Sunday, 17 November 2019

Hello... again

So, it's been a while. This past couple of years has just been hectic, 2019 most of all. At the end of next month I'll write a year in review post to catch you up on all the goings on, but for now some things are still in progress so I'm keeping shtum (schtum? who cares).
Anyway, I was contacted by the guys at Femme Luxe asking if I wanted to review some of their clothes, and I thought why not (weirdly enough I was in Manchester this week and went past a billboard ad for the company, it felt like a sign!). It can help get me back into the swing of things (I'd actually forgotten how much time it takes to take outfit photos, shoutout to my tripod). I chose 4 items and they're not too shabby.
grey jumper dress femmeluxe

First I chose the black jumper dress* on the right. I love jumper dresses, they've been my go to in the colder months for about 15 years. Once I saw it was in multiple colours I had to get a grey one* as well. These jumper aren't particularly thick, but they're great for layering, and so comfy. The only odd thing about them is that on the website they're called "bodycon", but I wouldn't say these are tight enough to go by that name, and when I hold them up they seem to just drop down straight rather than cinch in at the waist.  Maybe on someone more curvaceous they would have that bodycon effect. I still like them, but it is something to keep in mind. They're also very short, at 5'8" I wouldn't be able to leave the flat with bare legs because you would see my derrière.
slinky wide leg trousers
jumper* - trousers* - scarf (no link, £4 from Primark)
midi bodycon dress black

The next item I picked out was these black trousers*. Now I will be honest, these trousers will show every lump and bump you have, so if that's not something you're comfortable with you might want to avoid them. They are really comfy though, and they go well with the previous jumper dress.

The final item I chose was the Taylor dress in black*, this dress is available in a variety of colours, but black's classic (it's hard to go wrong with a nice LBD). It's ruched, and quite tight, so I could either wear it as a midi dress, like it's intended, or hike it up and have it mini (much better for dancing tbh). Again, I've worn the jumper over it in the first image; This would actually be an ok dress to wear to work (depending on your dress code) if you were going out afterwards, you just need a jumper or something over the top and the skirt will just look like a pencil skirt. Femme Luxe have loads of gorgeous dresses, and it was difficult to choose just one dress, but I thought a nice mix of items would be better than 4 of the same thing (couldn't resist with the jumpers though). 

Similar to a lot of fast-fashion online retailer the quality of Femme Luxe products can be hit and miss. With the trousers they are quite a thin material, so depending on the light they might be see through.  However with this dress I was pleasantly surprised that it is double layered,  so while it might not keep you warm in the winter months but it does leave enough to the imagination.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go finish decorating for Christmas. It's actually my first Christmas living on my own, and i'm so tempted to go ham with decorations, but I'm going to restrain myself. Mostly because my bank balance won't allow me to go too overboard.

How are all you doing?  Enjoying the brisk winds of autumn? (honestly thought I was going to get blown away the other day).

Rubi xx

Friday, 30 December 2016

2019 Update

Hi guys!

Long time no blog, I'm currently in the process of updating my blog, so expect new posts soon!

Ciao for now

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Box With The Kangeroo

song of the day - Death Wish by Lloyd Banks
 dress - UrbanOutfitters (currently on sale for £12). boots - Dune. socks - Primark.
I've been wearing my old boots pretty much every day for around 2 years, and it's time to retire them. They've been worn so much the leather has thinned, and there are now two little wholes in the right boot. I do still love them, and haven't managed to throw them out (yet), but I did buy these boots as a replacement a few weeks ago. They're from the same brand (Dune), so let's hope they last just as long.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Everything's Going To Be Alright

song of the day - Everything's Going To Be Alright by Naughty By Nature
Chinese New Year in Manchester is always a good day out. This year I'll be working on Sunday, during the actual parade, so I decided to go down today and try out some of the food. If you're in Manchester tomorrow I'd definitely recommend visiting the centre and spending stupid amounts of money on food.
I really wanted to try out Bing & Bao, but the queue was always massive, so instead I went with Yang Sing. If it hadn't been chucking it down I probably would have queued up, but I was already soaked.
 A few different artists have created some street art on display near Selfridges, it was amazing seeing one of the artists at work.
 vegetable dumplings from Yang Sing
Joe On The Go lattes are lovely

Thursday, 4 February 2016

With The Wrong Attitude

song of the day - Nice Guys Finish Last by Cobra Starship
top&jumper - Primark. trousers - Zara.
Sometimes you see something in the sale that you really want, but don't exactly need so you don't buy it. Then, when you go back online later because you've decided you actually really do need them they've sold out. That's the story behind these trousers. I was absolutely gutted, then I managed to find them in the big Zara in Manchester, where I immediately snatched them up before I could change my mind. Again.
I mean, green corduroy bell-bottoms are just a must, right? Well, maybe not, but who cares. They were only £7.99.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

I'm Afraid I can't

song of the day - I'm Afraid Of Americans by david Bowie
dress - H&M. top - Zara. underthingy to protect what little modesty I have - Primark.
Wasn't the snow lovely! Thankfully I wasn't actually out in it in this outfit, otherwise my legs would have dropped off from frostbite. A few toes certainly came close. I pretty much spent the snow day snuggled up in my dressing gown, only venturing out to take a few photos of the prettiness.

I do love this dress, but it's not often I wear it. The material snags quite easily, so I have to be very careful about where I'm walking while wearing it. That's not an easy thing for me, if I go a day without bumping into something I consider it a miracle.
The snow only stuck around for about 24 hours, I was very disappointed. The only good thing about it was that here wasn't much of a slushy aftermath, so I was able to go to work without donning my wellies. 
Rubi x

Sunday, 17 January 2016

You Found Me

song of the day - I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift
jumper - souvenir from my brother. skirt - Zara. 
Shorts skirts, big jumpers, that's pretty much my aesthetic. I'll be rocking a miniskirt along with my stickered zimmer when I'm 80.
It snowed yesterday/last night, and I love it! Mostly because I'm not in work until Tuesday, so I don't have to battle the weather on my commute.
Rubi x
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