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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

What I Wore: Standing on my own two feet.

 Blue Shirt: Joe Browns
Leggings: Matalan - £6
Cardigan: Boohoo.com - £8
Initial Necklace: 16th Birthday Present. 
Nautical Brooch: Present from Lily!
Uncut Ruby Ring: Studio 59 - £40.

This has become my ultimate lazy day outfit, when I'm not wearing pyjamas that is! It took me a long time to jump on the leggings bandwagon but I can finally see what all the fuss was about. Leggings aren't trousers though, I don't want to see your bits and pieces when I'm out shopping, no ta! I wish this shirt was a couple of inches longer, this is my lazing around the house outfit for that reason. I wouldn't even nip to the shops in this to be honest, it needs jeans for that but I talked about my hatred of jeans the other day. I see those body con skirts used quite a bit when wearing a short-ish top and leggings combination but I don't own one and I'm not convinced it would look right with this outfit. Nevermind, this is my absolute favourite shirt, it's flattering but not overly tailored which I really like.

I've had quite a few comments and questions about my hair recently since it's much lighter than it used to be all thanks to the John Frieda Lightening Spray. This stuff is seriously amazing. I've been being quite sporadic with it as in not applying it perfectly all over my hair because I wanted a bit of variation. My hair has never been all one colour, there's always been lighter bits and darker bits and I wanted to keep that. My whole colour has been lifted by 2 or 3 shades I would say & I have some super light parts and some more honey coloured parts which I adore. I've had to use a purple toned shampoo as well because I found my hair went extremely yellow at one point but the shampoo worked a treat & my toned my hair into a slightly more ashy colour. Perfecto. I honestly know nothing about hair & don't really do a lot to it apart from backcomb it too much - oops! I can always pop up a hair care routine if anyone's interested? Let me know! 

Lily from Beauty's Bad Habit popped this vintage ship wheel brooch in the post for me because it's not something she would wear and I'm so happy she thought of me because I LOVE it! Brooches aren't usually my thing because I find them quite hard to style but this one will go with so many things in my wardrobe. It's perfect for giving simple cardigans something a little something extra and since I live in cardigans this beautiful brooch will be getting a lot of wear! Thank you so much Lily!

Base: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, MAC Face & Body Foundation & Eyes Lips Face High Definition Powder. 
Cheeks: NARS Douceur Blusher & MAC Rose Ole Highlight Powder. 
Lips: Blistex Relief Cream & MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick.

Since I love the Collection 2000 concealer so much I had a look at the matching foundation in boots yesterday & the lightest shade seemed to be pretty orange, I was super disappointed although maybe it had just been sitting out for ages! Has anyone tried it before? I really struggle to find foundations that are light enough! I may have to fight my fear of make up counters & visit a couple to see if anyone has the perfect foundation - I want pale, medium coverage & a dewy non-drying formula. Is that too much to ask? 

My make up collection is outgrowing its storage & I'm forgetting about products I used to love! I don't think Viva Glam Gaga lipstick suits me that much anymore even though I loved it when I first got it. I was thinking about getting an acrylic lipstick holder but I don't want to spend a fortune. eBay doesn't have many so I'm not sure where else to look. 

What did you wear today? 

P.S. Adele was AMAZING last night but I'm sure I'll bore you all with that later in the week! I will say if you get the chance to see her live, definitely go! She's an absolute babe and even more gorgeous in real life! She has achieved so much and she's only one year older than I am. Even though I'm never going to sell 10 million albums (no one should ever have to hear me sing!) I can do something with my life. And I will. I will achieve something, I'm more determined than ever.


  1. Love this outfit! Its defo something I would wear myself.

    So jealous you got to see Adele! :-)


  2. Your hair looks great! You can really tell a difference, love the brooch too :) xx

  3. Jennie you look so so beautiful here. Your make-up is just gorgeous and your hair is perfect! I'm so glad you loved Adele. I would love to see her in concert..hopefully I will sometime. xxx

  4. Your make-up is so fresh, I love it :)

  5. Your hair really does look gorgeous! And I love your J necklace. :)


  6. i love the outfit especially the shirt. have you tried amazon for the lipstick hodlers? and rimmel do good foundation. its a bit expensive though. love your blog as always

  7. I'd love to hear about your hair care, and also how you style it. :)
    I quite like the Bourjois 10hr Sleep foundation. Its the only brand on the high street that is pale enough for me.

