Thursday 28 September 2017

My Eventful Weekend: Wedding, Food, Camden, Comedy Show

Hi all!

I have literally just come back from an event filled weekend which has left me me feeling all happy and warm on the inside because, it was my Mr man's birthday and I also went to a beautiful wedding on Saturday. African weddings are so amazing I love all the traditional clothing and all the dancing, but due to me not wanting to spend any more money on a new dress, I went into my wardrobe archive and opted for one of my favourite ocassions pieces - the faaaabulous red dress.

Admittedly it's slightly daring for a wedding but I've never been one to shy away from showing a bit of thigh as long as its done tastefully. I decided to make the outfit a truly red affair with red shoes from Just Fab and the ultimate red power lipstick 'Ruby Woo'.

Inside the wedding reception was just beautiful from the centre pieces, the table layout, the dance floor the cake, the food, it truly was a great evening. I didn't vlog or take many pictures while I was there because to be honest I just wanted to enjoy the evening in the moment instead of recording it BUT one thing I do know is when those bashment songs came on I danced until my feet hurt wooii.

On Sunday I went to church but needed an outfit that I could wear and go straight from church, out to dinner, and then to a comdey show in the evening. I opted for my plain figure hugging turtle neck and my midi pencil skirt, nothing fussy just a simple ensemble with some statement sunglasses and a red lip.

I absolutely adore these shoes BUT, the heels on them are completely rubbish to my disappointment. I wore them with this outfit for the first time and within two hours of wearing them BOTH of the heel tips completely broke! It was just completely bizzare I was so annoyed, luckily I have a spare pare of heel tips so fingers crossed they'll be ok.

After church me and my Mr headed to a lovely little restaurant in Covent Garden called the 'Flat Iron', it was essentially just a steak burger and chips and tbh TGI's would probably have been a much better choice, but I think it's good to switch it up every now and again.

After a lovely meal me and my Mr headed over to Camden where we walked through the markets on the cobble stones looking at all the different clothes and trinkets, it was actually quite romantic. We found the most amazing shop with these beautiful colourful canvas prints and incense (I wanted to buy all of them lol), and I found the most gorgeous leather jacket.

Finally we went to the 'Mash Up' game show which was hosted by Mo the comedian who is soooo hilarious its actually ridiculous, I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. Over all I had a lovely weekend and I can't wait to have one like it again :) xx


Tuesday 19 September 2017

The Autumn Edit!

Hi all!

In the spirit of all things London Fashion week it seems only fitting that I do a post on some of my favourite pieces that I've seen around for the AW17 season. Of course on the high-street 'Zara' is always my favourite choice because I'm obsessed with long coats and 'Zara' always seems have great quality garments with an impeccable finish at an accessible price point.

 Orange appeared to dominate on the AW17 runway in collections like the Fenty x Puma collection which I just thought was incredible. Classic Autumn Winter pieces like polo necks from powerhouse brands like Valentino and Victoria Beckham flooded the runway, and beautifully embroidered biker jackets from one of my favourite brands Elie Saab were paired with his tantalizing heavily embellished lace dresses, but David Korma with his basket weaving techniques was the designer that really got my attention.

Whilst I love the fashion on the runway, those prices are not my friend, and getting a look a like  outfit in my opinion is just as good. I truly believe that you don't need to spend a fortune to look stylish, you just need to know how and where to shop. For outerwear, places like Coast, Reiss and Zara are great. If you just want a cheap and cheerful bodysuit, then 'Prettly little Thing' or 'Missguided' have almost every style you can think of, and if you want shoes 'Aldo' recently has been my go to for shoes.

In conclusion my dears, make your Autumn count, it doesn't have to be expensive, just a few staple basic pieces like a white shirt, white t -shirt and black jeans goes a long way with different coat options. xx :)

Thursday 14 September 2017

The Autumn Look: The Fuchsia Coat


Coat - Zara
Turtle Neck - Primark
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Zara
Hi all!
The wind is actually rude - no seriously it has no manners! I was minding my business walking back from church having my photos taken and it decided it wanted to fight me in the street lol. My hair was flying all over the place and I could just about walk forwards. Luckily my outfit was weather appropriate.

