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Monday, 24 September 2012

I'm a guest blogger!

  The lovely Fei over at Peonies and Lillies was after some guest bloggers for September and I thought it would be a great opportunity for myself and my blog so I volunteered. We have very similar topics on our blogs so I thought we would mesh together quite nicely. Fei told me she liked my wishlist/hauls posts the best so I decided to do an epic Autumn fashion wishlist. I have taken 5 staple pieces for A/W 12 and chosen my favourite high street and online pieces!
My post has been split into 2 different ones over on Fei's blog so look out for the other one later this week!
You can find today's post here !
I hope you enjoy it :)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

#PassionForFashion Competition

A while back I contacted by Money Supermarket to take part in their Passion for Fashion competition and with the prizes being £1000 AND an iPad 3 along with £200 for each individual style winner I jumped at the chance! The competition has been created to raise awareness of just how much your wardrobe has cost you and whether you could replace it if something was to damage it. I know I couldn't!

The aim of the competition was to create five Autumn/Winter outfits based on different day to day scenarios for less than £200 each. I am a summer girl at heart but there's something about wrapping up warm and layering which appeals to me! I really can't wait for all my winter events (Halloween/Birthday/Bonfire Night/Christmas/NYE) to come around after doing this competition now I have some great inspiration for what to wear!

Date Night
Blazer - River Island - £75
Playsuit - Miss Selfridge - £35
Shoes - AX Paris - £39.99
Socks - Topshop - £6
Bag - H&M - £19.99
Bracelet - River Island - £6
Rings - Topshop - £10

Total - £191.98

For a date night I would want to look dressed up, fun but warm and comfortable as well. I like the dressed up play suit but the warm massive boyfriend style coat would keep me cosy and dressed down plus I wouldn't have to nick my dates! I love knee high socks to cover up my legs when it's cold out and the berry ones from Topshop add colour to this outfit. The shoes boots are pretty good dupes of Jeffery Campbell's Litas but a fraction of the price! Finally I would throw on a little jewellery. I am a ring girl so the more the better!

Autumn Casual Outfit

Shirt - Topshop - £26
Boots - New Look - £29.99
Bag - New Look - £14.99
Disco Pants - Glamourous - £30
Hoop Earrings - Topshop - £8.50
Cardigan - River Island - £30
MAC lipstick in Captive - Debenhams - £14
Necklace - Miss Guided - £9.99

Total - £163.47

For a casual look I love leggings and I like the Glamourous dupes of American Apparels disco pants (at £70 they are just too expensive!) A baggy cosy cardigan is a must! If I was going to pop out later in the day I would throw on some cosy boots - I really like the fleece lining on the New Look wedges! The across body bag would not get in my way but I would be able to throw everything in for a day out! A bit of jewellery is a staple in my wardrobe and a quick slick of a darker winter coloured lipstick and I'd be ready to head out for the day!

Autumn outdoors

Jeans - Topshop - £38
Hat - River Island - £15
Top - Glamourous - £9
Bag - Miss Selfridge - £39
Coat - Miss Selfridge - £65
Boots - New Look - £27.99
Gloves - New Look - £5.99

Total - £199.98

I hate being cold so I have to wrap up every inch of myself when I head outdoors. I like berry for any item in my wardrobe but I love the Topshop jeans and would wear them to death over the winter season. Flat boots would be much more practical for walking around outside and I like the soft brown colour of the New Look boots. A wrap around mac coat looks almost Burberry-esque and the hat and mittens with keep you all toasty!


Peplum Top - Miss Selfridge - £27
Pencil Skirt - River Island - £22
Shoes - New Look - £19.99
Blazer - Topshop - £40
Bag - H&M - £24.99
Watch - River Island - £35

Total- £168.98

I like to look smart but stylish at work. I love the peplum trend for A/W12 so I would team the top with a longer pencil skirt. I have to have colour in my wardrobe (it makes me feel more happy) so the blazer would not only keep me warm but in a good mood. My job involves a mix of office work and running around so although I would wear the medium heeled shoes I would more than likely throw a pair of flats on so need a large bag for work (working 12 hours days I also need a big make up bag)! A watch is my only staple for work; when you work in events timing is everything!


Dress - Lipsy - £110
Nail Polish - Models Own - £5
Lipstick - Topshop - £8
Shoes - Miss Guided - £34.99
Clutch Bag - Miss Selfridge - £29.00
Bracelet - River Island - £3
Ring - River Island - £9

Total - £190.99

I'm a huge party girl so this is my favourite look. You need a perfect black dress for the colder months and I will always brave the cold for a night out without any sort of jacket! This dress from Lipsy is gorgeous! Glittery heels and bag will make the outfit look really fun and expensive! I would want the dress to be the main focus so a small amount of dainty jewellery would set the outfit off nicely. My nails would have to be done so I would opt for a dark glittery polish and a swipe of pink lipstick!

I really enjoyed creating this post and taking part in the competition! If you want to take part you have until Monday 24th September. Here's the link -  You can also see the other fab entries from other bloggers!

Hope you enjoyed my entry!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Brighton Instagram Pictures

So last week myself and two friends decided on Monday night we were going to go the seaside, eat lots of food & drink way too much. Cut to Tuesday morning and we started the 2 and a half hour drive down to Brighton. I have been blessed that my parents have taken me on some amazing holidays abroad but the first thing I did was text them and say "How have you never took us (Me and the sister) down here!!?!"

I loved everything about Brighton. The pier of course is an attraction in itself and we each ate way too much but fresh crayfish tails were my personal favourite. I would have got bags of rock but due to my poorly tooth I can't eat anything too hard (my body secretly thanked me). I loved the cobbled shopping area filled with higher end stores, Crabtree & Evelyn, L'Occitane etc. We strolled to the Royal Pavillion where we grabbed lychee and raspberry martinis at 4 in the afternoon. 

The night was somewhat a blur. Too many cocktails, great music and just a great vibe in the club we ended up in, Lola Lo's. The thing with Brighton is all the tables in every club are reserved. So there's no where to sit! We did see a Hollister sign on one table and was desperately keeping watch to see if it was going to be occupied by yummy boys. Alas, they never turned up.

The next morning we made a mad dash to pack our bags to a greasy spoon along the seafront. I wanted to go to Bill's but some people take too long getting ready GRR. We then hit the infamous lanes filled with vintage boutiques and lots of jewellery shops! To be honest I was far too hungover to function as a normal human being. 

Brighton I love you and I WILL be returning shortly. It is my birthday in 8 weeks ;)