Monday, 15 December 2014

THE BLANKET CAPE.

BLANKET CAPE - EBAY | TOP - H&M | JEANS - TOPSHOP JONI | SHOES - C/O CLARKS | BAG - H&M
I usually instantly love a trend, or I have to grow to love it. The Blanket cape trend was a grower. When the blackout capes first hit the high street, I found them tacky and just a bit too hippy for me. However after seeing a friend styling up this blanket cape from TOPSHOP, I had to hunt it down. I ended up going to a number of my local Toyshop's but the cape of my dreams was no where to be found. You know when you get so set on owning something that you go a little crazy trying to find it. This was me last week. In the end I end dup looking for a alternative which was just as good. I ended up finding the exact TOPSHOP copy on eBay. For £13.99 this blanket cape is a complete steal, it also came within 4 days of ordering. 
Little black ankle boots you make me very happy. If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know about my little black boot obsession. I should really update my shoe collection video because my boot collection is a little excessive now. But who doesn't love new shoes? I was kindly offered some Vouchers from Clarks to go and pick out some snazzy new shoes. Luckily Clarks is just opposite my work so i was able to pop into my local store for a browse. Sadly I couldn't find anything to take my fancy. So when I was in Birmingham last week I ended up popping into the Bullring store and falling in love with Katelina Bay Black Suede Boots. For a while now I've been on the hunt for some more going out boots that I can pair with a dress, or wear with some jeans to dress up a outfit. (as seen above) The Katelina bay Boots are spot on what I was after. I love the shape and fit of the boots, right down to the heel style. Everything about this boot is what I wanted in a boot. Oh and do I even need to mention the comfort? Of course not we all know how amazingly comfy Clarks shoes are! 

(I was kindly gifted vouchers to review a pair of shoe of my choice from Clarks no other compensation was received)

WHAT TO WEAR TO A CASINO NIGHT.


Christmas is the time when you get a host of party invites and some people really go to town, organising themed nights to make the party season that little bit more special. In recent years, casino nights have become really popular and are often used as fundraisers for schools and other community groups. 
If you’ve been invited to a casino nights but have never played casino games, then it’s a good idea to get some practice in before the night itself. That way, you’ll know what you’re doing when you first walk up to a roulette, craps or blackjack table. Not only will you feel more confident about placing bets and how the games work, but a bit of online gaming experience might help you place more strategic bets and turn a profit.
There are any number of different sites that have online roulette tables where you can get to grips with the game. Visit a dedicated casino games site like 32red or Gala casino if you want to be able to access a whole range of different casino classics all on one site. Many of the online sites offer a no-deposit bonus in return for a player registering their details, so you don’t even have to put your own money down to have some casino gaming practice online. 
Alongside being able to play the games, the other thing you’ll need to think about is what you’re going to wear. The popularity of online and land-based casinos has also inspired a new trend in the form of ‘casino glam’.  Of course, it depends on the individual occasion, but for most casino nights, the expectation will be for everyone to dress it up and look the part. There’s no greater excuse for some retro glamour than a casino night. Think of all those seventies’ casino scenes from the movies and go for it!
A fail-safe choice for any gal is a little black dress that you can then accessorise to be as glam as you want to be. If feather boas and lots of fake diamonds are your thing, pile them on. But you shouldn’t feel restricted to any particular style. Cocktail dresses and evening gowns will be just as appropriate as choosing a trouser suit, or if you’re going for the 70s look, then why not a jumpsuit? Don’t forget to take a glitzy clutch, so that you can stash your phone and your cash without looking like a bag lady!
If you’re unsure about the dress code, it’s always a good idea to check ahead, so that when you get there, you feel at ease and comfortable with your outfit that you’ve chosen. If you’re going with a friend, you could work out your outfits together. For men, of course, the choice is always a simple one – either a dark suit and tie, or a tux – but again, it’s best to check what other people are going to be wearing.

Whatever you settle on wearing, make sure you feel comfortable, so you can devote 100% of your attention to winning all those games!
ARTICLE BY EMMA CAREY 

Friday, 12 December 2014

#BULLRING BLOGGERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

While I've kinda fell out of the loop of blogging, there's nothing I love more than catching up with the blogging girls and getting my nails done. Last Thursday I made my way into Birmingham, which felt like such a treat. I arrived early as I'd finished work early that day, so I went on a hunt of a cape I've fallen for. Which I cannot hunt down for the life of me. However I did manage to find a cheap-o version from china on eBay. 
We then made our way up to the management suit in the Bullring and was greeted to a range of tables form different brands! I made my way to the nail table first! The amazing Tamore She designed such a simple and easy snow falling design which `i had to have. Once I'd had my nails done it was time for food! last time we had Nando's this time it was all about the classic christmas treats from mince pies to glasses (jars) of coca cola! 

After the lovely night with the Birmingham Bloggers and staff at the Bullring I'm now going away lusting after so much stuff which I may have to treat myself to this next payday! 


