Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Folk Feelings

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Dress: ZARA. Clutch: ZARA. Heels: Carvela. Necklace: Warehouse. Sunglasses: ASOS.

This week, I really feel like I'm clutching on to summer and I plan to do so for as long as need be. Well, until I'm back from holiday at least! So for the time being, my light layers and floral fabrics are sticking around.

And anyway, with the the transitional period, it's safe to say, in full swing, I'm kind of doing alright. Folk will be hot for AW14 as well know, so really I'm just ahead of the game.

If you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll know that I'm not so patiently awaiting my holiday next week and firmly have my head in summertime separates and maxi dress mode. And if you're not following me (yet), more fool you! You'll want to sort that our right away, by clicking here and here. So I think I'm happily at home in the summer frame of mind for another few weeks.

It's really not that easy though guys, my eyes are glued to the New In sections of my most loved online stores scouting out the hottest wide leg trousers, jackets and knitwear. So I guess I'm secretly wishing the weather away for AW14 to just get here already!

How about you? Are you on the summer or autumn side?

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Monday, 18 August 2014

#WeddingWow

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Dress*: ASOS. Heels*: Carvela, available here. Bag: Oasis (sold out). Necklace*: Warehouse, available here. Fascinator: ASOS. Nails: Topshop in 'Milkshake'.

If there are two occasions that go hand in hand, it's most definitely summer and weddings. As soon as the air gets a little warmer and the days a lot longer, the wedding season hits and we're all left scouting for dresses, headpieces and jewellery that will outshine the next. As much as I love shopping, in this instance, there is nothing I detest more.

What? I hear you say. How? Well, I don't know about you, but the thought of traipsing around store to store or scrolling through yet another page of dresses just isn't all that appealing to me. And that's just to find the dress. Then there's the need to coordinate accessories, jewellery, hair and makeup. It's all just so tiring.

But here's the part when I get all cheesy and say that this year was like no other - thanks to ASOS. As a part of their #WeddingWow campaign, I was set with the challenge of styling my look using the dedicated Wedding section of the site. Yes it did involve a little bit of scrolling, but the fun kind. After all, browsing one site and one section is just so much easier than a handful of both.

So how do you think I did? I have to say, I'm quite impressed with my overall chosen look and the variety on offer. If you're a wedding guest this year, I can only point you in one direction, here, and you'll be sure to find what you need!

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Cosmopolitan #FashFest

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You may already heard and you may already have plans to attend, but if you're not on Twitter and haven't become obsessed with the trending #FashFest yet - you soon will be. 

Folloing on from the launch of Cosmopolitan Fashion, Cosmo will be hosting #FashFest this September. Around #LFW, from 15th-19th September, Cosmo will be bring week full of events, but what I'm most looking forwards to is the Cosmopolitan Catwalk Fashon Show.

The lovely ladies over at Cosmopolitan have appointed me as a VIP Blogger for the evening and you guys can join me to. From cocktails on arrival (cosmos of course) and complimentary beauty treatments, to seats at the Catwalk show and attendance at the after party, what more could you want? Perhaps a goodie bag? You'll get one of those too - worth £55!

Join me and your favourite fashion bloggers, the Cosmo team and High Street favourites on the night and get your hands on tickets now, available here.

What are you most looking forwards to?

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Blush

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Dress: Darccy. Jacket: Oasis. Ballet flats: ZARA (old). Necklace: Topshop

Sometimes when you look at a dress, it doesn't always conjure up the princess dream you'd probably expect; even if it is the ultimate in girliness.

With my head quite firmly in the clouds, I've been known to wish I was from yesteryears and in particular, the Deco era - so as you can imagine, I do love a whole load of vintage glam. So that first statement might come as a little surprise to those of you that know me, and my style, quite well.

But it's true, some days you can just look at a dress and know exactly how you'd style it - sans heels and bouffant. And this was one of those days.

I've always been one to try and source out vintage treasures, so when Darccy basically fell into my lap, I was overjoyed. Vintage inspired dresses, jackets, separates and accessories couldn't be much more of a pot of gold if they tried.

Since my discovery, my wishlist has basically grown for a little bit silly to just down right outrageous - but then you should know me enough by now for that to come as no surprise. But what I love the most links straight back to my opening statement - it doesn't have to be styled complete with heels and bouffant.

I just love it when your favourite styles can creep into day to day looks with ease, don't you?

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sweet Escape

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Top: Sugarhill Boutique. Shorts: ZARA (sold out). Belt: Oasis (sold out). Bag: ZARA. Heels: ALDO. Necklace: Warehouse. Nails: Topshop in 'Milkshake'.

At an attempt to stay summery, but incorporate my rekindled love for all this autumn winter, this ensemble appeared. As much as leaving my summer holidays a little late in the year is frustrating, thanks to seeing everyone else come back all rested and relax after some time spent overseas, it also means I get to snap up some sale bargains, just in time to go.

These ZARA beauties were exactly that. I won't lie, I don't even know their original price, but seeing as I paid just £12.99 for them, I'm a pretty happy bunny. As soon as I spotted them, my mind instantly pieced together 3 looks, in a range of colours, that would work. And when that happens, you know you're on to a winner. 

Now for the transitional element. I love a bit of blue as much as the next girl, but we all know I seem to own too much of it and will never apologise for that fact. Besides, when you have a string colour that suits, why fight against it?

As cutest prints are always at the top of my hit list, Sugarhill Boutique are never that far away. So with the two being combined, I definitely couldn't complain. Especially seeing as blue is so neutral and definitely not seasonal; just plain chic (if chic can EVER be plain), all year round! And of course I couldn't quite pass up the opportunity to place a little print on print.

Mixing prints has long been one of my favourite styling options; I've even managed four here believe it or not - counting the shoes, which are a lovely sort of dotted effect that could pass as an animal print if need be. Maybe I could even try five if I count the pineapple on my belt? Did I mention I love a little cutesty when it comes to my clothes?

But I'll let you be the judge of that!

Have you snapped up any sale steals this summer? How are you transitioning your favourite summer pieces?

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