Go on, treat yourself! Our top 5 payday buys

24th November 2017 / Gabriela Czwarnos

Finally, another payday! So until all bills are paid and direct debits have disappeared from our accounts, we have 3 days to feel a teeny bit rich again. At YSV we pride ourselves on being budget queens (have you read our budget party tips and how to survive until payday articles?) so even our payday treats (and cocktails) are planned and included within the monthly spendings.

Here are our top five things we will be getting this month – cha-ching!

Metallic gym tights, Puma, £35


We might not be exactly gym bunnies but we do try drag ourselves to the gym; attempting barrecore or yoga at least 3 times a week. So, when it comes to leggings, they need to do 3 things: stay in place (no sliding when we squat please!) cover our bums completely during downward facing dog and be pretty enough so we can get excited to wear them (anything to motivate). These gorgeous metallic ones do all three. Boom!

Translucent loose setting powder, Laura Mercier, £29219

December means one thing: after work drinks. If you put your make up on at 7am chances are, that by 6pm, most of it has gone. Not with this all-time bestseller loose powder from Laura Mercier. It works for all skin tones and contains light-reflecting, micro-refined spherical silica powders that help create a soft-focus appearance while diminishing the look of fine lines and imperfections. Bonus: 29 grams will get you through another 20 paydays. God, we’re good to you!

Statement earrings, Topshop, £14.50


Thank god big earrings are back in fashion. They’re the perfect ‘desk to disco’ addition. While everyone is currently going crazy for big tassels, we’ve chosen something slightly different – obviously, a red accent is a must.

Espresso spread, Flat Brew, £5.99216

We won’t tell you how much coffee we drink at the weekend while flicking through newspaper supplements and chatting about absolutely everything and nothing over brekkie. Because it’s not normal, and we are not proud of it.

So, to mix it up a little bit, instead of drinking it we are putting it on our toast. Or just eating it straight out of a jar. This espresso blend contains everything we love: Arabica coffee, cocoa butter, cream and… sugar. Oh, well.

How To Be a Grown Up by Daisy Buchanan, £14.99217

We spend approx. 2 hours a day commuting, one part of it including the apparently ‘pleasant’ overground, also known as the ‘misery line’ or the ‘hipster express’. The only thing that stops us from losing the will to live, is a good book. Ideally, something that makes us feel better about ourselves. Daisy’s book covers everything from how to become more successful and confident at work, to turning rivals into mentors, and learning to enjoy spending time on your own. In a witty and warm voice, Daisy is basically saying ‘don’t worry, you are doing just fine!’. And we love her for that!







Editor’s picks: Monday fashion treats

30th October 2017 / Abbie Tanner

Well, hello arctic blast! It’s set to be colder than Russia over the next 3 weeks which means if you don’t have your winter wardrobe already sorted, you better start, pronto.

We thought we’d do the hard work for you and have picked our top cold-weather buys to survive the big freeze in style…5Topshop Jacket – £75


Reserved Jumper – £24.99


Acne Studios Jumper – £36


Jack Wills Scarf – £44.99

9H&M Coat – £79.99


Finery Jumper Dress – £95






















Editor’s picks: Monday fashion treats

30th October 2017 / Abbie Tanner

Whether your weekend was firework-filled or spent in cosy pubs, dragging your arse out of bed this cold Monday morning was no doubt a struggle. So why not kick-start your working week with a good old fashion fix? Ease yourself into Monday with these 6 stylish buys…


& Other Stories Jumper – £49


Topshop Coat – £65


Saint Laurent T-shirt – £275


Free People Dress – £108


Next Boots – £38


Miss Selfridge Dress – £49
















Editor’s picks: Monday fashion treats

30th October 2017 / Abbie Tanner

If you overdid it celebrating Halloween this weekend then the last thing you want right now is Monday morning. Well, we’ve got just the pick-me-up! There’s nothing better than a good old fashion fix to kick-start your working week, so why not ease yourself into Monday with these 6 stylish buys…


River Island Boots – £75


Topshop Coat – £85


Kitri Jumpsuit – £125


& Other Stories Dress – £89


Warehouse Jacket – £89


Reserved Dress – £29.99











What to wear if you work from home

9th October 2017 / Abbie Tanner

Working for yourself has never been more prevalent than now; our obsession with online has created a boom in freelancers which means most people’s offices are their bed, kitchen table or local coffee shop.

Working in your pj’s does sound like the dream; no reason to slap on foundation, brush your hair (or is that just us?) or worry about being stuck under someone’s armpit for the daily commute. However, if you’re as fashion-obsessed as we are then working from home leaves little to the imagination on the outfit front. Trying not to fall into that sweatpants rut is tough – it’s the first thing we do when we get home, so a whole day spent in them does sound divine. But isn’t that what Sunday’s are for?

So, if you want to get those creative juices flowing, what should you wear for that bedroom-come-office situation? We’ve picked the perfect work-from-home outfit choices: cosy jumpers, cashmere joggers that would be totally suitable to answer the door in (another WFH perk, you’re always in to sign for your online shopping!) and relaxed boyfriend shirts for that smart but casual vibe should a skype call be in the diary.

Don’t worry we don’t want to totally swipe away those comfy leggings but just show you that creating a working from home uniform will definitely be better for business.


H&M Wide Trousers, £39.99, available here


Topshop Jumper, £65, available here


M&S Cashmere Joggers, £99, available here


Ugg Slippers, £79.99, available here


Whistles Cashmere Jumper Dress, £199, available here 


ASOS Cardigan, £32, available here


ASOS Boyfriend Shirt, £26, available here