Monday, 22 July 2013

Hot Summer Days

Today's post is about a outfit I wore to a small garden party. I was so tempted to just go in a pair of shorts and a vest top because it was so so warm but it was a special occasion so I had to make an effort ( at least pretend)

Got this Topshop dress last year in the sale but I never got around to wear it. It actually came with a little black lace cropped top that you put over the dress but since it was way too hot I thought I'll lose that bit. 

I have used these sandals so much this summer. Worn them with jeans, skirts shorts and dresses they go with everything and so comfortable. Sometimes I forget I even have then on because they are so lightweight. I just hope this weather is here to stay because I can wear these more often because I absolutely love them

Dress- Topshop (old)
Long necklace - Miss Selfridge
Short Necklace - Accessorize
Shoes - Primark

If you live in the UK, are you loving this weather??  What do you think about this outfit? what do you consider when dressing for warm weather?

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

A different sort of post

It's the last day of my week off. Can't believe it's gone so fast and I could not have picked a better week. Today's post is a bit different (why not??) I don't want to turn this blog into a lifestyle blog but thought it'll be nice to include this really nice place I went to along with the outfit pictures. 

I really wanted to take some proper outfit pictures but it was so so warm that all three of us were very hot and bothered, so the pictures are not great which is why I can't really do a full outfit post. Hence the reason I wanted include couple of pictures of the park we went to.

The only reason I like living in Derbyshire is because of the really nice places around. If you follow me Instagram you must have seen more pictures. But this Park has to be one of my favorite places I have visited in Derbyshire. 

My outfit for the occasion was pretty much what I could easily grab out of my wardrobe. I wore this Topshop skirt here when the weather was much colder so it was nice to just wear it with a simple vest top and sandals. It is a bit short for a skirt because every time I bend down to carry my son I was told that I revealed a bit too much by my husband :-) But I love this skirt, it's a bit high waisted and really comfortable to wear.

Sorry the pictures look almost the same with no close up's or anything but the weather is to blame:)

Top- Bershka (old)
Skirt - Topshop
Satchel - Primark
Sandals - H&M

So a bit about the place...

River Gardens in Belper is not a massive Park compared to all the parks around the area but it's one of those places that you will fall in love with instantly. Last time I was there it was much less crowded, which is when I took the pictures of the park it self but my outfit pictures are from yesterday when it was so chaotic, there were kids running,  a little festival and then there were loads of wedding parties taking pictures. So considering the place is not big it was difficult to enjoy the lovely surrounding.

This is my first post that I have done a bit differently, I never really wanted to include anything lifestyle on here as I only wanted fashion related posts on my blog. So, Let me know what you think!!

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Festival Love

The weather has been so nice lately and to top it off I'm having a week off. Talk about perfect timing! Caught up with alot of things specially spending some time with my little boy. We went to the park and the museum, did our garden and finally managed to get our little paddling pool out, I cannot believe how much I'm enjoying this time off.

Today's outfit is very festive inspired and its already been featured on ASOS fashion finder:-) and here. I'm not at all a festival fan only because the weather in UK is never festival proof and its wet, muddy and horrible but I'm hating myself for not getting tickets for the wireless festival this weekend because its guaranteed the weather is going to be beautiful (for once) it would have been the icing on the cake for my perfect week off. 

Crown and glory floral head bands are the best for this look. But I just used a simple hair band I got from New Look (I think) 

My go to GAP shorts and Celine t-shirt (I wore here) with my winter biker boots! Simple! My son definitely loved mummy with flowers look:)

Denim shorts - GAP (old)
T-shirt - Celine
Boots - Primark (OLD)
Head band - New Look

What do you think about this festival look? Going for a festival this summer??

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Phase Eight Holiday Wardrobe Competition

Hi everyone! Hope all is well and everyone's enjoying the lovely hot weather.

Couple of days ago Phase Eight contacted me to let me know about a competition they are having for summer. Its very simple, all you have to do is style 5 holiday pieces from Phase Eight. Thats not all, if you enter the competition you are in the chance to win £250 to spend at Phase eight!!

