18 November 2013

OOTD #11 & FOTD #5

Rainy college days make it hard to dress nice and keep warm. For some reason, maxi skirts are always associated with Summer which never made sense to me because I would absolutely melt if I had to wear a long skirt in the heat! For me, they're better suited for winter. They can be made warmer with a pair of tights underneath (which is what I did). This skirt, from Catch or alternatively NoPolka.com, is high-waisted so I paired it with this pale blue and pink jumper from Primark/Penneys. Tucking the jumper into the high waist means I retain the illusion of a waist and I am still kept warm. Perf! My shoes are plimsoll flatforms (plimsolls with a thick double sole) so that adds a bit of height and keeps the skirt looking casual. The ear cuff is a sale purchase from River Island that slots around your ear, perfect for anyone who doesn't have their ears pierced.

Jumper: Primark/Penneys, €11
Skirt: Catch/NoPolka.com,€12
Plimsoll Creepers: Barratts, €12
Shoulder Bag: Ebay, €19
Peace Necklace: Primark/Penneys, €2
Ear Cuff: River Island, €1.50

Aaaand now for my make up...
(The pic is from before I did my hair and got dressed!)

I find that sometimes eyeliner really irritates my eyes and makes them dry and itchy. As an alternative I've started using Blackout from Urban Decay's Naked2 palette. Today, I used Verve as a base all over the lid.  then blended that out with Suspect. I then did a cut crease using Snakebite, which again was blended out with Suspect. After all this I used an angled brush to pat Blackout along my lashes. I made a thick line which I then completely smudged with a smudge brush. I smudged it right out to each corner of my eye.

Foundation: MAC Pro-Longwear Foundation NC15
Concealer: Catrice Camouflage Cream
Powder: Max Factor loose powder, translucent 
Blusher: from Benefit's "I'm Glam Therefore I Am"

Eyelids: Urban Decay Naked2 (Verve, Suspect, Snakebite, Blackout)
Eyebrows: Essence Brow Pencil, 02 brown
Lashes: Topshop Waterproof Mascara

Lipstick: From an Inglot palette, dark berry shade (no name provided)

Illa J- Sounds Like Love

 Thanks for reading, don't forget to leave comments and links to your own OOTD's and FOTD's!


  1. Love naked 2 palette you look pretty. Keep in touch.

    1. Me too, it's just so versatile! Awh thank you ! I definitely will!

  2. Such an amazing makeup! Thank you for stopping by!

    Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

    Evi xoxo

    1. Why thank you! Anytime, I sure will :) x

  3. Lovin' the outfit and makeup! Keep the good work going. XX

    1. Awh thank you, really appreciate it! X

  4. Cool look girl, love your accessories, and your jewelry is awesome!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

    1. Awh thank you, yeah jewellery can really make an outfit sometimes! x

  5. I like your ear cuff!
    abby xo


    1. Thank you! I always get complimented on it, I should wear it more often haha x

  6. The ear cuff is so cute and I like how you put blackout near your lashes for a semi smokey look! <3
    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

    1. Awh thank you! Yeah I'm not mad on a full on smokey look for the daytime so this was a nice alternative! x

  7. Gorgeous look! Love the makeup :)



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