Tuesday, 29 July 2014

How I style A Red Kimono

Hey guys!

I was recently on the hunt for a light kimono (particularly for those cooler summer nights) when I found the perfect pretty red one in Newlook! I opted for red instead of the standard floral kimono as I wanted something that wouldn't clash with all my patterned clothing - and florals can be quite limiting! (which is unfortunate as I'm floral obsessed!).

Here are a few ways I styled it...

Florals (of course!)

Newlook Crotchet Hem Red kimono - £19.99 / Newlook Floral Playsuit / Newlook Necklace & Bracelets / Brit-stich White Bag - £35 (discounted from £70) / Missguided White Strappy Heels - £24.99 

I'm so in love with my new brit-stitch bag! It's just so pretty and I know I'll be featuring it in many more outfit posts! I managed to take advantage of one of the 50% sales which they have regularly (check their instagram out here to keep an eye out for more) and I paid just £35 rather than £70! Definitely not bad for a quality real leather (and super cute) bag! :) 

Bardot Stripes

Topshop Navy Bardot Top - £12 / Topshop Black Fedora Hat - £25 / Topshop Blue Denim Joni Jeans - £36.00 / Missguided Black Bag / Newlook Red Heels - £19.99 / Newlook Daisy Necklace - £7.99

This is such a comfy outfit (particularly due to my favourite Topshop Joni jeans!) and it's perfect for those cloudy summer days! I think the bright red from the kimono and the crotchet detail really livens up a simple striped outfit :)

Aztec Styling

Boohoo Bodycon Aztec Dress - £12 / Newlook Black Fringe bag - £19.99 / Newlook Necklace & Bracelets / Topshop Black Fedora Hat - £25

Aztec prints, crotchet detail, fedora hat & fringe bag = my idea of the perfect festival ensemble! If i was lucky enough to be going to a festival this summer I would definitely be wearing something like this - lots of detail but also really comfy :)

Well thanks so much for reading and see you very soon!

Gabby xo

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Bank Fashion Bargains!

Hey sweeties!

Back again, this time with more sale bargains/shopping picks!

I've been loving bank fashion recently and managed to pick up a dress I'd already had my eye on for a while for just £15! I also got a cute printed playsuit that is perfect for lounging around in during these lovely summer days which was also a steal at £22! Here's how I styled them:

Red Boho Style Playsuit

Bank Fashion Red Print Playsuit - £22 / Shoe Zone Black Wedge Sandals* - £14.99 Black Topshop Fedora Hat - £25 / Brown Primark Bag / Primark Bracelets - £2.50

This is such a comfy and light playsuit - I know I'll definitely be getting my wear out of it this summer! I also think it's boho style print would make it perfect for a festival or holiday outfit! The wedges from Shoe Zone are not only another bargain item but they're also super comfy and a great addition to the summer shoe collection as they're so versatile and will go with lots! Hurray! 

Pink Floral Peter Pan Collar Dress

Bank Fashion Pink Floral Dress - £15 /  Mint Newlook Blazer - £24.99 / White Missguided Strappy Heels - £24.99 /  Pink Miss Selfridge Bag - £29 / Primark Necklace - £3 / Primark Bracelets - £2.50

So happy with what I paid for this, and like the red playsuit it's also comfortable for wear in the hot summer sun as it's made from a thin (and quite silky feeling) material. I do love a good sale bargain! I wore it with my favourite cropped blazer from Newlook for a pretty pastel summer look :)

Hope you enjoyed seeing my bank fashion buys - see you again soon! :)

Gabby x x  

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Style for less #4 - Summer Nights In Newlook

Afternoon lovelies!

I recently hit the sales for some retail therapy and managed to get a bargain pair of heels from New look, along with a few other non sale (but purse friendly) items! Here's a look at the outfit I put together with them - you'll be surprised at how much everything cost!

Newlook White Bralet - £7.99 / Newlook Floral Pencil Skirt - £14.99 / Newlook Black T Bar Heels - £14.00 / River Island Dark Red Fedora Hat - £22.00 / Miss Selfridge Purple Bag - got it in last years sale for £15) / Primark Bracelets - £2.50 / Primark Chunky Necklace - £3

Not bad for an entire outfit! Anyone else found any bargains in the sale they super love? Leave me a comment below if you have - I'd love to know! :)

Until next time!

Gabby x x

Friday, 11 July 2014

Falling In Love With Ark Clothing (Again)!

Hey guys!

So I recently nipped into the Ark Clothing store in Leeds and wow, now I remember why I used to love it so much! Back when I was 18 I used to get all my clothes from there as they were so cheap and cute! Well nothings changed and I'm only sorry I didn't get longer to shop - I only had 15 minutes till my bus came but god knows the amount of bags I would have taken home with me should I have had more time!!

Whilst I was there I picked up 3 pairs of shorts and a top, which only came to £76! Pretty good when you compare to some of the other big retailers where that sort of money can't even get you 2 items let alone 4! Anyway, here's some outfits I put together with some of the items I bought :)

Daisy Shorts & White Lazer Cut Top

Ark Clothing Daisy Shorts - £19.99 /  Ark Clothing White Lazer Cut Top - £16.99 / Topshop Fedora Hat / Missguided Black Bag / Accessorize Daisy Necklace / Newlook Heels - £24.99

Gingham Shorts & White Lazer Cut Top

Ark Clothing White Lazer Cut Top - £16.99 / Ark Clothing Gingham Shorts - £19.99 / Missguided Black Bag  / Trinket Avenue Clock Necklace / Topshop Fedora Hat / Primark White Wedges

Since the new trinity shopping centre opened in Leeds I always forget to walk up to Ark as it's a little bit out of where all the shops are (and I'm a lazy lady), but I'm deffo going to make more of an effort to go now I've been reminded just how cuteee and affordable their clothes are! You should check them out if you haven't done so already, and to my american buddies (waves!) they have the prices in dollars too yey! :)

Have a lovely weekend!!

