Shades Of Autumn - The Velvet Coat

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

I decided throw a few different autumn shades into this look, browns and purples. This coat is a nod to the velvet trend and in this brown shade it's the perfect autumn piece. It already feels cold enough to start layering up and wearing heavier coats. 

Here in Ireland, it feels like there's just a few weeks of "Hey, the air's nice out, it's cool but not cold" autumn before it's just full on freezing weather. Anyway, I've a few different style posts I've shot already lined up for you, but won't be doing more for a while after that maybe. Because I'm away from home during the college semester my wardrobe has to be cut down and I wear the same few solid pieces all the time.

Part of why I started doing style posts, was because I have so much clothing to style and play around with at home. Also I won't have my fab photographer around (thank you to my sis for all her hard work shooting me!) to create style posts with, but I'm hoping to keep working on my other content. I'm happy I've explored outfit posts/style blogging a little bit, even though it wasn't my main sort of "thing" at the beginning of my blogging journey, styling different looks to shoot is a lot of fun.

Coat: Prima Collection // thrifted
Sweater: Wocho
Jeans: Primark
Bag: Pr├╝ne
Boots: Fugative by Francesco Rossi

Back to whinging about college, :p I'm kinda still adjusting to commuting daily again. If you follow me on snapchat, (add me @sadiyahearts!) you can follow my daily stuggle :p also, you can stay up to date with what Kdramas I'm watching ;)
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The Giant Scarf

Sunday, 25 September 2016

This somewhat lazy outfit was kind of a desperate attempt to get a last bit of wear out of this denim jacket, which was one of my favourite pieces all summer. To stay warm, I paired it with this massive cosy raspberry coloured scarf, and added this 90s style triangular backpack which I love.

Scarf: Monki
Jacket: Gap
Trousers: Gerry Webber
Boots: Pieces
Bag: River Island

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The Basic Bomber Jacket

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

I love this basic bomber jacket, it's actually really padded and warm too. Added a pop of colour to an otherwise plain outfit ( and gloomy day) with this bright raspberry coloured bag. It started raining again while taking these pics.. style blogging really isn't glam at all :p #bloggerproblems

Jacket: Izabel London
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Soya Concept
Bag: Avon
Boots: River Island

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Autumn/Fall Essentials | A/W Wishlist

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

1.  Throw: Foxford Woolen Mills  
A cosy throw is definitely one of the most important A/W essentials. I love this houndstooth print one from Foxford Woolen Mills.

2.  Roll Neck Jumper: Reiss @ Opsh
They don't call it sweater weather for nothing y'know, you need a chunky roll up jumper to keep yourself snug.

3.  Cashmere Socks: Asos
If my budget allowed, I'm pretty sure half my wardrobe would consist of cashmere pieces.. these gorgeous cashmere knee-high grey socks I can only drool over but cosy socks are definitely an essential.

4.  Coat: Asos
When it gets really cold here, you really need to leave the house practically wrapped in a sleeping bag style coat to keep the cold out :p, but this grey duffle coat is a lovely piece.

5. Clipper Super Cosy Drinking Chocolate: Evergreen
Copious amounts of hot chocolate are definitely one of my A/W essentials. I really wanna try this one from Clipper.

6.   Harmony Blend Candle: Emmas
Scented candles may be one of the best things about autumn, they're always nice when it's starting to get dark out early.

7.   Boots: Schuh
Super warm stompy boots are one of my essentials, freezing toes are no joke y'know XD I think these black Timberlands are a cool classic.

8.   Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream: Evergreen 
This time of year, pumpkin spice anything is an absolutely necessary :p, I had to list these gorgeous hand cream when I saw it. Keep your mitts from getting cracked in the cold weather, and smelling amazing too. 

9.   Enamel Mug: Urban Outfitters
A pretty mug to drink all that hot chocolate from, a must.

What are some of your autumn essentials?

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Monochrome + Blue // Eid ootd

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

I didn't really plan my Eid outfit in advance, so I was really just working to look as formal as possible for me with this look. I love this mini tux style jacket, it gives this look a little bit of an edge.  The bottom of this skirt paired with heels looks super lady like, and the sort of Disney blue of this shirt kinda reminds me of Cinderella's dress.. do you see it? :p Note that a couple of pieces I thrifted, but I've listed the original labels here.

