Wednesday, 14 December 2011

My Weekend wears..

This weekend I had to find two outfits to wear as I had a night out with one of my friends planned in Oxford and then I had to throw a Xmas dinner party for all my girlfriends and we'd said we had to dress glam! I knew I really wanted to wear my new ALDO nude heels on the Saturday night and this white topshop dress went with them perfectly, accessorized with my new favourite gold statement necklace, also from topshop. Then for my dinner party I decided to wear this quite festive lipsy number which I bought with a voucher I had won in one of their online competitions. I love the shape and colour of it and the bling on the shoulders gives it that festive look I was going for!

I won a gorgeous dress!

Just thought I would do a blogpost as I am very excited right now! Yesterday, as I was browsing facebook, I came across a competition that gorgeous online boutique, Lavish Alice were running where you could win this stunning dress just by commenting on, sharing or liking the competition post so I thought why not get involved?! Nothing to lose right? Well, I found out I won this morning and I'm so excited because the dress will be perfect for Xmas day. It is worth entering these things and everyone should definitely check out as this dress is just one among many beautiful items on their site!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Xmas party or New Years oufit no.3

Hey! Just another outfit combo which I put together for anyone who's looking for ideas for xmas parties and New years. The dress is so sparkly and christmassy! It's from I paired it with these gorgeous nude heels from and accessorized the combo with these beautiful earrings from and this stunning jewelled clutch bag from aftershock. ( Hope you like it!

Monday, 5 December 2011

cute as a bird..

I've got really into the jeans, jumper, boots, scarf combo this winter which, while I love it and it's simple and easy, is making me feel a bit dull. I used to wear a lot of cute dresses with cardies, tights and boots so I've been looking around for some pretty daytime casual dresses in the hope of inspiring me out of this winter wardrobe samey slump I seem to have found myself in. I found this really cute bird print skater dress on and it was exactly the kind of thing I'd been looking for so I've ordered it in the hope that I can start being a bit girlier again!.. Everyone should have a look at missguided! It's got some great stuff and it's all so affordable! £26.99 (bargain!)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

All I want for Christmas...

So many beautiful celebrities have been seen in the celeb boutique bandage dresses- basically more affordable replicas of the Herve Leger dresses which we all coo over! I've always dreamt of owning a Herve Leger dress, they are the perfect dress for a womans body. However, they come with a pretty extreme price tag! That's why when I discovered I was sooo excited! I've got it in my head I have to have one of their dresses to wear for New Years! Here are some of their gorgeous dresses for you to have a perve over..

Xmas party outfit no. 2

Dress: FCUK
Sequin clutch: Zara (love this!)

heels: Topshop

Xmas party outfit no. 1

Dress: AQUA
Necklace: Topshop

sequin clutch: Zara

shoes: ALDO

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Vital accessories..

Just thought I'd share a few of my recent purchases with you, most of which have been accessories. Accessories are so key to making an outfit work. For example with the orange dress in the post below- I was determined to get the right accessories to make that outfit. I wore my failsafe Steve Madden tan strappy sandles (which are on their last legs) as I didn't want any shoes taking away from the dress, a snakeskin clutch from FCUK and a gold necklace from topshop. I also purchased a gorgeous pair of patent nude platform heels from ALDO this week and I can't wait to wear them!

Thirsty for some AQUA...

I have to post about AQUA as they are fast becoming my favourite brand for going out dresses. AQUA dresses have a very distinctive style in that they are usually block colours and are ALWAYS very structured which is great if you have a fairly hourglass figure like me as it flatters curves but also great if you don't have curves as the peplum features and structured waists create curves even if they're not there! AQUA dresses can be pretty pricey which is why I always wrote them off as 'out of my price-range.' However, ASOS have been featuring loads of them at discounted sale prices recently and this is how I got my hands on this orange one in the picture below. Here are a few of their dresses to inspire you to love AQUA like I do...


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sticking with the theme.....

So, last week I posted about metallics. They are everywhere at the moment and I know it is the Christmas season so everything is expected to glisten but this is just crazy! It's a sequins and glitter overload in the shops at the moment! You can certainly tell it's party season.. So, this weekend I embraced this current trend going with this black and gold sequinned 'baroque' style bodycon dress from Topshop. Not only was it on trend but it was also the perfect outfit for a visit to G-A-Y which is where I was headed! The boys there love a bit of sparkle! And, infact, as I walked in one of them grabbed me and said, 'omg! your dress is fabulous!' and so was the night!


Friday, 4 November 2011

Recent purchases

I have been working just behind Selfridges for the past two weeks at SME London, the events company who organise London Fashion Weekend so the temptation to shop til i drop has never been more intense. However, the budget is tight so I have just made a few new additions to la wardrobe- these burgundy jeans I love. This colours really 'in' at the moment with lots of 'celebs' being pictured choosing these wine, claret, burgunday, whatever you'd like to call them, tones. I also bought this black jumper from topshop as a winter warmer and bloody hell, does it do what it says on the tin! Wished I had worn something underneath it when I got to the office! I also bought this leopard print playsuit from topshop to wear with tights, black ankle boots and a leather jacket. I'd wanted it for a while and just decided to splash out... :)


Taken a shine to it..

Metallics have taken over recently! Everything sparkles and golds, silvers and sequins are dominating the shops. Personally I love it- It's very Xmas season appropriate as it reminds us of the tinsel and ball balls to come! Embrace this trend I say and put some sparkle into your wardrobe!

both top images- Topshop                        river island

If the shoe fits....

A new discovery I have made lately is a great website to buy gorgeous shoes from. It's called I have blogged about this website before for its clothes but have realised it also has some absolutely beautiful shoes at bargain prices. From boots to wedges to platform heels for a Saturday night out, this is a great find and the average price of a pair is about £30! :)


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Go-to destinations for fab night out dresses at the last minute...

I've had some really good nights out recently which has meant needing lots of new dresses. I don't know about you, but the places I rush to when I'm in a hurry to find a last minute dress for a night out are: cheap and a wide variety (sometimes can be a bit tacky) and lots of sparkle, things you wouldn't find on the highstreet but very hit and miss!
ASOS- reasonably priced and a MASSIVE selection to choose from! big celeb following (OK, Z-list celebs, but still!) They genuinely do have some lovely dresses and shoes! and again, they have a wide variety to choose from.
Lipsy- bit more expensive but they definitely know how to do GLAMOUR
John Zack- not many people know who I'm talking about when I mention him but his dresses can be found in the big London Topshop and in most House of Fraser stores- Again, it's total glamour on a budget.
And of course, not forgetting- Topshop- to the minute style and quick delivery for online buys!
Here are some of the dresses I've worn out recently....


John Zack