Tuesday, 29 November 2011

“I’m the star of the show. I should have a decent haircut.”

It may seem a little behind the times, but I’ve decided to jump on the Ombre Hair bandwagon. I’ve admired the style on many celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Biel, Shenae Grimes and Lauren Conrad to name a few.

So What is this messy yet sexy look? Ombre hair is accomplished by creating a dark root and then extending downward to a lighter tip. It may appear like we’ve become too lazy for a touch-up, but I can assure you most are doing it on purpose. In my option it unique, cool and super easy. So let those roots keep growing ladies!

A quick note about how I did it, super easy. I used the Garnier Nutrisse Highlights kit. I basically just put the dye on the tips of my, once the time was complete I repeated the process but only applied to dye half way up, this I think was the tip to creating the gradual colour effect. See super easy, why don’t you try it yourself.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Dressember: all dressed up and nowhere to go.

(image via EleganceHunter)

Long gone are the days when a Lady was expected to wear a formal dress and present themselves in the correct manner. Not that Im complaining of course, I love the freedom of current fashion and style, and Im partial to the odd jeans and hoodie day.

But when you really think about it, how often fo you don a dress, other than that special occasion. Well thats where the idea of Dressember comes from, I heard about Dressember from another fashion bloggers site, ForeverAmber. Amber took on the challenge of wearing a dress everyday in December of last year, and she has some great images to prove how well she did, check them out on her site. Dressember has now grown and grown with many females attempting the challenge, there is even a Facebook Group where, if you decided to get involved you can post your pictures or just show your intrest. You can find Dressember all over the internet with a simple google search, I’d suggest a look at the Flickr group for some dressy inspiration.

So, Dressember, it got me thinking…personally I love buying dresses, maybe even a little more than I love wearing them. So it looks like I’m the perfect candidate. Sadly due to the nature of my job it’s not really practical for me to wear a dress everyday of December. But I’m definitely keen to get involved, so heres my plan. I’ve decided my input for Dressember with be, at least, one dress outfit each week. You will be able to keep up to date with my personal Dressember here on the blog, I’ll post a weekly update for you all.

Let me know if you too are doning a dress for Dressember, enjoy.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

We’re Always Searching For New Ways to Pass The Time

I have found the ultimate shopping wish list online experience. FantasyShopper is an online shopping experience with a difference, no real money passes hands. Imagine buying your dream item, styling an outfit, (digital) window shopping and getting paid to do so. Well on Fantasy Shopper you do, sort of. While your online, you can collect your Fantasy cash, in your Pay Day. You can then use your Fantasy cash to ‘buy’ items from the online shops on the site, these inculde, A/Ware, New Look, Office to name a few. Your new items are then stored in your online wardrobe, which other users can view, and even choose you follow you if they like your style. You can use your items from your wardrobe to style outfit for events, this too earns your extra Fantasy cash. Once your completely caught up in the world of Fantasy Shopper (like I now am.) you can share your outfits, wardrobe, new purchases with your friends on Facebook or twitter.

“But whats the point?” I can hear you all say, I think anyway, that this is the new way to plan that party outfit, browse the online stores before dipping into your bank account, your real life one that is. I’m deffinfitly going to be using Fantasy Shopper as my new online style wish list.

I’m hocked, why not have a look for yourself.

Monday, 21 November 2011

What's In My Bag

So one of the reasons I decided to start this blog because I’m personally slightly obsessed with reading other style blogs, and watching style you tube videos. One of the topics I can’t get enough of is ‘whats in my bag’ I am aware this maybe revels a slightly nosey side to my personality, but I’m ok with that. Therefore I decided to, some what jump straight in with this post, so let me begin;

The Bag: my current bag is this red/burgundy LYDC over shoulder bag. I actually received this bag as a gift from my brother, but I’m sure he will have bought it online.

The Content: I realise this seems like a lot of things for a semi-small but I honestly would be lost without all these things. I’ll just work my way from top-left to bottom-right.

Since I live in Scotland and its Winter I’ve started carry around a basic pair of black mittin gloves, and of course because of scotland I have a compact umbrella. | Purple UrbanEars headphone, I have a slight obsession with headphones I won far too many, but these are my favourite. | My glasses case, actually this is always empty since I wear my glasses but I like to keep it handy. | Black Sqaure Notebook, I’m always taking notes or drawing things so this is handy(just noticed my pen has gone missing..) | iPhone, currently I have a cross-stich case, but I’ve not got round to putting on anything other than Jen. | BeatsByDre Headphone case, I have the Monster in-ear headphones, and I just love the case they came in it’s super handy to store them in, and I also keep my iPod shuffle in there too. | Work Diary, this is my dairy for work it has blow up picture of what my business cards look like on the front, sadly this is a bit too full at the moment, busy busy. | Keys (again just noticed my car keys are missings, oh dear) | PeanutButter& Jelly Hand Sanitizer Gel from Bath&Body Works, I brought this back from my last trip to Canada, it seems nothing like peanutbutter&jelly but it actually hang on the side of my bag, which is perfect so it’s always to hand. | Comb and Box of Kirbies. | 2x Lip Blam, Johnstones and Vitamin Stick. (oh and there was a random blister plaster in there too) | Compact Mirror. | Ness Tarten Purse, I love most ness items and that couts for my purse, its rather large but I seem to need it because its full. | Besty Jackson Sunglasses, I realise this seems strange since I also have gloves and an umbrella but I mainly need these for driving in the morning, when we do get some sun that it.

Well that’s everything, I hope you all enjoyed that. If you would like to know where to get any of these items, just leave a comment I’ll get back to you.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

We Are The Owls, wrapping us up this winter

We are the owls have brought out some new designs for winter’11, I stumbled across these designs online originally at NET-A-PORTER This circus inspired collection of cashmere scarves has a great minimal design to them mainly using the white, blacks and red, and on first glance they could be mistaken for a real poster. While this is true, they still look great draped around the neck.

My personal favourite has to be, Welcome to the Circus. But sadly these master pieces are retailing around the £200 mark. So I might need to add this to my Santa list and keep my fingers crossed.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Winter Warmer

Since we are fast approaching what has be said to be a cold winter, colder than last year even, I decided to pull out my favour winter warmer item.

I actually purchased this Faux Fur Snood from h&m near the end winter last year so didn’t get too many opportunities to wear it. So I’m definitely going to make up for it this winter season. I Love this snood, its cosy and so versatile can be worn with many looks. I’m excited to get some wear out of this winter warmer.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Prepare yourself, this might just be the sexiest teaser video for a pair of shoes ever. Oft cold shower?

Also I’ve secretly fallen in love with the shoes, would love to get my hands on some. Must keep my eyes peeled for forth coming high street replicas.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Winter Warmer

I'll tell you a secret


My name is JenS I’m a lifestyle Photographer based in Scotland, uk. I love everything to do with photography, and have a secret passion for fashion. So I’ve finally decided to combine the two and create this blog, Secret-Style.

Here you will find my own personal take of style and fashion, with outfits of the day and my wish lists of items. Along with style sets I create on Polyvore.com (you might even find a small dose of Beauty posts too.)

So thanks for stopping by, and if you have any questions, tips, or anything feel free to give me a shout.

I hope you all enjoy.