29 Jun 2013

Madam Rage Blogger Challenge



I was challenged this week by Madam Rage to style one of their dresses for both a festival and a wedding. Yikes! Talk about a tricky challenge, you couldn't get two different dress codes if you tried! 

To cheer myself up after spending the day lamenting the fact I didn't buy glasto tickets, I decided to style my festival look.

I teame tho dress with my trusty Nikes and a classic trilby hat. 

I love this dress, it's so bright and summery, perfect for chilling in a tent or in a beer garden!

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Affinitas Review

I’m going to get straight down to it – this is a post about underwear. Look away now if the mention of bras and pants make you blush, I’m talking about lingerie.

Now, I’m really not a fancy pants kinda girl. In my underwear drawer there are knickers that would put even Bridget Jones to shame. I never wear matching sets of skivvies (who has the time for that, really?), and don’t even mention the word g-string to me, lest I recoil in horror.

So when the lovely people over at Affinitas asked me if I’d like to write a review of one of their pieces, I took it as a chance to see what wearing nice knickers was all about.

They sent me this beautiful pink babydoll.   The material feels great, and the bra has a little hidden padding, perfect for if you’ve got the curves of an ironing board, like me!

I wore this one day last week underneath a loose dress, and I must admit, wearing something as pretty as this under your clothes does give you a huge dash of confidence!

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12 Jun 2013

In which I lament my awful eyesight.


If you're a regular reader of my blog you've probably heard me moaning about my eyesight. If not, here’s a quick update – it’s TERRIBLE.

I started wearing glasses when I was around 15 or 16, and since then it’s been a tumultuous journey downhill.

At first, I only ever needed glasses at school, to read the board if I was sat near the back, or if I went to the cinema. Seven years later and I’m finding myself squinting to read subtitles on the TV, and genuinely having to ask people the time at work because I can’t read the little numbers on the clock.

I suppose I only have myself to blame. As a teenager I was overly stubborn about wearing my glasses when I needed too. Luckily I’ve gotton over that vanity now, but it’s still SO annoying when I realise I‘ve left them in the car, or at home when I really need them on my face.

I have considered lenses so many times before, but I can’t get over the horrible feeling of having to put something in your eye every morning. Laser surgery might be an option when I win the lottery, but even then I get shudders thinking about letting someone poke around my eyeballs.

Until then, I might invest in one of those glasses chains, so  I never leave mine in a stupid place again.
If you struggle with your eyesight like me, Optical Express has a great choice of Glasses, Lenses and also offers treatment for eye issues like Optical ExpressCataract Treatment
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11 Jun 2013

Holy Moly, I'm co-editing a fashion mag!



Super exciting news guys. I've been chosen as one of the final 8 grads to co-edit the October issue of Company Magazine! 

I'm still in disbelief...I've only re-read the email about 20 times so far to remind myself that this is actually happening. I found out yesterday during an impromptu shopping trip with the girls. I think I startled some innocent bystanders by shouting "OH EM GEEEEE!" in the middle of the shopping center when I opened the email. Whoops!

I'm so excited/terrified/in shock, but can't wait till next month to get stuck in behind the scenes at my fave fashion mag. Check back to see how I get on!
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9 Jun 2013

South Beach Swimwear

This post is so late! I can only apologize. A while ago I went down to the South Beach Swimwear event in Manchester, for some yummy fro-yo, and to check out the new collection. I nearly didn't go, as I was having a miserable day and had an awful cold, but the swimwear certainly brightened up my day! I also caught up with Clara, Victoria and Rosy, it's always nice to chat to other bloggers! Take a look at some of the lovely swimwear on display.





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7 Jun 2013

Neon, Floral and Stripes


Super quick outfit post because I don't want to neglect my blog too much! Since my last post I think I have applied for literally EVERY pr/writing/fashion job available, so fingers crossed I at least get one interview! 

I've been wearing the jumper/shirt combo so much recently, it's a bit unoriginal but I love a bit of layering, and you can't go wrong with neon pink! (Ok, maybe you can, but that's a different kettle of fish.)


Jumper - c/o Get the Label Shirt & dress - Topshop

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5 Jun 2013

#companygrads


Hello gorgeous readers. I just wanted to give you all a little update on what's been going on the past few days, a rare "lifestyle" post. I've been super busy for the last week or so, and I have so many cool posts lined up.

A few weeks ago I applied for the #CompanyGrads issue. And if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know I made the shortlist! 

