Sunday, 8 June 2014

Outfit Post // Sorbet Statement

This last week has definitely been a weird one when it comes to the weather, one minute the sun was out, then the next it was absolutely wanging it down, why can't it just make it's mind up?! Typical Britain I guess. Anyway, in a spare moment when the sun was out, I made the most of it by glamming up, and showing off my amazing new necklace that I recently won from online jewellery store Johnny Loves Rosie, that I really couldn't wait to show you all!

I was so so excited when I found out I'd won their giveaway, as I literally NEVER win anything. (to put it this way, I once went to the races, and put a pound each on 9 out of 11 horses in a race, and I still didn't manage to win a penny- bad luck seems to follow me around!) I had to choose three items I loved from their website, and then the lovely Verity who works for JLR picked one to send me. I was so glad she picked this one, as I'd already decided exactly how I'd wear it! 

Necklace // Johnny Loves Rosie     Cami, Jeans and Strappy Heels // All Primark

 I really wanted to let the statement necklace do the talking, so I teamed it with much lighter sorbet shades to complement but not overshadow it's coral/orange tone. The whole rest of the outfit is from Primark, with the floaty lemon-yellow cami top being a major find! I couldn't believe how similar it was to the much more expensive Topshop camis, and to be honest it's probably just as good quality. It has been a spring essential for me, and will definitely continue to be throughout summer! 

I'm definitely not ashamed to admit that the white jeans were once my mum's- being the same size dress size does have it's advantages.  I've now well and truly adopted them into my own wardrobe, and although they aren't amazingly fitted (Topshop Jonis I will own you one day) they are just fine for casual summer wear, and definitely won't be hiding away in my wardrobe!

Finally I added an old pair of Primark sandals that I bought but never wore, and forgot I had! I always love finding old items hiding at the back of my drawers, and these couldn't have been more perfect to go with my brand new necklace, it was fate if you ask me! 
Friday, 6 June 2014

Laundry Boutique Blogger Event!

Last night I was lucky enough to attend a Blogger event at the Laundry Boutique in Manchester, a super pretty boutique shop in Deansgate full of the most gorgeous clothes a girl could wish for! 

I finished work at half four and had to catch the half five train into Manchester, so after quick get ready rush, spritz of perfume and re-application of make-up, I finally arrived an hour and a half later! I was greeted with a glass of bubbly (which I accepted and then realised I couldn't drink- damn you detox!) and some yummy nibbles, and given a quick explanation of what the evening would hold. All I needed to do was look through all the rails of lovely clothes - a hard task as I'm sure you can imagine- and then try all my favourites on. I could then choose the outfit I loved the most to have a picture in, and the blogger who gets the most Facebook likes and Twitter re-tweets on their picture can then win the outfit, amazing!! 

The shop itself is just so pretty, I fell in love with the flamingo printed wallpaper straight away. It's also really inviting, with the clothes rails filled with everything from floaty summer linens to bright printed co-ords. As well as the selection of gorgeous clothes, I just couldn't take my eye off the centre-piece table full of my one major weakness, statement jewellery! My absolute faves were the boho-style beaded ones, one of which I included in my outfit, and a really in-your-face necklace decorated with coins that I would've loved to get my hands on- maybe because of the fact that they looked like chocolate coins, chocolate addict all the way!

*Image Credit: Laundry Boutique

*Image credit: Laundry Boutique
For the style challenge I picked an absolutely gorgeous purple pastel drop waist dress. The colour stood out to me straight away, and while I'm not 100% sold on whether the fit suits me or not  (why do outfits always look better in the changing rooms than on pictures?) I have to say I'm too in love with the dress to care! I also teamed it with some AMAZING green jewelled sliders, a summer staple I'm desperate to get my hands on, and a statement tribal necklace. Anyway, major plug warning here, but if you like my outfit then I would be so grateful if you headed to Laundry B's Facebook page here and Twitter page here and Like the image/Re-tweet the tweet to vote for me in the Style Challenge!

Thank you so much to Laundry Boutique for a lovely evening and the fab opportunity to win some of their gorgeous clothes!

Have you checked out Laundry Boutiques website? What items are you really loving?...x 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

June Must Haves

May is over, and I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that with the arrival of June, summer might finally be on it's way. This has lead to me dreaming endlessly of sunny days with the BBQ lit and a mojito in hand, so I had to show you guys my wishlist of June must haves, full of versatile summer pieces that I've fallen in love with, and am dying to have in my wardrobe- sob for saving :( !

1) Duster Coat // River Island     2) Button Cami // Topshop     3) Tote Bag // La Moda     4) Slider Sandals // Topshop     5) High Waist Jeans // Asos
1) This AMAZING Floral Duster coat is from River Island, and it's just far too gorgeous for words. RI have some absolutely  lovely summer pieces, and they are all so unique and individual, I just can't get enough of them at the moment. The statement print and pastel colours of this coat are dreamy, and I think it's also a great transitional piece, meaning you can cover up and stay cosy on days when the sun might not be shining so much. It's killing me though, as its £55, which is way out of my price range, and does make me want to cry a bit a lot. Oh well, I can always wear it in my dreams!

2) Cute little camis are always a summer essential, and this Topshop one is no different. It's a cute colour. and the button-up detailing adds a lovely little girly touch. I also love the kind-of 'knitted look' material, which is great if you're after boho vibes and a festival feel. At £12, you could probably get a cheaper version in Primark, but this one is just too cute to say no!

3)  La Moda are a brand I've seen loads of from fellow bloggers and Instagrammers (if that's even a word?). I've seen so many stylish ladies rocking their shoes and bags that I just had to give their website a quick check, and I fell in love with almost everything I saw!  This tan tote bag is one of my absolute faves, as it's a great size to fit all of my bits and bobs in, and the zip detailing makes it super chic, a definite bag must-have!

4) Oh my. I never thought I'd see the day when I pair of Birk-a-likes were gracing my blog, but I have to say that the 'ugly shoe' trend has completely won me over! I always love it when fashion and comfort come together, and it doesn't get any more comfy than these double-strap flat tan Topshop beauties. I will most definitely be purchasing a pair of these ready for my summer holiday in August. 

5) Jeans, Jeans and more Jeans. I can't get enough of them, they go with everything, and there's a fit to flatter every shape and size. I'm forever on the hunt for more jeans to wear in different colours and styles, but I'm loving the subtle knee rips in these high-waisted Asos jeans. They are bang on trend, and perfect for summer, nothing else needs to be said, except from, get in my wardrobe! 

What do you think to my wishlist? Are there any items you're coveting for summer...?x 


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