Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Style: Panache Sculptresse - Flirtini.

It feels a lifetime ago when I took these pics of this beautiful lingerie set from Panache back at the old house! We're really settling into the new place and it feels like home already. One of my lovely twitter friends and long time blog reader said to me yesterday how relaxed I look and can already tell by my face how much of a positive effect the new house is having on me! I'm so glad that shows through (and that I don't look too stressed and haggard in these old ones!) 

Casual fireplace leaning action...

I'm wearing the gorgeous Flirtini from the Sculptresse range, or as Poppy calls it, my ladybird bra. The style of bra is similar to my beloved Chi Chi which is available in a new colour way this season, and although this is a balconette and the Chi Chi is a full cup they are both quite substantial which suits my breast shape. The fit, as I've come to expect from Panache, is fantastic. 

The Sculptresse range is designed especially for a more fuller figure in back sizes 36-46, cups DD-H and the briefs are available in sizes 14-26 which is brilliant!

Yet again, the guys at Panache have scored big points, I love this design, it's just so cute, and well, flirty. It well and truly lives up to its name! 

**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review. All opinions are words are my own**

Monday, 30 March 2015

Style: Capsule Wardrobe Final Round-Up.

We have near enough reached the end of March, so it's time to look back on the Capsule Wardrobe Challenge. Out of the whole month, I managed to capture 18 pictures, I think there were about five pyjama days (what can I say? I love pyjamas), and the rest I just forgot to take pictures. I'm quite chuffed with the effort though!

I think as far as experiments go it was quite successful! It served it purpose and I was able to create lots of different outfits out of some basic pieces. I've mentioned in a previous post, I did get quite bored towards the end, but if anything it's reignited my love for creating and styling outfits and using my wardrobe to its full potential. 

I think, if you are starved for time, or find yourself with a wardrobe of clothes but nothing to wear, it is a great way to organise your mind and clothing. 

Are you tempted to give capsule dressing a try? Let me know!! 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Style: Introducing Play Purse.

Sorry for the short break in posts but those of you who follow me on social media will know we moved house on Thursday, so as you can imagine it's been chaos! On top of that it's Poppy's birthday tomorrow so we're having a little gathering at the house today which should be fun! 

In my last post you might have spotted me holding the most fab bag. The more mature of you might remember those cute beaded purses we used to have as kids, well, the Play Purse is an oversized version, perfect for popping all your essentials in!

So, so cute right? The bag comes in six colour ways and it was hard to chose one to be fair, they are all so cute. I went for the yellow in there end as it is just a burst of sunshine in a bag! Just what we need for the summer months! I'm not going to spend ages explaining the bag, it's a simple but effective design with a zip fastening. Not much else to say really! 

If you love this as much as I do, head over to their website, the Play Purse Look Book is one of the coolest ones I've seen in ages!

**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review. All words and opinions are my own**

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Style: New Look Holiday Shop.

Well it's rather nice today isn't it? And we all know how much I like the sun. With summer just round the corner, I've got a lovely versatile piece from New Look today straight from their Holiday Shop.

This denim tunic dress is just perfect for summer. It's a lightweight, cool cotton. The cap sleeves will keep the sun off your shoulders while you're out exploring or boozing it up at a festival. Theres a lovely zip detail to the back and the length is real good. It's not too short, but still short enough to give your pins and airing! 

I'm wearing the size 24, I like a bit of room in my tunic dresses, especially as this one doesn't have any stretch. Having said that, it is pretty roomy, so I think you'd probably be okay with your normal size. This comes in at £24.99 which I think is a really good price point. Pretty average for this style of dress on the high street. 

I've styled mine with my comfy converse, long gold necklace and cute floral headband, for a laid back, casual feel (I know, I must say those words nearly every blog post! Haha!). The eagle eyed of you might have spotted my very cool handbag. It's an oversized version of those beaded purses that were around when we was kids, honestly it's so colourful and cute I can't wait to tell you all about it tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that post.

New Look wanted us to share our top tips for feeling good in the summer time, so here goes!

1. Wear what you feel comfortable in. There's no point wearing a short dress because you feel like you have to. If you prefer trousers, find some nice lightweight ones and team with sandals and a vest. 

2. Stay well hydrated. This might sound obvious, but it's easy to be busy and forget. Your skin and head will thank you, so always carry a bottle of water in your handbag!

3. Use a light foundation or face cream that has an SPF in it. Look after your skin, it's common sense but easily forgotten. 

4. Don't let your body hang-ups stop you having a good time. We all have area of our body that make us inwardly groan, but that's no reason to sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else have fun. Trust me, even the most apparently confident, conventionally beautiful people have body confidence issues, the world will not stop if you put on a swimming costume or wear a pair of shorts, in fact I doubt anyone will notice, so throw caution to the wind this summer and embrace it. Life is for living! 

**This item was sent for the purposes of review. All opinions and words are my own**

Monday, 23 March 2015

Style: Capsule Wardrobe Catch-up.

With the house move in less than four days, you can imagine how busy we are. On top of that I have a stinking cold, an MRI scan today and I'm working in London on Wednesday. Which is all very exciting (cold and MRI aside), but I'm a little overwhelmed to say the least. 

The capsule wardrobe challenge is still going strong, apart from a few pyjama days! I have to say though, I am getting to the end of my boredom threshold with it now though! I miss my clothes, I miss colour, I miss dressing for my mood. I think if anything it's reaffirmed my absolute passion for clothing and that I could never dress purely for functionality. I have to have my fashion fix! 

DAY 20

I wore: Knitted Top - Simply Be// Knitted Skirt - Simply Be// Biker Jacket - New Look// Biker Boots - New Look// Bag - Fiorelli

DAY 22

Yesterday we signed the contracts for the new house, being full of cold I looked a little on the rough side! To be quite honest I wasn't in the mood for having my picture taken so I look a bit, erm, awkward? 

I wore: Striped dress (worn as a top) - H&M// Biker Jacket - New Look// Jeans - JUNAROSE// Trainers - Converse// Bag - Fiorelli. 

I'm coming to the end of the challenge now, there's just a couple of days left, as once we're in the new house I will be fully exploring and rediscovering my wardrobe that I've missed so much! It has been fun though and I hope it's been helpful to you guys in giving you ideas on how to make your wardrobe work for you. I'm always interested in hearing what you have to say, and if you have any ideas for the blog or posts you'd like to see, then please do get in touch! 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Trend: Grid Print with Lovedrobe.

The grid print trend has been around a couple of years now, and it's still really popular, which is great for me because I love a bold graphic print. This piece from Lovedrobe, combines that with my love of collars to make one really cute dress. 

I added a few sneaky flashes of neon to this outfit to brighten it up, I mean, spring is on the way isn't it, so why not?! Haha! The grid print dress is super short, so I think I might have to wear it with tights or leggings, but I thought as I'm playing dress up this week, because I'm still in my capsule wardrobe so-to-speak, I'd have bit of fun with it!

I'm wearing the 22/24 and it's true to size, if not a little on the short side! The dress is priced at a really reasonable £18, and it perfect for chucking on with leggings and boots in the day or tights and heels for the evening. The material is a thin, stretchy jersey so it's really easy to wear.

Both the shoes and bag are from New Look, I'm loving all the little neon pops in everything at the moment. As much as I try and do the pastel trend I'm always drawn to the garish neons instead. Forever an attention seeker! 

I've still got a few days left of the capsule wardrobe challenge left, so I'll update you with my latest outfits tomorrow, plus I've got a lingerie review, a summer denim dress and a cute retro bag coming up this week! 

**The dress was sent  to me for the purposes of review. All opinions and words are my own**