Friday, 31 May 2013


 Top - Get The Label* // Skirt - H&M // Indian Boots - River Island // Bag - Primark

Hey dolls!

Yaaaaaay it's Friday !! Hope you all have fun plans for the weekend, I'm not really doing much except working at Old Trafford on Sunday for the charity game. I hope it stays sunny! I decided to get back to the gym last night and I think I nearly died - definitely over did it :'( all in the name of a Summer bod though!

I recently got sent this gorgeous embellished top from Get The Label which I love. It's an oversized sheer top with a gorgeous gold embellishment pattern on the front. I love white and gold together and I think this is perfect for summer to throw on with a skirt or shorts. It's really lightweight and even comes with a cami that you can put underneath. You can get this HERE for just £12.99!! It RRP's at £26.99 so you are definitely getting a bargain. 

I teamed it with my brown H&M skirt which was something silly like £3. I have these in a few colours as I think they are so handy to have and are really comfortable to wear for both day to night wear. My Primark tassel bag was obviously a bargain too but I got this a few years ago. They have loads of tassel things in at the moment though so there is probably something similar knocking about if your a tassel lover like me! I also have been a bit naughty recently and bought myself these beautiful 'Pocha' tassel ankle boots that I have fallen in love with. I popped in River Island to see the new Rihanna collection (which is gorgeous) and then spotted these on offer from £45 to £25. I couldn't really resist, even though I am on a shopping ban and need to save my money....I just can't help myself. I don't really feel too bad though to be honest as they are super comfy, I will get loads of wear out of them and I got them nearly half price - can't complain! 

I hope you all have a fab weekend :)


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Summer Lovin'

                           Bodysuit - Glamorous* // Levis' - Vintage // Chain - Ebay // Watch-
                      Michael Kors // Snapback - South Beach* // Headphones - BassBuds* // Ipod Nano - Apple // Nike Airforce1 -Footlocker

Hey dolls, 

It's Wednesday! Yay, I love a four day week! It will be Friday before we know it :D I am being really naughty tonight and having a little mid week night out tonight, as I haven't been out for AGES and I feel like a complete bore of late! It's also my birthday soon which is very exciting, although I am not excited about being 23 - UGH. 

Anyway, I received this gorgeoussss neon pink and yellow bodysuit from Glamorous (thanks to the beauts Leonie!) as I had spotted this at the Glamorous event and fell in love! I couldn't think of anything more perfect for a sunny holiday! I mentioned it in my Glamorous event post how this is perfect for Ibiza or any other type of partying holiday! If this pattern/colour isn't you're cup of tea either, there are a few other colour options and shapes to choose from! You can get this HERE for £15.00! Plus if you're a student you can get 20% off and if not I also have a code at the side of my page for 10% off if you use 'BLOGGLAM' - see no excuses ;). 

I teamed this with my faithful Levis shorts and some all white Airforce1 hi-tops and gold chain for an urban summery look! I am also wearing my 'Alexis' South Beach Snapback which you can find HERE for just £12 ! I love a girlie snapback, so I was very happy to receive this in my South Beach goodie bag when I attended the event recently! Another holiday essential! 

Last but not least my brand new sparkly headphones! I received these in the Glamorous event party bag and I LOVE them! They are a metallic pink with Swarovski crystals in the headphones - what is not to love?! They are very good quality as well. I listen to my ipod every day without fail and I cannot think of anything worse than poor quality headphones where the volume is on full and I am still struggling to hear a thing. These also match my pink ipod nano so this was a bonus - all pink errythiiiing! They came in a very well packed gift box that included all the extras such as; a soft storage and travel bag (perfect for when I am just constantly throwing anything and everything in my bag), 6 extra pairs of silicone tips and 3 pairs of memory foam tips. I love products that give you all the back bits and bobs as I am always losing/breaking things and it's nice to know you have back up and don't have to fork out for more! You can find these pretty headphones at at a reduced price of £34.95 down from £49.95! If pink isn't your colour either, they have a range of colours and some mixed colours that are also pretty cool. 

Hope everyone's having a good week! 
Have you bought from any of these brands?

