Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Gilet - New Look via eBay
Jeans - Primark
Necklace - I honestly cant remember!!
Watch - Ebay thanks to VIPXO blog
I'm so happy that the sun is shining today. That makes me very very happy, and not least because its my birthday today too!! I celebrated it at the weekend really in London. Saturday was the day of my Fever Model shoot - Thank you again to everyone who voted I was soooo happy to ahve won and had the most amazing day. I have a post to come and also my very first vlog of the whole day including the amazing hotel we stayed in and a fabulous Japanese restaurant too.
How cute is this printed jumper from Peacocks. They've really stepped up their game this season and I have some more amazing pieces to share with you over the next few weeks that you just will honestly make you hop right down there and purchase. I layered it up with my bargain gilet off eBay. Its such a versatile piece of clothing and when worn with my fluffy cardigan looks like a jacket too. Love it.
So today sadly I have to work :-(( but later there will be cake and tonight I shall be relaxing whilst my other half makes me a lovely steak dinner and crumble for dessert! I also might pop and do a little bit of birthday buying on my lunch break - I deserve a treat right??
This week my little dog Eddie was taken into Cambridge University hospital to try and get to teh bottom of his lameness in his back legs. They reckon he's ruptured a ligament - which is a lot better diagnosis than a back disc problem which they previously thought so he's currently there awaiting his surgery and I'm missing him like crazy. Hoping to have him back by the weekend.
Anyway I'm off to enjoy the sunshine out my office window and look forward to 6pm when I finish work :-)
Have a lovely day too
I already posted about what I wore to London Fashion Weekend but here's some pictures fo what we actually go tup to on the day. I was kindly sent the tickets by the George At Asda team and it included entry to the 10.30am trend catwalk show. The show focused on some great SS14 trends including Lace, Florals and Sports. The show was great I really enjoyed it and thanks to where we were sat I got some ace pictures. My favourite look was the graphic striped floral midi dress - it was sooo lush.
One of the sponsors of London Fashion Weekend was Maybelline New York and they had their own area where you could try products, get makeovers and buy selected products.I fell in love with the Street Artist top coat and although you couldn't buy it on the day I did track them down in a local Boots and have already reviewed them on the blog - Maybelline Color Show Street Artist - Monday Review
We also visited the Canon 360 desgree studio where you could have you picture taken by a huge number of cameras and where with the help of the team and props you can create a really dynamic image, including creating the impression of flying if your caught mid jump. I loved that this was at LFWend, it was really cool and different and you got the file emailed to you which is so cool.
We checked out all the shops inside Somerset House and there were some amazing bargains to be had including an amazing Zoe Jordan blazer I toyed with buying and lots of lovely jewelllery and handbags. All of which kept us browsing for hours and after some purchases made ( I bought Essie nail polish and my friend bought a gorgeous printed tee) we headed off to Yo Sushi for some much needed sustenance.
I love Yo Sushi so much, the colours, the vibrant dishes heading round, so I had to take some pictures.
We headed home later after catching a show with very aching feet from lots of shopping and walking but happy with some great purchases.
Thanks again to Asda for sending me.
Monday, 3 March 2014
I discovered Maybelline's new Street Artist Top Coats at London Fashion Weekend where they had a stand and I got my nails painted in all four shades. Although sadly not on sale there I promptly tracked them down in a larger Boots store and bought three of the four shades - and they were 3 for 2 at the moment!!
The amazing thing about these top coats is how much they look like paint splatters, they are made up of multi sized pieces and a mix of two colours. The pictures don't do these polishes justice, I had so many comments on my nails after I had them painted with this. The three shades I bought are Urban vibe which is orange and black, Alley Attitude which is blue and black and Boom Box Black which is a lime green and black. There is also White Splatter which has white and lilac colours in - you can see this in the photo of the full hand, but I preferred the black ones.
All of them go on really easily with more of a pat motion than a swipe but are super layerable and you can mix colours too. My favourite is the Boom Box Black as the lime colour is gorgeous.
These have to be one of my most favourite top coats ever! Its so nice to use something different than a standard glitter and these polishes have a wicked urban edge.
