Boutique Of Molly: Spring Fling

Hey guys! Now as many of you know by now, I love a good dress. I’ve loved wearing dresses for so long now that I can’t even express how much I love them, I just do.

So during a Twitter chat one night, you can imagine my absolute joy when Boutique of Molly contacted me, asking if I’d like to review some of their clothing.

I immediately dashed (can I say dashed? I clicked furiously) onto their site, and browsed through to see what they had to offer, and immediately fell in love with 2 dresses in particular. (Well ok I fell in love with about 5, but I didn’t want to test my luck.)

Boutique Of Molly is a really fun and unique brand, that aim to offer celebrity-inspired styles, at affordable highstreet prices. I personally love that brand new styles are added daily, so it’s fun to check out the site each day and see what new styles have been added!

So today I’m showing you guy the two gorgeous dresses that I was kind enough to receive!

ezgif.com-optimize‘Lilia’ Dress

As soon as I saw this dress, I knew that it had to be mine. It fits in with my girly style perfectly, and as we all know, if there is a skater style dress covered in flowers, I’ve got to have it.

However, I chose this dress because I thought that it is quite unique. I do have a lot of skater dresses with floral patterns on, but they are usually coloured dresses with a black floral print on, whereas this is a really bright and vibrant tulip pattern on a crisp white dress.

I also love the straps, as they split into two smaller spaghetti straps as they reach up to your shoulders, giving this dress a fun, flirty summer vibe.

I was really happy with the quality of this dress, as I think I’d gotten too used to how Primark and New Look dresses feel, so when I felt this dress, it felt like a nice high-end quality dress. It’s made of scuba-like material, meaning that you never need to iron it, and it sits beautifully when you’ve got it on.

ezgif.com-video-to-gif‘Rosa’ Dress’

A bodycon dress?! That I like?! Boutique of Molly have actually done it, and created a bodycon dress that I enjoy wearing, and feel comfortable in. Don’t get me wrong, not everyone is going to love this dress as I do think you’ve got to feel comfortable with it really hugging your curves.

It’s obviously a plunge neck dress, but with a magical metal insert in the V, that gives you a lot of hold, so you can feel confident wearing this dress without a bra. I tried wearing this dress with a strapless bra, but it was visible through the plunge, so I would recommend wearing it without one at all. Don’t worry, with the combination of this scuba material, and the V, you’ll be guaranteed support.

The straps are so thin and delicate that I think really adds to the luxury feel of this dress, and makes it perfect for summer events. It’s also quite a modest length, so you don’t need to worry about showing too much skin.

Both of these dresses feel amazing on, and I love them. They are definitely of a higher quality than any other dress I own (apart from my prom dress, ha!) but are still pretty and modest enough to wear casually.


I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and have a cheeky look through Boutique of Molly’s site, to see if there’s anything that you like, I can’t recommend them highly enough, shipping was so speedy, and the service was absolutely lovely.

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A Man’s Guide To NYE

Hey guys, as it’s NYE tomorrow, I thought today we could help out the people who don’t yet know what to wear. That’s right, I’m looking at the dudes.backgrounderNow for NYE, men tend to fit into 3 categories: Those who didn’t think attire was something to stress over, those who have no clue what’s acceptable, and those who are being made to dress up (usually in a costume.)

So today I’m breaking down how to dress for a NYE event, for the dudes.

Now let’s get this out of the way first. Yes, guys, it is a special occasion, so you can’t wear the clothes you had on yesterday.

Now obviously, just as much as women do, men have their own styles and preferences when it comes to clothes, so make sure you’re staying within your comfort zone when it comes to a NYE party, you don’t want to be worrying that your shirt is too flamboyant or tight for you.DSCN2840So, bearing comfort in mind, you need to be entirely comfortable from the get-go. Now if you can’t see where I’m going with the next line, I don’t know how to put it any other way than, underwear. You don’t want to spend the entire evening uncomfortable because your underwear isn’t properly supporting you.

