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Monday, December 31, 2012

Favourite outfits of 2012: Part #2

As promised, here's part two! I couldn't just put all my favourite outfits into one post...that's a super hard thing to do. So here's part two which includes another favourite trend of mine which is Maxi Skirts and dressing for Formal occasions!
Photobucket 1. Leather Jacket - Topshop, Striped Top - New Look, Red Maxi Skirt - Forever 21
2. Bodysuit - Motel Rocks, Skirt - InLoveWithFashion(*)
3. Crop Top - Topshop, Maxi Skirt - Topshop
4. White Top - Topshop, Pink Clutch - Matalan(*), Maxi Skirt - Topshop
5. Crop Top - Topshop, Maxi Skirt - Topshop
6. Jumper - Topshop, Maxi Skirt - InLoveWithFashion(*)

Maxi Skirts are another favourite trend of mine, I absolutely LOVE wearing them! They make me feel glamorous but I'm also super comfortable at the same time! I love wearing maxi skirts with crop tops and now it's winter I've invested in some long sleeved crop tops too!
Photobucket 1. Dress - AX Paris, Shoes - So You Shoes, Clutch - Matalan
2. Necklace - Topshop, Dress - Inlovewithfashion(*), Shoes - So You Shoes
3. Leather Jacket - Topshop, Dress - Yumi, Boots - So You Shoes
4. Dress - Glamorous, Clutch - Primark, Boots - My 1st Wish
I absolutely ADORE my prom dress from AX Paris! I got so so so many compliments for it at prom and I felt amazing when I wore it too. I love this wine coloured dressed from Inlovewithfashion too the design of it is amaaazing!
Photobucket 1. Playsuit - Glamorous(*), Leather Jacket - Topshop, Shoes - So You Shoes
2. Blouse - Desire Clothing(*), Jeans - Motel Rocks(*), Boots - So You Shoes
3. Bodysuit - Topshop, Skirt - Topshop via Ebay, Boots - My 1st Wish(*)
4. Blazer - H&M, Bodysuit - Topshop, Jeans - Motel Rocks(*), Boots - My 1st Wish(*)
5. Top - Missguided, Shorts - Topshop, Clutch - Matalan(*), Boots - So You Shoes

So here it is, the last post of 2012! (scary times!) It's mad to think I've been blogging for over 3 and a half years It feels like yesterday since I started fashion train! I just want to say thankyou again to everyone who's made this year memorable for Fashion-Train. All you Twitter, Tumblr & Facebook followers, those of you which follow by google reader & blog lovin' too! I've got so many things planned already for 2013 for you all! From competitions, to giveaways make sure you keep checking out Fashion-Train and that you also take a look at Fashion-Train-Fix too! I'm also getting into beauty blogging in the coming year!
Thankyou again so much to you all for reading, commenting, following and talking about Fashion-Train!
Hope you all have a fabulous New Year and I'll see you all in 2013! :-)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Favourite outfits of 2012: Part #1

I still can't believe 2012 is coming to an end (boo!) It's been an absolutely crazy/hectic/amazing year. Fashion-Train has grown so much too! At the start of this year it had just reached around 300,000 hits and it now has over 1.1 million! (madness!) I can't thankyou you all enough for reading my ramblings about fashion and coming back to see what I've posted about next! Without all you lovely readers I wouldn't be where I am today so Thankyou!
Anyhow speech time over... I thought I'd do a mega awesome outfit post to end the year on and these are my favourites from the past year. My favourite trend which is Disco pants, My favourite occasion which is Party and my favourite outfits!
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2. Blouse - Cocoboo Loves(*), Disco Pants - Glamorous, Shoes - Tribeca Shoes(*)
3. Checkered Shirt - Ark Clothing, Disco Pants - American Apparel @ ASOS, Shoes - Tribeca Shoes
4. Crop Top - Topshop, Disco Pants - American Apparel @ ASOS, Boots - My 1st Wish(*)
5. Blouse - Glamorous, Bag - Primark, Disco Pants - American Apparel @ ASOS

