BIRMINGHAM FASHION FESTIVAL OOTD | BRAVE

 Hello + welcome back to my blog ...

So today I'm back with another outfit of the day for the Birmingham Fashion Festival. I kind of went for a casual look but you can easily dress this up with some heels and switch the denim jacket for a leather jacket. You guys know I love anything comfortable and it's always a plus if it actually looks pretty sick.

Sooo .. I'm guessing you guys probably noticed something different ... Yeahhhhh so I have orange hair, why? because orange is the new black (see what I did there haha, I'm so funny right)! I was slightly inspired by the scottish disney Princess Merida, from the film Brave. I feel like her chill outlook on life is slightly me, so it was only appropriate to also dye my hair orange to fully relate to her haha. To be honest, I just wanted to change my look and do something out of my comfort zone and at first I was a little apprehensive but now I'm feeling it.














THE FASHION FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE 

So the festival was  a four day event, showcasing lots of designers in Birmingham and the event I attended was the Private Liaison Runway show. The fashion show was in a really nice and intimate setting. We got to sit front row, so we had a very good view of all the models. The designers were so diverse, you had a variety of styles across the whole show, which was really cool to see. 

Overall it was a really good event, something I'd recommend to any aspiring fashion designers or even anyone just like me who likes fashion. 

Make sure to follow Birmingham Fashion Festival on Instagram to see all the designers and to keep up to date on their upcoming shows,


OUTFIT DETAILS

DENIM JACKET - EAST END THRIFT STORE
TOP - RIVER ISLAND 
TROUSERS - RIVER ISLAND 
SHOES - VANS 

Hope you guys liked this post .. until next week ✌🏾


BEAUTY | NUDES FOR DARK SKIN


Hello + Welcome back to my blog, and welcome to my second beauty post! 

It dawned upon me that this is also a beauty blog but I noticed I barely did any beauty posts. I am not the biggest make up fanatic but one thing that I do have and have a lot of is, lip products! I use to hate having big lips but after the realisation that big lips are life, I took advantage of them, ombre looks literally look so good on my lips, since there's a lot more to work with if you know what I mean lol. 

So as a woman of colour its sometimes hard to find a nude that looks good on my skin tone, I know the struggle is real so I thought I'd share my top lip glosses and matte lipsticks that really compliment that melanin!
I hope you guys like it, If you want to see more beauty stuff comment below! But enough rambling.. on to the swatches! ...







LIP GLOSSES 

1. CLINIQUE LIP GLOSS - NUDE POP
2. NYX BUTTER GLOSS - PRALINE
3. NYX BUTTER GLOSS - GINGER SNAP







MATTE LIPS 

1. NYX LIP LINGERIE - BEDTIME FLIRT
3. NYX MATTE LIP - DUBAI
[NOTE - SALEEM + SHROOM are A LOT darker, for some reason my camera did not pick it up that well, but shroom does really blend in with my skin, its such a great nude for girls with dark skin.]

Hope you guys liked this post, tell me which ones are your fav! 
see you next Sunday! 


THE STYLE STEAL | THE SPORTY DRESS

Hello + welcome back to my blog, today on this glorious sunday morning we are back with another 'Style Steal'. Today I am introducing the sporty dress! Sports clothing brands are doing the most these days, and I am here for it. I'm just loving how a lot of the clothing that is supposed to be for fitness can now be worn on the daily, like sports bras, track bottoms and leggings, the list can go on and on.

A popular brand that is just doing a lot is adidas, the Adidas Originals range is sick! Their dresses are honestly one of my favourites and there collection is extensive. They have so many different styles, and you can wear them in so many different ways.

Since 'The Style Steal' is all about promoting bloggers, and people with amazing style... here are a three really cool bloggers/instagrammers that having been rocking these dresses, make sure to click their names to get redirected to their pages.

@MELISSANGUYENXO



@EMMA_KNIGHT01

      

@STACEYLOUISEHUTTON




WHERE TO BUY:


Hope you guys were inspired .. See you next Sunday!


P.s If you missed my previous Style Steal post and want to check it out,  CLICK HERE 

FORGIVE

Hello + welcome back to my blog.

Today I am back again, but I'm back with an outfit of the day, can you believe I haven't done one of these in 2017 and it's literally June. So today I decided to go back to basics, bringing out the good old denim jacket. I decided to pair it with this two in one t-shirt.

Listen, this top gives me life! It has got the Kanye West pablo kinda vibes to it and I think it's pretty sick, plus it is 80% cheaper than pablo merch.  It reads ' who are we not to forgive', when I read it I was like bro! yes who are we not to?! What a thought provoking tee, I mean how many times do you find a t-shirt that makes you think this deep haha. Anyways, I hope this top makes you think as deep about life and forgiveness as I did.

Peace!







OUTFIT DETAILS:

DENIM JACKET - EAST END THRIFT STORE
TOP - NEW LOOK 
TROUSERS - H&M
SHOES - DOC MARTENS 

Hope you guys liked this post! 


COLOUR ME BADD

Hello everyone + welcome back to my blog,

today's post is some appreciation for those popping spring/summer colours. I am loving the pastel colours this spring, especially the pinks! I love everything pastel pink, that colour just pops off on any and everyone.

Before  I continue, can we just appreciate the name of this post, I think it is quite creative if I do say so myself *flicks hair*. If you get it then let me know? If you didn't, I'm going to assume you are not a 90s baby or you're just not well acquainted with the old school R&B music scene. It's ok if you're not, better late then never right?

Anywayssss .. You guys know I love that light blue denim, to be honest I just live and love off denim in denim in general. I am for all different colours of denim, I do not discriminate! A couple of weeks ago I saw this bomb yellow denim jacket and guys, guysssssss, I really hope you see my use of repetition as emphasis on how much this yellow denim jacket popped! Especially on dark skin, don't get me started now!

I am just living for colour right now, especially because the sun has been out and this is very rare in England, and its actually been quite warm! I know, shock horror right, but I won't get too excited as I know this weather is unpredictable.

Can we just talk about how hair colours are getting more and more adventurous, I am really into the lilac and blush pink looks, they are so on trend. One of my favourite looks was on the one and only bad gal riri in her Paper Magazine Bodega photoshoot a couple of months ago, that shoot gave me life! I absolutely loved it, it was genuinely breaking the rules. I tend to go grocery shopping looking quite bummy but ri ri changed the game, I think I may have to level up my style for the isle 8 Tesco shop!




Well guys, I hope you all enjoyed this post and it has inspired you to get some colour in your wardrobe .. until next time!





TOP INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR OUTFIT INSPIRATIONS

Hello + Welcome back to my blog,

As you guys know, and if you're new here, I have been on a journey of finding my style and I think I have found it, sort of ... well I guess I kind of know the look I'm going for, I like wearing clothes that make me comfortable and ultimately look good. So in light of my blog being my style diary, I thought it would only be right to share with you who I get my style inspiration from.

I'd like to think my style has a casual hipster vibe to it. I love denim, basics and flats! I like wearing heels here and there but trainers are my kind of shoe. So, I have compiled a list of my top five people who consistently just make me say I need to get whatever they are wearing ASAP. I tend to save their posts, and when I go shopping I just go on a mission to find some of the clothing I have seen.

Well without further ado, here are my top 5 insta outfit inspo girls (click on there names to get redirected to their instagram pages) :


     1. KICKI YANG ZHANG 


    2. SHOPE DELANO 



     3. CHLOE MILES



     4. YANIN NAMASONTHI



    5. CHIDERA 



I hope you guys were inspired! 



Latest Instagrams

© KEELIE'S KLOSET. Design by FCD.