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

City Life

 Necklace - Henryka* // Top - Vera Moda (Get The Label)* // Shorts - River Island // Shoes - Zara

Hey dolls,

Hope everyone had an amazing bank holiday weekend! I had a pretty boring one to be honest, although I did enjoy the sun and even had a cheeky little sunbathe in the hammock on my balcony. I rarely get to use it in these climates, so it was nice to finally put it to proper use! I also went to the drive in cinema in Manchester to see The Hangover 3 for the first time which was very cool (I felt like I was in Grease!). I recommend it to anyone who lives nearby as its such a cool thing to do AND you can order Dominoes to your car AS WELL. Obviously I was sold! It's the only one in Europe too! I had heard mixed reviews about the 3rd Hangover, a bit of love and hate going on, but I laughed my head off all the way through and even though I agree it's not as good as the other two, it's still worth a watch. 

So back to the outfit, I was very kindly sent a beautiful cute little charm necklace from Henryka - a silver and amber jewellery retailer. I chose a super cute seal pendant, which is a silver seal with a cognac amber ball on top of its nose. I literally love it! You can find it HERE and at £23, I think that's really reasonable for a silver pendant. There are a few other cute ones I like as well, such as the swallow pendant and all the star sign pendants! Might I add all these are now just down to £7.20 which is an absolute bargain!
There are lots of gorgeous, cute little pieces of jewellery on their website where you can find the perfect gifts and delicate pieces that I think are perfect for birthday presents. I'd love to receive a silver pendant for my necklace as a gift! The chains are also gorgeous if you are after something plain, or something to put your own personal charms on. You can find them HERE. I've worn mine with a simple outfit as I think this shows off the charm best. 

I also have on my Vero Moda black knitted top, which I chose at the amazing Get The Label event! I love this top as it's something that I am going to get a lot of wear out of. Simple and comfy, yet teamed with some shorts and heels it looks great for a sunny day shopping with the girls or going for mid day cocktails ;). You can find this top HERE and it is now just £7.99 from £17.99!! Bargain or what! Its pretty good quality as well, so definitely worth a buy! I hadn't heard of Get The Label until I attended their event a few weeks ago, and there are so many bargains on the website! Lots of branded clothing and shoes with massive price cuts! Check it out :)

I then teamed both of these with my ever faithful River Island city shorts and my BELOVED Zara beauties that I have wanted FOREVER. I recently found them on Ebay in my size and literally cried with joy. I snapped them up immediately as I had literally struck gold -very happy Ashleigh. I think they are perfect for Summer and they aren't too high so I can wear them in the day too. They sort of remind me of Kim Kardashian which is probably half the reason I love them so much! 

Have you shopped at Henryka or Get The Label before?


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Phresh off the Runway

My Outfit // Top - Primark // Chain - Ebay // Pants - Glamorous* // Shoes - Primark // Shades - Primark

Hey Dolls, 

Hope everyone is having a good week! Mine has been pretty busy, but I sort of like it when I have loads to do! Yesterday my wardrobe pole snapped in half due to the vast amount of clothes I have hanging off it 8), oops. So naturally my room is an absolute tip full of clothes everywhere - brilliant. Fortunately this week I was sent a very beautifully wrapped package from Glamorous that made it all seem better, ha! 

Glamorous very kindly sent me these super lush grey marl jogging pants that I have been eyeing up for a while. If you saw my post from the Glamorous event, you may have noticed me post the Rihanna picture above on that post as well. I literally fell in love with the outfit when I saw it posted on Glamorous' Facebook. I love Rihanna's style and I think she always looks gorgeous in whatever she wears <3 I already had the other parts of this outfit so I was super excited when these arrived, meaning I could re-create the look myself! Yay. You can get the grey marl jogging pants HERE for £24 AND they have 20% off this bank holiday weekend so go and make the most of it! You can also get the rest of the outfit on their website as pictured above :)

Glamorous have LOADS of gorgeous pieces at the moment and it makes me want to go on holiday so bad! The neon leotards that are new in simply scream 'IBIZA!!' to me, so if you are heading there this Summer, you should definitely have a look! I can't wait to wear mine and I'm not even going Ibiza! 

I threw on my gold chain as well, as I can't get enough of it at the moment for some reason! I also found these sunnies in Primark last night when I went in for a hair brush and did the standard primark trick - go in for one thing, come out with ten. Deary me. I have been loving the round style that seems to be bang on trend recently, but I've always been a bit dubious about it all thinking I am going to look like a bad replica of John Lennon. However, I was very much enjoying this black pair, and at a £1 it's not the end of the world if I never wear them again. Oh, the joys of Primark prices.

