Hello everybody, it feels so great to be back in action! I’m sorry to any of my regular followers for the lack of posting lately. Long story short I didn’t manage to schedule my posts in advance for when the bulk of my university coursework deadlines were, and with my anxiety, I decided that I had to prioritise, and take a short break from blogging until a lot of my work was done. Before the break, I was started to struggle with blogging inspiration, but now I am feeling re-energised and already have a few ideas for the next couple of weeks! I’m SO happy to be writing again.
At the start of the New Year, I decided that I would try my best to try and shop locally. When looking through websites from various Scottish designers I came across Chouchou and her hoods. I instantly began lusting after this fabulous garments, just perfected for the Scottish weather. I have owned this beautiful hood for 5 weeks now, and let me tell you it is super cosy and warm. It has been perfect for the snowy weather that just won’t quit up here in Scotland. The designer and owner of Chouchou is the gorgeous and kind Silvia Pellegrino. She is a pleasure to do business with. She shortened the Hollyhood Phoenix by 10 cm as I’m kind of small, and sent the hood in the prettiest of packaging, as well as a cheeky discount during the New Year Sample Sale. The hood itself is the finest quality and so pretty. I will treasure this hood for years to come.
Today I styled the hood with a simple, chic blouse from Topshop and Joni jeans, threw on a trusty leather jacket and my new True Religion wedged trainers with yesterdays curls. Yep, these shoes are a love ’em or hate ’em kind of shoe, and once I tried them on I decided I definitely like them. Accessories included my the Rogue + the Wolf rings and choker. Finally to set off the gold flecks in the outer material of the hood I used my original Naked palette. I’m calling this makeup look with the hood ‘Phoenix Rising’ as I took inspiration from the golden feathers of a phoenix rising out the flames. Maybe, I should dye my hair red next and embrace the fiery look, it is no secret that I miss having ‘tequila sunrise hair’.
With a stand-out style and cosy luxury this is is an amazing investment piece. It is made with a shimmering polyester lurex outer, a soft faux sheepskin inner with a faux fur trim. I pop on this hood and feel instantly kick-ass. Do you shop local?