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LAYER CAKE

28/10/2015



















LATEST PURCHASE: A caramel latte

ON MY LIPS: M.A.C Whirl / M.A.C Velvet Teddy

CURRENT READ: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little (I'll keep you posted...)

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Being asked back to ITV THIS MORNING as cover on Friday
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As promised, a layered-up ootd in favour of keeping warm on these cold, autumn days.
On this very bright morning (hence the seriously scrunched up face) I was headed out w my madre for a spot of shopping and a wagamama's; a meal that sadly never quite happened *siiiigh*. Anyway, with flitting in and out of shops and a lot of time spent in badly-lit fitting rooms on the brain, I wanted to wear a stack of layers that I could slip and swap in and out of and all the while stay looking in a semi-respectable state.

This coat and cardigan combi worn over an all-navy base made for the right kind of autumnal attire, plus any excuse to wear a roll neck really. I'm definitely developing a thing for anything that comes up near my ears this season. Well... if that even is a thing?

P.S. Yes, those are new boots...
And yes, I am going to be very hungry this month.


XELISHA-MAE

JACKET: NEW LOOK [OLD] CARDIGAN: PRIMARK | ROLL NECK: ZARA [SIMILAR] JEANS: TOPSHOP | BOOTS: TOPSHOP




10 REASONS WHY I LOVE DENIM

25/10/2015





LATEST PURCHASE: Lots of fake blood for Halloween

ON MY LIPS: n/a

FAVOURITE SONG: Hotline Bling - Drake

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: My nutella bagel
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My wardrobe is made up of a few things: a lot of white, even more black, a bit of grey and a mound of mostly blue denim. Why do I love it so much? Well...




1/ its casual
2/ its the epitome of cool
3/ the androgyny
4/ how easy it is to layer
5/ the nostalgia
6/ because double plus denim is godly good
7/ trans-seasonal
8/ fits any style brief: grunge, boho, classic
9/ it is so versatile
10/ and you can just never have enough




So consider yourself officially enabled to go shopping this weekend, basically. 

Key pieces of mine are:
a LEVI denim jacket | navy JAMIE jeans | a denim SHIRT

And on my denim wishlist? See HERE, HERE and HERE.


XELISHA-MAE



OFF-DUTY

22/10/2015














LATEST PURCHASE: A Chinese takeaway w/ my girls

ON MY LIPS: M.A.C Oak

CANDLE I'M BURNING: YANKEE salted caramel

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: That its a day less until Christmas than yesterday eeeeeee
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First things first, HEL-LOOO roots! You can tell festive season is settling in as apparently I'm already skimping on general upkeep in favour of early present-buying (yes, I'm one of those), so please pardon the very bad hair day at hand *read: for the foreseeable future*.

What you see here is a classic example of my a/w uniform. I have been itching to get last year's ZARA knit out from its hiding place in the depths of my drawers for so so long, that I think it'll rarely leave my shoulders now. The quality and weight of it is like nothing else I own and I'm so glad that khaki loving is alive as ever.
Despite my long-lasting love though, I already have my peepers on this year's ZARA knitwear contenders: see HERE and HERE - what do you lovely lot think? (psssst, say neither - save me from myself).

As for the jeans and shoes, distressed denim and a manly shoe is nothing short of the usual at e-miwt?, I'm sure you'll agree.
Lastly the leather - another ZARA number if you were wondering - is great for layering under a sleeveless coat or over an open shirt. In fact, if you would like to see how I layer up for cold weather then tap out a comment saying so!