Do you shop at Glamorous? Do you love Rihanna's look?


Monday, 20 May 2013

South Beach Swimwear Party

Hey dolls,

On Wednesday night I was lucky enough to be invited to the South Beach Swimwear event! I was really excited to attend this one as I am a sucker for a pretty bikini and I had seen quite a few on their website that I have been keeping a watchful eye over ;). The event was in Manchester at 'Frurt' in Spinningfields - an amazing frozen yogurt bar. Erm hello, bikini's and frozen yogurt's = I'm in heaven!

I'd had a pretty stressful day so I was really looking forward to heading to 'Frurt' to cheer up with a dose of fro yo and swimwear. I arrived just as it had all began and was greeted by the lovely Katie and a glass of some sort of strawberry alcoholic fancy beverage (I can't remember what they are called!) which might I add was delicious! I delved straight into the rails to see all the new pretty swimwear! It was all decorated really nice with even a palm tree and deck chair setting to give the place a holiday feel. I must say the bikini's are gorgeous, my favourites had to be the white crochet, the brightly coloured stripey/patterned ones and not to mention the lush khaki tassel set. This would look beaut with one of their gorgeous crochet tops over, very boho! They even had a range of onesie/lounge wear pieces that were super cute - I love the tiger print ones, perfect for lounging around in!

After I had had a look around and placed my blogger tag on my fave piece (these all went into a raffle to win your favourite one!) I was straight over to the Frurt yogurt bar to get me some yummy fro yo! I've been here before as its right by my gym (after gym snacks - oops) and I literally love it. I also caught up with my lovely Manchester blogger friends which is always one of the best parts of attending blog events :)

On leaving I was handed an amazing goody bag filled with lots of treats and a snapback from the South Beach Swimwear range - I LOVE IT! Plus I even got a 40% discount voucher to spend online! amazing :) I also have a code for you lovely lot if you fancy a cheeky holiday purchase! If you enter TOPBLOG15 you can get yourself some discount with that. You can find the fab website HERE. Make sure you check it out!

Do you love bikini shopping? 


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Pretty Little Thing

Top - H&M // Pants - H&M // Bag - Pretty Little Thing* // Gladiator Shoes - Topshop // Chain Necklace & Cuffs - Ebay
Hey Dolls,
Hope you are all having a good weekend! Mine is pretty boring to be honest although I am at home so I get to see the fam and get my hurrr did. I really want to do something different with it, but knowing me I will stick to my dark brown locks and get my bangs back in 8). I'm also taking my driving test soon so I'm getting in lessons at any opportunity! It's definitely a 50/50 on if I will pass though as I am so dizzy. Hmmm.
Anyway, I got this outfit literally within about 5 minutes walking into H&M by my work on my dinner break. I thought I would nip in for a 'quick look' which obviously resulted in me shopping. Inevitable. They have only recently built this by my work and I try to avoid it usually as I manage to get my purse out every time I go in.
I very nearly bought a coral silk vest in Mango before my holiday and I am now sooo glad I didn't as I picked this up for £4.99!!! Such a bargain and it will go with literally anything from day to nightwear. Winner. I then saw one of the staff dressing a mannequin in these beaut leopard print pants and I knew I needed them. They had just come in to that store so he very kindly grabbed my size from the delivery and next thing I know I'm at the till buying both items, with no dinner bought and 5 minutes to get back to work - idiot! The pants were only £14.99 though, another bargain in my eyes as they feel such a nice material as well. 
I also teamed it up with my new favourite bag that I very kindly received from Pretty Little Thing when I attended their amazing blogger event! I am a sucker for anything tassel when it comes round to Summer so this immediately caught my eye and I fell in love. You can get this gorgeous bag HERE and they have loads of other gorgeous bags/clutches in at the moment that you should definitely check out. PLUS they have 25% off this weekend! What more do you want?! GO,GO, GO!
I decided that the whole outfit was definitely to be teamed up with lots of gold so voila, here's me with my gold accessories.I think this is a cute outfit for day to night - maybe swapping the heels for flats for in the day though in my case as they are pretty high for my clumsiness!
Have you checked out Pretty Little Thing yet?
You need it in your life if not!


