Monday, 31 October 2011

Floral Blouse

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Blouse Paprika Fashion / Skirt H&M / Jewellery Accessorize & Temporary:Secretary / Nails Rimmel

I've not heard of Paprika Fashion until recently and it is nice to have another fashion website to shop at besides the usual ones that I've bookmarked. They are an affordable brand who promises to provide stylish designs at an affordable price. You may have spotted Paprika's designs on ASOS or New Look. Recently, I received £100 voucher (via Look Magazine) to shop at Paprika and this floral blouse was one of the items I chose. Paprika's customer service were extremely friendly and you receive a response so quickly and efficiently! I wanted to treat you all to something too so I purchased a few extra things for a giveaway. I got so many awesome prizes sent to me recently, I feel greedy for keeping *everything* and I really wanted to spend some of it on you guys! Ideally, I'd love to buy something for each of my readers but since that isn't possible, I bought some clothes in a few different sizes and I'll have a big giveaway at the end of the year.


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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Giant Biscuits!

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Dress inlovewithfashion.com / Ring and Bracelet Temporary:Secretary / Necklace Hero & Cape

This red dress is from inlovewithfashion.com - I'm trying to stay away from dark coloured clothes because the dull and dark weather is already depressing enough! I wanted to buy so much from the inlovewithfashion rails at TopShop the other day! I am definitely going to try control my spending and attempt to start saving up for Christmas. When Hero & Cape showed me their new jewellery range, I bought this Art Nouveau necklace straight away which is not a great start to the spending ban but I did get a small discount! 

I went grocery shopping that day after very little sleep, and it became one of those slow and dragging days! I felt delirious! Imagine how giddy I got when I saw giant biscuits (this was actually just a biscuit tin with regular sized biscuits inside!)

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(Star scarf NEXT / Leather gloves Accessorize)
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Fedora and Leather Jacket

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In the last post, I said I would post some photos of the black Warehouse dress styled with leather jacket and a hat. Now, I am not a hat person at all. I buy berets and floppy hats but I won't ever wear them! So I have given up buying hats because it's a waste of money if it just ends up at the bottom of my wardrobe! Accessorize sent me this feather trim fedora hat (LOOK Prize) and I had to find a way to pull it off so that I could picture them and blog about it for them. I really like it but I don't have the confidence to wear it out! I got some questions in the post before asking where I got this leather jacket. It is from ASOS but I bought it 3 years ago. I like that it's cropped and there's lots of details. A classic wardrobe staple!
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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sheer Black Dress

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Nail Polish Rimmel. Earrings Accessorize. Rings Temporary:Secretary

Warehouse generously asked me to choose a dress from their website (LOOK Mag prize), and I chose this black midi dress with gold buttons, and it came with the fuscia pink belt. When I received the Warehouse dress through the post, it didn't come with the undergarment as shown on the site. I've just double checked their website right now and it appears I should have got the underskirt. Anyway, at the time I didn't think twice about it, I was over-excited to try it on. I improvised with a black leotard and a bodycon skirt, and that is what I am wearing underneath the dress. I've styled the dress up with a leather jacket and a hat that Accessorize sent me. I will put the photos up of this in my next post.

Thank you for the lovely comments on my new necklace in the previous post. RubyGold very kindly featured my blog on their website after seeing that post, you can read their article here. I am just so pleased that they like it, it's nice to be able to communicate with brands and hear what they think of blogging!

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Blue Lace Bodycon

How To Wear Blue Bodycon Dress
Feather earrings
Bright Yellow Nail Polish
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It was announced last week that I won this year's Look Mag blogging competition and Lara at Look Magazine informed me of the prizes I was receiving. I know she has worked really hard to arrange the best winner's prize package and I am going to blog about them the best that I can throughout the next few weeks. I don't want to bore you with "show and tell" product posts, so I've photograph them in interesting ways (most likely to be in form of an outfit post). I also want to show how appreciative I am to the brands who have been so generous by blogging about the prizes they sent me. It's only right that I put in 110% effort in to blogging about them as a way of saying thank you.

Here's the first of the "prizes" blog post; River Island sent me a gorgeous blue lace bodycon dress. I love it! This is the sort of thing I would buy, I love these sort of dresses and I actually wear these during the day with a blazer or cardigan, really thick black tights and a pair of flat ballet pumps. A little bit like this outfit. Of course, this dress is also perfect for nights out. In the photos above, I have teamed it up with some black wedges that I purchased from New Look a few days ago. All the jewellery (apart from the Cherry Ring which is an old one I made for myself) were part of the prize package too. It is really nice to have some new pieces to add to my jewellery box. One of my favourites prize is necklace is £150.00 from RubyGold, from Award winning designer, Henriette Loftsrom's Golden Symmetry Collection. The gorgeous olive green feather earrings and statement black ring are from Accessorize.  Thank you Lara, River Island, RubyGold and Accessorize! x

