Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Party Season : Lookbook

One of my favourite things about blogging is putting lookbooks together. I especially love this because I get to share some of my styling ideas with you guys. I also get to flex my styling brain and I find all kinds of gems in my wardrobe

So it's that time of the year again. Many people have a lot of functions to go to and are looking for ideas on what to wear. It's Party Season people :D

I will be sharing 3 looks I came up with. They are very easy and simple to recreate and I am sure you could find these pieces . You might even have them in your closet already.

My tips for this party season
  • Look in your closet first. Play dress up and see what you come up with
  • Glitter, sequins and bold lips you can't go wrong.
  • Look in charity shops. During this time of the year most charity shops have a party section. You might just find something great. Both my dresses are from charity shops.
  • You can't go wrong with a little black dress. I think this is simplest piece to style. Black dress, red lip, clutch bag , heels and you are ready to go.

The LBD.

The little black dress is a time less classic. Mine is an empire waist dress with a plunging neckline. The empire waist line draws attention to my bust area. It also sits on the right part of my body creating the illusion of a small waist. This dress is made from velvet material and also features gathering at the waist line which makes the dress skim over my figure .I love this dress as it's not short, it is sophisticated and chic.

I styled mine with gold accessories and a pearl choker. I went for a vampy look with the purple lips which I created using 3 different products. For a more sultry look I could have used a red lip colour or pink to go with my nail polish. This dress was a lucky find in a charity shop. It was only £4.50.

What I am wearing
Dress : Linear ( thirfted) // Shoes : Zara // Clutch : Accesorize // Choker : Primark

The knee Length body con dress

I love this dress because of it's multi-purpose use. This is the type of dress I would wear to work during the day ( with a camisole people no ta ta action at work and a black blazer). Come night time I would transform this dress into a sexy party dress by adding a choker , some sexy heels, a clutch , some sultry lip colour and lastly putting away that camisole and blazer. This is why women carry large bags people

This dress is from Jane Norman although I got it from a charity shop brand new for only £5.50.

Tiwi Lesson : Charity shops are a great place to find gems. You just have to check them regularly. It's a skill it requires patience and knowing what kind of pieces your local charity shop is known for. For instance my dresses are from the same charity shops. I've developed a map of all my local charity shops and I know where I can find the best pieces at a price I am willing to pay.

I added my favourite lion belt to add my personality to the outfit. The soft pink lips add a pop of colour and go with the pink theme.

What I am wearing
Dress : Jane Norman ( thrifted) // Shoes: Zara // Choker : Top shop // Belt : Vintage // Clutch : Accesorize

The Full Skirt and Crop Top

This last outfit is a more conservative outfit because of the full skirt ( no curve action here) but it's still daring because of the crop top bra combo. I could not find the right bra for this look so I created a new top using a bra and a crop top. The mesh paneling on the skirt also add to the daring factor. All around illusions.

I think this look is perfect for curvy girls. It highlights the assets , while hiding the problem areas and creating a waist. I would obviously add some kind of cover up to this outfit. Perhaps a cropped jacket to tie in with the crop top. This crop top has a lingerie feel to it with the velvet material and lace. I love it.

This look is another prefect example of taking what you already have in your closet and making it into a party worthy outfit.
What I am wearing:
Skirt: Top Shop// Crop top : Top Shop// Necklace : Primark // Shoes : Dune ( thrifted) 

So I'm sure you are wondering where I would wear these looks to. My answer is any party depending on my mood. The LBD is my safest bet as it is easy to style and requires minimal effort. 

Will you guys be going to any parties this season? It would be interesting to see what other people come up with.

On that note. Have a happy and productive week.

Love and light 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


hello lovelies

So this weekend was great for me because one of my bestie's came to up to Skipton to spend the weekend with me. After debating not to go on a night out in Skipton. We decided to drive down to Tesco, stock up on an interesting variety of snacks and watch the Grinch ( which we knew a lot of the lines and scenes to). A quiet night in with your friend is better than going out sometimes. We got to catch up, talk and laugh. On Sunday we decided to go around Skipton charity shops. We were very good and only bought one thing each. I got an amazing dress I plan on sharing in an upcoming party season look book. 

Here is the outfit I wore on Sunday. The recurring colour scheme : green, blue and gold. It is very 80s inspired with the double breasted jacket and high waist tailored trousers. I wanted to stay warm so I wore my ' Trouble jumper' and layered it with a statement necklace. To make the outfit pop I used an orange colour. I achieved the colour by mixing two, Revlon's 'Mischievous' and Rimmel's ' In love with ginger'. I mixed the two colours as I wanted a matte finish with a glossy tone. I'm not a big fan of lip gloss. 

Outfit Specifics:
Trousers : Vintage// Jumper : Mr Price // Jacket : Vintage // Shoes : Vintage// Bag : Vintage // Statement Necklace: Ali Express.

I am trying to be more consistent with my blog posts and I believe it's working. I am also working on more informative blog posts similar to the 'skin care' post. I am happy with the direction of my blog and I am looking forward to sharing more of who I am with you.

Love and light