Tag Archive: The Outnet

Mar 26 2014

Clothes I Love: Red Valentino Butterfly Print Dresses

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Spring is in the air, perhaps not as much today with the rain, but at the weekend I most certainly enjoyed the sun, I even went and visited the local farm to see all their adorable lambs, and it has got me think about wearing dresses without tights, embracing colour and sitting on the grass watching the world go by.

All that just equals Red Valentino, which I have only just found out stands for Romantic Eccentric Dress, and I call myself a fashion blogger!!! Valentino’s diffusion line is just pretty, always fun with a feminine edge of ruffles, great prints and classic styles. As well as doing amazing dresses I am also loving the handbags and shoes – everything about the label is just gorgeous.

The spring/summer collection is just divine, but the pieces that really stand out for me have to be the butterfly print dresses in vibrant pink and summery yellow – don’t they just make you want to have a romantic picnic with your man and enjoy champagne and strawberries?

My favourite has to be the pink one, which is technically not a dress, rather a pleated skater skirt with a matching long-sleeve shirt, but paired together it really does make a statement that just needs sunshine and great company.

Do you love the oversized Red Valentino butterfly prints?

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Love Red Valentino but looking for a more purse friendly price, well you need to check out the amazing selection on The Outnet with most of the pieces half price – here are a few of my favourites:

Feb 05 2014

Wardrobe Essentials: Iris & Ink SS14 Collection

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I am a lover of high quality basics, they fill in the gaps of any woman’s wardrobe, and The Outnet’s in-house label, Iris & Ink is one of favourites to pick up a great jumper, shirt and leather skirt. It is basically a line filled with wardrobe essentials and for spring/summer 2014 the collection has exploded and is its biggest ever, which is good news for every woman out there.

Everything in the collection is an investment piece from the leather staples such as the pleated skirt to the fashion-forward items like the suede shirt dress that will jazz up anyone’s day, to the essential cashmere jumpers that literally come in every shade of the rainbow to the beautifully tailored trousers and shirts. I am crushing over the whole collection.

The prices are around the high-end high street end, think Whistles, Reiss and Karen Millen, but there are some bargains to be had in the collection as well – I think the straight-leg pants with black piping for £95 is a great addition to any wardrobe, as is the leopard print sweater for £110, and the semi-sheer washed-silk shirt for £98 can be dressed up or down.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wardrobe filled with gorgeous cashmere sweaters, white shirts, leather skirts and stripy tops.

Are you a fan of The Outnet’s Iris & Ink label?

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Shop my favourite pieces: 

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Jan 23 2013

Award Season: The Outnet Goes To Hollywood

With the SAG Awards coming at the weekend I am getting back into Award Season prep, after the lull that followed the Golden Globes, and I thought I would share the amazing video series that The Outnet have put together with a few Hollywood insiders.

The series has been running all month and so far they have spoken to Emma Watson’s stylist Anita Patrickson, who talked about the star being a “stylist’s dream” as well as being able to “pull off everything from classic and vintage to really edgy”, stylist Jessica Paster talks clutch bags and her favourite Oscar moments, and currently on The Outnet is an interview with actress Rebecca Romijn.

Take a look at Emma Watson’s red carpet moments, what to put inside your clutch, and do you agree with Jessica’s top 5 Oscar looks?

Looking to add a bit of red carpet glamour to your wardrobe? Well head on over to The Outnet and check out the 60% off sale on Temperley London and Stella McCartney clothes and accessories.

Aug 27 2012

My Style: What I Wore To My Friend’s Wedding

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Last weekend, before the weather turned on us, I was enjoying the sun down in Sussex for my friend’s wedding. It was a small but sophisticated affair at the gorgeous Marco Pierre White venue Kings Barns, and the day was just so much fun-filled with lots of Pims, laughter with friends, delicious food especially the strawberry Pavlova, a little bit of crazy dancing, adorable bunting, and most importantly a stunning bride and handsome groom.

This was my second wedding of the summer, I still have another two to go before the year is up, but this is the one I have been most excited about as both Jim and Sarah are close friends. I don’t think I have been to such a fun and relaxed wedding before, I adored Sarah’s striking dress she really did look gorgeous and I admired Jim for wearing his dress uniform, it was scorching and that uniform looked warm, but he did look incredible.

I had been panicking slightly about what to wear as I knew it was going to be such a great day, when I saw this gorgeous nude pink dress in Warehouse I was blown away, I completely fell in love with its Art Deco-inspired sequin embellished neck line. I have to be honest I was a little worried about going for such a light colour, I am normally in the colour scheme closer to black, but as soon as I tried it on and twirled in the chiffon full skirt it just felt right.

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With the statement detailing on the front I didn’t go crazy on my accessories, opting for platform strappy Calvin Klein Collection shoes, which were the most comfortable shoe ever and a bargain from The Outnet clearance sale, as well as an Art Dec-style clutch from Warehouse, a couple of my favourite charm and diamond bracelets, well it wouldn’t be right without some arm candy, and finishing off my look were my new specs from Specsavers.

I always worry about having to wear glasses at weddings and parties, I could wear contacts but touching my own eyes creeps me out, but these Karen Millen beauties are perfect when dressing up. I love the matt finish to frames, I find shiny a little too much at times, and these are the lightest glasses I own so it really didn’t feel like I was even wearing glasses.

