Thursday, 12 February 2015

// Camel Coats and Turtle Necks //

Hi!

So today I got to go up the London eye with my friend Victoria (she has a blog too: www.fairytalefoods.blogspot.co.uk) and it was really good fun! Luckily the weather wasn't too bad- even though it was slightly chilly- but I had an amazing time :) I thought it might be nice to share my OOTD; I hope you enjoy!


Camel Coat- ASOS, £70




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Pleated Mini Skirt- Urban Outfitters, £38 
Long sleeve ribbed turtle neck top- Topshop, £18

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Boarding the eye (feat. Big ben)

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Faux Fur Pom Beanie- Topshop, £14

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View from the top

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Emily x

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Playlist #2- January

Happy New year! (sorry its a bit late...)

Recently I've found myself listening to music non-stop and so I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite the songs I've been listening to this month so far:

1. Diane Young- Vampire Weekend














I literally only just discovered Vampire Weekend (a bit late, I know) and I really love this song.

2. Taro- Alt-J

  

This song gives me goosebumps- the whole plot of the song and the story it tells is amazing. I really love most of the Al-J songs but this one really stands out :)

3. Junk of the Heart (Happy)- The Kooks

Another band I only really discovered recently- this is probably one of my favourite songs of theirs.

4. Tongue Tied- Group Love

5. Don't Save me - Haim

Emily x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

// Double Denim //

Hi!

I've really been loving autumn so far, and this outfit is definitely one of my favourites to wear during this time. I went on a really cute walk the other day and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take a few pictures of this outfit- I hope you enjoy! 

Grey ribbed crop top, Topshop, £26
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Ripped Denim Jacket, Primark, £28


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'Around the World Watch', Urban Outfitters, £26





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JuJu 'Babe' Jellies, JuJu, £20



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MOTO Black Joni Jeans, Topshop, £36


  
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Tartan Scarf, Primark 



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'Blanc', Essie, £7.99



Emily x

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Lush Christmas/ Halloween haul

Hi!

As the days have gradually started to get colder and the nights longer, it can only mean one thing- Autumn is finally here. One thing I really miss during the Summer months is long soaks in the bath with my Lush products. Yesterday, I finally managed to take as trip to Lush, where I was delighted to find out they'd released their Autumn/ Christmas range (yes, I know it's only October…) Me being me, I went slightly over-board, considering I already have a few products at home to use up.


The first product I bought was an old favourite of mine- Candy mountain. This is a bubble bar so, not only does it turn your bath a lovely shade of pink, but also fills it with bubbles (Lush products never disappoint with the amount of bubble they can create!) If you're not a fan of sweet scents, I advise you avoid this as it can seem very sickly! However, I personally find the scent delicious. 


I picked this up purely because it looked adorable! The 'Melting snowman' bath melt smells of Christmas spices and is packed full of oils and butters to moisturise and soften your skin. I would probably use this alongside another product as I like my baths to be bright and interesting, however this looks like a great product which I'm really excited to try out!


The 'Wizard' is another adorable bubble bar that I picked up. Unfortunately, most of the Halloween range had sold out, but luckily there were a few of these left! The bar itself looks really cute and kind of reminds me of a character from Adventure Time… not sure if its just me ;) The 'Wizard' has lots of oils in it to help soothe and refresh your skin so it looks like a really great product!



'Shoot for the stars' was the only bath bomb I picked up and it looks amazing! I bought this last year as part of the Christmas range, and so felt obliged to re-purchase as it was so nice. The scent is 'Honey I washed the kids' so again another sweeter scent. When used, this turns your bath a shimmering, midnight blue colour which looks amazing!


On a slightly different note, I also purchased the 'Snow Fairy' massage bar. This is really great for moisturising and also has a slight shimmer. 'Snow Fairy' is by far my favourite Lush scent as its really sweet and delicious :)


The final product I bought was 'The Christmas Penguin'. Unfortunately, its managed to loose it's beak, but its nonetheless adorable. This is another bubble bar and smells quite citrusy (I'm sorry I'm so bad at describing scents…) 

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to let me know in the comments what you think! 

