LBD – Little Blue Dress

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UK_fashion_blog_river island_chloe_primarkDress: River Island (old) // Bag: Yes Style // Shoes: Primark (similar here) // Lipstick: MUA

The LBD doesn’t have to be limited to the colour black, blue is a nice soft alternative for Summer. This weather is probably going to be very short lived so I am making the most of being able to wear dresses while I can. I got this one 2 years ago and wore it to the Company magazine style blogger awards, its awful to admit but I havent worn it since due to having way way too many clothes. For the awards which was a more stylish and smart affair I wore ankle boots, a skinny waist belt and a white blazer. Here I have opted for a more laid back look.

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Blueprint

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UK_fashion_blog_ASOS_TIGIDress: Missguided // Heels: River Island @ ASOS

Bag: ASOS // Watch: ASOS

I just want to take a bit of time to show the appreciation for this beautiful dress. It has shot to the top of my wardrobe as my new fave dress and I am wishing the days away to be able to wear it on holiday soon. The bold blue print, the low cut v neck, the shift A-line shape; it all adds up to one hell of a beaut. I fell in love when I saw it online and don’t think I have completed an order as fast as I did with this dress.

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TIGI x ASOS

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UK_fashion_blog_ASOS_TIGITop: River Island @ ASOS // Jeans: ASOS

Shoes: River Island @ ASOS // Bag: ASOS

Arm Bangle: Catriona Rose // Watch: Michael Kors

All Hair Products: S Factor TIGI @ ASOS

After going through a colour nightmare last year I unfortunately had to go an all over dark colour to fix the mess and have my healthy previously uncoloured long locks chopped off, it was traumatic to say the least. A year down the line and it is getting there on the growing front and is finally the bright blonde colour I want it to be thanks to an awesome hairdresser. I have had a couple of big chops last year and again this Jan/Feb (they were much needed after what my hair had been through) but now I am back to small trims as I want it back to it’s original long length again. It also has bleach in it now as I love it to be an ashy blonde which means I need to be extra careful with how I treat it. I got the chance to try out some amazing TIGI products thanks to the lovely people at ASOS (thank you Lindsey!). I am 100% sold on these products! They have made a world of difference to my hair after such a short amount of use.

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Topshop Festival Style Challenge – £200 Topshop Giveaway!

Want to win a £200 Topshop gift card to spend on your perfect festival look?

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Festival season is fast approaching so if you’re heading off to one this summer it’s time to get planning your outfit to wow the crowds. If you want to win £200 to spend at Topshop to nail your perfect festival look then read on (click ‘read more’ at the end to see the whole post). My festival style is all about comfort, you want to be able to bounce around to the music without worrying about anything other than which stage you’re going to head to next. I am pretty girly when it comes to my festival style, opting more for pieces with intricate detailing and layered jewellery. I love crochet and lace which I think is a festival staple for most people.

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UK_fashion_blog_Topshop_festival_styleDress: Topshop Bag: Topshop

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Bright Days Ahead

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UK_fashion_blog_HM_ASOS_PrimarkJacket: H&M (similar here) Dress: H&M (similar here) Boots: ASOS*

Hat: Primark (similar here) Belt: Primark (similar here)

On a sunny day I am one of those typical Brits that gets super excited at the first sign of sun and out come all the summer clothes. I was off out for lunch with my sisters and was feeling in a summery mood so decided to just go for it and wear a dress. You will have to excuse the lack of tan but at this time of year not much I can do, roll on holidays! The weather has taken a turn for the worse today but hopefully it isn’t the last we see of the sun and can start transitioning into our summer wardrobe and put our winter coats to rest for a good few months.

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My Top 3 Bucket List Destinations

Northern Lights Bucket List

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Transun are currently running a competition in which you can win a trip for 2 to see the Northern Lights, which I must admit is very high up on my own bucket list so it would be beyond awesome to win this competition. In order to win you have to share your top 3 bucket list destinations and why these places have earnt a coveted spot on your list. Trying to whitle it down to just the 3 was a very difficult task indeed, the world is huge and there are so many wonderful places to visit and awe inspiring things to see. Aside from the obvious places like The Great Wall Of China, The Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu I have a few other places I would like to tick off before I ‘kick the bucket’ as it were.