It was disco pants which put my blog on the map this year. They're a trend I love to death and still love 9 months on. I live in my American Apparel disco pants and my Glamorous ones and I still love finding new ways to wear them everyday!
Photobucket 1. Bodysuit - Glamorous(*), Dress - Cocos Fortune(*), Boots - So You Shoes
2. Dress - Motel Rocks, Shoes - Tribeca Shoes
3. Bodysuit - Motel Rocks, Plether Skirt - Ark Clothing, Boots - So You Shoes
4. Dress - AX Paris(*), Boots - So You Shoes
5. Bralet - Ark Clothing(*), Skirt - Desire Clothing, Shoes - Tribeca Shoes
Dressing for parties has been one of my favourite things to do! I love experimenting with different outfits and styles. I love this dress by Coco's Fortune as it's great for a more formal occasion. I celebrated my 18th Birthday this year and what better way to celebrate than with a Motel Rocks dress?!
Photobucket 1. Jumper - OMG Fashion(*), Skirt - Ark Clothing, Boots - My 1st Wish(*)
2. Crop Top - Topshop, Shorts - Topshop, Boots - My 1st Wish(*)
3. Blouse - Room 31(*), Skirt - Ark Clothing, Boots - My 1st Wish(*)
4. Crop Top - Topshop, Leggings - OMG Fashion(*), Boots - So You Shoes(*)
These have been some of my favourite outfits I've posted on my blog this year. It's been so hard to narrow things down to a few outfits! I've got another post coming up like this tomorrow so keep an eye out!
Which outfit is your favourite?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Style Crush Update : Ashley Madekwe & Steal her style!

If there's one actress' style I absolutely adore it's Ashley Madekwe. I first came across her through and soon after Revenge appeared on our tv screens! Her style is so much like my own and I love how she wears heels day in day out!
Photobucketphotos credit to ringmybell

Recently her styles becoming more urban but still very feminine. I love how she's not afraid to team two unlikely items of clothing together and how she's not afraid to clash prints. She's a massive fan of shorts & skirts and I love her crazy obsession for shoes! Here are my style buy essentials if you want to achieve Ashley's look!
Photobucket 1 - Striped Top - H&M
2 - Hearts & Bows leather look skater skirt - ASOS
3 - Studded Lapel Biker Jacket - Topshop
4 - Bleach High Waist Hotpants - Topshop
5 - Sleeveless Zip Peplum Top - Topshop
6 - Rib Boyfriend Beanie - ASOS
7 - Stud Buckle Detail Ankle Boots - Daisy Street
8 - Sequin Stripe Shorts by Rare - Topshop
9 - Spike Bracelet - ASOS
Every piece on this wishlist I seem to own similar versions if not the same! I adore orange sequin shorts and bright red beanie! I think a leather jacket is an essential for any woman's wardrobe and so is a pair of denim shorts. A weakness of mine is striped tops and this 3/4 length one from H&M is gorgeous!
Which item is your favourite? Do you love Ashley's style to?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Models Own + Fearne Cotton Nail Art

I don't think I've ever done a post just about my nails. But after tweeting about wanting to get into beauty blogging I thought I'd give it a go! I'm always painting my nails and I always get comments of 'oh wow you've changed your nails again!' as I love experimenting with different textures, shades and nail art in general. I recently purchased Fearne Cottons Midnight Manicure set from Boots (that's £1 per nail polish!) and I thought I'd paint my nails!
I started with my NO7 base coat and then added Fearne Cotton nail polish in 'Fern green' to my nails. I love how this nail polish only need one coat and how it's such a strong colour!

I then added my favourite nail polish which is Models Own's Ibiza Mix which I've worn on top of all my plain nails for months and it looks amazing on top of any colour you put it on! I recommend using two coats of this polish for that extra sparkle!
Photobucket Fearne Cotton 'Fern Green' nail polish - Boots
Models Own Ibiza Mix - Motel

Do you like these nails? Do you love nail art too?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Style Icons of 2012: Who is your favourite?

2012 has been a big year for rising stars, especially within the fashion industry. We now don't just look to the latest pop star, girl band or hottest actress we have a look at the ones which aren't getting enough attention and these are the stars which are breaking the rules of fashion and really developing their own sense of style. I thought I'd do a collage to my favourite style icons of 2012 and maybe you'll be inspired by them too! (there's a few well known faces but also some new ones!)
1 - Rita Ora - is a British Singer-Songwriter who's released her debut album this year. You may recognise her from DJ Fresh's song 'Hot Right Now' or her massive hit which was 'How we do (Party)'. You may have also heard of her from her relationship with Rob Kardashian.

2 - Mary Kate Olsen - is an American actress, fashion designer and business woman. She also co-founded luxury fashion brand The Row with her twin sister Ashley Olsen. Mary Kate Olsen has been in our fashion magazines for years but her style is so inspiring!

3 - Bip Ling - Is an English fashion blogger. She writes Bip and has appeared on the front cover of Company Magazine!

