Saturday, 28 December 2013

WHAT I WORE 2013...

Hello, I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas holiday!
As new year approaches, I've put together a little 'what I wore' 2013, featuring some of my favourite outfits from this year. At the start of this year, my blog was solely personal style, but as I look back I'm so happy with the way it's developed over the last year and I hope you've been able to see a bit of the real me. As ever I've loved writing my blog this year, and have literally shared my experiences wherever I went - including my visits to Paris, and London.

In January, I brought this lovely paisley dress with my birthday money, from River Island. I've worn it all year, as its so easy to wear for all occasions. Here, I wore the dress for a new year's celebration, with my Clark's heels - those kept me dancing all evening! In February, I received a lovely necklace from Little Birdie jewellery emporium. I wore it in an outfit post with my vibrant coloured flamingo jumper. I loved this outfit as it was super comfy, as I love to find an excuse to wear my Top Shop jeans. In March, I put together a little 'smart' outfit, that I liked wearing to sixth form. The blazer was an old H&M favourite that I've had in my wardrobe for years, and I brought the pencil skirt was from Dorothy Perkins. 

 April brought the first glimpse of spring, and with it my lovely floral Kath Kidston style tea dress. I loved this outfit as it's a lovely denim colour, and was easy to dress down for a day out with friends. I wore it with a cardigan from Next, which is also another wardrobe favourite of mine! In May, the sun was shinning so I wore a festival inspired outfit. I loved the Matalan shorts and wore them with a crop top from New Look and Primark jacket. For June, (which I missed a month due to exams) I've selected a photo from my visit to Paris in the Summer - I loved my double denim combination!

July was a crazy month, but I've chosen my little dress I wore on holiday as one of my favourite outfit posts! The dress was from Primark, and was definitely one of my summer essentials. In August, I attended V Festival for the first time, and with that my complete festival outfit. My New Look top complimented my vibrant orange River Island shorts. I also loved my Joules wellies, which had details of cute doggies on! As I started a new school year, I went for a cheeky day trip to London. I wore an cobalt blue skirt with OASAP denim jacket and Clark's boots. 

 From October, the sun disappeared, but I was still holding on to the summer floral in another 'smart' work wear post. I wore a Dorothy Perkins dress with a H&M green blazer. In November, I attended the Clothes Show Live, with press pass in hand and my lovely friend Emma-lee to keep me company. I wore a tartan dress from New Look, with a satchel from OASAP and my super comfy Clark's boots. Finally December saw my festive Rudolph jumper, which I wore for the majority of the month (whoops) - though can you blame me?

So there's my favourites of 2013, my favourite was probably November, because I loved wearing the felt hat. Keep your eyes peeled for a few posts later this week!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 25 December 2013


Hello all!
I just wanted to break away from the family celebrations, to say a quick 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' before a certain someone eats all the mince pies! I hope your having a lovely Christmas wherever you are, and have (like myself) stuffed yourself silly with yummy food! 
The last few days have been rather intense with last minute present wrapping, tons of food preparation, and carol singing opportunities with my choir - including a lovely visit to local care homes! But today I've had a chance to relax; watch every Christmas film possible and dance around in my amazing Christmas jumper (to my sisters disgrace)...
It's been an hard year, with my last year of A Levels, so Christmas is going to be a well deserved break before I resume the madness of 2014.

Well that's all from me. Its just leaves me to say 'Enjoy the rest of your Christmas Day'!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Clothes Show Live Event Review + a little Giveaway..

 Hello! It's Friday, which can only mean one thing - THE WEEKEND!
First off, as promised I'm showing you what myself and my sidekick/photograper/much cooler friend Emma-lee, got up to at the Clothes Show Live 2013 a few weekends ago. As its such a huge event on the UK Fashion calender, I split my posts into several interests - including an OOTD and Catwalk snaps. To finish off, I've selected a few photos of the stalls and talks that were going on during the day...

 During the day I got lots of opportunitys to do some christmas shopping (not just for myself) and meet a few celebrites - meeting Britian and Irelands Next Top Model winner was so exciting! It was a really great day, and I'd definitely recommend the show as a great day out with your friends. A few of my favourtie stalls was the Ciate London nail varnish stand, and Oh my Love clothing. I also managed to get my latest copies of the Company Magazine - horrah!

Finally, I've got a Christmas giveaway to tell you about! If you've heard of, before then you'll know they sell the best selection of evening dresses for every occasion! With Christmas on its way, they're giving 10 dresses away every week!

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 Giveaway will expire on January 15 and there will be one winner for each dress..

That's all from me, keep a look out for my Christmas themed posts!
Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clothes Show Live 2013 Review - The Catwalk...

As promised, I'm currently catching up a an exciting weekend at the Clothes Show Live. Being part of the press, gave me the ultimate FROW (or 'front row' to my friends who despise that word) experience, which was a little crazy when the (half-naked) male models strode past! Today's post is a selection of photos from the various catwalks that were running during the day, and some all important shots of the main show event!