1. Lake Hillier aka Pink Lake – Australia

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Denim Days

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Jacket: Miss Selfridge //  Top: Warehouse // Denim Shirt: Warehouse

Jeans: Warehouse* // Shoes: Superga* // Necklace: Sparkling Rings

Bag: eBay // Watch: Michael Kors // Rings: H&M

 I was recently asked along to Debenhams HQ in London to style a pair of jeans for their blog The Daily Debrief. I picked out these jeans before hand and as you probably know I am a big ripped knee jeans lover. I settled on this pair but it was so hard to pick as there is such a big choice on offer at Debenhams.

We went to the nearby beautiful Fitzroy Square, which is now a new fave blog location of mine. We were also able to pick out some pieces to style our look and I decided to go for a day to day casual look something I would wear If I was running errands or doing a bit of shopping etc. I opted for double denim with this gorgeous shirt in a nice light shade. I wore it at first then later on tied it round my waist for more casual look. If you read my blog you will know how much I love a striped top so I couldn’t not pick it out to wear.

Comfort is a big key factor when I look for a new pair of jeans and this pair certainly didn’t disappoint. They are so soft and easy to wear, there is nothing worse than a pair of jeans that are too tight or restrict you in any way at all. I layered up with a leather biker and burgundy trainers to finish the look.

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The Shirt Dress

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UK_fashion_blog_ASOS_Warehouse_gillianleeroseShirt: ASOS* (others available here)

Belt: Primark (similar here)

Boots: ASOS (similar here)

Bag: ASOS*

Faux Fur Stole: Warehouse

This ASOS White shirt dress is one of my favourite wardrobe items at the moment, I can’t wait till its a lot warmer to get some real wear out of it more towards Spring/Summer. It’s silk which means it’s really light weight and floaty too. In the summer I will wear this with just a leather jacket to give it an edge, it would also look cool with a pair of converse for a casual twist on the look. I will also wear it, probably more so now in the Winter when it’s a lot cooler, with a jumper over the top for an alternative look. I think being able to see the collar and sleeves poking out and the bottom half looking more skirt like would look good and just gives you another way to wear this versatile shirt dress.

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Fairytale Dress

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Dress: Topshop

Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Bag: Mango (similar here)

Necklace: H&M (similar here)

Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)

Lipstick: Rimmel – Kate Moss ’20’

This fluffy hem dress is one of my favourite buys of 2014. I first spotted it about 6 months ago at the Topshop Autumn/Winter ’14 press day and then the wait began until it hit the stores. As soon as it landed in the new in section online I snapped it up and I am borderline obsessed with it. Fluff was everywhere this season and still is quite prominent on the high street. It gives everything a super girly and almost fairytale twist that is undeniably adorable.

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The Blanket

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imageJacket: Topshop (Similar here)

Jumper: Primark (Similar here)

Jeans: ASOS

Boots: Topshop

Scarf: Primark (Similar here)

Necklace: ASOS

I was off to the pub last week with the girls for our little weekly tradition of pub quiz, nachos and a catch up. It’s a nice chilled cosy pub and on this particular night I was freeezing (I pretty much feel like this all of the time, I’m sure it’s not normal to be this cold). I picked up this absolute saviour of a scarf from the purse friendly Primark for a complete steal of only £6! It is huge too! When laid out flat it is so big and could very easily double up as a picnic blanket in the Summer, multifunctional is never a bad thing. I currently have said blanket wrapped around me while I write this. I have been tucked up ill in bed for a few days hence the old photos being used for this post. I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging so luckily I had this outfit that I hadn’t posted. You definitely wouldn’t want to have seen my attire for the majority of this week…..It consisted of tartan pj bottoms, a burgundy long sleeve top, a pink polka dot dressing gown, fluffly pink socks and a hot water bottle permanently attached to my front. Being ill sucks but Christmas is almost upon us and that, my friend, does not suck in any way shape or form.

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