Monday, 13 April 2015

#DressUpWithGeorge - Part 1.




Dress: c/o George at Asda. Brooch: Blackheart Creatives. Shoes: Bait Footwear. Hair Flower: Claireabellas Closet.


When the lovelies over at George gave me the opportunity to style up one dress in three different ways I certainly jumped at the chance, I always love a challenge particularly when it involves pretty clothes. Originally I was going to put all the looks into one post but I've now decided to do this in three parts as I was really happy with the photos I've finally managed to take! This look was the last one I shot but I wanted to pop it up first as it's definitely my favourite! As you know from past posts I'm a little bit of a retro fan so when I saw that the dress came with the patent red belt I just knew I had to play to that and make it a little pin up inspired.

The top of this dress is actually a thick stretch jersey and the bottom is more like a cotton mix with no stretch. Its white and navy stripes which I think is fab in Spring/Summer as it can be less harsh as monochrome (though we all know I wear that ALL the time) I decided to style this with some matte red lips, I'm wearing one of the Loreal True Reds I believe. My cat eye glasses which are a firm favourite of mine to wear for events at work and my lovely red rose hair flower which I feel works with everything and absolutely love. On my feet I'm wearing an adorable pair of Bait shoes which I got through work and they look like heaven but hurt like hell. Maybe US sizing is different to the UK but these pinch my feet so badly which is such a shame as they are the pretty pair. I do have duck feet so maybe if you're feet aren't quite so wide you'd have no problem at all! I finished the look with my newest purchase from Blackheart Creatives which is this fab lipstick brooch, which is very similar to the custom necklace in my last post but once I saw it I just knew it had to be mine!

I hope you're looking forward to seeing my next two looks as much as I'm looking forward to showing you! 

George have got so many fabulous dresses in at the moment that I just ordered myself these two this evening! You can see all their dresses here.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Nadia Aboulhosn X boohooPLUS.





Dress: c/o Boohoo. Necklace: Custom Made by Black Heart Creatives. Clutch and Shoes: New Look. Brogues: Clarks.

Now I don't know about you but I've been eagerly waiting for the Nadia Aboulhosn collection from Boohoo to hit the site after seeing sneak peak on social media what feels like forever ago. I love Nadia's style and how fearless (if that's the right term) she looks but it's something that probably isn't really very "me" so I was wondering if I'd find a piece that I knew would fit into my own personal style. Luckily when I got the Press Release through I saw that there were in fact a number of pieces that would work with my wardrobe including this crop top and off the shoulder zip dress. (albeit my confident one as I can be a little self conscious at times). The dress I choose seemed to sell out pretty quickly but there is still plenty of options online! And since getting my new laptop I haven't gotten my original link just yet! One of the things I love about Boohoo is that as a student they offer low price points meaning I can chop and change my look without my bank  account crying in pain. As as heads up I've also found them to do some pretty awesome sales as well, on top of the discount codes and offers they often have circulating around! 

I styled this adorable dress with latest custom piece of jewellery from one of my favourite sites Black Heart Creatives. Every piece I've had from the lovelies I've worn with pride and always get complimented on, this giant lipstick necklace being no exception! My super fun clutch back from the New Look sale in January, I actually bought this to go with my final collection at uni in the summer but I couldn't resist also using it for blog purposes! I'm also toying with the idea of growing out my fringe, though I know by this time in a few weeks I'll have trimmed it because of it drying me mad!

What's your favourite piece from the Nadia X boohooPLUS collection?


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Feeling Dressy with Elvi.




Navy Wrap Dress: c/o Elvi. Shoes: Mel Shoes via Asos. Handcuff Long Necklace (worn as choker): Asos.



Well not only do I feel particularly dressy but also rather grown up in this dress something I rarely am in my day to day life. The lovely team at Elvi offered me the chance to review a piece from the range and I thought something classic would fit into my wardrobe rather well. Which it certainly this beautifully made wrap over dress certainly does! 

I decided to size up to a UK22 in this Elvi dress as with jersey pieces they often cling to my middle and if I get my usual size I tend to spend the whole time tugging at it so I don't feel quite so self conscious. But for this dress I really didn't have to as the fabric is thick so drapes beautifully without highlighting any less than confident areas. Though it doesn't look to big on me as you can easily tie it a little tighter on the side. This dress is a true wrap over not one where only the top ties and it's sewn in to the other seam which is something I'm not usually a massive fan of as I prefer to be able to tie and adjust fully. I decided to add a little fun with my Mel shoes jelly wedges which I utterly love and wish I had in more colours and my handcuff  long line necklace from Asos, I've been struggling with how to wear this necklace as it just never looked right but I decided to wear it in a choker style and I think it works much better! Over all I do like this look even though it's different to my usual style! What do you think?

You can see more of Elvi's newest arrivals here.