Sunday, 20 November 2011

Just to round off...

Hi Everyone,

I hope you liked the party season styling and I hope I've managed to show you some useful techniques! Please feel free to leave any feedback, it's all very much appreciated!!
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Got some exciting bits that i've been doing today so they will be going up in the next few days so keep checking back!!

Thanks xx

Last of the party season styling!!!

This is a great look to finish off the party season styling! It's so understated and stylish and great for those who don't want a loud, out-there outfits but just something classic. The gold t-shirt dress has it's own belt in the same material which I really like as it looks best tied like this on most body shapes. I used the belt it came with but it would look really nice with a maroon or deep purple belt as they complement the gold. The pleated effect is also great for livening up a block colour piece. I teamed it with this black blazer which really pulls the outfit together. I love the leather lapels as it makes a nice change to plain black material and it's a really nice flattering cut, this dress definitely needs a fitted top to counteract the loose fit of the dress.

Dress - River Island £35
Blazer - River Island £65

More party styling fro River Island!

Just a couple of variations on the previous outfit! I added a fut coat to the previous look just for a stylish way to keep warm and I also swapped the beaded top for a metallic gold t-shirt for those who don't want the all over embellishment!! The fur coat looks great with a dressy outfit but it would also work brilliantly with a more casual outfit and the colour is a nice alternative to black but will still go with a lot. The t-shirt is great because it can be put with a skirt like this for a laid back evening look but can also be paired with jeans or leggings for a stylish outfit for the day too. It's very versatile and the scalloped hem matches that of the skirt really well.

Top Picture
Top - River Island £45
Skirt - River Island £45
Fur Coat - Chelsea Girl at River Island £65

Bottom Picture
Top - River Island £30
Skirt - River Island £45

Party Season Styling!!

I like this look a lot, don't be afraid to double up on things like embellishments and prints etc because it very often works really well. I think this is a good example of how to really work this seasons trend for beading and sequins. The colours go together perfectly and the matching scalloped hem of the top and skirt draw the two separates together as an outfit, as do the shapes of the embellishments. I think it's important to remember if you want to double up on embellishments and prints, look for details in the pieces that will complement eachother. River Island seem to have picked up on a 20's theme with a lot of their pieces so this outfit has quite a vintage feel to it which is really pretty and the loose fitting silhouette is nice and comfortable to dance in!!

Top - River Island £45
Skirt - River Island £45

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Couple of dresses to finish off today :-)

There's not really any styling gone into these I just thought they were nice party season dresses!! The top dress looks amazing on Tori and really flatters her figure. The length works well because it's long sleeved it needs to be quite short so she doesn't look completely swamped by material! It's a really nice colour and the sequins add a bit a festive glamour which is,or course, what this piece is all about! The second dress needs to be styled well to accentuate the 20's style as on it's own we both thought it looked a little bit like a night dress because of the under layer. Having said this the dress is really on trend and with the right accessories and hairstyle, this could be a real show stopper. I particularly like the beaded hem detailing, I think it's really unusual and different. The dress kind of reminds me of a 20's flapper dress and with this in mind I would style it with a wavy up do, chunky heels and some statement dangly earrings to really exaggerate the bejewelled look.

Top dress - Topshop £58
Bottom embellished dress - River Island  £60

And some more...

Firstly, apologies for the terrible quality of the second picture!! And secondly, I love this look :-) Pencil skirts are really classy and sexy and great with a pair of killer heels to accentuate your legs!! The print on this is a good alternative to plain black and goes brilliantly with the purple beaded top for a sophisticated yet fun evening look. Complete this look with some very high heels and a fitted blazer for a curvy silhouette.

Top - Topshop £36
Skirt - Topshop £38

More Party Styling

One for those who don't want all the frills and sequins! I've used the velvet shorts again as they are so versatile. This time I have put a chiffon strap top over them, the thing I love about this top is that while it is quite plain  from the front, it's got a really lovely cross over beaded back just to add a bit of subtle detailing. To add to the cutesy, Parisian feel to this look I completed it with a tweed blazer, I spotted it across the shop and HAD to use it! The shape and fit of this jacket is just what you would expect a tweed jacket to look like and a really stylish way to stay warm in winter.

