sunnuntai 13. lokakuuta 2013

Shopping - Outfit of the Day

 Coat & Necklace - H&M, Shirt - Vintage, Leggings - Topshop, Shoes - Primark

A friend of mine from Finland came to visit me this weekend and yesterday we went shopping in the Trafford Centre. I wore my new faux-fur coat from H&M along with some leather-look leggings I
recently got from Topshop. I can't stop wearing them, they're just such a versatile piece!

The weather has been getting really cold this last week so I'm probably going to have to give up wearing ballet flats soon but these black ones from Primark are the most comfortable shoes I own.
I got the inspiration to this braid from Brittany Balyn's youtube tutorial I watched last week. I am quite happy how it turned out although the back of it looked a little messy.
Here's a link to that video in case anyone's interested:
I got a few things from Forever21, Topshop etc. so I might post a mini haul in a few days :)

perjantai 20. syyskuuta 2013

Uni Room



A quick little update and a few snaps of my new room in Manchester!
I'm sorry it's taken me so long to come up with another post but the last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic. I moved back to Manchester a little over a week ago and I've been busy putting my room together, seeing friends and catching up with flatmates. I also managed to leave my camera back home. The rational solution would have been waiting for that one to get here but my shopaholic mind thought it would be a good idea to buy a new one and so I am now a very happy owner of a red Nikon 1 J1 (separate post with pictures coming later.)
My room is extremely quite small and I've barely managed to fit all my stuff in but it is very cosy. I still want to put up more pictures and get some posters but so far I'm pretty happy with it. Just wish I had more room for my clothes! And I just keep shopping... I blame my recent TV series addiction, Sex and the City. If Carrie can keep shopping with the amount of shoes she has already got so can I!
The magazine pictures on my walls are from the latest Vogue UK. I got the nail polish holder from Ebay last year and it's proved to be super handy since you can see all the shades at once. I picked up the adorable dog ring holder from Asos summer sale and the shoes are both new from Primark.
I hope you are all well :)
My absolute favourite song at the moment: Medicine by Daughter

perjantai 6. syyskuuta 2013

About me + OOTD Mirrored Floral

All pictures © J-P Niemelä
Dress - Asos
Faux leather coat - Primark
Wedges - Zara
I would like to welcome all of you to my new blog, Styled By Essie!
Many of my friends have kept telling me to start blogging for quite a while and finally I got around to it. I will try and post consistently about new fashion and beauty trends, as well as just general stuff about my life and my experience of living in a foreign country.
 At the moment I am enjoying my last few days in Finland before going back to Manchester on Wednesday. I cannot wait to see all my friends and start my second year at university. Time just flies by, it feels like yesterday that I started first year! I haven't started packing yet but I will soon as it is always such a struggle fitting my life in a suitcase or two. 
The pictures are from a photo shoot I did with a photographer friend a couple of weeks ago. I love the Asos mirrored floral dress I am wearing (although, I do have to say for tall people like myself it is definitely on the short side.) At around £20 it was one of the bargains I managed to get from their summer sale. Colourful and mirrored prints have been one of my favourite things this summer. Now I cannot wait to get my hands on some fluffy knits and trendy tartan pieces. Look forward to hauls in the near future as I will go shopping the first thing when I get back to the UK.
Thank you to everyone who made it to the end of my first post. I have a lot of ideas for future posts so stay tuned :)