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Grey Knitted Dress

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Very.co.uk sent me this lovely grey knitted mini dress in the middle of September. I have accessorised with an Autumn owl ring (soon to be available in the shop). Keeping it nice and simple. It received the dress through the post during the week when it got ridiculously hot, so I haven't had a chance to wear this dress until now. It is from Dee V by Diana Vickers range. I've had to take the hem up slightly, the knitted dress was too long on me. The dress looks lovely on Diana Vickers, the dress is the perfect length on her. I've sewn the hem up to emulate how it looks on her. I'm glad I chose this dress, it's going to be an staple A/W piece every year! I was going to get the playsuit but I changed my mind because I thought summer was over! (I guess it is now! These photos were taken when it was drizzling with rain. I almost slipped on a wet tile and fell on my butt!) I have always experienced good customer service at Very.co.uk but I often forget to look on the website, usually only when I am reminded by the television advert or when I have read about it on the internet. I have bookmarked the website now! I now remember that there are so much to choose from, and there's lots of gift ideas for Birthdays and Christmas! Definitely a virtual destination to visit, if only to avoid the Christmas high street madness!

Feather Magazine featured this look on their website, you can read this here. It's a fantastic write up, thank you, Feather Mag - it was such a nice surprise! I can't wait to read more on Feather Magazine. It was founded in July 2011, so it's fairly new. I think it's lovely how they have stated: "Feathers symbolize freedom and the pursuit of wisdom. We believe that's what your twenties are all about" They are a magazine that writes about what you want to read about, you can tweet them your suggestions, they would be glad to hear your ideas!

I think it might time to go back to my natural hair colour. My hair is all kinds of colours right now. You can see that it is streaky colours of black, brown and ginger! I wonder if it would be too weird if I dyed the top half of my hair dark brown and leave the ends as it is. Like a backwards ombre job!? Then I could just disguise the roots but still keep a bit of colour and leave it to grow out completely back to it's natural colour. I love dying my hair and I don't want to go back to boring old black/dark brown but I think that if I continue to dye my hair is going to disintegrate and that I'm not going to have any hair left!

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

OSCAR!!!

Here's a little dose of Oscar! It has been a while since I last posted some photos of him! He's getting so big now. For those of you who are new to my blog, here are my previous posts of Oscar. He is a 3 years old short-haired persian breed (house cat), his legs are really short and stumpy, and his face is flat as a pancake! (Bless him!) Sometimes, he looks like a teddy bear especially when he is hyper because his eyes widen and he looks SO cute like this

I'll keep this post nice and short, and I'll let Oscar take all the attention! There will be more of him and Hello Kitty next time!

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Sunday, 9 October 2011

New Favourite Dress



Another autumn floral dress which has become one of my favourites! I love this one because it's got sleeves! I love dresses with sleeves, because I hate my arms - they're so stupidly long, like a monkey or Mr Tickle! I like to hide them whenever I can. This pretty dress is from a small independent company called Sosolo and I think it suits the current Seventies chic trend, I really like the fit and the flattering length for a short arse like myself. The parcel was perfectly wrapped, indie retailers go that extra mile :) Sosolo are a fashion company that offer a range of vintage clothing, and also stock one off items from up and coming designers. I am happy to announce that we provided Sosolo with some stock and is now  Temporary:Secretary's newest stockist! They have been so fantastic to work with. I have been so unorganised these past few months and they have been incredibly patient with me. You can visit them at www.sosolo.co.uk, or interact with them on their Twitter or Facebook page they have a blog too, there's some really cool posts on there and their enthusiasm for fashion really shows. 

I'm sure I say this every month, but I can't believe it's October! I have a lot of birthdays to remember in October, so got to remember to keep track of the dates. I have no concept of time these days. I wake up most days not knowing what day it is! In two weeks time, I am taking a mini break to use up annual leave days, though. I think Oscar wants to come with me too! 
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Autumn Florals

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This dress is from inlovewithfashion.com. They have got a lot of new arrivals on their website right now but this is my favourite from the range - it's one of those dresses that you can wear both daytime and evening. The blazer makes it look smart for the daytime, I wear that blazer with everything! The floral print suits the Autumn season. Nice and bold, as opposed to a summery ditsy floral print. They're currently offering free delivery at the moment, everyone's always a fan of free delivery! You can check their collection out at http://inlovewithfashion.com/.

I've recently realised that actually a lot of people prefer the winter months but I am definitely a fan of the warmer weather. Unfortunately, our little pet hamster died of heat stroke last week and now I feel bad for having enjoyed the Autumn sunshine because it killed the little hammy. Hammy survived the summer so we never thought he would suffer over the few days we had hot weather. Poor thing. Even though people will think "it's just a hamster", (I get sad even when I see roadkill), I can not bear the thought of anything or anybody suffering. He was so cute and tiny, and it's just so sad.
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