Ways to Wear & Style Black Milk Leggings | Spring Lookbook Part 2

ways to wear printed leggings black milk
This is part two of my spring look book, focusing on printed leggings. These are the Fairy Book leggings from Black Milk which aren't available on the website any more (try facebook groups or ebay for buying discontinued items!) but there are loads of other great designs in the leggings collection

oversized grey jumper outfit ootd primark fashion
Jumper - Primark  |  Leggings - Black Milk  |  Boots - Primark

printed leggings fairy illustrations

styling light coloured white leggings


Printed leggings can be a bit of a challenge to style, especially if you're not used to wearing patterns or certain colours, but pairing them with neutral tones and an oversized jumper can pull the look together with minimum fuss and makes a great casual outfit.

There are more outfits where I have worn fun leggings on my Lookbook page, see mermaids here and here, white leggings here, and more printed here.

You can find part one of my look book here that featured a Black Milk swimsuit.

     

Ways to Wear & Style Black Milk Swimsuits | Spring Lookbook Part 1


black milk clothing outfit not impressed bunny swimsuit

Spring is here! To celebrate I've created a little four part Spring lookbook using different items from Black Milk. I will be posting a new outfit everyday for the next 4 days and on Friday there will be a video roundup of all of the outfits. 

This outfit is obviously focusing on how I would style a swimsuit for normal daily wear, which may seem a little strange to some people but when the swimsuit is as cute as those from Black Milk, you're gonna want to wear it all of the time!


black milk not impressed bunny swimsuit outfit styling
spring lookbook with pastel shades and lace
Crochet Cardigan - Primark  |  Swimsuit - Black Milk  |  Lace Skater Skirt - H&M  |  Belt - Dorothy Perkins  |  Boots - Primark

spring lookbook cute girl outfit lace and pastel colours


The swimsuit is pretty easy to style as a top and I love wearing skater skirts with mine to balance out the tight fitting silhouette of the top half and to make sure there's no chance of VPL from the swimsuit! This lace skirt and crochet cardigan mixed with the pastel shades of the bunny are perfect for brightening things up for spring.

This is the Not Impressed Bunny Swimsuit which was my first swim from Black Milk and I still adore it. Unfortunately it's not available on the website any more (try facebook groups or ebay for buying discontinued items!) but there are loads of other great designs in the swimsuit collection

Would you wear a swimsuit as an everyday item? It does make going to the loo more challenging!

You can see some more outfit posts that include swimsuits on my lookbook here with a maxi skirt, here for Halloween and here with jeans!


     

Hillary's Crafternoon | Blogger Event

I was super excited to attend this event as, besides the fact that the name made me giggle #HillarysCrafternoon, I love crafts and really miss making things (something I am going to be getting back into), so with the promise of tea and biscuits I went over to Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff to fulfil my desires of getting crafty!



We were given a lovely welcome from Joes Bloggers, The Crafty Hen and Hillary's who have written this blog post about the event. There were two different crafts that we were given the challenge of creating; a notebook cover and a little bird.


We were given a little demonstration of how to do each craft as well as having these little hand outs with step by step instructions on which were very handy! We got to choose whichever of the Hillary's fabrics that were there, it was a hard choice as there were some really lovely patterns. 



It was great to practice my hand sewing as it's not something I do very often, and my little bird did have some messy seams so it's something I certainly still need to work on! It was so therapeutic to just sit and do a bit of sewing though, I must get back into doing little craft projects like this.




Here are my finished crafts! There were a lot of buttons and ribbons to decorate with but I wanted to keep mine simple so for the notebook I made a braided loop from the same fabric I used to cover it and added this classic leather button. What do you think?

It was a really lovely afternoon and I believe there are similar events being held in both Newcastle and Glasgow in the near future so if you're a blogger in those areas I would really recommend contacting Joes Bloggers on twitter and getting crafty!


     

February Beauty Favourites

February Beauty Favourites


I haven't done a favourites for a little while but I've been loving a few different things this month so I wanted to share! I know the title says beauty favourites but I do have one fashion favourite as well.

Blanket Scarf

I bought this from Romwe in the boxing day sales but only just started wearing it this month as I felt like it didn't go with my everyday coat, until I discovered it works just fine if just draped and not wrapped around my neck so I have been wearing it pretty much all the time because it's so warm and snuggly!






This Works Cleanser

I've been using this regularly this month and I really like how easy it is to use and it leaves my skin feeling nice and soft, I got mine in a gift set with a matching scrub and used together for a good double cleanse they make my skin feel pretty darn good. Clean Skin 5 in 1 water cleanser.

Burts Bees Lip Balm

I love this tinted lip balm, it's such a super easy and nourishing way to add a bit of colour to your lips. It feels so smooth to put on and has given my wintery chapped lips a much needed moisture boost. 

Natural Collection Peach Manicure

I hadn't used a Natural Collection nail varnish before this one but I'm in love. It's not the best quality nail varnish and chipped fairly easily but I didn't use a top coat so I'll definitely test that out sometime. The colour however is lovely, it's not an opaque shade so just gives nails a really subtle nude colour and brightens them up which I think is great and I noticed that nude nails have been seen on a few different runways at Fashion Week this season so I'd definitely recommend this as a cheap way to get in on the trend. Natural Collection Nail Varnish in Peach Manicure.

No7 Lipstick

I guess I was liking nudes this month. This is one of those 'your lips but better' colours, I'm usually a big fan of purple and bold lipstick but I've really been enjoying this more subtle colour that I think will be a great transition for going into Spring shades. No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in shade 60 Chic.

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What have you been loving this month? :)


     

Natural History | OOTD

black milk clothing wallpaper leggings

black milk leggings doc martens beanie girl with blue pastel hair
Beanie - American Apparel  |  Jumper - Forever 21  |  Shirt - Primark  |  Leggings - Black Milk  |  Boots - Dr Martens


girl in american apparel beanie and black dr martens

perfume bottle necklace


black milk clothing wallpaper leggings ootd outfit

I wore this outfit for a bit of wandering around Edinburgh including the Natural History Museum, to make it extra warm I wore Primark fleece lined tights underneath my leggings which really makes such a difference.

I don't wear my Black Milk printed leggings much anymore but I wanted to get these out as they're one of my favourites - and oh my gosh I just realised it's the exact same pattern as the wallpaper I was talking about in this outfit post. Haha! They are called wallpaper leggings but I've not actually seen a real fleur de lis wallpaper before in the hotel.