Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stunning Bohemian Luxe Clothing - PK. Berry Review

Every once in a while, I discover a fantastic and unique brand which I absolutely cannot get enough of. This time round, the brand's called PK Berry, and they're a lovely designer label that sells apparel for women designed and manufactured exclusively in their Delhi workshop in India. What's unique about PK Berry is that they use interesting and natural fabrics, and combine it with bohemian embroideries. The result is that every single one of their pieces is ethnic, yet modern at the same time. It's like the best of the traditional and the new!

I think PK Berry's style would fit the modern woman who loves a bit of femininity to their outfits. Their embroidered blouses are really bohemian but also quite sleek, and they fit on the body really well. I also love the fact that they have a lot of variety, for example they have off shouldered tops and long sleeved blouses which are perfect for both work and casual weekends off! 

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The first thing I got was the gorgeous Hibiscus dress- I was really attracted to this dress because of it's colour and pattern. PK Berry's collections are always delicately designed, but this dress is probably the most intricate and detailed dress that I've seen in a long time. The panelled embroidery design, combined with a cool, geometric blue overlay, makes this shift dress an iconic piece in every woman's wardrobe. It's pretty perfect for work, or for drinks with the girls after a long, tiring day.

In terms of the quality and fit, this lovely dress is stunning and in top form. I got a UK size 8, and this fits me perfectly. Everything hugs at all the right places, and I love the fact that shift dresses don't have a tight, cinched waistline unlike other types of dresses. The overlay pattern really shines because of the "up and down" look of the shift dress, and it's really quite flattering on any skin tone! The quality, as always, is amazing. I don't think PK Berry makes anything that isn't top-notch.

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The second thing I got was the lovely Penny top - I wanted a slightly bohemian look and this Penny top is exactly spot on in terms of being a balance of looking feminine and modern. Honestly, the top is made from pure cotton, which gives it a really cool, smooth texture which is perfect for both summer and winter months. What I found unique about this top was that it's actually a tied up top at the front- this means that you can actually wear it as a jacket if you want to keep the front untied! It also has lovely laced sleeves and a flattering V-neck at the front, which really helps build a classic silhouette.

In terms of the fit and quality, again PK Berry never lets me down. Just like the Hibiscus dress, this top is absolutely gorgeous and made with perfect craftsmanship. Each little detail is embroidered with care, and I can tell just from feeling it that it's high-quality and extremely durable. This is definitely my new favourite piece in my wardrobe!

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Overall, I'd highly recommend checking out PK Berry's lovely collection. It is elegant, casual and luxurious at the same time. I can't get enough of them!

What do you think?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Stylish Ethical Laptop Sleeves- Looptworks Review

Previously, I featured one of my favourite ethical brands- Looptworks! Today, I just want to review another of their awesome products. For those of you who didn't read my last post, Looptworks is a really cool sustainable fashion shop that sells accessories and bags that are up-cycled. This means that they re-use old pieces of leather and felt, or anything that was going to go to waste, and turns it into valuable, high quality items that look beautiful, clean and minimalist. 

I first saw this Felt and Leather Laptop Sleeve (Brown) on the site when I was browsing around their laptop sleeve section. Looptworks has phone cases, duffle bags, backpacks as well as ethical clothing, but I was most interested in their bags section because all of my old bags broke. Since I live in the UK, Looptwork's package took around 1-2 weeks to ship. They ship all international packages via FedEx and USPS so it's super convenient for anyone! 

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Isn't the laptop sleeve beautiful? The first thing I noticed about the sleeve was how well it's made. In terms of quality, it's probably the best laptop sleeve that I've ever used. It is made from up cycled felt on the outside, and the whole sleeve has a dark brown leather piping and a lovely inner lining. The outside of the sleeve is the most interesting part- there is a little leather pocket where you can put pens, highlighters and little notes so this is pretty perfect for studying or going to college, or even to work!

