Monday, 13 April 2015

April Clothing & Accessories | Wishlist

Hashtag accidentally pastel. But anyway, all these items are adorable and spring/summer esk aren't they! I can already hear you shouting, "NO, not another skater skirt!" Sorry, i'm not sorry.

First up is this beautiful, retro (I want to say 50's?) inspired, Pastel Garden Dress. I know i'd be totting around town in this dress feeling like Audrey Hepburn, wouldn't you? It's a bit on the pricey side, being $100 which I think is about £70-£75, but it is bloody beautiful! If you're feeling generous, it's my birthday in three days, insert winky face emoji here.

SO maybe a long sleeved top wouldn't be entirely practical in April but it's Wildfox and it's beautiful so I had to include it! For one, it's pink, so of course I love it and secondly I really love the feather graphic. Such a simple piece but so adorable. Again, on the pricey side but what do you expect from Wildfox? If you've got a spare £75 then this could be yours! 

Two years ago I was slating peplum tops but about a year ago I started including them in wishlists and style board posts. I've still not made a purchase but this mint, lace peplum top is right up my street! Lace and pastel shades? Winning. I think this top would look gorgeous with some white jeans and a nice pair of strappy sandals. I'm not sure it'd suit my current mane colour but we can always sort that out if the time comes. It's on sale for just £9.00 right now, erm, bargain! 

Speaking of bargains, these beaut Cat Eye Sunnies from Miss.Selfridge are just a tenner! If you follow me on twitter(cheeky plug) you'll know that during my recent house move I stepped on my favourite sunglasses and snapped the arm off, hard times. 

Next up is this pastel pink shoulder bag! How beautiful is the colour? If I were to order one thing from this wishlist, based on what I think i'd get most use out of, it'd be this bag. Perfect for spring/summer, especially as I wear a lot of white in the summer months, I think anything pastel makes a plain/boring outfit super cute! I love that the hardware is silver and not gold, it makes it ever so dainty! £69 is probably a little too much for a little, essentially clutch sized handbag, but it is adorable!

Of course there's a Topshop piece in today's post. This blue, Floral Skater Skirt is another piece that i'd probably get way too much use out of. It's perfect for day or night time and I reckon you could wear really simple basics with it because it's quite a statement piece. It's available online only, for £32! 

Definitely the most glamorous piece in today's post, this Floral, 3D Hardcase Clutch is from Accessorize! Another statement piece and oh my, i'm sure everyone would be asking you where this was from! Some might find it a bit OTT, but I think it's bloody marvelous! £45 and it's yours. I've actually got plans for a DIY tutorial for making something similar so keep your eyes peeled, it won't cost you half as much

Another item that I've blogged about countless times are white, block heeled sandals. And no, I still don't own a pair, sob. This pair in particular are from Public Desire, you should deffo check out their site, they've got an amazing line (not sponsored content I swear I wish it was.)! This particular pair have gold detailing and they're only £24.99!

What girl doesn't want a pair of brand new, gloriously white, Nike Air Force 1's? Sadly, they are partly made with leather so these will be staying put on just wishlists for me. If anyone's got a link to some dupes, hit a girl up! Air Force One's are available from Office for £51.99.  

Last but certainly not least is this Floral Pleated Skirt from Romwe. Another really dainty piece that I know i'd get great wear out of. It's sort of a cherry blossom print, so very subtle hints of colour. It's available online for around £13! 

So what d'ya think? Are you loving any of these pieces? Or have you created your own wishlist for the things you're lusting over this April? Let me know and leave links below! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, 10 April 2015

10 Things I'd Tell My Younger Self

10 things i'd tell my younger self
So, maybe you're sick of seeing these posts around the blogosphere but I absolutely love them so I thought i'd write my own! I thought now would be a pretty good time for this kind of nostalgic blog post as, if you know me outside of the internet, you may know that next Thursday is my 21st birthday, oh my goodness me, twenty one! I can barely believe it! But let's get down to it shall we!

1. Being "popular" is not a thing in the real world. Being likable and a decent human being, yes, but wishing you were the "it" girl really isn't something to even being to stress over. Seriously, who even decided that there were such things as "popular kids" at school anyway?

2. Your first love will not be your last. Loving someone at any age always has it's confusing points(at least for me anyway). Being heartbroken is a rubbish(read horrendous) feeling, but your first love will not always be your last love. Learning to love again is hard, but it's do-able and totally worth it.

3. Don't line under your eyes with liquid eyeliner in order to look like Hannah-Beth and Audrey Kitching, you won't look like them, you'll just look a mess.

4. Those things above your eyes? They're eyebrows. Unless you're really going to continue contemplating shaving them off, sort them out.