Happy Friday Eve you,


XELISHA-MAE



JUMPER: SIMILAR | JACKET: SIMILAR | JEANS: DIY [FROM NEW LOOK] | SHOES: ASOS 







M.A.C LINER COLLECTION

18/10/2015






 


BREAKFAST: Bacon sarnie

FAVOURITE SCENT: All things mint

TONIGHT'S PLANS:  Cinema w David

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Having finally sold my old car, yaaas

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As time has gone on, its fair to say my M.A.C lipliner collection is looking a little hefty now; big enough to create post's worth at last! My obsession is primarily made up from a weakness for all things nude with a matte finish, however you will find a few alternative shades tossed in too. They last a lifetime -both as a product and on the lips - and basically I'm just a sucker for these little love sticks. Cracking on, the collection is as follows...

boldly bare
           /
bought on recommendation by SONYA ESMAN, BOLDLY BARE is one of my most worn shades.
i would class her as a sort of everyday pink/rosey nude, something appropriate for anything and everything.

soar
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my 'night-out nude'. i would class SOAR as a colour cross between mauve, pink and nude, fitting in my collection as a deeper version of boldly bare.
for extra longevity, i like to pair with the lipstick MEHR, which is another YOUTUBE recommendation,
this time from the lovely LILY PEBBLES.

3/ whirl
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a lipliner i admit to having worn very rarely.
i would class this shade as a browner equivalent of soar and for whatever reason unbeknown to me,
WHIRL just seems to always lose out in favour of my other nude liners *naaaawh*. 

4/ stripdown
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another of my most worn liners. STRIP DOWN is a brown nude with a real 90's kickback,
i love it best when worn with YASH lipstick, day or night.
and yes, i will certainly hold my hands up to having overdrawn with it once or twice...

5/ oak
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perhaps the least worn 'kylie jenner shade' in my collection.
i personally find it a cooler version of strip down, and therefore seem to reach for her in favour of OAK.
it's no fault of oak, just me, I'm afraid, as it is a lovely taupe/brown colour.

6/ stone
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STONE is a dark brown, along the same lines as oak but just packing in a little more punch through depth of colour.
it's my go-to statement lip and i love wearing it with either
STYLED IN SEPIA (limited edition, sorry) or FILM NOIR.

7/ burgundy
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my most recent buy, BURGUNDY was bought with autumn in mind.
berry or brown reds are typically the only hue of red i'll wear these days, however if i'm heading for something a little more classic,
i'll pop a little RUSSIAN RED over top for something more hollywood.

8/ nightmoth
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and lastly, NIGHTMOTH. She is very dark, be warned, but i've grown to love her.
Again, I like to bring in FILM NOIR to really vamp things up - i love to wear a dark lip day or night,
so no limitations here.




And still on my wishlist? SUBCULTURE and CHESTNUT. You know, because I'm so lacking in both nude and brown shades... doy.


Happy weekend wonderful,


XELISHA-MAE


E-MIWT? X AUTUMN : SEASONAL STAPLES EDIT

14/10/2015

LATEST PURCHASE: Fake tan (pale problems)

FAVOURITE WATCH: Doctor Foster!!?>!

CURRENT TWEET: 'Early night for moi.'

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: A boxset binge that has me feeling extremely satisfied and guilty.

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For the final instalment of E-MIWT? X AUTUMN I wanted to leave you with an edit of my top five seasonal staples. The best bit about a new season is a fresh sniff of new clothes and I've definitely got my peepers on a few on-trend items: cropped flares and sleeveless coats, namely. However, there are a few non-negotiables that I flock to year in and year out, that I wanted to put to you in a slightly more Pinterest-y format...









1/ big jumpers
2/ black boots
3/ dark wash jeans
4/ an (even bigger) coat
5/ a trouser suit





















Et voila!
What are your top five autumn items? 


XELISHA-MAE


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COAT: ZARA | JEANS: NEW LOOK | BOOTS: ZARA | BATWING JUMPER: ZARA | JEANS NO.2: TOPSHOP | SUIT: H&M [OLd]

E-MIWT? X AUTUMN : REASONS TO LOVE AUTUMN

10/10/2015


LATEST PURCHASE: A pair of navy TOPSHOP JAMIE jeans

FAVOURITE WATCH: SUNBEAMSJESS vlogs

ON MY LIPS: n/a 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Having a quiet workspace to write this post (geek).