Now obviously, this isn’t a problem I knew about, so I don’t understand these issues, and I didn’t even know they existed until Tommy John got into contact with me.

Tommy John is a company that understands the problems that men face, and have created the perfect product to tackle any and all problems that you might face with your underwear. Now for those who still don’t understand, here’s what Tommy John are talking about.

In their own words, “Tommy John was born from the desire to fix men’s undergarments. Men’s base layers have been stuck in the Dark Ages (and in dark places). Until now. Tommy John makes modern undergarments for the modern man. Innovative design and fabric technology mean no more pulling, squishing, tangling or bunching – no matter how a man moves.”

The truth is, for NYE, a collared shirt and jeans will see you through the evening, no problems. (Unless you’re going to a black tie or fancy dress event, in which case stick to the guidelines provided, man!) The most important thing about clothing, whether you are male or female, is being comfortable. So don’t overlook the things you usually would, like underwear.


Thanks to Tommy John for the inspiration behind this post, be sure to check out their site HERE for all of your comfort needs!

Be sure to use the code FIRST15 to get 15% off of your first purchase!

Autumnal Lookbook

As the weather is quickly changing, and we’re experiencing crisper mornings and evenings, today I thought I’d share with you guys a little autumnal lookbook, to give you some style inspiration for these lovely autumn days!


Autumn LunchScarf | Primark | £7 Grey Long Sleeve High Neck Sweater | New Look | £19.99 Wine Skater Skirt | New Look | £14.99 Tights | Primark | £3 Shoes | Primark | £12Scarf | Primark | £7 Grey Long Sleeve High Neck Sweater | New Look | £19.99 Wine Skater Skirt | New Look | £14.99 Tights | Primark | £3 Shoes | Primark | £12I think this outfit is so cute and cosy, that it’s perfect for any lunch dates you might have during autumn time, because you can look stylish, but still be super warm, because these tights are thick and this scarf practically doubles as a blanket!


Cosy Casual White Crop Top | New Look | £6.99 Check Skirt | Primark | £7 Shoes | F&F | £14.99 Scarf | Amazon | £10 White Crop Top | New Look | £6.99 Check Skirt | Primark | £7 Shoes | F&F | £14.99 Scarf | Amazon | £10 This outfit is a lot more laid back I think, because of the Uggs. So it’s perfect for just lounging around in, or wearing to school or university.


Dressed UpGrey Crop Top | New Look | £11.99 Mustard Skirt | Primark | £7 Tights | Primark | £4 Wedges | New Look | £19.99Grey Crop Top | New Look | £11.99 Mustard Skirt | Primark | £7 Tights | Primark | £4 Wedges | New Look | £19.99This outfit is quite dressed up because I’ve paired it with some lace-up bootie wedges. These mustard coloured button down skirts are everywhere, in every store and every autumn trend, so I’d definitely recommend picking one of these up! Also this look has a slightly different element from most usual autumnal looks, because instead of thick black tights, I’ve matched them to the grey of my top. Patterned tights are always cute to wear with skirts, and these keep you super warm too!


That’s it for my Autumnal Lookbook, let me know which of these looks was your favourite! Do you have any go-to style tips for the colder autumn weather?

Sweater Weather Tag

Fotor01011221215I’ve been nominated by the lovely Rebecca from Waves Of Thought to do the Sweater Weather tag, so today I’m sharing my answers with you guys!


Favourite Candle Scent?

My favourite year-round scent is definitely Fresh Linen, it can’t be beaten! But particularly for fall, I love cosy scents, ironically like Bath & Body Works’ ‘Sweater Weather’!

Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate?

I love all three, but for this time of year, hot chocolate all the way!

What’s the best fall memory that you have?

Everything. Every memory. Every year oh my word. From Christmas, to Fireworks night, Halloween and Thanksgiving. But if I had to pick just one I’d say my Halloween when I was 8, because that’s when I got Tabs and Ginge.

