Friday 30 June 2017

Spring/Summer Outfits 2017

Hey lovelies!

Once again, it's time for my seasonal outfits!! If you've been following me since the start, you would know that every couple of seasons I post outfits for each day of the week using a selection of items from the 'New In' section on the Topshop website. I love the clothes, shoes and accessories that this store has to offer and despite the fact that some of the products are more expensive than I would like, they are great quality and can last you for a good length of time.

I really wanted to create a look for the 4th July so I decided to focus on the week beginning the 3rd but even if you don't celebrate this particular occasion, feel free to have a peek at the other outfits that I have managed to put together, enjoy!


P.S. Let me know which outfit is your favourite or better yet which item you'll definitely be picking up yourself!


I am loving the pastel shades in this outfit! They are so effortless and simply scream Spring/Summer fashion. The combination of the baby blue skirt and baby pink bodysuit is made all the more fresh and clean by being paired with these clean cut white shoes. The sunglasses and bag add that extra cute detail to make this the perfect outfit to start the week.


From Left: 1. Large Eyelet Bodysuit, 2. Moto American Flag Splice Mom Shorts, 3. Mini Stella Soft Bucket Bag, 4. Lorenzo Style Sunglasses, 5. Coffee Lace Up Trainers.
It's the 4th July!!!!! What better way to start this day than with an outfit perfectly in touch with the colours of the American flag?! I decided to incorporate the red, blue and white even though the back of the shorts had 100% already got this covered hahaha! I designed this look to be super comfortable but also very edgy and very festive because, after all, it is Independence Day for all of my American readers out there!!


From Left: 1. Stitchy Bralet, 2. Moto Kiri High Side Shorts, 3. Handmade Premium Acetate Kitten Club Sunglasses, 4. Animal Ears Applique Cap, 5. Dolly Faux Fur Tote Bag, 6. Tucker Leopard Print Slip On Trainers.
This is by far my favourite outfit because it is just so cute! Yes I love that word, I can't help it! This look somehow reminds me of Ariana Grande with the ears on the hat and the light pink shade found in the bralet and gorgeous faux fur tote bag (*cue heart eyes emoji*). Everything about this outfit just screams my name and I would love to give it a try but I'm not too sure that it would entirely suit me - I'm sure it will suit many of you stunning girls out there though!


From Left: 1. Floral Embroidered Lace Bralet, 2. Moto Button Front Denim Midi Skirt, 3. Ria Floral Cross Body Bag, 4. Handmade Premium Acetate Round Frame Sunglasses, 5. Mauritius Embroidered Platform Sandals.
I am slowly falling in love with embroidered items of clothing because they sure do have the power to amp up any look. The shoes featured in this outfit are stunning and once put together with the bralet and midi skirt, they instantly create a sexy Latina look...or am I just imagining that? Either way, this outfit proves to be a great preview for what will hopefully be a nice, long weekend for you all.


From Left: 1. Embroidered Cherry Bardot Top, 2. Moto Lace Up Denim Mini Skirt, 3. Rhie Cross Body Bag, 4. Handmade Premium Acetate Flat Brow Sunglasses, 5. Dabble Two Part Sandals.
This look is fresh and so good for the hot weather! The cherry detail on the bardot style top just screams Summer and the lace up detail on the skirt adds that extra little something to make the outfit a lot more interesting. Also, the inclusion of the cross body bag simply means that you can have your hands free in order to get on with your day-to-day activities without having to worry about juggling your basic necessities.


From Left: 1. Shirred Bardot Top, 2. Moto Wrap Denim Skirt, 3. Wave Logo Cap, 4. Tortoiseshell Frame Sunglasses, 5. Kas Western Ankle Boots, 6. Sienna Leather Slouch Hobo Bag.
Okay, I may have a slight attachment to bardot tops...and denim skirts...and black shoes. I created this outfit with a fun shopping day in mind, especially one with the girls, and I love the combination of these studded ankle boots that have the potential to make any feminine look like this one, a whole lot more edgy. All you need to do now is add a pair of sunglasses and a varsity cool hat and you'll be ready to go out into the sun!


From Left: 1. Tie Dye Jersey Playsuit, 2. Soul Faux Leather Biker Jacket, 3. Double Buckle Studded Belt, 4. Stella Soft Bucket Bag, 5. Oversized Maisie Style Sunglasses, 6. Hive Pearl Detail Sandals.
It's Sundaaaaay! The day where it is 100% okay to wear whatever you want and not feel guilty about it, including an outfit that just exudes comfort. This playsuit offers style and comfort all in one, whilst the biker jacket, belt and studded sandals simply add a rock-chic vibe that will leave you lusting after more!

