Style Post – Dubrovnik – Outfit Inspo

Dubrovnik is a magnificent city which boasts majestic buildings in stunning surroundings but with still a very relaxed feel. Most people dress stylish but chilled, as there is so much walking to be done in high temperatures, comfort is key. These were my favourite looks from Dubrovnik, full Travel Inspo to follow!

Mermaid Vibes

I felt like trying something new with this look and dress down these bold mermaid trousers. Although this isn’t something I would normally wear I am loved this look and definitely will try something like this again. Its also always amazing to go out in trainers and not have to worry about uncomfortable shoes


Yellow Mermaid Trousers – Zara – These are no longer available but I grabbed them in the sale for £19.99. These PLT and Topshop are the perfect alternative and under £25.

Black Bardot Crop – River Island – I love this River Island for a more glam look and this Topshop number for a more casual look like mine.

Shoes – Old School Vans – Schuh – £55.00

Bag – Saint Laurent Tassel Bag

Tassels for days

I loved this Zara dress when I saw it online, tassels and pom poms have been every where this summer and I loved the boho feel to this look. I teamed this dress with some bold tassel earrings and lace up sandals.


Dress – Zara – £39.99

Shoes – ON SALE – – H&M – £11.99

Earrings – ASOS – £10.00

Skater Girl

Feeling very early 2000’s Avril Levigne in this look but it was girly with an edge so perfect for me. This dress has been a regular in my suitcase, perfect to dress up or dress down but warning, Marilyn Monroe moments are a regular with a strong breeze in this dress!


Dress – Miss Selfridge – although the red is no longer available this black version is super cute and perfect for this trans seasonal weather

Shoes – Old School Vans – £55.00

Sunglasses – Vans via ASOS – £18.00 – these don’t seem to be available anhy more but I have found these fabulous extra ones that I love!

Khaleesi/ Bend the Knee feels

I love this dress, the mixed floral patterns and the corset back just made me fall in love. I also am in love with this new updo that is so easy to do in your own hair, I added a gold crown like accessory for some Khaleesi realness.

Dress  – £59.99 Topshop – This Zara dress is new in for the season and a perfect alternative¬

Shoes – ON SALE – – H&M – £11.99

Rose Hair Accessory – Zara – I bought mine some time ago but this ASOS two pack is perfect.

Travel inspo post to follow! Follow my blog and Instagram for more travel inspo and outfit inspo! 

Love Lottie xoxo

 

All Hail Queen B!!! – The Formation Tour UK

The UK leg of the Formation Tour has started with a bang and what better place to start than the North East of England! Like most girls born in the late 80’s and 90’s Beyoncé is my idol and when I managed to get Gold Circle 1 tickets I squealed, jumped and cartwheeled with excitement.

On Monday night I could barely sleep and jumped out of bed on Tuesday morning to panic buy a rain appropriate outfit. Yes, unfortunately in true North East style it was bucketing down with no signs of clearing up. After an hour of unsuccessful shopping I decided I would just own the rain, get wet and flick my hair around “Drunk In Love” style.

I wore some mega ripped Mom Jeans with a white crop, white Chuck Taylor’s and a silk bomber. I felt like I could of been in the background of one of the Grown Woman flashbacks!

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I was heading to Bey with 4 of my best friends which is the only way to go! People scrambled for the plastic poncho’s but we marched through the crowd’s in the brightly coloured sunglasses that were being given out to the crowds, not letting anything rain on our parade. As we walked in we were handed goodie bags filled with a poncho, towel and sunglasses. We were then given VIP badges making us feel like Beyoncé herself.

DJ Khalid was the support and we danced in the rain waiting for Bey to grace us with her presence. She started with the girl anthem of 2016, Formation rocking that huge hat as the giant screen in the middle of the stage turned. We were then taken through ALL of the hits, all the way back to Destiny’s Child….but to everyone’s surprise there was no sign of Single Ladies! Maybe Lemonade and the revelations into Bey and Jay’s marriage that have been came from it has made the singer change her mind about encouraging girls to “put a ring on it” and would rather empower women to be strong, independent and show that girls really do run the world. (YASSS QUEEN)

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It was an emotional rollercoaster, I’m not sure if that is because of the moving heartfelt lyrics of Lemonade or the atmosphere in the Golden Circle but as she belted out Freedom me and my Bestest belted it out too with tears streaming down our face. She closed with Halo turning everyone into emotional wrecks, even me, which I still cannot believe as I’m known as an Ice Queen (emotion isn’t really my thing). Beyoncé’s powerful presence clearly had an effect on me.

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If you are going to a one of the Formation Tour dates, you are in for the best concert of your life. The staging, 36 song set list, dancers and overall show was phenomenal but for someone to sing, dance and perform like that all at once, (without breaking a sweat) is beyond amazing and something to be admired. All Hail Queen B!!!!!

 

Love Lottie xxx

P.S. THAT ASS!!!!!!!

 

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NYC Looks – Perfect Outfits for New York Pt 2

I have loved planning my outfits for New York but have enjoyed scrapping my plans and throwing together things at the last minute more. These looks were the result of ditching my plans and experimenting with the two cases full of clothes I brought with me to New York. Never be afraid to experiment!

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Tribeca Lunch Date – Tribeca is a super cool, trendy area of New York and home to Queen B herself. It’s like Soho but more residential with boutique style shops and Cafe’s rather than the big chain names.

