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Monday, 21 July 2014

By Lauren Pope - Yellow Shift Dress

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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??

Preview of Primark AW14 Collections

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Primark really and truly has impressed me with its collections over the last year or so. I think their interpretations of catwalk trends and dilution into wearable and affordable fashion is second to none. This Autumn Winter 14 Collection I think is set to be their best yet.
With a huge array of textures and fabric on offer from sequins, to brocade, to fur they will have almost every AW14 trend covered and executed in a way you won't believe its Primark.
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One of my standout pieces was an amazing sequin embellished kimono. Kimono's are around to stay for Autumn but fabric is updated for the season into velvets and sequins. This gun metal grey Primark one will be great layered over a little black dress or over neon like at the Press Day.
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Co-ordinates are also set to stay for Autumn Winter and Primark had several great ones including a lush floral burnout stripe skirt and tee set which would be perfect for Christmas parties. They also had a gorgeous white quilted set  with a pastel floral graphic print for working more daytime co-ord look. 
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The jewellery on the day proved that Primark is capable of competing with the more luxe High Street jewellery brands, with some impressive statement pieces all with no doubt the Primark affordable price tag but a genuine look of quality.
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Footwear too was an impressive show with great Winter shapes and styles in abundance including these lush pointed toe boots with strap detail in a wicked dark metallic hue, they will definitely be on my wishlist. And if you missed the slip on trend this Summer Primark had some great pairs for AW14 so you can carry yours through till Christmas - weather permitting!
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I loved so many pieces at the Primark AW14 Preview now there's just the tricky task of finding it all in store  later this year - fingers crossed for the day they sell online eh?
 What pieces stand out for you?? Do you love a Primark bargain?

Friday, 18 July 2014

Quilted & Jewelled - Outfit Post

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I kinda wish I'd been to a festival this Summer as these shorts and this jacket would have been a perfect ensemble! The shorts are from the Post Script range from Peacocks which has a real boho vibe about it, with lots of soft prints and so many festival worthy pieces. The shorts have the cutest jewel embellished detail on the front and would be great with a pair of Hunter wellies I reckon! The quilted jacket has the loveliest paisley style design in blue and I've been wearing it too with ripped jeans and a simple tee. I own so many patterned jackets but they are the simplest thing to throw on with dresses or jeans and can add some colour or a pattern to a pretty plain outfit.
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 I've spent my week off from work dashing into London three days in a row but we've also relaxed, had a mini barbecue just me and my husband, drank Pimms, eaten Eton mess, walked along the seafront with the dog and had an ice cream. Plus tonight we are off to try a Chinese dim sum restaurant I've always wanted to try, so not too bad a week off. I'm pretty sad its over mind, I've enjoyed just hanging out and blogging but its back to the day job on Monday so for now I'm off to sit in the sunshine with a cup of tea.
Have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Dorothy Perkins AW14 Accessories Event

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A few weeks ago I went to a fabulous accessories based event held by Dorothy Perkins in the exclusive Groucho Club in Soho. Jewellery is pretty much my favourite thing in the whole world and long time readers of the blog will know that Dorothy Perkins jewellery pops up quite frequently in my outfit posts so this event was right up my street.
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We were treated to a sneak peek of the AW14 collections which included so many gorgeous statement necklaces with iridescent metallics a big theme and bib style jewelled pieces still a key item for Autumn Winter. I love the rich tones of so many of the accessories including bright cobalt blue snakeskin and deep burgundy hats, scarves and jewellery. I also loved the soft pastel colours like pink that are set to stick around too.
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Along with a glass of fizz and some tasty food there was also the opportunity to customise your own clutch bag with slogans using applique letters. I loved this, I'm a big fan of cool activities at events and this one was really great. Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for my custom clutch appearing in an outfit post.
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Thanks so much for Dorothy Perkins for inviting me. Let me know if anything in the AW14 Collection catches your eye??

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