Monday, 25 November 2013

Billy Bragg OOTN

This Friday just gone, my gorgeous man and I went to see Billy Bragg at St David's Hall and it was incredible! Here is what I wore;

Dress - eBay (originally ASOS Curve), Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Socks - ASDA, Boots - Newlook (Wide Fit), Necklace - Charity Shop, Lipstick - MAC, Nail Varnish - Barry M, Ring - My Grandfather's, Scrunchie - Urban Outfitters. 

I found this dress on eBay and I absolutely adore it! The fit is so flattering and comfortable, the collar and cuff detailing is perfect and the print is fabulous. I really cannot recommend it highly enough. The nipped in, elasticated waist adds the perfect shape to the dress and the pleating on the bust allows ladies with a larger bust, like myself, to wear the dress without worry of the material pulling. 

I love these boots! I don't wear heels usually because I'm 5'7 barefoot so I feel a little uncomfortable in them, but these are just the right height. I don't need to purchase from the wide fit section on the whole but I adored these boots when I saw them so I bought them anyway and the extra room makes them amazingly comfortable! I'm a sucker for the gold panel detailing around the heel too. My little socks were £1.50 from ASDA! You can't see the cute gold flecking through them in this photo but they are great to wear visibly with boots/shoes!

Now it know these reds are not entirely coordinated but I love them both! This Barry M red glitter nail varnish is amazing, especially when used over a solid red. It last forever and is totally chop resistant! For a while I thought I'd lost my MAC lipstick and I was very sad because this is THE perfect shade, it's Lady Danger and I love how matte it is! It lasts all night and is even drink proof.

Finally, here is a photo of my man and I on the train before Billy Bragg, cheering it up haha! 

Lots Of Love,

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Star Trek & Faux Fur OOTD

So we have our little visitor Fred back for 2 whole weeks and I could not be happier. I just love him. He is a rescue dog and he is the most well behaved, good natured little guy I've ever encountered!

Although he did wake us up licking the floorboards at 6.30am this morning, we managed to force ourselves out of bed and off for his morning walk!

Sunglasses - Primark, Dress - ASOS Curve, Leopard Print Faux Fur Swing Jacket - Simply Be, Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Socks - Primark, Wellies - Dizzy at TReds.

I have had both this dress and jacket for years and I adore them both. My boyfriend calls this my Star Trek dress and I can see his point haha. It's a fine knit, so really warm and perfect for cold morning walks. I love the flare of the skirt and the little honey bee stripes at the bottom of the skirt, around neck and around the bottom of the sleeves.

This jacket is my favourite jacket on the entire world. It's a gorgeous darker leopard print, a super comfortable and flattering cut and although it's not ideal on rainy days, it's perfect for crisp, cold Winter days. It looks amazing with more formal or dressed up outfits but also adds a bit of glamour to a more casual outfit!

These wellies have been a god send! I bought them when shopping with my mum after getting caught in a huge downpour in little pumps and I have never looked back! They keep my feet warm and dry, are really comfortable for longer walks and look awesome with the stud detail on the bow. They also have a really cute open cut at the ankle so if you have slightly wider ankles - do not fear! They are generously accommodating! 

I'm a sucker for a little frilly sock and I picked up these bad boys for £1.50 in Primark. They pull up really high but can also be folded down for a more traditional ankle sock look. I bought 2 pairs just to be safe haha. I also bought a pair of sunglasses identical to these in Topshop for £15 and one of the arms snapped off after a few weeks! I was very sad! So when I found these in Primark for £2, I thought hell, if they only last as long as the rubbish Topshop ones I'll be happy because they're an 8th of the price! 3/4 months on and they're still going strong! I love sunglasses, I would own hundreds of pairs if I could!

Now we're home, this little guy is having a snooze and I'm off to make some Flapjack! There's nothing better than baking on a Sunday!

Lots Of Love,

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Remember Remember

So today was Bonfire night and we went to watch an amazing Fireworks display on Barry Island beach! 

It was absolutely freezing so wrapping up warm was essential.

adore this eyelash cardigan, it is so comfortable and unbelievably soft! It doesn't have buttons but it sits perfectly and the long sleeves hang at a perfect length. I also could not praise peplum tops enough! When I initially saw them I didn't think I would be able to pull them off but one day I decided to bite the bullet and try one and I never looked back! I now own a small collection and love them, especially with skirts to add that extra something! 

Usually I struggle to fit into anything from Primark but this maxi skirt is a size 20 and fits amazingly. The elasticated waist is incredibly generous, especially if worn high on the waist (as I wear all my skirts) and the length is perfect for me (I'm 5'7ish!). I really think the elasticated waist skirts are worth looking through in Primark even if you are over a size 20 like I am, I've managed to find some amazing maxi's specifically in there

These boots were £12 from ASDA and they are ridiculously comfortable. Although they aren't necessarily as statement as the usual shoes I would wear, they are perfect for occasions such as this, where staying warm and comfortable (but still stylish!) is imperitive! Everyone needs to own a go-to pair of everyday boots! 