5. Appreciate free time more. Don't sit in all weekend and every day after school lounging on the sofa watching crap tele and spending hours on Myspace joining "trains." Make the most of your free time! In a few years you won't have any spare time, to the point that you'll be replying to emails at 2am on a Wednesday dreaming of the days that you had time to go to the supermarket without rushing through the isles so quickly that you forget the loo roll.

6. Don't smoke that cigarette. DON'T do it.

7. Mum is the most amazing, strong, inspirational and savvy person on the planet, I promise you.

8. Topshop's denim look jeggings are not worth the twenty odd quid and they look horrendous. I promise you, no matter how lush you think you look in them, you don't.

9. Don't cut your hair short, because you "want a change" you'll end up dying it black, looking like a 12 year old emo boy and buying extensions. 

10. Believe in yourself. Choosing to not finish your A Levels does not make you a failure and no one will judge you for it. In fact, by the time you're twenty, you'll be doing a Diploma in a subject that you're absolutely in love with!

So there are 10 of the many, many things I could probably do with telling my younger self. What would you like to tell your younger self? Leave a comment below letting me know! I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Ultimate Summer Wardrobe | SHOWPO Wishlist

SHOWPO wishlist The Ultimate Summer Wardrobe

Okay, so remember every time I said I was "oh so in love" with a store or a piece of clothing, well I take it all back! I am officially in love with SHOWPO! I only discovered them this past weekend and oh my, if I had the money i'd have an entire new wardrobe on it's way to me. Just look at these beauties! Seriously it was so hard to just pick a few items from their New In section but I managed to narrow it down to ten, but believe me it was tough.

As this site is Australian, all the prices are in AUD so i've roughly converted them to pounds. They also ship worldwide for free on orders over £40 but anything under that is just a flat rate of £5! How insane is that?!

We better get started... First up is the Just Got Paid Two Piece Set in Purple Tie Dye. The combination of colours here is beyond beautiful! The top has adjustable straps and a tie bow back which looks insanely adorable. I think this could be worn as a day or night look in the summer months, in the day time pair it with some low top converse and in the evening some white strappy heels, silver bling and you're good to go! To top it all off, it's only £31!? Thirty one squid for an entire outfit, oh lord can it get any better?

The only non summery piece on this wishlist is this Come Together Knit Sweater in Light Pink. On the model it looks pretty slouchy and I love that they've paired it with a little light coloured denim skirt, it's like the two were made for each other! Another fantastic price at just £32.

This High End Cardigan in Black is a wardrobe staple if you ask me! For those summer nights that you end up at the beach until ungodly hours of the morning, I tell ya, even in the Med it gets a little chilly some nights! It's mostly made from cotton and looks fairly thin so it's the perfect number to throw over any summer day outfit and plus, it looks classy as hell! £31 and it's yours! 

Another one for a summer evening or even spring time for that matter! This Striking Blazer in Navy Floral can really jazz up a casual look or add to a well dressed up one. It would go perfectly with the Fill The Gaps Playsuit in White, don't you think? For a really snazzy, summer evening look. Maybe for a party or a dinner out? Pair it with a chunky gold necklace and a little clutch bag and you're good to go! The Blazer is £32 and the Playsuit is £36.50

You have to check out this Hate Goodbyes Dress in Black Lace, it's beyond perfect. For one it's black (always a winner), it's lace and it has the most romantic dropped back with a simple criss-cross over of the straps at the back. Another summer essential and it's only £29!

You didn't think i'd be able to write up a wishlist without a pair of boots did you? The Verali-Gia in Black Lizard boots are such a simple yet beautiful pair. I can't seem to find out if they're leather or not but if they're not then i'll definitely be ordering them! They go with everything, even the white Playsuit above, winter or summer, they're just a must have and I MUST HAVE THEM. If someone could holla £47 my way then that would be fantastic, thanks!

Another really simple piece but i'm really loving khaki at the moment! This Slouch Top is just perfect to throw on with a pair of shorts or even a little bodycon skirt for those days where you don't really feel like dressing up but still want to make somewhat of an effort. £16 is a decent price to say that I payed £15 for the teeniest tiniest crop top in Topshop recently!

This kaftan dress looks like something i'd wear the death out of. For one, they're comfortable as hell and secondly they look adorable! The Laws of Folk Dress in Navy Print is exactly the kind of thing i'd be wanting to pop on for days up in Tarifa, y'know, to make me feel like more of a local. I like how SHOWPO have styled it with a fringed/tassel handbag, it just brings the whole look together doesn't it? If I had to pick a favourite item from this post, it'd have to be this!  Another fantastic price at just £29.