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I didn’t want to go too crazy in sharing pictures from the day, but here are a few of my favourites: First up we have Paulie and I with Mr and Mrs Priestley, I blame the heat for Paulie taking off his tie and jacket as he really did looked dapper. Below is a close up of Jim’s medal bling; the happy couple I just adore Sarah’s wedding dress; and the last photo is Paulie with our close friends Olly, Marcus, Jim, Pete and Mat.WeddingJim My Style: What I Wore To My Friends Wedding %tagWeddingJimSarah My Style: What I Wore To My Friends Wedding %tagWeddingTheBoys My Style: What I Wore To My Friends Wedding %tag

Aug 04 2012

The Outnet Sale: Clear Your Diary The Clearance Starts Tuesday

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So what are you doing on Tuesday? Well, I would suggest that you clear your diary now in preparation for The Outnet’s crazy clearance sale. This isn’t just any old sale this is Theoutnet.com’s renown summer clearance, more than 2,000 styles from over 200 designers including celebrity favs Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Hervé Léger and Marc Jacobs – at up to 85% off – this is one serious sale!!!

Register online now at The Outnet and you’ll be notified as soon as the sale starts – so no excuse to miss out on a designer piece. Be warned The Outnet has informed Fashionista Barbie that it receives 29 orders per second during peak shopping times – so this huge sale it is sure to sell out fast!!!

Jul 11 2012

The Outnet Summer Style: Rock-Chic Glam With Felder Felder

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Sad to say, but this is my third and final blog post from my fab time at The Outnet Summer Style session, but I am leaving you all on a high with my favourite of the three looks – eveningwear.

Daytime I went for bright orange, festival was all about the accessories, which continued in this eveningwear style featuring the most gorgeous of gowns by Felder Felder that fitted like a dream and made me feel incredible. I just loved the rock-chic spin with the studded embellishments – seriously gorgeous gown I just hope I did it justice!!!

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From L-R: Me, AlexKateEllaMonica, and Naomi.

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I just loved Naomi’s amazing heels above, as well as Ella’s gorgeous red carpet worthy Notte by Marchesa  gown, and Alex looked incredible in her Issa dressOutnetSummerStyle6 The Outnet Summer Style: Rock Chic Glam With Felder Felder %tagOutnetSummerStyle11 The Outnet Summer Style: Rock Chic Glam With Felder Felder %tagOutnetSummerStyle13 The Outnet Summer Style: Rock Chic Glam With Felder Felder %tag

As well as having our piccies taken we also made a funny dance video, which basically was created by photographing simple movements, very clever – check out Alex above I snapped her when it was her turn, and check out my hilarious video below – loving the cameo of my Victoria Beckham shades.

Do you like my Felder Felder gown? Plus don’t forget that all the blogger looks are on sale at The Outnet.

 [Pics: Abi Marvel, Me, and thanks to Kate for taking my style shots// Video - The Outnet]

Jul 07 2012

The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival

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Yesterday I blogged the first of my three looks at The Outnet Summer Style session, well from daytime lunching we went to chic festival fashion, no muddy fields, no Wellington boots, just VIP all the way with tea cups, well that was the brief and I went all out on the right accessories for the job.

Like Olivia Palermo who wore a navy blue and black colour scheme to Christian Dior this week, I also like the combination of the two colours – so I paired a gorgeous, slightly too big for me, black A.L.C. washed-silk wrap-around maxi skirt with a sports-luxe mesh-sleeved jersey Marni top, but for me this look was all about my accessories.OutnetSummerStyle10 The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival %tagOutnetSummerStyle7 The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival %tag

Top of my list of accessories needs were sunglasses, you can’t go to a festival without them and I picked out the most gorgeous pair of Victoria Beckham shades, they had everything I wanted from the retro cat-eye style to the detachable chain – well I don’t want to lose them while dancing now do I!!!

I paired these beauties with one of my favourite clutches from New York designer Rebecca Minkoff, I just thought that my navy/black combination could do with a pop of colour and what better than leopard print, granted you can’t fit a lot in there for a festival but remember I was going to an imaginary VIP festival, and I just had to include Rebecca Minkoff as she is one of my favourite designers.

Finishing off my look were some touches of jewellery, I love the bright pink and blue Dannijo jewels, they worked perfectly with my three silver Philippe Audibert bracelets, and my Pamela Love ring. Plus my only sensible thing were my flat shoes, I really liked the bright blue flash from the Pour la Victoire’s ‘Edilia’ leather sandals.

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Ella from Coco’s Tea Party looked adorable in her printed Thakoon top paired with her leather See by Chloé – if I had her figure and legs I would also have worked tiny shorts. I also loved Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity in neon pink and that gorgeous Pamela Love harness-style necklace.

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Next up will be my eveningwear look, which is my favourite of the three, and you will also spot the Victoria Beckham shades and Rebecca Minkoff clutch making another cameo, I loved them so much I had to include them again.

So what do you think of my chic festival look? I really liked the semi-sheer maxi skirt, would have loved more if it had fitted me – I had to be bulldog clipped in so it didn’t fall down, but I do like the combination of the sporty tee with the more dressy maxi – but for me this look is all about the accessories.

Don’t forget that all the blogger looks are on sale at The Outnet.

[Pics: Abi Marvel, Me, and thanks to Kate for taking my style shots]
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