Now £8 is a lot to spend on 1 pair of thin knit socks in my eyes but I couldn't resist these! They aren't at all itchy or scratchy even though when I initially saw them I thought they would be! They are perfect for tucking your leggings into to keep warm, teamed with a pair of boots! They can even be worn with pumps because they are so cute and sparkly!

This necklace cost me £1.50 and I love it. It's vintage, simple and can be worn with a casual or dressed up outfit! I can already tell it will become a staple of my accessory collection!

Cardigan - Newlook Inspire, Peplum Top - Newlook Inspire, Maxi Skirt - Primark, Boots - ASDA, Socks - Urban Outfitters, Necklace - Charity Shop, Leggings - Newlook Inspire.

The fireworks were fabulous and although we were stood right by the sea and the waves were crashing in on us, I still loved it! 

Lots Of Love,

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Cold Shoulder OOTD

Today we braved the gail-force winds and ventured in to Cardiff for the day! We had a lovely time, despite the weather and here is what I wore;

Dress - ASOS Curve (bought via eBay), Vest Top - ASOS Curve, Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Shoes - Primark, Scrunchie - Urban Outfitters.

I received this dress through the post yesterday and I adore it! The cold shoulder design is something so different and it adds an entirely different element to an otherwise classic shift dress. I bought it a size bigger (just because I was desperate to have it as soon as I found it on eBay haha), so I popped a vest top underneath it so as not to expose to much flesh to the elements. But the material sits incredibly well so if I didn't wear anything underneath it, I don't think there would be any unnecessary exposure which is always a bonus haha! 

I picked up these pumps in Primark for £5 and I love love love them! They are so comfortable! Due to the fact they are a velour material, they wouldn't really be suitable for wearing on rainy days but that's fine by me! I love the little tassles.

As I've said on other posts recently, I'm currently in a bit of a hair rut so I'm cloning to any style that makes my hair look semi acceptable and that style is currently the bun! I picked up this scrunchie in Urban Outfitters for £4 and I love it. It's just a cute little addition to spruce up the simple bun! It's actually a sheer black material with a very faint polka dot but sadly the light here doesn't show that! 

This ring belonged to my Grandfather and was given to him by my Great Grandmother (you can just about make out the inscription she had done for my Grandfather) so it is over 60 years old. It's misshapen and scratched but I adore it because it belonged to my Grandfather, who was the most incredible, wonderful human being. 

Lastly I will apologise in advance as I very rarely change my makeup! The only thing I really do differently is add a flash of lipstick! This particular lipstick is from Topshop, it does ware fairly quickly but I adore the shade so I don't mind reapplying when necessary!

I love this dress and these shoes and I would really recommend all you ladies considering this dress to 100% get it! It can be dressed up or down, is so comfortable and I felt fabulous in it!

Lots Of Love, 

Style It Saturday - 50's Pinup

I am always so excited when I get the email through with the latest Style It Saturday theme!

This time the theme is 50's Pinup! Initially I read it and was super excited but then I realised I actually don't have a whole lot that would work with this theme! 

I think the pinup look is incredibly hard to pull off and when it's worn well it looks fantastic but when it isn't, it can lean slightly towards the tacky side (and not the fabulous kind of tacky). So I have tried to put together a look for this theme with a twist of my own style. It may not be entirely historically accurate or classic but it is definitely me!

Dress - ASOS Curve, Cropped Cardigan - Primark, Bow - eBay.

This dress is very, very old ASOS Curve and I love it! The material is so soft and flattering and sits perfectly around my curves. I tend to avoid wrap dresses because they do seem to encourage embarrassing boob slippage but I made an exception for this dress (I just use a small safety pin and pin the dress to my bra in order to avoid this issue!). The capped sleeves are so cute, perfect for wearing on display or under a cardigan/wrap/jacket. I also love this dress because the side tie stays tied! There has never been an occasion where I've had to fiddle with it to make sure it stays on, it holds for as long as you wear it!

The cardigan is new season Primark and I love it. It is unbelievably soft and fluffy and so comfortable. It can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion and what you wear it with. It has fabulously tacky big diamond buttons and would be perfect for Christmas parties! I bought this in a size 20 and although it would gape if I wanted to do it up (which I wouldn't anyway!), it fits flawlessly otherwise and I'm usually a size 24!

I love cheap and cheerful hair accessories and I bought this bow on eBay, from Korea, for £2.50 including p&p! I loved it so much I also got it in forest green haha. Although I must admit, my choice of hairstyle has been rather lazy of late and this is a staple I have kept coming back to, however I do think it works well with this outfit!

This ring belonged to my Grandmother and it is actually from the 1950's! It's not a precious stone or any kind of fancy metal, but it's special to me and I adore it. It's also adjustable which means I can wear it on any finger I like.

To finish off the look, I added a little flash of Bourjois Rouge Collection red lipstick to my usual makeup which I have been told is already quite pin up haha(not intentionally) and I was ready to go! 

I am seriously loving these Style It Saturday themes and I already cannot wait to take part in the next one!

For more 1950's Pinup Style It Saturday posts, check out the lovely ladies below;