26 January 2015

Best Dressed | Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015

Julia Roberts in Givenchy
Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro
Keira Knightley in Erdem

After enjoying writing my Golden Globes Best Dressed post, I thought I would round up a few of my faves from the SAG awards! 

I love how Julia Roberts shunned the predictable dress and went for a gorgeous Givenchy suit, still as glam but just a little different. I've loved suits ever since that Angelina Jolie suit.

Rashida Jones is my newest girl crush and I adore this dress she wore, the blue edging is such an amazing detail. Emanuel Ungaro isn't a designer I had heard of but after a quick google search he may be a new fave!

Finally Keira Knightley, she is seriously rocking the pregnant style. She has told E! News that she won't be wearing any figure hugging outfits (a la Blake Lively) which is the obvious and often most flattering way to go so I think she's giving herself a hard job! But so far she is winning.

Hope you're enjoying a bit more variety on Aztec Mess!

Have a great week :)

Tori 

24 January 2015

Spring Nail Polishes



Essie L-R Peach Daquiri, Lapiz of Luxury, Naughty Nautical and Russian Roulette

During December I was rocking some festive nails and a lot of glitter (see here and here) but I thought it was time to switch it up and inject some spring colours into the mix.

As always, the polishes are all Essie. They offer so many colours and the formula is amazing so I don't really look anywhere else anymore. I know they are more expensive but I don't mind paying when the polishes don't chip for at least 4 days!

I have rekindled my love for painting my nails and buying nail polishes recently. I seem to buy a new one each week at the moment!! I'm about to paint my nails with Naughty Nautical now.

Let me know your fave polishes :)

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Tori

18 January 2015

A little bit about me...



One of my favourite bloggers Luce from Bonjour Luce wrote a blog post answering lots of questions about her to help everyone to get to know her better and so I've decided to do that too!
Make sure to check out Luce's blog post :)

Red or White Wine? White
City or Countryside? City
Cats or Dogs? Both!
Sweet or Savoury? Savoury
Dresses or Jeans? Jeans
Heels or Flats? Flats
Beyonce or Taylor Swift? Beyonce
Tea or Coffee? Tea
Divergent or Hunger Games? Neither
Blogposts or YT Videos? Blog posts
Skincare or Make Up? Make Up
Night or Morning? Night
Pizza or Burgers? Burgers
Books or Magazines? Books
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Summer or Winter? Summer
Digital or Film Photos? Digital
What is your favourite...?
City? Paris
Book? I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Movie? How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
TV Show? Sherlock
Perfume? Stella by Stella McCartney
Nail Polish? Essie Peach Daiquiri
Skincare Item? Clinique Cleansing Balm
Lipstick? Kate Moss Rimmel 107
Foundation? YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat
Food? Steak and chips
Dessert? Cheesecake
Place to eat in London? Five Guys
Alcoholic Drink? Southern Comfort & Lemonade
Non Alcoholic Drink? Water?
Actor/Actress? Benedict Cumberbatch
Singer/Band? Rihanna 

What accomplishment are you most proud of? 
It's between two things. Firstly, graduating university - my third year was when my anxiety reared its ugly head and so I'm quite proud that I managed to still come out of uni with a grade I was happy with. Secondly would be quitting my job and moving to London. I managed to get a good graduate job as soon as I finished uni but I soon realised that it wasn't for me and I wasn't enjoying it. It was really well paid so I stayed for a year but I was just really unhappy so knew I had to leave. I took the plunge and found a job in an industry I wanted to work in and moved to London. I was absolutely petrified and I am proud that I had the guts to do it and 3 months in, I am so happy. Best decision ever.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
I had the obvious child dream of wanting to be a vet, but soon realised I didn't like blood and would therefore not cope very well! After that I wanted to go into fashion but wasn't really sure what specifically. Now I am very happy working in digital marketing and the brands I work with are fashion brands, score!

What are some things that scare you? 
Spiders, the dark, sharks.

What was your life like growing up and in high school? 
I went to a really small school and I absolutely loved it. I had an amazing group of friends and i'm still in touch with loads of them now which is so lovely.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 
I think I am an extrovert, I love going out and socialising. I don't really like my own company, I'm much happier being with people. This is not good for my bank balance though!!

That's all the questions done so I hope you liked finding out a bit more about me :)
Hope you've had a lovely weekend so far and enjoy your Sunday!

Tori

15 January 2015

Alexa Chung for AG


I am a huge fan of Alexa Chung. I absolutely love her style, so when it was announced she was collaborating with denim geniuses AG, I was very excited! The collection has launched today and so I've gathered a few links of where you can buy it! Also Alexa Chung herself is going to be at the London Selfridges store tonight (15/1) from 6pm-8pm, so if you're a Londoner I'd head down! You also get a complimentary gift with purchase!


I think my favourite pieces are the jumper and the dress Alexa wears in one of the campaign images.
Images from Avenue32
 The collection seems to be selling out pretty fast so get buying!

Which pieces are your favourite?

Tori
 

12 January 2015

Best Dressed | Golden Globes 2015

photos from Daily Mail and Independent
Sienna Miller in Miu Miu
Kate Beckinsale in Elie Saab
Heidi Klum in Versace

I never watch these big award shows, but I do always scour the internet for the best dressed celebs! I decided to pick my three favourite dresses from the 2015 Golden Globe awards. Apparently I'm liking a plunging neckline?

Who were your best dressed this year?

Tori

11 January 2015

Exploring London | Primrose Hill & Notting Hill








One of my New Years Resolutions was to explore London more. So I dragged Tom away from the Xbox and insisted we visit a few places we haven't been to before. 

First we went to Primrose Hill and stood at the top admiring the gorgeous view. We were pretty lucky with the weather, it was such a clear day so the view was incredible. We then hopped on a bus to Notting Hill, there's no market on a Sunday so it wasn't crazy busy which I liked. We had a stroll down Portobello Road and found a nice little pub to have a Sunday roast. The tables were all decorated with candles in spirit bottles which I thought was nice but I know lots of people hate that! The meal would have been even more perfect washed down with a nice glass of Pinot Grigio but we are both doing dry January so that didn't happen! 

January is always a weird month, Christmas and New Year are over and you're trying to get back into the swing of things. The pockets are emptier than usual due to over spending at Christmas and we're all constantly restricting our diets and alcohol consumption to try to make up for over doing it in December. I've decided to try to take advantage of not drinking and having no hangovers by exploring so hopefully next weekend I will have another new part of London to tell you about :)

Hope you have all had a great week!

Tori

5 January 2015

Hair Inspiration | Long vs Short



All photos from my Hair and Beauty Pinterest board!

I've been debating for a while to cut my hair short like in the top photos but then I find photos of people with gorgeous long wavy hair and now I don't know what to do?! Do I keep growing my hair or go along with the latest trend of a long bob? My hair at the moment is annoyingly inbetween lengths, so it definitely needs something doing to it! I also want to dye it dark brown again but my hair fades so quickly, it seems my hair is determined to be gingery brown no matter what dye I use!

Which do you prefer?

Tori