In terms of design, the Looptworks sleeve is pretty on point. It fits my 13 inch macbook pro well, and isn't too loose or too tight. It is a bit thinner than normal laptop sleeves, but I think the felt really gives the laptop an extra layer of protection. I put my laptop in my bag, and this case makes me so stylish in class. Everyone at college asked me where I got it!

Overall, I'm so pleased with Looptworks again. Seriously, everything they make is so stylish. Check them out now!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Flo's 5 minute reviews- Quick Fix Glamour Essentials haul

I've decided to start a new quick 5I just love new makeup and today I got 3 new items from my local drugstore. These are Quick Fix Glamour essentials and they are so lovely and petite. I've always been the type of girl who needs to top up my makeup when I'm out, and these little pens are so small and fit right into my clutch!

No Dark Shadows™ £15-  this is a lovely,  silky, light, blendable complexion enhancer and concealer that works hard to conceal imperfections. It gives me a lovely contoured look when I use it, and is so much better than my old concealer. I love using it under my eyes to hide the awful bags.

NO BARE BROWS™ Universal 4 in 1 (four in one) Brow Fix £18.00- this pen really transforms my brows and makes them look on fleek everyday. Haha, it's much better than my old pens! I love the 4 in 1 function and their built in sharpener makes my eyebrows so perfect everytime. I never have to worry about them anymore.



No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner £12.50-  this cheap but awesome liner that can be worn with any shade of lipstick or lip gloss, including bright and bold colours. It stops my lipstick from bleeding which is such a godsend! I'm so happy with it, and it's super affordable for poor girls like me!

Overall, I want to say that this brand's product's composition is really great. They don't use harsh chemicals and strong alcohol which damages your skin or lips. What do you think? 

Yoins Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017

Hi ladies, for this Black Friday I have this awesome Yoins black friday and Cyber Monday deal that I want to show you. Yoins is this awesome shop that I've always bought stuff from, and they're absolutely amazing. I have been wanting to buy new dresses for women and Yoins is the one-stop shop for everything cute and wintery.

It's so cold now but Yoins has beautiful cute sweaters for women which look so flattering on any body shape and size. They have large jumpers and cute sweater and christmas sweaters which goes past your knees, and also lovely leggings and jeans for everyone. I bought this gorgeous halter top and it arrived so quickly!



I've always wanted a two piece set because it looks SO cool and unique. It's a bit like those summer essentials that you've always seen in magazines and blogs, but never got a chance to own. Yoins has the latest two piece outfit sets worn by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and lots of cools type icons, and I can't wait to try them out. Seriously they're so cheap I can't help but laugh! Hope you like my picks and do visit them!

Designer Ethnic Clothing - my Dume Dume review

As a fashion-lover, I get used to seeing the same styles of clothing over and over again. By that, I mean - everything seems to look the same after a while. However, when I came across Dume Dume on Instagram, I literally gasped with delight because of how unique and ethnical their designs are. Seriously, Dume Dume should be on the cover of Vogue magazine, as they're such a unique and one-of-a-kind brand!

A bit about the brand- Dume Dume is designed by the awesome Jacqueline Ntephe, who is also the creative director behind everything the label stands for. Her aim is to use the brand to resurface and reimagine native Nigerian clothing and fashion, resulting in the first ever "Nwanyi" collection. Jacqueline was an apprentice to the Great British Sewing Bee finalist and designer Chinelo Bally, where she learned details about how to manage a successful brand and to make beautiful garments.

As such, Dume Dume's range of clothing is simply gorgeous and super ethnical, containing traces of Nigerian culture and lifestyle through their use of materials, cutting and style. I'm so excited to share with you 2 of my recent buys from Dume Dume. They are available on ASOS Marketplace, which is a lovely platform that offers shipping to the rest of the world.


