Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cage City Meets

Hey Ya'll, I am all out of sync right now my life is so crazy blogging really has had to take a back seat.  My job is full on, lots to learn and lots to prove, I can just about check my phone.  It kills me that I can't properly read through all the tweets I want and do my usual hourly instagram perv but that's actually a good thing as I love to be busy. 

 Amongst all the madness I did get a chance to meet the bloody gorgeous Nadine over at Cage City as she asked me along to be involved in Cage City Meets, I was asked to style 6 different looks and was photographed with the usual cheesy grin in them.  
We had a photo sesh outside on the uber cool roof-top and then hit the studio for the last outfit.  Nadine wrapped our evening up with an interview where I am the usual cringe interviewee, Nadine however was a babe and as expected the choice of outfits were on point.  
Here is my first outfit from the evening, the mesh coat I am wearing was one of my favourite pieces...






Shoes & socks - My own / Denim dress, Mesh Coat and crop top - Cage City


Check out my Cage City meets HERE



xxx






Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wednesday Wants | Beach or City...

This weeks Wednesday wants is inspired by a little trip I plan to make sometime soon, my best friend and her fella are off travelling Europe in a camper van (I know, how cool) and I plan to pay them a little visit.  Now as they are travelling the destinations change rather rapidly and I am unsure whether my trip will be seaside, beach chilling or city chic.  
With the uncertainty of the destination at this stage I thought I would select some pieces that I think could suit both locations...


Jersey Dress - Esprit / Sunglasses - Esprit / Sandals - River Island / Costume - River Island / Hat - Accessorize / Tassel Bag - Target / Bracelets - Surfdome / Earings - Esprit



xxx



Sunday, 10 August 2014

Missguided Style Challenge - How to wear a maxi dress part 2

Long time no blog, the one main reason being that I have no Wi-Fi in my new London abode and as you can imagine it's a pretty painful existence.  However the countdown is on until the God of all gods (in mine and my housemates eyes anyway) AKA the Virgin media man turns up and gets us online and then regular blogging can resume.  This is a very overdue post as it's the 2nd part of my 'How to style a maxi' challenge from Missguided so apologies of the lengthy delay in seeing the night time look. 





 

Dress c/o - Missguided / Shoes c/o - Missguided / Bag - Carboot / Jacket - H&M / Fedora - Primark

 
So I have been living in London for 2 weeks now and my feet have not touched the ground, every night I am busy either meeting friends for dinner, hanging with my new very lovely housemates or wandering around the extensive selection of shops I have on my doorstep.  My lunch breaks are spent mooching up and down Brick Lane taking in eclectic street style, the luring smells from the curry houses or trying to avoid spending all my wages in the vintage market!  I sometimes walk over to Spitalfields in the hope of finding an antique treasure for my new bedroom or to taste something new from the incredible choice of food haunts there.  I must admit working in Brick Lane is a lot more interesting than my old workplace and every day reminds me why I wanted to move here.  I also could attend a blogging event with ease after work and no expensive train costs involved - I headed to Soho last week to view the new AW14 collection from Missguided and met the lovely Leigh from Fox & Feather and Lydia from Lydia Rose and of course Robyn who kindly invited me along! I took a couple of photos on my phone as was clearly being a bad, unprepared blogger that night because I forgot the one blogging essential my camera!
 
Hope you all had a good weekend.
 
 
 
xxx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Missguided style challenge - How to wear a maxi dress...

Are you looking at my pics and thinking hello upgrade! I hope so because I finally purchased the 50mm lens for my SLR and my god can you notice a difference.  
My camera is quite old now, I got the Canon 400D for my 21st birthday when I was studying fashion photography at Uni, so were talking 6 years ago!
I would love to invest in some new equipment but as I don't lay gold bars just this lovely little lens will do for now.  

Anyway onto the outfit... Missguided's Maxi dress style challenge is about showing different ways that this versatile piece of clothing can be dressed up or down.  
I started simple with the dress initially and then accessorised to take the dress from day to night.  This is my casual take on a maxi dress, the simple bandeau style is perfect for the Summer days and easily dressed down with a checked shirt, sliders, scrunchies and a white drawstring bag.







Dress c/o - Missguided / Bag c/o - Missguided / Shirt - Vintage / Sliders (in sale now) - River Island / Sunglasses - River Island



So what do you think, how do you like to style your maxis?  

Missguided's selection is pretty damn good at the moment, they are rocking some fab prints that I was drawn to but wanted to keep it classic on this occasion.  
Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for my night time version of this look.


xxx









Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wednesday Wants | Accessoryo Wishlist

Is it Wednesday already?  Time is flying away with me as I leave for London on Sunday, my life is all packed up and I am living out of suitcases and multiple handbags at the moment which in this heat is not the easiest when getting ready.

Last night I was surprised by my lovely friends with dinner and cocktails, I was so over whelmed as I had no idea.  I innocently thought I was popping to the pub with a couple of friends however after a swift detour and a journey filled with my moaning (about various tasks I still need to do before I move) we arrived at TGI's.  
20 of my friends were sat there cheering and videoing my very shocked face,  I feel very blessed to have such a lovely group of girls around me and very sad to leave them!