4 - Ashley Madekwe - Is an English born actress and fashion blogger. She's appeared in the Secret Diary of a call girl and is known for her most famous role which is Ashley Davenport in ABC Drama Series 'Revenge'. She's also a fellow fashion blogger and her blog is called Ring My Bell.

5 - Cara Delevigne - Is a British Fashion Model. She's currently the face of Burberry's beauty campaign and has modelled for Chanel and H&M. Most recently she won 'Model of the year 2012' at the British Fashion Awards.

6 - Fearne Cotton - Is an English television and radio presenter. She's best known for presenting BBC 1's red nose appeal and being on the panel for ITV2 show Celebrity Juice. Her style caught the fashion industry's attention many years ago and she also launched with best friend Holly Willoughby. Which they both sell their own fashion lines on.

These women have all influenced/inspired me in some way this year and I'm always fascinated by what they are wearing. My style icon would have to be Ashley Madekwe as her style is so similar to my own and when I'm stuck with what to wear I love going on her fashion blog for that little bit of inspiration! I'm also addicted to watching Revenge and it's one of my favourite tv shows! (After Gossip Girl, FRIENDS & Big Bang Theory!)
Which of these women would be your style icon? Who's style are you inspired by?


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day Bargains: New Look, Daisystreet & MeeMee

I've already taken a quick peak at the Sales! Boxing Day sales seem to be more popular than ever and there's been so many items that have caught my eye! My top tip is to not just LOOK on the typical high-street retailers look at the online based only ones too! Such as, Apricot Clothing, Own The Runway and Pop Couture! Here the items I would love to snap up in the sales so far!
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1 - Nude Boots - Daisystreet
2 - Bodycon Black Gold Spike Dress - MeeMee
3 - Dogtooth Print Leggings - MeeMee
4 - Black Side Zip Peep Toe Shoe Boots - New Look
5 - Stud Long Sleeve Shirt - MeeMee
6 - Jewel Cross Jumpers - MeeMee
7 - Leopard Print Capped Sleeve Dress - New Look
8 - Stud Wedges - Daisystreet

I really like these boots in Nude and I wear these in black all the time! Looking for a great New Years Eve dress? Check out this bodycon dress from Meemee! Dogtooth is a huge trend at the moment and who can resist these leggings for £10?! Love heels? but not too big heels? Check these stunning wedges from New Look in the sale for £12! Studs on blouses is a popular trend at the moment and I love wearing them under jumpers! This Jewel cross jumper I've seen in a lot of places and at £15 from MeeMee how can you resist?
Which items is your favourite? Have you done any sales shopping yet?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Christmas!

Christmas is such a special time of year. Not just because of the story of baby Jesus but it's a time of year where we celebrate being with our loved ones and spend time together over good food and give and receive presents. It's been a lovely day today and here's just a few snaps I've taken on my camera!
Photobucket The family christmas tree! Photobucket Everyone's presents! Photobucket Yummy Sweets! Photobucket Christmas Bunting! Photobucket Mum's reindeer which she made! Photobucket Sprouts & Parsnips! Photobucket The dinner table! Photobucket Checking the radio times! Photobucket My Soap & Glory Gift Set!
1 - Time to open the Quality Streets! 2 - My very excited little sister when she first saw the presents! Photobucket
3 - Just Dance 4! (If you don't have it it's super fun!) 4 - The only time of the year it's acceptable to have Salmon for breakfast!

Have you had a good christmas? Hope Santa's been good to you all! You can follow my intsagram here!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Checks, Studs & Nighthawks

For after what feels like 32874192938 years I'm now a proud owner of nighthawks! yaaaaaaay! I've wanted a pair of boots like this for so long and now I have some I don't think they're EVER coming off my feet! I went out in them for the first time today and they are super super comfy!
Nighthawks - Office(*)

My style is changing all the time at the moment! I never thought I'd want a pair of cowboy like boots so badly but these are gorgeous and they don't make my feet look big either (I'm a UK 7 by the way!)
Leather Jacket - ASOS
Checkered Scarf - ASOS
Jumper - Brandy Melville
Skater Skirt - ASOS
Boots - Nighthawks - Office(*)
This is the kind of outfit I'd throw on on a daily basis. I literally LIVE in Sweater type Jumpers! I have a few now and I love wearing them with disco pants, skater skirts, trousers and jeans! I love leather jackets and this one was my bargain £35 one (real leather) all thanks to discount codes! (yay!)
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I can't wait to experiment more with styling these shoes and this leather jacket! I thought I'd do an outfit post on my outfit today as I liked it so much! This is a great casual look and I wore the shoes all day and they didn't hurt at all (bonus!)
What do you think of this outfit?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ways to wear: A Peplum Top