Shorts - Topshop £38
Top - Topshop - £38
Jacket - Topshop £65

Friday, 18 November 2011

I LOVE this top!!!!!!! You can't see so well in this image but it's actually a bit cropped and it looks really good with jeans (i've tried it on a few times!) It looks really cute with these velvet shorts and I think this look is great for the party season as it's still very feminine without being out and out girly. As previously mentioned beaded tops are very popular this season and are a great way to dress up jeans and liven up slightly more plain garments. Velvet is the kind of fabric I associate with party dresses from when I was younger so I will always associate it with the Christmas party season and these shorts are really lovely and are great to team with more glitzy tops. I love the little bow belt that comes with the shorts too as I think they definitely benefit from having a belt and it's nice that it was thought of for us! I would style this outfit with some ankle boots and  gold bangles which will bring out the lovely purple of the top.

Top - Topshop £36
Shorts - Topshop £38

Party Season Styling

This dress is actually a really lovely purple colour but it's come out blue in the picture which is annoying!! Nevertheless it's still a classic maxi, flattering and very elegant. It's unusual in that the length isn't completely full length, its a sort of midi/maxi cross which i'm not sure totally works unless you are Elle Macpherson but it doesn't detract from the fact that the dress is still nice. I like the layered bust, it adds a bit of detail without being over the top and the all over colour provides the perfect backdrop for some statement jewellery or a waist belt. I paired the dress with a cropped leather effect jacket that I actually used in my last high street styling piece. I just think a cropped jacket is so versatile and great to wear over an outfit you don't want completely hidden! This jacket also works really well with high waisted styles.

Dress - H&M £24.99
Belt - Stylists Own
Jacket - H&M 29.99

More Party Styling!!! Two jackets

Since it's freezing cold out I decided to do a jacket look! A nice jacket is a great way to keep warm and still smarten up an outfit. Both these jackets are perfect for the party season, being black they will go with pretty much anything and the shapes of both are really flattering, nipping you in at the waist and accentuating the hips. I really love both these looks, the sequin skirt is great, very in keeping with the party season and teamed with the jackets it keeps the look glam but still sophisticated!

Gold sequin skirt - H&M £19.99
Top Jacket - H&M £24.99
Kimono sleeve blazer - H&M Didn't get the price sorry!!!!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Channel 4 - The Stake

Hi everyone!!!! So I have just entered my business idea on The Stake!! I think it's a really good idea that could really work so I would really appreciate if you could take the ime to have a look on the website and vote for my idea!!!!! xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Last bit for today, more tomorrow!!!

Both these dresses are so cute and girly I love them!! The gold leaf design on the first dress gives it an almost antiquey look and the metallic effect is perfect for the christmas party season. They're both great shapes because they're flirty and feminine without being too revealing. The second dress is a really lovely soft colour but it will wash out some skin tones so be careful, but the pleated skirt is very on trend this season and gives a nice texture. The vintage look of the pink dress is really delicate and I love the bust detailing, it works perfectly as the dress would otherwise be quite plain. I styled both these dresses with the fur stole as it's a great cover up for the winter months and the bow fastening is perfectly in keeping with the girly style of both dresses. I think tori looks really lovely in both these pieces and the nipped in waists make her look very dainty and feminine!!

Gold dress - Oasis £60
Pink dress - Oasis £65
Fur stole - Oasis £35

Prices for the previous!!

Gold sequin top - Oasis £45
Jeans - Oasis £45
Faux fur coat - Oasis £75

More Party Styling - laid back glam

I wanted to do a slightly more laid back look for those who don't want to dress up in dresses and feathers! This top hits the mark perfectly, it's a nice loose comfy fit but the sequins are still in keeping with the party season and keep it glamorous. I paired the top with these plum colour jeans (hard to see the colour in the picture) I think it's a really nice colour and a great alternative to normal blue or black jeans. I also added the fur jacket as I think a fur jacket is always a great staple for the wardrobe and perfect for keeping warm but staying stylish!

High Street Party Styling

Neither of us were sure on this outfit but really liked the way it turned out! The colours complement eachother really well and the tightness of the leotard shows off the soft movement of the chiffon skirt. The shape of this skirt is really popular this season and this particular shape is quite subtle for those who just want to give it a try!! I added the belt just for a bit of detail but I would probably style this with some dangly earrings and a thicker statement belt, and no bra for obvious reasons! Again, I added the feather cape for a more dramatic silhouette and I would definitely wear this on a night out with some big heels!!

