Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Love it like XO

Dress - Zara // Hoops - Topshop 

Hey dolls, 

Just a quick one, but I wanted to share with you this beaaaautiful dress I picked up from Zara before my holidays. I totally wasn't meant to be buying anything and talked myself out of it about 5 times, but it was just to pretty to leave behind! 

I am a sucker for a white/cream dress and when I saw this in the Manchester store I grabbed my size and took it to the changing rooms where the love affair began ;). They also have it in black which is super nice as well - but I thought white would look nice with a tan and tan accessories. 

I wore this on holiday with a tan belt and gladiators but completely forgot to take picture (I'm so rubbish at taking holiday pics) but as the dress is so simple, its really easy to dress up with a statement gold/silver necklace or keep it minimal with some gold hoops like I have. I love the back strap detail and the boho-esque look for holidays so if you are looking for a pretty maxi dress, this one is perf! The only issue I had was that I cant wear a bra with it and its a little see-though (eeep!) but there is so many bra/boob diy kits now I had come fully prepared! 

Have you been holiday shopping in Zara? It's all too nice! 

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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Soul Junkie

Two Piece - Soul Junkie // Gladiators - Primark // Hoops - Topshop

Hey dolls!

So I've just got back from an amazing holiday in Portugal and I've definitely got a bad case of the holiday blues! I'm already trying to find another one! It was so nice to just chill out for a week and not have to think about work or all the other sh!t you have to deal with every day. I also went to a wedding whilst I was there which was beautiful - perfect weather and setting at the Hilton hotel in Vilamoura - I would have been made up if it was mine! I obviously bought loads to wear before I went and as usual, never got chance to wear everything :(

I didn't get chance to wear this gorgeous two piece whilst I was away but it is definitely a perfect holiday outfit and would look amazing in Ibiza or the Caribbean - well anywhere hot to be honest! I found Soul Junkie through bloggers and social media and I fell in love with all of Vanessa's (creator & designer) stunning, one of a kind designs. It's the perfect mix of gypsy meets bohemian which is right up my street. I love the fact that there is only a few of each design available making your piece extra special at an affordable price. There is nothing worse than heading on holiday and everyone's wearing the same Topshop dress, right?! 

Vanessa creates a range of two pieces and kimono/cover ups, which are equally as gorgeous. I have definitely jumped on the co-ord craze so my first purchase was obviously one of these. There is also now a 'Boho Baby' section available which is just TOO CUTE!! 
I have my eye on so many others so I better get on to my favourite's quick before they all get snapped up! The one I am wearing is called 'Night Becomes Day' and there are still some available. You can get one of these HERE for £35.00 - bargain. 

Have you bought a Soul Junkie piece before?

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Public Desire: Faves

(L-R) Kelis, Tasha, Lailah, Neive - Public Desire via My1stWish

Hey dolls! 

So since I've been getting ready to head for some well needed sun, I have obviously been spending money I certainly don't have on anything and everything that screams summer. Not only have I been making weekly visits to the likes of Zara & H&M (my absolute fave high street shops) I have been scouring on line for cute pieces I can jam into my over flowing suit case. 

I find that Instagram is perfect for finding new and up and coming brands that offer you something a bit different to the high street. I have found loads of brands through the likes of Instagram and Twitter and bought myself more than a few key pieces for summer. All of which are super cute and different to anything I would buy from the likes of Zara or Topshop. 

I recently came across a shoe dream when I saw the beaut Sarah Ashcroft from 'That Pommie Girl' wearing a pair of the pink 'Callie' platforms (seriously dreamy) from new brand Public Desire. Like most girls, as soon as we get a sniff of Spring/Summer it's pastel central when it comes to re-stocking the wardrobe and these are a perfect addition! I then started following Public Desire on Instagram where I fell more and more in love with their new range of pretty shoes and mentally teaming them up with summer outfits in my wardrobe. I've picked out my four current faves that I'm lusting over right now (especially those Kelis platforms!) as seen above. The Kelis and Tasha's are perfect for pairing with a cute co-ord for a girls night out and the Lailah & Neive are pairs that I would wear through the day or on holiday - comfy and chic all wrapped into one! 

There are loads more styles to choose from over at My1stWish and with super affordable prices along with a crazy cheap delivery service, you really can't go wrong! If you don't already follow them on Instagram you can do HERE. This is the best way to see all their new and up and coming stock... it really is shoe heaven! 

Have you bought a pair of Public Desire's before? They are to die! 

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