Scarf: Heart Hijab | Jacket: Karen Millen | Shirt: Ann Taylor | Skirt: Joanna Hope | Clutch: Armani // gift Set | Shoes: Coast

Hope you had a blessed Eid :)
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Back To School

Monday, 12 September 2016

Lots of you will have already started back at school or college, but some of us have had the luxury of an extra couple of weeks but are only now facing the reality of being back in lectures very soon. I dunno about you but I love the freedom I have during the summer months, but quickly switching from that to a more structured daily routine is hard. I'm trying to encourage myself to get back into some kind of routine this week so a the early starts aren't such a shock to the system :p Here are a few things I hope to do to get back into things.

1. Fix Sleep Cycle
I've lost any sleep structure during the last few months and 9:00 am lectures on Monday morning are going to be a really awful unless I make a change. I'm gonna try and fix my sleep pattern so waking up early morning isn't complete torture XD If I start now it should make life easier come next week.

2. Set Goals
I'm sure we all have a few things we'd like to do better this semester, it might be something as small as doing a little better in one class, or improving your attendance. My goal is to try and stay on top of assignments, that is, not to leave things so late and have that last minute panic of trying to get things together.

3. Eat Right
I'm going to try and cut out crappy junk food I find myself reaching for and try to drink more herbal teas instead of tons of coffee, as much as I love it. Eating right means I can function much better and hopefully avoid a cold or flu that does the rounds this time of year.

4. Make The Most Of Commuting
Some of you may be lucky enough pretty close to your school or college, but if you're like me and you don't have the luxury of rolling out of bed 20 minutes before a lecture, put your longer travel time to use. Maybe read over your class notes or handouts you never look at, listen to podcasts or maybe even write up a blog post ;)

Have you any tips for starting back at college?
Wishing you all the best of luck with school or college this year, we can do it!

Also, Eid Mubarak to my huns that are celebrating today, have a lovely day!

August Favourites Video

Thursday, 8 September 2016

I haven't been keeping up with videos every week in August but I sat down to film my August faves. I talk about fashion, style, home and TV and beauty favourites. Check it out and leave a like if you'd like me to continue making monthly favourites videos.

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7 Autumn/Fall Scented Candles

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Welcome those autumn vibes with these warming scented candles.

1. Cinnamon, Clove & Orange Votive - Celtic Candles
2. Autumn Night Medium Jar -  Yankee Candle
3. Honeycomb Pillar Candle - Warm Candle
4. Ebony & Oak Medium Jar - Yankee Candle
5. Golden Saffron & Rose Spice Candle - Homeland Candles
6. Winter Large Candle - Bog Standard
7. Masala Chai Candle - Emmas

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The Pink Blazer

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

This blazer is a great transitional piece, I love the pop of pale pink, it really brightens up these grey photos. Perspex I think go really well with these sorts of pink shades, for some geek chic.

Blazer: Paul Costelloe
Tee: Vila
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Soya Concept
Bag: Avon
Shoes: Asos
Glasses: // thrifted

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Autumn/Fall Desktop Wallpaper \\ Freebie

Monday, 5 September 2016

I've wanted to create a wallpaper design for a long time and as autumn is my favourite time of year, I thought I'd create one inspired by it. What are your favourite things about autumn? Pumpkin spiced anything, pretty coloured leaves, autumn scented candles, sweater weather and the smell in the air are just a few of my favourite things. Expect more Autumn appreciation posts here!

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Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.

- Nora Ephron

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Stranger Things // ootd

Sunday, 4 September 2016

After hearing so many people include it in their July favourites videos, I recently finished watching Stranger Things. I thought the whole show was amazing, and I really liked the 80s fashion in it. I didn't put this look together inspired by the costumes, but I think it had a subtle 80ish vibe. Check print, keds and this geekish mini backpack. Am I seeing things? :p I'm suffering withdrawal anyway and can't wait for season 2.

"You shouldn't like things because people tell you you're supposed to." - Jonathan Byers

Scarf: Heart Hijab
Top: Zara
Trousers: Monki
Bag: // thrifted
Shoes: Vans

"Mornings are for coffee and contemplation." - Chief Hopper

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