Leotard - Miss Selfridge £18
Chiffon Skirt - Miss Selfridge £32
Belt - Oasis £15
Feather Cape - Biba £59
Ok, a link should have been in there sorry about that, here's the top :-)

Image 1 of ASOS Bonjour jumper

My new favourite buy...

Ive just bought this top and I am SO happy with it!!! It's so comfortable and it looks great with jeans and leggings or with a pencil, flared or pleated midi skirt. One of my new designs which you will be seeing in the next couple of weeks is going to look great with this so keep checking back to see!! And in the meantime get down to ASOS!!!

Monday, 14 November 2011

More of the feather cape!

I wish I had brought some heels with me because this jumpsuit is so striking but you do need heels to complete the look of an outfit like this! The high neck and open back is a really 70's feature which is very popular this season and I think it lends itself well to a womans figure. I would add a lot of jewellery to lift the all over colour and I added the feather cape again to add some depth to the outfit, this definitely one for a glamorous dinner or ball!

More from House of Fraser

I didn't want to leave this dress in the shop! I love it, the sequins are perfect for the party season and being black it will go with all sorts of accessories and all sorts of colours. The tulip shape is so flattering, it nips you in at the waist, accentuates the hips and it flatters all shapes and sizes. The dress works really well on its own but it also looks fantastic with this feather cape for a really dramatic look. I really love this cape, I first saw it when doing my work experience at Look magazine and fell in love with it then so when I saw it in House of Fraser I had to incorporate it into an outfit! I think the feathers and the sequins create really interesting textures and the dress alone could be good for a night out and with the cape for an evening event.

Dress - £90 from Warehouse
Feather cape - £59 from Biba at House of Fraser

High Street Styling for the party season!!

I've decided since it's coming up to Christmas it's time to do a high street styling for the party season! So I dragged my lovely friend Tori into town and dressed her up in some gorgeous pieces. There's some really beautiful stuff in the shops at the moment, all sequins and beading and metallics so I hope you like what I picked!   I will be posting a few images each day so keep checking back!

House of Fraser

We both fell in love with this dress it looked so lovely on!! I really like the glam of the sequins with the relaxed  fit of the dress and the shape really flattered Tori's figure. I added a belt to break up the all over sequin design and accentuate her waist. This would be perfect for going out for drinks or a glamorous dinner party!!

Dress - £90 from Warehouse
Belt - £15 from Oasis

anyone need their clothes altered/jazzed up?

Hi guys, so I figured since I have a bit of time on my hands (I quit my job :-S) I would put my skills to good use! I get a lot of friends asking me to alter their clothes, making a dress shorter, taking something in if it's too big etc etc so I am now offering this service to everyone! I am also going to be doing clothing revamp, do you have a top that needs a bit of sprucing up? Or maybe a chiffon shirt and you would like an embellished collar? I will now be offering this service too :-) if you have something you need done comment on this post or send me an email : please contact me to discuss prices and any ideas you may have :-) xx

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Two bags in one!!!!!!

I came across this bag while doing my work experience at Look magazine and I got very excited. One of the girls was playing around with it and we realised when you brushed the sequins upwards they revealed a different colour underneath! When looking at the bag it is a gold and black combination but when you brush the sequins upwards it becomes a silver and pink combination! I looked at it on the website and there is no mention of the fact that it does this which really surprises me as its such a novel way of reinventing a bag, it's literally two bags in one! So I decided to write about it as I really do think it's a good idea, the sequins are perfect for the party season and will go with any outfit whether you're wearing silver or gold jewellery!

The bag is £18 from Marks and Spencer

How it starts....

The transformation begins...

Demonstrating one way to work it

And now it's black and gold! Almost, I got a bit bored :-)

Quick Tip...

I'm working on some new pieces for my blog which will be going up very soon! Sorry i've been a bit useless I have been doing some work experience at Look magazine for the past month so been a little busy!!! I had a great time though and I will make sure I post images of what i've done soon!!

Anyway just a quick thing, I was shopping the other day and came across these lovely trousers in H&M so decided to try them on. I just tried them on with the top I was wearing which is from Primark and also comes in maroon and grey. And it made me think of another styling tip which is don't be afraid to double up on prints! Both the top and the trousers are polka dot but they work really well together. Sometimes it's fun to go crazy on a print and why not! I really like this look and would definitely wear it out. It shows you can carry these summer staples through to winter by just adding a jumper with it :-)