27 April 2017
Motel Rocks have been a brand which I have been both shopping and lusting over for years. I've always found their clothes to be high quality and reasonable for the price. I've actually featured a couple of their dresses on my blog included the infamous "Sun/Moon Print Babydoll Dress" which I featured way back when I had long purple hair....
I was particularly drawn to this top and was adamant at making it my new wardrobe addition, as I love the v-neck cut and slight peplum frill edging. The print was also an element which I feel in love with, as I couldn't help but think of the dancing women emoji when I first laid eyes on it. Like a lot of girly/feminine pieces I own you'd have probably noticed that I have a knack for dressing them down or adding a injection of grunge. And this outfit is no different.
With that in mind I decided to pair it with these distressed grey wash mom jeans, which admittedly have become more distressed with wear thanks to an accidental 'rip' that happened a few months back...I want go into too much detail but it involved myself walking past a drawer handle and getting my jeans 'stuck'. As the top has an exaggerated v-neck plunge going on, I decided to pop on this lace corset 'style' choker (a nod to the recent corset trend) to add a little detail to the top half of the outfit. Needless to say I think I'm going to be featuring a lot of more of this top come the summer months.
25 April 2017
A little over a couple of weeks ago the lovely people at Boohoo contacted me to see if I was interested in styling up their "Dress of the Month" (DOTM), the only 'catch' was that this dress would be a mystery. There's no need denying that I was a little apprehensive as to what I was going to be sent, but when I discovered that said dress was the one above I was very excited to style it.
To be honest I don't normal edge towards the 'bodycon' range of dresses, but this one is such a gorgeous take on the dress with the black crochet lace over-layed on a nude fabric. As my personal style normally edges towards the 'grungy-er' side of things I wanted to inject a element of this within the whole outfit - adding a personal touch. When styling 'dressier' dresses I always like to experiment with dressing them down, creating more of a daytime suitable look. I decided to do this by pairing the dress with a light wash (distressed) denim jacket, adding a contrast of textures and overall aesthetics, with a pair of fishnet tights and Gucci "dupe" sling-back loafers. Creating a more 'comfortable' outfit perfect for daytime occasions/events.
I've also just uploaded my first youtube video (eek) to correspond with todays outfit post, if all goes to plan a link will be below this video!
Dress - Boohoo (link)* | Denim Jacket - Romwe | Loafers - Primark | Backpack - New Look
21 April 2017
Silver hair has been one of those hair colours that has been on my wishlist for god only knows how long. No, seriously its a hair colour that I'm always lusting over on Instagram and forever trying to achieve with various dyes and purple shampoo. So when LIVE Colour's new "Steel Silver" (semi-permeant) hair dye landed in my hands, my excitement levels rocketed. Silver has always been a colour known for being 'ultimately' achieved by salon professionals, but to have a version that is easy to use at home and won't break the bank I was instantly intrigued.
When using the dye, the instructions stated that if you want a 'intense' shade then use it straight from the tube, but if you're opting for a 'pastel version' then dilute with the sachets given. Personally I had to dilute the colour as there wasn't enough *disclaimer* I have extremely thick hair, despite it being short I normally have to use x2 boxes/tubes of hair dye. On someone who has 'normal' (thickness wise) hair I'm sure it will be enough. Despite this I was excited to see what the result would be. I left the dye on for 15-20 mins and rinsed it out with water (no shampoo), blow-dried as usual and this was the result. White blonde locks with a hint of silver. I personally love how it turned out and once the dye washed out complete (3-4 washes) I was left with 'toned' blonde hair-which was an added bonus. Definitely worth a try for anyone looking at 'trialling' silver hair.
LIVE Colour "Steel Silver" (link)*