Sunday, 31 October 2010

Sorwiee and *Thank You* ♥

First of all I would just like to give a big shout out to all my old and new followers- I love every single one of you! 

I would also like to apologise for the lack of new blog posts lately- I've just started a job at Next Home and my schedule's been quite hectic so I'm not sure when my next fashion-related blog post will be- soon hopefully!

So how are you all? Happy Halloween by the way!  How will you all be celebrating?? I hate to admit it but I'm being a party poop- just recovering from my week at work! I'd love to hear about your Halloween plans :)


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I would also like to take this opportunity to let you know that a friend of mine is organising a charity auction and could really do with some items that you might be able to donate- interested? Then contact her through her facebook profile for more details! Thank you in advance lovely ladies 
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"Mistakes are a part of being human.  Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.  Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from." - Al Franken 

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

*10 Winter outfits*

hey beautiful girls! I don't know about you but I sure have been feeling the chill these past few weeks so I thought I'd create a few Winter looks (well 10 to be precise) to keep you wrapped up and knitted out in style!

I absolutely love knits and jumpers- so wonderfully casual yet so effortlessly trendy, they're extremely versatile and so easy to wear. I also really love tights patterned tights: they add a bit of quirkiness to your outfit and can be really sexy when worn in the right way ;) I always love layering them with socks to keep my tootsies warm- scrunch them down for instant sox appeal! 

OUTFIT 1
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(clockwise from top left) Asos Mango waisted knit dress £24.90; Republic Crafted front zip cardigan £34.99; Boohoo Meagahn hiker boots £40; Asos mink overknee socks £4; Boohoo Freya flower pattern fishnet tights £4

OUTFIT 2
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(clockwise from top left) Asos Vila oversize slouchy seamed sweat top £20; Missguided Kiana studded western ankle boot (in khaki) £36.99; Topshop cable knitted leggings £22; Asos short rib ankle socks £3; Boohoo Bo thin stud belt £6Pippa leather buckle belt £10

OUTFIT 3
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(clockwise from top left) Republic Crafted cropped jumper £24.99; Boohoo Beau skull print zip shorts £15Amii lace up worker boots £30; Miss Selfridge spot rib bow ankle socks £3; Asos Gipsy contrast wave tights £5; Topshop studded cycling shorts £12

OUTFIT 4
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(clockwise from top left) Republic Crafted metallic knit £34.99; Boohoo Pamela taupe suedette court shoes £25; Missguided Emilio tailored tapered leg trousers £20.99; Boohoo Wendy heel with cage cuff £30; Miss Selfridge raspberry rib muscle vest £8 or 2 for £12; same as before in light grey

OUTFIT 5
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(clockwise from top left) Boohoo Rachael cable knit duffle style cardigan £25Karla knitted ribbed cardigan £25; Miss Selfridge purple cami maxi dress £5 on sale; Missguided Olexia studded worker boots in black £39.99; Republic Crafted boyfriend cardigan £32.99

OUTFIT 6
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(clockwise from top left) Boohoo Candice tasseled ruched front cardigan £30Niomi tassled scarf with batwing knitted top £30; Missguided Luise frill front jumpsuit in mocha £20.99; Miss Selfridge cream lace frill socks £5; Dorothy Perkins Sacha stone point toe court shoe £25 on sale

OUTFIT 7
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OUTFIT 8
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(clockwise from top left) Republic Crafted boyfriend cardigan £32.99; Asos Gipsy cyclone footless tights £4; Boohoo Skye shoe boot with wooden heel £30; Miss Selfridge taupe lace frill socks £5; Topshop animal print bandeau tunic £25

OUTFIT 9
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OUTFIT 10
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(clockwise from top left) Asos AGGIE suede pull on casual heel ankle boot £18 on sale; TRAVIS eyelet & lace detail shoe boot £18 on sale; Miss Selfridge black lace mock tights £8Asos thin ribbed over the knee socks £5Cheap Monday tie dye drape skirt £23; Miss Selfridge crochet doiley cardi £40

As you can see, wrapping up does not have to be boring! Flirt with textures and mix different patterns to create amazing seasonal looks. Add a coat to keep you extra warm and you're all set to go- give it a try!  
(Psst! Asos are currently offering 20% off knitwear so be sure to check out their range!)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein 

Until next time!
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Saturday, 16 October 2010

One Shoulder Wonder

Summer may be over but the party season has only just begun! Well it's just around the corner ;) The latest silhouette to light up the red carpet and catwalks everywhere is the asymmetrical dress. These one shoulder wonders are a lot easier to wear than their strapless peers and really add a sweet touch to your look.

