Tuesday, 25 November 2014

#SimplyBeReal Moments

I do like it when brands run a campaign that is a little different and boy is this campaign from SimplyBe different! SimplyBe have contacted a number of bloggers asking for their 'real moments', things us guys experience in everyday life which shows that fashion doesn't always go as planned.  These anecdotes have been turned into personalised illustrations by a number of talented up and coming illustrators. I must have lucked out when I got paired up with Lauren Bishop!  Her illustration is just beautiful, I actually squealed. 

For my be real moment I chose something which I know you will all be able to relate to, that time spent in front of a chock-a-block wardrobe with clothes all over the place having been tried on but not being quite right.  Having so many options that it is impossible to find something to wear.

a million dresses yet still nothing to wear...

Now if I had of been asked the same question this week I might have had a more amusing tale to share... this weekend we went away to visit family.  I didn't want to crease my dresses so didn't put them in the suitcase and hung them next to the suitcase instead.  Gray picked up our suitcase and put it in the car, I picked up my phone and got distracted by instagram... and this is where my dresses stayed for the whole weekend leaving me in Brixham already wearing the only dress I had with me.  Doh.  Good job it was a great dress ;)

I would love to hear about your  #SimplyBeReal moment, make me feel a bit better and share it with me in the comments below.  Remember to use the hashtag if you share on twitter, I'm off to have a browse and a chuckle at the hashtag.


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wednesday Wants

Ooooh I am excited!  All the beautiful party dresses are online and enticing me with their siren call.  I am swooning all over the place.  I don't really have the occasion for many party dresses but that doesn't mean I shouldn't indulge, right?!  Perfectly acceptable office wear.  I promise I haven't chosen them all with my favourite shoes in mind.  Okay maybe they have influenced my choices a little bit but they are all crackers in their own right!

How sassy does she look wearing this beauty?!  Look at the drape of that skirt, I am in love.  Also really love the shoes she is wearing, I would never be able to walk in them but oh my they are pretty!

 Dress: asos

Oh the fabric!   I am not a lover of all things floral but this is pretty abstract it barely qualifies.  It is so, so lovely.  One thing asos do really well is party dresses, I think the price for the quality is spot on and I have never been disappointed by one I have seen in real life.  I cannot get this one out of my head.

 Dress: asos

I couldn't but together a party dress wishlist without including a bit of sparkle now could I?! I love how simple but dressy this LDB is. 

Dress: asos

Have you bought your party dress yet?


Friday, 7 November 2014

Christmas Party Dress Planning

So Halloween and Bonfire Night are now out of the way so that means we can legitimately drop the C-word doesn't it?!  CHRISTMAS!  It's now just around the corner and things are about to get busy.  This is our last free weekend until the big day, eeeekk!  With that in mind I have already started planning a few outfits ready for the party season.  My favourite so far has to be this Christmas bauble dress.  We are going to a wedding in December and the evening before brings a Christmas jumper party, only I have been instructed that I need to make a fitting dress instead.  Christmas jumpers are so 2013 anyway, hehe.

I pulled together this outfit before actually ordering the fabric, I was certain that I wanted to make the most of the pink in the design so teamed with pink nails and my brightest pink lippy I think it is going to be perfect.  I am so happy with how the dress has turned out.  I love that it is so Christmas without being too in your face.  I cannot wait to wear it.  The outfit is obviously all based around these amazing Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes.  They will definitely make the best party shoes don't you think?!  Incredibly cute and super comfy, perfect for dancing the night away.  The whole AW14 Collection has been spot on, I cannot wait to see what the future brings with this collaboration - I already know SS15 is awesome too. 

 Bag: asos

I have quite a few Christmas dresses planned this year, not quite one for each day of the December count down but there is still time for me to find more fabrics I *need*.  Might make it to the 12 days of Christmas instead!  Are you going to be making yourself a little Christmas dress or skirt this year or are you going to go for a jumper instead?  If you fancy a Christmas dress but not the actual making of it have a look at Silly Old Sea Dog's new Christmas range - it's fabulous!


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