Monday, 27 October 2014

The Perfect Autumn Outfit

I am sure if you're a regular reader you will have worked out that I do not own a single pair of trousers or jeans.  What you might not realise is that my aversion to trousers does not include pyjamas.  This is likely to be the only time you ever see photos of me in 'trousers' on this blog.  I am never happy when I am wearing a pair of cosy PJs, my happiest days are those when I have no reason to get out of them and can lounge around without a care in the world.  I was over the moon when I found out I had won the Hush Sunday brunch style challenge, all I could think of was I want all the PJs!  The prize was a voucher to spend on items of my choice.  I had been wanting a pair of Hush pyjamas since I saw their cute summer ones.  I opted for two pairs and two jumpers to wear over the top of them so I can change into them when I get home and get comfy behind the sewing machine.

These photos were taken the day they arrived, I couldn't wait to get them on.  I would have put them on at work if that wouldn't have been totally weird...    I picked up the Totes socks from the supermarket but can't find them online any where.  I always have cold feet and usually wear my super warm slippers but loved the way the PJs had been styled by Hush so wanted to get in on the big chunky sock action.  It just so happens that my Boden slippers go perfectly with the second pair of PJs, that might have been an influencing factor!  I picked up the slippers in the sale and I have to say they are the best ones I've owned, I think they were about £6.  Toasty warm.

The burgundy jumper is made with alpaca hair/fur/wool? Not sure what the right term is but whatever it is I love it as much as I love their cute little faces.  It is lightweight but warm and cosy.  I am drinking more of the GU salted caramel hot chocolate, if you haven't tried it you really must! Mmmmmm.  Nothing I like more than Autumn evenings snuggling in my favourite PJs with a cup of good hot chocolate.  Perfect.

Who wouldn't want a pair these PJs waiting at the end of the bed for them, so inviting!


Friday, 24 October 2014

My Jolie Candle - A Giveaway

I hadn't heard of My Jolie Candle before they contacted me asking if they could send me a gift.  I had a look at their site and loved the concept so said yes please and totally forgot about it until a package arrived.  I opened the box to be greeted by the most wonderfully thought out packaging to find not just a candle but various other treats including a personalised passport cover.  How cool!

How it works is you choose the type of jewellery (ring/bracelet/necklace) and the scent of the candle.  You find out what it contains by burning the candle and retrieving the foil package the jewellery is securely placed in.  There are 100 different styles of silver jewellery all made with Swarovski Elements crystals.  Not only that some candles contain real gold jewellery worth up to 5,000€.  There is even a instagram hashtag to share your surprise.  Such a cute concept.

I opened the candle and had a little sniff, I can confirm the rose candle smells amazing.  I wanted to know what surprise necklace the candle was hiding so promptly lit it and waited.  And I waited.  I got a bit impatient so grabbed the husband's tweezers (there was no way I was going to use mine!) and had a dig around til I managed to get hold of the foil package and pull it out.  I got a silver bow necklace with black crystals across the centre.  I can also report after running them under the hot tap Gray's tweezers are totally fine.  Haha.  The candle is burning away on my sewing desk again making it all smell lovely and floral.

The best bit is My Jolie Candle have offered up a candle containing your choice of jewellery and scent to one reader of A Million Dresses.  To enter all you need to do is leave a comment below letting me know whether you would prefer a ring, bracelet or necklace and your choice of scent along with your email address or Twitter handle.  The giveaway runs until 7th November at 6pm.  And if you get one of the real gold pieces of jewellery in yours, remember me ;) 


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wednesday Wants

I am well in to planning some of my party season dresses and am cooing over all the amazing textures and embellishments around at the moment.  I haven't had a full on sequin wow! yet but I am sure that is to come.  Party dresses are much harder to create for me than every day dresses as it is so hard to find the kind of fabric the high street uses.  Everything I find seems to be a poo-brown colour and that really isn't what I am going for!

I love the opulance of this jaquard dress from asos.  I love the detail of the added gems though I certainly wouldn't have added the two nipple placed ones!  The dress can do without that.  I think they work beautifully on the skirt though and elsewhere on the bodice. 

 Dress: asos

The addition of embellishement has given this simple dress a totally different feel.  I love how something so simple can be so effective.  It's not the right colour for me otherwise this one would defo be in my basket by now!

 Dress: asos

I feel that this dress is let down by the images.  The dress is clearly too big for the model and it is really distracting but IT IS HOLOGRAPHIC!  That has to make it a winner especially when combined with lovely length sleeves.  It's like Christmas in a dress.

Dress: asos


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