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Dress – Lindsey Sleeveless Midi Dress, Boohoo.com – £12

Waistcoat – Long Waistcoat, Zara – £29.99 (Sale Alert! was £39.99)

Shoes – Classic White Vans (back at it again with the white Vans) – £45

Sunglasses- Zara – £15

Bag Chanel – Chanel, Handbag Clinic – £2300

Drinks in the Meatpacking District – The Meatpacking District is a really cool area with secret cellar bars and roof top terraces, no need to get dressed up too much, everything goes!

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Dress – Asos off shoulder mini dress, Asos – £15

Boots – Suede Heeled Ankle Boots (Tan), River island – £65

Bag – Tassel Bucket Bag, Saint Laurent – £493

Sunglasses – Ralph Lauren – £90

Choker – River Island – £5

Baseball Game 

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T Shirt – Claudia Schiffer T Shirt, Zara – £9.99 (Sale Alert, was £14.99)

Jeans – Mollie High Waisted Jeggings, River Island – £40

Denim Jacket – Oversized Denim Jacket, Topshop  – £45

Trainers – Internationalist Nike Trainers, Net-a-Porter – £55

Sunglasses – Zara – £15

Sunny Day in Long Island City – Long Island City is a really cool place with amazing places to eat and the best views of Manhattan!

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Baseball Hat – Violet Baseball Hat, Boohoo.com – £6

Vest – Asos Vest Body (2 pack, black and white), ASOS – £20

Denim Shorts   – Denim Low Rise in Clover,  ASOS – £20

Shoes – Classic White Vans – £45

Sunglasses – So Real, Christian Dior – £240

Bag – Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulerie (Damier Ebene) – £850

Love Lottie xxx

 

Classic Glam – Make Up Look

This week my favourite Make Up look was this glam, 40’s feel look I wore on Saturday night. Red lips and a serious eyeliner flick is always creates a dramatic, glam look, perfect for a Saturday night out with the girls! All the products I used are listed below and I recommend every single one. The NYX Eyeliner Mousse in Epic Black is my new favourite product, so easy to use, creates a dramatic deep black line and at only £9 from Boots I think its a bargain!

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Face

Clarins Everlasting foundation, Shade 112 –£28

MAC blusher – The blush I used was limited edition from a little while ago, but Plum Foolery is a very close match!  – £18.50

NYX Powder Contour Pallet – £18

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Pallet (Crushed Pearl) – $40

Urban Decay Setting Spray – £22

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Eyes

NYX Matte Eyeshdow, Lap Dance – £3.50

MAC Eyeshadow, Brown Down – £13

Urban Decay Eyeshadow, Riff – £14

MAC pigment, Vanilla – £16

NYX, Eyeliner Mousse, Epic Black – £9

H&M eye pencil, Panther – £3.99

H&M Mascara, Best Curl Friend – £7.99

Eylure Cheryl Lashes, Girls Night – £6


Lips

Christian Louboutin, Rouge Satin – £65

NYX Slide On Lip Pencil – Red Tape – £5.50


Brows

Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer, Soft Brown – $23

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Love Lottie xx

 

 

Peachy Keen Jelly Bean – Spring Make Up Look

In Spring I love peach, peach nails, shoes, accessories but mainly peach make up. This peach look is perfect for sunny days and long summer nights.

I love H&M’s new make-up range, its great quality for an even better price. Their Lip Liners are the best I have ever used and the lipsticks are great too.

I bought most of my Anastasia Beverly Hills goodies in the states but if you are after them in the UK try https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk. I’ve ordered some ABH items from them and I’m never disappointed.

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Eyes

H&M eyeshadow, Life’s a Peach – £4.99

H&M liquid liner, Charcoal Spark – £4.99

MAC pigment, Vanilla – £16

MAC eyeshadow, Shroom – £13.00

H&M eye pencil, Panther – £3.99

L’Oréal, Miss. Manga mascara – £8.99

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Face

Clarins Everlasting foundation, Shade 112 –£28

Anastasia Beverly Hills glow pallet (Mimosa) – $40

MAC blusher, Peaches – £18.50

MAC bronzing powder, Refined Golden – £22


Lips

H&M lip definer, Marsala -£3.99

H&M lipstick, Seashell – £7.99

Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss, Sunset Strip – $16


Brows

Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer, Caramel – $23

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Have a peachy May!

Love Lottie xx

A little about Lottie

This is my first ever blog post, wish me luck!

So a little about me, I’m Charlotte, 26 from Newcastle. Like most girls I love style, beauty and travelling and I’m lucky enough to travel some of the most amazing places and I work in fashion so thought why not write about it.

My job is buying Handbag’s (pretty cool I know), I buy designer handbags in all shapes and sizes which are all available to buy at Handbag Clinic. Handbag Clinic is a company started by my husband after he had amazing success with Furniture Clinic. In short we buy, sell and restore handbags. I will definitely will be doing a post on this as its such an interesting concept and of course a huge part of my life.

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Outside of work I’m huge on fashion, the only thing I love more than finding the perfect outfit is planning the perfect outfit and of course, hair and make up to go with it. Handbags are my first true love, I have always been crazy about them. When I was 16 I used to save everything I had to go buy a DKNY handbag from House of Fraser and have been obsessed with bags ever since. So if you like handbags you’re in the right place!

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The only thing that I’d rather do than shop for handbags is travel! If you get the opportunity to go any where in the world and I mean ANYWHERE, go see it, experience it. You wont regret it. I’ve been to some places I never would have chosen and fell in love instantly. There is nothing better than those kind of trips!

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I hope my future posts will be helpful and of course entertaining! If pictures are more your thing you can follow me on Instagram @lottie_helen

Love Lottie xx