Monday, 30 December 2013

Christmas & Exciting Things

After a crazy hectic Christmas, I have finally managed to sit down and get blogging! So firstly, I must apologise for the length of time since my last post and now let's get to it!

This post is going to be a little jumble of outfits I have enjoyed over the festive period!

Dress - ASOS Curve, Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Lipstick - Topshop.

Oh goodness, this dress makes me so happy. It encompasses everything I adore! Spots, lace, lightweight materials, puff sleeves and more! I bought this on eBay however it was originally from ASOS Curve. It makes me feel so fabulous and glamorous without feeling too overdressed or fussy - but I would easily be able to really dress it up with shoes and accessories if the occasion called for it.
I wore this to my Mother-In-Laws birthday gathering which was just at her house but all the family came over - so I wanted something dressy but nothing too over the top and this felt just perfect! Also, thank goodness my hair is FINALLY getting longer, praise the Lord.

Faux Fur Jacket - Simply Be, Pinafore - Alice & You for ASOS Curve, Sheer Shirt - Charity Shop, Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Socks and Bag - Primark, Boots - Dorothy Perkins.

The day after the Mother-In-Laws birthday we decided to go for a little stroll around a beautiful lake (although the walk was some what treacherous due to the icy conditions) and a little look around the shops. I adore this Alice & You pinafore, it is so comfortable, warm and flattering. However unfortunately it has gotten quite bobbly even though I've only worn it a handful of times but that's nothing a little TLC can't fix! I've worn this shirt in another post and I love it, it was an absolutely Charity shop bargain. I wore a little top underneath it on this day because it was freezing but I could easily wear it with the pinafore and just a bra underneath for a more racy outfit option!

I have had this swing coat from Simply Be, literally for years and I adore it. It's so perfect for icy cold wintery days because it's lovely and warm. I have had to resew different buttons onto it due to the original buttons dropping off over time but i don't mind! 

I apologise that my boots aren't entirely visible as they are the newest part of my outfit, so I've added a better photograph underneath from the day I bought them (along with socks and a necklace I got that day too in the Dorothy Perkins sale). I love them. They are mostly leather but with a small suede section at the back, in the ankle area. Usually I'm a size 8 but these are so roomy I got them in a 7 and they're super comfortable and added the little socks because it was freezing haha.

I also love how handsome my gorgeous man looks in these photographs!

I got so many beautiful things for Christmas but when we went shopping I stumbled into a beauty outlet store which was MIND BLOWING! There were so many amazing brands for ridiculous prices! I bagged an OPI nail varnish, a Calvin Klien blusher, a Revlon lipgloss, a Rimmel mascara, a Maybelline nail varnish and more all for under £30!!

The OPI varnish in incredible. It goes on quite thin but with a few coats the colour is so even and smooth. The shade is Over The Taupe and i feel like it would go with 99% of outfits! I used the topcoat I bought at the same store with it too and it's a Non-Yellowing Top Coat Nail Treatment in Ultra Shine (I'm afraid it doesn't seem to have a brand name on it). I am so pleased with the results! 

I also got this super cute fur headband as a Christmas gift and I love it! I was never sure whether I could pull one of these off and I'm still not sure - but I will wear it anyway haha!

I had such a wonderful Christmas and I hope y'all did too! I am so looking forward to seeing all your festive period posts!

Finally, a little while ago I was asked for an interview for the IGIGI Bloggers Of Note page and the interview is now up on their website! I feel so honoured to have been asked for this as my blog is only small and Jane that wrote the piece is not only beautiful but a super lovely lady too! If you have two minutes to give it a read, that would be ace!

The article has already had some amazing comments left on it and I really feel so humbled that anyone would be interested in my view on fashion, which is something I love dearly and feel so passionately about!

Lots Of Love,

Sunday, 15 December 2013

A Sort Of Masquerade Christmas Party

Firstly, I would like to apologise for my lack of blogging lately! The festive season has snuck up on me and I've suddenly been insanely busy! Secondly, I would like to apologise for the poo quality of the photos that will feature in this post!

On Friday evening it was my works Christmas party! It was half masquerade themed and half just smart party wear themed and I can assure you that given any excuse to dress up, I will embrace it wholeheartedly.

Dress - Lovedrobe (but I got it from eBay, tags still on!), Tights - Evans, Boots - ASOS, Bag - 80's vintage (given to me by my Mamma).

I literally love this dress. It is so comfortable, flattering and perfect for festive parties because it is about as gold and spangly as humanly possible without featuring any itchy, scratchy sequins! The length is just right, not too short, not too long and if you are a braver individual than me, it could easily be worn in the summer without tights. I had planned to wear a sheer shrug with it but once I actually had the outfit on, I realised it really didn't need a shrug! My fat arms were ready to party and felt fabulous! It's an unusual pleated but slightly elasticated material with a lining (which is very short but it doesn't matter because the dress isn't sheer) and some lined detailing in the bust area! It has a nipped in, elasticated waist line which allows it to sit comfortably!

I got my mask from a fancy dress shop in Cardiff and I did really like it, however, I only managed to keep it on for about 3 seconds for the fear it would remove my eyebrows AND it made me feel awfully hot and sweaty so it was relegated to head wear which was fine by me!

My boots are pointed, suede, kitten heel Chelsea Boots from ASOS but a good few seasons ago. They are perfect for someone like me who doesn't wear heels (because usually they are so uncomfortable) because they are really comfortable and have the added ankle support due to them being boots but do still have a little heel for a touch of saucy glamour.

I kept my makeup simple, adding a little smokeyness to my eyes using a Chanel palette and a little soft pink glitter to my lips using a Chanel lipgloss. 

I felt fabulous and had a lovely evening partying, dancing and drinking gin with all the lovely people from work! Bring on more of these wonderful festivities! 

Lots Of Love,