to the moon and back (& my giveaway is up!)

21/04/2013


what i'm wearing:
h&m conscious scalloped vest
h&m black knitted cardigan
h&m printed trousers (similar here)
OASAP bag*
river island flats
urban outfitters elephant bracelet
MK watch

life just feels so much better when you've fake tanned, don't you think? i'm really bad for applying it frequently which means most of the time i resemble casper the friendly ghost, but as i knew i'm going away i made sure i did it. i usually use st tropez or st moriz (the cheap stuff) which is okay but not amazing as it usually disappears after a days wear, so i decided to give my xen-tan moroccan tan sample i received at the north meet up a go. i honestly can't explain how amazing the results are. even though at first i thought "oh god, i'm streaky and now look a different ethnicity", with one quick scrub down in the bath left my tan looking even and most importantly still dark but natural looking at the same time! it's pretty pricey i think but the results are amazing so i think i may have to buy a full size.

i think this has to be one of those outfits that is extremely casual but really interesting all at the same time. these trousers are my absolute pride and joy at the moment, originally £14.99 but are currently in H&M's spring offer so you'd get them for only £7.50, such a bargain. they are such a great quality as they aren't a ridiculous tight fabric that means as soon as you get them on you can't even move. i even tested by doing squats being the sad person i am. i'm usually an 8 but i got a 10 as i know that H&M are quite tight with there trouser sizing but they're a perfect fit for me. i think they are going to great for interchangeable seasons as i can throw on a jumper with them in the autumn or a vest and flats in the summer. everyone will have seen these shoes, they're fab and i won't like i did only get them after i saw lily from llymlrs wear them in her outfit posts. who knew white shoes could be so nice? finally, i'm so glad to have a new bag c/o OASAP. as everyone can tell monochrome is my favourite trend (i'll still be wearing it when it's no longer considered fashionable) so to now have a black and white bag is just the best thing ever. i did think it was going to be a lot bigger in size before it came and even though i tend to pack my entire life in my day bags i still think it's so cute and maybe it will teach me that i can just pack my purse, camera and some powder and i will survive. i can't wait to start wearing it to death.

here's my 1000 follower giveaway, my way of saying thank you!
you can win 2 MAC lipsticks of your choice and a tangle teezer, both products i couldn't live without.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

good luck!

81 comments

  1. Lovely outfit, the trousers are GORGEOUS!

    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

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  2. Lovee the trousers, such a pretty pattern
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  3. perfect outfit, out next weekend and this has inspired me to try something different
    http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Love everything: pants, bag, shoes! All fab xx

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  5. I love the trousers, so pretty :). x

    A Scholar Life

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  6. I really love Outfits posts like this!

    x

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  8. those shoes are gorgeous, really matches the outfit. I've tried the zen tan I really like that it doesn't smell like normal fake tan and the colour lasts ages if looked after. my favourite types of posts to read are your fashion ones and I don't normally like many fashion blogs!

    lovely post, Jessica x

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  9. I love your trousers!
    + My favourite blog posts by you are your outfit posts :)

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I like your outfit posts, you have a great style, Congrats on 1000 followers :)

    Vanessa Chloe xx

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  11. Love this outfit, I've been wanting those shoes but every pair in my size in the Manchester RI is scuffed or has a dirty mark on it somewhere!
    Fingers crossed for the giveaway ;-)

    & congrats on 1000 followers!

    Hannah x
    www..hannahlouisef.com

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  12. I follow your blog because you always have such lovely things from H&M and I can never find anything in there myself - you've got a good eye for it x

    If you get a second please check out my blog - DaisySausage.com

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  13. Loving the monochrome look!

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  14. Love this outfit, that scallop-edged vest is amazing!

    My favourite types of posts are your outfit posts, you have such a lovely style : )

    xxxx

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  15. Those trousers are lovely! you always find such great buys in h&m!
    Nic xx

    chattynics.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. i love the vest, such a nice finish to the whole outfit! X
    39augusts.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. congrats on 1,000 followers! Love your oufit posts, they are always so lovely! :)x

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  18. congrats on doing so well!
    those trousers are beautiful, and your elephant bracelet is seriously cute!

    x

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  19. Gorgeous outfit as always. I've entered the giveaway too :) My favourite kind of posts from you are probably your outfit posts and your reviews :)

    Holly xx

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love your outfit posts so much! I love the elephant bracelet from this outfit, might have to purchase it myself! :-) xx

    maddiestevens.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Lovely giveaway! :)
    I love your OOTDs best!
    @floraldanielle
    x

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  22. I love seeing your outfit posts :) xx

    ramblesandjangles.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. In love with the bag, I think I need to try out that fake tan, I'm forever pale! I love your outfit posts especially how regular you post them :) xx

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  24. Outfit posts for sure! I like your food posts on Instagram too :) xo

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  25. I like your reviews and outfits. =)
    btw, your bag is amazing.