You'll find a lot of them embellished with beautiful gems or with pretty ruffle or corsage detailing and there's a one shoulder frock for any occasion: a casual but sleek denim one shoulder dress for everyday wear, a one shoulder floral print maxi for a barbecue date or an embellished one shoulder dress that screams 'party time'!

MISSGUIDED
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REPUBLIC
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(clockwise from top left) Miso floral £34.99Miso one shoulder £26.99Miso animal print £29.99Miso lace dress/ruffle £24.99Miso feather £29.99Crafted draped dress £29.99
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(clockwise from top left) Miso animal print £29.99Miso chiffon rose detail in green £29.99; same as before in pinkMiso purple dress with lace detail £29.99Miso wiggle shoulder dress £34.99Miso chiffon rose detail in black £29.99

ASOS
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(clockwise from top left) organza dress £16 on sale; A|Wear slinky ruffle dress £15 on sale; chiffon hitch dress £20 on sale; slashed dress £22 on sale; Vero Moda textured bow dress £25Rare lace dress £22
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(clockwise from top left) petite ruched panel dress £27 on sale; velvet drape dress £34mesh twisted dress £38Lipsy lace insert pleated dress £40 on sale; petite mesh twisted dress in black £38Rare ruffle dress £32
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pleat detail dress £12 on sale; Pearl draped dress £22

BOOHOO
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(clockwise from top left) Lola ruffle neck crinkle look £22Emma frill front dress £20Sarah pleated sleeve £15Emme dress £18Imogen ruffle dress £18Jessica dress £10
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(clockwise from top left) Shari leopard dress £20Elissa paint print £17Caroline dress £15Cammie sequin dress £20Jamelia sequin top dress £25Chloe pleated dress £25
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Esmee dress £12Polly dress £25

DESIRE CLOTHING
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RIVER ISLAND
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(clockwise from bottom left, then center) blue bodycon £29.99leopard print (web exclusive) £59.99metallic dress £20 on sale; galactic print ruche cowl neck dress £39.99black peplum dress £25 on sale; ruffle dress £49.99black pleated dress £39.99bright purple bodycon (web exclusive) £39.99; (center) black embellished shoulder ruched bodycon (web exclusive) £39.99

MISS SELFRIDGE
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(left top to bottom, center, then right top top bottom) black cape dress £39Gossip Girl leopard dress £50cream lace dress £45beige slinky dress £45navy corsage dress £42
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(left top to bottom, center, then right top to bottom) petites floral border print dress £40purple shoulder ruffle dress £40animal print mesh dress £45red cotton sateen dress £38black bodycon with silver embellishment £40
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TOPSHOP
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(left top to bottom, center, right top to bottom) snake print tunic £35tulip print tunic £35red pleated sleeve tunic £38dress by Quontum £55 (now only available online in size 6); ruffle dress by Rare £42
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H&M
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Have you got yours yet? With so many variations and colours at affordable prices, you'd be mad not to! Add real femininity to your wardrobe with these elegant and sophisticated one shoulder wonders. I understand that this trend may not be everyone's cup of tea, especially since not all of us are blessed with perfect shoulders but you'll never know whether you suit this look unless you give it a try- so give it a try! Plus you can always add a jacket or bolero on top if you are conscious :)

(Psst! Missguided are offering FREE P&P this weekend with code SAT15PP. Offer only available on full priced items and expires at midnight tonight (16th) so hurry!)
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"The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort." - Paulo Coelho 
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Missguided Nail Splash ♥

One of my favourite online fashion stores Missguided have recently launched their own nail polish range called 'Nail Splash'! And lucky ol' me managed to get my hands on my very own bottle :) The signature collection launches with six catwalk-inspired shades:
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(please click on photo for a larger pic)


Here's a little bit more about these stunning colours:
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MissFit: classic black with a sparkly gold shimmer. Mysterious and sexy, MissFit is a Saturday night outfit essential! For a review on this shade, click here.
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MissChievous: vibrant coral. Cheeky and fun, MissChievous adds a flirty splash of colour to your look!
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MissUnderstood: classic deep red. Every Missguided girl knows that red nails equal high glamour- a make-up bag must-have!
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MissBehave: cotton candy pink. Pretty and girly, this cute candy shade will add a feminine touch to any outfit!
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MissCellaneous: nude delight. Nude nails are a catwalk favourite and this polish is perfect for everyday wear! For a review on this shade, click here.
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MissDemeanor: pop pink. 'Pink to make the boys wink'- a statement colour that is sure to turn heads! For a review on this shade, click here.