Thursday, 16 May 2013

STYLEetc Glamorous Girls Night Out Party

Hey Dolls,

So last week I was lucky enough to attend the 'STYLEetc Glamorous Girls Night Out Party' event which was amazing. It was such a lovely well planned night at one of my favourite venues - Sakura on Deansgate Locks. When I arrived I got a wristband as we were able to stay afterwards to one of my fave nights out in Manchester - Eivissa (yay!) and then headed downstairs to the VIP bar and downstairs bar/dance area.

The downstairs had been transformed into a showroom for previews of the current S/S range (which is gorgeous) and a sneak preview of the up and coming A/W range (equally amaze!). I couldn't wait to get stuck into the ranges and see what I would be adding to my never ending wish list! I grabbed myself a glass of champers from the VIP bar and was greeted by the lovely Leonie who was looking lush in a Glamorous playsuit! She took me through both collections and I instantly fell in love with so many items. There are some gorgeous jackets and coats for A/W- very Zara-esque but with a super reasonable price tag. I think my favourite piece had to be a PU top with contrasting sleeves, I love it.
I was also instantly drawn to the S/S collection with all the bright neon colours and patterns. Honestly, if you are going to Ibiza or some sort of festival this year, I suggest you check this lot out. My fave pieces are definitely the bright neon print leotards and the white tee's with neon detail down the sides, perfect for wearing with some slouchy pants and heels!

I then went to mingle in the VIP bar/lounge where I got to see my lovely fave Manchester bloggers - Lily, Charlotte and Laura. Glamorous had added a little celeb to their guest list and Tulisa, Chelsee Healey and Platnum were around the VIP area enjoying the event too! There was lots of gorgeous sushi platters being handed out by the lovely bar staff at Sakura which looked super yummy (I had already eaten so I didn't indulge!).Not only all of this there were also 3 make over bars where you could go to get your make-up, nails or hair done (or all of them!) which sums up the 'Girls Night Out' event name! I ended up getting my hair done by Sam and she did an AMAZING job! I love big bouncy hair and she did just that! I will certainly be going to the salon on Deansgate to the blow dry bar to get my hair done again ;).

By this time it was 10pm and even though I would have loved to stay on after the event and enjoy Eivissa I was super tired and had work in the morning so I decided to be sensible and head home. Believe me, I have done and Eivissa/Work the next day combo before and its not the best ha. I had such a lovely time though and left with a super amazing goody bag filled with treats and a jumper from Glamorous! How generous! You can also see a write up and pics from the event over at STYLEetc HERE.

Also I have added the Rihanna image at the bottom from the Glamorous Twitter/Facebook page - how lush is this outfit!? Think I need it! You can check out Glamorous HERE if you haven't already!

Please Note:The last two photos from the event are courtesy of I AM VIP and Sven Eselgroth :). 

Do you love glamorous?


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Lakers | Re:Store

Lakers Vest - RE:Store // Levis shorts - Vintage // Gold chain - Ebay // Jordan Spizikes - Footlocker

Hey dolls!

Hope everyone is having a good week! I just wanted to share with you a lush new brand I have been lusting over the past few weeks.I came across this brand via Facebook and I thought it was an amazing concept with clothes that were right up my street. RE:Store is an "Online fashion retailer specialising in; high quality one-off vintage remade garments and limited edition T-shirts for urban ladies and gents. "RE:defining the original..."
I think customising vintage clothing with an urban edge is definitely a niche that I most certainly would buy into - who doesn't want unique pieces of clothing!?

When I noticed they had some vintage lakers vests I immediately snapped one up as I know it's something I would get a lot of wear out of and I was already picturing wearing it with my vintage Levi's some gold jewellery and some form of sneaks! Also how cool are the swing tickets? Love it. For a custom made vest at £18 it's super reasonable too which is what you want when you are a high street gyal like me!

You can follow RE:Store HERE on Facebook. They are always posting lots of new cute pieces for the S/S collection which are snapped up quick so don't miss out ;). They recently have posted a lot of menswear items recently which would be a perfect present for a Boyf/brother/friend! I'd be tempted to wear them myself though too!I have also just got some new Jordan's in grey and pink (as you can see) which I LOVE, oooh I'm turning into such a sneak freak.
Have you heard of RE:Store ? 