Which make-up trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

Winged eyeliner all of the way. Though I do adore dark lips, I wear winged eyeliner with almost every makeup look I do.

Best Fragrance for fall?

I like fruity and floral fragrances all year long, so anything like Katy Perry’s Meow or Ari by Ariana Grande.

Favourite Thanksgiving food?

Honey. Roasted. Vegetables.

What is autumn weather like where you live?

Autumn weather where I live is mostly perfect, and quite picturesque really. Crispy orange leaves on the floor, bright mornings and beautiful sunsets. But I can’t hide the fact that it does rain, both heavily and annoyingly drizzly.

Most worn sweater?

I don’t really wear a lot of sweaters, but I do like wearing oversized ones for lounging about the house.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Jumping in a pile of leaves, for sure!

Favourite type of pie?

I know this question is intended to be a fruity/autumnal pie, but all I can think of is chicken pie, so we’re going with that.

What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

Since Katy Perry’s Prism came out this time last year, I guess I really associate that album with this time of year especially. But I’m a sucker for Christmas music, I’ll probably start blasting that on Nov 1st…

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

This year is actually the first year I’ve experienced pumpkin spice, and I can safely say, yes it is. It takes a little getting used to, but it is perfect for fall.

I nominate:

Karen from Confetti & Curves

Egypt from A Girl Named Egypt

Jessica from Miss Influential


And that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I certainly did because I’m obsessed with his time of year!

Autumn Love

Autumn is here, and it’s now officially October! I don’t know if you guys know, but this time of year really is my absolute favourite. So today I’m sharing with you guys some of my favourite things about this time of year! My Favourite Things About AutumnMy Favourite Things About Autumn
Crispy leaves

Hot chocolate

Scarves

Evening baths

Cosy Fires

BootsMy Favourite Things About AutumnMy Favourite Things About AutumnOrange ev-er-y-thing.

Oversized jumpers

Crisp mornings & evenings

Fireworks/Sparklers

HalloweenMy Favourite Things About Autumn Changing my Twitter picture for the festivities

My birthday (October 24th, eeee!)

Gold/glittery makeup and clothes

Fluffy socks

Candles

Onesies


Those are some of my favourite things about autumn, I just really love everything about this time of year though!

What’s your favourite time of year and what are your favourite things about it?

How To Style: A Kimono

As if I haven’t already said it enough, summer is here people! And for me, few things are better during summer than having cute outfits planned, so you save time contemplating what to wear, and more enjoying yourself in the sun! So today I’m sharing with you guys 3 ways to style a summer staple: a kimono.

My kimono is a short casual one, from New Look for £19.99


Style 1: With Shorts

This look is effortless, styled and casual. I would say this is best suited for a hot day, where you plan to be out and about. The shorts will keep you cool, and the kimono will protect your shoulders from getting burnt, and keep you covered in the shade.

I also styled this look with a side Dutch braid because I think it dressed it up a little bit, and added an extra element to the look. DSCN1093DSCN1081 (2)


Style 2: Dressed Up

This style is slightly more dressed up, because I paired it with a pencil skirt. This look is great for an evening outdoor summer party, or something to wear at the office if you’re working on a really summery day. Again, you’ll stay cool and office appropriate, while also rocking a little summer inspired look.DSCN1156 (2) DSCN1184


Style 3: Jeans Casual

And finally, you can pair it with jeans. I have worn this look while shopping during the day, and found that it is too hot, so instead I’d now wear this outfit to an evening BBQ or similar event, because that way the heat of the day will have dissipated and you can feel comfortable and look cute. I also added my necklace, because I feel like a tiny piece of jewellery can be shown off with simpler outfits.

