Fashion, Outfit Of The Day

Zebra Crossing

August 10, 2014

Ok so this post isn’t about any form of zebra crossings, neither am I crossing the road but I am wearing this amazingly fun zebra print shirt from Lavish Alice! Last week Danny and I went for dinner in central London to Forge, I was lucky enough to have won a dinner for two on their Facebook page!

Anyways it was a little cooler than it has been so I was so excited to finally get to wear this shirt. Animal prints are everywhere right now, did you see my flamingo dress from my New Look haul? And this shirt is no exception, I love the pattern and the way the cuffs and front button part have the gorgeous ox-blood colour. This is my favourite colour for Autumn, I’m going to be looking out for lots of it and red, to go bold and bright. The shirt itself is nice and lightweight so it was perfect to wear.

Lavish Alice Zebra Shirt

Lavish Alice Zebra Shirt

I teamed it with a pair of my favourite jeans, the ASOS High Waisted Ridley’s, I took a gamble on these jeans a while back in the hope they would fit. They did so well that I now have quite a few pairs! The shoes are a mid court heel by Faith and the bag is from H&M. I bought this I think last year, I’m not quite sure when but forgot all about it and found it in the wardrobe when looking for a bag to take and couldn’t quite believe I had misplaced this stunner, I love it!

My hair is getting so long now, so I tied it back in a messy ponytail, it looks pretty dark here as I got it dyed blonder afterwards ready for an exciting audition for a TV show next week – I’m not going to say which in case I jinx it! Just wish me luck! :)

Shop The Look (and similar)

Lavish Alice Zebra Print Contrast Shirt   / ASOS High Waisted Ridley Jeans in Indigo / Faith Court Shoes (old) / H&M Black Foldover Clutch Bag (old)

Fashion, His & Hers

His & Hers – Designer Sunglasses

August 8, 2014

Who doesn’t love a pair of sunglasses? I have quite a few pairs, but I always like to have one nice designer pair in my collection! They always have such stunning designs.

So for this week’s ‘His & Hers’ I’ve put together some of my favourite designer sunglasses at the moment, to grab those last few moments of the summer sun! I love a funky design such as the blue lenses on the Taylor Morris, the oversized style is still very popular and also look out for a pair with mirrored lenses, they are bang on trend!

HIS & HERS Designer Sunglasses

HIS – L to R  Taylor Morris Rollright Clubmaster Sunglasses, Illevesta Tortoiseshell Leonard Sunglasses, Givenchy SGV412 Aviator Sunglasses, Ray-Ban Light Tech Aviator Sunglasses, Saint Laurent Bold Frame Sunglasses, Ted Baker Aviator Sunglasses

HERS -L to R  Alexander McQueen Cat Eye Sunglasses, Dita Von Teese Eyewear Tryst Sunglasses, Wildfox Heart Lolita Sunglasses, Matthew Williamson Geometric Mirrored Sunglasses, Kenzo Big Rounded Sunglasses, Tom Ford Whitney Oversized Sunglasses,

Lifestyle

Out & About With Ritz Breaks

August 7, 2014

Summer is the perfect time to go exploring and this summer there is no excuse not to get out & about! There is an abundance of free events and things to see and do in London, such as the museums, free exhibitions and parks, plus the Notting Hill carnival is coming up on the 24th August which is a great event to go to if you haven’t been before. Check out this little list for some inspiration of free things to see and do in London.

Now you’ve decided on where to go, you need to pack your bag with essentials! One of the best ways to carry everything in is a trusty backpack, so throw everything in and your set!

Out & About with Ritz

In my MiPac backpack I have a fish eye lens, which can update your iPhone pictures into something a little different, great for Instagramming all the new things you are going to see. I’ve got my trusty Batiste dry shampoo, floral headband and compact brush and mirror, I just love those, they are so handy.