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You might know by now how much I love to write a list. Well here I go again, this time to tell you about all the reasons why I love the fall season sososo much - some of which you can share in, and to perhaps help any summer babies out there to brave the cold a little better with some positive vibes for the colder months ahead. Drum roll please...




the fashion, obviously : jumpers, boots, blanket scarves etc.
halloween!
the sound of rain on the windows
the start of a new school term (ah, memories)
crisp, sunny mornings
lazy days at home
winter perfumes
watching hocus pocus
staying in at weekends
hot baths
burning candles
good books
hot drinks
the start of cinema season
autumnal makeup : dark lips, big brows, beautiful highlights
christmas prep - including christmas drinks from coffee shops!
red leaves
country walks
boxset binges
all the food
big blankets
fireworks & bonfires
dressing gowns



All the home comforts and more, really.
I know, my spirit animal is an 80 year old called Ethel.




Happy weekend and a homely autumn!


XELISHA-MAE

E-MIWT? X AUTUMN : AN OVERSIZED OOTD

07/10/2015















LATEST PURCHASE: A mint chocolate COSTA cooler


ON MY LIPS: M.A.C Nightmoth X M.A.C Burgandy liners / Rimmel Starry Eyed 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Having the morning off of work

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/ top three autumn staples?
a big ass coat, a pair of everyday boots and navy jeans

/ favourite trend for a/w 2015?
 suede - the gorgeous, heavy kind

/ beauty essential?
a dark lip

/ on my autumn wish list...
these ZARA boots

/ favourite candle to burn at this time of year?
YANKEE : salted caramel

/ halloween costume?
i think a zombie - kicking it old-school




Love,

XELISHA-MAE

COAT: ZARA | JUMPER: PRIMARK | JEANS: NEW LOOK | BAG: TOPSHOP [OLD] | SHOES: NEW LOOK | RINGS: MONICA VINADER // THOMAS SABO

E-MIWT? X AUTUMN: SEASONAL HAUL

04/10/2015



   

   

LATEST PURCHASE: GARNIER micellar water & cotton pads

FAVOURITE READ: VIENNA WEDEKIND : blog

CURRENT TWEET: 'Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, rather it takes away today's peace.'

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Having over 250 people like my E-MIWT? FACE BOOK PAGE, in like a day!!?!?(*@
Madness!
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So to kickstart the E-MIWT? X AUTUMN edit, I thought what better way than a little show-and-tell of my new pieces ready for all the cold mornings, crisp walks and conker picking ahead of us... oh, who am I kidding? My autumn will wholly be Netflix and bread, but any excuse for new clothes!

1/ the shoes
I mean, I have a problem. When I see a fugly pair of shoes something just takes over me, where I then have to take them under my wing and defend their honour to the hundred and one haters.
To me though, the old lady heel teamed with some animal print makes for something kinda Alexa Chung and therefore a very happy Elisha. How everyone else will feel about them though? Uuuuuuuuuuhm...

2/ jeans
Because as well as an ugly shoe addiction, I have an undying love for all things denim and. These. Are. Godly.

3/ the scarf
I remember last a/w I saw a similar scarf in URBAN OUTFITTERS for £25 or so, an eye-watering amount for a scrimper like me. Anyway, you can imagine my delight to find this guy in PRIMARK at the weekend for a fifth of the price - that's no exaggeration. It was actually £5. And its soft and splendid and most importantly, its monochrome.

4/ the (itchy-but-worth-it) jumper
Continuing on with my Primark tales, you may have seen a rather lovely high-neck jumper featured on my IG bought on the very same trip. Granted it is a little itchy but I personally don't find it all that bothersome - a word of warning though, just incase!

5/ the coat 
And lastly, the coat of my dreams. I think I tried this on, took it to the till and had it bagged up in record time - cos when you know, you just know, you know? Sorry, I had to seize the opportunity there. Anyway, I'll be sure to shoot this for an ootd the very first chance I get, as I can't wait for you to see how lovely it is. Stay tuned!




I hope you enjoyed the first autumn instalment loves,
Happy happy Sunday


XELISHA-MAE

LEOPARD SHOES: NEW LOOK | JEANS: NEW LOOK | SCARF: PRIMARK | JUMPER: PRIMARK | COAT: ZARA