1) Strapless Overlapping Dress - this is perhaps the queen of wrap dresses, as it's not only strapless but also features hooks where you can hook the two sides of the fabric together in any way you choose. If you're a size up, you can hook it using the wider hook. It is from the "Nwanyi'' collection designed for a flirty yet sophisticated look. If you're in between sizes like me, this dress is super versatile as you can adjust it to fit your body. I'm always having trouble with sizing, but Dume Dume really impressed me with this versatile and flexible dress.

The quality is fantastic- the Strapless dress is made from mixed materials which means that it's durable, sturdy yet super soft and comfortable at the same time. It's also wrinkle-free and has an inner lining, which makes the dress very luxurious to wear. It has a glamorous feel- I think this dress goes well with heels and a clutch, for a casual night out with the girls or for an flirty date night with your man. It also looks super fun to wear!

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2) Halter Top with Ties- this is also a unique halter top, for it is very sexy and elegant, yet screams of sophistication. I love the material of this halter top, as it's made from a unique fabric called waxed cotton (ankara). The result is that this top is doubly-lined and looks fantastically structured, even if you're not wearing a bra. It is fastened by tying the rope around the neck and around the waist, and would go well with a skirt of ankle boots and jeans. I've styled it in a casual way, but you can dress this top up or down too!

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Again, the fitting is excellent. I got a UK size 8 and it fits perfectly, and Dume Dume really hits the right spot in terms of cutting. All of their dresses and materials are so finely made and tailored to fit a woman's body, and it has such an ethnic vibe!

With 2017 coming to an end, it's time to upgrade your wardrobe with some unique statement pieces. Dume Dume is definitely one of my favourite brands this year, and I'd highly recommend them for the outstanding quality, design and prices!

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Coolest Convertible Backpack- reviewing Christopher Kon !

Have you ever heard of a convertible backpack? I haven't, but I recently discovered Christopher Kon, a luxurious boutique selling genuine leather handbags and accessories that look and feel super unique. I've been wanting a leather backpack for a while now because I'm tired of carrying cross-body bags to university- they're a pain to walk around in.

A bit about Christopher Kon- based in Montreal, the brand sells bags that are inspired by nature and architecture. Each product is made with creative aesthetic, making each bag unique and alluring to look. Best of all, they are high-quality and luxurious, and stocks up in boutiques across North America. I was lucky enough to be able to review one of their signature La Dos Convertible Backpacks - which can be converted from a backpack to a cross-body bag or even handheld as a briefcase.

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I got the backpack and it was beautiful wrapped in a light paper bag and crepe paper. The backpack was really the perfect size- small, but not too tiny; wide but not bulky and heavy. It was also extremely soft to touch- the leather from Christopher Kon's range seems to be extremely high-quality, and it felt so smooth and warm (yes, that's right) to touch. It's almost like I was touching a buttery surface!

Designs-wise, the bag is so beautiful and meticulously crafted. Every little detail shines and can be seen even from afar. The inner lining of the bag is made from a deep red suede material, which is super smooth and soft to touch. The outer lining is made from a smooth buttery leather, which literally feels so good when you're carrying it. I chose to pair this bag with a leather skirt and a tank top, since it would match a more professional environment, say if you're going to work.

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However, the best thing about this bag is it's versatility. It also suits casual occasions, say if you're going out with the girls or your boyfriend for a night out. I've just shown you two ways to wear this bag, but I'm sure there are hundreds more ways. It's also available in Black.

Overall, I'm so happy with both the quality and design of this Christopher Kon convertible backpack. I've never heard of convertible backpacks before, but once I got this bag, there's really no going back. I use it everyday and get lots of comments asking where I got it from!

Don't forget- Christopher Kon offers FREE shipping in the US and Canada on orders above $100!

Monday, November 13, 2017

I've Done It Again! My Riva Fashion Tryout!

Yes, I've done it again- I went on a giant haul from one of my favourite boutique shops Riva Fashion. I previously did a giant feature on Riva Fashion, but for those of you new to the blog, they're a lovely brand that sells the most quirky and unusual statement pieces ever. Most of their items aren't strange but they're all designed with a unique take, and made with unique mixed materials. I just love how Riva Fashion has lots of new collections every season, so I'm always looking for new things on their site. 

