Cosy Jumper

Jumper - Primark
Disco Pants - American Apparel
Scarf - Primark (old)
Hat - Dorothy Perkins

I got this jumper from Primark last week and I love it. It was £10 and it's so soft and snuggly. I think they have definitely improved their knitwear as a couple of years ago I wouldn't buy it, it was so horrible and this year there are some gems. I finally got the AA disco pants with the help of a nice little 10% ASOS discount code I found flying around the internet. They cost me £63 and I still feel bad about spending that much on one item but they are worth it! They fit beautifully and I love the fabric of them. I have noticed they are pretty thick so good for the colder months!

You may have noticed I have changed my blog name and had a bit of a blog makeover. I got bored of Studs & Lace and thought something a bit more simple would be better.

Yesterday I got the amazing khaki jacket with leather sleeves from Primark for a bargain £25. Its gorgeous, expect to see it in an outfit post very soon!



Blouse - Primark
Waistcoat - Primark (DIY)
Jeans - Primark
Belt - ASOS
Boots - Tesco (old)
Hat - Dorothy Perkins
Bolo Tie - River Island

Hello guys, I'm back! Finally got myself sorted at my new house and can now do outfit posts again! I've missed blogging and all you lovely followers! Hope you're all doing well. I shall catch up on all your blogs very soon.

I picked up this lovely blouse for £5 in Primark over the Summer, it's the perfect colour for my favourite season, and goes nicely with my beloved hat (which looks a lot darker than it is on these photos). This blouse comes in so many different colours so it's worth checking out Primark, they sometimes reduce them to £5 but they are mainly £10 which is still a good price. I'm so happy that Autumn is finally here, I love this time of year, people think I'm crazy but it's so beautiful and I love the cold weather, chunky jumpers and nights in with the fire on!!

I'm gonna be renaming my blog soon I think, getting a bit boring of 'Studs and Lace' now and a little redesign is needed too so watch this space!

Have a nice week everyone!


Passion For Fashion Competition.

I came across this competition from Money Supermarket and thought I'd give it a go. Basically the idea is to come up with 5 different outfits for 5 different occasions...Casual, Office, First Date, Outdoors and Party for under £200 each and explain why you chose the pieces. The overall winner will get £1000 and an iPad 3 with 5 other winners getting £200 each. Really great prizes and I really enjoyed putting this blog post together despite sitting here for hours finding the items! Check out the competition yourself here. Which is your favourite?!

Jacket - Primark £25
Boots - Topshop £45
Jumper - Topshop £26
Jeans - Topshop £38
Bag - New Look £14.99
Necklace - Miss Selfridge £10
Bracelet - Miss Selfridge £4
TOTAL £162.99

I love the leather sleeves trend right now and this lovely khaki jacket from Primark is such a bargain and very in with the army trend for this season. I'd team it with a nice knit jumper like this one from Topshop for some extra warmth and a trusty pair of black skinny jeans. I think a good pair of jeans is something great to invest in as they are something you can wear alot. I adore these boots from Topshop, they would go with anything so are a good investment piece for Autumn/Winter and add a bit of glam to a casual outfit. To finish off this look I'd add a black leather satchel and some jewellery. I'd wear this outfit to go shopping or to lunch with friends. This entire outfit comes in way under £200 which I think is fantastic. You can always find a few discount codes flying around the internet too and of course if you're a student you can get discount in quite a few shops, Topshop being one of them.

Shoes - Topshop £50
Dress - New Look £16.99
Watch - River Island £25
Bag - ALDO @ ASOS £45
Jacket - River Island £60
TOTAL £196.99

I've never worked in an office but this is what I'd wear if I did. This dress is a bargain at £16.99 and a very flattering item that you could wear in many different ways. I'd team this dress with a lovely jacket like this one from River Island which is quite expensive but just sets off the outfit perfectly and with the dress being so cheap you can get away with a few extra pennies! A statement jacket you'd wear a lot is something I wouldn't mind paying a little bit extra for. I'd go for a pair of ankle boots like these from Topshop with a statement toe for a bit of extra glam. For the office I'd expect you may need quite a big bag, maybe one to fit in your laptop and lots of paper work so I think this one from ALDO is perfect. I'd expect you may also need a watch so you can count down the minutes to home time right?! This one from River Island is £25 and has a touch of Michael Kors to it and goes nicely with the grey tones of the jacket. I think this outfit is the perfect balance between professional and on trend.