Before I left the house I was going to wear a skirt and then I thought nah I'll go with jeans - and what a good job I did. My black jeans are what I call my multi purpose wardrobe staple because they go with everything, and provided a great base for this outfit.

My turtle neck was the perfect choice to protect the wind from whipping around my neck, and a complimentary combination with jeans to create an effortless sexy casual look.

This coat, this coat, giiirrrrlll THIS COAT! I adore the colour, there's nothing like a sharp pop of pink to make an outfit exciting. My favourite design detail of this coat is the curved arms and sleeve hems which elevates it from being the standard boyfriend / overcoat.

My shoes are once again from Zara, but being the bargain queen I am I bought them brand new on Ebay for £9.99 instead of the full price of £29.99, I don't believe you need to spend a mountain of money to look stylish, you just need to shop smart and know where to shop.

Have a good week my lovelies! :) xx


Monday 11 September 2017

The Junior Fashion Network Welcome Brunch at 'Smashbox' Studios

Hi All!

I have a spring in my step, feeling energised, inspired and ready to work! Thanks to the 'Junior Network' welcome brunch that took  place at the gorgeous 'SmashBox Studios' on Saturday 9th September, I can certainly say that if I didn't feel like part of a fashion community before, I most certainly do now.

With the objective to bring junior fashion professionals together, with monthly events of networking and panel discussions etc, this first event set the standard for what networking should be like - friendly, warm, relaxed - not nervous smiling, avoiding eye contact, or attempting to do the moonwalk to get out of an icy interaction with someone who has an air of arrogance about them lool.

The wonderful day began with all of us sitting in a circle introducing ourselves doing fun ice breakers with prosecco in hand of course. We worked in small groups, socialised, did a mini photoshoot, got our make up done by the fabulous Smash box makeup artists, and most importantly we did our manifestos expressing what our expectations were of the network and what we would like to gain from it.

Me Getting My Makeup done

As the day drew to a close we all wrote down different affirmations on post it notes and stuck them onto a board, some of these affirmations were 'Together we can inspire the girls behind us too', 'I intend to be the BOSS' and 'I know that there is more than enough space for all of us to achieve our fashion industry goals'.

I think my favourite thing about the Junior Network so far is their Motto: No ego, no judgement, just friendly fashion connections!' Over all I had a blast, I met some incredible and ambitious women and I can't wait until the next event, roll on next month! :) xx


Monday 4 September 2017

Colour Shock!


Top - Zara
Skirt - Zara
Shoes - Zara
Bag - Dorothy Perkins

...And just like that summer is over and the grey skies have come to remind us that Autumn is here and Winter is lurking around the corner *sigh* it was fun while it lasted! I don't always like the weather to dictate what I wear e.g grey skies = grey outfit *yawn*, so for me it was bright colours as usual.

This pink turtle neck is a great transitional piece for the Autumn season, It'll keep you warm against the Autmn chill, will look fab with a pair of jeans, and is a great colour for those people who are not quite ready to let summer go just yet.

This A line skirt is not only stylish but more importantly comfortable. I'm not usually a huge advocate for comfort because I always choose fashion first, however today was one of those days where jeans were not an option as I didn't want to wear anything to restrictive and close to the body. This lemon yellow skirt is a marvelous contrast against the pink, and is a great piece to wear to a family event, lunch date, baby shower etc.

I already had on different colours so I thought, what the heck lets throw some purple in there too I may as well! I absolutely love this clutch, largely because it only cost me £3 in the Dorothy Perkins sale, but more importantly I can fit so many things in it, and unlike other clutch bags I don't have to limit myself too only having my bank cards and a lip gloss in it.

Ahhh my shoes! Aren't they just glorious! I saw these in Zara and instantly knew they were meant to be part of my shoe collection. A multi coloured shoe can be almost as effective as a black one, if you have on a simple outfit, then these shoes will create a statement, and if you have on array of colours, then the shoe will most likely have a colour in them that matches - Win Win!

Thanks for reading guys have a great week :) xx

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