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), from their 'dress' category. 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)*
18 April 2017
Even though I may not be dressed in full-on 'summer 'attire' I can't help but feel that these photos are capturing a more summery feel, with the blue skies and warmer tones.
When it comes to dressing for this 'in-between' weather this leather jacket has really come into play, as its a perfect alternative to my slighting 'heavier' Zara version and has an ever-so on-trend painted motif on the back. Kinda like my version of AM's infamous "One for the Road" jacket- a girl could only dream of owning such an item... I also decided to dig out my beret as I have neglected it as of late and have favoured the beanie in return. I have to admit I do rather love how a beret can transform an outfit into something more 'chic' with a Françoise Hardy vibe.
4 April 2017
First off can we take a moment to appreciate these houndstooth trousers which I recently picked up from New Look. They are the a perfect 'elongated' culotte that are cropped at a flattering"just-over the ankles" length. My initial thinking behind this purchase was that I thought they would make the perfect wardrobe addition, as they are a piece that can be dressed up (e.g. this outfit), or dressed down with (one of my many) band tee's for a more "un-done" look. They also remind me of something UNIF would design, minus the price tag. I'm forever creating "imaginary shopping bags" on their site, in the hope that one day someone will magically send them to me. *Ahem*