Jacket – River Island | Jeans – Topshop | Pashmina – Tie Rack
As my daywear at the weekend is a lot different to my workwear, I have decided to show you two different pics. At the weekend (when I’m going for a jaunt out and about) I tend to dress smart/casual. I’m loving faux fur at the moment (in fact I’ve always loved faux fur so the fact that it’s very ‘in’ this winter is just a bonus!!). In the photo above, I went into Glasgow City Centre for some Christmas shopping but in true ‘Chantelle style’ I got sidetracked in boots (hence the very large Boots bag)and ended up coming home with more gifts for myself than anyone else…I will do individual posts on what I bought! The above photo was taken at the Glasgow Christmas Market in St Enoch’s Square. I wasn’t really feeling in the Christmas spirit until I went to the market and when we left town, the first thing I wanted to do when I got home was watch Elf!
I’m wearing a jacket I got from River Island (which I love btw, it is so cosy – perfect for this time of year). I actually got this around April this year even although it wasn’t that cold as I loved it so much and wanted to put it away until winter. I’m also wearing dark berry coloured jeans that I got from Topshop. I was also wearing a berry pashmina from Tie Rack, which I never leave home without!
Coat – Zara | Pashmina – Tie Rack
As you can see, my workwear is a whoooole lot different to my weekend wear! I got this jacket from Zara, mainly for work because it is quite smart but I particularly like how it is a little bit different with the leather on the top half and more like a dressy suit jacket sort of material on the sleeves and bottom half of the body. I bought this about 4 weeks ago but hadn’t worn it until today because I was worried I would freeze to death in it! In a mad rush this morning to catch my train, though, I grabbed it on my way out the door and was pleased to find that I did not turn blue on my journey to and from work! You can’t see my outfit underneath, but I was wearing a plain black dress from Zara and a rusty orange coloured wooly cardigan that I got from Primark and flats from Primark also (they’re the best if I need to make a quick sprint to catch the train).
When I’m not going on a night out or out for dinner etc, I tend to keep my makeup ‘look’ minimal – foundation, bronzer, a little bit of blush, eyeliner and mascara. I then finish off with some natural coloured lipstick or gloss – I will do individual posts on my makeup routines at some point!
‘Going out’ face:
The above photo was taken on the way to the cinema to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 a few weeks ago! I’m sporting the bold lip in this photo which I really like just now. As I was only going to the cinema, I wasn’t overly made-up, but I had been indoors studying all week (with a heavy dose of cabin fever) so when my boyfriend told me he bought us tickets to see Breaking Dawn, I was ecstatic and decided to put a little more makeup on than I would usually when going to the cinema, however, I think the vampy, bold lip was appropriate on this occasion! The lipstick I’m wearing here is Revlon Super Lustrous in No 477 – Black Cherry, which you can get from Boots.
All dressed up:
A few weeks ago, I was at my friend’s wedding. As it was a winter wedding, I wanted my outfit to have a winter ‘feel’ to it so what gives a winter feel more than a bit of faux fur?! It was actually by luck that I found this scarf/stole in Zara when I was having a stroll about town and it matched my dress perfectly! As you can see, I tend to wear a lot more eye-makeup when I’m dressing up, and usually wear golden/bronze eye shadows as I feel they compliment my skin tone. Again, I will do individual posts on my favourite makeup.
My favourite perfume:
I found choosing my favourite perfume very difficult because I love so many different perfumes and have a drawer full of them! The perfume I wear really depends on my mood…sooo, I have decided to tell you some of my favourite scents at the moment (so if I change my mind next week, don’t judge me!) I think it’s really difficult to describe how perfume smells but I tend to buy similar scents…I think I quite like strong/sweet/floral/spicy/fruity scents and this winter I have been mixing my scents between the following…Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb , Thierry Mugler Angel and Benefit Gina.
What’s in my makeup bag:
My typical makeup bag (the one I usually throw in my handbag for touch-ups) contains the following items:
– Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer
– Nars blush in Orgasm
– Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner in 001 Black
– Barry M Waterproof Eyeliner in Bold Black
– Mac Cremesheen lipstick in Crème D’nude A62
– Estee Lauder Pure Color High Gloss in 03 Berry Lush
– Benefit They’re Real mascara in black
The above usually make up my daily face, although I don’t always wear the black eye pencil on my waterline. I also like to mix up my makeup every once in a while so this is just what’s been in my makeup bag over the last couple of months!
I hope this post has given you a little insight into me, it is probably a bit longer than what I will intend to put in future posts, but I just wanted to give you a flavour of my personality and a little snippit of my style so I hope you enjoyed it! I welcome any comments you might have about any of the clothes I’m wearing or makeup, thanks for reading!