In awe of Autumn

Here are the items im lusting after this Autumn. From fashion to fairy lights its all here.
Halloween ranges are here and i just can’t help myself, ive already purchased a few things which i shared over on my Twitter. Here are the homeware items i just can’t get enough of!

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Skull lights, £9.99 Pumpkin Mug, £7.99 Star LED , £1.50 Velvet throw £16

 

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Skull Draws £995 Floral Cushion £17.99 Geometric Lamp £5

 

Autumn beauty is all about dark natural colours and earthy scents here are the beauty items i’m dying to get my hands on!

make up

Kat von D Perfume £52 Garnier Moisturiser £7.99 Nyx Foundation  £14  Maybelline palette £11.99

 

The best season for fashion is here. and i’m all for it, i love the dresses mixed with fedoras and big chunky boots. Here are my fashion must haves.

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Killstar Moon Bag £44.99 Killstar Fedora £39.99 Floral Dress £24.99

I hope you enjoyed my wishlist.

Untill next time.

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Are you being ripped off? 

Have you ever wondered where all the fake makeup comes from?
Have you ever see something that looked too good to be true?
Chances are you’re being ripped off!

How? I hear you ask. One word:

Aliexpress!

What still amazes me the amount of people that don’t know about Aliexpress.

While I’m sure many of you have. I’ve recently come across so many people that haven’t.
Aliexpress is a app/website where you can purchase cheap/knock off items from places like China, Malaysia and Japan.

I’m forever seeing things for sale on Depop for over double the price of what they are on Aliexpress.

Facebook pages advertising some great deal, where in fact they have bought the item in bulk from Aliexpress and have more than tripled the price.

Fair enough people need to make a profit and I have nothing against that. But it’s getting ridiculous.

Yesterday I saw a handbag for sale on Depop at £33. So needless to say within a few minutes I popped over to Aliexpress and after a brisk search I found it for £8.

I’m probably not gonna be the most popular person for giving away their little secret but honestly I couldn’t care less.

I’ve bought many things myself from Aliexpress. The postage time is normally between 1/2 months as shipping is usually free. So it does take a little while, and sometimes the quality is a little less than normal but I’d rather pay £3 for something and wait a month than £33 for the same damn thing!

However id strongly advise against buying any of the fake makeup from there as Asian countries do not have the same safety standards for cosmetics as England/America etc. Saying that though it’s your choice.
I have purchased some makeup brushes from Aliexpress and I was not disappointed, so when you’re using the app/website just be careful what you do buy, always look at the reviews.
It’s time to stop being ripped off!

Stop letting people have your hard earned money for items they’ve probably paid a few pounds for!
Hope this helps and if you’ve never heard of Aliexpress until now I’d love to hear your opinion on what you’ve found on there and if you’ve bought it for a much more expensive price somewhere else.
Sara x

Embroidery Trend. 

Wherever you shop at the moment be it high street, designer or online the embroidery trend is everywhere.

I’m not usually one to appreciate the latest trends but this one I love! It brings back a 90’s nostalgia but as with everything it’s got better over time. It’s no longer garish patterns sewn on to ugly mom jeans but beautiful intricate florals and stunning artwork, be it girly lace, sheer fabric and suede :

Or bold colours with studs, velvet and leather to bring out your inner rock chick.

There is a embroidered item for everyone’s style. This trend has a much more elegant, refined style to it than your everyday basic printed T-shirt. And as with most you can style it up with or down to make it perfect for every occasion.

Embroidered patches for diy are also making a comeback. No longer will you have to settle with the hideous patches your dad would get your mum to sew on to his questionable denim/leather jacket.
Patches have also caught up with the times and are now also a beautiful statement.

With patches costing anywhere between £1-£10 you can customise your own clothing for a fraction of the cost of a designer item. It’s also much easier than you think with most patches being sold with a simple iron-on backing, so if you can use a iron, you’re set!


However these trends are actually not as new as you might think, and I’m not talking about when your grandma used to sit and do cross stitch while watching wheel of fortune either.

Embroidery can be traced back to 30,000 bc. Embroidered items were considered a sign of wealth and status. In eighteenth century England the skill of embroidery was seen as marking a girls path Into womanhood as well as betraying her wealth and social status.

Who knew the trend we are wearing today has such historical importance.

Will you be embracing the trend this spring? Let me know in the comments.

Sara x