Sunday, 8 December 2013
This months Take 10 challenge was sponsored by Jarlo, a brand I have liked for a long time now & the selection of dresses for us to choose from sure didnt disappoint. It has been my favourite item to style in the history of Take 10. I mean look at it? How could you not wanna throw this dress on and attend a fancy cocktail do or Christmas soirée?
Something this glam is totally out of my comfort zone, so I thought to heck with it I may as well challenge myself even further and pick an all black figure hugging number. Black is something I dont usually do, figure hugging things pretty much scare me. When I first opened this dress in the mail I thought they'd sent me the wrong item because Id forgotten what id selected & thought id never chose this?! But Im really glad I did...
This dress was so stunning and elegant I kept accessories to a minimum. Glittery gold clutch & brushed gold heels, a couple of bangles and no necklace. I put my hair up in milkmaid braids to show off the neckline & teamed it with my black glasses to keep it in the same colour scheme.
Dress c/o Jarlo, Clutch c/o Next, Heels: Dune, Bangles: H&M, Glasses Gok Wan @ Specsavers.
I love the selection of pieces the other girls picked and how they styled them! be sure to check out their blogs too :) xx
From top left: Ellie, Mel, Olivia. 2nd row from left: Kim, Natasha, Sherin, Paula.
Bottom row: Sarah, Lucy & Me!
Big thank you to my photographer friend Dan for taking these photos for me. :)
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Yay its that time of year again! December is when things really start feeling Christmasy for me, we get our tree this weekend from a Christmas Tree farm a few miles from my home. Its such a fun tradition driving out and picking our real tree, arguing over which one is straighter or taller.
I have lots of fun ideas for festive posts this year, I just hope with work and social commitments I get the chance to put them all into action! I thought Id do a few wishlists over the next few weeks of different presents from different stores/online shops to suit all kinds of people. First off is Etsy.
Cloud Coasters, Chevron Phone Case, Monochrome Handmade Leather Clutch, Woodland 2014 Calender, Black & Copper Modern Nesting Dolls, Crochet Fox Pillow, Gold Perspex Earrings, Personalised Initial Gold Ring.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
I kinda forgot about this dress... I wore it here for Dave & I's engagement photo-shoot and then it was put into the depths of my wardrobe and forgotten about. My wardrobe is like Narnia, things go in to never be seen again. Now that Ive remembered about it I think the autumnal colours will lend them-self well to my winter wardrobe teamed with cropped chunky knits & my brown leather bomber jacket.
Dress: Topshop, Coat: Zara, Cardigan: Mado, Snood: H&M, Tights: M&S, Boots c/o Zalando, Glasses c/o Proopticals, Bubble Blower Necklace c/o Fairytales and Hidden Notes
Friday, 29 November 2013
I love this time of year, preparing for Christmas is so much fun!! The decorations, the festive coffees, festive cocktails, the parties, buying presents for friends & family, wrapping all the presents! The list goes on... Christmas always gets me thinking about outfits & what Im going to wear. I dont tend to have alot planned in advance at Christmas but usually end up at several dinner parties, pub quizzes & house parties so all types of outfits are required. For the more glam occasion ( and I dont think there is such a think as too glam at Christmas time!) above is just selection of what Im craving to wear this year...
Navy Dress: Coast, Blazer: H&M, Stilettos: Zara, Clutch & Bracelet: Asos
Gold Dress: Coast, Gold Collar: Zara, Leather Clutch: Asos, Jacket: H&M, Patent Red Heels: Topshop.
For Christmas Day I like to be styled but in a more relaxed comfy way, I mean Im gonna be eating basically all day so a binding dress aint gonna cut it. Plus in my house I spend half the day sitting cross legged on the floor opening presents or playing with my doggies after they get their xmas pressies. Does everyone else give their dogs presents? Its my fav part of the day! I even wrap them up. Ok getting off topic... This year Im thinking a pair of tailored trousers, a comfy possibly festive knit, statement necklace & cute pumps is the look I want to achieve. Current favourites include:
Gingerbread Jumper: Topshop, Gold Metallic Trousers: Coast, Suede Pumps: Asos, Gold Necklace: Topshop.
Monochrome Jumper: Topshop, Tartan Trousers: H&M, Bow Flats: Zara, Spiked Necklace: Asos
What do you wear on Christmas day? Do you dress up or stay in pj's all day long?