Saturday, March 28, 2015

My Week in Pictures- Week Two

Hey Guys,

I hope you are all doing well!

As you recall from last week, I started off a new instalment, you can see last week's post: HERE!

So what have I been up to this week?

This OOTD is actually from the previous week when I went shopping with Chanel...cheating!! I decided to combine two prints which I thought won't go together but to my surprise they really merged together!
Caliope Sweater
Shana Cardigan
Primark Tube Skirt
Primark Polka Dot Bag
H&M Leopard Print Scart
Independent Store Tan Boots
Chamilia Bracelet

Lately I have been drinking ALOT of Herbal Tea, specifically Twinings Vanilla Tea, which is just divine! I usually take this into lessons with me instead of water and carry it in my New Look Travel Mug which was a Christmas Present from a friend of mine, hence, the Penguins with Santa Hats... #notchristmas

This week the weather has been mildly kind to us so I sported my bright red pants for work one day!

Orsay Red Jeans
Qed London Off Shoulder Heart Print Top
Jennyfer Cardigan
Primark Tank Top
Bershka Necklace
Tip Toes Mustard Ankle Boots

My gorgeous baby, my love, Titch <3 I took this photo when he was in super cuddle mode, how can you not love this face!

Pastels were front and centre for me this week! I sported my Peachy Pink Trousers and Leather Jacket for work!
Orsay Jeans
Caliope Sweater
Primark Tank Top
New Look Leather Jacket
H&M Leopard Scarf
Independent Store Brown Ankle Boots

Last week I stocked up on some eyeliners and lip liners just because! I absolutely LOVE Make Up Store Liners, ok, I may be biased because I work there BUT they really are the best liners I have used, and I have said this even before I started working there! I bought a Black Eyeliner since it's super pigmented and I needed a strong black liner. I bought Seduced by the Dark which is a metallic-ish brown liner which is great for everyday use. With regards to lip liners, I needed a dark lip liner so I went for the darkest lip liner we have which is Russian Bordeaux, a gorgeous wine whilst my colleague suggested I try Gum and Dali. I'm obsessed with Dali already which is a two-toned lip liner having a pinkish and purple shade on either side which you can use separately or mix!

My printed trousers came out to play again!! I paired up my Red Baroque Print Trousers with a Beige Sweater and blue Cardigan and added my new Parfois Statement necklace! You cannot see it very clear from the picture but this necklace has some red touches to it!

Caliope Sweater
H&M Baroque Print Trousers
Shana Cardigan
Next Ankle Boots
Parfois Statement Necklace
MVintage Studs

That's all from me!

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Martina X

Friday, March 20, 2015

My Week in Pictures- Week One

Hey Guys,

I hope you are all doing well!

As you recall from my last post, my main focus and content will be mainly on my Instagram and Facebook accounts where I will be sharing my latest OOTDs, Hauls and anything else I find interesting! You can see my last post here: CLICK ME!

I decided to introduce a new segment to my blog were I will be sharing all the pictures I posted throughout the week just in case you missed any, with a short description/ story behind the picture!

So here goes!

Mango Interlinked Ring
Last week I went a little haul crazy, especially when it came to jewellery! I wanted a little break from my assignments and work so I headed to Valletta with Chanel (for all you in the blogging world, Chanel from Bon Ton Fashionista) and I went gagas for this Mango ring... I have practically worn it every time I went out! <3

New Look Polar Bear Jumper
Here in Malta we are experiencing probably one of the coldest winters EVER!! Earlier this week all I felt like doing was curl up in bed with a huge dose of tea and just snuggle under my comfy quilt! However, life is not that simple so I had to get up for work! The first thing I thought as soon as I felt that cold air just as I got out of bed was grab your cosiest jumper or else don't get out of the house! My cosiest jumper happens to be the Christmas Jumper I bought for last year's Christmas festivities which feature cute polar bears! So I said oh well, what the hell... just go for it! #rebel

Ontop Turban Top
So one of the reasons I went shopping to Valletta was actually this beauty over here! I have been seeing so many posts about this new shop that I just had to check it out! Apart from the fact that I wanted to own a Turban Top for quite a while! It took me a while to choose between a woollen beige or blue turban top but thanks to Chanel and the super helpful sales girl at Ontop, blue was the clear winner! #soinlove

Books, Glorious Books
This photo was actually a re-post since I had posted it on Instagram quite a while ago but since they are part of the huge spending spree I did this month I said why not?! I have been wanting to buy the above books for ages and I finally managed to get my hands on them! As you might know or not know, one of people I look up to in showbiz is Lea Michele a.k.a Rachel Barry on Glee, this woman's strength and talent just leave me in awe!! Another book I have been wanting to get my hands on is Jane Hawking's Travelling to Infinity, her memoir about her life with Stephen Hawking or for all you movie junkies, the book that inspired The Theory of Everything! I strongly believe that when a book is turned into a movie, the book always surpasses the movie! Last but not least, Nicholas Sparks infamous The Notebook! Again, same reason as before, I have been wanting to read this book so much, being one of my favourite movies and all!