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  26. Congrats on 1000 followers! I love your outfit posts the most but your whole blog is lovely.

    http://caitlins-diary.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I love your outfit posts of course :)
    & those trousers are amazing!
    hope I win x
    izabellamosqueda[at]hotmail[dot]com

    http://sittingwaitingwishin.blogspot.com/

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  28. I always love your wishlist post and outfit post .
    I didnt win your last giveaway so i hope i'll be lucky this time . finger crossed .

    http://ryokogurl.blogspot.com/

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  29. whats in the make up bag!! always gives me ideas xx

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  30. I really love your trousers! I may have to invest in some! ♥ shanmurray.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Love that bag:)

    http://crystalcosmicchic.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. What do you do about you're make-up when you've fake tanned?
    I'm NC15 and whenever i have tan on it always looks too light, but i cant find a good colour that matches!

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    1. I have a darker foundation that I use! X

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  33. I love all of your outfits! so inspiring!

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  34. i love your outfit of the days!

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  35. Your trousers, swoonnnn! I love your outfit posts, you have such a great style :)

    xox

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  36. your outfit posts are my all time favourites, and I love the little personal snippets on your blog :D xx

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  37. Love your trousers! Your elephant bracelet is so sweet x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. I love how your outfits are photographed! I think it's a nice change to full body. :) <3

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  39. I really like the bag! And congrats on 1000 followers! :)

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  40. amazing giveaway!! and congrats on the followers :) xx

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  41. Great look Charissa and really adore your elephant bracelet!:)

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  42. Love this outfit!! The little elephant bracelet is so precious!! And i never noticed your half moon tattoo before but just letting you know that I adore it! I've been thinking of getting one like that for so long!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  43. Love your outfit of the days!!
    Also i'm not sure how to send my bloglovin link but i left my bloglovin name!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  44. Congrats on getting to 1000 followers.
    Love the trousers! I really enjoy seeing your outfit posts :)

    Are you at The Body Shop event on Friday / the Lush event next month?

    www.hello-freckles.com

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  45. Always love your outfit posts, that scallop top is so pretty!


    lucy xx

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  46. This outfit (like all of your others..) is stunning! I love your style..

    HELen

    pierrelecat

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  47. Absolutely love this outfit!!! Over summer I really want to change my style to something a bit smarter like this. xxx

    http://www.sophie-denise.com

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  48. those trousers are amazing - i love that top too, i've got them in both colours! well done on reaching 1000 followers :)

    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. totally in love with your outfit!

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  50. I love your outfit posts.
    Lovely giveaway x

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  51. hos cute is that elephant bracelet! so delicat :)

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  52. def love the fashion posts, great giveaway :)

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  53. Ah I love your style amigo and, I can't remember if I said before or not, congratulations on the followers!! Very well deserved <3

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  54. my favourite posts of yours are outfit posts x

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  55. i love fashion post from online stores

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  56. My favourite type of post from your blog is definitely your outfit posts, you have such a classicly chic style yet still manage to keep it young and interesting.

    I lovelovelove the bag in this post and your elephant bracelet is so cute, my best friend's mum is obsessed with elephants-may have to purchase her this as a thanks for being my second mumma! xoxo

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  57. I love your out fit posts :) so stylish!xx

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  58. I adore your blog! Your new paisley urban outfitters shirt is to die for xx

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  59. I love your outfit posts!

    http://alavish.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. I absolutely love your style, so you're outfit posts are my fave! These paisley shirt is amazing (:

    L x

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  61. I love seeing your outfit posts...your style is so lovely! I absolutely love how you pair things together!

    xx

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  63. Such watch envy! I'll have to make do with my RI copy for now, haha
    Your outfits always looks gorgeous and elegant, they're definitely my favourite posts :)
    x

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  64. have just brought that elephant bracelet! also I really love your tattoo, it's so cute. you have amazing style so I love your outfit posts best :) xx

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  65. I absolutely love your outfit posts! And I loved your impress nails review! Watch envy right here xx

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  66. Your outfit posts are by far my favourite!

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  67. OOTD posts. Your clothes are gorgeous. I want them all!!x

    http://www.sorandomtoday.blogspot.ie/

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  68. These are defo my favorite blog posts of yours! X

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk

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  69. love this outfit! your outfit and events posts are my favourite x

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  70. I love your outfit posts because I am painfully unstylish and your accessories are always so cute; I love your initial necklace and elephant bracelet xx

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  71. Great give-away! I love outfit posts, they're good for inspiration and you have amazing style!
    Chloe xx
    http://moonchild-chloe.blogspot.co.uk/

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