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

ILLAMASQUA | HIGHLIGHTER IN AUORA

With it being party season, having that extra touch can really complete a look. I must admit I'm not a regular user of the highlighters. I just about manage to contour my face into something a bit more attractive than just round. In the past I've always dodged cream blushers, highlighters even cream eye-shadow. It all seems a bit too scary for me. However when Illamasqua got in touch and offered me the chance to give the Cream Highlighter a go, I was ready for the challenge. At first I found it somewhat of a challenge. Once I'd gotten to grips with he texture and created a technique it's become a instant addition to my face. 
Aurora has a true creamy texture that contains very fine shimmer to give an iridescent glow.This highlighter isn’t too overpowering which makes it pretty wearable however you can build up the intensity to create a strong lustrous look. I've never been one for a vibrant powerful look, therefore this highlighter just add's the perfect amount of shine that I need to add to my day time looks, and of course to enhance my night time looks. 

(I was kindly gifted this product for my consideration, no other compensation was received)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

LETTER TO SANTA FROM BABY.


BED | HORNS | COLLAR | SANTA 

You could say Baby is a pretty spoilt dog, seems as she's gone from being abandoned to, living in a cage at a dogs home, to the luxury of treats, sassy clothes and constant cuddles. (she loves a good cuddle.) I'm very guilty of every payday I make my way to Pets At Home, (where we're even VIP's!) and treat her to some treats, and even have a nose at the adorable coats and jumpers!
Every Christmas I like to treat baby to a present, may it be a toy, or a stocking. Something for her to rip into with her little paws and teeth. This year Pet's At Home have really pulled everything a dog could ever want or need for christmas out of the stocking! My local has already sold out of most of the range, which I'm gutted about as I've had my eye on a christmas jumper which baby would look so bloody cute in!

Are you spoiling your pet this christmas?

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

TELL ME WHAT LOVERS DO.

SKIRT - CHARITY SHOP | JUMPER - H&M* | SHOES - H&M* | HAT - CHARITY SHOP
Literally I'm the queen of bargains, I picked up this skirt from the charity shop for 99p! mental!! I never thought I'd actually see the day I'd be wearing a snake skin mini skirt. Throw back to 2000 when i owned a purple snake skin leather jacket. Oh yes I owned that. I've really been loving mini skirts the past two months, just something about a skirt and a oversized knit I love. 


Sunday, 23 November 2014

WHITE CHECKED FLANNEL SHIRT.

SHIRT - H&M* | JEANS - TOPSHOP | SHOES - H&M* | HAT - ACCESSORIZE VIA CHARITY SHOP | BAG - H&M* 

I can't believe it's taken me so long to blog about this amazing shirt. I've had it for a while now and it's literally been worn every week since. I ended up sizing up as originally my normal size was too tight on the arms. However I have found the larger size a more casual relaxed look. It's become a staple piece for my wardrobe. something I'll reach for whenever I have a 'cant be bothered' kinda day.  At £14.99 you really can't go wrong. Also let's have a little bit of love for my new hat which i picked up in the charity shop the other day for 99p. Yes 99p. 



Monday, 17 November 2014

THE KNITTED JUMPER EFFECT.


JUMPER - H&M* | SHORTS - MATALAN (SALE) | BOOTS - H&M* | HAT - F&F
I was a little undecided on whether or not to buy this jumper. Despite not really being sure on it, I've ended up wearing it constantly! It's the perfect throw on and go jumper to really add that winter effect to any casual outfit. My first opinion was that it isn't really my style. I've definitely seen a difference in my style the past few weeks.  From hardly wearing any black, to not being afraid to wear more revealing and body shaping clothing. This has been a good move for me, as I personally feel a lot more comfortable within myself, while learning to work with my body shape. 


Sunday, 16 November 2014

THOMAS SABO SKULL PENDANT

 SKULL PENDANT - C/O THOMAS SABO VIA JOSHUA JAMES
SILIVER NECKLACE - C/O THOMAS SABO VIA JOSHUA JAMES 
It's not very often I wear a lot of jewellery these days. It's usually just my watch and maybe a statement necklace. Jewellery is such a great way to add and to sometimes even make a outfit. Even the littlest of necklaces like this skull pendant by Thomas Sabo. As you know I've got myself a little obsession with skulls. I even have a tattoo of a skull which is now my favourite tattoo! Along with my window which is full of skull money boxes (well heads.) My style has always been very edgy and "quirky" as a lot of people tell me. Which is why I think the injection of something so small yet so simple can still make a huge impression on the outfit and style I'd be creating. 
I love the necklace by Thomas Sabo. It's simple yet effective style has fitted well into my outfit's the past week, and it's not left my neck. You can shop Thomas Sabo's collection here, and create your own pendant necklace. 


Friday, 14 November 2014

KHAKI GREEN OVERLAY DRESS.


DRESS - TOPSHOP | SHOES - TOPSHOP | GILET - H&M | BAG - H&M 
long time no outfit post hey! With the dark nights I've really struggled to get any outfits shot. When you go to work in the dark and leave in the dark you don't have much chance. Today I was determined to snap a few before I popped out. I brought this dress randomly after spotting it in my local OUTFIT. It was one of them "I need it" moments. Since I've worn it a number of times and definitely got my money's worth. 


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