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!

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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The Best Skincare Treatments to Try At Home

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Guest Post | Contributor: Carolyn Clarke

The skin is one of the most important parts of our bodies to care for, as it is our largest organ and first line of defense against bacteria and dirt. Often, drugstore products are packed with chemicals that can harm or dry skin, only contributing to our skincare woes. For these situations, consider trying one of these 5 skincare treatments to try in the comfort of your home!

Most of the following skincare treatments can be performed with the ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Inexpensive and perfect for travel, these products will have your skin flawless and smooth in no time.

Microdermabrasion Crystals for Flawless Skin

Microdermabrasion crystals are one of the easiest ways to get flawless skin without the high spa prices. Highly versatile and all-natural, the white aluminum oxide crystals are mother nature’s way of pampering your pores.
The microdermabrasion crystals smooth and cleanse your skin as fine particles enter your pores, unclogging any trapped dirt or oil.

For the perfect at-home microdermabrasion scrub, all you’ll need is:

 1 tsp. microdermabrasion crystals (120 grit for best results)
 2 tbsp. jojoba oil
 Moisturizing lotion (optional)

First, make sure your skin is thoroughly cleaned. Then, combine 1 tsp. of microdermabrasion crystals with 2 tbsp. of jojoba oil. Gently rub in a circular motion across your face, making sure to capture your T-zone. Rinse your face and pat dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer to soothe any possible irritation from over scrubbing.

Don’t have oil in your pantry? No problem! Simply add a teaspoon of the crystals to your favorite face wash. Microdermabrasion crystals can work on any part of the body that has rough or dry skin. Put a small amount of the crystals in a salt shaker for the ultimate travel beauty kit!

Oatmeal Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Acne can be one of the most embarrassing and distracting skincare problems. Instead of covering it up with makeup and products that can dry your skin, try this at-home oatmeal face mask instead. Rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, oatmeal is one of the best ingredients for at-home skincare treatments.

To make this mask at home, all you’ll need is:

 1 tbsp. ground oatmeal
 1 tsp. microdermabrasion crystals
 1 tbsp. milk
 1 tsp. honey

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and gently tap them onto your clean face with a wash cloth or napkin. Wait for about 10-15 minutes for the milk to seep into your skin, allowing the oatmeal to act as a sponge, absorbing any excess oils or impurities. The honey will then work as a natural moisturizer that will leave your skin fragrant and smooth.

Baking Soda & Lemon Deodorant  to Fight Body Odor

yellow-763833_960_720.jpgAs we get older and our bodies change, so do our pH levels. A deodorant that used to work for us in the past may not get the job done anymore. However, you don’t need to travel with a tiny deodorant in your pocket or check your underarms to make sure you’re still smelling fresh.

A convenient and cheap supplement to your deodorant of choice is a baking soda and lemon underarm skin care regimen. The high acidity of lemon kills any odor-causing bacteria that may linger, while the baking soda balances any acids and irregular pH.

To make this natural, at-home deodorant you’ll need:

 1 slice of lemon
 1 tsp. baking soda

After your shower, place 1 tsp. of baking soda on the lemon slice. Wait for about 1 minute for the lemon to fizz the baking soda, and then gently rub on your arm. Be careful not to use this option after shaving your underarms, as it may irritate or sting your skin.

Sugar and Honey Scrub for Dry Lips

Our lips are highly sensitive to sun exposure and cold weather, making them one of the easiest parts of the skin to flake and dry. Get ultra-smooth lips with this brown sugar and honey scrub. Strikingly similar to most store-bought lip smoothing products and gels, this at-home skincare routine will be your next favorite beauty secret.

For soft lips, all you’ll need is:

 1 tsp. honey
 1/4 tsp. brown sugar

Simply mix the honey and sugar in a small bowl or plate and dab it across your lips with the tip of your finger, being careful not to over scrub. If you don’t have brown or coarse sugar, microdermabrasion crystals or kosher salt work just as well.

For lips with a lot of damage, you can add more sugar to the mixture for a dense scrub. When you’re done, gently wipe it off with a napkin and add your favorite lip balm or gloss. Voila! Your lips are ready to shine.

Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner for a Dry Scalp

Apple_cider_vinegar.jpgA common, yet embarrassing skincare problem is a dry, flaky scalp that will leave small particles clinging to your hair. However, conditioners and shampoos can be costly and effective when used daily.

Try making this at-home apple cider and vinegar conditioner to combat flakes and unwanted odors.

For a hydrated and flake-free scalp, you’ll need:

 1 cup of water
 2-4 tbs. apple cider vinegar
 1 tsp. lavender or tea tree oil (optional)

Mix the water and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl before you shower. Since vinegar has an easily identifiable smell, you can choose for a more fragrant finish by adding lavender or tea tree oil. In addition to providing a nice smell, they add shine and help fight dandruff.

After you have rinsed off your shampoo in the shower, grab your bowl and gently pour it over your hair, making sure to avoid your eyes. Gently massage the oils into your scalp for about two minutes, then rinse clean. Repeat this skincare regimen about twice a week for fast results.

Now that you understand the best skincare treatments to try at home, you can rest assured that you will have soft skin and fragrant hair in no time!

Author Bio:
Carolyn Clarke is a professional makeup artist and a freelance beauty writer from Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, she has helped many clients with skincare problems achieve luminous and healthy skin tone. When she is not busy with work, she enjoys exercising and reading.