Have you tried Maybelline's Street Artist?? Which is your favourite?
Friday, 28 February 2014
Jeans - Peacocks*
Pumps - Primark
Bag - Charity Shop
Necklace - Primark
Sunglasses - Vintage
Blazer, shirt, necklace - Topshop
Leggings - Boohoo
Shoes - River Island
Last weekend I ventured back into London with my friend to attend London Fashion Weekend courtesy of the lovely people at Asda. Having only been at Somerset House the previous weekend for London Fashion Week, it was nice to be back but in a very different format.
London Fashion weekend is a public event for which you can buy tickets for - its a designer shopping event really with catwalk shows and brands on display and also talks from Fashion Experts and other activities too including the Canon 360 studio which was very cool. I had so many pictures so I'll post about what we got up to in a later post. For now I thought I'd just show you what we wore.
I went for a casual outfit with a mixture of high street and vintage. This gorgeous yellow swing top from Asda has a lovely back pleated detail and is a wonderful vibrant neon yellow and the faux leather jacket from the G21 range has fab padded details which make it bang on for Spring.
I'm really into neon at the moment and wore a neon lime skirt to LFW - you can see what I wore to LFW here
London Fashion Weekend has a very different vibe to LFW, its more chilled and casual but there is a surprising large amount of queueing for various things.
For anyone who's not been to LFW, then London Fashion Weekend is a good starter I reckon and if you love a designer bargain then its probably right up your street!
Stay tuned for more LFWend pics.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
With the Oscars fast approaching next week it got me to thinking what would I wear if I was lucky enough to walk the red carpet and also lucky enough to choose whatever amazing jewellery I liked from 77Diamonds.com
First I decided I'd like to work some of the lovely pastel tones that are around this Spring and this gorgeous Ted Baker dress has the most stunning print and pleat design and has a huge palette of pastel colours in the fabric. I especially love the turquoise blues and lilacs.
As the dress is high neck I would wear no necklace but instead wear a great pair of statement earrings. I chose these pretty Sonnet drop earrings which have a gorgeous teardrop shape. I chose them in Rose Gold to tie in with the pink tones of the dress. I'd also wear this sparkly Celestia cocktail ring in Rose Gold metal too and a detailed bracelet like the Ophelia Diamond bracelet in Rose Gold.
To keep with the rose gold tones I'd wear these cute Asos Hit it Off sandals in nude with rose gold strap detail and finish off the whole look by carrying the immediately recognisable Lulu Guinness clutch bag in pink
I love watching what people wear to the Oscars and cant wait to catch all the Red Carpet looks. 77Diamonds will have a live feed on Twitter throughout the whole event and you can join in giving your opinion on all the looks and most importantly the jewellery!
Will you be watching the Oscars?? What would you wear??
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
UGG Australia very kindly asked me if I would like a pair of lovely comfy UGG Australia boots to keep my feet warm and comfy whilst running around at LFW. I chose a Classic Mini pair in Black and was so excited when they came to see that the sole was fleecy, as was all the lining. They looked so snugly.
I wore my boots to travel from Essex to London in and actually really liked the way they looked with my midi length skirt. I'm glad I picked the shorter boot shape as this makes them a bit less chunky and much more wearable.
The boots were perfect for running around between tube and trains and meant I got to my hotel with no damage to my feet. I was quite sad to take them off and put my loafer flatforms on.
Later on in the evening after a long day in the cold at Somerset House and queueing for shows I was so happy to head back to my hotel and put my lovely warm boots on.
I got so comfy in them that when I headed back out to my 6.30pm Show I went with my UGG's still on.
LFW is all about fashion and little about practicality but I have to say I was pleased as punch to be stood in a half hour long queue in the cold with the toastiest feet anyone could ever want, all thanks to some fabulous sheepskin lined UGGs.
Since LFW I haven't taken these bad boys off. They are so warm and so comfy and I wonder how I ever managed without a pair?? Thank you to UGG Australia for making my LFW just that little bit comfier!
Do you love UGG's?? Do you own a pair?