Peplum Tops have been a massive trend this year. They're a great top to wear during the day and at night too. They are great for a casual look but also great for a smart look too. I have seen so many people wearing them to parties/nights out and I thought I'd do a post about other ways you could put your peplum top to good use or just give you some outfit inspiration!
Black Peplum Top - New Look
Treggings - Topshop
Gold Studded Vectras - Topshop

I really like this look I think it's great to go out for a meal with friends or for that special interview! Possibly even out clubbing with friends. It's quite simple look but it brings two of the biggest trends together this year, studs & peplum tops! These treggings are a great quirky way of updating your wardrobe!
Dark Green Peplum Top - New Look
Gold Barogue Leggings - MeeMee
Platform Ankle Boots In Black - Missguided

This look is a great party look with a christmas sparkle! I absolutely love this dark green peplum top. It's a great colour to wear with jeans, black leggings and when I found these gold print leggings online I thought they'd make a great christmas party outfit!
Photobucket Purple Peplum Top - New Look
Caviar Beaded Knicker - Miss Selfridge
Suede Super High Ankle Boots - Missguided
I think look is a perfect party look. Team a coloured peplum top with knicker shorts, thick tights and massive heels! These are just a few alternative ways for you to style a peplum top! Which look is your favourite?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Weekly Wishlist: Topshop, Missguided, Office, New Look & Daisy Street

It feels like forever since I did a weekly wishlist! There's so many items online at the moment which are absolutely gorgeous and worth taking a look at! These are just a few of the items I'm adding to my wishlist at the moment!
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1 - Velvet Skater Skirt in Plum - Daisy Street
2 - Maryam Cross Print Slippers - Missguided
3 - Geek Tee - Topshop
4 & 5 - Models Own Polish - ASOS
6 - Skater Dress with Disco Sequin Front - In Love With Fashion
7 - Converse Hi-Tops - Office
8 - Black Peplum Shell Top - New Look
9 - Ankle Boots with Gold Studs - Missguided

I'm obsessed with Velvet at the moment and I've been looking for a red velvet skater skirt for ages! I love the cross print trend and I adore these slippers in purple from Missguided they are a perfect alternative to black! Geek tops are everywhere at the moment and I love this blue one from Topshop I have the burgundy one but another one wouldn't hurt... would it? I've always had an obsession with nail polish and these glitter polishes from Models Own look AMAAAAZING! I can't wait to get my hands on some! I've been looking for a party dress for a while and I've had my eye on this one! It's an LBD with a party twist! I wear my white converse all the time but I've still had my eye on these hi-tops! I also absolutely love peplum tops! I love wearing them with jeans, leggings & disco pants and I haven't yet got a black one! These boots are perfect for winter and who doesn't love a bit of stud detailing?!
Which item is your favourite? What's on your wishlist at the moment?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Layering Denim

It seems to be that there's staple items in our wardrobe we thought we'd wear all the time but we never do. Now's time to relive them and start wearing them! I bought this denim shirt in March time and I've worn it a bit with leggings and skirts but I haven't worn it in a while. I love this denim jacket it's from Topshop and lately I'm getting really into styling and putting outfits together! (even more than ever!)
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I've layered this denim shirt with an old Boohoo gilet, white crop top and my new favourite chunky red scarf! When going outside I'll be putting my blue coat from Next on with a pair of trainers/ankle boots.
Photobucket Denim Shirt - Topshop
White Crop Top - Topshop
Red Scarf - Primark
Disco Pants - American Apparel @ ASOS
I'm loving experimenting with layering at the moment and wearing things I wouldn't normally pick out this time of year and reliving my crop top obsession from the summer by buying long sleeved crop tops and layering short sleeved ones!
I love this outfit! How would you layer a denim shirt?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fashion Train in Shout Magazine!

It's been a super lovely day today as I've been featured in Shout Magazine! This is my my first magazine feature in 2 years and I was shocked when I saw it's a full page! A few of you have asked where everything in the outfits in the feature are from and so I thought I'd show you all where from in this post!

Outfit One
Crop Top - Topshop
Scarf - ASOS
Disco Pants - American Apparel @ ASOS Dr Martens - Cloggs
Outfit Two
Blouse - CocoBoo Loves
Disco Pants - Glamorous
Heel Less Wedges - Tribeca Shoes
Outfit Three
Checkered Shirt - Topshop
Disco Pants - American Apparel @ ASOS
Converse - Office
Thanks so much to Shout Magazine for this amazing feature! Go grab your copy now!
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