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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Tropicool Blue Co-Ord - Outfit Post

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White Clutch - From DP Event
Cuff- H&M

Its so ironic that this outfit post is titled Tropicool and its pouring with rain here today in Essex :-( however this gorgeous vibrant blue print can't fail to cheer you up, so think warm, tropical thoughts and imagine we're in Barbados yeah?
 Missguided challenged me to style up a totally tropicool outfit and when I spotted this floral co-ord I knew this was the beauty to do it with! I love cobalt blue and with the bold white design I think this two piece is the bees knees. I was kinda petrified to feature my first crop top but I like that because the skirt is high waisted you only show just a think sliver of midriff, that I can cope with.
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I reckon the top and blazer would look really cute with jeans too so I might style this look up soon on the blog too. I own a black sleeveless blazer and I'm surprised how much it goes with so I'm pretty excited to add a white one to my collection.
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Last week I found out I've been named as on one of ASOS Fashion Finders "Bloggers We Love" which I'm over the moon about. I love using the platform so much and the team there are all seriously lovely. I'm hoping to do a blog post soon on the top outfit sharing sites and ASOS FF are definitely at the top for me.






Friday, 25 July 2014

Floral Co-Ord - Four Ways to Wear

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You can't go into a high street store these days without tripping over a co-ord. The matching two set has been a huge trend this summer and I'm pretty happy that it looks like they will still be a key trend for AW14 too. 
The range of styles you can buy is huge, from skirts and crop tops sets, to jacket and shorts the possibilities are endless.
This jacket and pencil skirt co-ord is from Damart and has the loveliest monochrome print. I decided to set myself the task of styling this set up four ways to show you guys how to really get the most out of your co ordinates and wear them as much as possible.

Here are my first two looks.
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Vest - Peacocks ( Similar here)
Clutch - Primark (Similar here)
Coral pumps - New Look (Similar here)
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The first look teams the whole co-ord set together with a bright pop of coral to contrast with the black and white floral print. Add coral flats and a simple necklace this look would be great for work or a casual evening look.
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Skirt - Damart*
Clutch - From Dorothy Perkins event (Similar Here)
Boots - Boohoo * (Similar here)

For the second look I'm wearing only the pencil skirt with this great dim hem crepe top from Boohoo. I love the high neck of this top and the white keeps the look summery. The chunky lace up boots give the whole outfit a bit of toughness which I really like too! And you might notice my customized clutch which is the one I mentioned in a previous blog post, I embellished it with the words Don't Call Me at the Dorothy Perkins accessory event.  which comes from a joke between me and Laura about not calling me Debbie! Its so cool I love it and its been in two or three outfit posts already!
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What do you think of my first two co-ord looks? 
Stay tuned next week for two more ways to wear.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Biker Maxi - Outfit Post

Cuff - Dorothy Perkins
Leather Gilet - New Look via eBay
Handbag - Aldo

I own so many maxi's, I honestly think they are one of the easiest items of clothing to wear. They suit so many occasions and can even be worn with tough boots and knitwear in Winter. This Quiz beauty is most definitely a Summer dress but I love the look layered with a leather gilet for a more casual daytime look. It has a gorgeous pleated shape with a shorter length dress under so the side splits can show off a little bit of leg! Ooh err!
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 I've teamed it with some new Linzi shoe gold jelly sandals which tie in beautifully with the gold collar style neck detail that creates the dresses straps. 
I popped by their Press day last week and can't wait to show you some of the gorgeous styles coming to Linzi shoes this Autumn Winter. Blog post to come on that very soon.
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Today I'm on train on my way to Manchester for a bit of a filming session for a project I'm working on with Kaleidoscope. Its set to be 29 degrees so wish me luck :-))


Monday, 21 July 2014

By Lauren Pope - Yellow Shift Dress

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Necklace - Primark

I wore this outfit to head out on Friday for dim sum with my husband. I'm loving bright colours so much at the moment and so far my obsession has been with orange but this sunny number is steering me towards yellow now! Its from the By Lauren Pope collection at In The Style and many of you who follow me on twitter will know I am a huge fan of this collection. I've featured the grid playsuit before  and had so many positive comments about the look and it was even featured in LOOK magazine. I do remember at the time being sad it wasn't a two piece set - but you can now buy a similar design grid co ord shorts and top set in the By Lauren Pope collection which is pretty cool. I've had my eye on a few pieces for a while and I'm such a fan of a simple shift dress that I had to pick this beauty!
With such a lovely yellow colour I had to carried my treasured lemon slice clutch bag. This gorgeous handbag is a flippin steal at only £9.99 and is so summery and cute I love it. I'd carry it with me every day if it would fit more in it!!
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Lastly I just have to point out the shoes. Now I'm not a huge heel wearer as my feet tend to hurt but these gorgeous nude laser cut out heels are quite honestly the comfiest heels I've ever owned. The inside of the straps is lined in some kind of soft suede and they fit my feet so perfectly I couldn't believe it. Plus they are in the sale now down to £15!!!! Bargain! I don't think you can go wrong with a nude pair of shoes, but this is actually my first pair and already I've planned so many outfits with them.
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What do you think of yellow? Are you brave enough to wear bold colour??

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