Friday, 21 March 2014

Outfit Post // Retro Colour Pop

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been a while since my last post, works been manic recently so I've been making the most of my relaxation time as best I can, so here's a little post I've put together!
On my Twitter feed a couple of months ago I came across the new fashion brand Lily Lulu Fashion, and after scouring their lovely website with so many stylish pieces I quickly realised they would be a brand to watch out for, some of the bargains in their sale section were amazing!  After some more research I realised they were based very close to me in Manchester, just another reason (or excuse..) to buy a piece of clothing from them. After much deliberation I finally settled on this gorgeous turtle-neck shift dress in a monochrome print, as I knew it would be something I'd wear just about anywhere! Since then they've added some amazing New Arrivals, including these gorgeous satchel bags in Pastel colours that I'm seriously lusting over!
Dress // Lily Lulu

Necklace // Primark (old)     Lipstick // Maybelline ColourSensational - Fuchsia Flash 

Shoes // New Look - Similar Here

As soon as I tried the dress on I felt like I'd been transported back to the 60s, it has such a glam retro feel, and I really love how it fits- the shift style means it doesn't cling when I'm having a 'food baby' kind of day. Because it's a monochrome print, something I don't always go for, I tried to think of a way to add a little pop of colour, and this Maybelline lipstick was the perfect way to do it. It's an almost Neon pink colour, and although I wasn't sure how much it would suit me, I actually love it! 

To finish the outfit off I added this simple pair of pointed flats from New Look, they have a slight block heel which again feels a bit retro, plus they are so much comfier than heels! I also teamed this Gold Primark necklace to add a bit of bling.

I first wore this dress for a day out shopping in Leeds, but I have already decided what shoes I'd team it with for a night out. I'll definitely be shopping with Lily Lulu again, and I'm also super excited to be attending their Charity Press Night next week, so watch out for more to come!

Is there a brand you'e a bit obsessed with at the moment..?x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

March Must Haves

So March is here and Spring is on it's way, which definitely calls for a wishlist! I'm really loving coming out of work at 5 to bright sunshine instead of pitch black, meaning I've got so much more time to enjoy the nice weather (when it decides to turn up), so this collection of Must Haves definitely sums that up! It's laid-back and casual, and fits my mood perfectly at the moment...

1. Sleeveless Boyfriend Jacket // Fashion Union     2. T-Shirt // River Island     3. Training Shoes // Nike   
4. Bleach Boyfriend Jeans // Boohoo
I've been lusting after this longline jacket for far too long now! It's just so gorgeous, and is casual yet so classic at the same time. While it is quite a statement piece, I could see myself wearing it so much now that the weathers getting a bit nicer, What I really love about it is the jersey style material which makes it so cool. The only reason why I haven't bought it yet is because it's £36, and while that's not reeeally expensive, it's still a bit more than I'd want to pay for one item, so I'll give it a few weeks until the regret kicks in and I go ahead and buy it anyway!

I'm not usually a really casual dresser, it's a rare occasion that I just go out in a plain t-shirt, but this super cute slogan tee from River Island might persuade me otherwise, Plus, it says Donut, I mean, it doesn't really get much better than that considering how much I love donuts! 

Words can't describe how much I love these trainers. I always love a nosy on the Nike website drooling over things I can't afford, even more so now I'm trying to build up my fitness - a New Years Resolution which seems to be lasting. I customised these trainers myself on the site (which I probably enjoyed a bit too much) and thought it was ace how you can personalise the trainers, making them just perfect for you! These would certainly help me wake up a bit quicker for my morning jog, as they are so stylish. There's always a downside though, as they cost a not so cheap £115, ouch! 

My love for boyfriend jeans has gone from strength to strength, and while I do have a pair now, I still can't help myself at looking for another. These high-waisted bleach jeans from Boohoo are really summery, but I don't usually go for high-waisted styles as they emphasise my tummy area, so maybe in a month or two when I've shifted those last few pounds, these will be top of my list!

What spring buys are you lusting after? Do you have any must-haves for the new season...?x


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