I opted for the MissBehave shade and boy do I find it super-cute! The nail polish comes in a cute black and gold box and in an even cuter square-shaped bottle:
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I applied two coats which I have to say dried really quickly- which is great for me because I'm pretty impatient with that, as most nail varnishes do not dry as quickly as they claim they do! I also found the polish really easy to apply and it doesn't streak- which I also find is a problem with a lot of nail varnish brands! The results: an effortless, beautiful high-shine finish:
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(I really hate my hands!)

Missguided's nail polish range is Formaldehyde and Toluene free which is kinder on the nail. The formulation is apparently anti-yellowing, meaning it doesn't stain your nails and it's supposed to be durable, lasting between 5-7 days chip free- perfect! I'll have to keep you posted on whether that's actually the case as I only just applied the polish but I trust it will be 

The bottles are priced at £5 each and can be purchased here. What's more, you can get your very own Missguided Splash bottle free with this month's issue of Cosmopolitan- why not purchase your copy or visit Missguided.co.uk to complement your Missguided look :) I for one am definitely gonna need one of each shade!

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While I'm on the topic of nail varnishes, I thought I'd include a few photos of three of my other favourite polishes:
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This luscious plum colour is 'eve by nails inc. London', shade eve lychee 190
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This rebellious deep purple shade is from Rimmel's 60 seconds range, shade 605 purple reign
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This lovely taupe shade is by nails inc. London, shade Lennox Gardens with crystal cap

"People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest." - George Matthew Allen 
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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Jumper Dresses ♥

Getting dressed just got easier! The lovely jumper/sweater dress is back- with a vengeance. Today, it centres around many themes- it's not just about a plain cable knit dress anymore, nono! This season sees a wide range of patterns, colours and textures from cable knits and pom pom additions to animal prints and sweet slogans- there is just too much to choose from!
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They're so easy to wear which makes it one of my favourite wardrobe essentials. Sex up a plain jumper dress by adding a belt to accentuate your waist and curves or, alternatively, add a chunky necklace to inject a bit of colour! Pair with ribbed/opaque tights or thick socks or legwarmers- or both for added sox appeal ;) Add a rebellious pair of worker/military/ankle boots, brown cowboy fringed boots or a sexy pair of ankle boots to complete the outfit- casual chic at its best!
ANIMALS

EMBELLISHED
(clockwise from top left) New Look pearly bead tunic £25diamante bow jumper dress £22.49 on sale; Topshop Sabine jumper dress by Motel £39; Missguided Amira embellished detail jumper dress (in purple) £29.99Zaeta stud back jumper (in grey) £29.99; Matalan Be Beau embellished neck jumper dress £25

FAIRISLE
(clockwise from top left) New Look knitted fairisle dress £19.99 on sale; Debenhams Redherring black fairisle jumper dress £39; Boohoo Anna roll neck fairisle knitted jumper £20; Miss Selfridge fairisle bodycon dress £40; Missguided Fefe fairisle knit jumper (in cream) £28.99; same as before in red

CABLE KNIT
(from top left to top right anti-clockwise, then center) Boohoo Hema cable knit jumper dress £20; New Look hooded knit tunic £19.99cowl neck cable dress £17.99; Matalan Be Beau knitted dress £20; River Island 3/4 length sleeve pearl pocket dress £34.99; Matalan all over cable tunic £18; Peacocks cable knit dress £14


POM POM
Asos fluffy stripe jumper dress £36; New Look pom pom cable dress £24.99

COWL NECK
(from top left to top right anti-clockwise, then center) Boohoo Cheryl cowl neck 2 pocket dress £21Malise cowl neck jumper £20; New Look sequin cowl jumper dress £24.99; same as before in grey £22.49 on sale; Peacocks knitted cowl neck dress £16; Matalan Be Beau cowl neck jumper £20; Topshop knitted cowl neck top £40cowl neck tunic by Wal G £29; (center) Debenhams black jewel front jumper dress £15 on sale

LOVE & HEARTS

STRIPES
(clockwise from top left) New Look lace print dress £20stripe button shoulder dress £19.99; Debenhams grey stripe knitted smock £42; Republic Soul Cal deluxe fluffy dress £25 on sale; Topshop knitted stripe dress £40; Debenhams Jasper Conran pale grey stripe knitted dress £38
Debenhams skinny rib roll dress from £20-£22; Miss Selfridge sweetheart stripe dress £40

RANDOM

Convinced yet? You should be! This is one of the most easiest outfits to put together and not only can it be cute, sexy and casual all at once but the jumper dress is sure to keep you cosy during this A/W 10. Go on, invest in one now- you won't be sorry!

(Psst! For a limited time only, Asos are offering a 20% student discount (as opposed to the usual 10%) with a valid NUS Extra card. All your favourite stores have also launched their mid-season sales so check them out now!)

"They can because they think they can." - Virgil 

Until next time 
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