I bought 3 new items from their "Young n Trendy" collection, which has a more relaxed and casual vibe than their other items. I got these because it was on the model on the site, and I thought it matched my style really well. Here's my review of every item that I got! 

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1) Color block jeans- the first thing I got was this lovely pair of colour block jeans. They're so unique because they're made from velvet at the back, and the front has a lovely blue washed colour, It's also high-waisted, so it flatters the body by cinching at the waist. Literally, they're the comfiest pair of jeans I've ever worn since they're soft, warm and huggable. It also makes my legs look extra long. I rolled it up because I wanted a cool mom-jeans look and it works well with boots or slip-on shoes!

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2) Sequins Pullover- this gorgeous pullover is fully studded and embellished. This makes it the most luxurious sweater that I've ever owned. I love the subtle pattern on the sweater, as it's quite sparkling, yet it's quite subdue at the same time. The texture is really nice - the sweater is made from cotton which is heavy but durable and good quality. It's sort of a statement piece without it being too overt and in your face! 

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3) Studded Slip On shoes- these were the last items that I got for the whole look. I love the studded details and the contrast between the blacks and the silver balls on the shoes. I also like how they can be slip-on shoes as well as mules, as the back has a flexible strip of cloth which can be stepped on. It was a bit big on me though, so I'd recommend getting the smaller size if you're between sizes. The shoes are of excellent quality and fit, and I'm so happy!

I love my Riva Fashion haul, and I'm so pleased with the collection of items that I got. What do you think?

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Rosegal Wishlist- Christmas 2017

Rosegal is offering cool Christmas sweaters at incredibly low prices! I mean, who doesn't love Christmas and their festivities and the lovely colored lights, presents and Santa Claus! I used to believe in Santa, but not any more. How sad! Anyway, it doesn't mean that I can't enjoy the season and festivities. In particular I love the following items from Rosegal.

Apart from the huge levels of work, I've been having a mellow week. It's too cold to go out, for a run, for a shopping trip, and for many other things, I just didn't feel like going anywhere. So I stayed in, watched Youtube channels, watched funny Asian videos and poured over beautiful fashionable pictures on the internet. Decided not to online shop any more except in special circumstances (aka when there's a sale that you just GOT to check out). 





I love the Adult onesie because it's so cute and crazy… seriously it is sort of weird at the level of some sort of sugar-induced coma. It's a bit psychedelic and unusual, and I would be glad to be seen wearing this out at a party! As for the sweatshirt, it's so cute and kinda crazy at the same time- something like what my mum would wear when she was young in the 60s and 70s. Talk about Hipster!

I'm craving these items so much, especially the cute one piece, which look nice and warm for the winter, and the crazy sweater, which gives an almost unreal feel to an otherwise normal item! I'm watching fireworks from my window, and it's truly beautiful... it's so stunning to see fireworks right outside your room, within a close distance, it's so intimate and a unique experience, though the noise was deafening! 

What do you think?

My Favourite Place To Buy Leggings- UK Tights Review

I've been needing new leggings because my old ones broke, and I got this lovely pair of Spanx Essential Leggings from UK Tights, one of my old favourite shops. They're hands-down the best leggings and tights shop that I can find and they're based in the UK. Honestly, I've been looking for great leggings that shape up your legs, but I can't find any reliable shops on Amazon and elsewhere. They're just not professional enough! 

However, UK Tights is one of my favourite shops as they're really specialised and have lots of choice for anyone. For example, I needed a pair of black leggings that can push up my legs and butt, making my legs look longer and firmer. I want that elongated look which not all leggings could offer me. It was so hard to find the perfect pair, but I felt like UK Tights really did the job well! 

