Thursday, November 20, 2014

TIMBER

 photo checked1_zpscc65c480.jpg  photo checked2_zps1551285e.jpg  photo checked3A_zps8da62610.jpg  photo checked3B_zps317ee3c5.jpg  photo checked4_zps11370747.jpg  photo checked5_zps38dd94c1.jpg  photo checked8_zpsa6f6c7e6.jpg Dress - Primark
Tights - Primark
Shoes - Timberland via Jones Bootmaker*

 This season I have been well and truly taken in by the check trend, so obviously when I spotted this in my local Primark, I had to have it. I love the primary colours of this dress, and the smock style, it gives it a cute, girly feel - which as you know, I'm always loving. I also picked up these thick termal tights, they are literally my Winter saviour! Never will my legs be cold again. I popped on some slightly chunkier boots and opted for these classic Timberland's, I'm loving this matt black style and again, they are just perfect for the Winter months ahead of us.

 Looks like a few of you enjoyed my most recent post about my trip to Cornwall. I'm so glad you guys want to see more personal lifestyle type posts, I love doing them. Keep your eyes peeled, I shall be posting a few more very soon! In the meantime, check out my YouTube channel - lot's of videos for you to watch over there!


Monday, November 17, 2014

EXPLORING CORNWALL

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A few weeks ago my boyfriend & I embarked on a week long Cornwall adventure. I knew Cornwall was pretty, but it was even more beautiful than I had imagined - everywhere had the most amazing views & the sea was a pure shade of blue, heavenly. We visited some pretty nice places during the week including Tintagel Castle (which was my favourite) The Eden Project, Boscastle and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, to name a few. We also found a little cafe in Tintagel that sold the most amazing gluten free pies and I'll admit it, this was possibly one of my holiday highlights, hence it's mention in this post. I love a pie.

I like the idea of popping up a few more personal lifestyle posts up here now and then, so let me know if you'd like to see more. Thank you to my boyfriend for the some of the spectacular photos above too, check his instagram out for more snaps.


Friday, November 14, 2014

SILVER

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Shoes - New Look*

Now you might remember a certain Virgos Lounge love affair I had earlier this year with this beaut of a dress, well, looks like I'm in for another one. The above dress is also grey and also just as stunning. The little magpie in me could stare at the sparkles in this dress all day long. Not only is the bead work simply stunning, I love the neckline and length of the dress - very classy and perfect for my own style (love a midi!) I popped on some dark red lippy because Autumn is all about the dark red and berry tones, as well as my grey New Look heels. It's love, it really, really is.

 It has just occurred to me that it's November now, it's dark at 4pm and I'm really wondering where my 2014 went to. I would like the Summer back, please. Also, is anyone else slightly panicked about the fact that Christmas is fast approaching?! Oh dear lord.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

THE CASUAL GENT

 photo MATCH_BLOG_zps02a60221.jpg Shirt - River Island
Jeans - Jack & Jones
Shoes - Vans, Office
Watch - Daniel Wellington
Jacket - Levis, John Lewis

With the nights drawing in, the festive season soon approaching and more singletons looking for a partner (they're for life, not just for Christmas... well, the good ones) match.com has given two of it's most eligible bachelors a unique helping hand in their search for a date. To help them out a little, match.com have re-created two London-based models as mannequins and popped them in a Brick Lane shop window - window shopping at it's finest! Any singles passing by can click straight through to their match.com profiles and arrange a date... the modern world is definitely an interesting one.

Match are hosting a competition on Twitter in which users can vote for one out of four 'first date outifts' for their single guy, Keron - the above included! Keron will then decide which outfit he'd like to don for the date and any user who voted for this same outfit enters a draw to win one out of three shopping vouchers worth either £50 or £75, so it's definitely worth voting.. for mine.. of course..

Anyway, as I mentioned, match.com asked me to create a 'first date outfit' for their single guy and this is what I managed to come up with. Now, I'm more of a casual dresser and unless a man is taking me to the Ritz (this sadly has never happened) I don't really fancy turning up to a date to a guy wearing a suit & tie (unless he's Gosling) SO a checked shirt is smart but still cas', black skinny jeans, because well.. they're kind of hot. As you might notice, I've gone for a grey scale theme, so grey vans - girls can be fussy on shoes so I say take the safest option possible (aka no shake print brogues, just yet) Lastly, you need a jacket for that romantic "would you like my jacket (please don't say yes)" moment. Last buy by no means least, wear a decent watch and take your personality along for the ride - without it the skinny jeans mean nothing!


Click here to vote!


*This is a sponsored post, all views & words my own