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Friday, 30 January 2015

London & Borough Market OOTD

Topshop lime dress / ASOS thigh high boots / Kate Spade bag / Matalan coat / Topshop fedora

Borough Market is pretty wonderful.

Strolling around in a Topshop pastel-lime dress you got on sale makes it even better.

You can thank Anna for the lime dress after she inspired me to ditch the monochrome in her latest Youtube video where she's brandishing her new (somewhat colourful!) pieces. Teamed with my ever versatile ASOS thigh high boots and a slick fedora, I think this look is perfect for an afternoon of french macaron shopping (could I sound any more like a blogger?!) which is how the Cassidy and I spent our afternoon.

Okay, let's talk accessories. I threw all my essentials into my Kate Spade bag.

I love that it's a small almost suitcase style. I cannot tell you what a saviour it is for travelling and general adventuring. I bought it in Bicester Village on my 21st birthday and have used it everyday since. Speaking of which, I'm now eyeing up this Kate Spade delight. Someone let me know when it's on sale, k?

Since London is currently -456 degrees, I paired this look with my Matalan faux fur black coat to keep me warm. It did a very good job, even when we got caught in an impromptu snow storm. (Has it snowed where you guys are yet?)

I've done a little bit of shopping lately so I could upload a couple of hauls onto Kerralina if that's something you'd like to see. You can drop by my Twitter to tell me or just leave a comment below.

London is very pretty right now.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Footwear & Accessories Capsule Wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe is something I always had but never mentally segmented away from the rest of my wardrobe. The idea being that you collate a few interchangeable pieces that you can reach for even in your most fashion-lazy mornings and still look great. It's consistent style at it's easiest and this week, I posted a video talking you through the footwear and accessories I've been reaching for this month.

You'll also find a previous video of me talking you through clothing items (spoiler alert it's polo neck central) but for now we're focussing on every girls' winter love - boots. From the chunky ankle boot to the thigh high suede numbers, there's just no keeping us from the latest boot releases. I turn my hand (or feet, as it were) to a pointy pair from ASOS which have been scoring me fashion points all round. Pointed toes are one to look out for and an easy way to update your post 2014 wardrobe.

I may also be uploading a Topshop haul soon which I am very excited about (who doesn't get excited about new Topshop purchases) and you may notice I've taken a keen interest in editing my videos a little differently too. Enjoy x


Sunday, 25 January 2015

14 beauty uses for Vaseline

Vaseline can be used in no end of ways. Here I share a few of my favourite ways to get more out of that little pot of petroleum jelly.

Vaseline is the long reigning Queen of multi-task. Well before Stila's Convertible Colours made their graceful d├ębut, Vaseline was already showing off her versatility. Here's how to get more out of the little blue pot knocking around in your make up drawer.

1. Tired of scrubbing the remains of home hair dye kits off your forehead? Run Vaseline along your hairline, ears and back of your neck for easy one-wipe  removal.

2. Forgot to pack your make up remover? Not a problem, massage some Vaseline into your skin and wipe away for on the go foundation removal.

3. If like me your perfume seems to fade quickly just rub a little Vaseline on your pulse points before spritzing your favourite scent for party proof longevity.

4. Spotted your knuckles looking embarrassingly dry? Massage some Vaseline into your hands for a quick-fix.

5. Woah there, unruly eyebrows running loose? Rub a bit of Vaseline through a spooly brush and then tame into place.

6. This one isn't quite so glamorous but if you find you're getting fits of sneezes in the colder months, try running a little Vaseline just on the inside of your nose to combat the red watery eyed sneeze attacks.

7. Patchy elbows after you've tanned? We've all been there. Try massaging a small amount of Vaseline on any dry areas before tanning up for a flake free finish.

8. Try smothering your feet in Vaseline before you go to bed and then pop on pair of (old) socks. You'll wake up with unbelievably smooth feet.

9. Skin looking a bit lifeless? If you're on the go and forgot to back your trusty highlighter try a minuscule amount of Vaseline on the tops of your cheek bones for a temporary glow. Caution: too much will make you look... well.. greasy (yum).

10. If you're in need of a manicure, apply Vaseline to your cuticles so they're easier to push back.

11. If you're all out of eye primer, not to worry. Sweep a little Vaseline across your eyelids (not too much) before applying your favourite MAC pigment.

12. We've all been in that situation where we've tried on a ring and it's promptly got stuck. Next time reach for your Vaseline before you reach for a chain saw. Rub a little around the edges and it'll slip off in no time.

13. Rub Vaseline on the necks of your nail polish bottles to prevent them getting stuck.

14. ...and of course it's great for your lips!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Ted Baker: Day dates and lunches

Ted Baker: Day dates and lunches

Ted Baker: Day dates and lunches by kerralina featuring cushioned shoes

Oh Ted Baker, a brand after my own heart. I was browsing Polyvore (as you do) and fell in love with pretty much everything in the Ted Baker section, so I thought I would collate a few pieces together for you if you need a bit of new style inspiration...

Now the sparkle of December has flounced off and left us for another year, getting back into 'fabulous' needs rethinking. For starters, why not try out a hat like this gold trimmed beaut? Never worn hats before? Not to worry, head out shopping and try on as many as you feel necessary (anything from 1-99 is socially acceptable) until you find your one true love. Small headed gals I will prewarn you, this is difficult, but perseverance is key.

You may also spot a selection of midi skirts and a gorgeous pair of black court shoes to wear with them. If you're off out for lunch or coffee, that's a perfect excuse to leave your jeans behind and slip into a luxurious midi skirt. Throw this gorgeous pastel knit over the top and you're set. Want to go a little more formal? Treat yourself to this cape coat in a beautiful camel nude.

For prices and more details on these gorgeous city girl chic pieces, you can click onto my Polyvore page which I am obsessing over right now! I worry it will be the beginning of a big spending splurge!


Friday, 16 January 2015

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