Friday 23 June 2017

Brow Ready?

Hey lovelies!

I am a lover of brows and I believe that, if they're well defined, they have the potential to complete any makeup look that you choose to create.

I remember when I used to do absolutely nothing to my brows and I would be completely fine about it, it really didn't affect me at all. To be honest with you, that wasn't actually too long ago but it's safe to say that I have since found the light and have made the conscious decision to fill in my eyebrows in one way or another.

I love my brows but like many others I wasn't blessed with ones that are both naturally and perfectly structured. I don't think that my brows require much change but I would definitely improve their slight lack of definition which is something that takes a lot of practice to get right, not to mention the correct products. I do, however, put the focus on my browbones and always make sure that they're relatively highlighted which is my way of giving off that sleek, clean-cut look that I desire.

I have perused the list of my favourite beauty bloggers and have chosen a few photos in order to show you who I'm inspired by and who I can't help but sit and stare in awe at every time they post a selfie on Instagram. Hopefully you can stop yourself from doing the same just in time to get your brows runway ready too - I sure have a long way to go, eeeek!


Image from: @carlibel
Image from: @danimansutti
Image from: @lustrelux
Image from: @taliamarmusic
Image from: @nicoleguerriero

Tuesday 20 June 2017

New York: Revisited

Hey lovelies!

Sorry to break up the beginning of my many Summer-related posts here on Not Vicarious but I'm going to put in this throwback post, simply because the pictures are just too stunning not to show you - if I may say so myself hahaha - plus who doesn't like a little bit of reminiscing?

My trip to New York started off perfectly by checking into the modern and eccentric looking Novotel New York hotel that is situated right on the cusp of Times Square. The location couldn't have been better and I genuinely loved venturing out into the pretty streets to see what the city had to offer to me the second time around. Thankfully I got to experience a whole lot more, including a day out to Greenwich Village, a quick trip to the High Line and an even more exciting visit to the big Target in Brooklyn...I finally made it to one guys!

There is a lot that can be said about the Big Apple. Some view it as incredibly overrated and yet, despite this, I still don't think that it detracts from the stunning architecture, the luxurious parade of fashion and beauty stores, and the endless mix of the natural and human world. The concrete jungle still finds space to house many gorgeous parks, such as Central Park and my new favourite Bryant Park, and presents plenty of alternatives to the usual tourist attractions, so much so that the opportunities become endless!

The best part about getting to travel to New York in February was that I was able to be there for Valentine's Day and whilst it wasn't too great being away from the one I love, it was still so nice to see people celebrating in their own little ways. There were loads and loads of chocolates, red hearts and huge teddy bears that I was seriously considering buying even though they probably weigh ten times more than me! I had such an amazing time and although, by the last day, I was so tired of walking everywhere, it all felt worth it for what I was able to see in the relatively short amount of time that I dedicated to this large city.

I hope that you enjoy looking through the pictures I took, maybe it will convince you to take a trip across the pond!


P.S. Let me know, in the comment section down below, if you love New York as much as I do and please feel free to leave links to any travel posts you've done - I'd love to see them, I like a bit of wanderlust!
View from the Rockefeller Centre
This will never get old!
Is it weird that I have a soft spot for the MetLife Building? It used to be the building for Pan Am!
Empire State of Mind
Structurally Powerful
Skyline Views that you?
So beautiful and so talented!
NYFW in progress
One of my favourite places to look at!
Flatiron Building
The sun makes everything better!
The Friends Building
Pretending like I live here
Sister Sister!
How cute is she?!
The Rockefeller Centre
Rockefeller Centre - Ground Level
These look so delicious!
Can you see it?
Just a little bit of snow, here and there
This honestly reminds me of a house that can be built in Sims haha!
Sit with me awhile
Sweet words for Valentine's Day
You should know that I love bread very much!
A stunning church!
I mean come on now...the architecture is incredible!
Stopping off for lunch at Trattoria Spaghetto - I definitely recommend it!
Once again, the bread makes an appearance haha!
Sweet Heaven
Some day...
Me, myself and I
Hiidden Paradise
Gapstow Bridge
Bethesda Fountain
Choose a path...
So beautiful!
A Nature Transition
Reminds me of something out of a fairytale
Christopher Columbus Statue
So glad I ventured into this part of Central Park
A picture becomes ten times better when family are included
Central Park Shadows
Does this remind anyone of Gossip Girl?
Ice Skating in Central Park
I didn't want to leave!
Reminds me of so many movie scenes
Best way to end this post!