St. Paddys OOTD
Unfortunately on St. Paddy's Day I could't go out for a pint of Guiness, reason being is that I had a course till late and mum was going for an operation first thing in the morning. Even though I couldn't go out and enjoy myself, I still could look the part! 
New Look Mint Fitted Blazer
Esprit Top with Leather Details
Primark Skinny Jeans
New Look Green Statement Necklace
Independent Store Tan Boots

Spots and Stripes
RE-POST: Spots and Stripes OOTD I wore for work one day!
Qed London Black and White Jumper
Atmosphere/ Primark Black and White Striped Shirt
New Look Skater Skirt
Peacocks Black Boots

Hello Spring!
Thanks to yesterday's public holiday I had some time to pick out an outfit before heading to hospital to visit my mum! I decided to go full on spring with my floral trousers and wear my new turban top <3
New Look Wool Cardigan
Calliope Top
New Look Floral Trousers
New Look Floral Necklace
Ontop Turban Top
Next Ankle Boots

My Chamilia Bracelet <3
So for Christmas I wanted a Chamilia Bracelet super badly! I ended up getting it in January but better late than never ;-) I'm planning to do a post on my bracelet which basically never comes off me unless I'm heading in the shower or sleeping! Till now, this is my collection <3

RGB + CMYK and Polka Dots Themed Party
My friend threw a 'RGB+CMYK/ Polka Dot' Themed Party last week were guests were invited to colour block colours from the colour chart however no patterns except Polka Dots were allowed! I decided to combine quite a few aspects and came up with the above OOTD... and yes, I was the brightest at the party teehee-hee!
New Look Boyfriend Blazer
New Look Neon Yellow Tank Top
George Black and Blue Polka Dot Tube Skirt (not very clear)
Next Ankle Boots
Chamilia Bracelet
Mango Interlinked Ring
Tally Weijl Layered Ring
Parfois Gold Studs
Lefties Necklace

Hope you like this instalment!
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Martina X

Sunday, March 15, 2015

I'm Back!! Well... Sort of!

Hi Guys!

This post is long overdue, and with good reason.

Due to a number of huge changes in my life, blogging was low on my priority list and thus the cold turkey treatment of my blog and all my social media.

Fret not I am still alive and kicking, however, my priorities have shifted so much during the past few months that I frankly have no time for blogging.

So just to get you in the picture, my career has taken full priority this year, after a full year of fun and no responsibilities, I have finally settled, well sort of, in a job which I absolutely LOVE and full focus is on my career at the moment.

These past few months I was offered the opportunity to teach at a higher secondary institution so you can imagine the shock to my system.. from preparation of lessons to the delivery etc etc, time to blog was seen as precious time. To top all that off, I also started a highly intensive teaching course which requires a lot of time spent researching and implementing assignments. (Yay for huge words seeing that I was writing about theories of learning just a few minutes ago!)

Along with this came the search for comfort and time saving when it comes to my fashion and make up choices, I was back to comfort over style and losing a little part of me which had really boosted my self-esteem. So two weeks ago when I took some time to organise my wardrobe, I realised how much I missed dressing up and actually researching and getting inspiration for my style and make up. Slowly slowly I started adjusting my style, taking the time to get back in fashion fitness and along the way, actual fitness (yes, I admit I have gained a few kgs due to going back to the school routine with fast and easy naughty food choices).

This got me to thinking that blogging had really helped me get out of my shell and had helped me with my self-esteem so I decided that although it is time consuming, I will re-launch my blog, HOWEVER, on my own terms, that is, since writing takes up so much of my time, I decided to go to the next alternative, my Instagram and Facebook pages were I will create and upload content and yes, I am not going to just put the blog aside, but it will not be as frequent as before, if I'm inspired, yes I will write but the core of my content will be on the actual facebook page and instagram accounts.

So.... this brings us to the next order of business, if you haven't already, I dare you to like and follow my instagram and facebook accounts which you may do so by:

Instagram: CLICKING ON ME or finding me @allthingsfab

And just because I know how much you have missed me, check out a sneak peak of an OOTD I will be posting in the coming days:

Oh Hi There!
Until next time,

Martina X