Currently Craving – January

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It’s a new year, it’s a new month, it’s time for a new Currently Craving post! So what’s on my wish list for January 2015? These 20 items! A couple of pieces are already hanging proudly in my closet and I can’t wait to share them with you (like the checked jacket above and the floral shirt and cropped navy top below), but the other pieces are definitely high up on my wish list right now!

I feel like you can tell from these two collages that my style has taken a more mature route lately and there’s less colour involved. I find myself drifting towards more staple and classic pieces with a twist at the moment, so that’s why a lot of these pieces are quite minimal but effective. I love every single one of them and though I’m sure most of it will sell out before I get the chance to snap it up, I had to share my wish list finds with you readers and other fashion bloggers! As always, you can click the numbers below each collage to buy the pieces yourself. What’s on your wish list?

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Getting My Make-Up Look On A Budget

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Eyelashes

Make-Up wasn’t always something that was important to me when I was growing up in my teen years, in fact it’s probably only the last year or two that I’ve really got into wearing it properly. It wasn’t something that interested me before as I liked to have a natural look, but as I have gained more red marks on my face and have grown up and matured, it’s something that I’m very into now. I have sensitive skin so I only wear certain make-up, which can become quite expensive when bought all at once, so I was really excited to collaborate with tarte Cosmetics on this post and do a get my look on a budget piece.

Getting to my eyelashes first, I’m heavily into doing my eyes each time I go out as I have blonde eyelashes, so without mascara, they aren’t really visible. I can’t leave the house without it! I’ve mentioned before that I use the Benefit They’re Real Mascara to really boost my eyelashes in length and thickness, but there are some other great options out there too. One of the best waterproof mascaras that I have come across on tarte Cosmetics is the Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara, but they also do fibers to extend and thicken your lashes, which is something I add to my routine too, as you can see above. For those wondering about the rest of my eyes, I generally like to use a smokey grey palette, creating an ombre effect from dark grey to mid grey to silver, from the outer to the inner eye (similar here) and then I use a Mally grey or purple eyeliner, to make my green eye colour pop (similar here). This is how I do my eyes every single time I leave the house!

Foundation & Contouring

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Wrapped In A Monochrome Bodycon Dress

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The monochrome bodycon dress styled with a blazer

I’m going to be using this outfit as the start of my new look blog. I’m trying to give it a more professional feel and even though my layout isn’t yet updated (it will be soon), I’m already making sure I have better content for you all to enjoy. So, kicking it off, I got this absolutely gorgeous dress from Style Me Celeb to style together in an outfit and this is what I came up with.

The dress is called the Lucy Bodycon and it has a bandage feel in an ombre grey and silver monochrome shade. I’m completely in love with it! Not only is the design beautiful, but the fit is amazing too. It suctions you in in every way possible, enhancing the hourglass shape and the cross over detail on the chest does wonders for the bust area. I took a size M in this and I’m usually an S in most clothes, so I can say that this runs a little smaller than most brands as the material is really thick and sturdy, so make sure you know your measurements if you buy it! Speaking of buying it though, you can get 10% off exclusive to my blog on your order of their bodycon dresses with the code LornaRaindrops which is valid until 27th February! Definitely take advantage of that!

Getting to the outfit as a whole, I layered my new Zara Cream Blazer over the top to really dress it up and give it more of a sophisticated feel for an evening out rather than a night on the town. This blazer is a size XS for those who are wondering and it does run true to size, it also has little gold zips on the pockets and sleeves, to add extra detail which is what made me fall in love with it. For my shoes, I wore my ever faithful Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 in Black Kid to give some height to my look and the black ties in nicely with the middle section of the dress. Finally, my earrings are my Azendi Pearl Drop Earrings which I have been wearing for a while, but they really do add a sense of elegance in my opinion.

If you are thinking that I must have been freezing when shooting these photos, you are correct! It was really cold, even the older ladies who were coming out of church on Sundays service were mentioning it, much to my embarrassment as they passed by, ha ha. I also wanted to say that I hope all of you New Yorkers and North East Coast residents are staying safe and warm! The weather is crazy right now! As always though, I would love to know what you think of this outfit on me! Please do comment and let me know as well as share on social media if you do like it!

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(Dress – Exact, Blazer – Similar & Similar, Shoes – Exact & Similar, Earrings – Exact)

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Feeling Nautical With Glitter

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(Jeans – Similar, Jacket – Similar & Similar, Top – Similar, Bag – Exact, Shoes – Exact & Similar)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It’s getting closer to February and the changes to be made on my blog, so I’m feeling really inspired and excited about it! This weekend was a fairly quiet one for me though, Adam came down after two weeks of not seeing each other, so it was nice to spend time together. We ate in our favourite pizza restaurant and wandered around town for a while, did our usual things and just enjoyed the weekend.

Getting to my outfit though, we shot these photos a few weeks ago when I put together something nautical inspired with stripes and navy. I was wearing my James Jeans Couture Skinnies with a Zara Navy Blazer which was layered over my Striped Tee from GAP. For the accessories, I wore my Jimmy Choo Wheel Shoes in Petrol Glitter and my Cambridge Satchel Push Lock Bag in Red. You haven’t seen this bag yet, but I did get it a few weeks ago and I absolutely adore it! I will be reviewing it soon for you as well, so stay tuned for February!

On another note, there have been so many deals and sales around at the moment, I’ve actually ended up spending so much of my money on impulse and without intending to. I’m always one that struggles to pass up a great deal and I always feel like I have to take advantage of discount codes, like the ones on the VouchaCodes website, for all of my favourite stores or passing by the sale rail in town. I’ve actually ended up with some gorgeous pieces which I truly can’t wait to share with you in the coming weeks! I’ve been planning outfits like crazy! Have any of you bought some new pieces? And I’d love for you to comment and let me know what you think of my outfit!

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