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As you can see, these Spanx leggings really lifted up my whole leg and bottom area, and made my outfit much more slim and trim. It's a simple pair of leggings- it's not fancy or sparkling, but it's perfect for everyday use. I love the shaping and toning effect of this pair of leggings, and Spanx is such a great brand! UK Tights also has lots of other choices if you want something more fancy or shorter, or even in different colours!

I ordered a Size Small and it fits pretty perfectly. As you can see, it wasn't too long or too short. I think it's absolutely perfect!

Do visit UK Tights and don't forget to let me know what you think!

My Back Hurts From Studying! Naipo Neck Massager Review

Since I'm a student (yes, still) I always find that my neck and back starts to hurt after studying for a long time. It doesn't help that I've got sensitive bones, but the back of my neck really gets me down sometimes since I have pretty bad posture. I've been wanting to get massages at my local spa but they simply cost too much- each time costs around 80 or 100 pounds, and I'm a poor, broke student! Who can blame me? 

Anyway, I recently saw a cheap shoulder and neck massager from Amazon by Naipo (click here)- they are a company that manufactures massagers and health-related products like cushions, backrests and more. They specialise in these things called "Shiatsu Back Neck Massagers" which claim to help relieve tension and relaxes your muscles. 





So I ordered it via Amazon Prime and it arrived the next day. I tested it on my neck- they had only 1 strength level and it was quite strong, so it isn't for sensitive people. However, I found it quite relaxing and the massager had a heat function which helped sooth my neck. It was rather good, and I'd say that the rollers worked pretty well.

As for the material, the lining is made from a PU fabric, which was quite smooth and nice though I would have preferred leather. The massager is also quite versatile because i can put it on my back, my neck, my butt and also my legs, so it helps me wherever I want. I like how cheap it is - that's probably my main concern when buying these things!

Overall, it's a really cool massager and super affordable for anyone. It's around 38 pounds via Amazon Prime, and I'd say it's worth it if you want to save some money and feel better and more refreshed!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Understated yet Refined- my huge Baukjen Haul and Review

"Understated yet refined". This motto is something that I try to live by during my daily fashion escapades. However, it isn't easy, as many shops simply sells items that aren't versatile enough to pair with lots of different things. Today, I want to show you my giant Baukjen haul and review the items that I got.   But first, a bit about the brand- cool, chic and simple is what Baukjen is all about. The brand is made for the modern woman who juggles life, work and play with simple, minimalistic yet super stylish pieces that can fit in her wardrobe and match her daily needs. All of Baukjen's items are tailored and cut so that it flatters the body. Everything is unique, stylish and designed in a London-based studio.

I first discovered them whilst trying to find the perfect camel coat. It's cold here, and I just wanted a jacket that could be versatile and be worn effortlessly in my daily life. I was amazed to find Baukjen's range of coats- they have the most awesome range of leather jackets, blazers and woollen coats which are sophisticated and luxurious in design. Seriously, Baukjan has some of the coolest leather jackets that I've ever seen, and one of the widest range of colors too.

Anyway, I ordered two items and they came in a beautifully wrapped package.

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The first thing that I received was this lovely pair of Palmer Cigarette Pants- I chose this pair of pants because it comes in a monochrome pattern and it goes pretty well with any blouse or plain tee that you can think of. The price of Baukjen's items are really reasonable, and around the mid-range of things. However, every penny is worth it for this pair of pants is arguably the best-fitting pair of bottoms that I've ever worn. It is soft, smooth and totally light. It's made from 44% virgin wool, which makes it lovely and warm for the winter season.

It's pretty much the best pair of pants for a timeless, classical look. I reckon that I'm going to be wearing these pants for the next few years to come. Quality-wise, everything's made perfectly and nothing is too loose or too tight. Cigarette pants always gives off a mature silhouette, and it's just so beautiful when paired with a white blouse. I'd rate this a 10/10!

