Jul 31 2014

My Style: Pretty In Pink

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A couple of weeks ago the lovely girlies at Next invited me and a few of their favourite bloggers to see The Bodyguard for a girl’s night out and I wore this beauty of a pink lace dress. I was having so much fun, munching at STK London, catching up with my friends and then singing along to Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, boy can Alexandra Burke sing, that I totally forgot to get an outfit post. A crime I know for a fashion blogger!!!

What I love about this beauty of a dress is that it can be dressed up or down and it still looks so pretty, I think it is because the silhouette is so flattering and the lace is delicate and fun. To see The Bodyguard, I dressed it up with a statement necklace, a cute clutch and strappy black heels, but I love that it works just as well teamed with pumps for a day wandering around Cambridge.

I think the reason this dress works for a Sunday walk after brunch is the accessories, a pop of blue just works perfectly with this pretty pale pink hue. I love that it adds a touch of fun, which means that the addition of the denim pumps don’t seem too casual. Plus I love any reason to wear my new blue mini Links of London friendship bracelet that Paulie got me for my birthday, it works perfectly with my Shore Projects watch.

Do you have a summer dress that you love to dress up and down?

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My Style: Pink lace dress, Next (c/o) // Blue plimsolls, Primark // Blue watch, Shore Projects (c/o) // Blue friendship bracelet, Links of London // Earrings, Pia // Bag, Paul Costelloe from TK Maxx // Belt, Dorothy Perkins //

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Jul 30 2014

Shop Now: Kate Hudson’s Fitness Line Fabletics

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One of my girl crushes is Kate Hudson, not just for her incredible red carpet fashion style, but also for her killer body, basically she is my gym-inspiration so I am pretty excited about her new fitness line, Fabletics.

Inspired by her own personal wardrobe and active lifestyle, Fabletics is fashionable and affordable, you can get a whole outfit for as little as £44, plus the collection really does cater for all body shapes and has a really funky, fun Californian vibe that will make you want to hit the gym.

I went to check out the collection a few weeks ago and I was super impressed, the fabrics are soft with added stretch, they look fun, and I really loved how so many of the items layered together perfectly, which is probably why the label is all about outfits. You can pick up a sports bra, a loose T-shirt and cropped leggings – everything Kate says you needs for a workout – I just wish you also got her body when wearing her designs!!!

To get the best price for an outfit you have to become a VIP member of Fabletics, where you receive a whole new fitness outfit every four weeks, if you don’t like anything that month you can just opt out, but you have to do so within a time limit, which to be honest can be a little annoying and I always seem to forget.

But if you workout a lot, like to change up your look and generally buy a lot of sportswear each month then this subscription service could work for you as you do save up to 40% off retail prices with the VIP membership. However, if you are like me and rotates about three outfits that you feel comfortable in and rarely get new fitness gear you might want to just shop the line as a regular member.

What do you think of Kate Hudson’s fitness collection? Would you wear to the gym?

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I picked out these black leggings with the sheer panels and I can’t wait to wear them – don’t they just look slimming.

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Jul 29 2014

Transformers Age Of Extinction: Nicola Peltz In Prada

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Who: Nicola Peltz

Where: At the Japan premiere of ‘Transformers : Age Of Extinction’ at the Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi in Tokyo, Japan

Wearing: A bright orange Prada halterneck dress with a deep V-neckline, open-back and a gorgeous bow tied at the neck, teamed with gold strappy sandals

Verdict: Wow, now this is how to command the red carpet, wear a gorgeous vivid colour, add just the right amount of sex appeal with the plunging neckline, and then extra drama with the flowing skirt – Nicola Peltz looks completely breathtaking at the Japanese premiere for her blockbuster film.

I have already raved about how Nicola is my newest red carpet crush but this Prada gown is just spectacular. I think I love everything about it from the colour to the neckline to the adorable bow neck tie. It works perfectly for her model body and I love that she added drama to her make-up and tucked her hair behind her ears.

I think this look is an actress that has really got to grips with the red carpet and is enjoying it. I love to see that. This look is pure movie glamour.

Do love this gown as much as I do? **Please say yes – I seriously love it**

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[Pics: Getty Images for Paramount]

Jul 24 2014

My Style: Festival-Inspired Floral Love Affair

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What is your go-to festival look?

Mine would probably be skinny jeans/denim shorts, a vintage rock tee, a bold floral kimono, some wellies and a few statement pieces of jewellery that I would probably have picked up from Primark. For this season, with the weather being a little warmer, I thought I would channel my girlie side and opt for a fun and flirty dress, pops of colour, of course sensible but cool footwear, and a statement headpiece, well it wouldn’t be a festival without wearing something silly now would it.

What I love about this look, other than how happy this tropical print shirtdress makes me from Gap, even when it starts to rain, has to be how comfortable I am not wearing wellington boots. I have a problem with not being able to find wellies that fit me well, they are always too big around the ankle, I seem to not be able to walk properly and they make my feet ache, maybe it is because I haven’t invested in quality, but I was so pleased to try out Sorel’s Slimshortie style. They are kind of part cowboy, part biker, with their full-grain waterproof leather they can take on any challenges of a festival, plus they will look great in winter as well.

