Hi guys! It's a little way into February but I've been on the fence about my mood board for this month. February - and March come to think of it - are almost those 'filler' months, where the shops are full of fresh spring trends but you have to bide your time for the weather to heat up a little. Coats are still firmly buttoned up and you start wishing away the weeks. January flew by with a haze of fun nights and lots of planning for my mini-break to Athens next week. So my mood board does have elements of my holiday wardrobe as I hear it will be around 15 degrees - bliss!
My work colleagues were laughing that I have already planned my outfits and the coordinating make-up looks for my holiday, but I don't see why you wouldn't! We are going for three nights and I am usually laid back in many areas of life, but I feel that you need to know exactly what you are wearing before packing a tiny hand luggage-sized set of clothes like I will be doing. When you go away with a gaggle of girls, it means there is not a lot of time in the bathroom, space in front of the mirror, or areas to lay out your outfits, so I tend to plan a few solid options and bring along a few extras. You can just about fit two pairs of heels into a hand luggage case so you need to know they go with each outfit!
I also relish in organising outfits and thinking about the vibes of my looks, and a holiday means you can really go to town. We are going away for my friend's hen do and she strictly banned any cheesy outfits, expletive inflatables, or any sort of male stripper (there goes my Magic Mike hope!). Well I can't cancel out them all but the maid of honour found that a perfect solution to the 'no fancy dress' rule was to have a themed dress for each night so the photos will still look awesome. One night will be James Bond themed as it's the groom's namesake, so we will all wear anything black and/or white with red lipstick, and one night will be gothic/vampire themed so I'm thinking LBDs, smoky eyes and berry lips. Each can be interpreted in our own style but will still have that focus on the celebrations at hand and feel a little out-of-the-ordinary. Or we may all look like we have came from a funeral!
For February, I have been gathering a few heavier make-up looks for inspiration as I don't often go to town with my make-up in the UK but I know 'less is more' does not apply to the Euro clubs. I'm seriously inspired by the '70s trend coming through but can't embrace this for a few months until I can pack away coats and jumpers, so I'm still coveting khaki shades, nude hues, and denim. Topshop have some new Joni jeans with frayed, cropped hems which I really have my eye on. I've also been lusting after homewear as I'm getting that urge for a Spring clean and bedroom refresh. If I had my own place, the themes would be marble, gold, nude, jade green and white. All pictures are from my Tumblr!