9 April 2013

WISHLIST: This Is Your Time, This Is Your Life

Hey everyone,

I finally succeeded in my quest to find the perfect leather (well, pleather) jacket.

It's such a wardrobe staple I feel I've been missing, but never quite found one that fits me properly (most seemed to ride up at the waist while squishing my breasticles) and I've been wearing this constantly since I bought it a few weeks ago.

I had a bit of a rummage through the sales, and found this amazing Henry Holland dress half price for £25.

DRESS: H! by Henry Holland
JACKET: Primark
BOW: Customised ASOS necklace
BELT: Dorothy Perkins

NAILS: Fuchsia Power by Sally Hansen, Silver by Barry M, a brand less white polish and Model's Own Nail pen. 

They have lots of statement jewellery peices which are great quality for the price you pay so definitely go and check them out! 

I hope you don't mind that I don't have a makeup look/face of the day picture to go with this post, but my skin has been very problematic lately and I'm rather self conscious of it.

I am wearing a NYC lip stain here in shade 494/Smooch Proof. The packaging suggests they can last for up to sixteen hours, but they start to fade for me after an hour or so.
They're very affordable though at £3.99 (and there are some on Fragrance Direct right now for only 99p) so great to try before buying the Revlon or Clinique ones with a higher price tag.

After a shaky few weeks lately, I can feel my blogging mojo coming back.

I'm planning lots of posts, including an updated room tour since I redecorated, and am thinking of starting a monthly favourites series as I always enjoy watching those on YouTube (though mine will mostly likely still be in the blogging format).

If you have any ideas on what you would like to see in future posts, remember I am always open to your suggestions - so feel free to write me a comment or send me a tweet or email! I always love hearing from you.

I'm very overwhelmed with the response to my ASOS giveaway - you have over a week to enter if you haven't done so yet!

Finally, I'd like to wish a happy 22nd birthday to one of my best friends, Daniel.
I owe you a Nandos date and some drinks when you're finished smelly dissertation work.

Many happy returns, baby cakes. 
(You can all go and stalk him at his blog, Twitter and Tumblr.)

Muchos love,


  1. you are so darling, carla! i love this outfit so much! it's perfect for spring. xx

  2. You look gorgeous here and I LOVE that jacket!

    Maria xxx

  3. Carla! You look AMAZING in this outfit! I was eyeing off that dress at Debenhams after you enlightened me to the fact of Henry Holland's diffusion line over in the UK. Love the biker too, even better that its pleather. Arg I miss you, wish you could see our new Melbourne house, its so BIG and its just so nice to be home. Hopefully I get my arse over to the UK one day xoxo

  4. You're so great. The dress is lovely and God I wish I had those shoes! They're AMAZING!

  5. I have not visited your blog in FAR too long and now I am kicking myself! I love this entire outfit, I am going hunting tomorrow! Really really want to try on the leather jacket, I often find they make me look really boxy but that looks super flattering. I think we have fairly similar body shapes so I am using you as my inspiration! And I need that dress, NEED.