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Thursday, 24 April 2014

A Statement Aztec Jacket - Outfit Post

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Cuff - Accessorize
Shoes - Primark
Necklace - H&M

Sometimes a great statement jacket is all you need. I really like this one from Peacock's. Its a great price at £25, has a wicked print to it and nice studded details all round the edges, plus it feels good quality, as its nice and thick. 
I wore it to the In Love With Fashion blogger event which you can read about in my LFA Blogger Event Post and had lots of compliments on the day. I teamed it with my Love vest which has this cute tree design on it and my trusty Primark flats which are becoming my got to shoe at the moment. I wish I'd bought all the colours now.
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I'm starting to get used to having much shorter hair now. If you follow me on twitter you might have seen my tweets expressing my upset that my hairdresser chopped quite a bit more than I wanted off and made the back shorter than the front. I like it when its styled but because my hair is naturally really curly its really hard work to get the very short bits at the back frizz free. I have to tie it up most days as I just don't have time in the morning and its almost too short to tie up
I did think about asking for my money back but I've been going to that salon for over 5 years and although it was a different girl to my usual hairdresser I was scared to go in and kick up a fuss. Have any of you ever complained at your hairdressers??
Once it gets a bit longer I'm going to have it cut level so it doesn't curve up at the back anymore which I think will help. When its all smooth and then curled like in this post I do love it, but it takes so much time sadly.

Would love to know any your hair disaster stories, leave them in the comments xxx


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Daisy Cowboy feat River Island & T-Reds - Outfit Post



Cami - River Island
Earrings - Topshop
Cuff - H&M
Rings - Primark
Nails - Models Own Speckled Egg
Bag - Charity Shop

Hope you all had an amazing Easter break and enjoyed the bit of sun we had and ate lots of chocolate.
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 Its a pretty simple and casual outfit today. This is how I usually dress most of the week for work; comfy and basic. These T-Red chelsea boots are perfect for everyday wearing because they are low and sooooo comfy. Plus they go with everything from jeans to dresses. I love them and they have a cowboy vibe going for them which I love too.
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This River Island daisy cami is the latest addition to my ever growing cami collection. I have 5 or 6 mostly from Primark last summer but this one has a really pretty daisy print and a double strap detail which is really cute too. I really like the blue and yellow colour and it went perfect with my very Easter themed speckled egg nails using Models Own Speckled egg polish in yellow, which I also have in the pink and blue too. They are really lovely polishes if you haven't tried them. They go on really great and depending on how many coats you do gives a different speckle pattern each time. I'm still gonna wear these long after easter because the pastel colours are great for summer
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Don't forget to enter my big Chinese Hamper giveaway containing lots of yummy gluten free chinese food.


Monday, 21 April 2014

My Top Style Tip feat La Redoute

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La Redoute asked bloggers to share their top style tip for a chance to become one of their Brand Ambassadors who amongst other things has the opportunity to blog for the brand (how exciting) and win a trip to Paris. I couldn't wait to enter and decided my most important style tip would be:
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Remember the fun you had as a child playing with barbies or dolls? It was one of my most favourite things in the whole world. I loved dressing her up in the most wonderful combinations and usually giving her a very uneven and unflattering haircut! 
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I loved choosing her outfits and in all the fun I never once worried about what the other barbies thought or if the outfit I'd chosen was "on trend" or not. Wouldn't it be lovely if we could think like this all the time?? I honestly think you can. Choose items because you love them, because your excited to wear them and don't let choosing what to wear become a stress. Enjoy it.
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When I buy something new I love to hang it on the front of my wardrobe so I can see it and be excited to wear it. Its also great once in a while to have a good root around in your wardrobe, treat it like a shopping trip, discover things you forgot to had or forgot you had bought and reinvigorate your love for them. Try hanging these items on the front of your wardrobe to remind yourself to try and wear them that week. 
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Don't panic about trying to wear every trend, not every one will be your cup of tea. I still can't get on board with disco pants?? Shiny, stretchy trousers are not my bag at all. If its not for you don’t wear it. Have fun and play around with the trend to make it more your style.
So if full on head to toe florals aren't for you ..........
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Try a simple printed blouse or some fabulous flowery footwear to add a floral edge to your outfit.
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La Redoute has a great style guide offering simple ways to work the essence of French style into your everyday wardrobe using key statement pieces. 
See the French Style guide here
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 The looks focus on staple items that you might have in your wardrobe already or that you can buy at La Redoute, but with which you can build simple and classic outfits. Use these key pieces as a starting place for your outfit and then have fun with what else you could add??
Some example of La Redoute's suggested key pieces and my take on them are :
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 The White Shirt
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 Denim
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Stripes
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Ballerina Pumps
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I love French Style so much. It always looks so effortless and chic and it has a great sense of playfulness and fun about it too. I truly do love Paris, its one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to. I'd love to go back. Fingers crossed I get to visit again and bring you all some fabulous and fun fashion from this stunning city, plus win the amazing opportunity to blog for such a wonderful brand too. Its a prize I'd be over the moon to win.
Hope you loved my style tips x
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

In Love With Fashion Academy - Blogger Events

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I've attended two of these brilliant Fashion Academy events held by In Love With Fashion, one in March and the other just a few weeks ago in April.
They are designed to be that little bit more than a standard blogger event, they still include all the usuals; drinks, nibbles, fashion browsing and a goodie bag but they have the added bonus of some really interesting and helpful talks by various speakers designed to educate bloggers too.
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At the first event the fabulous Sophie from Mad PR gave us a bit of backround behind Love and the idea for LFA (Love Fashion Academy) and how she works with Love and bloggers. She also introduced us to Coco who works for Love and who then talked us through her career path to where she is now.
The gorgeous Naomi from the blog Two Shoes One Pair took us through how she moved from retail fashion into blogging and what the future holds for her with an exciting new job with Beyond Retro.
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At the second event Sophie talked us through how she set up her company Mad PR and Sheila from E-Tail PR spoke about Affiliate Marketing - which was really useful and something I didn't truly understand.
Then the incredibly lovely Sarah Ashcroft gave some interesting and helpful tips regarding blogging and how she has achieved such success in such a short amount of time.
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I love the LOVE events. They are firstly held on a Saturday which makes them much easier to attend and I love seeing all the gorgeous Love girls and other bloggers. I really like the extra dimension these events have to them too. I have always gone away having genuinely learnt something as well as having stuffed my face with yummy donuts and having had a fair few glasses of rose and a good natter.  My kind of blog event!!

Really look forward to the next LFA.


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