5 July 2017

BLACK & WHITE AND CUT OUTS - #DOTM


This is the second chance I've had to style a Boohoo Dress Of The Month and similar to last time, it's not a dress I would have chosen myself but thought I'd take the challenge anyway! If you don't know about it, #DOTM is a campaign Boohoo.com are running where they send bloggers a secret dress that they may not normally pick and they have to style it up.

I struggled with this dress to be honest as for one, it's really not my style at all. I'm not a polka dot kinda gal so that was my main issue. It's also a dress that speaks for itself so I couldn't add much to it in terms of making it 'my own'. Despite it not being my cup of tea, I still think it's a lovely dress if it's your style and looks great in these pictures.

Photos taken by Dan Sharpe - follow him on Insta here!


Dress, Boohoo*


3 July 2017

ORANGE BARDOT & EARTHY GREENS


Simply Be isn't a shop I'd typically go to as it describes itself as a shop for plus size women of sizes 12-32 but it does in fact also sell some of its items in sizes 8 and 10. This gorgeous orange dress is one of those items meaning I could get my paws on it for my summer wardrobe this year. Matched with these orange gladiator sandals also from Simply Be, it makes for the perfect warm weather look. For more looks, shop the rest of their summer items here.

Huge thank you to the super talented Laura Bailey for these photographs too, be sure to check out her stuff here and here.



Dress, Simply Be* // Shoes, Simply Be*




1 June 2017

NEW LOOK EMBROIDERY AND MESH


I can't explain how happy I am for this embroidery trend to be around at the moment. I'm all about a bit of cute detail here and there on outfits, and dresses like this one from New Look are what I'm all about. I wanted to make it even more detailed so added this mesh, spotted body and the pink shoes to help bring out the pink on the dress. Unfortunately, all three items are out of stock now but below I have put a few similar alternatives so if you like this look, you'll be sure to find something you love!

Dress alternatives: one, two, three
Body alternatives: one, two, three
Shoe alternatives: one, two, three

These photos were taken by my super talented photographer friend, Laura Bailey. Check out her work here and her Instagram here!

Dress*, shoes* & body* // New Look

30 May 2017

SUMMER SHOE NEEDS


As summer is rapidly approaching (she says sat in a cafe with grey clouds and rain outside, gotta love ya England), it's time to start updating those wardrobes from thick boots and winter warmers to colourful sandals and something a little cooler.

Below are my three top shoes you need this summer, all from EGO, that are perfect for this transition period. The first pair are these gorgeous black heels which are even cuter when you turn around to see the embroidered rose detail on the heel! Next up is another embroidered pair, but this time are boots. Like I said, it's a transition, you can't go from leather boots to flip flops without feeling the chill too much. And the final pair is one that may not be to everyone's taste (lord knows they weren't mine when this trend first came about) but trying them on, there's something super flattering about this clear fronted pair of heels.

Which are your faves?

Black floral heels*
Embroidered boots*
Grey clear mules*


25 May 2017

TECH WISH-LIST


As technology starts to take over, there are so many new things that come out each year that, let's be honnest, no one needs but we all want. From cameras to phones to TVs, there are so many amazing items that do the most incredible things nowadays that I thought I'd make a little wishlist (despite probably never being able to afford it all!).



Despite never having been much of a TV person, since leaving home and moving into flats with no TV or licence, it's made me realise how much I miss the comfort of know if you're ever a little bored, the Kardashians will always be on one channel or another. This amazing 4K TV from Panasonic is an amazing piece that, with its interchangable "Switch Design" pedistal, allows you to watch what you want, in incredible quality, from four different positions to suit your decor. 

The vlogging camera it would seem, used by all of the top Youtubers, is one that I would love to own. I recently bought another camera mainly for vlogging but it was cheap, crap and not the one I really wanted so I took it back and have learnt to not settle just because I'm impatient! A girl can dream eh!

So this one doesn't really fit in this wish list as I actually own this exact camera.. but it's broken. I lent it to a friend and hasn't worked since (note to self, don't let others borrow expensive things). So despite there being newer and better GoPros on the market, I just miss my good old Hero4 and want it back :(

As far as 'quirky' watches go, this one from Konifer is super cool. It's all wooden, handcrafted from sandalwood and maple with both a time and date display. I love this for a slightly more outdoorsy, adventurous look.

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