I just tied my hair back into a messy high ponytail, because I feel like this outfit is a relaxed casual one, so you don’t need a complicated hairstyle. dscn1309DSCN1334 DSCN1361


There are 3 different ways I would style a kimono! Have you got any other kimono inspired outfit ideas? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to play around more with them!

Spring Must-Haves: Powder

Founded in 2009, and winning Fashion Accessory of the Year in 2013, there is no stopping the force that is Powder. They recently contacted me to ask me to select some of their spring products and create some outfits and a wish list, and I very eagerly accepted, for a multitude of reasons; their products are all very unique and suit my vintage-inspired style, and they sell everything at an affordable price! Their website is also just my style, and very easy to navigate, you could spend ages browsing through their designs.

So without further ado, here are 3 of their pieces that I have created into 3 styles!


outfit1

Casual-Chic | Here I have paired the Lola infinity scarf with my New look “Weekends I Love You” t-shirt, my New look black ripped jeans and my plain tan heels. This is a simple look, but remains stylish, and the colours all compliment each other nicely, nothing is too distracting, so it’s quite a classic look. And as the scarf is an infinity one, you don’t need to worry about how is best to wear it with this look, just slip it on and you’re good to go!



outfit2

Cute & Girly | Here I have paired the Long Lace Top Socks with one of my floral playsuits. This look is so easy to pull off, takes no time to put together and it’s perfectly girly. The florals and plain ballet flats are perfect for spring, and these socks are not only adorable, but perfect for spring-time when the weather isn’t quite suitable for bare legs.

These socks are not yet available, so do excuse the missing toes as full pictures were not possible.


OUTFIT3Vintage Inspired | Here I’ve created a very vintage-inspired outfit, featuring the Collette scarf. Again, this look is very classic, as I have said before, a black skater skirt is an absolute staple if you like to wear dresses and skirts. Pairing it with a peachy-coloured top, plain black heels, and I chose to add pearls, and instantly you’ve got a gorgeous vintage style. This scarf kind of reminds me of a ballerina, because of it’s light colour and white floral detailing, so I think it’s perfect to wear with a very classic look.


So those are the pieces on my Spring wishlist from Powder, have yourself a little browse and let me know what you’d add to your wishlist and how you would style it!

How To Style: Black Skater Skirt

HTSFor me, there is one staple that anyone that likes to wear dresses or skirts should have; and that’s a black skater skirt.

Every time I went into a shop, I’d be scouring the rails looking for the perfect versatile skirt that I could wear with anything. I had many skirts and dresses already, but they all had other pieces that they went well with, and not much else. And then I found it. A black skater skirt. Now it is my number one recommendation to anyone, it’s great if you love skirts and would love another, and it’s great if you’re not sure whether or not you could match it with other items in your wardrobe, because it goes with just about anything.


So today I though I’d share with you guys 4 different ways that I would style a black skater skirt.


crop

1. with a crop top – you can pair any colour crop top you like and a pair of flats. This outfit is best suited for the warmer weather of the summer because otherwise you are gonna freeze. Put a cardigan over it, and it could also be a nice outfit for an evening meal.

White Short Sleeved Crop Top, New Look £6.99

Black Flats, F&F £6


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2. with a smart tucked in shirt – I would put black tights and heels with this outfit, and it’d be perfect for going out if you don’t want to commit to anything too sparkly.

Utility Blouse, F&F £14

Black Lace Up Heels, New Look £25


purple

3 . with a collared shirt and jumper – this outfit it quite office/uniform inspired and suitable if you have wardrobe requirements that you have to stick to.

White Collared Sleeveless Top, New Look £10

Purple jumper, Papaya £14


stripes

4. with a patterned long sleeved top – this outfit it cute and flirty and it doesn’t look too overboard if you’re pairing the skirt with a pattern or stripes, because the black keeps it classic.

Striped Long Sleeve Top, F&F £9


There are just some of the ways I like to style my black skater skirt. Do you have any other ways that you would style this skirt? Share them in the comments below!