Sunday, 25 November 2012

In Love with Fashion Event

A week ago I was very lucky to win a pair of tickets to the in love with fashion event held at Mad PR's base. The giveaway was running on the gorgeous Arabella's blog, who is just as lovely in real life! 
As the event wasn't far from my new work, I hopped in a taxi down there with a friend to see what the evening held...

We were greeted by the very friendly Sophie from Mad PR, a goodie bag and an abundance of champagne! The event was to mark the final of their 'next top designer' competition, with the evening culminating in a catwalk to decide the winner out of the 5 finalists.

Highlight was definitely the home-made cupcakes! (I have such a sweet tooth!) 

I was wearing a dress from the Lana Del Rey collection at H&M - a perfect office to evening dress, and emerald earrings from Primark. 

The goodie bag was very exciting; including one of their dresses (post to come), Barry M items I was after anyway and lots of other goodies. 

I want to spread the love so some items will be part of a big giveaway soon!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Velvet Lustings...

  1. Mango velvet trousers - £34.99
  2. Topshop burgundy velvet midi dress - £28
  3. River Island velvet midi pencil skirt - £20
  4. Faith @ Debenhams blue velvet chelsea boots - now £35
  5. New Look blue velvet dress - now £11.99
  6. Zara velvet box clutch - £19.99
  7. Bertie @ TKMaxx red velvet ankle boots - now £36
  8. Misguided plum velvet dress - £15.99

Velvet has that luxurious winter feel about it, and I'm so glad it's big this year. I've fallen for the trousers after seeing them on Poppy's blog here, velour leggings are a no no but these tailored trousers are gorgeous and I love the back pockets. 
All 3 dresses are ace but my favourite is the New Look one - reminds me of Lana Del Rey's song! 
Also those faith boots are an absolute steal! I may have to get them...

Are you a velvet fan?

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

How to update last year's winter coat

We all have that boring winter coat that comes out every year, and we all lust after Topshop/River Island's latest embellished offering! But your money nor wardrobe has the space to accommodate any more winter coats...
This post is to inspire you to jazz up your old coat before handing over that credit card.

Step 1.

Dry Clean it. 
I know this sounds pretty obvious but it is so easy to think you don't have to bother and would rather save money on the dry cleaning bill. However, dry cleaning your old winter coat will shake off that musty smell as it's been hidden away for a year, and helps to make the coat look brand new.
Tip - Johnsons cleaners sometimes have voucher codes floating about!

Step 2.

Change the belt! Again simple and works so well. This belt is a forgotten beauty from Warehouse. Would like to try it with this spiked belt from asos also.

Step 2.

Add some fur cuffs or collar. I purchased these berry fur cuffs for just £3 from asos to make my plain old Zara coat more interesting. I loved the colour, price, and when they arrived, I was so impressed at how soft they were. Unfortunately I don't think they really work, one of those occasions when it looked better on the model in the picture. Worth a try for £3 but I think I look a bit like a gorilla - let me know your opinion.


So there we have some fun ideas to spruce up your old coats! It is so easy to forget last year's purchases and leave them unloved at the back of your wardrobe, but I'm going to try to circulate items more often.

By the way, I got the idea of the cuffs from a stunning Burberry coat Millie Mackintosh was wearing on Made in Chelsea. Thought £3 was a cheaper option than £1,395! Shame it didn't work as well...

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

My week in photos #14

Holographic clutch - H&M, my new H&M Lana Del Rey dress, Oxford Street, Bow shoe-clips in H&M, Smiles, Topshop booties, Topshop scarf, St Pauls.

Apologies for my lack of updating; I have finally moved flat and am absolutely loving it, (let's hope living with the boyfriend doesn't drive me mad!) I have also started a new job this week in ad sales at IPC magazines, which so far is really good!

So all change, but now I'm getting settled hopefully there will be more regular posts soon :)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

It's here - Superdrug 3 for 2 wishlist

Following suit from Boots 3 for 2 across all beauty aisles last month, comes the mega deal at Superdrug this November.
For some reason I wasn't that excited about the event at Boots... Sure they stock the amazing Models Own Mirrorball and Wonderland collections, but they miss out on brands like Sleek and MUA. Also lets face it, Boots come across much more expensive than Superdrug, right?
So this is my Superdrug wishlist this month, included are items which I think would also make great little Christmas presents.

This is probably subject to change and/or growth...
  1. Barry M new nail paint in Pink Sapphire - £2.99
  2. Sleek lipstick in Mystic - £4.99
  3. Bourjois nail polish remover - £4.99
  4. MUA Nail Constellation in Gemini - £3
  5. Maybelline new tattoo eyeshadow in Pink Gold - £4.99
  6. MUA The Artiste Collection - £6
So that's a saving of £6! Other products I'd pick up instead would be; Collection's long lasting perfection concealer, as mine is getting to the end and it really is fantastic, or rainbow apparition by Bourjois - a holographic pink nail varnish. 

Stay tuned for reviews after the November haul!