THE OVERSIZED FITS

Photography by Nayha Faris

Photography by Nayha Faris

Photography by Nayha Faris

Photography by Nayha Faris

Photography by Nayha Faris

Photography by Nayha Faris

Photography by Nayha Faris

Photography by Nayha Faris

Oversized fits are my favourite, as far as wearing fitted clothes goes ... skinny jeans is the closet I get! 

I recently fell in love with Pull & Bear, although I'd heard of them before I never really checked them out properly! Scrolling through their site, this sweatshirt caught my eye, it's so quirky and the quote on the back keeps me motivated, I love it.

Also from Pull & Bear was the white pumps with a caramel sole, I've been after a pair of shoes like these, they're such a comfortable fit! I decided to pair this with trousers from New Look Men's. These are such a such good quality, just at £10, my size and the last on the sale rack. Lucky me! 

You can shop my look below, hope you enjoy!

Thanks, Arooj x

BOLD | LF MARKEY COLLABORATION

 

It has been a good few weeks since my last post! I have been incredibly busy settling into uni and exploring a whole new city. Checking my emails earlier this week, I was really excited to see an email LF Markey. I absolutely love this brand and what they do; their sense of creativity is shown in all their garments. 

If you haven't already heard of the brand I'm 100% sure you've probably unknowingly come across them! LF Markey is a fashion label that makes beautiful clothes for practical women. Their clothing is bold, detailed and very simple. They are currently stocked in the Goodhood Store in Shoreditch, London and the designer floor at Urban Outfitters.

In this look I paired the LF Markey Alexi Bomber jacket with a velvet detailed sweatshirt from Mango. Keeping the look bold I wore that with regular black skinny jeans from Primark and black brogues from Topshop. To finish the look I carried a small backpack I bought from a vintage store in Leeds a few years ago.

What I love about this bomber jacket is how quirky and different it is. It has its own look with mixed fabrics consisting of a creamy wool body, denim pockets and black furry Sherpa sleeves. Check out LF Markey at http://lfmarkey.com/ or even purchase the Alexi Bomber at http://lfmarkey.com/products/alexi-bomber-jacket

You can also follow @LFMARKEY on Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date with new releases. 

Thank you!

Arooj xo

Mink & Stone Collaboration

This week I had an amazing opportunity to collaborate with Mink & Stone. If you haven't already heard of this brand they are a London based jewellery manufacturer and retail brand that allows people to design their own jewellery online.

I created a Swarovski Glass Pearl Bracelet consisting of glass beads, metal beads and acrylic, in which I finished with a silver colour lobster clasp. I kept my colour palette & the size of my bracelet very simple. I don't usually wear chunky bracelets, so from the start I knew I wanted to create something small.

I chose to add my initial 'A' because I wanted something that represented me. The good thing about this design is that it can be easily styled with anything in my wardrobe! 

I found that the site is very easy to use, you can choose what you want to design from a range of different necklaces to bracelets. I love my piece, it's exactly how I imagined it. It's such a great feeling to see your own design in person!

I'm glad to have discovered Mink & Stone and collaborated with them, their brand is amazing. The whole idea of making your own unique jewellery from scratch is really cool. There is such a range of materials to chose from, everything that you need will be there!

Why not check Mink&Stone out at www.minkandstone.com or even purchase my design by clicking the following link http://www.minkandstone.com/Products/Details/1130?utm_content=buffer0eb55&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer   

You can also follow Mink & Stone on Twitter & Instagram from more information at @minkandstone 

Have a lovely weekend!

Arooj xo

 

Bouclème Review | Hair Care Routine

So, I get many tweets asking what products I use for my hair and how I get it how it is, today at last I’m finally doing a blog post on my hair routine! In all honestly, I don’t use much product on my hair as it already is naturally curly, I usually just twist it into a bun at night and open it in the morning so curls are tighter and my hair has more volume.

However, recently I’ve been using some amazing hair products by Boucleme. if you haven’t already heard of this brand they are a British haircare brand founded by Michele Scott-Lynch. Boucleme work closely with a leading chemist and specialist pefurmer based in the South West of England to create their nutrient rich formulations.

I have only been using these products for just over a week now and I am absolutely in love! This is lierally a god sent. No joke. In the past I have found my hair to be quite dry and very knotty sometimes, since using Boucleme my curls feel a lot softer, lighter and even look healthier. There is so much more volume and I feel a lot more happier with how it is! – Now I’m just going to keep growing and growing it until I’m like Rapunzel….I can keep dreaming! I get my hair like this in 3 simple steps, here’s how it goes: 

1) Curl Cleanser

After applying shampoo, I simply apply a generous amount of Curl Cleanser to my fingertips and massage vigorously into scalp starting at the front and working my way down to the nape and then the sides. Speaking to Michelle she recommended I apply more to the length of my hair and loosely de-tangle as I do it. After doing that I rinse thoroughly continuing to massage my scalp whilst rinsing to ensure any dead skin cells and product are rinsed away. Using this feels amazing, you can literally feel the refreshment and moisture from the inside!

2. Curl Conditionor

I then move on to the Curl Conditioner, again applying a generous amount to the wet hair brushing my fingers through ensuring there are no knots. While I rise the conditioner off, I scrunch my hair up towards head to prevent water weighing down my loose curls. Using the curl conditior is so different to other conditioners I have used in the past. It makes my hair feel so milky and so full of moister, you can literally feel the natural ingredients in there, which includes virgin coconut, argan oil and aloe vera leaf, all this restores the needed  moisture and brings that shine back! 

3. Curl Defining Gel

Finally last but not least, the last step is to apply the curl defining gel to the wet hair. I simply pour a small amount into my palms and glide over the canopy of my hair, to get more volume and more curls I tip my head forward and apply more product underneath and scrunch my hair as I do it. To get the girls stronger I hold each section for 15 – 20 seconds.

Unlike other gels, Boucleme's curl defining gel is not sticky, it contains so much moisture and is so smooth, my curls look so soft after use! Once I use the gel, I wrap my  hair and twist it into a towel for 20 mins, ensuring my curls have that extra tight hold.

If you’re a curly head, Boucleme’s products are something I would definitely recommend! Its for all curl types, I can promise you won’t be disappointed! it really does deliver healthy, beautiful and defined curls. The products are available to buy on http://www.boucleme.co.uk/collections/all / You can also follow @Boucleme on twitter to keep up with their updates.

Hope you liked it!

Arooj x