Friday, 11 April 2014

NW3 Circle Lace Dress

1.White NW3 Circle Lace Dress // £179 // c/o Hobbs   2. Nude Snakeskin Clutch // £25 // Miss Selfridge (Old)  3.White Blazer // £50 // Topshop (Similar Here)  4.Turqouise Long Pendent // £10 // Accessorize  5. Rose Gold Mesh Watch // £25 // c/o Next  6. Patent Nude Heels // £15 // Marks & Spencer (Similar Here)
Hello lovelies! This is a little summery post before I head off to Thailand tomorrow! (Soooo excited!) So I'll be a little quiet for a week or so! I was asked by the lovely people at Hobbs to style up one of their occasion wear dresses and fell completely in love at first sight with this gorgeous crochet NW3 lace circle dress. It's so pretty and delicate with it's geometric cutwork circles and nude/pink underlay, it's perfect to dress up for a wedding or summer event! It has a gorgeous fit too, coming in at the waist and pleating gently out through the skirt to sit flatteringly over your hips - a real plus if like me you're a little self-concious of that area! I have to say though one of my favourite parts of this dress is that back! How cute is the lace bat wing on it? It almost lends itself  to a matching crop and skirt combo which I love! 

I decided to team this pretty number with my chunky rose-gold watch from Next and statement clutch from Miss Selfridge, adding a gentle pop of colour to the outfit with turquoise accents. I recently got my nails done with a summer bright, blue shellac at my favourite local salon - Earl's & Co. in Cheltenham, if you're ever near by make sure you pop in! - which I think sets off the colour too! For my summer event look I opted for keeping my shoes nude, however I really think if you wanted to add some sky-scraper coloured numbers that would really work too! 

What do you all think of the look?


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Next 'New In' Event at the Soho Hotel!

Last week was a super fun (if a tad busy) blogging week with a couple of events going on that I was lucky enough to attend! First up was the Next 'New In' event in London on Wednesday! I always love a trip to London for the Next events, the team are so so fun, lovely and welcoming and they really know how to spoil us bloggers! I arrived at the gorge Soho Hotel just off Oxford Street and headed up to the top floor to the most beautiful suite which Next had taken over for the day! I was immediately met with smiles, a delicious platter of food & mocktails, and surrounded by rails of pretty clothes and leopard statues, you can't ask for much better start than that!  

After tucking into some delicious lunch and chatting with lots of lovely bloggers, myself and Em ventured into the beauty room to get our nails done. I had never unfortunately met Em before, even though we were up for the same Cosmo Blog award in 2012, so it was so great to finally meet her - she really is as lovely as she is on her blog and Youtube! In the Beauty Room you could get your hair done in some beauts styles by 'Blow Ltd' and the ladies from 'I Made it Myself' were painting nails and creative nail art inspired by the new Summer Prints for the new collection. Pretty nifty, huh? I opted for a baby pastel pink and some 'statement' nail art in purple and white. The lady who did my nails was so talented and did it all free hand like it was nothing, I can't even paint my left hand well, let alone create flowers! Em had a bit more of a tropical style created for her with a nude base and bright floral detail.

After taking a few fun bathroom selfies of Becca, Em, Steph and Olivia on Instagram (I don't think that Bathtub could've been any bigger!) I checked out all the clothes and got in the summer mood! My favourite pieces were all from the Pastel rails which had an array of cute pinks, mints, pale blues and cream pieces that were right up my street. I fell just a little bit in love with the pinky pleated dress! The accessories and shoes were also pretty lustworthy too with some amazing box clutches, sunnies, espadrilles & sandals to team your pastel look with. Thank goodness it's not too long to wait to get your hands on these beauties as they're due to launch in May! 

I'd planned on trying to get a sneaky visit to Oxford Street for a bit of shopping before I had to head back to Cheltenham, but I had such a fab, relaxing time I ended up whittling away the whole day there spending a couple more hours browsing, chatting and enjoying tasty afternoon tea. (Queue my bank account sighing with relief) so a big thank you again to the lovelies at Next!


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Blood Orange & Leopard Print

Deena & Ozzy Parker Buckle Chelsea Boots // £75 // Urban Outitters    Blood Orange Knit Jumper // £24.99 // H&M   Leopard Print Clutch // N/A // c/o Next      Black Jessie Jeggings // £28 // Oasis 

Helloooo Mixbagers! Today's post brings a bright and breezy casual day outfit that I recently coined together. A slouchy jumper and jeans is by no means groundbreaking but sometimes it really is the simple things that I love! This blood orange jumper has become a big old fave recently with it's sassy brightness, cosy chunky knit and perfectly long sleeves - that sounds odd but you know that snug length when a jumper sits comfortingly long enough over your hands? Well, that.. please say it's not just me?!
It goes with a whole array of colours from greys, blue jeans to whites and is so easy to wear it's become very much a staple in my wardbrobe!

I love to throw in a print with this kind of bold colour, if anything just to set it off and inject a bit of fun into a simplistic outfit. This little leopard print leather clutch-come-shoulder strap bag from Next has been perfect to carry a few essentials out and about! It even has a faux-fur feel it too. Ooohhh.

Onto my next favourite thing these BOOTS. I had to capitalize that purely because I have so much love for them! After puppy destroyed my apparently very chew-able black Oasis ankle boots (R.I.P my little suede numbers) I used an Urban Outfitters discount code to purchase these beauts! In all honesty I have never bought shoes from UO before but these Deena & Ozzy Chelsea boots are amazing. I love the buckle detail style of them and whenever I have them on, the cuban style heel and sole feel pretty damn sturdy - which comes as a nice change to alot of the cheapy pair of boots I've bought in the past!

What do you think of this outfit?