Friday, October 31, 2014

ELK

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Autumn is the time we pack away the summer inspired clothes and bags.. and break out the Winter themed ones. It all sounds like a bit of a mission (and it is!) but it's a major must-do in the wardrobe world, believe me. Recently, whilst browsing for my Autumnal bag inspiration, I came across elk, and the designer handbags on offer were my absolute favourite. The above shows my favourite picks from the website - all neutral Winter shades and bags that will match any outfit I chose to pair up.

The grey number is a pretty nifty size, big enough for just about anything I decide to grab on my way out (the usual Laura routine..) and I am absolutely loving grey shades for AW14! Next up is this light camel clutch, firstly I am loving the studded detailing and 'elk' logo, it gives it a beautiful quality feel. I also picked out the matching shoulder bag, but in black, because again, it's a bag that is an all time classic, and will last for years. My last choice, is a little more daring, a black leather bag with a silver bottom strip. Silver is my metallic shade of choice, so it was bound to find it's way over here - I love how this modernises the bag up a notch, perfect for a simplistic outfit.

Take a look at the bags over at Elk - do any of the designer handbags take your fancy?!


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

BLACK OUT

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Top - Zara
Trousers - H&M
Boots - Topshop
Necklace - Double Cross*
Lips - Chanel

I guess what I'm trying to say with this outfit is that monochrome doesnt need to be boring, add a little pattern and it's a whole new world (sorry if you now have Disney songs in your head...) I found these trousers in my little faithful H&M and instantly knew I needed to have them for Winter. They are extremnely versatile - wear with a thick knitwear piece and boots (like above) for a casual feel and with a leather jacket and heels for the evening.. my kinda outfit! I'm also really loving this zip up cardigan from Blue Vanilla, it's the perfect Autumn "I don't need a big coat just yet" piece and I love how comfortable it is, whilst being very warm. I think it brings this outfit up a notch to a smart casual feel, which is great for days when you're going from office to evening. Obviously I popped on some red lippy.. no monochrome outfit would be the same without it!

The Blue Vanilla website launched this week and they have kindly offered my readers a 20% discount! Simply enter TinyTwist20 at the checkout to grab yourself a bargain :)

*This is a sponsored post, all views my own.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

RUFFLE

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Shoes - Lipsy, Via Very*
Lipstick - MAC, Poison Apple

 If you are female you will already probably know that it's pretty essential in life to own a black dress - in fact, it's probably wise to own more than one (that's an unofficial rule, made by me..) This little Gorgeous Couture number could well be my new LBD favourite. It has a really unique neckline (which is pretty difficult to figure out at first, it took me a while to get this on) but I like how it makes this dress stand out and also gives it little shoulder sleeves. However, for me, the best thing about this one is the beautiful ruffles which I feel GC are best known for! Ruffles and pleats like this are super flattering as it means the dress doesn't cling, instead it helps exaggerate all the right places. I wanted to add a little colour, so I obviously paired it with my orange heels and matching lips, never did I think I would wear this much orange, these shoes have been amazing.

How many little black dresses do you own? (come on, make me feel better!)


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TWENTY THOUSAND.

 photo 20_zpsab4c8c7b.jpg Way back in 2006 I sat down at my desk and created Tiny Twisst. I was still at University, so it was simply a place for me to avoid doing any work and to write about the makeup I had bought with money I didn't really have to spend. I never really 'got into it' much and it became a little abandoned. However, six years later on one rainy weekend (and probably after a few glasses of wine) I deleted every single post and started over again. I spent that whole week designing, researching, taking outfit photos and posted my first ever outfit post - I quite enjoyed it. (just look how young I look here, aww!) So, that's when Tiny Twisst became a fashion blog, and that's also when I began to love it.

Never did I think that just a few years later this little Internet space would not only be part of my job, but also my absolute passion. Writing posts and knowing that you guys read and enjoy them literally makes my day. You guys inspire me to always do better, and I like that.

This brings me to YouTube. I was working in London at the beginning of this year and got made redundant (which I didn't mind, the job wasn't much fun) This gave me more time to put into videos and when I hit my first 5,000 subscribers I was over the freakin' moon. In July, I hit 10,000 subscribers and made this celebration video, again, I was pretty happy about this.. as you can see.

3 months later bring us to today, and well.. I just reached 20,000 subscribers, which I guess might explain this post. Now, I know it's not millions like some but I am still stunned that twenty thousand people watch my videos, some of those follow me on social media, read my blog.. it's just completely unbelievable. You really don't know what this blog, you guys and everything else has done for me - Tiny Twisst was one of the little flickering lights at the end of a pretty dark, miserable tunnel, so I want to say thank you, to each and every one of you.
 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

COUNTRY

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Top - New Look
Shoes - Clarks*

When this Hush cardigan landed through my door via Mr Postman I was pretty excited. In fact, it's probably a little sad to be that excited about knitwear, but y'know, it takes all sorts. It's the beautiful mix of colours I love the most, a strong, vibrant pink paired with neutral brown tones - who would have thought these colours would work so well together? A slouchy cardi is my absolute favourite piece to wear throughout the colder months, they provide comfort that a coat cannot and I guess I just like being damn comfortable! I wanted to go for a slight retro feel, so paired it with my trusty high-waisters via Topshop (will always love these!) and these beaut pair of boots via Clarks (which are probably the most comfortable boots I've ever owned!)

So, next week I go on holiday and I'm pretty excited about it! I'm off to Cornwall for a nice chilled out week with my boyfriend, and I cannot wait - life has been pretty hectic recently and I can't remember the last time I had a complete week off/holiday. Of course this little space will still be updated and I'm sure I'll still be tweeting and instagramming, but I am definitely looking forward to a little less Internet, sometimes it's good to just get away from it all and enjoy a bit of no-phone-time!

Have any of you been to Cornwall?! If so, let me know good places to visit in the comments below :)