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The Ultimate Summer Wardrobe | SHOWPO Wishlist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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! 

Green & Grey | OOTD/Mini Lookbook

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Love Maisie Outfit Of The Day
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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! 

Quote of the Week | #54

Monday, March 23, 2015
"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

Soap & Glory | Marvelips | As Good As Nude

Sunday, March 22, 2015
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I think i'm starting a little Soap & Glory lip product collection, wouldn't you agree? I don't know what got me hooked on them in the first place. To be honest, with my magpie like tendencies, it's probably their packaging, isn't it just perfect? That and boot's 3 for 2 offers are always a winner. 

So as the packaging states, this lip crayon will make your "lips look full and fabulous." I was quite intrigued by this product because it has a pretty big promise on it, something that i'm always keen on trying out is anything that will enhance the size of my lips. So off I went to the world wide web to do a little bit of research. 

So basically it's got three little tricks, the first is sparkling pigments that apparently provide visual depth and shine, which totally makes sense on the science side of things as it'll be reflecting light, right? It also contains a thing called "Maxi-Lip" which gives a 3D effect, firms, smooths, defines and moisturises. This little fella's staring to hold a lot of promises! It's also largely made up of Shea Butter which as i'm sure most of you know is pretty much the best form of natural moisturiser.

So I opened up the box and grabbed the pencil and began applying the coloured side of the pencil on and just around my lips. The colour is really lovely, not so nude that it's unnoticeable but nude enough to not be too in your face. Think a deeper shade of Mac's Velvet Teddy with a hint of bronze. I personally think that this colour suits my skin tone really well so purely based on the colour i've been reaching for this more often than not recently for day to day make up looks.

Next up, you apply the highlight gloss slide in the center of your top lip. It's a lovely high sheen glossy highlight that really does catch the light beautifully, almost giving the effect of a large, more fuller(my terminology for these things is awful, please bare with me) looking top lip. Mostly what I noticed was the lovely glossy shine it has and for day time looks i'm much more of a fan of a high shine lip rather than a matte one!

As for staying power and feel, it doesn't leave my lips feeling dry at all, but I guess that's because of the Shea Butter. It's staying power is pretty impressive for something so smooth, I guess because it's not such a bold shade, you don't notice as much once is starts to fade, does that make sense?..

I know i'll be wearing this shade all through spring and probably in to summer as well, it's pretty versatile and it seems to go with most make up looks, so it's definitely a winner! 

Have you tried Soap & Glory's Marvelips? What did you think? Let me know below!

Snow White Inspired Look | Style

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

So, I originally made this set yonks ago! I found it in my drafts a couple of days ago, but seeing as most of the items i'd used were out of stock, I decided to re-vamp it and voila! I'm a real big lover of Disney so i'm surprised that I've not already blogged something like this before?! Let's have a quick talk through, shall we!

First up, seeing as it's coming up to spring time now, I decided to go with a little cropped, short sleeved tee. Last year these bad boys were everywhere so i'm sure they'll be everywhere again this year. This one in particular is from a store called Forever New and it's about £8. They're super easy to pair with anything and super comfortable too, especially through the warmer months! This shade, described on the website as "imperial blue", is pretty much on point for the top half of Snow's dress, don't ya think?

I decided to go with a midi skirt for this look to keep it looking classy! I was simply searching for "yellow skirts" when I found this one from Choies. Not only does it work for this Snow White inspired look but oh my it's beautiful in it's own right*coughcough it's high waisted, always a winner*! If you go through to the Choies website, you'll see at the bottom of the page they have some bloggers styling this skirt and holy wow I need this piece in my wardrobe! It's an absolute steal right now at just under £13!

I've kept the head wear fairly subtle for this look, just because I want this to be more of an inspired look as appose to a costume, you feel me? This adorable little flower garland is from New Look and it's only £3.99. Maybe flower garlands wont be as big this year as they have been in recent years, but none the less, i'll still be donning them all summer long, as always, because who doesn't want to feel like a fairy princess?! 

This super cute necklace is a little piece from etsy! I'm pretty much a collector of necklace's and i'm so tempted to order this one for myself!  Not really a necessity for this look but it's adorable, so why not?! You can order yourself one now for just over £16!

Okay, if this outfit wasn't cute before, how unbelievably cute is it with these Modcloth shoes?! I've fallen in love(for the 237218378 time, I know, shh) and I just can't quite believe how perfect they are?! They're the perfect nude shade so they'll suit the majority of my spring/summer wardrobe and they're not that high(0.5 inch platform and 3 inch wedge) so they should be super comfy too! I was really stuck on what shoes to pair with this look but I think these just add such a lovely touch. 

I think red lips are a given for any Snow White inspired look, I chose one of Kate's lipsticks because they're cheap and pretty darn good! I believe the one above is shade #09 but i'm not 100% sure so don't quote me on that. Although, #107 would work perfectly too! 

So there we have it, what do you think of my Snow White inspired look? I'd love to see if you've got any Disney inspired outfits? Hope you have a wonderful day!

My Blog Is 2 Today!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Holy WOW, okay, so I've been writing The Life of Maisie/Love, Maisie for two whole years now! In all honesty, I actually can't believe I've managed to stick at something for so long, Mum, are you proud? 

So to celebrate two years of my little corner of the internet, I thought i'd share my outfit posts from the last 12 months(click on the dates to see the blog posts). I say that i'm proud for sticking at this and finding a true passion for something but I really need to work on making the time to get outfit shots done! But hey ho, 14 isn't SO bad?!

I also just want to say a big thank you to everyone who reads my blog, whether this is the first time you've stumbled upon my madness or you've been here since day one, thank you! The number of you may be small in comparison to most other bloggers on the interwebs, but i'm really grateful that those of you reading my blog have decided to do so in the first place! Oh and I just hit 30,000 page views, THANK YA'LL!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and remember, keep smiling!