Category Archives: Fashion

A Boho Statement

December 18, 2015

So there’s just a week left until Christmas Day and today I’ve got a little something special for you ~

I’ve been having a slight obsession with all things bohemian lately, which is why I was pretty excited when I discovered Mirina Collections – a fashion boutique based in Miami, specialising in handmade bohemian jewellery! So obviously, I ordered myself a piece – one of their best sellers; the Pretty Girl necklace.

All their jewellery is delicately made by hand, so it took a bit longer than your regular online purchase to arrive, but I can assure you, the wait is sooo worth it! The design is incredibly intricate; there were some cute details that I only noticed when I received it, that I didn’t take notice of on the website images, and I’m really pleased with the quality. It is just an exquisite statement piece – perfect for that extra touch of glamour & sparkle any day of the week!

Now for the best part…
You can get 20% off at sitewide if you enter the coupon code ‘ rachellxo ‘ (yes, that’s double L) at the checkout!
Also be sure to also check out their Instagram account @mirinacollections!

Rae xx

Autumn Essentials

October 10, 2015

As the days are getting shorter and the renowned English weather has cropped up once again, I feel inclined to share my 4 necessities for making it through this season. I always look forward to this time of year as there’s just something I love about cosy nights spent wrapped up in a  blanket, beautiful autumnal hues and of course, the fact that Christmas is slowly approaching!

 Without further ado, here’s my 4 Autumn Essentials..

  1. Chunky Knitted Sweater – obviously this had to be first on the list; it’s an Autumn staple! If you asked me what my favourite item of clothing is, this would be it. I love me a great woolly jumper, they just make me feel so warm and cuddly. You can’t go wrong with a thick-knit oversized sweater, or perhaps a classic fitted one, but it seems to me the turtleneck is making a comeback…whichever style you prefer, it’s vital to have a few of these in your wardrobe for the season.
  2. Dark Eyeshadow Palette – this is really an essential for me at any time of the year, but in Autumn I find myself using darker shades much more often. My latest everyday makeup look has consisted of a brown smokey eye with a rose-brown, nude lipstick. I like to choose colours that mimic the colours of autumn; dark berry tones, rich browns and earthy greys. However, if I’m in the mood to mix it up slightly, I’ll add some gold or bronze shadow on the inner half of my eye. For a bolder statement, you could always work a Burgundy lip instead. *Details of what products I use are listed below~
  3. Boots – let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than wearing a pair of sneakers when it starts pouring down with rain at midday, and eventually your feet are drenched from accidentally stepping in an invisible puddle! It’s possible that I’m only one who’s experienced this before… nevertheless, to prevent such an incident from happening, I suggest you get a slick pair of boots. I have a pair of Dr Marten lace ups for practical reasons, but my chelsea boots definitely dress up any jean-tee combo.
  4. Hand Cream/Moisturiser – I know this is slightly less exciting than the rest of them but I can’t emphasise how much I rely on it during the colder months. I suggest the hand cream from L’Occitane (details below) – it smells amazing and leaves your hand feeling silky soft after application – but of course you can use the one you like best.  If you’re forgetful like me, I suggest you pop an extra tube in your bag as a little reminder every time you see it to put some on.

Products featured in this photo: Eyeshadow Palette (Burgundy Times Nine) – MAC Cosmetics, Revolution Lipstick (Liar) – Urban Decay, Hand Cream (Cherry Blossom) – L’Occitane *All photographs in this post are taken on my Fujifilm X-A2 camera*

You’ll notice I’ve kept this list beauty and fashion-based. But of course, an umbrella is also highly recommended, along with limitless mugs of pumpkin-spiced latte!

Rae x