Thursday, February 28, 2013

#25 Thrifty Thursday - Oh Boy

Long time no blog about clothes hey!
I've been feeling uninspired recently and just need to get my fashion butt in gear basically! I had a bit of a splurge recently which was lovely.

As it's Thursday I thought I would do my Thrifty Thursday seen as I haven't in forever. This top has already made an appearance HERE but it's still a firm favourite.

H&M stripe crop top, carboot - £1
Black Skater Skirt, c/o Romwe
'Boy' Beanie, Ebay - £7.99
Double platform studded suede creeper lookalikes, ebay - £19.99
Stag Head Monochrome Bag, Accessorize - £45*

*I used this bag as part of a segment on Accessorizes blog and gave it back afterwards.

Can I also say that yes. There is snow in the background but no, it isn't snowing. I took these photos as part of a piece with Accessorize, and it was snowing at the time. Isn't the bag FREAKING AMAZING? I might have to cheekily purchase it as I got quite attached when it was in my possession for the few days of photo taking! Its pretty big too!

Take a look at how I styled a few accessorize things to fit with the monochrome trend HERE!

Hope you are all fabulous!
It's March tomorrow - someone please tell me where the months are going? :-(

PSSTTT.. I found this top on sheinside for $31 (so around £20!)
I know a few people were lusting after my batman lazy oaf shirt and it's now sold out almost everywhere - so if you are after a batman print I would recommend this! Would totally get it if I didn't have my shirt. They aren't paying me to say this or anything I just thought I;d give you guys a heads up!

Sheinside Batman Jumper, £20 - CLICK HERE!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Surprise Flowers...

Earlier in the month, Money Supermarket gave a few bloggers £20 each to spend on something. It could be
anything, from a meal or money toward a more extravagant purchase, but with the idea of 'lifes little wins'

'Beautiful' Lilies Bouquet, - £30*

I decided to treat my mum with a surprise bunch of flowers. I don't talk about my personal life in my blog, or even twitter really, I'm a very private person, but at the beginning of January I mentioned something had happened which was a bit of a bad start to 2013 to me. My mum was in hospital, and when I was given the opportunity to do this little project I couldn't think of anyone else to treat! Shes doing alot better now, sporting a rather large cast on her leg though!

My mum used to send me and my sisters valentines cards when we were younger (how sweet is that!?) so I thought, hey, why have I never got her anything for valentines? Valentines is a day of love, not necessarily just for the partner in your life, but friends and family also!

The first thought of where to get the flowers was Moonpig because hey, we have all seen the moonpig adverts! But the price was also the best. £30 and a free card and free delivery on valentines day.

'Why not just buy a nice bunch of flowers from tesco for £15?' ..

you might be wondering. Well, for me, lifes little wins are the surprises you can give to the people around you. And her face when she was delivered a surprise fresh bunch of her favourite flowers is something I will always remember. The cat card was specifically picked as we're a big cat loving family ... we have 3!

The pictures aren't the best as they were taken quite a few days after (and they're still going strong!) so they're slightly crinkled etc, but they still look lovely. With Mothers day also coming up I can see this as being another perfect surprise :-)

Thankyou for letting me take part Money Supermarket, and I guess my question is - What would you spend that extra £20 on?

*Disclaimer: Money Supermarket provided me with £20 to go toward this £30 bunch of flowers. I paid the extra £10 out of my own money. I am not working with Moonpig or are being compensated by them - the service was actually great for the price and I would defiitely recommend them!

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Places To Stay In London Fashion Week - Premier Inn County Hall Review.

Hello everyone!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have been suffering from post London Fashion Week flu! Posts will resume next week and I have some lovely things to talk about and will be fairly busy - but lots of exciting blogger things to include :-)

I was very lucky to have my hotel provided for London Fashion Week by the incredible people at Premier Inn. I'm a big Premier Inn fan. I went to the Premier Inn in Manchester for a night away with my boyfriend last year HERE and couldn't fault the service and convenience of it then, and I can't to it again this time round!

It was firstly a huge relief to know how close to Somerset House it was. Last year I stayed with my lovely friend Hannah who was so sweet to let me stay for a few days. She lives around an hour away from Central London on te tube. Which is of course do able, but with the madness of fashion week I was absolutely shattered at the end of each day knowing travelling back to my 'home' for the day wasn't as quick as I'd like it to be!

They put me up in the Premier Inn County Hall. Right next to The London Eye, not only is it a five minute taxi ride (which I rode in most days due to laziness and convenience!) but if you do decide to walk it is quite a gorgeous walk. Just a walk around a roundabout and you're straight onto the bridge and the most incredible view ever. I wish I had taken more photos of the views around as it really is quite unbelievable, but I was fairly busy and it completely slipped my mind! I have it photographed in my memory of course - which is always the best way! If you want to get the tube however, Waterloo station is your best bet, and is a quick ride to Temple, which is the closest stop to Somerset house (I think!)

I was also very kindly given free wifi and a breakfast buffet each morning. This was an absolute godsend as fashion week is madness food wise and it's very difficult to fit food in! I always filled up more than enough for breakfast AND lunch because it was a buffet, which was amazing! The wifi was also very fast and was so much better than I expected it to be, which was great for blogging as I blogged the whole time I was there! But it is actually only £3 for a whole 24 hours which is easy peasy and super cheap and you can pay via paypal too which I thought was great as not everywhere offers paypal!