As you all know, was the Style Blogger Awards last week. Unfortunately I didn't win, but the lovely Victoria from In The Frow totally deserved the prize. Well done Vic! About halfway through the night, I checked my email on my trusty smartphone, and nearly screamed when I read that I had been shortlisted for #CompanyGrads. Cue manic dash to get cheap train tickets back to London!

So on a lovely sunny Monday afternoon, I hopped on the tube to Earls Court. I thought I was going to get lost untill I saw hoards of stylish people bee-lining in the same direction, so I followed suit and found my way to Graduate Fashion Week.

Once there me and the other 13 grads met the lovely Lena and Tanita from Company, as well as Fiona from George. We were set with the task of creating a Company cover from old issues, which was so much fun. I wish every interview included cutting and sticking!

Company Magazine have put up some info about all the shortlisted grads, which you can read here:



This week I've also been flat hunting, and I've finally found a place to live in London! It's a beautiful conversion in East Finchley, and all going well I'll be moving in two weeks! Next on my list is finding a job, which is taking up a lot of my time at the moment (anyone looking for a fashion writer or pr assistant? ;)). I hope I'll be able to blog in the meantime, but if I don't please don't worry - I'll just be busy writing application after application and packing up my millions of shoes.
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4 Jun 2013

Lusting for BonPrix

Hi guys! I recently came across a new online site, and I've been lusting after so many things from them since, so I thought I'd do a little wishlist.

As you know, I'm a huge fan of prints, so when I saw a section dedicated to them on http://www.bonprix.co.uk/ I knew it was a match made in heaven.




Dress: £29.99 Trousers: £24.99 Dress: £29.99

How cute are those floral trousers? I love how light they are so they're perfect for summer. I'd style these with a band tee and some light brogues for a casual look.

I've just started my internship at Look mag, so I'm on the lookout for some quirky office wear. So I love this orange shift dress, as it's the perfect combination of smart and quirky. Some people might think orange and hot pink clash, but not me!

The second dress has a beatiful runched detail that would flatter the stomach, and I love the green colour of it! Would look fab with some statement heels and a studded clutch.

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2 Jun 2013

Quiz Blogger Challenge

Recently, Quiz challenged me to style a dress from their collection and style it for both a daytime look and a night look. I decided to challenge myself a little and went for a black and white maxi dress. This isn't a style I'd usually wear, so I was looking forward to finding different ways to style it up!

Outfit 1: Daytime Look



I decided to go quite casual, so slung my denim jacket over the top and slipped on my trusty converse. I love the maxi teamed with trainers, it creates a really cool comfy look that's perfect for a summer picnic! The top of the dress is quite "dressy", for lack of a better word, so the jacket on top hides it a little and makes it more wearable for daytime.

Outfit 2: Evening Look


As this dress has an amazing statement geometric print, I didn't want to hide it under a jacket for my evening look. I stuck with the monochrome theme with some 60's style earrings  and put on a studded belt to pull my waist in a little. I love the neckline on this dress, it's not something I'd usually go for, but the runching detail has a really nice subtle effect.


This dress is now £5 off so it's a steal at £29.99! The fabric is great quality, and it's jersey so it's quite stretchable. Quiz have got some great dresses on their site at the moment so go and check them out!

Dress- c/o Quiz Jacket- c/o Ark Trainers- New Look Heels - Daisy Street Earrings -c/o Glitzy and Glam

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1 Jun 2013

Floral Shorts




This is my standard outfit template at the moment. Shirt - check, jumper - check, florals - check. It just keeps cropping up again and again when I'm deciding what to wear. I think it's just the right combination of feminine, edgy and a little bit different.

I'm also trying to get used to getting my legs out again! Summer's come around so fast, I've hardly had time to prepare, so I've been suffering from winter fuzzy legs for a while. For me, getting ready for summer is all about exfoliation and moisturing, so I've been using my Lush body scrub and lathering up the Coco Butter. I've never been the biggest fan of my pins - I have extremely sensitive skin and even changing shower gel will bring them out in a rash sometimes - but I'm determined to get them out as much as possible now the sun's out because it will be winter before we know it!



My wedges are from Fashion Union. Remember my post on Kurt Gieger a few weeks back? These are a great lookalike of the wedges I featured for a fraction of the price!


Jumper - C/O Glamorous Shorts & Shirt - Topshop Shoes - C/O Fashion Union

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