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Moving on to the best part, this lovely Farrah Double Breasted camel coat is my dream coat- and I'm so grateful that I found it on Baukjen's site. I've been wanting a camel coat for years, and this coat, with it's 90% wool composition, is pretty much every girl's dream come true. The wide lapels are flattering and gives the coat a super sophisticated and timeless feel. The buttons are pretty perfect and beautifully decorated. The coat itself is heavy and warm, and goes to my knees. I wore it out during the cold, and received so many compliments and people asking me where I got it from!

The coat itself is also beautifully cut - it's definitely a looser, more boxy cut which gives it an extra level of chicness. There is no belt included, so it's loose around the waist which is exactly what I like since I can wear sweaters underneath the coat. I'll definitely wear this coat for many years to come. It goes pretty perfectly with a giant scarf and a knitted bobble hat! It is such a good investment!

All in all, Baukjen's definitely my new favourite go-to shop for everything classic, elegant and simple. Every item from their shop can be paired with simple basics, and would be suitable for work or play. I can't get enough of the coat and the pants that I got, and they're definitely essentials that can last you a lifetime.

Follow Baukjen on Instagram: www.instagram.com/baukjen

The Best Basic Tees Ever! My Livotte London Review !

As a girl who has too many clothes, there's just one thing that I don't have enough of. What's that? Definitely the basic, plain white or black tee. A basic tee, whether it be long-sleeved or short-sleeved, is a wardrobe essential for any style guru or fashionista out there because it's so versatile and flexible. I know for a fact that I have way too many coats and trousers. However, I've often got nothing to wear with them because my tops are either too flowery, too patterned or too tight or loose. 

Livotte London is one of my new discoveries- they are a high-end, luxurious basic tee brand that sells women's basics at affordable and reasonable prices. A bit about Livotte- after working in the fashion industry for a number of years, founders Beth and Delphine realised that there was a gap in the market for luxurious, organic basic tees. They decided to make an ethical, sustainable brand that sells tailored, well-fitting basics for women at work or at play. Everything is made from a tough, luxurious cotton that still stays in shape even after 200 washes! 

I was lucky enough to be able to try out 2 of their new pieces, of which I'll review in detail below. I'll talk about how I felt wearing them and how I styled the basic tees. 

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The first thing I got was this gorgeous Audrey tunic- this top is from Livotte's latest collection and it's such a stunning piece. I have to say, I've never seen a top that has this unique cutting. It's inspired by high-end fashion, which isn't surprising since Livotte is currently selling at Harvey Nichols in England. The top is made from 94% cotton and 6% lycra, so it's a bit stretchy but super soft and breathable at the same time. The cotton is not see through at all- unlike many of the other white shirts that I own, this one is definitely the most durable and opaque. It feels so comfortable against the skin!

I styled it with a pair of white trousers and a pair of nude heels, and you can see that the Audrey top simply makes any outfit more sophisticated and elegant. It can also work well with a skirt or a pair of casual jeans. I really love how it has a unique back pleating, and the design is truly stunning!

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The second top I got was this Monica Top- I found the v-neck very flattering on my body, and I'm sure it goes well with pretty much any body shape. This piece was also super unique as it had a 3/4 length puff sleeve and it was so beautiful when paired with dark trousers and heels. It's also really comfortable and soft, and again not see through at all even if you're wearing darker underwear. 

I absolutely adore the Monica top because it is so beautifully designed and gorgeous. Sustainable clothing is hard to come by, but this Livotte top really exceeded my expectations. I'll be wearing this everyday for work or for university, and I'm sure it will get a lot of compliments! 

Most of Livotte's tops come in black and white, and these are key colors if you want to build a neutral, versatile wardrobe. Though at first glance, Livotte seems just like another tee company, they are actually nothing like any store that I've ever seen. Their high quality clothing combined with the impeccable and tailored fit makes these tees sophisticated and highly luxurious.

Check Livotte out and follow them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/livottelondon

You can buy Livotte from Harvey Nichols at: www.harveynichols.com/brand/livotte



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