My room turned into a little bit of a fashion sanctuary. I had a bath nearly every night and relaxed watching tv and blogging. The staff are literaly the nicest people ever, helping me with my bags, sorting with settling in - just everything you want in a hotel. It was busy-ish whilst I was there but there wasn't much of a wait at reception and for breakfast as I thought there would be!

I was also sent these Estee Lauder products to see me through London Fashion Week from Estee Lauder. The night repair creams and lotion were godsends to make me look more awake! And I am a no fuss nail varnish girl so a understated natural pink colour was perfect. Thankyou Estee Lauder! <3

Estee Lauder Advanced Eye Serum Infusion | Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair | Estee Lauder Nail Varnish in 'Ballerina Pink' (Released in March) c/o Estee Lauder | Marc Jacobs Daisy c/o my boyfriend! <3

Thankyou so much to everyone at Premier Inn Inn for offering this to me - I don't know what I would have done without such a relaxing stay and great location! If you guys are wanting to go to London Fashion Week in September then I honestly could not recommend Premier Inn County Hall enough!

I've actually booked myself and James for another night away in Manchester for tomorrow - yay! And in the same Premier Inn I booked last time haha, so I can't wait to show you what we get up to. It's our belated valentines night away as he was in Morocco (and had a fab time I'm so jealous!) so it will be nice to have a night to ourselves!

Thanks for reading guys, Thanks to Premier Inn & I hope you are all well!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

London Fashion Week Day 5 A/W13

Na na na na na na na na baaattmaaaannn!
It's been a while since I bought this shirt. I've been dying to show everyone but I have waited till fashion week for the perfect opportunity!

Lazy Oaf Batman Shirt, Asos - £65
UNIF Black Hellbounds, Christmas Gift Via Nasty Gal
Matching Sunshine Yellow Laces, Ebay - £1.99
Alexander Wang Kirsten Tote Lookalike Bag, Ebay - £37.99

I am a huge batman fan. who isn't? you have to be fairly brave to wear this outside of somewhere like fashion week, as people STARE. People walk past saying 'batman!', and you definitely will not go unnoticed. Usually, I'm not fussed. But I once wore this to meadohall and realised just how un ready Sheffield was for a bigh bright massive batman shirt!

I couldn't not pair this with my unifs and some yellow laces I specifically bought from ebay! This is one of my favourite outfits ever and am glad I waited until fashion week until I wore it 'properly'

The last day was basically a rushed mess. I was at Somerset house to say goodbye to my friends and get some last minute shots of the area, until I grabbed a taxi and said bye to my hotel at the premier inn and the london eye (which is right on the doorstep!) and set off home. I had a lovely journey back and seeing my little sister at the train station to help me with my bags made me feel like crying. I don't tend to get homesick, I'm good at adjusting to most surroundings. But I did end up missing home.

London, it's been amazing. And to all of you who stuck with me and kept up with what was going on - thankyou! You guys are the reason I ca do things like fashion week. Meet the people I meet, see the shows, experience London - it's incredible. Thankyou to the incredible people at Premier inn for a hotel so close to Somerset house too, which made getting there and back everyday an absolute dream. And also the staff who were so lovely and made my morning!

I may not be blogging to frequently over the next week just so I can adjust to everything I've missed whilst back here in good old Sheffield!

Much Love always! xoxo

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

London Fashion Week Day 4 A/W13

Hello everyone! Hope you are well!
Day 4 was slightly warmer, so I felt better with wearing a dress - although again it got freezing as the hours ticked by and I started to regret my outfit choice haha!

Leather Contrast Cut Out Bodycon Dress In White, c/o Missguided (£24.99)
BOY Black And White Snapback Cap, Ebay - £13.99
Clear Perspex See Through Clutch, Ebay - £12.99
Chunky Gold Necklace & Bracelet, Both H&M, £7.99 & £3.99
Black UNIF Hellbounds, Gift via Nasty Gal!

I don't know why but that boy cap is my new favourite thing. I used to love beanies but I'm getting really into snapbacks now - I feel naked without something on my head! This dress has incredible leather detailing, and sooo many people loved it and were shocked to find out it was missguided as it looks alot more high end - score! ;-)

We spent most of the day relaxing inside, with a lovely hot pot of Barrys English Tea and as many carbs as you can imagine. I wish I had remembered to photgraph the vast array of sandwiches and fresh bread which filled the shelves inside!

I had no shows today and focused on just meeting up with a few blogger friends I had made at fashion week. Thats the thing I love the most, meeting people. If you ever eet e (I hope I get to meet many many more readers as it's my favourite thing!) I don't shut up, and like alot of people have commented, I'm different to what maybe I portray on my blog. My pouty face makes me look a little standoffish and snobbish, but it person I'm far from it!

I met some of the most incredible people at fashion week, people who read my blog which is CRAZY! I had the sweetest girls in the whole world come up to me and ask for a photo with me (which I still thing is crazyyy!!!! But amazing of course!) and another girl straight after asing for the same thing! To all who I met - thakyou. You make my day, and it is amazing to meet the peopke who make things like fashion week possible for me, who make blogging an enjoyable job and something to look forward to, knowing a few of the faces behind the incredible comments. Thankyou all so much to the readers I met and to you all just for reading. Okay, soppy bit over! Day 5 is tomorrow SOB, last day ever - it's been a crazy old week, thanks for sticking with me haha!

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