Monday, 13 June 2016

Beautiful Embroidery

I very much believe you get what you pay for in life and that picking quality over quantity is always a winner!

Embroidery is such a beautiful craft, a mix of technique, design and medium.

Although I think it's hard to beat the magic that comes from bespoke hand embroidery, the designs produced by machine are often so much more elaborate, that they are breathtaking in their own right.

 I recently wrote a post about how I was never a fan of trousers and since finding jeans I've stuck to a skinny high waisted style (you can find that here) but I seem to have changed and I instantly fell in love with these jeans when Topshop decided to tease me through their Facebook page, so I decided to venture into new territory!

I went slightly cropped with these, partly because my usual length was out of stock, but I'm so glad I did as it almost makes them look more fitted. These beauties also come in regular blue denim, but I decided to embrace the cream and try something a bit different (if I had the money, the blue ones would totally be mine too!).

I have to keep reminding myself they're not supposed to be tight fitting and although I'm falling for this new look, the style is definitely taking some getting used to!

I can honestly say these are the most beautiful pair of trousers I've owned and I'm praying for a wonderful summer so I can wear them to death!

Cropped Bardot Top - Asos
Green Leather Belt - Vintage

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Beauty Review: Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Colour Lipstick

For me, red is a sign of confidence.
A punchy red lip is going to be looked at, so you want to do it well, and to do that, you need the right product..

You want staying power and saturated colour, yet a formula nourishing enough you don't end up with the dreaded chapped lips..

Maybellines Super Stay 24 Hour Colour in Red Passion 510 is my new go to red lip! Although I needed a second coat to ramp up the coverage, it's bold, it's sassy and it's brilliant.

Super easy applicator brush, it's soft to use and applies just the right amount to cover each lip.
It firstly dries matte (left hand swatch shown below), but to add moisture and a slight sheen the product includes a balm to keep your lip statement lasting longer (Although some glare has occurred, the right swatch shown below is with the balm).

I'm yet to test the 24 hour staying ability (I'm getting old..) but it did stand up against drinking, eating and brushing my teeth so for me, it's a winner!

You can find this colour and many more at most high street stores, such as Boots and Superdrug!

Monday, 6 June 2016

Updating My Jean Collection

Coming into a new season I always like to go back through my wardrobe and see how I can make it better. I want to make it more clean, streamlined, versatile and most importantly a closer representation of my personal style!
Jeans are a wardrobe staple so they seemed like a good place to start! I used to hate trousers, at school the only pairs I owned were for sport but the time came when I had to take the plunge and I started with Topshop denim.. and so far that's where I've stayed. I started out with the Leigh jeans but I've decided to have an update and I've moved onto Jamie!
Higher waisted, thicker and what feels like a higher quality fabric, they give me a smoother style and I happen to think a smoother silhouette..

Trying even a slightly different jeans style scared me, but it wasn't as bad as I first thought! Who know's I might branch into other styles and maybe even different brands..

Bardot Button Up Top - River Island

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June Wishlist

I can't believe it's June already! I'm starting to wonder where the sunshine and rising temperatures are?!
It certainly doesn't feel like summer yet and it's not looking good for us Brits which is why a holiday to sunny Turkey was necessary.
I can't wait to be sunning myself with a cocktail in hand, and to mark such a wonderful occasion, new clothes were obviously a must, so this month's wishlist are my favourite holiday picks..

Monday, 30 May 2016

Limited Edition Frills

Shopping vouchers are just the best thing.
They're the only way I can shop without feeling a bit guilty!

I was given a Marks and Spencer voucher for Christmas, and although at first I was dreaming of all the mouth watering food I could fill my basket with, I saw this super cute top on my way in and I put the basket down..
Cropped, stripy and a sweet frill around the edges, if I was in anyway unsure, after seeing it was limited edition, I knew I couldn't risk missing it!

Why does something being labelled 'Limited Edition' make you want it more?
If you're like me, then you need to get your hands on it quick before it goes!

A-line Split Skirt - Urban Outfitters
Patent Loafer - Topshop

Monday, 23 May 2016

Finding My Motivation

It's been a rocky couple of weeks for Forever Styling, my energy hit the floor and the pages are looking a little bare.

I do love my blog though, so to re-find my motivation I began trawling the Internet. It's known that the blogging world is becoming more and more saturated. People wanting to share their passions and post about things they love, which is not necessarily a bad thing!
It means that there are so many more people and blog's to inspire you and help you find your mojo (Austin Powers who..).

Therefore to get myself back into the swing of things I've put together my personal guide to the bloggers I find most inspirational..

So incredibly jealous and admiring of her life, spanning the divide between high street and high end, she has the wardrobe we all want (and need!). Full of beautiful images and inspirational words, In The Frow has been a favourite of mine for years. She covers a great span of genres and writes about everything with such passion that that starts to become infectious! Her blog pushes me to take more time and care over my photographs!


Kristina's wardrobe is my designer wishlist. Kayture is my day dream blog, where I go when I want to believe my life could be full of jet setting and the most incredible wardrobe! She's covered magazines, endless campaigns and has her own book. She is the epitome of blogging success! Kayture pushes my blogging goals to the extreme but she proves they are possible!


Megan's posts are always so open and honest about life, reading her posts I often feel more that I'm listening to a friend than reading from a screen. She does the personal post's in such a way that stops you being shy about it! Combined with beautiful photography and personal shoots this blog is one of my top bookmarked! Wonderful You always makes me realise that personal life posts enhance a blog, motivating me to be more forthcoming with life!


The girl next door of the blogging world, she's the blogger you could imagine being your best friend. I first found her through her fitness posts and those killer abs keep my exercise regime on track (jealousy!). Fashion posts full of super cute outfits and frank chats about life, I head here when I'm looking for daily inspo! She's a wonderful reminder that self confidence is so important!


Rocking serious style her outfits are at the foremost of most of her posts and I don't blame her. I have a serious style crush on this lady. She's so relateable through her writing and the topics she chooses that I can't stop coming back to her blog! Megan makes me realise when I'm stuck in a wardrobe rut, not mixing it up enough and not taking enough risks, so I always end up rethinking and injector some fun!

Who motivates you to do better and/or be your best?

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Kylie Jenner Dupe

Recently I've been getting much more into lips! Lipsticks, liners, glosses, tints, there are just so many colours, shades and finishes to choose from that boredom is not possible.

Although I have heard as many, if not more, bad reviews about Kylie Jenners Lip Kits, I still want one! Posie and Mary Jo are the dream, but in the mean time I've been concocting my own mixture to achieve the same look.

I bought Mac's Soar Lipliner on a whim, I had heard lots of bloggers rave about it and although I hadn't even drawn it over my hand, let alone lips, I went for it!
Wonderfully pigmented, it glides on amazingly and leaves a clean matte finish! But I wanted moisture and something extra so one day I decided to pop my Maybelline Liostick over the top and it's perfect and could even be Posey!

Soar Lip Pencil - Mac
Tantalising Taupe, Colour Sensational - Maybelline