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Sunday 30 June 2013

Outfit of the day

Outfit of the day

The weather this weekend in London was glorious, very warm and sunny with a slight breeze, so we went to visit family in Henley. We took a boat on the Thames and ate ice cream which was fun! 

 I love sunny days in London!

Why isn't the weather always like this in London?! One can only dream of more sunny days like this. I had completely given up on my Summer wardrobe due to the miserable weather and then the weekend arrived - hooray! Fingers crossed we get more warm weather and I get to wear more straw hats, floral trousers and jewelled collared blouses!

Floral print cropped trousers - Uniqlo

Jewelled collar blouse - Primark

Bag - Primark

Sunday 23 June 2013

New Look Statement Necklaces

I bought this necklace from New Look last week and I absolutely love it, it goes with everything! 

Pink and gold decor plate necklace- New Look

New Look have a great selection of necklaces in store and online. Here are some of my favourites:

Silver frosted stone bib necklace

Black and gold enamel plate necklace

Gold Cleopatra chain necklace

Diamante eagle necklace

New Ellington Hotel Leeds Review

New Ellington Hotel's lounge bar

If you are ever in Leeds and need somewhere to stay then you have to visit the New Ellington Hotel, a boutique hotel in the centre of Leeds.

The entrance to the hotel, a red brick building, doesn't look like much, but once you enter the hotel there is striking art decor furnishings. The name New Ellington is actually a tribute to Duke Ellington who played Leed's 1958 music festival and would explain the photos of jazz artists displayed in the lounge bar.

I was really impressed with the food at the hotel including the breakfast too...

Dinner - burger, onion rings and fries

Dessert - apple tart with ice cream

Breakfast - brioche with bacon and maple syrup

I would highly recommend it! To book a room at New Ellington visit their website here.

Thursday 13 June 2013

Outfit of the day - Primark work dress

Dress - Primark

My outfit of the day is another work wear favourite, but this time from Primark. It's an oldie but a goodie, bought a few seasons ago, but will remain forever in my wardrobe as I adore it so. 


I was pleased to hear Primark's recent announcement - that limited items will be sold on the ASOS website from June for a trial period in order for Primark company to gain "insight" into online retailing. The first week was such a success that Primark and ASOS are extending the trial for at least a few months and I'm not surprised.

The biggest appeal of Primark is that the products are affordable and stylish - making it so appealing to its young customers.  I can't wait to see what items they will choose to sell on the ASOS website. Let me know if anything catches your eye!

Saturday 8 June 2013

Bridesmaids Dresses for a Winter Wedding

Bridesmaid dresses - Monsoon
Bridesmaid fur jackets - Dorothy Perkins

I was going through my wedding photos and came across one of my favourite images, actually taken by my florist (a woman of many talents!).

I always knew having a wedding in February would be cold but it wasn't until the day of the wedding I knew exactly how cold it was going to be..freezing! Despite the cold weather (about one degrees) and the light snow, my sisters who also happened to be my bridesmaids still looked fabulous!

I wanted them in bright colours and as soon as I saw the yellow dresses in Monsoon I knew they were the perfect dresses. I loved the fact they were cocktail dresses as opposed to the usual long gowns you see bridesmaids wear. Teamed with the gold shoes and brown fur capelets from Dorothy Perkins it was the perfect bridesmaids outfit for a winter wedding. 

The flowergirl, my niece, wore a wedding jacket and ballet pumps bought from a bridal store in America and her flower girl dress from Tesco. Her flower basket was from BHS.

What are you favourite bridesmaid and flower girl looks?

For more pictures visit Brides Magazine website here

Thursday 6 June 2013

Outfit of the day - polka dot crazy!

Bag - Missguided

My outfit of the day is a polka dot dress from Tesco Clothing who do lovely work dresses.

I love polka dots and this sleeveless dress is great for warm days in the office as I can just add a cardigan if gets chilly in the evening.

Ballet shoes - New Look 
I teamed the dress with my polka dot ballet pumps from New Look and my camel bag I use for work from Missguided.

My top picks: Matalan Homeware

 Canisters from Matalan

Matalan have a great range of homeware products and I particularly love their kitchenshop items! I bought these set of three metal storage canisters with removable lids and sugar, tea and coffee embossed on each canister (also available in lime green too).

Here are a few of my favourite items from their store, all available to buy online:

Matalan do home deliveries and a "click and collect" option to place orders online and then collect from your choice of store. Let me know what you have recently purchased from Matalan, love to see your buys!

Sunday 2 June 2013

Outfit of the Day - Chime for Change Concert

Jacket - New Look
Blouse - New Look
Jeans - New Look 

On Saturday I travelled to Twickenham Stadium to watch the incredible Beyonce perform at the Chime for Change concert.

The fundraising concert was organised to raise money to support projects on areas of education, health and justice for women.  

And what an amazing show it was! With a star studded line up of artists performing such as Beyonce, J-Lo, Rita Ora, Jessie J and more, I planned to wear something comfortable as I knew I would be dancing all night!

 Shoes - New Look

My outfit of the day is entirely from New Look completely by coincidence. I particularly love their tall range and my skinny jeans and jacket are both from the tall collection, perfect for girls over 5'7! 

Chime for Change was such an unforgettable night. I'm so glad I was there to experience this event full of such inspiring women! In the word's of Jada Pinkett-Smith who introduced one of the acts, equality for women is a world issue, not just a woman's issue.  I'm so glad this concert raised not only £2.8million but also awareness of such an important issue.  

To find out more about the campaign visit chimeforchange.

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