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SS14 pressdays

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(Tämä postaus on lähinnä kuvia, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä.)

Hello my lovelies,

I’ve been to quite a few pressdays and blogger events during these past few months, and I thought I’d share my top picks/wants with you :)

Sequin top by Uncut, cosmetics by Barry M, gorgeous bag by The Bridge, and amazing skin wipes by Heaven (LOVE them!)

Purses, scarf and teacup by Aspire Style, necklace and top by Second Female

AMAZING bags and luggage by Antler.. NEED that ‘cow print’ bag so bad!

Gorgeous make up and bags at Superdry

Lovely tops and coats by Junarose, and cute bag by Pieces

Can’t wait to get my hands on these Evans pieces!

Beautiful coats and tops from Marisota and Fashion World

Very pretty new lingerie sets from Elomi

Bags and footwear from Just Fab

Gorgeous bags at House of Fraser, and also a Junarose biker (House of Fraser are starting a plus-size portal online early next year, and were showing some of the collection at their press day. I can’t wait to see all the brands that they will stock!)

Amazingness at F&F (Tesco) – want, want and want

Lovely pieces from Simply Be, especially those boots!

Stunning bracelets by Annie Haak

Gorgeous jewellery and bags at Accessorize – THAT LEMON CLUTCH!

And finally, Primark! I’m seriously wanting all of these!

So, did you spot anything that you’d like? Most of this stuff will come to stores/online in January/February 2014, so keep your eyes peeled :)!


Fashion World Shapewear Challenge

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(Tämä on yhteistyö Fashion Worldin kanssa, ja koska he eivät valitettavasti toimita Suomeen päätin jättää käännöksen tekemättä. Seuraava postaus tulee taas myös suomeksi.)

Hello my lovies,

A few weeks ago I was asked by Fashion World if I wanted to take part in their shapewear challenge. I haven’t really worn much shapewear, only highwaisted knickers really, so I was intrigued and replied yes.

They kindly let me choose a party dress and shoes, and with them they sent me 3 different pieces of shapewear. They also sent me scorecards for each item, and I was meant to take photos wearing my party dress with each item. So that is exactly what I did, and first I will show you the scorecard images and then the final party outfit.

First up is the MAGISCULPT Retro Underbust Bodyshaper* in size 26. I really love how it looks on the model, but unfortunately it didn’t work on me at all. It looks ok, and smooths my belly like it should, but the poppers in the crotch kept on opening all the time if I moved. I think I possibly should have sized up to get rid of this issue, but I feel that then it would have been too loose in my belly area. Maybe my back is just too long for this type of shapewear, as I did have the shoulder straps on maximum lenght too. So for that reason some of the scores are so low, never knowing when the poppers would open.

Next up is the MAGISCULPT High Waist Thigh Shaper* in size 26. I did really like the effect of this shapewear, and it felt really supportive on. Unfortunately that ended when my legs started. I got extra rolls in my thighs, because the shorts were so tight and my thighs are all squishy. And this type of shapewear doesn’t work with my chosen dress either, as the shorts showed fully in the slit part of the skirt. (Sadly it isn’t visible in the photos because I have black tights on.) So those are the reasons for the low confidence score, I didn’t want them to show, and the extra rolls weren’t nice either.

Finally my favourite, MAGISCULPT Pack of 3 Control Briefs* (size 26) – and I have actually worn these before too, so happy to have a new stock ;)! These knickers almost come up to my boobs, and smooth my belly without being crazy tight. Definitely my choice of shapewear in the future too :)! Really amazing value for money too, as 3 pairs are only £24 – I wholeheartedly recommend!

But even though some of my scores were low, the final outfit turned out to be one of my favourites in a while! So yes, here’s my final party look, with that last type of shapewear underneath. I decided to accessorise with this lovely clutch I got from the goodie bag at Accessorize SS14 press day, and this most gorgeous nude lippy for my skintone. It’s from Finnish brand Lumene, who unfortunately aren’t stocked anywhere in the UK. (US readers can find Lumene at Walgreens and for example.) Mimmi brought me this lipstick when she came to visit me last month, and I’m so happy to have found this perfect nude!

Dress*: 26, Fashion World | Tights: 22-26, Yours Clothing | Shoes*: Claire Richards for Fashion World | Bag*: Accessorize | Glasses: SpecsPost | Lippy: Lumene Wild Rose Lipstick SPF 15 in 88, Bare Nature

* denotes a gifted item


FFFW: Afterparty

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Hello my lovelies,

Here comes the last of my FFFW posts.. the outfit that I wore to the afterparty. Dani and I started the party in a pub near the afterparty venue, the pub was cosy and a bit weird too: they had Churchill’s speeches on speaker in the toilets :D! We enjoyed our pints of cider and then went to the afterparty. We stayed there for about 15 minutes, and came back to the pub, haha! We are such grannies, that we wanted to have our ciders and sit down and talk, instead of standing with our fancy cocktails and not hear a thing. Grannies for the win ;). Mouna, Olivia and their other halves joined us later and we ended up having a fun last evening in the city. (I miss you ladies!)

I wore this amazing prom dress from Scarlett & Jo, and I absolutely LOVE it. I felt so cute and girly, and I recommend this dress to everyone – the shape of it is perfect, I believe it would suit all bodyshapes.

Dress*: 24, Scarlett & Jo | Clutch: Accessorize (similar at Debenhams) | Shoes*: Evans (similarish at Evans) | Bracelets: Forever 21, Evans, *Lane Bryant | Glasses: Select Specs | Lippy: Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids in Fuchsia Flash (UK linkUS link)


* denotes a gifted item


Holiday monochrome

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Hey my lovelies,

My holiday to New York is near, and I was excited when I was offered a chance to get £50 and use it to buy a holiday outfit from Matalan. Holiday outfits usually consist of bright colours and bikinis etc, but since my holiday will be in a city – a city that is classically stylish – I decided to go for classic monochrome. The pieces I chose are incredibly comfy though, so this outfit would be ideal for a little shopping and a lunch at a café.

Holiday outfit from Matalan
Holiday outfit from Matalan
Holiday outfit from Matalan
Holiday outfit from Matalan
Holiday outfit from Matalan
Holiday outfit from Matalan

Jumper*: 28, Rogers & Rogers at Matalan | Skirt*: 20, Papaya at Matalan | Bag*: Matalan | Belt*: XL,  Matalan | Flip-flops*: Matalan | Earrings*: Matalan (sold out online) | Glasses: Select Specs | Lippy: Smitten at Accessorize

This Rogers & Rogers jumper is soft and roomy (I did size up, as I wanted to keep it oversized), and this Papaya skirt is absolutely amazing – and thankfully generously cut that it fits my size 24-26 bottom half ;). The fold bag is so gorgeous (can be used as a cross body bag or a clutch), belt adds details, and the flip-flops keep it all summery. And lastly I added some trendiness to it all with the black feather earrings. It’s kind of unbelievable that I got this all for £49.50 (!!!!!), but that’s Matalan for you – great holiday fashion without the big price tag :).

* denotes a gifted item


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