  8. you look gorgeous my love. i enjoy everything about this post, i really do! jel you got to see adele, i think im too much of an emotional wreck to ever see her haha xx

  9. I've used the Collection 2000 foundation and it's very thick and can make skin quite sticky! It is a little bit orange but it provides good coverage. Unfortunately it's too thick for me! xxx

  10. Thank you for your lovely comments!

    @Hannah - ooh I haven't, thank you!
    @Victoria - I'll pop that post up super soon!
    @KLEE - I had a few tears myself, hello emotional!
    @Helen - oh that's a shame! I'm not a fan of thick foundations either!


  11. ugh I know what you mean about the leggings, people seem to think that as long as it covers the majority of their buttocks it's fine....erm no I can still see a raging cammel toe?!

    Moving on I love the lipstick, I scrolled down and thought oooh that looks nice then saw you think it doesn't suit you?! It looks fab!

  12. Such a cute outfit!
    And you look really purdy!

  13. hey ya! I so know what you mean with the foundation troubles of the fair skinned! I'm Scandinavian and have very fair skin! Almost no foundations match me but I have had great luck finding really nice, fair foundations from Shisheido, Kanebo and Clinique! Hope that helps somewhat :) Love the outfit xx

  14. So glad the broach arrived and that you love it! Much rather it went to somebody who would enjoy it :) I think you can get acrylic lipstick holders on Amazon for a fair price.

  15. I really enjoy how you're so nautical themed :) and I super enjoy Ralphie, so much so I'm in the process of persuading my girlfriend to let me have a house bunny of my own. Lea x

  16. Oh your hair is looking beautiful Jennie! Wonder if that Lightening Spray would work on my hair...? Such a gorgeous outfit as well, I have a similar shirt that I must dig out and pair with leggings again soon (: The brooch is oh-so-"you"! <3

  17. Love this outfit and that brooch is so lovely! Your hair is look gorgeous too xx

  18. I love comfortable lazing around the house outfits, I have a couple :)
    I'm so jealous you seen Adele in concert, she's amazing!
    looking gorgeous as always Jen ♥

  19. You look so pretty & natural. I love that blazer and that necklace. I want them both

    xo Jenn


  20. Oh you got to see Adele!! So jealous. And I love your outfit. I wish you could make over my hair routine, I literally just put a headband in every morning. Xoxo, allie.


  21. I just love your outfit! And accessories are really cute :)
    PS: I'm so jealous you got to see Adele live. I Adore her!

  22. Really love this outfit - I understand why its your outfit for lazy days:)
    & I love your hair slightly lighter - it really suits you!!x

  23. Jennie you look so pretty! Make up is flawless as usual!

  24. I love this outfit, looks so comfy :)
    I have the C2000 foundation in No 1 Vanilla and it has a hint of orange which has put me off trying it again, but the coverage is really good, lasts for ages too. It's just a shame they changed the formula :( I'm naturally quite pale, so I use Bourjois Healthy Mix and 10hr Sleep foundations, they're both perfect and not orange at all!
    Hope you're having a lovely day :) xx

  25. Your hair looks amazing! I love the colour style and everything!
    I'm trying to break myself out of it, but I'm a complete leggings addict, so easy to throw on!

  26. Great lazy day outfit! Love that brooch!

  27. I'm sure people tell you this all the time, but you are unbelievably pretty! I have face envy!

    p.s I am very pale and no.7 intelligent balance mousse, in their lightest shade, is the only thing that matches, it also gives really good coverage, and can easily be built up or toned down depending on what you're after.


  28. This out fit looks amazing on you!! I also love your hair and makeup! Thanks for the recommendations :)

    Come and enter my giveaway!! :)



  29. I love Maxfactor's Smooth Effect Foundation. I also have super pale skin and I find their colours very complementary with no hint of orange. It provides good coverage, is super long lasting and very affordable. My shade is creamy ivory and it is def the best foundation for pale skin that I have found on the high street!

    Love your blog by the way.
    Katy x


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