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Summer Vibes

Celine Tee - Ebay // Necklaces - Topshop // Aztec Skirt - Fashion Union* // Converse - Footlocker // Watch - Michael Kors

Hey dolls, 

Hope everyone had a lush bank holiday weekend! How nice was the sun yesterday (and today!) ?! Ideal times. I managed to enjoy the sun yesterday which was so nice as I am still feeling pretty sad that I had to leave Egypt last week! It has now prompted me to clear out my wardrobe and make way for all Summer attire - YAY.

I was very lucky to be able to pick out a few pieces from the Fashion Union S/S collection, which is where I found this very beaut aztec midi skirt. In my eyes this is a staple wardrobe item for Summer, period. I love a bit of aztec, especially with some tan and I think a midi is perfect for all weather possibilities. By this I mean I can wear this dress even when it's not boiling hot (rare occasions in the UK) and still look super summery. Unfortunately this little gem doesn't seem to be in stock however I am lusting after this gorgeous tie dye maxi skirt HERE. If you haven't already checked out Fashion Union, you definitely should. They have lots of gorgeous Summer stuff that you can get for such reasonable prices! 

I have teamed my midi with a Celine top I recently got off Ebay which I tied at the back to make a crop top. I have wanted one of these tops for a while since the massive craze amongst all fashion blogs kicked in and now I finally own one as well :). If you are wanting one too, you can get my top HERE. I teamed my outfit with some Converse as I decided to wear this through the day but I would absolutely wear all this out for drinks by swapping the Converse for wedges. 

Have you bought anything recently from Fashion Union? Do you love the aztec print too?

Ps. If you have a moment, I would be very grateful if you could vote for me in the Cosmopolitan Awards for 'best new fashion blog' HERE :) xoxo


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Trust No Player | The Pretty Junk

                                         Top- The Pretty Junk // Shorts -H&M // Converse - Footlocker
Hey dolls,

I just wanted to share with you a new item I received after winning a Twitter give away (YAYY)!! I was TOO excited to win this cute little top from The Pretty Junk, as after recently finding this gem of a shop, I have been lusting after quite a few pieces which are slowly filling up my current wardrobe wish list!

If you hadn't heard of The Pretty Junk already, they are an amazing online store selling everything from vintage to slogan tees/tops to some of my favourite branded clothing like Lazy Oaf and Spell designs. I particularly love the slogan tops similar to the one I won and I am definitely going to be purchasing the 'beware of the plastics' top (hardcore Mean Girls/Barbie fan)! You can find their website HERE.I think this top can be teamed with pretty much anything and is perfect for everyday! Winner. 

I hope everyone is having a fun weekend and is making the most of the bank holiday ! Just need some sun now eh?! Also, if you could take a moment to vote for me in the Cosmopolitan Awards for 'Best New Fashion Blog' I would be very grateful :) it's a bit of a long shot but hey ho, god loves a trier! If you get chance you can vote HERE. Thank you *mwah* 

Have you bought anything from The Pretty Junk? Do you love it too? 

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Think Like a Boss

 Blazer - The Kooples // Dress - Fashion Union* // Bag - H&M // Biker Boots - Zara

Hey dolls!

Hope all is well. I am back from Egypt and I have serious holiday blues :( :( :( I desperately need to get away again soon, I hate this weather.Since arriving back I have neglected any form of clothing that doesn't represent Summer as I feel that I need to show off my Egyptian tan, ha. So I have been strolling around in summer clothes regardless of how cold it is. 

I recently was lucky enough to choose this super cute LBD off Fashion Union. This is a fab website I have recently discovered with lots of amazing Summer pieces to offer with the high street price tag. Perfect for girls like me on a budget! I love all the festival clothes that seem to have kicked off since the Coachella craze, which will be right up my street for when I go to various festivals this year - YAY. If you haven't already checked out Fashion Union, you can HERE.

I can't find this exact dress on the Fashion Union website, however they have a similar pinafore dress which I think will look super cute this summer. You can find it HERE, plus its only £20! Bargain or what. 

I have also recently been wearing my new biker boots from Zara that my mum kindly got me when she last visited Manchester. I absolutely love them but I'm not going to lie, although they look pretty they are not the comfiest. My poor feet have took a bit of a battering with these - ouch, I hope they are properly worn in soon as I really want to wear them all the time!

Do you shop at Fashion Union? Have you got any holidays/festivals booked?

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