Emily x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Playlist #1-October


Pinch, punch, first of the month ;)

October is by far my favourite month- mainly because its my birthday but also because it's officially autumn. I can finally bring out the massive coats, chunky jumpers and fluffy socks without it being socially unacceptable and I love it :)

I have seen so many people doing 'monthly playlists' and I thought it would be a nice extra post to do each month. My music taste is quite (ok very) varied but I hope there'll be something in there you like. This is basically just everything that I've been listening to non-stop recently :)

1. One (how ironic)- Ed Sheeran



Gah I just love Ed Sheeran. I would put the whole X album as the playlist but I thought it would be better to have some variety.

2. Trail of M&Ms- Gareth Pearson

My friend showed me this song recently and I've just been continually playing it non-stop. Gareth Pearson is amazing :) This is my go to feel good song. Literally, you have to listen to it- it's impossible not to smile :)

3. Chandelier- Sia


This is such a good song omg.

4. Mirrors Mind- James Sharp



My friend wrote this song and I just think its really cute and catchy. I literally haven't been able to get it out of my head. Please check out his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Semaj977/feed

5. Gives you Hell- The All-American Rejects



I literally only just discovered this band but this is one of my favourite songs of theirs :)

6. Amnesia- 5 Seconds of Summer



I couldn't do a playlist without putting a bit of 5sos in. This is their new single and, although they didn't write it, I still love it and it gives me goose bumps whenever I listen to it.

7. Anaconda- Niki Minaj

I'm sorry… its just really catchy :)

8. All about that bass- Meghan Trainor




Emily x

Sunday, 28 September 2014

// Pastel Hues //



Hi!

So I've finally started to fill up my wardrobe for autumn (I am so excited!) and I thought it might be quite nice to share one of my favourite outfits. Although autumn is normally about deep, rouged colours and thick jumpers (which I have many of) I still like to add a dash of pastel here and there. I paired the knitted pastel top with the Mom jeans to take away some of the 'bulky' masculine look they can give off and the jelly shoes are a must! Another reason I love these shoes is because I don't feel so short!! When it finally starts getting cooler, I would wear them with socks, but at the moment, this outfit is great for the 'in-between' season change where its neither too hot or cold! 


Mom Jeans, tampered leg- H&M


Juju 'Babe' Jellies- Juju


Lace Hem crop top, pastel pink- Topshop


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Emily x





Sunday, 21 September 2014

2 Months and 200 followers on...


Hi!

So today is a huge landmark for me as, not only have I been blogging for a grand total of 2 months now, but 'Through the Looking Glass' has also reached 200 followers! This is amazing for me as I honestly never imagined this kind of response so quickly!!

I thought it might be quite nice to do a 'What I've learnt since I've started blogging' as when I first became a blogger, I found these types of posts really helpful and interesting.

1. Stop comparing your blog to other people's

This is something I'm still trying not to do, but just remember that you are your own person and your blog should be individual and this is always lovely to see when reflected in someone's blog. 

2. Make sure you post regularly

Its amazing what a difference it can make to your hits when you're posting every few days instead of once a fortnight.

3. Put in lots of effort

I know that sometimes it can be difficult to fit blogging in, but the more time and effort you put in, the larger rewards you'll receive.

4. The numbers will come- just be patient

When I first started my blog, I would always be disappointed when I was getting minimal views everyday. However, it was so rewarding to see my audience and views growing daily after a length of time so don't worry- just be patient and put in lots of effort and you'll reap the rewards.

5. Blogger Etiquette

This is something which is just acknowledged in the blogging community- when you enjoy someone's post, share a comment- its surprising how far it can go. Also, it's great to take inspiration from other bloggers, but inspiration and copying are two completely different things- don't do it!

6. Photos are vital!

Not everybody wants to invest in a high-tech camera and that is absolutely fine- however, always include pictures when writing blog posts- this will help to attract your readers attention when looking at them against other people's posts.



Thank you once again for 200 followers- it means so much to me! I hope you have enjoyed this post, please let me know in the comments :)


Emily x