This weeks wish list is accessory based and focused on the fairly new and fabulous online store Accessoryo, where they believe accessorising is the key.
  
They have kindly given me an discount code so I can offer you lovely lot 20% off, just type in FASHIONTATT20 at the checkout and treat yourself!  I picked out my favourite pieces from the site below and voila here you have this weeks 'Wednesday Wants'...


Cat Eye Sunglasses / Statement Necklace / Bug Inspired Earrings / Gold Cuff / White Necklace / Pastel Pink Sunglasses 



xxx


Monday, 21 July 2014

Monday Musing | Casual style inspiration

Since the revival of boyfriend jeans and the constant want to wear trainers with everything I have a sudden urge to create cool casual outfits based around these simplistic, on trend pieces.  So much so I have started a new Pinterest board and appropriately named it 'casual'.   God I am imaginative.

For me dressing as if you haven't made much of an effort actually requires more effort.  
I am sadly not one of these girls that can flop out of bed and into the nearest outfit, unwashed and make up free and still look like a goddess.  
No, no, time and planning must go into my looks which greatly annoys and pleases me at the same time.  If I were however one of those fall outta bed flawless girls (god damn them creatures) then this is how I would be doing it...









All images taken from Pinterest



Sadly I am not so hand me the MAC and a stippling brush and let me get to work.




xxx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Carboot bargain...

A weeks absence from the blog is due to me being down in London last week working and training on my new job!  All very exciting and a great opportunity to understand the brand better and meet my new colleagues who all seem rather lovely which is a huge bonus.  
I also spent my time there flat hunting to which is still proving more difficult than I ever imagined.  I continued to feel stressed at the thought of it as I ideally need to move in this weekend coming.  Oh well, I am sure it will all fall in to place *praying hands*

Today's outfit is up there with my all time best carboot buys as this whole set was only £2.  
I loved the smart and sophisticated feel to this two piece, the shorts are fabulously high waisted and more of a culotte style.  I teamed it with this amazing Mulberry-esque bag which was kindly sent to me by the lovely ladies over at ikrush, the bag is a great size for every day but possibly a tad to big for a night out or going straight out from the office.  
The quality is amazing and so affordable at £14.99...









Two Piece - Carboot / Bag c/o - ikrush / Shoes - Bank Fashion / Crop top - Topshop



xxx





Monday, 7 July 2014

Monday Musings | London Street Style

More weekly inspiration, this time inspired by some good old fashioned street style.  
As you all know I am moving to London in the next few weeks and I'm feeling immense pressure to up my outfit game so I took to my favourite online haunt Pinterest for outfit inspo and admired some ultra cool London street style...










All images taken from Pinterest




xxx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Outfit Post | Boohoo Coord

This Sunday blog post comes after a rather stressful weekend, house-hunting all day yesterday in London but with not much luck, wedding prep last night with my beautiful friend Heather who is going to look a stunner in approximately 20 days and then all day today clearing out old clothes and attempting to pack what I can.  
Its official I have way to many clothes.  

Here's an outfit from a week or so ago which I forgot to post, it's a glamorous, sparkly co-ord  from Boohoo which I bought for Ascot last month.  
It is from the Boohoo night Collection and is impressive quality, the fabric is weighty and an array of gorgeous pastel pinks, mint greens and golds.  
My look for Ascot was a lot smarter, styled with a fitted white blazer, nude sandals and a clutch but here it shows how versatile the 2 piece is teamed with a loose kimono and Birkenstock dupes for a day time look.  
Who said you can't wear head to toe sequins shopping!

As I was one of the runners up for the Fashion Chick MBFWA competition I won a voucher for Boohoo which kindly contributed towards this fabulous outfit!






Skirt and Cami c/o - Boohoo / Kimono c/o - InLoveWithFashion / Shoes - Ebay / Wrist cuffs - Ebay / Fedora - Primark




I hope you all had lovely weekends whatever you got up to, I'm off to log back on to Spareroom, Zoopla and Rightmove to continue the house search!
Wish me luck.




xxx








Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Wednesday Wants | Workwear

So with the new job looming and the big move underway (house hunting is becoming rather stressful mind) my thoughts turn to the main questions, what am I going to wearing to work and what is tube friendly?  Its very hot in London at the moment and hopefully in the next 4 weeks that won't change to much, I have my eyes on new trainers for the commute and of course the comfort factor, smart trousers for meetings and floaty skirts and shirts for warm sunny days in the office!  

I did hit jackpot at my local car boot last weekend and found some amazing retro 2 pieces which will be perfect for the office, I'm very excited to blog the 2 outfits soon and after those finds I certainly have the booty bug back!



Trousers / Shirt / Skirt / Chain / Nike Roshe Runs / Cami Top / Blouse / Clutch



xxx



Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Outfit Post | Best Dress Ever

The title pretty much says it all, this dress really is the best dress ever.  
This is the second look that Motel very kindly sent over and I have worn it 3 times in the week that I have had it.  The floaty and relaxed shape of this dress is so flattering and the cut out shoulder details adds a stylish touch.  
This outfit was of course a casual look but I teamed the dress with my wedged mules & leather jacket for dinner at the weekend for a dressier feel.  







Dress c/o - Motel / Trainers - Converse / Bag - Primark / Earrings - Claires



xxx



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