To be honest it was quite difficult to pick just 5 pieces because there's so many pretty things. So after about a days browsing and then picking and non picking items I finally finalised my 5 picks. (phew!! it was hard work)

Now I know when you say Phase Eight quite a few people think of weddings because I think they are known for their wedding boutique. But they do some amazing casual collections and I love their dresses. So naturally my 5 picks mainly consist of dresses surprise! surprise!!!

My 5 Phase eight holiday pieces

Basic black maxi dress is a summer must have. I love the simplicity of this dress, the deep v-neck and the peep hole on the back give this simple dress a bit of a twist. This is one of those dresses that can be styled in so many different ways. Versatility is a massive buying factor for me and with this dress you will definitely be packing less clothes. If it's for holiday dinner I will wear this dress with a pair of gold jewelled sandals to go with the gold detachable belt and keep things very simple.

If I'm hitting the shops while on holiday or going out for a meal during the day, I'll throw on a denim cropped jacket, straw trilby and a little fringed bag to give it a bit of a bohemian twist. You can even turn this dress into a cocktail dress with a pair of heels, statement jewellery and a clutch. EASY!! 

 Another maxi dress! This time I have opted for this Orange waterfall hem dress. Nothing says summer holidays like this Orange and it is bound to put you in a good mood whatever the weather is (that is if you're stuck in the UK) Again a simple dress that can be styled in many ways. I will prolly keep it simple as the colour and the detailing of this dress is quite strong. Gold jewellery or gold shoes will make this colour pop even more. 

Promise this is the last dress but I can't help that Phase Eight got some amazing dresses.  This striped shirt dress covers so many trends this summer. Monochrome trend - check, Stripes - check, shirt dress - check. How can you not add this dress to your holiday pick?? This can even be a cover up for the beach and you can unbutton couple of buttons to show some flesh (why not??)

Promised you that was the last dress. As difficult as it was to break away from all the lovely dresses I came across this pretty top. When picking my holiday essentials I always go for comfort, rather than sticking to fashion and trends especially with tops. So this top is great to break away from my simple vest top addiction. It's still simple but the colour and the metallic embellishment gives any simple look a dressed up feel. 

You have to add a scarf to your holiday pick list. A scarf is my favourite accessory on holiday as I use it in different ways. This scarf caught my eye for the obvious reasons, I'm a sucker for cobalt blue. When its a bit chilly in the evenings I use it as pashmina to just drape around my shoulders or add a bit of colour to a plain top or dress or as a cover up when I'm heading to the beach.

So there we go! thats my 5 holiday pieces from Phase Eight. It's been tough cutting it down to just 5 pieces but I have done it:) 

If you would like to enter this competition for the chance to win £250 to spend at Phase Eight then click here for more information on how to enter.

What are your favorite holiday pieces?? What do you think about this post??

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Lost Without Love

I have become a bit obsessive about t-shirts ever since the weather got a bit warmer. Not the sort of t-shirts that says 'dweeb' or 'geek' (i don't understand why you would want to walk around in a t-shirt that has something like this written on it) But a simple,comfortable easy to style t-shirt that you can wear with anything. I think it was my Celine t-shirt that I wore here that started this obsession and ever since I have been buying t-shirts left right and centre.

This Topshop t-shirt has to be one of my favorites. I'm not the one to normally go for cheesy slogan t-shirts but something about this slogan really got me.  Just found it quite refreshing to see a slogan that actually has a meaning.

I haven't been able to put this t-shirt down lately because I have been wearing it everywhere. With shorts, with jeans, tucked in with skirts, with heels or flats and its perfect. The fabric is so soft and I love the uneven hem.

I haven't taken these M&S sandals off, I absolutely love them. Shorts, skirts, dresses, jeans they are perfect with anything.  I was a bit worried that if I wear them so often the little diamante's will fall off, but so far so good and I have worn them pretty much every single day.

T-shirt - Topshop
Jeans - H&M
Shoes - Marks & Spencer (here)
Bag - Zara 

Apologies for the not so good pictures. The weather was so up and down and I thought it will look better if I used the flasher but it came out too bright. 

What do you think about this outfit?? Are you a fan of slogan t- shirts?? 

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