Last but not least is the All In Skirt in Grey. Another really versatile item that will pair perfectly with just about anything! Even into winter with a pair of thick, cosy tights and a cropped jumper, this would look adorable! A complete steal at £24!

So are you slowly rapidly falling in love with SHOWPO too? Which piece is your favourite? Will you be making a cheeky hump day purchase? Let me know! 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Green & Grey | OOTD/Mini Lookbook

Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day
Primark Knitted Dress, Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day
Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day
Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day
Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day
Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day Heart Necklace Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day Vintage HatLove Maisie Outfit Of The Day Vintage Hat

It's been so, so long since I posted an outfit of the day! They're my favourite posts to publish but I just never have the time! You might be thinking, surely, all she has to do is slap a bit of make up on, pop a couple items together and take a few photos. Okay, that's sort of what happens, but it takes time to get ready anyway, add that to finding something to wear and then finding the right pieces to go with it and then roping some sorry lad(thanks babe) into taking the photos for you, then editing them. It's a lengthy process. 

I work 40+ hours a week in full time employment so i'm roughly out of the house for 10 hours a day between commuting and work. So by the time I get home it's usually half past seven in the evening, meaning by the time I re dress, it would be dark outside. On my days off(I mostly have two days off but sometime's only one) I need to catch up with all the housework and such, do you see why I find it hard to get #ootd's done? Blogging in general for that matter! 

So less complaining Maisie, let's talk about the outfit! Seeing as it's March, I thought i'd be sharing a lovely, bright, spring-esk look but sadly, the weather's a little crap at the moment, so wrapping up is still sort of essential!

I bagged this gorgeous dress in Primark back in January, I think it cost around £12? Bargain! It's thick enough to keep you warm but not too thick that you're sweating out buckets withing five minutes of putting it on. I think what sold me was the collar, yes, i'm still a sucker for a good collar! 

I thought this dress would look perfect with my beautiful Fedora(I really don't think it's a fedora but I can't find the right term for this hat, someone help!?) that my mum treated me to from a little Vintage store. Isn't it beautiful!? It's a lush, forest green colour with a little gold buckle on the right side, which, well done Maisie, you can't see in these photos, but i promise it's there! It makes me feel really sophisticated! 

I picked up this bag in peacocks a couple of weeks ago because, believe it or not, I was in desperate need of a new everyday handbag. Probably not the best choice of colour as we're rolling into the spring now but hey-ho, I love a bit of burgundy and the gold hardware adds a lovely little touch to it too. I love it! It cost me £18 which I think is a pretty decent price for a handbag. The quality of the material is pretty good, the only downfall is that the little pin that holds the handle on the buckle keeps falling out! I'm just too lazy/don't have time to go back and exchange it. 

My little khaki boots are actually from Peacocks too, but EONS ago. I think I wore them in one of my very first outfit posts back in 2013?! I honestly don't know how i've managed to keep them in such good condition after over two years! 

Last but not least is this awesome little necklace that I picked up from Little Witch a month or so ago. Unfortunately, I didn't have the best time when ordering with them, but thankfully the products I ordered are all beautiful! One of them being this gorgeous silver plated heart necklace! It was only £7, bargain! They've also got a rib cage which is equally as awesome!
I also filmed a mini lookbook for this outfit, because why not! I really need to get better at editing videos so let's call this good practice, haha! What do you think of this outfit? Love it or leave it? I hope you've all had a wonderful day! 

Monday, 23 March 2015

Quote of the Week | #54

"The minute you think you should give up, think of the reason why you held on for so long." *

I'd like to say that i've stuck out at everything i've ever done, but that would be a lie, a big fat lie at that. I've given up on a lot of things in my life and some of them I really wish I hadn't.

Lately, i've had a bit of "bloggers block" or lack of motivation. Whatever you want to call it, I just wasn't feeling blogging anymore. I spent a long time seriously contemplating giving up Love, Maisie and all it's other surroundings because I started having the "i'm not good enough" and "I can't write" kind of thoughts. I don't really know why I was having these thoughts and feelings but it was really getting me down.

A couple of weeks ago I started getting loads of ideas for videos and blog posts and the idea of getting home so that I could start planning them and getting things written down was really exciting! Like I say, I don't really know why I started feeling that way but now I seem to have had a massive kick of inspiration and I can't wait to share all my new projects with you all (I won't tell you too much but make sure you're subscribed to my YouTube channel for April, it's gonna get a bit crazy!).

So I won't be giving up on this little blogging venture just yet and with all the ideas i've got now, it looks like i'm pretty much here to stay!

I hope everyone's having a wonderful Monday! Remember, if you're working at something right now and you're feeling a little hopeless, just remember why you started doing it in the first place! Love you all x