The main show was brilliant - it tied in dance choreography with the models catwalk, to create different themes and settings, which flowed really well. The show was 45 minutes long in total, with a guest performance from Kingsland Road! I have to admit for the price of the entrance fee, it seems rather expensive in light of a 45 minute show. However, when you compare it to a cost of a night out, it really is worth the money to have a catch up with friends and shop till you drop at the same time! 

If you didn't notice, winner of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model 2011 Jade Thompson, who was the face of Clothes Show also appeared on the Catwalk! I also got chance to meet with this years winner Lauren Lambert after one of her shows - but more about that in tomorrows post!

I also saw some other fantastic catwalks throughout the day. My favourite was the university graduates collections - they were so creative!


 The above winter collection was one of my favourite's, as all the glitter reminded me on Christmas! Tomorrow's post will show you a little of what I got up to while I was at the event!

Lots of Love,

Sunday, 8 December 2013

'Lets get Shopping' - Clothes Show Live 2013 OOTD post...

It's been a fantastic weekend so far, with my first Unconditional offer for university! I was over the moon, and to top it all off, I passed my driving theory - one step closer to driving (uh oh)..

With my spirits high, a weekend on shopping, catwalks and male models, was on the top of my list when I was kindly invited to attend the Clothes Show Live on Saturday, along with my friend/photographer Emma-Lee!

Due to my excess of around 200 photos of the whole day, I've divided the whole event into several posts - just so it's a little easier to digest! As I'm still awaiting some of the main catwalk photo's I thought I'd do a little 'Outfit of the Day' post, showing you exactly what myself (and Emma-lee) wore! The event was so popular, we struggled to find a corner where we could take some decent shots, so please excuse the slightly boring background! haha!

...What I'm Wearing...
I brought this lovely tartan dress from New Look, for £22.99 - and I absolutely adore it, but then again who doesn't love a bit of tartan? I completed the outfit with a collar and necklace from Primark and a brown H&M belt, which really set the dress off and helped me make it my own. I also decided to pin up the sleeves, as I felt they were a little too long! I also wisely chose my super comfy Clarks boots - as we litterally walked our socks off! My bag which has appeared on the blog before, is from OASAP (you can find it here) as well as my newly purchased felt hat - I couldn't resist it! OASAP also kindly provided me with the perfect accessories, with a lovely pale blue necklace - which is now in the sale!

...What Emma-Lee Wore...
After my own manic shopping spree to buy the perfect dress, Emma-lee had her outfit sorted, with this lovely dress ordered from Urban Outfitters! I just love the pattern and the colours really go well with her New look Cardigan. I've decided I'm going to steal her Top Shop boots, as there now on the top of my Christmas wishlist, as they looked great with this outfit. Finally she topped her outfit off with a bowler hat, brought off Ebay!

That's all from me for now, watch out for the rest of my posts taken from our day at the Clothes Show Live, and if you haven't visited yet - make sure you do!

Lots of Love,

Saturday, 7 December 2013

A day at Hogwarts...

A few weekends ago, myself and a few friends caught the train (after nearly suffering a heart attack running to get it) down to London, to finally get a taste of what life in Hogwarts is like... Since it's opening, the Harry Potter Studios has been so popular, and as a lover of the movies myself, I couldn't resist going 'behind the scenes' to see how the magic was truly created. I  can honestly say it was worth every penny!

If you've been before you'll definitely agree the five hour visit really gives you a picture of how everything from the 'Great Hall' to the terrifyingly huge Aragog spider is created...

The visit is split into several areas of interest... First, your guided to a cinema to hear from the actors themselves what life on set was like, following which you enter the Great Hall (in an unexpected fashion). From there you can explore the interior sets which are so famously remembered in the films, before heading outside to see the night bus, and the house where it all started! To finish, there's a graphics and construction exhibition, which was really interesting if you like to know how everything works, a trip down Diagon Alley, and a final view of the REAL Hogwarts!

Below area few photos of the day. I wouldn't want to ruin the surprises, but I was dying to show you just why the place is so great!

My favourite part of the trip, was naturally learning more about the behind the scene's make-up and costume secrets! There was literally a costume on hand for every moment of each film, and a wig for it too! I also loved the chance of flying my own broom in the interactive part of the studios - totally worth it, if you've every considered purchasing a broomstick ;) Sadly I wasn't allowed to take photos during the broomstick ride, but I can guarantee everyone who had a go loved it!

As it was a long day, I'd planed everything - which was a surprise considering my usual organisation skills.. For my outfit, I chose a simple white top and floral skirt combination, with thick leggings, cardigan and my scarf to keep me warm! I also wore a personal favourite riding waistcoat, as it always adds the finishing touches to an outfit!

And that was my day at Hogwarts. It was a great chance to catchup with my favourite girlie's, and an excuse to watch the whole Harry Potter box set non stop for the next week..
Let me know if you've been/plan on visiting soon!

Lots of Love,