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The Weekly Top 5 #8

Posted on May 31, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend? Today’s weekly top 5 is a little different to usual, basically I was supposed to put together an outfit post showing you what I wore for the wedding I went to last Friday, but after a series of unfortunate events including forgetting my camera when we went to the wedding, then being really ill – which still hasn’t gone away properly, so I’m just not up to having my taken right now, I’ve decided to include my outfit in today’s post instead!

I’m a massive fan of vintage clothes (I actually used to run a vintage clothing store a few years ago) and my favourite eras are definitely the 50’s and 80’s. From the 50’s I love pretty prom style dresses with full circle skirts and petticoats, and I love anything loud and brash from the 80’s like bright prints and gold jewellery – I also collect 80’s jewellery too 🙂

So for the wedding I went with this beautiful Lindy Bop Ella dress from Lucy Loves Vintage. This style of dress really suits my shape as I have a larger bottom half, so it skims over that and emphasises my smaller waist which is ideal! The Ella dress comes in sizes too which is fantastic, and it’s also available in a range of different colours. I went for this gorgeous turquoise / teal shade (called slate) which I obviously have a thing for as my mum pointed out it’s the exact same shade as the vintage dress I wore for my wedding reception (you can check that out here)

I wore a plain black Short Sleeve Shrug (£15) over the top to cover my shoulders and arms, and for undies, I wore some big pants to suck everything in, and this super pretty , which is currently in the sale at House of Fraser. It was £38, and is now £30.40.

I’ve slightly embellished in this post because I don’t actually have the gorgeous shoes and bag I’ve included. I just wore some very non-exciting plain black shoes, and ended up taking a big ‘practical’ bag for all Fred’s necessities like wipes, toys and juice. If I had my way though I’d definitely wear these beautiful  (was £59.99, now £41.99) partly because they’re so pretty and a great alternative to black shoes, but also because Lotus offer half sizes, which is perfect for me as I’m dead on a 5.5! I also included this stunning Phase Eight Rita Jewelled Box Clutch (was £79, now £63.20) just because it’s so pretty and finishes off the outfit really well!

I’d love to hear what you think of my outfit? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Spring Wedding Dress Guide + £100 Giveaway!

Posted on March 18, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Well Spring is finally here (I just had to check that it is actually here, and it turns out the first day of Spring is on the 20th, so I’m close enough) so Spring is in the air, and along with the change in season comes all things new such as bouncing spring lambs (my favourite image of Spring!) Easter, new loves, new pregnancies, and new engagements. I just realised that within the last couple of months two of my good friends have become engaged. They’re now planning their big days for later on in the year, and of course dresses are the hot topic of discussion.

This is where today’s post comes in. I’ve teamed up with BHS to let you know about their fabulous selection of wedding dresses as well as bridesmaids dresses and other wedding attire. BHS may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think weddings, but they really are worth a look! I’ve included some of my favourite bridesmaids dresses above, I’m personally not a fan of traditional bridesmaid dresses but BHS have some really lovely styles, in a range of pretty spring pastels as well as other colours too.

If you’re a bride on the hunt for the perfect gown, again BHS have you covered. From as little as £85 for a beautiful wedding dress, and the most expensive is only £250, if you’re planning a wedding on a budget, you should really check them out as they have a large selection of styles and shades of white and ivory to suit everyone. One of my friends I know is looking for a tea length gown with full skirt, I’ve told her to hop on over to the BHS site as I’ve seen a gorgeous one on there that I think she’ll love! It’s the one on the far right in the image below.

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I’m really excited to say BHS are also kindly giving away a £100 voucher for their site, and all you need to do is enter via rafflecopter below. As usual this giveaway will run for two weeks, and it’s open to UK entrants only. If you have any questions please feel free to ask – good luck!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post is in collaboration with BHS.

Casual Lace Swing Dress OOTD

Posted on November 13, 2013

Hi Guys!

In today’s outfit I’m wearing this gorgeous dress from Chique Clothes! I threw on these brown boots which I literally wear every day as they’re so comfortable, with the intention of having a couple of test photos then changing them for dressier shoes, but I actually really liked them so I left them on! I think wearing flat boots with a dress like this completely changes the look and makes it really wearable for day time.

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The dress is in metallic silver with a lace finish and PU (leather look) short cap sleeves. I love the sleeves and really think they give the look a bit of an edge. I’m wearing the dress with bracelets from ASOS and Primark.

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Do you like this look? How else would you style this dress? I’d love to hear what you think!

I hope you enjoyed my post 🙂 xxx

Zinnia Labels Feature!

Posted on November 7, 2013

Hi Guys!

Today I’m featurning a fabulous fashion store called Zinnia Labels!

Zinnia Labels offer customers new and exciting clothing and accessories brands, fresh and directional alongside their established in-house label Zinnia Dresses. They offer fashion that’s unique and not all over the high street.

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite items from their store!

1. Scarlett Black London Black Faux Leather Trousers £115. These would look gorgeous with a chunky jumper and some sky high ankle boots!

2. Brat and Suzie Chihuahua Jumper £34. This is really cute and quirky, I’d wear it with a statement necklace and stacked bracelets.

3. Zinnia Dresses Black Lily Stretch Dress £95. This is Zinnia’s own brand label, the single shoulder on this dress adds a bit more interest to the traditional LBD. Also I like that it’s a stretch dress, so it hugs you in all the right places.

4. Ariane Rocher Silver Wraparound Ring £150. I love this ring, it’s really unusual and the hammered finish gives it a fabulously luxe look!

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Zinnia Labels also stock many clothing, jewellery and accessory brands including Brat and Suzie, Ruby Rocks and Wizard Jeans – they are adding new labels to their collection all the time so make sure you check them out! 🙂

I always love discovering new stores, I’d love to hear if you’ve discovered a new store or brand lately? xxx