Style Inspiration - Pink Coats

As a lover of pink, a pink winter coat has been on my wish list for quite sometime, and while there are a myriad of beautiful coats on Pinterest, in real life, the perfect coat seems to be rather elusive! Finding the right cut, fit and shade of pink is not that easy, and being slightly "vertically challenged" I try to go for the shorter styles which tend to be few and far between. 

Nevertheless, I'm hopeful that my perfect pink coat is out there somewhere, just waiting to be found!

In the meantime I'm just drooling over these stunning ones :)

Let the hunt continue...

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On My Wish List # 2

I was just having a bit of a play around on

Polyvore

and I thought I would put together another Wish List post of some of the things I've been lusting after lately. Quite often I don't end up purchasing a lot of the items on my list, but it is nice to have a little reminder of things to save up for (and it helps prevent too many impulse buys)!

1. Jo Malone Cologne

I don't actually have once particular fragrance in mind, but I was in David Jones the other day and had a chance to stop by at the Jo Malone counter. It's so exciting that we have Jo Malone here in Perth now! The fragrances are just so beautiful and unique. There's something about them that sets them apart from so many other perfumes with each one being really distinctive, and none of them having just a "typical perfume smell" which I find with many others I try. I am very picky with scent but I love so many of the Jo Malone colognes... I have difficulty narrowing down which is my favourite! 

When I was in Europe I picked up the English Pear and Freesia, and the Rose Water and Vanilla scents. I love how now when I smell them, I'm instantly transported back to my holiday. That's the amazing thing about scent. It's also why I only tend to buy them if it's a special occasion. Having a special memory attached makes the scent that much more magical (particularly when buying a Jo Malone fragrance which is definitely one of the more pricey brands!)

2. French Connection Knit Jumper

This is such a gorgeous jumper. I love the white lace poking through at the bottom paired with the grey knit. It's so cute and would be such an easy piece to just throw on. I'm hoping they have it in store so I can try it on because I don't usually have the best of luck with sizing when shopping online! 

3. Calvin Klein Rose Gold Watch

This is still on my list from last time. Every time I walk past CK I go in and look at it, but I just can't bring myself to spend $400 (or around that) on it! I came very close the other day to splurging... but I managed to resist in the end. 

4. Forever New Lace Top

I've had my eye on this one for a while, but I actually ended up buying it the other day! It's a lovely soft lace material, not at all scratchy or uncomfortable as some lace can be, and the "latte cream" colour, as it's described, is just up my street. I'm excited to wear this so expect to see it in an outfit post soon!

5. Mac Eyeshadows

My parentals are going to New York next week and my Mum has been kind enough to agree to picking up a couple of make-up items for me while she's there (it's just so much cheaper in the US)! I've been in Mac multiple times swatching a tonne of colours, trying to decide which ones will be the best. I only want to get colours I know I will use, and I'm probably going to limit it to 4 so I can put them in a quad. I already own Woodwinked, and I'm hoping to add  All That Glitters, Wedge and Brule to my little collection. :)

6. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed

There's been a lot of hype around these blushes on YouTube, and I'm dying to try them out! This looks like such a beautiful natural blush colour and I've heard very good things about them. It's just a shame they're so hard to get in Australia!

So that's what's on my wish list at the moment. What are you lusting after right now?

Love Lauren

xxx

Handbag Hunting - Inspiration

Having just recently started work after 5 years of being a student,  it was very exciting for me to receive my first pay check the other day! I've decided that as a graduation present to myself I would really like to get a nice handbag - something that I can keep for years and that will also remind me of this  exciting time in my life. 

I've made a couple of sets on Polyvore for inspiration and thought that I would share them. A lot of these bags are a long way out of the price range that I could justify, but this is really just for inspiration and to get an idea of what I'd like...and there's no harm in looking right?

I can't decide whether I want to go for a black or beige/cream colour, but I do know that whatever I choose it is going to be classic, timeless and something that I can use for years.

Handbag Hunting - Darker Colours

Handbag Hunting!

 by

laurenloveslaughter

Versace 

handbag

 / Dolce & Gabbana 

dolce gabbana handbag

 / Jimmy Choo 

genuine leather handbag

 / Alexander McQueen 

bag

 / Dorothy Perkins 

satchel bag

 / Prada 

leather tote bag

, $1,485 / Tory Burch 

leather tote bag

 / Prada 

leather tote bag

, $1,820 / Marc by Marc Jacobs 

genuine leather handbag

, $575

Marc by Marc Jacobs 

handbag

, $535 / Prada 

leather tote

, $1,410 / Prada 

/ Marc by Marc Jacobs 

handbag

, $640 / Chanel 

shoulder bag

, $3,305 / Marc by Marc Jacobs 

black leather handbag

 / Marc by Marc Jacobs 

leather handbag

, $580 / Marc by Marc Jacobs 

handbag

 / Marc by Marc Jacobs