Gabby x x 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Newlook Haul - Going Crotchet Crazy!

Hey guys!

Hope you're all good!

So that wonderful time of the month arrived again, PAY DAY! Which obviously meant I had to go shopping! I managed to spend some time in Newlook and found some really lovely pieces to squeeze into the wardrobe!

When I went to pay I realised they were actually all laser cut/crotchet style dresses (whoops!), but i decided that's ok because crotchet and summer go hand in hand anyway, plus each one is pretty different! 

Here's how I styled them! ....

White & Pastels

Newlook White Dress - £24.99 / Newlook Mint Blazer - £24.99 / Asos Scallop Bag - £18 / Newlook Pink Heels £19.99 / Newlook Mint Bracelets - £6.99 / Accessorize Mint & Gold Necklace - £8 

Lady In Black

Newlook Apricot Black Crotchet Dress - £27 / Primark Black & White Floppy Hat / Newlook Necklace - £7.99 / Missguided White Heels - £27.99

Peachy Pearls

Peach Newlook Dress - £17Newlook Mint Blazer - £24.99 / Newlook Pearl Flower Necklace - £7.99 / Topshop Long Necklace / Newlook White Peep Toe Heels - £19.99

As always thank you for reading and see you next time :) 

Gabby x x 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Holiday Edit

Hey Guys!

So I'm not going on holiday till late August/early september time but that doesn't mean I can't be excited and plan some holiday appropriate outfits! :) I've also included my holiday make up essentials!

The Outfits

For me, holiday outfits mean lots of bright prints and florals and light clothing to keep cool! I think when I'm abroad I'm also a little more adventurous in what I wear as I feel more comfortable to step out of my comfort zone and try new things! 

Generally day wear for me abroad is a bikini, a kimono and some flip flops - but of course you do need some light outfit options for when you're exploring! Me and my partner always end up lost on some isolated mountain together or in a random cafe in the middle of nowhere - but I think thats the fun of it! :) Here are a couple of day wear outfits I will be packing!

Pastel Florals

Newlook Floral Mint Dress - £19.99 // Primark Brown Bag  // Breo pastel blue watch* - £30 // Mint & Gold Accesorize necklace - £8

I love the colours on this bright floral strapless dress, and it goes perfectly with the lovely Breo watch I recently received for a perfect pastel summer look! 

Stripes And Floaty Skirts 

Topshop Striped Top - £12 // Newlook Pink Floaty Skirt - £14.99 // Primark Necklace // Newlook Daisy Hat - £9.99 // Newlook Wedges - £19.99 // American Apparel belt - £32 // Primark Bag

This look would be perfect if you're going out for the day but have sun burn (I always do without fail!). The skirt is made from thin material and isn't too much to handle in the hot sun! :) 

Crotchet And Print

Topshop Tile Print Top - £16 // Topshop Crotchet Skirt - £38 // Primark Bag - £4.99 / Newlook Brown Wedges

One of my favourite outfits! I don't know why but the print on this top just reminds me of holidays! And I love how it looks with the white crotchet skirt!

Tapestry Print

Topshop Tapestry Dress - £36.00 // Primark Brown Bag - £4.99 // Primark White Wedges -£10 // Newlook Gold Necklace - £7.99

Another holiday inspiring print - this tapestry dress caught my eye straight away when I spotted it in Topshop! 

I'll also need some clothes for nights out on the trip, I usually like to bring a selection of "Bar-street-all-nighter" outfits and "Relaxed-meal-and-a-few-drinks" outfits! So for the more wilder nights I'll be packing some outfits like these :

Tropical Topshop

Topshop Tropical Print Dress - £42 // Asos Heart Bag - £19.99 // Newlook Cardigan // Topshop Necklace // Newlook Black Shoes - £24.99 

Fruit Print Fun

Oh My Love Fruit Print Dress - £39.99 // Red Topshop Mini Satchel // Topshop Gold Necklace // Red Newlook Heels - £19.99

And for the more chilled out nights I'll be wearing some outfits like these:

 Zara Swing Dress

Zara swing dress - £29.99 // Primark Necklace  - £4.99 // Asos heart shaped clutch -  £19.99 // H&M white blazer // Newlook Black Shoes - £24.99 

Red & White Florals

Omg Fashion Red Dress *- £20 //  Newlook Black Shoes - £24.99  // Asos heart shaped clutch -  £19.99

I love this red dress from Omg Fashion - I've seen similar in some other online retailers but this one is much more purse friendly at only £20! 

The Make up

For the hot summer days it has to be minimalistic - I definitely can't cope with foundation in the heat! Here are the few products I'll be wearing on my face this summer/holiday!

Clinique Lash power Mascara  
I've mentioned this mascara before (see here) but it had to be mentioned again for the holiday edit! The most perfect water resistant mascara ever! You can jump in the pool and it stays on fine, and then jump in a hot shower and it falls off beautifully without any pander eyes or effort! It's my go to mascara from clinique and I just LOVE it!

Rimmel Match Perfect Concealer 
Everyone raves about the collection 2000 concealer however I find it drys quite quickly and isn't a patch on my trusty Rimmel concealer! I rub a small bit between my fingers (to warm it up so it goes on easier) then lightly pat it under my eyes and around the redness of my nose! I also hide the odd spot with it!

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Just to help with shine on the nose and and rest of T zone! I go for silky beige to add a bit of colour too!

Clinique Chubby Stick
This little beauty is not only moisturising but it leaves your lips with some nice colour which stays on very well I find!

And thats all for now, thanks for reading and see you next time! :) 

Gabby x