ Nike

After all the rain in April comes green fields and the first of the summer blooms. Living in the countryside means theres lots of national trust parks around and this on called Badbury Wood is a short drive from my home town. In May its filled with bluebells and having made a recent ASOS order and getting a new camera lens a trip was necessary. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m not very good at casual style but the mixture of a laid back v-neck tee with a chiffon pleated skirt is a nice way to dress down a statement piece especially when paired with trainers and a leather jacket. For evening or an event this could easily be dressed up with some heals.

~ Jade xx

A Dip Into Beauty | Tom Ford

I recently picked up a few bits from Tom Ford, a brand I had never tried before but have always wanted to because not only are the products - apparently fantastic - that packaging is enough to make any beauty lover swoon. To start out with I grabbed an eyeshadow quad because I’ve heard a lot about the quality of the shadows, a cream colour for eyes as I’m a total sucker for cream eyeshadows and a lipstick which I don’t think I need to justify.

Tom Ford Lip colour ~ Sable Smoke | Tom Ford lipsticks are creamy, opaque and non-drying. Everything you expect from a luxury beauty brand. The shade sable smoke is beautiful warm nude shade which compliments my warm complexion and is perfect for a bronzed, summer look.

Tom Ford Cream Colour for Eyes ~ Opale | I’m a sucker for a good cream eyeshadow. The Cream Colour for Eyes is more of a mouse and a little bit goes a long way. The shade Opale gives an almost wet look to the eye, like the kind of thing you see in editorials, but because the product sets it doesn’t crease or fade but still retains that eye-catching iridescence. This is great on its own for a quick look or makes a great base for other shadows too.

Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad ~ Golden Mink | As you would expect, the shadows in this palette are like butter. They’re the softest, and most pigmented, shadows I’ve ever come across. They blend with only the lightest touch and wear all day without fading or creasing. The two pressed glitters in this palette are great for adding something extra and don’t drop down. The only thing I’m not so keen onion this palette is that the warm brown shade shows up quite cool-toned on my eye even though it swatches like a beautiful chocolate colour. It’s probably just my colouring which makes it look not 100% true but something to bare in mind if you have an olive skin tone like me.

All in all I was very impressed with my first bout of Tom Ford beauty and its a line I’ll definitely be looking to branch more into in the future.

Have you tried any Tom Ford products?

~ Jade xx

A day out at Lacock | OOTD

Left: The famous window of which the first ever photographic negative was taken by William Henry Fox Talbot in 1835.
Coat - Newlook | Scarf- Newlook
(Also seen here)
Shirt- Boohoo | Jeans- Topshop Jamie jeans
Boots- Asda | Bag- Kurt Geiger

The Cloisters in Lacock Abbey

A few weeks ago I went on a day out to Lacock for my Dads birthday.  Lacock is a quaint little village in Wiltshire.  The village is owned by the National Trust meaning its unspoiled appearance attracts many visitors a year. It is well known for its Abbey which was founded by the Countess of Salisbury and established in 1232. The village is full of beautiful buildings including a Tudor courtyard, the manor and little cottages filling the village. During the dissolution, the Abbey and estate were sold and passed onto the Talbot family by marriage who later gave it to the National Trust in 1944. 

The village and Abbey are also famously used as a location for filming. Where the village is kept in mostly original condition with no street lights and lack of modern features; it is the perfect location to film historic films and television shows. One of the most famous films that have used the beautiful setting is Harry Potter. They filmed scenes on location here during the production of the films 'Philosophers Stone', 'Chamber of Secrets' and 'Half Blood Prince'. As well as the interesting history and amazing architecture, being a Harry Potter fan is what also drew me to this historic place. The Cloisters around the abbey are easily recognisable as being used in the films and The Chapter House in the abbey was used as the original location for the Mirror of Erised in the first film.

I would definitely recommend visiting Lacock and the abbey if you're in the area or fancy an interesting day out.

Where's your favourite place to go on a day out?

~Lucy xx

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