Sunday, 17 August 2014

People fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe just the touch of a hand

Hello cherubs! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week, I have had one of the most amazing weeks of my life, working! Yes working! I know it sounds crazy but the job I have at the moment is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had, it's just a shame it isn't full-time. So as you can imagine I have had another busy 7 days. 

These photos were taken quite a while ago, when I was still thinking about what types of outfits to take on holiday, but I just haven't had the chance to post them until now. Nevertheless, I am still yet to go on holiday to Majorca in September, so I have still got beach clothes on the brain. This dress that I got from Next is perfect for the beach or pool; you can literally throw in on over your bikini and it looks super chic. It's also really soft which makes for comfortable days, especially when your in boiling temperatures it is needed! The dress has really delicate, beautiful embroidery  and a cute bow detail at the back. 

It's an item which would also look hot for night time as well. Great for light-packing on holiday as it is versatile. For a night out in an exotic bar I would wear this dress with chunky, cut-out heels and a embellished, over-the-shoulder bag!

Dress: Next
Heels: River Island
Bag: Vintage

I hope you enjoyed the post!
Byeee <3

Sunday, 10 August 2014

No one knows anything but us

Hello guysss! Sorry it has been a few weeks, its be extremely busy down my end as per usual! Just over two weeks ago I got back from my holiday in Portugal, during which we visited Lisbon (the capital) and Lagos. Both cities were equally as beautiful but for very different reasons.

Lisbon was typical of your classic European city; winding, cobbled streets leading up to historic castles; spacious, lively squares with intricately detailed monuments in their centre; and delicious aromas flooding out of hundreds of restaurants and shops that you passed by. I really enjoyed the time my family and I spent in Lisbon, however, I do feel that it has not matched up to my love of Rome or Paris as a major European city.

The second half of our holiday was spent in Lagos, which is a more beach holiday for English tourists kinda place. Nevertheless, I thought it was an absolutely gorgeous setting. My main concern is whenever we visit a holiday resort is that it's going to be a tad 'chavvy' and not very authentic. This place threw in a pinch of cheesiness (street performers and cheap bars) whilst still maintaining it's true Portuguese roots. My favorite part of Lagos is the serene coves that border the coastline. One of the best parts of the holiday was when my brother and I took a tranquil (well almost tranquil, apart from the boat driver who kept trying to talk to us in Portuguese, which we did not understand) boat ride in and around the coves. Unfortunately I did not take my camera on the boat for fear of getting it wet (it was quite choppy out at sea) so I do not have any photos, but if you check them out on Google they are amazing. 

Lagos also had a really decent night life! There were plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from, with something for groups, couples or families. I would love to visit it again on a girls holiday as it wasn't too intense like somewhere such as Magaluf but was buzzing enough to keep you entertained. So Lisbon and Lagos definitely fall under my places of recommendation to visit.

The following photos are some snaps from the holiday with outfits galore! I will get back to posting outfit posts soon but I just wanted to share with you guys about my holiday first (:

Ciao xxx

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

And put your faith in my stomach

Hola beauties! So I've got a fairly large blog post for you this week as I'm going away to Portugal (#HolidaySpam) for two weeks and won't be able to write to you little delights! 

Anyway I've been thinking about wedding fashion recently, not that anyone I know is getting married as of yet, but I am aware that summer is a popular time to get hitched. And I was thinking 'how on earth am I going to afford to keep buying new dresses when my friends do decide to put a ring on it?' My solution is to revamp an old dress by adding the coolest addition from the Summer 2014 fashion favourites: the Kimono!

Now I feel pretty certain that most of us have a few prom-style dresses in our wardrobe that we've accumulated from the many formal occasions we've attended in our time. Well pulling out one of these dresses could save you a load of time and money. They're also a fail-safe for a dressy soiree because the cut suits almost any figure and looks extremely classy. Then my next piece of advice is to take this dress with you on a shopping trip and find a kimono that compliments it (definitely do this, cause I didn't and had a right predicament of choosing a kimono without said dress).

Right just humour me for a second; you may be thinking 'why is she so obsessed with these kimonos?' Well they are so so so easy to throw on and just give a really plain dress, top, skirt a bit of razzmatazz! Also, they come in hundreds of different cuts, patterns and colours, so there is one to channel any fashion personality. And at a wedding, where most people may have gone for a similar look, you'll stand out and look like a fashion forward kinda girl (but don't try and steal the bride's thunder, not a good shout).

So once you've got yourself into a clothes store, I would recommend choosing a kimono that has one or two of the colours of your dress included on it. This way the two pieces will compliment each other well and help you to avoid looking too mismatched. So here I have paired a white, simply patterned dress with my kimono, which also has white flowers. I want to mention here that this dress was wonderfully made by my friend and photographer Marissa. She has done a fabulous job and I don't think I'm alone in saying that it looks extremely professional for a dress that was made in a matter of days.

I would also advise looking for shades that will radiate your skin-tone. For example, I have chosen this kimono because I find fuschia pinks and peach tones bring out my natural colour.

I also tried this kimono with another dress of my own just to prove how versatile it is, and how it can be draped upon almost any outfit. Again I have made sure that the colours are complimentary, by matching a white and pink dress with the shades of the kimono, and finishing it off with a cute, salmon clutch bag.

My friend Sarah asked me to throw hay cause we thought it would look arty and dramatic.. Not quite sure if it's had that effect!

1st set of photos:

Dress: Handmade by Marissa Wright
Kimono: New Look
Heels: Vintage
Sun Umbrella: River Island

2nd set of photos:

Dress: Topshop
Kimono and Clutch Bag: New Look
Sandals: Primark

Will write when I'm back from my travels <3 xx

Friday, 4 July 2014

Singing we found love in a local rave

Hello all! Sorry it has been a few weeks since I've updated; I've been working and then a tiny bit ill so haven't had the chance. I hope everyone is enjoying 4th of July, its a positively unpredictable day in England, we've had rain, sun and wind all at once here! I can't believe that five years ago today I was in America for Independence day! It's made me realise how much I want to revisit that amazing country!

Fringing is going to be my fashion focus of this post; I am a huge fan of fringing on EVERYTHING! I have bags, tops, skirts, shorts, dresses and kimonos with fringing! Obsessed? Maybe... But I feel sorry for fringing cause I get the feeling that a lot of people don't embrace it for its associations with the Wild Wild West and John Wayne. There are so many other ways to rock this beautiful, elegant trend without looking like Calamity Jane..

I have seen fringing being used in much more innovative ways this season such as on swimwear (perfect for your summer holiday) and being added for minimal detail, like shoulder features on jackets and mesh backs on blouses. I am infatuated with this fringed bralet from Topshop, however, I actually bought it almost two years ago (which shows how fringing can be reused again and again). I just think this top is so figure flattering because, if you are quite small on top like myself then the layering on the tassels accentuates your bust (to put it politely haha). Also cause the bralet is well structured it pulls you in at the waist giving you a beautiful hour-glass shape.

This outfit would be perfect for a festival as it feels really ethereal and dreamy, it sort of makes me think of a festival pixie haha! And seeing as the festival season is nigh, investing in a bit of fringing couldn't hurt, right? Well maybe your bank balance, but it's worth it! However, like I said previously I have had this top for donkeys years, and I have worn it with chiffon numbers and pencil skirts on nights out, so this top is very versatile and can look extremely elegant when paired with various items. 

Skirt, Headband and Bag: Primark
Boots: Ark
Fringed Bralet: Topshop

Love xxx