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Sunday, 8 March 2015

#COLOURMEMARCH - PRETTY PINK

Cheltenham Racecourse are holding their annual event for Ladies Day this year on the 11th March 2015. I was invited to the event as part of the #ColourmeMarch competition, which was extremely exciting! Although I am unable to attend due to deadlines and a hectic uni schedule (sigh), here's what I would have been wearing...

I seem to be completely obsessed with pink in blog posts recently. I can only post sporadicly for special occasions, which clearly means bringing out the best of me; in the form of pink. The races, especially Ladies Day, should always be the height of femininity and sophistication, which called for this pink midi skirt and jacket combo for the event. I bought the jacket in the ASOS sale just before Christmas in advance for summer - the floral print grabbed me because it didn't cover the entire jacket, meaning that it was more versatile when putting together looks with the white sleeves and back. With the slight hint of sunnier weather this week, (hence my element of wishful thinking aka sunglasses), it's also the first chance for my favourite strappy pink heel purchase from last year to reappear. I kept it extremely simple with the accessories with this statement gold clutch and two midi rings, as well as more natural makeup with a pop of pink lipstick. This was all tied in with a bright pink nail varnish on both my fingers and toes. A bit too much pink loving? I think not. There's a wrong and a right way to do an overload of colour, and by breaking it up with this white cropped top and the black waistband it's not too overwhelming. I don't think anyway!

Jacket - River Island via ASOS
Skirt, sunglasses and clutch - River Island
Top - Topshop
Heels - Dolce & Gabbana
Lipstick - MUA cosmetics in 'Tulip'

If you want to enter the competition for yourself and are part of the EtailPR blogger network, if you haven't already please see this link:
  

If you're lucky enough to receive a pair of tickets (for a day worth £160) and present your own look in a blog post you could be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes. Alternatively you can purchase tickets from Cheltenham Racecourse's website if you would just love to be a lady for the day! 

Don't forget to hashtag #ColourMeMarch with all social media posts and links! 
Hopefully be back soon..

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

LONDON FASHION WEEK FEB 2015

Sadly I am taking a slight break from blogging thanks to a busy uni schedule with my current project, however with such a significant few days in fashion I had to make an exception.. 


Yesterday was a very exciting day. Not only was it a day in London for the best part of the fashion calendar that is London Fashion Week, but it was also a day out with my sister for her birthday. Our time at Somerset House was spent taking in the buzzing atmosphere and absorbing street style, which lead to being photographed and speaking to interesting industry individuals. We then moved onto another adventure; afternoon tea and cocktails at Claridges hotel. Both of us opted for the gluten free menu, where there was absolutely no difference in taste or aesthetic to the usual menu, except the lack of stomach ache! The range of light and fluffy sandwiches, cakes, scones and shot glass creations were beautifully presented and delicious - although what else would you expect from only the pinnacle of British afternoon tea?

I was actually asked where my inspiration for this look originated, and when I thought about it I couldn't pinpoint a specific inspiration. A classic look is definitely what I was going for, as usual, along with a few modern twists like my incredible new heels and my jewellery. Pink was clearly a must. Lace is such a feminine material and when I bought this simple dress a few months ago I'd had a summer party in mind but it ended up working perfectly as a look for both fashion week and afternoon tea. I was told my outfit was very 50's, which must have been a subconscious decision to concoct. The heels were a bargain buy from a Shoeaholics flash sale recently, reduced from £150 to £29! I couldn't resist them, especially because the heels are 6 inches so I feel so tall, with the added bonus that they're super comfortable!

Dress - Zara 
Coat, necklace, clutch and headband - Miss Selfridge 

Scarf - New Look 

Sunglasses - Topshop 

Heels - Kurt Geiger via Shoeaholics
A little taster of our afternoon delights too! 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

LOOSE COMFORT

When you find a piece that you know is going to be a favourite it's always a lovely feeling. Especially when it's something a little different; I'm not usually one to buy lots of casual pieces, so it was a pleasant surprise when I found this super fluffy and cosy jumper when shopping. I fell in love as soon as it was on; the loose fit makes it good for layering up with other pieces when incorporating it into my own style; this is where my cape comes in, bringing this jumper and jeans combo onto a smarter level along with my heels. Stripes were popular on the catwalks this SS15, and as the jumper is a thinner material it can be worn into Spring on milder days (most likely into Summer too knowing British weather). As well as jeans this jumper would work perfectly well with a skirt in a bold colour, or even carrying on the monochrome theme with a black skirt or loose shorts. It's always worth investing in versatile key pieces!

Jumper - H&M
Cape - Zara
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Heels - Kurt Geiger