Tuesday, 27 January 2015

fashion: outerwear part 1 - lookbook


Temperatures everywhere seem to be especially chilly right now, even for January. If I had £1 for every time I saw an Instagram photo uploaded with the caption 'baby it's cold outside', I'd probably be able to buy myself a vintage fur coat. And still have money left over for the Stuart Weitzman boots of my dreams.

Anyway, in keeping with the icy weather, I decided to share what I've been wearing these past few months to keep warm.

In a slightly different format than usual, I've decided to split this into a two-part feature: this lookbook will be followed by a wishlist/roundup of my favourite outerwear - just in case you were looking to splurge on some weather-appropriate goodies - which let's face it is something you can never have enough of if you live in this part of the world!

Onto the lookbook...

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

beauty: what's on my face #1


Woo-hoo, a first on Fabuleuse, Toujours! I thought I'd show you guys some 'ingredients' that I sometimes like to ~artfully~ apply together on my face. I love reading posts like these, though I always end up adding yet more products to my seemingly infinite wishlist by the time I finish reading them.

This look is a simple dewy concoction that's quite highlighter-heavy, but perfect for daytime nonetheless. 
Product names & links after the jump - happy reading! xo

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

outfit: winter layering

embossed flower print cropped cardigan - charity shop
cobalt 'bobbly' jumper - H&M
black turtleneck (worn underneath) - Primark
metallic leather skater skirt - Influence via T K Maxx
burgundy beanie - H&M

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

3 truths for 2015


2014 was a huge year for my blog in so many ways. In addition to reaching a few statistical milestones (100 followers in March and then 200 followers before the year ended - not bad at all!), I started posting more regularly and putting more effort into my content. Best of all, I gained a whole bunch more of you guys - readers! Whether you leave comments on here, Twitter or Instagram, I love every bit of feedback I receive and also learning a little bit more about you guys along the way too.

Whilst I have lots of exciting posts planned for 2015, before I started the blogging year I just wanted to get a few things off my chest first. After reading an article a few weeks ago calling for more honesty from bloggers regarding Photoshopping and of course the recent controversy surrounding Zoella and ghostwriting, a few things have been weighing on my mind.