To tie my boots into my look I added a tan belt, which really nips in this cute dress, and then to add a summer pop I went for this fun pompom headpiece from Asos, which is currently in the sale so snap it up quick, I just thought it looked perfect with my new specs from Kite, the yellow Shore Projects watch and my Rebecca Minkoff bag.

What do you think – would you wear this to a festival? Also have you tried out Sorel’s Slimshortie boots?

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My Style: Floral dress, Gap // Sorel Slimshortie boots, Sorel (c/o) // Pompom headband, Asos // Yellow watch, Shore Projects (c/o) // Bracelet stack, Accessorize // Blue framed glasses, Kite Glasses (c/o) // Belt, New Look // Yellow Bag, Rebecca Minkoff //

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Jul 23 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy: Zoe Saldana In Louis Vuitton

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Who: Zoe Saldana

Where: At the world premiere of her new flick Marvel’s space adventure ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A black and white semi-sheer Louis Vuitton dress from the Resort 2015 collection, teamed with Jimmy Choo ‘Kamelia’ heels

Verdict: Well I think it is safe to say that pregnancy isn’t going to stop Zoe Saldana making edgy fashion choices and I am so pleased as I think she looks insane in this sexy-chic Louis Vuitton outfit.

I love how this look is edgy, with the flash of her white bralet and accented with that harness-like belt detailing, but it also has a elegance with the long sleeves and jagged edge lace to the skirt, as well as a sexiness with the semi-sheer nature of the dress.

Add those feathered Jimmy Choo heels and that gorgeous side swept faux bob and for me this is one amazing look, but I wonder what it would have looked like without the belt.

Are you a fan of Zoe Saldana’s latest red carpet look?

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Jul 22 2014

Introducing: Shore Projects Watches

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I am fast becoming a little bit of a watch hoarder, collector, wearer **delete as appropriate**, I blame my fiancé, watches really are his thing. My obsession started as a way to frame my bracelet stacks, to add a splash of colour to an outfit, or a touch of bling. Basically I couldn’t find one watch to do the job, which apparently is weird, well according to one of my friends who insists that you only need one watch, as it just tells the time!!! Which got me thinking is there really one watch out there that could work for any occasion, any look, any mood?

Well strangely I think I might have actually found a watch to coordinate with nearly any outfit, excluding a black-tie ball of course, a cool new British watch brand, Shore Projects, which has created a gorgeous and fun collection of timepieces inspired by the seaside.

What is so great about this brand, other than the fact they are British, is that they have created four classic watch faces, all named after seaside resorts, which can easily be transformed with a quick swap of the watch strap. So one day you could wear vibrant yellow, the next girlie pink, then the fun and flirty mint green and then another day could be the gorgeous blue pastel hue. You will never get bored of this brand.

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I think the reason this brand works is the classic design of the watch face, I do love large round faces, especially in brushed silver, it really is timeless. My favourite, seen above, is Poole, brushed silver with a white face, Whitstable is the same silver finish but with a black face, and then there are two brushed gold options, Portland with the white and St Ives with the charcoal face.

It is the quick and easy strap mechanism, trust me it takes seconds to change, which makes it easy to do a daily swap on the straps that makes this a brand to watch. I have always loved an element of customisation to my look without actually doing much in the way of DIY and Shore Projects gets that with the eight classic colours to choose from, and then the added bonus of regular additions, I am loving the summer polka dot collection, and I am hoping for some metallic hues for day-to-night vibes in future collections.

Shore Projects watches, which come with one strap cost £85 each, additional straps cost £15 each from the classic collection, and £20 for the polka dot line. I already have my eye on adding the Ocean Blue Polka Dot and the classic Orange straps, I will soon have one for every day of the week!!!

Have you discovered Shore Projects watches? What do you think of changing your watch straps every day?

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**Shore Projects gifted me the watch and straps, but I chose the colours, and as always I wouldn’t rave about something I didn’t like**

 

Jul 21 2014

Beauty Bytes: Benefit Dream Screen

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I have only just discovered Benefit’s incredible skincare range, I use their make-up and I even own a number of their fragrances, but when I was last in the Carnaby store I had to ask myself where they had been hiding this skincare line.

So if like me and you have been living in a beauty-free hole and are on the look out for great sun protection for your face that doesn’t make you too shiny, doesn’t leave that horrible sticky residue, and actually plays well with your foundation, then you need to give Benefit’s Dream Screen a go.

OK, so it is a little pricey, £25 for 45ml bottle, but trust me you will love this lightweight, oil free SPF 45, as not only does it go onto your skin like a dream, sorry couldn’t resist, I also loved how it both mattified and moisturised my skin. Even though it is small, a little really does go and a long way, and I love that it is kind of like a primer, which in my eyes is always a bonus, plus the small bottle makes it perfect to pop into your handbag.

If it wasn’t enough that it feels good on the skin – I really do just love pretty packaging and the mint green bottle complete with a cork lid is adorable!!!

Have you tried Benefit Dream Screen? What did you think?

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