Out & About with Ritz Breaks

I always get so hungry when I’m out and these Ritz Breaks are perfect. I love Ritz biscuits, I normally find myself sitting with a box in front of the TV, not quite able to stop,they are very addictive. So when Ritz sent me these to try I was loving the smaller packs. They come in a big pack and then inside you get six small little packs with five biscuits inside each, so you can just pop them in your bag for later, so great when your out and just want a bite of something. They have also introduced a new flavour, so with the original there is now Rosemary & Olive Oil, which is delicious. Perfect for picnics in the parks for sure. Pick them up in all major supermarkets now for just £1.89!

Ritz Breaks

Ritz Breaks

And lastly pack a pair of sunglasses, incase you want to stop and do a bit of sunbathing in the park like I did the last week in Greenwich, just look at the view!

Greenwich Hill View

Where will you be exploring this summer?

Fashion, Vlogs

VLOG – The £100 New Look Haul

August 6, 2014

Last month I won a £100 voucher for New Look on Twitter, which I was pretty darn excited about as I love winning things!

So on a Saturday morning I decided to chill out and have a little spree online, as you do. I got lots of nice bits for my holiday coming up in August to Barcelona and also invested in a gorgeous tartan dress for Autumn, which I’m basically dying to wear now!

Watch my latest vlog to see all my bargains and please like the video if you enjoyed it! Thankyou!

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Competitions, Fashion

WIN £50 To Spend At JOY!

August 6, 2014

You may have seen me styling up some of JOY’s new Autumn/Winter collection in my latest outfit post, but now as promised I have an exciting giveaway for you all. JOY have some amazing pieces this new season and if you fancy adding some Autumn additions to your wardrobe then you’re in luck, as they have given me a £50 voucher for one lucky reader to do just that!

Here are some of my favourite pieces from JOY’s new collection to get you in the shopping mood.

Win a £50 JOY voucher

Louche Quentin Bomber Jacket £39 /  Louche Bayo Dress £55 Yellow Louche Benecia Dress £42 / Pink Louche Jan Sweat £32Louche Mayella Skirt £39 

How To Enter?

To enter you must follow JOY and myself on Twitter and also tweet the competition tweet. There are also a few bonus entries included on the below Rafflecopter widget. Please remember to enter via the widget so your entry is counted. The winner will receive a £50 voucher code to spend online at joythestore.com, please note the voucher will not be valid in-store. One winner will be chosen at random after the closing date which is Wednesday 20th August at midnight and contacted via email.

Good luck and do remember to share with your friends to enter too!

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Exhibitions, Lifestyle

Day Trip In Greenwich

August 5, 2014

One place I’ve never been in London is Greenwich and more specifically the Royal Observatory. So on the weekend Danny and I decide to rectify this situation with a little visit. When the sun is shining it’s definitely best to take advantage of it and go exploring!

Greenwich is really accessible, you can take an overground train, the DLR or the tube. We took a mixture of underground and DLR and got off at the Cutty Sark station, where as you guessed it the Cutty Sark ship is parked up. You can go inside the ship on a tour but I just admired it from the outside.

Cutty Sark

Greenwich is not what I was expecting at all, there is so much to see and do there. Lots of cute little shops, cafes and pubs and the food market was super busy. Not to mention the Royal Maritime Museum, if your into boats and ships and there is also The Queen’s House which is a beautiful Royal Villa. Then there is the Royal Observatory, to which you can buy tickets for all of them or each one, it’s up to you!

Greenwich Market

Royal Maritime Museum

On the way to the Royal Observatory, you walk through the park and up the hill which gives a fantastic view over London, you can see some of the high-rise buildings in the distance, the O2 arena, Battersea Power Station and if you look close enough the London Eye.

Greenwich Hill

Greenwich Hill

It’s a steep climb but once you get to the top you are greeted with the Observatory. Inside you will find a small museum with the history of longitude and the Meridian line.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

I really wanted to get a picture on the Meridian line so joined the queue which took about an hour, it was a Sunday and in summer so evidently was very busy! There was some entertainment though provided by these actors in ye olden costumes. Finally it was my turn and I was pretty glad there was a queue as you go on one by one to get the best picture with the needle in the background and I’m on the line!

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Actors

Standing on the Meridian Line Greenwich

We then headed off in search of cake and ice-cream! For more details on the Greenwich museums click here.