Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year everyone! 2014 has arrived and I have a feeling it’s going to be an exciting year. Now, as much as I’m ready to wave goodbye to 2013, I’m feeling a little reminiscent, so for the next few posts I’m taking you on a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the moments that made last year such a memorable one. Let's start with my favorite fashion trends, then we'll move on to celebrity shockers and music, of course!

I’ve always been glamorous and loved shopping and clothes, but 2013 was the year I developed a serious interest in fashion and trends after a brief stint working in a retail store. I tend to wear what I want- and never felt the need to be bang on trend every season, but last year I definitely learned to pay more attention or you miss out on all the great pieces. For example, crop tops have been around for years but I did not own one until the Summer of 2013. I just assumed one would never look good on me- little did I know when teamed with a midi skirt, a crop top can create a sexy but sophisticated look perfect for a night out!
Crop top - Missguided, skirt- New Look

 This is just one of the trends that I loved last year- here are some others.


Now these are two wardrobe essentials I'll be taking with me into 2014 and beyond. There's nothing I love more than a big, fluffy, (faux) furry jacket to help me survive the bitter cold British weather and to keep me looking glamorous. Add a dash of red lipstick and you can't go wrong. A touch of leather can give any outfit an edgy feel and this Winter it was all about the edge! Mixing the two became popular on the high street and I saw many women rocking fur jackets with leather sleeves. Celeb fans of leather include Kimye, who were rarely seen without some sort of leather attire back at the beginning of the year.

I think Kim's Givenchy baggy leather pants are TO them 

This super warm New Look faux fur coat has become my trusty sidekick this winter



Khloe K loves her ombre tresses

There was a point in 2013 when it seemed it was near impossible to find anyone who wasn't sporting ombre locks. All it took was an Instagram upload from Rihanna to spark the craze and have women all over the world reaching for the dip-dye. I can't be alone when I say I found myself wondering why I hadn't thought of it before. I loved it! The trend gave us girls the freedom to dye our hair pretty much whatever color we desired- as long as we kept our roots a shade that suited our skin tone it was bound to look good.

The ombre trend allowed me to experiment with light brown hair- almost risk free!
It didn't stop at hair either. The trend also brought us ombre make-up, nails, and even clothes. I think ombre is a sexy, adventurous look and all the blended colors certainly brightened up 2013.

My first attempt at ombre nails- it was fun and super easy!