Dress - Topshop £26
Tights - Topshop £6
Boots - H&M £24.99
Jacket - River Island £60
Rings - H&M £2.99
Bag - H&M £24.99
Headband - Dorothy Perkins £5
Necklace - Dorothy Perkins £10
TOTAL £159.97

I have never been on a 'first date' as such despite having a boyfriend of 4 years! I expect on a first date you'd want to make a good impression. I guess it depends where you're going as well but I'd say this outfit is more of a dinner and drinks outfit than a cinema date outfit. I went for this lovely magenta dress from Topshop which at £26 is a good price for a Topshop dress. I love berry shades for Autumn/Winter and they are very on trend this season. With it being Winter I would add a coat like this one from River Island and wear black opaque tights to keep warm! I'm a big fan of ankle boots so I'd wear these lovely ones from H&M which are a brilliant price. I'd finish this outfit off with some silver jewellery, a cute headband and a black bag. I think this outfit is dressed up without looking like you've made loads of effort and is classy and on trend.

Disco Pants - GlamorousUK £29.99
Blouse - River Island £40
Shoes - Topshop £65
Rings - Topshop £8.50
Bag - New Look £19.99
Bracelet - Miss Selfridge £8.50
TOTAL £171.98

As soon as I saw this category I knew I was going to go for Disco Pants. I'm totally in love with them at the moment. These are of course similar to the American Apparel ones for a fraction of the price and are perfect for a party. Disco Pants are everywhere at the moment, everyone wants a pair! I'd go for a sheer blouse tucked in to show off the high waist of the trousers or you could wear it tucked out to cover up your bum! I fell in love with these gorgeous glitter shoes from Topshop so I had to include them and then I found the clutch bag with the same kind of colours, perfect! I would go for a few pieces of jewellery to finish off this look, I love silver and there's alot of gothic pieces around for the Winter which I also love. Jewellery can really add to an outfit. I would definitely wear this outfit to a party this Christmas, just need a party to go to now!

Jeans - Miss Selfridge £36
Coat - Dorothy Perkins £65
Jumper - H&M £14.99
Boots - H&M £29.99
Hat - H&M £3.99
Snood - H&M £7.99
Bag - eBay £11.99
Umbrella - River Island £15
TOTAL £184.95

I'm a Winter girl, I totally love the cold, the frost, snow, and woolly jumpers! I love walking my dog in the cold weather and I also spend a lot of time shooting on location in the Winter (I'm a photographer!) and I think this would be a perfect outdoors outfit for this season. The coat is bang on trend with the leather accents on the pockets and collar, it's a lovely length and £65 is a good price for a coat that will hopefully last you a few years. Metallic is another new trend so this glittery jumper from H&M is perfect and a bargain at £14.99. I love a dark outfit with coloured accessories esp berry shades in the Winter. I think these boots are perfect for winter, flat but a tiny heel and chunky, which I love. These would be fab for standing around in the cold on a shoot or walking the dog. I would always wear a beanie in the Winter when I'm outside, perfect for keeping your ears warm and your hair from getting in a mess. I'd wear a matching snood or scarf and probably gloves too. Going back to my other love of boho things, this tassel bag is gorgeous and only £11.99 on eBay!


Blog Sale #2

Hello guys. I'm having a blog sale. I've just moved in with my boyfriend and I have far too many clothes to fit into my new house, so here I am selling a few bits!

Falmers khaki green Parka coat/jacket. Worn only a handful of times so in as new condition. It has lovely cream fur inside and a hood with a fur trim. Only selling because it's a bit too long for me, I'm a tiny person and I feel quite young in it. It's a lovely coat. Size 10. £20 + £5 P&P (recorded delivery)

Inlovewithfashion black & silver glitter dress. Sleeveless. Size 10. Worn once on NYE. £20 + £3 P&P (recorded delivery)

Cream lace long cardigan. I bought this from the gorgeous Morven from Cats & Rocking Chairs but have only worn it once. Size 8-10. £15 + £3 P&P (recorded delivery)

Teso maxi skirt size 10. Worn once. £6 + £2.50 P&P (recorded delivery).

Primark high waisted denim shorts. Size 10, worn once. £8 + £2.50 P&P (recorded delivery)

Thats it for now, more stuff will be added soon. If you are interested in anything email me at glitterandlust@googlemail.com or tweet me @heatherlouise_ or leave a comment with a way to contact you! xx


How much is your face worth?

Having read Georgia's post over at GLAM // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog it got me wondering, how much money I've spent on make up. This is just the stuff I use at the moment, I have so much more make up than this. Being a make up artist I also have thousands of pounds worth of make up in my kit that I don't get to use on myself, how upsetting! I tend to use a mixture of higher end and high street make up.

This is what's in my current make up bag!

GOSH Velvet Touch Primer £12.99
Dainty Doll Foundation £22
Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder £7
Sleek Blusher in Flamingo £4.49
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle £21.50
MAC Studio Finish Concealer £14.50

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion £14.50
L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Endless Chocolate £6.99
Illamasqua Medium Pencil in S.O.P.H.I.E £13
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara £10.99
MUA Eyebrow Pencil £1

Carmex Cherry lipbalm £2.75
MAC Lipstick in Chatterbox £14.50 / M&S Lipstick in Bare Rose £7


Ah, I wear £153 on my face! What is your face worth?!